There is growing evidence in business of the returns from investment in workplace safety and health.
Organisations that invest are seeing a positive impact on their workers’ effectiveness and a range of business benefits, such as a positive, caring work culture, increased productivity and an enhanced reputation.
In this report, we examine the importance of one group of people in an organisation that is critical in creating safe and healthy places of work – line managers. These employees, who carry the burden of responsibility for ensuring their teams are tasked safely and act safely, are on the front line of workplace safety and health. How an employer makes sure they are equipped to play this role, a legal obligation in many countries, is one of the most important duties they hold.