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HSE Go Home Healthy Campaign Outlined by Acorn health and Safety

The HSE ‘Go Home Healthy’ campaign is urging employers to ‘shine a light’ on health. Everyone should go home healthy from work. Do the right thing by protecting your workers’ health.

The campaign is aimed at a broad spectrum audience ranging from employers, managers and employees to industry sector bodies. It centres on a website that leads the audience to more specific guidance and information, case studies, videos and thought leadership, on the three focal themes: occupational lung disease, MSDs and work-related stress.

The campaign’s title of “Go Home Healthy” is said to represent the overall goal and “promise”, rather than an exhortation to workers to consider their own health risks. The campaign also has a “sub-theme” addressed to employers, urging them to “shine a light” on the hazards in their organisations, and also to “do the right thing”, expressed by the hashtag #workright


Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung disease. Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Do the right thing and protect your workers from work-related lung disease. We offer IATP Asbestos Awareness Training Courses and Face Fit testing to ensure the masks you provide are fit for purpose.

HSE is working to reduce work-related lung disease using communication, partnerships including establishing a Healthy Lung Partnership, regulatory work in the highest-risk sectors and evidence-based interventions.


Nine million working days are lost each year because of musculoskeletal disorders. MSDs include injury and pain to backs, joints and limbs which can affect your quality of life. Do the right thing and protect your workers from work-related MSDs. We offer various Manual Handling training courses

HSE offer a downloadable PDF on working to reduce work-related MSDs using communication, partnerships, regulatory work in the highest-risk sectors and evidence-based interventions.


Over twelve million working days were lost last year because of stress. Excessive pressure and demands at work can cause stress. This can lead to chronic physical and mental health conditions. Do the right thing and protect your workers from work-related stress. We understand that health and safety can sometimes be a headache with ever changing legislation, conflicting advice and not to mention pressures of an ongoing workload. Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.

You have a legal duty to protect workers from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. You can use these examples to help you with your stress risk assessment, or alternatively we offer a Risk Assessment course aimed at staff with the responsibility for carrying out risk assessments within their workplace. Find out more about what you can do to tackle the risks of work-related stress.

Following the HSE’s stress summit in March 2017, there will be a summit on occupational lung disease in November this year, and a summit on MSDs in March 2018. In November 2018, there will be a summit on stress.

There will be a rolling programme of events every six months, with the themes of the conferences repeated every 18 months.

In terms of enforcement and inspection activity, the HSE’s three to five year plan will have various emphases throughout that time, with the manufacturing sector and MSD hazards being a current focus for inspectors in the HSE’s field operations team.

The HSE has also added a fourth strand to its health campaign, on occupational health leadership. A new health leadership section has been added to the HSE’s website, asking practitioners to submit examples of “what good looks like”, for example in 30 second video clips. This additional focus was the result of feedback the HSE received at stakeholder events under the Helping GB Work Well campaign.

The HSE want to join forces with other organisations that were already campaigning on workplace health issues.

So make sure you go home healthy from work