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Scottish Plan for Action on Safety and Health

Action Plan CoverThis Community has been established to facilitate the sharing of information and documents about the Scottish Plan for Action on Safety and Health. If you would like an invitation to join the community, please send an email to

The Action Plan is a key part of the strategy for health and safety (Helping Great Britain work well) as it is directly contributing to the theme of "Acting Together".

Some documents on this site are working documents and drafts.  Final approval of the documents will be given by PHASS. 

What's New

  • Safety returning to work in Scotland - SOM Online Symposium
    Safely returning to work in Scotland SOM Online Symposium Via Zoom 4pm-5.30pm 1st July Providing a comprehensive approach to returning to work, including use of the SOM return to work toolkits. Objectives: 1. Describe the role that OH and other professionals play in returning employees back to work safely. 2. Assess the psychological impacts that the pandemic has on workers, and the strategies and resources needed to assist them. Faculty: Introduction by Professor Ewan Macdonald, Glasgow University, Professor Anne Harriss, Dr Bethan Harrison, Kate Hinder (Wellbeing Adviser, BITC- Scotland); and wrap up and Q and A by Dr Kerry Freer, SOM Scotland Chair. Free - for a maximum of 100 participants. NB Please only book if you are going to attend and a recording will be made available to SOM members Register here If you have any questions in advance, please send them to Nick Llewellin and they will be covered in a Q and A.
    Created by Carolyn Reid (6 weeks ago)
  • Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) Guidance during COVID-19 pandemic - a parternship approach
    Free Webinar: Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) guidance during the COVID- 19 pandemic - a partnership approach - During COVID WISH has continually updated guidance relevant to the industry and its interface with the public. The consultative and inclusive approach has allowed guidance to develop as the pandemic evolved. The webinar will provide insights into lessons learned to date and emerging issues as of June 2020, supported by a BINN Group case study. The webinar will also explore driving for work, driver health and the importance of creating the right environment for a conversation with staff. Panellists: - Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA OSH Policy Adviser and Head of RoSPA Scotland Chris Jones, WISH Forum Audrey Duckworth, SHEQ Manager, BINN Group Jim Brown, Group Commercial Director, BINN Group and Chair of SWITCH Register at: For further information, email
    Last modified by Carolyn Reid (7 weeks ago)
  • Electrical Safety in the Home Environment - webinar
    RoSPA Scotland is hosting a second home safety webinar on Tuesday 30th June at 11.00 am. The session will take approximately 20 minutes and will consider the everyday items that could potentially cause harm in your home but more importantly, will consider ways in which any injuries and damage can be avoided. Wayne Mackay of Electrical Safety First will give a short presentation on some of the key issues to consider during the current pandemic restrictions and beyond. Both Wayne and Liz Lumsden of RoSPA will be able to answer any questions you may have on electrical safety in the home either during, or by email following, the webinar. To register for this free webinar you will need to download Webex to your preferred device and register for the event at For further information, email:
    Created by Carolyn Reid (7 weeks ago)
  • SCoS Quarterly
    Quarterly meeting of Scottish Chamber of Safety. 1st Tuesday, every quarter. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we will use Zoom to host a virtual meeting. The meeting will take place on the 2nd June 2020 at 10:00.
    Last modified by Scottish Chamber of Safety (2 months ago)

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COVID-19 response
Response to Covid-19 at work
The Partnership for Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS) is the owner of the Scottish Plan for Action on Safety and Health. New proposals for action or offers to help delivery should be sent to in the first instance.
Scotland's health and safety community
Representation of the organisations and groups within Scotland's health and safety community
The Scottish Plan for Action on Safety and Health 2016 and Beyond
Calendar of events in Scotland
Calendar of meetings and events - open to all members of the community to enter dates with the option notify everyone.
Context and evidence
Policy context and evidence for work to improve health and safety at work in Scotland
SPlASH Actions
SPlASH actions tracking database
ScORSA - Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance - As part of our research and evaluation activities, we are inviting you to participate in our national survey. The survey is being conducted by Research Scotland on behalf of ScORSA. We hope that the survey will help us to better understand the levels of awareness and the needs of organisations across Scotland regarding management of occupational road risk. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Taking part is voluntary and the survey will be conducted anonymously. Please do feel free to pass the link onto others who may be interested in taking part. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: Nadia Hyder Research Scotland Carolyn Reid Road Safety Officer, RoSPA
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