Updated Feb 2, 2023

HSE seeks help to develop new principles to support disabled workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is conducting a research programme with employers and workers from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the human health, hospitality, agriculture and educational sectors.

HSE have developed new principles and guidance, to support disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions to remain in work, in support of the government's commitment to "Health is Everyone's Business" (HiEB).

Following the launch in November 2022, HSE is now seeking feedback from SMEs to understand if the new guidance is helping to create a supportive and enabling work culture.

They specifically want to know whether the guidance has had an immediate impact on organisations to:

  • encourage senior managers to reflect on their organisational culture;
  • enable line managers to begin conversations with their workers about health and wellbeing; and
  • empower workers to consider discussing how workplace adjustments may help reduce the impact of work on their health.

The research is being conducted by an independent research agency who abide by the Market Research Society's Code of Conduct, so:

  • the research will be confidential in nature;
  • no individuals will be identified in the reporting of this research; and
  • contact details will be held securely and not used for any other purposes.

If you are a SME employer or worker in the human health, hospitality, agriculture or education sector and would like to be contacted to help with the research, you can email

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