Proactive not reactive

Don’t wait for accidents to happen. Prevention is better than cure. Proaction is better than reaction. Here you’ll find out about nine principles of prevention, and how to promote prevention as part of your health and safety culture. You’ll be able to design a leaflet which helps to promote a health and safety culture in your organisation.

The point of risk assessments, monitoring and health and safety policies is to prevent accidents and ill health before they happen. Waiting for accidents to happen costs lives, injures people and wastes money. So, in this section, you’ll look at how to save lives, prevent injury to people and save money by being proactive, not reactive.

Promote risk assessments, monitoring and health and safety policies to prevent accidents and ill health

Proactive not reactive

Proactive not reactive

[Possible cartoon: two men in van saying sign removal taking down a sign by a switchback road that says: ‘Slow down: steep cliff’. One is saying to the other: ‘It’s not doing anything. No one’s fallen off for ages’. The other scratching head – ‘Er, not since it was put up anyway’.

Promote risk assessments, monitoring and health and safety policies to prevent accidents and ill health. Waiting for accidents to happen costs lives, injures people and wastes money. You’ll look at how to save lives, prevent injury to people and save money by being proactive, not reactive.