first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. SMEs employ half of Scots workersOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today More than 50 per cent of Scotland’s workforce are employed by a small ormedium-sized enterprise (SME), according to the national co-ordinator for Safeand Healthy Working. In her talk, Anne Halliday described the work of the new occupational healthand safety service for employees and employers of SMEs in Scotland. The innovative scheme – the first of its kind in Europe – has been developedto improve Scotland’s health, enterprise and economy by providing SMEs withaccess to confidential advice, support and information, helping them to betteraddress occupational health and safety issues, such as stress andmusculoskeletal disorders. A regional network of occupational health and safety advisers are availableto provide a needs assessment service, she said. This is usually followed byspending around half a day going through an occupational needs report. Getting the marketing message right is key to the success of the project,said Halliday, as the two most frequently asked questions by those approachingthe service were: ‘how much will it cost’ and ‘will my organisation be hit withan enforcement order?’ Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more