The HSE Strategy, launched in June 2009, cites workforce involvement as one of its main priorities. The consultation exercise on the new strategy indicated widespread collective agreement that workforce engagement has a positive effect on health and safety. This is reflected in the work plans in all HSE divisions, including Offshore Division.
When the results of the Inspection Programme are available, OSD's HoD, Steve Walker, has asked WIG to consider them along with the findings of the March Workforce Involvement events with a view to taking forward recommendations to OIAC.
The WIG will endeavour to ensure that workforce involvement continues to improve and any improvements are maintained so to have a positive effect on the workforce's health and safety.