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HSE Staffing by Division/Directorate: 1 April 2004 - 1 April 2010

Staff in post figures are full time equivalents, rounded to the nearest whole number and include agency/temporary staff and inward secondees/loans for which HSE meets all or the majority of costs 1.4.05 1.4.06 (1) 1.4.07 1.4.08 (12) 1.4.09 1.4.10
Inc staff responsible for rail health & safety regulation matters transferred to ORR on 1 Apr Ex staff responsible for rail health & safety regulation matters transferred to ORR on 1 Apr Excludes PSD Includes PSD
(2) Health and Safety Commission Secretariat - 5 5 5 - - - -
(2) Board of Health and Safety Executive Secretariat - - - - 4 4 - -
(14) Parliamentary and Secretariat Unit - - - - - - 7 10
Solicitors Office - - - - - - - -
(3) Legal Advisor’s Office 39 34 34 31 25 25 26 16
(4) (13) Resources and Planning Directorate 426 433 433 395 316 316 - -
(13) Human Resources Directorate - - - - - - 102 99
(13) Planning, Finance and Procurement Directorate - - - - - - 81 83
(5) Communications Directorate 26 31 31 25 73 73 66 76
(10) Corporate Science and Analytical Services Directorate 76 88 88 73 - - - -
(10) Chief Scientific Advisor’s Group - - - - 76 76 65 70
(11) (17) Corporate Specialist Division   - - - 157 157 97 94
(17) Pesticides Safety Directorate - - - - - 174 - -
(17) Chemical Regulations Directorate - - - - - - 236 238
(19) Cross Cutting Interventions Directorate - - - - - - - 143
(6) (14) (18) Strategy Division 6 19 19 12 11 11 - -
(19) Policy Group 292 403 395 337 298 298 268 -
Operational Policy Division - - - - - - - -
(7) (15) Operational Policy
& Support Division
79 51 51 49 40 40 - -
(8) Local Authority Unit - 18 18 18 14 14 - -
Field Operations Directorate 1623 1543 1543 1424 1207 1207 - -
HM Railway Inspectorate 173 172 - - - - - -
Hazardous Installations Directorate 553 548 548 536 513 513 - -
Nuclear Safety Directorate 259 249 249 - - - - -
(9) Nuclear Directorate - - - 303 296 296 - -
(20) Local Authority Unit - - - - - - 9 -
Field Operations Directorate - - - - - - 1277 1307
Hazardous Installations Directorate - - - - - - 501 539
Nuclear Directorate - - - - - - 316 382
(19) (20) Operational Strategy Division - - - - - - - 106
(13) Business Services Division - - - - - - 136 134
Deputy Chief Executives Office - - - - - - 14 22
Total HSE Staff 3552 3594 3414 3208 3030 3204 3201 3319
Health & Safety Laboratory 351 397 397 374 369 369 390 383
Total 3903 3991 3811 3582 3399 3573 3591 3702
  1. Figures in the first column for 1 April 2006 include staff with responsibility for rail regulation health & safety matters who transferred to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) on that date. Inclusion will enable direct comparison with previous years’ figures.
  2. From 1 April 2006, HSC’s Secretariat is shown separately.  From 1 April 2008 shown as Board of Health and Safety Executive Secretariat following merger of HSC and HSE.
  3. The Solicitors’ Office was renamed the Legal Advisor’s Office in January 2005. Moved out of Policy Group 1 April 2008
  4. Directorate of Information and Advisory Services section of the Resources and Planning Directorate (RPD) was reformed into Communications Delivery Service in October 2004. From 1 April 2006 the Chief Executive’s Office is included in RPD’s figures.
  5. Communications Directorate was formed in January 2004.  From 1 April 2008 includes CDS (FTE 54) who moved out of RPD on that date
  6. From 1 April 2006 Strategy Division includes HSE’s Secretariat.
  7. Operational Policy and Support Division, which replaced Operational Policy Division in January 2005, comprised Operational Policy Unit (formerly Operational Unit), Local Authority Unit and Operations Support Unit.
  8. From 1 April 2006, Local Authority Unit is shown separately.
  9. Nuclear Safety Directorate was renamed Nuclear Directorate (ND) on 1 April 2007 and the staff in post figure for that date includes staff in the Office for Nuclear Security (FTE 29) and UK Safeguards Office (FTE 5) who transferred from the Dept for Trade and Industry to HSE on that date.  
  10. The Corporate Science and Analytical Services Directorate was formed 1 January 2003 and combined analytical services, risk policy and science and technology into one Directorate.  Renamed Chief Scientific Advisor’s Group on 1 April 08
  11. Science and Technology Group (formed 1.10.2007) renamed Corporate Specialist Division 1 April 2008
  12. PSD (Pesticides Safety Directorate) transferred from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to HSE on 1 April 2008.  Figures are shown including and excluding PSD to enable direct comparison with previous years’ figures.
  13. On 1 April 2009 RPD split to form: Human Resources Directorate (HRD) – combining Human Resources (HR) and Trade Unions (TU); Planning, Finance and Procurement Directorate (PFPD) – combining PFPD, Internal Audit (IA) and Chief Executives Office (CEO); Business Services Directorate became part of the Deputy Chief Executive’s responsibility. (see note 16)
  14. On 1 April 2009 the HSE Secretariat became the Parliamentary Secretariat Unit (PSU) and becomes standalone.
  15. From 1 April 2009 Operational Policy & Support Division (OPSD) is included in the Deputy Chief Executive’s Office and is directly accountable to the Deputy Chief Executive.
  16. From 1 April 2009 the Deputy Chief Executive’s responsibility includes Operations Group (Field Operations Directorate, Hazardous Installations Directorate, Nuclear Directorate and Local Authority Unit), Deputy Chief Executives Office, Business Services Division and from 1 July 2009 Operational Strategy Division.
  17. Pesticides Safety Directorate and part of Corporate Specialist Division merged to form Chemical Regulations Directorate from 1.4.2009.
  18. From 1 April 2009 Strategy Division ceased to exist.
  19. On 1 July 2009 Policy group split to form Cross-cutting Interventions Directorate and Operational Strategy Division.
  20. Local Authority Unit became part of Operational Strategy Division on 1 July 2009
Updated 2010-07-26