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The HSC Business Plan for 2005-06 to 2007-08

Fit for Work, Fit for Life, Fit for Tomorrow’ Strategic Delivery Programme

16. The ‘Fit3’ Strategic Delivery Programme is based on analysis of injury and ill health generation across known hazard and sector hotspots in businesses, large and small.

Fit for work, fit for like, fit for tomorrow

17. The Strategic Delivery Programme (SDP)aims to deliver a 3% reduction in the incidence of work-related fatal and major injuries. Major initiatives and interventions planned include:

18. Fit3 aims to deliver a 6% reduction in the incidence rate of cases of work-related ill health. Major initiatives planned, as a contribution to rising to the challenge of occupational health, include:

19. The SDP also aims to deliver a 9% reduction in the incidence rate of days lost due to work-related injuries and ill health. We will achieve this by targeting the public sector. The Stress, MSD, Slips and Trips and Construction Programmes will deliver significant contributions. Major initiatives planned also include:

20. Enabling work underpins each of the programme blocks, described in more detail at paragraphs 31 to 38. This will be crucial to maximising the benefit and effectiveness of interventions within Fit3. HSE will seek to exploit links between itself and other government departments - for example, with DWP in the reform of incapacity benefit, with Department of Health on the health agenda following the Choosing Health White Paper, and with Ministerial Task Force departments on the Public Services Programme.

21. The SDP’s three main blocks are aligned with the three components of the RHS and PSA targets, i.e. injury reduction, ill health reduction and reduction in days lost. By aligning our activity in this way, Fit3 is best placed to deliver the occupational health and safety PSA targets. HSE’s Field Operations Directorate (FOD) will support all three work blocks through a mixture of specific projects and topic-based inspection.

22. The programmes of work will include a mix of interventions, ranging from the innovative and original to the well tried and proven. Recent developments in FOD's front-line intervention capacity, including the introduction of more Health and Safety Awareness Officers, will allow more proactive interventions (as well as maintaining reactive investigations) to reach target groups in more user-friendly ways.

Updated 2014-11-30