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Health and Safety Commission Business Plan 2005/06

Major Hazards Strategic Delivery Programme

23. The Major Hazards Strategic Delivery Programme focuses on HSE’s work regulating and assuring safe management of those industries where failure to manage risks to health and safety could have catastrophic effects. To meet the PSA, HSE must achieve by 2007 /08 (against a 2001/02 baseline):

24. HSE’s work on rail safety will also be included in this programme until it transfers to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) in December 2005. The current set of targets does not cover other major hazard areas where HSE is active, such as biological hazards and mining. HSE is working with these industries to develop suitable indicators of risk control.

25. In order to achieve the planned reduction in reports by licence holders, we will continue to secure effective control of health, safety and radioactive waste management at nuclear sites. We will do this by:

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26. In order to achieve the reductions in major hydrocarbon releases in the offshore oil and gas sector, key workstreams in 2005-06 will include:

27. To reduce the number of relevant RIDDOR dangerous occurrences onshore, we will work with relevant industries including chemical manufacture/storage/ transportation, mining, explosives, diving at work, dangerous pathogens and genetically modified organisms. Key workstreams will include:

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Updated 2014-04-07