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Resources and outputs

Introduction

6.1 The Government's investment in health and safety is set out in the 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review. We will manage the work of HSC/E to make best use of these resources.

HSC/E Budget

6.2 Under the Spending Review 2000, the Government has made the resources shown in table 6.1.

Table 6.1 Budget settlement for 2001/02 - 2003/04 (£m)

  2001/2
Plan
2002/3
Plan
2003/4
Plan
Administration costs 192.5 195.1 196
Programme Expenditure 49.4 54.4 59.3
Income -59.4 -58.3 -54.3
Total HSE Resource Budget 182.5 191.2 201
HSE Capital Budget 6.9 9.9 9.9
HSL Resource Budget -2.2 -2.2 -2.2
HSL Capital Budget 4.2 4.2 4.2
Total Managed Expenditure 191.4 203.1 212.9

Note to Table 6.1: From 2001/02, the Government has changed the way it budgets and accounts for public expenditure. Under the new Resource Accounting and Budgeting arrangements Departments and bodies such as HSE have to budget for non cash costs such as depreciation on fixed assets and a 6% capital charge on net assets. This budget is reviewed on an annual basis. The figures above do not include £12 million in 2001/02 allocated for non cash costs. Also excluded is £1.2 million in 2001/02; £0.8 million in 2002/3 and £0.6 million in 2003/4 allocated for draw down of administration costs provision.

6.3 Over three quarters of HSC/E's gross budget is spent on staff and related costs (administrations costs). Programme expenditure covers publications, publicity and expenditure on science and technology. Capital is mainly vehicles and equipment. Income is generated from fees and charges for regulatory activity such as licencing of nuclear installations and the assessment of safety cases for COMAH, offshore, rail and gas transportation sectors, and associated inspection activity to ensure compliance with the safety case and from sales of publications.

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HSE Staffing

6.4 The following table shows HSE planned staff in post.

Table 6.2 Total HSC/E planned staff in post by division/directorate

Division Directorate 1.4.99 staff in post 1.4.00 staff in post 1.4.01 staff in post 1.4.02
plan
Health and Safety Commission Support and Senior Management Support Unit 32 33 - -
Solicitors Office 20 20 22 25
Policy Unit (and Training initiative) 42 41 - -
Resources and Planning Directorate 507 506 500 542
Health Directorate 250 258 245 257
Safety Policy Directorate 144 136 127 122
Strategy and Analytical Support Directorate1 - - 102.6 112
Rail Directorate - - - 7
Operations Group
Operations Unit 20 26 13 13
Local Authority Unit 17 15 17 20
Field Operations Directorate 1,415 1,440 - -
HM Railway Inspectorate 97 108 - -
Field Operations Directorate & HM Railway Inspectorate2 - - 1,567 1,726
Chemical and Hazardous Installations Division 271 287 - -
HM Inspectorate of Mines 35 32 - -
Offshore Safety Division 237 230 - -
Hazardous Installations Directorate3 - - 526 583
Nuclear Safety Directorate 224 240 247 280
Directorate of Science and Technology 167 167 - -
Electrical Equipment Certification Service 51 50 44 48
Technology Division4     123 135
Total HSE staff 3,529 3,589 3,534 3,870
Health and Safety Laboratory 351 348 360 367
Total Staff 3,880 3,937 3,894 4,237

Notes to Table 6.2:

  1. Strategy and Analytical Support Directorate was formed from Senior Management Support Unit, Policy Unit, Statisticians' Branch, Economic Advisers Unit and Risk Assessment Policy Unit.
  2. Field Operations Directorate and HM Railway Inspectorate brigaded May 2000.
  3. From 1 April 2000 Chemical Hazards Installations Division, Offshore Division and HM Mines Inspectorate combined to form Hazardous Installations Directorate.
  4. Technology Division was formed from the main part of Directorate of Science Technology, the other parts of which were moved into other Directorates.

Table 6.3 Total HSC/E staff in post by occupational group

Occupational Group 1.4.99 staff
in post
1.4.00 staff
in post
1.4.01 staff
in post
1.4.02
plan
Inspectors* 1,497 1,507 1,534 1,614
Other professional or specialist staff 1,244 1,311 1,333 1,413
Other Staff 1,139 1,119 1,027 1,210
Total Staff 3,880 3,937 3,894 4,237

* table includes inspectors on non-inspection duties (eg line management, contributing to policy or technical standards)

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Resource allocation by programme blocks

6.5 The following chart shows the overall planned allocation of HSE resources in 2001/2 against the four main programme blocks described in this plan, with an allowance also for the central services overhead.

Strategic plan pie chart: Resource allocation programme blocksLong description available

6.6 This chart is based on planned allocations for 2001/02 set out in table 6.2. As we develop our plans over the three years of the Plan, the allocation will change. In particular, some of the priority programmes are at an early stage of development, or at a stage in their lifecycle where emphasis is on policy development or research which are less staff time intensive than programmes with a heavy emphasis on compliance and enforcement. We can expect that balance to change over time.

6.7 The chart does not take account of the likely full resources to be used on the priority programmes. In particular it only takes account of directed activity in HSE's FOD (ie specific, directed interventions focussed on the particular hazards). Inspectors will also be looking at the priority hazards during the course of their normal inspection activity. For convenience, this is counted under the 'Compliance' heading. HSE is developing its information systems to enable us to better capture resource use against the programmes

6.8 HSE resource allocation does not take account of the resource inputs by LAs other partners in the priority programmes.

Output and performance analysis

6.9 The following table provides an output and performance analysis against the main programme blocks. Outputs described for individual programmes have been aggregated in table6.4.

Table 6.4 Output and performance measures

Activities 2000/01 Plan 2001/2
Plan
2002/3
Plan
2003/4
Plan
Major hazards
Number of safety cases/reports and nuclear licence actions considered and processed 650 781 812 730
% safety cases/reports and nuclear licence actions processed to time 89 86 88 88
Compliance
Number of regulatory contacts, including inspections and investigations, made with employers and duty holders 193, 000 200, 000 206, 000 213, 000
Number of incidents/complaints investigated 34, 100 41, 000 41, 500 42, 000
% complaints (about work activities) investigated 76 83 87 92
% reported events (accidents/incidents) investigated 6.7 10 10.5 10.6
% high risk workplaces receiving annual site regulatory contact 100 100 100 100
% inspector time on site/contact and related activities (as a proportion of total time available) 80 80 80 80
Mandatory activities
Modernise and simplify the legal framework
Sets of regulations, ACOPS, consultative documents and new guidance documents introduced 79 64 67 62
% sets of regulations, ACOPs, consultative documents and guidance documents introduced to time 90 90 90 90
Provide information and advice
Number of publicity products purchased or accessed (including electronic) millions 14.4m 28m 28m 28m
Number of publicity products made available 7700 9600 8300 - 9600 8300 - 9600
Number of enquiries dealt with 550, 000 # # #
% Infoline calls answered within 15 seconds N/A 85 85 85
% public enquiries responded to within 10 days 100 100 100 100
Resources and outputs
Implement risk and technical policy projects 120 80 80 80
% of research projects to be let through competition or collaboration N/A 55-65 55-65 55-65
Operate statutory schemes
Providing regulatory services, eg issuing exemptions, statutory certificates 3700 3338 4501 4496
% service products (statutory certificates etc) processed to time 93 94 95 95
Management of HSE 2001/2
Plan
2002/3
Plan
2003/4
Plan
Efficiency gains (cash and productivity) as % of total running costs 3.0 3.0 3.0
% staff payroll costs devoted to central services, eg personnel, planning, finance 8.0 8.0 8.0

Notes to Table 6.4:

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HSE Management Plan

6.10 The HSE will continue to work to achieve our internal management aim to maintain an efficient and effective central service which promotes and secures value for money.

6.11 The HSE intends later this year to publish its first Management Plan to complement this Strategic Plan. The Management Plan will cover HSE's long-term (3-5 year) management strategy, including its approach to Modernising Government.

6.12 The objectives for the Management Plan are:

6.13 The management plan will have the following structure: 

6.14 The management plan will deal with the following business areas: 

Updated 2009-04-06