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.
6.2 Under the Spending Review 2000, the Government has made the resources shown in table 6.1.
|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.
6.4 The following table shows HSE planned staff in post.
|Division Directorate||1.4.99 staff in post||1.4.00 staff in post||1.4.01 staff in post||1.4.02
|Health and Safety Commission Support and Senior Management Support Unit||32||33||-||-|
|Policy Unit (and Training initiative)||42||41||-||-|
|Resources and Planning Directorate||507||506||500||542|
|Safety Policy Directorate||144||136||127||122|
|Strategy and Analytical Support Directorate1||-||-||102.6||112|
|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|
|Total HSE staff||3,529||3,589||3,534||3,870|
|Health and Safety Laboratory||351||348||360||367|
Notes to Table 6.2:
|Occupational Group||1.4.99 staff
|Other professional or specialist staff||1,244||1,311||1,333||1,413|
* table includes inspectors on non-inspection duties (eg line management, contributing to policy or technical standards)
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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
|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:
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: