This document sets out how we will meet the general duties to promote Disability Equality and Gender Equality. All public authorities are required to publish a disability equality scheme by 4 December 2006 and a gender equality scheme by 6 April 2007. To reflect the Health and Safety Executive’s approach to diversity, we have developed an overarching framework to structure and integrate the two schemes, which we will launch together in December. We will incorporate our Race Equality Scheme into this framework in 2007.
We hope that publication of this consultation document will stimulate consideration and discussion of the issues raised.