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RR490 - Further development of health and safety performance management index

This report outlines the process undertaken in 2005 to further develop a web-based reporting tool on occupational health and safety. The Corporate Health and Safety Index (CHaSPI) has been designed for organisations with more than 250 employees operating in the UK within any business, public or charity/volunteer sector. It is voluntary and free to all users. A paper version of CHaSPI was developed and piloted in 2003 and made into a web enabled version in 2004.

The work initially undertaken, in 2004, to develop the electronic version of CHaSPI was successfully delivered to the HSE within three months, primarily as a result of the content specification being successfully researched and piloted earlier in that same year by Greenstreet Berman (HSE Research Report 217). This first electronic version of CHaSPI was launched by the HSE in February 2004 for further validation. The HSE commissioned Loughborough University as an independent organisation to undertake the validation of CHaSPI (HSE Research Report 335). Subsequent to the findings of this validation process, CHaSPI underwent further development and refinement before being launched as an HSE product in July 2005. This report describes further developments after validation.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19