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Simplification plan 2009

Taking a wider perspective

HSE’s fourth Simplification Plan provides a progress report on HSE’s work, in partnership with local authorities, to reduce unnecessary administrative burdens from health and safety legislation. It also demonstrates how HSE is meeting the wider better regulation agenda.

The Government’s better regulation agenda supports HSE’s mission to prevent death, injury and ill health in Great Britain’s workplaces in the HSE Strategy “The Health and Safety of Great Britain\\ Be part of the solution” and in HSE’s Business Plan 2009/10.

One of HSE’s key strategic goals is to take account of wider issues that impact on health and safety as part of the continuing drive to improve Great Britain’s health and safety performance.

From a regulatory perspective, health and safety is just one part of overall business regulation. As such, HSE and local authorities are committed to working with the Government in pursuit of its Better Regulation agenda and to contribute to it by means of ongoing simplification measures.

"Good health and safety management in any business/organisation has always been about action not paperwork, HSE’s new strategy makes it clear that we want everyone to play their part in preventing death injury and ill health caused by work activities, HSE remains committed to making it easier and simpler for people to take sensible and proportionate measures to protect people and enable their businesses to succeed."

Judith Hackitt

Chair, Health and Safety Executive

Updated 2009-07-12