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HSE Staffing by Division/Directorate: 1 April 2003 – 1 April 2008

Staff in post figures are full time equivalents, rounded to the nearest whole number and include agency/temporary staff and inward secondees/loans for which HSE meets all or the majority of costs. Staff in Post
1.4.03 1.4.04 1.4.05 1.4.06 (1) 1.4.07 1.4.08 (13)
      Inc staff responsible for rail health & safety regulation matters transferred to ORR on 1 Apr Exc staff responsible for rail health & safety regulation matters transferred to ORR on 1 Apr   Exc PSD Inc PSD
(2) Health and Safety Commission Secretariat - - - 5 5 5 - -
Board of Health & Safety Executive - - - - - - 4 4
Solicitors Office 34 33 - - - - - -
(3) Legal Advisor’s Office - - 39 34 34 31 25 25
(4) Resources and Planning Directorate 496 446 426 433 433 395 316 316
(5) Communications Directorate - 24 26 31 31 25 73 73
(11) Corporate Science and Analytical Services Directorate - 86 76 88 88 73 - -
Chief Scientific Advisor’s Group - - - - - - 76 76
(12) Corporate Specialist Division - - - - - - 157 157
POLICY
Health Directorate 167 - - - - - - -
Safety Policy Directorate 114 - - - - - - -
Strategy and Analytical Support Directorate 122 - - - - - - -
(6) Strategy Division - 8 6 19 19 12 11 11
Rail Directorate 40 - - - - - - -
Policy Group - 316 292 403 395 337 298 298
OPERATIONS
Operational Policy Division 35 35 - - - - - -
(7) Operational Policy and Support Division - - 79 51 51 49 40 40
(8) Local Authority Unit - - - 18 18 18 14 14
Field Operations Directorate 1712 1609 1623 1543 1543 1424 1207 1207
HM Railway Inspectorate 184 209 173 172 - - - -
Hazardous Installations Directorate 615 605 553 548 548 536 513 513
Nuclear Safety Directorate 293 287 259 249 249 - - -
(9) Nuclear Directorate - - - - - 303 296 296
(10) Electrical Equipment Certification Service 8 - - - - - - -
TOTAL HSE STAFF 3820 3658 3552 3594 3414 3208 3030 3030
Health and Safety Laboratory 342 361 351 397 397 374 369 369
Pesticides Safety Directorate - - - - - - - 174
TOTAL STAFF 4162 4019 3903 3991 3811 3582 3399 3573
  1. Figures in the first column for 1.4.2006 include staff with responsibility for rail regulation health & safety matters who transferred to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) on that date. Inclusion will enable direct comparison with previous years’ figures. Back to reference of footnote 1
  2. From 1.4.2006, HSC’s Secretariat is shown separately.  Replaced by Board of HSE after merger 1.4.08. Back to reference of footnote 2
  3. The Solicitors’ Office was renamed the Legal Advisor’s Office in January 2005. Moved out of Policy 1.4.08. Back to reference of footnote 3
  4. Directorate of Information and Advisory Services section of the Resources and Planning Directorate (RPD) was reformed into Communications Delivery Service in October 2004. From 1.4.2006 the Chief Executive’s Office is included in RPD’s figures. Back to reference of footnote 4
  5. Communications Directorate was formed in January 2004.  From 1.4.08 includes CDS (FTE 54) who moved out of RPD on that date. Back to reference of footnote 5
  6. From 1.4.2006 Strategy Division includes HSE’s Secretariat. Back to reference of footnote 6
  7. Operational Policy and Support Division, which replaced Operational Policy Division in January 2005, comprised Operational Policy Unit (formerly Operational Unit), Local Authority Unit and Operations Support Unit. Back to reference of footnote 7
  8. From 1.4.2006, Local Authority Unit is shown separately. Back to reference of footnote 8
  9. Nuclear Safety Directorate was renamed Nuclear Directorate (ND) on 1.04.2007 and the staff in post figure has been restated to include staff in the Office for Nuclear Security (FTE 29) and UK Safeguards Office (FTE 5) who transferred from the Dept for Trade and Industry to HSE on that date. Back to reference of footnote 9
  10. The Electrical Equipment Certification Service ceased to operate on 1.10.2002. Back to reference of footnote 10
  11. The Corporate Science and Analytical Services Directorate was formed 1.1.2003 and combined analytical services, risk policy and science and technology into one Directorate.  Renamed Chief Scientific Advisor’s Group on 1.4.08. Back to reference of footnote 11
  12. Science and Technology Group (formed 1.10.07) renamed Corporate Specialist Division 1.4.08. Back to reference of footnote 12
  13. PSD (Pesticides Safety Directorate) transferred from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to HSE on 1 April 2008. Figures are shown including and excluding PSD to enable direct comparison with previous years’ figures. Back to reference of footnote 13
Updated 2020-11-16