Workplace strategy: Moving to delivery
A report from the Health and Safety Commission to Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister for Work on the first year of the Commission's Strategy for Workplace health safety in Great Britain to 2010 and beyond.
A year after launch, HSC chairman Bill Callaghan has written to Minister of Work Jane Kennnedy outlining developments in the implementation of the Commission's Strategy. The report describes the activities that have been undertaken in the past twelve months to embed the strategy into HSE's work and gives practical examples of how the four strategic themes are being used to achieve targets.
A report that recognises challenges as well as celebrating successes, its key messages include the following:
- The Strategy has been well received by Ministers and Stakeholders alike
- HSE has made major changes to its working methods to become an organisation centred around delivery. A clear link between the strategy, resources and outputs has been established.
- There are numerous examples of where the themes in the strategy have directly determined outputs.
- The Strategy is a long-term commitment and we are only at the start of the process - some big challenges lie ahead.
- Not least of these challenges is that of culture change: both internal and external.
- Concerns regarding HSE's commitment to enforcement have been, and continue to be, rebutted.
- The Strategy's first year objectives (the 'Early Deliverables') have been met and a new set drawn up.