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Secure better business planning through integrating the management of our resources, systems and procedures to deliver high quality business objectives in an efficient and responsive way and giving value for money

Key Priority Business Owners Action proposed and targets set Measurement
4.1) to achieve continuous business improvement through the application of appropriate business techniques to all our plans and practices. BEU, and other D/Ds
  • we will maintain an active network of well informed business improvement contacts throughout HSE to stimulate continuous improvement (ongoing - quarterly stocktakes).
  • we will identify cross-cutting business improvement priorities and opportunities, which have a strategic impact, to supplement D/D initiatives (ongoing - quarterly stocktakes).
  • we will exploit the enhanced opportunities for business improvement that REFIT IS partnership offers.
  • we will apply the principles of HSE’s quality framework to HSE’s business.
  • we will review the effectiveness of the existing quality framework selected Quality Management Systems and update accordingly.
  • we will carry out specific reviews to identify improvements (eg Corporate Services Review)
  • we will test customer satisfaction with what we do and how we do it and respond accordingly.
  • we will seek to secure maximum value from the procurements HSE undertakes.
  • we will refine planning and reporting systems to ensure they are fit for purpose and not burdensome to D/D.
  • evidence in BI plan that all parts of HSE are involved in continuous improvement.
  • senior level sponsorship of two cross-cutting BI initiatives each year.
  • evidence of increasing use of the REFIT partners “client-advisory service” to identify and exploit IT-enabled improvements.
  • HSE’s quality principles are evident in all we do.
  • evidence that quality statements make a real difference to the quality of our outcomes.
  • reviews completed and recommendations implemented.
  • results of consultation influence plans.
  • Gains in procurement and transaction costs.
  • Planning system reviewed in line with Bichard Principles.
4.2) to apply the business risk management framework to HSE’s management of corporate risks PEFD and all D/Ds
  • we will integrate business risk management into quality management arrangements for the continuing aims.
  • we will apply business risk management principles to all project management.
  • we will identify business risk owners for cross cutting risks and make arrangements to manage these efficiently.
  • we will comply with the recommendations for Business risk management as set out in the Turnbull report.
  • business risk principles applied to continuing aims and effectiveness monitored.
  • projects sampled to ensure risks are accounted for and managed.
  • risk management processes audited to ensure risks are managed efficiently.
  • Turnbull requirements met.
4.3) to complete and implement the e-government strategy BEU
  • we will prepare an e-government strategy which meets customer needs and delivers business benefits.
  • we will make contributions to DTLR e-business strategy in January 2002 and July 2002 and every 6 months thereafter
  • we will complete and publish the HSE e-business strategy by April 2002
  • we will deliver a complete programme of electronic forms for statutory notifications by 2005 and electronic records and information security by end of 2003.
  • we will convert all internal paper forms to interactive intelligent forms accessible to all staff by 31 December 2002.

projects completed to agreed cost, time and quality standards.

4.4) to Integrate science and innovation with policy and operational services. RSU & Chief Scientist
  • we will publish HSC/E’s Science and Innovation Strategy by August 2001 and secure its implementation to deliver real change to a realistic timescale.
  • we will develop a quality system to secure implementation of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s Guidelines on scientific advice and policy making by December 2001.
  • we will realign research and support procurement and management systems with the Strategic Plan to ensure best fit to HSE business needs (to timetable agreed with Board in October 2001).
  • we will develop and publish a revised Mainstream Research Document by Feb 2002.
  • we will deliver efficiency gains from the introduction of new research management systems.
  • publication on schedule, to acceptable cost and quality standards and effective implementation which minimises disruption.
  • quality systems specifies the role & responsibilities of all parties, identifies training needs and makes provision for monitoring.
  • new management structures in place to timetable and acceptable standards.
  • new document published in timescale to acceptable cost and quality standards.
  • efficiency gains achieved.
4.5) to develop a Statistics Strategy and apply it to policy and operational services EMSU/SASD
  • Directorates and Divisions will be asked to identify short and long term statistical needs by September 2001 and priorities for D/Ds statistical needs for 2002/3 will be agreed by end December 2001.
  • by October 2001 we will redesign HSE’s statistics web page to present statistical information on injuries. work-related ill health and enforcement coherently and systematically.
  • by December 2001 HSE will publish a strategic statistical plan which will unite existing systems to identify statistics needs and how these will be met.
  • we will progressively enhance the extent to which HSE’s statistical databases are available on the internet and can be interrogated by users inside and outside HSE. Some functionality will be in place by September 2002.

projects completed to agreed cost, time and quality standards.

4.6) to Evaluate what works and to apply lessons learned. ESAU and all D/Ds

all projects satisfying criteria will have evaluation and monitoring arrangements built in from an early stage.

Evaluation plans will be checked to ensure arrangements are in place.

Updated 2009-01-06