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Monitoring and reporting are vital parts of a health and safety culture. Management systems must allow the board to receive both specific (e.g. incident-led) and routine reports on the performance of health and safety policy.

Much day-to-day health and safety information need be reported only at the time of a formal review. But only a strong system of monitoring can ensure that the formal review can proceed as planned – and that relevant events in the interim are brought to the board's attention.

Core actions

The board should ensure that:

How can it be done

Case study: The directors of a fire and rescue service were able to significantly reduce insurance premiums, injuries and the amount of sickness absence.

Institute of Directors Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland

Updated 2019-10-03