In 2008 the HSE Board asked a Steering Group to oversee an independent evaluation of measures taken to strengthen director leadership of health and safety. The Group's concluding report and the research that it had conducted are below:
- Steering Group's report to the HSE Board
- Evaluation of guidance for directors and board members (RR695)
- Circumstances under which government guidance impacts on the actions of directors of corporate bodies (RR817)
- Organisational behaviour (directors) research (RR816)
- Second evaluation of guidance for directors and board members (RR815)
Evaluation of the effectiveness of measures, both legislative and non-legislative, on director responsibility.
In 2005, the Government asked the Health and Safety Commission and Executive to evaluate the effectiveness of current measures, both legislative and non-legislative, on director responsibility. HSC/E commissioned research to enable a review of all the available evidence.
The review of evidence comprised the following pieces of research
The Commission debated the need for director leadership and reviewed the evidence at meetings in December 2005 and April 2006. It replied to Government as follows:
- Leadership and worker involvement on the Olympic Park
- Case studies that identify and exemplify boards of directors who provide leadership and direction on occupational health and safety (RR450) published 2006.
- Case studies that identify and exemplify boards of directors who provide leadership and direction on occupational health and safety (RR499) published 2006.
HSE has published several pieces of research that measured the extent of public reporting. The most recent was:
- Study of the public reporting of occupational health and safety performance in 2005 by UK businesses with over 250 employees (RR515) published 2006.
- Leading health and safety at work
- Leadership for the major hazard industries
- Successful health and safety management