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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:


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

Director involvement

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:

Corporate governance

Case studies

Public reporting

HSE has published several pieces of research that measured the extent of public reporting. The most recent was:

Institute of Directors Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
Updated 2016-07-27