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1 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Current Environment? Helena Tinton HM Principal Inspector- Bristol

2 Current environment Political Environment - Cost Recovery - Triennial Review Latest Statistics Recent Prosecutions

3 Political Background HSE – NDPB of DWP Reduction in Government Funding Inspector No Funding £m 2009/ / New Senior Management

4 Cost Recovery Only dutyholders found to be in material breach of H&S law will incur a cost under FFI. ‘A material breach is when, in the opinion of the HSE inspector, there is or has been a contravention of H&S law that requires them to issue notice in writing of that opinion to the dutyholder.’

5 Cost Recovery Key Issues Multi dutyholders Long running investigations Review later 2014 Level of income Understandable frustration Query/appeals process

6 Triennial Review ‘Independent review of the function, form and governance of HSE’ Are the functions of HSE necessary? Is current delivery model efficient and effective?

7 Triennial Review – Delivery Model Funding & Income Pace, efficiency, effectiveness Commercial options Relationship with other regulators

8 HSE - Triennial Review – ill Health Recognises challenge of tackling ill health Recognises revised approaches New /innovative approach Focus on occupational cancer and respiratory disease Improved communication – health and safety messages

9 Triennial Review HSE correct body Evaluation of FFI? Greater commercialisation of HSE ? Government Response

10 Headline Statistics – 2012/13 Fatalities Fall from height – 25% -Contact with Machinery -14% -Struck by vehicle - 13% -Struck by object - 10% Major Injuries – 19,707

11 Headline Statistics-Construction 2012/13 – fatals /13 – Major Injuries 1913 > 72% on small sites (<15)? 48% on refurb Safety related lost days – 0.5m Health Related lost days – 1.7m

12 Statistics Trends in fatal injury to workers, /13

13 Statistics - Causes Fatality % Falls 59 Struck by object 3 Collapse/overturn 5 Hit by vehicle 10 Electricity 5

14 CD Work Plan Priorities 2013/14 Asbestos - 20% Small Sites (<15) - 35% Refurbishment- 25% Major Client / Project- 5% Local Priority- 15% - Fragile Roofs - Larger Regional contractors

15 Small Sites Priority Topics - Work at Height - Good Order - Competence - Dust - Asbestos - Welfare

16 Falls from height

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20 Electricity

21 Asbestos

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23 Loose Blue Asbestos

24 Public Risk

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26 Contact with Machinery

27 Topcutter

28 Investigation Seat switch deliberately defeated Training inadequate System of work flawed – single operator No monitoring of practice

29 Lessons RA more than paper exercise Worker involvement in RA Look at all company activities Suitable and sufficient training Monitoring & Review

30 Local Issues

31 Local issues Floor Hangers - Follow manufacturers instruction - Min 3 courses of cured blockwork above hanger before loading Site Transport - Safe Site – segregation, eliminate reversing - Safe Vehicle – Suitable Visibility - Safe Driver – competence/ training

32 CDM 2007 Proposed Revision Why Evaluation Anecdotal shortcomings Small sites – lack of bite Better regulation agenda, Löfstedt Under-implementation

33 CDM – Key Changes Four key areas of change for consultation –ACoP –CDM co-ordinator/Principal Designer –r4/Appendix 4 requirements –domestic clients

34 CDM Revision Consequentials: –substantially simpler structure –Part 2 – Part 3 falls out –PC – PD symmetry –amended notification threshold –formal co-ordination threshold lowered –H&S plans on all projects

35 CDM Revision 3 month consultation analysis, amendment SMT/Board sign off Ministerial sign off Guidance development and publication timing industry publicity

36 Future CDM consultation Triennial Review Government Response New HSE Chief Executive

37 A little bit of knowledge…….

38 Any Questions?


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