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Current Environment?. Helena Tinton HM Principal Inspector- Bristol. Current environment. Political Environment - Cost Recovery - Triennial Review Latest Statistics Recent Prosecutions. Political Background. HSE – NDPB of DWP Reduction in Government Funding

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Current Environment?

Helena Tinton

HM Principal Inspector- Bristol


Current environment

  • Political Environment

    - Cost Recovery

    - Triennial Review

  • Latest Statistics

  • Recent Prosecutions


Political Background

  • HSE – NDPB of DWP

  • Reduction in Government Funding

    Inspector No Funding £m

    2009/10 1342 240

    2012/13 1241 161

  • New Senior Management


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.’


Cost Recovery

Key Issues

  • Multi dutyholders

  • Long running investigations

  • Review later 2014

  • Level of income

  • Understandable frustration

  • Query/appeals process


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?


Triennial Review – Delivery Model

  • Funding & Income

  • Pace, efficiency, effectiveness

  • Commercial options

  • Relationship with other regulators


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


Triennial Review

  • HSE correct body

  • Evaluation of FFI?

  • Greater commercialisation of HSE ?

  • Government Response


Headline Statistics – 2012/13

  • Fatalities - 148

    -Fall from height – 25%

    -Contact with Machinery -14%

    -Struck by vehicle - 13%

    -Struck by object - 10%

  • Major Injuries – 19,707


Headline Statistics-Construction

  • 2012/13 – fatals - 44

  • 2012/13 – Major Injuries 1913

  • > 72% on small sites (<15)?

  • 48% on refurb

  • Safety related lost days – 0.5m

  • Health Related lost days – 1.7m


Statistics

Trends in fatal injury to workers, 1981-2012/13


Statistics - Causes

Fatality

%

Falls 59

Struck by object 3

Collapse/overturn 5

Hit by vehicle 10

Electricity 5


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


Small Sites

  • Priority Topics

    - Work at Height

    - Good Order

    - Competence

    - Dust

    - Asbestos

    - Welfare


Falls from height


Falls from height


Falls from height


Falls from height


Electricity


Asbestos


Asbestos


Loose Blue Asbestos


Public Risk


Public Risk


Contact with Machinery


Topcutter


Investigation

  • Seat switch deliberately defeated

  • Training inadequate

  • System of work flawed – single operator

  • No monitoring of practice


Lessons

  • RA more than paper exercise

  • Worker involvement in RA

  • Look at all company activities

  • Suitable and sufficient training

  • Monitoring & Review


Local Issues


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


CDM 2007 Proposed Revision

Why

  • Evaluation

  • Anecdotal shortcomings

  • Small sites – lack of bite

  • Better regulation agenda, Löfstedt

  • Under-implementation


CDM – Key Changes

  • Four key areas of change for consultation

    • ACoP

    • CDM co-ordinator/Principal Designer

    • r4/Appendix 4 requirements

    • domestic clients


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


CDM Revision

  • 3 month consultation

  • analysis, amendment

  • SMT/Board sign off

  • Ministerial sign off

  • Guidance development and publication timing

  • industry publicity


Future

  • CDM consultation

  • Triennial Review Government Response

  • New HSE Chief Executive


A little bit of knowledge…….


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