Magazine article Management Services

HSC Annual Report 2001/2002 Shows Solid Progress towards Aims

Magazine article Management Services

HSC Annual Report 2001/2002 Shows Solid Progress towards Aims

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The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) recently published its annual report and accounts for the year 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002. The report can be found on www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus.reports

The document reports progress with the first year of plans published in HSC's Strategic Plan 2001-04. The plan concentrates efforts into four main programmes of work:

priority programmes: falls from height; workplace transport, musculoskeletal disorders; work-related stress; construction; agriculture; health services; slips and trips

major hazard sectors: including railways, gas conveyance and onshore major hazard pipelines, chemical installations covered by the Control of Major Hazards Regulations, explosives and the mining, offshore and nuclear industries.

securing compliance and

HSC's statutory duties: to modernise and simplify the law, to provide information and advice, to promote risk assessment and technical knowledge and to operate statutory schemes.

HSC chair Bill Callaghan said: "This is the first report on our challenging three-year strategy to help achieve the national health and safety targets set out in the Revitalising Health and Safety strategy statement. The planned programme of work for the first year has largely been delivered with solid progress made in the four targeted areas, as well as many additional and unplanned issues."

The majority of key elements in the important priority programmes initiative have been delivered.

The management of health and safety in high hazard industries and the control of high hazard events continued to dominate HSE's work. …

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