The HSE has published its Business Plan for 2016/17.
Its overall approach will be aimed at:
Leading and engaging those who undertake or influence health and safety. it will seek to change behaviour through guidance, raising awareness and leadership.
Ensuring that the regulatory framework remains effective and that it delivers the government's regulatory reform agenda and Business Improvement Target.
Securing effective risk management and control through a variety of interventions with businesses. This includes permissioning and licensing activities, inspections, investigations of incidents and concerns raised by workers and others. It also means holding to account those who fail their obligations to protect people from harm.
Reducing the likelihood of law frequency, high-impact catastrophic incidents and the potential for extensive harm to workers and the public.