Britain's OSHA Will Beat Cost-Cutting Goal

The Health and Safety Executive's fourth annual Simplification Plan shows it expects to reach 499.1 million pounds in administrative burden reductions by year-end and 527.3 million pounds by May 2010 against a target of 505.6 million pounds.

The Health and Safety Executive's fourth annual Simplification Plan shows it expects to reach 499.1 million pounds in administrative burden reductions by year-end and 527.3 million pounds by May 2010 against a target of 505.6 million pounds. The agency is one of the UK governmental departments committed to reducing administrative burdens by 25 percent from their 2005 baseline levels, and the agency says this is being done without reducing safety and health protections.

As of May 2009, HSE had achieved an estimated 382 million pounds, 75.6 percent of the goal. It says the estimated 499.1 million reduction (99 percent) by the end of this year "includes estimated savings that have not been validated and which may be subject to change or revision."

The baseline calculation was that the annual cost of administrative burdens from health and safety legislation amounted to 2.03 billion pounds, or about $3.26 billion. By May 2010, the agency hopes to be about 22 million pounds ($35 million) ahead of the target.

The agency's executive summary shows some of the gains have been accomplished by delivering new guidance documents, and some have come through eliminating required forms and compliance obligations. Forms for commencing a construction project now are less burdensome and may be completed online.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus