An evidence based evaluation of how best to secure compliance with health and safety law
This research builds on previous studies by delineating companies into discrete groups and mapping onto each type of organisation “levers” which influence compliance with health and safety law.
It also acquires evidence about the likely degree of influence that each lever might have and provides conclusions on the targeting of interventions and the potential role of new levers to motivate compliance with health and safety law.
After completing a literature review, thirty-nine exploratory discussions were run with employers and key stakeholders, such as the CBI and trade associations, selected from a representative range of sectors and sizes of organisations.
Next, two questionnaire based surveys were developed to assess what motivates organisations to comply with health and safety; one for employers and one for intermediaries. The content was the same apart from the addition of a separate section within the intermediary version, which was incorporated to establish their willingness to take a more active role.