The first phase included a literature review, exploratory discussions with stakeholders and a survey of inspectors and duty holders.The survey of duty holders included those that have been subject to improvement notices, prohibition notices and prosecution. The results outline if, how and some of the reasons why, enforcement impacts duty holders’ health and safety management. It also examines evidence about how hearing of enforcement action or incidents in other organisations influences duty holders, and summarises respondents’ view of potential improvements.
The second phase of work involved a further literature review, exploratory discussions with workers, employers and inspectors, worker focus groups and discussions with victims’ representatives. The report concludes by drawing out the implications for the EPS (and one of its tools – the enforcement management model (EMM)).