|Document ID (ISN)||107338|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 366
||Fairman R., Yapp C.
Health and Safety Executive
||Making an impact on SME compliance behaviour: An evaluation of the effect of interventions upon compliance with health and safety legislation in small and medium sized enterprises
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 104p. Illus. 124 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr366.pdf [in English]
||The project described in this report evaluated how external interventions affect SME compliance behaviour. It examined the impact of intervention on standards of compliance, the processes by which compliance occurred and how external intervention impacted on these processes. The study was conducted in small hairdressing shops in six regions of the United Kingdom. Formal compliance with COSHH (see CIS 03-1023), electrical safety and risk assessment requirements were assessed by examining the case notes of the local authorities and by interviewing managers or owners of the hairdressing shops. All the hairdressing shops believed they complied fully even though formal compliance levels ranged from 19.5% to 61%. Furthermore, compliance was not found to be part of a rational decision-making process. Other findings are discussed.
||safety consciousness; hairdressing; United Kingdom; small enterprises
||legal aspects; report; disobeying safety instructions; hazard evaluation; labour inspection; electricity
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Safety culture and safety consciousness
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Hairdressing & beauty parlours