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Document ID (ISN)108877
CIS number 08-1352
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 586
Author(s) Wilson S., Tyers C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title An evaluation of the local authority programme joint authorisation pilot project: Transfer of enforcement responsibilities in the motor vehicle repair and dry-cleaning sectors
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. x, 77p.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr586.pdf [in English]
Abstract During 2006, HSE ran a pilot project which involved handing over inspection responsibilities from HSE in two industrial sectors, motor vehicle repair and dry-cleaning, to a City Council. This report examines the effect of this project. It consists of two parts: firstly, an assessment of the way in which the pilot programme was delivered, the way in which inspectors were supported, the challenges they faced and the successes they experienced; a second part consists of an impact evaluation and a costs and benefits analysis, which investigates the extent to which the service resulted in a cost-effective improvement of outcomes. Overall, the pilot project demonstrated that given some training, local authority labour inspectors were capable of taking on inspection tasks that until now were enforced by the HSE.
Descriptors (primary) public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; role of labour inspection; vehicle repair and servicing; role of government; dry cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) labour inspectors; national organization; cost-benefit analysis; programme evaluation; labour inspection; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Laundries and dry cleaning