Health and Safety Executive: Public Appointments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who makes appointments to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive; which other organisations or individuals provide advice on those appointments; and at what stage of the process such advice is provided.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Appointments to the board of the Health and Safety Executive are made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in accordance with Schedule 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, with the exception of the member representing the Office for Nuclear Regulation, who is appointed by ONR. In making the appointments, the legislation requires the Secretary of State to consult such organisations as are considered appropriate. This will vary depending on the type of appointment being made, but may include employer and employee representative organisations, such as trades unions, local authorities, or the devolved administrations. Consultation takes place at the point at which the board vacancies are advertised.

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