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September 2, 2019

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New HSE Chief Executive takes the reins

Sarah Albon began her role as Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in September 2019.

Sarah AlbonMs Albon, the former Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, joined The Insolvency Service in February 2015, implementing its strategy to improve service to its customers, lower its costs, and further strengthen the UK’s insolvency regime.

She replaced outgoing Acting Chief Executive David Snowball, who has held the post since June 2018 and retired from HSE at the end of 2019.

Sarah said that she felt “honoured to have the opportunity to lead the executive of this important and hugely respected regulator.”

Her previous roles in Government include, Director of Strategy and Change at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service, Director of Civil Family and Legal Aid Policy at the Ministry of Justice, Deputy Director of Criminal Legal Aid Strategy, Ministry of Justice and has also served as principal private secretary to two Lord Chancellors.

She explained what she’ll bring to HSE as the new Chief Executive stating that her “focus will be on continuing to deliver improvements in health and safety performance as our workplaces move into a future with new challenges, new technologies and new opportunities.”

HSE’s Chair, Martin Temple, expressed that “Sarah’s CV speaks for itself and her valuable experience in leading organisations through change, and planning for the future will stand her in good stead leading this world-class regulator of workplace health and safety.”

Follow Sarah on Twitter at @CEO_HSE.

HSE fatality figures show year on year increase – construction again most vulnerable

One hundred and thirty-five workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to HSE annual report.

Workplace fatality figures released for 2021/22

A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the HSE.

HSE publishes annual work-related ill-health, injury and enforcement statistics for 2020/21

1.7 million workers suffering from a work-related illness, around half of which were stress, depression or anxiety.

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