Assessments re MOD organisational changes.

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Fred WP Dawson

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please can you tell me if the assessments called for in para 45 of Chapter 3 of JSP 815 “MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE” in relation to the recent organisational changes made under the Defence review and other management initiatives, for safety in general and nuclear safety in particular were carried out to the standard called for JSP 815 and if they were could you please provide them to me.

Defence Environment and Safety Management JSP 815 CHAPTER 3 ORGANISATION

“MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

45. Without adequate planning and analysis, change may result in the inadvertent erosion of the emphasis on high standards of environment and safety performance. This may manifest itself in the loss of established formal and informal environment and safety processes, loss of critical safety culture, knowledge and expertise, or lack of sufficient personnel to safely operate and maintain a process with consequent increased likelihood of accidents and incidents.

46. Duty holder organisations shall, prior to any significant changes, conduct an environment and safety assessment to baseline the existing arrangements for critical environment and safety activities; analyse the impact and justify the proposed changes. The rigour of the assessment shall be proportionate to the significance of the change. Where appropriate and proportionate, the organisation should seek the views of the relevant FSBs or discipline leads.

47. It shall be the responsibility of the individual or team proposing the initiative to implement and complete the assessment prior to making any changes. Outcomes of assessments shall be included in any submissions seeking endorsement to continue with the implementation phase. Once implemented, the impact of the changes shall be reviewed after an appropriate period.”

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9527A3EA-...

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Can you please conduct an internal review as I have received no response within the 20 working days required by regulation to my requst dated 27 June 2011 asking

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/as...

"Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please can you tell me if the assessments called for in para 45 of
Chapter 3 of JSP 815 “MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE” in
relation to the recent organisational changes made under the
Defence review and other management initiatives, for safety in
general and nuclear safety in particular were carried out to the
standard called for JSP 815 and if they were could you please
provide them to me.

Defence Environment and Safety Management JSP 815 CHAPTER 3
ORGANISATION

“MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

45. Without adequate planning and analysis, change may result in
the inadvertent erosion of the emphasis on high standards of
environment and safety performance. This may manifest itself in the
loss of established formal and informal environment and safety
processes, loss of critical safety culture, knowledge and
expertise, or lack of sufficient personnel to safely operate and
maintain a process with consequent increased likelihood of
accidents and incidents.

46. Duty holder organisations shall, prior to any significant
changes, conduct an environment and safety assessment to baseline
the existing arrangements for critical environment and safety
activities; analyse the impact and justify the proposed changes.
The rigour of the assessment shall be proportionate to the
significance of the change. Where appropriate and proportionate,
the organisation should seek the views of the relevant FSBs or
discipline leads.

47. It shall be the responsibility of the individual or team
proposing the initiative to implement and complete the assessment
prior to making any changes. Outcomes of assessments shall be
included in any submissions seeking endorsement to continue with
the implementation phase. Once implemented, the impact of the
changes shall be reviewed after an appropriate period.”

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9527A3EA-...

Can you also explain the reason for the lack of response to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

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