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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Prosecution Cases added to Register

Ten (10) records relating to a construction sector prosecution cases were added to the HSE Register on 03/09/2008. The cases (penalty in brackets) involved: 

  • Scaffold Dismantling – fall from from scaffold during dismantling (Imprisonment 3 months)  
  • Asbestos Exposure – exposure of workers to asbestos during window replacement work (£20k)
  • Structural Collapse – block and beam floor collapse injurying one person (£5k)
  • Asbestos Survey – architect failed to arrange Type 3 asbestos survey prior to demolition (£3.5)
  • Fragile Roof – fall through roof causingand multiple fractures (£3k)
  • Ladders – fall from a ladder not stabilised or secured (Conditional Discharge)
Enforcement Notices added to Register 

Twenty four (24) records relating to construction sector enforcement notices were added to the HSE Register on 03/09/2008. In addition to the usual selection of fall from height notices a number of notices concerning management issues have been served including: failure to have in place sufficent safety assistance; inadequate construction phase plan that was not implemented; site management competency below standard and; inadequate planning and supervision on site. 

Comment: The Enforcement Register is updated each week. To account for the appeals process, and quality assurance, HSE allow 9 weeks to elapse following conviction or issue of a notice before the prosecution or notices is added to the Register. The above links enable you to review HSE construction sector prosecutions and enforcement notices as soon as they are added to the Register. The information provides an insight into HSE priorities and provide contractors and clients with additional information on the performance of current or potential supply chain partners.

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