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    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th SEPT 2010

    Prosecutions and notices summary plus analysis of significant notices issued

    The records of enforcement action taken by HSE Construction Division during the week 05/07/2010 – 11/07/2010 were added to the HSE register on 15th September 2010.

    Prosecutions concluded

    The database shows 5 Prosecutions arising from 5 events added to the HSE Register.

    The events, with fines/penalty in brackets, involved:

     

    Enforcement notices issued

    There were 82 construction sector Enforcement Notices added to the HSE Register. 

    Our initial analysis of the notices served during this period suggests the following subjects predominate:

    • Work at height (18%) – general failures in management of the task;
    • Scaffolding (13%) – defects in scaffolding or the management of scaffolding;
    • Management (11%) – failure to train managers or make CDM appointments;
    • Welfare (10%) – inadequate toilets and washing facilities etc;
    • Roofwork (9%) – inadequate protection at roof edges;
    • Asbestos (4%) – failure to provide awareness training or survey premises; and
    • Good order (3%) – poorly managed housekeeping.
     
    Significant enforcement notices

    Design – an improvement notice was served on a design dutyholder because:

    “design work was carried out in relation to a project without taking adequate steps to avoid foreseeable risks to persons carrying out construction work or liable to be affected by such construction work and those who would be involved in maintaining the permanent fixtures and fittings of the structure for which the design work was conducted.”

    Management– the proportion of notices covering management issues is significant and appear to be increasing. These often involve requirements for management training of site mangers and supervisors: See Case1, Case 2, Case 3, Case 4Case 5, Case 6. A notice Case 7 involved the lack of Safety Assistance.  

    CDM-C – one improvement notice concerned the lack of CDM-Coordinator training.

    Visibility – other notices Case 8, Case 9 and Case 10 concerned the need to improve driver visibility on mobile plant i.e. excavators or telehandlers.  

     
    Comment

    The above links enable you to review HSE construction sector prosecutions and enforcement notices as soon as they are added to the  Register.

    This information provides an insight into HSE priorities and gives contractors, clients, designers and coordinators information on current or potential supply chain partners.

    To account for appeals and quality assurance 9 weeks elapse following conviction or issue of a notice

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