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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th DECEMBER 2011

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

The records of enforcement notices issued and prosecutions taken by HSE Construction Division during the week 17/10/2011 – 23/10/2011 were added to the HSE register on 28st December 2011.

 
Prosecutions concluded

There were 4 Prosecution Cases added to the HSE Register during this period. See below. 

Click on the name for full HSE case details and click on penalty for our earlier detailed coverage. 

 
Enforcement notices issued

There were 51 construction sector Enforcement Notices added to the HSE Register. The majority of notices issued concern work at heightwelfare, good ordersilica dust, and asbestos

An increasing number of notices concern wider CDM issues including: competence; site management, client compliance and a focus on smaller projects.

 
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 before the record is added to the register.

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