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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th JANUARY 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

The latest records of enforcement notices issued and prosecutions taken by HSE Construction Division groups during the two-week period 28/10/2013 – 03/11/2013 were added to the HSE register on 8th January 2014.

HSE has also published details of their Construction Sector Priorities for 2013/14 which outlines subjects etc. which are the current focus of attention for HSE Inspectors.

 
Prosecutions concluded

The HSE Prosecutions Register shows 2 breaches by 2 defendants prosecuted by HSE Construction Groups added to the Register. 

Click on links below for further details.

 

Enforcement notices issued

There were 47 construction sector enforcement notices added to Notices Register.

The majority of notices issued concern work at height, welfare, good order, silica dust, and asbestos.

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

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