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Category: Enforcement

HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Improvement and Prohibition Notices – HSL Buxton, 15 September 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action, how to influence formal HSE decisions and how to respond to receipt of a notice.

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Demolition contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Hertfordshire based contractor has been found guilty for a series of safety failings across two separate sites.

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices – September 2015

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Carriage of Dangerous Goods, prohibition notices issued by Police or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for September 2015.

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Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, November 27, 2015

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.

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Contractor in court for putting workers lives at risk with poor site safety

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Manchester building contractor has been fined after unsafe excavations at a care home site put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Chief Inspector challenges small construction sites to act now to manage workers health and safety

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Chief Inspector of Construction is challenging the refurbishment industry to act now and protect their workers, after 46 per cent of sites fell below standards during a recent inspection initiative.

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River Brain scaffold collapse lands three in Court

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Three companies working on construction of residential apartments have been sentenced after workers narrowly escaped injury when a huge scaffold collapsed in the River Brain.

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Building firm in court for ignoring regulator

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A building contractor has been sentenced after ignoring enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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Company director fined for failing to comply with enforcement notices

Friday, October 16, 2015

The managing director of a Hertfordshire company specialising in recycling of wood waste has been prosecuted for safety failings.

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Working with victims: HSE policy statement

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Policy statement setting out the general principles HSE staff follow when working with victims.

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Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site.

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Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments.

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Scaffolder’s serious safety failings captured on film by horrified passer-by

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street.

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CDG Prohibition Notices – 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices issued by the Police, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for Jan – May 2015, now on the HSE website.

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