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Enforcement action against the Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Prison and Probation Services and Crown Employers

SIM 07/2003/30

Open Government Status
Fully Open
Version No & Date
2: 01/11/2011
Author Unit/Section
Police, Fire & Prisons Unit
Cancellation Date
01/11/2015
Target Audience:
All HSE Inspectors

This SIM advises inspectors of the need to inform the Public Services Sector (PSS) about proposed enforcement action against the Police, Prisons, Probation Services, Fire and Rescue Services and other Crown Employers.  The SIM also requests early information about high profile investigations in these sectors.

1. This SIM advises inspectors of the need to inform the Public Services Sector (PSS) about proposed enforcement action against the Police, Prisons, Probation Services, Fire and Rescue Services and other Crown Employers.  The SIM also requests early information about high profile investigations in these sectors.

2. The PSS is working with stakeholders across the public sector to ensure a sensible and proportionate approach to the management of health and safety risks.  In order to share and ensure national implementation of lessons learnt from HSE investigations into injury and ill health in these public sectors, PSS needs to be informed about potential enforcement and/or high profile incidents in the following areas:

3. The status of employers in this Sector is not always obvious.  Inspectors are advised to clarify the status of the dutyholder before taking enforcement action,  For example:

4. PSS compile a quarterly report for senior management on enforcement action taken and may contact FOD for updates on progress.

Date first issued: 4 September 2003

Updated 2011-07-12