- Act (Section /Sub-Section)
- An Act is a piece of HSE legislation. Each Act can be
divided into Sections and each Section may have Sub-Sections e.g. Section 2(1) of the
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
See Main Work Activity
- Advanced Search
- Any search containing more than one search criteria. (i.e.
All Notices by Recipient's Name AND Type of Location)
- Recipient's can Appeal against a Notice within 21 days from the date
- The back button allows you to step back through the screens one step
at a time.
- When an Act or Regulation is broken, this is regarded as a Breach. An
individual Notice can be issued against a
- Compliance Date
- The date by which remedial action should be taken to comply with the
Improvement Notice. Also Revised Compliance Date
The AND, OR and NOT conditions are used on Advanced Search.
- AND allows you to include another search criteria in
the search, but all items must be present in the Notice Details for it to appear in the
E.g. Searching for Notices where
the Recipient is "Bloggs Ltd" AND the Location of the Offence was "Aberdeen", would return 1
Notice 1 where an employee of Bloggs Ltd fell off a ladder in Aberdeen.
- OR allows you to include another search criteria in
the search, but only one criteria must be present in the Notice Details for it to appear
in the Hitlist.
E.g. Searching for Notices where
the Recipient is "Bloggs Ltd" OR the Location of the Offence was "Aberdeen", would return 3
Notice 1, where an employee of Bloggs Ltd fell off a ladder in Aberdeen;
Notice 2, where an employee of Bloggs Ltd fell off a ladder in London; and
Notice 3, where an employee of ACME Ltd was injured in Aberdeen
allows you to exclude a search criteria
from the search, where the criteria must NOT be present in the Notice Details for it to
appear in the Hitlist
E.g. Searching for
Notices where the Recipient is "Bloggs Ltd" and the Location of the Offence was NOT
"Aberdeen", would return 1 Notice; i.e.
Notice 2, where an employee of Bloggs Ltd fell off a ladder in London.
Country is used within the Geographical, Simple and
Advanced Search and can be one of three; England, Scotland and Wales.
When building an Advanced
Search, each criteria is listed in the Current Search Criteria area. At any point you
can see Results based on the current criteria listed, by using the Go button.
If you wish to start entering the criteria again, you can use the Start Again button,
which will clear the Current Search Criteria area, so you can start a new Advanced Search.
Date Notice was issued
- The actual date the Notice was issued to the Recipient.
Date is in the format DD/MM/YYYY, where;
- DD is the Day e.g. 25,
- MM is the Month e.g. 07 (July) and
- YYYY is the Year e.g. 2000
- An Extension is a revision to the original Compliance Date for an
Improvement Notice, allowing the Recipient longer to comply.
- The first page of a web site, which usually provides a description
of the web site including a contents list.
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is divided up into four major areas of inspection and they are:
||Field Operations Directorate|
||Hazardous Installations Directorate*|
||Flexible Warrant Scheme**|
* Incorporates Offshore Division, Chemical Industries & Specialised Industries
** Enforcement by Local Authority inspectors under warrant from HSE
- HSE Division is an area of Great Britain as defined by the
HSE. Each HSE Area Office will sit within a HSE Division. There are seven HSE
Divisions and they are;
- London and the South East
- HSE Group is the management unit which issued the Notice.
- The type of Industry where the Notice was
served. This is based on the main economic activity of the Recipient. The industry categories are:
Forestry and Fishing
|Extractive and Utility Supply
- Local Authority
- Local Authority in whose area the Notice was issued.
- It's not always possible to pin-point the local authority for Rail related offences.
Notice numbers prefixed with 'O' were taken by HSE's Offshore Division (OSD). Where the
offence took place OFF-SHORE (E.g. Location Type - Diving Support Vessel (DSV)) it is
difficult to pin-point the actual location of the offence, therefore the Local Authority
relates to the Recipient's 'on-shore' address.
For ON-SHORE offences (E.g. Location Types - Inshore Diving, Onshore Well Site or Other
Location) the Local Authority relates to the location where the Notice was issued.
Location of Offence
- Address, Region, Local Authority, Industry, Main Activity where the Notice was issued.
- Identifies the type of Location where the Notice was issued.
- Click here for the list of
Main Work Activity
- The Main Economic Activity where the offence occurred. Each activity has an associated
activity code . These activities are also known as Standard Industrial Classifiations
- Click here for the list of
Work Activities (SICs)
- The hierarchy is also illustrated on the industry search page
- The document issued to the Recipient at the time of the HSE
Inspector's assessment that a Breach of Health and Safety Law
requires improvement or requires the activity to cease until remedial action is taken.
- The unique number assigned to the Notice by
HSE's computer systems.
Not Complied with
Prosecution - where
non-compliance has led to the Recipient being prosecuted by HSE;
No Further Action* - where no
further action is taken by HSE in relation to the Notice.
- Identifies non compliance with the requirements of an Improvement notice issued to the
Recipient. There are two possible 'Not Complied with' results:
- HSE's enforcement policy is normally to
prosecute those who fail to comply with a prohibition or improvement notice. However,
there are occasions when it is not appropriate to prosecute and no further action is taken
in relation to the notice.
- This would normally occur where prosecution
is not in the public interest (for example, the client has ceased trading or, they have
done enough work to essentially comply but there may be a minor deficiency which does not
give rise to a health and safety risk). However, it should be noted that HSE will continue
to monitor and enforce health and safety standards in these cases.
The < , > and = operands
are used as follows:-
- < when used with dates means before; E.g. < 01/01/2000 -
before the Year 2000, excludes 2000, but includes 1999.
- E.g. < 01/11/2000 - before November 2000, excludes
November and December 2000 and any date after, but includes January to October 2000 and
all of 1999.
- > when used with dates means after, E.g. >
31/12/1999 - after the Year 1999, excludes 1999, but includes 2000 and all subsequent
- E.g. > 30/11/2000 - after November 2000,
excludes November 2000, but includes December 2000 and all subsequent years
- < when used with amounts means less than, E.g. < £100,000 -
less than £100,000.
- > when used with amounts means greater than, E.g. >
£100,000 - greater than £100,000
- = when used with dates means equal to, E.g. = 2000 - equal to Year
2000, excludes 1999, 2001 and all subsequent years.
- E.g.= 11/1999 - equal to November 1999, excludes
October 1999 and all previous months, also excludes December 1999 and all subsequent
- = when used with amounts means equal to, E.g. = £100,000 -
equal to £100,000, must be the exact amount.
- Paragraph Number
Recipient or Recipient Name
The name of the Recipient. When an Act
or Regulation has been breached, the entity who is issued with the Notice, is the
The status of the Recipient, according to
||A self employed person or an individual who has responsibilities under the
Health and Safety at work Act 1974.
company whether limited (by shares or guarantee) or unlimited. Public limited companies
||Any number of individual partners trading as a partnership, probably with
a trading name.
||District, town, city, county, or metropolitan councils, and any other form
of local government.
departments eg Ministry of Defence, Department of Transport, Social Security.
|National Health Service
||NHS bodies, irrespective of funding arrangements, and including NHS
||All other client types
|Public Limited Company (plc)
||A Public Limited Company under British law.
A Region is an area within Great
Britain. Region is used within the Geographical Search. There are eleven
Regions recognised by the HSE and they are;
|York & Humberside
A Regulation is a piece of HSE
legislation. Each Regulation has a regulation number and a paragraph. e.g. The Agriculture
(Avoidance of Accidents to Children) Regulations, Reg No. 003, Para. 01.
Click here for the list of Regulations.
The result of a Notice issued for a
particular breach(es). The results are:
Complied - Prosecution
Complied - No Further Action
A revision to the original Compliance date. There may be circumstances which require
the date to be revised (i.e. Following an appeal by the recipient).
The result field is only available when
searching for Improvement Notices.
Section / Sub-section
Industrial Classification SIC)
See Main Work
A brief text description of the Notice
- The area at the top of the screen that contains icons
for performing different functions.
Type of Location
- See Location Type
- See Region