HSE Enforcement Notice System Last Updated: 11 Sep 2001 Version: P1.1

 

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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.
 
Activity

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)
 
Appeal
Recipient's can Appeal against a Notice within 21 days from the date of issue.
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Back
The back button allows you to step back through the screens one step at a time.
 
Breach
When an Act or Regulation is broken, this is regarded as a Breach. An individual Notice can be issued against a number breaches.
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Compliance Date
The date by which remedial action should be taken to comply with the Improvement Notice. Also Revised Compliance Date
Condition

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 Hitlist.

E.g. Searching for Notices where the Recipient is "Bloggs Ltd" AND the Location of the Offence was "Aberdeen", would return 1 Notice, i.e.

 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 Notices;  i.e.

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

 

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

Country is used within the Geographical, Simple and Advanced Search and can be one of three; England, Scotland and Wales.
 

Current Search Criteria

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.
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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
 
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Extension 

An Extension is a revision to the original Compliance Date for an Improvement Notice, allowing the Recipient longer to comply.

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Home Page

The first page of a web site, which usually provides a description of the web site including a contents list.
 

HSE Directorate

 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is divided up into six major areas* of inspection and they are: 
 
CHID Chemical and Hazardous Installations Division,
DST Directorate of Science and Technology,
FOD Field Operations Directorate
MI Mines Inspectorate
NSD Nuclear Safety Directorate
OSD Offshore Division
RI Railways Inspectorate
 
* Following internal restructuring within HSE, RI is now part of FOD and CHID, MI and OSD have merged to form the Hazardous Installations Division (HID). However the disciplines and areas of work are retained.
 

HSE Division  

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;
 
  • Scotland
  • Yorkshire and North East
  • North West
  • Midlands
  • Wales and West
  • London and the South East 
  • Home Counties
 

HSE Group

HSE Group is the management unit which issued the Notice.
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Industry

The type of Industry where the Notice was served. This is based on the main economic activity of the Recipient. The industry categories are:
 
Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
Construction
Extractive and Utility Supply
Manufacturing
Services

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Local Authority
 
Local Authority in whose area the Notice was issued.

Note!

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.
 

Location Type

Identifies the type of Location where the Notice was issued.
Click here for the list of Location Types.
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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 (SIC).
 
Click here for the list of Work Activities (SICs)
 
The hierarchy is also illustrated on the industry search page
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Notice

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.
 

Notice Number

        The unique number assigned to the Notice by HSE's computer systems.

Not Complied with

Identifies non compliance with the requirements of an Improvement notice issued to the Recipient. There are two possible 'Not Complied with' results:
  • 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.
Operands

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 years
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 months.
  • = when used with amounts means equal to, E.g. = 100,000 - equal to 100,000, must be the exact amount.  

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Paragraph Number
 
See Regulation
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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 Recipient. 
 

Recipient Status

The status of the Recipient, according to pre-defined categories:
 
Individual A self employed person or an individual who has responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974.
Sole Proprietor Sole Proprietor
Limited Company Limited Company
Employee Employee
Private Company Any incorporated company whether limited (by shares or guarantee) or unlimited. Public limited companies are included.
Partnership Any number of individual partners trading as a partnership, probably with a trading name.
Local Authority District, town, city, county, or metropolitan councils, and any other form of local government.
Central Government Government departments eg Ministry of Defence, Department of Transport, Social Security.
National Health Service NHS bodies, irrespective of funding arrangements, and including NHS Trusts.
Other All other client types
Public Limited Company (plc) A Public Limited Company under British law.
Agricultural Research Agriculural Research
 
 

Region

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;
 
Scotland
North East
North West 
East Midlands
West Midlands 
York & Humberside
Wales
South East
South West 
Eastern 
London
 

  Regulation

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.

 

Result

The result of a Notice issued for a particular breach(es). The results are:
 
Complied
Not Complied - Prosecution
Not Complied - No Further Action

Note:

The result field is only available when searching for Improvement Notices.
Revised Compliance Date
 
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).

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Section / Sub-section

See Act
 

Standard Industrial Classification SIC)

See Main Work Activity
 

Status

See Recipient Status
 

Summary

A brief text description of the Notice
 
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Toolbar

The area at the top of the screen that contains icons for performing different functions.
 

Type of Location

See Location Type
 

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UK Region

See Region
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*NOTE:

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.

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  • NOT 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