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HSE Public Register of Convictions over 5 years old

This site provides ahistory ofprosecution cases pursued by the the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), that resulted in successful convictions.Allconvictionson this site are over five years old, and the informationis updated weekly.

Details found here have previously been displayed for a period of five years on the under five years from conviction database for health & safety offences.This database only contains details of cases that are over five years old, HSE does not publish details of the convictions of individuals in this archive. The date of the earliest conviction on this site is 1 April 1999.

HSE enforces health and safety legislation for most industry sectors in Great Britain - we cover factories, building sites, mines, farms, fairgrounds, quarries, chemical plant, offshore and nuclear installations, schools, hospitals and other places where there is a work activity. You will not find cases on this site for Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland authorities.

Prior to 1 April 2006, HSE also enforced health and safety legislation for railways and you will find relevant cases on the prosecutions database - however, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) became the health and safety regulator for the rail industry when responsibility was transferred from HSE on 1 April 2006.

HSE inspectors normally enforce health and safety standards by giving advice on how to comply with the law. Sometimes we must order people to make improvements and if necessary, prosecute them. Inspectors follow HSE's Enforcement Policy Statement to decide on the most appropriate action to take.

HSE prosecutes both companies and individuals for breaches of health and safety law. When we prosecute someone, we prepare a "Case" against them. The case may involve one or more instances when the defendant has failed to comply with health and safety law - each one of these is called a "Breach".

Sentences imposed by the courts take into account a wide range of factors unique to the circumstances and context of the particular case and defendant, and there are no standard "tariffs" for health and safety offences. .


 How to search
Link to search Find cases or breaches using a single item of information (e.g. defendant's name)
Link to advanced search Find cases or breaches using multiple search items
Link to geographical search Find cases or breaches by geographic area (e.g. region)
Link to industry search Find cases or breaches by industry (e.g. construction) or the main activity (e.g. plastering)
Further details are available under Help.