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Enforcement in Great Britain

Prosecution cases brought by HSE and in Scotland COPFS

Prosecution cases brought by HSE and in Scotland COPFS

Enforcement notices issued by local authorities and HSE

Enforcement notices issued by local authorities and HSE

Total fines for health and safety offences prosecuted by HSE and in Scotland COPFS

Total fines for health and safety offences prosecuted by HSE and in Scotland COPFS

In Scotland HSE and local authorities investigate potential offences but cannot institute legal proceedings. HSE and local authorities send a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). COPFS makes the final decision whether to institute legal proceedings and which offences are taken.

The year of an offence or case is based on when a verdict has been reached.

Updated 2017-10-10