Health and Safety at Work: Who are the HSE?

A Derbyshire based company has been fined following the fall of a worker down a thirteen meter service riser shaft: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-falls-down-service-shaft/

Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how a 36-year-old worker began dismantling falsework (a form of temporary structure) in a building that was under construction at Fletcher Development, De Montfort University, Leicester.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found that there was an unsafe system of work and inadequate supervision of workers.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.

If you have suffered an injury at work and you believe this could have been avoided if there had been improved training of other employees, access to equipment or better work equipment, or you feel the implementation of the work was not sufficient then contact our Personal Injury Team today at Ringrose Law where we can advise you if you have a claim.

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