SI 2022/41
19th January 2022
DEFRA consultation on waste regulation
21st January 2022

HSE inspection results in three prohibition and thirty-one improvement notices

HSE carried out seventy-one workplace inspections around Sheffield and Rotherham during the second week of January. Businesses inspected were in the metal fabrication, engineering, general manufacturing and waste and recycling sectors. Inspectors served three prohibition notices and thirty-one improvement notices.  In addition, HSE wrote formally to a further twenty-three businesses requiring them to improve various aspects of health and safety. In all 65 % of business inspected were found to be in some form of breach of health and safety law.  Examples of some of the breaches found included poor controls of welding fumes and metal working fluids.