Health and Safety Inspectorate enforcement notices (FOI)
Health and Safety Inspectorate enforcement notices (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 October 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide all full enforcement notices, both improvement and prohibition, issued by the Health and Safety Inspectorate between January 2021 and the present date. In respect of each, please confirm the date at which the matter was considered resolved / closed or if the notice remains in force.
Prohibition Notices are served when, in the opinion of the Inspector, there is a risk of serious personal injury. The Notice has the effect of stopping the working activity giving rise to the risk until adequate steps have been taken to control it. The Notice therefore contains no specified timescale for when work can recommence as this is entirely dependent on the time taken by the duty holder to put in place the appropriate measures.
Improvement Notices are served when, in the opinion of the Inspector, there is a breach of the health and safety legislation which needs to be remedied within a specified period of time to secure compliance with the law.
Of the 11 Improvement Notices served within the specified timescale set out in the Freedom of Information request:
Of the 18 Prohibition Notices served within the specified timescale set out in the Freedom of Information request:
- all 18 have been resolved/ closed
Article 20 of the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989 places strict restrictions on disclosure of information obtained by Inspectors whilst exercising their powers under the Law, which prohibits the release of copies of enforcement Notices served under the Law. However, a summary of all Notices served, both Prohibition and Improvement Notices, are published on the ‘Updates page’ of the Health and Safety Inspectorate website, www.gov.je/hsi on a quarterly basis:
January – March 20201 Update on enforcement notices issued (gov.je)
April – June 20201 Update on enforcement notices issued (gov.je)
Improvement and Prohibition Enforcement Notices from January to September 2021
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