HSE Inspector's Guide to Improvement and Prohibition Notices
13 February 2024
As a regulator, HSE's goal is to prevent
workplace death, injury or ill health. We achieve this by working
with dutyholders to help them understand the risks they create and
how to manage them. HSE's emphasis is on prevention but, where
appropriate, we will enforce the law where we find it is being
Serving notices is an important part of HSE's
This workshop-style training course will help
delegates to understand why, when and how HSE takes formal
enforcement action, the factors that affect an inspector's
decisions and how to respond to receipt of a notice.
The workshop will be delivered by a former HSE
inspector with more than 35 years of experience and is a rare
opportunity to understand how HSE regulates by seeing the world
through an inspector's eyes.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the basic format of the improvement and prohibition
- Understand the legal basis for HSE taking formal enforcement
- Understand how HSE inspectors form their judgement about
whether to serve notices
- Understand how organisations can legitimately influence an
inspector's enforcement decision
- Understand the options for both formal and informal actions
that are available to an organisation receiving a notice
What the course will cover
Delegates will examine the legal basis to enforcement (when
notices can be served, what they must contain), understand how to
respond to a notice, the importance of the inspector's opinion and
how an inspector forms that opinion. Delegates will gain an insight
into how to legitimately influence an inspector's enforcement
decision. There will be practical, interactive elements to the
workshop, using relevant case studies to enhance learning.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for health and safety professionals who
act as the interface between their organisation and HSE. It is also
suitable for business owners or senior managers responsible for
managing and controlling risks, or anyone who might have a formal
notice put in their hands by an HSE inspector.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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