Regulation & Government

First HSE Covid spot check prosecution completed

It comes after an HSE inspector discovered ‘multiple’ health and safety issues at a Manchester construction site while carrying out a Covid spot check in July 2020

The first successful prosecution arising from the UK Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Covid ‘spot check’ programme has been made, with a construction contractor prosecuted for breaches of health and safety legislation. 

An HSE inspector discovered “multiple” health and safety issues at a Manchester construction site while carrying out a Covid spot check in July 2020.

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