Our health and safety enforcement action to date
Details of improvement notices and prohibition notices served by our inspectors, and details of prosecutions in England and Wales taken by inspectors and the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland.
Copies of improvement and prohibition notices can be found on our public register.
In England and Wales the decision whether to prosecute will take account of the full test set down by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. No prosecution may go ahead unless the prosecutor finds there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and decides that prosecution would be in the public interest.
In Scotland, the Procurator Fiscal decides whether to bring a prosecution. This may be on the basis of a recommendation by an enforcing authority, although the Procurator Fiscal may investigate the circumstances and institute proceedings independently of an enforcing authority. The Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service have endorsed our policy statement on enforcement . PDF, 136 Kb
Details of ORR health and safety prosecutions resulting in conviction since 1 April 2006.
Recent cases where formal enforcement action has been taken to secure legal compliance.
A list of health and safety notices which allow time for the recipient to comply with the law.