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"Safety Last? The Under-Enforcement of Health and Safety Law"

In October 2002, the Centre for Corporate Accountability and the Public Sector trade union Unison published a report called "Safety Last? The Under-Enforcement of Health and Safety Law"

This page will allow you to either:
• download the whole report onto your computer, or
• look at the various sections of the report.

Downloading the Report
There is a summary report and a full report.
• The summary report is 20 pages.
• The full report - which contains over 90 tables and a comprehensive analysis - is 70 pages.

If you do not want to download these documents, you can obtain these free by calling UNISON on 020 7551 1446

They are both in Pdf format. In order to read PDF documents, you need "acrobat reader". You can download this free, if you click here.

Click here to download the Summary report

Click here to download the full report

Looking at Report
To read the following sections of the full report on screen, click on the part that you are interested in:

Chapter One: Contacts and Inspections
Chapter Two: Investigation into Reported Incidents
Chapter Three: Use of Notices
Chapter Four: Levels of Prosecution
Chapter Five: Courts and Sentencing
Chapter Seven: Analysis and Conclusion







•  to see key statistics relating to:

Levels of contacts and inspections
Levels of investigation into deaths, major injuries, over-3-day injuries, dangerous occurences, industrial diseases
Levels of Prosecution
Levels of fines



• to see the levels of inspection, investigation and prosecution in different parts of the country, Click Here

You can look at:
each of the 19 HSE Areas
each of seven regions
  Click Here



to see the levels of inspection, investigation and prosecution in different industries, Click Here

• To see the Conclusion and analysis relating to the following issues:

Enforcement Action
Resource Questions







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Page last updated on June 9, 2003