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Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) – Notices and Prosecutions

Clifford McDowell

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for the Economy (DfE).

HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland. They have similar regulatory powers to their counterparts for Great Britain the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who cover England, Wales, and Scotland as a single agency.

HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland. They will issue notices and prosecute where necessary to ensure regulations are observed by individuals and organisations alike

HSENI and local councils

Whilst HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland, it shares this responsibility with the 11 local councils.

Together, HSENI and the local councils cover all work situations in Northern Ireland that are subject to the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

HSENI’s enforcement responsibilities cover

  • factories
  • building sites
  • farms
  • motor vehicle repairs
  • mines and quarries
  • chemical plants
  • schools and universities
  • leisure and entertainment facilities (owned by local councils)
  • fairgrounds
  • hospitals and nursing homes
  • fire and police
  • government departments
  • railways
  • any other workplace not covered by local councils

HSENI Enforcements in the news:

HSENI complaints rise by 1800% in week with lack of social distancing in workplaces major concernSource: ARMAGHi
Briggs Equipment Ltd fined £150,000 after heavy machinery falls on driverSource: BBC News
Firm fined following death of man at livestock mart Source: AgriLand

How to get HESNI Notices and Prosecutions Data:

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland Notices and Prosecution data is available in DoordaBiz with companies mapped to their registered numbers to ensure seamless integration with the other regulatory datasets.