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Breach of enforcement notices: Rochdale company and director fined

Breach of enforcement notices: company and director fined

Health and Safety Executive v Rochdale MOT Centre Ltd and Nazar Hussain (2017) Manchester magistrates’ court, September 5

Statutory reference: s.33 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 (HSWA).

The facts

  • Rochdale MOT Centre Ltd and Nazar Hussain, the company’s director, were served with three improvement notices in June 2016. The notices required the thorough examination of three vehicle lifts by dates specified in the notices. The company’s premises were investigated by the NSE following information from the local authority.

The decision

The company was fined £1500 plus £15,000 costs, and Hussain was fined £3000 plus £15,000 costs under s.33 of HSWA.

An HSE inspector commented after the case that it highlighted the impact of the work of the HSE, ensuring that duty holders were held to account for their failings and taking appropriate action to ensure the safety of workers.

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