Isle of Wight Magistrates Court: Â Health and Safety Executive (HSE)Â takes againstÂ Nicholas Greenhalgh, a property developer of Ducie Avenue, Bembridge, for failing to provide washing facilities on his development site at Spring Hill, Ventnor during October 2006.
Nicholas Greenhalgh is charged with breaching Regulation 22 of the Construction (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996.
Regulation 22 requires developers and builders to provide site welfare facilities to specified standards, which includes washing facilities with hot and cold, or warm, water (which should be running water so far as is reasonably practicable), soap and towels.
The provision of welfare facilities on all construction sites is a priority issue for the Health and Safety Executive’s Construction Division, as part of its campaign to improve heath standards for all construction workers.
The maximum penalty at a Magistrates’ Court for breaches of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 is Â£5,000 for each offence.
If the caseÂ was referred to the Crown Court the maximum penalty it may impose for each offence is an unlimited fine.
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