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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

It is my understanding that under european law..'Hod Carrying' is illegal. Can you please tell me if this is the same in the united kingdom. Also please confirm how long it has been illegal to do so.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please respond to my FOIR before I commence further action as you are now breaking the law and that demands accountability, as it would if I were to break the law. I am aware of the EU law about Hod carrying as you should be. Please respond as to where the UK stands on the EU law as I can not find it on your website anywhere.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please send me the EU law, or a link to the law that says Hod Carrying is banned within the EU. It is your duty to give me this information, or point me in a direction where the information can be found. I have looked for the information and can not find it on your website anywhere. If thousands of men in the UK are working in an occupation that is illegal in the UK, then this information should be on your site. So please send me the information I am asking for.

I have every faith in you sending me the information I have asked for without delay.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Logan

I am treating this as a request for an internal review of your original FOI request as a satisfactory response was not received. Your internal review reference number is 201703339.

Firstly, I apologise that your request was not dealt with more promptly and whilst it is the case that your request could have been dealt with under normal HSE business rather than under FOI, it is not correct that you were not pointed in this direction sooner. I have raised this with the relevant people as not acceptable procedure.

In answer to your request please see below:

Hod carrying is not banned, either in the UK or the EU.

However the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 and CDM 2015 Regulations require control measures to be taken to manage the risks of manual handling such as hod carrying.

Regulation 4(1) of MHOR sets out a hierarchy of measures to reduce the risks of manual handling.

- avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable;
- assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided;
- reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable.

Please see below for links to the relevant legislation on the HSE website.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/pushpull/regul...

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, or the explanation given above, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

Ms H McGlown
FOI Unit
1.G Redgrave Court
Merton Rd
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please send me the location of the law that gives the HSE the power to enforce the rules and regulations that are forced across the UK on construction workers. I can not find it on your site.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Logan

There isn't one piece of legislation that covers the construction industry therefore it is impossible to provide you with the information you require. However, I have provided you with the following:

1. A link to HSE's website relating to tracing legislation - http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/trace.....

2. A link to the Construction page of HSE's website - http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.... On this page you will find lots of information relating to the construction industry plus a link to The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/... - that specify what people in the construction industry have to do to protect themselves from harm.

3. A link to the Acts owned and enforced by HSE - http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/acts.htm - and a link to the Statutory Instruments owned and enforced by HSE and Local Authorities - http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/statin.... All the legislation and statutory instruments detailed can also be viewed via the legislation.gov.uk website - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/.

3. A link to the Manual Handling page of HSE's website - http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/manualhandling.... On this page you will find lots of information relating to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. I have also provided you with a link to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/....

Regards

Jane Cloherty
FOI Policy Advisor
Health & Safety Executive
Bootle
Merseyside

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please simplify the information for me. Please send me the information that gives HSE the power to walk on a construction site and stop a dangerous practice happening if reported.....Again, I can not find this information on your web site. For it is my understanding that you do not have the power to do so. If I am wrong, then please send me the information I have asked for, or a link to where I can find the information myself.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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If your email is a request for advice, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/informatio...

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If you wish to report an incident, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm

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Health and Safety Executive

Mr Logan

I regret HSE do not hold the information you are requesting because HSE to not have information in a simplified format that details the powers we have to enforce health and safety legislation within the UK. This is because we do not enforce under a single piece of legislation as detailed in my previous response. The main piece of legislation HSE work to is the Health and Safety at Work Act however we also enforce lots of other pieces of legislation. Our powers are specified within all the legislation we regulate but are not detailed in a simplified or generic way.

Everything you need to know about HSE, the work we do and how we enforce is detailed via the homepage of our website - http://www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm. However I have provided specific links to how we work and how we enforce.

HSE's work - http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/hseswork.htm

How HSE Enforces - http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/index.htm

Jane Cloherty / FOI Policy Advisor / Information Management Unit
Health & Safety Executive / Knowledge Centre / FOI Unit/ 1.G Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, L20 7HS

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please simplify the information for me. Please send me the information that gives HSE the power to walk on a construction site and stop a dangerous practice happening if reported.....Again, I can not find this information on your web site. For it is my understanding that you do not have the power to do so. If I am wrong, then please send me the information I have asked for, or a link to where I can find the information myself.

Yours faithfully,

John Logan

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,
I have a recording of a conversation with a director from the HSE after I had reported a dangerous practise happening on a site that had and is still going on for some time. ( at least 5yrs ) He stated that he had no power to walk on site and stop the practise from happening. Are you telling me you do have the power to go on site and enforce a halt to a dangerous practise.....If you are....Then please point me to where I can find the confirmation of your power.....so that I may start proceedings against HSE. This happened 3 years ago and since my call a few of my working colleges at the time have developed lung problems. So, again. Please send me the location of the information that gives you the power to go on a construction site and stop a dangerous practise after it has been reported. The dangerous practise is still going on across the UK......So you can understand the urgency of having the information sent to me without delay so I, under the powers given to you, can get you to finally stop the dangerous practise that is not only effecting construction workers but local residents also.
Here is a link to said practise that I was told HSE had no powers to stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6LtDpL... Here is also a link to what is in the material being spewed out and the information of the consequences of this highly dangerous practise that is still going on in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_sC2wX9...
Yours faithfully,

John Logan

Health and Safety Executive

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If your email is a request for advice, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/informatio...

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If you wish to report an incident, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm

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Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Logan

As my colleague Jane Cloherty has pointed out to you, information on the legislation that HSE enforces and the powers we have, is information that is in the public domain on HSE's website. We publish this information under our publication scheme. As such, this information is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act (information accessible by other means).

However, in order to assist I am providing a link to the page of our website where we explain relevant legislation. (see http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/enforc... ). In the main, inspectors' powers derive from Section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Again in order to assist, I attach a copy of that part of the Act.

Please note that as your request is relating to information already in the public domain and therefore exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of information Act, the FOI Unit will not be able to assist you further with requests regarding published legislation.

Regards

Helen

Helen McGlown PC.foi | Information Management Unit | Freedom of Information Unit Health & Safety Executive | Knowledge Centre 1G Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20 7HS |

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