*HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd

Health and safety at work – Health and safety inspector. The appellant Inspector of Health and Safety appealed unsuccessfully against a ruling of the First Division of the Inner House. The Supreme Court held that, when considering an appeal against a prohibition notice served under s 22 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the tribunal hearing the appeal was not confined to the material which had been, or could reasonably have been, known to the inspector at the time that the notice had been served. The tribunal was entitled to take into account additional evidence that had since become available.

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