Health and safety inspections
We visit workplaces based on information we receive from accident notifications, workplace complaints, local knowledge of health and safety issues as well as national priorities for addressing poor standards of health and safety.
We check compliance with the legislation through examination of documentation (risk assessments, work instructions, training records) and visual observations.
We will, in all cases, take action where businesses are failing to comply with legislation. Action will be taken in accordance with our enforcement policy and will range from verbal advice to prosecution. The action taken will be proportionate, targeted, consistent and transparent.
- Health and Safety Executive guide for businesses and employees: 'What to expect when a health and safety inspector calls'
- The independent regulatory challenge panel - if you think that the advice given by HSE or LA inspectors about health and safety was incorrect you can challenge this
For further information and advice please contact us
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