We carry out regular inspections, investigate workplace accidents and complaints about health and safety issues
As part of our duty, we proactively inspect high risk premises. We can do this with or without notice.
Where there is evidence of poor health and safety performance we will also investigate.
We will also inspect in response to a reported incident or complaint.
We inspect the following types of premises:
These are inspected by the Health and Safety Executive.
If the premises do not meet health and safety standards, inspectors can issue information and advice or a notice.
A notice is a legal document telling a business how to improve and by when. If there is a serious problem, we can order a business to stop certain activity until legal standards are met.
If a business still fails to take the necessary action, we can prosecute them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.