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Workplace Inspections

Under the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, every employer must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of both the risks to the health and safety of their employees that they encounter while at work, and the risks to the people not under employment

Duty of Care 

As an employer, you have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who might be affected by your activities.

Carrying out regular workplace safety inspections is like a service on your car. This has two benefits for your business:-

  • Firstly, it is a key way of monitoring your health and safety compliance level, with regards to safe working practices and site safety.

  • Secondly, it is an ideal tool for identifying and addressing significant hazards early on. 

What does a Workplace Inspection involve?  
Below is a general health and safety inspection checklist. This list isn’t exhaustive, however it can serve as a useful guideline for checks a general workplace inspection should cover: 

  • Machinery – is it sufficiently maintained and guarded?

  • Systems of work – are designs safe and still being followed?

  • Hazardous substances – are they used and stored safely?

  • Manual handling – are staff adequately trained and using correct aids?

  • Workplace – is housekeeping good (no trailing wires etc)?

  • Fire precautions – are extinguishers in place and escape routes clear?

  • Welfare facilities – is a stocked first aid box in place, are toilets clean?

I offer comprehensive workplace inspections which will highlight any existing Health and Safety issues and pre-empt any potential future problems.

 

I can work with you and your managers to ensure that you fully understand any findings and the steps you need to take, thus ensuring excellent compliance with your Health, Safety and Welfare duties.

Regular inspections should take place routinely throughout the year, particularly when:

  • Control measures aren’t working (e.g. near miss).

  • Processes and procedures are changed.

  • A new hazard has been identified.

  • A health and safety representative requests an inspection.

Safety Inspections should always be carried out by someone who is competent to identify relevant hazards and risks, and who can assess the circumstances. 

Health and Safety Gap Analysis (Audit)
If you are requiring a more in-depth assessment (audit), which includes the workplace inspection and the auditing of your Health and Safety documentation (policies, risk assessments, procedures etc…) then please see Health and Safety Auditing

 

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Our Pricing & Service

Workplace Inspections from £189*

| Service Includes

  • Full  workplace and welfare inspection

  • Observation of safe working practices 

  • Full report with compliance level and action plan

  • One month’s standard business support by: telephone, email and virtual online chat

*Price may vary depending on size of premises, number of employees and complexity of the business


 

Providing your business with a comprehensive and affordable Health and Safety consultancy service.

Please contact us for an informal chat to see how we
 can help you with your occupational safety and health requirements.

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