Thursday, 25 February 2021

Health and Safety Spot Checks and Inspections During Coronavirus

We have heard from a number of clients that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

HSE are making calls to businesses so they can give advice on how to manage the risks and protect workers, customers and visitors. They are also working closely with local authorities, assisting them in the sectors they regulate such as hospitality and retail.

HSE state that Inspectors will make COVID-secure checks as part of their normal role in visiting workplaces during the pandemic. To ensure they reach as many workplaces as possible nationally and support the core work of inspectors, they are working with trained and approved partners to deliver the spot check calls and visits.

Officers that visit premises will be carrying identification from their business and a letter of authorisation from HSE. If you wish to verify an officer that calls or visits your organisation, please call 0300 790 6896.

See: https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/regulating-health-and-safety/spot-inspections.htm

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