We have to inspect certain types of premises to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation. Our aim is to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work and people who may be affected by work activities.
You must not obstruct officers when they inspect your premises.
Our authorised officers have the right to enter and inspect premises at all reasonable hours, this may include visits in the early morning or during the evening. Routine inspections are usually made without prior notice.
How often we inspect depends on the potential risk posed by the business, the previous record of compliance and our confidence in its management systems. High risk premises may expect a visit every 12 months, others less often.
We may also visit after receiving a complaint, as part of an accident investigation or as part of an enforcement initiative/campaign.
Our officers will show you their ID.
You will get information on health, safety and welfare issues identified during the visit, advice on how to comply with legal requirements and the timescale for compliance.
There will be a clear distinction between what are legal requirements and advice/recommendations.
You will be sent a written summary of actions required. It will give details of the regulations contravened and an indication of the timescale for completion of the work required.
Contact the team directly on 01773 841335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org