Health and Safety Inspections

Proactive inspections

Inspectors have the right to enter any workplace without giving notice, though notice may be given where the inspector thinks it is appropriate. During an inspection an inspector would expect to look at the workplace, the work activities, your management of health and safety, and to check that you are complying with health and safety law.

While visiting your business the inspector will concentrate on the risks identified as priorities for the national health and safety improvements because they have the greatest potential to improve health and safety performance nationally. We accept that all risks in the workplace can not be eliminated. Instead, we will want to see that you are taking sensible actions to reduce your health and safety risks.

The inspector may offer guidance or advice to help you. He/she may also talk to employees and their representatives, take photographs and samples etc.

ID: 1413, revised 23/08/2017