Information on how to carry out workplace inspections
Inspections are a key part of good health and safety management. They allow you to check that your workplace and work activities are healthy and safe. Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses.
An inspection helps you identify hazards or processes that are not working efficiently and decide what measures to take before they lead to an accident or incident.
A number of people can carry out inspections. People outside of your business, such as enforcement officers, insurers, consultants or specialist inspectors or engineers, may carry them out. You should not depend on these external inspections alone to make sure your workplace is safe.
Employees, trade union safety representatives, supervisors or managers may be a part of the inspection team or they may be called upon to help with certain aspects of the inspection to provide advice and information on any matters identified. It is important the inspection team includes people with suitable expertise to provide advice and information on any matters identified during the inspection.
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