Notice of an inspection
Inspection of any workplace may be carried out at any reasonable time.
A health and safety inspector is not obliged to give prior notice to the employer.
Areas of the workplace covered
The inspector may choose to carry out a general inspection of the workplace as a whole or may concentrate on a specific area.
Why an inspection may be conducted
The reasons for inspecting a workplace include:
- targeting of a specific industry (usually high risk)
- as a follow up to an accident investigation
- in response to a complaint
- in response to a poor history of health and safety management
What to expect when a health and safety inspector calls