The HSE has just announced that surprise site inspections will be taking place during the period from 3rd of October to 4th of November. Sites that involve refurbishment or repair works will be targeted, and at each site inspection, inspectors will be checking that safety risks are being properly and effectively managed. Things they’re looking for include:

  • exposure to dust, noise and vibration
  • awareness of asbestos risks
  • maintenance and inspection of plant and equipment
  • general housekeeping of sites – trip hazards, clear entry and exit routes etc.

Where serious breaches of legislation are found, immediate enforcement action will be taken. So it’s a good time to ask yourself – if an inspector did a surprise site inspection at your site today, what would they see? Would they be satisfied that you were doing everything necessary to maintain a safe working environment? If the answer is no, or you’re not sure, it’s time to contact us. Our experienced safety professionals can visit your site and give you clear guidance on what steps you need to take to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.

Don’t wait for the HSE to arrive, get prepared now – call 0141 2440181 or email