During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been encouraged to follow government guidance and ensure workplaces are COVID-19 secure. As the regulator, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is tasked with enforcing these measures and has been visiting workplaces to confirm that they are in place. Your premises may therefore be visited by contractors working on behalf of the HSE.
These contractors will have appropriate ID and authorisation letters that empower them to undertake visits and spot checks. They should ask for someone in authority on site and will then ask questions from the list below. This latest piece of guidance from the CICV (supported by FIS) is a handy checklist of questions to help businesses prepare for spot checks and health and safety inspections.