A new code has been launched to improve the targeting of health and safety inspections – ensuring that local authority checks are more focused on serious risks and poor performers.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the National Local Authority Enforcement Code following a public consultation.
Local authorities are expected to target proactive inspections on high risk activities in specified sectors or on workplaces where intelligence suggests that risks are not being effectively managed. A listing of the activities and sectors suitable for inspection is published along with the Code.
More information about the National Code can be found on HSE’s Website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/publications/la-enforcement-code.htm