The inspector calls – Is your business COVID-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Is calling on businesses of all sizes and sectors to ensure they are COVID-secure. Is yours?

Being COVID-secure means being adaptable to the current guidelines and so HSE’s inspection approach will adapt as workplaces in different sectors get to grips with managing the coronavirus risks that apply to them. Most employers want to do the right thing, and HSE will help and advise them to ‘Work Right’.

HSE Inspectors are at every opportunity conducting workplace checks to make sure businesses are complying with the COVID-secure guidance. Duty holders can expect to be put on the spot and asked to provide evidence of the measures they have put in place to deal with the risks posed by COVID-19.

Where some employers are not managing those risks, HSE will not hesitate to take action. 

Enforcement action can range from:

  • the provision of specific guidance
  • issuing enforcement notices
  • stopping certain work practices until they are made safe
  • where businesses fail to comply, this could lead to prosecution

PAYadvice.UK 4/9/2020

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