HSE Inspection Guide E-book
As an employer, it is your responsibility to enforce proper workplace health and safety standards within your organisation.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors visit thousands of workplaces every year, often arriving on-site without warning. Inspectors have the right of entry to your premises as well as the right to talk to employees and safety representatives and whether it's a planned inspection or a surprise visit, your organisation can face serious ramifications for failing an inspection.
In fact, as soon as an inspector identifies that you are you are breaking health and safety laws, your organisation will be fined by the hour for the time spent on the inspection and how long it takes for you to correct the breach. This cost, also known as a Fee For Intervention (FFI), currently costs a whopping £154 an hour. What's worse, your organisation could also face additional fines, prosecution costs and damage to its reputation as a result of a failed inspection.
Don't let poor health and safety practices lead to a failed inspection and costly consequences for years to come. Download our free guide which explains how the inspection process works, offers robust inspection preparation guidance and provides a variety of health and safety resources for both you and your employees to ensure a successful inspection and reap the numerous benefits of prioritising workplace health and safety.
Keeping your employees healthy and safe on-site also brings a wide range of benefits including:
- Decreased work-related injury and illness concerns
- Lowered absenteeism and turnover rates
- Increased productivity
- Boosted workplace morale
Put simply, prioritising workplace health and safety can cut costs, reduce the risk of on-site disasters and help retain skilled employees.