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Health and Safety Executive to perform spot-checks

18 Nov 2020 | Technical News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued an eBulletin, advising spot checks and inspections will be performed throughout all industries to ensure their working practices are COVID-secure.

The inspections will take the form of phone calls and visits and will be performed either by HSE staff, local authority inspectors or ‘trained and approved partners’.  The purpose of the calls and visits is to check on the measures implemented by businesses, and confirm they meet government guidance.  

The measures expected from businesses, which will be reviewed by inspectors, include:

  • Completion of a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Maintaining social distancing
  • Ensuring workplaces are kept clean and tidy

BALI has provided template COVID-19 risk assessments and workplace guidance for members on the BALI website. Learn how your – office or site-based - landscape business can work safely during the pandemic

Note: The HSE have advised officers visiting premises are required to carry identification from their business and a letter of authorisation from the HSE. BALI strongly suggest all members visited by the HSE or associated third parties verify their identity before allowing them onto site or premises by calling 0300 790 6896.  

Further reading:

BALI Workforce Guidelines

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