Be ready for on the spot inspections
01 October 2019
As Halloween approaches, be aware that scares can come in many guises.
A company was recently fined £100,000 for poor warehouse safety practice - http://bit.ly/2Hi1Fxg
What stood out here was there was no incident.
It was enough for someone to spot the poor practice, report it, and for the HSE to prosecute the possibility a serious incident could occur.
At last year’s SEMA Safety Conference, Terry Mallard, health and safety inspector at Birmingham City Council, warned attendees about this very point. He explained: “I have come across businesses where I suspect practices are unsafe and have carried out on the spot inspections. Remember, it is not necessary for someone to have been injured for them to be served legal notice.”
The next SEMA Safety Conference is coming up soon on Halloween (Oct 31) - see details here - http://bit.ly/2oSbGef
It would be great to see you at the event!