The HSE are still carrying out Health & Safety spot checks and inspections across all types of businesses, these will include COVID secure checks as part of their normal duties while visiting businesses during the pandemic.

They are also working closely with local authorities assisting them with retail and hospitality.

To ensure they reach as many businesses as possible they are working with trained and approved  partners to deliver the spot check calls and visits.  During the visits the inspectors will speak directly to employers to ensure the measures they have in place are in line with the government guidance.

Inspectors that visit your premises will carry identification from their business and a letter from the HSE authorising them to attend, if you wish to verify an Inspector please call 0300 790 6896.

If you receive a call or a visit from the HSE you should participate, failure to do so could lead to enforcement action.

Steps to take to keep your workplace COVID-secure:

· Carry out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and review it regularly.

· Maintain Social Distancing

· Keep your workplace clean with handwashing and hygiene procedures

For the latest guidance from the government please click on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus