Industrial Health and Safety

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits staff from (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) local authorities have made to (i) investigate evidence that health and safety performance was poor, (ii) to carry out a prior assessment of a hazardous industrial workplace, (iii) investigate a specific incident, (iv) make an assessment of risk in new businesses or premises, (v) undertake a random spot checks on compliance and (vi) undertake a training exercise in each year since 2008-2009.

Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits staff from (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) local authorities have made to (i) investigate evidence that health and safety performance was poor, (ii) to carry out a prior assessment of a hazardous industrial workplace, (ii) investigate a specific incident, (iv) make an assessment of risk in new businesses or premises, (v) undertake a random spot checks on compliance and (vi) undertake a training exercise in each month in 2020-21.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carries out a range of regulatory activities including proactive inspections and reactive work. This involves investigating any workplace related concerns, major injuries as well as possible work related fatalities.

The attached document provides tables, which give more detailed breakdown of inspections asked. HSE works to ensure employers and those in control of workplaces are complying with their legal duties to manage health and safety risks.

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