Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many covid 19-related workplace inspections the Health and Safety Executive undertook in each of the last six months; and what the outcome was of each of those inspections.

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

The table below provides details of Covid specific site visits carried out by the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) operational staff in each of the last 6 months and up until 15th September 2020. Where an outcome has been recorded this has been provided below and please note that there will be some instances where an outcome has not yet been recorded.

March

April

May

June

July

August

1st - 15th September

Total

No. of Covid Site Vists

1

35

126

159

1,820

1,103

475

3,721

No Action Taken

1

10

41

47

913

532

216

1,761

Verbal Advice

-

12

55

61

619

379

195

1,322

Written Correspondence

-

13

24

37

165

111

34

384

Enforcement Notices served

-

-

6

13

31

15

3

68

Notes:

i) As the above data is taken from a live operational database it is subject to change e.g. when the outcome of an inspection is determined and recorded, due to the delay between a site visit and details being recorded onto the database and as a result of data quality checks. ii) The data also does not include site visits for other purposes which may have addressed Covid issues e.g. investigations of reported accidents and workplace concerns and inspections carried out for other purposes.

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