Site inspections from the HSE

As we are a UKATA member we have been made aware of some site inspections from the HSE that may be applicable to you:

“From January-March 2023, some of HSE’s Visiting Officers (VOs) will be going to sites notified as licensed work in order to view documents and collect information.

VOs will be looking at documents and asking questions about, for example: the site diary, daily checks, smoke test, isolations, ASB5, plan of work, risk and COSHH assessments, ELCI, asbestos survey, DCU, NPUs, RPE, training, work at height, scaffold work, four stage clearance, analyst, personal monitoring etc (NB this list is not exhaustive).

The visits are NOT inspections and VOs will not be acting as asbestos inspectors. However, as you may be aware, VOs already visit other construction work sites to collect information, including non-licensed asbestos work, so this is an extension of that work”