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28 Jul

Case Study – Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Surprise Visit

Businesses across Great Britain are subject to surprise inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Site inspections are carried out, checking that employers and workers know the risks, plan their work and are using the right health and safety controls.

A small engineering company (8-10 employees) whose primary activities are the use of lathes, milling machines and cutting and welding equipment was subject to such a visit.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visit subsequently resulted in an improvement notice being issued requiring remedial actions which included the wearing of RPE whilst welding, occupational health screening and a before use check to be carried out on work equipment.

This is where Crownford stepped in.

Crownford worked with the company to implement the following controls:

Welding – Produced a welding procedure, provided information on occupational health screening (contact) and liaised with the RPE supplier

Work equipment – produced a before use checklist (emergency stops etc)

Communicated with the HSE in regard to the added controls

Completed all actions issued by the HSE and the case was subsequently closed

Engaging with a professional Health & Safety advisor is a powerful ally.

Contact us on 0871 22 616 22 or email if you wish to learn more about how Crownford can help your business stay safe from HSE fines.