Health and Safety Inspections
A Health and Safety Inspection is the process whereby a location or activity is visually checked to see that the expected health and safety standards are being achieved. It takes a snapshot in time to identify good practice and areas for improvement. An inspection should be scheduled at least a term in advance and be carried out by a small team including the Head of School, School Health and Safety Coordinator, School Resources & Facilities Manager, Faculty Health and Safety Manager, a member of technical staff and union safety representatives (who must always be invited and will attend wherever possible).
- The School is inspected using an approved checklist, to ensure they meet expected health and safety standards every twelve months, with high risk areas (as identified by the Faculty Health and Safety Manager) checked every six months
- The inspection reports will be formally fed into the School Health and Safety Committee and reported back to the Head of School
- Records are kept of all monitoring activity for at least three years
Further information and guidance on Health and Safety Inspections is available from the Health and Safety Services website http://wsh.leeds.ac.uk/info/206/monitoring/127/monitoring_health_and_safety/3.