Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

(asked on 17th July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workplace visits the Health and Safety Executive has completed in each month since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.


Answered by
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 23rd July 2020

The number of proactive inspections carried out in each of the months since 1st March 2020 is given below:

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

1-19TH July 2020

422

92

127

211

143

The above data was extracted from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) operational database on 19th July 2020 and is subject to change e.g. the administrative process of recording the information in the database can take up to 10 days.

In March, HSE temporarily suspended proactive visits to sites to allow social distancing measures to be put in place to protect visiting staff.

The above data does not include investigation visits whether relating to the investigation of a reported workplace incident e.g. an accident, or a workplace concern.

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