These spot-checks will
initially take place as a phone call to talk through the school’s risk
assessment and the associated measures that are in place within the school
environment. If the HSE has further concerns which are unable to be resolved
via the telephone conversation, then it is possible that this may trigger a
visit from the HSE Inspector.
HSE are aware of the challenging situations that schools face, particularly as
the Government guidance evolves at frequent intervals. In this respect, the HSE
will always apply their professional judgement and discretion and will
endeavour to take a proportionate approach.
is important that schools liaise fully with the HSE Inspectors to demonstrate
that they are COVID-secure. Any serious risks which cannot be successfully
resolved, could potentially result in enforcement action. The HSE is due to
start the spot-checks from Monday 7th September 2020 and the
full HSE bulletin is available here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/29c406f