Stallard Kane supports the HSE’s new Metalwork Inspections
What is a Site Inspection?
Construction site inspections are critical to ensuring that quality and safety procedures are followed correctly from the start. Construction projects involve coordinating multiple project team members, materials and equipment, which may expose contractors to many potential risks and hazards.
Why is it important to keep records of site inspections?
Keeping good site inspection records is the only way to stay on the right side of the law.
Certain types of records should be kept to comply with the Health and Safety Policy of the company's advice on matters of health and safety. In addition, specific records must be kept as a legal requirement which is embedded in specific pieces of legislation.
Keeping good site inspection records is important for the following reasons:
- It ensures key information is easily retrievable and can be passed on from one person to another, ensuring consistency and continuity.
- It ensures that the Company can demonstrate (internally and externally) compliance with legal duties under health and safety law.
- It enables senior managers to monitor health and safety performance.