Health and safety inspections

We carry out workplace health, safety and welfare inspections.

The frequency of these inspections is calculated following risk assessment of each premises.

If a business fails to meet the required health and safety standards, we can serve a notice requiring the proprietor to take action.

We can also serve a notice that prevents the use of an item of equipment or larger part of the business.

In some circumstances we will report matters to the Procurator Fiscal.

We have a duty to investigate certain workplace incidents. Employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises must report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. Reports should be made via the HSE website.

Starting, moving or taking over an existing business

Let us know when you start a new business, move business or take over an existing business by completing our online enquiry form.

Remember to include:

  • your nameĀ 
  • contact details including phone number
  • name and address of business premises or proposed business premises
  • whether you are starting, movingĀ or taking over the business

Let us know about starting, moving or taking over an existing business

For more information on your health and safety obligations as a business visit the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) website.