Workplace planned interventions
In accordance with The National Local Authority Enforcement Code, Wakefield Council plan and carry out a range of health and safety interventions to target priority issues.
Priority issues are risk based and identified using national and local intelligence, including work related accident, injury and ill health statistics, complaints and information from other regulators.
Health and safety activity is focussed away from businesses that do the right thing and concentrated on higher risk areas and dealing with serious breaches of health and safety regulation. Planned inspection is restricted to high risk activities/sectors specified by the HSE or where intelligence suggests risks are not being effectively managed.
Planned interventions can include a wide range of activities ranging from provision of specific advice and information, training sessions and seminars, working with trade associations, recognising and sharing good practice and workplace inspections.