As an OHS Online user, what is the purpose of conducting inspections in the workplace?
Another very good and important question! The purpose behind conducting workplace inspections allows a number of important health and safety aspects to be covered:
a/. existing and potential hazards can be identified and corrective action planned and taken
b/. Underlying causes of hazards can be determined
c/. Further understanding of jobs and tasks, conducted in the workplace, can be obtained
d/. Workers and supervisors can be interviewed any concerns they have can be noted and raised
e/. Steps taken to eliminate hazards or control risks, can be monitored