Occupational safety and health inspection

In our capacity as occupational safety and health authorities, we inspect workplaces and other sites and perform other functions specified by law. Occupational safety and health inspections are part of our monitoring function. Their purpose is to promote cooperation between employers and employees in occupational safety and health matters, for instance by issuing guidelines on how to apply the relevant legislation and by highlighting best practices in organising the cooperation.

If we find anything not in compliance with legislation in the course of an occupational safety and health inspection, we will issue a guideline on the matter. If we find anything that is contrary to legislation and also causes a non-negligible hazard or adverse impact, we will issue an advisory requiring rectification of the matter. Also, if we find probable cause that a crime has been committed, we are obliged to report it to the police.