Safety Inspections could be carried out by utilising someone from another team, department or branch but could also be by a totally independent safety professional. We as humans tend to be blinkered, we see what we expect to see and don't see the unexpected. How many times have we stood on the bairns toy, kicked the dogs water bowl, trapped a finger in a window handle? We all do it, especially if we are concentrating on a particular task such as doing the dishes. We are all aware of the saying "familiarity breeds contempt"
A safety inspection is an on-site walk through to identify potential hazards to occupants and personnel and options for remedial action. It should also take into account equipment on the site, process, maintenance, temporary, fire fighting, detection and safety including relevant signage, access and egress, emergency exits.
In any business or organisation things don’t always go to plan. You need to prepare to deal with unexpected events in order to reduce their consequences. Workers and managers will be more competent in dealing with the effects of an accident or emergency if you have effective plans in place that are regularly tested. You should monitor and review any measures you have put in place to help control risk and prevent accidents and incidents from happening. Findings from your inspections can form the basis of action to prevent accident or incident from happening.