A recent headline stated that 1000’s of smaller businesses would no longer be subject to routine inspection by enforcement officers. In practice, all lower risk workplaces such as shops and offices have been left to their own devices since the current Government took office. There is no change in policy. HSE and local authority inspectors will continue to concentrate on higher risk activities, but will visit any workplace that has a poor record. This would include any existing data showing previous non-compliances, where there has been a complaint or allegation, or after an incident has occurred.