Risk Based Inspections, through Amendment in Shops and Establishments Ordinance, 1969
|Before: Labour departments used to inspect all businesses on frequent basis even inspected those businesses where no risk of safety and security is involved
After: Now for compliant and low risk businesses, no. of inspections has been decreased. Un-necessary inspections have been eliminated.
|Labor and Manpower Department
|Date of Implementation
|Last 03 Months
|Inspections of businesses by the labour department were conducted on uniform criteria without consideration to risk and compliance record. This meant that businesses with low and medium risk had the same no. of inspections as high-risk businesses.
|There was a need to introduce the risk-based inspection system to reduce burden on less risky and compliant businesses.
|For the purpose of inspections based on the risk management system the establishments have been categorized into following three classes:
1) Establishment with low risk level and better past compliance record would not be necessarily bothered by the inspector and would be inspected once a year.
2) Establishment with medium risk level and moderate past compliance record would be inspected by the inspector not more than once in the six months’ time.
3) Provided that in case of compliant, above-mentioned frequency of inspection shall not be applicable and inspectors can carry out inspections as and when required to ensure compliance with the law.
|Risk based Inspection Balochistan
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