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Inspection - Stage 3: Conduct inspection - Additional Guidance

Written advice to dutyholders

General guidance:

Provide written advice:

Before the end of the intervention:

Ensure the written communication:

If you are a trainee inspector, or new to the industry, and written advice is required, you should use a letter unless or until your line manager agrees otherwise.

Use a letter:

Use a "reverse letter"

In which the duty holder provides written confirmation by letter, fax or e-mail of the action taken following a visit where:

In FOD, consider instead the use of an Instant Visit Report Form (Form IR):

If an instant visit report form is used, follow the detailed guidance on how to complete the form

Updated 2020-12-14