Inspection handbook

Date of publication
01 February 2021

HMCPSI has today published its Inspection Handbook. The handbook explains the principles and methodology used by Inspectors when conducting an inspection, from the planning stage through to the publication of the final report. HMCPSI has published this handbook so that an informative and transparent guide to the inspection process is available to the organisations we inspect and the public.

At this stage the handbook is published for consultation. If you wish to make any comment upon the handbook please send those comments to by the end of February 2021. Please include your name, organisation (if applicable), postal address, telephone number and email address in any response.

Link: HMCPSI Inspection handbook (190 kB)