Safety at work: virtuous employers on the INL compliance list


Emma Potter

Requirements to be on the INL compliance list

Following inspections which they do not highlight violations or irregularitiesthe INL releases a certificate of conformity and, subject to the employer's consent, the registers in a specific electronic list called INL compliance list. This list is freely available through the INL institutional website, thus offering a public visibility to companies that demonstrate that they operate in full legality and are committed to the safety and well-being of their employees.

Registration on this list is based on compliance with European privacy regulations, in particular in regulation (EU) 2016/679known as GDPR.

Benefits for those on the INL compliance list

Once the certificate of conformity and registration on the list have been obtained, employers benefit from an important advantage: for a period of twelve months from the date of registration, they are not subject to further checks by the INL on the subjects already examined.

This period of immunity However, it does not exclude the possibility of controls on health and safety in the workplace, as well as interventions upon request or investigations ordered by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

In other words, while the company enjoys recognition for its compliance, it still remains under the supervision of the INL regarding crucial aspects of protection of workers.

When you risk cancellation

If, however, violations or irregularities were to emerge through evidence acquired subsequently, the INL has the duty to proceed cancellation of the employer from the INL compliance list.

The doubts raised by FP CGIL

FP CGIL considers some clarifications essential: “the rule refers registration to employers. What is meant by “employer”, the individual or the company? This aspect is important because if, for example, reference was made to the natural person, this could be the owner of multiple businesses. What we hope is that reference is made to the company, perhaps limiting itself to the place subject to the inspection activity and not extending it to all operational units.

In fact, we introduce a further obligation to be borne by the Institution who, once the inspection has been completed, will also have to issue this certificate to the employer and create this list whose effects will (fortunately) be null, given that the company will still be able to receive inspections from other bodies and from INL itself. It is not possible and it would be unconstitutional to turn this list into some sort of pass to do whatever you want in the next twelve months.”