All inspection visits, whether announced or unannounced, must be at a reasonable time – generally normal business hours for the particular business. A visit starts at the date and time:-
The officer carrying out the inspection must:-
The officer must give the copy of the inspection notice to the occupier of the premises if the occupier is present at the beginning of the inspection. If the occupier is not present at that time, the Inspecting Officer must give the notice to the person who appears to be in charge of the premises. If this is not possible, the Inspecting Officer must leave this notice in a prominent place on the premises (FA 2008, Sch. 36, para. 12).