Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Government Inspectorates not Critical Enough

The various inspectorate services of the government should operate far more independently and professionally. Their critical attitudes have declined. This is the result of the fact that the inspectorates consider the businesses and institutions they inspect as clients who should be served. There is now a generation of inspectors in the Netherlands which is no longer trained properly. This was said by Ben Ale, Professor of Security at the Technical University in Delft. He mentioned that in the Rotterdam tank storage firm Odfjell, the storage tanks have not been inspected for more than 30 years. This also means that the relevant environmental body hasn’t undertaken any action there.

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