• Is the Welding Bay and Metals Store tidy, clean and well kept?

  • Are the lighting levels adequate for the tasks performed?

  • Are light bulbs and tubes working and are all lighting covers adequately clean?

  • Is the general condition of walls, floors, floor coverings and ceilings good?

  • Are ventilation ducts clean and stairs kept free of obstructions?

  • Are warning signs clearly visible?


  • Have emergency exit routes been identified and signed?

  • Are emergency exit lights operational?

  • Are emergency exit doors easy to open?


  • Is all electrical equipment in good condition? I.e. no frayed or torn loose leads or outlets.

  • Is electrical equipment in test and the date checked on the tag?

  • Are power boards used instead of double adapters?

  • Are leads secured and not potential trip hazards?

  • Are gas bottles stored securely?

  • Are main distribution boards clearly signed, kept free from obstruction?

  • Are electrical leads safe from damage? i.e. hot surfaces, sharp edges and doorways.


  • Is emergency equipment readily accessible? I.e. first aid kits, eye wash, cold packs, spill kits and fire warden equipment?

  • Are extinguishers clearly signed, accessible and unobstructed? I.e. one metre clear in front.

  • Has emergency equipment inspected? I.e. check date on tag.

  • Are evacuation maps and emergency numbers prominently displayed and up to date?


  • Is combustible material kept to a minimum and stored appropriately?

  • Are flammable substances stored appropriately? I.e. sprays and chemicals away from hot areas (electrical areas).


  • Are the locations of the first aid kits labelled, visible, easily accessible and known to staff?


  • Is PPE clearly displayed, provided and signed clearly?

  • Is signage on PPE equipment provided about wearing it correctly?

  • Are safe dress codes being enforced by staff members? I.e. eye protection, hearing protection, no loose clothing, steel cap boots.

  • Is all PPE equipment readily available for use adequate for tasks. I.e. dust coats, aprons.


  • Have all grinding wheels been inspected and deemed safe before every use?

  • Does all equipment have warning labels and safe operating procedures?

  • Is lighting adequate and free from flashing?

  • Are emergency shut down switches readily accessible?

  • Are the 240 volt tools locked out when not in use?

  • Are powered tools provided with safety guards?

  • Are any compressed air hoses fitted with safety nozzles?

  • Are hand tools maintained and stored in good condition?

  • Are there spill trays, waste bins, clean and ready for use?


  • Are waste containers correctly labelled?

  • Are recycling, and up cycling systems visible, accessible and utilised?

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