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Shop Inspection - AHI

Emergency & Fire

  • Are emergency phone numbers posted?

  • Is the Emergency Evacuation Route posted?

  • Employees know where to gather in case of evacuation?

  • Are EXIT signs illuminated and visible?

  • All exits and paths are free of obstacles?

  • Employees know how and where to get care for injury/illness?

  • First Aid kits are stocked (bandages, antibiotic ointment, burn cream)?

  • Signs are present for safety equipment?

  • Emergency eyewash/shower stations regularly inspected?

  • Is clear access (min 3 feet) maintained to emergency eyewash/shower station?

  • Fire extinguishers are mounted, readily accessible and not blocked?

  • Fire extinguishers inspected monthly?

  • Proper clearance of 18" is maintained below sprinkler heads?

  • Sprinkler heads are protected from potential physical damage?

General Work Environment

General Work Environment

  • Are all work areas adequately illuminated?

  • Are work surfaces kept dry and appropriate means take to assure surfaces are slip resistant?

  • Is the ventilation system adequate for the work being performed?

  • Are restrooms kept clean and sanitary?

  • Are food or beverages consumed only in areas where there is no exposure to toxic materials or hazardous chemicals?

Personal Protective Equipment


  • Are protective goggles or face shields worn when there is any danger of flying particles or chemical splashes?

  • Are approved safety glasses worn in areas where there is a risk of eye exposure to flying particles, burns, when working underneath aircraft?

  • Is hearing protection worn when and where required?

  • Are approved respirators used when needed?

  • Are gloves worn where needed for protection from chemicals, material handling, etc.?

  • Are safety toe shoes worn when and where required?

  • Is all PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

  • Is PPE signage adequate for jobs/tasks?

Walking Working Surfaces

Walking Working Surfaces

  • Are aisles and passageways kept clear and marked as appropriate?

  • Are wet surfaces covered with non-slip materials?

  • Are holes in the floor, sidewalk, or other walking surface repaired properly, covered or otherwise made safe?

  • Are floor openings guarded by a cover, a guardrail or equivalent on all sides (except stairways or ladder entrances)?

  • Are grates over floor openings (floor drains) designed to allow unimpeded foot traffic or rolling equipment?

  • Is there safe clearance for walking in aisles where motorized or mechanical handling equipment is operating?

  • Are materials or equipment stored in such a way that sharp projections will not interfere with the walkway?

  • Are standard guardrails provided wherever aisle or walkway surfaces are elevated 4 feet or more above any adjacent floor or the ground?

  • Are all elevated surfaces beneath which people or machinery could be exposed to falling objects provided with standard 4-inch toe boards?

  • Is material on elevated surfaces piled, stacked, or racked in a manner to prevent it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling or spreading?

  • Do all stairways with at least four risers have standard stair rails or handrails?

  • Are all stairways at least 22 inches wide?

  • Are step risers uniform from top to bottom?

  • Are steps slip resistant?

  • Where doors or gates open directly on a stairway, is a platform provided so the swing of the door does not reduce the platform width to less than 21 inches?

Ladders & Work Stands

Ladders & Work Stands

  • Are ladders maintained in good condition? Not broken, missing rungs, steps or cleats, broken side rails, etc.?

  • Are all safety feet in good condition?

  • Are ladders in use tall enough for the job?

  • When portable ladders are used to gain access to elevated platforms, does the ladder extend at least 3 feet above the elevated surface?

  • Are portable metal ladders legibly marked with signs reading "CAUTION - Do Not Use Around Electrical Equipment" or equivalent wording?

  • Are work stands used where appropriate?

  • Are work stands being used properly (to prevent falls from occurring)?



  • Are all plugs, cords free from splices and insulation in good condition?

  • Do all extension cords have grounding conductors?

  • Are extension cords or power strips used only temporarily? No daisy chaining?

  • Are cords secured so they do not run across pathways, under doors or walls?

  • Is the breaker panel accessible with labels identifying the function of each switch?

  • Are all unused openings, including conduit knockouts in electrical enclosures and fittings closed with appropriate covers, plugs, or plates?

  • Are electrical enclosures, such as switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc. provided with tight-fitting covers or plates?

  • Are GFCIs available for use in wet areas?


  • Are aircraft appropriately grounded?

Tools & Equipment

Tools & Equipment

  • Are tools and equipment in good condition?

  • Are appropriate safety glasses, face shields, etc., worn while using tools or equipment that might produce flying materials?

  • Are grinders, saws, similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards?

  • Are power tools used with proper shields, guards or attachments as recommended by the manufacturer?

  • Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

  • Where required, are emergency stop buttons accessible and clearly marked?

  • Are all cord connected, electrically operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the double insulated type?

  • Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens having openings 1/2 inch or less?

  • When used for cleaning, are compressed air nozzles reduced to below 30 psi?

Abrasive Wheels

  • Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?

  • Is the adjustable tongue on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within 1/4 inch of the wheel?

  • Do the side guards cover the spindle, nut and flange and 75% of the wheel diameter?

  • Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?

  • Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?

Material Handling & Storage

Material Handling & Storage

  • Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and/or doorways as needed?

  • Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to use?

  • Are dock boards used when loading/unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and docks?

  • Are trucks and trailer secured from movement during loading and unloading operations?

  • Are securing chains, ropes, or slings adequate for the job?

  • Are chains, ropes, or slings inspected before use?

  • No one is allowed to stand underneath the load when hoisting material or equipment?

  • Are materials stored to prevent falls and spills?

  • Are storage containers labeled with contents?

  • Racking and shelving systems have no damage that could impact the structural integrity?

  • Are storage racks secure from movement/shifting?

  • Where applicable, are storage racks protected from being struck by lift trucks and/or order pickers?

Hazardous Chemicals

Hazardous Chemicals

  • Are chemical containers properly labeled, including secondary containers?

  • Are approved containers and tanks used to store and handle flammable and combustible liquids?

  • Are flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use?

  • Are flammable cabinets used properly? No cardboard, stored quantity matches cabinet size, no open containers, etc.).

  • Are all connections on drums vapor and liquid tight?

  • Are chemicals separated by hazard class (acids, bases, flammables, etc.)?

LPG Tanks

  • Is liquid petroleum gas (LPG) stored, handled and used in accordance with safe practice standards?

  • When stored inside, LPG containers are not located near exits or stairways or in areas normally used for the safe exit of people?

  • Are LPG containers stored so as to minimize exposure to excessive temperature rise, physical damage or tampering by unauthorized persons?

  • Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted on LPG gas tanks and in areas where flammable or combustible materials are stored or used?

Compressed Gas Cylinders

  • Are compressed gas cylinders properly stored, kept from falling? (Use of chains is acceptable).

  • Are compressed gas cylinders properly segregated? (i.e., Oxygen separate from Acetylene)

  • Are all cylinders properly labeled with contents?

Spray Operations

Spray Operations

  • Is a clear space of not less than 3 feet on all sides of the spray paint booth kept free from storage or combustible construction?

  • Is adequate ventilation provided before spraying operations are started?

  • If used to illuminate spray areas, are portable lamps suitable for use in a hazardous location?

  • Is approved respiratory equipment provided and used when appropriate, during spraying operations?

  • Is respiratory equipment used properly? For example, if an employee is wearing a half facepiece respirator, is the employee clean shaven to ensure a proper face seal?

  • Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted in spray areas, paint rooms, paint booths and paint storage areas?

  • Is the spray area kept clean of combustible residue?

  • Are fire control sprinkler heads kept clean?

  • When used, is infrared drying apparatus kept out of the spray area during spraying operations?

  • Is the booth completely ventilated before using the infrared drying apparatus?



  • Are fueling operations performed to minimize spilling?

  • When spillage occurs during fueling operations, is the spilled fuel cleaned or evaporated completely, or are other measures taken to control vapors before starting the engine?

  • Are open lights, open flames, sparking or arcing equipment prohibited near fueling operations?

  • Is smoking prohibited in the vicinity of fueling operations?

  • Are aircraft properly grounded during fueling operations?

Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response

  • Do shared spaces (conference rooms, meeting rooms, break rooms, etc.) have cleaning supplies available for use?

  • Are these areas cleaned after use by the employees who used the shared space?

  • Do shared spaces have chairs spaced 6ft. apart to maintain physical distancing or barriers in place to separate each person?

  • Are capacity limits being abided by for conference rooms and meeting rooms?

  • Does everyone wear proper face coverings while not in their work station?

  • Is hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, cleaning spray, etc. available in common spaces?

  • Do restrooms have physical distancing measures in place such as utilizing every other sink or urinal, etc.?

  • Do employees have the proper temperature check sticker on their badge (not covering their face or name)?

  • Are shared tools adequately cleaned between uses?

  • Are floor signs in place at high traffic areas such as time clocks and break room amenities to show where 6ft. is for physical distancing?

  • Are people following these 6ft. physical distancing floor markers?

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