• Please ensure that you read the guidance notes at the end of this form before you start your inspection.
    To record your observation/findings tap on the question box to open a text field.

1. Mandatory Checks. YES. NO. N/A. Select as appropriate and enter information to support your observation.

  • 1.1 Previous audit reference No.: Date:

  • 1.2 Were previous audit actions completed. List previous audit actions not completed and current status.

  • 1.3 Please confirm that you have familiarised yourself with the top 10 risks for this work area and to consider them during your observations.

2. Housekeeping

  • 2.1 Walkways are clear and free from trip and slip hazard?

  • 2.2 Tools fixtures and equipment are adequately stored?

  • 2.3 Racking is secure and items stored correctly with respect to weight, size and height?

  • 2.4 Areas on and around workbenches are clean and tidy?

  • 2.5 Cupboards and drawer units loaded evenly to avoid falling or tipping?

3. Environment: Ask two people working in separate areas.

  • 3.1 Is lighting adequate for the work being carried out?

  • 3.2 Is space adequate for the work being carried out?

  • 3.3 Is seating in good condition and fully adjustable?

  • 3.4 Is there adequate storage for tools and equipment when not in use?

  • 3.5 Layout of the area has been arranged to minimise lifting and twisting etc?

  • 3.6 Is flooring in good condition?

  • Enter names, staff numbers and cell. Name: Staff No: Cell:

4. Safety Equipment:

  • 4.1 Sufficient lifting equipment/trolleys available?

  • 4.2 Lifting equipment is serviceable (within expiry date) and fit for purpose.

  • 4.3 Emergency stop buttons are easily accessible (benches, wall mounted and test rigs).

  • 4.4 Machine guards fitted where applicable.

5. Workbenches: Ask two Technicians in separate areas to demonstrate that;

  • 5.1 All portable electrical appliances have been PAT tested and are within date.

  • 5.2 Leads in good condition, no sign of fraying or wear.

  • 5.3 All equipment, materials and documents on workbench are necessary for work being carried out.

  • Enter names, staff numbers and cell. Name: Staff No: Cell:

6. Maintenance:

  • 6.1 Gas cylinders where applicable, are stored securely and inspection within expiry date.

  • 6.2 Fume extraction is fitted to all soldering benches and inspection within expiry date.

  • 6.3 Unserviceable fixed rigs are fitted with a "DO NOT USE" sign identifying reason and action being taken.

  • 6.4 TEC Technician's working on unserviceable fixed rigs have followed the isolation process for work being carried out.

7. Safe Systems of Work (SSW):

  • 7.1 SSW relevant to an area are posted at the work location.

  • 7.2 SSW have been signed by Technicians and Associates working in the area at time of audit.

8. Hazardous Substances in Storage:

  • 8.1 Monthly check of flammable cupboard contents is up to date?

  • 8.2 Substances are stored in suitable containers?

  • 8.3 Substances are correctly labelled and within expiry date? Check at least 6 substances.

  • 8.4 Have the above substances been COSHH assessed? List those not COSHH assessed.

9. Hazardous Substances in use on the workshop. Check 2 areas where substances are in use for the following:

  • 9.1 Substances are in suitable containers?

  • 9.2 Substances are correctly labelled and within expiry date? List substances being used.

  • 9.3 The substances have been COSHH assessed? List those not COSHH assessed.

  • 9.4 The Technician demonstrated that they can use Sypol CMS?

  • 9.5 Technician is using the correct PPE for the substance being used? List PPE worn.

  • 9.6 Substances are returned to storage after use?

  • Enter names, staff numbers and cell: Name: Staff No: Cell:

10. Fire Precautions:

  • 10.1 Fire exits and evacuation routes are clearly sign posted and clear of obstruction?

  • 10.2 Fire extinguisher locations are clearly identified and easily accessible?

  • 10.3 Fire extinguishers are securely stored with pins in place?

  • 10.4 Fire extinguishers are within current test date?

  • 10.5 Break glass alarm points are easily accessible?

  • 10.6 Are fire safety signs legible and in good condition?

  • 10.7 Are fire doors kept closed when walkway not in use?

11. First Aid and Eyewash Stations:

  • 11.1 First Aid stations are clean and tidy?

  • 11.2 First Aid kit contains the minimum stock required? See list inside kit.

  • 11.3 First Aid personnel for area are within training date?

  • 11.4 Eyewash station is stocked with minimum 1bottle and bottle's are within expiry date?

  • 11.5 Accident (Q189 Rev 4) and Near Miss (Q345 Rev 1) forms are available and at current revision?

12. Waste Management:

  • 12.1 Adequate waste bins available?

  • 12.2 Correct disposal segregation of substances evident e.g. batteries, plastic and cardboard?

13. Additional Observations/Improvements:

  • 13.1 Additional positive observations:

  • 13.2 Additional areas for improvement:

Summary of action owners:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

  • Sub-cat Ref No.: Name: Date: Confirm e-mail sent: Action required:

Audit sign-off:

  • Auditor sign-off once the audit is complete.

  • Line Manager sign-off once action owners have been assigned.

  • Supervisor sign-off once action owners have been assigned.

  • Supervisor sign-off once action owners have been assigned.

  • Supervisor sign-off once action owners have been assigned.

Notes:

  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Labels.
    All electrical items that have a plug fitted are classed as "portable".
    # A PAT label must be fitted to these items, either on the plug or the item itself.
    # Check the date on the label to see when the next test is due, this is usually 12 months from the test date for most items.
    # LAN connected equipment I.e. computers, monitors, printers etc. are PAT tested every 2 years.
    # If it is not possible to carry out an electrical test a visual inspection will be carried out and a "Visual Inspection" label attached to the item with inspection date.

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