1. Layout

Area is clean, tidy and well kept.

Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant.

Adequate storage areas provided.

2. Environment

There is adequate ventilation.

Is temperature is comfortable?

Is lighting is adequate?

Is the work area is free from odours?

3. Emergency Procedures

Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visible?

Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed?

Escape routes and emergency doors are clear?

Are spill kits available?

Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained?

4. First Aid Facilities

There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.

Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

Names and contacts of first aiders displayed and up to date.

5. General Facilities

Washing facilities are clean and functional.

Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

Warning and Safety signage in good condition.

Isolation valves are readily accessible and clearly labelled.

Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.

6. Manual Handling

Where applicable manual handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available.

Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in manual handling.

Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.

All manual task-related incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

Workers have been asked for safer ways to do the job.

7. Storage

Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.

Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.

Safe lifting sign displayed.

Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organised?

8. Slips and Trips

Warning signs are available and erected near spills

There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet areas.

Guard rails and slip resistance are provided on ramps and stairs.

All slip and trip incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

Significant hazards have been identified and assessed all the factors that will affect the risk has controls implemented?

Walkways are free of hazards?

9. Electrical Safety

Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Electrical Safety and are following applicable SOPs. (Safe Operating Procedures).

All equipment has current test tags?

Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or fixed into sockets?

Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.

Flexible cords, plugs and extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs and current test tag?

Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely?

Power boards are used. (not double adapters)?

Faulty equipment is tagged out. (Tag and tags is available).

10. Chemical Aspects

Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs (Safe Operating Procedures)?

Current MSDS are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register?

A risk assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace?

Control measures are in place? And in use?

Original containers have the manufacturer's label?

Decanted containers are labeled with name, risk and safety instructions?

Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled i.e. in flammable or corrosive cabinets.

Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?

Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet?

Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).

11. Personal Protective Equipment

PPE requirements are posted at all entry points?

PPE requirements displayed on equipment?

Required PPE available?

PPE is in use?

12. Noise

A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that workers are exposed to noise levels.

Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise, including the provision of personal hearing protection?

Workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace?

13. Machinery and Plant

Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.

Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?

SWMS/SOP/Warning signs are clearly visible and current?

Pre-start safety check of mobile plant is carried out in accordance to Manufactures instructions

Manufacturer's manuals and operator instructions are readily available.

Emergency stops tested and are working?

Work area is tidy, clear of hazards, separated from pedestrian traffic etc?

Mobile plant is in good working order. (Seat, lights, steering, controls, horn, tyres, gas cylinder, warning signs, brakes, mast, chains, hoses, counterweight, control labels).

Work area is organized for the safety of the mobile plant operator and pedestrians. (Safe walkways on floor?)

Keys are not left behind in unattended mobile plant.

Forklift operators hold a high risk work license for forklift operation and have reached 18 years of age.

seatbelt and rollover protection is provided wherer required.

14. Guarding

Operators and maintenance personnel properly trained, familiar with the operation and set up of machinery and able to demonstrate safety features.

Where fixed guards are provided, they prevent operation of the machinery when open, the guards are prevented from opening while the machinery is in operation.

Where a presence sensing system is used, it operates as intended and stops the machinery when the light beams or sensors are interrupted.

Guards protect against hazards to the rear and sides of machinery.

Pre-operational checks are conducted to ensure safety features are in working order.

Warning signs and decals clearly visible.

Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pass close to dangerous moving parts, a safe system of work in place to reduce risk?

Manufacturer's manuals are available for operators.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.