• Is the work area clean and tidy ?

  • Are the floors clean and dry and in good condition ?

  • Are pedestrian and vehicular traffic routes free from obstruction ?

  • Are traffic routes and holding areas clearly marked ?

  • Are guard rails or covers in place for pits, tanks, drains etc ?

  • Is waste properly segregated, containers emptied regularly, and waste not allowed to accumulate ?

  • Are tools and equipment stored appropriately ?

  • Is the area free from trip hazards in and around the working area ?


  • Are there sufficient guards, railings around stairs, ladders and platforms, are they in good condition ?

  • Is working at height equipment stable and in good condition ?

  • Are benches and work surfaces safe and in good condition ?

  • Is the building structure sound and in good condition ?

  • Are work areas well illuminated ?

  • Are all of the work areas sufficiently well ventilated ?

  • Are the noise levels acceptable ?

  • Are the toilets clean and sanitary ?


  • Are electrical tools, plugs and cables in good condition ?

  • Is all of the electrical equipment tagged with plant number electrical test in date ?

  • Are electrical control panels locked and marked to conform to IP2X standard ?

  • Are the positions of emergency isolations clearly marked and accessible ?

  • Are cables and hoses away from where they may be damaged ?

  • Can you confirm that extension cables are not being overloaded ?

Tools & Equipment

  • Are machinery guards in place, in good condition and fully functional ?

  • Are hand tools in suitable and good condition ?

  • Are Pre-Start checks carried out prior to start up of plant or machinery ?

Fire Protection

  • Are Fire Extinguishers conspicuously marked, present and correctly mounted ?

  • Are Fire Extinguishers fully charged and inspected ?

  • Are exits unlocked during normal working hours ?

  • Are all exits, call points and extinguishers free from obstruction ?

  • Are exits and routes clearly marked ?

  • Are flammable materials stored and labelled properly ?

First Aid Provision

  • Are adequate First Aid supplies available and easily accessible ?

  • Are eye wash stations / bottles clean, within date & properly labelled ?

  • Are First Aiders identified and able to be quickly contacted ?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Do signs indicate what PPE should be used ?

  • Is such PPE readily available in the workplace ?

  • Is the PPE, clean well maintained and fit for purpose ?

  • Is appropriate storage available for PPE ?

  • Is the appropriate PPE being used ?

Lifting Equipment

  • Are FLT inspection records current ?

  • Is mobile equipment stored correctly when not in use ?

  • Is all lifting equipment stored correctly when not in use ?

  • Are crane control pendants in good condition, with controls clearly marked ?

  • Do limit switches and emergency stops function correctly ?

  • Are Safe Working Loads, (SWL), clearly marked ?

Storage & Stacking

  • Are materials stored / stacked safely ?

  • Is all racking secured to the floor, marked with SWL, and in good condition ?

Hazardous Substances

  • Is there suitable localised ventilation of dust, vapours and fumes where required ?

  • Are all containers appropriately stored and clearly labelled ?

  • Are there adequate arrangements for spill containment ?

  • Are spill kits available and tag intact ?

  • Are gas cylinders appropriately stored and secured ?

  • Are COSHH assessments readily available ?

Safety Signs & Information

  • Are all safety signs clear, unambiguous, and in good condition ?

  • Are all notice boards up to date with relevant safety information ?


  • Are lights in working order

  • Is lighting appropriate for the area

  • Is all machinery that is in operation required to be running, e.g. Conveyors, Motors etc.

  • Is the compressed air system leak free. If you can hear any leaks please record the location as accurately as possible

  • Are all employee facilities being used appropriately and are those that are not in use switched off

  • Are all other items being used appropriately

Additional Hazards & Unsafe Acts

  • Can you confirm there were no additional hazards or unsafe acts observed during the inspection

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