Title Page

  • Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Walkways, Floors and Wall Openings

  • Are aisles and passageways kept clear?

  • Are holes in floors and walkways covered and made safe for use?

  • Are materials stored so they do not project into the walkway?

  • Are walking surfaces kept clean and dry?

  • Are areas properly illuminated?

  • Are guardrails used where walkways are four feet above flooring?

  • Are floor openings guarded on all sides?

  • Are grates and covers of sufficient strength for foot and motor traffic?

  • Do stairs of four or more risers have handrails?

  • Do steps or stairs have a slip resistant surface or edge?

  • Are handrails 30 34 inches above the leading edge of the surface?

  • Are work areas clean and orderly?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Are approved safety glasses/goggles used in work areas as required?

  • Does the Supervisor enforce the use of Personal Protective Equipment?

  • Are signs posted warning of potential for eye injury where flying particles can be present?

  • Are gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided for protection against cuts, corrosives, and chemicals?

  • Are hard hats provided and used when needed?

  • Are required safety shoes used while at work?

  • Is electrical protection available when working around or with electricity?

  • Is hearing protection provided for high noise areas?

  • Is damaged PPE replaced in a timely manner?

  • Is PPE stored and kept clean when not in use?

  • Are first aid and infection control kits readily available?

Fire Protection

  • Are fire alarms inspected annually?

  • Are fire doors and shutters operational and in good condition?

  • Are sprinkler systems checked and records kept?

  • Are portable fire extinguishers checked and tagged at least annually?

  • Are fire evacuations and emergency procedures current, posted and are employees aware of procedures to follow?

  • Are employees instructed in the use of fire extinguishers?

  • Are fire extinguishers needing service removed from the work area and stored for recharging?

  • Are emergency exits clear of obstructions?

  • Are stairwells clear and free of obstructions?

  • Are voice speaker systems and phones inspected monthly?

Elevated Surfaces

  • Is material on elevated surfaces stored in a safe manner?

  • Are platform areas guarded with rails and a four inch toe board for protection?

  • Is a means of access and egress provided to elevated surfaces?

Exits and Means of Egress

  • Are all exit doors unlocked, accessible and free of obstruction while the building is occupied?

  • Are all exits marked with a sign and illuminated?

  • Are the directions to exits marked with proper signage?

  • Are letters on exit signs at least six inches high and ¾ inch wide?


  • Are ladders maintained in good condition?

  • Are all rungs and supports tight, without bends, twists or broken pieces?

  • Are non-slip safety feet provided on all extension ladders?

  • Are employees prohibited from using ladders that are broken?

  • Do portable rung ladders extend 3 feet above the landing surface?

Tools and Power Equipment

  • Are all tools in good working condition?

  • Are tool handles free from taped repair?

  • Are employees prohibited from using chipped or cracked tools?

  • Are hammers and screwdrivers checked for damage and chipped surfaces?

  • Do power tools have proper safety guards?

  • Are all belts, pulleys, chains and sprockets guarded?

  • Are fans guarded?

  • Are goggles and face shields used and warnings posted?

  • Is GFCI used on temporary circuits?

  • Is GFCI used where water or moisture is present?

  • Are hand grinders used with the proper guards in place?

  • Is the tool rest on bench grinders adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?

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

  • Are bench and pedestal grinders securely mounted?

  • Are tools, equipment and materials properly stored when not in use?

Air Compressors and Compressed Air

  • Are maintenance records kept and up-to-date?

  • Are compressors equipped with relief valves and pressure gauges?

  • Are warnings posted for the automatic starting feature?

  • Is the belt drive system guarded?

  • Are compressed air receivers periodically drained of moisture and oil?

Welding, Cutting and Brazing

  • Is care used in handling and storage of compressed gas?

  • Does the area have proper ventilation?

  • Are empty cylinders identified and stored away from full tanks?

  • Are cylinder storage areas properly identified with signs?

  • Are cylinders kept away from heat sources?

  • Are welding electrodes removed from holders when not in use?

  • Is fire protection readily available?

  • Is proper PPE available and used?


  • Are all employees trained in lockout/tagout?

  • Are all electrical enclosures properly identified?

  • Are employees provided with proper lockout equipment?

  • Are employees required to keep personal control of keys?

  • Are all machines capable of lockout/tagout?

Permit Required Confined Spaces

  • Are permit required confined spaces properly identified and marked?

  • Are rescuers trained in CPR and first aid?

  • Are employees trained in permit confined space entry procedure?

  • Is the proper PPE available?

  • Are permit spaces checked with gas detection meters before entry?

  • Is the proper rescue equipment available for permit spaces?

  • Are attendants used to assist and watch for hazards?

Flammable and Combustible Substances

  • Are proper containers with labels used for storage of flammable liquids?

  • Are storage areas properly illuminated?

  • Are drums grounded during the transfer of materials?

  • Are storage areas properly ventilated?

  • Are No Smoking and Danger signs posted, regardless of the site smoking policy?

  • Are fire extinguishers available with 75 feet of outside and 10 feet of inside storage areas?

  • Are fire extinguishers charged, tagged, mounted and identified?

  • Are appropriate lockers or containers used for storage?

Occupational Noise

  • Have employees been trained in the proper use of hearing protection?

  • Do employees use hearing protection in high noise areas?

  • Are Hearing Protection Required signs posted at entry areas with noise levels of 85 dBA or greater?

  • Are employees given a choice of hearing protection?

Hazard Communication

  • Are asbestos-containing materials identified to prevent disturbance?

  • Are employees trained in the safe handling of chemicals?

  • Are SDS accessible to employees?

  • Are proper labels used on containers?

  • Is proper PPE available for employees?

  • Is an SDS available for all chemicals used in the work place?

  • Are eyewash and drenching shower stations provided within at least 75 feet of the use of corrosive chemicals?

  • Are eating and drinking prohibited in hazardous chemical use and storage areas?

  • Are identified asbestos-containing materials in good condition?


  • Are all boxes, plugs, switches and fittings properly covered?

  • Is all electrical equipment properly grounded?

  • Are cords with exposed wiring, damaged insulation, frays, or taped splices removed from service or repaired?

  • Are all switches and circuits breakers identified as to their use?

  • Are all energized parts guarded against accidental contact?

  • Are extension cords prohibited from being used as permanent wiring?

  • All electrical panels marked DANGER – HIGH VOLTAGE?

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