1.0 - Previous inspection

  • 1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • 1.2 - Have all issues detailed been dealt with ?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

  • 2.1 - Evacuation plan understood by all employees?

  • 2.2 - Evacuation plans tested regularly ?

  • 2.3 - Extinguishers in place, and clearly marked for their applicable fire type?

  • 2.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced ? (Within last year)

  • 2.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • 2.6 - Extinguishers wall-mounted or on stands ?

  • 2.7 - Extinguisher signs in place ?

  • 2.8 - Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • 2.9 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • 2.10 - Exits clear of obstructions?

  • 2.11 - Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

3.0 - General Lighting

  • 3.1 - Good natural lighting?

  • 3.2 - Reflected light from walls & ceilings not causing glare to employees?

  • 3.3 - Light fittings clean and in good condition?

  • 3.4 - Emergency exit lighting operable?

4.0 - Building Safety

  • 4.1 - Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • 4.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • 4.3 - Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • 4.4 - Intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • 4.5 - Stair and risers kept clear?

  • 4.6 - Are liquid spills removed quickly?

  • 4.7 - Are railings in good condition?

  • 4.8 - Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • 4.9 - Are footpaths in good condition?

  • 4.10 - Furniture in sound condition?

  • 4.11 - Loading area clean and tidy?

5.0 - Work Benches

  • 5.1 - Clear of rubbish?

  • 5.2 - Tools not in use kept in place?

  • 5.3 - No damaged hand tools in use?

  • 5.4 - No damaged power tools in use?

  • 5.5 - Work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

  • 5.6 - No sharp edges?

6.0 - Rubbish Removal

  • 6.1 - Bins located at suitable points ?

  • 6.2 - Bins emptied regularly?

  • 6.3 - Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

7.0 - Storage Design and Use

  • 7.1 - Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • 7.2 - Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

  • 7.3 - Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • 7.4 - General condition of racks and pallets?

8.0 - Machines

  • 8.1 - Are they kept clean?

  • 8.2 - Are the floors around the machines kept clear and clean?

  • 8.3 - Guards in good condition?

  • 8.4 - Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

  • 8.5 - Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

  • 8.6 - Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage?

  • 8.7 - Adequate work space?

  • 8.8 - Is lighting adequate?

  • 8.9 - Noise levels controlled?

  • 8.10 - No bending or stooping required?

  • 8.11 - Duck-boards in good repair?

  • 8.12 - Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the machines?

  • 8.13 - Is the training recorded?

  • 8.14 - Do operators comply with the training?

  • 8.15 - Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?

  • 8.16 - Are gas bottles secured?

9.0 - Electrical Safety

  • 9.1 - Safety switches installed?

  • 9.2 - Safety switches unobstructed and easily operated ?

  • 9.3 - No double adapters in use?

  • 9.4 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

  • 9.5 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • 9.6 - No power leads across walkways?

  • 9.7 - No frayed or damaged leads?

  • 9.8 - No strained leads?

  • 9.9 - Portable power tools in good condition?

  • 9.10 - Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

10.0 - Chemical Safety

  • 10.1 - COSHH Register complete and available?

  • 10.2 - Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

  • 10.3 - Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

  • 10.4 - All containers labelled correctly?

  • 10.5 - Unused substances disposed of?

  • 10.6 - Do special storage conditions apply?

  • 10.7 - If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

  • 10.8 - Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • 10.9 - If required is PPE available?

  • 10.10 - Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • 10.11 - Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

11.0 Ladders

  • 11.1 - Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

  • 11.2 - Are ladders in good condition?

  • 11.3 - If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (e.g. Fibre glass.)

  • 11.4 - Used according to instructions?

  • 11.5 - For extension ladders are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

12.0 - First Aid Facilities

  • 12.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

  • 12.2 - Are contents regularly checked?

  • 12.3 - No contents past their expiry date?

  • 12.4 - Cabinets or boxes clearly labelled?

  • 12.5 - Is there easy access to cabinets / boxes ?

  • 12.6 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

  • 12.7 - Are first aid officers accessible?

  • 12.8 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

13.0 - Office Hazards

  • 13.1 - Condition of filing cabinets?

  • 13.2 - Condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

  • 13.3 - Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

  • 13.4 - Screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

  • 13.5 - Photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

  • 13.6 - Tasks designed to prevent RSI ? (Breaks included.)

  • 13.7 - If in place are Air conditioning / air handling systems regularly maintained?

  • 13.8 - Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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