Workplace Inspections

  • Have the workplace inspections been completed to schedule? eg. PPT inspection, start up checks & maintenance schedules

PPE

  • Are all employees adhering to the departmental PPE requirements?

  • Is PPE readily available when entering the area (if necessary)?

Chemical Management

  • Are COSHH assessments in use, up to date and understood?

  • Are all chemicals stored and used appropriately?

  • Are MSDS sheets displayed for chemicals in use?

Access/Egress

  • Are walkways, fire evacuation routes and exits free from hazards?

  • Are all exits well signposted?

Leaks and Spillages

  • Are all spill kits in the area fully stocked?

Hygiene

  • Is the heating, light and ventilation adequate for the area?

  • Are floors clean; free from debris and spills (all used containers should have been removed)?

  • Have cleaning schedules been completed to schedule and signed off?

  • Is the drainage good with sufficient slope, clean traps etc?

  • Are there temporary engineering fixes that need resolving?

  • Are all doors leading to the external environment closed and in good condition?

  • Are all ingredients, processing aids packaging materials, and chemicals stored and controlled to prevent damage and contamination of product?

Housekeeping

  • Is the area free from trip hazards?

  • Is the area clean and tidy?

  • Has the cleaning equipment has been returned to the shadow boards and is it in good condition?

  • Are there any unnecessary items present in the area (e.g. Engineering tools, equipment, empty containers)?

Work Equipment

  • Is machinery and work equipment in good working order?

  • Are all hand tools in good working order?
    (Eg. spanners, knives, scrapers, glassware etc)

  • Are tools stored in the correct designated areas when not in use?

Reporting

  • Are accidents, incidents, near misses, behaviours and cheers cards being used?

Waste Segregation

  • Are waste bins overflowing?

  • Is all waste segregated by type?

Allergens

  • Are allergens segregated?

Risk assessments and SOP's

  • Is there adequate supervision within the area?

  • Are SOP's up to date, accessible and understood?

  • Are all risk assessments up to date, accessible and understood?

Safety Provisions

  • Do all emergency safety showers operate correctly?

  • Are all eye-wash stations fully stocked?

  • Are all first aid kits fully stocked?

  • Are all fire extinguishers and fire blankets in place and in date?

  • Are all call points intact and free from contamination?

  • Are all electrical cabinets locked?

  • Are co2 detectors in use and in calibration (personal and static)?

Pest Control

  • Is the area free from pests and are all bait boxes secured?

  • Are openings protected to prevent the ingress of pests?

Product Management

  • Is product secure from Malicious tampering?

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