Audit

Element 1.0 Health and Safety information

Is Health and Safety information made available to people who regularly work from this location?

A notice board should be available where the current Health and Safety at Work poster ' What you need to know' is displayed.
Other current information should also be available including Fire Wardens & First Aiders.

Recommendations

Are staff aware of where to access the CRI Health and Safety policies?

Element 2.0 Training and Instruction

Have all those who regularly work from this location been given induction training, including fire evacuation?

Are written records available confirming this induction has been given?

Have staff and managers attended CRI's Introduction to Health and Safety training?

Have staff received appropriate de-escalation or managing violence and aggression training?

Element 3.0 Workplace Safety

Are premises inspections carried out on a regular monthly basis?

Where action is required from inspections are they closed out and recorded as such ?

Are statutory tests completed in line with CRI policy?

Fixed wiring, gas, asbestos, portable electrical appliances.

Has a legionella risk assessment been conducted for the location?

Are monthly water temperature checks carried out and the results recorded?

Are all work areas kept tidy and uncluttered?

Are floors and passageways (if included in the audit) clear of obstruction?

Regularly work can also include visiting clinical staff, cleaners and maintenance contractors

Element 3.1 Fire Safety

Is a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) in place for this location?

FRA's are required for all CRI operating locations where the organisation has a responsibility for it's demise. Only services operating from prisons are excluded from this requirement

Does the FRA reflect the occupancy level. Activities and fire safety risks?

Have actions arising from this FRA been addressed, and signed off?

Actions arising must be recorded with dates for completion. All actions completed should be signed off by the responsible person, normally Service Manager.

Does the building floor plan correctly reflect the building layout?

Is the floor plan posted on exit routes in the building?

Is there sufficient evacuation signage?

does the Fire Evacuation Plan contain the correct, current information for this location?

The plan should include the number of extinguishers, the types, the location of the muster point and the names of current Fire Wardens.

Are all fire safety system checks carried out as prescribed in CRI policy?

Incident reporting and Investigation
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.