Audit

Section One- Housekeeping/ Welfare

1.1 Are all areas of the depot clean and tidy and has the cleaning rota been completed?

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1.2 Are all floor areas and access routes clear of any slip, trip or fall hazards? Including, waste, spillages, deliveries, trailing cables and equipment or any other items not stored correctly?

1.3 Are all workbenches kept clean and tidy with no signs of spillages or items not stored correctly?

1.4 Are adequate storage facilities provided ie racking, hooks, cupboards, shelves, boxes etc. to store all items and equipment safely?

1.5 Are the toilet facilities clean/tidy and do they contain hot and cold running water, soap and paper towels or a hand dryer?

Section 2- Fire Safety

2.1 Is the current FRA and emergency procedure displayed and have all employees been made aware of the arrangements?

2.2 Are all fire exit routes including external areas kept free from obstruction?

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2.3 Are all emergency exit routes and doors clearly marked with directional signs?

2.4 Is all portable firefighting equipment easily accessible and clear from obstruction?

2.5 Is all portable firefighting equipment installed on a hook or base with the correct signage in place?

2.6 Are all portable firefighting equipment service tags in date and are anti-tamper seals in place?

2.7 Have all emergency lighting and fire alarm checks been carried out and recorded?

2.8 Are there any accumulations of combustible materials i.e. wood, paper, litter?

Section 3- COSHH

3.1 Is the depot COSSH assessment folder available and have all employees been shown its contents?

3.2 Do all chemicals or substances have a current COSHH assessment?

3.3 Are all chemicals and fuel kept in either their original container or in an approved container which is clearly labelled?

3.4 Are all hazardous chemicals or substances stored in a suitable container which is lockable and displays the correct warning labels? I.e. in a flambank /Chembank/chemical storage cupboard?

3.5 Is there an adequate number of spillage kits available including PPE, and have employees been trained in their use?

3.6 Are an adequate number of first aid kits and eye wash facilities available which are fully stocked and in date?

Section 4- Equipment

4.1 Are all tools stored correctly to avoid any damage or leakage?

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4.2 Are all tools which appear broken or damaged, tagged and taken out of service for repair or replacement?

4.3 Does all fixed depot equipment ie Grinders etc have the original guards in place and are they secure?

4.4 Has all In house maintenance of equipment been recorded and documents kept?

4.5 Has all electrical equipment been PAT tested within the last 12 months and does it display a PAT label?

4.6 Are all leads in good condition showing no signs of exposed or frayed wires and no damage to any plugs?

4.7 Are all mandatory signs in place where necessary e.g. hearing protection, safety boots, Hi Vis, Eye protection?

Section 5- Environmental

5.1 Is all general waste stored correctly either in a bin or appropriate skip which is not over flowing?

5.2 Are all skips filled correctly and do they contain the correct type of waste i.e. no hazardous or contaminated waste or WEEE goods?

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5.3 Is the area around any skips kept clean and orderly with no litter or waste present?

5.4 Is all hazardous waste stored correctly and in an approved labelled container?

5.5 Are all WEEE items stored on a hard surface which is secure and protected from the elements?

5.6 Is a waste identification guide displayed and accessible by all employees?

5.7 Are used sharps bins kept in a suitably labelled secure storage area?

5.8 Is a suitable bund provided e.g. for storing oil and to fill equipment?

5.9 Are all waste transfer notes and consignment notes checked and retained?

Section 6- Building

6.1 Are there any obvious signs of damage to the building including windows and doors?

6.2 Are the floors even and free from holes?

6.3 Is there any damage to the fixtures or fittings?

6.4 Is the premises able to be adequately secured?

6.5 Are there any signs of water ingress or leaks?

6.6 Are all lights working correctly?

6.7 Are all fixed electrical installations in good order i.e. no broken or scorched plug sockets, no exposed or damaged wires?

6.8 Is the asbestos survey available and where any asbestos has been identified is it labelled and in good condition with no signs of damage?

6.9 Is a legionella risk assessment available and are water temperature records carried out and up to date?

Section 7- Site Rules

7.1 Have all visitors signed in?

7.2 Are all employees/visitors wearing the correct PPE where necessary e.g hi viz, boots, eye protection, hearing protection?

7.3 Are all site specific rules being adhered to ie speed limits, one way system, parking arrangements, no smoking policy?

Are there any other health and safety issues identified which are not covered above?

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.