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?

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