• 1.1 The area is clean and tidy. There are no slip, trip or fall hazards.

  • 1.2 There is sufficient space for each person to perform their work safely

  • 1.3 Floor surface are maintained in a safe condition and are suitable for the type of activity conducted.

  • 1.4 Walls, ceilings and roof are safe and in good condition.

  • 1.5 Doors, windows,locks and latches are in good condition and working order

  • 1.6 There is adequate ventilation.

  • 1.7 Isolation values are readily accessible and clearly labeled.

  • 1.8 There is adequate lighting to work safely.

  • 1.9 Toilet facilities are clean and in good condition. Items are available to maintain appropriate levels of hygiene.

  • 1.10 Hand washing facilities are available.


  • 2.1 Electrical equipment is in good condition and tested as required by the College's electrical testing procedures.

  • 2.2 All new power boards purchased will have an overload switch

  • 2.3 Electrical cables/cords are kept clear of walkways etc.

  • 2.4 The power Distribution Board is clean and readily accessible.


  • 3.1 Safety rules, emergency information and evacuation routes are prominently displayed.

  • 3.2 The area has an audible evacuation alarm.

  • 3.3 Doorways, walkways and evacuation exits are kept clear and at least 600mm wide.

  • 3.4 External exit doors can be opened from the inside without a key and fire emergency exits are signed.

  • 3.5 Fire control equipment is easily accessible, signed, regularly tested and of the appropriate type.

  • 3.6 An approved first aid kit is readily available and stocked appropriately.

  • 3.7 The kit contains extra modules for eye and burns.

  • 3.8 There are recommended emergency eye wash and drenching facilities available.


  • 4.1 All furniture is safe and in good codition.

  • 4.2 Light fittings/fixtures and ceiling fans are in good condition and working order.

  • 4.3 Light bulbs and tubes are guarded areas where there is a risk of damage.

  • 4.4 No hanging displays are hazardous.

  • 4.5 For printed circuit manufacture, etching tanks, work areas and surrounds are made of non-reactive material.


  • 5.1 Current (within 5 years) material safety data sheets are readily available for hazardous substances

  • 5.2 Hazardous substances are stored and labeled appropriately.

  • 5.3 Spill control systems are in place i.e earths bunds, absorbing material etc.

  • 5.4 Banned substances or timbers are not present.

  • 5.5 Appropriate washing/dousing facilities are available in the event of an accident with chemcials.


  • 6.1 Safe operating procedures are displayed with all potentially hazardous equipment.

  • 6.2 Required personal protective equipment is available and in good condition.


  • 7.1 Manuals are available for operating equipment and machinery.

  • 7.2 A maintenance register is in place for all equipment and machinery that requires regular maintenance.

  • 7.3 The moving parts of all machinery and equipment are guarded in accordance with Plant Code of Practice.

  • 7.4 All machines are fitted with appropriate safety signs and SOPs.

  • 7.5 Emergency stop devices are readily accessible on all machines that require such a device,, as determined by risk assessment and WHSQ requirements.

  • 7.6 There is no machinery and equipment that is hazardous due to noise, fumes or other factors? (i.e 85dBA for eight hours)

  • 7.7 Dust extraction systems are fitted and working efficiently where required.

  • 7.8 The dust extraction system has an operational inspection point at any place where a blockage is likely to accumulate.

  • 7.9 A fume extraction system is in place where required e.g. plastics, spray painting, photography, welding etc.

  • 7.10 machines have clearly marked (with 50mm wide sunflower yellow) safe boundary areas (generally 600mm).

  • 7.11 There is specifically designed equipment provided to lift motors. It is in good condition.


  • 8.1 When spray painting or air brush painting is carried out, approved spray booths are used.

  • 8.2 Spray painting booths are located away from possible source of ignition. Lights are switches are spark proff


  • 9.1 Storage areas can be secured to prevent unwanted access.

  • 9.2 Flammable material is stored and handled in a safe manner.

  • 7.3 Required resources and equipment are stored safely.

  • 7.4 Free standing shelves and cupboards are secured to ensure stability.

  • 7.5 Waste containers are readily available and are labeled appropriately where necessary.


  • 10. 1 There is a separate storage area for full and empty gas cylinders.

  • 10.2 All gas cylinders are stored in an upright position and chained to a wall or stand.

  • 10.3 Where applicable, manifolds are located and guarded to protect them from damage.

  • 10.4 Operating instructions are displayed for safe operation of gas supply manifolds.

  • 10.5 Appropriate gloves, welding glasses/shields and aprons are available for welding. (AS/NZS 2161.4 Occupational Protective Gloves Pt 4:Protection against thermal risks)

  • 10.6 All electric welding tables are insulated from the metal floor and/or the operator is insulated from the floor by rubber matting or duck boards.

  • 10.7 All arc-welding bays are adequately screened from flash.

  • 10.8 The electronics soldering area has good ventilation and fume extraction.


  • 11.1 Other hazards such as sharps, glare, noise, fumes, waste or vermin have been identified.


  • 12.1 Other issues

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