The assessors believe the information contained within this risk assessment report to be correct at the time of printing. The assessors do not accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of the information herein. The report is based on matters which were observed or came to the attention of the assessors during the day of the assessment and should not be relied upon as an exhaustive record of all possible risks or hazards that may exist or potential improvements that can be made. Information on the latest workers compensation and OHS / WHS laws can be found at the relevant State WorkCover / WorkSafe Authority
In order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the risk assessment processes and to protect the parties involved, it is understood that the assessors will not divulge to unauthorized persons any information obtained during this risk assessment unless legally obligated to do so
Does the company have a written health & safety policy statement?
Has the health & safety policy statement been reviewed and updated?
Is the health & safety policy statement signed and dated?
Is the health & safety policy statement prominently displayed in the workplace / shared with staff?
Are the individual responsibilities clearly defined in the health & safety policy?
Are staff aware of the contents of the Health and Safety Policy? Ask a random member of staff - name and note
Are the employees aware of their responsibilities towards health & safety?
Is there a Health and Safety Law Poster displayed?
Are the correct details filled in on the health & safety law poster?
Is there a copy of the employers liability insurance certificate displayed or held electronically and available upon request?
Do arrangements exist to ensure that contractors/sub contractors are competent to undertake the work required?
Do arrangements exist to ensure that contractors are aware of the company health & safety policy and safe systems of work relevant to the performance of their work?
Is there a Contractors handbook in place?
Do arrangements exist to ensure that contractors possess adequate liability insurance prior to work commencing?
How are visitors to the building controlled?
Are visitors inducted into the building?
Has the building got an asbestos register / management plan?
Is the register / management plan up to date?
Have all operatives who need asbestos awareness training had the training?
Are areas that contain asbestos clearly marked?
Is there an asbestos risk assessment in place?
Are contractors made aware of areas containing asbestos?
Has a suitable & sufficient general workplace risk assessment been undertaken for the premises?
Is the risk assessment regularly reviewed to take into account changes in working practice?
Does the risk assessment take special account of vulnerable workers such as young persons, pregnant women and any lone workers?
Are employees consulted in the risk assessment process?
Are employees aware where the risk assessments are held and how to access them?
Are the results of the risk assessments recorded and jointly discussed?
Perform a random risk assessment check on 3 risk assessments. Are these in your view suitable and sufficient and proportionate to the level of risk? 1. activity 2. piece of equipment 3. general workplace
Are all operations which involve significant health & safety implications, the subject of a defined safe system of work?
Have all employees received induction training and is this documented? Name employee questioned.
Has a training needs analysis been carried out for all employees?
Is all health & safety training provided by fully competent personnel?
Are staff training records up to date?
Are recorded risk assessments completed for manual handling tasks?
Where practicable have efforts been made to eliminate the need for manual handling?
Has appropriate employee training in manual handling techniques been provided?
Is there a Certificate available for a Fixed Wire Test in place BS7671?
Are there any broken plugs or outlets?
Are there any frayed or damaged leads?
Are all fixed wiring installations inspected on a regular basis by a qualified and competent person?
Is there evidence of PAT on electrical items?
Are there any extension leads across the floor?
Are there multiple double adapters in a series?
Are RCD / circuit breakers used when appropriate?
Are there signs of overloading of power boards, power points?
Are fire extinguishers in place & signed?
Are fire extinguishers within service dates?
Are all fire/emergency exit signs in place n accordance with guidance?
Is fire signage sufficient throughout the premises?
Has there been a full fire evacuation in the last 12 months?
Is there a signed Assembly/Muster point?
Is the Assembly/Muster point in a suitable area?
Has a fire risk assessment been carried out within the last 12 months?
Is the fire risk assessment up to date all actions carried out?
Are exits clear of obstructions?
Are all fire doors shut but not locked?
Is emergency lighting operable?
Are staff fire training records up to date with staff being trained in Fire Awareness?
Is the Fire Log book available for inspection?
Are floor areas clean, dry and free from slip/trip hazards?
Are walkways kept clear?
Are stairs in good condition?
Are handrails in place, where required?
Are portable ladders in good condition?
Are there work areas where fall protection is required?
Have staff received ladder training where appropriate?
Is there a Hazardous Substance register?
Is there access to MSDS for all chemical products used?
Have COSHH risk assessments been completed for hazardous substances?
Do arrangements exist to review COSHH implications of new products prior to purchase?
Are flammable substances stored in small quantities?
Have all employees that are using COSHH products had adequate training to use them?
Are arrangements in operation for the provision of health surveillance in appropriate cases?
Does the building have any showers?
Are there any cooling towers in the building requiring Legionella checks?
Is a Legionella management plan in place?
Is Legionella testing carried out in accordance with the management plan?
Has an assessment been made to establish the first aid requirements for the company?
Is there a list of first aiders and emergency contact numbers displayed?
Is there a first aid kit/cabinet available and accessible?
Has a specific need been identified for a defib?
Are employees aware where their nearest defib is?
Are employees aware of location of first aid kit?
Is the first aid kit adequately stocked and in date?
Are detailed accident investigation records kept?
Have there been any RIDDOR reportable accidents recently in the last 12 months?
Are there accident/incident/near miss reports? Relate to Birds triangle
Is the accident book used to look for trends?
Principal Legislation Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
Is all lifting equipment / lifts (e.g. Lift trucks, hoists lifts etc) subject to regular testing by a competent person?
Are current inspection certificates available for all lifting devices?
Is all work equipment identified and in good condition and suitable for use?
Have employees had suitable & sufficient training in the use of their work equipment?
Is an equipment maintenance log in place and used?
Are work areas clear of rubbish?
Are items not in use stored appropriately?
Are bins full & overflowing?
Is there evidence of general clutter?
Is there need for a waste carrier to be used?
Are recorded risk assessments completed for workstations of display screen users?
Are users offered free eye tests?
Are work station layouts suitable?
Is lighting adequate for work tasks?
Are light fittings clean and in good condition?
Is furniture appropriate and sound?
Is air conditioning maintained annually?
Are floor coverings sound?
Is there adequate ventilation around photocopiers?
Are fling cabinets drawers kept closed when not in use?
Are materials stored so they will not fall?
Are materials stored so that good manual handling practices can be applied, therefore safe retrieval?
Are storage racks/cupboards in sound condition, not overloaded?
Are racks free from projection, sharp edges?
Are incompatible hazard substances segregated?
Are toilets clean?
Are staff kitchen facilities/lunchrooms clean?
Is drinking water available?
Are there washing facilities?
Is hand soap provided in toilets?
Is there a sanitary bin in place for female staff?
Is there a sanitary bin in place for visitors / public?
Is there equipment available for staff to heat food if required?
Is there suitable PPE in place for staff activities?
Are staff wearing suitable PPE at the time of the audit?
Is all PPE provided to workers at no cost?
Is PPE CE Marked?
Are staff exposed to any job or activity that requires any health surveillance or monitoring?
Is there a significant risk to staff relating to: Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Noise Awareness 2005, Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2012, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005?
Are staff given suitable breaks and work hours that are in accordance with the Working Time Regulations 1998?
Have reasonable adaptions been made for any employees that have a disability?
Is there a concern where employees feel stressed because of their job?
Is there any risk of customer confrontation relating to any staff role?
Is there a PEEP in place for any staff?