Title Page

  • Site conducted

  • Client/site name

  • Location
  • Contact in Location

  • Date of audit

  • CMSE Consultancy Auditor

General information and comments

  • Chris Mee Safety Engineering (CMSE) was commissioned by Kellihers Electrical, to carry out a safety audit at the premises and provide a report of findings with recommendations for improvement if identified.
    The aim of the audit was to establish what safety measures were in place in the premises and identify areas of safety management which needed attention.
    This report details the main items found at the time of the audit and represents a review of the systems, documentation and observations found at that point in time.
    The objectives of this report are to:
    1. identify the extent of regulatory and legal compliance in relation to health and safety responsibilities;
    2. assess work practices and the degree to which they reflect current best practice; and
    3. identify any deficiencies and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Location and Facilities

Covid 19

  • Does the facility have a Covid 19 plan

  • Does the Facility have specific Covid 19 Risk Assessments Complete and communicated to employees?

  • Is there Covid 19 signage in place advising employees to wash hands and maintain social distancing.

  • Is there provisions in place for social distancing in the canteen area?

Access and Egress

  • Safe access and egress to site i.e. Car park

  • Speed limit in effect in car park

  • Car park spaces clearly identifiable

  • Adequate outside lighting

  • Signage in place to ease traffic flow

  • Pedestrian walkways clearly identified

  • Restricted access for unauthorised personnel

  • Walkways/aisles and spaces where people are required to move are adequately wide

  • Stairways unobstructed

  • Stairways in good condition i.e. Non slip strips / no damage

  • Hand holds, rails on all stairways


  • All lights fully functional

  • Lux levels are adequate

  • No lights are missing


  • Hearing protection is provided where required

  • Hearing protection is worn where required

  • Signage highlighting the need for hearing protection is in place where required

  • Employees are trained in the use of hearing protection where required


  • Good housekeeping practices are maintained

  • Pedestrian routes clearly identified and in good condition / free of trip hazards

  • Adequate bins provided and not overflowing

  • Waste disposed of in designated bins

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Staff have been provided with PPE

  • PPE requirements are adhered to e.g. hi-vis, safety footwear, safety gloves

  • PPE is maintained and in good condition

  • Personnel are trained in the use of personal safety equipment relevant to the work activity

  • Appropriate signage for PPE requirements are displayed

Racking and Storage

  • All racking and storage facilities are undamaged

  • Racking is load bearing

  • Safe working loads are displayed

  • Safe Working loads adhered to

  • Loads / Materials stored properly i.e. Not overhanging

  • Pallets are in good condition

  • Racking has been inspected by a competent person and documented

  • Weekly visual inspections have been documented

  • Crash barriers are at the end of aisles

  • Storage areas are free of sharp edges

  • Storage areas with items above head height have a suitable step ladder/stool provided for safe access

  • All safety pins on cross beams are in place

Work at heights

  • All ladders clearly marked with unique I.D.

  • GA3 form completed for all equipment

  • There is safe access for areas at height

  • Register of Work at Height equipment in place i.e. Ladder register

  • Training in place for all Work at Height activities

  • Ladders are correctly used and short duration and light work use only

  • MEWP's in good condition and inspected as required

Manual Handling

  • Personnel have attended manual handling training and, as appropriate, refresher training

  • Heavy items are stored between waist and knee height or require the use of a lifting aid

  • Lifting aids are available where required

  • Personnel are trained in the use of lifting aids where necessary

Plant and Equipment

  • Unique ID numbers displayed on lifting equipment

  • Only authorized and trained personnel are permitted to use the compactor

  • Operation instructions are posted on are near the equipment

  • Compactor serviced by a competent person

  • All controls in good working order

  • All controls clearly marked and legible

  • Emergency stop in good working order

  • Compactor is on preventative maintenance schedule

  • Only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use cable cutter

  • Operation instructions posted on are near the equipment

  • Cable cutter serviced by a competent person

  • Controls in good working order

  • Controls clearly marked and legible

  • Emergency stop in good working order

  • Cable cutter on preventative maintenance schedule

  • Inspection records are kept on file

Electrical Safety

  • Electrical tools in good condition

  • Electrical equipment in safe condition & Protected

  • Work on electrical installations and equipment is only done by a qualified electrician

  • Leads, plugs and sockets are in good order

  • Leads, plugs and sockets are stored properly

  • Electrical leads not wrapped around metal structures

  • Lock out tag out used and in good order

  • Cables frequently inspected for wear and damage, and replaced when needed

  • Portable electric equipment PAT tested

  • Good Electric cable management is in place

  • Electric cables are not causing a trip hazard

  • Damaged cables are replaced

Fire Safety

  • Serviced & certified fire extinguishers in place

  • appropriate classes of fire extinguishers are in place

  • Access to fire extinguishers is uninhibited

  • Fire detection and warning systems working correctly

  • Detection systems are unobstructed

  • Detection systems are regularly tested

  • Emergency light fittings are working and in good condition

  • Emergency Lighting system tested by a competent person

  • Sprinkler system been tested by a competent person

  • Exit signs are working and in good condition

  • Emergency Exits are unobstructed

  • Internal self closing devices work correctly and are kept closed

  • Suitable access for the Fire Service / Emergency Services

  • Combustibles are not stored near ignition sources

  • Combustibles are not stored under stairways

  • Up to date training in the use of fire fighting equipment

  • Up to date training in the use of fire fighting equipment documented

  • Fire Wardens are designated

  • Fire Wardens have up to date training

Emergency Arrangements

  • Emergency Arrangements (Plan) in place

  • Emergency Arrangements (Plan) is displayed

  • Emergency Arrangements (Plan) is communicated to employees

  • Emergency evacuation plan is developed displayed and practiced at least once every 6 months and documented.

  • Emergency Assembly point(s) designated for the site

  • Emergency assembly points are unobstructed

  • Emergency assembly points are identified by signage

  • All exits are kept clear

  • All exits are clearly signed

  • Chemical spill kit readily available

  • Staff trained in use of chemical spill kit

  • Chemical spill kit fully stocked

  • Chemical spill kit supplies in date

First Aid

  • First Aid kit in place and to regulations i.e. Adequately stocked

  • First Aid kit contents are in date

  • The size of the first aid kit is suitable for the number of personnel in the area

  • The locations of first aid kits are clearly identified

  • Trained First Aid personnel available

  • Names of first aiders displayed

  • The automated external defibrillator (AED) is accessible and clearly marked

  • The automated external defibrillator (AED) is maintained

  • Appropriate numbers of staff are trained in the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is in date and documented

  • Accident report log readily available

Welfare Facilities

  • Toilets clean and tidy

  • Hot and cold running water provided

  • Hand drying facility provided

  • Storage facility provided for personnel PPE

  • Suitable area provided for taking breaks

  • Access to fresh clean drinking water

  • Facility to boil water available

  • Refrigerator to store food provided

  • Provisions available to heat food

Display Screen Equipment

  • Display Screen Ergonomic assessments carried out for personnel

  • Suitable chairs provided i.e., Castors, height adjustable with back support and swivel capability

  • No glare on screen from either natural or artificial lighting

  • Desks kept clean and tidy

  • Frequently used items kept within easy reach

Hazardous materials

  • All hazardous substances are identified and recorded in a register

  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each substance is recorded in a register

  • Containers holding hazardous substances are labelled appropriately with the product name and the relevant risk and safety wording

  • The register or particular SDS is readily available to all personnel who could be exposed to the hazardous substances

  • SDS are obtained on all new hazardous substances

  • Incompatible substance are not stored together

  • Personnel are provided with instruction and training in relation to hazardous substances used in the workplace

Fork Lift Truck Driving

  • All Fork Lift drivers hold suitable and up to date licence

  • Fork Lift in good working order

  • Daily visual inspection carried out

  • Daily visual inspection is recorded

  • Fork Lift being driven in a safe manner

  • Reverse beacon / Siren in good working order

  • Records of statutory inspection on file

  • Operation instructions posted at battery charging areas


  • Asbestos was used in the construction of the site's buildings

  • An Asbestos Survey was conducted and documented

  • There are no activities carried out which could result in the release of asbestos from Asbestos containing materials

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