Are SOPs or safe working rules specific to the workshop developed and implemented?
Are staff trained or instructed on the SOPs and lab safety rules?
Do all equipment have Risk Assessments?
Are all Risk Assessments on the schools sharepoint or on Myosh?
Are records kept of personnel trained or instructed, maintenance & servicing, and testing of equipment?
Are floors clean, dry, and free from slip/trip hazards?
Is the workplace free from accumulation of equipment, redundant chemicals, contaminated waste or rubbish?
Are chemical storage facilities in good condition?
Is shelving stable, free of extraneous material and not too high?
Are materials stored so they will not fall?
Are storages free from projections, sharp edges?
Are storage racks/cupboards in sound condition, not overloaded?
Are materials stored so that good manual handling practices can be applied, therefore safe retrieval?
Are all fire extinguishers/equipment suitable, appropriately located, mounted and identified?
Are all fire extinguishers regularly checked?
Are fire hose reels regularly checked?
Are fire detector heads free from damage?
Are there an adequate number of trained emergency evacuation officers?
Are exits and corridors free from obstruction?
Are exit signs illuminated and clearly visible?
Is there an adequate number of exits?
Are all exit doors unlocked?
Is emergency lighting installed?
Are walkways kept clear?
Are portable ladders in good condition?
Are all hazardous chemicals in the area entered into GoldFFX?
Do all laboratory personnel have ready access to Safety Data Sheets through GoldFFX (or hardcopy if necessary)?
Are all chemicals and containers correctly labelled?
Are chemicals stored in compatible containers?
Is WHS12 completed for all of the workshop processes involving hazardous chemicals?
Are solvents separated from corrosives?
Are flammables in small quantities stored in a flammables cabinet?
Are appropriate warning signs on small quantities cabinet?
Are dry powder fire extinguishers accessible?
Is in-service inspection, testing & tagging of portable electrical equipment done in accordance with the procedure for Electrical Equipment Inspection and Testing?
Are adequate power points available & unobstructed?
Are circuit breakers & main isolators clearly marked?
Have all equipment been wired correctly and there is no temporary wiring?
Is an appropriate fire extinguisher i.e., CO2 or dry powder available adjacent to any electrical switchboard?
Are there portable RCD's for power tools etc?
Are portable power tools in good condition?
Are emergency shutdown procedures in place?
Have electrical ignition sources been controlled in flammable environments (eg intrinsically safe fittings/equipment)?
Are all cable in good condition and are not frayed or damaged?
Are operating instructions/safety signs adequate & clear?
Are emergency stop switches accessible, red in colour?
Are safety glasses areas clearly sign posted?
Are machines & equipment free from obstruction?
Are moving parts, belt drives, shafts, fans appropriately guarded?
Are all tools in good condition?
Is there adequate distance between machines & equipment?
Are noise levels at an acceptable level?
Is plant and equipment adequately maintained?
Is access to machinery controlled?
Are operators appropriately trained?
Do operators hold relevant certificates/licenses? (where relevant)
Are records maintained of operator certificates/licences (includes drivers licences)
Is the correct PPE readily available when required?
Have staff been trained or instructed in correct use, maintenance and storage of PPE?
Is PPE stored and maintained correctly?
Are there trained first aid personnel?
Are there first aid kits available and adequately stocked for the types of hazards and level of risk ie chemical burns?
Are first aid personnel identifiable?
Are first aid records kept?
Have emergency procedures been established for specific hazardous circumstances including spills?
Are emergency plans and contact numbers displayed?
Has an evacuation drill taken place in the last 12 months?
Are emergency manifests established for the facility and available in an accessible area to emergency staff?
Are there suitable spill kits available, stocked and identifiable relevant to the area?
Are staff aware of response procedures for minor and major spills?
Are staff adequately trained to deal with minor spills?