J1.14/5 Lab audit master

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General OHS

  • Is the mop head in good condition? (If not, please replace.)

  • Does the area contain spray and wipe, jif, a sponge, scourer, mop, bucket, broom and dustpan?

  • Is there adequate storage space?

  • Is the hazard register for this space current?

  • Is there signage visible, directing staff to the nearest defibrillator?

  • Is the area tidy?

  • Are pathways, floor areas and doors free of obstruction?

  • Are light levels in the lab adequate?

  • Is the lab free of odors?

  • Is the level of noise acceptable?

  • Is there a spare mop head present in the lab? (If not please make a note to purchase if necessary.)

Emergency procedures & First Aid

  • Is there a current copy of the laboratory safety procedures manual present in the area?

  • Are staff aware of relevant procedures - eg- evacuation?

  • Are current emergency names and contact numbers displayed?

  • Is there a fire extinguisher accessible?

  • Have the fire extinguisher/s been serviced within the last six months?

  • Does evacuation signage contain fire warden information?

  • Is signage displayed that directs staff to the first aid kit?

Electrical Equipment

  • Are double adaptors or doubled power boards being used?

  • Ar power boards mounted off benches or floor?

  • Is all electrical equipment tagged in date?

  • Is the area protected with an RCD?

  • Is training conducted for all hazardous equipment users?

  • Does hazardous equipment have simple SOP's available at point of use?

  • Are tag out systems available for malfunctioning/out of service equipment?

Manual Handling

  • Are frequently used items easily accessible?

  • Are heavy items stored above know and below shoulder height?

  • Is a suitable ladder/platform available for utilisation when needed?

  • Have risk assessments been done for manual handling where relevant?

  • Do pieces of equipment display caution due to their manual handling risks? (Eg- two person lift)

  • Has there been a manual handling incident since the last inspection?

  • If so, has the task been reassessed?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Is PPE provided where necessary?

  • Is it correctly stored and maintained?

  • Are lab occupiers wearing approved clothing?

Waste Disposal

  • Are staff familiar with disposal procedures for biological waste? note person asked and question.

  • Is there ample waste stream provision for each working area?

  • Are waste streams correctly labelled where relevant?

  • Is waste removed as required? (i.e. are bins not overfull?)

  • Is waste segregation well managed?

  • Are biological waste bins labelled with Bio-hazard warning label?

Biological and Chemical safety

  • Are space users trained in bio-hazard techniques, including spills?

  • Are appropriate hygiene rules followed?

  • Does the area have the correct spill kits for use as required?

  • Check that the spill kit contains tissues, gloves, absorbent spill bag/granules, disposable apron and eyewear

  • Are Virkon tablets in kit in date? If not, note and replace.

  • Are work spaces looking hygienically clean for work? List areas of non-compliance

  • Is there a networked computer available that can provide access to the chemwatch database?

  • Is there signage within the area displaying the chemwatch database web address?

  • Are all chemical containers labeled with name and hazard diamonds?

  • Are chemicals for the space appropriately segregated?

  • Are gas cylinders in use correctly secured?

First aid kit check

  • 1x First aid booklet

  • 1 x Logikal Resus-O-Mask (Disposable)

  • 1 x Rapaid Antiseptic Spray

  • 10x safety pins

  • 1x box of band aids (50)

  • 1x roll of 7.5mm dressing strip ~9m

  • 1x roll of 1.25cm tape ~9m

  • 1 x Pair of scissors sterilized in autoclave bag with sterilization date and operator noted on bag.

  • 1 x Pair of forceps sterilized in autoclave bag with sterilization date and operator noted on bag.

  • 1 x Small wound dressing No. 13

  • 1 x Small wound dressing No. 15

  • 2 x Triangular Bandages

  • 4 x Gauze swabs (3 per packet)

  • 2 x Conforming Gauze Bandages (2.5cm)

  • 2 x Conforming Gauze Bandages (5.0cm)

  • 2 x Melolite Dressing (7.5cm×5cm)

  • 2 x Melolite Dressing (7.5cm×10cm)

  • 1 x Crepe Bandage (2.5cm)

  • 1 x Crepe Bandage (5cm)

  • 1 x eye module (within expiry date)

  • 5 x Pairs disposable latex gloves

  • 2 x Instant Ice Packs (Disposable)

  • Are there any medicines such as headache preparations? (these should be removed if found)

Comments, notes and recommendations from audit

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