Information

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

MANAGEMENT OF FACILITIES, HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Delegated person on site responsible for H&S?

  • H&S policies and procedures accessible and known by staff?

  • H&S policy up to date and displayed?

  • Insurance certification on display and up to date?

  • Health & Safety Law poster on display and complete?

  • Risk Assessments available and known by staff?

  • Accidents / Incidents / Hazards reported ?

  • All staff have undertaken an induction/ refresher training for H&S awareness

  • Permits available and current ( hot work, confined space etc )

  • Emergency evacuation procedure tested and recorded ?

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Even surfaces, no slip, trip fall hazards as applicable ?

  • Suitable guarding where required ?

  • Floor area obstruction free ?

  • Coverings in good condition?

  • No tripping hazards ?

  • Are work surfaces, walls and floors kept tidy and regularly cleaned?

AISLES

  • Adequately lit

  • Marked with appropriate lines

  • Clear of cases, materials, rubbish & temporary storage?

  • Clear of electrical cords?

STAIRS AND LANDINGS

  • No worn or broken treads

  • Handrails present and in good repair?

  • Landings clear of obstructions ?

RUBBISH

  • Bins located at suitable points ?

  • Bins emptied regularly?

  • Trade waste identified and collected by Licensed Contractors?

LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL

  • Adequate and appropriate for the task?

  • Exit lights - Operating as applicable ?

  • Electrical equipment portable appliance tested?

  • RCD's used, tested and recorded?

  • Fixed wiring inspections conducted?

  • Fluorescent lamps ( flicking or failure to light ) ?

  • Is there a procedure for reporting faulty equipment and for taking it out of use until repaired or replaced?

  • Is access to live high voltage equipment restricted to authorised people only?

PREVENTION OF FALLS

  • Elevated work areas guarded ?

  • Below ground hazards guarded ?

  • Ladders tagged and inspected?

TRAFFIC CONTROL

  • Traffic control measure in place ?

STORAGE

  • Materials stored in racks are tidy and safe?

  • Floors and surrounds are clear of debris and obstructions ?

PLANT AND MACHINERY

  • Plant and equipment is clean, free from deposits and clear of obstructions and combustibles, guards and shields are in position and are sound?

  • Risk assessments available ?

  • Asset register available and up to date?

  • Pre-use checklists current and available ?

  • Noise levels acceptable ?

  • Maintenance records ( scheduled and up to date )

  • Lift inspections completed every 6 months?

  • LEV tests undertaken every 14 months?

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • All hazardous substances identified ?

  • Storage cabinet in place and adequate ?

  • SDS sheets available for all chemicals ?

  • COSHH assessments completed for all chemicals?

  • All chemicals recorded in a hazardous substances register ?

  • PPE available, well maintained and being used ?

  • Signage and fire equipment current and serviced ?

  • Chemical decanted labelled correctly and legible ?

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

  • In place ?

  • Regularly serviced ?

  • Clearly marked for the type of fire ?

  • Unconstructed ?

FIRE ARRANGEMENTS

  • Fire Panels checked and maintained

  • Any defects or issues have been investigated and recorded correctly

  • All Fire doors checked for damage <br>and locking / unlocking correctly<br>

  • Weekly fire alarm tests undertaken and recorded?

  • Evacuation drills undertaken and recorded?

  • Sprinklers tested and recorded?

  • PEEPs in place if required

  • Assembly point identified and known

  • Trained fire staff available?

  • If smoking is allowed somewhere on site or just outside, is there provision for disposing of cigarettes and matches separately from other rubbish?

  • Are smoke detectors checked and tested

GAS SAFETY

  • Are gas appliances regularly checked and serviced by qualified people?

  • Do staff know what to do if there is a gas leak?

EMERGENCY PLANNING

  • Adequate direction notices for fire exits ?

  • Responsible people nominated ?

  • Exit lights and emergency lights working ?

  • Emergency spill containment materials available ?

FIRST AID

  • Cabinets & contents clean and orderly ?

  • Contents as per code ?

  • Contents listed on cabinet door ?

  • Clear sign posting to cabinet?

  • Emergency numbers displayed ?

  • First aid officer appointed & trained ?<br><br><br><br>

LIFTING AND MANUAL HANDLING

  • Is mechanical equipment used whenever possible, have staff been <br>trained in its use and is there enough space to use it?

  • Where mechanical assistance is not possible, are staff trained in safe lifting techniques, and is there enough space to use them

  • Have all staff who are at risk from lifting or moving been trained in manual handling?

  • Are heavy items stored at a convenient or adjustable height to suit the user?

WATER MAINTENANCE

  • Written scheme of examination in place?

  • Water temperature checks conducted?

  • Water flushing conducted and recorded?

  • Water systems checked for any damage, leaks or foreign substances?

SECURITY

  • All security doors checked

  • CCTV Systems checked

  • Security systems work correctly in conjunction with fire doors

  • All logbooks and access control points <br>working correctly<br>

  • Any entry points checked for damage or repairs

WELFARE FACILITIES

  • Are there enough toilets, and are they clean, and in good repair?

  • Are washing facilities (hot water, soap and towels) provided?

  • Are sanitary disposal facilities provided in women’s toilets?

  • Are lockers (or something similar) provided for staff?

  • Is there a rest room or somewhere else that staff can rest undisturbed,<br>and is it clean, properly lit and ventilated?

  • Are there suitable facilities for pregnant and nursing mothers to rest?

  • Are there facilities for workers to eat meals?

  • Are fumes, steam and stale air removed?

  • Is there a supply of fresh air without draughts?

  • Are special precautions taken when working in confined spaces?

DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT

  • Is training provided about the use of equipment, methods of work and <br>how to avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI)?

  • Have all users completed a DSE assessment?

VIOLENCE

  • Has a risk assessment been conducted and suitable control measures put in place?

  • Do staff know what to do to manage violence and aggression?

  • Are lone working procedures in place?

BUILDING EXTERIOR

  • Check all walls and surfaces are free <br>from damage

  • Investigate any discolouring or <br>possible leaks / access points

  • Check exterior doors for swelling and <br>that paint work is in good condition

  • Check exterior doors for swelling and <br>that paint work is in good condition

  • Visually check any attached <br>equipment, eg. fire escapes

  • Check any shutter door systems are <br>working correctly and are falling level

  • Visually check any manhole covers <br>and fire points<br>

  • Check any external security systems <br>have clear line of sight

ROOFING

  • Clear debris from roof drains and guttering

  • Roof to wall connections and roof <br>flashing for tears and wrinkles

  • Inspect the perimeter to check old and new damage to metal and copings

  • Check splits in the stripping plies, if <br>the roof is made from bitumen

  • For metal roofs, protect against <br>corrosion and check for damage

  • Any evidence of leaks?

ASBESTOS

  • Have all areas containing asbestos been identified, marked<br>and an up-to-date record kept?

  • Is all the asbestos in good condition/sealed in and monitored?

  • Has the risk of exposure to asbestos dust and fibres been assessed <br>and an up-to-date written record kept?

  • Are there arrangements in place to inform contractors about<br>asbestos within the building?

  • Is there a plan for specialist removal of asbestos where there <br>is a risk of exposure?

COMMENTS

  • Are there any facilities/Maintenance issues?

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