Questions for Office

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  • How many workers in the factory?

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  • How many women?

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  • What is factory's capacity per month?

  • What are the peak months for the factory?

  • Do they subcontract?

  • Type of subcontracting

  • What other brands do they work with?

  • What % of business are we?

  • What is the factory's turnover?

WAGES

  • How are the workers paid?

  • What is the wage of the worker paid the least in the factory?

  • As far as the factory is are aware, does this wage comply with country law?

  • What is the average wage in the factory?

HOURS

  • What hours is the factory open?

  • Is it shift work?

  • Do they work overtime?

  • how much and how often?

  • Does the factory have an overtime policy? If so, request it to be emailed.

  • Is overtime voluntary?

  • How do they enforce overtime?

  • Do workers have specified break times?

  • How many weeks holiday are workers entitled to?

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Do all employees have a contract?

  • Does the factory hold on to workers ID cards?

  • Does the factory make social security contributions for its workers?

  • Do they ever make deductions from workers pay? I.e. disciplinary actions?

  • For what reasons?

  • Is there an HR department?

CHILD LABOUR

  • What are their hiring policies?

  • Do they ask for ID from prospective employees?

  • What proof do they have of each workers age?

  • What is the age of the youngest worker?

  • Have they ever employed young people before? How do they work with them? (This is people between the age of child, about 16 in most countries and18)

Questions for Factory

BUILDING SAFETY

  • Take a photo of the entrance of the building, getting the factory sign in if possible.

  • Is the building owned by the factory/supplier?

  • How many floors in the whole building?

  • How many floors does the factory occupy?

  • Does the building look structurally safe? Please photograph anything that looks unsafe.

  • Is the building well maintained? Please photograph best or worst practice.

  • Is it well lit? please photograph any areas not well lit.

  • Is it well ventilated?

FIRE SAFETY

  • Can you see any fire extinguishers?

  • Does it look like a sufficient number?

  • How many per floor?

  • Does it look like a sufficient number?

  • Does the factory have trained fire extinguisher users? if so how many? What kind of training have they had? When did they last have training?

  • Why do they not have any?

  • Are there clearly marked fire exits on each floor? Please photograph best and worst practice.

  • Are there at least two clearly marked fire exits on each floor?

  • Are all fire exits unlocked and clear? Please photograph.

  • Are all exit routes clearly marked and well lit? Please photograph.

  • Are the general areas clean and safe? Are the walkways clear, is it easy to walk around the factory? Please photograph.

  • What was the date of their last fire drill?

  • Do they have a fire drill log? Ask to see it and photograph it if poss.

MACHINERY

  • Do the machines look well maintained? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are there needle or eye guards on every machine? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are all workers using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where needed? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Is PPE provided for workers?

  • Are workers encouraged to use it? Are there posters/do they do training? Please photograph best/worst practise

HAZARDOUS WORK

  • Do workers do any particularly hazardous work?

  • What kind of work?

  • What kind of precautionary measures does the factory take to ensure the safety of the workers doing hazardous work?

FIRST AID

  • Does the factory have trained first aiders?

  • If so, how many first aiders per floor?

  • How does the factory make workers aware of who the first aiders are? Posters...

  • Have there been any recent accidents? Do they have an accident log? Please photograph

  • Is there a first aid box on every floor?

  • Is there a doctor onsite?

  • Are they unlocked?

  • Are they well stocked?

  • Is the contents all in date?

  • Why not?

  • Do they have an appointed health and safety manager or officer? If so, what is there name?

  • Is there a medical room onsite? If so how many beds are there? Is it clean? Photograph best/worst practises

  • How many beds?

  • Is it clean and tidy?

  • Is there a doctor onsite?

  • what are the doctors hours?

FACILITIES

  • How many toilets are there?

  • Are the toilets separated between men and women?

  • Are the toilets clean, in good working order and private cubicles? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are workers allowed to visit the toilet when they need too?

  • Is there clean drinking water available for every worker? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are there drinking vessels available? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are workers allowed to get water when they need too?

  • Is there anywhere for workers to eat their lunch?

  • Is it clean/enough tables? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Is there a canteen for workers? If so is it subsidised? Is it clean? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • If there is a canteen, does it have a hygiene certificate? Please photograph if so

DORMITORIES

  • Do any workers stay at the factory?

  • Does the building look structurally safe? Photograph best/worst practises

  • How many workers to a room?

  • Is it comfortable? Photograph best/worst practises

  • Does it look clean? Photograph best/worst practises

  • What is fire safety like? Fire extinguishers, clearly marked unblocked exits, fire drills? Photograph best/worst practises

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