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GEMS GF01A Site Inspection Checklist (HS Manager-Site Rep)

1. Fire Exits

  • Are fire exits clearly marked and visible?

  • Are approaches unobstructed (both ways), are the steps clearly marked for access, are the steps, stairs, and covering in good order

  • Are flammable substances clear of exits

  • Are call points visible and clearly labelled

  • Are doors in good working order, do the selfcloser work correctly

2. Fire Controls

  • Fire logbook up to date

  • Weekly fire alarm test is recorded

  • Emergency lighting testing is recorded and within 6 months of date

  • Fire Extinguisher inspections recorded and within 12 months of date

  • Fire drills recorded and within 6 months of test (CPI twice yearly policy)

  • Are Fire Extinguishers hung in the correct position?

  • Are all they easily accessible

3. Fire Hazards

  • Are all combustible waste accumulations (paper/rags) inside their proper containers

  • Is the 'inuse' storage of flammable liquids restricted to the amount used in one day

  • Are all chemical containers in a good condition

  • Is all storage in the department essential

  • Are all portable appliances eg radios, fans, kettles, etc authorised?

  • Is the area free from evidence of unauthorised smoking

  • Electrical Switchgear Clear of Combustibles

4. Housekeeping

  • Are the gangways and working areas in a clean condition and free from litter, obstructions and dust?

  • Are the gangways free from slip, trip and fall Hazards

  • Are work areas clean tidy and clear of redundent materials?

  • Is there any waste to be removed

  • Are all pallets free from damage e.g. nails, splinters, etc

  • Are all pallets stored safely?

  • Are all the main on/off switches accessible?

5. Chemicals

  • Are all chemicals stored in the proper place?

  • Are lids and screw tops being placed on all chemical containers.?

  • Have all chemicals been assessed for risk?

  • Are the Chemical hazard data sheets available at all Employees at all times?

  • Are the chemicals used in the process giving off high levels of fumes?

  • Spill kits accessible and contents complete?

  • Are Eyewash Stations clean and have been tested weekly

6. Personnel

  • Is everybody in the department wearing appropriate clothing and footwear?

  • Is personal protective equipment (PPE) available and being used properly, where it is required and issued?

  • Are ear plug dispensers adequately filled?

7. General

  • Is there the correct Safety Signage in the Area, are there any missing or damaged?

  • Is the Lighting adequate in the areas?

  • Are weekly safety checks completed and signed off on the safety sheets?

  • Are the work desks and stations ok for use?

  • Are all the Display Screen Equipment (VDU) set up correctly for use, in all areas?

  • Are all the pallet lifters, pallet trucks and pallet wrapping machines in safe working order and being used correctly?

  • Are steps & ladders in safe working order?

  • Are the heating and ventilation systems working safely and correctly?

  • Are all safety barriers in a good safe condition?

  • First Aid kits accessible and contents complete?

8. Environmental Monitoring

  • Are there high levels of dust inside the department?

  • Are there high levels of dust outside the department?

  • Is there any evidence of chemical spillage or VOCs being discharged inside or outside the department?

  • Are there high levels of noise being emitted, which are above the normal measured areas?

  • Are there any special waste requirements for the departments?

  • Do waste storage areas and waste receptacles show signs of leakage or potential leakage or vandalism?

9. Knife Monitoring

  • Has everyone got a registered knife

  • Are all knives that are not in use or registered been removed from the factory floor

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