Walk Through Safety Audit Checklist

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Walk Through Safety Audit Checklist


  • Are all work areas clean and orderly?

  • Are work areas adequately illuminated?

  • Are all light fixtures in good working order? No flickering lights, etc.?

  • Are floors clear and aisles, hallways, and exits are unobstructed?

  • Are floor surfaces kept dry and free of slip hazards?

  • Are exits signs posted and properly illuminated to clearly indicate exit?

  • Are stored materials secured & limited in heights to prevent collapse?

  • Are electrical cords and plugs in good condition with proper grounding?

  • Extension cords and power strips are not daisychained and no permanent extension cords are in use?

  • Portable electric heaters have at least 36" of clearance from combustible materials (e.g. paper)

  • Is there at least three (3) feet clearance in front of electrical panels/breaker boxes?

  • Is food not present on the warehouse floor?

  • Is emergency equipment (alarm pull boxes, eyewashes, showers, etc.) accessible and not blocked by equipment?

  • Is all emergency equipment in good condition?

  • Are drinks covered while on the warehouse floor?


  • Is sufficient storage provided?

  • Are heavy items stored between midthigh and shoulder height?

  • Is there a safe means of accessing high shelves?

  • Is storage equipment in good condition and not overloaded?

  • Are storage areas free from rubbish?

  • Are shelf units properly attached to wall and are cabinets/Cupboards stable?

  • Are racks and pallets in good condition?

  • Is good housekeeping practiced in work area (is it free of debris, combustibles, obstructions? Are aisles maintained?)


  • Are cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the gas contained?

  • Are cylinders stored away from heat sources and do they separation between flammables and oxidizers?

  • Are cylinders located and stored in a manner to prevent them from creating a hazard by tripping, falling, or rolling? The cylinders should be stored upright and chained with protective cap in place (including empty containers)

  • Are valve protector caps place on cylinders when not in use?

  • Are flammables and combustibles stored properly?

  • Are empty and full cylinders stored separately?


  • Are fire alarm pull station locations marked and unobstructed?

  • Are fire extinguishers and hoses mounted, visible, and accessible?

  • Are flammable liquids stored in approved safety containers?


  • Are all protective guards (including light curtains and interlocks) in place, effective, and checked daily or before use?

  • Do air nozzles have relief valves to decrease pressure to 29 psi or lower?

  • Is damaged/malfunctioning equipment tagged "OUT OF SERVICE"?

  • Is equipment clean and working properly?

  • Are lockout/tagout procedures used?

  • Do grinders (portable & stationary) have guards in place?

  • Are portable fans equipped with full guards or screens having an opening of 1/2 inch or less?


  • Are PIT driven backwards with awkward and bulky loads?

  • Are pedestrians given the right of way?

  • Are safety glasses and seatbelts worn while operating the truck?

  • Are defective PIT taken out of service and tagged "DO NOT USE"?

  • Are PIT being operated safely?

  • Are PIT being operated in accordance with the company safety protocols (e.g. sounding horns at intersections?

  • Are PIT parked with the parking brake applied and the forks flat on the floor or ground?

  • Are PIT parked so they do not block exits or emergency equipment and are not parked on dock plates?


  • Are SDSs available to all employees?

  • Are all hazardous containers labeled appropriately?

  • Are there supplies on hand for hazardous materials spill?


  • Are all ladders in good condition with no structural damage?

  • Are ladders being used properly (only one person on ladder at a time and no one standing above the second step down from the top)?


  • Are approved safety glasses and face shields used in required areas?

  • Is approved hand protection (e.g. gloves) used in required areas?

  • Is approved protective clothing used in required areas?

  • Is approved hearing protection used in required areas?

  • Is approved foot protection used in required areas?

  • Is approved head protection used in required areas?


  • Is appropriate fall protection provided and used properly (safety harness, lanyard, and if needed, self-retracting lifeline)?


  • Are first aid kits clearly labeled?

  • Are first aid kits easily accessible?

  • Are all dated medical products current, and not expired?

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