Audit

1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

1.2 - Are there no outstanding actions?

2.0 - Fire Prevention / Chemicals

2.1 - Evacuation plan displayed & understood by all employees (in area)

2.2 - Evacuation procedures practised regularly? (2 times a year)

2.3 - Fire alarm system functioning correctly? Can be heard from all area/s

2.4 - Where required are emergency shutdown procedures in place.

2.5 - Hazardous substance register complete and available

2.6 - At least 1 chemical risk assessment completed by team every month

2.7 - At least 1 risk assessment completed from the hazard register is completed by team each month

2.8 - Users trained in the use of chemical handling - randomly check a team members records

2.9 - Is required PPE/PPC available

2.10 - Are eye wash stations/showers easily accessed

2.11 - Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

2.12 - Extinguishers recently serviced? (Check 6 monthly punch mark on tabs.)

2. 13 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

2.14 - No other concerns found

3.0 - Office
3.1.1 - Safety

3.1.2 - Emergency numbers displayed in area (on walls/phones)

3.1.3 - Fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

3.1.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced (6 monthly punch mark on tab)

3.1.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstruction

3.1.6 - Emergency exit light operable

3.1.7 - floor surface even & uncluttered

3.1.8 - Work height correct for the type of work & the employee

3.1.9 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches, frayed or damaged leads

3.1.11 - SDS available for all chemicals used within area

3.1.12 - All containers labelled correctly? Decanted chemicals also labelled

3.1.13 - Tasks designed to prevent overuse syndrome? (Breaks included)

3.1.14 - Good condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

3.1.15 - Power leads tagged & tested ( current)

3.1.16 - No other concerns found

3.2.1 - Quality

3.2.1 - Light fittings clean & in good condition

3.2.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

3.2.3 - Good natural lighting?

3.2.4 - Enough bins/emptied regularly

3.2.5 - Work benches/desks clear of rubbish/clutter

3.2.6 - Good condition of filing caninets

3.2.7 - Desks cabinets in good condition (no damage)

3.2.8 - No other concerns found

3.3.1 - Environment

3.3.1 - Empty chemical bottles/containers disposed of according to environmental requirements (eg prescribed waste)

3.3.2 - All waste being separated

3.3.3 - No other concerns found

4.1 - Worksop Office
4.1.1 - Safety

4.1.2 - Emergency numbers displayed in area (on walls/phones)

4.1.3 - Fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

4.1.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced (6 monthly punch mark on tab)

4.1.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstruction

4.1.6 - Emergency exit light operable

4.1.7 - floor surface even & uncluttered

4.1.8 - Work height correct for the type of work & the employee

4.1.9 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches, frayed or damaged leads

4.1.10 - Portable equipment tested & tagged - within compliance dates

4.1.11 - SDS available for all chemicals used within area

4.1.12 - All containers labelled correctly? Decanted chemicals also labelled

4.1.13 - Tasks designed to prevent overuse syndrome? (Breaks included)

4.1.14 - Good condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

4.1.15 - No other concerns found

4.2.1 - Quality

4.2.1 - Light fittings clean & in good condition

4.2.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

4.2.3 - Good natural lighting?

4.2.4 - Enough bins/emptied regularly

4.2.5 - Work benches/desks clear of rubbish/clutter

4.2.6 - Good condition of filing caninets

4.2.7 - Desks cabinets in good condition (no damage)

4.3.1 - Environment

4.3.1 - Empty chemical bottles/containers disposed of according to environmental requirements (eg prescribed waste)

4.3.2 - All waster being separated

5.1 - Worksop
5.1.1 - Safety

5.1.2 - Fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

5.1.3 - Extinguishers recently serviced (6 monthly punch mark on tab)

5.1.4 - Extinguishers clear of obstruction

5.1.5 - Emergency exit light operable

5.1.6 - floor surface even & uncluttered

5.1.6 - floor surface even & uncluttered

5.1.7 - Work height correct for the type of work & the employee

5.1.8 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches, frayed or damaged leads

5.1.9 - Portable equipment tested & tagged - within compliance dates

5.1.10 - All containers labelled correctly? Decanted chemicals also labelled

5.1.11 - Are liquid spills removed quickly

5.1.12 - Tools not in use kept in place

5.1.13 - No damaged tools in use (hand or powered)

5.1.14 - Oily rags & combustible refuse disposed of correctly (refuse in metal containers) & (sent off as prescribed waste)

5.1.15 - Gas bottles are secured? And labelled?

5.1.17 - FA cabinet & contents are orderly & within date

5.1.18 - Have contents been checked/ restocked within a 3month period

5.1.19 - Is there easy access to the FA cabinet

5.2.1 - Quality

5.2.1 - Light fittings clean & in good condition

5.2.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

5.2.3 - Good natural lighting?

5.2.4 - Enough bins/emptied regularly

5.2.5 - Work benches/desks clear of rubbish/clutter

5.2.6 - Good condition of filing caninets

5.2.7 - Desks in good condition (no damage)

5.3.1 - Environment

5.3.1 - Empty chemical bottles/containers disposed of according to environmental requirements (eg prescribed waste)

5.3.2 - All waste being separated

6.1 - Machine Worksop
6.1.1 - Safety

6.1.3 - Fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

6.1.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced (6 monthly punch mark on tab)

6.1.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstruction

6.1.6 - Emergency exit light operable

6.1.7 - floor surface even & uncluttered

6.1.8 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches, frayed or damaged leads

6.1.9 - Portable equipment tested & tagged - within compliance dates

6.1.10 - All containers labelled correctly? Decanted chemicals also labelled

6.1.11 - Are machines maintained & kept clean

6.1.12 - Are guards in place & we'll maintained

6.1.13 - Starting & stopping devices within easy reach of operator

6.1.14 - Waste cut offs removed and stored safely

6.1.15 - Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage

6.1.15 - Spill kits available & regularly maintained? Is tamper proof seal in place?

6.1.16 - Plan in place to control noise levels

6.1.17 - Operators trained/inducted into the operation of machines (select 1 random person & check records

6.1.18 - Are lock out procedures implemented & followed

6.1.19 - Does all machinery have appropriate labelling (pinch points, hot surface etc)

6.1.20 - Are safety switches installed

6.1.21 - Are safety switched tested every 6months & recorded

6.1.22 - No double adapters in use? If required, powered boards only

6.1.23 - RCD's available & used for all hand held equipment

6.1.24 - Electrical equipment protected from moisture & dust

6.2.1 - Quality

6.2.1 - Light fittings clean & in good condition

6.2.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

6.2.3 - Good natural lighting?

6.2.4 - Enough bins/emptied regularly

6.2.5 - Work benches/desks clear of rubbish/clutter

6.2.6 - Good condition of filing caninets

6.2.7 - Desks in good condition (no damage)

6 3.1 - Environment

6.3.1 - Empty chemical bottles/containers disposed of according to environmental requirements (eg prescribed waste)

6.3.2 - All waste being separated

7.1 - Storage Warehouse - Upstairs/Downstairs
7.1.1 - Safety

7.1.2 - Fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

7.1.3 - Extinguishers recently serviced (6 monthly punch mark on tab)

7.1.4 - Extinguishers clear of obstruction

7.1.5 - Emergency exit light operable

7.1.6 - floor surface even & uncluttered

7.1.7 - Work height correct for the type of work & the employee

7.1.8 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches, frayed or damaged leads

7.1.9 - Portable equipment tested & tagged - within compliance dates

7.1.10 - All containers labelled correctly? Decanted chemicals also labelled

7.1.11 - Materials stored in racks/bins wherever possible

7.1.12 - Storage designed to minimise lifting problems (height of racking & how items retrieved)

7.1.13 - General condition of racks & pallets good (weight signage applied)

7.1.14 - Spill kits available & regularly maintained? Is tamper proof seal in place?

7.1.15 - Are special storage conditions applied? (cabinets/bounding etc - no leaks, items stored on top of cabinets)

7.1.16 - Gas bottles are secured & labelled

7.1.17 - Gas bottles are at least 3m away from ignition source?

7.1.18 - All ladders are industrial strength (check label)

7.1.19 - Are ladders maintained/audited & logged in register (check rope/pulleys/rungs etc)

7.2.1 - Quality

7.2.2 - Light fittings clean & in good condition

7.2.3 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

7.2.4 - Good natural lighting?

7.2.5 - Enough bins/emptied regularly

7.2.6 - Work benches/desks clear of rubbish/clutter

7.2.7 - Good condition of filing cabinets

7.2.8 - Desks in good condition (no damage)

7.2.9 - Lubricants are food grade

7.2.10 - External doors (& rollers) are free of gaps (less than the width of a pen)

7.3.1 - Environment

7.3.1 - Empty chemical bottles/containers disposed of according to environmental requirements (eg prescribed waste)

7.3.2 - All waste being separated

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