1.0 - Previous inspection

  • 1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • 1.2 - Are there no outstanding actions?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

  • 2.1 - Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

  • 2.2 - Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

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

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

  • 2.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • 2.6 - Extinguisher no more than 1200 mm max height & base not lower that 100 mm?

  • 2.7 - Indicator signs 2.1 m above floor level?

  • 2.8 - Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • 2.9 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • 2.10 - Exits clear of obstructions?

  • 2.11 - Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

  • 2.12 - Covid QR Cod and sign is accessible?

3.0 - General Lighting

  • 3.1 - Is lighting suitable?

  • 3.2 - Is reflected light from walls and ceilings causing glare to employees?

  • 3.3 - Are light fittings clean and in good condition?

  • 3.4 - Emergency exit lighting operable?

4.0 - Building Safety

  • 4.1 - Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • 4.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • 4.3 - Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • 4.4 - Intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • 4.5 - Stair and risers kept clear?

  • 4.6 - Are liquid spills removed quickly?

  • 4.7 - Are railings in good condition?

  • 4.8 - Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • 4.9 - Are footpaths in good condition?

  • 4.10 - Furniture in sound condition?

  • 4.11 - Loading area clean and tidy?

  • 4.12 - Drinking water is available?

  • 4.13 - Are welfare facilities e.g. toilets and smoko room adequate and are they kept clean?

5.0 - Work Benches

  • 5.1 - Are work benches clear of rubbish?

  • 5.2 - Are tools not in use kept in a specific place?

  • 5.3 -Hand tools are functional and free from damage?

  • 5.4 - Power tools are functional and free from damage?

  • 5.5 - Bench work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

  • 5.6 - No sharp edges on work benches?

6.0 - Rubbish Removal

  • 6.1 - Bins located at suitable points around site?

  • 6.2 - Bins emptied regularly?

  • 6.3 - Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

7.0 - Storage Design and Use

  • 7.1 - Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • 7.2 - Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

  • 7.3 - Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • 7.4 - General condition of racks and pallets?

8.0 - Machines

  • 8.1 - Are they kept clean?

  • 8.2 - Are the floors around the machines kept clean?

  • 8.3 - Machine guards are in good condition?

  • 8.4 - Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

  • 8.5 - Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

  • 8.6 - Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage?

  • 8.7 - Adequate work space?

  • 8.8 - Is lighting adequate?

  • 8.9 - Noise levels controlled?

  • 8.10 - No bending or stooping required?

  • 8.11 - Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the machines?

  • 8.12 - SOP for machine available?

  • 8.13 - Is the training recorded?

  • 8.14 - Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?

9.0 - Electrical Safety

  • 9.1 - Safety switches installed?

  • 9.2 - Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

  • 9.3 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

  • 9.4 - Broken plugs, sockets or switches are fixed or removed?

  • 9.5 - Walkways are clear of power leads?

  • 9.6 - Power leads are tagged and in good condition

10.0 - Chemical Safety

  • 10.1 - Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

  • 10.2 - Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

  • 10.3 - Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

  • 10.4 - All containers labelled correctly?

  • 10.5 - Unused substances disposed of?

  • 10.6 - If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

  • 10.7 - Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • 10.8 - If required, is PPE available?

  • 10.9 - Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • 10.10 - Are eye washes easily accessed?

  • 10:11 - Is a spill kit available?

11.0 Ladders

  • 11.1 - Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

  • 11.2 - Are ladders in good condition?

  • 11.3 - If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

  • 11.4 - Used according to instructions?

  • 11.5 - For extension ladders are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

12.0 - First Aid Facilities

  • 12.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

  • 12.2 - Are contents regularly checked and in date?

  • 12.3 - Is there easy access to cabinets?

  • 12.4 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

  • 12.5 - Are first aid officers accessible?

  • 12.6 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

13.0 - Office Hazards

  • 13.1 - Are filing cabinets in good condition?

  • 13.2 - Are chairs in good condition?

  • 13.3 - Are desks in good condition?

  • 13.4 - Screen Based Equipment is positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

  • 13.5 - Photocopiers and printers positioned to avoid fumes?

  • 13.6 - Tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

  • 13.7 - Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

  • 13.8 - Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

  • 13.9 - Desk assessment completed for office workers?

14.0 Welding Bays & Designated Welding Area

  • 14.1 - Is the welder suitably qualified and competent?

  • 14.2 - Is there adequate welding screens in place and being used around welding areas?

  • 14.3 - Is there adequate ventilation in place, working and being used?

  • 14.4 - Is there signage that warns of the hazards associated with welding?

  • 14.5 - Is respiratory protective equipment (RPE) worn?

  • 14.6 - Is welding PPE provided and worn correctly?

  • 14.7 - Are all gas regulators and operators’ overalls and gloves free of oil and grease?

  • 14.8 - Does the Oxy/Act sets have flashback arrestors fitted?

  • 14.9 - Are cylinders, cylinder valves, couplings, regulators, hoses and apparatus kept free of oily or greasy substances?

  • 14.10 - Is red used to identify the acetylene (and other fuel-gas) hoses, green for oxygen hoses and black for inert gas and air hoses?

  • 14.11 - Do operators know the correct assembly procedures for attaching equipment to gas cylinders?

  • 14.12 - Are safe work procedures in place and displayed?

  • 14.13 - Are all moveable fire hazards and combustibles moved to at least 10 metres away from area or objects to be welded?

  • 14.14 - Are fire extinguishers in place and current?

  • 14.15 - Is the work area well lit (300 lux or more)?

  • 14.16 - Are safety data sheets available?

  • 14.17- Are fire watches completed 30 minutes after the job is complete?

  • 14. 18 - Are combustible floors kept wet, covered by damp sand, or protected by fire-resistant shields?

15.0 Forklift

  • 15.1 - Is the driver trained to operate the forklift?

  • 15.2 - Tyres are in good condition?

  • 15.3 - Hydraulic oil level adequate?

  • 15.4 - Radiator water level adequate?

  • 15.5 - Engine oil level adequate?

  • 15.6 - Battery in good condition?

  • 16.6 - Steps are clean?

  • 16.7 - All guards are secure?

  • 16.8 - Mast, rams and locking pins secure?

  • 16.9 -Back rest in good condition?

  • 16.10 - Driver's seat and seatbelt in good condition?

  • 16.11 - Reversing alarm working?

  • 16.12 - Lights and strobes working?

  • 16.13 - Brakes and clutch working?

  • 16.14 -Date of next service?

  • 16.15 - Does the forklift carry a name plate showing its weight capacity?

  • 16.16 - Is the forklift operating instructions and manual in the workshop?

  • 16.17 - When operating the forklift, are the forks lowered to within 15cm from the ground?

  • 16.18 - When loading/unloading roofing metal and other equipment from trucks does the operator of the forklift ensure that all personnel are at a safe distance from the forklift and truck?

  • 16.19 - When a forklift is left unattended, are the forks fully lowered, controls neutralized, power shut off, breaks set?

  • 16.20 - If the forklift is used on a public road is it registered and warranted?

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