1.0 Previous Inspections

  • 1.1 Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • 1.2 Are there any outstanding actions?

2.0 Fire Prevention

  • 2.1Fire action sign displayed?

  • 2.2 Extinguishers in place and clearly marked for type of fire?

  • 2.3 Extinguishers recently serviced?

  • 2.4 Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • 2.5 Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • 2.6 Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • 2.7 Exits clear of obstructions?

  • 2.8 Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

3.0 General Lighting

  • 3.1 Good natural lighting?

  • 3.2 Reflected light from walls & ceiling not causing glare to employees?

  • 3.3 Light fittings clean & in good condition?

  • 3.4 Emergency lighting operable?

4.0 Building Safety

  • 4.1Floor surfaces even and uncluttered ?

  • 4.2 Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • 4.3 Walkways adequately and clearly marked

  • 4.4 Stairs and risers kept clear?

  • 4.5 Are railings in good condition?

  • 4.6 Are liquid spills removed quickly?

5.0 Rubbish Removal

  • 5.1 Bins located at suitable points around the area?

  • 5.2 Bins emptied regularly?

  • 5.3 Combustable refuse in covered containers ?

6.0 Storage Design & Use

  • 6.1 Materials stored in racks or suitable container wherever possible?

  • 6.2 Storage design to minimise lifting problems?

  • 6.3 Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • 6.4 General condition of racks

7.0 Machines

  • 7.1 Are they kept clean?

  • 7.2 Are the floors around the machines kept clean?

  • 7.3 Guards in good condition?

  • 7.4 Starting stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

  • 7.5 Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

  • 7.6 Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage's ?

  • 7.7 Adequate work space?

  • 7.8 Is the lighting adequate ?

  • 7.9 Noise levels controlled?

  • 7.10 Is fume/dust extraction available and used?

  • 7.11 Is fume extraction working effectively ?

  • 7.12 Staff/students inducted in the correct use of machinery & equipment ?

  • 7.13 Are training records kept?

  • 7.14 Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?

  • 7.15 Are gas bottles secured

  • 7.15 Are portable gas bottles stored securely ?

8.0 Electrical Safety

  • 8.1 Safety switches installed?

  • 8.2 Are safety switches tested termly?

  • 8.3 No double adapters in use?

  • 8.4 Portable equipment tested and labelled?

  • 8.5 Are there any broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • 8.6 No power leads across walkways?

  • 8.7 No frayed or damaged leads ?

  • 8.8 No strained leads?

  • 8.9 Portable power tools in good condition?

  • 8.10 Where required emergency shutdown procedures in place?

  • 8.11 Is PPE available ?

  • 8.12 If available is it used correctly ?

9.0 Chemical Safety

  • 9.1 Hazardous substance register complete and available?

  • 9.2 Material safety data sheets available for all chemicals?

  • 9.3 Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

  • 9.4 All containers labelled correctly?

  • 9.5 Unused substances disposed of correctly ?

  • 9.6 Do special storage conditions apply?

  • 9.7 If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

  • 9.8 Staff/students trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • 9.9 Is PPE available ?

  • 9.10 Is PPE used correctly?

  • 9.11 Is adequate ventilation available ?

  • 9.12 Is eyewash available?

10 Ladders

  • 10.1 Are all ladders of industrial strength?
    (Non household rated, checked & labeled)

  • 10.2 Are ladders in good condition?

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

  • 10.4 Used according to instructions?

11 First Aid

  • 11.1 Is a first aid kit available ?

  • 11.2 Are contents regularly checked?

  • 11.3 No contents past their expiry date?

12 Office Hazards

  • 11.4 Staff/students aware of location of first aid boxes?

  • 11.5 Staff/students aware of first aid procedures?

  • 12.1 Are filing cabinets in good condition?

  • 12.2 Are chairs in good condition - 5 star bases?

  • 12.3 Are desks in good condition?

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