1. Layout

  • Area is clean, tidy and well kept

  • Adequate storage area provided

  • Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant

  • There is adequate ventilation

2. Environment

  • Temperature is comfortable.

  • Lighting is adequate.

  • Area is free from odors.

  • Recycling posters and information displayed.

  • Paper and battery recycling bins are provided.

  • Notice to encourage double sided photocopying and printing is displayed.

3. Emergency procedures

  • Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed.kits care clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

  • Are spill kits available?

  • Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained.

  • Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.

  • Procedures are in place for isolated workers.

  • Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visible.

4.first aid facilities

  • There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers are aware of them.

  • Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

  • Names and contacts of the first aiders displayed and up to date.

5. General facilities

  • Washing facilities are clean and functional.

  • Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

  • Warning and safety signage in good condition.

  • Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.

6. Manual handling

  • Where application manual handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available.

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in manual handling.

  • trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.

  • Step ladders or safe steps are available to access light items stored on high shelves.

  • All manual task-related incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

  • Workers have been asked for safer ways to do the job.

7. Storage

  • Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.

  • Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

  • Racking securely fixed to floor or wall.

  • Safe lifting sign displayed.

  • Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organized.

8. Slips and trips

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in slips and trips.

  • Warning signs are available and erected near spills.

  • There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet area.

  • Guard rails and slip resistance are provided onc ramps and stairs.

  • All slip and trip incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures mplemented and reviewed.

  • Significant hazards Have been identified and assessed all the factors that affect the risk has controls implemented.

  • Walkways are free of hazards, such as electrical leads.

9. Electrical safety

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Electrical Safety and are following applicable SOP's. (Safe Operating Procedures).

  • All portable equipment has current test tags.

  • Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or into fixed sockets. (It should be clearly marked on sockets).

  • Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.

  • Flexible cord, plugs and extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.

  • Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.

  • Power boards used. (not double adapters).

  • Faulty equipment is tagged out. (tags out tags is available).

10. Chemical aspects

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs. (Safe Operating Procedures).

  • MSDS (not older than 5 years) are available for workers' reference and included in the hazardous substances register.

  • There is an up to date easy to find and read list/registrar summary of all chemicals used.

  • A risk assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace.

  • Actions have been taken to control risks. For example, an investigation has been done to find out whether an alternative safer chemical is available.

  • Decanted containers are labelled with name, risk and safety instructions.

  • Original containers have the manufacturer's label.

  • Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled. E.g. In flammable or corrosive cabinets.

  • Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?

  • Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet.

  • Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).

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