Title Page

  • H&S audit

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location

Accidents, incidents and near misses

  • Have any accidents/ incidents/near misses occurred in last month on site

First Aid

  • Are there trained and qualified First Aiders on site?

  • How many?

  • Are the names of each first aider stated on the first aid poster?

  • Are copies of the First Aiders Qualification certificate available on site?

  • Is a first aid box available on site?

  • Are all items in date and available ?

  • Are monthly checks on stock being completed?

  • Are details of first aiders and emergency procedures on display in a central and easily accessible place?

  • Is the location of first Aid provisions marked with a first Aid sign?

Visitor Book & Notices

  • Is a visitors book available on site?

  • Should there be a visitors book

  • Is visitor book in suitable location?

  • Is visitor book easy to access,obvious and presentable ?

  • Is the businesses Current certificate of employers and public liability on display and in date?

  • Is a H&S law poster on display in a prominent place?

  • Details on the poster are correct and up to date.

  • Is there an induction process in place for visitors on site?

  • Should there be an induction in place for visitors?

H&S communications

  • Have employees seen latest monthly H&S meeting minutes?

  • Are Hazard spots being undertaken?

  • What is the date of the last hazard spot, who undertook and how was it recorded


  • Are all electrical cupboards locked and secure and displaying correct safety signage?


  • Are toilets available on site?

  • Are hot and cold water supplies available?

  • Are welfare/canteen facilities available?

  • Are employee liaison or site user meetings held on a regular basis?


  • Is there a suilable branded site entrance /map sign when you enter the site?

  • Is it clear where visitors should go when they arrive on site? Are there directional signs?

  • Are parking areas easily identifiable on site?

  • Are there designated visitor parking spaces?

  • Is there enough parking provided on site to the use?

  • Are parking areas safe and free from hazards and obstacles?

  • Are pedestrian routes clearly marked and separated from vehicles with line marking externally?

  • Are external paths and parking areas clearly and adequately lit ?

  • Are pedestrian routes clearly marked and separated from vehicles with line marking internally?

  • Are pedestrian routes clearly and adequately lit ?

  • Are daily checks being undertaken of bins, maintenance, access, security, pests, waste?

  • Are daily checks recorded?

  • Are weekly inspections of site being done?

  • Are the weekly checks being recorded?

  • Are employees and visitors aware of the hazards that may be encountered on site?


  • Is there a cleaning schedule or contract in place?

  • Is the level of cleaning being done to the required standard?

  • Is the cleaning audited formally?

  • Are floor areas clean, dry and tidy and free from spillage or debris?

  • Are floors in good condition e.g. Not torn/frayed/uneven or causing any trip hazards?

  • Are bins inside buildings or facilities emptied regularly, containing bin bags, acceptable cleanliness on the bin lid?

  • Are the number of bins inside buildings/facilities adequate?

  • Are external waste storage areas emptied by a licensed waste carrier?

  • Are external waste storage areas, clean, without loose rubbish and free of pests?

  • Are external waste areas safe/secure and easy to access and a minimum of 6m from any combustibles or buildings?

  • Are recycling facilities available on site?

  • If hazardous waste is stored on site is this kept separate from other waste and are there information signs available explaining how to handle hazardous waste?


  • Is there an up to date and adequate emergency fire evacuation plan in place?

  • Is the fire action plan and evacuation procedures on display in a prominent and easily accessible location on the site?

  • Are there compliant fire action signs on all final exit doors that show the correct details?

  • Is there a fire risk assessment available for the site?

  • Have all actions excluding ongoing recommendations been actioned and completed?

  • Are all fire escape routes clear and free of obstruction?

  • Are all fire escape routes clearly marked with compliant signage that is clean, clear and legible?

  • Are all fire extinguishers available and easily accessible?

  • Are all fire extinguishers within 12 months of the last service date?

  • Are all fire extinguishers identified by the correct information display sign?

  • Has a fire drill been held and recorded in the last 6 months?

  • If applicable has a fire drill been undertaken at night in the last 12 months?

  • Are Fire Assembly points correctly shown on the Fire Plan?

  • Are Fire assembly points easily identifiable, accessible in a safe location and displaying compliant signage?

  • Are designated smoking areas available on site?

  • Are designated smoking areas clean, tidy and are fire proof smoking reciprocals (bins) available and emptied on a regular basis?

  • Are non smoking signs displayed elsewhere on site?

  • Is there evidence of smoking occurring outside of designated areas?

  • Is a fire log book available on site?

  • Are all required checks being recorded regularly in the fire log book?

  • Is a trained fire marshal available on site?

  • Is the fire alarm, smoke detectors, call points, emergency lighting serviced as required and are records available?


  • Does the business have a COSHH Register and is it up to date with all relevant safety data sheets for all substances held?

  • Has a COSHH assessment been completed for each substance, is there suitable storage available, is the correct signage on display?

  • Have the employees using substances had the required Training in COSHH?

  • Is the correct PPE available on site for employees using substances or exposed to hazardous environment?

  • Is there a register available on site for for employees to record when they have used a substance and what quantity ?

  • Are users aware of what to do in the event of a spillage of a substance?

  • Is there an Asbestos report available for the site?

  • Has the Asbestos report and findings been reviewed/inspected in the last 12 months?

  • Are Asbestos products labelled?

  • Are Asbestos risks communicated with employees and other users of the site?

  • Are users and occupiers of the site aware of where they may contact Asbestos and what to do if products are disturbed?

  • Is there information available on site explaining Asbestos disturbance procedures?

  • Are there cleaning procedures in place to manage and control dust and possible air bourne contaminants?


  • Are any tasks requiring manual handling undertaken on site?

  • Is there a suitable risk assessment and method statement/safe working procedure in place for tasks requiring manual handling?

  • Are tools and equipment used to assist in any manual handling tasks?

  • Where applicable has equipment requiring LOLER testing been tested with records available in the last 12 months ?

  • Are tools and equipment used for mnuala handling in good working order and regularly inspected to assess condition?


  • Are schedules of hazard spotting in place for the site?

  • Approximately when was the last hazard spot undertaken?

  • Are schedules in place for regular audits of the site?

  • Have actions from the last hazard spot and audit been recorded centrally?

  • Are completed risk assessments up to date and have been reviewed in the last 12 months?

  • Has any new equipment or tools been purchased since the last audit that requires a new risk assessment?

  • Has a gap analysis for a risk assessment and method statements been undertaken?

  • Is a safety training matrix in place for the business unit?

  • Is existing training up to date and relevant?

  • Has a training gap analysis been completed?

  • Is there a valid and in date fixed electrical safety test certificate available for the site?

  • Have all remedial items identified in the fixed electrical test been addressed and completed?

  • Has a gas safety certificate been obtained in the last 12 months and is the certificate recorded and available ?

  • Is there a valid oil safety certificate recorded and available in the last 12 months?

  • Has any sewage tank or treatment plant been serviced in the last 6 months?

  • Is there a legionella management plan and risk assessment in place?

  • Are all legionella and testing regimes up to date and recorded ?

  • Have all required employees had up to date and relevant legionella training?

Pest Control

  • Are pests a risk for the building/site?

  • Are pest control measures in place for the site?

  • Evidence seen of pest control plan showing bait stations in place

  • Evidence of pest control risk assessment and safe working procedure seen?

  • Records of pest control inspections available?

  • Any pests observed at time of visit?

  • Is COSHH assessment available specifically for pest control?

  • Is employee or contractor suitably qualified to manage and undertake pest control? Copy of training available?

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