• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Pre audit checks

  • Previous audit checked for outstanding issues


  • General cleanliness of all areas

  • Unobstructed routes and width adequate for needs

  • Work areas accessible and well laid out

  • Storage facilities neat, tidy, signed and accessible

  • Environmental hazards properly controlled

  • Safety equipment well maintained and in use, bump caps, gloves etc.

  • Welfare facilities suitable for the needs of the area

  • Lighting ventilation etc. satisfactory for the area and working correctly

  • Stairs are well lit and properly maintained


  • Overloaded racking/poor stacking practices

  • Segregation of materials

  • Bulk stacks for stability

  • Aisles for accesibility

  • Damaged racks/stacks/pallets etc. defect reports used for damage

Hand/power tools

  • Defective tools

  • Correct use of tools

  • Use of unauthorised tools

Electrical hazards

  • Fixed wiring

  • Portable appliances

  • Damage to cables extension leads etc.

  • Switch rooms, distribution boards locked as appropriate

Fire/emergency evacuation

  • Evacuation routes are free from obstructions

  • Emergency equipment e.g. Fire extinguishers

  • Emergency lighting

  • Provision is made for disabled and temporarily incapacitated persons where appropriate

  • Fire alarm tests and drills completed

  • Staff have appropriate knowledge and training in procedires

Ladders/access equipment

  • Ladder inspections completed

  • Access equipment in good condition

  • Ladders used correctly and stored correctly

Mewps/lifting equipment

  • Safe working loads clearly marked

  • Safety harnesses in good condition and used and stored correctly.

  • Training/safe systems of work followed

  • Correct storage of lifting accessories etc.

  • Periodic inspections up to date

Internal transport

  • Per use checks completed

  • Unauthorised use of internal transport

  • Unauthorised carriage of passengers

  • Road markings clearly marked

  • Banks men operating correctly

  • Drivers disregarding safety rules e.g speed limits

  • Road and pedestrian routes in good order

  • Unsafe practices e.g. Travelling with raised forks


  • Lighting, heating, ventilation,humidity, dust suppression, fume extraction etc.

  • Seating

  • Sanitation, washing facilities

  • Drinking water available

  • Cleanliness of facilities

First aid

  • First aider list posted

  • Accident forms in good supply

  • Sufficient trained personnel

  • First aid box checks completed

Chemicals, flammables

  • Storage areas locked and correct signage

  • Correct use of chemicals, flammables

  • Adequate ventilation of area

  • Correct disposal

  • Suitable emergency procedures and spill procedures

  • Correctly labelled containers

  • Emergency first aid facilities e.g. Eye wash

  • COSHH assessments msds available

Protective clothing,equipment

  • Suitability and fitting, comfort

  • Correct usage and storage, care and maintenance

  • Worn where required

Safety signs

  • In good condition

  • Visible

  • Correctly displayed where required

Manual handling

  • Staff training and aware of safe handling methods

  • Suitable manual handling aids available and in use

  • Manual handling assessments

  • Ergonomic issues

Training, supervision

  • Evidence of induction or other suitable training

  • Familiar with Risk assessments/safe systems of work

  • Adequate supervision of vulnerable people e.g. Young persons

  • Observed to be working correctly.

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