Executive Summary

Pre audit checks

  • Previous audit checked for outstanding issues

Housekeeping

  • General cleanliness of all areas

  • Unobstructed routes and width adequate for needs

  • Work areas accessible and well laid out

  • Storage facilities neat, tidy, accessible

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

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Warehousing/storage

  • Overloaded racking/poor stacking practices

  • Aisles for accesibility

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

  • Flammable/hazardous materials stored appropriately and locked away where neccesary

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Electrical hazards

  • Fixed wiring

  • Portable appliances tested and not overloaded

  • Damage to cables extension leads etc.

  • Switch rooms, distribution boards locked as appropriate

  • Double extent ins in use

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

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 procedures

Ladders/access equipment

  • Step inspections completed

  • Access equipment in good condition

  • Steps used correctly and stored correctly

  • Broken steps placed in central location and not being used

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Mewps/lifting equipment

  • Safe working loads clearly marked

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

  • Training/safe systems of work followed

  • Periodic inspections up to date

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Internal transport

  • Pre use checks completed

  • Unauthorised use of internal transport

  • Road markings clearly marked

  • Traffic controlled and routes used correctly

  • MHE keys suitably secured and controlled

  • Drivers disregarding safety rules e.g speed limits

  • Road and pedestrian routes in good order

  • Unsafe practices e.g. Travelling with raised forks

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Machinery guarding/safety

  • All dangerous parts guarded e.g. Chains sprockets

  • All guards in good condition and correctly fitted

  • Emergency stop controls are accessible,working, and correctly fitted

  • That access to any dangerous part is prevented whilst machine in motion

  • Trip devices where fitted function correctly

  • Machinery can be positively isolated

  • Only trained and competent persons operate machinery

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Environmental/welfare

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

  • Welfare facilities suitable for the needs of the area

  • Seating

  • Sanitation, washing facilities

  • Drinking water available

  • Cleanliness of facilities

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

First aid

  • First aider list posted

  • All accidents reported and investigated within set time frame

  • Sufficient personnel trained in accident investigation

  • First aid room clean and well stocked

  • First aid equipment available and located correctly

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Protective clothing,equipment

  • Suitability and fitting, comfort

  • Correct usage and storage, care and maintenance

  • Worn where required

  • Conforms to relevant regulations BS EN

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Safety signs

  • In good condition

  • Visible

  • Correctly displayed where required

  • Signs are large enough to be visible

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Manual handling

  • Staff trained and aware of safe handling methods

  • Suitable manual handling aids available and in use

  • Manual handling assessments carried out and briefed to employees

  • Manual handling observations carried out on employees to confirm guidelines are being followed

  • Ergonomic issues

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Training, supervision

  • Familiar with Risk assessments/safe systems of work

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

  • Observations of safe working carried out

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

Standard Operational Procedures

  • Operational procedures exist for all work practices

  • Employees briefed on SOP,s and a record is kept

  • SOP,s reviewed annually

  • Health and safety is included in all SOP,s

  • Are there further issues, if so, enter details

  • Enter Recommendations

  • Auditor details

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