Section 1

PREVIOUS INSPECTION

  • Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • Are there any outstanding actions from previous inspection?

1A. HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Do staff know where to find the H&S Policy & relevant Procedures?

  • Is a current H&S Law Poster displayed centrally with correct details reflected?

  • Is the H&S notice board up to date/correct?

1B. FIRE PREVENTION

  • Are evacuation procedures displayed & understood by all?

  • Are extinguishers in place, signage displayed & clearly marked for the type of fire?

  • Are fire extinguishers clear from obstructions?

  • Can the fire alarm easily be heard by all?

  • Is adequate fire evacuation signage displayed?

  • Are exits kept clear?

1C. WORK AREAS & BENCHES

  • Are areas clear of rubbish?

  • Are tools, equipment & materials stored away when not in use?

  • Are equipment & tools maintained?

  • Are records retained?

1D. STORAGE & MOVEMENT

  • Is sufficient storage available?

  • Are appropriate storage techniques utilised?

  • Are any vehicles operating in the area?

  • Is appropriate segregation of vehicles & people considered?

1E. MACHINERY

  • Is equipment & machinery kept clean?

  • Are guards in place & in good condition?

  • Are start & stop devices within easy reach of the operator?

  • Is adequate workspace available?

  • Are noise levels controlled?

  • Are operators trained & competent?

  • Is appropriate supervision afforded?

  • Are lock-out procedures in place for equipment being maintained?

  • Are any gas bottles secured?

1F. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Is portable appliance testing in place & in date?

  • Are plugs, sockets & switches in good working order?

  • Are extension leads in use?

Section 2

2A. CHEMICAL SAFETY

  • Are material safety data sheets available for all chemicals?

  • Are COSHH risk assessments available for all products used?

  • Are all containers appropriately labelled?

  • Are unused substances disposed of?

  • Are staff aware how to arrange disposal?

  • Are extraction units available & appropriately serviced?

2B. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Is PPE provided?

  • Indicate what types of PPE are provided:-

2C. WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Do activities include working at height? If so is training provided?

  • Are ladders in good condition, inspected & appropriately identified?

  • Are records retained?

  • Are non-conductive ladders provided for any electrical work?

2D. HYGIENE

  • Are adequate handwashing facilities provided?

  • Are adequate toilet facilities provided?

Section 3

3A. OFFICE HAZARDS

  • Have DSE assessments been completed by users with records retained?

  • Are appropriate chairs available & in good condition?

  • Are desks in good condition?

  • Has training on safe use of DSE been provided to all staff?

  • Have mouse mats been provided to all staff?

  • Are staff aware of the Specsavers eye care voucher scheme & how to obtain a voucher?

  • Are there any concerns in relation to safe use of DSE seen at time of this inspection that need addressing?

3B. FIRST AID

  • Are recognised first aiders available & known?

  • Are first aid boxes available?

  • Are contents regularly checked & replenished?

  • Are first aiders aware how to obtain first aid supplies?

  • Is appropriate signage displayed to confirm Recognised First Aider details?

3C. RISK ASSESSMENT

  • Are risk assessments available to all?

Section 4

4. SUSTAINABILITY

  • Do staff know where to find the Sustainability Policy & relevant Procedures?

  • Are staff aware who to contact for waste disposal?

  • Are staff aware they need to provide all Waste Transfer Notes to the HS&S Technician?

  • Are staff aware of the need to provide all Safety Kleen service visit reports to the HS&S Technician?

  • Are bins regularly emptied?

  • Are the recycling streams clearly identifiable & used appropriately?

  • Are sufficient recycling streams available?

  • Indicate those available:-

  • Have any new recycling streams been identified during this inspection?

  • Does the department turn off lights, computers & others electricals overnight & over weekends?

  • Have suitable measures been employed to prevent pollution to land, air & water?

  • Are appropriate spill kits/mats available?

  • Do staff know what procedure to follow if an environmental incident occurs?

  • Is waste reduction, re-use & recycling considered before disposal?

  • Does the department have any specific or hazardous waste to dispose of?

  • Are DECs available & publicly displayed in the main area of the building?

Section 5

5. COMPLETION & CORRECTIVE ACTION

  • HS&S Technician completing this assessment

  • Have any serious defects been identified and entered onto the database?

  • Is there a need to inform Senior Dept Management of these defects?

  • Additional Comments:-

  • Audit Photos / Evidence

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