1. Manual Handling

  • • Are mechanical aids available and utilized where possible?

  • • 2 man lifts performed

  • • Any prolonged reaching or twisting

  • • Any obvious dangerous techniques observed

2. Overhead Crane Safety

  • • Log books / daily checks completed

  • • Horns working

  • • Lifting equipment tagged, tested & stored correctly

  • • Physical separation from Pedestrians & Load

  • • Employees stand clear of loads

  • • Hooks retracted @ 2.5m when not in use

3. Hazardous Substances

  • • MSDS clearly displayed

  • • Cabinets locked

  • • Appropriate PPE worn & maintained in good condition

  • • Chemicals labeled & stored correctly

4. Lockout and Isolation of Equipment

  • • Lockout / caution procedures used

  • • Tags and Locks readily available

5. Access and Egress - Aisles and Walkways

  • • Consider outside of buildings also




  • • Walkways free from spills, trips & hazards

  • • Changes in floor levels highlighted & clearly marked walkways

  • • Platforms, stairs & ladders well maintained & firmly anchored

  • • Rails & barriers provide adequate protection

  • • Non-slip surfaces sufficient

6. Gas Cylinder Safety

  • • Bottles secured in upright position

  • • Transfer trolleys & hoses in good condition

  • • Correct PPE being used

  • • Task been assessed and rated

  • • Flashback arresters fitted

  • • Bottles turned off when not in use

  • • Leads, Gauges and attachments tagged and in date

  • • Work Procedure attached

7. Fire and Explosion Safety

  • • Equipment in good condition & readily accessible

  • • Exit signage & lighting adequate

  • • Extinguishers & hoses adequate tagged and in date

8. Slip and Trip Hazard

  • • Areas clear of obstruction

  • • All equipment correctly stored

  • • All rubbish in bins

9. Compressed Air Safety

  • • PPE worn

  • • Hoses in good condition and not used for blowing down dust of personnel or housekeeping

  • • Work Procedure attached

10. Plant and Equipment Safety

  • • Areas clean & tidy

  • • Guarding in place

  • • Warnings & Safety Instructions displayed

  • • Emergency stop – accessible & easily identified

  • • Daily checks attended on plant

  • • Speeds appropriate, warning devices & seat-belts worn

11. Electrical Safety

  • • Equipment test & tagged

  • • Equipment, Outlets & power boards safe & in good condition

  • • Areas in front of switchboards clear & accessible

  • • Isolation switches clear & accessible

12. Working at Heights

  • • Ladders tied & in good repair

  • • Ladders stored correctly if not in use

  • • Guard rails, scaffolding, barrier tape, signage in place

  • • There is safe access to elevated work areas

  • • Harness worn, in good condition and within test date

  • • Harness stored in allocated area

13. Overhead Safety

  • • Racking in good condition

  • • Items stored so they cannot fall with minimal protrusions & no sharp edges

  • • Heavier items stored on levels determined on risk assessment

14. Rolling Hazards

  • • Safety procedures observed when rolling jobs

  • • Is there enough clear workspace to perform task

15. Safety Profile

  • • Over all status – good / fair / poor

  • • Safety signs in place and good condition

  • • Notice boards up to date

16. PPE

  • • PPE in good condition & appropriate for task

  • • Hi Visibility clothing / boots worn & in good condition?

  • • Eye & hearing protection worn

  • • Respiratory protection, goggles & shield worn for grinders

17. Emergency Procedures and First Aid

  • • First aid cabinets, eyewash, baths & showers checked

  • • First Aid personnel & Wardens displayed on notice boards

  • • Emergency evacuation procedure displayed

18. Housekeeping, Environmental and 5S Compliance

  • • Bins utilized & not overflowing

  • • No paper or rubbish lying around

  • • Work areas & benches are uncluttered

  • • Pathways are free from obstacles & hazards

  • • All tooling stored appropriately

19. Contactors

  • • Appropriate PPE is worn

  • • Activities are performed in a safe manner

  • • Safety harnesses are worn while working at heights

  • • Safety equipment is in good condition & not lying around or damaged

  • • Has induction been attended

20 Workplace Activity Observation

  • Observe and identify specific at risk behaviour. That is determine what is being done safely and what is ‘at risk’ or unsafe behaviour.

  • Date of Safety Check

  • Signature

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