Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

  • Is Emergency Plan on display in appropriate locations?

  • Is the “Health and Safety Law” poster displayed with the correct details?

  • Are MULTIQHEST policies on display?

  • Is the current Employer’s Liability insurance certificate on display?

Operational Control

  • Feed Hoppers grids clear?

  • Is suitable feed/raw material, contamination free?

  • Is the material stored properly?

  • Are the material properly identify?

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

  • Are access-ways, walkways and stairways in good order and free from obstruction, handrails in place and secure?

  • Is signage adequate, in the correct position and visible including car park, visitor and Emergency assembly point signage? (free from mud, debris and damage)

  • Are structures in good condition? (damage, doors, windows, loose cladding)?

  • Is waste stored correctly? (wastes separated, contained, labelled and bins not over flowing)

  • Is the area free from excessive noise? (Consider if you have had to raise your voice to be heard)

  • Housekeeping – Is the area clean, tidy and litter free?

  • Are site roads and loading bay edge protection in a condition to provide adequate protection to vehicles and pedestrians? (including safety berms, traffic routing and ramps)

  • Are vehicle routes and edge protection in a condition to provide adequate protection to personnel working in pits? (including safety berms, edge protection, traffic routing)

  • Is the area free from strong or unpleasant smells?

  • Is the area free from signs of vermin?

  • Is the traffic flow suitable, vehicle routing clear? (I.e. traffic segregated from pedestrians, one way system?)

  • Is height and space between pallets appropriate?

  • Other observations:

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

  • Has all portable electrical equipment been tested in the last 12 month?

  • Are there any visible signs of damage to the appliances, outer cables or plugs?

  • Are all cables properly routed to eliminate tripping hazards?

  • Other observations:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Are all contractors, visitors and employees wearing suitable and sufficient PPE?

  • Is suitable and sufficient spare PPE available?

  • Are hearing protection zones clearly marked where appropriate?

  • Other observations:

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

  • Are First Aid signs in place to clearly identify first aiders and location of First Aid Boxes?

  • Is access to emergency stopping devices kept clear?

  • Fire escapes clear and signed? (Fire doors not obstructed, clear signs, well lit, emergency assembly point clear)

  • Is lighting suitable and sufficient including emergency lighting?

  • Is emergency equipment in place and sufficient (fire extinguishers, spill kits, first aid kits, eye wash stations)

  • Is the Fire Sound Alarm being done in a weekly base?

  • Fire extinguishers are certified monthly?

  • External Emergency Light are check monthly?

  • Other observations:

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002

  • Are all storage bays/facilities in good condition and correctly labelled?

  • Are hazardous chemicals, fuels oils etc. stored securely, with sufficient bunding or other containment? (drums on drip trays, no damage to tanks or bunds, double skinned tanks bunds clear, alarms in working order where fitted?

  • The water tower test, is being made in a weekly base?

  • Is the list of the COSHH assessment updated?

  • Other observations:

Provision and Use of Work Equipment (PUWER) and Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

  • Are the FLT drivers following the SOP and safety code?

  • Are measuring, monitoring, warning and recording devices working effectively?

  • Are wear parts in a serviceable condition?

  • Is compressor in good working order, secure and no leaks visible?

  • Is security adequate (doors locked, ladder access restricted, fences secure, locks, compounds etc.)?

  • Ladder check is being made every month?

  • Other observations:

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

Work Tasks

  • Can all materials be lifted and carried safely?

  • Are mechanical aids (such as trolleys and hoists) available and used?

  • Are employees trained in manual handling techniques and the use of mechanical aids?

Work Equipment

  • Are workbenches at a comfortable height?

  • Are chair backs and seat heights adjustable?

  • Is equipment adjusted so as to reduce body strain?

  • Are storage areas organized to minimize bending and stretching?

Work Organisation

  • Are tasks rotated to avoid repetitive tasks?

  • Is work planned to balance out periods of high and low demand?

  • Are workers able to take adequate breaks?

Work Area

  • Do workers have adequate space to enable ease of movement?

  • Are items that are regularly used within easy reach?

  • Is there sufficient area around machines and equipment to enable access for maintenance and repair?

Warehousing and storage Guide (Racking Inspection)

  • Are rack load signs posted?
    Check that the bays conform to the SWL signs provided by the designer / installer, and that the racks have not been altered.

  • Are uprights damaged?
    If the upright shows significant damage, or is twisted or contains splits or cracks, ask for a replacement.

  • Are beams overloaded?
    A large amount of beam deflection indicates overloading of the racking. Where two beams connect at an upright, the beam connectors should remain reasonably parallel.

  • Are the bracing damage?
    Replace bent horizontal or diagonal braces.

  • Are beams damaged?
    Check for obvious signs of beams being hit by a pallet or forklift. Damaged beams should be replaced.

  • Are beam connectors or safety clips missing?
    Examine beams for damage and replace missing clips immediately.

  • Are floor fixings installed?
    Check that floor fixings are installed and are not damaged.

  • Are the upright protectors damaged?
    Check if the protector is missing or damage.

  • Are BIN LOCATOR labels missing?
    The BIN LOCATOR is important, because without them we cannot properly manage the racking system.

  • Is the racking, clear of debris?
    Debris can fall and hit operators.

  • Other observations:

Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001

General requirements

  • Is the tank “fit for purpose” and in good condition (unlikely to leak or burst in ordinary use)?

  • Is the tank situated more than 10 m from a watercourse If no, then the tank must or 50 m of a well or borehole? (if no, then tank must comply with the Regulation by 1 September 2003)

  • Is the tank situated within a secondary containment system?

  • Is the tank/containment system located or protected so that it cannot be damaged by an impact or a collision?

Secondary containment: storage capacity

  • For a single tank, is the secondary containment at least 110% of the maximum storage capacity of the tank?

  • For two or more tanks in one secondary containment system, is the secondary containment at least 110% of the biggest tank’s maximum storage capacity or 25% of the total maximum storage capacity of all the tanks, whichever is the greatest?

Secondary containment: integrity

  • Is the secondary containment impermeable to water and oil?

  • Is the containment system intact and without openings Ensure any cracks or other or valves for drainage?

  • Are any draw-off pipes and fill pipes that pass through the containment system sealed adequately?

  • Are all valves, filters, sight gauges, vent pipes and taps within the secondary containment system?

  • If the tank has a sight gauge, is it supported properly and fitted with a valve that closes automatically when the gauge is not in use?

  • Are fill and draw-off pipes located or protected so that they cannot be damaged by an impact or a collision?

  • And, if applicable, protected from corrosion?

  • And, if above ground, supported properly?

  • Are vent pipes, taps and valves arranged so that any oil lost will be retained within the containment system?

  • Are all taps and valves fixed to the storage tank, through which oil can be discharged to the open, fitted with locks and locked shut when not in use?

Other Risks

  • Is the speed of vehicles adequately controlled and speed limits being observed by drivers? (signage, speed bumps etc.)

  • Is dust control adequate? Have the LEV filters have bean check last month?

  • Other Risk:

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