Summary of significant activities and buildings inspected.
Employers liability insurance (provide policy number, date and insurer).
Public liability insurance (insert policy number, date and expiry).
Is there an induction programme with records to confirm the induction process?
Insert details of last person inducted and areas covered (if applicable).
Is the IVC policy in place?
Date of last policy review?
Is the IVC H&S Manual in use?
Arrangements in place to address risk assessment, training, emergency procedures and consultation?
Are monitoring arrangements in place to ensure the effectiveness of the safety management system?
Who is the Director responsible for health and safety?
State the person with day-to-day responsibility for health and safety
Has this person received any formal health and safety training in this job or a previous job?
Is there a training plan relating to health and safety in place across the organisation?
Is the practice using the Safety Media E-learning training solution?
Are risk assessments inplace for significant activities / tasks?
Who conducts the risk assessments and what training have they received?
Is there a need for a young persons risk assessment?
Fire risk assessments in place, suitable and sufficient (less than 12 months old)?
Are fire instructions clearly displayed?
Are fire extinguishers provided, suitably positioned and serviced within the last year?
Are there maintenance procedures in place for fire alarms, detection systems and emergency lighting?
Has a fire drill been conducted and the results recorded within the last 6 months?
Are employees provided with basic fire safety awareness training?
Have fire wardens and deputies been appointed for each area or department?
Was the building erected before 2000?
If answering yes to the previous question has an asbestos survey been carried out?
Did the survey identify any asbestos containing materials (acm's)?
Has an asbestos register and management plan been put in place?
Are arrangements in place to communicate the presence of asbestos to contractors?
Have personnel on-site received appropriate training?
There is adequate ventilation.
Area is free from odors.
Temperature is comfortable.
Lighting is adequate.
Is there adequate space for all personnel and equipment in the area?
Flooring is of the correct type?
Flooring is adequately maintained?
External areas are level, free of trip hazards?
External lighting provided / maintained?
Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed.
Are spill kits available?
Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.
Procedures are in place for isolated workers.
Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visible.
Has a first aid assessment been conducted and the results recorded?
There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.
Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.
Names and contacts of first aiders, displayed and up to date.
Location of accident book or accident record forms and details of last accident or trends?
Washing facilities are clean and functional.
Hot & Cold water is available for hygiene purposes?
Suitable and sufficient area provided for staff welfare?
Are the stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?
Warning and Safety signage in good condition.
Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.
External areas adequately maintained and suitable lighting provided?
Laundry area clean, tidy and well ventilated?
Animal welfare areas are clean, well lit etc?
Animal exercise area secure (fenced)
Is there an SOP for exercising animals?
Equipment and procedures are in place for infection control / quarantine?
Designated waste facilities provided and secure.
Designated and secure facilities for deceased animals?
Where applicable manual handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available.
Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.
Personnel conducting manual handling have received appropriate training?
Step ladders or safe steps available to access light items stored on high shelves.
All manual task-related incidents have been adequately risk assessed and control measures implemented and reviewed.
Harnesses, restraints, muzzles available for range of animals?
Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.
Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.
Racking / Shelving is securely fixed to floor or wall.
Warning signs are available and erected near spills.
There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet areas.
Guard rails and slip resistance are provided on ramps and stairs.
Walkways are free of hazards, such as electrical leads.
All portable equipment has current test tags.
(To be conducted by IVC approved contractor every 2 years).
Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or into fixed sockets. (It should be clearly marked on socket).
Has a fixed installation test of the building and external facilities been conducted within the required timescales?
Portable RCD device is available and has been tested, flexible cord, plugs and extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.
Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.
Power boards used. (not double adapters).
Power boards used. (not double adapters).
Faulty equipment is tagged out or removed from use?
MSDS (not older than 5 years) are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register.
There is an up to date easy to find and read list/register summary of all chemicals used.
Actions have been taken to control risks. For example, an investigation has been done to find out whether an alternative safer chemical is available.
A coshh assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace.
Origional containers have the manufacturer's label.
Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bunded I.e in flammable or corrosive cabinets.
Are there any flammable gases on site, if so what are the storage facilities available?
Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?
Is there an oil storage tank on site?
Instruction and information of PPE are available.
PPE store available well maintained and in good condition.
Signage of PPE requirements displayed on equipment.
Required PPE available.
Appropriate signs displayed to standard requirements visible, correctly located and in good condition. (inside and outside).
Has A risk assessment been conducted on activities where noise or vibration may effect workers?
Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise and vibration (details measures adopted)?
Workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace.
Is there a hot water storage system on site
Is there a cold water storage system?
Have there been any significant changes to the pipe work system?
Is there a shower on site, if so is there a procedure for flushing it through periodically?
Has the Practice assessed the initial risk of legionella?
Is a written scheme examination required to manage the risk of legionella?
Have users of DSE been identified?
Have DSE self assessments been conducted?
Is there a policy on the provision of eye sight tests and spectacles where necessary?
Have users received instruction on the correct setting up of their workstation and the reporting of defects and health problems?
Does the organisation have any company vehicles (cars, vans etc)?
Are both parts of the employees driving license sighted and copies obtained for company records?
Are vehicle checks carried out by employees and records maintained?
Are vehicles maintained in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations?
Has a risk assessment for driving company vehicles been conducted?
Is there a policy in place relating to the use of company vehicles, travel distances etc?
Does the organisation permit the use of personal vehicles for business use?
Where personal vehicles are used does the company request and hold copies of insurances and MOT Certificates?
Have gas boilers been serviced within the last 12 months?
Are there any LPG systems on site,? If so detail quantities, storage and method of delivery to point of use?
Are there any underground LPG pipe work systems on the site?
Are there any other compressed gases on site (if yes, specify)
Is there an emergency plan to deal with leaks / fires?
Is there a policy in place?
Has a risk assessment for violence and aggression been conducted and recorded?
Have there been any incidents of violence or aggression reported?
Ia an approved list of contractors available?
Are risk assessments obtained before carrying out any works?
Are contractors provided with basic health and safety information before starting work?
As contractors issued with and sign the contractors induction equipment?
Schedule 2 & 3 substances are kept under lock and key?
Receipt and Issue of controlled drugs recorded where appropriate?
All other medicines, supplies stored in a designated, suitable area?
The destruction of schedule 2 drugs is recorded in the drugs register book and disposal authorised by an appropriate authority?
Drugs requiring temperature controlled storage are kept below 8*C and records retained to support this?
Is there an SOP for the administering of anaesthesia?
Is there an SOP for the administering of Cytotoxic drugs and subsequent animal welfare during recovery?
Has a checklist been devised for the safe use of Cytotoxic drugs?
Spill kits available for chemotherapy drugs?
All equipment is in good order and adequately maintained?
Critical equipment is under a maintenance / service agreement?
An SOP and / or a risk assessment is available for significant activities?
Staff have received training in the use of the equipment / SOP and records of this have been retained?
Radiation protocols available?
Radiation Protection Adviser identified (Insert name and contact details).
(RPA Vet Limited or Local NHS are acceptable).
Radiation Protection Supervisor identified?
Designated persons for radiography have been identified and are trained and competent?
Ionising Radiation Regulations available?
Appropriate warning signage on display in the area?
Dose meters worn and results retained for inspection and not above 2 mSv per annum or 0.75 mSv in a single wear period?
Protective clothing available and stored correctly
Maintenance and inspection procedures in place for equipment?
Pregnant women identified and excluded from X-ray area?
Site registered as a producer of hazardous waste (notification observed)?
Contracts in place for various waste categories?
Waste segregated correctly (hazardous, pharmaceutical, sharps etc)?
Waste carriers licenses held on file?
Are there any systems on site that are covered by the the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations?
(If yes, please identify. eg autoclave)
Is there a written scheme of examination in place?
Safe operating procedures are on display at point of use?
Annual inspection of the equipment conducted by a competent person and retained on file?