Section 1 - Documentation

  • Training records present

  • SWI & RA for chemicals/equipment/processes

  • Dated within last 2 years

  • 3 representative chemicals present in register and MSDS sighted

  • Inspection records present

  • Evidence of actions

  • Emergency booklet by phone

  • Floor plan visible

  • Area emergency procedure posted

  • Wardens identified

Section 2 - Emergency Equipment

  • Safety shower/Eye wash accessible

  • Operational

  • Tested and tagged

  • Fire extinguishers accessible

  • Appropriate

  • Tested and tagged

  • First aid kits within 20 metres

  • Modules/size appropriate to area

  • Stocked and within expiration date

  • First adders identified

  • Ergonomic conditions - Noise

  • Lighting

  • Ventilation

  • Heat/Cold mitigation

Section 3 - Chemical storage and handling

  • Chemicals stored according to Monash's guidelines

  • In compatibles segregated

  • Chemicals in use labelled and stored in closed vessels

  • Bulk storage - handling issues

  • Spill kits available

  • Appropriate to the substances present in work area

  • Spill management procedures visible

  • Gas cylinders secured

  • Connections secure and tubing suitable for pressure

  • Cryogenic liquids stored in appropriate vessel

  • PPE available

  • Waste chemicals storage - designated and labelled storage vessels

Section 4 - other hazards

  • Manual handling - heavy items stored low

  • Lifting devices available

  • Biological hazard

  • Ionising radiation

  • UV Radiation

  • Lasers

  • Laser Goggles available

  • PPE available, appropriate and in good condition

  • Dangerous goods signage

  • PPE available signage

  • Hazard Alerts

  • Permits to operate attached to rigs

Section 5 - Electrical and Machinery

  • Appliances tested and tagged

  • Good condition

  • Fume cupboards - sash height level with yellow diamond

  • Tested annually

  • Storage minimised and no items close to leading edge

  • Refrigeration/Freezing devices used appropriately

  • Signed where required

  • Machines/Rigs fitted with guarding

  • Emergency stop features

  • Isolation capabilities

Section 6 - Housekeeping and hygiene

  • Non power equipment appropriately stored, used and in good condition

  • Is the general area clear from obstruction

  • Are cupboards/racking/other storage devices utilised

  • Bench storage minimised

  • Housekeeping (i.e. doorways clear/aisles and landings)

  • Floor space, exits, aisles clear from obstruction

  • Waste receptacles clearly identified

  • No food in work area

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