Extinguishers are in place, clearly marked for type of fire and recently serviced.
Adequate Directional signs/notices for fire exits and highly visible
Emergency Exit doors are easily opened from inside at all hours
Emergency Exits are clear of obstruction
Fire Alarm system functioning correctly and tested regularly
Fire instructions (P&P) are available and displayed
Regular fire drills are carried out
No broken plugs, sockets, and switches
No frayed or damaged leads
Portable powered tools/equipment are in good condition
No temporary leads on floor (trip hazard)
No strained leads
Circuit breakers/automatic cut outs installed
Electrical Test & Tag programme is up to date
All work areas have adequate illumination
Good natural lighting is available
Good lighting reflection from walls and ceilings
No direct or reflected glare
Lighting fitting are clean and in good condition
Emergency lighting (if fitted) is operable
All walkways (entry & cross) kept clear
No electrical leads crossing walkways
Walkways adequately lit and clearly marked
Stairs/Risers in good condition (if present)
Even surfaces; no cracks or holes or lifted carpet
Bins located at suitable points around the workplace
All bins emptied regularly
Materials are stored in racks and bins wherever possible
Storage designed to minimise lifting problems e.g. between knee & shoulder
Floor area around racking clear of rubbish
General condition of racks and pallets
Bench surfaces are clear of rubbish.
Bench working height correct
No exposed sharp edges to bench or equipment
Hazardous substances register available on site
Current MSDS available for each chemical
All storage containers clearly, correctly labelled
Do any special storage conditions apply?
Have adequate number of people been trained in first aid, having regard to the types of hazards and number of people at the workplace
Is an adequately stocked First Aid cabinet/kit provided at a central location?
Is the First Aid cabinet/kit regularly inspected to ensure adequate supplies are present?
First Aid cabinets/kits and contents are clean and orderly
Easy access to cabinets/kits
Employees are aware of location of first aid cabinet/kit
First aid cabinet is clearly labelled
Emergency numbers are displayed
Safety notice boards are located in the work place?
Appointed persons names / photo's displayed i.e. safety reps, first aiders?
Access and egress is unobstructed
Filling cabinets are secured and of non tilt design
Tops of cabinets or shelves beside access ways are clear of items that may fall
Chairs are in good working condition and meet ergonomic design requirements
Desks are in good condition and meet AS4442:1197 (700mmH X 900mmD)
Screen Based Equipment is available i.e. reduces glare from windows
Stable non-slip floor coverings
Kitchen area is clean and tidy
Toilets are clean and tidy, hand wash soap and towels are available
Air conditioning system is maintained regularly
Have tasks/jobs been identified that may cause injury or harm?
Have control measures been put in place and maintained to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with hazardous manual tasks as far as possible
Have people involved in organising, implementing and performing manual tasks been provided with adequate instruction and training
Have equipment, layout and work organisation been considered to minimise the risk of injury from performing manual tasks?
Has it been ensured that items that are heavy or frequently accessed are not placed above shoulder height or below mid-thigh height
Is adequate space provided for areas where manual tasks are performed
Are jobs and tasks organised so that workers have adequate breaks from sustained postures, repetitive movement and manual handling
The Officer completing this Safety Inspection must ensure that the final report is sent through to Safety Service for recording of Hazards and required Follow up Actions.