• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Department Cleaning and Personnel Practices

  • Cleanliness of equipment, parts and idle equipment (no excess dust buildup, grease, oil, etc)

  • Evidence of encrusted or excessive spillage of product.

  • Containers are in good condition.

  • Are wooden or glass materials avoided?

  • Product zones, pipes are covered (no open access to introduce intentional/unintentional contaminants)

  • Floors, walls, ceilings and light fixtures/covers are in good condition

  • The department is free from or doesn't exhibit mold.

  • No evidence of chipped/flaking paint near product zones.

  • Is there any insulation concerns (disturbed asbestos)?

  • All wastes are disposed of properly, containers have lids.

  • No evidence of food, beverages, medicines in production area

  • No evidence of tobacco use on property

  • Are adequate tools available for cleaning the department and accessing around equipment?

  • There is sufficient room for cleaning around equipment.

  • Are slip, trip or fall hazards covered securely with 'hole' warnings and/or with appropriate barricades or signage?

  • Are all aisles, passageways, and access roads/ramps clear, level, and free of trip hazards?

  • Are barricades provided for special work (overhead work, ladders in walkways, construction work, hot work, etc)?

  • Are lighting levels adequate for work activities?

  • Is there any evidence of water leakage or condensation in production areas?

  • Oil and grease removed or cleaned, free from contaminating raw materials or food surfaces.

  • Are there temporary repairs (baling wire, duct tape, wood braces, etc)?

  • Hand washing facilities properly maintained and have signage above sink.

  • All confined space equipment is clearly marked.


  • Are Master cleaning schedules complete (daily, periodic and maintenance)?

  • Are monthly self-inspection being performed by department managers?

  • Are corrective action plans developed and on track to closure? Plans should identify opportunities, actions to mitigate, person assigned, realistic due dates and WO#.

  • Written cleaning procedures are implemented and documented (review a sample form and take photo)

  • Does the department have a Red or Yellow SDS binder in the Control Room or Office that is readily visible and accessible?

  • Are Operational Hygiene inspection records complete?

Operation Practices

  • Is there a program in place for rejection of shipments that do not meet requirements?

  • Are ingredients and packaging supplies rotated on a first in, first out basis.

  • Raw materials, packaging, work –in-process, and finished products are stored at least 18in away from walls and ceilings.

  • Foreign material devices work properly and are monitored regularly. (metal detector, sifters, magnets)

  • Proper use of color-coded policy (containers/tools - white is edible, gray is inedible)

  • Are wash down hoses stored up off floor in wet areas?

  • LLF, Temporary, contractors, customers and visitors are in GMP compliance?<br>Proper protection: hard hats, safety glasses, safety shoes, ear protection, hair and beard nets)

  • Is all jewelry removed (with exception of simple wedding bands)?

  • No items above waist, no unauthorized cell phones/radios.

  • Proper hygiene - no open wounds; use of metal detectable band-aids

  • All equipment and overhead structures are routinely cleaned (free from excessive dust buildup)

  • Equipment is sanitized when appropriate (during down times, scheduled shut downs, etc).

  • Are bulk storage bins inspected and cleaned on a regular schedule?

  • Proper clean-up after and during installation of equipment or repairs.

  • Vacuum used for cleaning vs. air hoses?

  • Are separate cleaning tools used for edible products and inedible/trash?

  • Is there proper segregation between edible and contaminated products?

Pest Control

  • Are conditions that would attract pest activity addressed and eliminated inside facility?

  • Are the facility grounds maintained to discourage pest attraction? (Outside doors and windows are closed, screens intact, product is off floor, etc)

  • Is the Department protected from vermin entrance?

  • Are there any openings in floors, walls or ceilings that need sealed?

  • Proper storage of and use of pesticides and application equipment?

  • Evidence of rodents, insects or birds?

  • Bait stations and kept halls in proper positions?

  • Certified/train index pesticide applicators?

  • Are insectocutors in good/working condition?

Chemical Storage Practices

  • Is the department using approved chemicals for work processes (i.e. USDA, FDA, EPA, OSHA) in accordance to industry standards?

  • Cleaning chemicals are stored properly.

  • Are flammable cabinets free of combustible material?

  • Ask employee(s) if they know where to locate chemical information (should be able to state in department SDS binder, Master binders (Rhonda at front desk), EHS Manager, or EHS Sharepoint/MSDS page).

  • Containers are properly labeled and used properly?

  • Are secondary containers properly labeled using GHS labeling?

  • Is secondary containment present for stored chemicals?

  • Are cleaning compounds secured and segregated from ingredients?

  • Does the department have spill containment supplies?

  • Are gas cylinders clearly marked with contents and secured?

Environmental: Hazardous Materials or Waste

  • Is there an area marked for hazardous waste disposal?

  • Are hazardous waste storage areas covered, diked with overflow spill basin?

  • Do containers integrity, marking, labeling meet requirements?

  • Condition of trash containers and dumpster areas (clearly labeled as trash)<br>

Security Access/Emergency Action Practices

  • All secured access doors are properly maintained/remain locked at all times.

  • Are Emergency evacuation maps posted at exits?

  • Are fire extinguishers and fire hose connectors clear of obstructions, accessible and checked monthly?

  • All doors and stairwells are marked with translucent glow in dark signs.

  • Exits are marked with arrows, signs, emergency exit signs, backup lights.

  • Emergency lights are operational (verify by pressing test button).

Ventilation, air and dust control practices

  • Are doors and window screens closed to outside?

  • Are air hoses in tact with proper hose ends?

  • Are there adequate supplies of air wands, nozzles that are OSHA compliant?

  • Is compressed air regulated and less than 70 psi?

  • Are motors, electrical boxes and gear boxes free of dust/product

Electrical Practices

  • Are electrical panels intact (no missing panels or plugs), securely closed?

  • Are electrical hazard warning signs posted (High Voltage - Authorizes personnel only)?

  • Are electrical systems inspected and cleaned frequently? Systems include: motors, gear boxes, control panels/boxes, main connection points, fuse boxes, MCC rooms, etc. Attach photo to support.

  • Are live parts of electrical equipment/installations guarded against accidental contact?

  • All electrical are GFCI, free from temporary repairs, cuts or missing prongs.

Tools, Machines and Equipment

  • Are power cords or tools in good condition?

  • Are power tools equipped with guards, as required by design, when in use?

  • Are machine guards adequate (no gaps in rotating equipment)?

  • Are equipment doors or guards solid and in place?


  • Is the material used in the construction of the ladders free from cracks, splits, or other deformities?

  • Are all ladders in doorways or passageways protected by guards or barricades?

  • Are ladders stored in their appropriate location and secured?

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances.