Workplace Inspections

  • Have the workplace inspections been completed to schedule?


  • Are all employees adhering to the departmental PPE requirements?

Chemical Management

  • Are all chemicals stored appropriately?

  • Are Sypol sheets displayed for chemicals in use?


  • Are walkways, fire evacuation routes and exits free from hazards?

  • Are all exits well signposted?

Leaks and Spillages

  • Are all spill kits in the area fully stocked?

  • Are there any leaks from valves, pipes, hoses etc?


  • Are floors clean; free from debris and spills ( all used containers should have been removed)?

  • Are all soak baths in the area clean and within date, with items placed in the bath correctly (i.e. Fully submerged with no air entrained)? Check soak bath detergent drum is not empty.

  • Are 5S hygiene checklists completed and signed off?

  • Is the drainage good with sufficient slope, clean traps etc?

  • Is there good ventilation to prevent excess heat, steam, condensation and dust from creating contaminated air? Are air filters cleaned as necessary?

  • Are there temporary engineering fixes that need resolving or areas with 'redundant' barrier tape?

  • Is the plant handover log current and up to date?

  • Are all doors leading to the external environment closed and in good condition?

  • Are all ingredients, processing aids packaging materials, and chemicals stored and controlled to prevent damage and contamination of product?

  • Is all measuring equipment such as thermometers and pressure gauges protected and in good working order?


  • Is the area free from trip hazards?

  • Is the area clean and tidy?

  • Cleaning equipment has been returned to the shadow boards and is in good condition.

  • Are there any unnecessary items present in the area (e.g. Engineering tools/equipment/scaffolding, empty containers)?


  • Lighting levels in the area are appropriate and sufficient for the area.

  • Is emergency lighting adequate & suitable?

Work Equipment

  • Are all hand tools in good working order?
    (Eg. spanners, knives, scrapers, glassware etc)

  • Are tools stored in the correct designated areas when not in use (i.e. Each spanner board should have full compliment of spanners unless in use)?

Waste Segregation

  • Is all waste segregated by type?

Risk assessments

  • Are all risk assessments up to date?

Safety Provisions

  • Do all emergency safety showers operate correctly?

  • Are all eye-wash stations fully stocked?

  • Are all fire extinguishers and fire blankets in place and call points intact and free of contamination?

  • Are all electrical cabinets locked?

  • Are all first aid kits fully stocked?

Pest Control

  • Is the area free from pests? Are all bait boxes secured?

  • Are openings protected to prevent the ingress of pests?

Product Management

  • Is the use of glass in production areas minimised to prevent product contamination? Have all glass breakages been reported?

  • Is the use of sharp metal implements controlled?

  • Are water and beer hoses cleaned and maintained to prevent contamination of product?

  • Has the use of wood, wooden tools and wooden pallets been minimised? Are pallets being removed promptly?

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