Audit

SAFETY SCAN PURPOSE: TO ENCOURAGE LEADERS TO BE MORE VISIBLY ACTIVE IN SAFETY AND NOTE SAFE AND UNSAFE PRACTICES.
1. A safety scan should take 10-15 minutes in a finite area.
2. List the positive and improvement opportunities found.
3. Develop corrective action and recognition.
4. Track follow-up action until completion (recognition or corrective action)
5. Retain scans for 6 months.
Observation: Note positive actions, good housekeeping, and give instant feedback. Do not put down name of employees being observed. Note unsafe actions/conditions, corrective actions taken and document follow-up actions. Verbally recognize workers, training, work order, etc.

Observations Notes:

Housekeeping

Is the location clean and orderly?

Are there any tripping hazards that need to be fixed?

Loading Pallets

Is the employee using proper material handling techniques?

Pick LIne

Is proper material handling being utilized?

Are pallets stacked too high to reach?

Stretching

Have you done your pre-shift stretching today?

Drivers

Are 3 points of contact being used when entering and exiting the truck?

Are proper lifting techniques being used?

Are proper driver methods being used?

Are truck wheels chocked

Forklift

Are pre-shift inspections being completed?

Is the employee wearing the seatbelt? Give instant feedback (positive or negative)

Is the forklift operator driving in a safe manner?

Is the forklift driver using a horn?

Dock Loading/Unloading

Is the proper dock loading/unloading procedure being used? Check key control, doors closed when not loading, etc.

Training

Do you feel you have received sufficient safety training for your job?

General Questions to Ask

How would you evacuate in an emergency?

Do you have any suggestions to make this branch a safer place to work?

What are you personally working on to improve your safety and that of your co-workers?

RESULTS

Number of deficiencies noted:

Number of positive actions:

Number of employee interactions

SPECIFIC OBSERVATION ISSUES

Note what you observed:

Provide information on the instant feedback given to the employee (positive and improvement requirements):

What will the employee be working on to improve?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.