General

  • Have corrective actions from the previous Safety Tour been completed?

  • Health & Safety Policy on display?

  • In date EL / PL insurance policy on display?

  • Health & Safety Law Poster on Display?

Housekeeping

  • Is the work area clean and tidy ?

  • Are the floors clean and dry and in good condition ?

  • Are pedestrian and vehicular traffic routes free from obstruction ?

  • Are traffic routes, delivery areas and holding areas clearly marked ?

  • Are guard rails or covers in place for pits, tanks, drains etc ?

  • Waste properly segregated, containers emptied regularly, and waste not allowed to accumulate ?

  • Are tools and equipment stored appropriately ?

  • Is the area free from obvious trip hazards in and around the working area ?

Machinery

  • Are all accessible machinery nip / crush / entanglement points suitably guarded?

  • All guards are secure and in a good serviceable condition?

  • Pre-start inspections of guards and guarding devices are being completed and recorded?

  • Emergency stops are accessible, clearly identified and in good condition?

  • LOTOTO (lock out / tag out / try out) procedures are in place to ensure safe isolation of plant and machinery?

Workplace Air Monitoring

  • Thorough Examination and Testing of LEV units is being completed at the required frequency (14 monthly)?

  • Workplace air monitoring surveys are completed at an appropriate frequency?

  • Is there suitable localised ventilation of dust, vapours and fumes where required ?

  • Are there noticeable / visible dust, vapour, fume emissions in the workplace?

  • Is spirometry (lung function) screening provided as part of an occupational health management system?

Noise

  • Are noise surveys being completed at an appropriate frequency?

  • Where mandatory hearing protection zones have been identified are they clearly signed?

  • Is hearing protection provided for use in mandatory hearing protection zones and its use enforced?

  • Is audiometry testing provided as part of an occupational health management system?

Asbestos

  • Asbestos containing materials (ACM's) have been identified and assessed and Safe Systems of Work are in place?

  • Warning signs are in place where ACM's are present?

  • ACM's are being checked visually at the required frequency (condition monitoring as per asbestos management survey) ?

Water Systems

  • Water systems risk assessments have been completed?

  • Legionnaires - Water systems are being monitored / treated as required?

  • Temperature measurements are being monitored and recorded on a monthly basis?

  • Infrequently used outlets are flushed on a weekly basis?

Workplace

  • Are there sufficient guards / railings around stairs, ladders, pits and platforms, are they in good condition?

  • Is the building structure sound and in good condition?

  • Are work areas well illuminated?

  • Fencing in place where required and in a good, serviceable condition?

  • Security arrangements are adequate - boundary / fencing is secure?

Workplace Transport

  • Mobile plant operators are trained and licences are current?

  • Pre-use inspections of vehicles are being completed and recorded?

  • Seat-belt use is monitored and enforced?

  • Vehicles and Keys are left in a secure location when not in use?

  • Have speed limits been established for the site?

Working at Height

  • Work at Height is being carried out safety?

  • Access equipment is suitable, safe for use and being used correctly?

Contractors / Sub-Contractors

  • RAMS are suitable and sufficient, communicated and signed for?

  • Induction Training records checked and available?

  • Approved contractor system is in place?

  • Permit to Work system utilised for all contractor activities?

Electrical

  • Are electrical tools, plugs and cables in good condition?

  • Portable Appliance Testing in date and Items Tagged?

  • Are electrical control panels / sub-stations secure and identifiable?

  • Are the positions of emergency isolation points clearly marked and accessible?

  • Are cables and hoses away from where they may be damaged?

  • Can you confirm that extension cables are not being overloaded?

  • Electrical Installation Condition Report Completed?

  • Electrical work carried out by Part P and 18th Edition Electricians?

  • Overhead Cables are adequately protected where required?

  • HV equipment (sub-stations) checked at appropriate intervals

Gas / LPG / Bulk Storage

  • Gas work on site is carried out by qualified Gas Safe Engineers?

  • Are gas cylinders appropriately stored and secured?

  • Crash protection fitted around LPG bulk storage where required?

  • LPG bulk storage area housekeeping satisfactory?

  • LPG bulk storage - any leaks / damage evident?

Tools & Equipment

  • Are all tools in a good, serviceable condition ?

  • HAVS trigger times have been assessed and communicated to employees?

  • Tools and Equipment permitted for use on site are checked regularly by the user?

  • Users have received training where required (i.e. abrasive wheels)?

Fire Protection

  • Fire detection systems are being tested / maintained as required (is the panel showing any faults)?

  • Emergency lighting is checked monthly (short duration test) and annually (full test)?

  • Are Fire Extinguishers conspicuously marked, present and correctly mounted?

  • Are Fire Extinguishers fully charged and inspected?

  • Are exits unlocked during normal working hours?

  • Are all exits, call points and extinguishers free from obstruction and in good condition?

  • Are exits and routes clearly marked?

  • Are flammable materials stored and labelled properly?

  • Are all employees aware of the evacuation procedures? Has an evacuation drill been completed?

  • Hot Work Permit in operation?

  • Fire Risk Assessment / Fire Plan available and adequate?

  • Fire Wardens are trained and easily identified?

First Aid Provision

  • Are adequate First Aid supplies available and easily accessible?

  • Are eye wash stations / bottles clean, within date & properly labelled?

  • Are First Aiders identified and able to be quickly contacted?

  • Are First Aid kits / boxes adequately stocked?

  • Is there evidence that accident and near miss reports are being generated?

Welfare Facilities

  • Clean welfare facilities available?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Do signs indicate what PPE should be used?

  • Is such PPE readily available in the workplace and issue recorded?

  • Is the PPE clean well maintained and fit for purpose?

  • Is appropriate storage available for PPE?

  • Is the appropriate PPE being used and worn correctly?

Lifting Equipment / Pressure Vessels (LOLER / PSSR)

  • LOLER test certificates are up to date and available?

  • Are Safe Working Loads (SWL) clearly marked?

  • Is all lifting equipment stored correctly when not in use and in good condition?

  • Pressure Vessels are covered by a written scheme of examination and checked at appropriate intervals? Records are available?

Storage Racking

  • Are racking inspections completed annually by a SEMA accredited inspector?

  • Is storage racking being inspected internally at monthly intervals and records kept?

  • Are Safe Working Loads (SWL) clearly marked?

  • Any obvious damage to the racking / locking pins missing etc?

Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

  • Are all containers appropriately stored and clearly labelled?

  • Are there adequate arrangements for spill containment?

  • Are spill kits available?

  • Are COSHH assessments readily available?

Safety Signs & Information

  • Are all safety signs clear, unambiguous, and in good condition?

  • Are all notice boards up to date with relevant safety information?

  • Safety Meetings are being held at regular intervals?

Energy

  • Are lights in working order?

  • Are lighting levels appropriate for the area?

  • Is all machinery that is in operation required to be running (e.g. Conveyors, Motors etc.)?

  • Is the compressed air system leak free? If you can hear any leaks please record the location as accurately as possible?

  • Are all employee facilities being used appropriately and are those that are not in use switched off?

Offices

  • DSE assessments have been completed where required?

Additional Hazards & Unsafe Acts

  • Can you confirm there were no additional hazards or unsafe acts observed during the inspection?

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