• Were there any actions from the previous audit? If so confirm if actions have been appropriately closed - if not chase with the action owner

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  • Have risk assessments been carried out for all activities involving work at height and measures that comply with the hierarchy of controls considered.

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  • Has a WAIT assessment been carried out?

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  • Do the assessments cover production, cleaning and maintenance activities.

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  • Is a correctly prioritised action plan in place and is good progress being made to address remedial actions

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  • Have all measures have been taken to avoid work at height. Where this is not possible have appropriate platforms, steps etc. been provided.

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  • Are all fixed access ladders/steps/stairs and platforms suitable, secure and provide good foot and hand holds. Are they maintained free of obstruction or any item or substance likely to cause a slip, trip or be dislodged onto persons below.

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  • Is all portable access equipment subject to locked and available only to authorised persons, subject to pre-use checks by the operator and regular, recorded formal inspections which are carried out by competent persons.

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  • Have all persons been trained on safe access techniques including ladder training, MEWP training and harness training including inspections where appropriate.

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