• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel


  • Is safety included on agenda of Toolbox Talks?

  • Safety Noticeboard up to date with required contents?

Floors and Aisles

  • Surfaces Safe & Suitable

  • Free from Slip/Trip Hazards

  • Stock / Material stored safely

  • Aisles unobstructed

  • Floors swept and clean


  • Clean and tidy and in good condition


  • Is storage secure and adequate for needs?<br>

  • Shelves neat, tidy and in good condition?

  • Floors around Stacks/Racks clear

  • Heavier items stored low if practicable

  • Racks secured with suitable fasteners to prevent collapse

  • Racks labelled with suppliers Safe Working Loads (SWL's) Chart

  • Storage does not exceed safe working load

  • Lighting and storage adequate in storerooms

  • Where necessary, approved device provided for climbing to upper shelves i.e. Platform ladder

Manual Handling

  • Are workers using minimal force/effort to perform tasks?

  • Are workers able to perform tasks with their arms close to their bodies?

  • Are mechanical aids available to use e.g. Trolleys, trolley jacks

First Aid

  • Monthly checklist completed

  • Kits fully stocked

Fire Extinguishers and Other Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Clearly accessible and unobstructed

  • Correctly located

  • Tested every 6 months

  • Equipment clean and free of dust

  • Hose and nozzle appear in good condition

  • Water supply checked regularly

  • Sign posted clearly and correctly

  • Emergency exit signs operating

  • Exit doors free of obstructions

  • Site clear of fire loads (vegetation, long grass, rubbish etc)

Electrical Installations - switches, leads power points

  • Plugs, sockets, switches in good working condition

  • Switchboard access free from obstructions (1.5 meters)

  • No signs of fraying or wear on cords

  • Leads in good conditIon - tagged and checked 6 monthly

  • Cables and leads not running across floors and passageways

  • No double adaptors or piggy - backing of cords

Mobile Plant, Forklift and Company Vehicles

  • Are all operators licensed to operate machines and vehicles where required

  • Are the daily checklists for the forklifts completed

  • Have trucks, ute and cars been inspected and serviced regularly

  • Are trucks, ute and cars in cleaned condition

Machinery / Tools

  • Is your equipment regularly serviced and maintained according to manufacturers instructions

  • Are there lockout, tag out or isolation procedures in place when maintenance is performed

  • Fitted guards are in place and functioning

  • Warning / decals fitted

  • Emergency stops identified and operational

Traffic Control

  • Are traffic signs in place and in good condition i.e. forklifts

  • Are road surfaces clear from potholes and in good condition

Lifting Equipment

  • Vehicle Hoist is in good working order?

  • Vehicle Hoist has been serviced as required?


  • Emergency lighting and exit signs functional

  • Switches in safe condition

  • Diffusers fitted on fluorescent lights

  • Are all lighting devices safe and not damaged

Chemicals, batteries, oil and gas

  • Is the safety cabinet clean and tidy

  • Is there adequatE storage for hazardous materials

  • Adequate ventilation within storage areas

  • Has emergency shower and eye wash been tested

  • Chemical storage area is bunded (where required)

  • Bunded chemical pallets are stored undercover

  • No substance stored in unmarked or incorrectly marked containers

  • Correct personal protective equipment for use with substances is available I.e. boots, aprons, gloves, goggles etc

  • LPG, OXY, Acetylene bottles stored correctly and secured

Ladders and Stairs

  • Fixed ladders, handrails and stairs in good repair

  • Edges of stairs defined and non slip

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Readily available and sufficient supplies for use

  • Are staff observed wearing safety boots and high visibility gear

Portable Electrical Equipment

  • Tested and tagged

  • Portable earth leakage devices attached

  • Power tools look to be in good working order via a visual inspection?

Pressure Vessels

  • In good condition, no corrosion

  • Daily inspection book has been completed as required?

Safety Signs

  • Appropriate

  • Legible

  • Clean

  • Exit and fire equipment signs visible


  • Unobstructed

  • Doorways clear

  • Sign posted where appropriate

  • Clearly defined

  • Doors not propped open

  • Are not slippery or wet

Waste Management

  • Correct disposal of substances evident

  • Waste is separated into hazardous / non-hazardous recepticals?

Yard Areas

  • Clean

  • Equipment stacked in orderly fashion

  • Walkways clearly defined

  • Lighting adequate

  • Surface in good condition

  • Pallets stacked neatly - three meters from buildings


  • Adequate provision for garbage bins in workplace

  • Not overflowing

  • Vermin controls in place

  • No obvious litter lying around the workplace

Wash Bay

  • Floor surface is clear of debris, dirt, greases, etc?

  • Grease trap is clean and functioning correctly?

  • Oil separator is working?

  • Waste sumps are operational?

  • Is all waste products contained?

  • Are cleaning chemicals stored correctly?

  • Is the correct PPE supplied and used?

  • Is all high pressure cleaning equipment in good working order?

  • Are all power outlets designed for use in wet areas?

Comments & Sign-off

General Comments

  • Additional comments

  • Does the site audited comply with company requirements?

  • Name & Signature of person completing audit

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