Members of staff present:
Is safety included on agenda of quarterly review meetings?
Safety Noticeboard up to date with required contents?
Surfaces Safe & Suitable?
Free from Slip/Trip Hazards?
Stock / Material stored safely?
Floors swept and clean?
Is storage secure and adequate for needs?
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
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 box present and compliant?
Kits fully stocked
Clearly accessible and unobstructed
Tested every 12 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
Plugs, sockets, switches in good working condition
No signs of fraying or wear on cords
Leads in good condition?
Cables and leads not running across floors and passageways
No double adaptors or piggy - backing of cords
Is your equipment regularly serviced and maintained according to manufacturers instructions
Fitted guards are in place and functioning
Warning / decals fitted where appropriate?
Emergency stops identified and operational
Emergency lighting and exit signs functional
Switches in safe condition
Diffusers fitted on fluorescent lights
Are all lighting devices safe and not damaged
Is the safety cabinet clean and tidy
Is there adequate storage for hazardous materials
Adequate ventilation within storage areas
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
Ladders in good repair?
Readily available if required?
Tested and tagged
Exit and fire equipment signs visible
Sign posted where appropriate
Doors not propped open
Are not slippery or wet
Correct disposal of substances evident
Adequate provision for rubbish bins in workplace
Vermin controls in place
No obvious litter lying around the workplace
Safety signs in place?
Bin securely locked?
Bin secured to wall?
Stairways clear of rubbish?
Stairs & walls in good condition?
Roof area clear of rubbish?
Warning signs in place & in good condition
No visible leaks?
Overall assessment of exterior?