• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel


  • Add location
  • Members of staff present:


  • Is safety included on agenda of quarterly review meetings?

  • 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?


  • 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

  • First aid box present and compliant?

  • Kits fully stocked

Fire Extinguishers and Other Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Clearly accessible and unobstructed

  • Correctly located

  • 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

Electrical Installations - switches, leads power points

  • 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

Machinery / Tools

  • 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

Chemicals, batteries, oil and gas

  • 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 and Stairs

  • Ladders in good repair?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Readily available if required?

Portable Electrical Equipment

  • Tested and tagged

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


  • Adequate provision for rubbish bins in workplace

  • Not overflowing

  • Vermin controls in place

  • No obvious litter lying around the workplace


  • Doorways clear?

  • 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?

  • Date:

  • Auditor:

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