Previous inspection

Has the last inspection been reviewed?

Have all outstanding actions been rectified?


Are the facilities clean, tidy and uncluttered?

Is the fridge clean?

Is the microwave clean?

Are all dishes washed and stored away appropriately?

Bins at a satisfactory fill level?

Cleaning rota signed off?

Toilet clean and tidy?

Adequate heating?

First Aid

Are cabinets and contents clean, orderly and clearly labelled?

Are the contents regularly checked?

No contents past their expiry date?

Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

Are trained first aid officers accessible?

Are emergency numbers displayed?

Are eye washes and showers available and easily accessed?

Fire Prevention

Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

Extinguishers in place and clearly marked for type of fire?

Extinguishers recently serviced?

Extinguishers clear of any obstructions?

Adequate directional notices for fire exits?

Fire exits clear of obstructions?

Fire alarm system functioning correctly?


Entry and walkways kept clear?

Entry and exit doors clear from obstructions?

Appropriate walkway signage?

Fixed Plant

Are all guards present and in good condition?

Conveyors belts in good condition?

Emergency stopping devices in working condition?

Overall In sound condition?

Daily and weekly check sheets completed?

Maintenance up to date?

Adequate lighting?

Are noise levels being controlled?

Are provisions in place to reduce any bending and stooping requirements?

Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?


Is all required PPE being worn?

Is it all in good order?

Issued items signed for?

Mandatory PPE available and in date?

Mobile Plant

Are daily checks sheets completed?

Is schedule maintenance performed?

In overall sound condition - tyres, brakes etc.

All lights in working condition - check operation of brakes, indicator and reversing lights?

Can condition acceptable?

Fire extinguisher available?

General overall good clean condition?


Are chemical based liquids stored appropriately?

Are material safety data sheets available for all chemicals?

COSHH assessments completed for hazardous substances?

All containers labelled correctly?

Unused substances disposed of?

Employees trained in the use of hazardous substances?


Portable appliance tested and labelled?

Safety switches tested every six months and recorded?


Are the floors around the machines kept clear from slips, trips and falls?

Are open floor areas kept clear from slips, trips and falls?

Is wind blown litter being controlled?

Are liquid spills removed quickly?

Spillage kits close to liquid storage?

Waste bins located at suitable points throughout site?

Bins emptied regularly?

Oily rags and combustible materials stored appropriately?

Stockpiles at a manageable level?

Are the stockpiles free of any contamination?

Are bunds adequate and being maintained?

Are procedures being followed for non conforming wastes?

Are all tools in good working condition and when not in use stored correctly?


Office furniture in good condition?

Good natural lighting?

Noise environment acceptable?

Screen based equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

Tasks designed to prevent occupational overuse syndrome? (breaks included)

Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.