• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Pre audit checks

  • When was the last audit completed for the site and are all actions identified completed?

  • Where OH&S actions are identified, are root causes identified and corrective action taken?

  • Are site objectives and targets set and are they on the site action plan?

Implementation and operation of management systems

  • Who is responsible for Health and Safety on site?

  • Is there a site organisational chart for H&S?

  • How is H&S information communicated to staff

  • Are staff aware of their individual responsibilities to themselves and others?

  • Is there a training matrix and is it up to date with new starters/ refreshers etc?

Health and safety Information for staff

  • Does the site have a Health and Safety board and is all information correct and current?

  • Accident information, EQHS policy signed 2013, liability insurance, Site action plan, fire and first aiders, fire booklet.

  • Is there a staff forum/ communications group and are minutes available? (How ofter/ staff involved)


  • General cleanliness of all areas

  • Unobstructed routes and width adequate for needs

  • Storage facilities neat, tidy, signed and accessible

  • Environmental hazards properly controlled

  • Spill kits available and fit for purpose? Who inspects and are records available? (Staff trained in use)

  • Safety equipment well maintained and in use?

  • Welfare facilities suitable for the needs of the area

  • Lighting ventilation etc. satisfactory for the area and working correctly

  • Stairs are well lit and properly maintained


  • Overloaded racking/poor stacking practices (Pyramid stacking)

  • Segregation of inappropriate materials/ reactants (Bleaches/ disinfectant/ food stuffs/ consumables)

  • Bulk stacks for stability (Overloaded pallets at height)

  • Aisles for accessibility (Blocked aisles/ fire escape routes)

  • Damaged racks/stacks/pallets etc (Are inspections completed and by who/ what training has been received)

  • Flammable/hazardous materials stored appropriately and locked away where neccesary

Hand/power tools

  • Are hand tools/ equipment used (What type)

  • Use of unauthorised tools/ equipment

Electrical hazards

  • Fixed wiring (What date/ Cap 1 completed/ Cap 2 & 3 completed)

  • Portable appliances (Date of last Test)

  • Damage to cables extension leads etc. (Daisy chaining/ overloading/ fan heaters)

  • Are comms rooms inspected? (Clear of unused equipment/ Air con settings)

Fire/emergency evacuation

  • Has the site a up to date Fire Risk Assessment? (Who completed/ when/ outstanding actions/ next review date)

  • Has all ignition/ fuel sources been identified and controlled? (Gas bottles/ fixed wiring/ gas heating)

  • Evacuation routes are free from obstructions (Monthly inspections completed/ by whom)

  • Emergency equipment e.g. Fire extinguishers (last service date/ Monthly inspections completed/ whom)

  • Emergency lighting (last service date/ Monthly inspections completed/ whom)

  • Provision is made for disabled and temporarily incapacitated persons where appropriate

  • Fire alarm tests and drills completed (service date/ weekly test, using various call points/ 6 monthly fire evacuation)

  • Staff have appropriate knowledge and training in fire procedures (Who has received training/ when)

Ladders/ access equipment

  • Work at height risk assessment completed and in date (Who completed/ actions completed)

  • Ladder inspections completed (Ladder tag system in place/ who completes)

  • Access equipment in good condition (Ladders used correctly and stored correctly)

MHE (Man Up/ VNA/ Reach/ Ride on)

  • Has the site a current risk assessment/ SSOW for equipment used and is it followed correctly?

  • Periodic inspections up to date

  • Training of staff (Date/ refreshers)

  • Is equipment inspected before use and is it recorded?

  • Correct storage of lifting accessories etc.

  • How is the general use of equipment on site (Observe staff and inspect random users)

  • Segregation of vehicles and pedestrians (Where possible/ identified through risk assessment)

Internal transport (FLT)

  • Periodic inspections up to date?

  • Per use checks completed

  • Unauthorised use of internal transport (Key control/ Named users)

  • Unauthorised carriage of passengers

  • Drivers disregarding safety rules e.g speed limits

  • Road and pedestrian routes in good order

  • Unsafe practices e.g. Travelling with raised forks

  • Battery charging area clear of obstructions (Ventilated/ staff trained/ Risk assessed)

  • Are staff trained on how to change a gas bottle (Documented)

Machinery guarding/safety

  • Has all Machinery been risk assessed/ By whom?

  • Where required has machinery received a statutory inspection? (What machinery/ when/ by whom)

  • All dangerous parts guarded?

  • All guards in good condition and correctly fitted

  • Emergency stop controls are accessible,working, and correctly fitted (Inspected monthly/ by whom)

  • That access to any dangerous part is prevented whilst machine in motion

  • Trip devices where fitted function correctly

  • Machinery can be positively isolated

  • Only trained and competent persons operate machinery (Named staff/ when trained)


  • Does the site hold a ISO 14001 certificate (Works with the o2o environmental management system)

  • Has the site conducted any environmental spills/ training

  • Lighting, heating, ventilation,humidity, dust suppression, fume extraction etc. (Service schedule where possible)

  • Has a water risk assessment taken place (Date/ outstanding actions)

  • Who is responsible for taking water temperature checks (How often/ sample temps/ training recieved)

  • Sanitation, washing facilities

  • Are unused/ little used outlets flushed weekly (toilets/ outside taps/ showers)

  • Drinking water available

First aid

  • Has a first aid risk assessment been completed?

  • First aider list posted (How many first aiders/ training received/ refreshers due)

  • Accident book available (Where/ accident procedure known/ last RIDDOR accident/ investigations completed)

  • Near Miss/ Incidents reported (Procedure known/ last NM Reported/ Investigations completed)

  • First aid box checks (Who by/ how often/ documented)

  • Eye wash stations checked (Who by/ how often/ documented)


  • How is COSHH stored and is correct signage in place

  • Emergency first aid facilities e.g. Eye wash

  • Adequate ventilation of area

  • Suitable emergency procedures and spill procedures

  • Correctly labelled containers

  • COSHH assessments msds available

Other site Risk Assessments

  • Who is responsible for completing/ reviewing risk assessments on site?

  • What other site risk assessments are in place?

  • Does the site make use of the o2o Risk Assessment Manual? (in use/ signed)

Compressed air

  • Test, inspection records up to date

  • Identification mark legible

  • Staff are trained and are using compressed air correctly

Protective clothing, equipment

  • Suitability and fitting, comfort

  • Correct usage and storage, care and maintenance

  • Worn where required

Safety signs

  • In good condition

  • Visible

  • Correctly displayed where required

Manual handling

  • Staff training and aware of safe handling methods

  • Suitable manual handling aids available and in use

  • Manual handling assessments (o2o risk assessment manual in place and used?)

  • Ergonomic issues (Identify from observation)

Training, supervision

  • Evidence of induction or other suitable training

  • Familiar with Risk assessments/safe systems of work

  • Adequate supervision of vulnerable people e.g. Young persons

  • Observed to be working correctly.

Other statutory requirements for site

  • Gas safety completed? (Gas boiler)

  • Air con serviced (How many/ actions required)

  • Asbestos survey completed (Identified/ Risk assessed/ Inspections documented)

  • lightning rods inspected

  • Does the site have shutter doors/ dock levellers? (last service date/ any history of damage)

  • Does the site have a passenger lift (LOLER/ when was the last service/ any issues identified/ outstanding)

Summery and Signature

  • Select date

  • Auditor

  • Site Representative

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