Workplace inspection checklist

  • Inspection Date

  • Inspection Team

  • Site

  • Area. - Admin & Carpark

  • Select Yes / No or N/A. If items are marked 'No' provide details in the comments section on what immediate corrective actions have been taken or what action is planned to rectify the issue. Transfer any corrective actions to the site HSE plan for monitoring implementation.

Generic and Area Specific

  • Are general work areas tidy, free from rubbish and obstructions ?

  • Check that there is no rubbish, cardboard, strapping, equipment or other materials left on the floor that presents a trip hazard.
    Check that equipment ( e.g. Ladders, trolleys, tool boxes) not in use are stored in their designated areas.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are designated pedestrian walkways free from slip / trip hazards ?

  • Check that there is no rubbish, cardboard, strapping, equipment or other materials left on the floor that presents a trip hazard.
    Check for items that might obstruct access or vision at intersections.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are floor surfaces in good condition and do not present any trip hazards ?

  • Check general work area and designated walkway floors have an even surface and there are no potholes, protrusions or cracks that could present a trip hazard.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are designated walkway line markings in good condition and visible ?

  • Check line markings are visible, not worn or faded.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all fire extinguishers easily accessible, clearly marked, within test date and visible at all times ?

  • Check that there is no equipment, product or waste blocking access to the extinguisher.
    Check that there is a sign indicating its location and that the test tag is in date.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all hose reels easily accessible, clearly marked, within test date and visible at all times ?

  • Check that there is no equipment, product or waste blocking access to the hose reel.
    Check that there is a sign indicating its location and that the test tag is in date.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all Emergency Exits in good working order, accessible and clear from obstructions ?

  • Check that illuminated emergency exit signs are in working order.
    Check there are no items blocking access.
    Check that the door is functional and not locked.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all First Aid Kits clean, adequately stocked and accessible?

  • Check kit is stocked adequately ( as per contents if available).
    Check stock expiry date and ensure its not out of date.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Is the First Aid Room in good order ?

  • Check that the first aid room is clean and tidy.
    Check that the defibrillator ( if present ) is within date

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Do team members know what to do in the event of the Warning and Evacuation tones sounding ?

  • Ask a team member if they are aware of what to do in an emergency situation.
    Do they know what to do at the warning tone and then at the emergency tone.
    Check that they know who their warden is and that they know where their designated assembly areas are.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Is there an emergency proceedure / floor plan on display in the area ?

  • Check this indicates what to do and where togo in the event of an emergency

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Is there clear access to electrical switchboards at all times ?

  • Check there is no stock, waste or other material blocking access?
    ( recommend a clearance of 1 metre around the switchboards )

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all electrical cabinets closed and locked to prevent unauthorised access ?

  • Check that the cabinets are all locked and only accessible via the key

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Is electrical equipment ( power chords, extension leads, power boards ) in good working order, tested and tagged?

  • Check that the equipment has been tested & tagged and the label indicates that it is within inspection date frequency.
    - Check if equipment is in good working order.
    - Check cord is not visibly damaged (i.e. insulation casing is not cracked or split)
    - Check plugs, sockets, switches are not broken

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all electrical leads protected from potential damage ?

  • Check that leads are not lying across floors unprotected, leads are not twisted, over-stretched or crushed by other equipment, leads are not hanging without support and leads are away from potential water sources.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all portable and fixed fans safe and in good condition ?

  • Check that guarding is in good condition and fingers can not access blades
    - Check that cables are in good condition and not damaged
    - Check that it has an in date test and tag attached

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are light fittings operational?

  • Check the area for any light fittings that are not in operation.
    - Check for lights that are flickering

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are chemical containers labelled correctly ?

  • Check all containers and if it contains a chemical it has been labelled correctly
    - Check Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available for chemicals used in the area.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are handrails on staircases in good condition ?

  • - Check that there are handrails present for all staircases and that they are in good condition.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all steps and landings clear of equipment, product and waste ?

  • Check that there is no cardboard, boxes, equipment, tools on stairs or landings that could cause a trip hazard.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are non-slip surfaces on stairs in good condition ? ( not worn ? )

  • Check that non slip tread, tape or other surfaces non slip surfaces applied are in good condition, not damaged and still providing slip resistance as designed.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are signs indicating the need for particular PPE in place, visible and in good repair ?

  • Check PPE signage is not faded or worn
    - Check PPE signage can be clearly seen

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are all HSE signs readable & good condition ?

  • Check that any signs providing instruction on HSE matters are in good condition, not faded or worn and can be read by team members, contractors or visitors.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Kitchen / Meal break rooms

  • Check the area clean?
    Check if clean, cool drinking water available? Are hot water units in good condition/not leaking? Are benches/microwaves clean ?

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Personal belongings - stowed away as not to cause a trip hazard ?

  • Bags and computer cases should be stowed under desks


  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Ergonomics

  • Are all work areas easily accessible? - Check awkward postures (e.g. twisting)- Are items in constant use within easy reach.
    Are chairs of the correct design and do people know how to make adjustments to them.

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are Cars parked correctly in the car park ?

  • Check that cars are not parked in a way as to block people exiting the buildings in an emergency or preventing emergency access by the emergency services

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

  • Are any unauthorised tools being used to perform tasks ?

  • Check for homemade knives, scrappers, or any other modified tools that may have been created for clearing jam, blockages etc

  • Comments / actions ( detail by who / when or work order No. )

  • ( photo / video if required)

New Site Specific ( for adding additional checks )

  • Heading

  • Check

  • yes / No. /. N/A

  • Comment / Fix

Acknowledgement

  • Reviewed by department manager

  • Select date

  • Site improvement plan updated by :

  • Select date

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