1. Electrical equipment and fittings

Ensure no damages & standard equipment being used.

2. Machine guards and reliability

All moving parts are properly covered, guards properly fixed, prevent possible contact of human body.

3. Access paths obstruction

Suitability of existing access, direction sign displayed. Path width shall not be less than 540 mm

4. Refuse disposal/storage method

Ensue the area where materials are stored are inspected and checked for good storage practices. The inspection also addresses the suitability.

5. Gas cylinder usage & storage

All cylinders in vertical position & tightened, no damaged hoses, flash back arresters (fitted both ends) & pressure meters available in good condition. Ignition friction lighters being used. Interview users for safe handling. Proper ventilation to be maintained. Store oxygen separately.

6. PPE-Suitability and reliability

Appropriate PPEs used, no damaged PPEs, suitability test being conducted. Harness numbering done, register being maintained, PPEs in good maintenance. Interview people for knowledge

7. Colour coding – pipeline/cables etc

Recommended colour coding being used for all pipe lines/power cables, labelling

8. Signage-Relevant and understanding

Required warning sign being displayed & in prominent display. Easy understanding

9. Stairs

Ensure that there are no deficiencies/ consider steps and hand rails

10. Handrails

Enough to prevent falling. Design according to the standards (min 910 mm height). Mid rails and toe boards available

11. Hand tool inspection

Only recommended tools being used. No homemade tools applied. No damages. Inspect the correct way of using tools.

12. Mobile plant and equipment

Suitability for continues work. Parked in the correct position equipped with isolation devices. Test certificates are available. Identification system available. Inspection checklists available for pre-start checks.

13. Fire fighting equipment

Easy accessible. Monthly inspection tag. Correct type of extinguisher being used. Interview fire crew members about usage of fire extinguishers

14. Hygiene and Sanitation inspection

Inspect for housekeeping and cleanliness

15. Storage Practices

Good housekeeping, heavier items stored low. Enough access. No sharp edges. Interview handling people for storing methods & issuing

16. Portable and fixed ladders

Condition of the ladder. Correct storage & no falling hazard. Correct type of ladders being used. Interview people for positioning. Numbering done.

17. Eye wash stations and safety showers

Easy access available. Ensure checked weekly basis. If any defects corrective actions to be taken

18. Work place amenities

Toilet facilities /changing room facilities, quality of drinking water cool/hot etc

19. Road conditions

Road in good condition /sufficient width, signage speed limit etc, Segregation of vehicle and pedestrians.

20. Machine Isolation

Check and ensure that all energy sources pertaining to the particular machine identified and lockable

21. Condition of lifting equipment

Check inspection reports/certificates etc. Check for damages. Proper storage and missing parts together with numbering (identification). Safe working load (SWL) is marked.

22. Breathing Apparatus set

Easy accessible and serviceable.

23. First aid facility

Check first-aid medicine's expiry date and availability of same. Checklist being maintained.

24. Illumination

Check damaged fittings & consider with operation whether the lighting is adequate. Lux level measured and displayed

25. Housekeeping

Check the area for cleanliness, proper storage and quantities of materials, removal of garbage / debris

26. Chemical and hazardous material storage & MSDS

Inventory of chemicals maintained. Chemical Properly labeled, critical information available eg handling, Spill prevention applied. Flammable liquids stored in the designated storages. Access for all MSDS for employees

27. Certification & Licenses

Certificates for lifting equipment and pressure vessels available and licenses for guns etc.

28. OH&S equipments

Stretchers, rescue equipment are available and properly maintained

29. Training

Training given for particular tasks and records available.

30. Labelling of critical equipment

Identification of critical equipment and labeled. Maintained properly. Emergency shutdown identified.


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.