Planned Workplace Inspection Checklists for Cylinder Operations Site (Yard, Sorting and Storage)

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  • Minimal freestanding cylinders. Restraint hoops, pens, wall brackets and pallets in use as appropriate for vertical cylinders.

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  • Horizontally stored containers properly chocked on the ground or located in suitable pallets or similar cradle devices.

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  • All products stored in identified locations by gas type, ownership, full or empty and for future destination, for example test shop or trans-ship.

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  • Blow-down carried out only in designated areas and in accordance with approved procedures.

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  • Sort edges and ramps in use to facilitate safe loading/unloading from pallets.

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  • Where present, pallet stacking areas have specific risk controls and inspection regimes in place to ensure product integrity and stability?

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  • Where present, staging areas and lanes are configured so as to provide the best possible visibility for preventing MHE-MHE and MHE-pedestrian collisions ( I.e pallets one high at the end of staging lanes etc)?

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  • Suitable pallets in use for each different type of gas package (to result in secure load and provide acceptable level of protection).

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  • Site speed limits observed, including lowering in places of higher risk with blind corners, areas of low lighting at night, etc.

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  • Hazardous Substances?
    1. No liquid or gas fumes/uncontrolled gas Venting or liquid draining
    2. Hazard chemical symbols clearly labeled on all Containers
    3. Material Safety Data sheets current
    4. Storage containers in good condition, labeled, properly stacked and secondary containment
    5. Appropriate natural/mechanical ventilation to reduce fumes

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  • Environmental Issues?
    1. Ventilation/lighting operational and appropriate
    2. Noise level appropriate
    3. No visible waste/material/stains/spills/wastewater discharge
    4. Weather protection available for outdoor storage and secondary containment valves closed

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  • Safety Issues?
    1. PPE available and being worn where required
    2. Safety signs visible & properly positioned
    3. Safety tags used appropriately: danger/out of service/ warning tags
    4. First Aid box available together with contents list & stocked to standard
    5. Current list of first aiders displayed & up-to-date


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  • Physical Issues?
    1. No leaks/corrosion
    2. Grounds/pathways/grass in good condition
    3. Access ways unobstructed
    4. Good housekeeping. Surfaces clean, dry & free of unnecessary oil/grease/material
    5. No slip, trip or head hazards
    6. No wear and tear of equipment
    7. Materials/equipment stacked OK, e.g. heavy items stored at lower levels

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  • Electrical Issues?
    1. Electrical enclosures & distribution boards weatherproof
    2. Earth leakage protection devices used
    3. Electrical hand tools/extensions/leads, tidy, tested & tagged or recorded
    4. Access to high voltage substations and cabinets controlled



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  • Work Method Issues?
    1. Work Permit system in use
    2. Manual handling appropriate
    3. Work benches/area clean & tidy
    4. Tools/equipment/materials being used correctly & in a safe manner
    5. Clear & up-to-date written instructions available
    6. Non smoking requirements observed
    7. Site speed restrictions adhered to



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  • Security Issues?
    1. Entrances/exits/locks/windows/gates in good condition
    2. Employee, contractor & visitor IDs being used
    3. Security fences intact and security cameras operational

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  • Machinery/Equipment Issues?
    1. Valves, equipment and pipelines labeled
    2. Unused equipment (eg, hoses, electrical equipment) Stored properly
    3. Emergency stop buttons available, clearly marked And accessible
    4. Machines properly guarded
    5. Machines and surrounding areas clean & in good condition
    6. Pallet condition satisfactory and cylinders adequately restrained
    7. Gauges, alarms, trips, relief valves operational and regularly tested
    8. Ladders, steps, hand rails & scaffolding secure & in good condition

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  • Emergency Issues?
    1. Emergency procedures clearly displayed & up-to-date
    2. Eyewash stations & emergency showers clean & in good working order
    3. Emergency equipment and exits clearly marked & free of obstruction
    4. Spill response equipment and supplies available
    5. Fire extinguishers, hoses & hydrants available, clearly labeled & in test

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  • Other Hazardous Issues?

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