Previous inspection

  • Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • Are there no outstanding actions?

1.0 - Housekeeping and Welfare

  • 1.1 - Are travel routes and escape routes clearly defined and kept free of obstructions?

  • 1.2 - Is the area generally clean and tidy?

  • 1.3 - Are work areas accessible and easy to reach?

  • 1.4 - Are welfare and toilet facilities adequately maintained?

  • 1.5 - Is the lighting in the area adequately maintained?

  • 1.6 - Are the stairways in the area adequately maintained?

  • 1.7 - Is the area free from any slip or trip concerns?

  • 1.8 - Are storage areas adequately maintained and tidy?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

  • 2.1 - Are the fire extinguishers in place and properly fitted to the wall?

  • 2.2 - Are Fire Evacuation procedures on prominent display in the area?

  • 2.3 - Has fire fighting equipment been inspected in the last 12 months?

  • 2.4 - Are staff aware of the correct evacuation procedures?

  • 2.5 - Are staff aware of the procedures for dealing with injured persons or those with a disability during an evacuation?

  • 2.6 - Are evac chairs in place and in working order?

  • 2.7 - Are fire escape routes clear and unobstructed?

  • 2.8 - Is the area free from any build ups of combustible materials that could contribute to fire spreading?

  • 2.9 - Have staff in the area completed the online fire safety training?

  • 2.10 - Are Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • 2.11 - Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

3.0 - Work equipment

  • 3.1 - Is work equipment maintained in a safe working order?

  • 3.2 - Are records kept of equipment and machinery maintenance?

  • 3.3 - Where required, are machine guards fitted and working correctly?

  • 3.4 - Are machinery emergency stop buttons clearly marked and unobstructed, with their locations made known to relevant staff?

  • 3.5 - Are operatives (staff and students) provided with trained in the use of the work equipment, to a level to protect their health & safety?

  • 3.6 - Is training recorded?

  • 3.7 - Are all operatives aware of the need to carry out regular visual checks for defects?

  • 3.8 - Are there records of regular checks?

  • 3.9 - Is there a system to ensure damaged equipment and machinery is removed from use until repaired?

  • 3.10 - Are portable electrical items PAT tested?

4.0 - Risk assessments

  • 4.1 - Do staff know who to contact should they have concerns about risks in their work area?

  • 4.2 - Are staff aware that risk assessments have been carried out in their area and do they know how to access risk assessments?

5.0 - Accidents and Incidents

  • 5.1 - Do staff in the area have an awareness of hazards that could lead to accidents?

  • 5.2 - Do staff know how to report accidents and what forms to use?

  • 5.3 - Do staff know who to contact to discuss issues around accidents that occur in their area?

6.0 - First aid

  • 6.1 - Do staff know how to contact a first aider?

7.0 - Off site trips, visits and enrichment activities?

  • 7.1 - Are staff trained and aware of the procedures for arranging off site trips and visits?

  • 7.2 - Is there a system in place within the department for identifying and recording off site trips and visits?

  • 7.3 - Are staff aware that copies of the off site planning forms need to be sent to the Health & Safety Manager for recording on the College system?

8.0 - Safeguarding

  • 8.1 - Safeguarding information is on display in prominent locations throughout the area?

  • 8.2 - The staff within the department have attended a Safeguarding briefing, delivered by the DSP/LDSP/H&S Manager?

  • 8.3 - Staff are aware of the College Safeguarding policy and the procedures for dealing with any safeguarding issue?

  • 8.4 - Staff are aware of issues relating to E-Safety and methods available to reduce risk?

  • 8.5 - Students are provided with information to ensure that they are aware of what actions to take should a safeguarding issue occur?

  • 8.6 - Students in the area have attended an E-Learning induction which includes guidance on E-Safety?

9.0 - General safety

  • 9.1 - Class rooms, work rooms, offices etc are generally fit for purpose?

  • 9.2 - Computers are generally set up correctly?

  • 9.3 - Have staff completed the online DSE training or are at least aware of its availability?

  • 9.4 - Are manual handling risks in the area controlled?

  • 9.5 - Are staff aware of how to call for assistance, for example when requiring a cleaner or estates operative?

  • 9.6 - Are staff aware of the Colleges "Facilities Maintenance" email system to request works, repairs etc?

Sign Off

  • Area representative

  • Auditor's signature

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