Workplace Inspection

SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Is the OH&S Policy displayed or readily available?

Are incident reports readily available?

Are workplace inspection records available and up to date?

Are emergency procedures displayed?

Are Documented Safe Work Procedures available and up to date?

Is a Safety, Health and Environmental Systems manual available?

HOUSEKEEPING

Are work areas free from rubbish and obstructions?

Are surfaces safe and suitable?

Are all areas free from slip / trip and fall hazards?

Are stock / materials stored safely?

WALKWAYS

Are walkways unobstructed and clearly defined?

Is vision available at all corners?

Do walkways allow for easy access / use?

ELECTRICAL

Are there any broken plugs, sockets or switches?

Are there any frayed or defective leads evident?

Is it general practice that no work is completed near exposed live electrical equipment?

Are there any strained leads evident?

Are tools and leads inspected and tagged?

Are there any cable / trip hazards evident?

Are all switches / circuits identified?

Are lock-out procedures / danger tags in place?

Are earth leakage systems used?

Are start / stop switches clearly identified?

Are all electrical switchboards secured?

Is all appropriate fire fighting equipment available?

MOBILE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Are all plant and equipment in safe working condition?

Are daily safety inspection procedures / checklists available?

Are fault reporting / rectification systems up to date?

Are warnings and instructions displayed?

Are warning lights operational?

Are reversing alarms operational (where fitted)?

Are Fire Extinguishers readily available?

Are tyres in satisfactory condition?

Are there any leaking fluids such as oil or fuel present?

MACHINERY AND WORKBENCHES

Is there adequate work space available?

Are all machinery and workbenches clean and tidy?

Are machinery and workbenches free from excess oil and grease?

Are machinery and workbenches adequately guarded?

Are warnings and instructions displayed?

Is all machinery operated safely and correctly?

Are machinery and workbenches clear of rubbish?

Are all tools in their correct place?

Are emergency stops appropriately placed and clearly identified?

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Are MSDS' (Material Safety Data Sheet) available?

Are hazardous substances stored in accordance with MSDS'?

Is protective clothing / equipment available and used appropriately?

Are proper waste disposal procedures evident?

Are chemical handling procedures followed?

Is appropriate emergency / first aid equipment available?

PREVENTION OF FALLS

Are unsafe or hazardous areas signposted and fenced?

Is a Safe Work Procedure in place?

STAIRS, STEPS AND LANDINGS

Are there any worn or broken steps evident?

Are all handrails in good repair?

Are all areas clean of obstructions?

Is adequate emergency/general lighting available around stairs, steps and landings?

Are non-slip treatments and treads in good condition?

Are stairs, steps and landings clear of debris and spills?

Are stairs, steps and landings used correctly?

LADDERS

Are ladders in good condition and to Australian Standards?

PERSONAL PROTECTION

Are all workers provided with appropriate PPE?

Is appropriate PPE worn by workers at all times?

Are Suncream and sunglasses being consistently used (where appropriate)?

is there correct signage at access points?

WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS

Is use of excessive force and repetitive movements minimised where applicable?

Is appropriate workplace ergonomics training and information provided to workers?

FIRST AID

Are first aiders names displayed?

Are first aiders locations and phone numbers available?

LIGHTING

Is lighting adequate and free from glare?

Is there any flickering present or any inoperable lights (not location if so)?

Is all lighting clean and efficient?

Is there an emergency lighting system and is it functional?

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Is spill management control equipment available?

Are storm water drains protected from contaminated run-off?

Is domestic rubbish disposed of correctly?

Are hazardous materials disposed of by contractor who transports them off site?

PUMP SHED

Is the pump shed fit for purpose?

PUBLIC PROTECTION

Is site access controlled?

Are fencing, barricades or barriers fit for purpose and in place?

Are appropriate general / safety signs in place?

Are footpaths / walkways identified, clean and free from debris?

Are dust and noise controls in place?

Are traffic control procedures in place?

Are all public complaints actioned and addressed?

DEMOLITION

Are risk assessments undertaken in advance of demolition works?

MANUAL HANDLING

Safe work procedures in place and followed?

Are there any changes to manual handling that require a risk assessment to be completed?

Are mechanical aids provided and used?

Are manual handling controls implemented?

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Are fire extinguishers / blankets available, identified, tested and with clear access?

Is emergency response information displayed?

Is there appropriate signage of extinguishers?

Is there adequate emergency exit signage?

Are exit doors easily opened from inside?

Are exit pathways clear of obstruction?

Are alarm/communication systems adequate?

Are smoking/naked flame restrictions observed?

Are all alarms in working condition?

Are emergency telephone numbers displayed?

Are trial evacuations/drills consistently conducted?

Are personnel trained in use of fire fighting equipment?

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.