• Instructions for completion: 1.Complete form specific to area 2.Enter Yes, No, Not applicable to each question-add remarks or enter media on items that need to be addressed. 3.Transfer all "No" responses and comments to the Rectification Action Plan (RAP) Completed Checklist a) Export to desktop b) Export both the audit and RAP to Senior H &S Coordinator once completed.

1.0 - Previous inspection

  • 1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

  • 1.2 - Are there no outstanding actions?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

  • 2.1 Are evacuation maps prominently displayed and up to date?

  • 2.2 - Are emergency phone numbers displayed?

  • 2.3 - Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

  • 2.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced? (Check 6 monthly punch mark on tabs.)

  • 2.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • 2.6 - Extinguisher no more than 1200 mm max height & base not lower that 100 mm?

  • 2.7 - Have fire wardens been assigned for the building and name/contact details displayed?

  • 2.8 - Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • 2.9 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • 2.10 - Exits clear of obstructions?

  • 2.11 - Are amounts of combustible material kept to a minimum and stored appropriately?

3.0 - General Lighting

  • 3.1 - Good natural lighting?

  • 3.2 - Reflected light from walls & ceilings not causing glare to employees?

  • 3.3 - Light fittings clean and in good condition?

  • 3.4 - Emergency exit lighting operable?

  • 3.5- Is lighting adequate and free from all stroboscope effects?, ie. flashing

4.0 - Building Safety

  • 4.1 - Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • 4.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • 4.3 - Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • 4.4 - Intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • 4.5 - Stair and risers kept clear?

  • 4.6 - Are all external areas, pedestrian access and precincts free from clutter, rubbish,redundant materials or other obstacles which may constitute a slip, trip or fall hazard?

  • 4.7- Loading area clean and tidy?

5.0 - Work Benches

  • 5.1 - Clear of rubbish?

  • 5.2 - Tools not in use kept in place?

  • 5.3 - No damaged hand tools in use?

  • 5.4 - No damaged power tools in use?

  • 5.5 - Work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

  • 5.6 - No sharp edges?

6.0 - Rubbish Removal

  • 6.1 - Bins located at suitable points around site?

  • 6.2 - Bins emptied regularly?

7.0 - Storage Design and Use

  • 7.1 - Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • 7.2 - Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

  • 7.3 - Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • 7.4 - General condition of racks and pallets?

8.0 - Electrical Safety

  • 8.1 - Are power boards with overload safety switches used?

  • 8.2 - Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

  • 8.3 - Are liquids, chemicals and gasses stored away from electrical outlets of items?

  • 8.4 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

  • 8.5 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • 8.6 - Are leads secured and not potential trip hazards?

  • 8.7 - No frayed or damaged leads?

  • 8.8 - No strained leads?

  • 8.9-Are electrical leads kept away from areas that could cause damage to the lead, such as hot surfaces, sharp edges and doorways?

  • 8.10 - Are main distribution boards signed, kept closed, kept free from obstruction?

9.0 - Exposure to noise

  • 9.1 - Is there a risk to staff/ students from exposure to noise?
    Has an assessment of that exposure been made?
    Is the assessment available in the work area?

  • 9.2 - Are hearing protection areas clearly designated by signs,labelling of machines or other appropriate means?

  • 9.3 - Has audiometric testing been completed for employees who are required to wear hearing protectors to control exposure to noise?

  • 9.4 - Are staff trained in noise exposure and hearing protection?

10.0 Ladders

  • 10.1 - Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

  • 10.2 - Are ladders in good condition?

  • 10.3 - If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

  • 10.4 - Used according to instructions?

11.0 - First Aid Facilities

  • 11.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

  • 11.2 - Are contents regularly checked?

  • 11.3 - Has a first aid cabinet caretaker been assigned?

  • 11.4 - Cabinets clearly labelled?

  • 11.5 - Is there easy access to cabinets?

  • 11.6 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

  • 11.7 - Are first aid officers accessible and their details up to date?

  • 11.8 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

  • 11.9- Are the names and contact details of the local HSA and HSR prominently displayed?

12.0 - Office Hazards-Ergonomics

  • 12.1 - Have adequate storage facilities been provided?

  • 12.2 - Are areas free from obstruction or items sticking out into pathways?

  • 12.3 - Are items that are frequently used easily accessible?

  • 12.4 - If reaching up is necessary,is a step stool or similar device provided?

  • 12.5- Have adjustable chairs been provided for workstations with a computer?

  • 12.6 - Have staff been provided with information on how to optimise their workstation?

  • 12.7 - Have aids been provided for workstations? For example,foot rests,document holders.

  • 12.8 - Have manual handling issues been identified?

13.0 - Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE )

  • 13.1 - Are the PPE for the work area clearly displayed?

  • 13.2 - Is PPE provided where necessary,eg gloves,face shield, respirators,hearing protection,safety glasses?

  • 13.3 - Is PPE worn correctly when required?

  • 13.4 - Have staff/ students been trained in the right use of and selection of PPE?

  • 13.5 - Is PPE stored and maintained correctly?

  • 13.6- Is policy on enclosed foot ware being enforced?

  • 13.7 - Is protective clothing adequate for the tasks being performed?

  • 13.8 - Are disposable respirators adequate for the tasks being performed? ( P1/P2 )

  • 13.9- Are respirators/replacement cartridges within "use by" limits?

14.0- Dangerous Goods

  • 14.1- Is the quantity of flammable liquids held for use kept to the minimum possible?

  • 14.2- Are 'No Smoking' and 'No Naked Flame' signs displayed in the appropriate areas?

  • 14.3- Is the allowable quantity of flammable liquids held in approved safety containers?

  • 14.4- Is a manifest of dangerous goods kept and available?

  • 14.5- Are there HAZCHEM / warning notices indicating the presence of flammable liquids/ dangerous goods where appropriate?

15.0-Security

  • 15.1- Is access restricted and adequately controlled?

  • 15.2- Are there signs or notices specifying security/access requirements?

  • 15.3- Are there adequate procedures for students working alone or out of hours? (Log books, attendance sheets, security alerted)

  • 15.4- Have Risk Assessments been conducted on the possibility and consequences of unauthorised access, theft or sabotage?

16.0- Working at heights

  • 16.1- Are areas identified where work is required to be undertaken above 2 metres or within close proximity to an unprotected edge?

  • 16.2- Have Risk Assessments of tasks been undertaken and control measures implemented for areas identified above?

  • 16.3- Are suitable ladders or step equipment provided where appropriate?

  • 16.4- Are ladders maintained and in good working order?

  • 16.5- Are staff familiar with requirements for using/ working from ladders?

17.0- Manual Handling Equipment (MHE)

  • 17.1- Is there adequate space for all manual handling tasks:
    a) bench space for equipment?
    b) leg space for equipment?
    c) storage space for equipment not in use?

  • 17.2- Are heavy/ awkward objects stored between knee and shoulder height?

  • 17.3- Are correct manual handling techniques / equipment used for lifting heavy awkward or unstable items?

  • 17.4- Are staff qualified to use specialised lifting or MHE equipment?

  • 17.5- Have staff involved in manual handling tasks been trained in manual handling techniques?

  • 17.6- Is Manual Handling Equipment (MHE) adequate for the task being performed?

  • 17.7- Is there a MHE register?

  • 17.8- Is MHE correctly maintained and actions recorded in the MHE register? ( Servicing,inspections,repairs)

18.0- WHS Procedures/ Training/ Documentation

  • 18.1- Is the University WHS policy on display/ available to staff?

  • 18.2- Are local HSA and HSR listed and known to staff

  • 18.3- Have safety problems/ hazards identified in previous inspections been addressed adequately?

  • 18.4- Is there a register of staff inductions for this area?

  • 18.5- Is there a register of student inductions for this area?

  • 18.6- Is there an induction checklist for visitors, contractors etc?

  • 18.7- Is there a record of staff training on specific equipment?

  • 18.8- Is there a record of staff training for specific procedures or processes?

  • 18.9- Does the work area maintain written procedures?
    a) Safe Work Procedures
    b) Risk Assessments
    c) Standard Operating Procedures
    d) Workplace Safe Manual
    e) Hazardous Manual Handling Risk Assessment
    f) Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment

  • 18.10-Do staff use the QUT SPRI procedures to report accidents,incidents or safety problems?

Transfer all N responses to the Rectification Action Plan (RAP)

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