Audit

1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Have all outstanding actions been transferred to this Workplace Inspection with comments made?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

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

2.2 - Extinguisher mounted at or waist height?

2.3 - Correct extinguisher wall sign for the type of extinguisher

2.4 - Hose reels identified with a sign and located with 30 meters of a signed exit?

2.5 - Extinguishers and hose reels clear of obstructions?

2.6 - New staff informed of location of extinguishers? (Ask 2 staff)

2.7 - Fire alarm system testing done.

2.8 - Smoke detectors fitted and working?

2.9 - General comments

3.0 - Emergency Exits and Procedures

3.1 - Evacuation plan displayed and showing evacuation routes?

3.2 - Staff are aware of Emergency Procedures (Ask 2 staff)

3.3 - Emergency evacuation exercise undertaken annually and records kept? Last date tested?

3.4 - Signs clearly identify fire wardens by name and phone number?

3.5 - Fire warden training is with the last 2 years?

3.6 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

3.7 - Exits clear of obstructions?

3.8 - Emergency exit lighting operable?

3.9 - Emergency lighting in place if after hours operations?

3.10 - Emergency lighting and emergency exit signs tested 6 monthly and records kept?

3.11 - General comments

4.0 - Building Safety and Grounds

4.1 - Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

4.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

4.3 - The workplace is free of tripping hazards?

4.4 - Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

4.5 - Stair and risers kept clear?

4.6 - Are railings in good condition?

4.7 - Are outside walkways free from uneven surfaces, potholes, etc?

4.8 - Signs displayed in appropriate locations, identifying issues and hazards

4.9 - Perimeter fencing in good order?

4.10 - Drainage / drains clear of obstructions?

4.11 - Grounds are clean and in good presentable order?

4.12 - Security gates and locks in good working order?

4.13 - Is the workplace free of distracting or disruptive noises?

4.14 - Does the workplace at different areas have a dB below 80? Use the dB app to note the level.

4.15 - General comments

5.0 - Work Benches - Engineering/Nurses

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?

5.7 - General comments

13.0 - Office

6.1 - Filing cabinets are in good condition?

6.2 - Chairs are in good condition?

6.3 - Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

6.4 - Workstations are well designed, safe and fit for purpose?

6.5 - Adequate space per person exists?

6.6 - Areas are clean, tidy and free from hazards?

6.7 - Photocopiers positioned at least 1800 cm from workstations and well ventilated?

6.8 - Office machines are in good operational order?

6.9 - Office machine (such as guillotines and shredders) have guards fitted?

6.10 - Stored items are accessible with no overreaching?

6.11 - Monitors and other electrical equipment is free from combustible materials?

6.12 - Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

6.13 - The temperature is maintained at a comfortable level at approximately 21-24 with regular circulation?

6.14 - General comments

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 - Are racks and pallets in good condition?

7.5 - Is a step ladder or stable step provided to reach items stored on high shelves?

7.6 - Are storage shelves loaded in a way that heavy items are not stored above shoulder height?

7.7 - Adequate storage exists?

7.8 - General comments

8.0 - Machines and Equipment

8.1 - Are they kept clean?

8.2 - Are the floors around the machines and equipment kept clean?

8.3 - Guards in good condition?

8.4 - Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

8.5 - Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

8.6 - If PPE is required is it being worn?

8.7 - If PPE is required, is it appropriately signed?

8.8 - Adequate work space around machines and equipment?

8.9 - Noise levels controlled?

8.10 - No bending or stooping required?

8.11 - General comments

9.0 - Electrical Safety

9.1 - Leads are not creating tripping hazards?

9.2 - No double adapters in use?

9.3 - Is there sufficient power outlets for the appliances used?

9.4 - Equipment tested and tagged? (view several items across the workplace)

9.5 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

9.6 - No power leads across walkways?

9.7 - No frayed or damaged leads?

9.8 - General comments

10.0 - Chemical Safety

10.1 - Hazardous Substance Register available? (Ask 2 staff members where to locate)

10.2 - Material Safety Data Sheets available for chemicals? Check 5

10.3 - All containers labelled correctly?

10.4 - No chemicals are decanted into food or drink containers. (answer should be yes, no means that they have been)

10.5 - Unused substances disposed of correctly?

10.6 - Chemical store areas appropriately signed?

10.7 - Is a spill kit available and maintained?

10.8 - If required is PPE available?

10.9 - Is adequate ventilation provided?

10.10 - Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

10.11 - Asbestos register up to date and available?

10.12 - General comments

11.0 - Housekeeping and Amenities

11.1 - Cleaning schedule in place and effective?

11.2 - No Smoking signs displayed at or near entrance?

11.3 - Temperature and ventilation can be adjusted?

11.4 - Staff eating and resting areas are in a clean and safe condition?

11.5 - Refrigerators and cooking appliances are clean?

11.6 - No power points are mounted clear and wet areas?

11.7 - Are all appliances such as microwave ovens stored at a safe height and easily accessible?

11.8 - Are microwave ovens in a good condition?

11.9 - Are cutlery, cups and plates clean and stored in a hygienic manner?

11.10 - Are kitchen cleaning materials stored in a safe and hygienic manner?

11.11 - Are dish cloths and tea towels available for use and clean?

11.12 - Are toilets and areas surrounding regularly cleaned?

11.13 - Are floors around toilets and change areas clear of water?

11.14 - Are shower areas clean and clear of soap on floors?

11.15 - Are rubbish bins and sanitary bins provided and serviced?

11.16 - General comments

12.0 - First Aid Facilities

12.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

12.2 - Are contents regularly checked?

12.3 - No contents past their expiry date?

12.4 - Cabinets clearly labelled?

12.5 - Is there easy access to cabinets?

12.6 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet? (Ask 2 staff members)

12.7 - Are first aid officers accessible?

12.8 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

12.9 - General comments

13.0 - Security

13.1 - Security system operating correctly (locks, proximity cards, cameras, alarms, etc)?

13.2 - Security lighting in good operating order?

13.3 - Staff are aware of security procedures and location of them?

13.4 - Security alarms are regularly tested and records kept?

13.5 - Duress alarms (where fitted) are tested and records kept?

13.6 - In the patient / health areas is the drugs stored safety and locked?

13.7 - In the patient / health areas is a operational patient call alarm fitted in waiting areas?

13.8 - General comments

14.0 - Rubbish Removal

14.1 - Bins located at suitable points around site?

14.2 - Bins emptied regularly?

14.3 - Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

14.4 - General comments

15.0 - SQR

15.1 - Is the current Quality and Safety Policy Statement displayed in reception?

15.2 - Is the current ISO 9001 certification displayed in reception?

15.3 - Are staff aware of the SQR page on the RFDS Intranet?

15.4 - Are all current Safety Alerts displayed in operational areas and viewable?

15.5 General comments

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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.