Audit Castle Portable Buildings

General

  • Castle Portable Buildings

  • Supervisor / Foreman at time of this inspection

  • Current activities being undertaken on site (select all that apply)

  • Describe activities being undertaken on audited area

Site Safety Inspection

First Aid Facilities

  • Are first aid facilities to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are first aid cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

  • No first aid contents past their expiry date?

  • First aid cabinets clearly labelled?

  • Is there easy access to first aid cabinets?

  • Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

  • Are first aiders known to workers and accessible?

  • Are emergency numbers displayed?

Fire Prevention & Emergency

  • Are fire and emergency procedures to be inspected in this audit?

  • Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

  • Is there an emergency plan displayed with all relevant contact numbers clearly displayed?

  • Is a trial Evacuation undertaken every 6 mths and report filed to FENZ?

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Emergency exit lighting operable?

  • Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

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

  • Extinguishers recently serviced? (check punch mark on tabs)

  • Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

Site Security

  • Is site security to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are site entry and exit points clearly designated?

  • Is clear signage requiring visitors to check in posted?

  • Is site perimeter fenced off appropriately with required site public signage posted?

  • Are all entries and exits closed and locked at night and during weekends?

  • If applicable, are site alarm systems functioning as expected?

  • If applicable, are site security procedures (guard patrols, security checks etc) undertaken as required and reviewed regularly?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Is Personal Protective Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

  • Is head protection worn correctly and where required?

  • Is eye protection worn where required?

  • Are the correct forms of eye protection worn for tasks being completed?

  • Is hearing protection worn in designated areas?

  • Are gloves worn for manual handling

  • Is respiratory protection worn where dust, mist or fumes are present?

  • Is footwear in good condition and of correct type?

  • Are high-vis vests or clothing worn at all times outside the office?

  • Are safety harnesses appropriately worn at height?

  • Is additional PPE used where required?

  • Are staff aware of correct PPE for tasks they are trained to perform?

  • Are there signs in place to remind persons to wear applicable PPE

Housekeeping

  • Is site housekeeping to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are walkways and areas free of trip hazards?

  • Is the house keeping of an acceptable standard?

  • Are the portacoms being constructed free of clutter and trip hazards?

  • Are the office stairways clear and not blocked?

  • Are all steps into outside portacoms and toilets safe for access?

  • Are door ways and roller doors clear of materials that could impede exit?

Workers Welfare

  • is workers welfare to be inspected in this audit

  • Is there adequate ventilation in the factory and all buildings?

  • Is there adequate access to wholesome drinking water?

  • Have workers received information training on manual handling techniques? Are there warning signs in areas where manual handling of goods materials over 25kg are stored?

  • Is there an active covid-19 plan and information displayed around the buildings particular in wash rooms?

  • Have noise levels levels been monitored and where greater than 85dB signs in place advising to wear hearing protection?

  • Are there tools being used that can cause hand and arm vibration injury's (HAVs)?

  • Are workers highly visible in factory areas and surrounds hi vis vests?

Trip and Fall Safety

  • Trip and fall safety to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Are entry and walkways kept clear?

  • Are walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Are intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • Are floor surfaces free of liquid spills?

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • Are appropriate measures in place to prevent falls? ie. barriers (preferred) or harnesses?

  • Is all fall protection equipment is visually inspected prior to use?

  • Is all work above 2m, or within 2m of an edge being done safely?

  • Are all floor openings in portacom builds fully barricaded or are protected with a secured cover or tape and labelled?

  • Are personnel below protected from falling materials (i.e. tools, bolts, etc.)?

  • Is there appropriate scaffolding or EWP in place?

Scaffolding

  • Scaffolds and mobile platforms to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are scaffolds constructed and erected only by qualified and trained personnel?

  • Are mobile access platform scaffolds accessible and clear of unstable objects and trip hazards?

  • Are these adequately secured to building (or appropriately secured with alternative method)?

  • Are guard rails installed on mobile scaffold platforms all above 10 feet?

  • Are scaffold footings stable, secure and free of unstable propping objects (barrels, boxes, loose brick or concrete blocks etc)?

  • Are scaffold footings and anchorages designed to support the maximum intended load without settling or displacement?

  • Are mobile scaffolds generally safe and orderly?

  • Are scaffolds being regularly inspected?

Hazardous Manual Tasks

  • Hazardous Manual Tasks to be inspected in this audit?

  • Have Hazardous Manual Tasks on site been identified?

  • Have Risk Assessments for these tasks been completed where required?

  • Have Risk controls been selected for these tasks using the hierarchy of controls?

  • Are suitable controls in place for high force / awkward postures?

  • Are suitable controls in place for repetitive tasks?

  • Have the procedures surrounding risk controls been documented?

  • Are workers compliant with the above procedures?

  • Are relevant workers trained in these controls?

  • Has this training been documented?

Hand and Power Tools

  • Hand and power tools to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are all tool guards in place and operable?

  • Are power cords in good condition?

  • Are all tools double insulated or have a ground plug RCD's in place?

  • Are ground fault circuit interrupters RCD's in place at the source of electricity?

  • Are all power tools in good condition?

  • Are defective pieces of equipment and tools red tagged and removed from service?

  • Are tools stored correctly and in the right place when not in use?

  • Are employees using the proper tool for the task they are performing?

  • Are hand tools manufactured to standard?

  • Are employees using two hand on tools that are designed to do so?

  • Are dust collectors and exhausts provided on tools that produce large amounts of dust?

General Machinery, Plant and Equipment

  • General Machinery, Plant and Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

  • Have risk assessments been completed for machinery where appropriate?

  • Are maintenance schedules in place for EWP's and forklifts?

  • Do records indicate that machine maintenance schedules are being adhered to?

  • If required, are relevant pre-start inspections being completed on machinery, equipment and plants?

  • Are machines kept clean?

  • Are the floors around the machines kept clear of materials and clean?

  • Are machine and tool guards in good condition?

  • If required, are emergency stops fitted on machinery, equipment and plants?

  • Is machine waste, off cuts, dust etc. removed and stored safely?

  • Noise levels controlled?

  • Is no bending or stooping required to use machines?

  • Is there sufficient room to use all machines safely?

  • Are machine, equipment and plant operators trained/inducted to be competent in safe and correct operation?

  • Is this training recorded?

  • Do operators comply with the training?

Forklifts

  • Are forklifts to be inspected in this audit?

  • Do operators of forklifts licenced and hold class F endorsement?

  • Do forklifts have seat belts and are they being worn?

  • Are spotters used when forklifts are carrying loads in the factory?

  • Do forklifts have mirrors adjusted correctly?

  • Do forklifts have a suitable horn fitted?

Ladders

  • Ladders to be inspected in this audit?

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

  • Are ladders in good condition?

  • If used for electrical work are ladders non conductive? (wood or fibre glass.)

  • Are ladders being used according to instructions?

  • For extension ladders: are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

  • Are ladders not used to access heights when higher order controls should be used?

Electrical Safety

  • Is electrical safety to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are extension and power boards commercially rated?

  • Are leads and plugs in good condition no exposed wires

  • Are all powered appliances and equipment protect through RCD and monitored earthing circuits?

  • Is all major electrical driven plant such as compressors, drill presses etc hard wired into main 3 phase power source?

Chemical Safety

  • Chemical safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Is a Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

  • Have risk assessments been completed for hazardous substances?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

  • Are all containers labelled correctly?

  • Are unused substances disposed of?

  • If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

  • Are workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • Are eye washes and showers available and easily accessible?

  • Are spill kits or other clean up arrangements available?

Confined Spaces

  • Confined spaces safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Do all applicable confined space works have adequate permits granted and documented?

  • Is a confined space emergency plan in place?

  • Are confined spaces being continually monitored?

  • Are all workers undertaking confined space works trained in confined space entry and activities?

Incident, Injury & Accident Procedures

  • Incident, Injury & Accident Procedures to be inspected this audit?

  • Are Incident, Accident, Near Miss and Injury procedures in place?

  • Are adequate reporting forms for for these events in place?

  • Are all incidents investigated?

  • Are Corrective Actions then implemented?

  • Are Workers Compensation, Rehabilitation and Return to Work Programs in place?

  • Is an "If you are injured" poster displayed?

General Comments

  • Any further comments or recommendations arising from this inspection?

  • Add any additional relevant photos

  • Have all required corrective actions been added as Actions to this inspection?

  • Please add any corrective actions to the appropriate questions above before completing this report

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