Information for Employees

Is the QSHE rep information available?

Is the QSHE policy on display?

Is the HSE (HSA) poster on display and contact details current?

Is the latest QSHE Newsletter on display?

Are the H&S statistics for the facility on display?

Are the safety posters adequate for the hazards in the facility?

Information For Visitors

Is the visitors leaflet current and available?

Is there adequate footwear and hi-vis available for visitors?

Are the site safety requirements displayed?

Contractors on site have had a safety induction

Contractors have been issued with a Permit to Work (for electrical,work at height and hot work)

General office observations

Floor quality is adequate? (No loose tiles, holes or uneven surfaces)

Are cables managed adequately?

Is office lighting is adequate and glare from windows managed?

Can the office temperature be moderated?

Are personal belongings stored adequately? (Coats on hooks, bags in drawers etc)

Are work stations clear and organised?

Have employees completed DSE assessments?

Is there adequate storage for office supplies?

Employees witnessed holding handrails when using stairs

Is waste is segregated and disposed of properly?

Is the office a food free area?

Are breakout areas being utilised?

General Warehouse Observations

Every employee working in the warehouse wears safety shoes and hi-vis.

All personnel have ID on display (visitors and employees)

Tools are being used and stored (on shadow boards) correctly

Pedestrian pathway used when possible

Pedestrians make eye contact with Powered Industrial Truck driver

Materials/ products are being handled and lifted safely

Operators are wearing hand protection whilst handling pallets, boxes, open blades etc

All employees are aware of their responsibility to act accordingly.

Are forklift operators following safety rules while operating forklifts (honking horns, obeying signs, etc.)

Forklift safety belts are being worn

Forklifts are being operated at a safe speed (7kmph limit) and in a controlled manner

Is Equipment stored in suitable locations

Is equipment being used properly, (i.e. pallet jacks, hand trucks)

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency evacuation plan is available and displayed throughout the building

Images of First Aid trained personnel and Fire Wardens are displayed

Chemical/ dangerous goods storage areas identified and monitored

Covers are locked over junction boxes and electrical boards

Electrical panels have 3 ft. Clearance

Emergency exit signs marked and illuminated

Emergency lighting is checked

First aid kits and Defibrillators (where available) labelled and shielded

Eye wash stations clear of obstruction and current (check date)

Exits are clear and operational

Fire extinguishers (150 ft. a part) (within inspection date?)

Fire extinguishers have 3 ft. clearance

No accumulation of flammable material

Cables and wires are managed and controlled

PAT testing is current and up to date

Racking and Pallets

Racking safe working loads displayed on aisle ends

Aisles do not have vehicles and pedestrians working in then simultaneously

All products on racks are squared and loaded on the beams correctly

Pallets shrink wrapped on racking above head height

Pallets are stacked no more than 9 high (or 11 high if using fork truck)

Pallets are stored in designated areas


Fixed ladders have controlled access

Ladders stored properly (Ladder on maintenance programme/ inspection is within date on tag?)

Are pallet jacks stored with forks into loaded pallets?

Battery charging area clear of material (no storage of any material, pallets, etc.)

FLT and PPT check sheets completed daily

FLT and PPT check sheets reviewed by management regularly

Barriers are used to isolate pedestrians/ operators from moving equipment (or moving parts)

Equipment has dedicated and labelled storage areas

Docks and Dock Levellers

Dock gateways kept clear during loading and unloading

Dock levellers used properly by employees

Dock lights are being used

Rubber cushions and buffers on dock are in a suitable condition

Truck/trailer floors inspected before entering

Dock plates are in good condition and stored in a secure position

Service labels and checks for roller doors and dock levellers are completed

Dock areas have guardrails and chains / barriers are in place when dock is not in use

Road/Dock Markings are clearly visible

External (Yard)

Smoking area is being used and kept clean

Waste is segregated properly

Floor is clear with no rubbish

Pallets and packaging materials are stored suitably

Are drivers in the service yard area wearing safety footwear and Hi-Vis?

Have drivers exited the cab of vehicle while the vehicle is being loaded/unloaded?

Are drivers in the service yard using stairs/ramps and not climbing on/off dock?

Verify vehicles being loaded/ unloaded are chocked, keys are removed from the ignition and breaks engaged

Vehicles operating at suitable speeds (7kmph)

Reversing vehicles are guided into position by a reversing assistant/ Banksman

Lighting is adequate at night

Traffic control is suitable

Pedestrians are isolated from vehicle operations

External (Car Parks)

Cars operating at suitable speeds (10mph)

Cars are reversed into parking spaces

Visitors & disabled spaces are designated

Floor is clear with no rubbish

Incident reporting
Last potential incident reported on QSHE Share point site (UK only)
Last accident reported on QSHE Sharepoint site (UK) or to HR (IRE)
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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.