• Is the following information available, displayed and known where appropriate.

1. First Aid

  • 1.1.1 - Location of first aid box/kit/room

  • 1.1.2 - Emergency telephone number/Contact

  • 1.1.3 - How to report an accident

  • Comments.

1.2. First Aid Box

  • 1.2.1 - Is it fully stocked with recommend items?

  • 1.2.2 - Does it contain an item not recommend e.g. Medication, non- sterile dressings?

  • 1.2.3 - Does it contain a copy of first aid instruction?

  • 1.2.4 - Is eyewash available?

  • Comments.

2. Welfare

  • 2.1. Are the following in a clean condition?

  • 2.1.1 - Toilets

  • 2.1.2 - Wash basins and sinks

  • 2.2 - Is the canteen in good order.

  • 2.3 - Is there a source of drinking water.

  • 2.4 - Is there adequate facilities for hanging work/home cloths.

  • 2.5 - Is there a comfortable working temperature.

  • 2.6 - Is there good ventilation, whilst avoiding draughts?

  • 2.7 - Are noise levels controlled to reduce nuisance as well as damage to health?

3. Fire Precautions

  • 3.1. Are the following arrangements satisfactory?

  • 3.1.1 - Extinguisher condition, identification, service data (annual service)

  • 3.1.2 - Extinguishers wall mounted and/or at fire points

  • 3.1.3 - Fire blankets in place within kitchens

  • 3.1.4 - Fire exit routes clear of obstruction

  • 3.1.5 - Fire or smoke doors not held or propped open ( except by authorised methods)

  • 3.1.6 - Fire or smoke doors effective and in good order with self closing devices working properly

  • 3.1.7 - "No Smoking" notices displayed and complied with

  • 3.1.7 - 'Hot Work', e.g. Welding is carried out under a permit to work

  • Comments.

4. Housekeeping and general hazards

  • 4.1. Is there clear access to and egress from the following.

  • 4.1.1 - Workstations

  • 4.1.2 - Storage areas

  • 4.1.3 - Plant and equipment

  • 4.1.4 - Passageways (clearly marked and maintained)

  • 4.2. Are there hazards created by:

  • 4.2.1 - Tripping hazards

  • 4.2.2 - Lack of warning signs and notices

  • 4.2.3 - Poor conditions of floor coverings

  • 4.2.4 - Heaters and fires

  • 4.2.5 - Movement of machinery or vehicles, e.g. forklift trucks

  • 4.2.6 - Storage of material above shoulder height

  • 4.2.7 - Poor handling of material and goods

  • 4.2.8 - Access for maintenance or operation of plant or equipment

  • 4.3 - Is all electrical equipment registered and included in a regime for inspection,testing and maintenance

  • Comments.

5. Documentation

  • 5.1. Are the following relevant notices displayed.

  • 5.1.1 - Health and Safety at Work - What you should know with enforcing notice details entered to HSE/EMAS

  • 5.1.2 - Electric shock notices

  • 5.1.3 - Abrasive wheels Regulations F2345

  • 5.1.4 - Abrasive wheels Regulations Precautions F2347

  • 5.1.5 - Employers liability insurance certificate

  • 5.1.6 - Fire Action Notices (including named fire marshals)

  • 5.1.7 - First Aid notices (including named trained First-Aider)

  • 5.1.8 - Ear protection zones

  • 5.1.9 - Appropriate safety notices and COSHH advice for chemicals and substances

  • 5.1.10 - Named authorised persons for certain equipment

  • 5.1.11 - SWL of floor,grid and lifting equipment

  • 5.2. Are the following documents/records available/in use?

  • 5.2.1 - COSHH Assessments

  • 5.2.2 - From assessments, COSHH information for users and those who may be affected

  • 5.2.3 - Noise at Work assessment

  • 5.2.4 - From assessments, information for users

  • 5.2.5 - Manual handling assessments

  • 5.2.6 - DSE workstation assessments

  • 5.2.7 - General Risk Assessments

  • 5.2.8 - Safe working procedures/arrangements/instruction

  • 5.2.9 - Statutory reports and forms for the inspection, test, examination of plant, hoists and lifting equipment

  • 5.2.10 - Records of test, inspection, repair and modification to PPE

  • 5.2.11 - Records of test, inspection, repair and modification of ladders

6. Personal Protective Equipment

  • 6.1. Is PPE available and being used as required. E.g.

  • 6.1.1 - Protective gloves relevant to the task or operation

  • 6.1.2 - Bump caps or head protection

  • 6.1.3 - Goggles or visors for eye protection, against impact, dust or chemicals

  • 6.1.4 - Ear protection ( must be available for visitors or casual use )

  • 6.1.5 - Protective footwear, e.g. For handling weights, wet conditions or chemicals

  • 6.1.6 - Respirators, full of half face

  • 6.1.7 - Safety harness

  • 6.1.8 - Protective clothing

  • 6.2 - Have staff received appropriate training in the use of PPE?

  • 6.3 - Is there a record of the appropriate training in the use of PPE?

  • 6.4 - Is there a record of issue of PPE?

  • 6.5 - Is there a regime in place for the appropriate inspection, test and maintenance of PPE?

  • 6.6 - Is there appropriate storage facilities for PPE?

7. Plant and Machinery

  • 7.1. Are the following safety features in place and in good order?

  • 7.1.1 - Guards adequate and in place

  • 7.1.2 - Floor area is clear

  • 7.1.3 - Safety controls and devices fitted and accessible

  • 7.1.4 - 'Emergency' stops readily accessible and labelled or coloured to identify their function

  • 7.1.5 - Electric, water and gas supplies have isolation means and are readily available, in good order and well indicated

  • 7.1.6 - All substances which are hazardous to health are used, labelled and stored in accordance with COSHH assessments

  • 7.1.7 - Each operator properly trained and competant

  • 7.1.8 - Records of Safety Inspections maintained

8. Building Services

  • 8.1. Are the following safety features in place and in good order?

  • 8.1.1 - Is there safe provision for cleaning windows

  • 8.1.2 - Are gas bottles stored securely

  • 8.1.3 - Are plant, service areas and panels kept secured to prevent unauthorised access/use

  • 8.1.4 - Does workshop machinery have appropriate guards fitted and are relevant statutory notices and warning signs relating to PPE displayed

  • 8.1.5 - Fire alarm tests and drills up to date

  • 8.1.6 - Emergency lights in working order

  • Comments.

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