Safety Observation Program


Housekeeping / 6 S

Work and storage areas are clean and tidy.

Work stations are well organized and no trip hazards are present.

Circulation paths are kept clear of any item.

Emergency equipment (eyewash, fire extinguishers) is constantly accessible.

Emergency routes and emergency doors are kept clear of any item and fully accessible. Emergency doors are not locked.

Equipments and tools (chains, textile slings, electrical hand tools, etc.) are appropriately stored

Safety signage

Signs indicating required Personal Protective Equipments are in place.

Signs indicating eyewash/safety shower, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, etc. are in place.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE are appropriately stored when not in use and kept in good condition.


Liquid chemicals are stored on secondary containment.

Flammable chemicals are stored in flammable cabinets (or in a dedicated storage room in case of high volume) when not in use.

Waste area is well maintained.

Warnings , signs and barricades

Pits, overhead work, maintenance activities are properly identified and protected.


Equipments (lighting fixtures, machine guarding, barriers, etc.) are maintained in good working condition and in place.

Foot protection

Steel-toed safety shoes are used as required.

Hand protection

Gloves are used as required.

Gloves are not worn around rotating equipment.

Eye/face protection

Safety goggles or face shield are used as required.

Haring protection

Ear plugs / muff are used in identified high noise area

Respiratory protection

Respiratory protection is used as required.


No awkward position, no excessive or overhead reach; limited bending and twisting.

Tools, equipment and machines

Tools, equipment and machines are operating properly.

Safety guards are in place. .

Electrical wiring in good condition


Accomplishments : select one or two items for which the employees or the site should be recommended :

Items at risk

PRELIMINARY ACTION PLAN discussed during the inspection