A. Previous Inspections

  • 1. Have all actions from previous inspections been completed?

  • List of outstanding action points

  • Outstanding Action
  • Quote action number

  • Reason for non-compliance

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

B. Laboratory environment

  • 2. Is the general laboratory area suitable for use, with particular reference to safety, including noise level, lighting level, condition of the lab fittings, operation of the fume hoods (local exhaust ventilation, ensure inspection within date)?

  • List of actions required

  • Action point 2 /
  • Risk rating

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

  • 3. Is appropriate signage in place, including: fire exits; fire action notices; hazard labels on chemical storage areas (including fridges and freezers)?

  • List of actions required

  • Action point 3 /
  • Risk rating

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

  • 4. Is the write-up area suitable and in satisfactory condition?

  • List of improvements required

  • Action point 4 /
  • Risk rating and equipment details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

C. Risk assessment and control measures

  • 5. Are COSHH/risk assessments complete and up to date?

  • Name of researcher(s) checked

  • Supervisor to ensure all COSHH/risk assessments are completed and signed

  • Signed and dated as complete

  • 6. Are standard operating procedures in place for all instrumentation?

  • List of equipment needing SOPs

  • Action point 6 /
  • Risk rating and equipment details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

  • 7. Is there adequate provision and storage of personal protective equipment; washing facilities; first aid kit; eye washes; spill kit?

  • Action points to address

  • Action point 7 /
  • Risk rating and details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

  • 8. Do the lab occupants know what to do in the event of an emergency, including evacuation routes and accident reporting?

  • Action points to address

  • Action point 8 /
  • Risk rating and details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

D. Hazardous substances

  • 9. Are hazardous substances (including waste materials) stored and labelled in an appropriate way?

  • Action points to address

  • Action point 9 /
  • Risk rating and details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

E. Equipment

  • 10. Are items of equipment in a safe condition / safely located? (e.g., is PA testing up to date for electrical equipment; are cylinder regulators less than 5 years old; are pressure vessels on the University insurance inventory; are ladder inspections up to date)?

  • Action points to address

  • Action point 10 /
  • Risk rating and details

  • Person responsible for completing action

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

F. Any other issues to be addressed or general comments

  • 11. Other issues to be addressed:

  • Action point 11 /
  • Risk rating and details

  • Action to be taken by:

  • Person responsible

  • Signed and dated as complete

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