Workplace Inspection

GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING

Is work area free from rubbish and obstructions?

is work area free from slip / trip and fall hazards?

Are materials stacked in racks / bins as required?

Are items stacked to prevent risk of falling objects?

Are work benches clean and tidy?

Are passage / walk areas free from obstructions?

Are toilets in a clean and tidy condition?

Is kitchen area in a clean and tidy condition?

PUBLIC PROTECTION

Are customer entry requirements and rules displayed?

Is site access controlled?

Are traffic control procedures in place?

Are fencing, barricades or barriers fit for purpose and in place?

Lighting is fit for purpose in work areas?

Are warning signs displayed where hazards have been identified?

Is there clear disabled access to and from car park?

Is car park free from slip / trip / fall hazards?

Is hazard marking clear?

PERSONAL PROTECTION

Are workers wearing required PPE?

Safety glasses / gloves / sunscreen available for workers?

MANUAL HANDLING

Are ladders / step stools available and in safe working condition?

Safe work procedures in place and followed?

Any changes to manual handling that requires a risk assessment to be completed?

Are stacks fit for purpose and stable?

Are heavier items stored low (below 1.5 metres)

Is there a safe way to access high shelves (i.e. use of ladder)?

Are stacks fit for purpose and stable?

GENERAL HAZARDS

Are sharp / protruding edges marked to identify hazard?

Are pallets in good repair and fit for purpose?

Are access and exit points accessible, marked and clear?

Is a line of sight (vision) available at corners?

Are ladders available and fit for purpose (i.e. Australian Standard / not muddy / nothing broken)?

Are operational tools fit for purpose and maintained in good condition?

Are power cords in safe condition (i.e. no splices or broken cords)?

Are electrical sale items tagged to indicate tested or not tested?

Are outlets, switch and junction box covers evident and in safe working condition?

Are storage areas freely accessible and not overstocked?

Are tools and leads inspected and tagged?

Are dangerous goods stored in accordance with Safety Data Sheet requirements?

Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available for dangerous goods used in the work area?

Are Hazardous Household Wastes (HHW) controlled and/or disposed of as required?

Are Danger Tag / Lock Out Tags available?

Are pest harbourage areas removed (i.e. rubbish / cardboard boxes)?

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Is a first aid kit available and stocked with in-date items?

Is emergency response information displayed?

Is first aid / warden information current and displayed?

Emergency Exit lights fit for purpose / working?

Are fire extinguishers available, identified, tested and with clear access?

SECURITY

Is perimeter fencing in good condition / no gaps?

Are security cameras working (i.e. does red light come on with movement)?

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.