• Client/Site

  • Location
  • Premise Service Lead undertaking day-to-day activities at the building

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Document No.

Responsible Persons Logbook

  • Is the latest version of the Responsible Persons Logbook (Version 2) available?

  • Have all relevant sections of the Responsible Persons Logbook been completed?

  • Has the Premise Service Lead (SHM) and their deputy (SHO) been identified and their details completed in the Responsible Persons Logbook?

  • Have the contact details of the Premise Service Lead been cascaded to occupants of the premises that may need to escalate H&S concerns?

  • Has the compliance checklist been completed bi-annually and returned to the Compliance Management Team where issues have been found?

Training and Briefing

Communication and Briefing

  • Is it evident that department or service based procedures and safe systems of work are easy to access?

  • Is the Health and Safety Law poster prominently displayed where all employees are able to see it?

  • Has a notice board (or wall area) been allocated to display health and safety information?

  • Include photograph of notice board


  • Has the Premise Service Lead (Responsible person) attended and or completed refresher training on British Safety Council Managing/Working Safely (refresher every 5 years)?

  • Has the Premise Service Lead (Responsible person/deputy) received both Corporate health and safety induction training and department/localised induction training?

  • Is there evidence that staff have completed and refreshed the compulsory health and safety computer based training modules on Risk Assessment (refresher every 3 years)?

  • Is there evidence that staff have completed and refreshed the compulsory health and safety computer based training modules on Display Screen Equipment (refresher annually)?

  • Is there evidence that staff have completed and refreshed the compulsory health and safety computer based training modules on Fire safety (refresher every 3 years)?

  • Has the Premise Service Lead (Responsible person) and their deputy attended and or completed refresher training on asbestos awareness?

  • Has the Premise Service Lead (Responsible person) and their deputy attended and or completed refresher training on legionella awareness training (refresher training every 3 years)?

  • Has the Premise Service Lead/deputy (Responsible person) attended fire warden training to enable them to assist in the event of a fire?

Accident Reporting and Investigation

  • Are managers aware of Council accident reporting procedures (CLASSI) and how to log in?

  • Are managers broadly aware of the reporting requirements under RIDDOR, particularly reporting timescales and the need to get a CLASSI report completed asap to Corporate Health and Safety?

  • Are employees aware of the need to report accidents/incidents to their managers/supervisors asap?

  • Are the findings from the accident/incident investigations communicated to the employees where appropriate?

Communal Area Management

External Common Areas

  • Is there a car park associated with the premise?

  • Has the car park/transport hazards been risk assessed?

  • Is the car park surface maintained to minimise slip and trip risks?

  • Are vehicle and pedestrian routes/flows and car park site entrances/exits clearly marked?

  • Is the car park well lit?

  • Are paths/steps to and from the building maintained to mininise slips/trips?

  • Where there is a gate at the entrance to the car park has the risk of swing back been assessed and appropriate controls implemented?

  • Is there a garden area?

  • Has the garden area been risk assessed?

  • Is the garden maintained along with routeways?

  • Where there are established trees within the boundary of the property is there an up to date tree survey and risk assessment showing the location and condition of any hazardous trees (Arboricultural team)?

  • Is there a roof or balcony that could be accessed?

  • Has access to the roof/balcony been risk assessed?

  • Is the door to the roof/balcony secure to trespass?

  • Is a permit-to-access in place for legitimate roof access?

  • Is there a plant room/lift motor room

  • Has the plant/lift motor room been risk assessed?

  • Is the room secure to unauthorised access?

  • Is the room free from unauthorised storage?

  • Is the floor free from slip/trip hazards?

  • Is there a refuse area?

  • Has the refuse area been risk assessed?

  • Are lighting levels sufficient (consider over sensitive light sensors and timer switches)?

  • Is the floor free from slip/trip hazards?

  • Are there dedicated storage areas / containers / equipment etc. and is it being used suitably?

  • Is there adequate waste management?

Internal Common Areas

  • Are there corridors and stairs?

  • Have the corridors and stairs been risk assessed?

  • Are corridors and stairs sufficiently lit?

  • Are stairs free from any raised tiles or damaged flooring that could cause a trip hazard?

  • Are handrails on stairways secure and fitted to at least one side?

  • Are the stair treads in good condition, including any painted edges and where friction tape is applied?

  • Are the stairs nosing's in good condition?

  • Are stair wells kept clear of any storage?

  • Are windows in good condition, do not pose a risk of a fall from height and where appropriate window restrictors maintained in good order?

  • Is there an entrance lobby area?

  • Has the lobby area been risk assessed?

  • Is the lobby sufficiently lit?

  • Where considered necessary, are there mats or alternative controls at entrances to prevent corridor floors becoming wet during wet and snowy weather?

  • Is the entrance / final exit routes (including external staircases where applicable) free from obstructions and other slip / trip hazards (such as leaves/moss/mud)?

  • Is there a laundry room?

  • Has the laundry room been risk assessed?

  • Is the laundry room sufficiently lit?

  • Is the laundry room floor free or slip and trip hazards?

  • Is there adequate ventilation (natural or mechanical)?

  • Is there a communal lounge and kitchen?

  • Has the lounge and kitchen been risk assessed?

  • Is the lounge and kitchen sufficiently lit?

  • Is the lounge and kitchen floor free or slip and trip hazards?

  • Is furniture in good condition / stable / no sharp edges protruding?

  • Is the use of adaptors and extension cables limited?


  • Are weekly communal area inspections of the premise being undertaken and recorded?

  • Is there evidence that any concerns raised in the weekly communal area inspections have been escalated to relevant Council Housing teams?

Fire Safety

Fire Logbook

  • Is a fire Log Book available on site?

  • Is there a copy of the most recent Fire Risk Assessment within the fire logbook?

  • Is staff training in fire safety being recorded in the fire logbook?

Person Centred (Fire) Risk Assessments

  • Have Person Centre (Fire) Risk Assessments been completed on all residents to assess for high risk behaviours that could increase the probability of a fire occurring?

  • Are PCRAs reviewed at the appropriate frequency (high risk = 3 months, Medium = 6 months) or following change?

  • For residents that have been identified to have high risk fire behaviours, have additional control measures been identified and implemented?

  • Have high risk residents or those that fail to engage been referred to the LFB for a home visit?

Premise Information Box

  • Does the PIB contain the necessary up-to-date information?

  • Information on residents - summary of residents assessed as having high risk behaviours under PCRA

  • A record of oxygen users

  • Plans for the building (A3 size), showing electrical/gas intake rooms and water isolation point

  • Evacuation strategy

  • Contact details of managers

  • Daily visiting sheets for tennants

  • Pin code or key for fire alarm panel

Premise considerations

  • Is the Premise Service Lead using the weekly communal area check sheet to record that exits, emergency routes, fire doors and AFD systems are checked weekly?

  • Is the evacuation strategy (stay put or total evacuation) clearly identified along with the fire assembly point on Fire Action Notices at building entry/exit points?

  • Is there an Evacuation Plan (builds on the overarching evacuation strategy and provides a high level generic plan for how residents should evacuate if required to do so)?

  • Is unnecessary storage of combustible materials/waste avoided?

  • Is the buildings no smoking policy in common areas being adhered to?

  • Are there designated areas for employees and visitors to smoke with facilities for the safe disposal of smoking materials?

  • Are fire doors capable of closing to the frame with adequate self-closing devices?

  • Are escape routes clear and unobstructed e.g. coat stands, chairs etc?

  • Are all exits openable without the use of a key or fob?


  • Has the 'Chemical Inventory Form' been used to prepare a list of any substances used on the premise?

  • Is there evidence that the inventory is regularly reviewed?

  • Are Safety Data Sheets available for any hazardous products?

  • Where hazardous substances are used, have attempts to eliminate or substitute with a safer alternative been recorded on the 'Chemical Inventory Form'?

  • Where hazardous chemicals are used within the scheme, are COSHH assessments available and up to date?

  • Are there suitable procedures in place to deal with spillage and disposal (spill kits, absorbent materials/granules)?

  • Are substances stored in their original containers with clear instruction and signage present to ensure that substances are not decanted into unmarked or inappropriate containers?

  • Of the observed PPE, is it in good order?

First Aid

  • Has the level of first aid provision required for the premise been assessed?

  • Hazards detailed with first aid section of Responsible Persons Logbook considered

  • First Aid needs provision form completed in Responsible Persons Logbook

  • Where First Aiders or Appointed Persons are provided are their training certificates available and in date?

  • Is there an up to date first aid notice displayed with names and contact details?

  • Is the first aid box adequately stocked and in date?

  • Sterile plasters

  • Sterile eye pads

  • Triangular bandages

  • Safety pins

  • Sterile saline wipes

  • Disposable gloves

Managing Contractors

  • Is there a contractors signing in book/sheet available?

  • Is there a suitable method of communicating site rules, emergency/fire/evacuation procedures to contractors?

Team Risk Assessments

  • Are risk assessments readily available and accessible for all staff either electronically or in hard copy?

  • Have risk assessments been reviewed within the last year, signed and dated by the manager?

  • Are there suitable and sufficient risk assessments available for manual handling in general; and where tasks and activities dictate have specific assessments been completed?

  • Are there suitable and sufficient risk assessments available for working with members of the public?

  • Are there suitable and sufficient risk assessments available for work at height?

  • Are findings of risk assessments communicated to the relevant persons and is there evidence to support this (such as team minutes, emails, training etc.?

  • Are the risk assessments evidenced suitable and sufficient e.g. do they cover the range of hazards reasonably faced, identifying those exposed and with appropriate control measures outlined?

Lone Working/Violence at Work

  • Has a lone working/violence at work risk assessment been carried out?

  • Does the lone worker risk assessment consider use of the Council’s recommended lone worker device (i.e. MicroGuard).

  • Does the lone working/violence at work risk assessment consider Conflict Management Training and has it been refreshed every 3 years?

  • Is there evidence that lone working controls are being implemented (e.g. team diaries / microguard non-usage/ mobile phones and emergency team numbers etc.)?

  • Have lone working procedures/risk assessments been communicated to the employees and is there evidence to demonstrate this communication?

  • Where panic alarms are available are staff members aware of the procedures (and is this documented) surrounding the activation and response to panic alarms?

  • If panic alarm buttons are available, are these periodically inspected and tested?

  • If undertaking home visits or community contact - is there evidence that arrangements are in place to consult the CCD prior to visits taking place?

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