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  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Site inspected
  • Have actions from previous inspection been completed?

1. Housekeeping

  • General housekeeping

General housekeeping

  • Work areas free from rubbish & obstructions

  • Surfaces areas tidy and clean

  • Floor areas free from slip/trip hazards

  • Floor openings covered

  • Storage areas - racking & storage safe/tidy (SWL labelled, ground bolted)


  • Unobstructed and clearly defined

  • Adequate lighting

  • Vision at corners

  • Wide enough for free passage (Pedestrian / mobile equipment)

Notice boards

  • Evacuation procedure displayed, current and correct

  • All information relevant and current

  • Documented Toolbox Meeting held and minutes on notice board

2. Electrical

  • No broken plugs, sockets, switches

  • No frayed or defective leads

  • Power tools in good condition

  • No work near exposed live electrical equipment

  • Tools and leads test and tagged

  • No cable trip hazards

  • All switchboard / control panels closed and secured

  • Control panels easily accessible and unobstructed

  • Appropriate fire-fighting equipment available

3. Plant and equipment

  • Plant and equipment in good condition

  • Daily safety pre-starts completed

  • Operators trained and licensed where required

  • Warning / signs / instructions displayed

  • Warning lights operational

  • Emergency stops appropriately placed and clearly identifiable

  • Adequately guarded

  • Areas free from oil, water, steam, or air leaks

4. Forklifts and other lifting equipment

  • Daily pre-starts completed?

  • Forklifts in the area licensed?

  • Assigned speed limit adhered to?

  • Use of horns as warning the pedestrians of their approach and when reversing?

  • Free of any oil leaks, bent tynes or chafed hoses

  • Are the pallet jacks serviced and maintained?

  • Cranes serviced and maintained?

  • Lifting equipment test & tagged

  • When using the cranes does the operator have a spotter?

5. Hazardous Substances

  • Stored appropriately (Bunding in place / Suitable for quantity of chemical containment)

  • Containers labelled correctly

  • Adequate ventilation / exhaust systems

  • Protective clothing / equipment available / used

  • Empty containers disposed of correctly

  • Safety Data Sheets available and current

  • Chemical handling procedures followed

  • Chemical register developed / in place

  • Appropriate emergency / first aid equipment – eye bath,

  • Flammable liquids stored in appropriate storage cabinet

  • Spill kits available/stocked

6. Stairs, steps and landings

  • No worn or broken steps

  • Handrails in good repair

  • Access clear of obstructions

  • Adequate lighting

  • Non-slip treatments / treads in good condition

  • Clear of debris and spills

7. Ladders

  • Ladders in good condition

  • Ladders not used to support planks for working platforms

  • Do portable ladders have non-slip barriers on base

8. Personal Protection

  • Employees provided with PPE

  • PPE worn by employees

  • Correct PPE signage at access points / operational points

9. Material Storage

  • Stacks stable

  • Heights correct

  • Sufficient space for moving stock

  • Material stored in racks / bins

  • Shelves free of rubbish

  • Floors around stacks and racks clear

  • Heavier items stored low

  • No danger of falling objects

  • No sharp edges

  • Safe means of accessing high shelves

  • Racks clear of lights / sprinklers

10. Amenities

  • Washrooms clean

  • Toilets clean

  • Meal rooms clean and tidy

  • Are suitable cleaning chemicals available and appropriately used

  • Food covered in fridges

  • Old food regularly removed from fridges

  • Rubbish bins available & emptied regularly

11. First Aid

  • First aid kits available / stocked / in date

  • First aid names displayed

  • First aiders location and phone numbers

12. Fire Control / Emergency

  • Extinguishers in place

  • Fire-fighting equipment serviced / tagged

  • Appropriate signing of extinguishers

  • Extinguishers appropriate to hazard / area

  • Emergency exit signage prominently displayed and legible

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside

  • Exit pathways clear of obstruction

  • Alarm / communication system adequate

  • Emergency personnel identified

  • Emergency procedures displayed

  • Emergency telephone numbers displayed

  • Alarms tested

  • Trial evacuation conducted

  • Personnel trained in using fire-fighting equipment

13. Risk management

  • Are risk management processes in place for the tasks being undertaken (JSA, Permit, SWMS etc), are all workers signed on and maintaining compliance?

  • Are all appropriate critical risks controlled and managed as required


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