MACHINERY

  • Are the machines in good working order?

  • Are all machines properly guarded and guards used?

  • Are all safety guards in good working order?

  • Can the safety guard or safety system be overridden or defeated?

  • Are there clear and visible safety signs on the machines?

  • Are emergency stops regularly checked?

  • Are the local exhaust ventilation systems working correctly?

  • Have employees been trained to use the equipment they work on?

  • Have all employees been instructed on machinery safety rules?

  • Have employees and agency workers been signed off for training for the tasks they are performing?

  • Are there any leaks on the machine?

  • Does the machine have a working risk assessment?

  • Are the risk assessments displayed and clear for all to see?

  • Are chemicals used on the machine or process?

  • Does the process have a COSHH assessment?

  • Are operators required to use a crane ?

  • Is lifting equipment used to load the machine?

  • Have the operators been trained in the use of cranes?

  • Have the operators been trained to use the lifting attachments?

  • Is the an inventory of all the lifting equipment and lifting attachments for the machine / area?

  • Is manual handling required to load the machines?

  • Have the operators been trained to use 'Pristine Condition' manual handling techniques?

  • Are trolleys used in the area?

  • Do trolleys display safe working load and in good condition

  • Do the operators use hand tools?

  • Are the hand tools in good condition and fit for purpose?

  • Has the operator been trained in the use of the hand tools?

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO THE MACHINERY

  • Are all electrical supplies visibly identified?

  • Are the electrical cabinets locked and secure to prevent unauthorised access?

  • Are there any loose or exposed electrical cables or wires on the machinery?

  • Are there electrical warning signs displayed on the machinery and feed boxes.

  • Are all electrical safety signs visible and in good condition?

  • Are extension leads used in the audited area?

  • Are the extension cables in good condition and PAT tested?

  • Are there any trailing leads or overhead hanging electrical cables?

  • Is the visible electrical cable in good condition and free from damage?

  • Is the lighting adequate for the tasks being performed?

PORTABLE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Are there any portable electrical appliances in the audited area?

  • Are extension leads used to operate the portable appliances?

  • Does the portable electrical equipment display an in date inspection label or tag ?

  • Date of PAT Test

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SITE SECURITY

  • Are the security doors to the audited area safe and in good condition?

  • Are the security doors kept closed to prevent unauthorised access?

  • Do children, the public or unauthorised persons have easy access to the premises?

  • Are all lockable external areas (paint and oil store, sodium store and acid area) kept locked?

FORK LIFT TRUCKS & ELECTRICALLY OPERATED PALLET TRUCKS/STACKERS

  • Is a daily pre use OMC check completed?

  • Are there any recurring defects reported that require resolving?

  • Do the FLTs in the audited area have an allocated parking /charging point?

FACTORY AND WELFARE FACILITIES

  • Is the building structure of the audited area in good repair?

  • Is there any evidence of leaks from the roof or building structure?

  • Are there any leaks or spills on the floor of the audited area?

  • Housekeeping, is there any litter / rubbish / swarf on the work surfaces or floor?

  • Are all the general waste bins and swarf skips regularly emptied and cleaned?

  • Is there a good 5S standard ?

  • Is the floor in a good condition? Free from open cracks and holes?

  • Are gangways and walkways clearly marked and free from obstruction?

  • Are the safety barriers in good repair ? And secure?

  • Is the lighting adequate ?

  • Are there any lamps / lights not working?

  • Are there any slip or trip hazards?

  • Are the duckboards or steel staging sound and in good condition?

  • Are toilets and washrooms clean and hygienically maintained?

  • Are there any leaks on the floor?

  • Are there any leak kits available within the area?

  • Are there any emergency spill kits available in the department?

  • Are the leak / spill kits contents full?

ACCESS EQUIPMENT (LADDERS AND STEPS)

  • Is access equipment used in the audited area?

  • Is the access equipment tagged with a registered inspection date?

  • Have the staff been trained in the use of the access equipment ?

NOISE

  • Are selected areas within the audited area hearing protection zones?

  • Are employees expected to wear hearing protection as part of their daily work?

  • Is hearing protection readily available for employees to use?

  • Do noisy machines or areas display hearing protection zone signage?

COSHH

  • Are chemicals used in the audited area?

  • Have employees been trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • Are chemicals stored safely in chemical storage lockers?

  • Are all chemicals clearly and correctly labeled ?

  • Are COSSH data sheets available

  • Will the review dates expire before next planned audit?

Hydraulic Fittings

  • Are hydraulic fittings used in the area?

  • Are all fittings identified with a traceable serial number?

  • Are all fittings stored free from metal touch?

  • Are all fittings free from damage and in good working order?

FIRE

  • Is there an evacuation route plan displayed within the audited area?

  • Is fire fighting equipment properly sited at the fire points?

  • Are all the fire exits and routes clearly marked and free from obstructions?

  • Are the fire doors in a good and sound condition?

  • Are the fire exit signs visible, clean and in good condition?

  • Are there any fire marshals within the department?

  • Is there adequate fire marshal coverage for shifts and holidays?

  • Are fire extinguishers serviced and in date?

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  • Are fire and smoke doors working correctly?

  • Do first aiders have a first aid emergency bag/box

  • If there an eye wash station in the department, Is the eyewash solution in date?

  • Select date

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