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SQS Area Inspection Checklist

  • Hallways and transit areas are free of obstacles and unnecessary items, (i.e pallets, buckets, hoses, old equipment (anything that could cause an accident)).

  • Wet or waxed floor provided with warning sign.

  • Ladders are in good physical condition (i.e, there is no corrosion).

  • Railings are provided on the opposite side of the stairs where required.

  • Ladders free of obstruction.

  • Exterior trash cans with lids on and not overfilled

  • Areas protected with UV lights and mouse traps and are in good condition

  • The walls, ceilings and floors are in good condition: no holes, cracks or unevenness that accumulate possible contamination

  • There are adequate drains to prevent water from accumulating and they are clean (free of glass accumulation, dirty, etc.).

Electrical Safety

  • The cables and electrical equipment have their complete isolation and do not have joints

  • Receptacles are in good condition

  • The electrical panels are identified, covered, secured and free of obstruction

  • The lighting of the area is adequate and there are no lamps damaged

  • All the electrical cords of the equipment in the desks are organized and is not loose or hanging.

Work Area: Safety/GMP/5S

  • There is free and safe space for the handling and movement of equipment in the work area

  • Work area has ONLY the necessary (materials and equipment) to perform the task (s). Work tables are clear and free of oil (i.e, no cell phones, personal items, etc.)

  • All locations of materials, equipment, work instruments, cabinets, drawers, rooms, areas, pipes, confined spaces, etc. are properly identified

  • The chairs are adequate and in good condition.

  • Materials are stored in such a way that they are stable and safe (chemical classification, separate cleaning products); Heavy material is stored close to the floor.

Waste Management

  • Recyclable materials are been accumulating properly for recovery.

  • The garbage is in its place.

Spill Prevention

  • There is no visible contamination or obstruction in drainage ditches or storm trenches (oils, chemicals, garbage, debris, etc.).

  • Measures are being taken to protect the pluvial systems from pollution coming from nearby works (washing, painting, solvent).

  • The spill kit have evidence are sealed. (i.e. zip tie or tamper seal). If spill kit has been opened, verify missing contents and report to EHS.

Fire Protection

  • Fire or emergency pull station triggers are unobstructed and at reach.

  • Fire extinguishers are inspected and recharged

  • The extinguisher areas are demarcated and free of obstacles

  • Personnel list for evacuation is updated and available

  • Evacuation diagram is visible in the areas.

  • The materials are stored at a minimum distance of 18 inches from the ceiling so as not to affect the operation of fire sprinklers

Emergency Exits

  • Emergency exits are properly identified; signs visible and in good condition

  • Emergency exits are free of obstruction

Good Documentation Practices

  • Over-writings duly corrected with signature and date. (Document what records and / or forms were verified)

  • Comments made have signature and date

  • Spaces and / or blank sections duly canceled with a crossed line, signature and date

Document Control

  • Controlled documents have the red stamp that identifies it as: "Controlled Document".

  • Verify if the form, checklist, etc used is the current one in One QEHS

  • The records are identified and in good condition

  • Records and documentation completed duly filed

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