General work area

  • Are work surfaces set up at appropriate height for tasks undertaken?

  • Is the layout of the work area suitable for tasks and reduces bending/twisting/overreaching?

  • Are heavy or frequently used items stored at waist height?

  • Are persons protected from sharp objects?

  • Are free standing fittings secure and stable?

  • Is all office equipment serviceable?

  • Are windows in a safe condition?

Manual Handling

  • Are all manual handling hazards identified?

  • Are risk assessments carried out for all identified manual handling risks?

  • Is appropriate manual handling equipment provided?

  • Are staff trained to undertake the manual handling tasks associated with their work?

  • Are repetitive actions minimised?

  • Is there adequate space for use of appropriate manual handling techniques or mechanical aids?

  • Are the lifting devices/stacking aids/trolleys/handcarts etc serviceable?

Housekeeping

  • Are the floors, including aisles and passageways clean and unobstructed?

  • Are the access and egress points always kept clear?

  • Are the storage areas tidy?

  • Are the work areas tidy?

  • Are the tea making and rest areas tidy?

  • Are there provisions for waste disposal with adequate servicing?

Indoor Environment

  • Is there adequate ventilation and airflow?

  • Is the lighting adequate?

  • Is the temperature range comfortable?

  • Is the No Smoking policy maintained?

  • Do the noise levels meet the standards?

Access/Egress

  • Are passageways free from obstructions, electrical cords and other trip hazards?

  • Are exits accessible, sign posted, adequately lit and not locked?

  • Is there adequate traffic flow?

  • Are the floors, carpets, stair treads, handrails etc in good condition?

Fire Safety

  • Is the fire equipment serviceable?

  • Is there adequate fire fighting equipment?

  • Are flammable materials stored correctly?

  • Are fire escape facilities and evacuation plans and procedures in place?

First Aid and Hygeine

  • Are there adequate, serviceable first aid kits available?

  • Are first aid kits easily accessible and in prominent positions?

  • Is adequate first aid signage, directional arrows present?

  • Are the washing facilities adequate?

  • Is there a supply of running water, soap, towels etc?

  • Is there an appropriate area for clothing storage?

Emergency Procedures

  • Are emergency procedures readily available? eg radiation, chemical etc

  • Are emergency plans readily available?

  • Are warden contact details readily available?

  • Are emergency evacuations/drills practised twice per annum?

  • Is emergency equipment available and accessible? eg eye wash, deluge showers.

  • Are emergency sirens and alarms audible?

Electrical Safety

  • Are light fittings serviceable?

  • Are the power outlets serviceable?

  • Is there an adequate number of power outlets? (quantity and rating)

  • Are there no double adaptors or piggybacking?

  • Are the power leads, extension cords and powerboards serviceable?

  • Is all electrical equipment currently tested and tagged?

  • Are outlets labelled with panel and circuit breaker information for power isolation?

  • Are circuit breakers and main switches for power isolation accessible?

Hand Tools

  • Are the correct types of hand tools being used?

  • Are all hand tools serviceable and in good condition?

  • Are air lines, electrical leads and fittings in good condition?

  • Is instruction and training provided for the use of tools?

  • Is risk assessment documentation readily available for all tool risks?

  • Are Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) up to date, readily accessible and enforced?

Plant/Machinery

  • Is risk assessment documentation readily available for all plant/machinery?

  • Are all guards in place and adequate?

  • Is all equipment serviceable and in good condition?

  • Is stability of all machinery adequate?

  • Are operating controls protected from inadvertent operation?

  • Are hazard areas clearly defined?

  • Is instruction and training adequate for the use of plant/machinery?

  • Are SOP's up to date, readily accessible and enforced?

  • Are vibration and noise levels within limits?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Are all PPE requirements expressed in SOP's and readily available?

  • Is eye protection adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Is hearing protection adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Are face shields adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Are gloves adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Are respirators adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Are safety shoes adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Is protective clothing adequate, in good condition and suitable?

  • Are the requirements for PPE enforced?

Storage Areas

  • Are storage areas accessible with an adequate layout?

  • Are storage areas separate and defined?

  • Are all substances labelled correctly?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided for all hazardous substances?

  • Is there adequate ventilation of the storage area?

Gas Bottle Storage Area

  • Are storage areas accessible with an adequate layout?

  • Is the storage area tidy?

  • Are all the gas bottles secured correctly?

  • Is there adequate ventilation of the storage area?

Cleaning Area

  • Ia there adequate ventilation for the cleaning area?

  • Are MSDS's available for all cleaning fluids and hazardous substances?

  • Is there adequate storage for waste disposal?

  • Are there SOP's available for cleaning tasks?

Lifting Devices

  • Is risk assessment documentation readily available for all lifting devices?

  • Are lifting devices serviceable and in good condition?

  • Are operators licensed where required?

  • Are SOP's readily available and current?

  • Do the lifting devices have labelled load ratings?

  • Are all trolleys, handcarts etc serviceable and suitable for the task?

  • Area step ladders and step stool suitable and serviceable?

General

  • Is risk assessment documentation adequate and available?

  • Are SOP's adequate and available?

  • Are sufficient protocols present for alerting others to action, eg grinding, confined space work?

  • Are procedures sufficient for health and safety of visitors to the area?

  • Are procedures sufficient for the health and safety of engaged contractors?

Audit Completed By

  • Auditor's Signature

  • Auditor's Signature

Audit Sent

  • Name of Receiving Supervisor

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