1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?
1.2 - Are there outstanding actions?
What is being done to address the required action?
2.1 - Fire doors are not blocked by carts, equipment, or materials or propped open?
2.2 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?
2.3 - Fire Exit signs are illuminating and working properly?
2.4 - Emergency Exit Corridors / Doors are clear?
2.5 - Do staff know the location of fire exits?
2.6 - Do staff know where to locate the Emergency Procedures Manual?
2.7 - Do staff know who the Fire Warden is?
2.8 - Helmet, vest and torch all in working order and kept centrally?
2.9 - Floor plans are displayed and are accurate?
2.10 - All staff are aware of local code procedures?
3.1 - Have hazardous manual handling tasks been identified?
3.1(a) - Have risk assessments been completed and controls identified and implemented?
3.2 - Are the implemented controls effective?
I.e. do they manage the risk?
3.3 - Do you need assistance from the Manual Handling Coordinator?
Manual Handling Coordinator can be contacted on ext: 7382
4.1 - All staff aware of their HSR?
4.2 - Have recent hazards and risks been identified?
What has been done to manage the hazard or risk?
4.3 - Are any processes, equipment, tasks or environmental / workplace factors causing delays, frustration or concern for staff?
What are the issues / concerns?
4.4 - Have there been any injuries in the department?
What has been implemented to ensure that the cause of the injury does not happen again?
4.5 - Have all staff signed the Safety Charter.
The WHS Department can be contacted on ext: 7682 to talk to staff about the Safety Charter.
4.6 - How many hours have been spent on WHS in the department?
(Minimum of 2 hours per month)
4.7 - Storage / utility rooms clean and orderly?
4.8 - Desks, chairs, furniture in safe condition?
4.9 - Linen slings in place and skips not overloaded?
5.1 - Have all staff attended orientation and been inducted into the department?
5.2 - Are staff trained and competent in all safe work practices (SWP's)?
5.3 - Are there CAREwise Champions in the department?
6.1 - Do staff know how to access and obtain an MSDS?
All MSDS's are available from the WHS Department intranet page via the ChemAlert link on the right hand side.
6.2 - Is the department chemical register up to date?
6.3 - Is PPE available for use when working with chemicals?
6.4 - Medical gas cylinders are restrained properly in bins, racks or hand carts?
7.1 - All electrical devices and leads have been tested and tagged?
7.2 - Are double adapters used?
7.3 - Are any electrical leads showing signs of wear?
If yes, remove from service immediately and notify engineering
8.1 - All floor surfaces are clean and free of cracks, holes or lifting?
8.2 - Have staff reported any slippery floor surfaces (or near misses, slips, etc)?
9.1 - Sharps boxes / bins are no more than 3/4 full; syringe disposed of correctly?
9.2 - Biohazard containers / bins are stored properly?
9.3 - Linen and rubbish chutes working and sign posted?
9.4 - Waste bins are only 3/4 full and not overfilled?
9.5 - Cytotoxic bins are labelled and have correct PPE available?
9.6 - Cytotoxic products and wastes are handled as per hospital procedures?
10.1 - All equipment is in good order and not requiring repair / attention?
10.2 - Does the bed transport equipment have instructions available for staff to read?
10.3 - Are all wheelchairs, shower and commode chairs in good working order?