1. Layout

  • Area is clean, tidy and well kept.

  • Adequate storage area provided.

  • Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant.

  • There is adequate ventilation.

2. Environment

  • Temperature is comfortable.

  • Lighting is adequate.

  • Area is free from odours?

3. Emergency Procedures

  • Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed

  • Are spill kits available?

  • Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained.

  • Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.

  • Procedures are in place for isolated workers.

  • Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visible?

4. First Aid Facilities

  • There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.

  • Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

  • Names and contacts of first aiders displayed and up to date.

5. General Facilities

  • Washing facilities are clean and functional.

  • Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

  • Warning and Safety signage in good condition.

  • Isolation valves are readily accessible and clearly labelled.

  • Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.

6. Manual Handling

  • Where applicable manual handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available.

  • Personnel in area being inspected are inducted and trained in manual handling.

  • Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.

  • All manual task-related incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

  • Workers have been asked for safer ways to do the job.

7. Storage

  • Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.

  • Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

  • Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.

  • Safe lifting sign displayed.

  • Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organized.

8. Slips and Trips

  • Warning signs are available and erected near spills

  • There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet areas.

  • Guard rails and slip resistance are provided on ramps and stairs.

  • All slip and trip incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

  • Significant hazards have been identified and assessed all the factors that will affect the risk has controls implemented.

  • Walkways are free of hazards, such as electrical leads.

9. Electrical Safety

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Electrical Safety and are following applicable SOPs. (Safe Operating Procedures).

  • All portable equipment has current test tags.

  • State the total number of portable electrical items located in the room.

  • Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or fixed into sockets. (It should be clearly marked on socket).

  • Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.

  • Flexable cord, plugs ad extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.

  • Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.

  • Power boards are used. (not double adapters).

  • Faulty equipment is tagged out. (Tag and tags is available).

10. Chemical Aspects

  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs (Safe Operating Procedures).

  • MSDS (not older older than 5 years) are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register.

  • There is an up to date easy to find and read list/register summary of all chemicals used.

  • A risk assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace.

  • Actions have been take to control risks. For example , an investigation has been doe to find out whether an alternative safer chemical is available.

  • Decanted containers are labeled with name, risk and safety instructions.

  • Original containers have the manufacturer's label.

  • Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled i.e. in flammable or corrosive cabinets.

  • Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?

  • Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet?

  • Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).

11. Personal Protective Equipment

  • Instruction and information of PPE are available.

  • PPE store available well maintained and in good order.

  • Signage of PPE requirements displayed on equipment.

  • Required PPE available

  • Appropriate signs displayed to standard requirements visible, correctly located and in good condition, (Inside and outside).

12. Noise

  • A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that workers Re exposed to noise levels.

  • Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise, including the provision of personal hearing protection.

  • Workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace.

13. Machinery and Plant

  • Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.

  • Load chart is provided and legible.

  • Keys are not left behind in unattended mobile plant.

  • Are safe work method statements/warming signs clearly visible?

  • Manufacturer's manuals and operator instructions are readily available.

  • Inspection records are made and kept in relation to plant.

  • Work area is organized for the safety of the mobile plant operator and pedestrians. (Safe walkways on floor?)

  • Pre-start safety check of mobile plant is carried out in accordance to Manufactures instructions

  • Mobile plant is in good working order. (Seat, lights, steering, controls, horn, tyres, gas cylinder, warning signs, brakes, mast, chains, hoses, counterweight, control labels).

  • Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?

  • Emergency stops tested andc are working.

  • Welding screens available, maintained and in good condition.

14. Guarding

  • Operators and maintenance personnel properly trained, familiar with the operation and set up of machinery and able to demonstrate safety features.

  • Where fixed guards are provided, they prevent operation of the machinery when open, the guards are prevented from opening while the machinery is in operation.

  • Where a presence sensing system is used, it operates as intended and stops the machinery when the light beams or sensors are interrupted.

  • Guards protect against hazards to the rear and sides of machinery.

  • Pre-operational checks are conducted to ensure safety features are in working order.

  • Warning signs and decals clearly visible.

  • Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pass close to dangerous moving parts, a safe system of work in place to reduce risk.

  • Manufacturer's manuals are available for operators.

15. Welding Safety

  • Are staff appropriately trained and inducted in the dangers of performing welding tasks?

  • Are students appropriately supervised by a competent person when welding?

  • Are welding operators provided with the appropriate PPE?

  • Is there adequate ventilation for welding tasks?

  • Are there appropriate warning signs in welding areas?

  • Are welding screens used when performing welding tasks?

  • Are ventilation systems working adequately?

16. Compressed Gas

  • Cylinders contents are identified and appropriately secured.

  • Cylinders are stored according to dangerous goods class and empty cylinders are separated from full ones.

  • Gas lines are free of leaks, kinks, wear & tear.

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