Working Environment

  • Is the temperature acceptable?

  • Is there adequate ventilation?

  • Are the lighting levels adequate?

  • Are welfare facilities, including hand washing, clean and stocked?

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Housekeeping

  • Is the area tidy, clean and well organised?

  • Are access ways unobstructed?

  • Is the area free of tripping hazards, this should included flooring finishes?

  • Are appropriate waste bins available e.g. clinical, sharps, recycling

  • Is waste removed frequently with no evident build-up of materials

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Storage, Access and handling

  • Are materials/ equipment correctly stored?

  • Is shelving correctly loaded and/or stacked correctly? i.e. heavy items used frequently stored on waist level shelves, light items on high shelves?

  • Is shelving in good condition?

  • Is there suitable access to high level storage?

  • Are appropriate mechanical lifting aids available, i.e. trolleys, pallet trucks etc?

  • Are trolleys in good condition and suitable for the task?

  • Are step ladders in good condition and been inspected in the last year?

  • Is equipment marked with ID number on Laddertag?

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Electrical

  • Has all portable electrical equipment been tested and labelled with the date of the next test?

  • Are there any trailing cables, which could cause a person to trip and fall?

  • Are extension leads appropriately loaded?

  • Are there any apparent faults with any electrical equipment, including damage to cables, plugs and sockets?

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First Aid

  • Are there first aiders within the building?

  • Are sufficient up to date first-aid notices displayed?

  • Are first aid boxes available and are they up to date and provided with appropriate content?

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Fire Safety

  • Are routes clear from obstructions?

  • Are all fire doors in good condition, i.e. able to close fully, no gaps or holes, not catching on the floor?

  • Fire doors kept closed (except those on catches linked to fire alarm)

  • Are evacuation routes are clearly signed?

  • Are fire alarm call points and extinguishers visible and unobstructed

  • Are adequate extinguishers are in place?

  • Extinguishers are in date?

  • Extinguisher identification labels are in place?

  • Action notices are displayed?

  • Refuge signs are in place?

  • Refuge areas are kept clear?

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COSHH (Controls of substances Hazardous to Health)

  • Are there hazardous substances in use?

  • Data sheet information available?

  • Are control measures in place?

  • Are spillage procedures and spill kits in place?

  • COSHH items correctly stored?

  • Disposal of hazardous waste procedures in place?

  • Flammable liquids, toxic materials etc, correctly stored/signed?

  • Are quantities of flammable substances kept to a minimum?

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Compressed Gases

  • Are there any compressed gases in use?

  • Are cylinders secured?

  • Are regulators, hoses etc regularly inspected?

  • Are regulators dated within 5 years?

  • Are quantities of cylinders stored in the building kept to a minimum?

Machinery

  • Is machinery used?

  • Are machine tools inspected regularly (pre-use checks)?

  • Are guards fitted and adjusted where required?

  • Kept clear of rubbish?

  • Emergency stop buttons fitted and accessible?

  • Safety warning notices in place?

  • Risk assessments in place.

  • Are the noise levels acceptable?

  • Have all users had appropriate training?

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Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

  • Are there any sources of LEV

  • Is ventilation within current inspection date?

  • Is there any evidence ventilation is failing/insufficient e.g. dust/odour build up?

Hot works

  • Are there sources of hot working practices

  • Are hot work areas screened adequately?

  • Is the area free from combustibles/flammables?

  • Is the equipment kept in good condition and stored appropriately?

  • Have all users had appropriate training?

Lasers

  • Are Lasers in use?

  • Is a risk assessment in place that has been approved by the Laser Safety Officer

  • Have all users had appropriate training?

  • Are local rules available near the laser?

  • Is the area around the laser free from waste?

Biological

  • Are there any Biological agents in use?

  • Is there a risk assessment in place?

  • Are appropriate facilities in place?

  • Have all users had appropriate training?

Radiation

  • Are there any radioactive materials used?

  • Is there a risk assessment approved by Radiation safety officer (RSO)?

  • Have all users had appropriate training?

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • Is PPE used?

  • Correct type of PPE for the hazard?

  • Good condition?

  • Correctly stored?

  • Was being worn by students at the time of the inspection?

  • Was being worn by staff at the time of the inspection?

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