Is the depot / workshop operated remotely from the Contractor's main place of business?
Are workplace inspections conducted?
Are workplace inspections scheduled and completed accordingly?
Evidence: Workplace Schedule Checklist/Matrix
Is consultation with employees sought during the inspection regime?
Are corrective actions identified and control measures implemented?
Are changes to process/procedures communicated to employees?
How does the Contractor ensure their workplace is safe?
Workplace Inspections are conducted appropriately.
Depot / Yard
Are car park and access roads clear of hazards?
Is drainage of waste and rainwater adequate and are drain covers in place and free from debris?
Is yard / car park free of potholes, etc?
Are water hoses and fittings correctly stored and free from damage?
Are fuel pumps/hoses and nozzles in good condition?
Are drums and containers secure?
Depot / Yard maintained appropriately.
Work Environment - Offices
Floor area free of obstructions?
Floor coverings in good condtition?
Floor surface not slippery?
Office furniture is free from damage?
Step ladders or stools are accessible to access items stored on high shelves, if requried?
Are hand washing facilities located close to work areas?
Are toilet and washing facilities clean and well maintained?
Hazard & Safety signage on entrance/s clearly visible?
First aid signs clearly visible?
Lighting adequate and operational?
Area is free from odours and vapours?
Noise level is acceptable/adequately controlled?
Walkway area markings clearly visible?
Are work areas free from items that may cause slips or trips or additional hazards?
Office areas are maintained appropriately.
Access and egress paths clear?
First aid kit accessible?
Fire fighting equipment easily accessible?
Fire fighting equipment checked in the last 6 months?
Are fire extinguishers marked for the type of fire they are designed for?
Eye wash area easily accessible?
Are emergency evacuation drills done regularly?
Are all staff trained in the proper usage of fire extinguishers?
Emergency response facilities available and appropriately maintained.
Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods
Correct containers are being used to store substances?
Hazardous substances are being stored correctly?
Containers are labelled correctly?
All chemicals decanted into other containers clearly labelled?
Flammable and corrosive liquids are stored correctly in approved cabinets?
Chemicals are stored together according to compatibility?
Bunding or spill trays for liquids have been applied in storage areas?
Are there Risk Assessments available for each substance classified as Hazardous?
Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available?
Are employees who are required to handle hazardous substances trained appropriately?
Are appropriate warning signs posted?
Materials that are subject to spontaneous combustion, such as oily rags, are placed in approved oily waste cans and are not stored near electrical equipment that may cause sparks?
Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods managed appropriately.
Are all employees provided training in correct manual handling techniques?
Are frequently used equipment within easy reach between knee and shoulder?
Are heavy items stored at waist height?
Are ladders provided where items are stored at height?
Are ladders maintained in good condition?
Handling equipment available for heavy items and loads?
Manual handling managed appropriately.
Personal Protective Equipment
Are all tasks assessed for the need for PPE?
Are all staff trained for correct use of PPE?
PPE correctly stored?
Well maintained in good condition?
Signage of PPE requirements displayed?
PPE provided and managed appropriately.
Plant & Equipment
Plant & equipment maintained in good condition?
Are log books kept for maintenance of plant & equipment?
Hoists are appropriately certified?
General lifting equipment, i.e. jacks, stands, straps and chains, appropriately maintained and certified?
Plant guarding in place?
Area around plant clean and sufficient?
Warning labels / procedures on equipment?
Plant & Equipment appropriately managed.
- Specified Date
- 1 Week
- 2 Weeks
- 1 Month
Electrical items are tested and tagged and in date?
All power leads, outlets and switches in good condition (not broken)?
All power outlets are not overloaded, i.e. power boards used, not double adaptors?
Have RCD's been installed?
Electrical equipment managed appropriately.
Gas cylinders are securely stored (i.e. with a chain)?
Cylinders, pipes and valves are protected from mechanical damage?
Gas use is confined to areas with good localised exhaust ventilation?
Compressed gas equipment managed appropriately.
Follow up actions.