• VPP3&6 Housekeeping Inspection - Reel Store

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  • Inspection Team


    The Housekeeping Inspection checklist is an audit tool that is to be used by the site leadership team when conducting an inspection of the workplace.

    1. Housekeeping Inspection checklist shall be completed monthly by various departments.
    2. This inspection should be conducted by two personnel.
    3. Prior to conducting the inspection, review the previous month inspection to see what actions have been undertaken.
    4. On completion of inspection, actions or issues/ concerns, recommendations are to be entered into Mill Issues and completed inspection stored on the site document system. Completed inspections should be reviewed periodically by Department Heads.
    5. This Housekeeping Inspection checklist should be used as a guide and if an item is identified that is not on the checklist, it should be addressed in the notes section for future inclusion.
    6. A Housekeeping Inspection schedule identifies the inspection area each inspection team shall be inspecting month by month.

    Address each question as either yes (compliant) or no (non compliant). If non compliant, enter a comment into the comments section. Areas for improvement should also be noted in the comments section.

  • Signature


  • This Housekeeping inspection is to be conducted by an authorised and competent person and the JSEA (Conduct Housekeeping Inspection of Reel Store) has been read and signed off

  • Inspectors have read and signed off all Reel Store SWP's within the past 12 months

  • Ensure Inspection Team have: safety footwear, hi-vis clothing, safety glasses, two-way radio

  • Reel Store operators have been advised a Housekeeping Inspection is being conducted of the area and inspection team in possession of a two-way radio

Restricted Areas

  • Restricted Areas are marked and sign posted

  • Signs are clear and legible

  • Gate or barrier is across the loading dock when not in use

  • All walkways are clearly marked. (Green - Pedestrian Only / Red & White - Shared)

  • All gates are present, in working order and swing in

  • Radio communications are used between Grab operators and Bobcat operators

Loading Operations

  • Truck drivers (and assistants) are following correct Reel Store procedures

  • Reel Store Grab operators are not loading while driver is in the area or on the truck

  • Grab operators travel at safe speed and in reverse if load obscures vision

  • Container trucks are hard against the loading dock and keys are placed on the key hook

  • Is the Book of Procedures current and available at the Reel Store office. Does the book contain a list of procedures

  • Does the Book of Procedures contain Code of Practice for Load Restraint and the Load Restraint Guidelines

  • Is there a photo and details for the Load / Area Supervisor

  • Are loads being secured as per the Load Restraint Guidelines

  • Observations required. Correct procedures are being followed (note number of trucks and / or movements observed)

Inside the Reel Store

  • PME critical safety devices are fitted and in working order (flashing lights, reverse squawk, reverse flashing lights, Keep Clear 3 metre hi-vis sign)

  • Pre-Start checks have been carried out (check both Pre-start book is signed off for each shift)

  • Reels grabbed with care - no damage

  • All reels are stored within the marked yellow lines

  • Reel Cutback Area is not being used as a storage area

  • Reel Cutback Area has safety barriers and sign present

  • Reel kickers are clear of obstructions

  • Storage areas are free of rubbish and waste

  • Observations required. PME operators are operating in a safe manner and in accordance with procedures

Fire Safety & Emergency

  • Emergency exits are clear and free from obstructions

  • Emergency exit doors open out and without use of key

  • Emergency Exit lights are above fire exit doors and illuminated

  • Walkways moving away from the fire doors are clear and free of obstructions and trip hazards

  • Fire reels and hoses are in working order. (Area map show emergency equipment locations)

  • Fire extinguishers are present where sign posted, in test date and pressurised

  • Access to fire & emergency equipment is free from obstructions and accessible

  • Do emergency services have clear access to the area


  • Is there adequate lighting in the Reel Store (note any lighting that is not working)

  • No slip, trip, fall hazards are present

  • Reel Store office is clean and tidy

  • No unauthorised persons are in the Reel Store or operational areas

  • Area is free of any leaks or spills that can cause land or water pollution

Additional Comments / Recommendations

  • Additional Comments

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