Fire Safety & Emergency

  • Emergency exits are clearly marked

  • Emergency exits are free from obstructions

  • Emergency exit signs are illuminated and directions are correct

  • Emergency exit doors open out and without use of key

  • Fire extinguishers are available and tested within last six months

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

  • Fire hose valves are in working order

  • Fire alarm and PA system is tested weekly

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

  • Has there been an emergency drill in the last six months

  • Do emergency services have clear access to the area

  • Are combustible materials stored correctly

  • Are combustible materials disposed of correctly

  • Emergency eye wash and shower stations tested and serviceable

  • Emergency eye wash and shower stations accessible and free of obstructions

  • Spill Kits checked and stocked

  • Spill Kits are in correct location and sign posted

  • First Aid kits/ boxes stocked and in date

Workshop (including welding bays)

  • Area's are clean and tidy

  • Walkways are clear with no obstructions or trip hazards

  • All equipment is stored safely

  • All tools are in a serviceable condition and stored safely when not in use

  • SWP's; SOP's; or WI's are placed close to powered machiney

  • Machine guarding is in place and operable

  • Warning signage in place for use of PPE

  • All electrical cables are in good condition

  • All electrical cables have a current Test & Tag date

  • All electrical cables used are attached to a Residual Current Device (RCD)

  • PPE available for grinders, welders, drills, etc

  • No slip, trip, fall hazards are present

  • Hazardous Substances are stored correctly

  • Gas bottles are correctly stored and restrained

  • Gas bottles turned off at the bottle and not the regulator

  • Are welding curtains/ screens used when welding tasks being conducted

  • Are welding curtains/ screens in good working order

  • Ladders and platforms are serviceable, task suitable and in good condition

  • Work benches are stable

  • Area around workbench is clear to move around with no obstructions or hazards

  • Bench and overhead cranes are used only by competent personnel

Lube/ Oil Storage

  • Area is clean and tidy

  • All equipment and tools are stored safely

  • All signage, instructions, products, etc are clearly visible, legible and in good order

  • Oil drums and other liquids are all stored in bundled areas or on bunded pallets

  • Sufficient Spill Kits are available in the immediate area

  • Safety Data Sheets are available and current (within five years)

  • Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods are correctly labelled

Working at Heights and Lifting Equipment

  • Are all round ans flat synthetic slings clean, dry and hanging up

  • Have all slings been tagged, tested and are current

  • Are harnesses and lanyards clean, dry and hanging up

  • What date were harnesses and lanyards last inspected

Administration/ Office Areas

  • Workstations adequate for the task being performed

  • Workstations setup to avoid awkward posture/ positioning

  • Chairs are sturdy and in good order

  • Workstation chairs are adjustable for the user

  • Chairs are stable during access and egress

  • Workstations clear and free of obstructions and hazards

  • Lighting is suitable and sufficient - no screen glare

  • Electrical and other cords are secured and do not cause trip hazards

  • Use of power boards is minimised, not overloaded, no piggy-backing

Kitchen/ Meals Areas

  • Lighting and ventilation is sufficient

  • Appliances in good working order

  • Electrical and other cords are secured and do not cause trip hazards

  • Use of power boards are minimised, not overloaded, no piggy-backing

  • Floor area clean, free from obstructions and hazards

  • Fridge, cupboards, food storage areas are clean, no stale/ off food or scraps

  • Benches and tables clean and tidy

Amenities

  • Wash rooms are clean and tidy

  • All toilets are in working order

  • Showers and basins are in a serviceable condition

  • Floors clean and tidy with no obstructions or slip, trip, fall hazards

  • Doors and windows are in a serviceable condition

  • Sufficient lighting, no dull or blown globes/ tubes

General

  • Is there sufficient signage in the areas (put yourself in the position of a visitor, contractor or new worker)

  • Safety notice boards are present and display current/ present information

  • Is waste being disposed of correctly - are there controlled waste and general waste bins available

  • There is no leaks or spills present that could cause land or water pollution

  • Are there recycling bins (paper/ cardboard) available and being used

Additional Comments / Recommendations

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