• VPP3&6 Housekeeping Inspection - Workshop

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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.

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


  • 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


  • 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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