• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Active Fire Protection

  • Are all fire extinguishers checked and certified in date

  • Are all necessary fire extinguishers in place and clearly marked for type of fire

  • Are fire detection systems in place and regularly tested

  • Select date

  • Are all fire water monitors, hose reels and fire hydrants and extinguishers clear of obstructions

  • Are Evacuation Plans displayed and understood by all personnel

Area Walkways, Escape Routes and Signs

  • Are all walkways and passages clear of obstructions

  • Are all walkway surfaces in good condition

  • Are the walkways well defined e.g. Edge strips visible and intact

  • Are stairways in good order - Are anti-slip treads secure and the surface intact

  • Are signs in good order - Are signs present, undamaged and legible

Deck Drains

  • Are drain catchment areas clear of debris

  • Are there any areas of flooding due to drain blockages

  • Are there any areas of standing water on the deck causing a slip hazard

Access Doors / Fire Doors

  • Are all doors closed and dogged correctly - Handles locked where applicable (door discipline)

  • Do all doors open / close properly

  • Are any fire doors blocked in the open position

Emergency Push Buttons / Handles

  • Are all Emergency Stop push buttons and handles unobstructed and well marked

  • Are all personnel aware of their location

  • Can all Emergency Stops be reached easily by personnel operating machinery

Area and Emergency Lighting

  • Are all lights working properly

  • Are all fitting clean and undamaged

  • Is all deck light working properly

  • Are all Emergency Exit lights working properly and are they tested regularly

  • Select date

General Plant

  • Are all pipe work, flanges and vessel doors free from obvious leaks

  • Are all guards in place and secure

  • Are there any weeps, seeps or leaks

  • Is there a routine maintenance schedule in place

General Housekeeping

  • Access / Egress routes clear from obstructions

  • Stairways clear and unobstructed

  • Access and emergency escape ladders clear and unobstructed

  • Emergency Escape routes clear and unobstructed

  • Floors / gratings clean and unobstructed

  • Rubbish collecting under gratings, in voids etc

  • Fire Fighting Equipment cabinets clean and tidy

  • All materials stored away correctly

  • Emergency Eyewash stations clean and unobstructed - Bottles in date

  • Is waste correctly segregated and disposed off

  • Is oily rag waste disposed of separately in a metal container / bin

  • Is Emergency Equipment readily available - is it checked and maintained frequently

  • Is there a potential for slips / trips or falls in any areas

  • Is there appropriate signage displayed - Is it legible and up to date

  • Are liquid spills cleaned up immediately

  • Are SOPEP bin locations clearly identified and the bins marked

  • Are the contents of the SOPEP bins complete and ready to use

  • Are valves in the area tagged / labelled and is pipe identification marking available

  • Are junction box glands / cables free from obvious damage


  • Are all handrails in the area free from damage

  • Do the handrails have any visible corrosion

  • Is there any equipment / material stored against any handrails

  • Are there any open areas without either handrails or barrier chains


  • Are all chemicals stored correctly as per MSDS and vessel procedures

  • Is there an chemical inventory available on the vessel

  • Are MSDS sheets readily available and co-located with the chemicals

  • Are chemicals brought onto the vessel accompanied by the MSDS

  • Are chemicals stored in an appropriate vented and suitably marked location. Is there an independent FiFi system in place

  • Are Chemical Task Risk Assessments (CTRA) available for personnel handling chemicals

  • Are all container correctly labelled for the contents

  • Are personnel suitable trained in the use of chemicals and specialist PPE

  • Is all necessary PPE available for the chemicals stored on board

  • Are bunds / drip trays available for open / in use chemicals

  • If refuelling jerry cans are used, are they stored securely with the option to jettison if required

First Aid

  • Are 1st Aid cabinets and contents clean and orderly

  • Are the cabinets locked and the medicines controlled

  • Are the contents in date and checked regularly

  • Select date

  • Are the cabinets clearly labelled

  • If medical gases are stored, is the hazard clearly labelled

  • Is there easy access to the cabinets

  • Are personnel aware of the locations of 1st Aid cabinets and equipment

  • Are there designated 1st Aid personnel

  • Are Emergency contact numbers clearly displayed and known to personnel

  • Is there an AED available and personnel trained in it's use


  • Are the life rafts in date for service

  • Are there sufficient life buoys available

  • Are the smoke / beacons in date

  • Are there sufficient life jackets stored securely at the Muster Station

  • Are drills carried out frequently

  • Select date

  • Are the access routes to Emergency Muster Stations clear and unobstructed

  • Are MOB alarms regularly tested

  • Select date

  • Are personnel aware of the actions to take on seeing a MOB, or hearing the alarm

Policies and Procedures

  • Are all relevant Company and Vessel Policies available on display to all personnel

  • Are all relevant VSMC procedures available to Supervisors

  • Are the Vessel management team (Master, 1st Off, OSPT etc) aware of the Emergency Response Plan

  • Do all personnel know who to contact in the event of an Emergency

  • Are up to date Emergency Notification Charts available

  • Are the project specific and Client Project Information Folders available

  • Are personnel adhering to both vessel and VSMC policies and procedures

Sign Off

  • Auditor's Signature

  • On Site Representative Signature

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