WAREHOUSE LAYOUT

  • Is area tidy and well kept

  • Adequate storage space is provided

  • Floor is free of obstructions

  • Any opening in the floor is guarded or covered<br>

  • Aisles are wide enough for vehicular traffic and clearly marked

  • Walkways clearly marked and guarded if necessary.

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

WAREHOUSE ENVIRONMENT

  • Is lighting adequate

  • Are lighting covers and fittings secure

  • Noise level is acceptable and adequately controlled

  • Ventilation is adequate

  • Where a gas heater is installed, is the heater flues to the outside (or permanent ventilation provided).<br>

  • Does the heater have automatic safety cut off

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • Written procedures posted on notice board/s

  • Extinguishes of appropriate type easily accessible and kept clear

  • Tags on extinguishers have been checked in the last 6 months

  • Visitor Emergency Guides are available (where required)

  • Alarms can be heard throughout the warehouse

  • Escape routes are clear and marked

  • Emergency and Hazard signage is clearly visible

  • Evacuation drills carried out

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

FIRST AID FACILITIES

  • First Aid kits accessible within 5 minutes

  • Kits are stocked and and contents are in date

  • Names and contacts of first aiders are displayed

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

GENERAL FACILITIES

  • Washing facilities are clean and functional

  • Lockers or equivalent are available for staff

  • Eating areas clean, hygienic and adequately serviced

  • WHS posters and information is displayed

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

MANUAL HANDLING AND ERGONOMICS

  • Frequently used items are within easy access between knee and shoulder height

  • Heavy items stored at waist height

  • Platform ladders are available to access items stored on higher shelves

  • Trolleys are available for heavy items and loads

  • Stored items adequately secured and stable

  • Are cutting tools, cutting surfaces and guillotines adequately guarded

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Recycling posters and information displayed

  • Paper, toner and recycle bins are provided

  • Notice to encourage double sided photocopying is displayed.

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Portable equipment has current test tags

  • Power leads in good condition

  • Power leads are off the floor or placed away from walkways

  • Faulty equipment is tagged out

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

GENERAL WAREHOUSE

  • Warning and safety signage in good condition

  • Procedure, plant and equipment manuals are current and available

  • Warehouse free of food and drink

  • Is shelving secured correctly and in safe condition

  • Are shelving load weights known and followed

  • Portable loading ramps can be secured and can safely support loads

  • Loading dock edges are clearly marked and guarded

  • Loading dock gates are locked when not in use

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

CHEMICAL ASPECTS

  • Chemical inventory and MSDS available

  • Spill kits are available and maintained

  • Containers are labelled with chemical name and Class diamonds

  • Chemicals are stored correctly, bunded and segregated from all drains

  • Gas cylinders stored securely

  • Chemicals labelled

  • HAZCHEM and other signs adequate

  • Ready access to eyewashes and emergency showers

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

  • Area around plant clean

  • Access to plant is clear

  • Safe working instructions displayed close to plant

  • Plant locked or cannot be accessed when left unattended

  • Emergency stops are working

  • Plant guarding in place

  • No sharp edges protruding into aisles or walkways

  • Seating appropriate and in good conditon

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

FORKLIFTS AND OTHER TRANSPORTS

  • Forklift operators are trained and when required registered

  • Forklift operators are maintained and checked regularly

  • Staff are trained in in basic forklift maintenance recharging refueling

  • Adequately refurbished recharging/refuelling stations are provided

  • Is forklift safety equipment used reliably (seat belts etc)

  • Where gas/petrol powered forklift are used, is the ventilation adequate?

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

WASTE DISPOSAL

  • Waste containers are provided and labelled with Class Diamonds where relevant

  • Waste is segregated and stored appropriately away from drains

  • Spill kits are available

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

PPE

  • Correctly stored

  • Well maintained and in good condition

  • Signage of PPE requirements displayed

  • Required PPE available

  • Actions: (include person responsible and target completion dates)

FINAL COMMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Any other comments

  • General Recommendations

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