General work place

  • Are floors in good condition, free from slip trip hazards

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  • Are walkways clean and free from slip trip hazards

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  • Are all loading dock clear and in good condition

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  • Trailer wheels chocked and secured

  • Are all produce containers stored off the floor thus preventing trip hazards

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  • Is floor cleaning equipment readily available for clearing spillages

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  • Are work stations organized that allows user to operate safely

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  • Are workplace transport procedures being observed

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  • Are correct waste segregation protocols being followed

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  • Are waste receptacles overflowing to the extent that slip risks are present

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Fire & Emergency Provisions

  • Are fire exits clear of obstructions

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  • Are combustible materials properly stored

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  • Are fire extinguishers kept free from obstruction, in their correct storage location, undamaged, filled and in date

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  • Are emergency spill kits present and suitably stocked

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  • Are fire alarm call points free from obstruction

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  • Are fire registers up to date, completed and with line leaders

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PPE

  • Is hi vis vest been worn by colleagues where appropriate

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  • Are eye protection, gloves and aprons provided in charging areas

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  • Is safety footwear being worn and soles in good condition

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  • Are safety gloves being worn and in good condition, I.e. fingers not cut off

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  • Are their mandatory hearing protection areas, if yes is hearing protection being worn

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Manual & Mechanical Handling

  • Are good manual handling techniques being observed

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  • Are manual handling aids being used as provided for

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  • Are wheels free from debris and free moving

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  • Is there any lifting above shoulder height being observed

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Equipment & Machinery

  • Is all equipment in good working order

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  • Is the area around machinery, clean, clear and in good order

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  • Are all fixed guards secured with only approved means, such as, nuts & bolts, Allen nuts - there should be no screws

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  • Are interlocks functioning as they should - machine stops when open

  • Are all control panels locked and secure

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  • Are all electrical sockets in good order

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  • Are their any trailing or damaged cables

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  • Are there any sharp edges on equipment

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  • Are there any damaged emergency stop buttons

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  • Are there any damaged isolation switches

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  • Have all pre-start checks been completed

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  • Are there any compressed air leaks

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  • Are there any ladders/step ladders without ladder tags and or inspection record

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  • If there is machinery being cleaned has isolation & lock off been implemented correctly

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Hazardous substances

  • Are substances stored and secured to prevent unauthorised use

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  • Are containers used for decanting displaying same label as original container

Facilities

  • Is there good general illumination, any missing or faulty loading bay lamps

  • Are washing facility areas kept clean and acceptable

Forklift Operations

  • Are Daily pre start checks undertaken

  • Is battery room clean and well organised

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  • Are all operators carrying appropriate authorization

Grid

  • Have reach trucks been observed on the grid

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  • Are yellow routes on the grid blocked with pallets

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  • Is housekeeping acceptable on the grid

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  • Are colleagues observed walking across the grid (excluding end rows)

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  • Are colleagues working in pallet lanes whilst loads are being loaded or unloaded

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Racking & general storage

  • Racking system secure & undamaged

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  • Base protection in place & un damaged

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  • Loading signs in place and being observed

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  • Pallets stable and secure

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  • Empty pallets stacked securely and stable

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  • Damaged racking isolated and warning signs in place

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