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General Inspection

General Information

  • Nature of business

  • Materials and Products Stored

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General Warehouse Areas

  • 1. Are aisles clear and open for material transfers? <br>• No product shall be stored in aisles where it blocks safe walk ways

  • REFERENCE: Clean aisles. No materials are stored in walkways.
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  • 2. Are floor and rack storage limits properly posted? <br>• One sign near the entrance of the warehouse should indicate the floor rating. <br>• All racks should be labeled with load ratings - if applicable

  • 3. Are rack uprights and beams in good condition? <br>• Bent racks and beams must be repaired or replaced. <br>• All racks should be bolted to the floor.

  • 4. Are designated open areas clear of blockage? <br>• Such areas include 1m from perimeter walls as well as electrical panels and eye wash units.

  • 5. Are fire extinguishers and overhead fire sprinklers up to date for inspections and in good condition?<br>• Verify employees have received appropriate training and education.

  • 6. Are all emergency exits clear of blockage and are the exit signs in good condition? <br>• Inspect both inside and outside for blockage of the exits. <br>• All exit signs should be lit & all emergency lights tested.

  • 7. Are all pallets/ cages in good condition? <br>• Empty pallets must be stored properly. <br>• Unused cages stored incorrect place. • No broken or protruding wood or nails.

  • 8. Are overhead lighting, skylights, and roofs in good condition? <br>• Check for leaks, broken panels/light bulbs, and missing bulb shields.

  • 9. Are loose/unboxed materials stacked properly?<br>• Properly stored by blocking, interlocking or limiting the height of the pile.<br>• Insure product stack heights are enforced to prevent container crushing and falling materials.

  • 10. Are all bags, containers, bundles, etc. stored in tiers that are stacked, blocked, interlocked and limited in height? <br>• Stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse.

  • 11. Wood used for stacking, storage and chocking in good condition?

  • 12. Wood used for stacking, storage and chocking stored in demarcated area?

  • 13. Chock (stop) blocks available and used?

  • 14. Are all employees use proper personal protective equipment when handling chemicals?

  • 15. Are guardrails and/or covers provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open sides of stairs, platforms, floor openings, floor holes, mezzanines, equipment pits, and other possible fall hazards?

  • 16. Are lifting items properly used?<br>• Have adequate/safe clearances, no obstructions, appropriate signals and directional warning signs. <br>• Documented annual inspections by licensed inspector are posted on the equipment and on file.

  • 17. All hazardous materials' containers are properly labeled?<br>• Indicated chemical’s identity, the manufacturer’s name and address, and appropriate hazard warnings.

  • 18. All lifting equipment inspected daily?

  • 19. Are all chemicals stored according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and local or national fire codes. (i.e. flammable cabinets, cans, etc.)?

  • 20. Are all employees use the proper lifting technique for the materials being handled?

  • 21. Products and containers that are most frequently moved by hand are stored at rack heights that minimize bending / stooping or excess reach to pick up or place?

  • 22. Are wheel chocks and/or trailer restraint systems working properly? <br>• If trailer restraint systems are in use remember to inspect for proper locking and indicator light function <br> both inside and outside. <br>• Ensure tractors are disconnected from trailer.

Equipment Check

Equipment Checks

  • Are all ladders and hand tools are in good condition? <br>• Remove any unsafe equipment from service while awaiting repair.

  • Are forklifts being operated safely and inspected at the start of every shift? <br>• Observe powered industrial truck operations and review training certifications to confirm operators have been adequately trained and evaluated.

  • Do forklifts have functioning warning devices such as back-up alarms, strobes, or horns? <br>• Test equipment as needed, report repairs,and tag out equipment that is unsafe until repairs are made.

  • Are battery charging/changing areas designated for that purpose and contain appropriate emergency flushing facilities (i.e. eyewash and shower)?

  • Are guards in place for any hazard points on moving equipment such as belt guards on compressors or conveyors? <br>• Inspect all powered work tools as well (i.e. cords, insulation, shrouds, casing, guards, etc.).

  • Are propane tanks stored correctly and are the tank exchange and/or tank filling areas properly maintained? <br>• Appropriate signs are in place and area is free of trash.

  • Are all fire sprinkler control valves in their open position? <br>• Do a visual check to insure the valves are fully open.

  • Are all powered industrial trucks (i.e. forklifts) meet the design and construction requirements established in regulatory standards?

  • Are the original capacity, operation and maintenance instruction plates, tags or decals on powered industrial trucks in place and legible?<br>• All authorized equipment and accessory modifications are also identified on those labels/tags/decals.

  • Forklifts are used in hazardous locations (i.e. around flammable materials) are properly marked / labeled / tagged for the specific hazardous location?

  • Are battery exchange conveyors, overhead hoists or equivalent materials handling equipment in use provided and reinstalled?<br>• Batteries are properly positioned and secured.<br>• The forklift is properly positioned with brakes applied prior to battery exchange.

  • Are carboy tilters or siphons rated for the specific corrosive material used for handling electrolytes?<br>• Stored in an approproate area (i.e. corrrosvies cabinet or other protected, designated and segregated area).

  • Are battery vent caps in place, in good working condition with vents open and clear?

  • Hot Work Permit process or other documented/dedicated processes are in place?<br>• To prevent smoking, welding, grinding or other ignition sources from battery charging functions and other flammable materials areas.

  • Are tools and other spark producing metallic objects kept away from the top of uncovered batteries?

Sanitation (For food storage facilities)

Sanitation Inspection

  • Are rodent and other pest control devices in place and in proper working condition? <br>• Look for missing or damaged traps and check fly zappers as well.

  • Are aisles, wall perimeters, exterior areas near the building, trash cans and dumpsters free of loose trash and debris?

  • Are stored products in good condition and free of spillage / breakage?

  • Are stocks properly dated and documented for best rotation control? <br>• First In First Out.

  • Are products which are broken, damaged or otherwise removed from distribution properly labeled, segregated (if required), disposed of or recouped?

  • Are the storage areas free of pests? <br>• Look for signs of pests such as dead insects, container damage caused by feeding, droppings, feathers, etc.

Training & General Safety

Training and General Safety

  • Are all employees properly trained and is training and certification up to date? <br>• Inspect records to verify training is documented and up to date.

  • Are emergency evacuation routes and guidelines posted?

  • Are the appropriate posters posted in a conspicuous place?

  • Are your employees actively and meaningfully involved in workplace safety programs? (i.e. participate in accident investigations, self inspection, committees, etc.)

  • Are accidents, near misses and injuries being investigated and are unsafe conditions being corrected, reported/documented in a timely manner?

  • Are MSDS available to employees and are they up to date and complete?

  • Are location security process and equipment in place and operating well? <br>• Inspect identification badges, uniforms, and intrusion alarms. <br>• Verify monitoring services and equipment tests.

  • Are proper and safe work practices factored in when determining the appropriate time requirements to perform tasks?

  • Are all employees properly trained and outfitted for weather/temperature extremes? (i.e. heat stress, cold weather, refrigerated storage areas, etc.)

  • Are newly-hired employees receive documented general material handling and task-specific ergonomics training? <br>• Verify through observations that employees practice safe lifting techniques on the job.

  • Are all employees trained in the requirements of the hazard communication standard?<br>• Including a review of each MSDS and the specifics of existing and potential hazards of chemicals in the work place, precautions and safe work practices.

  • Is employee training documented?

  • Is a documented pre-work program for review of all outside contractor activities in place to ensure the work they will perform and the materials they will use are compatible with the activities and materials in use in the area of their work?

  • Is refresher training and evaluation conducted and documented whenever a powered industrial truck operator has been observed operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner or has been involved in an accident or a near-miss incident?

  • Is refresher training and evaluation conducted and documented whenever a powered industrial truck operator is assigned to drive a different piece of equipment, attachment, or the nature of the employee's duties change in any way that might impact safety?

  • Are evaluations of each powered industrial truck operator's performance conducted at least once every three years to verify they are working in accordance with established safety practices? <br>• Records are on file to document the evaluations.



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