Chemicals

  • Are all containers clearly labelled with contents, hazard warnings and the precautions to be taken?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 256, 178 (b) and (c).

  • Are there safety data sheets for all chemicals including cleaning and other materials?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 258, 178, (d) and Page 262, 180.


  • Is training provided in safe use of chemicals and on what to do in an emergency (spillage, poisoning, splashing etc.)?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 261, 179, (6).

  • Are all containers stored in a manner that would prevent any risk to employees or the environment.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 262, 182, (1).

  • Is hazardous waste disposed of in such a manner where there are no risk to health of any person or to the environment.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 264, 183, (2).

Cleanliness

  • Are all work surfaces, walls and floors kept tidy and regularly cleaned?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 59, 37, (1 to 6).

Electrical

  • Are all electrical equipment, fittings and tools regularly checked and maintained?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 507, 261, (2) and (3).

  • Are all electronic apparatus and conductors installed in such a manner that no injuries can be caused by inadvertent contact.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 507, 261, (1).

Fire Safety

  • Are there storage arrangements for flammable materials?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 69, 44, (12).


  • Are there designated smoking areas, away from hazardous or flammable substances?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 71, 45, (2).

  • Are there notices specifying prohibiting lighting a cigarette or striking a match in areas of volatile flammable substances.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 70, 44, (17).

  • Are clear fire instructions displayed throughout the workplace?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 67, 43, (6).

  • Are fire doors and exits clearly marked, kept clear on both sides at all times, never left open and do they open easily and quickly in the direction of escape and lead quickly to a safe area?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 66, 43, (b), (c) and (d).

  • Are fire escape routes clearly marked, kept clear and wide enough to prevent a crush and do they lead quickly and directly to a safe area?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 66, 43, (a) and (b).

    Page 67, 43, (6).

  • Does the employer have a suitable fire alarm, independently powered and that can audibly warn all the employees throughout the whole building or premises?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 67, 43 (4).

  • Are all employees given information, instruction and training on fire risks and precautions, as well as what to do in the event of a fire or fire alarm?

    Not in gazette.

  • Does the premises have suitable fire extinguishers, are they in good working order and in accessible places?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 67, 43, (3).

Accidents

  • Is there a first aid box and is it clearly marked, fully equipped and accessible to staff?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 469, 231, 1(a) and annexure G3 (a).

  • Is there a trained first aider or appointed person on the premises?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 469, 231, (3) and Page 471, 233 (1).

  • Is it clear who the first aider(s)/ appointed person is/are and how they may be contacted?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 470, 231, (d).

  • Is a clean and properly equipped first aid station available?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 469, 231, (1).

  • Are all work related injuries recorded in a first aid register, which is easily accessible and retained for 5 years?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 475, 238, (a),(b), (c) and (d).


  • Is the lighting bright enough, especially over workstations?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 377, 202 and Annexure F, Page 400.

Lighting

  • Are light bulbs replaced promptly?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 378, 2, (d).

  • Are stairs and corridors properly lit?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 379, 202,(6) and Page 409.

Manual Handling

  • Have all staff who are at risk from lifting or moving the maximum allowable weight been trained in manual handling?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 382, 205, (4).

  • Is mechanical equipment used whenever possible for lifting heavy loads?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 381, 205, (1) and (2).


  • Are items stored in such a manner that it would not lead to injury of an employee partaking in manual lifting or moving of such an item.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 381, 205, (3).

  • Are loads securely packed to avoid them shifting, falling or collapsing?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 384, 207, 1 (a).

Machinery and Equipment

  • Are all staff trained to use, clean and adjust equipment safely?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 103, 51, (d).

  • Are all equipment regularly inspected and maintained?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 114, 60, (1).

  • Is there an internal procedure where the employer prohibits employees from using faulty machinery.
    Labour Act 1992, Page 116, (62).

  • Are all guards in place on machinery?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 110, 58 (1).

Noise

  • Are noise levels below the recommended maximum?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 451, Annex F, Schedule 3(2) 3. (1). (a) 85 dB(A)

  • Are suitable earmuffs or plugs provided free of charge if noise levels exceed the maximum.

    Labour Act 1992, Page 454, 5.

PPE

  • Is proper and appropriate protective clothing available at the work site prior to commencement of work?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 388, 210, 2 (a).

  • Is it replaced as soon as they are worn out or damaged?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 389, 210 (4).

  • Are the Personal Protective Equipment maintained by the employer in a good condition and state of repair?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 389, 210, 2 (c).

Slips, trips and falls

  • Are floors and stairs in good condition, free from obstructions and nonslip?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 206, (3) and (4).

  • Do all staircases have securely fixed handrails?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 206, (5).

  • Are trailing leads and cables secured or covered?

    Not in gazette.

  • Does the employer have safety equipment for use when employees work at a height exceeding 2 meters from ground level.

Toilet and wash areas

  • Are there enough toilets and are they clean and in good repair?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 56, 35, 1(a) and (7).

  • Are washing facilities (hot water, soap and towels) provided?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 57, 35, (6) (c) and (d).

  • Are there facilities for workers to eat meals?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 63, 40, (1) (2) (3).

  • Is there a dining room and is it clean, properly lit and ventilated?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 63, 40, (5).

Computer users

  • Are the employees, who has in the course of his or her employment reasonable opportunity for sitting down while working, supplied with adequate and suitable seating?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 64, 41, (1).

  • Does seating give proper back support?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 65, 40, (2).

  • Is furniture and equipment checked and maintained regularly, with faulty items taken out of service and replaced?

    Labour Act 1992, Page 64, 41 (1).

  • Is the workplace comfortable and can breaks be taken?
    Labour Act 1992, Page 52, 30, 1.

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