Previous inspection

  • Has the last audit been signed off?

  • Failing identified.

  • Identified failing.

Health & Safety management and documentation

  • Is there a signing in policy for all visitors?

  • Is there a Health and Safety policy?

  • Is the Health and Safety policy fit for purpose?

  • Failing identified.

  • Identified failing.
  • Are all employees inducted?

  • Are there suitable risk assessments provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have operatives read and signed the risk assessments provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are there suitable documented safe systems of work provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have operatives read and signed the safe systems of work provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Is there a suitable documented permit to work system provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have the permits to work been filled in and signed correctly?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are statutory notices posted?

  • Is there an employee liability insurance certificate displayed?

  • Is there provision for managing 3rd party(sub-contractor) workers on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have the 3rd party safety documents been reviewed and approved?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Is the health and safety provision adequately resourced?

  • Explain the issue

  • is there competent safety management in place?

  • Explain the failings identified

Fire Prevention

  • Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Evacuation drills carried out annually as a minimum

  • Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

  • Extinguishers service within date?

  • Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Extinguisher no more than 1200 mm max height & base not lower that 100 mm?

  • Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are all statutory checks and inspections being carried out?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are there sufficiently trained fire marshals on site?

  • Is there a current and valid fire risk assessment available for viewing?

  • Are there statutory fire action notices displayed?

  • is there functioning emergency lighting ?

  • Is the emergency lighting subject to statutory testing and checks?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are there any other fire safety issues?

  • Issue identified

  • Issue
  • Are all fire safety controls applied across all shift patterns?

  • Explain the failings identified

General Lighting

  • Good natural lighting?

  • Sufficient artificial lighting available

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Light fittings clean and in good condition?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Emergency exit lighting operable?

  • Explain the failings identified

Building Safety

  • Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Stair and risers kept clear?

  • Are liquid spills prevented from polluting the environment?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Furniture in sound condition?

  • Loading area clean and tidy?

  • Explain the failings identified

Work Stations (operational)

  • Clear of rubbish?

  • Tools not in use kept in place?

  • Damaged power tools in taken out of service?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Work at height controls correct for the type of work being carried out?

  • Explain the failings identified

Housekeeping

  • Are there any housekeeping issues?

  • issue identified

  • Issue

Welfare

  • Are the welfare facilities compliant with current legislative requirements?

  • Issue identified

  • Issue
  • Has provision been made for employees who smoke?

Waste Storage and Removal

  • Bins located at suitable points around site?

  • Bins emptied regularly?

  • Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Is waste material stored away from buildings so as to minimise the impact of arson?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have all waste streams been identified?

  • Where possible is waste generated being recycled?

Storage Design and Use

  • Materials safely stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Storage designed to minimise manual handling issues?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • General condition of racks and pallets?

  • Explain the failings identified

Machinery

  • Is all machinery kept clean?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are the floors around machinery kept clean?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are Guards in place and in good condition?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

  • Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Is adequate work space provided for operators?

  • Is lighting adequate?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are all machines subject to planned and recorded maintenance

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are Noise levels within legal limits via levels or provision of hearing protection?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Do processes generate excessive bending or stooping required?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Has ergonomic matting been provided for operatives who stand at work stations?

  • Are Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the equipment being used?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Is the training recorded?

  • Are operators complying with the training?

  • During maintenance are lock off procedures implemented and followed?

  • Explain the failings identified

Electrical Safety

  • Has the Statutory electrical installation inspection been carried out

  • Where required are isolation boxes installed?

  • Are double adapters avoided in favour of multi gang sockets?

  • Is all portable equipment PAT tested and tagged?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are there any broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • Are there any frayed or damaged leads?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Portable power tools in good condition?

  • Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

Chemical Safety

  • Is there a Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Have COSHH risk assessments been completed for all hazardous substances on site?

  • Are all containers labelled correctly?

  • Are unused or waste substances stored and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are any special storage conditions required?

  • If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

  • Are workers trained in the safe use of hazardous substances?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • If required is the correct PPE available?

  • Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

  • Are spill kits available?

Ladders, Step ladders and Podium steps

  • Are all ladders, step ladders and podium steps Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

  • Are all ladders, step ladders and podium steps in good condition?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

  • Are they being used according to instructions and in harmony with the work at height regulations?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Do all ladders, step ladders and podium steps have an in date ladder tag present?

  • Explain the failings identified

First Aid Facilities

  • Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

  • Are contents regularly checked?

  • Are contents within their expiry date?

  • Are cabinets clearly labelled?

  • Is there easy access to cabinets?

  • Are employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

  • Are trained first aiders available and accessible?

  • Are emergency numbers displayed?

  • Is there a procedure for reporting and investigating accidents, incidents and near misses?

  • Explain the failings identified

Office Spaces

  • Have work station (VDU) assessments been carried out

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are chairs in good condition? (Five star bases.)

  • Are desks in good condition? (No damage.)

  • Is screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

  • Are photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

  • Are tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

  • Are air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

  • Are all non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

Transport and Plant

  • Are all visiting drivers required to check before entering the site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are all visiting drivers provided with site rules before entering the site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are all reversing manoeuvres controlled by a trained banksman?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are keys removed from vehicles before loading/unloading takes palce?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • is schedule maintenance performed?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are Pre-use checks carried out and recorded?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are warning beacons in good repair and functional where fitted?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are drivers seats in good condition?

  • Are other seats in good condition?

  • Is a first aid kit supplied and adequate?

  • Is there suitable vehicular/pedestrian segregation on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are pedestrian routes clearly defined on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are fork lift trucks controlled and routed safely on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are they subject to statutory inspections

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are operatives trained to operate them?

  • Explain the failings identified

  • Are they being operated safely?

  • Explain the failings identified

Safety signage

  • Are there sufficient safety signs on site?

  • Explain the failings identified

Additional issues

  • Are there any other safety issues on site?

  • Additional issue identified

  • Issue
  • Have all parties co-operated with the audit process?

  • Explain the failings identified

Required actions

  • Immediate corrective actions

  • Time weighted corrective actions

Sign Off

  • Department/Section representative

  • Auditor's signature

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