Who conducts inspections?

  • General Workplace Health & Safety inspections should be conducted by a member of the local Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) Committee.

How often should this general workplace health & safety inspection be conducted?

  • The general workplace health & safety inspection must be conducted once every 3 months (minimum) - at least 1 week prior to the workplace health & safety committee meeting.

What follow-up action is required?

  • All hazards identified as a result of a general workplace health & safety inspection must be reported to the local WH&S committee with a corrective action recommended.

1.0 - Faulty Equipment

  • Is any equipment faulty or in need of repair?

  • Are all machinary guards in place?

  • Oil leaks?

  • SWL displayed on hoist?

2.0 - Emergency Procedures

  • Are there evacuation procedures developed to deal with emergencies?

  • Are staff trained in evacuation procedures?

  • Exit signs and the direction to exits is clearly marked?

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • Exits blocked?

  • Fire alarm system working?

  • Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire, and serviced within 6 months?

  • Is emergency evacuation plan displayed on wall in all production rooms and in office area?

  • Fire drills practiced?

  • Staff trained in use of fire extinguishers?

  • Is the list for the WH&S committee, fire wardens and first aid officers displayed and up to date?

3.0 - Electrical

  • Plugs, cables, sockets, switches are in good condition?

  • Any trip hazards?

  • Are all electrical leads tested and tagged and in date?

  • Leads undamaged?

4.0 - Chemicals & Poisons

  • Are containers labeled with contents?

  • Is SDS easily accessible at each location where chemicals are kept?

  • Are all PPE available and in good condition?

  • Non-Compactible chemicals are segregated as required?

  • Is spill kit available and contents are full?

5.0 - Spills & Drips

  • Are kitchen floors and bench tops clean and free of spills?

  • Are bathroom floors and ledges clean and free from spills?

  • Is material provided for cleaning up spills?

6.0 - Trips

  • Is the floor cluttered, walkways obstructed or other trip hazards?

7.0 - First Aid

  • Do employees know who to contact for first aid?

  • Is a first aid kit available and clearly labelled

  • Are emergency numbers displayed?

8.0 - Workplace

  • Is work height or position awkward or difficult?

  • Are there any sharp edges?

  • Are bins available and emptied regularly?

  • Is the work area clean and tidy?

  • Are sliding doors in production room left closed at all times?

  • Are chairs and other furniture in good condition?

  • Is lighting adequate within the workplace?

  • Is there adequate storage with no overloaded shelves?

  • Are heavy load stored close to the floors?

9.0 - Security

  • Boundary fences secured?

  • Are all Production building doors kept closed?

  • Site access and egress clear?

9.0 - Other Comments

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