Electrical Safety

  • Are there any damaged outlets, plugs, cords, or electrical tools in use?

  • Are there any frayed, split, or exposed cords in use?

  • Are portable and handheld power tools in good condition and properly stored?

  • Are all lines and powered equipment grounded and deenergized if necessary?

  • Are emergency stoppages or e-stops properly used on electrical equipment?

  • Other Observations?

Fire Control

  • Are fire extinguishers in their proper place?

  • Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly?

  • Are fire extinguishers inspected by their manufacturer annually?

  • Are proper exit routes visible in case of fire exposure?

  • Are exits and routes clear of obstructions?

  • Other Observations?

General Housekeeping

  • Are working surfaces and walkways clear of debris, clutter, or any type of obstruction?

  • Are aisles and walkways clear and wide enough for regular clearance?

  • Are stairs in good condition and structural integrity?

  • Are handrails, midrails, and toeboards where they're to be required?

  • Are tools, machinery, and equipment properly stored as free of hazards when not in use?

  • Are portable ladders in good condition and of structural integrity?

  • Other Observations?

First Aid

  • Are first-aid stations within reach of employees who need to use them?

  • Are first-aid stations readily available for employees to use when necessary?

  • Are first-aid stations regularly inspected to ensure supplies are in-stock?

  • Are employees trained on reporting first-aid incidents to their supervisors for proper documentation?

  • Are first aid records kept?

  • Other Observations?

Machinery & Tools

  • Are tools in good condition?

  • Are correct tools used for task?

  • Is all plant and equipment adequately guarded?

  • Is plant and equipment adequately maintained?

  • Are the start & emergency stops within easy reach of operators?

  • Is ther provision for storage & waste?

  • Is there adequate work space around machinery?

  • Is access to machinery controlled?

  • Are noise levels at an acceptable level?

  • Are operators appropriately trained?

  • Do operators hold relevant certificates/licenses? (where relevant)

  • Are records maintained of operators certificates/licenses? (includes drivers licence)

  • Other Observations?


  • Are materials stored so that good manual handling practices can be applied, therefore safe retrieval?

  • Are storage racks/cupboards in sound conditions, not overloaded?

  • Are straws free from projection, sharp egges?

  • Are incompatible hazard substances segregated?

  • Other Observations?


  • Is there any machinery or equipment with potential to strike or come in contact with workers?

  • Are employees trained on the hazards associated with this machinery and equipment, and the risk of being struck by them?

  • Are there preventative measures in place to combat struck by hazards?

Caught In/Between

  • Is there machinery or equipment that, when in use, could catch or pin an employee between two things?

  • Are employees trained on the hazards and risks associated with being caught in/between?

  • Are there preventative measures taken to prevent caught in/between hazards?

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