• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Inspection Items

  • Does the emergency evacuation plan clearly reflect the workplace layout?

  • Have workers received information about the emergency plan for the workplace?

  • Has an evacuation drill been conducted in last 12 months? <br>(seek conformation from Emergency warden and record the last evacuation drill date in comments section)

  • Is the Emergency contacts poster up to date? <br>(Poster should have Wardens, First aid officer, Safety coordinators, Environmental coordinators and Emergency services)

  • Are building fire exits appropriately signposted?

  • Is fire fighting equipment (extinguishers, fire hoses) tagged and in current test?

  • Is there unobstructed access to fire fighting equipment?<br>(1m to clear access)

  • Emergency cabinet contains required information. ( Hazardous substance manifest, Fire fighting equipment maintenance records, Emergency evacuation employee training records, Fire alarm maintenance records - where applicable)

Pictures of hazard areas

Buildings and Fences

  • Is building's roof cladding, gutters and drains in a sound condition?<br>( Perform a visual inspection from ground level)

  • Are drains inlets/outlets and pits throughout the site clear of silt/waste/weed build-up?

  • Are building door and locks operational?

  • Are fences and gates maintained in serviceable condition?

  • Are signs/notices in good condition, appropriate, clearly visible and identifiable?

Workplace Traffic

  • Are roadways and path surfaces in good condition?

  • Are adequate controls in place to ensure vehicle and pedestrian safety in workplace areas?

  • Are pedestrian walkways clearly defined and signposted as required?

  • Are signs/notices in good condition, appropriate, clearly visible and identifiable?

  • Is access restricted to Hazardous operating areas where required?

  • Are controls affective?


  • Are shower and toilet facilities clean and functional?

  • Are fridges and freezers clean and operational?

  • Are workplace amenities maintained in a clean, hygienic manner?

Office Environment

  • Is the office equipment fit for purpous and in servisable condition?

  • Is the office area clean and tidy, free of trip hazards?

  • Is appropriate information available to employees on office workstation and computer monitor setup?

  • Are employees using appropriate manual handling techniques?

  • Are manual handling/ergonomic posters placed in strategic areas?

  • Have all office staff completed an office ergonomic self assessment at their current workstation?

  • Are computer cables and electrical leads stored/placed suitable to minimize trip hazards?

  • Is mechanical assistance available for handling heavy loads?


  • Is workplace lighting adequate for task? <br>If unsure, have light level measured.

  • Are all lights operational?

  • Is the level of natural lighting satisfactory?<br>Check condition of sources (eg. Are windows kept clean?)

  • Are lighting levels adequate for any recent changes to site/building layout?


  • Are traffic areas, access ways, exits, straits or work areas clear of obstructions?<br>Check electrical leads are restrained.

  • Are work areas/benches in good conditions and clear of rubbish and surplus equipment?

  • Are stock materials clear of work areas & stored safely?

  • Workplace yard maintained in tidy condition (mowing, storage, etc)?

Floors & Access Ways

  • Are stairs and access ways in sound condition (eg. No worn/damaged treads, trip hazards, slippery)?

  • Are pedestrian walkways clearly marked? (Where applicable)

  • Pare handrails in safe condition?

  • Are there any location where a person may fall, if so have these been assessed?

  • Are floor surfaces/coverings in good condition?<br> Check position/condition of mats.

  • Are floor surfaces free of slippery substances?

Warehouse/Storage Areas

  • Are storage bins and cupboards provided?

  • Are storage bins racks in a sound condition and SWL signage erected where applicable?

  • Is inspection regime for racking up to date? ( Where applicable)

  • Are pallets, racks and shelvings in good condition?

  • Are materials stored in safe manner, materials properly stacked, secured on pallets or not hanging out of shelves or racks?

  • Are pallets correctly secured in upright racking?

  • Are access equipment (ladders, stools) inspected and in test?

  • Are storage containers, pallets, and boxes in good condition?

  • Are products stacked in a safe manner for easy access?

  • Does the storage rack design allow for safe lifting & materials movement?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Is appropriate PPE available and in good condition?

  • Are employees wearing PPE appropriate for task?

  • Have employees been trained in use and maintenance of PPE?

  • Is there appropriate storage facility for PPE where required?

Hazardous Chemicals

  • Are hazardous chemical storage containers labelled with product name, manufacturer, any hazard/risk associated with the product and safety phrase?

  • Are hazardous chemical signage/placards displayed as required?

  • Is workplace hazardous chemical register up to date?

  • Are up to date MSDSs readily available where hazardous chemicals are used?<br>(MSDS's should not be older than 3 years)

  • Hazardous chemicals and used container disposal meets environmental requirements?

  • Are work area walls, floors and outlets maintained?

  • Are oil/water separator maintained?

  • Is site clear of signs of recent spills or leaks?

  • Are oil spill containment kits available where required and maintained with a tamper proof seal?

Waste Management

  • Are there adequate waste bins available thought workshop?

  • Are waste bins regularly emptied and accumulated rubbish removed?

  • Is liquid waste storage and disposal utilized where provided?

  • Are recycling/special purpose containers utilized where provided and is there regular collection program in place?

Pressure Vessels/Systems

  • Is the workplace pressure vessel register maintained?

  • Are LPG decanting requirement adhered to?

  • Are hoses and connection in good conditions?

  • Is adequate fire protection facilities available around pressure vessel work area?


  • Are Pipelines in good condition, labelled and appropriate placards erected?


  • Has a noise survey been conducted to determine plant/tool noise levels?<br>Annotate last survey date in the comments section.

  • Are there any location within the work environment where there maybe a risk from noise?

  • Are control measures in place to address high noise exposure?<br>(Sign, PPE etc)

Tools, Plant & Equipment

  • Are work surfaces in good condition?<br>(benches etc)

  • Is bench mounted equipment securely fastened and in safe condition?

  • Are tools & equipments not in use, correctly stored?

  • Are tools, plant and equipment maintained and in safe operating condition?

  • Is adequate work space provided around machinery?

  • Are moving parts adequately guarded? Eg. Nip in points

  • Are pre-start check conducted on plant where applicable?<br>(eg. Forklift)

  • Where pre-start checks are conducted on plant are actions raised to correct defects?

  • Are operators competent and authorized to use plant and equipment as required?

  • Are mobile plant reversing alarm functional?<br>(eg. Forklift)

  • Are isolation and tag out procedures followed when machines maintained?


  • Are Vehicle inspection/maintenance records current?

  • Are vehicle decals in good condition?<br>(Ergon energy, registration labels etc)

  • Are vehicle pre-start check being performed as required?

  • Is safety signage/decals in good condition?<br>(hazard signage on VLC's, exclusion zone table, operate using remote control etc)

  • Is vehicle equipped with safety materials, cones, flashing lights, restraining equipment, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, hard hats, and worker reflective vest

  • Vehicle tray is clear of rubbish and loose debris/components to minimize risk of item falling from vehicle.

  • Heavy vehicle driving records completed and maintained?

  • Are safe work instructions(manuals) up to date?<br>(where applicable)

Hoist / Crane

  • Are Pre-use inspection done daily with a check list and documentation?

  • Are there training records available on worker permitted to use hoist?

  • Does the hoist / crane have annual inspection done by a qualified mechanic? and Do all operators know where to find it?

  • Is a hoist / crane operational manual available for workers?

Electrical Equipment

  • Is portable electrical equipment maintained, tagged and in current test?

  • Is electrical equipment maintained (switches, power points etc)?

  • Are safety switches (RCDs) fitted/used where required and tested regularly?

  • Are in test power boards in use in lieu of double adapters or piggy back plugs which are prohibited - (refer to ESO Reg's 88 & 89)


  • Are ladders maintained, intest and stored safely?

  • Ae defective ladders withdrawn from service, tagged as unserviceable and quarantined?

Lifting Equipment

  • Is the lifting equipment fit for purpose and in test?

  • Is the workplace lifting equipment register maintained and current?

  • Is the lifting equipment stored correctly, away from oils, acids and alkalis?


  • Is welding equipment in safe condition and maintainted<br>Check integrity of leads.

  • Are welding areas screened to reduce welding flash?

  • Are electric cables/gas hoses positioned clear of welding work area?

  • Are flash-back arresters fitted to oxy-acetylene equipment?

  • Is oxy acetylene ventilation provided?

  • Are oxy acetylene hoses purged of gas when stored?

  • Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • Is the welding area clear of flammable/combustible material?

Additional Workplace Inspection Items

  • Review customer safety

  • Is there a working alone policy?

Interview Workers:

  • Do workers understand their Rights and Responsibilities under the OHSA? Interview

  • What is your companies procedure when you have a work related injury here?

  • Who's responsibility is it to identify hazards?

  • Do you have a safety committee here and do you think that hazards get controled.

  • Do you know who in your company has first aid training?

  • Can you explain what the emergency response plan is for you company?

  • Do you know where to find the MSDS?

  • When your workplace has had an accident, what have you seen happen to investigating it and / or controlling it possible reoccurring? Did you feel that management takes an active part in investigating and controlling?

  • Where would you find WHMIS symbols in your workplace?

  • Determine what machine this worker operates: Explain the type of training you received to operate this machine. eg... forklift, air up tires, hoist etc..

Supervisor Interviews

  • What are your responsibilities as a supervisor when it comes to safety here in Ontario

  • How do you participate with the safety committee as a supervisor?

  • What type of training did you get to become a supervisor of this company?

  • When you have a new worker starting what type of training do you provide for them? Explain

  • As a Supervisor do you know what your liability is if a contractor or sub contractor get hurt at your company?

  • If your worker is injured do to a work related injury do you have a procedure or return to work program that you offer?

  • Have you ever had to give a corrective action to an employee for an unsafe act?

Worker Safety Representative Interview

  • Explain your role for sitting on this safety committee and acting as the Worker Safety Representative?

  • Do you give work direction to any other workers?

  • As a safety worker representative have you ever had to investigate an accident at this work place? Explain

  • Were you elected by the workers or where you Volunteered by management?

  • What PPE is mandatory and what is voluntary?

  • How do you do your workplace inspections?


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