Fire safety

  • Fire exits and gangways clear?

  • Fire alarms and extinguishers obvious and unobstructed?

  • Date on fire extinguishers

  • Fire doors shut?

Hand tools

  • Cables in good condition?

  • PAT test in date?

  • Tools stored correctly?

  • Unused machinery lock off?

Lifting equipment

  • Is safe working load displayed?

  • Tooling/ moulds stored correctly?


  • Work area environment: floor sound, no trip hazards, trailing cables, etc.

  • Are spillage cleaned up

  • Safety notices defective/defaced?

  • Are bins overfilled

  • Is ventilation adequate?

  • Is lighting adequate?

  • Are chemicals stored correctly and all containers labelled?

Working practices

  • Hazard reporting system in place – pick 1 person to demonstrate (name):

  • Is he/ she familiar with fire and first aid procedures?

  • Is PPE used (glasses, safety boots)

  • Manual handling issues?

  • Is there sufficient space to do the job?

Canteen & locker rooms

  • Fire extinguishers in place?

  • Housekeeping and hygiene in order. Records signed off?

  • Condition of floors OK?

  • Any other observations?

  • Signature

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