Audit

Workplace Inspection Review

Have all corrective actions been completed since last inspection?

Total number of open corrective actions identified?

1.0 - Health and Safety Systems

1.1 - OH&S policy commitment displayed?

1.2 - Register of Injuries available?

1.3 - “If You Are Injured” poster displayed?

1.4 - Occupational Rehabilitation poster available?

1.5 - Workplace inspection records available?

1.6 - Documented local safe work procedures available (if applicable)?

1.7 - HSR appointed: Names of the HSR on poster?

1.8 - Current OH&S Committee minutes displayed or available?

2.0 - Housekeeping

2.1 - Work areas free from rubbish & obstructions?

2.2 - Surfaces safe and suitable?

2.3 - Free from slip/trip hazards?

2.4 - Stock/material stored safely?

2.5 - Aisles are unobstructed and clearly defined?

2.6 - Aisles have adequate lighting?

2.7 - Vision at corners?

2.8 - Aisles are wide enough?

3.0 - Electrical Safety

3.1 - No broken plugs, sockets, switches?

3.2 - No frayed or defective leads?

3.3 - Leads and portable equipment inspected and tagged?

3.4 - No strained leads?

3.5 - No cable-trip hazards?

3.6 - Lock-out procedures / danger tags in place?

4.0 - Lighting

4.1 - Adequate and free from glare?

4.2 - Lighting is clean and efficient?

4.3 - Windows are clean?

4.4 - No flickering or inoperable lights?

4.5 - Emergency lighting system is checked regularly?

5.0 - Fire Control & Emergency Response

5.1 - Extinguishers in place and services as per requirements (every 6 months)?

5.2 - Extinguishers are appropriately signed?

5.3 - Personnel trained in use of fire fighting equipment (records)?

5.4 - Emergency exit signage available and in working order?

5.5 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

5.6 - Exit path ways clear of obstructions?

5.7 - Alarm/communication system – adequate and tested?

5.8 - Smoking restrictions are observed?

5.9 - Emergency personnel identified and trained?

5.10 - Emergency procedures are documented and up to date?

5.11 - Emergency telephone numbers are displayed?

5.12 - Are trial evacuations are conducted (Evacuation drill reports)?

5.13 - Appropriate fire fighting equipment is available?

6.0 - Stairs, steps and landings

6.1 - No worn or broken steps are present?

6.2 - Handrails are in good repair?

6.3 - Steps are clear of obstructions

6.4 - Adequate lighting exists (including emergency lighting)?

6.5 - Non-slip treatments/treads are in good condition?

6.6 - Kick plates are installed - where required?

6.7 - Clear of debris and spills?

7.0 - Chemicals – for areas that have chemicals only

7.1 - Material safety data sheets are available?

7.2 - Dangerous goods Risk assessments documented & controls implemented?

7.3 - Dangerous goods / Hazardous substances register are developed?

7.4 - Containers labelled correctly & stored appropriately?

7.5 - Adequate ventilation/exhaust systems are in place (if required)?

7.6 - Protective clothing/equipment is available/used?

7.7 - Personal hygiene–dermatitis control are in place?

7.8 - Waste disposal procedures are in place?

7.9 - HazSub handling safe work procedures are followed?

7.10 - Appropriate emergency/first aid equipment– shower, eye bath, extinguishers?

7.11 - HAZCHEM signage displayed (if required)?

7.12 - Oxygen / Gas bottles are safely affixed to trolleys or restrained?

8.0 - Personal Protection

8.1 - Employees provided with PPE and Clothing?

8.2 - Sunscreen provided (outdoor workers)?

8.3 - Correct PPE signage at access points?

8.4 - Sharps containers are available and not overflowing?

9.0 - Workplace Ergonomics

9.1 - Workstations and seating design acceptable?

9.2 - Ergonomic factors considered in work layout and task design?

9.3 - Use of excessive force and repetitive movements are minimized?

9.4 - Appropriate training is provided (as required)?

10.0 - Material Storage

10.1 - Storage is stable?

10.2 - Safe means of accessing high shelves?

10.3 - Heavier items stored low?

10.4 - No danger of falling objects?

10.5 - No sharp edges?

11.0 - Amenities

11.1 - Washrooms clean?

11.2 - Toilets clean and operational?

11.3 - Meal rooms clean and tidy?

11.4 - Place for perishable foods?

11.5 - Facilities to store food, wash crockery etc in hygienic manner?

11.6 - Supply of clean water for drinking (not in toilets/washrooms)?

11.7 - Rubbish bins available (on wheels, as required)?

12.0 - First Aid

12.1 - Kits and contents clean and orderly?

12.2 - Stocks meet requirements?

12.3 - Qualified 1st Aiders names displayed: List of First Aiders on poster?

12.4 - 1st Aiders location and phone numbers displayed?

12.5 - Record of treatment and of supplies dispensed

13.0 - No Lift / Manual Handling

13.1 - Staff observed to be compliant with no lift manual handling techniques / procedure?

13.2 - Mechanical aids provided and used (where relevant)?

13.3 - Mobility and Transfer assessments are undertaken and on Ecase?

13.4 - Behavioural changes and clothing problems have been identified and Ecase updated?

13.5 - Ad hoc manual handling risk assessment are performed & controls implemented (as required)?

14.0 - Lifting Equipment / Trolleys / Plant

14.1 - SWL is displayed on all lifting equipment?

14.2 - Lifting equipment / batteries have a current service label?

14.3 - Slings are in good condition, clean and hung on hooks?

14.4 - Brakes are in good working order?

14.5 - All trolleys are in good repair (i.e. no sharp edges and moving adequately)?

14.6 - Spring loaded trolleys are in good working order?

14.7 - Machine guarding is in place where necessary?

14.8 - Danger tags are in use for damaged equipment?

15.0 - Buses (if any)

15.1 - Seatbelts are in good condition?

15.2 - Wheelchair ramp is in good repair?

15.3 - Bus floor surfaces do not create slip or tripping hazards?

15.4 - Fire equipment is clearly marked and free of obstructions (serviced every 6 months)?

16.0 - Residential Rooms (if any)

16.1 - No excessive furniture or furniture creating hazards?

16.2 - Beds can be easily moved?

16.3 - Enough room either side of beds to allow transfers?

16.4 - No slip, trip or fall hazards present?

16.5 - Electrical safety requirements are being adhered to?

16.6 - Linen skips are observed to be less than ¾ full?

17.0 - Outside Grounds or Common areas (if any)

17.1 - Speed limit signs are in place?

17.2 - Walkways are clearly marked and free from obstructions and trip hazards?

17.3 - Fences and gates are adequately secured?

17.4 - Lighting is sufficient for evening shifts

18.0 - Other site specific issues or hazards (if any)

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Employee or Health and Safety Representative
Management Representative
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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.