1. Layout

  • Area is clean, tidy and well kept.

  • Adequate storage area provided.

  • Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant.

  • There is adequate ventilation.

  • Are hazards from falls adequately controlled? Service pits, holes, trenches or different floor levels are covered, chained off, permanent or moveable barriers barriers in place?

2. Environment

  • Temperature is comfortable.

  • Lighting is adequate.

3. Emergency Procedures

  • Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed

  • Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained.

  • Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.

  • Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visa le.

4. First Aid Facilities

  • There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.

  • Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

  • Names and contacts of first aiders displayed and up to date.

5. General Facilities

  • Washing facilities are clean and functional.

  • Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

  • Warning and Safety signage in good condition.

6. Manual Handling

  • Is manual handling training provided?

  • Are staff supervised to ensure correct lifting techniques are being used?

  • Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available for heavy items or loads.

  • Step ladders or safe steps available to access light items stored on high shelves.

7. Storage

  • Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.

  • Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

  • Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.

  • Safe lifting sign displayed.

8. Slips and Trips

  • Are workers trained to look for slips and trips? And report or fix the issue?

  • Warning signs are available and erected near spills

  • There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet areas.

  • Guard rails and slip resistance are provided on ramps and stairs.

  • Significant hazards have been identified and assessed all the factors that will affect the risk has controls implemented.

9. Electrical Safety

  • Are staff trained to complete a visual inspection of electrical equipment prior to use?

  • Does all portable equipment has current test tags.

  • Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards?

  • Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.

  • Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.

  • Power boards are used. (not double adapters).

  • Faulty equipment is tagged out. (Tag and tags is available).

10. Chemical Aspects

  • SDS's available for workers?

  • Is there a chemical register with all chemicals that the business uses available?

  • A risk assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace.

  • Has the company investigation end whether these chemicals are the safest, environmentally friendly chemicals?

  • Original containers have the manufacturer's label.

  • Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled i.e. in flammable or corrosive cabinets.

  • Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?

  • Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet?

  • Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).

11. Personal Protective Equipment

  • Instruction and information of PPE are available.

  • PPE store available well maintained and in good order.

  • Signage of PPE requirements displayed on equipment.

  • Required PPE available?

  • Appropriate signs displayed to standard requirements visible, correctly located and in good condition, (Inside and outside).

12. Noise

  • A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that workers Re exposed to noise levels.

  • Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise, including the provision of personal hearing protection.

  • Workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace.

13. Machinery and Plant

  • Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.

  • Are safe operating procedures and warming signs clearly visible?

  • Manufacturer's manuals and operator instructions are readily available.

  • Work area is organized for the safety of the mobile plant operator and pedestrians. (Safe walkways on floor?)

  • Forklift operators hold a high risk work license for forklift operation and have reached 18 years of age.

  • Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?

  • Emergency stops tested and are working.

14. Guarding

  • Operators and maintenance personnel properly trained, familiar with the operation and set up of machinery and able to demonstrate safety features.

  • Where fixed guards are provided, they prevent operation of the machinery when open, the guards are prevented from opening while the machinery is in operation.

  • Where a presence sensing system is used, it operates as intended and stops the machinery when the light beams or sensors are interrupted.

  • Guards protect against hazards to the rear and sides of machinery.

  • Pre-operational checks are conducted to ensure safety features are in working order.

  • Warning signs and decals clearly visible.

15. Welding Safety

  • Are staff appropriately trained and inducted in the dangers of performing welding tasks?

  • Are students appropriately supervised by a competent person when welding?

  • Are welding operators provided with the appropriate PPE?

  • Is there adequate ventilation for welding tasks?

  • Are there appropriate warning signs in welding areas?

  • Are welding screens used when performing welding tasks?

16. Compressed Gas

  • Cylinders contents are identified and appropriately secured.

  • Gas lines are free of leaks, kinks, wear & tear.

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