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  • Location
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1. Layout

  • Floor is free of obstructions

2. Environment

  • Temperature is above 13oC?

  • Lighting is adequate.

3. Emergency Procedures

  • Are spill kits available?

  • Fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained?

  • Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.

  • Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visible.

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.

  • Eyewash kits are available and in date?

5. General Facilities

  • Washing facilities / toilets are clean and functional.

  • Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

  • Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.

6. Manual Handling

  • Staff are inducted and trained in manual handling?

  • Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being used for handling 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 minimise lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

  • Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.

  • Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organised?

8. Slips and Trips

  • Warning signs are available and erected near spills

  • 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

  • All portable electrical equipment has been tested in previous 12 months?

  • Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at distribution boards or fixed into sockets?

  • Portable RCD device is available and is tested prior to each use?

  • Flexable cord, plugs ad extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.

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

  • No adaptors are in use

  • Faulty equipment is tagged out & additional tags are available?


  • Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs (Safe Operating Procedures).

  • MSDS (not older older than 5 years) are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register.

  • There is an up to date easy to find and read list/register summary of all chemicals used.

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

  • Actions have been take to control risks, including regular checks for safer alternatives?

  • Decanted containers are labeled with name, risk and safety instructions.

  • Original containers have the manufacturer's label.

  • Chemicals stored according to compatibility, bunded or in flammable / 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

  • PPE available, well maintained and in good order.

  • Blue mandatory signage of PPE requirements displayed by equipment.

  • Appropriate PPE used by staff according to task? (Minimum - Safety boots, hi-viz, gloves)

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12. Noise

  • 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.

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

13. Machinery and Plant

  • Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.

  • Load chart is provided and legible.

  • Keys are not left behind in unattended mobile plant.

  • Are safe work method statements/warming signs clearly visible?

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

  • Inspection records are made and kept in relation to plant.

  • Pedestrians are using marked walkways?

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

  • Pre-start safety check of mobile plant is carried out in accordance to Manufactures instructions?

  • Mobile plant is in good working order. (Seat, lights, steering, controls, horn, tyres, gas cylinder, warning signs, brakes, mast, chains, hoses, counterweight, control labels).

  • Seatbelt and rollover protection is provided where required.

  • Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?

  • Emergency stops tested and are working?

  • Welding screens available, used, maintained and in good condition.

  • LOLER / PUWER certifications are up to date in respect of lifting equipment?

  • Compressors have up to date PSSR certifications?

14. Guarding

  • Fixed guards are in place where required?

  • Safety interlocks are in working order?

  • 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.

  • Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pass close to dangerous moving parts, a safe system of work in place to reduce risk.

  • Manufacturer's manuals are available for operators.

15. Welding Safety

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

  • Are welding operators using the appropriate PPE?

  • RPE is available and being used?

  • 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.

  • Cylinders are stored according to dangerous goods class, chained and empty cylinders are separated from full ones?

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

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