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Automotive Workshop Safety Checklist Template

Policies & Procedures

Safety policy displayed.
Safety committee in place.
Issue resolution procedures in place.
New employees and contractor orientation in place.
First aid kits and eyewash equipment are available.
Injury logs maintained.
Emergency contact numbers are displayed.
Standard operating procedures for workshop activities.
Unauthorized persons are prohibited from entering the shop.
‘If you are injured’ explanation poster displayed.
Lockout/tagout used in maintenance/repair Written Program in place?

Manual Handling

Manual handling risks such as heavy and awkward items identified, assessed, and controls implemented.
Awkward and sustained postures were identified, assessed, and controls implemented.
Mechanical aids are used to lift heavy or awkward items.
Toolboxes mobile for ease of moving around workshop area.

Fire Protection

Fire extinguishers are provided, maintained, and accessible.
Fire fighting instructions were provided to personnel.
Adequate fire extinguishers (every 75 feet), identified, checked, and 36" clearance maintained.
Sprinkler heads with 18” of clearance, flow not obstructed.
Phone number of fire department posted.
Outside hydrants are clear, accessible.
Combustibles stored away from electrical outlets/junctions.
NO SMOKING signs are posted and enforced where needed.

Flammable Gases and Liquids

Compressed gas cylinders stored and secured appropriately.
Oily rags are stored in a metal safety can with a tight-fitting lid while waiting for laundering or disposal.
Flammable liquids are stored in flammable cabinets when not in use. (10 gallons or more)
Flammable Storage locker doors shut and secured.
All fuels, lubricants other flammable liquids in proper container types.
Flammable liquid drums are grounded and bonded to containers when dispensing.
Heat and spark generating activities performed 20 feet or more away.

Workshop Areas

All exits are clear and accessible.
Toilets provided and clean.
Kitchen/break area provided and clean.
Adequate lighting was provided.
Hearing protection and audiometric testing were provided and records were maintained.
Electrical equipment was maintained per the manufacturer’s recommendations and records kept.
All hoists and trolley jacks serviced and maintained according to manufacturer’s recommendations and records kept.
Compressors are inspected and serviced regularly.
Power tools are inspected and serviced regularly.
Parts stored in appropriate areas with racking, shelves, etc.
No goods are stored on top of internal offices/buildings unless designed for load-bearing purposes.
Eye protection is provided and required where needed.
All asbestos-containing materials are handled appropriately.
No electrical equipment was used in ‘wet’ areas of the workshop.
All lifting equipment is inspected regularly (i.e. chains, slings, etc.).


All dangerous goods/hazardous substances are stored and labeled appropriately.
Material Safety Data Sheets are available for all chemicals.
Chemical inventory maintained.
Appropriate personal protective equipment/training provided for employees when using dangerous goods/hazardous substances.
Waste oils and other products are disposed of properly.

Falls from Heights

Mezzanine levels are provided with guard rails and kickboards.
Stairs have handrails and anti-slip treads.
Work platforms are used to gain access to work at height.
Pit areas are provided with fall protection.


Workshop floor free of slips and trips hazards.
Fluid spills were cleaned up immediately.
Spill-containment equipment/materials provided.
Rubbish not stored near flammable substances.
All tools and equipment are stored appropriately.
Air lines, hoses, and tools are clear of floor surfaces.
Clothing is laundered as appropriate.

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