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Workplace Inspection Checklist

Benefit from a workplace inspection checklist by using it to audit the office area for hidden dangers. With this form, you can assess your proactiveness to worker health risks by analyzing your safety management system, fire prevention plan, and access to personal protective gear, among other vital safety concerns.
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Workplace Inspection Checklist

Audit

Previous inspection

Has the last inspection been reviewed?

Are there no outstanding actions?

Safety Management System

Workers compensation certificate is displayed

Is there a current OHS policy

Is there a injury management system

Is there a drug and alcohol policy

Are regular safety toolbox meetings held

Is there an induction package which includes safety

Are operators required to be trained before using plant and machinery

Is there a training register

Is there safe operating procedures displayed

Fire Prevention

Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

Extinguishers recently serviced? (Check 6 monthly punch mark on tabs.)

Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

Extinguisher no more than 1200 mm max height & base not lower that 100 mm?

Indicator signs 2.1 m above floor level?

Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

Exit doors easily opened from inside?

Exits clear of obstructions?

Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

General Lighting

Good natural lighting?

Reflected light from walls & ceilings not causing glare to employees?

Light fittings clean and in good condition?

Emergency exit lighting operable?

Building Safety

Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

Entry and walkways kept clear?

Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

Intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

Stair and risers kept clear?

Are spill kits available

Are liquid spills removed quickly?

Are railings in good condition?

Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

Are footpaths in good condition?

Furniture in sound condition?

Loading area clean and tidy?

5.0 - Work Benches

Clear of rubbish?

Tools not in use kept in place?

No damaged hand tools in use?

No damaged power tools in use?

Work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

No sharp edges?

Rubbish Removal

Bins located at suitable points around site?

Bins emptied regularly?

Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

Storage Design and Use

Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

General condition of racks and pallets?

Personal Protective Equipment

Signage of PPE requirements displayed on or around equipment

Required PPE is available

Machines

Are they maintained and serviced according to the manufacturer's instructions

Are they kept clean?

Are the floors around the machines kept clean?

Guards in good condition?

Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage?

Adequate work space?

Is lighting adequate?

Noise levels controlled?

No bending or stooping required?

Duck-boards in good repair?

Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the machines?

Do operators comply with the training?

Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?

Is this equipment safe

Air impact wrenches

Band saw

Drop saw

Mill drill

Parts washer

MIG welding machine

Crane

Linisher

Compressed Gas

Cylinders contents are identified and appropriately secured

Gas bottles are stored correctly

Empty cylinders are separated from full ones

Gas lines are free of leaks, kinks, wear and tear

Electrical Safety

Safety switches installed?

Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

No double adapters in use?

Portable equipment tested and tagged?

No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

No power leads across walkways?

No frayed or damaged leads?

No strained leads?

Portable power tools in good condition?

Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

Welding Safety

Is appropriate PPE provided and used

Are there appropriate warning signs in welding areas

Is there adequate ventilation for welding tasks

Are welding screens used when performing welding tasks

Chemical Safety

Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

All containers labelled correctly?

Unused substances disposed of?

Do special storage conditions apply?

If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

If required is PPE available?

Is adequate ventilation provided?

Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

Ladders

Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

Are ladders in good condition?

If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

Used according to instructions?

For extension ladders are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

First Aid Facilities

Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

Are contents regularly checked?

No contents past their expiry date?

Cabinets clearly labelled?

Is there easy access to cabinets?

Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

Are first aid officers accessible?

Are emergency numbers displayed?

Kitchen

Drains clear and free flowing

Taps free from drips

Fridge clean and in good condition

Microwave clean and maintained

Oven/stove safe and clean

Area free from pests or evidence thereof

Area clean and tidy

Office Hazards

Condition of filing cabinets?

Condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

Screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

Photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

Tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

Forklift Condition

Schedule maintenance performed?

Is there a log book within the vehicle

Vehicle 1 Condition

Schedule maintenance performed?

Condition of tyres?

Brake performance?

Lights? (Check operation of brake, indicator and reversing lights)

Condition of drivers seat?

Condition of other seats?

First aid kit supplied and adequate?

Storage provisions?

Is there a log book within the vehicle

Vehicle 2 Condition

Schedule maintenance performed?

Condition of tyres?

Brake performance?

Lights? (Check operation of brake, indicator and reversing lights)

Condition of drivers seat?

Condition of other seats?

First aid kit supplied and adequate?

Storage provisions?

Is there a log book within the vehicle

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