Workplace Inspection Checklist

Workplace Inspection Checklist


Inspected by:
Date of inspection
Date of Report
Report #
Pages





Area Manager:
Area Inspected:


General
This EHS Workplace Inspection was conducted by:


Scope of the Inspection:
Write what is covered and whats not.


Inspection Observations:
(Write the inspection observations and recommendations here)


Summary / Inspectors' Comments







Your comments and suggestions regarding improvements to the above areas or the inspection process would also be much appreciated.
Code for Checklist:
O
=
Observation, i.e. observed during the audit
R
=
Rectified immediately
N/A
=
Not applicable or not observed / not covered at this audit
DR
=
Deviation Report
Use Risk Assessment Matrix on Page 6 of Inspection Checklist to document and rate identified hazards

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Item
Code
Comments
Is lighting adequate for the tasks completed?


Is the noise level too high / hearing protection in place if required?


Is appropriate PPE easily available for tasks if required?


Is thermal comfort satisfactory?


Is the layout of the areas satisfactory?


Is there safe access / egress?


Are floor surfaces adequate for the tasks completed?


Are there dusts / fumes / odours?


Is there a confined space within the area? Does it require entry?


Is there pallet racking / are they inspected regularly?


Other Comments

WORK ORGANISATION

Item
Code
Comments
Does the workflow look right and allow smooth task completion?


Is the right equipment available for the job?


What is the rate of work?


Does  the  operator  work  alone?  If  so,  are  there  additional
communication measures in place?


Are jobs rotated regularly?


Other Comments

FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Item
Code
Comments
Are flammable materials used in the area? If so are there
adequate precautions / controls?


Are there potential sources of ignition within the work area?


Are extinguishers in place with appropriate signage & clearly
marked for type of fire?


Have extinguishers been recently serviced?


Do employees know location of extinguishers?


Do employees know location of exits and evacuation procedure?


Are there adequate direction notices, evacuation maps and signs
for Fire Exits?


Do exit doors easily open from inside?


Are exits clear of obstructions?


Are evacuation instructions available and displayed?


Other Comments


ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

Item
Code
Comments
Are there broken plugs, sockets or switches?


Are there frayed or damaged or strained leads?


Are there temporary leads on floor?


Is there water or water sources near electrical equipment?


Is it possible to touch live conductors?


Are emergency stops visible / marked and tested regularly?


Are emergency stops easily accessible from operating positions?


Are all electrical cabinets marked appropriately?


Are electrical leads tagged?


Can the electrical supply be easily isolated?


Other Comments

MECHANICAL / MOVING MACHINERY HAZARDS

Item
Code
Comments
Could there be entanglement injuries?


Could there be crushing / shearing injuries?


Could there be cutting or stabbing injuries?


Are all moving parts, pinch points, nip points, etc. guarded?


Are all guards in good condition and interlocked?


Are interlocks working properly?


Are all pipes labelled?


Are all controls and switches clearly labelled?


Are there obvious water, steam or compressed air leaks?


Does it take some time for machine components to stop?


Does it take some time for air to be dumped?


Other Comments

BURN HAZARDS

Item
Code
Comments
Are all hot pipes lagged or guarded?


Are all hot machine surfaces guarded & identified through
signage?


Other Comments

ERGONOMIC AND MANUAL HANDLING
Item
Code
Comments
Are controls easily accessible?


Is adequate lifting equipment available if required and staff trained
in correct use?


Are no static / awkward positions required or maintained for
prolonged periods?


Have seating / displays / ergonomics been designed to
accommodate different demographics and minimise stress / error?


Are there repetitive body movements required?


Is there no repetitive reaching / pushing / pulling / bending /
twisting / reaching over or arm raising required?


There is no excessive vibration / friction?


Do working positions appear comfortable?


Other Comments


Item
Code
Comments
Is there adequate illumination for tasks?


Is there direct or reflected glare?


Are light fittings clean and in good condition?


All light switches working correctly and positioned appropriately?


Are there energy saving practices / equipment in place?


Other Comments

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Item
Code
Comments
Do employees know where to access MSDS?


Do employees know how to dispose of used chemicals and
containers?


Are there sharps / appropriate disposal containers readily
available?


Are all containers clearly labelled?


Is storage suitable for different chemical types?


Are chemicals of incompatible classes stored separately?


Are cabinets located more than 3 metres from ignition sources?


Is appropriate PPE available and worn by employees?


Is there appropriate ventilation?


Is there an emergency shower / eye shower? Are they tested?


Other Comments


FIRST AID

Item
Code
Comments
Are employees aware of location of First Aid kits / rooms?


Do employees know first aid / emergency procedure?


Are cabinets and contents clean, orderly and adequately stocked?


Other Comments

SLIP TRIP AND FALL HAZARDS
Item
Code
Comments
Are surfaces even ± No cracks, holes, frayed carpet or other trip
hazards?


Are floor surfaces slippery?


Are walkways adequately lit and clearly marked?


Are walkways unobstructed?


Are stairways fitted with handrails and grip tape if needed?


Is there unobstructed vision at intersections, stairs and risers?


Is the housekeeping standard good?


Is there adequate fall protection for high work?


Is work required at heights or in areas with limited / confined
space?


Other Comments


WASTE HANDLING

Item
Code
Comments
Are appropriate bins available for various waste types?


Is waste separated for recycling where possible?


Is waste removed / emptied regularly?


Other Comments


EHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Item
Code
Comments
Are employees aware of EHS policy?


Do employees know how to identify and report a EHS hazard?


Is there a recognised supervisor for the area / plant?


Are there SOPs for the plant / equipment?


Have employees been trained in the use of the plant / equipment?


Do employees know who their EHS Committee member is?


Other Comments




HAZARD IDENTIFIED

LIKELIHOOD

Very likely Likely Unlikely
Very Unlikely

SEVERITY

Kill or disable Several days off First aid

Risk
Level

1 - 6

Risk Controls









































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