Automotive Workshop Inspection Checklist

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Automotive Workshop Inspection Checklist

Policies & Procedures

1. Safety policy displayed


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2. Safety committee in place


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3. Issue resolution procedures in place


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4. New employees and contractor orientation in place


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5. First aid kits and eye wash equipment available


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6. Injury logs maintained


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7. Emergency contact numbers displayed


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8. Standard operating procedures for workshop activities


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9. Unauthorized persons prohibited from entering shop


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10. If you are injured' explanation poster displayed


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11. Lockout/tagout used in maintenance/repair Written Program in place?


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Manual Handling

1. Manual handling risks such as heavy and awkward items identified, assessed and controls implemented


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2. Awkward and sustained postures identified, assessed and controls implemented


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3. Mechanical aids used to lift heavy or awkward items


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4. Tool boxes mobile for ease of moving around workshop area.


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Fire Protection

1. Fire extinguishers provided, maintained and accessible


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2. Fire fighting instructions provided to personnel


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3. Adequate fire extinguishers (every 75 feet), identified, checked and 36" clearance maintained.


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4. Sprinkler heads with 18" of clearance, flow not obstructed.


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5. Phone number of fire department posted


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6. Outside hydrants clear, accessible


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7. Combustibles stored away from electrical outlets/junctions


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8. NO SMOKING signs posted and enforced where needed


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Flammable Gases And Liquids

1. Compressed gas cylinders stored and secured appropriately


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2. Oily rags stored in metal safety can with tight fitting lid while waiting laundering or disposal.


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3. Flammable liquids stored in flammable cabinet when not in use. (10 gallons or more)


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4. Flammable Storage locker doors shut and secured.


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5. All fuels, lubricants other flammable liquids in proper container types.


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6. Flammable liquid drums grounded and bonded to containers when dispensing


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7. Heat and spark generating activities performed 20 feet or more away


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Workshop Areas

1. All exits clear and accessible


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2. Toilets provided and clean


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3. Kitchen/break area provided and clean


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4. Adequate lighting provided


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5. Hearing protection and audiometric testing provided and records maintained


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6. Electrical equipment maintained per manufacturer's recommendations and records kept


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7. All hoists and trolley jacks serviced and maintained according to manufacturer's recommendations and records kept


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8. Compressors inspected and serviced regularly


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9. Power tools inspected and serviced regularly


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10. Parts stored in appropriate areas with racking, shelves, etc.


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11. No goods stored on top of internal offices/buildings unless designed for load bearing purposes


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12. Eye protection provided and required where needed


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13. Guards fitted to equipment where required (i.e. bench grinders, compressor pulleys, etc.)


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14. All asbestos containing materials handled appropriately


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15. No electrical equipment used in 'wet' areas of workshop


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16. Tire inflation cages available and used


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17. All lifting equipment inspected regularly (i.e. chains, slings, etc.)


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Chemicals

1. All dangerous goods/hazardous substances stored and labeled appropriately


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2. Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals


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3. Chemical inventory maintained


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4. Appropriate person protective equipment/training provided for employees when using dangerous goods/hazardous substances


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5. Waste oils and other products disposed of properly


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Falls From Heights

1. Mezzanine levels provided with guard rails and kickboards


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2. Stairs have handrails and anti-slip treads


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3. Work platforms used to gain access to work at height


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4. Pit areas provided with fall protection


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Housekeeping

1. Workshop floor free of slips and trips hazards


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2. Fluid spills cleaned up immediately


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3. Spill-containment equipment/materials provided


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4. Rubbish not stored near flammable substances


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5. All tools and equipment stored appropriately


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6. Air lines, hoses, and tools clear of floor surfaces


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7. Clothing laundered as appropriate


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