General Site Inspection

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General Site Inspection

Entering A Property

1. On entering the building, were you challenged or asked who you were?


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2. Did you show your ID?


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3. Was there security personnel on site?


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CCTV

1. Is there CCTV on site?


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General Security

1. Are the outside areas (car park) adequately lit?


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2. Is the boundary fencing in good repair?


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3. Is the property gated and secured at night?


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4. Are garden areas well maintained and not overgrown? (This allows clear visibility)


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5. Can the roof be easily accessed? (Is it flat / can bins or other structure be used to gain access?)


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6. Are there any unsecured external areas? (Rear parking / Waste stores etc)


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7. Are there any reported security issues by building users?


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8. Is an intruder alarm fitted?


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Asbestos

1. Is there ACM in the building?


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Legionella

1. Is there a Water Risk / Monitoring on site?


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Gas

1. Is there Gas on site?


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Electrical Safety

1. Is there a Periodical Fixed Test on site?


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2. Is there a PAT Testing regime in place?


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3. Are electrical sockets being used correctly? (I.e not overloaded)


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4. Is electrical equipment in good working order? (No damage)


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5. Is access to live high/low voltage equipment restricted to authorised people only?


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6. Is there adequate warning signs on electrical supplies


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Lifts

1. Are there any lifts?


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Pressure Vessels

1. Are there pressure vessels within the building?


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Medical Gas

1. Is there piped medical gas on site?


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Generators

1. Are generators used at this building?


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Windows

1. Has the building had a window restrictor survey undertaken?


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2. Has Clinical Provider undertaken a Risk Assessment for falls from windows?


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3. Are windows and frames in good condition?


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4. Are windows functioning and fully operational?


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5. Are blinds in a safe condition?


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6. Fully open window gap less than 100mm?


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7. Tamper proof fixings?


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8. Fittings could withstand excessive force?


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Automatic Doors

1. Has the property got automatic doors?


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2. Is there evidence of maintenance on site?


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Chemicals

1. Are Hazardous Substances used on site?


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2. Are they securely stored?


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3. Are COSHH Risk Assessments available?


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Housekeeping

1. Is the standard of cleaning good?


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2. Is the building clear of rubbish?


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3. Do the Cleaning Contractors have Risk and COSHH Assessments?


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Waste

1. Is a contract in place for clinical waste?


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2. Is there any issues with the clinical waste


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3. Is there any issues with domestic waste?


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Lighting

1. Are there any obvious issues with internal lighting levels?


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2. Are there any obvious issues with external lighting levels?


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Internal

1. Is there adequate space for staff to work safely?


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2. Are there any slip, trip, fall hazards?


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3. Are handrails secured?


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4. Is floor covering in good condition? (Not worn or damaged)


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External

1. Are grit bins provided?


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2. Are there any smoking related issues?


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3. Are there any slip, trip or fall hazards?


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4. Any significant deterioration of the building fabric?


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5. Are external waste bin storage solutions suitable?


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6. Is there adequate separation of vehicles and pedestrians?


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7. Is there any vehicle traffic related issues?


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Welfare

1. Is a staff room provided?


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2. Are the appropriate toilets in good repair?


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3. Is hot water available?


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4. Are staff changing rooms available?


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5. Is drinking water provided?


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6. Are there lockers provided for staff?


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Contractor Management

1. Is there contractors working on site?


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First Aid

1. Is there a nominated first Aider on site?


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2. Do NHS staff have access to a first aid box?


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3. Are first aid notices present and up to date?


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Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

1. Access / Egress suitable?


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2. Adequate disabled spaces available?


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3. Any other DDA specific issues present?


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Signage

1. Appropriate signage in place for specific hazards?


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2. Any issues with way-marking signage?


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Pest Control

1. Any obvious Pest issues?


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2. Controls in place?


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3. Any situations identified that could cause Pest issues?


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Loler

1. Is there any item under LOLER out of date maintenance?


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2. Is there any equipment that is faulty?


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3. Do staff know what the maintenance cycle for lifting equipment?


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Equipment

1. Provision and Use of Work Equipment (PUWER), is there a maintenance regime in place?


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2. Is there any equipment that is faulty?


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3. Do staff know what the maintenance cycle for work equipment?


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