General Warehouse Inspection Template

Use this Warehouse Inspection Template to ensure quality and safety with inspections of buildings, equipment, materials, and emergency processes.

General Warehouse Inspection Template



Hazardous Materials

1. Are hazmat products processed in a separate area of the warehouse?


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2. Are combustible materials kept away from hot work activities?


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3. Are processes involving hazardous materials well-documented?


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4. Are flammable liquids stored in a secure cabinet?


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5. Are compressed gas cylinders stored in OSHA-compliant containers?


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Emergency Preparedness

1. Is an incident commander posted for each shift in case of an emergency?


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2. Are emergency exit locations posted for workers to see?


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3. Are traffic cones placed near each warehouse aisle?


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4. Are natural disaster shelter locations easy to locate?


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5. Are fire extinguishers in each work area easy to access?


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6. Are first aid kits fully stocked?


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7. Are eyewash stations sanitized and clear of clutter?


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8. Do dock door seals tight and not leak water during rainstorms?


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9. Are outdoor bins for emergency cold weather gear fully stocked and locked?


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Building (Indoor)

1. Are all shelves and racking tightly secured to the floor?


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2. Are pedestrian walkways within the warehouse clearly labeled?


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3. Are stop signs visible and in good condition?


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4. Are walkways clear of cords and other trip hazards?


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5. Are handrails secure and in working order?


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6. Are fire exits easily accessible and clearly marked?


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7. Is the warehouse floor clean?


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8. Are there no signs of foundational issues, such as cracks?


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9. Are storage bins clear of overhanging products, tools, etc.?


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10. Is pallet racking free of excessive shrink wrap overhang?


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11. Are trash bins and/or corrugated recycling bins located near each aisle location?


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12. Is overhead lighting sufficient for each area of the warehouse?


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Building (Outdoor)

1. Is the gutter system working properly and free of excessive debris (Outdoor)?


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2. Are crosswalks clearly visible?


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3. Is the parking lot free of excessive potholes and cracks?


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4. Are employee and visitor parking spaces sufficiently marked?


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5. Is the trailer yard clearly marked for drivers to load and unload?


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6. Do dock doors seal tightly when closed?


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7. Are latches for all dock doors in working order?


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Equipment

1. Is broken or damaged equipment stored in a designated area?


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2. Is PIT equipment parked in the designated parking area?


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3. Are fall arrest harnesses hung up in their 5S location?


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4. Are pallet jacks safely stored away when not in use?


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5. Does each department have sufficient radio equipment to perform daily tasks?


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6. Are conveyor belt rollers properly secured?


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7. Are flex conveyor belts stored out of the way when not in use?


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8. Do brake systems on flex conveyors engage the way they're intended to?


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9. Are worktables cleaned and organized according to the area 5S plan?


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10. Are computer equipment cords secured away from walking paths?


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11. Are broken pallets moved to a separate staging area for disposal?


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