It Workshop Safety Inspection Checklist

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IT Workshop Safety Inspection Checklist

Layout

1. Area is clean, tidy and well kept.


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2. Adequate storage area provided.


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3. There is adequate ventilation.


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4. Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant.


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Environment

1. Temperature is comfortable.


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2. Lighting is adequate.


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3. Area is free from odors?


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Emergency Procedures

1. Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed


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2. Are spill kits available?


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3. Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained.


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4. Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.


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5. Procedures are in place for isolated workers.


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6. Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visa le.


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First Aid Facilities

1. There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.


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2. Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.


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3. Names and contacts of first aiders displayed and up to date.


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General Facilities

1. Washing facilities are clean and functional.


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2. Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?


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3. Warning and Safety signage in good condition.


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4. Isolation valves are readily accessible and clearly labelled.


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5. Walls, windows, doors and furniture is in good condition.


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Manual Handling

1. where applicable manual handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available.


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2. Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in manual handling.


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3. Trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.


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4. Step ladders or safe steps available to access light items stored on high shelves.


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5. All manual task-related incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.


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6. Workers have been asked for safer ways to do the job.


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Storage

1. Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.


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2. Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.


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3. Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.


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4. Safe lifting sign displayed.


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5. Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organized.


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Slips And Trips

1. Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in slips and trips


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2. Warning signs are available and erected near spills


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3. There are special provisions for slip resistance in wet areas.


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4. Guard rails and slip resistance are provided on ramps and stairs.


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5. All slip and trip incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.


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6. Significant hazards have been identified and assessed all the factors that will affect the risk has controls implemented.


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7. Walkways are free of hazards, such as electrical leads.


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Electrical Safety

1. Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Electrical Safety and are following applicable SOPs. (Safe Operating Procedures).


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2. All portable equipment has current test tags.


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3. Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or fixed into sockets. (It should be clearly marked on socket).


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4. Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.


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5. Flexible cord, plugs ad extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.


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6. Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.


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7. Power boards are used. (not double adapters).


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8. Faulty equipment is tagged out. (Tag and tags is available).


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Chemical Aspects

1. Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs (Safe Operating Procedures).


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2. MSDS (not older older than 5 years) are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register.


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3. There is an up to date easy to find and read list/register summary of all chemicals used.


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4. A risk assessment has been completed for all chemicals and harmful substances stored and used at the workplace.


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5. Actions have been take to control risks. For example , an investigation has been doe to find out whether an alternative safer chemical is available.


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6. Decanted containers are labeled with name, risk and safety instructions.


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7. Original containers have the manufacturer's label.


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8. Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled i.e. in flammable or corrosive cabinets.


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9. Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?


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10. Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet?


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11. Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).


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Personal Protective Equipment

1. Instruction and information of PPE are available.


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2. PPE store available well maintained and in good order.


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3. Signage of PPE requirements displayed on equipment.


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4. Required PPE available


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5. Appropriate signs displayed to standard requirements visible, correctly located and in good condition, (Inside and outside).


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Noise

1. A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that workers Re exposed to noise levels.


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2. Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise, including the provision of personal hearing protection.


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3. Workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace.


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Machinery And Plant

1. Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.


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2. Load chart is provided and legible.


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3. Keys are not left behind in unattended mobile plant.


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4. Are safe work method statements/warming signs clearly visible?


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5. Manufacturer's manuals and operator instructions are readily available.


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6. Inspection re records are made and kept in relation to plant.


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7. Work area is organized for the safety of the mobile plant operator and pedestrians. (Safe walkways on floor?)


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8. Forklift operators hold a high risk work license for forklift operation and have reached 18 years of age.


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9. Pre-start safety check of mobile plant is carried out in accordance to Manufactures instructions


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10. Mobile plant is in good working order. (Seat, lights, steering, controls, horn, tyres, gas cylinder, warning signs, brakes, mast, chains, hoses, counterweight, control labels).


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11. Seatbelt and rollover protection is provided where required.


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12. Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?


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13. Emergency stops tested and are working.


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14. Welding screens available, maintained and in good condition.


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Guarding

1. Operators and maintenance personnel properly trained, familiar with the operation and set up of machinery and able to demonstrate safety features.


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2. Where fixed guards are provided, they prevent operation of the machinery when open, the guards are prevented from opening while the machinery is in operation.


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3. Where a presence sensing system is used, it operates as intended and stops the machinery when the light beams or sensors are interrupted.


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4. Guards protect against hazards to the rear and sides of machinery.


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5. Pre-operational checks are conducted to ensure safety features are in working order.


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6. Warning signs and decals clearly visible.


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7. Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pass close to dangerous moving parts, a safe system of work in place to reduce risk.


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8. Manufacturer's manuals are available for operators.


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Welding Safety

1. Are staff appropriately trained and inducted in the dangers of performing welding tasks?


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2. Are students appropriately supervised by a competent person when welding?


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3. Are welding operators provided with the appropriate PPE?


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4. Is there adequate ventilation for welding tasks?


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5. Are there appropriate warning signs in welding areas?


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6. Are welding screens used when performing welding tasks?


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7. Are ventilation systems working adequately?


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Compressed Gas

1. Cylinders contents are identified and appropriately secured.


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2. Cylinders are stored according to dangerous goods class and empty cylinders are separated from full ones.


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3. Gas lines are free of leaks, kinks, wear & tear.


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Other Hazards

1. Other Hazards


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