Warehouse Cleaning

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Warehouse Cleaning

Manual Tasks

1. Risk assessments in relation to manual tasks have been conducted


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2. Heavy items are stored at waist height or bottom, as appropriate


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3. Lighter items are stored at top shelves


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4. Access to shelves, storage areas, cupboards is not obstructed


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5. Ramps are in place in areas where trolleys are used to go from one level to another level


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6. Work benches and other work surfaces are at good height to reduce poor posture


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7. Reaching aids, such as hooks, tongs, are available where required


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Slips, Trips And Falls

1. Floors, steps, stairs and ramps have unbroken and slip resistant surface


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2. Floors, steps, stairs and ramps are free from obstructions that may lead to trips or falls


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3. Walkways are free from storage or obstructions that may cause a person to trip or fall


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4. Outside floor surfaces are maintained and free from potholes and other obstructions


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5. Adequate drainage is in place in wet areas


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6. Drains and plumbing is not leaking, causing slip hazard


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7. Small changes in floor levels (eg at edge of tiles and at doorways) do not create a slip or trip hazard and are readily visible - for instance high visibility strip at edge where applicable


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8. Warning signs are available and used near wet floors and spills


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9. Appropriate step ladder or safety steps are used


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10. Hand rails and guard rails are provided on stairs and ramps


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11. Slip resistant and enclosed footwear is required (dress code)


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12. Edge protection is provided where required


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13. Safe access is provided to areas such as mezzanine floors


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14. Sufficient lighting has been provided


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Hazardous Substances

1. Register of hazardous substances is complete and current – the register contains a contents list and material safety data sheets (MSDS) and MSDS are less than 5 years old


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2. Register of hazardous substances is readily available for workers on site


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3. Hazardous substances are properly labelled: manufacturers labels on container


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4. Decanted containers are labelled with name, risk and safety phrases


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5. Risk assessments have been completed for all substances and the outcome of the assessment is recorded in the hazardous substances register


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6. Risk assessment report is available where the risk is significant


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7. Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained


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8. People who may be exposed or work with hazardous substances have been provided with adequate information, instruction and training and records are kept


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9. Training includes information about: potential health risk and toxic effects, control measures to minimise risk, correct use of measures, care and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the need for and details of health surveillance


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10. Adequate personal protective equipment (eg gloves, mask, safety glasses) is provided for substances used at the workplace


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11. Workers use the adequate personal protective equipment on site


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12. Personal protective equipment is provided at no cost to workers


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Emergency Procedures

1. An evacuation procedure to be followed in the event of a fire or other emergency is provided


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2. The evacuation procedure and a diagram of the workplace (showing the exits) are displayed in a prominent location


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3. Emergency egress enables safe egress in event of an emergency (eg doors are not obstructed)


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4. Exit signs have been provided and are maintained


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5. Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained


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6. An adequately stocked first aid kit is provided at a central location


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7. An adequate number of people have been trained in first aid, having regard to the types of hazards and number of people in the workplace


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8. Procedures are in place for isolated workers (means of communication are available and procedures for regular contact are in place with isolated workers)


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Noise Safety

1. A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that workers are exposed to noise levels of 85dB(A)


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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, where exposure levels exceed 85dB(A) for 8hrs and/or Lc Peak 140dB(C)


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


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Falls From Height

1. Edge protection is provided on upstairs dining areas and mezzanine floors


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2. Safe access is provided to storage areas, such as mezzanine floors


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Violence And Aggression

1. Workers have received information, instruction and training in relation to dealing with violence and aggression (including hold ups, cash handling, difficult customers)


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2. Procedures are in place in relation to violence and aggression


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3. Procedures are in place in relation to cash handling and hold-ups (including post hold-up)


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4. Staff are escorted to car after evening shift, where applicable


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5. An adequate number of security staff is provided and security staff is adequately trained, where applicable


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