Warehouse Hazards Checklist

Use this Warehouse Hazards Checklist to identify and address potential safety risks, ensuring a comprehensive and proactive approach to warehouse safety.

Warehouse Hazards Checklist



Work Environment

1. Is vehicle and pedestrian segregation sufficient?


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2. Is the warehouse set out to segregate vehicles and pedestrians by providing the following: • separate traffic routes •separate routes of entry • clearly marked lanes • pedestrian exclusion areas


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3. Are the vehicles and pedestrian segregations being used correctly?


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Emergency Exits

1. Is there any risk of people being trapped inside the building in the event of a fire?


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2. Are emergency exits free from obstruction?


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3. Are emergency exits clearly marked?


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4. Are the aisles not obstructed by storage and tripping hazards?


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5. Is the area generally clear and free from obstruction and debris?


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6. Is the heating system adequate and functioning? If not: • Are mess rooms available that are warm and clean? • Is wet clothing being changed or dried at appropriate times? • Are breaks being taken at the allotted times in cold areas?


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7. Is the lighting adequate?


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Ventilation

1. Is the area free from any build-up of noxious fumes from exhaust gases?


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2. Are there exhaust ventilation systems in use, and are they functioning correctly?


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PPE

1. Are personnel working outside issued with and using PPE?


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2. Is the PPE suitable for the task?


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3. Is the PPE being worn correctly?


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4. Is the PPE in good repair?


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5. Are employees medically fit for the work they are expected to do?


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Falls From Height Hazards

1. Are goods or materials on shelves and racking checked for the potential to roll?


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2. Are materials properly stacked, secured, and not leaning off the edges of racks?


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3. Are there unstable freestanding stacks of goods or materials?


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4. Are there goods or materials on unguarded mezzanine floors?


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5. Is there a lack of guardrails for overhead storage and platforms?


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6. Are pallets, racks, and shelving in good condition?


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7. Are objects unsafely carried by overhead gantry or hoists?


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8. Are there unsound ladders or access equipment in use?


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9. Is there unsafe access to and egress from mezzanine floors?


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10. Are employees using improper ladders for the job?


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Manual Handling

1. Do working positions pose a hazard that could cause muscular strains, such as employees utilizing incorrect lifting techniques?


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2. Is there lifting of heavy or large and awkward materials?


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3. Are there bad postures over stock or tables?


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4. Is there repetitive twisting or turning?


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5. Is there the use of any equipment with signs of damage or imminent collapse?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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