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Workshop Inspection Checklist

Use this inspection checklist to allow you to work systematically through the workplace, keeping the process focused, organized, and on task. Written records provide accountability for those in charge of safety and health.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Workshop Inspection Checklist

Use this inspection checklist to allow you to work systematically through the workplace, keeping the process focused, organized, and on task. Written records provide accountability for those in charge of safety and health.
  • Inspection Team Members:

  • Workshop Room No:

  • Workshop Supervisor:

  • Inspection Date:

  • Work Environment

  • The general area is tidy and free of obstruction and mess.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Spaces between and under benches, cabinets and equipment are accessible for cleaning.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Walkways/floor areas are clear of obstructions and trip hazards (e.g. electrical cords).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Floor surfaces/coverings are even, not slippery and are in good condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Stair treads are in good condition (no worn or broken treads).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Handrails present, secure, and in good condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Landings are clear of obstruction.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Lighting adequate and operational

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Temperature is comfortable

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Area is free from odours

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Noise level is acceptable or controlled to an adequate level

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Ventilation is adequate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hand basin or alternative means of decontaminating hands is available within the area.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Facilities for the storage of outer garments and personal items are available outside the room.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Walkways/forklift areas are clearly marked

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Signage

  • First aid signage is visible and contains details of first aid officers for the area.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • An Emergency Evacuation Diagram (from FMD) is located in the near vicinity and is clearly displayed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exit signs are in place and illuminated.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Building warden signage is visible and contains details of building wardens for the area.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hazard/safety signage on entrance/s clearly visible and contains information including:

  • Authorized access only

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No food or drink

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Type of chemicals

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Lab supervisor details

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency Requirements

  • Exit doors are marked, clearly visible and can be opened from inside (no pad-locks).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exit corridors are clear of obstructions (including outside of the building).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • A first aid kit is located in the near vicinity.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire equipment (fire blanket, extinguisher, hose reel) is accessible and clear of obstruction.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire equipment (fire blanket, extinguisher, hose reel) have been inspected/tagged within the last 6 months.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Overhead sprinklers and detectors are clear of obstruction.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Safety shower and emergency eye wash station is functional and easily accessible.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ‘Experiments in Progress’ are labeled with procedures outlining response in case of emergency

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electrical

  • Electrical equipment tested, tagged and in date.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All power leads, outlets and switches are in good condition (not broken).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Extension leads / power boards are used as designed (no temporary or makeshift leads/power boards, double adaptors, overloading).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks

  • Frequently used items within easy reach between knee and shoulder height, heavy items stored at waist height.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Step ladders or stools are accessible to access items stored on high shelves if required and are in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Materials handling equipment available for heavy or awkward items and loads

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • PPE is available and in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • PPE is stored appropriately.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Signage of PPE requirements displayed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Chemical

  • Chemicals stored in appropriate containers.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Containers are labelled correctly (e.g. not handwritten, label contains minimum chemical name and GHS pictogram).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Chemicals are stored according to compatibility. Compatibility chart is readily available.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Dangerous goods cabinets are used and maintained in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard including:

  • Self-closing and close fitting doors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Locking automatically (flammable)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Locking mechanism in 2 or more places (flammable/corrosive)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Self-releasing locking mechanism (oxidizing agents and organic peroxides)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Clearance from ignition/heat sources (flammable, oxidizing agents, organic peroxides)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bunding

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Ventilation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Other specific requirements

  • Maximum volumes of chemicals in laboratory inventory has been checked (and recorded) against ChemAlert stock holdings in the past 12 months

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • There is bunding or spill trays for the storage of hazardous liquids.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Spill kits are available and maintained.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Refrigerators used to store flammable materials are intrinsically safe.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Refrigerators are suitably labeled (e.g. no food, no drink, no flammables, biohazard).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Segregated waste disposable containers are available and labelled correctly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Materials that are subject to spontaneous combustion, such as oily rags and paint rags, placed in approved oily waste cans that are emptied daily.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Compressed Gas

  • Compressed gas cylinder contents are appropriately identified.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cylinders are secured appropriately by bracket or chain.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All cylinders are at least 3m away from ignition sources, combustible material and are stored according to dangerous goods class with compatible gases.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Empty cylinders are separated from full cylinders and clearly labelled

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appropriate resources (eg. cylinder trolley) are available for transporting gas cylinders.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The regulator is appropriate for the gas being used (e.g. stainless steel for corrosive gases, brass for non-corrosive gases)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Gas lines are labelled and free of leaks, kinks, signs of wear & tear.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Gas use is confined to areas with good local exhaust ventilation.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cylinders, pipes and valves are protected from mechanical damage.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cryogenics

  • Dewars < 25 L have handles and loose fitting lids.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Dewars > 25 L have wheels and pressure release valves.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cryogen storage areas are appropriately ventilated.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Wet Areas

  • Floor/area free from water and being wet

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Drains (floors and sink ) clear and free flowing

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Taps free from drips

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Plant & Equipment

  • Area around plant clean

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Plant and equipment maintained and in good condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Plant cannot be operated/accessed when unattended

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency stops are working.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Guarding on plant and equipment is in good condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Log book maintained for use

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Warning labels/procedures on equipment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Welding screens maintained and in good condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Other Comments:

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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