Machine Safety Checklist
Are there safeguards at the point of operation?
Are there any exposed moving parts (chains, belts, gears, fly-wheels, etc.)?
Are there any other exposed mechanical parts that might be sharp or otherwise hazardous (screws, bolts, edges, etc.)?
Is the machine properly anchored to the ground or other structures as needed?
Are the right limit switches installed to stop operation when a limit is exceeded?
Was the machine set-up according to applicable codes and standards?
Is the machine grounded properly?
Does the power supply have suitable fuses and protection?
Are all electrical connections tight?
Are there any shock hazards from open connections?
Are any hazardous wires or other electrical components suitably labeled?
Is the floor free of any cords where workers need to move?
Are workers protected against noise from the machine?
Is the environment conducive to safe worker functioning (temperature, humidity, radiation, etc.)?
Is lighting enough to operate the machine safely?
Is the floor dry and safer for worker motion?
Are required ergonomic features in place (arm rests, keyboard height, display height and angle)?
Has the proper protective equipment been provided? What additional equipment is needed...
Have the workers been trained in proper use of the protective equipment?
Are workers dressed properly to operate the machinery safely (no jewelry, no loose clothing, proper footwear, hair tied back, etc.)?
Is there a maintenance log present at the machine?
Is the maintenance log up to date?
Are workers trained in how to review maintenance information to ensure that the machine is ready to use?
Are maintenance workers trained in safe procedures such as disconnecting the machine from power sources?
Is there a master cut-off switch to stop functioning of the machinery?
Are starting and stopping controls in place and reachable?
Have starting and stopping controls been tested?
Are there safeguards against any hazardous materials (lubricants, chemicals, scrap materials, etc.)?
Are the safeguards suitable for workers of all sizes?
Is appropriate emergency response equipment available? What additional equipment is needed...
Is there a first aid kit (including an eyewash station) available?
Have all workers present been trained to use the machine properly?
Have all workers present been trained on the safety features of the machine (safeguards, start/stop controls, etc.)?
Have all workers present been trained in the proper response for safety issues that might arise?
Is the machine’s operating manual and other documentation present and current?
Are operating procedures documented at the machine location?
Are the electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic diagrams for the machine available and up to date?
Are all operating manuals and documentation in the languages understood by the workers?