Walk-through Inspection Checklist

Walk-through Inspection Checklist

  • Instructions:

    Carefully check all of these items and note and correct any deficiencies. Please provide additional details regarding any problems noted in the blank space below or on the reverse side. Give the completed form to the Safety and Health Program Manager for filing.
  • All required posters are displayed where they can be read by all employees. The phone number to call in a medical emergency is posted. Additional information on posting requirements is available at http://www.nclabor.com/posters /posters.htm.
  • Employees can open emergency exit doors from inside without tools, keys or special knowledge (except in mental, penal, or correctional facilities where there is an evacuation plan). Capacity of exit routes is adequate. Exit discharge leads directly outside or to a street, walkway, refuge area, public way, or open space with access to the outside. Exit access is adequate, at least 28 inches wide and ceiling height is at least seven feet six inches. Exit path is constructed using fire resistant materials.
  • Work areas are clean and orderly. Floors are free of unnecessary clutter and trip hazards. Floors are dry.
  • The first aid kit is readily accessible and fully stocked with gloves, CPR barrier, and all necessary items (http://www.benmeadows.com/refinfo/ezfacts/ezpdf/tech208.pdf #search=%22ansi%20Z308%22). A clinic, hospital or infirmary is available nearby, or a person with a valid first aid certificate is available on site.
  • Cool drinking water is available. Employees do not use a common cup for drinking.
  • Shade or cooling areas are available for employees who experience heat stress.
  • Toilet facilities are available and clean. Convenient hand washing facilities with tepid water, soap, and clean drying facilities are available.
  • There is enough light for employees to perform their assigned duties.
  • All employees are wearing the PPE required for the task they are performing. The PPE is all clean and in good working order.
  • All fall protection equipment is in good condition. Appropriate anchor points are available in all locations where employees must use personal fall arrest systems. A plan is in place to quickly rescue an employee who falls.
  • Fire extinguishers are present at all locations marked by signs. All fire extinguishers are inspected to verify they are still full monthly. All fire extinguishers have been serviced (usually by a specialist) within the last year. Note: Fire extinguishers are not required in most workplaces. However, if present, these requirements apply.
  • All employees have set up their computer comfortably. All employees can use their computer without twisting. All keyboards are just below elbow height when employees sit with their shoulders and arms relaxed at their sides. The top of all monitor screens are not above eye level. All employees that need a footrest or telephone headset have one.
  • All floor openings (size over one inch) are covered, protected by standard railings (a top rail 42 inches high, an intermediate rail, and posts) or constantly attended by a person. Bridge plates are strong enough to support the intended load and secured from slipping.
  • All hand tools (company and employee owned) are in good condition. No mushroomed shafts or loose hammer heads or shafts. Tools are reasonably free from grease. Cutting tools are sharp.
  • All electrical cords and equipment are in good condition. Nothing is stored within the clearance zone of all electrical panels (36" deep and 30" wide). All electrical cords and wiring are dry. Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) are installed on all electrical circuits or equipment used in wet areas.
  • All portable ladders are in good condition (check all rungs, uprights, bases, hinges, and spreaders).
  • No other hazards were noted during this walk-through.