HSE General Inspection
Inspection Details
Inspection Date:
Inspection Team
Inspection Name: _________________________________
Inspection Location: CNS TSVLE
OFF-SITE ____________________
Lab Manager:
Inspection Team Leader:
Other Team Members:
Site Address: Building ___________ Room_____________
Inspection Summary:
Hazard Severity (HS)
1 Already rectified
2 Within 6 hrs
3 Within 24 hrs
4 Within 3 days
5 Within 1 week
6 Within 1 month
Generic CHECK LIST
Lab Entry
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Have you notified lab occupants, manager of
entry sign-in / sign-out requirements
Is the door and locking mechanism working
Is the entry signage current and in good condition
Sign are not faded and worn
Is there signage displaying entry requirements
PPE, lab rules, No food/ drinks
Does signage display emergency contact details
Manager, Tech, HSR, Include A/H’s Numbers
Was there a contact person to induct you to lab
Occupant/s should give you a brief induction to lab (Hazards)
Is there a Noticeboard
Safety notices, Safety recalls, Lab
info
Housekeeping
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is the area clean, tidy and free of obstruction to
general movable spaces
Are hand washing facilities clean and operational
Are lab coats stored correctly and tidy
hanging,
stored and soiled in separate area
The Lab operating manuals available
SOP’s, Risk
Assessments, instruction manuals, chemical register, project
register, PPE register, training register and stored away from
main lab operating area
PPE
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is PPE available at entry point
When required, glasses,
gloves etc
Is the correct PPE available
Gloves (nitrile, neoprene,
rubber) Eye (face, goggles, laser, glasses) Respiratory
(organic, particle)Foot (rubber, wet, chemical)
Is PPE maintained and stored correctly
stored away
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Approval Details Document Name: HSE General Inspection
Document Sponsor: HSE Advisor’s
Document Authority: HSE Unit Version No: 1
Next review date: January 2016
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from chemicals and other environmental substances (some
labs, PPE will need to be stored on the outside of lab)
Are all persons wearing covered footwear
Emergency Preparedness
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Emergency exits not obstructed 2 m clearance
First Aid Kit available, checked and sign posted
First Aiders Officers and First Aiders known
Is there a Building Warden
Do occupiers of room /
building know the chief warden and other wardens?
Insert Wardens name
Has there been an emergency evacuation drill in
the past 12 months
Insert date
Firefighting equipment not obstructed
1 m
clearance, includes fire extinguisher, fire hose, Sprinklers, Gas
suppression, blankets, FIP’s and MCP’s
Firefighting equipment inspected/tagged
every 6
months fire extinguisher, fire hose, blankets
Sensors and alarms unobstructed and working
Scheduled tests, sensors not covered over
Emergency Eyewash/ Shower free from
obstruction must have a clear path way from activity to
Eyewash/ shower
Emergency Eyewash/ Shower tested regularly
weekly, there are other tests done Annually, monthly, daily
Breathing apparatus available and unobstructed
Facilities & Environment
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is lighting sufficient Is
Check for glare , reflections,
lux
meter may be required to be more specific for tasks
Is there is natural lighting Are windows clean
Do air conditioners get cleaned every 6 months
Is waste controlled adequately
bins emptied, bio-
safety waste scheduled
Are sinks, drains and pits kept clean and clear
Have noise levels been checked
(85dB(A)over 8hours
average(140dB(C)peak, less than 1 second exposure) AS1269)
Administration
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Have lab users completed training I
nduction, FEP,
Generic, Site, Activity
Are Risk Assessments current
Lab risk Assessments are
on RiskWare
List RiskWare No’s
Are there SOP’s for Plant & Equipment
Plant and Equipment
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Electrical equipment is tested & tagged
5 year (insitu), 1 year (cord/ plug sets) 6 months (workshop &
hire) and 3 months (hostile environment)
Are electrical cords neat and secure
Cords on floor
are covered, Power boards are not overloaded, NO double
adapters
Equipment assessable and fit for use
free from obstruction, maintained in good working order
Equipment has safeguarding correctly fitted
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Document Sponsor: HSE Advisor’s
Document Authority: HSE Unit Version No: 1
Next review date: January 2016
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Emergency stops fitted and working.
Fume hoods and biosafety cabinets clean and
within test date
Ventilation not blocked
return air ducts, fume hoods,
Dangerous Goods cupboards
Are there pre-start checks being completed for
plant
Autoclave, Centrifuge
Are plant fail safe devices working
(emergency
accumulators, manual controls, manual shutdown, limit switches)
Is planted fitted with warning devices
decals
(flashing beacon/s, movement alarm, hi viz markers,)
Have any safety features been by-passed
unplugged
limit switches, sensors, alarms
Is defective equipment/plant identified
Tagged out of service and put into a quarantine area
Are calibrations in date
lab instruments may have to be
calibrated annually
Are ladders used correctly and fit for purpose
step, a-frame, platform are they being used for the right task,
are they maintained
Manual Tasks
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Are there mechanical lifting aids available
Do the lifting aids display a safe work load
rated
capacity or a similar value of what it can safely lift (AS4991-
2004(s)14.1b)
Is there information available on hazardous
manual tasks posters, web, inductions
Do items that need to be lifted have information
in regard to weight, heavy end, fragile, specific
handling info
Are heavy items stored at waist height
Are workstation assessments required
Chemical Management N/A
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is the lab registered on the safety chemical
program Listed with current chemicals and manifest
quantities
Are hazardous chemicals, medicines and poisons
stored/ Handled correctly As per class, locked for
certain medicines, Separated/ segregated, bunding, Haz
Waste, Nitrogen Dewar’s (lift lock-outs)
Are spill kits regularly checked and replenished
Scheduled, Sealed, complete, appropriate to chemical
Are gas bottles refrained from moving and
inadvertent vehicle collision fixed to wall, bollards
installed , empty cylinders stored separately to full ones
Are there Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available
Within
5 years, Australian contact details
Are all containers labelled correctly
in English,
product, manufacture details, hazard pictogram, hazard
statements, first aid, emergency procedures
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Document Sponsor: HSE Advisor’s
Document Authority: HSE Unit Version No: 1
Next review date: January 2016
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Are refrigerators suitable for lab
Do they need to be
spark resistant, , labelled no food or drinks
SPECIFIC AREAS
Cross/tick box if using
Quarantine
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Class
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
95
Are quarantine items physically isolated from
other goods
Is there separation between waste and other
goods
Is there a procedure to transfer quarantine items
from one room to another? From lab to autoclave (are
items sealed?)
Were there any non-compliances on last audit
Please list non-conformance/s if any
OGTR Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Autoclave checks completed
Annual calibration,
Monthly validation
Is access to lab restricted
Signage, key, swipe card, time
locks
BSC inspected and tested
Annually, certificate
displayed
Pest control in place
Users current in Bio-safety training
1 year on-line, 3
years classroom based
Screened barriers in place
Radiation
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is there a current Radiation Safety Plan
Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
Insert RSO
Is the a exposure program in affect
How many Radiation badges have been issued and what are
the results?
Is there an active radiation waste management
procedure What is done with old or unused radiation
sources?
Laser
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Are class 3 lasers used
up to class 3A and Class
3B(restricted) can be used
Is laser calibrated and labelled correctly
Calibration
certificate and Laser warning signs
Are laser operators trained
Class 2 and above shall
have appropriate training (AS2397:1993 s3.2.1)
Is there a certified Laser Safety Officer (LSO)
Class 2
and above shall have a LSO (AS2397:1993 s3.2.2)
Are lasers located well above or well below eye
level
Photo
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Is studio lighting controlled in relation to heat
from light source are lights turned off when not in us?
Are power outlets used safely and nor overloaded
Are there trip hazards from multiple cords
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Document Authority: HSE Unit Version No: 1
Next review date: January 2016
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controlled
are cords all over the studio, check ground to
head height (can this be placed in a safer location)
Are lab users aware of the visual coordination
hazard with studio back drops Wall to floor is
continuous (place visual aids for reference .i.e. small coloured
bean bags while not in use)
Are tripods safety loaded to prevent overturning/
collapsing
tripods and heads will have a load rating
Is there sufficient other lighting if studio is dark
Emergency or studio lighting may be enough if main lights
are off for photographic effect
Magnetic
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
N/A
Identified Hazard
HS
Are there electromagnetic, magnetic or electric
fields
Is there a mechanical or visual exclusion zone
Are there warning signs for Magnet
are building
occupiers aware of magnet and hazards associated (field,
quenching)
Other
Cross/tick box if using
Yes
No
Identified Hazard
HS
Action Planning
Hazard Severity (HS)
1 Already
rectified
2 Within 6 hrs
3 Within 24 hrs
4 Within 3 days
5 Within 1 week
6 Within 1 month
Item
Additional Comments
Inspection Distribution list
Inspection team
lab Manager
HSC
Estate Office
IT&R
HR
HSE
Unit other_______________
Inspection Sign Off
Name
Position
Comments
Signature
Date
Lead inspector
Manager
HSC Chair
HSE Unit Advisor
Completing this inspection:
This inspection must be kept for 2 years or 5 years if included into findings as part of an incident investigation
Insert details on top section.
HS= Hazard Severity, this means how much attention is required to eliminate or reduce the hazard
Inspection name is for name of specific areas .i.e. Chem lab, marine lab etc.
Add any additional items not on checklist
Complete the generic section where applicable.
Create a hazard notification in RiskWare to address each item
If using specific sections cross/tick the box to use the section.
Sign off is to say person has viewed and accepts the checklist (does not mean 100% completed all items)
Identified hazard is issue that needs attention
Contact a HSE team member if you have any issues in completing the inspection or loading onto RiskWare
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Approval Details Document Name: HSE General Inspection
Document Sponsor: HSE Advisor’s
Document Authority: HSE Unit Version No: 1
Next review date: January 2016
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