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How to conduct inspections – 9 things to look out for

You may need to regularly inspect your workplace, particularly if it is high-risk, to check for hazards in relation to all tasks undertaken and equipment used in your workplace.

In particular, your inspection should identify any new hazards that have been introduced, e.g. new machinery, and uncontrolled risks associated with them.

By Alanna Furlan

You may need to regularly inspect your workplace, particularly if it is high-risk, to check for hazards in relation to all tasks undertaken and equipment used in your workplace.

In particular, your inspection should identify any new hazards that have been introduced, e.g. new machinery, and uncontrolled risks associated with them. Who can carry out an inspection? 

The following people in your business may carry out an inspection:

9 things to look out for during an inspection 

You should inspect the following things in your workplace:

You should also ensure that emergency management plans are in place in the event of a fire, chemical spill or other unexpected emergency.

For more information about inspecting your worksite, refer to chapter A2 Audits, Inspections and Reviews in your Health & Safety Handbook.

Until next time,

Alanna Furlan
Editor
Health & Safety Bulletin

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