WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST
Department/Area:........................................... Assessors:............................................................. Date:.........................
Criteria OSH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT 1. Managers and employees understand and accept their responsibilities under the OSH Act. Managers and Supervisors at all levels are activelyinvolved in safety management. Competent person coordinates safety management activities. There is an up-to-date University OSH Policy in your area All employees know about the OSH Policy Adequate resources are provided for safety management. Employees are provided sufficient time to perform tasks related to OSH Employees are made accountable for safety and health in their area of responsibility.PLANNING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The OSH needs for your area are planned at least annually There are specific OSH objectives set OSH performance is measured Specialist OSH expertise is employed when required OSH Plans and objectives are assessed at least annually Recommendations to improve safety management are acted upon Relevant OSH information is readily accessible Management only usecontractors that operate in a safe manner Contractors are managed to ensure safety standards are maintained Visitor safety is ensured OSH systems are in place for employees with special needs Emergency procedures are available
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Criteria CONSULTATION Management and employees understand therequirement to consult on safety and health matters Consultative systems are established (eg SHRs and committees) and Effective Employees are consulted regarding OSH Planning Employees are consulted regarding managing hazards in the workplace Employees are consulted regarding OSH training needs The consultative mechanisms in your area are evaluated HAZARD MANAGEMENT Managers and employees understand andact on the legislative requirement to reduce risk in the Workplace There is an effective process for reporting workplace incidents/Hazards Work-related incidents and hazards are investigated Work areas are regularly inspected/ assessed for OSH Your area’s hazards are identified Risks are assessed for identified Hazards Work tasks are evaluated using Job Safety Analysis Control of risk is planned inaccordance with risk assessments Risk control measures implemented are effective Risk controls are introduced in accordance with the ‘hierarchy of controls’ The effectiveness of risk controls is evaluated Risk controls are corrected when they are not effective Tasks and areas are assessed when work arrangements are changed TRAINING Management and employees understand the requirements for OSHTraining Management have identified the OSH training needs of employees Training is planned according to the needs analyses OSH training has clear objectives Appropriate OSH training is provided OSH training is evaluated All employees are able to follow emergency procedures
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Criteria WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY 1 Is there an Emergency Poster (Dial 5 – Curtin) (Dial 333 – Murdoch) visible in the area Have all staff received fire safety and evacuation training? Staff are aware of procedures and know emergency personnel? Has a fire/evacuation drill been conducted in the last 12 months? Are staff aware of thelocation and type of fire fighting equipment available in the area? Is the access to all fire fighting equipment clear? Are all fire exit routes: i) clearly signed? ii) Exit signs light? iii) clear of obstruction? iv) Not locked 8 9 10 11 Overhead sprinklers/detectors clear of obstructions, stores etc. Is there a requirement for a first aid kit in the area? Do staff know first aid/emergency medical...
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