It is vital for any industrial complex to have a mandatory safety inspection on their area to eliminate the existence of fatal accidents and sudden exposure of workers through hazardous chemicals during operational hours.
For large working areas, a designated risk assessment is set for every safety manager to conduct, and this is strictly in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Association’s guidelines on doing a proper safety inspection.
Through the history of safety failures inside a work site, it is now time for industrial companies to step up their safety maintenance by conducting daily inspections inside the working area. In this post, we will have a deeper insight with the details that should be transcribed within the daily checklist of safety managers, to eliminate the failure of maintaining safety measures inside your facility.
Daily Safety Checklist
• Review of Prior Risk Assessment
Since most of the industrial companies are now aware of the proper maintenance including the annual risk assessment report of their facility, it is now time to focus on comparing the past statements to the present need of a facility’s safety loopholes.
During the review, it is wise to include questions like: Have all identified issues been corrected and noted on the previous facility inspection summary? Are all corrections of previously identified problems still active and not recurring? If all of these questions are met, it is now the time to focus on other considerations on your daily checklist.
• Emergency Exits
Emergency exits must be free from obstruction at all times. Items such as boxes, furniture, shelves, displays, decorative items, plants, clothing, shoes, machinery or finished products must never be stored in front of an emergency exit, even temporarily. Nor should inventory safety and control, manufacturing or another equipment encroach on or obstruct emergency exits.
• Adequate Storage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The general maintenance and storage of PPE usually includes keeping it in a dry, and clean place, where it can be easily accessed and is not exposed to potentially damaging conditions. In more specific cases, it involves storing and replacing spare parts, such as respirator filters. It’s also important to make sure you have some additional PPE stored correctly, should any of your current equipment be lost, damaged or compromised. Employees should also be encouraged to report the loss, destruction or faults in any PPE.
• Workforce Productivity
Improving quality labor starts with training and seminars that industrial companies cater to their workers. To maintain and track if workers are applying what they’ve learned through these training, it is only the responsibility of safety managers to check their worker’s daily tasks for them remind and follow-up task related safety precautions.
• Fire-System Maintenance
Most facilities feature systems or products that are maintenance-free, meaning they remain in place for the life of the building without maintenance. But many structural and operational features require regular maintenance. Penetrations, dampers, and doors in fire-rated walls are examples of building features departments must maintain adequately.
Technicians must keep automatic-fire-sprinkler and standpipe systems, portable fire extinguishers, and fire alarm and -detection systems under model codes and standards. Managers should be thoroughly familiar with features that require maintenance and the frequency of those activities.
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