Conducting an inspection

You need to inspect and review your risk control measures

During an inspection, identify any unsafe conditions and activities that may cause injury or illness, and figure out how to eliminate or minimise them. Follow these steps:

Use a checklist to make sure your inspection is thorough and consistent with previous inspections. This will also serve as a record of your inspection.

Ask yourself what hazards are associated with the job that you are observing.

Observe how workers perform tasks: Do they follow safe work procedures and use personal protective equipment as required?

Ask workers how they perform their tasks. Talk to them about their health and safety concerns.

Record any unsafe actions or conditions that you see.

Think about tasks that workers may also perform that you did not observe.

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