The need and purpose of workplace inspections in the chemical rubber oil and paint industry

The employer is obliged to provide employees with safe and health working conditions. To know exactly how safe and healthy working conditions are or aren’t he needs to constantly monitor performance against health and safety standards and procedures as prescribed by law and company policy. This is achieved by conducting regular safety inspections in the workplace and recording the results.

Other factors to consider in the chemical rubber oil and paint industry:

As tools and equipment get older they get worn out or damaged. Such tools can be very dangerous and need to be repaired or replaced. Materials, equipment and procedures constantly change. Ignoring such changes can jeopardize people’s health and safety. Lack of the necessary skills to perform a certain job can cause injury. Regular safety inspections will help to expose possible training needs. Safety inspections may vary in purpose from routine to maintenance inspections to inspections after a major incident like a fire or aircraft crash.

Gas Welding and Cutting Inspection Checklist Template

Examples of questions relevant to this type of inspection:
Is the outlet pressure steady with no creep or pressure build-up on closing down?
Do the pressure adjusting screws turn freely?
Are the gauges undamaged, shatterproof lenses fitted and no zero error?
Are flashback arrestors fitted?
Are the body and connection nuts undamaged?


Gas Storage Inspection Checklist Template

Examples of questions relevant to this type of inspection:
Does the fire department know about the storage and have they approved the storage and provided an approval certificate?
Do all manifold assemblies have a nameplate with all the relevant information displayed?
Are all inside gas cylinders located at a distance of at least 300 mm away from any gas stove?
Are all gas cylinders stored 2 m away from any drains, pits or manholes?
Are all gas cylinders situated a least 3 meters away from any opening directly above the container?


Hydraulic Jack Inspection Checklist Template

Examples of questions relevant to this type of inspection:
Is the maximum mass load indicated on the jack?
Can the jack lift and hold the rated mass load?
Has the hydraulic jack been inspected by a competent person?
Is there a load test certificate available for the hydraulic jack?
Is the hydraulic jack free of any oil leaks?


Fire Alarm Inspection Checklist Template

Examples of questions relevant to this type of inspection:
Is the control panel placed in an area that is secure from unauthorized access?
Is the area in which the control panel is situated, free of ignition sources and stored combustible materials?
Has the alarm been provided with a standby power source?
Is the battery and enclosure of the back-up power source accessible for inspection?
Has an additional device been installed in noise zones to warn staff to evacuate the building when the normal limit of 90 db. Is exceeded?