Vehicle and Pedestrian Route Hazard Checklist
Slips, Trips and Falls Hazards
Are there any obstructions on external routes that could cause a slip trip or fall from:
Stored materials, work pieces, storage bins, pallets, etc?
Trailing leads supplying power tools, portable pumps, pressure cleaners, etc?
Loose decking and platforms?
Access routes blocked by general debris, waste bins, etc?
Open or damaged manhole covers or inspection pits?
Unguarded edges on ramps and loading bays?
Uneven or pot-holed surfaces?
Do pathways need improved drainage in wet conditions to avoid flooding?
Do provisions for cold weather need improving (gritting in icy conditions, etc)?
Does lighting need to be improved over pedestrian areas to improve visibility?
Falling Object Hazards
Are there any objects that could fall on people or vehicles such as:
Unstable freestanding stacks of goods or materials?
Unstable or sagging racking?
Objects carried by overhead gantry or hoists?
Loose electrical or mechanical equipment: lighting, pipework, ventilation equipment, etc?
Ladders or access equipment (towers and scaffolding)?
Loose objects on roofs (roof panels, guttering, etc)?
Poorly supported overhead service pipes, cables, ducts?
Uncovered overhead conveyor systems and chutes?
Is there any risk of persons receiving an electrical shock from:
Loose or broken sockets, switches, light fittings, conduits and trunking, etc?
Damaged cables or conduits?
Missing lids on trunking and control panels?
Exposed live parts of electrical switchgear: controls, motors, pumps, etc?
Is any item of electrical equipment poorly or dangerously positioned?
Are there any substances used that could cause harm from contact or inhalation, such as:
Cleaning or degreasing chemicals?
Dusts from powdered goods or supplies?
Smoke or exhaust fumes from vehicles or combustion processes?
Do the procedures for cleaning up organic and chemical substance spills need improving?
Does the disposal of waste products from spills need improving?
Has any staff member complained of any persistent or increasing allergic reactions: running nose or eyes, coughing, sneezing, itching skin, etc?
Are there any new substances being used since the last review?
Are flammable materials stored or used in a manner that could cause a fire, such as:
Any flammable substances on or near sources of heat or direct sunlight?
Any flammable substances that are not correctly stored in flameproof containers (solvents, adhesives, etc.)?
Any potential for a flammable substance to be spilled onto sources of heat or electrical equipment?
Flammable waste materials in left bins?
Chemicals that can react or spontaneously combust?
Do stored flammable substances require additional collision protection (railings, bollards, etc.)?
Traffic Route Layout Hazards
Is there adequate protection provided for pedestrians, or:
Does pedestrian/vehicle segregation need improving?
Do physical barriers need installing by vehicle routes?
Do traffic routes need to be more clearly marked?
Do extra warning signs need to be displayed?
Vehicle Movement Hazards
If moving vehicles can collide with pedestrians:
Are vehicles reversed without using banksmen?
Do banksmen need communication devices such as two-way radios?
Do fork-lift trucks need extra warning devices? (beacons and sounders)
Are additional pedestrian routes and crossing areas required?
Would a one-way system improve safety (if practicable)?
Does the exterior light provide adequate lighting levels?
Can parking be improved to keep large vehicles apart cars and pedestrians?
Can vehicle access routes be widened to improve safety?
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