A safety inspection is a documented or formalized procedure that is often carried out by a safety specialist to identify potential hazards. There are many types of safety inspections. Some are carried out to check vehicle safety, some inspect industrial plants, and others are carried out to identify hazards in office buildings. Most safety inspections involve a checklist, which helps to thoroughly assess each area or potential hazard and pinpoint specific instances that may cause safety issues.
The inspection process involves various people, such as health and safety specialists, managers, supervisors, and members of health and safety management committees, depending upon the type and frequency of inspection. The inspection process mainly focuses on four key areas:
- People: Workers, their behaviour and methods
- Plant: Machinery, equipment and vehicles
- Premises: The workplace itself and the working environment
- Procedures: The methodologies, safe system of work and permit-to-work system
The frequency of inspection depends upon the nature of work being done, the materials, substances and equipment involved in the work process and the procedures being followed. Depending on these factors, inspections may be carried out daily, weekly, monthly, bi-annually or annually.
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