Post Inspection /Final Check of the Worksite

Experience shows that a clean and tidy workplace is less exposed to dropped object risk than an untidy or poorly managed work area.

On facilities and installations with rotations and shift work, this effect is intensified by the fact that we are also exposed to other people’s “clutter”.
It is therefore extremely important that we have good routines for final checks of the worksite.

Best practice recommendations:

  • Always keep your workstie tidy, even small items can create unnecessary hazards
  • Tools, equipment and materials must be secured in a safe location at the end of each shift
  • When the work is finished, a final check and inventory count must be carried out to ensure that no tools, equipment or materials are left behind at height
  • Check that all equipment is installed, secured and retured to normal operation (eg replace locking wire, close and secure latches)
  • The worksite must be left in a clean and tidy state, and all tools, equipement and materials must be returend to their designated storage places
  • Loose object at height must be removed, attached or secured
  • On mobile units, a risk assessment must be carried out to determine wether equipment on work benches, shelving and racking shall also be secured

Experience shows that a clean and tidy workplace is less exposed to risk than the opposite. On facilities and installations with rotations and shift work, this effect is intensified by the fact that we are also exposed to other people’s “clutter”. It is therefore extremely important to have good routines for final checks of the work site.

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