Do you have records of dangerous equipment training?
Check staff training records in place for use of dangerous equipment. Follow up on at least one piece of equipment e.g. compactor, scissor lift etc.
Reason for This Question
Training records should be in place and current for employees and service contractors for dangerous equipment such as fork lift trucks, compactors, etc.
Red: No records available
Amber: Records available but incomplete
Green: Records available and up to date
- No training records or limited training records
- Staff unaware of training requirements
- No training in place
35.71% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.
How to Stay Compliant
Ensure written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available and in place for use of dangerous equipment. Ensure all staff using dangerous equipment are trained before use and signatures on training records are kept on file.
What is dangerous equipment?
Here are some examples of dangerous equipment:
- abrasive wheels
- feed slicers
- forklift trucks
- hand tools
- lifts, hoists, escalators
- press machines
- power tools
- stapling machines
- steaming equipment
We can help put your standard operating procedures and training in place as part of our Health and Safety management system packages.
This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.