Workplace Inspection OLE




A workplace inspection is a systematic and meticulously planned walk-through of your place of business or your current worksite. These safety inspection procedures can help dramatically improve safety standards, ensure that your workplace is compliant with the law, and identify factors that could contribute to an illness or injury. This high quality workplace inspection course is a 60 minute online education program that will guide you and your staff through the process of understanding the importance of regular inspections, holding effective inspections, and creating effective workplace inspection templates or workplace inspection forms for identifying hazards. Here is a list of what you can expect to learn:

  • Inspection Basics
  • Pre-Inspection Activity
  • Performing the Inspection

Who Needs Workplace Inspection Training?

Managers of your employees, supervisors, Joint Health and Safety committee members, and Health and Safety representatives can all benefit from the learning provided through this course. Our course has been specifically designed to provide information about creating a checklist, generating an inspection report, and other tasks that have multiple industry applications. Whatever your business, you can benefit!

CourseĀ Content

Inspection Basics

  • Types of inspections
  • The why and who of inspections
  • How frequent inspections should be done
  • What is the activity of an inspection?
  • What is the outcome?

Pre-Inspection Activity

  • Exercise
  • Plan the inspection route
  • Delegate team members
  • Obtain supplies
  • Familiarize yourself with the inspection checklist
  • Diagram or floor plan
  • Review information from previous inspection reports
  • Meet with supervisors prior to inspection
  • Gather information from management
  • Allow ample time for the inspection

Performing the Inspection

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in areas where applicable
  • Remain objective and make uninfluenced observations
  • Previous documentation by inspection teams will assist in current work inspections
  • Identify substandard actions and practices, your role is not to enforce and discipline
  • Clearly describe each hazard and its exact location
  • Draw attention to the presence of any immediate danger and take appropriate action
  • While inspecting equipment, ask operator to demonstrate if you are unfamiliar
  • Ask questions but do not unnecessarily disrupt work activities
  • Observe static (stop position) and dynamic (in motion) conditions of the item you are inspecting
  • If you are unable to clearly describe a particular situation take a photograph or draw a sketch
  • Look for new equipment, new workers, new processes, new products that may have been introduced to the workplace
  • Sample issues
  • Sample areas for inspection