Published 21 Mar 2023
What is a Safety Checklist?
A safety checklist is a simple tool used by frontline workers to identify hazards, mitigate risks, and apply control measures before performing tasks. Safety officers use safety checklists to perform routine site checks and assess employees' safety behavior. From construction and manufacturing to hospitality and offices, every industry should take advantage of mobile-ready safety checklists that can be downloaded for free and customized within minutes.
Risk Assessment Template
This basic risk assessment or safety checklist template can be used to identify, assess, and control hazards in the workplace. Learn how to use this template to perform an effective risk assessment and how to use a risk matrix in our beginner’s guide to performing risk assessments. This template can be used at any time when assessing risk and control measures but should be ideally conducted before the commencement of new tasks. Begin by documenting all hazards observed and capture photos with the ability to annotate. Provide an overall risk rating of the hazard and include the relevant control measures put in place. Assign corrective actions immediately whilst observing hazards. Complete the assessment with any final recommendations before signing off and generating a report on your mobile device.
Why are Safety Checklists Important?
Safety checklists make it easy for organizations to conduct workplace inspections which are beneficial to promoting safety in the workplace. Every year, there are an estimated 2.3 million women and men who are affected by work-related accidents or diseases brought by poor working conditions. Safety checklists help in reducing or removing risks that can cause incidents, injuries and illnesses. It assists assigned safety inspectors in identifying risks and hazards in the workplace, and in monitoring if safe work practices and standards are being followed.
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Hazard Identification Checklist
This general hazard identification assesses potential risks (e.g noise, manual handling, excavation, etc.) observed within the work premises. Maximize template by following points below:
- Describe the nature of work and select the protective equipment available and needed to protect the employees from harm. Proceed with identifying the hazards present.
- Capture photo evidence of the situation or object that may cause serious problems to workers.
- Assign an action to a supervisor for review and immediate resolution.
- State observations and rate the overall assessment if the workplace is safe or not.
- Sign off by capturing digital signature of safety inspector.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Checklist
This generic JSA template, or job safety analysis form, can be used by a supervisor or safety official to analyze hazards associated with performing a certain job. Begin by filling out information about the job and employee participating in the inspection. The job hazard analysis form then prompts the inspector to add steps, identify and capture hazards, rate the risk analyzed and recommend preventive measures. Preview a completed JSA example report conducted with SafetyCulture (iAuditor).
Office Safety Checklists
Office safety checklists can be used to audit workplace quality and safety procedures, perform ergonomic assessments, conduct staff induction, document incidents, and perform risk assessments. Use SafetyCulture (iAuditor) the world's #1 inspection app to conduct better office safety checks to identify potential risks and improve security and safety in your workplace.
PPE Safety Checklists
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Checklists are used by safety officials and supervisors to help identify tasks that require PPE, ensure staff is using the right equipment and reduce overall harm. Use SafetyCulture (iAuditor), the most powerful inspection app, to conduct regular PPE self-inspections, identify tasks that require PPE and ensure staff is using the right equipment. Get started with these free customizable PPE checklists to find out how you can prevent accidents at work.
Construction Safety Checklists
Construction Checklists can help contractors optimize the promotion and improvement of site safety for everyone involved in the construction site. These checklists are excellent tools that can be used in a variety of safety inspections with the intention to (1) identify potential risks associated with job tasks, (2) perform regular tools and equipment checks, and (3) implement safety measures and protocols for employees to adhere and comply with to prevent injuries and workplace deaths.
Electrical Safety Checklists
An electrical safety checklist is often accompanied by a site-walkthrough to identify and report on common electrical hazards. The report then provides an overall electrical safety assessment of the worksite, training and equipment being used and general recommendations on what to improve. A mobile inspection app such as SafetyCulture (iAuditor) can digitize your electrical safety forms and enable you to conduct inspections faster on your hand-held device, generate reports instantly and save all data securely online.
Warehouse Safety Checklists
A warehouse checklist is used by safety officers and warehouse workers to identify safety hazards and come up with preventive measures to avoid accidents and injury. Maintaining and using multiple warehouse checklists can be burdensome and unproductive. SafetyCulture (iAuditor) is a powerful inspection app that allows you to schedule and conduct your warehouse safety checks using your mobile device. We’ve collated the most comprehensive warehouse checklists you can use to improve the safety and working conditions of your workers.
Food Safety Checklists
A food safety checklist is used to evaluate compliance of a food establishment with food safety and good hygiene practices. It can help ensure that activities involving food are done according to set standards. Following food safety practices reduces the likelihood of foodborne illnesses and helps businesses prevent legal and regulatory problems.
Boat Safety Checklists
Boat checklists help skippers (or boat commanders) ensure that their boats, crew, and passengers leave and return to port safely. Boat checklists can help to comply with Coast Guard requirements and ensure proper emergency safety equipment is on board.
Daily Safety Checklist
Safety officers can use this daily safety checklist to ensure that workers are adequately protected before commencing the day’s tasks. Verify that all workers are aware of safety requirements and practices and take signatures for attendance.