Yes! If you have mobile equipment it needs to be included in your inspection program and site inspections are a necessary part of your safety program.
Inspections are a preventative step towards workplace safety. Done properly an inspection detects unsafe conditions before they develop into an accident.
Determine what areas should be inspected. This would be anything essential and includes things like fire exits and general housekeeping and develop a form that lists critical elements so that none are missed.
Document any new hazards or deficiencies that you find and assign responsibility for their correction.
Try to inspect on a regular schedule, usually monthly but that may vary as the hazard level dictates.
It is always good to involve management as well as employees. If you have a safety committee they should participate as employee representatives. Those responsible for performing inspections should also receive training in the process.
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