Safety Systems

Safety inspections

In the world of safety there are so many things to remember. So many checklists, and documents and just so much to do. By no means have I figured this all out and have the solution, but I have learned one important thing. Manageable sized tasks, I can not do everything and do it all well. I can do one thing well at a time. So over the next month, I am going to give you w few safety resources, checklists, documents, and lists that will possibly make managing your safety just s little easier. I have been fortunate to have met many safety professionals who have given me advise and practical tools. Some resources of course I have had to pay for, but one thing I have found is that there are many resources available for free and I have been given many. It is my turn to provide the community with a few.

Over the coming weeks I will provide a few basic checklists for some inspections that we here at AXIS perform regularity. Fire extinguisher inspection checklists, ladder check lists, grinders and fall arrest harnesses.

In no way do I think that my lists are the best or the only ones available. But after over 5 years of trying different checklists these are a few of the ones that work best for us. The best advise I have been given About safety is to prioritize your hazards. Know the most hazardous areas of your business and start there. Taking on a safety program is like eating an elephant; it can be done, but only if you take one bite at a time.

Until next week,

Bonnie Pankratz.


Links to articles

Safety Inspection: Grinders

Safety inspection: Fire Extinguisher

Safety Inspection: Fall arrest Harness