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  • Is there enough space to move around safely?
  • Is there enough space for storage of materials & equipment?
  • Is there enough clear bench space to use materials & equipment safely?
  • Are unauthorised people excluded from the cellar?
  • Are floors in a safe condition?
  • Are floors free of boxes, equipment & other trip hazards?
  • Are surfaces clean?
  • Are there separate waste bins for : general waste?, broken glass?, waste chemicals?, food waste?
  • Are bins emptied often enough?
  • Is there enough fresh air, without draughts?
  • Is extra ventilation provided to remove fumes?
  • Are ventilation systems tested annually?
  • Is the room temperature comfortable? (at least 16\uf0b0C)
  • Are windows in a clean & safe condition?
  • Are blinds fitted to reduce glare or temperature?
  • Is lighting adequate in all areas?
  • Is extra lighting provided for close work where needed?
  • Are stepladders or footstools available and used to reach high shelves?
  • Are heavy & awkward items stored at waist height where possible?
  • Are trolleys or barrows available and used for moving heavy or large loads?
  • Are handwashing & drying facilities available in the area?
  • Are there enough toilets for men & women within reasonable distance?
  • Are toilets & washbasins clean & in working order?
  • Are hot and cold (or warm) running water, soap and towels (or other cleaning/hand drying facilities) provided in the toilets?
  • Are staff warned & supervised to ensure there is no eating, drinking or smoking where chemicals are used or kept?
  • Are rest & eating facilities provided outside the bar?
  • Are floors & surfaces clean & tidy?
  • Is drinking water available?
  • Are power points & cables a safe distance from wet areas?
  • Are microwave oven door seals clean and undamaged?
  • Are flammable substances used, labelled & stored safely?
  • Are fire exits & escape routes free of obstructions?
  • Are fire doors clearly marked & kept closed?
  • Do fire door closing mechanisms operate properly?
  • Are vision panels in doors unobstructed?
  • Are fire extinguishers provided and tested annually?
  • Are up to date fire action notices displayed in the bar and corridors?
  • Have fire wardens been appointed and trained for this area?
  • Can fire alarms be heard in all areas?
  • Are smoking rules followed?
  • Is there access for people with impaired mobility?
  • Is there access to disabled toilets within reasonable distance?
  • Do emergency evacuation procedures include people with disabilities?
  • Are there up-to-date Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) for individual staff and students, if necessary?
  • First Aid\n\tcontact Occupational Health Service if problems regarding first aid
  • Are first aid boxes clearly marked & kept fully stocked with stock that has not exceeded a given expiry date?
  • Do staff and students know how to access and use the online incident reporting system?
  • Are suitable spillage kits available?
  • Are corrosive or flammable chemical containers kept in spillage trays?
  • Are suitable containers used for temporary storage?
  • Is protective clothing worn properly & in good condition?
  • Is suitable eye protection worn if needed?
  • Are suitable gloves worn if needed?
  • Is respiratory protection suitable and worn if needed?
  • Is all PPE stored in a clean, uncontaminated area?
  • Is suitable PPE available for emergency use?
  • Are furniture & fittings in good condition?
  • Is all equipment working properly?
  • Is all equipment stable or securely clamped to minimise vibration or noise?
  • Are hot, sharp or dangerous moving parts guarded?
  • Are instructions manuals available?
  • Are users trained in safe operating procedures?
  • Is access restricted to authorised users?
  • Are there enough accessible power points to avoid overloading sockets?
  • Is all portable electrical equipment tested regularly?
  • Do all electrical equipment & cables pass visual inspection?
  • Is the cable covering intact?
  • Damage to the plug – is the casing intact and pins straight?
  • Is the lead intact without any joins.
  • The outer covering of the cable is gripped where it enters the plug or equipment
  • The plug, equipment or socket is free from indications of overheating
  • Can you hear someone two metres (approx. six feet) away talking in a normal voice, while machines are in use?
  • Are ear defenders provided and worn if needed?
  • Are pressurised lines tested regularly?
  • Are instructions for use displayed nearby?
  • Are pressure gauges easily readable?
Bar Health Code Checklist
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