It is highly desirable that a program be set up to monitor and inspect the specific object. Such an inspection program will:
- Enable control measures to be checked,
- Enable work practices to be observed,
- Permit the monitoring of risk management performance,
- Provide a mechanism for identifying hazards.
An inspection program should initially identify the areas and/or equipment to be inspected, as well as the frequency of inspection.
Someone should be made responsible for carrying out inspections.
A checklist should be prepared for each area to be inspected, to reflect a specific object and the hazards that it might contain. The checklist should include the most significant hazards as well as the controls that are expected in the area.
The inspection program should include:
- Physical features, such as checking that guards are in place and goods are being stored in the correct areas.
- Checks to see that the correct working practices are being followed.
There are various types of Inspections, such as Checklist Inspection, Walk-through Inspection and Risk Mapping Inspection.