Safety inspections: What are they and how can you make them more effective?

Safety inspection (also called safety audit) is an on-site monitoring aimed at identifying potential problems that could jeopardize the health and safety of workers at workplaces or buildings. It is mostly carried out by a safety specialist and usually involves checklists, which help the inspectors in assessing every potential issue. Every step of the inspection process must be carefully documented.

Safety inspections can differ in form based on the environment in which they are done. A safety inspection can be done to check vehicle safety, industrial plants, or office buildings.

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