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7.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation recognizes the value of workplace inspections in the creation of safe work environments. The Workplace Inspection Program establishes a standardized method for management, supervisors and workers to communicate concerns, gain a better understanding of jobs and tasks, identify hazards, monitor controls and plan corrective actions.

7.2 Responsibilities

Management

  • Ensure inspections are completed as required.
  • Review inspection reports.
  • Ensure corrective actions are occurring in a timely manner.
  • Follow up on repeat infractions.

Supervisors

  • Conduct formal inspections as required.
  • Include workers in inspections when practicable.
  • Prioritize and delegate corrective actions.
  • Submit completed inspections to management.

Workers

  • Participate in inspections as required.
  • Report unsafe conditions to the supervisor and management.
  • Complete corrective actions promptly.
  • Submit completed inspections to management.

7.3 Program Overview

The Workplace Inspections Program is comprised of site, project, equipment, and vehicle inspections. 

Table 9 - Required Workplace Inspections

Inspection Type

Inspector

Inspection Tool

Frequency

Documentation

Office Inspection

JOHSC representative.

Office Inspection Form.

Minimum once per 3 months.

Posted on Office Bulletin Board, Electronic Copy kept on BCCF Server.

Project Inspection

Safety Administrator, Project Coordinator

Project Inspection Form

Variable depending on project length and risk score

Electronic copy kept on BCCF server

Car/Truck Inspection

Workers who drive a car/truck for work.

Car/Truck Inspection Form

Daily pre-use inspection

Electronic copy kept on BCCF server

ATV Inspection

Workers who drive ATVs for work

Car/Truck, ATV, Small Vessel Inspection Form

Daily pre-use inspection

Electronic copy kept on BCCF server

Small Vessel  Inspection

Workers who drive small vessels for work

Car/Truck, ATV, Small Vessel Inspection Form

Daily pre-use inspection

Electronic copy kept on BCCF server

Electrofishing Equipment Inspection

Supervisor of electrofishing team

Electrofishing Inspection Form

Daily pre-use inspection

Electronic copy kept on BCCF server

Personal Protective Equipment

Workers required to wear PPE

Visual inspection according to manufacturer  instructions

Daily pre-use inspection

Not applicable

Tool Inspection

Workers required to use tools

Visual inspection according to manufacturer instructions

Daily pre-use inspection

Not applicable

 

7.4 Project/Office Inspection Guideline

How to conduct an effective workplace inspection:

Step 1 Review previous inspection records and note any commonly reported hazards.

Step 2 Familiarize yourself with the workplace and any unique hazards.

Step 3 Perform a walkthrough of the workplace and identify actual or potential problems as you go.

Step 4 Record the hazards or conditions on the applicable inspection form.

Step 5 If a hazard is identified that requires immediate attention, correct the situation immediately if possible or inform a supervisor/worker who can.

Step 6 Look for basic causes of sub-standard conditions, practices and procedures.

Step 7 Complete inspection form.

Step 8 Review the finding with the supervisor and workers.

Step 9 Follow up with corrective actions. 

 

Hazard Ratings:

A -  Imminent Danger that requires immediate corrective action

B -  Hazardous Condition that has the potential to cause serious injury or property damage. Take remedial action and correct it within 30 days.

C -  Low Hazard condition or practice with the potential to cause a non-disabling injury and/or property damage. Take remedial action and correct it within 90 days.