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Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses. Regular workplace inspections are an important part of the overall work health and safety program and management systems. Through a workplace examination, inspections help to identify and record hazards for corrective action. Health and safety committees or toolbox meetings can help plan, conduct, report and monitor these inspections.

During a recent workplace inspection conducted at the MTA’s Training and Employment Centre, Workshop Two, it was identified that one of our welding hoses was cracked posing a significant and potentially harmful risk to workers. The welding equipment was “tagged out” immediately. As result of the inspection, all of the welding equipment received a thorough service by an expert provider, reviewing all of our oxy welding plants and welding bays, including regulators and cylinder hoses.

Frequency of a workplace inspection depends on:

  • past incident records
  • number and size of different work operations
  • type of equipment and work processes - those that are hazardous or potentially
  • new processes or machinery
  • legislative requirements for your jurisdiction

For any assistance in conducting workplace inspections please contact the MTA’s Workplace Relations Department on 8291 2000 or email by clicking here.