what is fire and safety engineering?

Fire and safety engineering, one of the emerging sector in the world, in which we can expect high number of job vacancies in the upcoming years.

If you do have a intention to know about " fire and safety engineering and Management " this blog will help you out.

Fire and safety engineering is a study in which you can learn the entire concepts about "risks of fire in the workplace and different preventative measures to be taken" to reduce the impact.

Often the people will get confused, the fire and safety engineering is only about "fire extinguishers and fire alarm" but there are huge technical information, which every fire and safety officers should know such as,

  • The Applicable regulations related to fire and safety 
  • The Concepts of fire triangle 
  • The Fire prevention strategies 
  • The Building or industrial design and construction to prevent spreading of fire 
  • NFPA Standards in fire and safety 
  • Fire Detectors and fire alarm design and installation,maintenance
  • Automatic fire suppression systems and its concepts
  • Emergency evacuation plan and Management 
  • Investigation of fire incidents etc. 


The Fire and safety engineering completely deals with the different strategies and possible engineering controls to minimize the fire risk in the industries.

Safety Engineer Salary Statistics

Recently I had a query from the student, that "What is the average salary for the Safety Engineer in 2016"

Safety Engineer is an prestigious profession, in which you can earn excellent pay and benefits.

If you are bit confused about the preference,given to the safety departments and safety engineers; and if you worry about the pay for your "safety engineer Job"

Remember the preference and pay given to the "safety department and safety engineers" is depends on the company profile.

"You could not expect the small scale industry or the company striving for an profit regardless of the workers comfort, to invest in health and safety"

The Good  and high profile companies are giving valuable preference to the competent and qualified safety engineers compared to any other jobs.

The Recent Research shows the average safety engineer salary would be 77,000 $, and the average number of safety engineer openings are 35 % higher than the normal jobs.

In future, as technology and science grows up , we can expect the huge demand and pay to the safety engineers.

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As for theoretical, it is easier to say the work with the use of ladder are less hazardous , compared to any other activities , but the critical issue that needs to take into account is that , still there are thousands and thousands of accidents are happening in the ladder every year , which even resulted in fatalities.

The work with the ladder are riskier because the uncertainty of ground conditions especially for portable ladders, the use of ladder for short duration which increase the likelihood of human errors and violations against the code of practice, the use of defective or unsuitable ladders etc.

To Understand the Ladder safety, we should be clear in two areas such as ,

· Hazards and Risks from work with ladder

· The Safety Measures to control the risks

Hazards & Risks from working with ladder:

· The slip out of ladder, due to the positing of ladder in excessive angle or the use of ladders in slippery areas

· The Falling of persons due to failure to maintain the three points of contact , carrying tools while climbing into the ladder, use of with damaged rungs , use of poor quality ladders etc.

· The falling of materials from the ladder due to the failure to use a tools bag, materials carrying systems etc.

· The Chance of electric shock by the use of unsuitable ladder for electrical works or presence of overhead power lines etc.

Safety Measures:

The Control measures for the ladder shall be divided into sections for easy understandings such as,

· Selection Of Ladder

· Positioning Of Ladder

· Use Of Ladder

· Inspection & Maintenance requirements

Positioning Of Ladder:

· Before siting the ladder , check that the ground conditions are even , stable and capable of withstanding the load

· Confirm that the area is free from loose soil and voids and drains

· If the area is made of loose soil , ensure that the area is compacted before siting the ladder

· Site the ladder on stable ,fixed upper points

· Position the ladder in a right angle (1 meter out for every 4 meter height) 75 degree

· Extend the ladder above stepping point at least 3 feet or 3 rungs to provide adequate hand hold for the person using the ladder

· Ensure that the area is free from other hazards such as overhead power lines and obstructions, projections etc.

· The ladder should be tied to a permanent structure wherever necessary to increase the stability

· Ensure that the ladder is secured at the both ends with the suitable base materials

· Where securing the ladder is not practicable , use the person to hold the ladder while in use , but remember most of the times it won’t be effective

· Confirm that the landing areas are provided with guard rails to prevent fall and the safe way is available to and from the landing point to the work area

Use Of ladder:

· Confirm that the person using the ladder is familiar with the precautions to be followed & hazards , risks involved

· Check the ladder, before use , to ensure it is free from defects , wear & tear etc

· Only one person should climb the ladder at one time

· Ensure that the person using the ladder is always maintaining the three points of contact , to reduce the likelihood of fall

· The ascending , descending of ladder , should be only done by facing towards the ladder

· The person using the ladder is provided with the tools bag , means of transportation of materials to reduce the risk of falling of objects

· Instruct the person of the dangers of overreaching & climbing in a sides

· If the power lines are present , confirm that the clearance distance is maintained otherwise the power lines are isolated to ensure safety

· Never allow the wooden ladder , which is painted, and which may obscure the defects

Inspection & Maintenance Requirements:

· Inspect the ladder before use , to ensure that is free from damage , wear and tear , corrosion

· Inspect at frequent intervals

· Inspect there is a doubt it is found to be faulty , damaged

· Ensure the maintenance is carried out in a periodical intervals

Top 5 Basic definitions in Safety

Meaning Of Occupational Health and Safety :

The Safety and Health of people or employees in relation to their work, and their work environment.

Meaning Of Accident :

An unplanned and unexpected event that resulted in any form of harm or damage.

Meaning Of Near-miss :

Any unplanned event or situation which does not results in harm or damage but it has the potential to result into an damage or harm

Meaning Of Risk :

The Combination of chances of the hazard to cause harm and the degree of harm if the accidents occur.

Formula for Risk :

Risk = Probability * Severity

Meaning of Control measure :

Any form of action or device which may used to eliminate or reduce the risk.

What does a safety specialist will Do???

What does a safety specialist will Do???

Safety specialists are appointed by the employer similar like safety officer and safety engineer to manage the Health and safety issues of the industry.

If the industry is too small and comparatively running with minimal number of employees;

Or else

If the industry feels,they cannot afford a salary to safety specialists, they may go for outsourcing like "Health and safety consultants" for short period.

Safety specialists are the ultimate responsible for the "Health and safety Management system"

Safety specialists will device the Health and safety plans to control the principle hazards of the organisation.

They are the ultimate adviser for the organisation to take workplace precautions and risk controls.

Safety specialists will carryout Monthly or quarterly safety audits in the HSE Performance in order to identify the potential weakness in safety management systems and to develop the next plan to improve HSMS performance of the organisation.

Such as

  • Identification of health and safety legal requirements applicable to the organisation 
  • Identification of training needs for the employee from the worker to the management staff 
  • Measuring the H&s performance level in a frequent interval 
  • Planning for safety inspection and Audit 
  • Ensuring that the Mandatory HSME Documents are recorded and maintained 
  • Ensuring that the incidents are reported and investigated etc. 

Finally the safety specialists assist the management to fulfill the legal Requirements related to health and safety and to control the hazards and risks involving in the workplace effectively.

What is safety engineering

What is safety Engineering?

What is Safety engineering, the common doubt for every students and professionals wanted to start their career in Health and safety.

Safety engineering is one of the department in engineering, which mostly concerns about the prevention of accidents and failures which may cause harm to employees, products, tools or environment.

The Study which focus on the variable accident prevention methods and underlying principles behind zero accidents.

Safety Career is an "Multi disciplinary function" ; In which you needs to familiarize yourself different sectors from the management aspects to the science behind the workers behavior,electricity, machines,chemicals,radiation,vibration,etc.

Let me Give you the practical example :

As you know the number of accidents in a day to day life is increasing, both in common life as well as at the workplace.

You can imagine any incident from the home fire to major catastrophic accidents,disaster happening in the industry etc.

We could not define the type of accidents happening in the industry (for example fire accident,electrical accident , fall from height etc) in a single post; it requires a detailed study of the various activities and relevant accidents.

Also the accidents cannot be prevented only by training or use of PPE, It requires various Safety plan and safety strategies with respect to the type of hazard.

For example to control the "Noise" in the industry, there are various strategies that can be employed such as

  • Avoidance of Noisy operations 
  • Purchasing the Low noisy equipment's 
  • Use of silencers 
  • Drawing up clear maintenance schedules 
  • Proper lubrication of machinery 
  • Coating of noise resistant / absorbent materials in floor ,walls , ceilings 
  • Provision of Ear plug and earmuff 
  • Conducting periodical medical check up etc.

Similar like Noise , the safety engineering will involve various hazards and the different control principles.

In order to become an "industrial safety engineer" you must be keep your self familiar with all the aspects involving in your industry.

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Benefits of NEBOSH International Diploma

Educations are vital to enhance your career, even though we are into top most senior level designations, it is important to adopt ourselves to latest trends and technology.

NEBOSH International Diploma is a prestigious qualification, which can enhance your career with ultimate safety secrets and with highly enhanced technical syllabus.

NEBOSH International Diploma syllabus is prepared in a way, which can develop a successful safety practitioner with real workplace scenario.

The Qualification must be suitable to the practical situation, and should help us to update with the real practical issues.

If you are having a faith to invest your time and finance over you, than you can invest in NEBOSH International Diploma.

The Management portion, which is prepared in NEBOSH Diploma IA, is highly valuable to safety practitioners to develop their organization health and safety culture from the scratch.

Once the student or professional completed their NEBOSH International Diploma IA, they can formalize their safety management system from HSE policy to Safety audits.

The Workplace hazards and control chapters , which is assigned in NEBOSH International diploma IC , is highly technical and will help the safety practitioners to understand the principle hazards in workplace and strategic controls that must be established to prevent accidents, which is highly essential to every safety Manager.

The Control of hazardous substance in the workplace (NEBOSH International Diploma IB) portions are designed in a way , which can assist the safety managers to understand chemical and biological agents in the workplace , which can cause ill health to their employees.

There you can learn from the human anatomy to latest medical issues such as Ebola.

The Nebosh International Diploma DNA, is ultimate, which is 100% related to practical scenario, in which the students’ needs to prepare health and safety audit report based on the contents learned from last three papers.


The Conclusion is that, if you completed NEBOSH International Diploma,

· You can manage your company safety Management system effectively.

· You can enhance your technical competence in health and safety to ultimate level.

· And the candy information that I can tell you is, there are plenty of companies to hire you with highest CTC.

Cherry Picker Safety Checklist

· SWL marked on bucket

· No Damage in Tire (Crack, cut, air pressure etc).

· Emergency switch is in working condition

· Bucket door in good condition

· Platform is securely fastened to platform support.

· Ensure not more than 2 members loaded at a time in the platform.

· All members in the platform have safety belt

· Foot pedal in the bucket is in working condition.

· Outriggers & extendable axles are in smooth working condition.

· High engine and height drive cutout is in working condition.

· Any oil leakage in the Hydraulic systems.

· LOTO system is available in the ground panel board.

· Warning lamp is in working condition.

· The cherry picker movement/ work area is leveled, compacted and free from all obstructions

Operator details (Photograph, License, Mobile no, Cherry picker details etc) displayed in the cabin.

7 Deadly Hazards in Excavation works

The Hazards & risks arising from the Excavation

It’s Impossible to ensure the Excavation safety without understanding the possible hazards & risks that might present during digging,The following hazards may present during the excavation operations, may differ based on the work environment in which the excavation is takes place,

Deadly hazard 1: Collapse Of excavation

The Collapse of excavation which may due to,

  1. The soil conditions which unable to carry the own mass of its sides
  2. The selection of wrong type of excavation methods example : Mechanical excavation on the loose soil conditions
  3. The instability of soil to withstand the load , which may promoted by the bad weather conditions such as rain
  4. The Positioning of vehicles near to the excavation edges , which may affect the stability
  5. The lack of protective systems such as shoring , shielding
  6. The Presence of cave-in
  7. The positioning of removed soil near to the excavation sides , which may increase the weight on edges & leads to collapse.

Deadly hazard 2: Falling of persons inside the Excavation

The Falling of persons into the Excavation which may due to,
  • Lack of systems to protect the entry of persons into or near to the excavation such as missing of barricading ,
  • The lack of hazard communication systems to make the persons aware of excavation
  • The Lack of suitable means of access & egress into the excavation , which may increase the chance of climbing to the top & similarly the risk of fall 

Deadly Hazard 3: Falling or dislodging of Materials

  • The Falling of objects, dislodgement of soil, falling of vehicle into the Excavation which may due to,
  • The lack of systems to prevent falling of objects such as missing of trench sheets , edge protections etc
  • The storage of removed soil near to the excavation edges
  • The positioning of vehicle’s or parking of vehicles near to the excavation without any measures to prevent over run such as hand brakes , wheel chokes.
  • The improper transmission of to and from the excavations ex: throwing.

Deadly Hazard 4: Cut or crush to underground services

The Presence of Underground services:

One of the Major hazards existing during the excavation operation is that, the presence of underground power lines such as water pipelines, electrical services, gas pipes, telecommunication lines etc

Always there is a risk of cut, crush, damage to the pipelines, cables, services which needs to be considered always before starting digging at any place.

Buried services are always riskier because of,
  • Their existence in unexpected locations
  • Sometimes they may very near to the ground lines
  • The change of service locations without notice to the owners etc

Deadly Hazard 5: Presence of toxic & Flammable Gases

The presence of toxic & flammable gases during excavation’s

Most of the times , the fatalities occur due to the presence of toxic gases , which may present due to micro biological decay or naturally forming gases in ground such as H2s , which may create risk to the workers involved in the excavation operations

Deadly Hazard 6: Oxygen deficiency  

The Risk of asphyxiation and suffocation due to the reduced oxygen levels in the deep excavations, especially when the oxygen levels fall below the safe level.

It is also important to remember the Presence of snake, insects, also will create a risk.

Deadly Hazard 7: Flooding   

The occurrence of flood either due to,
  1. Bursting of water pipelines
  2. The excavation above ground water levels
  3. The occurrence of rain which may create a risk of slip , fall and even drowning where the person trapped by the sudden release of water or any form of liquids.

5 NEBOSH Official Tips to Pass NEBOSH IGC Course?

5 NEBOSH Official Tips to Pass NEBOSH IGC Course?

On 05 March 2015, NEBOSH Published a News update in the Name of " Handy Hints to help you Prepare for your Next Exam"

In this NEBOSH (Official) suggested the top 5 Tips to boost your Marks in NEBOSH Exams, 

As follows,

1.     Always read the Question Properly 
2.     Identify the Command words 
3.     Opt for short and simple sentences rather than long and complicated sentence 
4.     Manage your time during Exams 
5.     It’s acceptable to use standard abbreviations 

To view the NEBOSH Official Link Source :  Click here 

Always read the Question Properly

Read the Question carefully, to score the marks; you must give a suitable answer to the questions. 

My safety master suggests you to read the question twice or thrice until you understand fully.

The Common reason for the failure of students in NEBOSH Is that " Misunderstanding of Questions" and giving irrelevant answers.

 Identify the Command words:

In order to boost your marks in NEBOSH Exams, you must understand the command words and adhere to that during your Exams.

NEBOSH Expects the candidates to understand the NEBOSH Standards from the command words to the level of technical input.

So understand the “Meaning of different action verbs / command words used during the exams " and follow the secrets to succeed. 

Some Common Command words used by NEBOSH:

  • Give the Meaning of 
  • Identify 
  • Outline 
  • Describe
  • Explain

Opt for short and simple sentences rather than long and complicated sentence 

Keep your answer simple and more technical; 

If you wish to keep your sentence simple and sound, you must prepare well. 

NEBOSH Says " the simple and sound answers are easy to evaluate"

Manage your time during Exams 

Manage your time well and If you do not manage your NEBOSH Examination time, you may miss the questions probably and this will lead to fail in Exams. 

So manage your time wisely. 

My safety master Recommends you to spend " 30 minutes for 20 Mark questions and 10 Minutes for each 8 Mark questions ".

It’s acceptable to use standard abbreviations

You can use the standard abbreviations like HSE, COSHH, HAV, WBV etc. 

This will help you manage your time as much as Possible. 

Finally, the Conclusion by mysafetymaster.com is that keep confidant yourself and make your efforts as much as possible. 

The commitment and hard work is the only way to pass NEBOSH IGC Exams.

Why the LPG Cylinders are exploding, during fire?

Have you ever had a doubt, why the LPG cylinders are exploding, during fire?

The Explosion, (the sudden release of blast wave) is one of the major reasons for the damage to buildings and injury to occupants during LPG leaks.

If the cylinder is not exploded during fire, most of the building damage and risk to neighborhood’s can be minimized.

Let’s come to the answer,

  • If the LPG Cylinder is subjected either to fire or any other heat source, the liquefied petroleum will change in to gaseous state. (As temperature increases the liquids will convert to gaseous stage )
  • If it is continuously subjects to heat, than the contents of LPG will restore to gaseous stage, which increases the internal pressure inside the Cylinder.
  • Though the Liquid space of the cylinder absorbs the heat and sinks, but in the gaseous space (the space above the liquid space) will not have any medium to reduce the heat, so most of the energy will be absorbed by the Cylinder.
  • If the cylinder subjected to heat, it will starts to melt and on a certain stage it will fail, in which the sudden release of pressurized gas space comes out as an explosion.

What to do when LPG Smell found in Home?

LPG Cylinders are most hazardous, which can kill the entire occupant’s in home.
Do you believe, all you family members, knew the action to take, when the LPG smell founds in kitchens or home.

Absolutely, the answer will be “No”

Imagine, if your mom or sister or any of your family member are not aware the actions to take in case of LPG Leaks, what will happen, even it cannot be imagined.

So here we are talking about the serious issue, which is worthy to read further,

If you have a doubt that the LPG may leak from cylinders, follow this 7 proven and tried steps to keep yourself safe.

  1. Turn off the regulator & valve both in LPG cylinder & stove
  2. Do not turn on or turn off any switches such as lights or fan (the minor spark produced from the switches can act as an ignition source and may leads to explosion)
  3. Open all your windows & doors to allow the LPG gas too dilute
  4. Get all your family member’s outside the home
  5. Do not try to seal or repair the leaks from yourself, hence you are not person trained in it.
  6.  Call to the supplier or agent, from whom you purchased the LPG cylinders.
  7. Inform the situation & wait until they arrive and repair.

“Contribute to public safety; by Sharing your Experience with LPG Cylinders & fire incidents in comments”

Truck Safety Checklist

  1. Whether Protection FOPS  (canopies, screens) is provided to shield operator from falling objects?
  2. Whether horn and reverse alarm are available and in working condition? 
  3. Do the Hydraulic system in working condition during unloading of materials?
  4. Whether moving parts, shafts, sprockets, belts, etc. are guarded.
  5. Whether Protection against contact with hot surfaces, exhaust, and etc.is provided.
  6. Safe means of access (steps, grab bars, non-slip surfaces) to the cab is provided
  7. Whether Damage in tire
  8. Do the tires are checked for (Crack, cut, & air has been checked & 
  9. Do the Tyre pressure is within the safe limit?
  10. Whether Leakage of oil from the vehicle parts and vehicle oil tank has been checked ?
  11. Do the Vehicle rear view mirror is available?
  12. Whether Head light, Tail lamp are fitted & in working condition (for night work)
  13. Whether Brake, accelerator, clutch are in working condition?
  14. Whether lock of the back door (trailer) in working condition and Safe?
  15. Whether Inter locking system between the tractor and the trailer working condition?
  16. Whether Visualization of Check sheet and Operator details with photo is available in the vehicle?
  17. Do the  Vehicle having valid insurance paper?

Scissor Lift safety Checklist

  • Do the SWL marked on bucket ?      
  • Do the Platform safety door in good condition?   
  • Whether the Toe guard provided to scissor lift platform?        
  • Whether Tyre conditions are safe & there is no Damage in Tyre (Crack, Cut, etc.)         
  • Whether Emergency switch is in working condition?         
  • Whether Emergency rescue system is in working condition. (When Engine fails)     
  • No oil leak (Hydraulic parts, Engine and fuel tank)        
  • Machine Marching alarm in working condition  
  • Scissor structure condition while full expansion (Damage, crack and jamming while extending)         
  • Fire Extinguisher availability
  • All limit switch is in working condition) over loading, over reaching)          
  • Ensure break system is in working condition      
  • Operator details displayed on scissor lift 
  • Emergency contact numbers displayed    
  • Ensure operator having valid license         
  • Done and due date of third party certification mentioned on scissor lift   
  • Warning Lamp is in working condition     
  • Display the instruction of operating          
  • Required PPE'S displayed on bucket           

Safety Career objectives for freshers

  • To use the Knowledge I learned during my Industrial safety diploma and to apply the safety strategies I learned to enhance the company health and safety performance.
  • To reach the zero accidents and ill-health in the organization by applying the legal standards and risk control strategies I learned during my curriculum
  • To reach the managerial position in health and safety department, and assisting the organization to reach the ultimate health and safety Goals.
  • To be an part of health and safety management and to devise the innovative ideas in health and safety to meet the ultimate goals
  • To support the organization to meet both legal and organizational goals related to health and Safety.
  • A dedicated and proactive health and safety student searching for a health and safety officer jobs, to enhance both myself and the organization OHS Performance.
  • To work in the company, where I can utilize the knowledge and skills learned during my health and safety qualifications and to achieve the zero accidents in the company I work for.

What is the scope of Industrial Safety Diploma & Engineers?

What is the scope of Industrial Safety Diploma & Engineers?

“What is the Scope of industrial safety diploma”

The common questions among the students wish to take industrial safety engineering courses,

Workplaces are becoming unsafe; due to the number of factors such us,

The use of large machinery,
The use of hazardous chemicals,
The use of high voltage electricity,
The presence of excessive noise, vibration, heat etc,

The ILO Declared

“Every 15 Seconds a worker met an accident in his workplace”

Hope now, you can understand “How hazardous the industries are”

It’s not easier to perform the entire industrial activities safely, without separate mechanisms and manpower to control it.

Also, we cannot perform the Industrial activities without using machines, chemicals, electricity etc.

So the Industries need a competent Industrial safety engineers who knows “the casual factors of accidents and the methods to control it”

Also In every countries the Companies having a legal requirement to appoint competent

“Industrial safety engineers”

If the company fails to appoint competent industrial safety engineers to manage their risks, the companies may incur enforcement notices, criminal fines from the government authorities.

And now the awareness among the industries are grows up and the trade unions and insurance companies are insisting health and safety in the workplace.


As technology and science increases, the probability of accidents and occupational ill-health also increases.

So the Industrial safety engineers will find a huge demand in the market in upcoming years.

Contractors safety Audit Checklist

  1. Is the Company Safety Policy displayed at the identified areas?
  2. Is full time site safety officer deputed at site?
  3. Is Site Safety Officer approved by EHS department?
  4. Are construction safety manual & safety procedure manual available at site?
  5. Does the site have safety committee?
  6. Are sub-contractors included in safety committee?
  7. Is safety committee meeting held monthly?
  8. Are unsafe acts /conditions, accident causes and recommendations discussed in meeting?
  9. Are action by and target date columns included in minutes of meetings?
  10. Are minutes of meeting circulated among members and copy sent to EHS Department?
  11. Is accident reporting and Investigation procedure followed at site?
  12. Are near miss accidents reported and investigated?
  13. Is safety day / week celebrated at site?
  14. Are safety posters displayed at site?
  15. Are adequate numbers of first aid boxes available at site?
  16. Is ambulance available at site?
  17. Is clinic available at site?
  18. Is housekeeping in order?
  19. Are walkways clear from obstruction?
  20. Is material stacked properly?
  21. Are sufficient dustbins provided?
  22. Is work permit system followed at site?
  23. Weather all safety precautions taken, which are mentioned in work permit?
  24. Are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided for employees?
  25. Are employees using PPE?
  26. Are safety belts used for working at height above 2 Meters?
  27. Are safety belts anchored to fixed point?
  28. Are ear muffs / plugs provided, where noise level is more than 85 dB?
  29. Is safe access / platform provided for working at height?
  30. Are adequate scaffolding provided for working at height?
  31. Is scaffolding checked / inspected before use?
  32. Are sufficient fire extinguishers properly serviced and validity date marked on it?
  33. Are fire extinguishers properly serviced and validity date marked on it?
  34. Are employees trained for operating fire extinguishers?
  35. Weather all lifting equipment / tackles are marked with their S.W.L.?
  36. Are inspection / test certificates of competent person (s) available at site?
  37. Are adequate lifting tackles provided at site?
  38. Are trained operators engaged for operating the equipment?
  39. Are lifting / tackles maintained in good working conditions and record maintained?
  40. Weather proper storage is provided for gas cylinders?
  41. Weather valve protection caps are provided for gas cylinders?
  42. Weather flash back arresters provided for oxy-acetylene gas cutting set?
  43. Weather trolley provided for gas cutting set?
  44. Weather proper clamps provided for hose connection?
  45. Are pressure vessels tested / certified by competent person?
  46. Is emergency vehicle available at site?
  47. Are guards of machinery's in position?
  48. Is work place properly illuminated?
  49. Are adequate ladders provided at site?
  50. Is monthly accident statistics report copy sent to EHS?
  51. Are accident prevention tools & safety-related items available at site as per procedure?
  52. Is safety performance board displayed at site?
  53. Are excavations safe for work?
  54. Are excavations barricaded?
  55. Is proper slope or shoring provided for excavations?
  56. Weather Construction Equipment, hand tools are in good working condition?
  57. Are damaged equipment/ tools discarded?
  58. Weather portable electrical Equipment/ tools are in good working condition?
  59. Are access ladders checked and certified.
  60. Is there system in place for certification of scaffoldings?
  61. Is earthling provided for portable grinding machines?
  62. Are guards provided for portable grinding machines?

Portable Grinding machine safety Checklist

  • Whether fiber handle without damage & condition is ok.
  • Whether Wheel guard available & (covering 3/4th area).
  • Whether Grinding wheel having any crack/ damage. And Grinding wheels’ expiry date & its RPM match with the machine RPM” has been checked.
  • Whether Rear handle is having any damage.
  • whether Presence of Cord strain reliever (glands).are available & ok
  • Whether Trigger switch is having any damage.
  • Whether Presence of Switch lock is ok.  And in working condition.
  • Whether Electric wire having any cuts and joints.
  • Double earthling has been provided in m/c to avoid shock.

Main electrical panel board safety checklist

  1. whether Firm Base with grouting & Easily accessible panel (height of the leg is equal to 1m)
  2. whether D.B .set is weather proof and cover all around To avoid water/ dust
  3. Whether Authorized Operator/Elec. Name/ Photo/ Contact No.on DB panel are avail.
  4. Whether Visualization of voltage, current and type of tools to be used in the socket & Panel.
  5. Whether Confirmation of LOTO (lock out/ tag out) are available.
  6. WHETHER Safety stickers/ signboards / isolate flammable Fire Hazard are display in D.B,
  7. WHETHER Double Earthling System of MDB / DB panel with Std earthling pit has been provided.
  8. Whether Separate ELCB with tripping current of 30 mA & in working condition.
  9. whether Hilum sheet to be provided over live bus bars
  10. Whether Condition of Cable, Power Socket and Plug are having any damage.
  11. whether Color coding being followed (RYBWG) for all cables/wires
  12. whether Plug/ Socket are being used of Industrial type
  13. Whether availability of rubber mat in front of the D.B .

Hydraulic Mobile Crane Safety Checklist

Hydraulic Mobile Crane Safety Checklist

  1. Whether Safety latch in hook, available & in working condition.
  2. whether Hoist limit switch (Or presence of plate).available& working
  3. whether SWL mark in crane are visible
  4. Whether Wire rope and slings free from tolerable damage (No kinks, broken wires more than 10% is N.G).
  5. whether oil leak in hydraulic parts (piston drums) has been checked & ok
  6. whether Damage in Tire ( Crack, cut, has been checked & tire pressure ok
  7. Whether Head and tail lamps are available (for night working).
  8. Whether Front and reverse horn fitted & in working condition.
  9. Whether Boom structure condition while full expansion (damage, crack and jamming while extending).
  10. Whether Fire extinguisher is available in operator cabin.
  11. Whether valid Third party certificate (Form 32) are available.
  12. Whether Operator have licensed (heavy duty).
  13. whether Vehicle have valid insurance paper
  14. Whether Road tax document are available.

Gas cutting Equipment safety Checklist

  • whether Protective valve cap firmly fixed for both cylinder(Check for damage/crack in the valve cap)
  • whether Pressure gauges two for each cylinder(in & out)are in working condition(both Oxygen & Acetylene gas)
  • whether Flash back arrestor (FBAs)has been provided for  acetylene & oxygen cylinders
  • Whether Non return valves (NRVs) is provided for both acetylene & oxygen cylinders hose fitted with cutting torch to avoid back fire.
  • Whether Tight crimping of hoses with jubilee clamps are fitted.
  • Whether Hose free from damage (cut and crack / oil & grease to avoid leakage/ fire.
  • Whether Cylinder secured by chain to the trolley.
  • Whether Trolley tire are free from damage and in working condition.
  • Availability of industrial type lighter (no match box / commercial lighters) are allowed.
  • whether gas leak test has been done before starting the job to avoid fire.

Excavator Safety checklist

  • Front & reverse horn available & in working condition?
  • Whether Head & tail lamps (for working at night)?
  • Whether Leakage of oil (in hydraulic & pneumatic systems has been checked)?
  • Whether Loose bolts /connecting pins (In bucket, dosser and all links) has been checked?
  • Whether Back view mirror is available & condition is ok.
  • Roller-crawler / tire condition (check for damaged / missing idle rollers)
  • whether Structure been condition(damage, cut, crack) has been checked and ok
  • Diesel, oil and grease spillage.
  • Whether Fire extinguisher in operator cabin is available.
  • whether swinging horn is available and in working condition
  • Whether Equipment having proper & valid documents
  • whether Crawler Excavator having Safe Access and Egress for Operator
  • Whether Operator having license and (heavy duty). With valid date.


Inspected Person name & Signature:

Drilling Machine Safety Checklist

  • whether Fore handle is good & in operating condition
  • whether Double insulation provided for the equipment (written in the machine body)
  • whether Equipment are free from any defect like broken Handle, broken parts etc
  • whether Magnetic base is in charged condition
  • Whether Presence of Cord strains reliever (glands) are available.
  • whether Fuse is available & in good condition
  • Whether Presence of Drilling trigger switch lock in working condition.
  • Whether Electric wire having any cuts and joints.
  • Whether Drilling Bit in good condition.
  • Whether Condition of the presence On/off switch is ok.
  • Whether Presence of dust cleaning brush near the equipment is available.
  • ELCB & the presence of industrial plug/three pin plug available and has been checked.

Cutting Machine Safety Checklist

  • Whether cutting wheel having any crack/ damage. And cutting wheels’ expiry date & its RPM match with the machine RPM” has been checked.
  • Presence of Cutting plate guard. Double earthling has been provided in m/c to avoid shock.
  • Whether Presence of locking system for the plate & Guard is available
  • Whether Presence of job clamp and its condition is ok
  • Whether Presence of fiber body handle and its condition is ok
  • Whether Cable condition (Any cut, wear etc) and presence of wire top plug is ok
  • Whether Presence of cutting dust guard is available

Bar cutting Equipment safety Checklist

  • Guard provided for any rotating parts.                                   
  • Hot surface is provided with guard.                            
  • Rubber mat is provided in operator standing area.( around the D.G)               
  • No oil leakage from the oil tank & other parts of the m/c.           
  • Proper access to the D.G control panel                                  
  • Exhaust smoke pipe faced upwards & outside of D.G shelter                  
  • Adequate ventilation in case of indoor generator                           
  • Presence of fire extinguisher (ABC type)                                
  • Presence of damage free operating switch, Voltage and temperature meter, circuit breaker, Oil level indicator, Emergency switch                         
  • Earthling is provided with standard earthling pit.                            
  • Proper foundation done  

Arc welding machine Checklist

  •         whether ON / OFF knob is provided (Check for damage and insulated knob
  •        whether Regulator with indicator is provided
  •         Whether Welding cables connected to the welding machine with lugs at the joints with proper insulation.
  •       whether any cuts/ damage in the insulation of welding cables
  •         Whether Electrode rod holder and earthen holder are having any cuts/ damage/ broken and properly insulated.
  •         Whether Industrial Type Plug / socket being used for power tapping cable of welding machine. 
  •         whether any internal live electrical parts of welding machine are exposed
  •       Whether Trolley being used w/o damaged wheels.
  •          Double earthling has been provided to machine.
  •       Whether co2 Fire extinguisher and fire bucket with sand are available near m/c.
  •          whether double earthling has been provided to m/c

Career Objectives for Safety Auditor

1.The Professional safety auditor, with the eyes that looks into detail and with the brain which familiars in the International safety standards

2.The ambitious safety auditor with the experience of ----- into internal and external safety audits, the qualified safety auditor in OHSAS 18001-2007 Standards.

3.The Safety auditor with the experience of both OHSAS 18001 assessment of requirements and implementation stages, which enable the organization to meet its own, and ultimate health and safety goals.

4.The IRCA approved Safety auditor, with the professional experience in Safety audits, safety inspection and safety reviews with the ultimate communication skills.

5.The Qualified and experienced safety auditor, looking for an ultimate position in the organization, where I can apply the health and safety tactics, to meet the needs of OHSAS 18001 & legal requirements.

Ladder Safety Tools box talk

“Ladders are the hazardous equipment which can kill you” do you believe it;
Whenever you are using the ladder yourself, ensure that you are using it safely, by following the safety procedures,

  • Ensure the ladders are safe, free from defects and damages
  • Do not use wooden ladders, which is painted or damaged
  • Ensure yourself the ladders are with suitable strength and length for the type of job needed
  • Check the Ground conditions are sound and capable of withstanding the load of you and ladder
  • Do not use metal or aluminum ladders for the electrical works
  • Never carry any tools and materials while climbing on the ladder
  • Ensure the ladders are secured on both ends to prevent slip out
  • Remember to extend the ladders minimum 3 feet above the stepping point to provide adequate handhold
  • Position the ladder by following 1:4 ratio (75 degree)
  • If you are using the ladders on vehicles passage ways; ensure the area is barricaded to prevent collision
  • Before using the ladder checkout, the presence of overhead power lines and other hazards
  • Do not over reach the ladder at any circumstance
  • Face towards the ladder while ascending and descending
  • Maintain always three points of contact while using the ladder.
  • Do not carry any materials; if use of materials needed, use tools bag or any material transmission systems.
  • If you found any defects in the ladder, report the condition immediately to the supervisor
  • Never paint the ladder
  • Use the anti-slippery shoes and other ppe as needed based on the job.

Office Inspection Checklist

  •   Do the packing materials are reused where ever possible?
  •   Do the refillable of Eco-friendly stationery are used where ever possible Ex: Refillable ball pens, pencils and markers, rechargeable batteries etc.
  •  Do the wasters are segregated with separate containers?
  •  Do the proper disposal of wastes are takes place for recycling purpose?
  • Do the spent cartridges are collected for recycling purpose?
  • Do the batteries and computer wastes are collected for proper disposal
  • Do the environmental friendly paper cups, paper plates, tissue papers are used
  • Do the bio degradable or refillable detergents are used
  •  Do the cloths or towels are available in pantry?
  • Do the records for drinking water is maintained?
  •  Do the “Save water” stickers are available & properly located at suitable locations
  •  Do there any faulty water tape or running water identified during inspections?
  • Do the records of energy consumption in the office maintained?
  •  Do the air-conditioners, lighting, computers, printers, photocopiers and electrical appliances turned off where the office is unoccupied?
  •  Do the “Save energy” signs are located at strategic places?
  •   Do the temperature & humidity range of air conditioners are set at comfort level?
  •   Do the proper ventilation systems are provided inside the office?
  • Do the Computers/laptops set to switch to energy saving mode when idle for 20 minutes or more?
  • Do the No smoking policy are implemented inside the Office
  • Do the suitable lighting facilities are provided inside the office without any glare / flickering effects?
  • Do the regular cleaning of workstations and computers are takes place?
  • Do the daily housekeeping schedules are prepared and implemented?
  •   Do the office equipment’s, machines and furniture are serviced and maintained?
  • Do the general safety training's are conducted as per training schedule?
  •  Do the admin are notified with “Serviceable issues” if any?
  • Do the office conditions comply with the objectives & programs mentioned in OHSE Manual?
  •   Do the legal requirements are compiled?
  • Do the proper seating facilities are provided with “ergonomically design” principle such as adjust-ability?
  • Do the welfare facilities are provided such as (washing station, eating facilities, sanitation facilities are usable and properly maintained?