Workplace Inspection

Average length of time to complete course: 60 minutes

Certification: Valid for three years.



Course Description

An inspection is a planned walkthrough of a workplace or worksite designed to help the workplace meet compliance with the law; and more importantly allow for the identification and control of any factors that can cause injury or illness.

Routine workplace inspections are therefore a critical component of a good accident, occupational disease and fire prevention program.

This Workplace Inspection program will assist managers, supervisors, committee members and health and safety representatives in performing effective inspections. The purpose of the inspection is to determine if hazards are present, if workers have been or are likely to be exposed to hazards, if anyone has been injured as a result of the exposure; and whether or not safe working procedures are being followed by workers.

An inspection procedure has four components; preparation, inspection, reporting and follow-up. This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will provide a solid foundation for recognizing, assessing and controlling identified workplace hazards.

Course Content

Inspection Basics

  • Types of inspections
  • The why and who of inspections
  • How frequent inspections should be done
  • What is the activity of an inspection?
  • What is the outcome?
  • Module review and quiz

Pre-Inspection Activity

  • Exercise
  • Plan the inspection route
  • Delegate team members
  • Obtain supplies
  • Familiarize yourself with the inspection checklist
  • Diagram or floor plan
  • Review information from previous inspection reports
  • Meet with supervisors prior to inspection
  • Gather information from management
  • Allow ample time for the inspection
  • Module review and quiz

Performing the Inspection

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in areas where applicable
  • Remain objective and make uninfluenced observations
  • Previous documentation by inspection teams will assist in current work     inspections
  • Identify substandard actions and practices, your role is not to enforce and discipline
  • Clearly describe each hazard and its exact location
  • Draw attention to the presence of any immediate danger and take appropriate action
  • While inspecting equipment, ask operator to demonstrate if you are unfamiliar
  • Ask questions but do not unnecessarily disrupt work activities
  • Observe static (stop position) and dynamic (in motion) conditions of the item you are inspecting
  • If you are unable to clearly describe a particular situation take a photograph or draw a sketch
  • Look for new equipment, new workers, new processes, new products that may have been introduced to the workplace
  • Sample issues
  • Sample areas for inspection
  • Module review and quiz

Regulations differ depending on your province regarding Workplace Inspections. A commonality between provinces is that the employer is responsible to keep their employees safe.

To order your online Workplace Inspection Training Course today, click here.

For information on how the Learning Management System works, please read the LMS Instruction Sheet.