Safety Inspection

Published: | Updated: December 28, 2018

Definition - What does Safety Inspection mean?

A safety inspection is a formalized and properly documented process of identifying hazards in the workplace.

Safety inspections come in all different forms depending on the environment being tested, but they generally compare results against acceptable standards to ensure that a given environment falls within acceptable safety limits.

It is also known as a safety audit.

Safeopedia explains Safety Inspection

A safety inspection is a documented or formalized procedure that is often carried out by a safety specialist to identify potential hazards.

There are many types of safety inspections. Some are carried out to check vehicle safety, some inspect industrial plants, and others are carried out to identify hazards in office buildings.

Most safety inspections involve a checklist, which helps inspectors thoroughly assess each area or potential hazard and pinpoint specific instances that may cause safety issues.

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