Workplace Inspection

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1-10 $32.95
11-25 $30.95
26-50 $27.95
51-100 $25.95
101-500 $22.95

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  • 1. Shock & Awe Statement

Unidentified hazards and poorly conducted inspections can lead to catastrophic losses in your workplace.

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

2. Description of product.

This 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.

3. How long is the course (average runtime)?  # of minutes = ____60____

4. What is the certificate expiry date?  # of years = ___3 _____

5. Who should be taking this training?
Management, Supervisors, Joint Health and Safety Committee members and Health and Safety Representatives
6. Brief paragraph summarizing course objectives.

Every effort will be made to ensure the objectives of the course will appeal to the most diverse audience possible. Where feasible the course will apply to numerous applications. Following the completion of this course, the student will be able to better understand the process of inspections and some of the specific steps to follow to ensure that inspections are carried out in the workplace

Upon completion of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the legislation regarding workplace inspections
  • Plan and prepare for an effective inspection
  • Identify hazardous conditions within the workplace
  • Report and make recommendations regarding identified hazards
  • Follow up on the effectiveness of completed recommendations

7.  Course Modules & Subsections

  • 1. 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


  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Post inspection activity
    • Upon completion of the inspection
    • The Inspection Report
    • Module review and quiz




Q: How long will it take me to complete the Workplace Inspections course?
A: One (1) hour.
Q: What do I do if I forget my password?
A: Look at the bottom right corner of the Online Learning Home page and follow the instructions given in Forgot Username/Password
Q: Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?
A: Yes, no problem.
Q: What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?
A: You can take the Workplace Inspection course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.
Q: What happens if I don’t pass the final test?
A: You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 75%.
Q: Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a Workplace Inspections training course?
A: Yes. You and your administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.
Q: What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?
A: Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.
Q: What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?
A: The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or Workplace Inspection training certificate for you.
Q: How can I pay for the course?
A: Payment can be made easily by credit card, using the OLE shopping cart.
Q: Who is responsible for performing workplace inspections?
A: Ultimately, the employer is responsible to ensure regular and periodic inspections are performed to ensure the safety of all employees.  Depending on your jurisdiction; health and safety committees and representatives may also be required to perform an inspection.
Q: What types of inspections are workplaces required to perform?
A: There are many types of inspections including equipment specific pre-use inspections and periodic inspections for the purposes of taking preventative measures.  Each workplace must determine an appropriate inspection schedule based on legislation and the nature of the business.
Q: Can inspections be performed by a team rather than just an individual?
A:  Yes.  Because there are various types of inspections, a team approach may be more beneficial to ensure inspections are thoroughly completed and all hazards are identified.
Q: Can management delegate the responsibility to perform inspections to a worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee if our company has one?
A: A worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee is required to perform monthly workplace inspections according to the applicable legislation in most jurisdictions.  The employer may delegate the task of performing additional inspections to qualified persons within the organization however; this does not relieve the employer of his or her duty to maintain a safe work environment.
Q: Is there an inspection checklist included in the course materials?
A: No.  Inspection checklists must be customized for each individual work environment.
Q: What authority does a workplace inspector have?
A:  The workplace inspector does not hold any additional authority outside of his or her regular job within the organization.
Q: Is there a sample inspection report form provided to participants?
A: No.  Participants should check with their employer to obtain all necessary forms from their company’s Health and Safety Management System.


Provincial & Federal Regulations are found in the Legislation folder located on OSG03 / Projects / Current Projects/ P14a folder / Legislation folder (Alberta, BC, Manitoba, NB, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Federal Legislation)

Why Workplace Inspection Training?
Unfortunately, accidents happen every day across Canada.  When workers use equipment inappropriately or use equipment that is poorly maintained; the risk of an incident occurring greatly increases.  In order to prevent an incident from occurring, the hazards must first be recognized.  Our online Workplace Inspectioncourse provides the participant with the knowledge to be able to recognize hazards related to equipment; but also those associated with people, materials, the work environment and the work processes.
What types of environments or people should have Workplace Inspection training?

Hazards can be found in all types of working environments exposing a diverse group of individuals to the risk of injury or illness at work. Our Workplace Inspectioncourse is intended to increase the level of hazard awareness among participants who work in a variety of environments including retail, manufacturing, industrial, utility applications, maintenance operations and on construction sites.
How often must employees receive Workplace Inspection Training?

Regulations differ depending on your province regarding Workplace Inspections. A commonality between provinces is that the employer is responsible to keep their employees safe.
Where can I find the Investigation regulations that apply in my province?

These are provided for you to review in the OLE Workplace Inspection Course.
What training records must be retained for Workplace Inspection Training?

Employers are required to retain written records of employee education to ensure proof of compliance to the Regulations. The OLE Learning Management System provides a Certificate upon successful completion of any of our online safety training programs and maintains records on our computer to prove due diligence.
For more information on our Workplace Inspection course or any of our other courses, please visit our main Online Safety Training page or call us on (519) 652 5262 or (877) 652 5262.