This administrative procedure is intended to ensure Southwest Horizon School Division complies with the Workplace Safety & Health Act wherein employers conduct an inspection of the workplace to identify and record hazards for corrective action. 


Hazard – any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions at work (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, 2011). 


Risk – chance or probability that a person will be harmed or experience adverse health affect if exposed to a hazard. It may also apply to situations with property or equipment loss (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, 2011). 



Prior to conducting a Workplace Safety and Health Inspection, the following materials shall be gathered:


Workplace Hazards

When conducting a workplace inspection, the inspector may encounter some or all of the following hazards:


Inspection Team

The Joint Safety and Health Committee (JSHC) complete workplace inspections. The members have been trained in the following criteria:


Workplace Inspection Principles


Final Inspection Report / Corrective Action Form

If there are any unfinished items on the previous report, record them onto the next report to ensure they are first on the list to be inspected. 

A Workplace Inspection Report will contain the following information:



Board of Trustees, Superintendent and Secretary Treasurer

Principals and Supervisors