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Gemba Walk Checklist

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

general industry
facilities and maintenance

Gemba walk checklist to ensure all team members involved are wearing proper PPE and are fully trained to observe processes and engage with members of the workforce to gather valuable information.

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Gemba Walk Checklist

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1. Has the team been trained and briefed on the goals, intentions and processes of the Gemba walk approach to process improvement?

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2. Does the organization have a Gemba Walk schedule that is shared with all personnel?

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3. Are Safety Gemba Walks scheduled for all areas of the facility, including parking lots, loading docks and outside areas?

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4. Has the organization communicated the purpose and goals of the Gemba Walks to all personnel?

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5. Has the purpose of the scheduled Gemba Walk been selected and conveyed to the tea, (I.e. Safety, Process Improvement, Quality, etc.)

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6. Has the department or site been informed in advance that a Gemba walk is planned for their area?

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7. Do all members of the Gemba walk team have the appropriate PPE for the area being visited?

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8. Is the process or area owner/supervisor available and able to take part in the Gemba walk?

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9. Are employees observed wearing the required personal protective equipment (I.e. glove types, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection etc.) necessary for working safely in their area?

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10. Does the Gemba team have access to the written instructions or standard process guidance for the activity they are assessing?

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11. Does the process being observed match the written instructions or standard process guidance?

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12. Is the note-taker capturing observed gaps between the written instructions or standard process guidance and what is being observed (for later discussion)?

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13. Is the note-taker capturing comments and suggestions from employees or team members for later discussion?

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14. Are team members observing large quantities of parts, materials or inventory on the floor or in storage areas?

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15. Are team members observing people waiting for materials or materials waiting for people - slowing production?

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16. Are team members observing people having to move long distances or making unnecessary movements to accomplish their work?

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17. Are team members observing any abnormal conditions such as leaks, breakage and dirt?

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18. Does the organization track issues and corrective actions from the Gemba Walks?

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19. Does the organization make resources available to resolve issues discovered during the Gemba walk?

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20. Do members of the Gemba Walk team actively engage and converse with members of the workforce to gather suggestions or answer questions?

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21. Are the results from Gemba Walks (I.e. issues raised, corrective actions, process changes, etc.) posted or communicated throughout the organization?

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22. Is each container of hazardous chemicals in the workplace labeled, tagged or marked identifying the chemical it contains?

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23. Are walkways kept clear of cords, hoses or materials that could trip personnel?

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24. Are flexible cords and cables prohibited from being used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure; attached to building surfaces; concealed; run through holes in walls, ceilings, or floors?

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25. Are pallet racks visibly damaged from forklifts: i.e. Bent horizontal cross braces; Dings, dents, and damaged end pieces?

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26. Are emergency exit corridors and doorways kept free from equipment or material storage?

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27. Are walkways kept clear of cords, liquid spills or materials that could cause personnel to slip and fall?

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28. Are forklift drivers observed following safe procedures for picking up, putting down and stacking loads?

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29. Write Comments or Remarks here:

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