Hazard Identification Checklist for Retail Industry
The main segments of the retail industry include retailing food, personal and household goods, and motor vehicle services.
Activities in the industry often include hazards caused by improper loading and unloading of materials, mishandling
of chemicals, and unsafe working environment that may cause slips, trips and falls. Use this checklist to ensure
safety during operation. Carry out risk assessments to determine if there are sensitive risk groups in the retail
sector like night workers, young persons and pregnant women and if they receive sufficient protection. Next,
check if bullying and violence prevention policy is implemented and followed. Evaluate if the staff are well
educated on the safety rules when working with big equipment, extreme temperatures, electricity, and chemicals.
Lastly, provide recommendations to improve safety.