Materials Handling and Storage Self Inspection Program

EH&S initiates and tracks the completion of Materials Handling and Storage self-inspection questions, which are conducted by shipping/receiving and storage managers or their delegates. This includes facilities such as loading docks, loading dock materials storage areas, distribution facilities for mail and package delivery, and facilities used for furniture and event supplies storage and transport.  The topics covered are designed to supplement inspections conducted by EH&S in order to facilitate safety awareness and ownership within the facility.

Compliance Requirement

Self-inspections are a requirement of the UC Berkeley Workplace Safety Program and Policy.

2021 Materials Handling and Storage Self Inspections

Materials Handling and Storage self-inspections will be conducted online via Inspect, a web application developed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). For access to the mobile app, see mobile instructions below.

Materials Handling and Storage Self-Inspections are due Friday, December 17, 2021.

Please contact safety@berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

EH&S Follow-up

An EH&S health and safety specialist will review all inspections and follow up with shipping/receiving and storage managers to provide assistance in correcting any deficiencies.

Instructions on conducting a self-inspection using Inspect:

Self-inspections can be completed on a mobile device or desktop. To find out how to conduct a self-inspection on your desired device, see below.

Mobile

How to Install Inspect

For iOS UsersFor Android Users
  1. Navigate to the App Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials
  1. Navigate to the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials

How to conduct a self-inspection using Inspect

  1. Log into Inspect application using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection from the Home page. Choose UCB Materials Handling and Storage from the dropdown menu and your facility's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go.
  3. Select to create a finding for each question. Enter any comments and photos (if desired). Under the Status section, select Compliant (checkmark), Not Compliant (x symbol), or Not Applicable (N/A).
  4. Select Save at the upper right corner to save each finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the facility or overall inspection.
  6. Once all findings have been documented, select Save at the upper right corner to save the inspection.
  7. Select Submit Inspection on the Home page. Select the three dots next to your self-inspection to Submit as Draft (if you need to make edits at a later time) or Submit as Completed.

Need additional instructions? Check out the Inspect Mobile Demo videos or see screenshots:

Desktop

HOW TO CONDUCT A SELF-INSPECTION USING INSPECT

  1. Log into Inspect using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection. Choose UCB Materials Handling and Storage from the dropdown menu and your facility's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go
  3. Select + Add Incident next to each question. Enter any comments and attachments (if desired). Under the Status section, select CompliantNot CompliantNot Applicable, or Corrected on Site.
  4. Select Save when you are done with the finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the facility or overall inspection. 
  6. Once you have finished the inspection, select Submit at the upper right of the page. 

Inspect Application