Audit

EXITS

Are egress routes and exits clear & unconstructed?

If exits are obstructed, have alternate exits been established?

If alternate exits have been established, are personnel in the area informed and aware of there relocation?

Are all exits clearly identified and visible in the event of an emergency?

If means of egress is changed, have evacuation routes been posted?

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Are guidelines posted in the immediate area for what to do and who to call in the event of a fire or emergency?

Are personnel in the immediate area aware of the procedures to follow in the event of fire of emergency?

FIRE ALARM, DETECTION AND SUPPRESSION FEATURES

Is the fire alarm system operational?

Is the fire sprinkler system operational?

If the existing fire alarm or sprinkler system is impaired, have measures been taken to provide equivalent systems for adequate protection?

Are the temporary fire alarm or sprinkler systems being inspected and tested monthly?

COMPARTMENTATION FEATURES

Are penetrations and/or openings protected in smoke or fire barrier within the area?

Are door latches operational?

Are self closing devices operational?

Are fire and/or smoke dampers operational?

MISCELLANEOUS

Are temporary construction partitions smoke tight and non combustible?

Are storage, waste and debris areas being maintained to minimize potential for fire or safety hazards?

Are portable fire extingquishers (fully charged w/ current inspection stickers) readily available?

If there is hot work, do workers have hot work permit?

In general, are the exterior construction site, building and grounds free of hazards and potential safety violations?

Are hand and safety rails in place and maintained in good condition?

Are MSDS readily available for any hazardous chemicals that are present or being used?

Other hazards to be noted?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.