Audit

1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

1.2 - Are there no outstanding actions?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

2.1 - Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

2.2 - Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

2.3 - Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

2.4 - Extinguishers recently serviced? (Check 6 monthly punch mark on tabs.)

2.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

2.8 - Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

2.9 - Exit doors easily opened from inside?

2.10 - Exits clear of obstructions?

2.11 - Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

3.0 - General Lighting

3.1 - Good natural lighting?

3.3 - Light fittings clean and in good condition?

3.4 - Emergency exit lighting operable?

4.0 - Building Safety

4.1 - Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

4.2 - Entry and walkways kept clear?

4.3 - Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

4.5 - Stair and risers kept clear?

4.10 - Furniture in sound condition?

4.11 - Loading area clean and tidy?

8.0 - Machines

8.1 - Are they kept clean?

8.2 - Are the floors around the machines kept clean?

8.3 - Guards in good condition?

8.4 - Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

8.7 - Adequate work space?

8.8 - Is lighting adequate?

8.9 - Noise levels controlled?

8.10 - No bending or stooping required?

9.0 - Electrical Safety

9.1 - Safety switches installed?

9.2 - Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

9.3 - No double adapters in use?

9.4 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

9.6 - No power leads across walkways?

10.0 - Chemical Safety

10.1 - Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

10.2 - Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

10.3 - Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

10.4 - All containers labelled correctly?

10.5 - Unused substances disposed of?

10.8 - Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

10.9 - If required is PPE available?

10.10 - Is adequate ventilation provided?

12.0 - First Aid Facilities

12.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

12.2 - Are contents regularly checked?

12.3 - No contents past their expiry date?

12.4 - Cabinets clearly labelled?

12.5 - Is there easy access to cabinets?

12.6 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

12.7 - Are first aid officers accessible?

12.8 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

13.0 - Office Hazards

13.1 - Condition of filing cabinets?

13.2 - Condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

13.3 - Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

13.4 - Screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

13.5 - Photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

13.6 - Tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

13.7 - Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

13.8 - Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

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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.