• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Building & Precinct

  • Do gutters appear to be clean, sound and working?

  • Are all drains clear of blockages?

  • Is the area clear of visual signs of water leaks?

  • Is the building free of external wall cracking?

  • Are roadway / pedestrian markings in car park or vehicle areas clearly visible?

  • Are speed limits posted in car parks or vehicle areas?

  • Are external areas free of any trip hazards (pot holes, cracked or lifted sections of pavement)?

  • Are trees on grounds or near buildings in safe condition (e.g. storm damage, rotting branches)?

  • Are all windows, doors and other possible points of entry able to be locked / secured easily, to prevent burglary?

  • Are areas vulnerable to vandalism (e.g. Lights, windows, accessible and hidden walls) secured?

  • Are areas of the building vulnerable to acts of arson (e.g. Access to combustibles like wheelie bins, cartons, wood) secured?

  • Is access the underside of the building secured?

  • Are all fences and gates in good condition and are able to be secured?

  • Is the site Essential Services Manual up to date?

Pest Control

  • Are areas free of rodent activity (droppings, nests or other damage)?

  • Are areas free of bird activity (droppings, nests or other damage)?

  • Are areas free from other pest activity like spiders, cockroaches, wasps nests?

Electrical Safety

  • Are electrical plugs or outlets in good condition?

  • Are electrical leads in good condition?

  • Do portable electrical appliances / tools appear to be in good condition?

  • Are extension leads covered to prevent trip hazards?

  • Do electrical items appear to be correctly tagged and dated?

  • Are there portable residual current devices (RCD's) for electrical power tools etc?

  • Are there overload switches (RCD'S) on power boards?

  • Are power boards and power points safe and free from overloading?

Walkways, Stairs and Ladders

  • Are floors clean, dry and free from slip / trip hazards?

  • Are walkways kept clear?

  • Are stairs / ladders in good condition?


  • Does lighting appear adequate for work tasks?

  • Are lights & fittings working and in good condition?


  • Is there access to MSDS for all chemicals in the work area?

  • Are chemical containers clearly labelled?

  • Are flammable substances stored away from ignition sources?

  • Is there adequate ventilation of the work area?

  • Is there a hazardous substances / dangerous goods register?

  • Are there emergency spill kits available?

Emergency Management

  • Is there a first aid kit / cabinet available?

  • Are employees aware of location of first aid kits?

  • Is there a current list of first aid officers and emergency contact numbers displayed?

  • Is the first aid kit / cabinet fully stocked?

  • Are the contents within expiry dates?

  • Are emergency evacuation plans displayed?

  • Is an emergency procedures manual available?

  • Are staff aware of site emergency procedures?

Machinery & Tools / Workshop Areas

  • Are all tools in good condition and are stored appropriately?

  • Is all plant and equipment adequately guarded?

  • Is plant and equipment adequately maintained?

  • Are emergency stop buttons within easy reach of operators?

  • Is there adequate provision for storage & waste?

  • Is there adequate work space around machinery?

  • Is access to machinery controlled?

  • Are operators appropriately trained?

  • Do operators hold relevant certificates / licences?

  • Are records of operator certificates / licences maintained (includes drivers licences)?

  • Is relevant PPE available and used?

  • Are gas cylinders restrained?

  • Are there manual handling aids available?

General Housekeeping

  • Are work areas clear of rubbish and general clutter?

  • Are tools and equipment that are not in use stored appropriately?

  • Are safety signs in good condition?

Office Safety

  • Is furniture in good condition and appropriately used?

  • Are computer screens clear of glare or reflections?

  • Is there appropriate ventilation around photocopiers?

  • Are workstation ergonomics suitable?

  • Are the floor coverings sound, no fraying, tears or trip hazards?

  • Are filing cabinet drawers kept closed when not in use?

  • Are desks, tables or benches free from sharp edges?


  • Are materials stored securely?

  • Are heavy / regular use items stored between knee and shoulder height?

  • Are storage racks / cupboards in sound condition and not overloaded?

  • Are stored items free from projections and sharp edges?


  • Are toilets available and clean?

  • Are kitchens / lunchrooms available and clean?

  • Is drinking water available?

  • Are there washing facilities?

  • Is all plumbing sealed and leak free?

  • Is there adequate workspace available for various tasks?

  • Are workplace temperatures adequately controlled?

OHS Noticeboards

  • Is the OHS Directive displayed?

  • Are OHS committee members (HSR's and management reps) listed?

  • Are OHS committee meeting minutes available?

  • Are Incident and Hazard Report forms available?

  • Is there an "If you are injured" poster displayed?

  • Is there an OHS Issue Resolution Process flow chart displayed?

  • Is the Emergency Response Extract displayed?

  • Are there EAP leaflets available?

  • Are OHS performance statistics available?

Other Observations

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