Workplace Inspection


Is work area free from rubbish and obstructions?

is work area free from slip / trip and fall hazards?

Are materials stacked in racks / bins as required?

Are items stacked to prevent risk of falling objects?


Are customer entry requirements and rules displayed?

Is site access controlled?

Are traffic control procedures in place?

Are fencing, barricades or barriers fit for purpose and in place?


Are workers wearing required PPE?

Safety glasses / gloves / sunscreen available for workers?


Mechanical aids provided and used?

Safe work procedures in place and followed?

Any changes to manual handling that requires a risk assessment to be completed?

Are stacks fit for purpose and stable?

Are heavier items stored low (below 1.5 metres)

Is there a safe way to access high shelves (i.e. use of ladder)?

Are stacks fit for purpose and stable?


Are sharp / protruding edges marked to identify hazard?

Are pallets in good repair and fit for purpose?

Are access and exit points accessible, marked and clear?

Is a line of sight (vision) available at corners?

Are ladders available and fit for purpose (i.e. Australian Standard / not muddy / nothing broken)?

Are power tools fit for purpose and maintained in good condition?

Are tools and leads inspected and tagged?

Are dangerous goods stored in accordance with Safety Data Sheet requirements?

Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available for dangerous goods used in the work area?

Are Hazardous Household Wastes (HHW) controlled and/or disposed of as required?

Are pest harbourage areas removed (i.e. rubbish / cardboard boxes)?


Is emergency response information displayed?

Is first aid / warden information current and displayed?

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.