Are doors and entrances clear from hazards and unobstracted?

Stairways and Aisles

Are stairways and aisles clear and unblocked?

Are stairways well lighted?

Are handrails, handholds in place?

Are the aisles marked and visible?


Are floors free from loose material, debris, worn carpeting?

Are floors clean?

Is there a sign when floors are slippery, oily or wet?


Are chairs free from worn?

Are desks and cabinets free from sharp edges?

Did ergonomics (keyboard elevation, chair adjustment) pass standard regulation?

Are electrical or telephone cords hidden in areas where employees walk?

Are electrical wirings properly concealed?

Are equipment free frrom sharp metal projections?

Are wall and ceiling fixtures fastened securely?

Are paper and waste properly disposed of?

Are desk and file drawers kept closed when not in use?

Are office accessories in secure places?

Are filing stools or wastebaskets placed in clear area?

Fire Safety

All escape routes free from obstruction and combustible items?

Can all fire doors be opened easily and immediately at all times?

Is the fire signage correct and in good order?

Are the 'break glass' call points visible and easily accessible?

Are all fire control equipment regularly tested and certified?

Are emergency (evacuation, fire) procedures in place?

Are fire control equipment appropriate for the type of fire it must control?

Can the fire alrams be heard downstairs and upstairs?

Are all fire extingusihers clearly visible and easily accesible at all times?


Is the kitchen and food preparation areas clean?

• toilets

• Kitchen

Are measures in place to prevent the spread of disease?

Material Storage

Are there stepladders or stools to get to materials on higher shelves?

Are large and heavy objects stored on lower shelves?

Are passageways and work areas clear of obstructions?

Full Name and Signature of the Inspector
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.