Fire Safety and Emergency Response

  • The area has an audible evacuation alarm.

  • Flammable material is stored and handled in a safe manner.

  • Fire control equipment is easily accessible, signed, regularly tested and is of the appropriate type.

  • Emergency lighting is available if it is necessary.

Buildings

  • The area is clean and tidy.

  • Floor surfaces are maintained in a safe condition and are suitable for the type of activities conducted.

  • Walls, ceilings and roofs are safe and in good condition.

  • Doors, windows, locks and latches are in good condition and working order.

  • Guarding (mesh) is fitted or signage in place for any fragile roof areas.

  • There is adequate ventilation.

  • The lighting is adequate to work safely in.

  • Sinks and drains are kept clear and clean.

Storage

  • Required resources and equipment are stored safely.

  • Free standing shelves/cupboards are secured to ensure stability.

  • The cleaner's storage area is locked.

Hazardous Substances

  • Current (within 5 years) material safety data sheets are readily available for hazardous substances.

  • Hazardous substances are stored and labelled appropriately.

  • Spill control systems are in place I.e. Absorbing materials and etc

Electrical

  • Electrical equipment in good condition and is tested as required but the department's electrical testing procedure.

  • All new power boards purchased will have an overload switch.

  • Power points, lights, fittings and fixtures are in good condition and working order.

General

  • Other hazards such as sharps, glare, noise, fumes or vermin are identified.

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