• Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Personnel

Workplace Inspections

  • Have the workplace inspections been completed? eg. Glycol level check


  • Are all employees adhering to the departmental PPE requirements?

  • Is PPE readily available when entering the area (if necessary)?

Chemical Management

  • Are COSHH assessments in use, up to date and understood?

  • Are all chemicals stored and used appropriately?

  • Are chemicals in secondary containers labelled correctly?

  • Are MSDS sheets displayed for chemicals in use?


  • Are walkways, fire evacuation routes and exits free from hazards?

  • Are all exits well signposted?

Leaks and Spillages

  • Are there any leaks from valves, pipes, hoses etc?


  • Is the heating, light and ventilation adequate for the area?

  • Are floors clean; free from debris and spills (all used containers should have been removed)?

  • Have cleaning schedules been completed to schedule and signed off?

  • Are sinks and basins clean?

  • Are there temporary engineering fixes that need resolving?

  • Are all ingredients labelled and stored correctly?

  • Is there any food and drink stored in the lab?


  • Is the area free from trip hazards?<br>

  • Is the area, including lab benches, clean and tidy?

  • Has the cleaning equipment has been returned to the shadow boards and is it in good condition?

  • Are there any unnecessary items present in the area (e.g. Engineering tools, equipment, empty containers)?

Work Equipment

  • Is glassware all in good working order?

  • Is all analytical equipment in good working order?


  • Are accidents, incidents, near misses, behaviours and cheers cards being used?

Waste Segregation

  • Is all waste segregated by type?


  • Are allergens segregated?

Risk assessments and SOP's

  • Is there adequate supervision within the area?

  • Are SOP's up to date, accessible and understood?

  • Are all risk assessments up to date, accessible and understood?

Safety Provisions

  • Are all eye-wash stations fully stocked?

  • Are all first aid kits fully stocked?

  • Are all fire extinguishers and fire blankets in place and in date?

  • Are all call points intact and free from contamination?

  • Are all electrical cabinets locked?

  • Are co2 detectors in use and in calibration (personal and static)?

Pest Control

  • Is the area free from pests and are all bait boxes secured?

  • Are openings protected to prevent the ingress of pests?

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