1.0 - Location Being Inspected

  • Office

  • Floor

2.0 - Physical Environment - Floors, walkways, stairs and celings

  • 2.1 - Floors, walkways, stairs and ceilings

  • 2.2 - Are office floors, walkways, storerooms and stairways clear of obstacles?

  • 2.3 - Are stairs non-slip, in good condition and fitted with a handrail?

  • 2.4 - Are walkways free of electrical, telephone and computer cables?

  • 2.5 - Are all ceiling tiles in place?

  • 2.6 - Are fire stairs lit, clean and non-slip?

  • 2.7 - Are directional notices and arrows for the fire stairs and exits clearly understood?

3.0 - Environment

  • 3.1 - Is the ventilation in the work area adequate? (No drafts or extremes of temperatures)

  • 3.2 - Are light fittings, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes clean and in good working order? (Not dull, not flickering or shadows)

4.0 - Noise

  • 4.1 - Is equipment located away from work area?

5.0 - Space

  • 5.1 - Is there sufficient space for work tasks to be carried out?

  • 5.2 - Is the work area clean and tidy?

6.0 - Staff room/ Kitchen area and amenities

  • 6.1 - Are the amenities clean and tidy?

  • 6.2 - Are sufficient rubbish bins provided and emptied regularly?

  • 6.3 - Are there appropriate hazard notices for appliances? (Manuals for use)

7.0 - Electrical

  • 7.1 - Is the wiring of electrical appliances in good order? (Eg no damaged cords or exposed wires)

  • 7.2 - Are plugs and switches in good working order?

  • 7.3 - Are power sockets and computer connections easily accessible?

  • 7.4 - Are power boards being used? Note: Australian standard approved

8.0 - Emergency Procedures

  • 8.1 - Are fire extinguishers available?

  • 8.2 - Are all exits and fire fighting equipment keep clear from obstructions?

  • 8.3 - Have the fire extinguishers been serviced at least once in the past 6 months?

  • 8.4 - Are the locations of fire equipment clearly marked?

  • 8.5 - Has there been an emergency fire drill in the past 6 months?

  • 8.6 - Are illuminated exit signs working correctly?

First Aid - Occupational First Aid Officer to verify this section

  • 9.1 - Is a first aid notice displayed near the staff room / kitchen area amenities?

  • 9.2 - Is there a first aid kit on the floor?

  • 9.3 - Does the first aid kit have all the contents required (a list inside the kit should display the contents)?

  • 9.4 - Is there a first aid room with signage explaining how to contact the first aid officer?

  • 9.5 - Is the first aid room clean and tidy?

Additional Hazards

  • 10.1 - Do all work areas provide sufficient access space for people with mobility restrictions or who are in a wheelchair, and appropriate modifications or processes implemented?

Workplace Layout

  • 11.1 - Is there sufficient storage space in the work area?

  • 11.2 - Are heavy or regularly used items stored between mid thigh and shoulder height?

  • 11.3 - Are storage areas kept clean and tidy?

  • 11.4 - Are filing cabinets stable when more than one draw is open?

  • 11.5 - Is there sufficient space around storage areas to enable easy and safe access?

  • 11.6 - Are draws and cupboards closed when not in use?

  • 11.7 - Is there a step ladder/ stool available to reach items from shelves that are located above shoulder height?

  • 11.8 - Is a suitable trolley available for transporting heavy/bulk items?

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