General Information

Description of work

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Floors and Other Areas

Are floors clean and clear of waste?

Are signs posted to warn of wet floors?

REFERENCE: Signage posted to warn wet floors.
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Are floors in good condition (no holes, worn or loose planks or carpet sticking up)?

Is anti-slip flooring used where spills, moisture or grease are likely?

No protruding objects such as nails, sharp corners, open cabinet drawers, trailing electrical wires?

Are personal items, such as clothing and lunch boxes, in assigned lockers or storage areas?

Is the work area clear?

Are floors well-drained?

Are all air vents and filters properly maintained?

Aisles and Stairways

Are aisles unobstructed and clearly marked?

Are mirrors installed at blind corners?

Are aisles wide enough to accommodate workers and equipment comfortably?

Are safe loading practices used with hand and power trucks, skids, or pallets?

Is the workplace lighting adequate?

Are stairs well lit?

Are stairs covered with an anti-slip tread?

Are faulty stair treads repaired?

Spill Control

Are all spills wiped up quickly?

Are procedures followed as indicated on the material safety data sheet?

Are spill absorbents used for greasy, oily, flammable or toxic materials?

Are used rags and absorbents disposed of promptly and safely?

Is a spill area surrounded by a barrier to prevent a spill from spreading?

Waste Disposal

Are there adequate number of containers?

Are there separate and approved containers for toxic and flammable waste?

Are waste containers located where the waste is produced?

Are waste containers emptied regularly?

Are toxic and flammable waste chemicals handled properly?

Equipment and Machinery Maintenance

Are all equipment in good working order, with all necessary guards or safety features operational or in place?

Are tools and machinery inspected regularly for wear or leaks?

Are all equipment repaired promptly?

Are drip pans or absorbent materials used if leaks cannot be stopped at the source?

Are all machine that splashes oil fitted with a screen or splash guard?

Are machines and tools cleaned regularly?

Are all tools and unused materials cleaned up after finishing a job or before leaving the job site?

Storage Area

Are storage areas safe and accessible?

Are all materials stacked securely, blocked or interlocked if possible?

Are materials stored in areas that do not obstruct stairs, fire escapes, exits or firefighting equipment?

Are materials stored in areas that do not interfere with workers or the flow of materials?

Are bins or racks provided where material cannot be piled?

Are all storage areas clearly marked?

Do workers understand material storage and handling procedures?

Fire Prevention

Are combustible and flammable materials present only in the quantities needed for the job at hand?

Are combustible and flammable materials kept in safety cans during use?

Are hazardous materials stored in approved containers and away from ignition sources?

Are sprinkler heads clear of stored material?

Are fire extinguishers inspected and located along commonly travelled routes, and close to possible ignition sources?

Are oily or greasy rags placed in metal containers and disposed of regularly?



Overall Rating

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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.