• Are regular H&S audits of this office carried out?

  • Are copies of the reports stored within the site occupiers log?

  • have previous NCR's been actioned?

Site Occupier's Log

  • Is there a Site Occupier's log?

  • Is the Site Occupier's Log easily accessible/readily available for audit?

  • Are the Site Occupier's Log contents up-to-date?

HSE&Q Notice Board

  • Is there a Health, Safety, Environment and Quality notice board?

  • Is the board tidy, managed and up to date?

  • Are the current issues of the:- <br>Health and Safety Policy<br>Environmental Policy<br>Quality<br>Displayed in an appropiate way?

HSE Law poster

  • Is there a copy of the HSE poster on display and current?

Employers Liability Insurance

  • Is a valid Employer's Liability Insurance Certificate displayed?

Communication with staff

  • Is there a Health and safety commitee or standing item for Health and Safety on team meeting agendas?

  • Are staff provided with basic Health and Safety information relating to the company and the building at the point of induction?


  • Do all Health, Safety & Environment signs conform to the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996 and BS EN ISO 7010? (escape routes, fire doors, assembly points)

Housekeeping - are workplaces tidy, well maintained and materials stored safely?

  • Is there a good standard of housekeeping employed on site?

  • Are premises, furniture and fittings being kept clean to an acceptable and adequate standard? (consider condition of walls, windows, steps, stairs, handrails and shelving)

  • Are floors, walkways and stairs clean and free from trip/slip hazards? (such as trailing cables, frayed carpets, loose tiles and spilt liquids)

  • Is there a build up of rubbish?

  • Are materials and equipment stored in a safe manner? Avoid storage in gangways and fire evacuation routes; heavy items and liquids should not be stored above shoulder height.


  • Are walkways and staircases adequately illuminated?

  • Has provision been made for both suitable and sufficient lighting, either natural or artificial, in every part of the premises?

Temperature and Ventilation

  • Is there a room thermometer available and in public view?

  • Is an acceptable and resonable temperature (not less then 16*C/60*F in an office environment) being maintained within rooms in which people work other than for short periods?

  • Are there adequate means of ventilation within the premises? (windows, doors, vents, air conditioning, fans etc)

Manual Handling - Identify any hazardous manual handling activities

  • Is there a Manual Handling Risk Assessment?

  • Have staff who are responsible for lifting, pushing and pulling of office related objects received Manual Handling training?

  • Are mechanical aids available to use?

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • Have members of staff completed a DSE assessment for their workstation? (Self assessment or assessed by a competent person)

  • Have members of staff received information, instruction and traing on how to set up their workstation correctly?

  • Do members of staff know who to report any pain related syptoms to?

  • Are additional appliances purchased for those with medically confirmed conditions such as: carpal tunnel syndrome, spondylosis of the spine? (ergonomic mice, chairs with neck supports)

  • Are all workstations correctly adjusted?

  • Is the lux level 300-500?

  • How often are the DSE assessments reviewed?

Electrical Equipment (P.A.T)

  • Are all portable electrical appliances subject to a regular inspection/testing regime?

  • Are extension leads used? Are they surge protected and not overloaded?

  • Have members of staff brought electrical items into the office? if so, have they been visually inspected prior to use?

  • Has the fixed wiring been tested and inspected in the last five years?

Accident book

  • Does the office have an accident book available?

  • Is the accident reporting procedure being followed?

  • Are the records stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998?

First Aid - consider the nature of the risks in the working environment

  • Are there adequate numbers of trained First-Aiders? 1 day emergency and 3 day FAW

  • Is there a list of current First-Aiders displayed in the appropiate locations? (Names, pictures)

  • Are arrangements in place to provide first-aid cover during shift work or overtime?

  • Are records available for all nominated first aiders? (valid certificate)

  • Are First-Aid boxes provided and maintained? Are adequate first aid facilities and maintenance systems in place? Who inspects the boxes and replaces stock?

  • Are eyewash bottles available where appropriate? If so are all bottles within their expiry date?

Fire Risk Assessment

  • Has a Fire Risk Assessment of the buiding been carried out? (The landlord is usually responsible for this)

  • Is fire equipment sufficient and maintained?

  • Have all resonably forseeable incidents been identified i.e arson, bomb threat, gas adjacent hazards, etc?

Fire Evacuation

  • Is there an evacuation procedure for the office?

  • Is it communicated to all staff? (Fire notices)

  • Do planned tests of the fire evacuation procedures take place? (i.e fire drills twice a year)

  • Can members of staff be accounted for in the event of an evacuation? (i.e do staff sign in/out)

Fire Precautions

  • Are all off fire hydrants and hose reels clearly identified and regularly tested?

  • Are the numbers and types of fire extinguishers suitable for the risks?

  • Have all fire extinguishers been inspected - monthly/annual inspections?

  • Are records of inspections available?

  • Are there trained fire wardens? Are there enough to cover sickness, holidays and shifts?

Fire Exits

  • Are fire exit routes clearly marked?

  • Are fire exit routes and doors unobstructed?

  • Are all fire doors in good condition?

  • Are all fire doors kept closed and free from obstruction at all times?

  • Do the final exit doors lead to a place of safety?

  • Is there a fire assembly point and is it clearly marked with the correct sign?

  • Are escape routes well lit? Is there emergency lighting? Is the EL tested monthly and annually?

Fire Alarm

  • Is there an automatic early warning addressable fire alarm in place?

  • Is the fire alarm serviced every 6 months by a competent Fire Engineer?

  • Are there Manual Call Points (MCP)? Is a different call point tested each week?

  • Are the weekly tests recorded in the fire log book?

  • Is there a zone layout plan located in close proximity to the fire alarm panel?

Asbestos Register

  • Is there an Asbestos register for the building and is it located in a readily available location?

  • Is information relating to the location and condition of any Asbestos Containing Material available on request?

  • Are controls in place to ensure ACMs are not accidentally disturbed or removed?


  • Are there adequate toilets including disabled facilities?

  • Are there adequate washing facilities available within the office and are they clean?

  • Is there a supply of hot and cold running water and is the hot water appropiately labelled?

  • Are adequate canteen/rest facilities available?

  • Are adequate changing/drying facilities available?

  • Are suitable and sufficient cloakroom facilities provided for personal clothing and special work clothing?

  • Is there an adequate supply of drinking water available?

Noise Assessment

  • Has a noise assessment been conducted?

  • Are records of assessments available and current?

  • Are all controls identified being implemented?

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

  • Is there a substance inventory with the appropiate COSHH sheets available to staff?

  • Are control measures being implemented?

  • Are substances correctly stored?

Gas Appliances

  • Are fixed gas appliances installed within the property? If so are they subject to planned maintenance and testing?


  • Is there a legionella risk assessment available for the building? Ascertain if the landlord is undertaking regular water hygiene monitoring.

  • Are there showers which members of staff can use?

  • Is the air conditioning system an air to air system i.e not a wet system? There is no risk from Legionella bacteria in air to air systems.

Work at Height

  • Are members of staff required to use ladders/stepladders? If so, have the ladders/stepladders been inspected? Are they in good condition? Have members of staff been trained in the safe use?


  • Are passenger lifts available for members of staff to use? Are they regularly maintained and inspected every 6 months? (LOLER)

  • Is the auto dialler linked to a monitoring station of facilities?

  • Is the lift available to use in the event of a fire?

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