Section 1 - Documentation

Training records present

SWI & RA for chemicals/equipment/processes

Dated within last 2 years

3 representative chemicals present in register and MSDS sighted

Inspection records present

Evidence of actions

Emergency booklet by phone

Floor plan visible

Area emergency procedure posted

Wardens identified

Section 2 - Emergency Equipment

Safety shower/Eye wash accessible


Tested and tagged

Fire extinguishers accessible


Tested and tagged

First aid kits within 20 metres

Modules/size appropriate to area

Stocked and within expiration date

First adders identified

Ergonomic conditions - Noise



Heat/Cold mitigation

Section 3 - Chemical storage and handling

Chemicals stored according to Monash's guidelines

In compatibles segregated

Chemicals in use labelled and stored in closed vessels

Bulk storage - handling issues

Spill kits available

Appropriate to the substances present in work area

Spill management procedures visible

Gas cylinders secured

Connections secure and tubing suitable for pressure

Cryogenic liquids stored in appropriate vessel

PPE available

Waste chemicals storage - designated and labelled storage vessels

Section 4 - other hazards

Manual handling - heavy items stored low

Lifting devices available

Biological hazard

Ionising radiation

UV Radiation


Laser Goggles available

PPE available, appropriate and in good condition

Dangerous goods signage

PPE available signage

Hazard Alerts

Permits to operate attached to rigs

Section 5 - Electrical and Machinery

Appliances tested and tagged

Good condition

Fume cupboards - sash height level with yellow diamond

Tested annually

Storage minimised and no items close to leading edge

Refrigeration/Freezing devices used appropriately

Signed where required

Machines/Rigs fitted with guarding

Emergency stop features

Isolation capabilities

Section 6 - Housekeeping and hygiene

Non power equipment appropriately stored, used and in good condition

Is the general area clear from obstruction

Are cupboards/racking/other storage devices utilised

Bench storage minimised

Housekeeping (i.e. doorways clear/aisles and landings)

Floor space, exits, aisles clear from obstruction

Waste receptacles clearly identified

No food in work area

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.