Office Safety

Is the office clean and tidy?

Is furniture appropriate and sound?

Are computer screens free from glare and refection?

Is air conditioning maintained?

Are work station layouts suitable?

Are floor coverings sound?

Is the area free of general clutter?


Is lighting efficient for work tasks?

Are light fittings clean and in good condition?

Is emergency lighting operable?

Are diffuser covers in place and securely fixed where required?


Are materials stored so they will not fall?

Are materials stored so that good manual handling practices can be applied, therefore safe retrieval?

Are storage area free from projections, sharp edges?

Welfare Matters

Are there washing facilities nearby?

Are toilets clean?

Are kitchen facilities/lunchrooms clean?

Is drinking water available?

Electrical Safety

Are there any broken plugs or outlets?

Is the floor free from any extension cords, that could cause a trip or entanglement?

Are items correctly tagged and dated?

Are leads free from any damage or frayed parts?

Are there overload switches on power boards?

Are double adaptors or power boards not used in series?

Are power boards, power points free from overloading?

Fire control

Are exits clear of obstructions?

Are fire extinguishers in place & signed?

Are fire extinguishers within service dates?

Are exit signs in place?

Does fire equipment appear to be in good condition?

First Aid

Is there a first aid kit/cabinet available and accessible?

Are employees aware of location of first aid kit?

Are kit contents checked to ensure adequate stocks are available?

Are first aid records kept?

Is there a list of first aiders and emergency contact numbers displayed?

Walkways, Stairs nearby and Step Ladders

Are floor areas clean, dry, and free from slip/trip hazards

Are walkways kept clear?

Are stairs in good condition?

Are handrails in place, where required?

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.