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?

Lighting

  • 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?

Storage

  • 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?

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