External buildings and gardens

Driveway and paths, are they in good condition, no trip hazards

Door handles and locks in good working order

Waste bins secure and tidy

Gardens, no weeds, pruned, paths free from plants and overhanging trees

Guttering and downpipes clear


Seating and tables

Washing line safe and in good condition

Boundary fences safe, secure

Secure and stable

Overhead structures safe and secure

Rainwater tank on premises

Is the filter clean?

External Blinds - Functioning

Are there any visible hazards?

General Shared Areas

Internal doors and locks in working order

Door hinges, need lubricating?

Windows, in working order, locks if applicable, flywires in good condition

Window coverings in working order

Flooring, clear of hazards

Painting condition in shared areas

Wall penetrations, any holes or cracks

Electrical power points, cracked or broken

Internal lighting, working, switches in good condition

Stair treads in good condition

Handrails present, safe and secure

Electrical equipment tested and tagged

Furniture safe and undamaged

evidence of pests


Access and paths are clear and even

Entry/Exit strikers, fire panel test

Emergency exit lights, working and battery backup ok


Condition of Kitchen cabinets and work surfaces

Drains (floor and sink) clear and free flowing

Taps free from drips and secure

Fridge and seals condition


No sign of leaks



Hot water temperature


Toilet seats intact, no leaks

Hot water temperature in each bathroom


Electrical equipment tested and tagged

Floor/area free from water

washing machine

No sign of leaks

Hot water temperature


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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.