1.0 Electronic Access Control

1.1 - Is access control sufficient for area? If no, please make suggestions for improvement.

1.2 - Are all electronic access controls functioning including locked fire doors?

2.0 Staff Security

2.1 - Do staff feel that the walk from car park are to work place is well lit and clear of obstacles? If no, please details and log job. (sample minimum 1 staff member in work area)

2.2 - Are all duress alarms (fixed and portable) fully operational?

2.3 - Are staff aware of Code Black procedures? (sample minimum 1 staff member in work area)

2.4 - Are staff aware of actions required when a child/baby is missing? (Sample minimum 1 staff member in work area, applicable to MCH and MMH)

2.5 - Does the ward have adequate CCTV coverage?

3.0 Patient Security

3.1 - Does the ward have lock-down?

3.2 - is lock-down fully functional?

3.3 - Are external emergency exits secure?

3.4 - Are patients able to secure their valuables?

4.0 Ward Security

4.1 - Are door locks and grills secure?

4.2 - Are window locks and grills secure?

4.3 - Is duress system fully functional?

4.4 - Does intruder detection alarm operate correctly?

4.5 - Do staff feel security patrols are sufficient? (Sample minimum 1 staff member. For example lock doors, make note of unusual visitors, check ID, secure cash?)

5.0 Other notes or issues identified

5.1 - Have you identified any other safety issues during inspection? Please details location and include picture if possible.

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.