1.0. GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING in SELECTED AREA

1.1. Are floors clear of debris and unwanted materials

1.2. Are corridors/walkways and passages free of obstruction

1.3. Are floor surfaces dry and free of slip hazards

2.0. EMERGENCY SYSTEM

2.1. Are emergency exits signs posted ?

2.2. Staff aware of location of emergency assembly points ? ASK RANDOM STAFF

2.3. Are emergency exit maps posted and clearly marked ?

2.4. Are emergency exits free from obstructions ?

2.5. Do self-closing devices on stairway doors work properly ?

2.6. Are emergency numbers displayed ?

3.0. FIRE PREVENTION

3.1. Are fire extinguishers in place, clearly marked and signs clearly visible?

3.2. Extinguishers free of obstruction ?

4.0. GENERAL LIGHTING

4.1. Good natural lighting ?

4.2. Light fittings clean and in good working order ?

5.0 ELECTRICAL SAFETY

5.1. No broken plugs, sockets or switches ?

5.2. No power leads crossing walkways ?

5.3. No frayed or damaged leads ?

6.0. VOLUNTEERS - OFFICE HAZARDS

6.1. Are office chairs in good condition i.e. casters, back rest and arm rest ?

6.2. Desks in good condition i.e. sufficient leg room under desk, no nails protruding and wood not splintered ?

6.3. Ventilation in office sufficient ?

7.0 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS/CONCERNS

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.