Fire & Life Safety

Corridors & exit discharges w/o obstructions -all items are on wheels, on the same side and temporary.

Doors are not propped open and in good operational condition. Door entry marked with room ID.

Fire extinguishers are in place, visibly marked, with updated logs, and ease of access.

Combustible materials are not in excess of guidelines. Check for rated & non rated containers, trash & recycling bins. Bins > 32 gallons must be in rated room (i.e. storage, trash or soiled utility.

Junction box covers are in place.

No exposed wires or extension cords. No daisy-chained power strips in any area.

Oily rags are properly contained (closed metal container) and are disposed of appropriately.

Combustible materials are not stored within 18 inches of the ceiling in sprinklered areas.

Emergency exits are marked, visible/illuminated and free of obstructions.

Hazardous Materials

Chemicals, including those in secondary containers, are properly labeled and legible.

If present:
-Plumbed eye wash stations are clearly marked
-Free of obstructions
-Have ease of access
-Operate properly
-Activated weekly with completed log.


Area has sufficient and properly operating lighting and ventilation.

Compressed Gas: No more than 12 E-size cylinders OR 1 H-size cylinder stored outside a med gas storage room. MED GAS STORAGE ROOMS: Cylinders must be physically separated (empty/full) and secured with chains or racks. Room must have all electrical outlets at 5'-0" or above. Room must be mechanically ventilated. (Per TJC Standard EC.02.06.01 EP 1 and EC.02.03.01 EP 1)

Maintain clear access path to electrical panel. Must be able to fully open panel door. Access to mechanical areas must be maintained for entry (per TJC Standard EC.02.05.01 EP 8)

Equipment panels are secured. Any Work-In-Progress is barricaded, posted with contacts, or attended.

General Safety

Area is free from HAZARDS of:
-TRIP (pipes, objects, lines)
-LEAN (ladders, panels, anything that could "slip down")
-FALL (unsecured objects stacked & stored high)
-ENERGY (Energized sources exposed to common traffic, i.e. uncapped lines, open electrical panels, LO/TO violations, abandoned work site)

Area is clean, free of debris and spills, neat, well organized, and within utilization requirements (i.e. no carpet surplus stored in electrical room).

Supplemental inventory (toolboxes, carts, parts, containers, ladders, etc.) is clearly marked, secured to its place, and definitely belongs to the area.

Area is free of unusual odors.


Once you have finished your audit, please sign below:
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.