General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Art/Science room

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Art/Science work areas

  • Sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Sinks are clean and free from debris

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Work benches are clean

  • Exhaust fans are functional and clean

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

  • Oven mits or gloves are available and in good condition for handling hot items

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

Art Equipment

  • Brushes and rollers are clean

  • Guillotine guard is fixed

  • Kiln is in good working order (e.g. door securely closes)

Science

  • Science equipment is stored safely.

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - C2-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - C1-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - C3-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - D1 Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Wet areas

  • Sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Sinks are clean and free from debris

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Work benches are clean

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - A1-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - A2-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

  • Sinks are clean and free from debris

Wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - B1-Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - B2 Classroom

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

  • Items stored on shelf safely and correctly

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Library

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Wet areas

  • Sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Server Room & Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

Wet areas

  • Sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Multi-Purpose Room

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Stairs and steps are free from obstructions

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - First Aid Room

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Electrical Equipment

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Sports shed and PMP Room

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Space below desks are free from obstructions (e.g. no boxes stored underneath)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Electrical Equipment

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Staff toilets

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Electrical Equipment

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Student toilets

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Hand basins

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

  • Taps are all working correctly

  • Hand basins are clean and drain freely

Electrical Equipment

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Canteen

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

Kitchen and wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Sinks are clean and free from debris

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Food containers are correctly labelled

  • Work benches are clean

  • Exhaust fans are functional and clean

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

  • Oven mits or gloves are available and in good condition for handling hot items

Electrical Equipment

  • Extension leads are in good condition (e.g. no cracks, damage or loose plug)

  • Electrical switchboard is locked

  • Power boards are not connected in a “piggy back” manner

  • Electrical points are in good condition

  • Media outlets for data projectors are fixed and accessible

  • Data projector screen is secured with remote available

  • Speaker equipment is secured with the cabling in good condition

  • Light switches are in good working order and not damaged

  • Damaged or faulty items of equipment have been electrically isolated and tagged out

  • Telephone is in good working order

General Workplace Inspection Checklist - Admin Offices and Staff Room

General

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Hallways are tidy

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Tiles are in place and not damaged

Kitchen and wet areas

  • Knives and sharp items are stored in a secure location

  • Sinks are clean and free from debris

  • Hot and cold taps are clearly labelled

  • Food containers are correctly labelled

  • Work benches are clean

  • Exhaust fans are functional and clean

  • Appliances are clean (e.g. fridge, microwave, oven, sandwich press), if applicable.

  • Clean tea towels/paper towel are available

  • Oven mits or gloves are available and in good condition for handling hot items

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

Lighting

  • 2.1. Lighting is in good working order (e.g. not flickering or blown bulbs)

  • 2.2. Light covers are in place and not damaged

  • 2.3. Blinds and curtains can be drawn to reduce glare

Stairs and Landings

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on flooring are in good condition

  • Anti-slip resistant strips on step edges are in good condition

  • Handrails installed are in good condition (e.g. no peeling paint, rust or corrosion)

Chemical Management

  • Hazardous substances are stored in a locked cupboard

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Storage

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Step ladder is available and in good condition

  • Trolleys are available and in good condition to transport items

Workstations & furniture

  • Furniture such as tables and chairs is in good condition (e.g. no damage)

First aid and Emergency management

  • First aid kit/cabinet is available and accessible

  • A fire blanket is available, accessible and has been inspected in the last 6 months (check tag)

  • A fire extinguisher is available, accessible and has been tested in the last 12 months (check tag)

  • An Emergency Evacuation Plan is displayed and clearly Legible

  • Emergency exit door(s) are clearly signposted, illuminated and unobstructed

External Grounds and Sporting Field Inspection Checklist

General workplace grounds

  • Building entrances and doorways are free from obstructions

  • Grounds are free from rubbish and debris

  • Trees and shrubs are free of dead or overhanging branches

  • Grass has been mowed

  • Fences are in good condition (e.g. no holes)

  • Gates are in good condition and are able to be secured

  • Ground surfaces are even in good condition with no cracks, dips, or holes

  • Changes in surface level have been highlighted (e.g. with yellow paint)

  • Drains are covered with grates

  • Drains are free from debris

Outdoor Lighting

  • Outdoor lighting is in good working order

Re-bound walls

  • Wall and footings are in good condition, free from damage, cracks, rust and corrosion

  • No items are fixed to the re-bound walls (e.g. basketball / netball rings etc.)

Sports Oval

  • Oval surface is level and in a good condition

  • Fixed goal posts are secure and free from corrosion, damage, or rust

  • Oval has no protruding objects on surface

General Workplace signage

  • Workplace entrance is clearly marked

  • ‘No Smoking’ signage is clearly displayed at all entrances to the workplace

  • Signage at the front gate instructing all visitors to report to the general office is clearly displayed and legible at front gate to school

  • Signage at the general office to notify all persons undertaking work to undergo an induction is clearly displayed and legible

  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) label is clearly displayed and legible on all buildings where ACM has been identified

  • HAZCHEM Signage is located at the main entrance to the property (if applicable)

Traffic

  • Road surfaces are even and in good condition (e.g. no pot holes or dips)

  • Barriers to protect pedestrian walkways/pathways are in good condition and are free from rust and corrosion

  • Designated parking areas are clearly marked

  • Designated disabled parking areas are clearly marked

  • ‘No Parking’ areas are clearly marked

  • Emergency service access and parking areas are clearly marked

  • Road directional signage is clearly marked

  • Speed signage is displayed and legible

  • Pedestrian crossings are clearly marked

Outdoor shed/storage area

  • Work benches are clean and free from debris

  • Storage racks are in good condition (e.g. no bowed shelves)

  • Frequently used, heavy and bulky items are stored within easy reach (between waist and shoulder height)

  • Items are stored so that they are not at risk of falling

  • Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Safe Work Procedures are displayed next to items of static/ fixed plant

  • Electrically powered plant and equipment has been tested and tagged and are within date

  • Power cords are in good condition

  • Guarding in place on all items of machinery

  • Chemicals are not stored in food or beverage containers

  • Chemicals are correctly labelled with the label clearly legible and intact

  • Hazardous substances stored in a lock cupboard

  • Dangerous goods are segregated in storage per the Segregation of Dangerous Goods Chart

Playground Equipment and Structures Inspection List

Structural and mechanical

  • Equipment is free from damage, rust and corrosion, or split wood

  • Protective coats/paint and equipment surfaces are free from damage and wear (e.g. no peeling paint)

  • Rails, bolts and other protruding sharp objects are covered with end caps

  • Bolts, nuts, screws and fastening pins are in place and secure

  • Handrails and steps are free from damage and are slip resistant

Fall zone

  • The distance from any part of the equipment to any hard surface (e.g. pathways, tree trunks or adjacent equipment is approximately 2.5 metres

Impact absorbing surfaces

  • Impact absorbing material is underneath equipment where there is a potential fall from height is approximately 250mm

  • Impact absorbing material is equally distributed underneath equipment

  • Rubber/synthetic pads or tiles are in good condition and have not separated from the base layer and do not have any embedded foreign objects

  • Loose impact absorbing material (e.g. bark or mulch) is free from sharp edges

  • Borders around the impact absorbing surfaces are in good condition

Sandpits

  • Sandpits are clean and free from foreign objects and animal waste

  • Sandpit borders are in good condition, free from splinters, exposed nails, and pins.

Shade Sails

  • Shade sail is free from rips, holes, or tears

  • Structural components are free from rust, damage, and corrosion

Basketball/netball rings and backboards

  • The basketball/netball pole is in good condition and free from damage, rust, and corrosion

  • The safety marking signage “WARNING: SWINGING ON THE BACKBOARD MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH” is in place, legible and in good condition

OHS Activities Calendar

Communication and Consultation

  • Meetings with OHS as a standing agenda item (staff meetings)

  • Health and Safety Committee meetings (Once per term)

  • Review contents of OHS Notice board (first term)

Planning

  • Review Self evaluation tool (Term 3)

  • Set and monitor OHS goals (annually)

  • Review calendar (each term)

OHS Risk Register

  • Review OHS Risk Register (annually)

  • Conduct workplace inspections (each Term)

OHS Hazard Management

  • Practice emergency drills (one each term)

  • Test and Tag (annually)

  • Review risk management forms and safe work procedures (e.g. plant and equipment, manual handling, chemicals) Annually.

  • Update asbestos management plan (annually)

  • Conduct visual inspections of asbestos (each Term)

  • Review chemical register (Annually)

  • Review traffic management plan (annually)

  • Engage an Arborist to conduct a tree audit (annually)

  • Engage a structural engineer to audit the basketball rings and playgrounds

  • Engage an structural engineer to audit shade sail supports (every three years)

  • Schedule audiometric (hearing) testing

Contract Managment

  • Update approved contractor list (annually)

  • Contractor induction for new contractors (annually)

  • Complete an OHS Induction on all new staff members (annually)

Induction and Training

  • Review OHS training planning/register (annually)

First Aid and Infection Control

  • First Aid Contents Inspection (Each Term)

  • Review first Aid summary sheet (annually)

  • Review the First Aid Risk Assessment (annually)

Emergency Managment

  • Review Emergency management Plan (annually)

School Infrastructure and Sustainability

  • Review the schools asset management register (annually)

  • Review the essential services list on the school maintenance system (annually)

General Workplace Inspection Checklist- Office

  • 1.1. Entrance, doorways and floors are kept free from obstructions (e.g. boxes)

  • 1.1. Floors are in good condition with no cracks, dips, holes, tears or rips

  • 1.1. Floors are clean (e.g. free from rubbish) and not slippery

  • Computer and other electrical leads and cables are kept clear of pathways and walkways

  • Doors open and close/slide freely

  • Doors locks are able to be easily opened

  • Ceiling tiles are in place and not damaged

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