Audit

1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

1.2 - Are there no outstanding actions?

2.0 - Fire Prevention

2.1 - Door wedged or propped open, none found?

2.2 - Fire doors are not blocked by carts, equipment, or materials?

2.3 - Extinguishers is not missing damaged, or discharged?

2.4 - Extinguishers has current inspection documentation?

2.5 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

2.6 - Sprinkler Heads/Smoke Detectors are clean & intact?

2.7 - Indicator Lights are not obstructed?

2.8 - Fire Exit signs are illuminating and working properly?

2.9 - Fire Doors close and latch properly?

2.10 - Storage is less than 18" from ceiling?

2.11 - Doors to Soiled/Clean/Hazardous Materials Rooms closed locked?

2.12 - Emergency Exit Corridors / Doors are clear?

2.13 - All wheeled equipment in corridor is "attended"?

2.14 - Flammables, stored appropriately?

2.15 - Penetrations to Walls / Ceilings / Floors, not present?

2.16 - No unauthorized space heaters present?

2.17 - No unauthorized heat producing equipment present (Toasters, etc)

2.18 -Trash containers are no more than 32-gallons in capacity.

2.19 - Fire extinguisher appropriate for the area?

3.0 - Electrical Safety

3.1 - Electrical outlets are not damaged or loose?

3.2 - Critical equipment is plugged into Red Outlet?

3.3 - All extension cords are equipped with a ground prong?

3.4 - All switches, receptacles and computer boxes have covers or plates?

3.5 - Electrical panels are accessible - 36" clearance around panels.

4.0 - General Safety

4.1 - Handrails are attached firmly to the walls?

4.2 - All wheelchairs are in good repair and with both footrest?

4.3 - Storage is at least 6" from the floor. No boxes on the floor?

4.4 - Floors - tiles, carpet in good repair - no trip hazards?

4.5 - Stairwell lights working?

4.6 - Storage Rooms clean and orderly?

4.7 - No items are being stored under the sinks?

4.8 - Step ladders available to reach high places are in good shape?

4.9 - No electrical cords, telephone and computer wires in area that might entangle feet?

4.10 - Desk, chairs, furniture in safe condition?

4.11 - Patient Room furniture in safe condition?

4.12 - No evidence of food, drinks or eating occurring around computers or nurse station?

5.0 - Hazardous Marerial

5.1 - Eye wash station inspected weekly and documented?

5.2 - High level disinfectant policy being followed - QC, documentation, etc?

5.3 - Medical gas cylinders are stored where full and empties are separated?

5.4 - Medical gas cylinders are restrained properly in bins, racks, or hand carts?

5.5 - Biohazard containers are stored properly?

5.6 - Sharps boxes are no more than 3/4 full; syringe disposed of properly?

5.7 - Staff are able to obtain a MSDS?

5.8 - Secondary container are labeled properly?

5.9 - Hazardous materials properly stored?

6.0 - Security Management

6.1 - Employee personal items are secured out of sight?

6.2 - Employee I.D. Badges visible and worn properly?

6.3 - Confidential Materal secured /protected?

6.4 - High risk patient's, equipment areas, hazardous material area rooms are secure?

6.5 - Medications secured?

6.6 - Doors with security hardware operate properly?

6.7 - Code carts locked and in view of staff?

7.0 - Utilities Management

7.1 - All lights are operational, no lights out?

7.2 - Ceiling tiles, none discolored,/wet/damaged?

7.3 - HVAC System - Air temperature within condor table range?

7.4 - Plumbing, faucets,, toilets operational (no leaks)?

7.5 - Ice machine clean and maintenance on schedule?

7.6 - lights in nearest stairwell operational?

8.0 - Other Findings

8.1. No Additional Finding?

8.2. No Additional Findings?

8.3. No Additional Findings?

8.4. No Additional Findings?

8.5. No Additional Findings?

9.0. Clinical Alarms

9.1. Staff was able to identify alarm

9.2. Clinical alarms were set where staff could hear them?

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.