Section 1

Has the last Workplace Inspection been reviewed?

What is being done to address the required action?

Section 2 Fire & Emergency Preparedness

Portable fire extinguishers are provided, in place, clearly marked for type of fire and recently serviced?

Self-illuminating exit signs are provided and clearly visible in the workplace?

Exit doors easily opened from inside at all hours?

Exits clear of obstruction?

Fire Alarm system functioning correctly?

Fire instructions (plan and procedure) available and displayed?

Adequate number of fire warden trained person(s) are available?

Regular fire drills carried out?

Section 3 Electrical Safety

No broken plugs, sockets, and switches?

No frayed or damaged leads?

Portable power tools in good condition?

No temporary leads on floor (trip hazard)?

Are all the leads on the floor gaffed as per industry standards?

Circuit breakers/automatic cut outs installed?

Are all three phases balanced on the dimmer rack?

Electrical Test and Tagging program up to date?

Section 4 General Lighting

All work areas have adequate illumination?

Good natural lighting is available (where applicable)?

No direct or reflected glare?

Are all lantern power cables free from binding and/or chafing?

Lighting fittings are clean and in good working condition?

Emergency lighting (if applicable) is operational?

Section 5 Walkways

All walkways (entry & cross) kept clear?

No electrical leads crossing walkways?

Walkways adequately lit and clearly demarcated?

Unobstructed vision at intersections?

Stairs/Risers in good condition (if present)?

Even surfaces; no cracks or holes?

Loose duckboards or grills cleaned regularly?

Section 6 Stage, Theatre & Seating Area

Are all lanterns and/or droppers secured to the lighting grid using industry approved scaffold and/or G - clamps?

Do all lanterns and/or droppers have a secondary restraint in the form of an industry approved safety cable attached to the grid?

Are all lanterns operating in the correct plane (i.e. lamp base is horizontal)?

Are all gobo/gobo holders properly secured in the relevant lanterns?

Are all barn doors properly secured?

Are all shutters and/or lighting frames properly secured?

Are all passageways clear of obstructions?

Are safety lights operating to allow safe passage?

Stage, risers, stairs, traps, etc are adequately marked with contrasting tape, glow tape or other markers?

Guardrails, handrails and/or safety barriers are installed on elevated surfaces more than 2m high?

Section 7 Rubbish

Bins are located at suitable points around the workplace?

All bins are emptied regularly?

Section 8 Storage

Materials are stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

Storage is designed to minimise lifting problems e.g. between knee & shoulder?

Floor area around racking is clear of rubbish?

Are lighting poles removed from lanterns and stored in correct locations?

Are all gel holders stored correctly and secured with a chain when not in use?

Are all ladders stored correctly and secured with a chain when not in use?

Section 9 Mobile Plant

Manufacturers decals, manuals and operator instructions are readily available and in the English language?

Mobile plant is maintained in accordance with operations manual to minimise risks. Including log books/records, pre-start checks?

Starting and stopping devices are within easy reach of operator?

Adequate safe work procedures are provided and documented to use machinery during all cycles of production and maintenance?

Section 10 Workbenches

Bench surfaces are clear of rubbish?

All tools when not in use are stored correctly?

All damaged hand tools are tagged out for repair/disposable?

All damaged power tools are tagged out for repair/disposable?

Bench is at working height correct?

No exposed sharp edges to bench or equipment?

Section 11 Chemicals On-Site

A hazardous substances register is complete and available on site? (Includes a contents list and MSDS for all hazardous substances (fuel, herbicides, pesticides)

Current MSDS is available for each chemical (MSDS < 5 years old)?

All storage containers are clearly and correctly labelled?

Decanted containers are labelled with name, risk and safety phrases?

Risk assessments have been completed for all substances and recorded in the Hazardous Substance Register?

Do any special storage conditions apply?

Is there adequate ventilation?

Section 12 First Aid

Employees are aware of the location of the First Aid cabinet/kit?

The First Aid cabinet/kit is clearly labelled?

Easy access to cabinets/kits?

First Aid cabinets/kits and contents clean?

Adequate first aid stock available?

Is the First Aid cabinet/kit regularly inspected to ensure adequate supplies are present?

Adequate number of first aid trained person(s) are available?

Emergency contact numbers are displayed on or near the First Aid cabinet/kit?

Section 13 Office & Amenities

Safety notice boards are located in the workplace?

Filing cabinets are secured and of non tilt design?

Tops of cabinets or shelves beside access ways are clear of items that may fall ?

Chairs are in good working condition and meet ergonomic design requirements?

Desks are in good condition and meet AS4442:1197 (700mmH X 900mmD)?

Air conditioning system is in good working condition?

Kitchen area is clean and tidy?

Toilets clean and tidy, hand wash soap and towels available?

Section 14 Working at Heights

Have alternate ways of carrying out the work been considered?

Are fall prevention systems in place?

Have all practical steps been taken to prevent falls?

Previously Undefined Safety Hazard

Hazard / Action Identified


Hazard / Issue

Safety Inspection Completion Sign Off

The Officer completing this Safety Inspection must ensure that the final report is sent through to OH&S Department for recording of Hazards and required Follow up Actions.

Officer Completing Inspection Sign-off
Site Representative (if relevant)
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.