Audit

1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

1.2 - Have all outstanding actions from previous inspections been actioned?

2.0 - Environmental safety

2.1 - Is the appropriate health, safety and emergency information clearly posted?

2.2 - Is the general housekeeping and maintenance appropriate?

2.3 - Is the appropriate storage / handling / disposal of:

a). General waste

b). Sharps

c). Medical gases

d). Soiled linen

e). Hazardous substances

e). Equipment / furnishings

2.4 - Is drinking and catering confined the the appropriate areas?

2.5 - Is the general noise level appropriate to enable communications, signal etc?

2.6 - Is the oxygen sticker date compliant?

2.7 Inspect a sample of linen from the clean linen trolley. Is the sample clean and free of rips and tears?

2.8 - Is a harzardous substances Material Safety Data Sheet available?

2.9 - Is the room temperature adequately controlled?

3. Environmental safety: floors, stairs, corridors, waiting areas

3.1 - Is there adequate clearance for all traffic and bed movements?

3.2 - Do all floors have even surfaces, I.e no cracks, holes etc

3.3 - Are the floors and aisles clear of rubbish, equipment and furniture?

3.4 - Are walkways and open areas clear of electrical wiring?

3.5 - Are stairs free of worn or broken treads / non-slip mats?

3.6 - Are the handrails in good repair?

3.7 - Are kick-plates available on landings and in good repair?

3.8 - Are doors easy to open and without obstruction?

3.9 - Are spill kits and disinfectant easily accessible?

3.10 - Are hand washing facilities readily available and have instructions displayed

4. Fire safety

4.1 - Are emergency instructions displayed & easy to follow?

4.2 - Are exit doors clearly marked and able to be opened from inside?

4.3 - Are emergency exit signs adequately lit?

4.4 - Are exit corridors and doors free from obstruction?

4.5 - Are fire hoses located in major corridors clearly marked?

4.6 - Are the fire extinguishers easy to locate?

4.7 - Have the fire extinguishers been inspected and tagged within the last 6 months?

4.8 - Are the overhead sprinklers / smoke detectors free from obstruction?

4.9 - Are the fire exit signs lit?

5. Manual handling

5.1 - Is there adequate lighting to perform the expected tasks?

5.2 - Is glare and reflection controlled where necessary?

5.3 - Is unnecessary bending / stooping minimised when retrieving stores and equipment?

5.4 - Are work surfaces set at the appropriate height?

5.5 - Are phones, copiers, printers, pedals, grips etc all easily accessible?

5.6 - Are mechanical equipment and manual handling aides available for lifting?

5.7 - Is adjustable seating available where appropriate?

5.8 - Are document holders, feet rests, wrist rests available for typists/VDU users?

5.9 - Are all PPE equipment readily accessible?

Gloves

Gowns

Masks

Goggles

5.10 - Are items on shelves stored correctly and safely?

5.11 - Are storage rooms clean, tidy and appropriately organised?

6. Electrical safety

6.1 - Are all plugs, sockets and switches in good safe working order?

6.2 - Are all cords and wires free from obvious fraying / damage.

6.3 - Is all equipment in use tagged?

6.4 - Is all equipment plugged into a single powerpoint ie. no use of adapters / power boards?

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.