Audit

A. Previous Inspections

1. Have all actions from previous inspections been completed?

List of outstanding action points

Outstanding Action

Quote action number

Reason for non-compliance

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

B. Laboratory environment

2. Is the general laboratory area suitable for use, with particular reference to safety, including noise level, lighting level, condition of the lab fittings, operation of the fume hoods (local exhaust ventilation, ensure inspection within date)?

List of actions required

Action point 2 /

Risk rating

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

3. Is appropriate signage in place, including: fire exits; fire action notices; hazard labels on chemical storage areas (including fridges and freezers)?

List of actions required

Action point 3 /

Risk rating

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

4. Is the write-up area suitable and in satisfactory condition?

List of improvements required

Action point 4 /

Risk rating and equipment details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

C. Risk assessment and control measures

5. Are COSHH/risk assessments complete and up to date?

Name of researcher(s) checked

Supervisor to ensure all COSHH/risk assessments are completed and signed

Signed and dated as complete

6. Are standard operating procedures in place for all instrumentation?

List of equipment needing SOPs

Action point 6 /

Risk rating and equipment details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

7. Is there adequate provision and storage of personal protective equipment; washing facilities; first aid kit; eye washes; spill kit?

Action points to address

Action point 7 /

Risk rating and details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

8. Do the lab occupants know what to do in the event of an emergency, including evacuation routes and accident reporting?

Action points to address

Action point 8 /

Risk rating and details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

D. Hazardous substances

9. Are hazardous substances (including waste materials) stored and labelled in an appropriate way?

Action points to address

Action point 9 /

Risk rating and details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

E. Equipment

10. Are items of equipment in a safe condition / safely located? (e.g., is PA testing up to date for electrical equipment; are cylinder regulators less than 5 years old; are pressure vessels on the University insurance inventory; are ladder inspections up to date)?

Action points to address

Action point 10 /

Risk rating and details

Person responsible for completing action

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

F. Any other issues to be addressed or general comments

11. Other issues to be addressed:

Action point 11 /

Risk rating and details

Action to be taken by:

Person responsible

Signed and dated as complete

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.