Documents

  • Do you have access to the following Health & Safety documents?

  • 1) University Policy (Policies section University web page)

  • 2) School Policy (Sept 2015 – green cover, available on School H&S website)

  • 3) Relevant University H&S Services Policy & Advisory Notices if applicable to your office such as manual handling, ladder safety etc.

  • N.B. Documents 1 & 3 are available from the University Health & Safety website

Risk Assessments

  • Have appropriate tests been carried out for the following?

  • 4) Visual Display Units

  • 5) Manual Handling

  • 6) Electrical testing

Premises

  • Are the following adequate and in good working order?

  • 7) Lighting

  • 8) Heating

  • 9) General ventilation

  • 10) Windows

  • 11) Doors

  • 12) Floors

  • Where fitted are the following services in good order?

  • 13) Electrical supply

  • 14) Gas supply

  • 15) Water supply

  • 16) Sink waste

  • 17) Telephone

  • Housekeeping

  • 18) Is the room clean and tidy?

  • 19) Is general storage adequate?

  • 20) Are the floor and are passages clear of obstruction?

Furniture

  • Are the following in good order and suitable for the purpose?

  • 21) Chairs

  • 22) Work surface (desk/table/bench)

  • 23) Shelving (wall mounted/cupboards)

  • 24) File cabinets

  • 25) Window blinds

Carbon Creep

  • How many of the following electrical items does the office contain:

  • 26) Portable heater

  • 27) Fan

  • 28) Kettle/coffee-maker

  • 29) Fridge

  • If present, make sure the fridge is not set too high, i.e. temperature should be 1-3 centigrade.

  • 26) Microwave

  • 31) Chargers/docking stations for portable devices

  • If present,, make the room occupants aware of guidance to turn off chargers, etc. when not in use, particularly over-night and weekends.

Health

  • Personal Health Surveillance

  • If required have you been advised about the following Health checks? [Please note: Advice is given in the School Induction booklet and the School Health and Safety Policy available on the School H&S Intranet]:

  • 32) Eye Test for Display Screen Equipment use

Signatures

  • Inspection Leader

  • Room occupant

  • Room occupant

  • Room occupant

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