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

8) University Policy (Policies section University web page)

9) School Policy (Sept 2015 – green cover [available on School H&S website]

10) 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?

11) Visual Display Units

12) Manual Handling

13) Electrical testing (if 'no' indicate which items require testing)


Are the following adequate and in good working order?

14) Lighting

15) Heating

16) General ventilation

17) Windows

18) Doors

19) Floors

Where fitted are the following services in good order?

20) Electrical supply

21) Gas supply

22) Water supply

23) Sink waste

24) Telephone


25) Is the room clean and tidy?

26) Is general storage adequate?

27) Are the floor and are passages clear of obstruction?


Are the following in good order and suitable for the purpose

28) Chairs

29) Work surface (desk/table/bench)

30) Shelving (wall mounted/cupboards)

31) File cabinets

32) Window blinds

Carbon Creep

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

33) Portable heater

34) Fan

35) Kettle/coffee-maker

36) Fridge

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

37) Microwave

38) 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.


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]:

39) Eye Test for Display Screen Equipment use


Inspection Leader
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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.