Work Area?


Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire and recently serviced?

Adequate direction notices for fire exit?

Exit doors easily open from the inside?

Fire wardens posted?

Exits clear of obstructions?

Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

Fire instructions available and displayed?

Assembly points clearly identified?

Regular fire drills carried out?

Training sessions conducted?


No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

No frayed or damaged leads?

No temporary leads on floor?

All electrical equipment has been tagged?

No strained leads?

General Lighting

Adequate illumination?

Good natural light?

No direct or reflected glare?

Light fittings clean and in good condition?

Adequate outside lighting?

Emergency lighting operable?

Chemicals on-site

MSDS for all chemicals?

Containers clearly labled?

Storage conditions adequate and safe?

First Aid

Kits and contents clean and orderly?

Easy access to kits?

Employees aware of location of first aid kits?

First aid kits clearly labeled?

Emergency numbers displayed?

Kits checked for correct contents?


Even surface, no cracks or holes?

No loose floorboards or exposed nails?

Oil, grease and water removed from surface?

Entry across walkways kept clear?

No electrical leads across?

Walkways adequately lit and clearly marked?

Office Hazards

Filing cabinets in good order and locks work?

Chairs ergonomically correct?

Desks clear of hazards and correct height?

Photocopier ventilated?

Footrests provided?


Bins located at suitable points and adequate size?

Bins emptied regularly?


Adequate number of toilets in good working order?

Supply of soap and towels and toilet paper?

Adequate stock?

Boys and Girls toilet area clean?


Bench tops clean and tidy?

Refrigerator and freezer clean and tidy and correct temperature?

Floor clean and tidy?

Food storage adequate and in good order?

Oven and appliances in good working order?

Other items

Gas heater in good working order?

Ceiling fans in good working order

List other issues here

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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.