Area Specific Observation

Was the entry door secured and the MAID working?

Is the racking secure to prevent it from falling?

Equipment Safety

Are guards in place and secured on any high voltage equipment?

Are safety signs in place?

Is any access equipment in good condition? E.g Ladders/steps. Are they labelled and in date?

Fire Safety

Are fire extinguishers in place and in date?

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Is the information on the fire action notices accurately displayed and in a prominent position?

Is the area free from excessive storage of combustible materials?

Do smoke detectors or fire alarm heads appear fully operational with no evidence of being tampered with?

Are access and egress routes clear from any obstructions and fire doors kept closed?

Are fire stops intact?

Are fire doors in good condition? E.g all three hinges fully attached, no holes through door, intumescent strip present all around sides and top of frame, frame secure.

Are all ceiling tiles in place and undamaged?

Electrical Safety

Are all cables tied away in a safe manner within the racks?

Is the overhead containment tidy? Check tray work is safe and no trailing cables

Are sockets clear from being overloaded?

Is equipment PAT tested and in date?

Is cabling in a good visual condition?

If any new electrical equipment has been purchased, has it been reported to engineering for the assets list?


Is the area free of tripping hazards? (E.g cables, carpet lifting, open doors)

Is the area (inc desks, cupboards, floors etc) clean and tidy?

Is storage being kept tidy and to a minimum?

Is the are free from any evidence of non IT equipment being stored in the room?

Are tops of cabinets, cupboards free from heavy and bulky items?

Is the area free from slip hazards? Are facilities available for clearing spills


Is the lighting working?

Is the heating/cooling working?

First aid kit in place and contents correct?

Is there a working phone for lone working?


Has all equipment not necessary been turned off? Eg computers with employees not present? Lights etc.

Is the area free from any evidence of fly tipping of waste?

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.