Floors

Can water be walked on to smooth floors (e.g. Foyers) on rainy days?

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Are there any hard, smooth floors in wet or oily areas?

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Are there any fluid leaks on to the floor from processes or machines?

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Are there any transitions in floor surfaces that are not easily noticed? (Any ridge that is as large or larger than the sole of a shoe)

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Is there any water or ice on cold room floors?

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Is the floor slippery when wet?

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Is there poor drainage causing pooling of fluids?

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Are any anti-slip paint, coating profiles or tapes worn smooth or damaged?

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Are there any isolated low steps? (Commonly at doorways)

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Are there any trip hazards due to equipment and other objects left on floor?

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Are there any raised carpet edges or holes worn in carpets?

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Are there any tiles becoming unstuck or curling at the edges?

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Are there any holes or unevenness in the floor surface?

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Stairs and Ramps

Is the lighting insufficient for ramps or steps to be seen clearly?

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Is the lighting for ramps or steps creating glare?

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Do any steps have too small a rise or tread or an excessive tread edge (nosing)?

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Are any step edges (nosings) slippery or hard to see?

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Are the steps uneven or are there excessive variations in step dimensions?

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Are handrails inadequate on stairs?

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Are ramps too steep or too slippery?

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Are any step edges (nosings) slippery or hard to see?

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Lighting

Is there insufficient lighting in passageways, at flooring transitions, ramps or stairs?

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Does the lighting throw distracting shadows or produce excessive glare?

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Is there insufficient lighting in passageways, at flooring transitions, ramps or stairs?

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Is there insufficient lighting in passageways, at flooring transitions, ramps or stairs?

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Outdoor areas

Is there a build up of moss or other vegetation on pathways?

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Are there any surface transitions not easily noticed? (Any ridge that is as high as a sole of a shoe/ footwear or higher)

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Are there potholes in footpaths or walkways?

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Housekeeping

Is there a build-up of polish on floors?

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Is there an excessive residue of detergent?

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Do workers or others have to walk on floors wet from cleaning/washing?

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Are "Wet Floor" signs not available or not used correctly?

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Do you need to provide information/training/advice to contractors regarding cleaning procedures?

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Are paper, rubbish, dirt or spills left on the floor?

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Are aisles halls/walkways poorly marked?

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Are aisles/halls/walkways cluttered?

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Are there any trip hazards due to equipment and other movable objects left lying on the ground?

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Do spills (wet or dry) occur regularly during work processes?

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Is the cleaning method appropriate for the floor surface?

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Tasks

Do workers have to walk or work on greasy, oily or wet floors that are not adequately slip resistant?

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Do loads that are carried or pushed interfere with vision? (Clear line of site)

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Are the loads to be carried excessive or likely to upset a person's balance?

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Do heavy trolleys / persons in wheelchairs have to be pushed up ramps / inclines?

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Are workers hurried due to time constraints?

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Do workers require training in the procedures for dealing with slip and trip hazards?

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Footwear

Do the workers safety shoes / shoes lack grip?

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Do workers require slip resistant footwear?

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Are tread patterns on footwear clogged with dirt?

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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.