Audit

Administration

WHS notice board up to date with the latest information?

WHS action plan updated for the current month?

Are Staff meeting and WHS Committee meeting minutes displayed?

Previous actions closed?

General

Access and egress paths are clear?

Standard fire exit signs clearly visible, in working order and undamaged?

Firefighting equipment easily accessible?

Electrical equipment tagged, tested and within date (check 3 pieces of equipment)

Electrical equipment and its components free of damage? (Leads, plugs etc.)

Temperature in laundry comfortable?

Dryer filter clean?

Washer filter clean?

Surrounding area under around , or on top of the washer and dryer clean and free of lint and or soilage?

Is a Cleaning schedule for equipment displayed and or up to date.

Are trolleys (clean or dirty linen) filled to a safe level and not over filled or blocking vision when being transported?

Is clean linen separated from soiled linen and covered to comply with infection control standards?

Hazardous Chemicals

Chemical room kept locked and only authorised persons allowed to enter?

Safety signage posted inside and outside chemical room?

Chemical resistant PPE available and accessible in chemical room?

Are chemicals decanted through a Dispensing system and is the unit clean, free of residue with clearly identifiable labels or signage?

Do staff members know where and how to access Material Safety Data Sheets for the chemicals being used?

Are all chemicals labelled correctly with warning signs and hazard classification?

Do staff know what to do in the event of a Chemical Spill and are Spill kits available? (ask random laundry staff)

Are chemicals correctly and safely bunded to meet Australian chemical standards within a laundry?

Eye wash fountain working properly?

Do staff know how to access ChemAlert?

Dirty Laundry Area

Laundry separated and bagged correctly i.e. no cytotoxic contaminated waste or laundry

Are staff wearing the correct PPE when sorting or handling soiled linen and is it easily accessible to comply with infection prevention standards?

Correct procedure followed when sorting the dirty laundry?

Additional Comments

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.