1.0 - Previous inspection

1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed?

1.2 - Are there outstanding actions?

What is being done to address the required action?

2.0 - Emergency Preparedness

2.1 - Fire doors are not blocked by carts, equipment, or materials or propped open?

2.2 - Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

2.3 - Fire Exit signs are illuminating and working properly?

2.4 - Emergency Exit Corridors / Doors are clear?

3.0 - Safe patient handling

3.1 - Manual handling equipment available (slide sheets, hoists, sit to stand machine, etc.)?

3.2 - All staff competent in use of equipment (practical manual handling training completed this year)?

4.0 - General

4.1 - All staff aware of their HSR?

4.2 - Have recent hazards and risks been identified?

What has been done to manage the hazard or risk?

4.3 - Are any processes, equipment, tasks or environmental / workplace factors causing delays, frustration or concern for staff?

What are the issues / concerns?

4.4 - Have there been any injuries in the department?

What has been identified and implemented to ensure that the cause of the injury does not happen again?

4.5 - Are staff aware of the Safety Charter.

4.6 - How many hours have been spent on WHS in the department?
(Minimum of 2 hours per month)

Number of hours

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.