External Plant Space

Fire alarm and sounder beacon in place

Any signs of plants growing from roof membrane.

Ensure all lights work

Work Areas

Any signs of plants growing from roof membrane.

Plant room clean and tidy

First aid box available

Eye wash bottles available

All plant running correctly, identify any faults


M&E work shop clean and tidy

Tools stored correctly

First aid box available

Eye wash bottles available


Are tools and equipment in safe working condition and properly maintained?

Are all necessary guards and safety features operational and in place?

Are tools and equipment regularly cleaned?

Do bench and portable grinders have appropriate guards?

Exits / Entrances

Are exit and entrance ways unobstructed, clean and dry?

Are exit and entrance ways unobstructed, clean and dry?

Are exit points clearly marked?

Are exit signs and lighting operational?

Ground / Floor / Stairways

Are there any slip, trip or fall hazards?

Are floors, stairs and access ways unobstructed, clean, dry and in good condition?

Have cables, cords or wires been covered or secured to prevent trip hazards?

Is there debris or spills that have not been cleaned adequately?

Are anti-slip coverings used where spills, moisture or grease are likely?

Do stairs have non-slip coverings on the tread?

Is proper guarding in place for elevated platforms or subsurface pits?

General Storage

Is equipment stored in designated areas?

Are designated storage areas orderly and identified?

If racking is used, is it appropriate and in good condition?

Are drawers and cabinets closed and secured?


Are spill kits available?

Are chemicals stored properly and segregated accordingly?

Are chemicals properly labeled and have MSDS sheets available?

Are chemical storage / satellite areas clearly identified and in good condition?


Is the work area free of accumulated flammable / combustible debris or material?

Are flammable and combustible materials stored in safety bins / containers?

Are flammable and combustible materials stored away from ignition sources?

Are flammable and combustible materials disposed of in appropriate bins / containers?

Are LP cylinders stored properly and secured?


Are both hazardous and non-hazardous materials disposed of properly?

Are waste bins and containers adequately labeled and accessible?

Are waste bins and containers not overflowing and emptied as needed?


Are safe loading and handling practices used with hand and powered trucks, pallets and racks?

Are chocks utilized in the loading / unloading of trucks?

Are all alarms, horns and safety equipment operational on material handling equipment?

Are all cranes / hoists marked with the applicable load limit?

Are all pulleys guarded on cranes / hoists?


Is a lockout / tagout system utilized during maintenance / repair?

Are ladders in working order and with non-slip rungs and feet?


Are sprinkler heads clear of stored material?

Are fire extinguishers available, unobstructed and visibly identified?

Are fire extinguishers annually inspected / charged?


Are electrical panels in good condition and unobstructed?

Are electrical cords used properly, not frayed, and in good condition?

Are electrical switches / receptacles working and in good condition?

Are knock-out plugs missing?

Are there any broken / missing cover plates?


Is appropriate PPE available and used in all areas?

Is PPE used in good condition?

Is proper PPE worn when disposing hazardous materials / chemicals?


Are eye wash stations available and unobstructed?

Is the first aid kit readily available and stocked?

Are OSHA required logs available and up to date?

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.