Cold Room

Monthly cleaning is carried out and recorded

Room kept clear of litter, carton boxes, liquid nitrogen and compressed gas tanks

Lights in good working order

Mop and floor wipes accounted for

Dark Room

Filled waste bin is swapped with empty one

Room is clean and kept clear of litter

Freezer Room

Temperature is adequate

Lights in good working order

Aisles and doorways free of obstructions and permits visibility and movement

Common Areas

Aisles and doorways free of obstructions and permits visibility and movement

No major changes to placement of user's equipment (e.g. new/movement of equipment)

Storage of suspicious laboratory items outside the lab area


Glasswasher chamber condition/cleanliness

Autoclave chamber condition/cleanliness

Autoclave blue gasket is fitted properly

No misuse of autoclave (e.g. spill, cross usage of waste and clean autoclaving without official labeling)

Emergency Response Equipment

Emergency eyewash and shower checked and recorded accordingly

Access to emergency response equipment is clear of obstruction

Fire extinguishers mounted, accessible, free of obstruction

Firemen access point not obstructed

Gas Detection System

Alarm/fault indicator not lighted up


Additional recommendation

Attachment (if any)
Full Name & Signature of Inspector
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.