General work place

Are floors in good condition, free from slip trip hazards

Are walkways clean and free from slip trip hazards

Are leaks on the floor cleaned up immediately

Are all loading areas clear and in good condition

Are debris and trash properly disposed of

Are workplace transport procedures being observed/Signs are visible

Are waste receptacles overflowing to the extent that slip risks are present

Fire & Emergency Provisions

Are fire exits clearly marked and visible

Are fire exits clear of obstructions

Are fire extinguishers kept free from obstruction, in their correct storage location

Are fire extinguisher inspections up to date


Is hi vis worn by employees and visitors in the warehouse

Are eye protection, gloves and aprons provided in charging areas

Is safety footwear being worn

Are safety gloves being worn when needed

Are hard hats worn where required

Forklift Operations

Are forklifts operated at a safe speed

Is seatbelt worn by forklift operator

Does operator sound horn when approaching intersections, corners and backing up

Are loads carried under 6 inches

Are forks under 6 inches when not carrying a load

Are forks fork lowered and resting on the ground when parked

Are pre-shift inspections complete

Hazardous substances

Are substances stored and secured to prevent unauthorised use

Are containers clearly labeled and meet SDS requirements

Racking & general storage

Storage racks secure & undamaged

Racks labeled with weight capacity

Loading signs in place and being observed

Pallets stable and secure

Empty pallets stacked securely and stable

Damaged racking isolated and warning signs in place

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.