• This audit is designed to provide a method to review risks in the workplace and support the University in maintaining a safe work environment. If you have any difficulties using this form, please contact Infrastructure and Facility Services.

  • Step 1: Advise the Faculty/School about the inspection so that they may inform staff in their area of the upcoming inspection.

  • Step 2: Complete inspection findings in the following sections

  • Step 3: Save a copy of the Audit and forward a copy to your safety committee representative, manager or relevant Health and Safety team member.

Housekeeping , Layout and Storage

Housekeeping , Layout and Storage

  • Is the area generally tidy and free of rubbish and debris?

  • Are walkways uncluttered and free from obstructions to egress paths to fire exits?

  • Are floor surfaces clean, dry and hazard free?

  • Are any stairs in good repair?

  • Are storage areas well maintained and desks tidy?

  • Are stored items easily accessible without the need for over reaching or use of ladders?

  • Are any chemicals signed/labelled and stored appropriately?

  • Are Safety Data Sheets available for chemical substances?

Fire and Emergency

Fire and Emergency

  • Are emergency exits clearly signed and unobstructed?

  • Are all building/floor warden names correctly displayed and known?

  • Are emergency procedures and evacuation plans displayed and practised?

  • Do people know what the fire alarm sounds like?

  • Are extinguishers clearly signed and unobstructed?

  • Are fire extinguisher tags up to date?

First Aid

First Aid

  • Is the areas first aid officer(s) clearly identified and current?

  • Is the first aid kit clearly identified and easily accessible?

  • Are the contents of the kit appropriate for the area?

  • Are the contents of kit sufficiently stocked, clean and in-date for use?

  • Is there a treatment record booklet in the kit and is it used?



  • Is all lighting working and appropriate to the task?

  • Is the area free from glare and shadows minimised?

  • Are people able to control incoming natural light?



  • Are there areas free from distracting or disruptive noises?

  • Are people able to be heard without raising their voices?

  • Are screens or partitions in use?

Office Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Office Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Is equipment clean and tidy?

  • Is equipment in good working order?

  • Are procedures for use displayed and people trained?

  • Is common use equipment situated clear of workstations?

  • Is there adequate workspace around equipment?

  • Is equipment maintained and available?

  • Has PPE needs been assessed and supplied if required?

  • Are workers trained in the correct use of PPE?

  • Is supervision provided in the correct use of PPE?

Ergonomics and Manual Handling

Ergonomics and Manual Handling

  • Have manual handling tasks been examined and managed?

  • Have repetitive tasks been examined and managed?

  • Are mechanical aids available and used when required?

  • Do workstations suit people's needs?

  • Is work height and chair adjustable?

  • Are staff trained to setup workstations appropriately or have they had their workstations set up?

  • Is there a need for foot rests and are they provided?

  • Are document holders available if needed?

  • Is screen based equipment located to prevent glare, shadows?



  • Are electrical cords in good order?

  • Do permanent electrical appliances have their own outlet?

  • Is powerboard and extension cord use kept to a minimum?

  • Is electrical equipment testing up to date and tagged?

Aditional Comment and/or Actions

  • Insert additional comments here: Including actions needed and taken.

  • A meeting has been arranged with Senior area representative to discuss findings?

  • Area Representative

  • Add signature

  • Select date

  • Please forward report to your Health & Safety Officer, manager or safety committee representative.

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