1. Housekeeping

  • 1.1 Work areas free from rubbish and obstructions

  • 1.2 Floor areas free of slip/trip hazards

  • 1.3 Doors fully functional

  • 1.4 Floor coverings in good condition

  • 1.5 Windows clean and operational

  • 1.6 Stock/material stored safely on shelves or in cupboards

  • 1.7 Vision at corridor corners clear

  • 1.8 Noise levels within acceptable standards

  • 1.9 Are photocopiers located close to personal workstations

2. Electrical

  • 2.1 No broken plugs, sockets or switches

  • 2.2 No frayed or defective leads (T&T in place and in date)

  • 2.3 Power tools and devises in good condition

  • 2.4 No work near exposed live electrical equipment

  • 2.5 No strained leads or leads incorrectly placed

  • 2.6 No cable-trip hazards

  • 2.7 Heaters safely located/in working order and not obstructed

  • 2.8 No temporary or makeshift leads/power boards

  • 2.9 No excessive use power boards (double adaptors not to be used)

3. Lighting

  • 3.1 Lighting sufficient for tasks undertaken in work area

  • 3.1 Fluro light diffusers in place

  • 3.2 No flickering or inoperable lights

4. Hazardous Substances

  • 4.1 Stored appropriately

  • 4.2 Containers labelled correctly

  • 4.3 Adequate ventilation

  • 4.4 Material safety data sheets available

5. Stairs, Steps and Landings

  • 5.1 No worn or broken steps

  • 5.2 Handrails in good repair

  • 5.3 Clear of obstructions

  • 5.4 Adequate lighting

  • 5.5 Emergency lighting working

  • 5.6 Non-slip treatment/treads in good condition

  • 5.7 Kick plates in place where required

  • 5.8 Clear of debris and spills

  • 5.9 Floors have even surfaces (no cracks etc)

6. Kitchen Area

  • 6.1 Equipment in good working order

  • 6.2 Rubbish and Recycling bins provided

  • 6.3 Bench and sink clear of clutter

  • 6.4 Microwave at suitable working level (not at face height)

7. Manual Handling

  • 7.1 Mechanical aids appropriate for tasks at hand

  • 7.2 Risk assessments undertaken when medium or high risk tasks performed

  • 7.3 Manual handling controls implemented where required

  • 7.4 Tasks involve no unnecessary or excessive bending, stooping, twisting or turning

  • 7.5 Work surfaces (desks, benches and shelving) are set up at appropriate height

  • 7.6 Work station is orientated for easy access to phones, computers and storage spaces

  • 7.7 Routine tasks do not require individuals to lift excessive weight

  • 7.8 Mechanical equipment is available for lifting heavy loads

  • 7.9 Adjustable seating and footrests are available when needed

  • 7.10 Ergonomic Workstation assessments completed in previous 12 months.

8. Storage Areas

  • 8.1 Stacks of goods, boxes and other stores are stable

  • 8..2 Higher shelving used for long term storage

  • 8.3 Floor space clear of obstructions to allow for moving stock

  • 8.4 Unwanted or obsolete stores and materials regularly disposed of

  • 8.5 Heavier items stored at lower levels

  • 8.6 No sharp edges or trip hazards protruding from shelves or stacks

  • 8.7 Suitable ladders or platforms provided to access high shelves

  • 8.8 Shelf and rack contents clear of lights and fire sprinkler systems

9. First Aid

  • 9.1 Record of treatment and of supplies dispensed up to date

  • 9.2 Incident reports filled correctly

  • 9.3 Cabinets and contents are clean, orderly and properly stacked

  • 9.4 Emergency numbers are clearly displayed

10. Emergency Procedures

  • 10.1 Procedures displayed

  • 10.2 Evacuation plan displayed

  • 10.3 Evacuation drill undertaken within last 12 months

  • 10.4 Emergency exists clearly marked and functional

  • 10.5 Emergency exits unobstructed

  • 10.6 Emergency lighting system checked

11. Fire Control

  • 11.1 Extinguishers in place and locations have signs

  • 11.2 Fire fighting equipment serviced and tagged

  • 11.3 Extinguishers of appropriate type for possible fire sources

  • 11.4 Emergency personnel identified and trained

  • 11.5 Emergency telephone numbers displayed

  • 11.6 Overhead sprinkler/detectors clear of obstructions, stores, etc

12. Means of Egress

  • 12.1 Exit doors are marked and clearly visible

  • 12.2 Exit doors can be opened from inside (no padlocks)

  • 12.3 Exit corridors clear of obstructions

  • 12.4 Exit ladders and catwalks are clear of obstructions

Additional Comments

  • Sketch Pad to assist with issues resolution

  • Auditors Signature

  • Staff Signature

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