Means of Egress

Entry and exit doors clearly marked and visible

Doors can be opened from inside by way of push down lever?

External lock mechanism working and in good order?


Are internal walkways and exit paths clear of obstructions?

Are items stored correctly and securely?

Steps, Stairs and Landings

Are step treads in good condition, including non slip treatments?

Are handrails in good condition?

Are steps clear of obstructions?


Are all work areas, walkways and stairs well lit?

Are all lights working?


Are all power points, light switches and fittings placed safely and free from defects

Are isolating switches clearly labelled and readily accessible?

Are switchboards readily accessible, clearly labeled and lockable?

Have Residual Current Devices been fitted to all circuits?

Are all electrical cables either on trays, care arises, or fastened to the structure?

Are any data cables either on trays, catenaries, or fastened to the structure?


Are machine guards in place on all operational equipment. Ensure guards are securely fixed and cannot be altered or removed without tool or key.

Are all belts, pulleys and other rotating parts properly guarded?

Are emergency shop buttons clearly marked and operational.

Are filters in place and fitted correctly?

Are all connections tight and closed?

Is the machinery free of leaks ?

Are all assets identified by way of bar codes or asset tags ?

Pipe Work

Are all pipes in good visual condition?

Is pipework and flanged joints free of leaks ?

Is all pipe work labelled of colour coded?

Is lagging in good condition (note for asbestos)

Asbestos Register

Was the Asbestos Register checked before undertaking the audit ?

Does the Asbestos Register accurately reflect the real condition ?

Are there labels on items that contain asbestos ?

Work Areas

Is the plant-room in a clean condition ?

Is there sufficient space around all plant?

Is plant and equipment kept clean and free from obstructions?

Is the ventilation of the area adequate?

Have necessary steps been taken to reduce noise levels (baffles, mufflers, plant isolation)

Are drop offs protected by rails?

Is the area free from trip hazards?

Emergency Requirements

Is emergency signage in place?

Are appropriate fire extinguishers in place and serviced?

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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.