Fire Safety & Emergency

  • Emergency exits are clearly marked

  • Emergency exits are free from obstructions

  • Emergency exit signs are illuminated and directions are correct

  • Emergency exit doors open out and without use of key

  • Fire extinguishers are available and tested within last six months

  • Fire reels and hoses are in working order. (Area map show emergency equipment locations)

  • Fire alarm is tested weekly

  • Has there been an emergency drill in the last six months

  • Emergency Assembly Area sign is clearly visible at front of Stores Compound

  • Do emergency services have clear access to the area

Outside Stores Area

  • Area is clean and tidy

  • Signage and identifying markings on cabinets, containers and equipment are clear and legible

  • All equipment is stored safely

  • Racking and storage areas are accessible and clear of obstructions

  • Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances are stored correctly

  • Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances are disposed of correctly

  • There are no slip, trip, fall hazards present

Inside Stores Area

  • Area is clean and tidy

  • There are no slip, trip, fall hazards present

  • All walkways are clear and free of obstructions

  • Signage and identifying markings on cabinets, containers and equipment are clear and legible

  • All equipment is stored safely

  • Racking and storage areas are accessible and clear of obstructions

  • Room lighting is adequate

Administration/ Office Areas

  • Workstations adequate for the task being performed

  • Workstations setup to avoid awkward posture/ positioning

  • Chairs are sturdy and in good order

  • Workstation chairs are adjustable for the user

  • Chairs are stable during access and egress

  • Workstations clear and free of obstructions and hazards

  • Lighting is suitable and sufficient - no screen glare

  • Electrical and other cords are secured and do not cause trip hazards

  • Use of power boards is minimised, not overloaded, no piggy-backing

Kitchen/ Meals Area

  • Lighting and ventilation is sufficient

  • Appliances in good working order

  • Electrical and other cords are secured and do not cause trip hazards

  • Use of power boards are minimised, not overloaded, no piggy-backing

  • Floor area clean, free from obstructions and hazards

  • Fridge, cupboards, food storage areas are clean, no stale/ off food or scraps

  • Benches and tables clean and tidy

Amenities

  • Wash rooms are clean and tidy

  • All toilets are in working order

  • Showers and basins are in a serviceable condition

  • Floors clean and tidy with no obstructions or slip, trip, fall hazards

  • Doors and windows are in a serviceable condition

  • Sufficient lighting, no dull or blown globes/ tubes

General

  • Is there sufficient signage in the areas (put yourself in the position of a visitor, contractor or new worker)

  • Safety notice boards are present and display current/ present information

  • Are there recycling bins (paper/ cardboard) available and being used

Additional Comments / Recommendations

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