1. Work Environment

  • 1.1 Thermal comfort (too hot/cold)

  • 1.2 Adequate airflow (not stuffy)

  • 1.3 Free of noise and odours

2. Lighting - General

  • 2.1 All lights working and covers clean

  • 2.2 Emergency lighting (natural/artificial)

3. Emergency

  • 3.1 All exits signed and working

  • 3.2 Emergency lighting for areas with no natural lighting

4. Floor Surfaces

  • 4.1 Surfaces even and in good condition

  • 4.2 No Slips, trip or fall hazards present

  • 4.3 Housekeeping good

5. Doors

  • 5.1 Doors operate without excessive force

  • 5.2 Fire doors not propped open or blocked (Open outwards)

  • 5.3 Emergency exits clearly marked

6. Stairways

  • 6.1 Adequate illumination

  • 6.2 Free of slip, trip and fall hazards

  • 6.3 Steps "deep" enough and non slip surface

  • 6.4 Handrails fitted

  • 6.5 Stairway landings clear of obstructions

  • 6.6 Housekeeping

7. Storage Areas

  • 7.1 Floor - non slip surface and free of objects

  • 7.2 Lighting - suitable to be able to see under shelves

  • 7.3 Ventilation - non stuffy and free of odour

  • 7.4 Shelving

  • 7.4.1 adequate room between objects

  • 7.4.2 heaviest between shoulder and hip heights

  • 7.4.3 lightest above head or below knee heights

  • 7.4.4 ease of accessing objects

  • 7.5 Step ladders available

  • 7.5.1 suitable type

  • 7.5.2 safety feet

  • 7.6 Housekeeping

  • 7.7 Free of rubbish/kept neat and tidy

8. Kitchens

  • 8.1 Housekeeping

  • 8.2 Water filter changes

  • 8.3 Fridge temperature

  • 8.4 Cleaning

  • 8.5 Waste disposal bins

  • 8.6 Plumbing

9. Toilets/Washrooms

  • 9.1 Hygiene and tidy

  • 9.1.1 urinals

  • 9.1.2 cubicles

  • 9.2 Lighting adequate

  • 9.3 Ventilation - free of odour

  • 9.4 Suitable hand washing and drying facilities

  • 9.5 Housekeeping

10. Fire Equipment/Evacuation

  • 10.1 Fire extinguishers not obstructed

  • 10.2 Correctly marked for type(s) of fire to be fought

  • 10.3 Correctly mounted/waist height

  • 10.4 Locking devices - seal unbroken

  • 10.5 Inspection tags - present and checked within 6 months

  • 10.6 Fire hoses easily accessible

  • 10.7 Overhead detectors clear of obstructions

  • 10.8 Fire blankets within certification date

  • 10.9 Emergency alarm button, visible and protected

  • 10.10 Evacuation route posters in good condition, clearly displayed

11. Office Machines

  • 11.1 Securely placed (not able to fall)

  • 11.2 No sharp edges

  • 11.3 No exposed power/energy sources

  • 11.4 Housekeeping

12. Power Outlets, cords and boards

  • 12.1 No piggy back plugs

  • 12.2 No double adapters

  • 12.3 Cords covered if across walkways (trip hazard)

  • 12.4 Computer cords kept neatly bundled

  • 12.5 Electrical equipment (extension cords, leads, outlets) been tested within last 12 months

  • 12.6 Residual current detectors (RCD's) in use on all electrical equipment

  • 12.7 Weatherproof fittings been used in wet or outside areas

13. Desks

  • 13.1 Clear and uncluttered

  • 13.2 Drawers closed (trip hazard)

  • 13.3 Working height - comfortable

  • 13.4 Positioned for easy access/good work posture

  • 13.5 Document holders

  • 13.6 Footrests available

  • 13.7 Housekeeping

14. Chairs

  • 14.1 Height adjustable (back comfort)

  • 14.2 Back adjustable (back comfort)

  • 14.3 5 star base (safety requirement for stability)

15. Computers

  • 15.1 Positioned correctly (height/distance from user)

  • 15.2 Laptop's permanently being used?

  • 15.2.1 seperate keyboard provided

  • 15.2.2 laptop raised on stand - positioned at correct height for user

16. Filing Cabinets/Compactus

  • 16.1 All drawers closed

  • 16.2 Even weight distribution top-bottom

  • 16.3 Free of loose objects (on top)

17. WHS Notice Boards

  • 17.1 Adequate WHS documentation i.e.

  • 17.1.1 First Aid/Emergency contact list

  • 17.1.2 Fire warden list

  • 17.1.3 WHS Policy

  • 17.1.4 Injury reporting info

  • 17.1.5 General, Tidy and current

  • 17.1.6 Safety Committee minutes

18. Environment

  • 18.1 Adequate provisions for recycling of materials i.e. paper

  • 18.2 Provisions for energy and water conservation

  • 18.3 Printers/Photocopiers default to Powersave mode

19. Manual Handling

  • 19.1 Objects to be moved not too large, heavy, awkward etc

  • 19.2 Mechanical aids in good condition and available i.e. trolleys

20. First Aid Kit

  • 20.1 Appropriately located

  • 20.2 Fully equipped

  • 20.3 Stock not out of date

  • 20.4 Certified first aider in charge

  • Summary of hazards and actions to be completed

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