Building and Precinct

  • Are the floors/carpets in good condition?

  • Are walls and ceilings in good condition?

  • Are stairs safe and clear of any rubbish?

  • Are light fittings and ceiling tiles secure?

  • Are all lights working correctly?

  • Are there any noticeable defects on the exterior of the building?

  • Are all footpaths around the building safe and free of any hazards?

  • Can traffic move safely around the building?

Housekeeping

  • Are the floors clean, dry and free of trip hazards?

  • Are stairways, walkways and exits free of obstructions?

  • Do doors open easily?

  • Are work areas uncluttered?

  • Have all redundant pieces of equipment or substances been removed?

  • Have all unclaimed or accumulated items and rubbish been removed?

  • Are all items stored appropriately? i.e. heavy items on the ground and lighter items up high

  • Have all non risk assessed and non general office or kitchen chemicals been removed?

  • Are kitchen benches and sinks clean?

  • Are Kitchen chemicals clearly labelled?

  • Are gloves available for tasks that may require them? e.g. cleaning up glass

  • Are all electrical cords in good conditions and away from sink/wet areas?

  • Are toilets and change rooms clean and hygienic?

  • Is the fridge clean and clear of all excess food items?

  • Are storage areas clean and tidy?

  • Have all old items been removed from storage areas?

  • Are all heavy items stored below 1.5m high?

  • Are items stored securely so that they will not fall?

  • Are suitable trolleys, lifters and steps available for the tasks performed in the environment?

  • Are suitable ladders or steps available to retrieve items stored at height?

Comfort

  • Are lighting levels comfortable for the work undertaken?

  • Is there excessive glare or reflections?

  • Are all lighting covers fixed securely?

  • Are all fluoro tubes and globes operating?

  • Are noise levels comfortable?

  • Is the ventilation and air-conditioning acceptable?

  • Are photocopiers and printers in well ventilated areas?

Emergency

  • Are first aid signs displayed

  • Are first aid kits clean, well-stocked and accessible?

  • Are WHS11 forms available for maintaining first aid records?

  • Are first aid kits regularly maintained? See WHS10 form.

  • Are first aid officers and emergency personnel (BEO's and EEO's) listed in a prominent position?

  • Are fire extinguishers and blankets in good condition and secured well?

  • Are fire extinguishers free from obstructions?

  • Have fire extinguishers had their 6 month check?

  • Are walkways and exits clear and free of obstrctions?

  • Do the emergency exits have illuminated signage?

Electrical Equipment

  • Are all electrical items free from any signs of damage or wear?

  • Have all items been Tested and Tagged?

  • Have any portable items been Tested and Tagged?

  • Are all switches, power points, power-boards and cords free of cracks, buzzing and affixed properly?

  • Are all switches, power points, power-boards and cords free from overloading?

  • Are extension cords only being used temporarily or tucked away or covered so they don't pose a trip hazard?

  • Are any power boards plugged into other power boards?

  • Is all damaged or inoperable equipment labelled as such?

Low risk equipment

  • Is all equipment of low risk in good condition and free from undue wear and tear or damage?

Ergonomics

  • Are workstations setup so that good posture is encouraged?Other

Other

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