• Conducted by

  • Date Audit Conducted

House Keeping

  • Work areas are free from rubbish and obstructions

  • Work surfaces are safe and suitable

  • Work areas are free from slip/trip hazards

  • Stock/materials are stored safely


  • Unobstructed and clearly defined

  • Adequate lighting/ no globes out


  • No broken plugs, sockets, switches

  • No frayed or defective leads

  • Office equipment in good condition

  • No strained leads

  • No cable-trip hazards

  • Lock-out procedures/danger tags in place?

  • All items tested and tagged

Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods

  • Stored appropriately

  • Containers labeled correctly

  • Adequate ventilation/exhaust systems

  • Protective clothing/equipment available/used

  • Material safety data sheets available

  • Chemical handling procedures followed

  • Chemical register developed

  • Appropriate emergency/first aid equipment

Stairs, Steps and Landings

  • No worn or broken steps

  • Handrails in good repair

  • Clear of obstructions

  • Emergency lighting- no globes out

  • Non-slip treatments/treads in good condition

Manual Handling

  • Mechanical aids provided and used (where applicable)

  • Check safe work procedures in place

  • Check manual handling risk assessment performed

  • Check manual handling controls implemented

Material Storage

  • Stacks stable

  • Materials stored at appropriate heights

  • Sufficient space for moving stock

  • Shelves free of rubbish

  • Floors around stacks and racks clear

  • Heavier items stored low

  • No sharp edges

  • Safe means of accessing high shelves

  • Racks clear of lights/sprinklers


  • Washrooms clean

  • Toilets clean

  • Meal rooms clean and tidy

  • Rubbish bins available – covered

First Aid

  • Cabinets and contents clean and orderly

  • Stocks meet requirements

  • Out of date items to be removed & replaced

Fire Control

  • Extinguishers in place

  • Firefighting equipment serviced/tagged

  • Appropriate signage for extinguishers

  • Extinguishers appropriate to hazard

  • Emergency exit signage and no globes out

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside

  • Exit path ways clear of obstruction

  • Alarm/communication system – working. Complete a test to confirm

  • ‘’Residents requiring assistance’’ register displayed in Fire Indictor Panel

  • Current Absenteeism list displayed in Fire Indictor Panel

  • Emergency personnel identified and trained

  • Emergency procedures documented – issued

  • Emergency telephone numbers displayed

  • Alarms tested

  • Trial evacuations conducted. Check when last trial (annual)

  • Personnel trained in use of firefighting equipment. Who?

Bus and Golf Buggy

  • Bus and Buggy in good condition

  • Fault reporting/rectification system used

  • Fire extinguisher provided on bus

  • Tyres satisfactory

  • Bus checklists completed

  • Bus policy and contact information visible on bus

  • First aid kit on bus

Maintenance Gardening Sheds

  • Adequate work space

  • Clean and tidy

  • Free from excess oil and grease

  • Equipment adequately guarded

  • Warnings or instructions displayed for machinery and/or chemicals

  • Observation of equipment being operated safely and correctly bemployees

  • Workbenches clear of rubbish

  • Tools in proper place

  • Floor mats provided where required

  • Washrooms and Kitchen clean and tidy

Personal Protection

  • Employees provided with PPE

  • PPE being worn by employees

  • Sun cream and sunglasses provided

Additions Audit Observations /Items to check

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