1. Previous inspection

Has the last inspection been reviewed?

Are there no outstanding actions?

2. Housekeeping

Are all ares clean and free of refuse?

Are floors clean, dry and free of refuse?

Are scrap and rubbish bins regularly emptied?

Are passageways and walk ways clear?

Are spills cleaned up quickly?

Is a spill kit available?

3. Stacking and Storage

Are isles and walkways clear?

Are supplies neatly and safely stacked?

Are storage racks secure?

Are pallets in good condition and stored safely?

Are all heavier items stacked lower than lighter items?

Are all file storage boxes stacked and stored safely and not above shoulder height?

4. Fire Prevention

Are no smoking signs clearly displayed?

Is an Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

Is the Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (Twice a year )

Is a list of fire wardens clearly displayed?

Are Fire Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

Have the Fire Extinguishers recently serviced? (Check 6 monthly punch mark on tabs.)

Are Fire Extinguishers and Hydrants clear of obstructions?

Are the Indicator signs 2.1 m above floor level?

Is there Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

Are Exit doors easily opened from inside?

Are Exits clear of obstructions?

Is the Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

5. General Lighting

Are all light covers in place?

Are Light fittings clean and in good condition?

Do all lights work?

Are all Emergency exit lighting operable?

6. Building Safety

Are Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

Are Entry and walkways kept clear?

Are Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

Are Intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

Are all Stairs and risers kept clear?

Are liquid spills removed quickly?

Are railings in good condition?

Are footpaths in good condition?

Is office Furniture in sound condition?

7. Emergency Response

Are emergency response procedures displayed and up to date?

Do all staff know where the evacuation assemble point is?

8. Toilets

Are toilets clean and tidy?

Are waste bins regularly emptied?

Is there sufficient soap, towels and paper towels?

Is there sufficient lighting?

Are the toilets and change room monitored to deter loiterers

9. Work Benches

Are work benches Clear of rubbish?

Are Tools not in use kept in correct place?

Are tools in proper storage locations?

Are all hand tools in good condition and undamaged?

Are all power tool in good condition and undamaged?

Is the Work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

are there No sharp edges?

10. Machinery

Is machinery kept clean?

Is the floor around the machinery kept clean?

Are Guards in good condition?

Are Starting, stopping and emergency devices within easy reach of the operator?

Are Drip pans available for floor to prevent spillage?

Is there Adequate work space?

Are Noise levels controlled?

Are the Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the machines?

Are there training records?

Do operators comply with training?

Are lockout tag out procedures implemented and followed?

Are all gas bottles secured?

11. Electrical Safety

9.1 - Safety switches installed?

9.2 - Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

9.3 - No double adapters in use?

9.4 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

9.5 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

9.6 - No power leads across walkways?

9.7 - No frayed or damaged leads?

9.8 - No strained leads?

9.9 - Portable power tools in good condition?

9.10 - Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

12. Chemical Safety

Is a Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

Are Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

Have Risk assessments be completed for hazardous substances?

Are all containers labelled correctly?

Are all Unused substances disposed of?

Do special storage conditions apply?

If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

Are Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

If required is PPE available and used by all staff?

Is adequate ventilation provided?

Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

13. Ladders

Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

Are ladders in good condition?

If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

Used according to instructions?

For extension ladders are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

14. First Aid Facilities

Is cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

Is contents of first aid cabinets regularly checked?

No contents is past its expiry date?

Are first aid Cabinets clearly labelled?

Is there easy access to cabinets?

Are all Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

Are first aid officers accessible?

Are emergency numbers displayed?

Is there a first aid reporting form with each kit?

15. Personal Protective Equipment

Is PPE fit for purpose?

Is PPE in good condition?

Is PPE stored in a suitable location

Are there signs indicating where PPE is stored?

Is there adequate signage indicating PPE needs to be worn?

Have all staff been adequately trained in the use of PPE?

16. Barricades and Signs

Are barricades available to restrict access to hazardous areas such as excavation or overhead lifts?

Do the consist of railings, rope or plastic ribbon?

Are they identified with sights and/or tags stating the reason for the barricade?

17. Office Hazards

Has an ergonomic assessment been carried out on all office based staff?

Condition of filing cabinets?

Condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

Screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

Photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

Tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

18. Vehicle Condition

Schedule maintenance performed?

Condition of tyres?

Brake performance?

Lights? (Check operation of brake, indicator and reversing lights)

Condition of drivers seat?

Condition of other seats?

First aid kit supplied and adequate?

Storage provisions?

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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.