John F. Smith
December 26, 2011
Access and Egress
Are exits clear of obstructions?
Are exits clearly marked?
Are there areas that need to be clearly marked and/or taped ‘KEEP OUT’?
Do locking devices work on doors/windows?
Do stairwells have secure hand rails?
Are stairs slip resistant?
Are visitors and contractors checked in and inducted?
Are there adequate areas for storage of equipment that will not obstruct emergency exits etc.
Are there any potential live electrical hazards (exposed wiring) at the location?
Is there enough electrical output for the demand needed?
Is an extinguisher near boards/panels?
Is air conditioning system adequate and regularly maintained?
Are cords, plugs and equipment maintained?
Is system in place and signs displayed?
Is evaciation practiced and reviewed 6-monthly regularly?
Is fire equipment checked regularly?
Is safety tag in tact?
Is it correct type for the area?
Are people trained to use equipment?
Is fire warden identified and trained?
Is floor in good repair (covering, ripped, torn, lifting)?
Is floor clear of waste/rubbish?
Are waste receptacles provided?
Is floor free from trip, slip, fall, hazards?
Are toilet areas clean and soap and towels provided?
Is the no smoking policy being observed?
Is fridge clean and kept at appropriate temperature?
Are shelves secured?
Is floor clear of debris, leads and cables?
Are waste bins adequate?
Are desks tidy?
Is there appropriate furniture?
Is lighting adequate?
Are cutting and shredding equipment guarded and safe?
Are work stations set-up correctly?
Are micropauses/exercises being done?
Is photocopier positioned at least 4m from working areas?
Are all existing hazardous materials properly stored and/or secured?
Are there existing asbestos containing materials at this location?
Are there potential lead based paints associated with the location?
Does the location contain lead-based paints?
Does the location contain PCB materials (i
e. electric transformers)?
Does the location contain an obvious amount of dust or particulate?
Is there a risk for exposure to biological contaminants?
Do any hazardous materials need to be removed?
Has start-up induction training been completed for new employees?
Are people aware of hazards in their area?
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