Safety Audit Checklist
John F. Smith
January 2, 2012
Drawers are kept closed at all times when not actually in use.
Chairs and other furniture are in good condition.
All compressed gas cylinders that may be in your area are secured from falling over.
There is ready access to a suitable step stool, stepladder, or similar device in areas where items are stored or placed overhead.
In storage areas, heavier items are stored at waist level, with the lightest objects placed on the higher shelves.
Personal protection equipment has been provided to all employees needing it.
Staff have been trained on how to inspect and use patient care equipment.
The area free of clutter.
Fire & Disaster
Proper fire and safety equipment is available.
Fire alarm pull stations and fire extinguishers are accessible.
All staff know the locations of fire alarm pull stations.
All staff know the locations of extinguishers in or near their work area.
Staff in the area know the proper reporting procedure if they find a fire.
All containers of powders, liquids, and gases are labeled as to contents.
Flammables are stored in flammable storage cabinets.
All areas are in compliance with ‘No Smoking’ policies.
Hallways, Stairs, & Exit Paths
The corridors kept clear of obstructions.
Carpeting is secure to the floor, unfrayed, free from tripping hazards, and generally in good condition.
Hard floor surfaces secure and free of tripping and slipping hazards.
All wet floors are marked with "CAUTION, WET FLOOR" (or similar) signs?
All EXIT signs are illuminated.
All fire doors close and latch properly.
Stairwell handrails are in good condition.
Stair treads are in good condition.
Stairwells are completely clear of obstructions and any objects.
The housekeeping in this area is adequate.
Access to electrical panels is clear and not obstructed.
All electrical switches & circuit breakers are identified.
All electrical receptacles and cover plates are in good condition.
Electrical cords and plugs are in good condition.
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