Housekeeping Inspection Checklist

Use this Housekeeping Inspection Checklist to maintain cleanliness in residential or commercial spaces, systematically assessing and ensuring compliance.​

Housekeeping Inspection Checklist



Spill Control

1. Are all spills wiped up quickly?


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2. Are procedures followed as indicated on the safety data sheet?


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3. Are spill absorbents used for greasy, oily, flammable, or toxic materials?


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4. Are used rags and absorbents disposed of promptly and safely?


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5. Is a spill area surrounded by a barrier to prevent a spill from spreading?


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6. Do any drain pipes in chemical storage areas lead to a catch basin (not a general sewer line)?


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Equipment And Machinery Maintenance

1. Is the equipment in good working order, with all necessary guards or safety features operational or in place?


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2. Is equipment damaged or outdated?


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3. Are tools and machinery inspected regularly for wear or leaks?


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4. Is equipment repaired promptly?


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5. Are drip pans or absorbent materials used if leaks cannot be stopped at the source?


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6. Is a machine that splashes oil fitted with a screen or splash guard?


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7. Are machines and tools cleaned regularly?


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Waste Disposal

1. Are there adequate numbers of containers?


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2. Are there separate and approved containers for toxic and flammable waste?


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3. Are waste containers located where the waste is produced?


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4. Are waste containers emptied regularly?


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5. Are toxic and flammable waste chemicals handled properly?


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Storage

1. Are storage areas marked, safe, and accessible?


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2. Is material stacked securely, blocked or interlocked if possible?


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3. Are materials stored in areas that do not obstruct stairs, fire escapes, exits or firefighting equipment?


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4. Are materials stored in areas that do not interfere with workers or the flow of materials?


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5. Are bins or racks provided where material cannot be piled?


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6. Are all storage areas clearly marked?


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7. Do workers understand material storage and handling procedures?


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Fire Prevention

1. Are combustible and flammable materials present only in the quantities needed for the job at hand?


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2. Are combustible and flammable materials kept in safety cans during use?


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3. Are hazardous materials stored in approved containers and away from ignition sources?


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4. Are sources of ignition controlled?


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5. Are sprinkler heads clear of stored material?


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6. Are fire extinguishers inspected and located along commonly travelled routes, and close to possible ignition sources?


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7. Are emergency exits marked to provide a quick exit?


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8. Are oily or greasy rags placed in metal containers and disposed of regularly?


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9. Are waste chemicals, such as heat-producing (oxidizing) chemicals, disposed of in appropriate containers and areas?


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Floors And Other Areas

1. Are floors clean and clear of waste?


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2. Are signs posted to warn of wet floors?


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3. Are floors in good condition?


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4. Are there holes, worn or loose planks, nails, or carpet sticking up?


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5. Is anti-slip flooring used where spills, moisture, or grease are likely?


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6. Are there protruding objects such as nails, sharp corners, open cabinet drawers, or trailing electrical wires?


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7. Are personal items, such as clothing and lunch boxes, in assigned lockers or storage areas?


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8. Is the work area congested?


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9. Are floors well-drained?


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Aisles And Stairways

1. Are aisles unobstructed and clearly marked?


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2. Are mirrors installed at blind corners?


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3. Are aisles wide enough to accommodate workers and equipment comfortably?


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4. Are safe loading practices used with hand and power trucks, skids, or pallets?


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5. Is the workplace lighting adequate? Are stairs well-lit?


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6. Are stairs covered with an anti-slip tread? Are faulty stair treads repaired?


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Other Spaces

1. Is dust (or combustible dust) removed from ledges or surfaces where it may accumulate? In particular, if combustible dust is produced in the workplace, check beams, pipes, equipment, light fixtures, etc.


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2. Are outdoor surfaces kept clear, such as snow and ice removal?


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3. Are kitchen and eating areas kept free from insects and vermin?


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4. Are all locker rooms, lunch rooms, canteens, shower areas, and washrooms kept clean and in good condition (e.g., well-lit, sanitary, well-ventilated, etc.)?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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