Office OHS Checklist

Use the Office OHS Checklist to enhance office safety by inspecting walking surfaces, office equipment, fire prevention, security, first aid, and more.

Office OHS Checklist



Walking Surfaces

1. Are walkways free of obstacles?


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2. Are cords anchored or covered?


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3. Are floor coverings in good condition?


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4. Are there no slip or trip hazards present?


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5. Are warnings posted when floors are wet?


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Furniture/Office Equipment

1. Is the furniture in good mechanical condition?


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2. Is the furniture properly assembled?


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3. Is the furniture properly adjusted?


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4. Is the furniture secure from tipping?


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5. Is the furniture free from sharp edges or corners?


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6. Are dangerous parts properly guarded?


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7. Are emergency switches accessible?


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8. Is there a preventative maintenance program established for equipment and tools?


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9. Are loose clothing, jewelry, and ID badges secured?


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10. Is the equipment appropriate for the work done?


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11. Is defective equipment properly identified?


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12. Are unnecessary items removed?


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13. Are employees instructed on the safe and proper use of equipment?


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14. Are electrical cords at the workstation secured?


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Bookcase/Shelves/Cabinets

1. Are bookcases, shelves, and cabinets secured from tipping?


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2. Are bookcases, shelves, and cabinets in good condition?


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3. Are drawers and doors closed when not in use?


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4. Is only one drawer of a filing cabinet open at a time?


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5. Are materials safely stored, stacked, or piled?


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6. Are heavier or commonly accessed items stored between knuckle and shoulder height?


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7. Are step stools available, if required?


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Environment

1. Are light levels adequate for the activities being undertaken?


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2. Is the air quality adequate?


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3. Is the temperature and humidity adequate?


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4. Are people dressed appropriately for the season?


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5. Are air/temperature units unobstructed?


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6. Are noise levels appropriate?


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7. Are hazardous materials properly labeled and stored?


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8. Are unexpired Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available?


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9. Is the housekeeping satisfactory?


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10. Are there no construction hazards present?


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Disabled

1. Are required accommodations provided?


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2. Are the accommodations provided functional?


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Fire Prevention

1. Are extinguishers available and accessible?


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2. Are extinguishers and hose cabinets dated monthly?


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3. Are pull stations accessible?


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4. Are electric cords and outlets in good condition?


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5. Are electrical outlets not overloaded?


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6. Are fire exits clear of obstruction?


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7. Are fire doors closed?


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8. Are fire exit signs lit?


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Security

1. Are visitors provided with safety rules?


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First Aid

1. Is the first aid kit available at the First Aid Station in the main photocopy room?


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2. Is the first aid kit checked monthly?


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3. Are certificates of first aiders current and posted?


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Protective Equipment/Clothing

1. Is equipment/clothing provided where required (including safety kits and cellular phones)?


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2. Is equipment and clothing used where required?


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3. Is equipment and clothing in good condition?


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4. Are employees trained in the usage of equipment and clothing?


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5. Are areas appropriately signed?


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6. Do employees have and wear proper PPE when they visit other workplaces?


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Posted Information

1. Is the OH&S Act and Regulations posted?


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2. Is the OH&S Policy posted?


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3. Is the name of the floor warden/first aider posted?


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4. Are the Environment Joint Health and Safety Committee meeting minutes posted?


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5. Is there an Early & Safe Return to Work Program posted?


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Training

1. Are employees aware of emergency procedures?


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2. Are employees aware of security procedures?


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3. Are employees provided with information and instructions to protect their health and safety?


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4. Is staff training up-to-date?


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Procedures

1. Are employees properly using ergonomic equipment?


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2. Are there procedures in place for manual materials handling in and around the inspection area?


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Other Unsafe Acts/Conditions

1. Are contractor infractions (e.g., safe use of ladders) being monitored and addressed?


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2. Are employees randomly asked about “near misses” and encouraged to report them?


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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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