Office Safety Checklist

The Office Safety Checklist serves as a comprehensive health and safety checklist for offices with checks on housekeeping, ergonomics, fire safety, etc.

Office Safety Checklist



Housekeeping

1. Are floors and aisles free of litter and spilled liquids (water, pens, paper, etc.)?


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2. Are aisles free of cords, boxes, chairs, and other tripping hazards?


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3. Are desks or file drawers closed when not in use, and only one drawer is used at a time?


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Ergonomics

1. Is all office equipment being used correctly?


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2. Are employees properly positioned at their desks and maintaining good neutral posture?


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3. Are employees using their workstations efficiently and avoiding stretching or reaching for objects placed far away?


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Electrical

1. Do electrical devices have manager approval?


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2. Are all extension cords in good condition and not frayed?


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3. Are extension cords not being used as permanent wiring?


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Evacuation/Fire

1. Are all aisles at least 36 inches wide?


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2. Are doors labeled as exits?


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3. Are exit signs installed and lit from an internal or external source?


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4. Are doors not locked to prevent exit from the building?


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5. Are fire doors not propped open?


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6. Is an evacuation plan posted?


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7. Are fire extinguishers and pull stations in the locations noted on the evacuation plan?


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8. Are fire extinguishers identified with signs and not blocked?


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9. Do fire extinguishers appear to be in good condition and have they been inspected?


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Other Inspection Items

1. Are all areas well-lit, and are lights functioning properly?


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2. Is office equipment kept at least 18 inches from electrical cabinets?


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3. Are there no observable drips or water damage?


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4. Is the flooring in good condition, and are the carpets not ripped, and the tiles not broken or uneven?


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5. Are employees refraining from unsafe behaviors (standing on chairs, etc.)?


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6. Are warning signs posted near hazards (wet floors, repair work, 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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