Workplace Housekeeping Checklist

Ensure proper upkeep of your housekeeping with this workplace housekeeping checklist. This checklist provides an overall look into your everyday workplace housekeeping requirements.​

Workplace Housekeeping Checklist



Workplace Housekeeping

1. Is the work area clean, tidy, and clutter-free?


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2. Are there unnecessary items in the work area?


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3. Are there food and drinks in the work area?


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4. Are aisles, walkways, stairways, and exits unobstructed?


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5. Are there objects protruding into aisles and walkways?


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6. Is any item placed around emergency equipment (e.g., fire extinguishers, first aid kits)?


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7. Are the floors (e.g., tiles, boards, and carpets) in good condition?


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8. Are the floors dry and free from accumulated dust, broken glass, and leaks or spills (e.g., oil or water)?


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9. Are floor markings highly visible and not faded?


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10. Are floor openings or holes guarded by a cover, grating, or guardrail on all sides (except at entrances to stairways or ladders)?


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11. Are lamps or light sources clean and providing adequate illumination for working?


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12. Are warning signs in good condition and can be clearly seen from afar?


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13. Are cords, cables, and hoses bundled up when not in use?


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14. Are machine and equipment guards in place and secure?


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15. Are tools in good condition and in their designated location?


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16. Are storage areas clean, tidy, and organized?


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17. Are stacked materials placed on a flat and firm foundation?


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18. Are the storage racks used adequately for the task and in good condition?


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19. Are heavier and bulkier items placed on the lower shelves of a storage rack?


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20. Are hazardous substances (e.g., flammable materials, toxic substances) stored in compatible containers, stored under appropriate conditions, and affixed with GHS labels?


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21. Are physical barriers and warning signs installed around workplace hazards (e.g., sharp objects, protruding objects, a hot surface, a floor opening)?


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22. Are proper waste bins for general waste, recyclable waste, hazardous waste, etc., provided at work areas to facilitate responsible disposal?


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23. Is combustible waste properly disposed of, for example, are oily rags disposed of in closed metal waste bins?


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24. Is waste (including hazardous waste) collected regularly so that there is no unnecessary accumulation of waste?


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25. Has a predetermined disposal area been designated for situations where waste materials (e.g., bulky waste, toxic waste) need to be accumulated until the next waste collection?


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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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