Workplace Inspection Checklist

This Workplace Inspection Checklist helps you keep your workplace safe with checks of the environment, fire safety, first aid, material handling, etc.

Workplace Inspection Checklist



General

1. Are the floors clean, dry, and free from debris, clutter, and trip hazards?


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2. Are signs posted when floors are wet, such as after washing or spills?


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3. Are aisles marked, clear, and unobstructed?


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4. Are stairs and landings kept clear and unobstructed?


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5. Are stairwells adequately lit, and are steps and treads in good condition?


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6. Is furniture and office equipment secure from tripping, and are they appropriate for the work being done?


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Exits, Entrances, And Exterior Parking Lot

1. Are doors not blocked?


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2. Are routes, signs, and doors clearly marked, and are exit signs easy to see? Are outside entrances and parking lots clearly lit?


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3. Are walkways and parking lots free from snow, ice, water, grease, etc.?


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4. Are outdoor stairs designed to prevent the buildup of water and snow?


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5. Are lighting levels adequate, and are work areas free from glare?


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6. Is the air quality adequate?


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7. Is the temperature and humidity adequate?


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8. Are noise levels appropriate, and are there signs indicating the requirement for hearing protection in areas with high noise levels?


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9. Have workers been trained in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)?


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10. Are the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations followed?


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11. Are the Health and Safety and Violence and Harassment policies in place?


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12. Is the "Prevention Starts Here" poster displayed?


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13. Is the WSIB "In Case of Injury" poster displayed?


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14. Is the Employment Standards Act poster displayed?


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15. Is the name of the health and safety representative known?


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16. Is the Workplace Inspection Report available?


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Fire Protection And Warning Systems

1. Is emergency lighting adequate, tested, and with a record of annual inspection?


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2. Are portable fire extinguishers of the appropriate type, readily available, and inspected?


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3. Are fire exit doors in good repair, unlocked, and free from obstruction on both sides?


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4. Are fire and emergency alarm systems operational, and are fire exit signs lit?


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5. Is a fire and evacuation plan posted


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6. Do workers know the plan?


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Hygiene And First Aid

1. Are washrooms clean, and are chemicals properly stored?


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2. Is a washing facility available with soap and warm water?


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3. Are first aid kits adequately supplied, with an inventory, treatment log, and first aid training manual?


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4. Are first aid certificates posted and valid?


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5. Is an emergency eyewash (or showers) available and in working order?


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6. Do employees know how to access first aid when needed?


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Material Handling And Storage

1. Are materials neatly and safely stored?


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2. Are storage shelves loaded only to capacity, and are heavy, awkward items stored lower?


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3. Are step/ladders equipped with non-slip surfaces and in good condition, and are they secured when stored?


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4. Are step/ladders positioned and secured safely when in use?


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5. Is work done above 3m following the "Working from Heights" policy and procedures?


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6. Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading from the dock to the truck?


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7. Are racks and platforms loaded only within the limits of their capacity?


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8. Have forklift operators received proper training?


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Hazardous Substances

1. Are hazardous substances properly labeled, stored, and disposed of?


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2. Is a safety data sheet (SDS) available and accessible for each product?


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3. Have employees received WHMIS training on the safe use and storage of hazardous substances?


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4. Are flammable products stored properly?


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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

1. Is PPE available and worn as required?


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2. Is PPE properly maintained?


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3. Have employees received training on the use and care of PPE?


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Electrical

1. Are extension cords secured and in good condition, with no exposed wires or bent prongs?


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2. Are portable hand tools grounded or double insulated, with cords in good condition?


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3. Are machines properly grounded?


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4. Is there clear access to electrical panels, with no combustible material stored or posted within 24 inches around them?


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Tools And Machinery

1. Are guarding and safety devices in place on tools and machinery?


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2. Are start/stop switches clearly marked and easy to reach?


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3. Are safe operating procedures available?


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4. Are lockout procedures available?


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5. Are defective tools tagged and removed from service?


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6. Has proper training been provided for the safe use of tools and machinery?


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7. Are manufacturers' manuals available for all tools and machinery?


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Security

1. Are emergency numbers for internal and external contacts easily available?


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2. Are visitor/contractor rules in place?


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3. Are safety measures in place for anyone working alone?


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4. Are safe procedures and emergency procedures in place for working with money?


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5. Have employees received training on workplace violence and harassment?


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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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