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Inspection Checklists - Sample Checklist for Offices
What is an example of an office inspection checklist?
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 Inspection Checklists - Sample Checklist for Offices

What is an example of an office inspection checklist?

The examples outlined below do not list all the possible items for office inspections. The best checklist for your workplace is one that has been developed for your specific needs. Whatever the format of the checklist, provide space for the inspectors' signatures and the date.


(O) Satisfactory

(X) Requires Action

Location Condition Comments
Are they clean and readable?      
Is the material changed frequently?      
Is there loose material, debris, worn carpeting?      
Are the floors slippery, oily or wet?      
Are they clear and unblocked?      
Are stairways well lighted?      
Are the aisles marked and visible?      
Are guards, screens and sound-dampening devices in place and effective?      
Is the furniture safe?      
- worn or badly designed chairs      
- sharp edges on desks and cabinets      
- poor ergonomics (keyboard elevation, chair adjustment)      
- crowding      
Are ladders safe, well maintained and properly affixed?      
Is all fire control equipment regularly tested?      
Is fire control equipment appropriate for the type of fire it must control?      
Is emergency lighting in place and regularly tested?      
Do buildings conform to standards with respect to use, occupancy, building services, and plumbing facilities?      
Are the following structures built to ensure safety?      
- swinging doors      
- floor and wall openings      
- ladders, stairways and ramps      
- guardrails      
Are materials stored safely?      
Does air exchange rate meet standard requirements?      
Is the system free of sources of contamination (asbestos, microorganisms, dust fumes)?      
Is humidity at standard level?      
Does ventilation control smoke and fumes?      
Have all dangerous substances been identified?      
- chemical, physical and biological properties      
- adverse health effects      
- exposure levels for workers      
- correct handling methods      
Have the proper authorities carried out tests?      
Are test results made available to all joint committee members?      
Have substitutes been requested?      
Are dangerous substances properly labelled?      
Are washrooms and food preparation areas clean?      
Are the following provided adequately?      
- toilets      
- showers      
- potable water      
- clothing storage      
- change rooms      
- field accommodations      
- lunchrooms      
Are measures in place to prevent the spread of disease?      
Do entry and exit procedures provide workers personal security at night?      
Are emergency (evacuation, fire, bomb threat) procedures in place?      
Are lamp reflectors clean?      
Are bulbs missing?      
Are any areas dark?      
Are materials neatly and safely piled?      
Are passageways and work areas clear of obstructions?      
Are extension cords used extensively?      
Are electrical or telephone cords exposed in areas where employees walk?      
Are machines properly guarded?      
Is electrical wiring properly concealed?      
Does any equipment have sharp metal projections?      
Are wall and ceiling fixtures fastened securely?      
Are paper and waste properly disposed of?      
Are desk and file drawers kept closed when not in use?      
Are office accessories in secure places?      
Are materials stacked on desks or cabinets?      
Are file cabinet drawers overloaded?      
Are filing stools or wastebaskets placed where they might be tripping hazards?