UNSW School of Surveying & SIS
Workplace safety Inspection Checklist SSIS WIC 1.1 (30/07/07)
Has this workplace been inspected previously ?
If yes, have the issues reported been addressed ?
Risk rating matrix
probability insignificant minor moderate major severe
almost certain medium high high very high very high
likely medium medium high high very high
possible low medium high high very high
unlikely low low medium medium high
rare low low medium medium medium
Very high risk. Activity MUST NOT proceed. Attend to situation immediately.
High risk. Urgent action required to eliminate or reduce the risk.
Medium risk. Action to eliminate or reduce the risk is required within a specified period.
Low risk. Manage by routine procedures.
FIRE / EMERGENCY
Is there a fire alarm ?
Is the alarm regularly tested ?
Are fire / emergency exits clearly marked ?
Are fire / emergency exits free from obstruction ?
Can exit doors be opened from the inside ?
Are emergency procedures displayed ?
Are building evacuation routes prominently displayed ?
Are the telephone numbers of emergency services
Are fire extinguishers available and accessible ?
Are fire extinguishers serviced regularly ?
Is a fire sprinkler system installed ?
Are hose reels available ?
Are there flammable materials ? (i.e. paper waste or
Are any flammable materials properly stored ?
Are the names and contact details of first aid offices
Are emergency services contact details displayed ?
Are light fittings in good order ?
Are power outlets in good order ?
Are there enough power outlets ?
Are there instructions provided on the treatment of electric
Is electrical equipment regularly tested for compliance ?
Do all areas have adequately lighting ?
Are workspace areas free from glare (particularly on
computer screens) ?
Is there an emergency lighting system ?
Is the emergency lighting system maintained and tested ?
Do the workstations provide adequate ergonomic
(monitor height, keyboard / mouse position, desk setup,
foot support ....)
Are the chairs adequate and in good repair ?
Are the employees aware of good ergonomic practices ?
Is there adequate storage ?
Are stored items stored safely ?
Is there sufficient air flow ?
If air conditioning is available, does it work properly ?
If a ventilation system is installed, does it work properly ?
IS there excessive noise ?
Is furniture in good repair ?
Are floors clear of rubbish and trip hazards ?
Do employees report accidents ?
Do employees report hazards ?
Are carpets / walls / floors in good repair ?
Are windows and blinds in good repair ?
Are employees aware of their OHS representative ?
Do employees feel they can approach their OHS
representative to raise OHS issues ?
Do employees feel comfortable and relaxed in the