This SOP template is used to perform a proper process hazard assessment of hazardous substances and physical hazards before using a chemical laboratory. Use this SOP template to efficiently review hazard assessments, engineering controls, Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), storage and processing requirements, waste management, decontamination procedures, and emergency procedures. This mobile SOP template also contains a qualification and authorization declaration.
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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Lab Inspection Checklist General The last inspection was reviewed? Yes No N/A Laboratory signage is displayed on door Yes No N/A Necessary permits are displayed and current Yes No N/A No students work in the lab unsupervised Yes No N/A All users of the lab have a current C-14 certificate Yes No N/A All MSDS sheets are maintained correctly and are readily available to lab staff and emergency personnel Yes No N/A Emergency Preparedness Important emergency telephone numbers are posted Yes No N/A All exits are clear and without obstacles Yes No N/A Fire extinguishers are clearly visible and without obstacles Yes No N/A The fire extinguishers passed the monthly and yearly inspections Yes No N/A The fire extinguishers are ready for hazards present. Yes No N/A The safety showers are present and work correctly Yes No N/A Eyewash stations are present and work correctly Yes No N/A All the doors which lead outside the lab work and are self closing doors. Yes No N/A Housekeeping All counters and floors are uncluttered Yes No N/A All passageways are clear Yes No N/A Broken glass/syringe disposal containers provided where needed and clearly labelled Yes No N/A There is no storage within 45 cm of ceilings in sprinklered areas Yes No N/A All warning signs are current, there are no frivolous signs are posted Yes No N/A Compressed gases All the cylinders are secure and in place Yes No N/A Oxidizing and flammable gases are being stored separately Yes No N/A Cylinders have been hydrostatictly tested in the past 10 years Yes No N/A Mechanical hazards Machine guards are in place if required Yes No N/A Electrical hazards There are no frayed wires Yes No N/A All electrical panels are unobstructed Yes No N/A The extension cords are not used for permanent equipment Yes No N/A Spill cleanup Materials for spill cleanup are available Yes No N/A The workers are trained in spill cleanup Yes No N/A Lab hoods The hood sash is in place and operable Yes No N/A The sash is used at a proper working height Yes No N/A Hood was tested within the last year Yes No N/A The hood interior is clean and uncluttered Yes No N/A Personal protective equipment Safety goggles are available and being worn Yes No N/A Appropriate gloves are available and are being used Yes No N/A Lab coats are being worn Yes No N/A Appropriate shoes are worn by workers Yes No N/A Chemical storage Chemical stock is kept at a minimum Yes No N/A Storage limit permits are paid attention to Yes No N/A Chemicals are segregated according to compatibility Yes No N/A The chemical containers are stored and in good condition Yes No N/A Highly reactive chemicals are disposed of before the expiration date (THF, ether ...) Yes No N/A All chemical containers are correctly labelled Yes No N/A There are no flammable liquid stored in standard refrigerators Yes No N/A There are no chemicals stored above eye level Yes No N/A Waste management The waste containers properly labelled Yes No N/A The waste containers are compatible with waste Yes No N/A The waste container is closed Yes No N/A The waste is located away from drains and sinks Yes No N/A Waste containers are always in a secondary containment Yes No N/A Waste stored together is compatible Yes No N/A Any full waste containers are moved to main accumulation area Yes No N/A Additional safety concerns observed Sign off Signature of on site representative
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.