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Office Workplace Safety Checklist

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Floors: clean, dry, free from debris, clutter and trip hazards
Signs are posted when floors are wet (e.g., when floors are washed, spills)
Stairs and hallways kept clear and unobstructed
Stairwells adequately lit; steps, treads, etc., in good condition
Furniture and office equipment secure from tipping; appropriate for work being done
Chairs in safe condition and are caster, rungs and legs sturdy
All equipment and supplies in their proper places
Carts, dollies, etc. available for use in transporting heavy objects and boxes
Exits, Entrances and Exterior Parking Lot
Doors are not blocked
Routes, signs and doors clearly marked; exit signs easy to see; outside entrances and parking lots are clearly lit
Walkways and parking lots are free from snow, ice, water, grease, etc.
Workplace Environment
Lighting levels adequate; work areas free from glare
Air quality adequate
Temperature and humidity adequate
Heights of chairs and desks appropriate
Employee posture is being monitored
Seat depth, width, and height respect ergonomic requirements
The seating backrest offers the required support for the back
The seating surfaces free of sharp edges which could snag clothing or cause discomfort or injury
Seating comply with fire standards
Furniture easily accessible
Seat stable and has enough support points
The design and construction is robust and safe for use
Controls or moving parts can be operated without risk of trapping fingers
Seating upholstery is a breathable fabric
Fire Protection and Warning System
Emergency lighting; adequate lighting, tested and record of annual inspection
Portable fire extinguishers: appropriate type, readily available and inspected
Fire exit doors: in good repair, unlocked and free from obstruction (both sides)
Fire/emergency alarm systems operational; fire exit signs lit
Fire and evacuation plan is posted Workers know the plan (ask an employee)
Hygiene and First Aid
Washrooms are clean
Washing facility available (soap, warm water)
First aid kits: supply inventory; treatment log; first aid training manual
Employees know how to get first aid when needed (ask an employee)
Extension cords are secured and in good condition (no exposed wires or bent prongs)
Safe procedures and emergency procedures are in place
Emergency numbers for internal and external contacts are easily available
Training on workplace violence and harassment (ask an employee)
Additional recommendation
Full name & Signature of Inspector
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero 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.
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