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ANU Workplace Inspection Program
Inspection Reference Sheet – General
A.
Emergency Procedures
A.1
Evacuation procedures are clearly displayed
A.2
Emergency floor plans are up to date, clearly displayed, indicating evacuation
routes, exits and marshalling area
A.3
Emergency Control Organisation members are listed/identified at fire
panel/procedures, including – Chief Warden, Deputy, Floor Wardens, Deputies,
and Wardens.
A.4
Emergency contact numbers are clearly displayed
A.5
Emergency numbers are current
A.6
Emergency exits are clear/unobstructed
A.7#
Emergency lighting# is provided in:
 Areas where there is no natural lighting
 Escape routes including stairwells
 Public areas
A.8#
Emergency Warning (and Intercommunication) System# (EWS) present and
regularly tested
A.9
Emergency evacuation drill has occurred in the last 12 months
A.10
Emergency equipment requirements have been determined by risk assessment
of the tasks, equipment and location to be suitable/adequate
A.11
Emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, first aid kits, safety showers, eye
washes etc) are suitable, appropriately located and accessible
B.
Egress and Evacuation
B.1
Exit doors are marked and clearly visible
B.2
Exit doors can be opened from the inside (no padlocks)
B.3
Exit corridors and doors are clear of obstructions, including stored materials or
equipment.
B.4
Exit ladders and catwalks are clear of obstructions
B.5#
Exit lights are provided, including directional indicators where required#
B.6
Smoking is actively prevented within 10 m of the doors, windows and
ventilation system air intakes.
C.
Fire extinguishers
C.1
Fire extinguishers are located in easy to see locations
C.2
Fire extinguishers are marked for the types of fires to be fought
C.3
Fire extinguishers have been inspected/tagged within the last 6 months
C.4
Fire blankets are within the certification or use by date
#
# Not all buildings will have emergency lighting, EWS or other. This will depend on the building size, type and
function as specified in the BCA.
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C.5#
Fire hoses are conveniently located in major corridors#
C.6#
Sprinkler heads free from damage or obstruction (30 cm clearance required)#
C.7
Overhead detectors are free from damage and clear of obstructions
D.
First Aid
D.1
A first aid kit is available, including a bio spill kit and contamination disposal
D.2
Lists of current trained first aid people and contact numbers are displayed
D.3
Notices indicating location of each first aid kit are on display
D.4
Location of the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is clearly
indicated
D.5
Contents are clean, orderly and properly stocked (ie regularly inspected)
D.6
First aid resources are appropriate for the hazards and risks that have been
identified in the area by a risk assessment
E.
Floors and aisles
E.1
The floor surface is even (no cracks or holes) and free of moisture, ice or
grease
E.2
Openings in the floor are protected
E.3
The area is free of tripping hazards (eg. Torn carpet, loose tiles etc)
E.4
Aisles are of sufficient width (At least 0.8m in offices, 1m elsewhere)
E.5
Floors and aisles are clear of obstructions, rubbish, materials and equipment
E.6
There are no electrical cords lying across walkways
E.7
Recessed floor power/IT boxes have instructions and address the risk of cables
being sheared. (Hazard Alert 2008)
E.8
Electrical switchboards are kept clear of obstructions
F.
Stairs and landings
F.1
There are no worn or broken treads on stairs
F.2
Handrails are in good repair
F.3
Balustrades would prevent a child from falling through
F.4
Non-skid strips on stairs are in good condition
F.5
Landings are clear of obstructions
F.6
Emergency exit stairs are adequately illuminated
F.7
There is no storage of materials, equipment in emergency exit stairs
#
# Not all buildings will have emergency lighting, EWS or other. This will depend on the building size, type and
function as specified in the BCA.
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G.
G.1
Signage
An WHS notice board (or local web site) is available for posting:

WHS issues

OHS Policy

Incident reporting and hazard correcting processes

Contact details (Health and Safety Representative (HSR)s, first aid
attendants, WHS Committee members, OSLOs, Radiation Safety Officers etc)
G.2
Appropriate warning and information signage is displayed
G.3
Signage is in good condition
G.4
Signage is clearly visible
G.5
Excessive or unnecessary signage is minimised
H.
Manual Handling
H.1
Unusual manual handling work tasks have been evaluated safe work methods
are available. Consider issues like optimising the work station layout, avoiding
excessive repetition or work demands, ease of access and movement, taking
regular rest breaks etc.
H.2
Material and equipment that needs to be moved can be done so using available
equipment and/or suitable techniques
H.3
Mechanical aids such as trolleys, jacks, hoists, adjustable trolleys etc are
available and in good working order
H.4
Staff have been trained in safe manual handling techniques
H.5
Staff have been trained in the use of mechanical aids
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General
Work Environment Group
HR Division
Version 5:1/2014
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