Health & Safety Checklist

A useful Health & Safety checklist for employees working from home.

 

Hazard                                                                                                       

Fire:

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is the work area tidy?

 

 

 

 

Is waste material disposed of regularly?

 

 

 

 

Are exit routes clear?

 

 

 

 

Does the employee have an escape plan?

 

 

 

 

Is a smoke alarm fitted?

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical equipment (also consult the university’s Electricity at Work policy and guidance document):

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is there any apparent damage to equipment?

 

 

 

Is there any evidence of overheating?

 

 

 

 

Is there any obvious damage to leads or plugs?

 

 

 

 

Are all the cables secure in all the plugs?

 

 

 

 

 

Slips, trips and falls:

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is floor covering sound and without defects?

 

 

 

 

Are all walkways clear of trip hazards? Eg. Trailing cables?

 

 

 

 

When seated at desk can legs and upper body move together without twisting?

 

 

 

 

 

Working Environment:

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is the temperature adequate?

 

 

 

 

Is the ventilation adequate?

 

 

 

 

Is there adequate lighting including necessary task lighting?

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Handling (also consult the university’s Manual Handling Policy and guidance documents):     

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Do you carry out any manual handling activities? 

 

 

 

 

If so, have you completed a manual handling assessment?

 

 

 

 

Display Screen Equipment (also consult the university’s DSE policy and guidance documents)  

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is Display Screen Equipment used – if so, complete a DSE assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Workng (also consult the university’s Lone Working Policy and guidance documents):

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is there a requirement for a call in procedure?

 

 

 

Has your mobile number been given to your line manager?

 

 

 

Are you familiar with the university’s Lone Working policy and guidance document?

 

 

 

 

 

First Aid:

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Are you aware of the university’s procedure for reporting accidents and incidents?

 

 

 

Are there adequate first aid facilities while working at home?

 

 

 

 

 

Security:

 

YES

NO

COMMENT

Is there suitable security for the premises while working?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated byadmin on April 6, 2020
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