Workstation health and safety checklist for staff
Produced in partnership with DG Legal
Workstation health and safety checklist for staff

The following Practice Management precedent produced in partnership with DG Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Workstation health and safety checklist for staff

Working environment

Risk factorRequirementCompliant?Required action
VentilationIs the work area adequately ventilated by a sufficient quantity of fresh or purified air?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
Ambient temperatureIs the work area at a reasonable and comfortable temperature?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
CleanlinessIs the work area sufficiently clean?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
Sufficient spaceIs there sufficient floor area, height and unoccupied space for purposes of health, safety and welfare? Is there room to change position and move about?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
NoiseAre levels of noise comfortable?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
ObstructionsAre floors and traffic routes free from obstruction?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
WindowsCan the windows be opened and safely cleaned?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
Sanitary conveniencesIs there access to suitable and sufficient sanitary conveniences?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]

Lighting

Risk factorRequirementCompliant?Required action
Room lightingIs the work area suitably and sufficiently lit (not too bright nor too dim)?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
Emergency lightingIs there any form of emergency lighting?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action]
Task lightingIs there an appropriate contrast between any screen and the background environment, taking into account the type of work and the visual requirements of the user?Yes/No/Not applicable[Insert any required action<]<

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