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Free Laboratory Checklists

The laboratory environment exposes numerous hazards to students and staff including chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards. Lab safety checklists are a great tool for labs to conduct regular self-inspections to minimize these hazards and ensure regulatory compliance. Get started with this free collection of iAuditor lab inspection checklists you can download for free and modify for your lab. iAuditor is the world's #1 cloud inspection software and app used by labs and universities worldwide to improve safety and prevent incidents from occurring.

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Lab Safety Inspection Checklist

This is a general laboratory safety inspection template which can be used by labs to conduct regular self-inspections of their areas. It assesses general safety, PPE compliance, chemical safety, hazardous waste, biological safety, compressed gas cylinder safety and radiation safety. You can edit this template to suit your individual lab, specific equipment and relevant safety standards.

iAuditor lets you conduct inspections and generate reports on your mobile device while in the lab. You can schedule monthly inspections for your labs to ensure safety oversights aren’t missed. Preview a sample completed lab inspection report using iAuditor below.

Lab Incident Report Form

Use this template to report any incidents in the lab including chemical spills, leaks, cuts and any other injuries or property damage. Begin with information of the lab and building details, persons involved and exact details of the incident. iAuditor allows you to capture photo evidence of the injury and equipment damage, giving you more time to record and identify the root cause of the incident rather than wasting time on paperwork.

Lab Fire Extinguisher Inspection Template

Lab fires can be extremely dangerous due to various flammable liquids, chemicals and ignition devices (e.g. bunsen burners). All laboratories should be prepared with the correct fire extinguisher fully equipped at all times. This template can be used by labs to conduct monthly fire extinguisher inspections and to accurately identify any defects or further maintenance work required.

Chemical Safety Checklist

Use this chemical safety template when conducting inspections of labs or work areas that house hazardous chemicals. Inspect chemical handling, wastage, storage and safety processes. Conduct general safety checks of fume hoods, gases, hand wash facilities and personnel training. Take photos of areas that need attention or commendation of best practices. Give detailed recommendations and complete your report on your mobile without leaving the lab.

Laboratory Radiation Safety Checklist

Use this template to ensure safety when working with radioactive devices in the laboratory. Begin by detailing the building and room information and the radionuclides used for the activity. Check if the storage rooms and waste containers are adequate as well as the disposal practices for radioactive materials. Evaluate if laboratory safety measures are followed including personnel protection and monitoring for all workers. Lastly, training and survey records must be updated to ensure that all workers are competent and permitted to work during risky conditions. Download more radiation safety checklists

Important lab safety rules

In addition to using lab safety checklists to perform self-inspections, following simple lab safety rules can prevent people from getting hurt. Listen to your lab supervisors instructions at all times. General rules to follow include:

  1. Wear safety equipment - proper attire and safety goggles should always be worn
  2. Handle chemicals with care - follow proper storage and handling instructions
  3. Eye wash station - immediately flush out chemical at the shower station
  4. Handle equipment - use proper attire when handling equipment
  5. Fire safety evacuation - ensure everyone is aware of fire safety procedures
  6. Speak up - if you notice any unsafe conditions in the lab

Follow these 5 steps to start performing mobile inspections

  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse other checklist topics
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
  5. Invite your teammates. Save time, save lives
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