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Office Safety Inspection Checklist

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Published October 16th, 2020

What is an Office Safety Checklist?

An office safety checklist is a tool used to check an office’s compliance with safety regulations and to help ensure that an office is a safe working environment. Sometimes called an office hazards checklist, an office safety checklist can also be used to audit workplace safety procedures, perform ergonomic assessments, conduct staff induction, document incidents, and perform risk assessments.

In this article we will discuss the following:

What are the Most Common Office Hazards?

An effective office safety checklist will help protect office workers from hazards that can be found in offices. Here are examples of the most common office hazards that office safety checklists aim to catch:

Slips, trips, and falls

One of the reasons why offices should be kept clean and tidy is to prevent slips, trips, and falls. Keeping the floor clear of obstructions and having spills cleaned right away can help prevent incidents in the office.

Ergonomic injuries

Time spent sitting down, working on a desk, in front of a computer for hours on end may result in ergonomic injuries if a workstation is not ergonomic for the individual office worker. Chairs, ideally, should be adjustable and that desks and monitors are at the right height.

Indoor air quality

Indoor air quality needs to be clean and free of particles that may cause illness. Having the ventilation system regularly tested and maintained will help keep the air quality ideal.

Powerful Office Safety Inspection Checklist Tool

The best office safety checklist is the one created with the office it is going to be used for in mind. iAuditor by SafetyCulture is a powerful inspection app that can help safety officers and managers create and customize office safety checklists that can be used in the office. Office safety checklists on iAuditor can be edited to fit the specific needs of every office and every inspection using the mobile app can have reports instantly submitted to quickly address safety hazards.

We have collected 10 of the best office safety checklists you can download for free, edit as you see fit, and use immediately.


Erick Brent Francisco

SafetyCulture staff writer

As a staff writer for SafetyCulture, Erick is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. Prior to SafetyCulture, Erick worked in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail.