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ENE Office Safety

Self-Audit Checklist

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   1. Emergency Preparedness and Fire Protection Y N
Are all personnel working in this area familiar with general emergency procedures:
  • Cease operations, contain and control only if this can be done safely;
  • Leave the area;
  • Evacuate others by verbal command or by activating Fire Alarm Pull Station, as necessary
  • Call 911 from any phone (campus or cell)
  • Be available to first responders if you have knowledge of the emergency
Are all personnel working in this area familiar with site specific emergency procedures:
  • Emergency alert text message sign-up?
  • Evacuation routes in ARMS?
  • Where to assemble for fire/evacuation alarm?
  • Inclement weather shelter-in-place?
  • Other shelter-in-place?
1.3 Have all personnel working in this area been provided a copy of the Building Emergency Plan in some form, and are familiar with the plan?    
1.4 Are the fire exits unobstructed and clearly identified?    
1.5 Are sprinkler heads unobstructed in all directions with no obstructions within 18 inches vertically of the lowest sprinkler head in the area?    


   2. Housekeeping Y N
Are aisles clear and at least 22 inches wide in office areas or 36 inches wide in high traffic and high hazard areas (for wheel chair access, 36 inches is required)?
2.2 Are doorways and hallways free of obstructions to allow for clear visibility and exit?    
2.3 Are floors free of oil, grease, liquids, broken and uneven surfaces, tripping hazards (such as electrical cords or paper), and sharp objects?    
2.4 Is the area uncluttered without excessive storage of materials that could cause or support fire (paper, cardboard, etc.) or block egress in the case of emergency?    
2.5 Is all trash placed in proper containers and properly disposed? (sharps, used toner, empty chemical containers, broken glass)?    
2.6 Are heavy items stored on lower and middle shelves of storage rooms and cabinets?    
2.7 Is material stored in a manner to prevent it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling, or spreading?    
2.8 Are heat resistant pads (ceramic tiles) used below all coffee/tea makers?    


   3. Electrical Y N
Are outlets properly loaded (no outlet overloading)?
3.2 Are power strips properly connected and loaded (no piggy backing of power strips)?    
3.3 Are power strips of the type that trip automatically when overloaded?    
3.4 Are extension cords used for only temporary purposes, and only in good condition?    
3.5 Is the ground pin securely in place on all three pin wire plugs, including temporary extension cords?