Accessibility and safety of premises checklist
This free checklist was created from the checklist provided by "Workplace Health and Safety Queensland”:http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/resources/pdfs/community-accessibility-and-safety-of-premises-checklist.pdf . The checklist covers a variety of ac
1. Outside the residence
1. 1.1
Is it safe to park the vehicle on the road?
2. 1.2
Is the gate easy to open and close?
3. 1.3
Is the pathway from vehicle to house safe (e.g. lighting, steps, ramps, rail, trip hazards and overgrown vegetation)?
4. 1.4
Are pets restrained and/or non-threatening?
5. 1.5
Is there a safety switch on the switchboard?
6. 1.6
Are doorways clear, free from obstruction and easy to open and close?
7. 1.7
Are there any hazards presented by pools, dams or other waterways?
2. Inside the residence
1. 2.1
General – Are the following safe?
2. 2.2
floor surface (level and smooth)
3. 2.3
access ways (level and uncluttered)
4. 2.4
power points
5. 2.5
electrical cords
6. 2.6
temperature/humidity
7. 2.7
lighting
8. 2.8
position and design of furniture
9. 2.9
If there are tasks involving working at heights, is there a safe method of carrying out the work?
10. 2.10
Are smoke detectors fitted and appropriately situated?
11. 2.11
Are smoke detectors tested every three months? (sight evidence)
12. 2.12
Is there a fire evacuation plan in place?
13. 2.13
Is there appropriate domestic fire safety equipment (e.g. fire blanket, extinguisher)?
14. 2.14
Bathroom – Are the following safe?
15. 2.15
access to shower, bath, toilet
16. 2.16
floor surface (level, smooth and non-slip)
17. 2.17
electrical equipment (e.g. leads on floor or heaters in bathroom)
18. 2.18
water temperature easy to control
19. 2.19
ventilation
20. 2.20
Kitchen – Are the following safe?
21. 2.21
work heights including seating for meal assistance
22. 2.22
floor surface (level and smooth)
23. 2.23
electrical equipment and power points
24. 2.24
Laundry – Are the following safe?
25. 2.25
location of washing machine
26. 2.26
a table or trolley to reduce the need to bend or twist when loading and unloading the washing machine
27. 2.27
floor surfaces
28. 2.28
electrical cords (e.g. on ground, water on floor)
29. 2.29
provision for soiled items
30. 2.30
Bedroom – Are the following safe?
31. 2.31
space around the bed sufficient to perform tasks in comfortable posture
32. 2.32
ventilation
33. 2.33
power points and electrical leads
34. 2.34
floor surface (level and uncluttered)
35. 2.35
Client/other people in residence
36. 2.36
Are appropriate management methods in place to manage:
37. 2.37
a history of aggression or violence?
38. 2.38
threats or aggression to staff in any way?
39. 2.39
clients willing to participate and assist in care?
40. 2.40
clients able to accept directions and instructions?
41. 2.41
a situation that is particularly emotionally demanding?
42. 2.42
evidence of a risk of infectious disease?