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Community Services Workplace Inspection Checklist

This checklist can be used, and modified, for community services workplaces. These may include Aged Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Accommodation Facilities, and so on.
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07/22/2022

Community Services Workplace Inspection Checklist

This checklist can be used, and modified, for community services workplaces. These may include Aged Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Accommodation Facilities, and so on.

    GROUNDS

  • Adequate exterior lighting provided and maintained.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • PATHWAYS

  • Free from jagged or protruding surfaces/objects (including significant cracks).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Wide enough for intended use (including wheelchair access).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • STEPS / STAIRS / RAMPS

  • Handrails provided when there are more than two risers.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Treads provided and maintained in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Slope of ramp appropriate for wheelchair access.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • FENCES AND GATES

  • Maintained in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Used to limit access to restricted areas.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • GROUND SURFACES

  • Free from jagged or protruding surfaces/objects.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Energy absorbing material beneath play equipment.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ROOF AREAS

  • Access limited.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Maintained in good order.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Ariels secure and in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Guttering securely attached, no build-up of leaves, etc.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BARBECUE

  • Maintained in safe working order.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fuel supplies securely stored.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • POOL / SPA

  • Securely fenced to restrict non-supervised access.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Chemicals correctly stored.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Protective clothing provided for chemical use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MSDS available for pool chemicals.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Resuscitation information available.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CLOTHES LINE

  • Stable.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Wires secured and taut.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Height adjustable.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Suitable access pathway.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • PLAY EQUIPMENT

  • Constructed and maintained without sharp or jagged edges.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Constructed and maintained in a stable manner.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No parts that could entrap the head/neck/limbs of a child.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Restricted access to trampoline (for example, fenced off).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Constructed/finished with non-toxic materials.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BALCONY / VERANDA

  • Handrail provided when more than 600mm above ground.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • HANDRAILS

  • Stable and secure.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • At least 865mm between vertical rails.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Less than 100mm between vertical rails.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No horizontal rails (other than top and bottom).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • GARDEN

  • Branches pruned/lopped to eliminate falling.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Branches pruned to eliminate protruding limbs.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Plants safe to touch/inject (this is, not poisonous).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Garden chemicals stored correctly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Protective equipment provided for chemical use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Material Safety Data Sheets available for all gardening chemicals.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Gardening equipment/tools are appropriate for their use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Protective equipment provided suitable to gardening tasks.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • First aid supplies and equipment appropriate to gardening supplied.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All chemicals stored in original containers.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • KITCHEN / DINING ROOM

  • Stove / oven / microwave securely fixed in position.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Sharp objects (including knives) kept in secure storage.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Non slip floor surface.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Detergents/cleaners/poisons stored away from foodstuffs.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MSDS available for all chemicals.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Protective equipment provided for chemical use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cyclical removal and cleaning of filters in extraction hoods.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • First aid supplies accessible.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire Blanket appropriately located.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Location of nearest extinguisher clearly signposted.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electronically lit gas burners.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bench height appropriate to needs of users.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All chemicals stored in original containers.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All plastic bags securely stored.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Pet feeding utensils kept separate from those used for humans.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Good hygiene standards maintained.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate storage provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Free from infestation of rodents or insects.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste containers supplied with lids and emptied regularly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Chairs and tables in good order.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BATHROOM 1

  • Non-slip flooring.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Change bench provided (where necessary).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bathing aids provided where appropriate.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Water drain in floor.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate storage for linen and toiletries.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hoist provided (where necessary)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances (for example hair drier) kept away from water.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances kept out of reach of children.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exhaust fans functioning.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BATHROOM 2

  • Non-slip flooring.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Change bench provided (where necessary).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bathing aids provided where appropriate.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Water drain in floor.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate storage for linen and toiletries.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hoist provided (where necessary).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances (for example hair drier) kept away from water.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances kept out of reach of children.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exhaust fans functioning.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BATHROOM 3

  • Non-slip flooring.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Change bench provided (where necessary).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bathing aids provided where appropriate.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Water drain in floor.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate storage for linen and toiletries.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hoist provided (where necessary).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances (for example hair drier) kept away from water.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances kept out of reach of children.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exhaust fans functioning.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • TOILET 1

  • Condition of floors, walls and ceiling.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of fittings and fixtures.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • TOILET 2

  • Condition of floors, walls and ceiling.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of fittings and fixtures.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • TOILET 3

  • Condition of floors, walls and ceiling.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of fittings and fixtures.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • LAUNDRY

  • Detergents/soaps and other chemicals stored securely.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MSDS available for each chemical.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Protective equipment and clothing available for chemical use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All chemicals stored in original container.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Non-slip flooring.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Washing machine / drier securely fixed in position.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate bench space for clothes sorting.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Trolley available for moving clothes basket.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Water drain in floor.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate ventilation to prevent build-up of condensation.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BEDROOM 1

  • Sufficient space for storage and movement.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bed height suitable for working needs of care giver.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of doors and windows.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BEDROOM 2

  • Sufficient space for storage and movement.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bed height suitable for working needs of care giver.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of doors and windows.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • BEDROOM 3

  • Sufficient space for storage and movement.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bed height suitable for working needs of care giver.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of doors and windows.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • LOUNGE ROOM

  • Sufficient space for storage and movement.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Lounge chairs suitable for needs of client AND caregiver.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Television and Video (no piggyback plugs).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • SLEEPOVER ROOM / STAFF OFFICE

  • Sufficient space for storage and movement.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Condition of bed and office furniture.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate lighting and ventilation.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate security for sleepover room.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

  • Wiring maintained in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cords on all appliances safe to use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Power sockets / plugs secure and safe for use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances safety stored.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appliances kept away from water.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electrical Safety Switch installed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No overloading of power points.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hard wired smoke detectors installed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • WINDOWS / DOORS

  • Sufficient doorway width for wheelchair access.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Full height glazed doors clearly marked at eye level.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fly wire screens intact.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No sticking doors or windows.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • HEATING / COOLING SYSTEMS

  • Guards provided around heaters where necessary.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No portable bar radiators in use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Heaters used and maintained in line with manufacturer's instructions.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Matches, lighters and igniters securely stored.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Ducted heating grills in good condition.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate clearance for ceiling fans.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • PASSAGEWAYS

  • Wide enough for wheelchair and hoists.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Floor coverings not a trips risk.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Floor coverings suitable for wheelchair use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Where more than three steps, handrails provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • STAFF TRAINING

  • Induction/ orientation training provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Manual handling training provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Occupational violence / assault training provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Key skills training provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • On-the-job training in safe working practices provided.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Identified outside smoking area.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Smoking policy distributed to all staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • First Aid training.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • INFECTION CONTROL

  • Infection control policies and procedures made available to staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Infection control training provided to staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hep B vaccine made available for staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Post exposure procedure in place.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate supply of materials available to deal with infection control.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Blood spills kit readily accessible.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • GENERAL SAFETY

  • First aid kit provided and maintained.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Duress alarm system operational, tested regularly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency telephone numbers keyed into phone memory.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency telephone numbers clearly displayed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exit route kept clear of obstructions.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency lighting available (eg. rechargeable torches) and tested.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Security standards maintained for the storage of drugs / medication.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Documented procedures for administration of medication.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Serious incident report forms available.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Disease, Injury, Near Miss Accident Report forms available.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Current Manual Handling assessment available for this Unit.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Items of plant maintained in accordance with regulations.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • General security of doors and windows.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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