Hotel safety checklist

 

Date:

Inspected By:

Location:

Bar

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the bar service area clear of debris and readily accessible to employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are kegs and other heavy items stored such that a minimal amount of bending or stooping is required to handle them?

 

 

 

 

 

Is any broken glass or dishwear present?

 

 

 

 

 

Are non-slip mats or other slip resistant floor materials in use behind the bar?

 

 

 

 

 

Are glasses and bottles stored securely such that they are unlikely to fall or break accidentally?

 

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is a bloodborne pathogen plan in place?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all employees trained on the blood borne pathogen plan?

 

 

 

 

 

Is regulated waste discarded according to applicable laws and regulations?

 

 

 

 

 

Are medically approved first-aid kit and sharps containers adequately supplied?

 

 

 

 

 

Walk-In coolers/freezers

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the cooler sufficiently lit for safe work?

 

 

 

 

 

Does the door to the cooler open freely from the inside without key or special knowledge?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the area around the door to the cooler free of debris or obstruction

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors inside the cooler clean and dry?

 

 

 

 

 

Is shelving within the cooler properly secured?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves in the cooler overloaded?

 

 

 

 

 

Dining areas

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is sufficient spacing between tables provided so that employees and customers can easily move about the dining area?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors clear of debris and moisture?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor coverings in good condition, free of slip or trip hazards?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all chairs, booths and other seating surfaces in good condition, without bent or broken legs or damaged seats?

 

 

 

 

 

Are exits clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Distracted driving

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Date completed

Are vehicle GPS systems designed to not accept input while the vehicle is in gear?

 

 

 

 

 

Are rules in place and enforced to prevent drivers from making or receiving phone calls or text messages while driving?

 

 

 

 

 

If driver communication is absolutely necessary, are hands-free devices provided?

 

 

 

 

 

Are drivers trained to suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions?

 

 

 

 

 

Are drivers trained to not take notes or look up numbers while driving?

 

 

 

 

 

Driver qualification

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Date completed

Do personnel files contain up to date copies of all driver's licenses

 

 

 

 

 

Are current Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) on file for each driver?

 

 

 

 

 

Does each driver have the proper license for any vehicle they may operate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are clear standards provided to each driver regarding consequences to moving violations, regardless of whether they take place in the course of employment?

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical safety

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or have double insulation?

 

 

 

 

 

Do all extension cords have a grounding conductor?

 

 

 

 

 

Are multiple plug adapters in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) properly installed on any temporary 15 or 20 amp, 120V, AC circuit in construction, demolition or renovation areas?

 

 

 

 

 

Are temporary circuits protected by suitable disconnection switches?

 

 

 

 

 

Are there any exposed wiring or cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation?

 

 

 

 

 

Are any spliced or tapped cords or cables present?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all cord, cable and raceway connections intact and secure?

 

 

 

 

 

Are any metal ladders being used in areas where the ladder, or the person using the ladder, could come in contact with energized parts of equipment, fixtures or circuit conductors?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all disconnecting switches and breakers labeled to indicate their use?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient access and working space provided around all electrical equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

Are unused openings (including conduit knockouts) in electrical enclosures and fittings protected with appropriate covers, plugs or plates?

 

 

 

 

 

Are electrical enclosures, such as switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc., provided with tight-fitting covers or plates?

 

 

 

 

 

Elevators

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are inspection certificates up to date and available for inspection?

 

 

 

 

 

Do elevators provide sufficient space for moving passengers, equipment or cargo between floors?

 

 

 

 

 

Exit routes

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all exit routes marked as such and illuminated?

 

 

 

 

 

Are doors, passageways or stairways that do not lead to exits properly marked as "NOT AN EXIT" or with an indication of its actual use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all exits free from obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Do all exit doors open from the inside without the use of a key, tool or any special knowledge?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all emergency lights in proper working condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Fire protection

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the fire suppression system inspection up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Have fire alarm systems been tested in the past year?

 

 

 

 

 

Have interior standpipes and valves been inspected in the past year?

 

 

 

 

 

Are fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type and are they readily accessible at all times?

 

 

 

 

 

Guest rooms

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is sufficient space available between furniture for employees to move and perform their duties?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor surfaces clear of debris and clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all doors free of obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Hand tools

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all tools in good working condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Do any hand tools, such as chisels, punches, etc. show signs of mushroomed heads?

 

 

 

 

 

Do any hammers, axes or similar equipment have broken or fractured handles?

 

 

 

 

 

Are any wrenches worn or bent?

 

 

 

 

 

Do all filed have appropriate handles?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all floor jacks in good operating condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Are tool handles wedged tightly in the heads of all tools?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all tool cutting edges sharp so that the tool will move smoothly without binding or skipping?

 

 

 

 

 

Are tools that are not in use stored in dry, secure locations?

 

 

 

 

 

Hazard communications/chemical handling

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are eyewash fountains and safety showers provided and in working order where corrosive chemicals are handled?

 

 

 

 

 

Are chemical containers labeled properly?

 

 

 

 

 

Is proper PPE available when necessary to handle chemicals?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable and toxic chemicals properly stored in closed containers when not in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are chemical piping systems clearly marked as to content?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate means readily available for containing spills or overflows properly and safely?

 

 

 

 

 

Are hazardous substances handled only in properly designed and exhausted locations?

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a list of hazardous substances that are used in your workplace?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the written hazard communication plan up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all Material Safety Data Sheets up to date and readily available?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all containers of hazardous substances labeled properly with the product identity and any applicable hazard warnings?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the master list of chemicals used up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is a first aid kit available and adequately stocked?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all exits clearly marked, unlocked and free of obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Are work areas properly illuminated?

 

 

 

 

 

Are spray painting operations, if present, done in spray rooms or booths equipped with proper exhaust systems?

 

 

 

 

 

Are noise levels in work areas within acceptable levels?

 

 

 

 

 

Are caution labels and signs used to warn of hazardous substances and biohazards?

 

 

 

 

 

Are grinders, saws and other machines that produce respirable dust vented to an industrial collector or central exhaust system?

 

 

 

 

 

Are water outlets not suitable for drinking clearly identified as such?

 

 

 

 

 

Is there safe clearance for equipment through all aisles and doorways?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aisles properly marked and kept clear?

 

 

 

 

 

Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves secured and constructed to withstand the maximum designated storage weight?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves secured to prevent tipping or falling?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors free of clutter that might cause slips, trips and falls?

 

 

 

 

 

Are signs used to identify slippery floors when wet or during clean-up?

 

 

 

 

 

Do stairs have handrails that are in good condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Janitorial equipment

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Do wheels on janitorial carts function properly, with free and easy motion in all directions?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cleaning supplies kept in properly marked bottles and containers?

 

 

 

 

 

Are janitors/custodial staff provided with proper personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, aprons, etc.)?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all electrical cords, e.g., vacuums, buffers, extension cords, etc. in good condition and free of damage?

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are knives properly stored to prevent accidental laceration?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all knives properly sharpened and clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Is appropriate protective equipment provided for employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are nonslip mats present on floor surfaces that may become wet?

 

 

 

 

 

Are working surfaces (tables, counters, etc) at a comfortable height for workers?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient working space available for all prep work, cooking and cleaning?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all floor drains clear of debris?

 

 

 

 

 

Is all kitchen machinery in good working order with manufacturer recommended guards in place?

 

 

 

 

 

Are warning signs posted near any potentially hazardous equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors clear of debris and moisture?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aprons and protective gloves available to protect against burns and scalds?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cooktops free of excess grease or other buildup?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable materials stored safely away from ignition sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aerosols stored safety away from ignition sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Ladders

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are non-slip feet intact on each ladder?

 

 

 

 

 

Are ladder rungs and steps free from grease and oil?

 

 

 

 

 

Do any ladders have broken or missing steps, rungs, or cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

Are metal ladders legibly marked with signs cautioning against using them around electrical power sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Are rungs of ladders uniformly spaced at 12", center to center?

 

 

 

 

 

Laundry

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are cleaning supplies kept in properly marked bottles and containers?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient space provided around all machinery to allow easy movement and operation?

 

 

 

 

 

Are means provided to alleviate overexertion by employees lifting large quantities of laundry? (such as carts or dollies)

 

 

 

 

 

Are hazard and caution signs posted as appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Is access to laundry facilities effectively restricted to relevant personnel?

 

 

 

 

 

Lock out/tag out

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all equipment control valve handles provided with a means of lockout?

 

 

 

 

 

Do appropriate employees have individually keyed safety locks?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all machines being service properly locked out to prevent accidental usage?

 

 

 

 

 

Machine guarding

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is all machinery and equipment clean and properly maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, servicing, material handling and waste removal?

 

 

 

 

 

Is equipment and machinery securely placed and anchored, when necessary, to prevent tipping or other movement that could result in personal injury?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the power shut-off switch within reach of the operator's position at each machine?

 

 

 

 

 

Can electric power to each machine be locked-out for maintenance, repair or security?

 

 

 

 

 

Are non current carrying metal parts of electrically operated machines bonded and grounded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are foot-operated switches guarded or arranged to prevent accidental actuation by personnel or falling objects?

 

 

 

 

 

Are manually operated valves and switches controlling the oepration of equipment and machines clearly identified and readily accessible?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all emergency stop buttons brightly colored or placarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all pulleys and belts that are within 7' of the floor or working level properly guarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are methods provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine areas from hazards created at the point of operation, nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and spakes?

 

 

 

 

 

Are machinery guards secure and arranged so they do not offer a hazard when in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are revolving drums, barrels and containers guarded by an enclosure that is interlocked with the drive mechanism so that revolution cannot occur unless the guard enclosures are in place?

 

 

 

 

 

Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restured after a power failure or shutdown?

 

 

 

 

 

Are fan blades protected with a guard having openings no larger that 1/2" when operating within 7' of the floor?

 

 

 

 

 

Are lint traps and guards in place on all dryers?

 

 

 

 

 

Material handling

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Do employees carry loads in excess of 50 lbs by hand?

 

 

 

 

 

Are mechanical means provided to carry heavy or awkward loads safely?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aisles and pathways clear of debris and clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Office

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all aisles, passageways and doorways clean and clear of obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Are chairs, benches and other seating surfaces clean, in good condition and lacking undue signs of wear or fatigue?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adjustable chairs provided for employees that spend significant time seated?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient lighting provided in all work areas?

 

 

 

 

 

Are monitors positioned comfortably, with employee eye level near the top of each screen?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cords arranged such that they do not cause a tripping hazard to employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are office supplies stored such that they are easily accessible without undue employee strain?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor coverings in good condition, free of slip or trip hazards?

 

 

 

 

 

Parking/Sidewalks

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are paved surfaces smooth and free of large cracks or unevenness?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all surfaces free of ice and snow?

 

 

 

 

 

Are parking spaces clearly marked and sufficiently sized?

 

 

 

 

 

Are outdoor areas sufficiently lit at night?

 

 

 

 

 

Power tools

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or have double insulation?

 

 

 

 

 

Are grinders, saws and similar equipment provided with appropriate, properly installed safety guards?

 

 

 

 

 

Are inspection dates marked on all power tools and cords?

 

 

 

 

 

Do portable circular saws have guards above and below the base shoe?

 

 

 

 

 

Are any circular saw guards wedged up in a fashion that leaves the lower portion of the blade unguarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

 

 

 

 

 

Are effective guards in place over belts, pulley, chains and sprockets?

 

 

 

 

 

Do portable fans have guards or screens with openings of 1/2" or less?

 

 

 

 

 

Do pneumatic or hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools show signs of deterioration or damage?

 

 

 

 

 

Are tools needing repair tagged with a "Do Not Use" sign?

 

 

 

 

 

Do employees avoid wearing loose clothes, jewelry or gloves that can get caught in machinery?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all electrical cords intact (not frayed)?

 

 

 

 

 

Do all electrical cords have intact grounding prongs?

 

 

 

 

 

Personal protective equipment

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is a danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

 

 

 

 

 

Are approved safety glasses worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries?

 

 

 

 

 

Are protective gloves, aprons, shields or other means provided where employees could be cut or where there is reasonably anticipated exposure to; corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood or other potentially dangerous materials?

 

 

 

 

 

Is appropriate foot protection provided?

 

 

 

 

 

Is PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

 

 

 

 

 

Is hearing protection required when noise levels exceed 85 dBa?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate work procedures and PPE provided and used when cleaning up spilled toxic or hazardous materials or liquids?

 

 

 

 

 

Are appropriate hypoallergenic gloves, glove liners, powderless gloves, or other similar alternatives readily available?

 

 

 

 

 

Recordkeeping

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are OSHA 300/300A logs maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee medical and exposure records maintained as required?

 

 

 

 

 

Are training records maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee records maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all operating permits and records up-to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Are current Motor Vehicle Records available for all employee drivers?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of all safety inspections?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of safety meetings?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of accident investigations?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of any emergency response drills?

 

 

 

 

 

Restroom

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are toilet and sink surfaces clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate provision made for hand-washing (hot water, soap, towels or hand-dryers)

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor surfaces clean and dry?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a record of cleaning and resupply dates/times clearly displayed?

 

 

 

 

 

Roof Access

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is roof access limited by use of locks, keypads or other security device?

 

 

 

 

 

Are parapets at roof edges of sufficient height (42" above walking level) to prevent falls?

 

 

 

 

 

If not, are means in place to install guardrails or temporary barriers to protect employees from falls?

 

 

 

 

 

Are surfaces clear of debris and safe for walking?

 

 

 

 

 

Is fall protection available for any workers performing work within six feet of open roof edges?

 

 

 

 

 

Are roof edges clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

On pitched roofs, is fall protection available for all workers?

 

 

 

 

 

Stairways

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are stairways clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwells well lit?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwells clean and free of debris?

 

 

 

 

 

Are handrails secure and in good repair?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwell exit doors unlocked as appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Storage areas

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are shelves secured and constructed to withstand the maximum deisgnated storage weight?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves secured to prevent tipping or falling?

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are fuel tank caps in place and secure?

 

 

 

 

 

Are an adequate number of functional seat belts present in each vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields and turn signals in working condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Are transport vehicles provided with handrails, steps, stirrups or similar devicees so placed and arranged that employees can safely mount or dismount the vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a fully charged fire extinguisher available on each vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employees trained on proper use of any vehicles thay may be required to operate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee drivers' licenses and insurance information on file?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employees required to wear seat belts at all times while operating motor vehicles?

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace postings

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are OSHA and state required posters prominently displayed?

 

 

 

 

 

Are safety/warning signs properly posted where appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are emergency phone numbers posted prominently?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a first aid kit available and adequately stocked?

 

 

 

 

 

Are emergency evacuation routes identified and prominently posted?

 

 

 

 

 

Pool/Spa/Sauna

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action Required

Completion Date

Is access to the pool/spa/sauna area restricted to authorized users?

 

 

 

 

 

Are outdoor pools and spas enclosed by a secured fence?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all gates in enclosure fences self-closing/latching?

 

 

 

 

 

Are pool covers completely removed prior to pool usage?

 

 

 

 

 

Are pools and spas free of debris?

 

 

 

 

 

Are pool/spa chemicals stored securely in a locked room/building?

 

 

 

 

 

Is water chemistry (pH, water hardness, etc) checked regularly?

 

 

 

 

 

In all saunas, are thermometers (in both °F and °C) clearly visible to all occupants?

 

 

 

 

 

In all saunas, is a clock with an easibly observable minute hand clearly visible to all occupants?

 

 

 

 

 

In all saunas and spas, is a timer in place to limit the duration of exposure to all occupants?

 

 

 

 

 

Are a life ring and a reaching pole readily accessible near pools?

 

 

 

 

 

Are drains and drain covers in pools and spas designed to minimize the risk of bather injury due to suction?

 

 

 

 

 

Are pool decks properly marked with warnings against running, horseplay and diving where appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairs and ladders used to enter and exit the pool secure and free of damage or corrosion?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all electrical outlets near the pool, spa or sauna properly grounded and equipped with GFCI circuits?

 

 

 

 

 

Is proper personal protective equipment provided for workers adding chemicals to the pool? Particularly gloves and eye protection for those handling muriatic/hydrochloric acid

 

 

 

 

 

Are pool, spa and sauna heaters properly bonded and ventilated to prevent electrical shorts and buildup of dangerous gases?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all warning signs provided by the pool manufacturer/builder/installer properly posted and visible to parties potentially at risk of injury?

 

 

 

 

 

Are saunas equipped with a full length transparent door?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.