Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections help prevent injuries and illnesses. Through critical examination of the campus, inspections identify and record hazards for corrective action.

Read the University of Waterloo's Workplace Inspections Program for more information.


The Safety Office provides in-class workplace inspection training to: 

  • Joint Health and Safety Committee worker members
  • Department health and safety coordinators and committee members
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone tasked with conducting workplace inspections

Additional Resources and Information

Inspection checklists

Faculty areas:

  1. Laboratory (.docx)
  2. Guide to conducting a laboratory inspection.pdf
  3. Shops and studio area (.docx)
  4. Office and classroom areas (.docx)

Administrative support areas:

  1. Food Services (.docx)
  2. Plant Operations (mechanical and custodial) areas (.docx)
  3. Housing (.docx)
  4. Office and classroom areas (.docx)
  5. Food Services (.docx)
  6. Shops and studio area (.docx)