SOT - Use primarily to record items related to behaviour rather than spotting hazards. Example: Notice that A N Other is not wearing safety shoes (Could be a behaviour or lack of PPE). Discuss situation to find out why not wearing them. It may be that the safety shoes are uncomfortable, so solution is to replace them. How & Why people are working in the way that they are. Look to see if persons are aware (their work, surroundings, the affect they have on others and others have on them). Look to see if people are taking ownership of issues or if they ignore them. Look at the physical way in which people work & for awareness of how they may put themselves & others in danger.

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel: Enter names of any persons involved in conducting the SOT


  • Enter details of observation.

  • Safety Observation
  • If appropriate, you can add a photo here

  • Enter full details of observation made.

  • Category of Observation

  • Priority for Action

Commendable Safe Behaviour

  • Did you witness any commendable safe behaviours?

  • Use Add Good Observation / Positives button to add as many observations as appropriate.

  • Good Observations / Positives
  • if appropriate you can add a photo here.

  • Enter details and add further commendable observations if appropriate.

Items for Follow Up

    Item to be Followed Up
  • Enter Description

  • Suggested Owner of Proposed Action / Follow Up

  • Date Action to be Completed By

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