1. Has Contractor received approval from the shire for work?
2. Has Contractor provided adequate site facilities for work the work being undertaken?
3. Has Contractor ensured there is First aid equipment on site, and easily available?
4. Has Contractor ensured there is a communication system on site at all times to contact doctor / ambulance in the case of an emergency? Is there a qualified first aider on site / their name?
5. Does the Contractor ensure relevant paperwork is kept on site and is available (OH&S plan, , job safety analysis for the work, induction register, plant check, location of services)?
6. Have all employees and subcontractors on site been inducted, and names on site register?
7. Trained, experienced and competent personnel. Contractor to demonstrate the records they keep, and how they have assessed the employees are competent for the work they are undertaking, and that they have the necessary training and skills in the particular plant and equipment being used on this site.
8. Has the Contractor arranged for the underground services to be identified and marked on the pavement, footpath, or on the ground?
9. General safety apparel, safety boots, safety vests, ear / eyes and other PPE.
Has contractor issued personnel protection equipment, and is the Contractor ensuring that it is being worn?
10. If any trenches are over 1.5m deep is the Contractor ensuring employees are wearing hard hat? Is the contractor aware of when their employees need to be wearing hard hats?
11. For cutting, welding, drilling, boring or other special activities has special safety apparel been made available to employees?
12. Is the Contractor providing barricades around open trenches during day and night? Are any open areas adequately covered?
13. Does the Contractor ensure the backhoe or plant is secure at night. Is the Backhoe bucket lowered when employees are not on site?
14. Is the Contractor providing and appropriately using Traffic control / signage?
15. Is the Contractor providing a system that ensures Safety of pedestrians/residents/children?
16. Is the Contractor minimizing dust and mud and ensuring the general cleanliness of streets?
17. Has the Contractor considered the safe storage of materials and plant away from public thoroughfares, so as to minimize hazards to the public, and enhance sight distance to vehicles?
18. Contractor should have plant maintenance program documented. Is maintenance program up to date. Have routine inspections been carried out. Do tractors have roll over cage?
19. Contractor needs to have a system that ensures electrical leads are tagged and tested and are in safe condition.
20. Does Contractor have someone responsible for any trenches over 1.5 m deep? Are sides of trenches battered, proper inspection, management of trench, no loads near edge of trench?
21. Does the Contractor have a system that ensures there is no risk of contact with overhead power cables?
22. If the Contractor use lifting slings or chains for lifting pipes and or equipment are the slings appropriate for the loads, approved, in good condition? Is the lifting shackle certified?
23. Who is responsible for routine inspection of lifting equipment?
24. Are they ticketed?
25. Does the Contractor ensure that all hire plant and his own equipment has appropriate guarding, and is provided with instructions? Is training provided where employees are unfamiliar, or new equipment?
26. Does the Contractor keep on site or in his storage container any flammable liquids? Are the quantities small, stored to regulations, kept away from hot work as grinding or welding?
27. Safe working environment in storage container. Access / egress, away from flammable materials, and any welding equipment
28. Does the Contractor have a Laser level – appropriate type, procedures? Does it comply with the code of practice?
29. Contractors’ electrical extension leads, from switchboards or generators, should have earth leakage fitted.
30. Contractor doing asbestos pipe removal. Are the employees trained, barricaded areas, using safe procedure, appropriately bagged and sealed, breathing apparatus, disposable overalls, and proper disposal plan?
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Contractor is to review the comments, and consider the recommended actions within this Audit. The Contractor needs to demonstrate they are complying with their obligations as an employer, what specific remedial action they propose for this site, and if any overall modifications are required to their Health and Safety Plan / safety procedures / supervision. Prompt corrective action is required to eliminate any agreed deficiencies, and areas of any disagreement need to be further explored in writing. All “failed responses” need to be addressed/resolved.