• Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel


  • Employer

  • Works Manager

  • Health and Safety Representative

  • Others Consulted with

  • Estimated daily traffic volume ( vehicles per day ) vpd

  • Clearance distance between workers & traffic

  • Permanent traffic speed through area km/h

  • Risk ranking .... Who did plan ?


  • 2.1 Has the Traffic Management Plan been selected or provided ?

  • 2.2. Is the plan relevant for the work and available for inspection ?

  • Does the person implementing the traffic management plan hold the applicable unit of compentancy? i.e. ‘RIIWHS302D – Implement Traffic Management Plan’

  • 2.3. Have the construction speed limits been determined correctly ?

  • 2.4. Are written authorisations for temporary road works speed limits required ? <br>( i.e. Permits from VicRoads or Shire ) If so, has contractor obtained them?

  • 2.5. Are document changes ( if any ) to the Traffic Management Plan available ?

  • 2.6. Have the temporary road works speed limits been installed correctly ?<br>( eg as per Code of Practice for Worksite Safety - Traffic Management )

3. ADVANCE WARNING / SIGNAGE ( ref Cor /12/50837 )

  • 3.1. Are all road signs and devices installed according to the TMP ?

  • 3.2. Have any distracting or contradictory covered up or removed ?<br>( e.g symbolic worker signs not displayed or not visible when no workers on site. )

  • 3.3. Are signs appropriate for current conditions ?

  • 3.4. Is the signage suitably placed for vehicles approach in at high speed ?<br>( e.g check sight distance, advanced warning distance, height of signs above ground )

  • 3.5. Are signs free from damage or defects ?

  • 3.6. Are multi message signs being used correctly ?

  • 3.7. Are sign mountings stable and not a hazard to road users ?

  • 3.8. Are signs in pairs where needed ? Note only recommend on high volume high speed and multi lane roads

  • 3.9. Are flashing arrow signs in use if required by the plan ?

  • 3.10. Are witches hats, flashing arrows available / in use where required ?

  • 3.11. Are signs correct size ?


  • 4.1 Is high visibility clothing being used correctly and appropriate for the road conditions ? ( e.g. Day/Night; meet AS4602-1999 and 1906.4 - 1997 otherwise called Vic Roads vest.

  • Traffic Controller, stop/slow lollipop man. Does he have the appropriate ticket/unit of competency? i.e. ‘RIIWHS205D – Control traffic with stop-slow bat’


  • 5.1. Are clearances between workers and adjacent traffic being maintained ?

  • 5.2. Have safety barriers (where used) been installed correctly ? ( i.e units connected, recommended length, filled with water

  • 5.3. Has a containment fence been installed where required ?


  • 6.1. Has possible traffic congestion been considered and steps taken to avoid it?

  • 6.2. Have the effects of the work on public transport been considered ?

  • 6.3. Has proper access to side roads and property been provided ?

  • 6.4. Have the needs of other road users been provided for ? ( i.e pedestrians ? )



  • 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 any areas of disagreement need to be further explored in writing. All “failed responses” need to be addressed/resolved.

Sign Off

  • Gippsland Water Responsible Officer

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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