General

  • Project / Site Name

  • Supervisor / Foreman at time of this inspection

  • Select site weather conditions at time of this inspection (select all that apply)

  • Describe weather conditions on site today

  • Current activities being undertaken on site (select all that apply)

  • Describe activities being undertaken on site

Site Safety Inspection

First Aid Facilities

  • Are first aid facilities to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are first aid cabinets/boxes and contents clean and orderly?

  • No first aid contents past their expiry date?

  • First aid cabinets/boxes clearly labelled?

  • Is there easy access to first aid cabinets/boxes?

  • Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet/boxes?

  • Are first aid officers known to workers and accessible?

  • Are emergency numbers displayed?

Fire Prevention & Emergency

  • Are fire and emergency procedures to be inspected in this audit?

  • Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Emergency exit lighting operable?

  • Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

  • Extinguishers serviced in the past 12 months ? (Check stickers on body of extinguisher)

  • Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

Site Security

  • Is site security to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are site entry and exit points clearly designated?

  • Is clear signage requiring visitors to check in posted?

  • Is site perimeter fenced off appropriately with required site public signage posted?

  • Are all entries and exits closed and locked at night and during weekends?

  • If applicable, are site alarm systems functioning as expected?

  • If applicable, are site security procedures (guard patrols, security checks etc) undertaken as required and reviewed regularly?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Is Personal Protective Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

  • Is head protection (Hard Hats or Bump Caps) worn correctly and where required?

  • Is eye protection worn where required?

  • Are the correct forms of eye protection worn for tasks being completed?

  • Is hearing protection worn in designated areas?

  • Are the correct forms of hand protection worn for manual tasks

  • Is respiratory protection worn where dust, mist or fumes are present?

  • Is safety footwear being worn and in good condition?

  • Are high-vis vests or clothing worn at all times on site?

  • Have safety harnesses been checked before use and being worn appropriately at height?

  • Is additional PPE used where required?

  • Are staff aware of correct PPE for tasks they are trained to perform?

Housekeeping

  • Is site housekeeping to be inspected in this audit?

Storage Design and Use

  • Is site storage to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

  • Are floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • Are racks and pallets in good condition generally?

Waste & Rubbish

  • Are waste and rubbish arrangements to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are bins/skips located at suitable points around site?

  • Is site generally orderly, with rubbish or waste materials disposed of correctly?

  • Are bins/skips emptied regularly?

  • Are oily rags and combustible waste disposed of in covered metal containers?

  • Is the loading / delivery area clean and tidy?

  • Do work areas have adequate lighting?

Slips, Trips and Falls

  • Is Slip, Trip and Fall safety to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Are entry and walkways kept clear?

  • Are walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Are intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • Are stairs and risers kept clear?

  • Are floor surfaces free of liquid spills?

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings, barriers etc.?

  • Are appropriate measures in place to prevent falls? ie. barriers (preferred) or harnesses?

  • Is all fall protection equipment visually inspected prior to use?

  • Is all work at height being done safely?

  • Are all floor openings fully barricaded or are protected with a secured cover and labelled?

  • Are personnel below protected from falling materials (i.e. tools, bolts, etc.)?

Scaffolding

  • Are Scaffolds to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are scaffolds constructed and erected by qualified and trained personnel only?

  • Have all scaffold plans been submitted and approved?

  • Are scaffolds accessible and clear of unstable objects and trip hazards?

  • Is scaffold adequately secured to the building (or appropriately secured with alternative method)?

  • Are guard rails suitably installed ?

  • Are scaffold footings stable and appropriate?

  • Are scaffolds generally safe and orderly?

  • Are scaffolds being regularly inspected and displaying a current Scaf-Tag? (Or equivalent)

Manual Handling Tasks

  • Are Manual Handling Tasks to be inspected in this audit?

  • Have Manual Handling Tasks on site been identified?

  • Have Risk Assessments for these tasks been completed where required?

  • Have Risk controls been identified and documented?

  • Are workers compliant with the above procedures?

Hand and Power Tools

  • Are Hand and power tools to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are all power tools in good condition?

  • Are all tool guards in place and operable?

  • Are power cables in good condition?

  • Are all corded power tools double insulated or have an earthed plug?

  • Are suitable safety circuit breakers in place at the source of electricity?

  • Are defective pieces of equipment and tools removed from site?

  • Are tools stored correctly and in the right place when not in use?

  • Are employees using the proper tool for the task they are performing?

  • Are hand tools in good condition?

  • Are employees using two hand on tools that are designed to do so?

  • Are dust collectors and exhausts provided on tools that produce large amounts of dust?

Plant and Large Equipment items (Hired or Owned)

  • Are items of Plant and Large Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

  • Have risk assessments been completed for the use of such items?

  • Do records indicate that machine maintenance schedules are being adhered to?

  • Are all plant items clean?

  • Are the floors around the plant kept clean and free of obstruction?

  • Is there sufficient room to use all machines safely?

  • If fitted/required, are guards in good condition?

  • If required, are emergency stops fitted and tested?

  • Is machine waste, off cuts, dust etc. removed and safely disposed of?

  • Are operatives trained/inducted to be competent in safe and correct operation?

  • Is this training recorded?

  • Do operators comply with the training?

Ladders

  • Are Ladders to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are all ladders Industrial standard? (i.e. not domestic.)

  • Are ladders in good condition?

  • If used for electrical work are ladders non conductive? (i.e.fibre glass.)

  • Are ladders being used correctly and in line with manufacturers guidance?

Electrical Safety

  • Is Electrical safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Are isolation switches installed?

  • There are no outlets are overloaded / No double adapters in use?

  • Has portable equipment been tested and tagged? (PAT)

  • There are no broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • There are no power leads across walkways?

  • No frayed or damaged leads?

  • There are no strained leads?

Chemical Safety

  • Is Chemical safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Is a COSHH Register complete and available?

  • Have COSHH assessments been completed for all hazardous substances in use?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

  • Are all containers labelled correctly? (Including no chemicals in unmarked containers)

  • Are substances stored and disposed of correctly?

  • Are workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • Are eye washes available and easily accessible?

  • Are spill kits or other clean up arrangements available?

Confined Spaces

  • Is Confined Spaces safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Do all applicable confined space works have adequate permits granted and documented?

  • Is a confined space emergency plan in place?

  • Are confined spaces being continually monitored?

  • Are all workers undertaking confined space works trained in confined space entry and activities?

Accident and Incident Procedures

  • Are Accident and Incident Procedures to be inspected this audit?

  • Are Incident, Accident, Near Miss and Injury reporting and recording procedures in place?

  • Are all incidents investigated?

  • Are Corrective Actions then implemented?

General Comments

  • Any further comments or recommendations arising from this inspection?

  • Add any additional relevant photos

  • Have all required corrective actions been added as Actions to this inspection?

  • Please add any corrective actions to the appropriate questions above before completing this report

Sign Off

  • Name & Signature of person undertaking the audit

  • Name & Signature of Site Supervisor / Foreman

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