Documentation & Administration

1 Documentation and Administration

1.1 Actions from last inspection completed

1.2 Statutory notices displayed ( HSE Law poster, policy, no smoking sign), Safety Alerts displayed

1.3 Aspects & Impacts register in place

1.4 Asbestos register on site and displayed

1.5 Abstraction and discharge - Licence in place and are these being monitored/ controlled

1.6 Are Risk Assessments/SSOW suitable for any activities taken place

Protection to/from others

Protection To/From Others (including Environment)

2.1 Fencing, gates and locks appear all in good order. No signs of unauthorised access.

2.2 Watercourses/Drainage plans marked up and displayed. Are these areas suitably managed.

2.3 Flora and Fauna - Are there provisions for biodiversity. Wildlife and habitats protected. Invasive species identified and managed.

2.4 Environmental complaints - noise,dust, odour, vibration

2.5 Are lone working procedures being followed

Pathways walkways Roads

3 Pathways, Walkways and Roads

3.1 Condition of roads, paths, walkways, mezzanine flooring and gateways maintained.

3.2 Is lighting suitable throughout site (internal and external).

3.3 Pedestrian access and egress suitable and free from slips and trips. Are they free from moss/ algae growth.

Emergency Arrangements

4 Emergency Arrangements

4.1 Emergency Plans and procedures in place and displayed. Fire escape Routes signed and clear from obstruction.

4.2 First aid provision suitable stocked. First aider notice displayed

4.3 Fire equipment/ extinguishers in place and in good order. Maintenance and testing in place.

Office/Site arrangements

5 Office/Site arrangements (including welfare)

5.1 Adequate welfare provisions provided for numbers on site and are these clean and in good working order.

5.2 Are offices of adequate space and provided with good ventilation and lighting.

5.3 Is housekeeping in good order throughout site/ work area.

5.4 Is DSE issues being managed

5.5 Buildings/ fixed assets appear in good order with no obvious signs of damage.

5.6 Shelving/racking secure and appears in good order.

5.7 Guard rails in place to prevent falls from height and appears in good order.

Work Equipment, PUWER, & LOLER

6 Work equipment, PUWER, & LOLER

6.1 Lifting equipment and pressure vessels appear in good order. Examination all up to date.

6.2 Electrical fixed wiring in good order. Test certificates available and up to date

6.3 Portable electrical equipment in good order and with up to date PAT.

6.4 Appropriate guarding fitted

6.5 Redundant plant (fixed or mobile) managed

6.6 Are monitoring/ testing devices in good order and with in date calibration

6.7 Vehicle/mobile plant in good order

6.8 Work at height equipment in good order and with in date inspection.

Hazardous Substances

7 Hazardous Substances

7.1 COSHH/flammable substances being stored correctly and correctly labelled

7.2 Chemicals/fuel storage - bund provided In satisfactory condition. Drip trays used where appropriate.

7.3 COSHH/DSEAR assessments produced, available and up to date

7.4 Chemical/ fuel delivery areas able to contain spill( bud/interceptor).

7.5 Are chemical delivery points in good order and locked off. Are emergency showers available and in good order.

7.6 Correct spill kit in good condition and in accessible location.

Waste Management

8 Waste Management

8.1 Waste management& duty of care documentation in place.

8.2 Waste suitable stored separated and labelled.

8.3 Hazardous waste bins in place and correctly labelled.

Traffic Management/Street Works

9 Traffic Management

9.1 Vehicle traffic routes marked on site/barriers in place. Pedestrian access and egress suitable

9.2 Road works/chapter 8 to NRSW requirements being maintained

9.3 Information boards/permit numbers displayed

9.4 Spoil inside barriers/run off controlled.


10 Excavations

10.1 Service drawings available, services traced and marked

10.2 Excavations stable/shored

10.3 Barriers/edge protection in place. Suitable access/egress provided.

10.4 Exposed services suitably supported

Health, Manual Handling & PPE

11 Health, Manual Handling & PPE

11.1 PPE being used as required and in good order.

11.2 Are occupational health issues being suitable controlled(noise,dust,vibration)

11.3 Manual handling controlled and managed

Other Observations/Recommendations

12 Other Observation/Recommendations



Priority Report


Present during inspection:

Date of inspection

P1 - Serious imminent danger
P2 - Breach of legislation or ACOP
P3 - Does not meet regulatory or company guidance
N/A - Not Applicable

Agreed actions


Priority Code


Action owner

Agreed completion date
Report completed by:
Report received by:


Date received:
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.