Principal Contractor

  • Insert details of the principal contractor as required by CDM 2007

Previous inspection signed off

  • Has the previous inspection points raised been signed off

  • Actions outstanding are now

Armitage Site Conditions

  • Is the site secure

  • Are work areas secure and have barriers to secure the work area from unauthorised access

  • Are the works areas clear of slip trip falls, debris, protruding nails.

  • Is re bar safe from people falling. Is there plastic caps on.

  • Is house keeping good, clean and tidy.

  • Are tools not in use stored on a pallet ?

  • Is rubbish being placed in a skip or a fenced off area ?

  • Are access routes clear of debris ?

  • Unsafe actions.

Plant and equipment

  • Plant and equipment on site has beacons and mirrors or reversing cameras

  • Excavators have quick hitch pins in place. Signs indicating type of quick hitch.

  • All driven plant was used correctly. Keys removed if not in use. Seat belts were worn. Parked or driven in a safe manner, in accordance with the traffic management plan.

  • Plant used for lifting has been connected correctly. SWL is clearly marked and is lifting within capacity.

  • Equipment being used is in sound condition and fit for purpose.

  • Water bottle on site for use with Stihl saw

  • Unsafe actions.

Lifting Operations

  • Are all thorough examination certificates available for lifting equipment and lifting accessories ?

  • Are lorry loader lifting operations being conducted in a safe manner ?

  • If crane being used is a lifting plan in place ?

  • For complex lifting operations are LOLER 1998 requirements being followed ?

  • Unsafe actions.


  • Excavations were shallow and did not pose a danger

  • Excavations at 1M have been risk assessed and ground made safe and barriers provided

  • Excavation more than 2 meters deep, had Shoreing in place edge protection and checked by a competent person at the start of each shift.

  • Excavation more than 3 meters deep. Had temporary works co-ordinator signed off. Edge protection in place. Signed off if open more than seven days.

  • Services are supported across open excavations

  • Excavations are not confined spaces requiring gas tests,training and rescue equipment

  • Unsafe actions.

Emergency arrangements

  • There were First aiders on site relative to the risk. First notice displayed and up to date.

  • Fire risk assessment was in place.

  • There was fire fighting equipment on site. Fire assembly point was displayed. Smoke detectors in canteen, fire blanket in the canteen.

  • Unsafe actions.

Management procedures.

  • Site inductions and tool box talks have been completed for operatives on site.

  • Site registers, and Kelburne safety plan up to date and completed according to the CDM REGS 2007

  • Permits required for current works on site.

  • Copies of services are on site and marked up.

  • Certificates for plant were on site, including chains etc.

  • Training certificates were on site for operatives using plant and equipment.

  • Safety signs and poster including F10 where applicable

  • Management procedures are in place to reduce the risk of HAVS.
    PRE Selection of equipment below 10 ms, details recorded on ACS HAV record sheet .

  • Unsafe actions.


  • Environmental procedures in place.

  • Spill kits and drip trays on site .

  • Unsafe actions.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • All operatives on site were wearing Head Protection, in good order, the correct way round.

  • Operatives were observed wearing hearing protection correctly. They understood the requirement to wear them and dangers if not worn whilst working in noisy environment.

  • Operatives were observed wearing RPE. Correct type for the works, FFP3 for silica. Face fit tested and clean shaven.

  • Safety googles or glasses were being worn for the correct operation.

  • Gloves fit for the task were worn.
    Where mandatory requirement of the principal contractor.

  • Unsafe actions.

Overhead and Underground Services

  • Overhead cables have been identified, a GS6 agreement has been reached with the service provider.goal posts tape and bunting has been erected as per the GS6

  • Unsafe actions.

  • All services on site have been identified, drawings on site, area CAT scanned and ground marked.

  • Unsafe actions.

Scaffolding and Work at Height

  • Suitable edge protection in place to prevent falls ?

  • Are suitable provisions in place to prevent falls in all Work locations ?

  • Is there a scafftag or hand over system in place for scaffolding ?

  • Have scaffolders got the correct qualifications ?

  • Has scaffolding been constructed correctly working platforms, hand rails bracing etc ?

  • Are scaffolding footing correct and stable ?

  • Is scaffolding access suitable for works ?

  • Is scaffolding safe for use ?

  • Are tower scaffolds correctly constructed and safe for use ?

  • Are nets , airbags or any other system to minimise distance and consequences of a fall correctly installed ?

  • Are ladders in a safe condition and suitable for the operation being used?

  • Unsafe actions.

Traffic Management

  • Traffic management plan is in place, displayed and being followed

  • Traffic management meets the requirements of the approved code of practice , chapter 8

  • Unsafe actions.

Formwork and Steel Fixing

  • Have joiners set up safe area for use of saws ?

  • Is there safe access for joiners and steel fixers ?

  • Have steel fixers got a safe working area for fabricating steel ?

  • Safe manual handling of materials ?

  • Is small plant and equipment being used in a safe manner ?

  • Are works being carried out in a safe manner ?

  • Unsafe actions.


  • Safe access route for delivery vehicle and pump if being used ?

  • Barriers erected where required ?

  • Pokers,beams etc in a safe condition for use HAV assessments in place ?

  • Safe access for operatives no climbing over steel ?

  • Correct PPE being worn by operatives including gloves and eye protection ?

  • Safe method of placing concrete excavator, pump, etc ?

  • Are works being carried out in a safe manner ?

  • Unsafe actions.

Laying kerbs, mono block or slabs

  • Material moved close to the works by mechanical means.

  • Grabber, vacuum lifter, or mechanical means to lay material .

  • Dust suppression used if cutting.

  • Unsafe actions.

Confined spaces

  • Type of confined space is type 3 trench less than 2 meters no special requirements

  • Type 2 confined space trench or manhole more than 2 meters deep or with special risks,
    trained operatives, permit in place, gas monitor used, rescue plan in place.

  • Type 3 confined space, full rescue plan, gas monitor, trained operatives with top man in attendance.

  • Unsafe actions.

Other Construction Operations

  • Is brickwork or block work being carried out in a safe manner ?

  • Unsafe actions.

  • Is joinery work being carried out in a safe manner ?

  • Unsafe actions.

  • Is electrical work being carried out in a safe manner ?

  • Unsafe actions.

  • Is plumbing work being carried out in a safe manner

  • Unsafe actions.


  • Signed by site supervisor

  • Signed by ABSQE safety advisor

  • Received by Contracts Manager

  • Time and date of inspection

  • Remedial action to be completed by

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