TASK OBSERVATION

  • What task / activity is being observed ?

  • What machinery is being used.

  • PHOTO IF REQUIRED

PERSONAL SAFETY

  • Are the workers being observed, working in a safe work place?
    Consider proximity to mobile equipment, exertion and loads lifted, slip and trip hazards, exposures to heat and fumes or proximity to energy sources and task repetition

  • Is training required for the task ?

  • Has relevant training been given ?

  • Is the employee aware of any hazards involved with the task being undertaken ?

  • How many hazards can they identify ?

RAMS (Risk Assessments And Method Statements)

  • Are RAMS being adhered to?
    Consider if procedures are not clear, not known , not followed , is a permit to work required, is isolation being followed.

  • SELECT REASON

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Rate the housekeeping in the area.

  • Comments

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

  • Have the daily checks been undertaken ?

  • Are tools and equipment being used, Safe?
    Consider their condition , right tool for the job and are they used correctly

  • Is there any defects ?

  • Please list the defects.

PPE

  • Check Eyes & Face, Ears, Respiratory, Hands, Arms, Feet & Legs, Trunk, etc

  • Is the correct PPE being used for the task ?

PARTICULAR SITE HAZARDS OR CURRENT TOOLBOX TOPICS TO LOOK OUT FOR - LIST BELOW

  • Are there any risks present for the listed hazards ?

  • List the risks

OUTCOMES

  • Was there any unsafe acts ?

  • Unsafe acts observed.

SAFETY 1ST MINUTE

  • IS A SAFETY CONVERSATION REQUIRED?

  • 1. Check that it is safe to have a conversation.
    2. Start with a Positive Comment
    3. Discuss
    Consequences of the unsafe act (if observed)
    Safer ways to do the task / process
    4. Gain agreement on improvements
    5. Discuss any other safety issues
    6. Thank the employee.

  • How do you feel the audit went ?

  • Employees Comments

  • DISCUSS BETWEEN THE OBSERVERS HOW THE SAFETY CONVERSATION/ DISCUSSION COULD BE IMPROVED?

Sign Off

Record Actions

  • Any corrective action required

  • List corrective action required

  • Any hazards or near miss incidents

  • List any hazards or near miss incidents

Observation Complete

  • Auditor

  • Employee

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