What task / activity is being observed?
- Manual Handling
- Working with Chemicals
- Operating Machinery
- PME Operation
- Welding / Hot Work
- Working at Height
- Using Ladders
- Using EWP
- Working in Isolation
- Confined Space Work
- Using Compressed Air
- Stacking on a Machine
- Feeding a Machine
- Maintenance on a Machine
PHOTO IF REQUIRED
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
- Struck by or striking against an object
- Caught between or squashed
- Body posture, twisting turning
- Straining, pushing or pulling
- Over exertion / excessive force
- Two man lift required
- Slip / Trip / Fall hazard
- Exposure to heat / gas / fume
- Extreme temperatures
- Exposure to electrical current
STANDARD WORKING PROCEDURES
Are working procedures adhered too?
Consider if procedures are not clear, not known , not followed , is a permit to work required, is isolation correct. Is an SOP available and being followed.
- Procedure not known
- Procedure misunderstood
- Procedures not followed
- SOP not available (if applicable)
- Permit to work not being used (if required)
- Stop & Think not applied (if applicable)
SAFE WORK PRACTICE
Are safe work practices being adhered too?
Consider body posture , twisting , turning , straining , pushing or pulling loads. Should loads be lifted by two workers , Locks and danger tags used. Isolations correct . Worker is observant and careful when walking .
- Standard practice not adequate
- established and maintained
- Locks and or Danger Tag
Rate the housekeeping in the area Consider waste , tidiness, Is the workplace orderly . Are tools and equipment stored correctly, Are there hoses around whioch could be a trip hazard
If the rating is less than 7, enter details
- Trip hazards evident
- Debris evident
- Accumulated waste
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
Are tools and equipment being used, Safe?
Consider their condition , right tool for the job and are they used correctly
Tools & Equipment are:
- Not right for the job
- Not being used correctly
- Not in a safe condition
Check Eyes & Face, Ears, Respiratory, Hands, Arms, Feet & Legs, Trunk, etc
- Eye protection
- Safety boots / shoes
- Noise protection
- Safety vest / clothing
- Not fit for purpose
- In poor Condition
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 ?
Safe acts observed
Unsafe acts observed
IS A SAFETY CONVERSATION REQUIRED?
Ask if the worker has carried out a Stop and Think check today?
1. Check that it is safe to have a conversation
2. Start with a Positive Comment.
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 it went?
DISCUSS BETWEEN THE OBSERVERS HOW THE SAFETY CONVERSATION/ DISCUSSION COULD BE IMPROVED?
List corrective action required
List any hazards or near miss incidents to be entered in Vault
Enter any hazards or near misses into Vault