1. Working at Heights

  • 1.1. Fall risks of 6 feet or more? (including voids, pits, and trenches)

  • 1.2. Lack of edge protection?

  • 1.3. Unsafe or incomplete edge protection? If so, is it being corrected or finished immediately?

  • 1.4. If using personal fall protection system is there a fall rescue plan? On site?

Harness and Equiipment

  • 1.5 - Unsafe or damaged Harness or equipment?

  • 1.6 - Incompatable hooks/equipment?

  • 1.7 - Unsafe or uncertified anchor points?

  • 1.8 - Lack of inspection protocol for equipment?

  • 1.9 - Lack of or inadequate formal training for operators?

2. Small Tools and Equipment

  • 2.1. Unsafe or damaged small tools or equipment? (including missing or damaged guards)

  • 2.2. Incorrect small tools /equipment for job? (e.g. grinding discs for cutting)

  • 2.3. Unsafe or incompatible attachments used with small tools /equipment?

  • 2.4. Unlicensed operators? (Powder actuated tools)

  • 2.5. Lack of safe work instructions?

  • 2.6. Lack of training in safe operation, clean-up and maintenance?

  • 2.8. Lack of inspection regime?

3. Scaffolds

  • 3.1. Unlicensed persons erecting scaffold above 10feet?

  • 3.2. Unsafe or incomplete scaffold? If so, is it tagged accordingly?

  • 3.3. Lack of inspection protocol for scaffold? Is the scaffold tagged as non use, or have inspection log?

  • 3.4. Incompatible scaffold components?

  • 3.5. Safe Work Load (SWL) exceeded? (tools, stored materials, number of persons)

4. Lifting Equipment

  • 4.1. Unsafe or damaged equipment?

  • 4.2. Loads lifted over persons, close proximity to obstacles incl. overhead power lines?

  • 4.3. Lack of maintenance, testing and inspection?

  • 4.4. Lack of SWL (safe work load)information displayed?

  • 4.5. Lack of daily inspection protocol?

  • 4.6. Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

  • 4.7. Unlicensed operators?

  • 4.8. Do forklifts have attached fire extinguisher?

  • 4.9.Is required PPE available for fuel propane tank change out available? (Utility gloves, face shield, safety glasses)

5. Ladders

  • 5.1. Unsafe or damaged ladders?

  • 5.2. Unsafe positioning or use of ladders?

  • 5.3. Ladder not properly secured?

  • 5.4. Ladder unsuitable for job? (e.g. metal ladder used for electrical work)

6. Hazardous Tasks

  • 6.1. Lack of identification hazardous tasks?

  • 6.2. Lack of assessment of hazardous tasks?

  • 6.3. Inadequate risk controls? (examples: no job rotation, lighter loads, trolleys, lifting equipment, etc)

  • 6.4. Lack of training in risk controls and safe lifting/ team lifting techniques?

7. Hazardous Chemical (including fuel and oil)

  • 7.1. Unsafe storage location? (e.g. flammables near ignition sources, spills could enter stormwater drains, etc)

  • 7.2. Incompatible chemicals stored near each other?

  • 7.3. Inadequate spill containment equipment?

  • 7.4. Safety Data Sheets not accessible on site?

  • 7.5. Lack of emergency procedures for injury/spills/fire etc?

  • 7.6. Excessive quantities stored on site or in vehicles?

  • 7.7. Insufficient ventilation?

  • 7.8. Insufficient, or incorrect, PPE?

  • 7.9. Unsuitable storage containers? (unlabeled or stored in food containers)

8. Emergency Response

  • 8.1. Lack of, or no emergency plans for site?

  • 8.2. Emergency procedures not displayed at site?

  • 8.3. Lack of, or inadequate first aid kits aid equipment for site?

  • 8.4. Are first aid kits inspected monthly to ensure adequately stocked?

  • 8.5. Are eye wash bottles within 3year shelf life limit?

  • 8.6. Are gravity flow Eyewash stations cleaned/refilled every six months?

9. Traffic Management

  • 9.1. Lack of, or inadequate, Traffic Management Plan (TMP) in place?

  • 9.2. Lack of training in TMP for all persons on site?
    (contractors and visitors)

  • 9.3. Inadequate controls for TMP? (physical barriers, bollards, speed limits, flashing lights, spotters, etc)

10. Fire prevention

  • 10.1. Are fire extinguishers available, not blocked and in good condition?

  • 10.2. Have all fire extinguishers on the job site been initialed and dated for monthly inspections?

11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • 11.1. Lack of, or inadequate PPE (including sun protection), hardhats, eye glasses, safety vests/ colors, long pants, masks, gloves, etc.

  • 11.2. Lack of system to issue, inspect, replace and monitor PPE?

  • 11.3. Lack of training in safe use, clean-up and inspection of PPE?

12. Work Environment

  • 12.1. Lack of/or inadequate amenities? (toilets, wash areas, lunch rooms, etc)

  • 12.2. Insufficient lighting?

  • 12.3. Inadequate housekeeping? Is the job-site (inside and outside) clean and organized?

  • 12.4. Lack of, or inadequate noise/ vibration control?

13. Electrical Hazards

  • 13.1. Unsafe electrical leads/ cords? (damaged, out of test date or untested)

  • 13.2. Lack of Ground fault protection?

  • 13.3. Contact with overhead electrical lines?

  • 13.4. Overloading outlets?

  • 13.5. Leads placed on ground or on metal structures?

  • 13.6. Electrical equipment near water?

  • 13.7. Electrical equipment near flammables?

  • 13.8. Electrical equipment near chemicals that could cause damage?

  • 13.9. Electrical leads that may be damaged from contact with moving machinery parts?

  • 13.10. Electrical leads on work surfaces?

  • 13.11. Lack of Lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures for electrical equipment?

14. Environmental Hazards

  • 14.1. Lack of/or inadequate, dust suppression system?

  • 14.2. Lack of/or inadequate systems to prevent contaminants entering stormwater drains?

15. Administrative Procedures

  • 15.1. Lack of/or inadequate Site Safety Plan?

  • 15.2. Failure to obtain permits? (Council, EPA, WHS, also Hot Works, Confined Space etc)

  • 15.3. Lack of, or inadequate, supervisory arrangements? Do you need input and help from your project manager?

  • 15.4. Lack of/or inadequate training, licenses, skills, experience? Does anyone on the project need training, licensing, or put on notice?

  • 15.5. Lack of/or inadequate Safe Work Method Statements (SWSM) for high- risk work? Have you prepared for and communicated the safety procedures for high risk scopes of work, I.e. steel erection?

  • 15.6. Lack of/or inadequate incident notification procedures?

  • 15.7. Lack of, or inadequate, routine inspections, monitoring, audits?

16. House keeping

  • 16.1. Are aisles free of tripping hazards?

  • 16.2. Are aisles free from obstructions such as skids, equipment, shelves?

  • 16.3. Are floors clean and free from slippery substances such as water, oil, etc?

  • 16.4. Are scrap metal, glass, knife blades deposited in the proper containers?

  • 16.5. Are overhead hazards secured properly?

  • 16.6. Are all Exits clearly marked?

  • 16.7. Do employees promptly secure first aid for all injuries?

  • 16.8. Are heavy items stored on lower shelves?

  • 16.9. Have items been properly secured to prevent tipping/falling?

  • 16.10. Are materials stored or stacked in a safe manner?

  • 16.12. Is the OSHA Poster displayed? does everyone on the job site know its location?

  • 16.13. Is the SDS(Safety data sheet) book complete with all chemicals on job site secured? Also does everyone know its location?

17. Ask 3 people these questions

Person #1

  • 17.1. Do you know how to contact immediate supervisor/Project manager in case of emergency?

  • 17.2. Do you know who is the trained first aid/CPR person on site?

  • Add signature

  • 17.3. Do you know how to contact immediate supervisor/Project manager in case of emergency?

  • 17.4. Do you know who is the trained first aid/CPR person on site?

  • Add signature

  • 17.5. Do you know how to contact immediate supervisor/Project manager in case of emergency?

  • 17.6. Do you know who is the trained first aid/CPR person on site?

  • Add signature

Corrective Actions

  • Enter any corrective actions that will be undertaken. Take pictures of some of the safe and at-risk items as part of this report.

Sign Off

  • Name of anyone onsite that was notified of unsafe work practices as part of this audit.

  • Auditor's signature

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