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  • Location
  • Job/ Invoice Number (if applicable)

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  • Job/ Invoice number
  • A Belix Construction START Card; Specific Task Analysis & Risk Treatment (START) card embeds a process for ensuring those in immediate control of the workplace identify and control Hazards prior to the start of work. The use of the START card contributes to implementing a safe work system formalising checks of the immediate workplace and associated conditions before starting any work.

    START card must be completed before any work commences, all members on the worksite under control (including subcontractors) must participate in the risk management process (collaboration).
    The START card can be reviewed and updated while work continues and if there are changes to the task or worksite.

  • If the work is considered 'High Risk', you will need to complete this START card and have reviewed a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) applicable for,the High Risk work element.

  • If the work, tasks, or environment changes, the START card MUST be updated

  • All answers are expected to be YES or NOT APPLICABLE (NA). If the answer is identified as a NO a control MUST be identified and implemented

Task Type

  • Are you providing access only for others to the work site? i.e. Subcontractors


  • Are you / others wearing steel cap boots, long sleeves, and long pants

  • Are you / others wearing Safety glasses <br>Consider double eye protection required, e.g. for demolition saw, grinding, etc.

  • Are you / others wearing Safety helmet<br>Consider use of brim and / or use of sunscreen

  • Are you / others wearing Respiratory protection

  • Are you / others wearing Gloves as required for task

  • Are you / others wearing Hearing protection

  • Identify required PPE for the task and site.
    Consider mandatory requirements, SDS and/or specific site requirements.

  • List additional PPE requirements:

General Requirements - Worksite

  • Are all relevant licenses/tickets or qualifications held to carry out task?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is there weather exposure i.e. heat, cold, wind, that requires management?<br>For example, consider hot weather - frequent rotations and rest periods.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is access/egress free of obstacles (trips,slips other hazards)? This includes long grass, dips in the ground, etc.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Has the site layout / housekeeping been considered?<br>E.g. access / egress / plant and equipment positioning / dust suppression / limiting noise and vibration.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is lighting appropriate?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are people / residents / pedestrians / animals kept away from your work site?<br>Consider using traffic controllers to manage pedestrians / members of the general public. For people needing to frequently access buildings or driveways around your worksite, ensure hazards have been communicated.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are barricades and signs in position as required, and effective?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is plant and equipment (including hand tools) appropriate for the task available? Are operators competent in the use of equipment? Has the equipment been inspected prior to use?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is all electrical equipment (including hand tools) tested, tagged, and in date?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • If the boom of your equipment is within 3 meters of overhead power lines, do you have an Energex Authorised Spotter?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are Dial Before you Dig's available, and have you referred to them? Have you located underground services?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Will there be excavations greater than 1.5metres? <br>Consider benching, shoring, battering, keeping items away from the edge of the trench, and requirement to obtain authorization for excavations greater than 1.5m.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Does task require Traffic Control?<br>When required have you viewed the Traffic Management Plan to verify implemented controls?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Will you and / or others be able to perform the task/s without unacceptable risk of strain,sprain or other injury from manual handling?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Is an SDS available for identified hazardous substances and within date (five years of issue)?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Have all that will be effected by construction activity been informed?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Have required permits been obtained, reviewed and implemented correctly?

  • List the controls implemented:

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

  • If any of the following activities are occurring, or the work is considered high risk, a SWMS is required along with a relevant High Risk work licence
    Confined Space
    Risk of Falls
    Lifting Operations
    Chemical Unloading
    High Voltage Work
    Isolations (working under permit) Connecting to main utilities

  • Are all Isolations and Information tags in place and understood?

  • List the controls implemented:


  • Is the environment free from risk of land or water contamination, flora (lantana or other weeds) and fauna (snakes, ants, wasps, spiders) disturbance or hazards?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Have you inspected the site for Fire Ants, and reported any suspected activity?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are you removing waste from site (e.g. contaminated soil, asbestos, oily rags, chemicals, batteries, etc.)? <br>Have you completed a Waste Tracking Certificate (WTC)? This WTC must be submitted to your team leader within 24 hours.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are you moving soil or vegetation from a fire ant high risk suburb (for example, contaminated soil to Ti Tree)?

  • Where are you moving it from?

  • Where are you moving it to?

  • What date and time are you moving it?

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  • Is a subcontractor being used to transport the waste?<br>Have you completed a Waste Tracking Certificate (WTC)? This WTC must be submitted to your team leader within 24 hours.

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Have you ensured you are not spreading weeds and seeds via your clothing or on your plant and equipment, and when off road, are you staying to existing paths and tracks wherever possible?

  • List the controls implemented:

  • Are spill kits and sediment control available for emergencies?

  • List the controls implemented:

Emergency Plan

  • Has an Emergency Plan been discussed with everyone on site? <br>Identify:<br> person leading communication (command and control),<br> muster point.<br>

  • Sketch site and intended muster point

  • Is emergency equipment available and tested, and people know how to operate / use?

  • Detail if required:

  • Is first aid kit available and in date?

  • List the controls implemented:

General Requirements - Worker

  • Would you consider yourself, and others on the worksite (including subcontractors) 'Fit for Work'?<br>Consider fatigue, drugs (including prescription) and / or alcohol.

  • List the controls implemented: Consider contacting your supervisor or member of the SHEQ Team

  • Have all workers, including all subcontractors, been inducted?

  • List the controls implemented:

Further Considerations

  • Are there other hazards or considerations for this work site that have not already been identified?<br>You can list more than one as applicable for the task.

  • Please detail the hazard or consideration, and implemented controls
  • List the hazard and / or consideration not previously identified?

  • List the controls implemented:

Sign Off

  • All persons on site are to sign on and off of this START card

  • Enter the date and time starting on site

  • Enter date and time leaving site

  • Please sign, when prompted, please type your first and last name

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