1. Site security

Are plans in place?

Signing in/out procedure enforced?

Contractors can be identified on site e.g. Id badges provided and warn?

Suitable hoarding in place?

Suitable and sufficient segregation of construction and store/public areas?

Adequate safety signage to notify staff, public and operatives?

Security guard appointed and at post?

Deliveries adequately managed?

2. Construction site environment

Records that regular (fire,health,safety) walks are being undertaken?

Sufficient housekeeping observed?

Good cable management observed?

Any inappropriate use of M&S equipment?

Appropriate storage area?

3. Personal Protective Equipment

Suitable PPE identified within RAMS?

Minimum PPE being worn in line with M&S policy?

4. Welfare and First aid

Sufficient number of first aiders nominated?

Up to date first aid training records provided?

Accident book available?

If accident book identifies injuries has it been reported?

First aid facilities appropriate?

Adequate toilets and hand washing?

Adequate mess area?

M&S Facilities used with respect?

5. Fire and Emergency

Sites pacific emergency plan in place?

Fire risk assessment reviewed?

Escape routes unobstructed?

Emergency systems operational and means of raising alarm in place?

Fire fighting equipment appropriate for task?


Substances registered and approved by callous (choose 3substances)?

Are COSHH assessments for substances available on site?

Substances being used appropriately?

7. Traffic /Vehicle Management

Traffic management plan in place?

Safe delivery routes established?

Safe access pedestrian route maintained for staff and members of the public?

Normal routines of the store maintained?

8. Work at height

Step ladders minimised and authorisation process in place?

Statutory scaffolding inspections?

Evidence of MEWPs are inspected?

Are those erecting scaffolds PASMA/CISRS trained?

Are MEWP operators adequately trained and training records available?

Appropriate access equipment being used for tasks?

Safe use of access equipment observed?

Scaffold tags in place?

9. Occupational Health

Have noisy activities or those involving significant vibration been identified?

Evidence of noise monitoring?

Evidence of vibration monitoring?

Contractor able to provide detail on known asbestos?

Dust levels kept to a minimum?

Noisy operations adequately controlled?

10. Documentation

Actions from previous safety audit have been rectified?

Evidence that the construction phase H&S plan updated following change?

RAMS review and approval process in place?

FHS risk register up to date?

If permits to work required then is a process in place to notify M&S?

FHS inspections/audits undertaken by contracts managers/health and safety manager?

F10 displayed on site?

H&S law poster displayed and completed?

H&S policy statement posted and in date?

11. Training and promotion of health and safety

Site safety inspections undertaken?

Inductions undertaken and recorded?

Relevant toolbox talks undertaken and recorded?

Site managers /supervisors met all requirements on training data base?

Minimum requirements on training data base?

Good promotion of H&S through site. E.g. Good use of notice boards, tool box talks, etc?

12. Management of Asbestos work?

Copy of ASB survey report available?

Are ASB emergency procedures understood?

Asbestos awareness training complete for site management?

Authorisation - Site Manager
Authorisation - Auditor
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.