Audit Information

  • Site

  • Location
  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Personnel present for audit

Project Information

  • Project Number

  • Project Manager

  • Site Manager

  • Scope of works

  • Project progress (%)

Scoring Information

  • Rating Scale Compliance
    0 Unacceptable 0-25% Immediate action required/ Major non-compliance
    1 Poor 25% Attention required before the end of the day
    2 Fair 50% Attention required within the next 2 days
    3 Acceptable 75% Minimal rectification required
    4 Good 100% No action required

    Based on:
    0 Potential for serious injury/ major damage to equipment
    1 Likelihood for an incident occurring
    2 General non-compliance with legal or site safety requirements
    3 Compliance substantial but not 100%
    4 All areas satisfy both legal and site safety requirements

    Not applicable:
    * - Not Applicable - To be placed in appropriate section when not being audited

    Audit Target
    80% +

  • All actions arising out this audit are to be entered into the Byte Construct Action Tracking Register BYT-IMS-8.73

General Comments

  • General Comments

  • OHS Comments

  • Environmental Comments

  • Quality Assurance Comments

  • Target Improvements

Job Site Information (Reg 3.2/3.10) and Communication

  • Site specific Management Plan on site and signed by all parties?

  • Name and location of emergency and medical services for the project posted?

  • Name of key personnel on site for the project posted?

  • Emergency/Evacuation procedures posted including an evacuation plan and site specific emergency flow charts been established and displayed?

  • Is the Major Incident flowchart displayed?

  • Is there an emergency and first aid checklist (Form F8.48) and when was it last reviewed?

  • Name of the first aider posted?

  • Have emergency drills been executed? Form F8.64 or Sign on Site Emergency Drill records acceptable

  • Name of the Health and Safety Representative posted?

  • Are company policies displayed in site office and crib room?

  • Is relevant OHS information displayed in the site office and crib room or readily available to all personnel

  • Have all site personnel and subcontractors received a site induction? Face to Face or Sign on Site is acceptable

  • Is there a construction "Blue/White Card" induction register on site and is it being used?

  • Is there photocopied records of relevant training/licences for personnel who carry out specific tasks and/or high risk activities?

  • Site inspections conducted and recorded. Copies kept on site either hard copy or stored on Procore?

  • Emergency evacuation point identified and displayed on the notice board and site office

  • Access to copies of Act 1984 and Regs 1996 on site? Hard copy or electronic copies are acceptbale.

  • Are toolbox meetings held and allow site personnel to participate in the safety effort

  • Are safety and environmental meetings held and documented?

  • Are safety and environmental issues requiring follow up recorded and/or discussed and/or evaluated at the monthly meeting.

  • Is a Site Diary Maintained on a daily basis? Procore or paper-based is acceptable.

  • Are daily pre-start meetings held and recorded?

  • Have workers signed into the Site SIgn-in register? Sign On Site electronic records is acceptable.

First Aid Facilities and Amenities (Reg 3.7/3.11)

  • Easy access to first aid box and register

  • Contents clean, orderly, stocked and labelled

  • Toilets clean, supply of soap, hand towels, toilet paper (Male/Female)

  • Trades aware of first aid box location and procedure

  • Facility easily identified - Green cross displayed outside of site office

  • Clean lunch room with adequate supply of water and facilities

  • Fridge and microwave clean

  • Bins not overflowing


  • Have there been Accidents or Incidents on this Project?

  • Are all site incidents recorded on the Byte Construct Injury and Action tracking registers?

  • Are accident/incidents report and recorded on form F8.47? Are accidents/incident investigated where required and the results recorded on Form F8.01?

  • Is the accident/incident followed up and recorded? Are corrective actions implemented where required?

  • Brief description of incidents for the month and record of LTIs and MTIs

Site Conditions (Reg 3.7/3.11)

  • Are all access points onto site clear and unobstructed e.g. General building material and rubbish

  • Construction warning signage at each site entry

  • Is there signage that outlines mandatory PPE requirements, including Hi Viz Clothing, Footwear, Hard Hats, Eye Protection

  • Electrical tagging signage

Public Safety (OSH Act Sec 20-22)

  • Construction material kept within the workplace. Public area not obstructed.

  • No risk of objects falling into public areas

  • No trip hazards to the public

  • Site perimeter fencing or barriers erected

  • Roads unobstructed, permits and signage in place

Hazard Identification

  • Are identified significant hazards recorded on the Project Risk Assessment and a Risk Register prepared where required?

  • Have design risk assessments been obtained and reviewed?

  • Job Safety Analysis for work being carried out in the project in place

  • Have the JSAs been monitored and reviewed?

  • If not which one require reviewing?

  • Are JSAs provided by subcontractors for specific hazardous tasks

  • We're the JSA participants involved in the preparation and review of the JSA prior to the job starting and all operatives involved in the task signed onto the JSA

  • Was the JSA referred to during the job and were the job steps followed and effective?

Personal Protective Equipment (Reg 3.32/3.44)

  • Is Visitor PPE supplied

  • Training in correct use, maintenance, etc of PPE

  • Trades wearing eye protection, safety harness, hard hats, safety footwear, hearing protection, safety gloves and Hi-Vis vests (as required)

Electrical (Reg 3.59/3.65 and AS3012)

  • Permanent live boards lockable

  • Temporary power box tagged and numbered

  • Temporary construction power to box tagged

  • Covers used correctly and leads through the bottom of the box

  • Insulated tie bars in place

  • Electrical tools/leads with current testing and tagging and in good condition

  • Electrical leads raised off the ground by at least 2m

  • Electrical register available on site and filled out

  • Power located within 30 metres of work area (no piggy backing)

  • Proof of Dial Before You Dig and/or scanning report available on site

  • Permit provided to work near overhead power lines or underground services

  • Overhead power lines identified

  • Electrical danger poster displayed

  • Correct extinguishers on site

  • Correct step ladders in use for electrical work

  • Step ladders used correctly

  • Isolation permits and isolation log in place

Fire Prevention and Protection (Reg 3.9)

  • Access/exits clear and clearly signposted

  • Fire extinguishers accessible (around the amenities) and easily identifiable

  • Are fire extinguishers strategically located around the site , easily identifiable and readily accessible?

  • Are fire extinguishers the right type for the hazard and have relevant operating instructions

  • Hydrants clear of materials

  • Do fire extinguishers have an up to date inspection tag (6 months)

  • Are fire detection control measures in place if required and what are they

Welding and Cutting (Reg 3.94)

  • Is there Welding and Cutting present on the site?

  • Have all subcontractors carried out a risk assessment for the hot works they are carrying out

  • Hot work permit systems available and in place as required

  • Good housekeeping maintained

  • Double flash back arrestors fitted and current tagging on welder

  • Equipment in good condition

  • Verify that oxy/acetylene gas bottles are fitted with flashback arresters (at cylinder end for hoses <3 metres. Cylinder and hand piece/torch end for hoses >3 metres)

  • During welding are screens in place?

  • Is there adequate signage in place to warn others of dangers of welding?

  • Has the area for hot works been barricaded off

Hand Held Power Tools (Reg 3.6)

  • Proper tools for the job

  • Tools in good condition and all safety guards fitted

  • RCD protection in place

  • Petrol driven tools not used in poorly ventilated areas

  • Petrol driven and concrete cutting tools used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and Code of Practice

  • Drilling & Cutting Permit in place for coring and chasing?

  • Spotter/barricading, warning signage below slab for coring works

  • Warning signage for laser use in place?

  • Work area barricaded off when laser in use?

Explosive Powered Tools and Nail Guns (Reg 4.50/4.51)

  • Explosive Powered Tools and Nail Guns used on site?

  • Regulations known and being complied with

  • Competent instruction and supervision being carried out while EPTO is in use

  • Operator wearing eye and ear protection

  • Warning signs erected and in place

  • Area isolated and/or barricaded

Mobile Plant

  • Is there Mobile Plant present on the site?

  • Bobcat tractor/forklift used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, in good/serviceable condition and clean

  • Are guards in place where required and are they effective

  • Are SWLs, capacities, tolerances, etc known for equipment, displayed and complied with

  • Is mobile plant operated well clear of overhead power lines?

  • Is mobile plant operated by trained, competent and certified operators

  • Manufacturer's instructions available and log book completed

  • Are relevant records available for plant being operated on site - plant risk assessment, mobilisation checklist, JSA and daily/weekly checklists

  • Is the plant and equipment register available and up to date?

Byte Construct owned Vehicles

  • Have pre-start inspections completed by drivers of Byte Construct owned vehicles? This can be completed on the paper based form or via Procore inspection form.


  • Is there a hoist installed/operated on the site?

  • Hoists have overhead operators protection

  • Hoist properly erected and operated

  • Hoists have base level guard rails

  • Safe access and egress to hoist working platform

  • Hoists have log books available

  • Hoist has isolating device e.g. key

  • Hoists have all upper levels with guard rails fitted

  • Is person certified to operate hoist above 11m or competent to operate hoist under 11m

  • Hoist above 11 metres fitted with sign nominating authorised certificated person only and names the person.

Elevated Working Platforms

  • Are EWPs present on the site?

  • EWP log book available and completed

  • Are relevant documents and records such as plant risk assessment, mobilisation checklist, inspections, JSAs and maintenance records available

  • EWP's sited on firm and level ground

  • EWP operator trained and have they a high risk licence if operating a boom type EWP

  • Are harnesses being worn in EWPs/cherry pickers

  • Are SWLs, capacities and and tolerances, etc known for relevant equipment, displayed and complied with

  • Are EWP's kept clean and in a serviceable condition

Mobile Crane

  • Is there a Mobile Crane present on the site?

  • Crane has log book, maintenance records and Worksafe certification available

  • Crane with flashing lights, alarms, outriggers?

  • Crane inspection regularly carried out by competent person (daily inspection)

  • When crane is in operation is it located on compacted or stabilised ground

  • When crane is in operation is the crane and movement of the crane jib well clear of any overhead power lines

  • Is there a means of restriction or control to prevent persons entering te area or vicinity in which a crane is operating?

  • Has operator and dogman/rigger relevant high risk licences?

  • Are slings and chains in good condition and tagged

  • Is there a lifting register in place

Tower Crane

  • Is there a Tower Crane present on the site?

  • Clear of unnecessary personnel when lifting loads

  • Crane operators and riggers have clear communication method

  • Has operator and dogman/rigger got relevant high risk licences?

  • Has the daily checklist been completed and documented? Have the safety devices been checked?

  • Is there documentation to show the crane box, first aid cage and kibble have the appropriate certification and SWL marking on them

  • Is all the crane documentation available on site to indicate the crane complies with the legislative requirements

  • Are slings and chains in good condition and tagged

  • Is there a lifting register in place

Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods

  • Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods present on the site?

  • Is there a current (five year) MSDS available for all hazardous substances on site and register in place

  • Access to register and MSDS sheets by employees

  • Are subcontractors complying with MSDS in their SWMS

  • Are risk assessments with the JSAs/SWMS

  • Is there a sign off by the subcontractors showing all employees working with hazardous substances have been trained in the MSDS

  • Is there appropriate storage available for Hazardous Substances on site

  • Verify that there is a fire extinguisher with oxy/acetylene gas bottles while they are being used

  • Verify that gas bottles are stored in a cage while not in use and that the gas bottles are stored separately

  • Synthetic fibres controlled in accordance with MSDS

Road Traffic Management and Management of Site Vehicles

  • Reversing vehicles controlled by trained spotters

  • Traffic management plan available on site

  • Traffic movement in accordance with the plan implemented on the site

  • Is all signage in good condition and free from vandalism/tampering

  • System to control movement of traffic onsite (site specific management plan in place and is displayed)

  • Operators of vehicles properly trained

  • Safe unloading of vehicles implemented on the site

  • Does the traffic management plan need to be reviewed for current or future works


  • Are there excavation taks being conducted on the site?

  • Adequate access into the excavation e.g. Ladders/ramp

  • Shoring in place and adequate for the purpose

  • Is the depth of the excavation greater than 1.5 metres and if so has risk assessment been carried out

  • Is there an observer present when workers are in an excavation at least 1.5 m deep

  • Excavations greater than 1.5 metres benched, battered or shored

  • Adequate barriers erected around the excavations

  • Spoil heaps near excavations edge

  • Stacking of material near excavation edge

  • Passing traffic near excavation edge

  • Is the stability of buildings/structures adjacent to an excavation maintained

  • Permit system in place for excavation

  • Diagrams showing locations of utility services

Housekeeping (Reg 3.17)

  • Regular disposal of rubbish

  • Passageways, walkways and access ways clear of building material

  • Adequate lighting for task

  • Bins provided

  • Reo-steel capped

  • Work areas tidy

  • Slip, trip and fall hazards identified

  • Chutes used for waste disposal in good working condition

  • Barriers at the base to restrict others from entering bin areas

  • Bins covered to contain dust and debris

  • Rubbish removed by mechanical means

Working At Heights (Reg 3.48 - 3.57)

  • Working At Heights conducted on the site?

  • Has a risk assessment been carried out before commencement of any work at heights

  • Are harnesses required to be worn and is there a rescue procedure in place

  • If harnesses in use and do anchor points comply with relevant Australian standards

  • Is PPE inspected an maintained and all fall restraint register established

  • Has safe access been provided - Stair or ladder access

  • Is edge protection erected to comply with regulations

  • Are all materials secured from movement

  • Are all trades trained and holding current certificate for Working at Heights

  • Are there guard rails on all stairs and above ground level landings and fixed platform

  • Is there a permit system in place for Working at Heights

  • Are any holes or openings in any floor appropriately covered, have appropriate signage "Danger Hole Beneath" and / or is protected using guard rails

Scaffold (Reg 3.67/3.74)

  • Is there scaffolding present on the site?

  • Scaffolds properly constructed to AS 1576.1.6

  • Is scaffold erected by a certified scaffolder

  • As there handover certificates or checklists in place

  • Is scaffold erected on a stable foundation and secured to the structure in accordance with the code of practice

  • Standards on concrete fitted with base plates

  • Standards with screw jacks and sole boards

  • Scaffold tied in to prevent collapse of scaffold (adequate bracing in place)

  • Edge protection in place for all scaffolding over 2 metres in height

  • Kick boards/mesh guards fitted to platforms

  • Sheeted or netted scaffolds fitted with additional ties to resist wind loads

  • Tagging system on scaffolds above 4 metres (scaffold sign off)

  • Tagging system fitted on each access point (access ladder)

  • Tagging system legible, durable and up to date

  • Warning signs/barriers in place for incomplete scaffolds

  • Planks secured from uplift/movement

  • Working platforms fully decked

  • Platforms of a suitable width for the work being carried out

  • Safe access provided to working platform

  • During construction of the scaffold is the immediate area around the base barricaded off or otherwise controlled to minimise risk of injury from falling objects

  • Is there protection for scaffold within 6 metres of electrical conductors?

  • Loading bays evenly distributed with loads? SWL sign fitted?

  • Are harnesses required for the tasks being carried out

  • Have scaffold trades completed a Working at Heights Course

Mobile Scaffold (Reg 3.67/3.74)

  • Is there Mobile Scaffolding present on the site?

  • Mobile scaffold complies with suppliers specifications

  • Mobile with equipment and components in place

  • Edge protection with top rail, mid rail and kick board fitted for mobile scaffold above 2m

  • Mobile with ladder correctly fitted

  • Scaffold braced correctly

  • Tagging system on scaffolds above 4 metres (scaffold sign off)

  • Tagging system fitted on each entry point (access ladder)

  • Tagging system legible, durable and up to date

  • Are there checklists in place

  • Warning signs/barriers in place for incomplete scaffolds

  • Castors fitted and locked

  • Working platforms fully decked

  • Outriggers/ties fitted where required

Ladders / Step Ladders (Reg 3.26)

  • Ladders / Step Ladders present on the site?

  • Are ladders erected and compliant with regulations

  • Are access ladders appropriate and secured at the top and bottom

  • Do ladders extend a minimum of 1m above the platform

  • Are ladders angled at the correct distance from the structure to be accessed, 1 out and 4 up

  • Are ladders maintained in good condition

  • Are all step ladders auto locking and/or platform ladders

  • Are step ladders being used for the appropriate work tasks being carried out (i.e. electrical work)

  • Are all access points clear and unobstructed

  • Is the area around the ladder clear of all fall hazards

  • Has there been a documented ladder inspection checklist during the last 30 days

Formwork (Reg 3.48/3.57)

  • Is there Formwork present on the site?

  • Is there a risk of fall from height

  • Written procedures developed and followed for working at heights (JSA)

  • Permit system for working at heights

  • If stay harnesses are in use, do they and the anchor points comply with relevant Australian Standards

  • Personnel trained in use of PPE e.g. safety harness if required

  • PPE inspected and maintained and fall restraint register established

  • Safe access/egress provided to all work places

  • Objects removed from fall zones

  • Edge protection as required

  • Catch platforms provided to prevent persons from falling from a height

  • Formwork progressing in a systematic manner

  • Formwork checked by a competent person

  • Barriers erected in work areas

  • Warning signs erected to prevent persons walking into fall zones

  • Ladder/stair access provided

  • Fall zones barricaded off

  • Penetrations meshed, covered with warning signs

Tilt Panel and Pre-cast Concrete (Reg 3.88)

  • Are Tilt Panel and Pre-cast Concrete present on the site?

  • Personnel i.e. riggers/crane operators are trained

  • Crane operations i.e. setup, power lines, slings, etc.

  • Documentation i.e. logbooks, JSAs, etc.

  • Shop drawings i.e. drawings signed by certified engineer

  • Australian Standards 3850-2003 and Code of Practice for Tiltup and Precast Concrete available onsite

  • Safe erection process i.e. fall zones, panels and bracing

  • Braces i.e. locked 2 per panel

  • EWP used rather than ladders

  • Safe storage onsite for panels i.e. not leant against temp brace panel

  • All personnel including supervisors have been trained in accordance to an accredited Tiltup and precast concrete course

  • All untrained personnel requiring access to tilt panel areas been given authorisation to do so by relevant personnel (use of form F8.83)

  • Safety signage and barricades erected

Health Hazards

  • Is noise monitored in the workplace to determine the requirement for PPE

  • Are there any work activities that require personal exposure monitoring/health surveillance

  • Are personnel protected from exposure to excessive vibration

  • Is ventilation, lighting and temperature in confined spaces and site offices monitored and controlled to ensure the health and safety of personnel

Environmental/Green Star

  • Is there an environmental plan for the site

  • Has the environmental plan been signed by the project manager

  • Is there a complete spill kit available on site

  • Is the site maintained in a clean and tidy state to minimise the occurrence of environmental incidents

  • Are drains inside the site free from building materials

  • Is dust generated by vehicle movement minimised using appropriate road base or the application of water?

  • Is dust generated by the cutting of concrete, bricks, tiles, etc minimised using wet cutting where applicable, vacuum or dustless cutters?

  • Are emissions produced from fixed or mobile plant minimised in accordance with the relevant code?

  • Are gutters outside the project free of building materials

  • Are the gutter drains protected by enviro socks or other means

  • Are the sedimentation fences in place and being maintained around the site

  • Have the bricklayers a system to prevent waste when using their equipment e.g. Brick saw or mixer

  • Does the painter have a system in place for disposal of excess paint

  • Are waterways (sewers, storm water drains, etc) and soil protected from contamination by the discharge of any polluting substances i.e. the washing down of plant and equipment and concrete trucks

  • Are chemicals stored and used responsibly, and chemical wastes disposed of according to best industry practice

  • Is noise minimised to comply with the local authority requirements and specific client requirements e.g. Restricted working hours

  • Is equipment that causes excessive vibration assessed and selected to minimise any structural damage to the project or surrounding buildings

  • Are materials used in an economical manner

  • Are all recyclable materials segregated and stored appropriately for reuse or off site recycling

  • Are all water supplies turned off when not in use

  • Is all electrical equipment turned off when not in use

  • Have the weekly inspection sheets been completed and actioned

  • Has there been a quarterly environmental inspection done and documented

  • Has there been any training in the environmental plan

  • Are the dewatering pits in good condition and is fencing adequate


  • Is Procore setup on this Project?

  • RFI register in place and up to date? Procore RFI register is acceptable

  • RFIs have been actioned and saved to Procore?

  • Drawing register in place and up to date? Procore drawing register is acceptable

  • Do drawings match register if hard copy drawings used.

  • Permit system in place and is register up to date

  • Meeting minutes maintained on site

  • Building licence on site and displayed

  • Product Registers in place and maintained (i.e. concrete register, etc)

Inspection & Test Plans

  • ITPs established by the PM or CA for this Project

  • Is there an ITP register in place for all the ITPs required for the Project?

  • F10.1.1 Aluminium Windows & Doors

  • F10.1.2 Civil Stormwater

  • F10.1.3 Earthworks

  • F10.1.4 Termite Treatment

  • F10.1.5 Concreting

  • Has a concrete register been established, maintained with delivery dockets kept?

  • F10.1.6 Tilt Panel

  • F10.1.7 Brickwork - Blockwork

  • F10.1.8 Door Frames, Roller Shutters & Fire Extinguishers

  • F10.1.9 Structural Steelwork

  • F10.1.10 Gyproc Partition Walls

  • F10.1.11 Floor Coverings

  • F10.1.12 Electric (Incl Dry Fire)

  • F10.1.13 Hydraulic & Wet Fire

  • F10.1.14 Mechanical

  • F10.1.15 Painting

  • F10.1.16 Tiling

  • F10.1.17 Roof Sheeting & Metal Decking

  • F10.1.18 Suspended Ceiling

  • F10.1.19 Carpentry

  • F10.1.20 Joinery & Cabinetwork

  • F10.1.21 Wall & Roof Cladding

Corrective Actions

  • High Risk: Does the hazard have the potential to kill or permanently disable you? - Action immediately
    Medium Risk: Does the hazard have the potential to cause a serious injury which will temporarily disable you? - Action within 24 hours
    Low Risk: Does the hazard have the potential to cause a minor injury which would not disable you? - Action within 7 days

Corrective Actions/Recommendations Report

  • Corrective Action description

  • Add media

  • Risk Level

  • Action by who?

  • Action complete

  • Action complete sign off

  • Action complete date

Opportunity for Improvement

  • OFI description

  • Add media

  • Notes/comments

  • This site safety inspection report is advisory and is for the use of the party to whom it is addressed and for no other purpose. No responsibility is accepted or undertaken to any third party who may use or rely on the content of this report. No responsibility is accepted or undertaken for any decisions made by the addressee in relation to sit e safety, whether made on the basis of this report or otherwise.

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