1. External Site Layout/Chapter 8

1.1 Site adequately segregated from the public?

1.2 Permit board displayed with relevant information?

1.3 Traffic Management compliant with COP?

1.4 Adequate safety signage displayed?

1.5 Pedestrian route adequate and well signed?

1.7 Safety barriers and fences in good condition, secured correctly with no gaps?

1.6 Suitable ramps and disabled access provided on footways and change of levels?

1.8 Branding compliant with contract and in good condition?

1.9 Does the site create a good and safe impression?

2. Site Personnel

2.1 Did responsible person contact a site induction?

2.2 Scope of works detailed during induction, if so please note.

2.3 Has scope of works changed, if so are correct job packs available on site?

2.4 Were site hazards and risks explained during induction?

2.5 Were site roles of individuals clear when questioned?

2.6 If other contractors on was the co-ordination explained and interface risks detailed?

2.7 Correct PPE worn by all.

3. Competence

3.1 Ganger suitably qualified and competent?

3.2 Plant operatives suitably qualified and competent?

3.3 Top man suitably qualified and competent?

3.4 NRSWA qualified operative on site?

3.5 Sufficient, qualified and competent confined space operatives for task?

3.6 Sufficient, qualified and competent emergency rescue operatives for task?

3.7 Sufficient, qualified and competent operatives available for works to be undertaken?

3.8 Do all on site fully understand their Roles and Responsibilities

4. Gang pack

4.1 Gang Pack reviewed and signed off by competent supervisor/manager before works commenced?

4.2 Method statement briefed to all on site?

4.3 Relevant risk assessments completed and communicated to all on site?

4.4 All utility Stats information and maps available in gang pack?

4.5 Daily excavation checklist completed?

4.6 Lifting operations checklist completed?

4.7 Plant and Equipment checklist completed?

4.8 Permit to dig completed and communicated?

4.9 Hand, Arm vibration exposure recorded?

4.10 Workplace inspection report completed?

4.11 Toolbox talks and safety alerts communicated (evidence)?

4.12 Site log in and visitors register completed and up to date?

5. Plant and Equipment

5.1 Adequate gas monitors, in date, correctly positioned (note serial No and dates)?

5.2 CAT & Genny available and in date?

5.3 Excavator Thorough inspection certificate in date? (log serial No and date)

5.4 Lifting accessories certified and in date?

5.5 Weekly PUWER inspections completed and recorded?

5.6 Compressor in good condition (jockey wheel)?

5.7 Compressor tow board and number plate in good condition?

5.8 Suitable and sufficient containers for fuel and water?

5.9 Suitable and sufficient rescue equipment for works?

5.10 Disc cutter with correct guarding?

5.11 Compacting plate stored correctly?

5.12 Site vehicle in a clean and tidy condition?

5.13 Vehicle beacons in working order?

6. Welfare

6.1 First aid box available?

6.2 First aider available on site at all times?

6.3 Locations of local A&E department available on site?

6.4 Eye wash available on site?

6.5 Fresh water available on site?

6.6 Welfare facilities suitable and sufficient for duration and type of works?

7. Working Area

7.1 Correct EX rated lighting for heading works?

7.2 Suitable and sufficient measures for dealing with ground water ingress?

7.3 Safe access for shaft and heading?

7.4 Suitable and sufficient fall protection in place?

7.5 Ladder angle suitable?

7.6 All services adequately supported?

8. Environmental

8.1 Spill kit available on site?

8.2 Drip trays available and in use?

8.3 Suitable and sufficient fire extinguishers available and in date?

Additional Comments

Audit Close

List any corrective actions resolved during audit

Name of Auditor

Name of Supervisor/ Ganger

Is further action required

Detail action(s) required.


Detail action (s) required to close out report.

All actions closed out.

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.