Are external vehicle surfaces clean?
Is the vehicle displaying any body damage?
Are stop and turning lights operating?
Are hazard warning lights operable?
Is reversing alarm operable?
Is the vehicle leaking any fluids?
Is the vehicle’s noise level when operating satisfactory?
Are Council identification & a contact number displayed?
Is the vehicle equipped for removal of spillages?
Is the vehicle equipped for emergencies (first aid kit, fire extinguisher)?
Is the vehicle equipped with operating and emergency instructions?
Do the driver/crew demonstrate an understanding of safe reversing and overload avoidance procedures?
Is the vehicle equipped with information for Users?
Is the driver able to communicate with the Contractor’s office?
Was the vehicle traveling on the correct side of the road?
Was the vehicle observed driving on a nature strip or pedestrian path?
Was the vehicle observed reversing in a safe manner?
Was the vehicle operated in a smooth manner?
If the driver left the vehicle, was it parked in an appropriate position?
Are crew members wearing appropriate PPE? (safety vests, gloves, footwear, ear protection)
Was the crew suitably dressed if working in strong sunlight?
Were the collections being made only along the left side of the street?
Are crew members clear of operating lift and/or compacting mechanisms?
Are crew members able to perform tasks at walking pace?
Are manual lifts being performed safely?
Are bins correctly replaced on nature strip?
Is non-conforming material being labeled advising residents of required practice?
Did the crew clean up any spilt material?
Approximately how long were the operations observed?
Approximately how many collections were observed?
What were the weather conditions during the period?
Copy of inspection report forwarded to contractor
Immediate action required?
Any further comments / actions