Management Responsibilities

Management Responsibilities

  • Has a WHS Management Plan been developed for the workplace? (WHS Regs 309)

  • Does the plan include;

  • Names, positions and responsibilities of all persons with WHS duties at the workplace?

  • Arrangements for consultation, co-operation and co-ordination at the workplace?

  • Arrangements for managing any work health and safety incidents that occur?

  • Site-specific safety rules, and arrangements for ensuring all persons are informed?

  • Arrangements for collecting, assessing and reviewing SWMS?


  • Is an Emergency Plan prepared and implemented at the workplace? (WHS Regs 43)

  • Does the plan include;

  • Emergency procedures?

  • An effective response to an emergency?

  • Processes for notifying emergency services?

  • Provisions for medical treatment and assistance?

  • Effective communication between the PCBU and all persons at the workplace?

  • Frequency for testing of emergency procedures?

  • A map identifying first aid, fire fighting equipment, routes/exits and a muster point?

  • Is the map posted in prominent places?

Traffic Management

  • Is there a site Traffic Management Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Separation for pedestrians and moving vehicles?

  • Entry and exits for the site?

  • Review procedures for changing site conditions?

  • Speed limits, direction of traffic and stop sign locations?

  • Indication of specific loading/unloading areas?

  • Requirements for vehicles on site? (Warning lights, horns, radios)

  • Are traffic controllers required? (WHS Regs 315)

  • Council permit has been obtained?

  • Appropriate signage is in place for vehicles and pedestrians?

  • SWMS have been prepared and followed? (WHS Regs 299)

  • Controllers are wearing correct PPE?

  • Secure physical barriers are in place?

  • Worker fatigue is monitored and managed with regular breaks and rotation?

Site Requirements

  • Is signage displayed and clearly visible from outside the workplace? (WHS Regs 308)

  • Does it display;

  • The principal contractor's name and telephone contact number, Including after hours?

  • The location of the site office?

  • PPE requirements for the site?

  • The presence of hazardous chemicals

  • Is the site secure to prevent unauthorised access? (WHS Regs 298)

  • Are hazards isolated in the event of unauthorised entry occurring?

  • Have necessary permits been obtained? (Council, EPA, WorkCover, RTA etc)

  • Are permits kept on site and available to view?

  • Do all workers on site hold general construction induction cards? (WHS Regs 316)

  • Have workers been site inducted?

  • Are induction records kept on site available for viewing?

  • Are all visitors inducted into site-specific risks?

  • Are safe work method statements prepared for high risk construction work? (WHS Regs 299)

    (291) Meaning of “high risk construction work”

    In this Chapter, high risk construction work means construction work that:
    (a) involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 metres, or
    (b) is carried out on a telecommunication tower, or
    (c) involves demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure, or
    (d) involves, or is likely to involve, the disturbance of asbestos, or
    (e) involves structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse, or
    (f) is carried out in or near a confined space, or
    (g) is carried out in or near:
    (i) a shaft or trench with an excavated depth greater than 1.5 metres, or
    (ii) a tunnel, or
    (h) involves the use of explosives, or
    (i) is carried out on or near pressurised gas distribution mains or piping, or
    (j) is carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines, or
    (k) is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services, or
    (l) is carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere, or
    (m) involves tilt-up or precast concrete, or
    (n) is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor that is in use by traffic other than pedestrians, or
    (o) is carried out in an area at a workplace in which there is any movement of powered mobile plant, or
    (p) is carried out in an area in which there are artificial extremes of temperature, or
    (q) is carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning, or
    (r) involves diving work.

  • Are SWMS readily accessible and set out in a way that is easy to understand?

  • Are arrangements in place to ensure SWMS are complied with?

  • Is high risk construction work performed in accordance with SWMS?



  • Are there methods for consultation in place?

  • Are workers being consulted about ALL matters affecting their health & safety? (WHS Act 47)

  • Is there an up to date list of HSR's displayed? (WHS Act 74)

  • Have HSR's requested and completed training within 3 months of making request? (WHS Act 72)

  • Is there a site safety committee? (WHS Act 75)

  • Is at least half of the committee made up of workers? (WHS Act 76)

  • Are names displayed in a prominent place?

  • Are minutes from safety committee meetings posted at the workplace?

  • Are regular safety walks being conducted?

  • Are HSR's and/or safety committee being notified and included in incident investigations? (WHS Act 49)

  • Are health & safety concerns being addressed and closed out?

Work Environment

Site Security

  • Is the site fully fenced to restrict unauthorised access? (WHS Regs 298, AS 4687)

  • Is the fencing stable both under normal and adverse conditions? (AS 4687-1.3)

  • Is temporary fencing installed within the boundaries of the worksite?

  • Is fencing installed no more than three degrees out of plumb?

  • Has the fencing been tested to withstand various loads?

  • Are all components in good condition and maintained to prevent injury to public? (AS 4687-1.4)

  • Are maximum infill spaces of mesh no bigger than 75mm? (AS 4687-2.1)

  • Is access blocked underneath the fence?

  • Are braces, counterweights and base plates installed as necessary? (AS 4687-2.1.7)

  • Are hoardings installed?

  • Is plywood a minimum of 12mm thick and painted? (AS 4687-2.2)

  • Has an engineer designed, inspected and signed off the hoarding? (AS 4687-2.2.4)

  • Have fences and hoardings been installed as per manufacturers recommendations and by a competent person?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Have workers been supplied with appropriate PPE? (WHS Regs 44)

  • Have other control measures been implemented to reduce the amount of PPE needed? (WHS Regs 36)

  • Have workers been consulted about the need for and type of PPE supplied? (WHS Act 49)

  • Have workers been trained in the use and maintenance of the PPE? (WHS Regs 44)

  • Is the PPE suitable for the work, size, fit and comfort of the worker? (WHS Regs 44)

  • Is storage provided for PPE? (WHS Regs 44)

  • Is the PPE maintained, repaired and replaced as needed? (WHS Regs 44)

Work Areas


  • Is there safe access and egress to and from work areas, both under normal conditions and an emergency? (WHS Regs 40)

  • Are there walkways to separate workers from moving plant?

  • Are access routes free of obstructions and stored materials?

  • Are aisles and walkways at least 600mm wide?

  • Is access to and from work areas adequately lit? (40 lux)

  • Are there handrails on at least one side of every stairway? (AS 1657)

  • Are work areas adequately lit? (160 lux)

  • Is there enough space for workers to carry out work without risks to heath and safety? (WHS Regs 40)

  • Are the location of exits clearly marked and are there signs showing directions to exits posted?

Manual Tasks


  • Has a risk assessment been performed for hazardous manual tasks? (WHS Regs 34)

  • Have other options been explored to avoid heavy lifting?

  • Workers are not repetitively lifting objects heavier than 20kg?

  • Are workers lifting heavy objects suitably?

  • Have workers been trained in correct lifting techniques?



  • Are there adequate amenities for all workers on site?

  • Are amenities hygienic, ventilated and well lit? (WHS Regs 41)

  • Are there covered walkways to access amenities in the event of inclement weather?

  • Is there enough space to seat all workers on site at one time? (1m2 per person)

  • Are there enough toilets for workers? (1 in 20 for males, 1 in 15 for females) (WHS Regs 41)

  • On multi-storey buildings are toilets located on at least every second floor?

  • Are toilets clean, hygienic, well lit and easily accessible? (WHS Regs 41)

  • Are there enough hand-washing basins provided? (1 in 30 workers)

  • Do workers have easy access to cool, clean drinking water?

  • Are workers required to change in and out of clothes?

  • Are change rooms clean, hygienic and well lit?

  • Are change rooms a comfortable temperature for workers to change in?

  • Is there a clear space of 0.5m per worker?

  • Is there enough seating for workers to get changed?

  • Are there mirrors either inside or directly outside?

  • Is there an adequate number of hooks and/or shelves?

  • Does the work undertaken require showers to be supplied?

  • Is there at least 1 shower for every 10 workers?

  • Do showers have a clean, slip-free surface?

  • Is there a floor area of at least 1.8m2?

  • Are partitions at least 1650mm high and no higher than 300mm above the floor?

  • Is there a dressing area containing a seat and hooks?

  • Does every shower have a lockable door?

First Aid


  • Is there adequate first aid facilities at the workplace? (WHS Regs 42)

  • Are first aid locations clearly marked?

  • Are there enough trained first aiders, 1 for every 25 workers? (WHS Regs 42)

  • Is there a first aid room?

  • Is the room hygienic, ventilated and well lit?

  • Is it easily accessible, with a minimum door width of 1m?

  • Is there adequate first aid equipment? (WHS Regs 42)

  • Is the first aid kit regularly checked and restocked?

  • Are first aid records kept on site?



  • Is electrical equipment regularly tested and tagged? (WHS Regs 150, AS/NZS 3012-3.1)

  • Are records kept of all testing and tagging? (AS/NZS 3012-3.1)

  • Does wiring have protection against mechanical damage? (AS/NZS 3012 2.5.3)

  • Are distribution boards located so no leads need to be piggy-backed? (AS/NZS 3012-2.3)

  • Is there suitable protection from damage/weather? (AS/NZS 3012-2.3)

  • Do boards have lockable, hinged doors? (AS/NZS 3012-2.3)

  • Are insulated "tie bars" fitted for leads? (AS/NZS 3012 2.3.2)

  • Are RCD's located inside the box with lockable covers? (AS/NZS 3012-2.4)

  • Is there an isolation switch which only a licensed electrician can reset? (AS/NZS 3012-2.4)

  • No wiring is attached to temporary fence panels? (AS/NZS 3012-2)

  • Is temporary construction wiring labelled every 4m? (AS/NZS 3012-2)

  • Are leads no longer than 30m? (AS/NZS 3012)

  • Are non-conductive lead stands/hooks in use? (AS/NZS 3012-2.6.9)

  • No leads are used between levels on multi-storey buildings? (AS/NZS 3012 2.6.8)

Working At Heights


  • Is work being performed at heights?

  • Has a SWMS has been prepared where a worker can fall 2m or more? (WHS Regs 299)

  • Has a risk assessment been performed for all other heights? (WHS Regs 78)

  • Is the highest measure in the hierarchy of control being implemented? (WHS Regs 79)

  • Are controls inspected and maintained? (WHS Regs 37)

  • Are emergency and rescue procedures in place? (WHS Regs 80)

  • Are warning signs in place highlighting the risk of falls? (WHS Regs 79)

  • Is guard rail securely fixed? (WHS Regs 79)

  • Is guard rail between 900mm and 1100mm high and contains a mid rail and toe-boards or mesh infill?

  • Are penetrations covered immediately and securely fixed and marked?

  • Is cover strong enough to prevent persons or objects falling through?

  • Is roofing work being performed?

  • Is guard rail or scaffold installed to suit roof pitch?

  • Is safety mesh installed that complies with AS/NZS 4389?

  • Is mesh lapped 150mm and tied off 4-5 times on each longitudinal wire?

  • Are harnesses being used? (AS/NZS 1891)

  • Are harnesses being used as a last resort?

  • Have workers been trained in using harnesses?

  • Are harnesses in good condition and inspected regularly?

  • Are harnesses only connected to suitable anchorage points? (AS/NZS 1891)


  • Are all ladders rated for industrial use only of at least 120kg? (AS/NZS 1892)

  • Are ladders only used as a means of access and egress or light duty work of short duration?

  • Are ladders secured from movement in all directions?

  • Are ladders installed at the correct angle of 4:1?

  • Does the ladder extend at least 1m above the landing?

  • Are three points of contact maintained at all times?

  • Do trestle ladders have a platform width of at least 450mm?

  • Are ladders inspected and maintained regularly?

  • No ladders are used on balconies?



  • Was scaffolding over 4m erected by a competent person? (WHS Regs 225)

  • Has scaffold been inspected and signed off? (WHS Regs 225)

  • Is scaffold erected on firm, level ground?

  • Are mesh/screens installed where objects can fall?

  • Has public protection been provided?

  • Have only compatible components been used?

  • Is there adequate bracing installed, every third bay?

  • Are ties at no more than 4m vertical intervals and within 2m of the top?

  • Is regular maintenance and inspections carried out by a competent person? (WHS Regs 213)

  • Are records are kept on site? (WHS Regs 237)

  • Are guardrailings, toeboards and mesh screens installed wherever a person or object could fall 2m or more? (AS/NZS 1576 3.5)

  • Is there safe access and egress to and from working platforms? (AS/NZS 1576 3.6)

  • Is the gap between the working face of the scaffold and structure less than 225mm? (AS/NZS 1576 3.5.5)

  • Are there self-closing access gates/hatches installed at ladders?

  • Are ladders/stairs in good condition?

  • Are ladders installed at 1:4 and secured against displacement in any direction? (AS/NZS 1576 3.6.4)

  • Are incomplete scaffolds appropriately closed and signage installed to prevent unauthorised access?

Mobile Scaffolds

  • Mobile scaffolds are erected by a competent person?

  • Are they built according to manufacturers specifications?

  • Is scaffold only accessed via an internal ladder?

  • Are wheels locked when in use?

  • Are mobile scaffolds only used on a firm level surface?

  • Scaffold are not moved while people are on platform?



  • Is there formwork in use on site?

  • Are designer/engineer drawings available on site? (WHS Regs 295)

  • Has an engineer signed off on any modifications?

  • Is appropriate signage erected to restrict unauthorised entry?

  • Are installers properly trained to erect formwork using safe methods?

  • Are braces installed to prevent movement?

  • Timber footings are not used where they can be under water?

  • Are bearers and joists in good condition?

  • Is plywood in good condition and labelled appropriately?

  • Is edge protection installed as soon as possible?

  • Are designated access ways defined?

  • There are no gaps in false decks wider than 250mm?

  • Are work platforms at least 450mm wide?

  • Are penetrations covered immediately, secured and marked?

  • Has an engineer inspected and signed off before concrete pouring commences?

  • Is access restricted during erection, pours and stripping?

  • Has an engineer signed off before stripping commences?

Plant & Equipment


  • Is there a plant register kept on site?

  • Is a copy of the manufacturers specifications available? (WHS Regs 198)

  • Does it comply with manufacturers recommendations? (WHS Regs 202)

  • Plant is only used for the purpose which it is designed? (WHS Regs 206)

  • Does the operator/installer have appropriate license/competency? (WHS Regs 81)

  • Are log books kept and up to date? (WHS Regs 237)

  • Are reverse alarm and warning devices fitted? (WHS Regs 192)

  • Is a seat belt fitted and in use? (WHS Regs 206)

  • Are controls in place to separate pedestrians from moving plant and machinery? (WHS Regs 215)

  • Is plant being used to lift or suspend loads?

  • Is the plant designed for lifting loads? (WHS Regs 219)

  • Is load lifting capacity clearly marked on the boom or arm? (AS 2550.1)

  • Are lifting attachments and equipment suitable for lifting? (WHS Regs 219)

  • Are locking pins inserted on quick-hitches?

Power/Hand Tools

  • Are tools being used for their intended purpose?

  • Is adequate storage provided?

  • Are tools in good working condition?

  • Have workers been trained in the correct use of tools?

  • Are guards and safety devices fitted and not altered? (WHS Regs 208)



  • Are cranes in use on site?

  • Is the crane registered? (WHS Regs 266)

  • Are all records kept on site? (WHS Regs 237, AS 2550.1-6.2)

  • Are regular maintenance checks done by a competent person? (WHS Regs 235, AS 2550.1-6.2)

  • Does the crane comply with manufacturers specifications and have no modifications or alterations? (AS 2550.1-6.3)

  • Have daily pre-start checks been completed? (AS 2550.1-6.1)

  • Are log books completed and up to date? (AS 2550.1-7.3)

  • Are clearance zones established around the cranes? (AS 2550.1-4.3)

  • Are no go zones setup for not coming within 6m of powerlines or 3m with a qualified spotter? (WHS Regs 166, AS 2550.1-6.19)

  • Are safe systems and procedures in place to avoid collisions with other cranes, people or plant? (WHS Regs 214, AS 2550.1-4.5)

  • Is 10kPa overhead protection provided to sheds and amenities?

  • Are drivers and doggers appropriately licensed? (AS 2550.1-6.2)

  • Are there enough doggers to handle the workload?

  • Are there documented lifting procedures in place for special lifts? (AS 2550.1)

  • Are wind/weather conditions monitored? (AS 2550.1-6.22)

  • Are emergency procedures in place? (AS 2550.1-6.2)

Mobile Cranes

  • Are mobile cranes in use on site?

  • Does the crane have the CraneSafe green sticker displayed?

  • Is the crane setup on firm, level ground rated to take it's load?

  • Is the crane fitted with outriggers?

  • Are they;

  • Set correctly according to the manufacturers recommendations

  • On pads fully supported by ground

  • Set to lift all wheels off the ground

  • Is the proper counter weight being used?

  • Are tag lines used for pick and carry operations?

Vehicle Loading Cranes

  • Are vehicle loading cranes being used on site?

  • Is the operator competent?

  • Are stabilisers extended?

  • Are wheels still on the ground?

  • Is tyre pressure correct, as per manufacturers specifications?

Tower Cranes

  • Are tower cranes erected on site?

  • Has the CFMEU been notified before erection?

  • Have pre-erection inspections been completed?

  • Have pre-commissioning inspections been completed?

  • Does crane have CraneSafe green sticker displayed?

  • Is base fully enclosed with 1.8m fencing?

  • Do operators have safe access and egress? (AS 2550.1-6.2)

  • Is the crane remotely operated?

  • Are the following measures in place; (AS 2550.1-6.3)

  • Operator works from a designated area which is close to the crane and can maintain good visibility of the load?

  • Operator remains stationary when the load is in motion?

  • Have doggers to direct the operator whenever the load is out of sight?

  • The remote control is protected from unauthorised use?

Lifting Equipment


  • Is there a register of all lifting equipment?

  • Is the working load limit (WLL) clearly displayed?

  • Is an identification number displayed?

  • Do hooks have operable safety latches fitted?

  • Is the correct lifting equipment being used for the load?

  • Are loads slung correctly and safely?

  • Is equipment stored correctly?

  • Is equipment in good condition and inspected regularly?

  • Are soft slings being used?

  • Are they;

  • Inspected before each use and at least once every three months?

  • Proof load tested every twelve months?

  • Free of external wear, cuts and abrasions?

  • Not discoloured from sunlight, high temperatures or chemical exposure?

  • Fitted with undamaged clear labels or tags?

  • Stored in a clean, dry and ventilated place?

  • Slings are not stored on the ground?

  • No slings in use have knots tied in them or are twisted?

  • Is protection in place on sharp edges?

Man Boxes (AS 2550.1-6.18)

  • Is the man box registered? (WHS Regs Schedule 5)

  • Are emergency retrieval plans in place before any workers are lifted?

  • Is the box marked with the safe working load, tare mass and design registration number?

  • Are fall-arrest anchorage points installed?

  • Is the box supplied with lifting slings attached by hammerlocks or moused shackles?

  • Does the work box have an inward opening, self-closing door with a latch to prevent unintentional opening?

  • Is there a first aid cage on site?

  • Does the cage;

  • Only get used to retrieve injured people?

  • Sit within the radius of the crane and is easily accessible?

  • Have clear first aid signage?

  • Have an outward swinging door to allow stretcher access?

  • Have fully enclosed sides to prevent falls?

Hazardous Chemicals

  • Are hazardous chemicals being used on site?

  • Are hazardous materials correctly labelled? (WHS Regs 341)

  • Are current safety data sheets on site and easily accessible? (WHS Regs 344)

  • Is there a hazardous chemicals register kept on site and up to date? (WHS Regs 346)

  • Is there signage to warn of hazardous chemical risks? (WHS Regs 353)

  • Are there measures in place to contain and manage spills? (WHS Regs 357)

  • Is there appropriate fire protection/firefighting equipment for the types of hazardous chemicals on site? (WHS Regs 359)

  • Is correct safety equipment/PPE provided, maintained and accessible? (WHS Regs 362)

  • Are workers trained and supervised in the correct handling of hazardous chemicals? (WHS Regs 379)


  • Has asbestos been discovered at the workplace? (WHS Regs 419)

  • Have WorkCover been notified of removal? (WHS Regs 466)

  • Has an occupational hygienist been engaged? (WHS Regs 422)

  • Has a licensed removalist been contracted to remove asbestos? (WHS Regs 458)

  • Have workers been trained? (WHS Regs 445)

  • Is there an asbestos management plan in place? (WHS Regs 429)

  • Does the plan include;

  • Processes for reviewing and keeping the plan up to date?

  • The identification of asbestos or ACM?

  • Reasons for decisions, about the management of asbestos?

  • Procedures for dealing with asbestos emergencies?

  • Information for workers responsibilities, consultation, information and training?

  • Has an asbestos register been prepared for the workplace? (WHS Regs 425)

  • Does the register include;

  • Regular reviews and updating? (WHS Regs 426)

  • Identification of asbestos or ACM presence?

  • The date on which it was identified?

  • The location, type and condition of the asbestos or ACM?

  • Has an asbestos removal control plan been prepared? (WHS Regs 464)

  • Does the plan include;

  • Details of how the work will be carried out including method, tools, equipment and PPE?

  • Details of the asbestos to be removed including location, type and condition?

  • Has a copy has been provided to the principal contractor?

  • Has the site been cleared by occupational hygienists? (WHS Regs 473)

  • Is there a clearance certificate on site? (WHS Regs 474)


  • Is there an Environmental Management Plan in place? (ISO 14001)

  • Does the plan include;

  • Which licenses, consents and approvals are required?

  • How compliance with environmental legislation will be achieved?

  • Instructions on how contractors must meet obligations?

  • Procedures for dealing with environmental emergencies?

  • Procedures for reviewing and updating the plan?


  • Is there a Water Quality Management Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Use of silt fences and traps?

  • Procedures for de-watering including testing and permits?

  • Paint, truck and concrete washouts?

  • Plans for collecting and discharging storm-water and ground-water?

  • Measures to avoid the release of contaminates into waterways/drainage systems?

  • Are controls in use and maintained?

Erosion and Sediment

  • Is there an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Use of sediment fences?

  • Measures for controlling stockpiles?

  • Cattle grids and street sweeping to prevent mud and dirt on the roadways?

  • Sediment control barriers/filtration for drains?

  • Stabilisation of soils that will be exposed for more than 28 days?

  • Are controls in use and maintained?

Dust and Air

  • Is there a Dust and Air Quality Protection Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Controls so that no dust, fumes, odours or chemical emissions are released beyond site boundaries?

  • Dust suppression measures?

  • Procedures to meet DA requirements and monitoring?

  • Speed limits to lower dust generation?

  • Gravel on haul roads and high traffic areas?

  • Mesh on perimeter fences to act as wind protection and prevent dust from leaving?

  • Maintenance of plant and equipment?

  • Monitoring of vehicle emmisions?

  • Covering of loads?

  • Are controls in use and maintained?

Noise and Vibration

  • Is there a Noise and Vibration Management Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Work is conducted within work hours as defined by council?

  • Noise emission from plant is kept low? (WHS Regs 59)

  • Workers are not exposed to excessive noise, above 85dB/8h or above 140dB? (WHS Regs 57)

  • Workers are provided with audiometric testing? (WHS Regs 58)

  • Excessive vibration is monitored?

  • Neighbours are contacted about excessive noise and vibration?

  • Are controls in use and maintained?


  • Is there a Waste Management Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • Storage areas for separation, collection and recycling?

  • The use of licensed contractors to remove waste?

  • Recycling of materials from the site office?

  • Receipts are kept for disposal of waste?

  • Waste minimisation measures for contractors?

  • Procedures for dealing with contaminated waste?

  • Are controls in use and maintained?

Confined Spaces


  • Is work being carried out in confined spaces?

    WHS Regulations 2011 section 5
    CONFINED SPACE MEANS an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:
    (a) is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person, and
    (b) is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space, and
    (c) is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from:
    (i) an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or
    (ii) contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or
    (iii) harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or
    (iv) engulfment,

  • Has a risk assessment been done by a competent person? (WHS Regs 66)

  • Have signs been erected before and for the duration of works? (WHS Regs 68)

  • Confined space entry permits have been issued? (WHS Regs 67)

  • Does it;

  • Identify the confined space to be entered?

  • Contain the names of the people entering?

  • Contain the duration of the work to be done?

  • Show measures that are in place based on the risk assessment?

  • Emergency procedures are in place including rescue? (WHS Regs 66)

  • First Aid and rescue procedures have been tested and are effective? (WHS Regs 74)

  • Are flammable gases, vapours or mist monitored? (WHS Regs 72)

  • Is continuous communication with a worker outside the confined space maintained? (WHS Regs 69)

  • Have workers been issued with and trained to use PPE including respiratory equipment? (WHS Regs 75)



  • Is there any demolition of a structure or part of a structure that is load-bearing?

  • Has WorkCover been notified? (WHS Regs 142)

  • Does the demolition contractor hold the appropriate license?

  • Have the necessary engineer reports been obtained?

  • Is a Demolition Plan in place?

  • Does the plan include;

  • The location of the structure to be demolished?

  • The overall height of the structure and the distance from boundaries?

  • The type of structure, it's supports and materials?

  • The proposed methods of demolition and the types of plant/equipment to be used?

  • The proposed methods for handling and disposing of materials?

  • Proposed methods of controlling access and egress to the workplace?

  • The sequence of works and duration of each?

  • The proposed hoardings, scaffolding and fencing?

  • Traffic management plans?

  • Exclusion zones that are established to protect workers?

  • Essential services have been located and disconnected? (WHS Regs 304)

  • The general condition and effect on neighbouring structures and businesses?

  • Emergency arrangements and rescue plans?

  • Has a copy of the asbestos register been obtained? (WHS Regs 450)

  • Has an occupational hygienist inspected the site? (WHS Regs 451)

  • If asbestos or ACM is present, has it been removed before demolition work commenced? (WHS Regs 451)

  • Has a test been conducted for the presence of lead and other hazardous materials?

  • If there are any present, what are they?

  • Are control measures in place for working with hazardous materials?

  • There is no over-lapping of demolition work and construction?



  • Are there excavation works taking place?

  • Has current information on underground essential services been obtained? (WHS Regs 304)

  • Does the information contain;

  • The services which may be affected?

  • The location, including depth, of any pipes, cables or other plant?

  • Any conditions on the proposed excavation work?

  • Have workers been provided with the information? (WHS Regs 304)

  • Have the ground/soil conditions been assessed by a competent person?

  • Are control measures in place to stop a person from falling into excavations? (WHS Regs 305)

  • Are preventions in place to stop a person working in the excavation from being struck by a falling object? (WHS Regs 305)

  • Have tests/monitoring taken place to prevent anyone being exposed to airborne contaminates? (WHS Regs 305)

  • Is the excavation secured to prevent unauthorised access? (WHS Regs 306)

  • Have measures been put in place, such as shoring, benching or battering to prevent collapse? (WHS Regs 306)

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