1 Documentation

1.1 Does the site have a visitor or daily sign in register ?

1.2 Does the site have adequate fencing with contractors site signage with after hours contacts ?

1.3 Check several inductions against the sign in register.

2 High risk activities requiring a Safe Work Method Statement(SWMS)

2.1 Is there work conducted where a person could fall two metres or more?

2.1.1 The worker must have a SWMS for the activity that controls the risk of fall.

If scaffold is erected does it have adequate fall protection by way of a top rail, mid rail, mesh guard or toe rail and does it have an inspection tag and dated within the last 30 days?

2.2 On or near electrical installation

2.2.1 Contractor must have a SWMS that controls the risk and may have a Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)process ?

2.3 On or near pressurised gas (air conditioning – LPG – Natural gas)

2.3.1 Contractor must have a SWMS that controls the risk and may have a Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)process ?

2.4 Mobile Plant

2.4.1 Contractor must have a SWMS to control the risk of using mobile plant and equipment.

2.5 Possible disturbance of asbestos (any premises that were built before 31 Dec 2003)

2.5.1 Has the contractor checked the Asbestos register?

2.5.2 Is the work in an area that has been indicated as having asbestos? Does the contractor have a SWMS for the work indicating controls to eliminate dust release? Have the workers undertaken working with asbestos awareness training?

2.6 Does the work involve demolition or the temporary support of a structure?

2.6.1 Does the contractor have a SWMS?

2.7 Does the work involve a confined space?

2.7.1 Do they have a SWMS for the work?

2.7.4 Have they completed an entry permit?

2.8 Does the work involve the risk of drowning?

2.8.1 Do they have a SWMS for the task?

3 General

3.1Is the contractor maintaining a clean and tidy work area ?

3.2 Does the contractor have suitable first aid provisions ?

3.3 Does the contractor know how to report an incident or a hazard that they cannot control ?

3.4 Check an electrical switch board to see if leads are routed safely and that testing within 3 months has occurred.

3.5 Generally speaking, are all workers wearing correct PPE, i.e. Safety boots, High Vis clothing and hard hats?

3.6 Are any activities happening where you feel the need that the work is dangerous and harm may come to those involved? If yes ask questions relating the work process.

4 Summary

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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.