City of Ryde Passive Parks - Pre Start Hazard Assessment Checklist

  • This Hazard Assessment Checklist (HAC) is to be completed before a task is completed. Where a task involves multiple frequent stops (for example rubbish collection, one HAC at the start of the shift will be sufficient. At all other times, a HAC shall be completed before commencing work.
    If a task will take longer than

  • Team Leader

  • Pre Start Meeting Attendees

  • Work being undertaken today? (Detailed Bullet Points)

  • What Risk Assessment Method Statements are applicable for today's activities?

  • Pruning Community Land

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Chemical Spraying (Hand Held)

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Garden Maintenance

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Nature Strip Mowing

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Pruning (Removal of Trees)

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Tree Pruning Adjacent to Power Lines

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Turf & Park Maintenance with Small Plant

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Waste Collection

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Working at Heights

  • Has the Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) been signed on to by all staff at work site?

  • Items Discussed. By ticking a box in this section you confirm that the item ticked has been discussed and understood by all on site.

  • Ensure all staff understand they must report all accidents, incidents and near misses Immediately (no matter how minor they appear to be)

  • Do all workers have the required PPE?

  • Discuss Corrective Action

  • Is there adequate signage for the task being undertaken?

  • Obtain more signage before commencing work.

  • Are First Aid facilities/First Aider available on site?

  • Discuss Corrective Action

  • Use correct manual handling techniques?

  • Are workers fit for work and able to perform the tasks required?

  • Contact Supervisor immediately to discuss unfit worker.

  • Ensure controls are in place to protect members of the public?

  • What controls have been implemented?

  • Complete pre-operational checks of mobile plant and machinary

  • What mobile plant or machinery has been checked?

  • General items discussed at Pre-Start - List below

  • Site photos at the time of Pre-Start

  • Team Leader Sign off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

  • Team Member Sign Off

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