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
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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.