• Toolbox meetings are held and records exist and hard copies are evident

  • Safety is discussed and documented in minute as evidence.


  • Emergency procedures including phone numbers (First Aider, Poison Info, Police, Fire, Ambulance, designated assembly area) and are currently displayed in the workplace.

  • Fire extinguisher, hoses etc., are in place and of the appropriate type.

  • All fire extinguishers, hoses etc., have been serviced and tagged within the the last six months

  • Clear access to all fire equipment

  • Emergency exits are clearly marked (show evidence)

  • Emergency pathways are & exits are clear of obstructions

  • Evacuation drill has been carried out in the last 12 months

  • Working alone procedure is in place and being followed

  • Process for call in when working alone is used.


  • All persons have evidence of Coffey inductions

  • All persons have attended back safe training.

  • All persons have relevant industry induction training (eg White Card) WA within 2 years- NSW post 2005


  • Copies of all licenses & certificates are recorded on employee files (e.g. drivers, first aid, nuke, construction induction etc.).

  • There is a method to monitor when rego's and licences are due (drivers licence, nuke licence, first aid certificate, construction industry card etc.).

  • All persons have appropriate licenses to undertake work required (e.g. Nuclear licences, Drivers licence)


  • Car parking areas are marked.

  • Monthly and weekly inspections of the vehicle- provide date of last inspection.

  • All staff under 25 have undergone a Driver Training or 4WD course.

  • All vehicles are within service dates and currently registered.

  • All vehicles are maintained inside and washed?

  • Reversing alarms & flashing amber beacons fitted and operational on all mobile plant/vehicles.

  • All vehicles have reversing sensors/cameras installed and operational.


  • The location is secure from entry by unauthorised persons.

  • Movements of people on and off site are controlled

  • Visitors are informed of emergency procedures & any hazards in the workplace/location that may affect them.

  • There is a register of people visiting the location

  • Control measures are in place for deliveries and drop off to location

  • There is safe, clear access to and from the location at all times


  • ESWMS's are readily available for all local activities.

  • ESWMS are available and used for operations which require excessive pulling, pushing or twisting.

  • Current activities are carried out in accordance with the relevant ESWMS (attach a job task assessment to demonstrate).

  • Local site specific amendments to ESWMS have been recorded and passed to the OHS Manager

  • Staff have read & signed ESWMS within last 12 months.


  • All appropriate hazard identification signs are posted (e.g. chemical store- radiation store- hearing protection required).

  • Vehicles have a suitable method to display radiation signs.

  • Sufficient signs for the number of nuclear gauges.

  • All signs clean, visible and legible.


  • First aid cabinets are clearly signposted, stocked & contents clean & in date.

  • First Aid training is current- sufficient number of trained first aiders.

  • There is a nominated person who reviews and maintains the first aid kits.

  • The Injury response poster is displayed with local information- First Aiders, Hospital and Medical information.

  • Is there a Register of Injuries available on-site, and is it filled out immediately following an occurrence of personal damage? Have all incident reports been closed out.


  • PPE available in sufficient quantities.

  • PPE clean and in good working order.

  • PPE being worn and used properly.

  • PPE training (when to use and how to use).

  • Safety wear being used LAB - Boots, Glasses, Gloves.

  • Safety Wear being used SITE - Wide-Brimmed Hat & Ear Muffs.

  • Staff are aware of the procedure to replace PPE.


  • Hazardous substances are secure and stored in accordance with the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

  • MSDS (less than 5 years old) available and readily accessible on-site for each substance in use.

  • There is a register of hazardous substances on-site (e.g. MSDS register).

  • Employees use appropriate PPE when handling chemicals.

  • Employees have been trained in 'how to' correctly use the chemicals (training record/ ESWMS and demonstration).

  • All hazardous substance containers labelled clearly & correctly- including waste containers.

  • Are hazardous liquid storage containers adequately ventilated/stored?

  • Eye-wash is readily available- not expired if in first aid kit.

  • Any gas bottles in location are stored upright & secured.

  • All the hoses, gauges, connections, etc. on gas cylinders are in good condition.

  • Spills/messes are cleaned up promptly. A spill kit available if more than 20L of chemical is stored.


  • Monthly Radiation Checklist has been completed.

  • Radiation storage areas are registered with the appropriate authority. The fire brigade and police have been notified- Coffey requirement Sight evidence e.g. registration of premises.

  • All gauges/sources are registered with appropriate authority.

  • All operators of NDG have film badges.

  • Personal dose rates are reviewed- see form.

  • Access to the nuke store is limited to Coffey staff.

  • The outside of the radiation store has been checked in the last 3 months- Coffey and QLD requirement.

  • The gauge log sheet/book is completed on day of use.

  • All vehicles have adequate facility for securing radiation gauges


  • All compaction hammers have finger guards

  • Electrical plant, tools, equipment and electrical cords are tested and tagged. Tags current? (Including portable equipment).

  • Earth leakage/ residual current devices are in use- building RCD, or portable RCD.

  • Tools are regularly inspected & stored safely. All tools in good working order.

  • All electrical leads elevated off the ground- not causing trip/ electrocution hazard.

  • Does a qualified person carry out maintenance/inspection on electrical equipment?

  • No double adaptors or 'piggy backing'.

  • Tools/plants being used in accordance with operating instructions and all safety measures.

  • Plant stored securely

  • All plant registered & insured (e.g. Vehicles).

  • Is there a system for reporting & dealing with faulty or damaged equipment? Is it being followed?

  • Preventative maintenance program (scheduled servicing) for equipment in place- e.g. service contract for triaxial or AAS.

  • Starting & emergency stop controls within easy reach of the operator.

  • Guards and safety devices in place, properly secured & operating correctly.

  • Ladders in good working order - extend at least 1 metre above the highest point of contact on the building/structure.


  • Fall hazards identified and controls in place. Open sides of stairways and landings sealed off and handrails.

  • Equipment & surrounding floor areas kept clean & tidy.

  • Adequate working space around equipment.

  • Sufficient storage for samples, materials & products.

  • Scrap & waste disposal procedures in place.

  • Noise & dust controls in place & adequate.

  • Adequate lifting aids available & being used.

  • Are stretching/warm-up exercises done before starting manual tasks? Are regular stretch breaks taken.

  • Have all staff working in areas requiring hearing protection had a hearing test in last 2 years. provide names and dates of tests.

  • Are passageways, stairs & doors of adequate width for the working environment, usual traffic demands & emergency exit?

  • Height of workbenches, desks and seating to suit user/s.

  • No sharp objects/edges on work benches/stations.

  • All shelving and storage cabinets are secure & unlikely to collapse and fall. They are secured to structure.

  • Clear access to and from storage racks.

  • All bulky, awkward or heavy objects stored below shoulder height & above mid-thigh height & are easily accessible.

  • Tripping, slipping & stumbling hazards - Are floors slip resistant & clear of rubbish, dirt/liquids which may cause slipping?

  • Surfaces even - no cracks, holes or sunken concrete.

  • Pedestrian and vehicle aisles are clearly marked OR safety line system used.

  • General lighting for task is adequate.

  • A smoke free environment is being maintained.


  • Temperature of working areas is acceptable.

  • Air conditioning is maintained & reports on file.

  • Rubbish is removed regularly (a clean site is a safe site).

  • Materials stacked in the sample store are stable and in an orderly manner.

  • The site (including the amenities) is being maintained to a high standard of health, hygiene and cleanliness at all times.

  • Ergonomic set-up of all workstations is satisfactory.

  • The number of skips/storage bins is adequate for the work areas.

  • Food scraps, rubbish are being placed in the bins provided.

  • Cleanliness of communal areas is satisfactory- rubbish removed, floors swept etc.

  • Is the site furniture in good condition and checked regularly for damage and replacement.


  • Check cleanliness and hygiene.

  • Check toilet paper, paper towels, soap.

  • Check emptying of rubbish bins.


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