1. Working at Heights

  • 1.1. Fall risks of 2m or more? (including voids, pits, and trenches)

  • 1.2. Lack of edge protection?

  • 1.3. Unsafe or incomplete edge protection?

  • 1.4. Risk of falling materials?

2. Plant and Equipment

  • 2.1. Unsafe or damaged plant/equipment? (including missing or damaged guards)

  • 2.2. Incorrect plant /equipment for job? (e.g. grinding discs for cutting)

  • 2.3. Unsafe or incompatible attachments used with plant/equipment?

  • 2.4. Unlicensed operators?

  • 2.5. Small tools register?

  • 2.6. Daily plant inspections?

  • 2.7. Statutory inspections?

3. Scaffolds

  • 3.1. Unsafe or incomplete scaffold?

  • 3.2. Lack of inspection protocol for scaffold?

  • 3.3. Safe Work Load (SWL) exceeded? (tools, stored materials, number of persons)

4. Lifting Equipment

  • 4.1. Unsafe or damaged plant?

  • 4.2. Loads lifted over persons, close proximity to obstacles incl. overhead power lines?

  • 4.3. Lifting register in place?

  • 4.4. Lack of SWL information displayed?

  • 4.5. Statutory inspections available?

  • 4.6. Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

  • 4.7. Unlicensed operators?

  • 4.8. Weekly inspection of lifting equipment and accessories?

  • 4.9. SWL of plant or any lifting equipment exceeded?

5.0 Excavations

  • 5.1. Sufficient shoring/banking?

  • 5.2. Regular inspections?

  • 5.3. Confined space requirements?

  • 5.4. Permit to dig in place?

  • 5.5. Buried services - plans available, CAT scan records in place?

6. Harness/leading Edge Works and Equipment

  • 6.1. Unsafe or damaged harness or equipment?

  • 6.2. Incompatible hooks/equipment?

  • 6.3. Unsafe or uncertified anchor points?

  • 6.4. Lack of inspection protocol for equipment?

  • 6.5. Lack of or inadequate formal training for operators?

  • 6.6. Permits in place?

7. Ladders

  • 7.1. Unsafe or damaged ladders?

  • 7.2. Unsafe positioning of ladders?

  • 7.3. Ladder not properly secured?

  • 7.4. Ladder unsuitable for job? (e.g. metal ladder used for electrical work)

8. Hazardous Manual Handling Tasks

  • 8.1. Lack of identification hazardous manual tasks?

  • 8.2. Lack of assessment of hazardous manual tasks?

  • 8.3. Inadequate risk controls? (examples: no job rotation, lighter loads, trolleys, lifting equipment, etc)

  • 8.4. Lack of training in risk controls and safe lifting/ team lifting techniques?

9. Hazardous Chemical (including fuel and oil)

  • 9.1. Unsafe storage location? (e.g. flammables near ignition sources, spills could enter stormwater drains, etc)

  • 9.2. Incompatible chemicals stored near each other?

  • 9.3. Inadequate spill containment equipment?

  • 9.4. COSHH assessments available on site?

  • 9.5. Lack of emergency procedures for injury/spills/fire etc?

  • 9.6. Excessive quantities stored on site or in vehicles?

  • 9.7. Insufficient ventilation?

  • 9.8. Insufficient, or incorrect, PPE?

10. Traffic Management

  • 10.1. Lack of, or inadequate, Traffic Management Plan (TMP) in place?

  • 10.2. Banksmen on site?
    (contractors and visitors)

  • 10.3. Inadequate controls for TMP? (physical barriers, bollards, speed limits, flashing lights, spotters, etc)

  • 10.4. Gateman in place and site security?

11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • 11.1. Lack of, or inadequate PPE (including sun protection)

  • 11.2. Lack of system to issue, inspect, replace and monitor PPE?

12. Work Environment & Welfare

  • 12.1. Lack of/or inadequate amenities? (toilets, wash areas, lunch rooms, etc)

  • 12.2. Insufficient lighting?

  • 12.3. Inadequate housekeeping?

  • 12.4. Lack of vibration control?

  • 12.5. Lack of noise assessments and control?

  • 12.6. Adequate storage?

  • 12.7. Adequate access and egress arrangements?

13. Electrical Hazards

  • 13.1. Unsafe electrical leads? (damaged, out of test date or untested)

  • 13.2. Contact with underground services?

  • 13.3. Contact with overhead electrical lines?

  • 13.4. Leads placed in appropriately (on ground or on metal structures, near flammables, likely to get damaged?)

  • 13.4. Lack of Lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures for electrical equipment?

14. Environmental Hazards

  • 14.1. Lack of/or inadequate Environmental Management plan (EMP)?

  • 14.2. Lack of/or inadequate, dust suppression system?

  • 14.3. Lack of/or inadequate systems to prevent contaminants entering stormwater drains?

  • 14.4. Wash Out Area / a Wheel Wash

15. Administrative Procedures

  • 15.1. Lack of/or inadequate Construction Phase Plan?

  • 15.2. Failure to issue permits (Permit to strike, permit to dig, Hot Works, Confined Space etc)

  • 15.3. Lack of, or inadequate, induction for workers, contractors, visitors?

  • 15.4. Lack or, or inadequate, supervisory arrangements?

  • 15.5. Lack of/or inadequate training, licenses, skills, experience (CSCS cards, sentinel cards)

  • 15.6. Tool box talks completed?

  • 15.7. Lack of/or inadequate Method Statements and Risk Assessments (RAMS)?

  • 15.8. Lack of, or inadequate system to review SWMS as needed?

  • 15.9. F10 in place?

  • 15.10. Lack of, or inadequate, routine inspections, monitoring, audits?

  • 15.11. Have staff been briefed by the COSS? (Rail only).

  • 15.12. Lack of/or inadequate RAMS communication?

16. Emergency Response

  • 16.1. Lack of, or no emergency plans for site?

  • 16.2. Emergency procedures not displayed at site?

  • 16.3. Emergency retrieval ?

  • 16.4. Lack of, or inadequate first aid kits aid equipment for site?

  • 16.5. Insufficient access to formally trained First Aiders for all shifts?

  • 16.6. Unsuitable or inadequate communication equipment?

  • 16.7. Position of safety? (Rail only).

  • 16.8. Fire extinguishers in place?

17. Drugs an alcohol

  • 17.1. Alcohol and drugs records available?

18. Non rectification of previous issues

Corrective Actions

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  • Enter any corrective actions that will be undertaken

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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