• Job Safety Observations are a means of confirming contractor compliance to Visy inductions and HSE systems.

  • Contractor name?

  • Number of employees?

  • Services provided?

  • VISY Site and location of task?

  • Conducted on

  • Job Observation Completed by?

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  • 1. JSOs should not be conducted as a clandestine activity and are best conducted in collaboration with the contractor supervisor.
    2. Provided feedback to the supervisor or contract staff and provided a copy of this observation report at the completion of the assessment.
    3. If significant breaches of HSE requirements are observed these should be entered into Vault as an incident or near miss and forwarded to the contractor for assessment and correction.

1, Work Planning

  • Have all staff working on this task been inducted?

  • NOTE : All non-inducted staff must cease work immediately until inductions are completed .

  • Does the task have a current JSEA or Standard Work Practice?

  • Have all workers signed onto the JSEA or the SWP or can demonstrate competency for the SWP?

  • Are MSDS' available for any chemicals used in the task?

  • Does the JSEA identify all relevant hazards and risks associated with the task?

  • What risks and hazards have been missed?

2. Competency

  • Are there any specific registrations or qualifications required for the task such as forklift ticket, electrical qualifications?

  • What are these and are they verified for all relevant workers?

  • Are there any other specific skill / training requirements such as working at heights?

  • What are these and are they verified for all relevant workers?

  • Does a Permit to Work apply to this task ?

  • Is it displayed and have workers signed onto it?

3. Work Practices

  • Are manual handling tasks being carried out safely using required mechanical aids?

  • Are workers wearing required personal protective equipment?

  • Are chemicals safely stored?

  • Are workers using chemicals and hazardous substances safely?

  • Are required isolations in place ?

  • Are any hazards created by the task which may impact on other trades of workers such as welding or the use of chemicals?

  • What controls are in place?

  • Are any other unsafe acts or behaviours observed?

  • Describe these?

4. Equipment

  • Is all electrical equipment tagged and tested?

  • Is all lifting equipment tagged and tested?

  • Are forklifts and mechanical equipment compliant to VISY standards?

5. Work Area

  • Is the work area free from and slip and trip hazards?

  • Is the work area tidy and well organised?

6. Waste and Environment

  • Is there any risk of waste water or litter from the job entering the stormwater system?

  • What controls are in place to prevent this occurring?

  • Does the job generate solid waste?

  • Give details of how this waste is disposed of?

  • Does the job generate hazardous or regulated wastes which may include oily rags, chemical containers or sludges from cleaning activities?

  • Give details of how this waste is disposed of and how waste tracking requirements are complied with?


  • Observations

  • Actions

  • Recommendations

  • Contractor practices are compliant to VISY HSE systems?

  • Contractor needs to redo Site induction?

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