• Take Photograph of the area

Documentation

  • Do all operatives have access to the relevant Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments?

  • Are the Health, Safety and Environmental risks of this work covered by the Estates Dynamic Risk Assessment or other specific Risk Assessments and are all the control measures in place?

  • Is the task considerably different to what was expected by the Work Order?

  • Are additional Controls required and are they in place?

  • STOP THE TASK AND RE-ASSESS

People

  • Have all the operatives been trained in the equipment/plant they are using?

  • Do the operatives have the right plant/equipment for the task to be carried out?

  • Is mobile electrical equipment being used?

  • Is the equipment 110 Volt?

  • Does the equipment have an in date PAT label?

  • If the operatives are working in the vicinity of underground/overhead services, are necessary Control Measures in place?

Access Equipment

  • Does the work involve access equipment

STEPLADDERS

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Does the task have to be completed at Height?

  • Are steps suitable for the task?

  • Do the steps have valid in date Scafftag?

  • Has the operator had relevant training in correct use?

  • Do operatives have ready access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for using Step Ladders

  • Are SWPs being followed?

  • Are the steps Class 1 - industrial or Class 2 - Trade?

  • Have the steps been inspected before use?

  • Ensure non-conducting steps are used near electrical plant

  • Are the steps on a firm base?

  • Is the operator aware never to stand on the top step of stepladders?

  • When required does the operative know to obtain a second man to foot or use anti slip device?

MOBILE LADDERS

  • INSPECTING ITEMES RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Does the task have to be completed at Height?

  • Is a ladder the most suitable equipment to use for the task?

  • Does the ladder have a valid in date Scafftag?

  • Has the operator had relevant training in correct use?

  • Do operatives have ready access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for using Ladders

  • Are Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures being followed?

  • Is the ladder Class 1 - industrial or Class 2 - Trade?

  • Have the steps been inspected before use?

  • Ensure non-conducting steps are used near electrical plant

  • Are the steps on a firm base?

  • Can the operative maintain 3 points of contact at all times?
    NOTE. Ladders should only be used as access equipment not as a Working Platform

  • Are items carried limited to 10kgs?

    NOTE: TOOLS MUST ONLY BE CARRIED IN TOOL BELTS

  • Is the use of ladders limited to tasks of less than 30 minutes?

  • Has the area below been cordoned off or guarded/protected to prevent others knocking the ladder or being struck by falling items?

  • Is the ladder set at the correct angle - 4 feet up for every 1 foot out?

  • Is the ladder secured at the top with rope or use of ladder stays?

    Where this is not possible, a second man is to foot or use anti slip device!

  • Does the ladder extend 5 rungs past the landing, if used to step off?

  • Is the operator working safely ie avoiding over-reaching?

  • Is the operator avoiding Lone Working?

  • Other (please specify)

FIXED LADDERS

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Has operative carried out visual check on condition?

  • Are vertical ladders hooped above 2 metres?

  • Has operative received relevant training in correct use?

  • Do operatives have ready access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for using Fixed Ladders?

  • Are operatives following Risk Assessments or Operating Procedures?

  • Is all equipment winched up?

  • Are site conditions deemed safe?

  • Other (please specify)

MOBILE TOWER SCAFFOLD

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Has the scaffold been erected by a competent trained person? - check In date PASMA

  • Do operatives have ready access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for using Mobile Scaffold?

  • Are relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures being followed?

  • Has the tower been erected in accordance with the manufacturers patent handbook?

  • Has the tower been inspected after erection? Is there a valid in-date signature?

  • Is tower clear of all services at height (at least 5m)?

  • Is tower only used when weather is fine?

  • Are outriggers fully extended and brakes applied?

  • Other (please specify)

SCAFFOLDS

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Competent Person supervised Erection?

  • Tagged and inspected by Competent Person? Ensure records show that it has been inspected within 7 working days?

  • Do operatives have ready access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for working on Scaffolding?

  • Are relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for working on Scaffolding being followed?

  • Base (sills/plates/jacks/casters - secured/level)

  • Scaffolding not accessed in high winds

  • Platforms (fully planked, secure/proper overhang, condition)

  • Access (ladder - attached/integrated in frame)

  • Secured to Structure/Outriggers in place

  • Guardrails, Toeboards, Personal Fall Prot.

  • Other (please specify)

MOBILE ELEVATED WORKING PLATFORM

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Are operatives trained to operate MEWP - CITB/IPAF

  • Is MEWP within its LOLER compliance date?

  • Does the operative have access to the relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for working on MEWPs

  • Are relavent Risk Assessment or Operating Procedures for working on being followed?

  • Is machine stable?

  • Are outriggers or stabilisers used where necessary?

  • Are users wearing a full safety harness clipped the the machine?

  • Is load within the machines safe working load?

  • Does work stop if the wind speed or weather conditions deteriorate to an unacceptable level?

  • Are there at least 2 operatives at all time?

  • Are barriers provided around machine to prevent vehicle collisions?

  • IS THERE A RESCUE PLAN IN THE EVENT THAT AN OPERATIVE FALLS FROM THE CAGE?

ROOF WORK

  • Does the work involve Roof Work?

Flat Roof Guarded

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • Confirm that the Roof is load bearing and edge protection has been confirmed as safe?

  • Are the weather conditions suitable ie no high winds or other inclement weather which could jeopardise safe practice?

  • Is there sufficient light to start or continue with the job?

  • No loose items, loose items must be winched up if using ladders to gain access?

  • Is there a risk of items falling to a lower level?

  • Hard Hats to be worn?

  • Appropriate Signage in Place?

FLAT ROOF UNGUARDED

  • INSPECTING ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SECTION?

  • If a MEWP can be used. Use it Instead. IF A MEWP CAN NOT BE USED THEN THE MAN SAFE SYSTEM MUST BE USED.

  • Can the work be carried out from underneath using a MEWP without the need to stand on the roof?

  • Is there a Man Safe system?

  • Does the Man Safe system have an in date inspection label attached?

  • Is the operative trained on the Man Safe system?

  • Are the harness and lanyards where applicable checked before use and in date with insurance inspection?

  • Does the lanyard stop the operative reaching the edge of the roof?

  • Confirm with Building Surveyor/Supervisor that Roof is load bearing and edge protection has been confirmed as safe?

  • Are the weather conditions suitable ie no high winds or other inclement weather which could jeopardise the safety personnel?

  • Is there sufficient light to start or continue with the job?

  • No loose items, loose items must be winched up not carried?

  • Is there a risk of items falling to a lower level?

  • Affected area to be cordoned off?

  • Hard Hats to be Worn?

  • Appropriate Signage in Place?

  • IF ANY ITEMS ARE SHOWN AS RED, STOP WORK AND REASSESS TASK!

FLAT ROOF UNGUARDED - SHORT TIME PERIOD ONLY - SHORT TIME IS IDENTIFIED AS MINUTES< NOT HOURS. NO WORK IS TO AKE PLACE WITHIN 2 METRES OF THE EDGE

  • Inspecting Items Related to this section?

  • Confirm with Building Surveyor/Supervisor that Roof is Load bearing and edge protection has been confirmed as safe?

  • Are the weather conditions suitable ie no high winds or other inclement weather which could jeopardise the safety of personnel?

  • Is there sufficient light to start or continue with job?

  • Is there a risk of items falling to a lower level?

  • Affected area to be cordoned off?

  • Hard Hats to be Worn?

  • Appropriate Signage in Place?

Demarcation are for short work. If work is to be carried out, no closer that 2m from edge

  • Is area Demarcated at least 2 metres from edge, demarcation area to be indicated by a continuous physical barrier?

  • Is work limited to this area ie from which nobody can fall?

  • Is the task subject to close supervision making sure nobody strays outside?

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Are COSHH products being used?

  • Do the operatives have access to COSHH assessment?

  • Are Operatives wearing protective equipment iaw COSHH Assessment?

  • Are weather and ground conditions increasing any risk on site?

SUMMARY

  • Do you have any other health, safety or environmental concerns about the work you have been asked to carry out?

  • Are any of the answers RED?

  • What are the additional risks you have identified?

  • What measures are you planning on taking to control these risks?

  • How are you planning to do the work?

  • Have you resolved the issue(s) identified from this audit? Have you got everything you need, (the right people, right work equipment and materials) to do the job)

  • Brief all the team (who, what, when and how). List all the people below and continue working safely and effectively.

  • IF CHANGES AE REQUIRED TO RISK ASSESSMENTS OR OPERATING PROCEDURES, COMPLETE SECTION ON FRONT PAGE BEFORE FORWARDING THE AUDIT

  • Enter Auditor's Name and Signature.

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