Previous Audit Report

  • Has the previous audit report been closed out?

  • Have all previous issues been cleared?

Office/trailer set up

  • Red Accident folder posted - with a posted MAP to the hospital.

  • Clark Safety & Hazcom Manuals on site -up to date.

  • Have appropriate signs/notices been placed in the office/trailer. i.e. No Smoking, EEO signs, MSDS sign.

  • Health & Safety Law poster ( what you should know)?

  • First Aid Kit - check list - Supplies

  • Fire Extinguisher - good - dated - signed off

  • Proper access to the office/trailer. Steps and handrails

  • Subcontractors - Hazcom Manuals in the office/trailer

  • Ensure site safety rules and Orientation video was seen by each subcontractor employee.

  • Ensure all subcontractors have been through the Pre-con

Building #

  • Building

  • Is there safe access and egress in to the Building

  • Fire Extinguisher - placed - signed off

  • No Smoking Signs placed at all entrance's

  • Are walkways free from obstructions and stored materials

  • Lighting In the corridors and stairways.

  • Access and Egress - ladders secured - stairs with handrails

  • Balcony guard rails - secure in place

  • Window guard rails - secure


  • Floor #

Building #

  • Building

  • Is there safe access and egress in to the Building

  • Fire Extinguisher - placed - signed off

  • No Smoking Signs placed at all entrance's

  • Are walkways free from obstructions and stored materials

  • Lighting In the corridors and stairways.

  • Access and Egress - ladders secured - stairs with handrails

  • Balcony guard rails - secure in place

  • Window guard rails - secure

Building #

  • Building

  • Floor #

  • Is there safe access and egress in to the Building

  • Fire Extinguisher - placed - signed off

  • No Smoking Signs placed at all entrance's

  • Are walkways free from obstructions and stored materials

  • Lighting In the corridors and stairways.

  • Access and Egress - ladders secured - stairs with handrails

  • Balcony guard rails - secure in place

  • Window guard rails - secure

Compressed Gasses (e.g. LPG, Acetylene)

  • Are the propane tanks barricaded

  • Are the tanks 20' from the Building

  • Are gasses segregated by type?

  • Is the cylinder valves fully closed when not in use?

  • Do all lines have anti-flashback arresters fitted (except for LPG fired blow heaters/torpedo heaters?

Electrical Equipment

  • Check that all necessary utility services are provided on site before work begins.

  • Ensure that existing services e.g.: electricity cables, gas mains etc have been identified and effective steps have been taken to prevent danger from them.

  • Check all connections are properly made and suitable plugs are used.

  • Ensure that cables and trailing leads are not trip hazards.

  • Check that all temporary supplies are effectively bonded to Earth.

  • Do all temporary supplies have a means of isolating both poles and locking off?

  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient task lighting is provided to enable operatives to safely carry out their work.

  • Electrical Equipment compliant?


  • All excavations should be carried out in accordance with a detailed method statement s and permit to dig. Is there a permit to dig?

  • Check that there is adequate support and propping for the excavation, or whether it has been sloped or battered back to a safe angle.

  • Check that there is a safe method used for placing supports, without the need for operatives to work in an unsupported trench.

  • Check that there is safe access into the excavation (i.e.: a sufficiently long and secured ladder).

  • Check that barriers or other protection to stop people/vehicles falling in are in place.

  • Does the excavation affect the stability of neighbouring structures or services.

  • Ensure that materials, spoil and plant is stored away from the edge of the excavation to reduce the chance of collapse.

  • Ensure that the excavation is regularly inspected by a competent person and that a record of such inspections is maintained.

  • Excavations/Earthwork compliant?

First Aid

  • Check the number of first aiders required, this is dependent on the type of work or operations, the number of workers on site and any special or unusual hazards.

  • Are Additional suitably qualified persons available to ensure adequate first aid provision is provided.

  • The location of the first aid box should be indicated on the site notice board and the door of the room in which it is contained. Are they clearly indicated?

  • First Aid box inspected and replenished.

  • First Aid requirements compliant?

  • Ensure the first aid kit contains only first aid materials.


  • Ensure all debris and waste is removed from the work area upon completion of the work or at the end of each shift.

  • Ensure Debris is not be allowed to collect around the site.

  • Ensure staff adopt the philosophy of 'A tidy site is a safe site'.

  • Ensure materials are stored in an appropriate manner so as not to cause damage to or a weakening of the material.

  • Are damaged materials segregate to prevent them being used?

  • Are All pipes and tubes etc securely wedged or choked to prevent accidental movement?

  • Are All hazardous/flammable liquids contained within a bundled area/tank?

  • Ensure all waste receptacles are are appropriately signed for their intended contents.

  • Housekeeping compliant?

Lifting Operations/Equipment

  • Ensure a (competent) Appointed Person co-ordinates all lifting operations.

  • Have all lifting operation got a valid lifting plan?

  • Ensure that all lifting equipment has been tested and installed by a competent person and is regularly maintained and inspected.

  • Check that the operators are trained and competent.

  • Check that the rated capacity/safe working load is clearly marked.

  • Ensure that the lifting equipment is capable of lifting the heaviest component within the anticipated working radius - allow for sufficient spare capacity.

  • Ensure that cranes and other lifting equipment has sufficient space to operate safely.

  • All lifting equipment should have a thorough examination every 6 months.

  • Ensure lifting operations do not take place near overhead power lines and excavations.

  • Lifting Operations/Equipment compliant?

Manual Handling

  • Ensure that a manual handling risk assessment has been completed wherever regular lifting of heavy loads is required.

  • Check the suitability of using wheelbarrows, hoists, telehandlers and other plant or machinery so that manual handling of heavy objects is kept to a minimum.

  • Avoid the repetitive laying of heavy building blocks weighing more than 20KG.

  • Ensure all staff have received manual training.

  • Manual Handling compliant?

Mobile Scaffold Towers

  • Check that proprietary tower scaffolds have been erected and are being used in accordance with the suppliers instructions.

  • Check that the wheels of any tower scaffold have been locked when in use and check that the platform is empty when being moved.

  • Are they tagged/inspected

  • Mobile Towers compliant?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE General Requirements - Ensure PPE compatibility issues have been considered and that one piece of PPE not restrict the effectiveness of another piece of PPE.

  • Ensure that PPE is issued on an individual basis.

  • Ensure that it is suitable for the type of work being undertaken.

  • Check that the PPE is marked with the genuine 'CE' mark to help identify type of protection.

  • Check that it is kept in good condition.

  • Ensure that it is appropriately replaced.

  • Ensure all staff and visitors are wearing Hi-Viz vests or jackets.

  • Eye Protection

  • Ensure that it is of a suitable grade for the type of work being undertaken. I.e. light protection or full goggle etc.

  • Check that it is kept in good condition.

  • Foot Protection

  • Ensure that footwear is manufactured to CE standards.

  • Ensure that footwear is fitted with steel toecaps and steel sole plates.

  • Hand Protection - Ensure that where damaged to the hands may occur through activities such as handling, or when using hazardous substances/chemicals that all persons affected wear the appropriate class of safety glove.

  • Are all gloves free from damage?

  • Ensure gloves are the correct size.

  • Ensure gloves are correct for their application and the activity being undertaken.

  • Check that hands are washed frequently after spells of work.

  • Check the availability of barrier creams and skin cleansers.

  • Hearing Protection

  • Ensure the correct type of protection is in use for the task.

  • Ensure that hearing protection is used as instructed.

  • Where ear plugs are in use ensure the correct size ear plugs are being worn.

  • Ensure that hearing protection is kept clean and checked regularly for damage.

  • Ensure Areas which are mandatory hearing protection zones are signed as such using the appropriate signs.

  • Respiratory Protection (RPE) - Avoid the use of nuisance dust masks.

  • Ensure that the correct type of respiratory equipment is used for the works being undertaken.

  • Ensure that persons are trained for the use of the RPE and where applicable have a face fit test to ensure the effectiveness of the RPE.

  • Ensure that all equipment is cleaned and checked after use.

  • Safety Helmets

  • Ensure all staff and visitors are wearing safety helmets.

  • Were all helmets found free from damage?

  • Ensure helmets are worn correctly.

  • Were helmets within their expiry date - helmets should be changed every 2-3 years.

  • PPE requirements compliant?

Scaffolding/Working platforms

  • Check that any scaffold erection, alteration or dismantling is carried out by a competent person.

  • Check that all standards are provided with base plates and timber sole boards which span at least two base plates.

  • Check that all standards, ledgers, braces and struts are in position.

  • Ensure that the scaffold is adequately tied to the building or structure to prevent collapse.

  • Check that double guard rails and toe boards or other suitable protection at every edge.

  • Check that there are additional brick guards provided to prevent materials falling from scaffold where they are used as a working platform.

  • Check that working platforms are fully boarded and that the boards are arranged to avoid tipping or tripping - i.e.: no overlapping boards.

  • Do all ladder accesses have self closing gates fitted?

  • Check that the scaffold is strong enough to carry the weight of materials stored on it and that they are evenly distributed.

  • Ensure that the scaffold has been properly maintained.

  • Ensure that a competent person inspects the scaffold regularly, at least once a week; and always after it has been altered, damaged and following extreme weather.

  • Are scaffold tags being utilised?

  • Ensure that these inspections are adequately recorded.

  • Are all scaffolds and working platforms sutable?

Site Set up

  • Are the following items displayed?

  • Insurance Policy?

  • Fire Plan?

  • Emergency plan and contacts?

  • Signs for doors and cabins?

  • First aid location signs?

  • Assembly point signs?

  • Accident reporting process?

  • No Smoking signs?

  • Health & Safety Law poster ( what you should know)?

  • Is the site set up in accordance with CDM and Company requirements?

  • No Smoking signs?


  • Does the operator have certified training CCO card.

  • Has the crane been 3 party inspected.

  • Does the crane have the annual inspection sticker/paper work with the crane.

  • Are loading areas flagged off below?

  • Does each load have a tag line.

  • Are seat belts being used?

Forklift use

  • Does the operator have certified training card. With a date (every 3 years) and the name of the instructed.

  • Are loading areas flagged off?

  • Are the truck drivers wearing a hard hat and not behind the load while unloading

  • Are procedures in place for the unloading of vehicles to prevent fall from vehicles?

  • Are seat belts being used?

Working at Height

  • Roof Work 100% tied off

  • Ensure that edge protection is provided to stop people or materials falling.

  • Check that all fall protection gear is inspected. - with a tag.

  • Ensure roof ladders are used in accordance with best practice requirements.

  • Ensure that people are kept away from areas below the roof work.

  • Ensure that ladders are in good condition, are not split, warped or have damaged rungs etc.

  • Check that ladders are secured to prevent them slipping sideways or backwards.

  • Check that ladders are 3 ' in height above their landing place and secured.

  • Ensure safe access and egress have been provided to areas.


Audit Risk Level

  • Risk rating for this Audit.

Corrective Actions

Sign off

  • I confirm I have had the contents of this audit report explained to me.

  • Project Manager

  • Person conducting this Audit.

  • Audit concluded at:


  • All actions on this report have been completed on:

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