Previous Audit

  • Has the previous audit been reviewed?

  • Have all issues been addressed?



  • Is there a site specific safety plan in place?

  • Are site specific inductions being carried out for all staff on site?

  • Do all workers have current site safe passports?

  • Are hazard ID and controls being carried out?

  • Have all staff on site attended the daily toolbox discussion?

  • Is the Daily Task Analysis form being completed and available on site?

  • Are Safety Operating Procedures SOP's for plant and equipment on site and are they being followed?

  • Is there evidence of competency and training for employees?

  • Has notifiable works been notified to WorkSafe?

  • Are there arrangements to deal with visitors to site?

  • Is there a site hazard register?

  • Is there adequate site signage?

  • Is there a suitable hazard ID board with current hazards recorded and regularly updated?


  • Is there an accident/incident register on site?

  • Is there a detailed description of what occurred?

  • Has the actual cause been established?

  • Has the future preventative actions been agreed and discussed?

  • Has the actions been completed and the report closed out?


  • Site offices clean and tidy?

  • Toilets clean, tidy while being regularly serviced and checked?

  • Lunch room and food areas clean - hand wash facilities been provided?

  • First aid kits in place and well stocked?

  • Fire extinguishers charged and current (serviced 12 monthly)

  • Adequate lighting provided?


  • Work areas clean and tidy?

  • Access ways clear and free from trip hazards?

  • Materials stacked safely and sufficient dunnage used?

  • Rubbish bins provided and regularly emptied/cleaned?

  • Combustible materials stowed?

  • Hazardous materials controlled?

  • Slips and trips controlled or eliminated?

  • Adequate lighting provided?

  • Public protection maintained at all times?


  • Hard hats worn?

  • Hi visibility clothing worn?

  • Protective clothing worn?

  • Adequate safety footwear worn? Must be laced boots unless gum boots required.

  • Safety glasses worn or other eye protection?

  • Hearing protection worn?

  • Respirators or masks worn?

  • Fall arrests harnesses or restraints worn?

  • Chainsaw chaps available and worn?


  • Before U Dig and CAR has been raised and completed prior to works starting?

  • Underground services located before excavation?

  • Plans available on site for all services within the working area?

  • Shield protection or battered sides for trench excavations >1m deep?

  • Excavated material stockpile at a minimum of excavation depth from edge of trench.

  • Are there appropriate forms of access and egress in trenches deeper than 1.0m?

  • Are ladders founded on a firm ground and tied off at the top?

  • Are excavations covered at the end of the shift or adequately protected?

  • Machines and plant working at a safe distance from the edge of the excavations?


  • Hazardous substances identified (lead, asbestos etc.)

  • MSD sheets available for all hazardous substances and on site?

  • Are all containers labelled and identified?

  • Is storage for hazardous substances secure and in accordance with the MSD sheets?

  • Are storage containers adequately ventilated?

  • Are gas bottles stored upright and secured?


  • Ladders inspected and in good condition?

  • Ladders properly secured top and bottom?

  • Side rails on fixed ladders extend above top landing? Must be at least 1.0m

  • Step ladders fully open when in use?

  • Ladders correctly set up on angle - 4 up to 1 out?

  • Ladders set up on suitable firm ground?


  • Tools tagged 3 monthly?

  • Leads tagged 3 monthly?

  • Leads protected in traffic areas?

  • RCD protection used?

  • Leads and tools clear of water?


  • Are tools and plant being used in safe manner?

  • Are tools and plant being stored securely?

  • Compressive air tools and plant being used safely with all connections secure and checked before use?

  • Are reversing alarms fitted and operational on plant?

  • Are rotating flashing beacons fitted and operational on mobile plant?

  • Are operators completing daily pre-start checklists?

  • Are operators wearing seat belts where applicable?

  • Are all tools safe to use and inspections being carried out?

  • Is the correct PPE being worn by those in or around plant?


  • Are regular inspections and maintenance being carried out?

  • All personnel are appropriately licensed?

  • Brakes, lights and warning devices operative?

  • Glass/windows in good condition?

  • Parking of vehicles observed correctly?


  • Key contact details and locations of physicians/hospitals are listed and known?

  • Evacuation points are established, in a safe location and known to workers?

  • Are there a sufficiently number of trained first aides on site?

  • Are the first aid kits available, known to staff and well stocked?

  • Emergency procedures available on site and known to staff.

  • Has a site evacuation plan been implemented?


  • Is there a traffic Management plan on site and approved by Council?

  • Traffic management signs, including speed restrictions and advanced warning signage positioned in accordance with the plans and regulations?

  • Are spotters/safety observers present to control traffic/pedestrian movement?

  • Are signs and equipment in good condition and maintained?

  • Traffic Management controls offer adequate protection to workers and the public?

  • Is there a qualified STMS available on site or within 30 mins of the construction works?

  • Is there a Qualified Traffic Controller on site?

  • Is the appropriate paperwork being filled in corrected and maintained on site?


  • Is the site secure from entry by unauthorised persons, particularly after hours?

  • Are movements of people on or off site controlled?

  • Is night lighting sufficient?

  • Do pedestrians have safe passage?

  • Is there adequate site signage and contact details available?


  • Manual handling risks have been identified, assessed and managed?

  • Mechanical aids are used where required?

  • Manhole keys on use or available?

  • Workers are not lifting heavy items frequently?

  • Where possible 2 people to lift heavy items has been observed and actioned?

  • Workers are not in awkward postures for long periods of time?


  • Hot works permit completed and available on site?

  • Vehicles fitted with fire extinguishers?

  • Staff trained in procedures or know how to use fire fighting appliances?

  • Fire extinguishers serviced 12 monthly by an accredited supplier/provider?


  • There is an available type 4 gas detector on site?

  • The gas detector is calibrated, charged and working properly?

  • The device is being used in manholes, confined spaces or other areas which may be affected by harmful gases or substances.

  • Hazard IDs are being followed and signed onto?

  • Confined space permit has been completed and staff aware of procedures?

  • Staff trained and competent in confined space related works?


  • Slings, chains, hooks and eyes are certified and inspected regularly?

  • All heavy lifts are documented or assessed with the load lifting chart

  • All staff are trained and certified in slinging/lifting loads?

  • All power lines have been deactivated, isolated or at a safe distance from lifts?

  • Signals understood and observed?



  • Is there an Environmental Management Plan in place?

  • Have all appendices been attached and followed?

  • Are all relevant MSD sheets available on site?

  • Are all controls being followed and implemented?


  • Dust suppression techniques are effective at reducing dust generation to a minimum?

  • Working hour restrictions are in place and being adhered to in residential areas?

  • Noise levels are kept to an acceptable level at all times?

  • Workers are using adequate hearing protection around noisy operations?

  • Staff protected from excessive noise, dust and toxic contaminants?


  • Vegetation clearance is kept to a minimum near waterways?

  • Excavations near waterways is in accordance with construction drawings and specifications?

  • Soil materials are not being discharged into waterways or stormwater drains?

  • There is no refuelling of plant or machinery near waterways or drains?

  • There are spill kits available and adequately stocked, stored and used?

  • There are sediment controls in place and are followed as per the EMP?


  • No disturbance of surrounding vegetation?

  • No disturbance to species or habits of conservation significance?

  • Vegetation clearance has been kept to a minimum, and where possible the root system has been kept intact?

  • Isolated trees or clumps or trees have been avoided through trench excavations where possible?


  • Site Representative

  • Auditor

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