1. Site Access

Clean, Level ground

Adequate ramps

Adequate stairs

Adequate ladders

2. Protective Equipment

Hard hats worn

Foot protection

Eye & Face Protection worn?

Is eye and face protection available?

Is hearing protection worn?

Is hearing protection available?

Is respiratory equipment worn?

Is respiratory equipment available?

3. Guardrails, Barricades

Located where required

Properly constructed

Adequately secured

4. Ladders

Are ladders in use at this worksite?


Proper angle (extension)

Safe, usable condition

Proper size and type

Properly used

Proper handrails and landings

Non-slip bases

5. Fire Prevention

Extinguishers where required

Fully charged

Adequately identified

Master emergency plan

6. Public Way Protection

Properly located (within 4.5 m)

Covered where required

Min. Height, width requirement

Proper rail on street side

Proper lighting, where required

7. Housekeeping

Clear walkways

Clear work areas

Clear access and landing

8. Fall Protection

Is fall protection in use at this worksite?

Safe, usable condition

Properly worn

CSA approved

Working from Ladders, Scaffolds, Swing Stages



Swing Stages

Unprotected openings and edges

9. Stairwells and Ramps

Proper filler blocks in metal stairs

Proper cleats on ramps

Adequate lighting in stairwells

Proper handrails and guardrails

10. Scaffolds

Are scaffolds in use at this worksite?

Properly erected (all parts used)

Properly secured

Properly planked

Proper Guardrails, toe boards

Proper access to platform

Acceptable loading

11. Power Tools, Equipment

General condition

Proper guards, cords, PPE

Use of "Defective" tags

12. Extension Cords

Outdoor type rated over 300 volts

General condition of casing, ends, and connections

13. Compressed Gas Cylinders

Are there compressed gas cylinders at this worksite?

Properly located

Properly secured

Properly moved or lifted

14. Worker Education

WHMIS training

Company safety policy & program

Injury reporting

Hazard reporting

WSH Act and Regulations

Personal H & S responsibilities

15. First Aid Requirements

Adequate number of first-aiders on jobsite

First Aid kits

Adequate number

Adequately stocked

16. Cranes, Housts, etc.

Are cranes and/or hoists in use at this worksite?

Safe setup of equipment

Maintenance log available

Competent operator

Condition of slings, hardware

Safety clips on all hooks

Proper use of tag lines

Proper lifting containers

Competent signaler

17. Welding

Does welding happen at this worksite?

Rods and cylinders properly labeled

MSDS readily available

Properly secured ground cable

Proper eye protection worn

Proper screens and exhaust

Cylinders upright and secured

Fire extinguisher readily available

18. Elevating Work Platform

Is an elevating platform in use at this worksite?

Worker training

Safe, usable condition

Properly used

Acceptable loading

Manufacturer's operating manual with the equipment

19. Traffic Control

Is traffic control is use at this worksite?

Trained traffic controllers

Properly located

Clean, regulation sign

Properly dressed (including vest)

20. Temporary Power Supply

Is a temporary power supply available for use at this worksite?

Properly identified?

Overhead lines flagged and secured?

Surface cables buried or protected?

21. Signs & Print Material

WSH Act & Regulations

MSDS copies available

Proper use of Warning Signs

Emergency Phone List

Report Forms

22. Materials Storage

Properly located

Safely piled, stacked, bundled

Properly moved or lifted

Properly labelled (WHMIS)

23. Trenches & Excavations

Are there trenches or excavations at this worksite?

Properly angled where required

Excavated materials properly placed

Appropriate shoring used

Proper access to trench

Proper storage of materials in and above trench

24. Confined Spaces

Does work in confined spaces happen at this worksite?

Proper access

Air testing before entry

Rescue equipment readily available

Safety harness, lifeline properly anchored and used

Second person for rescue

Outgoing air monitored

Entry permit system

25. Suspended Scaffolds

Does work on suspended scaffolds happen at this worksite?

Properly attached and capable of at least 4 times maximum load

All mechanical/electrical devices in good working condition

Outrigger beam tied to fixed support with adequate counterweight

Independent lifelines for each worker (extend to ground)

Engineers drawings on site if required

26. Formwork

Is formwork conducted on this worksite?

Guardrails and fall arrest system

Design drawings kept on project

Inspection statement by engineer or competent worker

27. Hygiene
Overall cleanliness of this worksite
Further Actions

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.