Audit

1.0 - Working at Heights

1.1 - Fall risks of 6 feet or more? (including voids, pits, and trenches)

1.2 - Lack of edge protection?

1.3 - Unsafe or incomplete edge protection?

2.0 - Tools and Equipment

2.1 - Unsafe or damaged tools or equipment? (including missing or damaged guards)

2.2 - Incorrect tools or equipment for job? (e.g. grinding discs for cutting)

2.3 - Unsafe or incompatible attachments used with tools or equipment?

2.4 - Unlicensed operators?

2.5 - Lack of safe work instructions?

2.6 - Lack of training in safe operation, clean-up and maintenance?

2.7 - Lack of LOTO procedures for cleaning, servicing and maintenance?

2.8 - Lack of daily inspection?

3.0 - Scaffolds

3.1 - Unlicensed persons erecting scaffold above 12 feet?

3.2 - Unsafe or incomplete scaffold?

3.3 - Lack of daily scaffold inspection?

3.4 - Incompatible scaffold components?

3.5 - Safe Work Load (SWL) exceeded? (tools, stored materials, number of persons)

4.0 - Lifting Equipment

4.1 - Unsafe lifting practices?

4.2 - Loads lifted over persons, close proximity to obstacles incl. overhead power lines?

4.3 - Lack of maintenance, testing and inspection?

4.4 - Lack of Safety Work Load information displayed?

4.5 - Lack of daily inspection protocol?

4.6 - Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

4.7 - Lifting equipment unlabeled or missing manufactures tag?

4.8 - Unlicensed operators?

4.9 - Lack of LOTO procedures for cleaning, servicing and maintenance?

4.10 - Safe Word Load of lifting equipment exceeded?

5.0 - Harness and Equipment

5.1 - Unsafe or damaged harness or equipment?

5.2 - Incompatible hooks/equipment?

5.3 - Unlabeled or damaged?

5.4 - Unsafe or uncertified anchor points?

5.5 - Lack of inspection protocol for equipment?

5.6 - Lack of or inadequate formal training for operators?

5.7 - Lack of or improper use of fall prevention body harness?

5.8 - Lack of proper prevention devices? (Retractable or Double legged 6 foot lanyards?

6.0 - Ladders

6.1 - Unsafe or damaged ladders?

6.2 - Unsafe positioning of ladders?

6.3 - Ladder not properly secured?

6.4 - Ladder unsuitable for job? (e.g. metal ladder used for electrical work)

7.0 - Hazardous Manual Tasks

7.1 - Lack of identification hazardous manual tasks?

7.2 - Lack of assessment of hazardous manual tasks?

7.3 - Inadequate risk controls? (examples: no job rotation, lighter loads, trolleys, lifting equipment, etc)

7.4 - Lack of training in risk controls and safe lifting/ team lifting techniques?

8.0 - Hazardous Chemical (including fuel and oil)

8.1 - Unsafe storage location? (e.g. flammables near ignition sources, spills could enter stormwater drains, etc)

8.2 - Incompatible chemicals stored near each other?

8.3 - Inadequate spill containment equipment?

8.4 - Safety Data Sheets not accessible on site?

8.5 - Lack of emergency procedures for injury/spills/fire etc?

8.6 - Excessive quantities stored on site or in vehicles?

8.7 - Insufficient ventilation?

8.8 - Insufficient, or incorrect, PPE?

8.9 - Unsuitable storage containers? (unlabeled or stored in food containers)

9.0 - Emergency Response

9.1 - Lack of, or no emergency plans for site?

9.2 - Emergency procedures not displayed at site?

9.3 - Lack of training and rehearsal of emergency plans?

9.4 - Lack of, or inadequate first aid kits aid equipment for site?

9.5 - Insufficient access to formally trained First Aiders for all shifts?

9.6 - Unsuitable or inadequate communication equipment?

10.0 - Traffic Management

10.1 - Lack of, or inadequate, Traffic Management Plan (TMP) in place?

10.2 - Lack of training in TMP for all persons on site?
(contractors and visitors)

10.3 - Inadequate controls for TMP? (physical barriers, bollards, speed limits, flashing lights, spotters, etc)

11.0 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

11.1 - Lack of, or inadequate PPE

11.2 - Lack of system to issue, inspect, replace and monitor PPE?

11.3 - Lack of training in safe use, clean-up and inspection of PPE?

12.0 - Work Environment

12.1 - Lack of/or inadequate amenities? (toilets, wash areas, lunch rooms, etc)

12.2 - Insufficient lighting?

12.3 - Inadequate housekeeping?

12.4 - Lack of, or inadequate noise/ vibration control?

13.0 - Electrical Hazards

13.1 - Unsafe electrical leads? (damaged, out of test date or untested)

13.2 - Lack of GFCI protection?

13.3 - Contact with underground assets?

13.4 - Contact with overhead electrical lines?

13.5 - Overloading outlets?

13.6 - Leads placed on ground or on metal structures?

13.7 - Electrical equipment near water?

13.8 - Electrical equipment near flammables?

13.9 - Electrical equipment near chemicals that could cause damage?

13.10 - Electrical leads that may be damaged from contact with moving machinery parts?

13.11- Electrical leads on work surfaces?

13.12 - Lack of Lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures for electrical equipment?

14.0 - Environmental Hazards

14.1 - Lack of/or inadequate Environmental Management plan (EMP)?

14.2 - Lack of/or inadequate, dust suppression system?

14.3 - Lack of/or inadequate systems to prevent contaminants entering stormwater drains?

14.4 - Lack of current Safety Data Sheet for chemical and materials on site?

15.0 - Administrative Procedures

15.1 - Lack of/or inadequate Site Safety Plan?

15.2 - Failure to obtain permits before work began(Work,Hot Work, Excavation, Confined Space, Lifting, etc.)

15.3 - Lack of, or inadequate, induction for workers, contractors, visitors?

15.4 - Lack or, or inadequate, supervisory arrangements?

15.5 - Lack of/or inadequate training, licenses, skills, experience?

15.6 - Lack of, or inadequate system to review SWMS as needed?

15.7 - Lack of/or inadequate incident notification procedures?

15.8 - Lack of, or inadequate, routine inspections, monitoring, audits?

15.9 - Lack of/or inadequate consultative arrangements?

Corrective 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.