• Are the proper forms being utilized for the situations encountered?

  • Has a JSA been prepared, reviewed and revised as worksite conditions change?

  • Is the foreman doing a good job of communicating the job tasks with the rest of the crew?

  • Is there a site emergency action plan posted and do the employees know where it is?

  • Do the employees know where to report in the event of an emergency?

  • Is SDS information available for review if needed?

  • Have customer specific documents been completed property before starting the job task?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Are hard hats being properly worn if required or performing overhead work?

  • Are safety glasses being worn if required?

  • Are tinted glasses only being worn outside?

  • Is high visibility vest being worn in required areas?

Is hearing protection being worn in areas with 85 Db or greater?

  • Are gloves in good protection and appropriate for the task

  • Is proper footwear protection including meta tarsal protection if required being worn?

  • Are hard hats in good condition and are being worn properly when conditions and overhead hazards dictate?

  • Is face shield/welding hood being worn when cutting and welding?

  • Are seat belts being worn if equipped?

  • Is proper respiratory protection being worn as required?

  • Is FR clothing being worn if required and completely covers the extremities?

Fall Protection

  • Is proper fall protection being used when assembling/dis-assembling crane components?

  • Arconic Only- Is approved loading dock fall prevention system or modified Erickson's trailer being utilized properly when working above 2'?

  • Are scaffolding systems, ladders, and platforms being used correctly?

  • Does the scaffolding system have a current inspection tag stating limitations?

  • Is fall protection in good condition and has a legible dated inspection tag with punched in-service date < 5 years?

  • Is proper lanyard, restraint or SRL being used correctly?

  • Is the 2', 4' or 6' fall protection rule being followed?

  • Are the anchorage straps or cables rated for fall protection and not used for rigging?

  • Is anchorage point rated and engineered for 5000 lb load?

  • Are acceptable tie off methods being used in aerial lifts?

  • Are holes covered and marked/secured and/or barricaded to prevent falling?

Loading/Unloading of Material

  • Has the load been inspected prior to loading for possible pre-existing damage?

  • Have the door openings been measured to assure that the load can be delivered or removed without damaging the load or structure?

  • Is the load properly secured and protected from the elements?

  • Is the load height, weight, length and weight known and has it been verified to meet clearance and weight restrictions for transport?

  • Is the trailer on stable and level ground to prevent material from shifting or unwanted movement?

  • Is there a spotter available and being utilized to assist operator while operating heavy equipment?

  • Are ramps, inclines and loading docks suitable for delivery and pick up?

  • Are dollies and cribbing material in good condition and secured under the load before moving?

  • Is the shipping container in good condition and able to withstand movement?

  • Is the load secured for un-banding and has the stored energy potential been eliminated?

  • If load is being placed on trailer, is non-skid material available and being used to prevent sliding and

  • Are straps and chains in good condition that are being used to secure the load?

  • Has the center of gravity been considered and/or top weight been minimized or compensated for while securing of the load to prevent tip over?

  • Is the load secured on forks, or properly rigged using slings/chains that will not damage the equipment?

  • Are bystanders clear of the area when loading and unloading?

  • When standing on trailer decking for loading/un-loading of material, are 3-points of contact being used to prevent falling from trailer height?

  • Have proper lifting points been identified and rigging device is secure to prevent slipping off of material being lifted?

  • Are steps or a ladder being used to access the trailer decking?

  • Are trailer tires chalked and secured before equipment is moved?

Pre-Use Inspection Documentation

  • Have the required and appropriate pre-use inspection forms been completed prior to use?

  • Is a current inspection tag or label legible?

  • Is the manufacturers operation manual available for reference if needed?

Crane Operations

  • Crane- is the annual inspection and 3 additional monthly inspections in the crane cab?

  • Crane- Is the annual inspection sticker legible and current?

  • Does the operator have a current NCCCO verification card or other required card for the type of equipment that is being operated?

  • Has an engineered pre-lift plan been reviewed with the operator and riggers?

  • Is the weight known and been verified?

  • Have the power lines been evaluated and Kv rating is known for minimum approach distance?

  • Have physical boundaries been established to provide the minimum clearance from overhead power lines?

  • Has a pre-lift meeting been conducted before starting the lift?

  • Are the outrigger mats properly positioned and set on firm and stable ground?

  • Have crane area trip hazards been identified and addressed?

  • Has a reliable rigger/operator communication method been established and is understood by all crew members?

  • Has the swing radius been identified and is known to other personnel on site?

  • Have any potential pinch points or crushing hazards been identified and addressed?

  • Are lifting points suitable for the load and proper rigging methods used?

  • Has the rigging hardware been inspected and in good condition?

  • Are slings protected from sharp objects?

  • Is lifting method understood by crew and special consideration to protecting the property from damage during the lift is also understood?

  • Have engineered plans been approved prior to lift and reviewed by operator and riggers/signal person?

  • Are riggers and signal person NCCCO trained and documented with current credentials?

  • Is the communication method adequate for the site conditions?

  • Is load control such as using tag lines being utilized properly and with adequate material?

  • Have the occupants of inside structures been notified of the lift and are safe from potential falling loads or boom collapse?

  • Is landing area been identified properly and known by other personnel?

  • If equipment grounding is required, is it correctly bonded?

  • Is audible notification being used to warn others when lift is under way if required?

  • If using a man basket, has the Personnel Platform (man basket) Inspection Checklist been completed?

  • If using a man basket, has un-manned practice lift been performed and lift capacity de-rated by two (2)?

Barricading & Signage

  • Is signage present, visible and accurate to the hazards encountered?

  • Is the rope being used for limiting access the correct color and installed correctly?

  • Are safety cones adequate and spaced properly?

  • Are barricades clearly visible at night?

  • Is entrance gate of restricted area marked appropriately?

  • Are roadway signs secured in the event of high winds?

Fire Safety

  • Are the vehicle mounted fire extinguishers tagged, sealed and secured on the vehicle?

  • Are the fire extinguishers the correct type for the area hazards that may be present?

  • Are inspection tags current and legible?

  • Are employees trained in the use of stored pressure and cartridge operated fire extinguishers?

  • Is there an adequate fire extinguisher in the job trailer If applicable?

Tools and Small Equipment

  • Are tools and equipment being used correctly and safely?

  • Are tools and equipment rated and engineered for the intended purpose?

  • Are tools and equipment in good working condition?

  • Have the tools and equipment been inspected regularly?

  • Are the safety guards in place and in good condition?

  • Is the operator properly trained in the use of tools/equipment being operated?

  • Are warning decals and safety procedure labeling intact and legible?

  • Is the GFCI being used if required?

  • Are extension cords in good condition if being used as a temporary power source?

Housekeeping and Work Area Conditions

  • Is the work area free from clutter?

  • Have slip, trip and fall hazards been minimized or eliminated as a result of good housekeeping?

  • Is work area secured when unattended?

  • Is debris being disposed of in proper containers?

  • Is there appropriate protection for overhead work?

  • Is job trailer clean and organized?

  • Is portable restroom facility/trailer clean and sanitary?

  • Are tools and equipment stored properly when not in use?

  • Have sharp or protruding hazards been minimized or eliminated?

  • Is the walking area of equipment free of oil, sand, grease or other debris that could result in a fall?

Hot Work

  • Has a hot work plan been prepared and a safe work permit issued by the AHJ?

  • Is a fire extinguisher of adequate size and type available if needed?

  • If fire blankets are being utilized, are they effective in keeping sparks and embers in check?

  • Have flammable liquids and materials been eliminated from the hot work area?

  • Has the wind speed been considered and is deemed safe to conduct hot work safely?

  • Is FR clothing being worn properly when performing hot work?

  • Has a fire watch plan been developed and a designated person been identified?


  • Have the employees been properly trained in LOTO?

  • Have the proper lockout devices been utilized and are consistent with the procedures in place at the worksite?

  • One lock, One key, One person concept being utilized?

  • Proper continuity of the LOTO process during personnel or shift changes?

  • Has the LOTO been verified prior to the start of the work?

Health and Environmental

  • Has the exposure to lead been eliminated if lead hazards exist?

  • Has the exposure to asbestos been eliminated if asbestos is present?

  • Is respiratory protection adequate for the job task if required?

  • Is the proper hazardous chemical protection being worn if needed?

  • Is proper hydration available to prevent heat stress?

  • Is there a spill kit available in the event of a fluid spill or leak?

  • Is the work area free from contamination caused by leaking tools and equipment?

  • Are noise reduction methods being utilized?

  • Is SDS in formation available for all the chemicals being transported and used?

  • Is the proper gas detector being used correctly if required?

  • Has the gas detector been bump tested prior to starting work in a hazardous environment?

  • Is the calibration date on the gas detector current?

Confined Space

  • Have the employees had the required confined space training prior to entry?

  • Has the proper permit been completed?

  • Is the attendant in place and understands the role of this position?

  • Is there proper communication with the entrant(s)?

  • Is there a rescue procedure in place?

  • Have fall protection options been discussed and adequate fall protection or retrieval methods is in place?

  • Are air sampling methods being used correctly using the proper air sampling devices?

  • LOTO has been identified and proper procedures followed?

  • Foreman's Name:

  • I have reviewed this safety audit with the Safety Director and agree to abate any safety concerns that may be found in this audit.

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