Behavioural Safety Checklist Guide
First aid and Emergency systems.
· Is First aid kit stocked and easily accessible?
· Is Emergency process clear and provided in writing. Is the content and location of emergency information pointed out during the induction to site. Is the information relevant and up to date?
· Compliance with JSEA / Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
· Can the contractor provide evidence of implementation?
· Working remotely or in Isolation. Has contractor identified risks?
· Does contractor have processes in place for staff who are working remotely or in isolation?
Name of contractor's representative in charge of the site today
Verify emergency communication system, fire extinguisher and 1st aid kit available
Health & safety plan/safe work procedures/JSEA available and being complied with?
Plant equipment records available?
Is anyone working remotely or in isolation?
Has anything on the site been identified that is new or different to the routine operations?
Are processes in place?
Are additional subcontractors on site site and have they been appropriately included?
Personal Protection Checklist Guide
Has the workers' personal protection needs been identified?
· Have a good look at the various types of work, the plant, equipment and chemicals used and the locations where work takes place.
· Any source of danger to workers' health or safety needs to be eliminated altogether or, where this is not practicable, the risks must be properly controlled.
· The best and most fool-proof ways to control risk is to isolate the source of danger from people or to use physical or presence-sensing guarding to prevent people coming into contact with the danger.
· But where this can not be done, or when it does not fully control the risk, use properly understood safe work procedures and the right combination of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fully safeguard workers.
Has personal protection signs been displayed?
· To be on the safe side, you should declare the entire site a safety helmet and protective footwear area, and post the safety signs for these prominently at site entrances.
· Signpost any particular areas where workers will need hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves or breathing masks.
· Post signs and notices in amenities sheds to remind workers of what types of PPE are needed for various types of work.
Has appropriate PPE been provided?
· If you are using PPE as a way of controlling risks, it is your responsibility to supply your workers with the right equipment.
· Insist that your supplier provides equipment complying with the appropriate Australian Standards and all necessary information on the correct fitting, cleaning and maintenance of the equipment.
· So far as possible, allow your workers to select the particular model so that it gives them maximum personal comfort. Comfortable PPE gets worn, while "one size fits all" PPE which is uncomfortable is only worn under sufferance.
Do the workers understand the purpose of the PPE?
· Take the time and effort to make sure your workers know what the possible consequences to their health and safety may be if they do not use the right PPE. If they properly understand what can go wrong, they are more likely to use PPE without being constantly told.
· If workers are reluctant to use PPE, encourage them to help you develop a better way to do the work so that they won't need PPE.
Are workers trained in the use of PPE?
· Some types of PPE have particular, fitting, testing, cleaning and inspecting requirements. Where this is the case, make sure workers have been properly instructed in these procedures and can demonstrate them correctly.
Is PPE use being adequately monitored?
· PPE is only as good as the degree to which it is properly used.
· Providing a worker with PPE and then failing to make sure it is being used is simply not good enough.
· Conduct regular checks. Insist that the rules for PPE are always followed. Take appropriate action to make this stick.
Is PPE being inspected and replaced as necessary?
· Faulty PPE is sometimes worse than no PPE because it can give the worker a false sense of security. For example, the use of incompatible components in safety harness systems can cause the "roll out" of snap hooks which may result in a worker falling to their death.
· Make sure PPE is checked regularly for serviceability and compatibility.
Do you review your PPE needs?
· New products come on to the market which may provide you with a way of controlling risks without the need for PPE any longer. For example, recent innovations in temporary guardrailing systems now mean there is a product to suit most types of roofing work, reducing the need to rely on safety harness systems.
· Also, new and improved PPE products are regularly being introduced. Keep up to date through trade magazines, your safety equipment supplier and your industry association.
Public Safety Checklist Guide
Have you complied with local government requirements?
· Local municipal councils may require you to take out certain permits and institute certain safeguards to properly protect adjoining property, roadways, footpaths and other public space.
· Check with the Council to make sure you have fully met local government requirements.
Is the site secure?
· Children and the general public need to be protected from wandering into danger on building sites. In populated areas, securely fence your site and lock it up when it is unattended.
Is traffic movement properly managed?
· Make sure entrances to the site for trucks and mobile plant are properly constructed.
· Make sure the public is in no danger from traffic movement to and from the site and from trucks loading and unloading alongside the site.
· Where necessary, post a flagman to safely direct passing traffic and pedestrians.
· Never allow cranes to load and unload trucks over passing traffic or pedestrians. In high-volume areas, you may need to construct temporary protective gantries or covered ways over footpaths or laneways.
· You may also need properly constructed crane loading bays with swing-out gates and warning lights to separate passing traffic from crane-lifted loads.
Is the public protected from dust and debris?
· You may need to provide full-height perimeter scaffolds alongside building walls which are in close proximity to public space.
· These may also need to be fully sheeted in shade cloth and/or fitted with protective fans to make sure debris is fully contained. Where necessary, fix hoardings around the base of scaffolds to prevent children from climbing them.
· You may need to regularly hose areas where work is creating excessive dust.
· Make sure that abrasive blasting, oxy-cutting and welding is done behind proper guards to prevent any injury to the public.
Is work on public space being properly managed?
· Where scaffolds or gantries need to be constructed over footpaths or laneways, organise for the work to be done at times where pedestrian traffic is least.
· Barricade the area under construction and provide alternative safe access past the work area.
· Similarly, barricade excavation areas and earth moving plant before any digging commences.
Has the correct PPE been identified and is it being used?
PPE - are high vis vests, long/longs, safety boots, and if applicable hard hats, gloves, eye protection, hearing protection and safety harnesses being worn
Are workers trained in the use of PPE?
Is the PPE being inspected and replaced as necessary?
Is there appropriate signage and contact information?
Is there suitable barricading/fencing to secure the site?
Is there any local government requirements?
Is the works being undertaken in a public space? If yes is it being suitably managed?
Are the public protected from dust, debris or sludge from the worksite?
Is traffic management required (if so complete the Traffic Management Section)
Traffic Management Checklist Guide
· Has selected plan been put in place, competent personnel, review & revise as necessary
· Has a traffic Management plan been selected or provided?
· Is the plan relevant for the work and available for inspection?
· Have construction speed limits been determined correctly?
· Are documented changes (if any) to the traffic management plan available?
· Have temporary road works speed limits been installed correctly? (eg as per the Code of Practice for Worksite Safety – Traffic Management)
Advanced Warning/Signage (Refer COR/12/50837)
· Are all road signs and devises installed according to the traffic management plan?
· Have any distracting or contradictory signs been covered up or removed? (e.g symbolic worker signs not displayed or not visible when no workers on site;
· Are signs appropriate for current conditions?
· Is signage suitably placed for vehicles approaching at high speeds? ( e.g check sight distance, advance warning distance, height of signs above ground)
· Are signs free from damage and defects? (e.g. easy to read)
Are multi message signs being used correctly?
· Are sign mountings stable and not a hazard to road users?
· Are signs in pairs where needed? NOTE: only recommended on high volume high speed and multi lane roads. ?
· Are flashing arrow signs in use if required by the plan.
· Are witches hats, flashing arrows available / in use where required?
· Are signs correct size?
· Is high visibility clothing being used correctly and appropriate for the road conditions? (e.g. day/night; meet AS4602-1999 and As 1906.4-1997) ( otherwise called a Vic Roads vest)
· Traffic Controller, stop/slow lollipop man. Does he have a ticket?
Work Zone Separation
· Are clearances between workers and adjacent traffic being maintained?
· Have safety barriers (where used) been installed correctly? (i.e units connected, recommended length, filled with water ?)
· Has a containment fence been installed where required?
Other Road Users
· Has possible traffic congestion been considered and steps taken to avoid it?
· Have the effects of the works on public transport/buses been considered?
· Has proper access to side roads and property been provided?
· Have the needs of other road users been provided for? (i.e pedestrians?)
Has a Traffic Management Plan been put in place?
Have warning signs been erected as per the TMP?
Is there adequate Work Zone Separation?
Has the effects on other road users been considered?
Number of people on site
Plant and Equipment on site
Are inspection plans, asset plans etc on site and being used?
Are drawings on site and up to date, latest version
Are any specialist processes planned or underway?