Site Security

Is this site and the working area secure from unauthorised personnel?

Have all operatives signed into and out of site?


Have site inductions been carried out for all personnel currently on site?

This should include the completion of the induction training, filling in of the individual operatives records and the photocopying of any evidence of training or testing such as CSCS cards.

Is the Construction Phase Plan up to date?

Have method statements been prepared, read, understood & signed for?

Have all method statements and risk assessments been subject to assessment and approval process?

Are all relevant risk assessments completed and communicated?

Are weekly toolbox talks and daily briefings carried out and recorded?

Have the individual operatives records been completed fully for every person working on this site?

Has the PPE register been completed?

Has the plant register & plant inspections been completed?

Is there evidence of portable appliance testing and visual inspections?

Have all relevant permits been completed, verified, complied with and closed out?

This includes checking isolations and site conditions where specified.

Are the correct, up to date insurance details and certification available on site?

Does the site file contain sufficient blank forms, including accident report forms?

Has an appropriate CoSHH assessment been carried out for all materials brought to and created on site?

Is Health and Safety discussed at weekly coordination meetings and daily?

Have training records been recorded, (including asbestos awareness, Pasma, CSCS cards)?

Has suitable video and photographic evidence been taken of good practice?

Working at Height

Is work at heights carried out in a safe manner and in compliance with the safe system of work?

Are all openings and voids protected or guarded?

Has the most appropriate access equipment been selected for the tasks being undertaken?

Ladders and steps should only be used for short duration (less than 30mins), low risk activities or areas where it is not possible to use a working platform. Ensure podiums, ladders and steps comply with BSEN 131 and are not domestic grade.

Is all access equipment in a safe and efficient condition, being used correctly and for its intended purpose?

Is there evidence of access equipment being inspected and checked?

Have operatives been provided with the appropriate level of training and instruction for the access equipment they are using?

IPAF, for MEWPS, PASMA for mobile towers, (or equivalent) safe use and inspection of harnesses and rescue training for harness use, scaffold training for tube and clip scaffolding, basic work t heights training and toolbox talks for ladders, podiums, hop ups and steps?

Materials and Storage

Have arrangements been made for safe loading and unloading of vehicles?

Is there evidence of the materials routes having been checked?

Are all materials stored safely on appropriate racks/trollies without overloading floor panels or causing a hazard to passers-by?

Incident Reporting

Have all incidents, accidents, near misses been reported and processed correctly?

Including compliance with data protection.

Is the site manager aware of the RIDDOR requirements and where necessary have incidents and accidents been reported correctly?

Welfare & First Aid

Are the welfare facilities on site clean?

Is there a supply of drinking water and hot (or warm) and cold water on site?

This must include a supply of warm water in in or near the toilets for hand washing and a means of boiling water.

Is there a suitable place for operatives to rest, eat and drink?

Are there facilities for drying clothing and getting changed?

Are there sufficient, suitable first aid facilities available?

Are the nominated first aiders identified/identifiable?

Is the first aid box up to date, clean, well stocked and prominently displayed?

Housekeeping and Traffic Routes?

Are cables managed appropriately?

Are working areas and pedestrian routes kept clean and tidy?

Are traffic routes clear and unobstructed?

Is their appropriate signage on access and evacuations routes?

Is their sufficient segregation between vehicles and pedestrians?

Plant and Equipment

Ae hand tools safe, appropriate, well maintained and used correctly?

Are power tools, safe, appropriate, well maintained and used correctly?

Is appropriate guarding in place on all plant machinery and equipment?

Is electrical equipment restricted to battery operated and 110v only?

Are hoists and lifts in use and used safely?

Are lifting equipment and lifting aids such as hoists, gene lifts, trollies etc good condition with evidence of recent inspection and used only by train operatives?

Is there an appropriate lifting plan in place for all lifting activities?

Major lifts should be under contract lift only. Where an installation requires the use of specialist lifting equipment or cranage it must be subject to a lifting plan and method statement which must be prepared and check by an appointed person. Lifts should only be carried out by appropriately trained AP's, lift supervisors and slinger signallers.


Is appropriate PPE available, maintain, worn and used correctly on this site?

Manual Handling

Are manual handling operations being carried out safely and within current guidence?


Is fire fighting equipment sufficient and adequately maintained?

Are emergency procedures and signage clearly displayed?

Are temporary buildings adequately maintained?

As no smoking procedures established and complied with?

Are emergency exit routes safe, unobstructed and clearly signed?


Are lighting suitable and sufficient?

Is noise managed in accordance with environmental and client restrictions?

Are dust levels controlled?

Is waste being controlled and disposed of appropriately, waste transfer notes and licences held?

Hazardous Substances

Are all hazardous substances dealt with in accordance with the relevant CoSHH assessment?

Are hazardous substances stored safely?

Is appropriate LEV, RPE and PPE in use?

Is their adequate asbestos information on site and has it been removed from the scope of works prior to starting?

Signage and Notices

Are fire and emergency signs clearly displayed?

Is there sufficient directional signage?

Are there sufficient hazard warning signs

Are the relevant notices and documents displayed?

Health Surveillance

Are health issues correctly documented at the induction stage?


Have all items picked up on the previous report been appropriately actioned?

Site managers should record the actions they take to close out the items on this report, on a printed copy of this report or within the site dairy. A copy of this report should be added to the site file.


Additional information/auditors comments:

Site Manager:
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.