• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Faulty Ground Conditions

  • 1) Is dangerous ground clearly marked, identified and barricaded?

  • 2) Is the location of dangerous ground communicated to work force?

  • 3) Are unstable faces barricaded?

  • 4) Is ROM pad face undercut?

Ramps and Roads

  • 5) Are the ramps to design width?

  • 6) Are the ramps built to standard gradient?

  • 7) Are the windrows on ramps at least have the height of the biggest dump truck tire?

  • 8) Are the haul roads in reasonable condition and free of spillages?

  • 9) Are there sufficient white posts with reflectors along haul roads?

  • 10) Do the roads have a well – maintained running surface?


  • 11) Are the windrows half the height of the largest truck tire on site?

  • 12) Are V drain used as a guide only?

  • 13) Are the windrows free from large rocks?

  • 14) Are adequate V-drains in place where appropriate?

  • 15) Is lighting positioned to show windrow to truck drivers?

  • 16) Are dumping areas well illuminated?

  • 17) Is the dump face free from any slumping?

  • 18) Is the tip head free from any cracks?


  • 19) Are the trucks queuing correctly?

  • 20) Are the pit floors at the correct level and is there sufficient evidence of regular level checks?

  • 21) Is lighting in the correct position for the crew?

  • 22) Are all open faces windrowed off?

  • 23) Is the housekeeping in pits kept to the standards?

  • 24) Are the E zone cones and written sign boards in place for interface mining?

HME and other Vehicles

  • 25) Are machines allowing for the correct distance between them?

  • 26) Is machinery packed away from faces and edges?

  • 27) Are “Rights of way” observed?

  • 28) Are the Equipment parked on specified locations during blasting and meal time and is LV and HME parking areas properly demarcated?

Batters, Berms and Open Edges

  • 29) Are batter angles to design?

  • 30) Is loose material battered down?

  • 31) Is the face free from any overhang?

  • 32) Are all open edges protected by windrow / V-drains able to stop the traffic which is using the area from going over the edge?

  • 33) Is the face and berms free of large rocks?


  • 34) Hydrocarbon - Are spill kits available and all hydrocarbon spills reported and attended to?

  • 35) Waste-management - Is housekeeping in the pit satisfactory and are all waste segregated in the correct colour-coded skips?

  • 36) Air Quality, Noise and Vibration - Is dust sufficiently suppressed in the working area?

General and Overall Safety

  • 37) Is the general safety procedures and standards being followed and are the working areas free from major hazards and risks?

  • 38) Are all geotechnical hazard clearly identified, marked and communicated to all employees?

Mining Critical Controls

  • 39) Explosives - Are charged patterns demarcated and access control maintained?

  • 40) Explosives - Are explosive types stored separately in transportation and on floor?

  • 41) Voids - Are people observing mining through UG areas procedures and using fall arrest harness whilst working inside void areas?

  • 42) Voids - Have all people working in pits classified as void areas tagged and got valid void tags?

  • 43) Voids - Are all voids demarcated on dig plans and flagged in field?

  • 44) Voids - Are 12hr settling periods observed for blasts in void areas?

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