• The Worksite Hazard Identification Checklist should be completed on all new client sites

1.0 ESWMS/JSA/Pre-Work Brief

  • 1.1 Safe Work Method StatementS for task identified?

  • 1.2 Job Safety Analysis for task identified?

  • 1.3 Pre-Work Briefs for work in rail corridor completed?

2.0 Fire and Emergency Prepardness

  • 2.1 Extinguishers in place and recently serviced?

  • 2.2 Emergency egress and access points clear?

  • 2.3 Emergency Co-Ordinator appointed?

  • 2.4 Emergency Evacuation signs displayed?

  • 2.5 Employees aware of Emergency Assembly points and can explain?

  • 2.6 Date of last fire Drill?

3.0 Electrical

  • 3.1 Are plugs, sockets, switches and leads in good condition?

  • 3.2 Is all electrical equipment tested & tagged?

4.0 Hazardous Substances, Dangerous Goods.

  • 4.1 Chemical Register and MSDS available on site for hazardous substances?

  • 4.2 Risk Assessments completed for identified hazardous substances and dangerous goods and controls in place?

  • 4.3 Appropriate storage and sign posted where required.

  • 4.4 All hazardous substances clearly identified?

5.0 First Aid

  • 5.1 Cabinets and/or First Aid Kits intact and orderly?

  • 5.2 Are employees aware of location of First Aid equipment?

  • 5.3 Eye wash or safety showers available?

  • 5.4 Emergency numbers displayed or ready available?

6.0 Floors & Stairs

  • 6.1 Even surfaces, no cracks, no loose boards or raised grill, vents or manhole covers?

  • 6.2 Walkways adequately lit and clearly marked?

  • 6.3 Stairs have non-slip surfaces and have handrails?

7.0 Equipment & Machinery

  • 7.1 Is equipment and machinery adequately guarded?

  • 7.2 Are emergency stop switches within easy reach?

  • 7.3 Are hand tools in good condition?

  • 7.4 No nip points or gaps that may cause possible hand/finger injuries?

  • 7.5 Adequate space around equipment or machinery?

  • 7.6 Isolation procedures evident and clearly displayed?

  • 7.7 PPE requirements clearly displayed?

8.0 General Housekeeping

  • 8.1 Adequate lighting?

  • 8.2 Emergency lighting operable?

  • 8.3 Are walkways clear of obstructions?

  • 8.4 Waste bins located at suitable points?

  • 8.5 Noise levels controlled?

  • 8.6 Ventilation controlled?

9.0 Mobile Equipment

  • 9.1 Are there Pre-start checklists for mobile equipment?

  • 9.2 Are there Risk Assessments carried out on mobile equipment?

  • 9.3 Is there a traffic management system in place to separate mobile equipment from pedestrians?

10.0 Environmental Controls

  • 10.1 Spill Kits available on site?

  • 10.2 Does site induction include environmental controls?

  • 10.3 Are there relevant environmental controls addressed in the relevant SWMS?

  • 11.0 (STOP) High Risk Activities

  • 11.1 Is there repetitive heavy manual handling and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.2 Are employees working alone or in remote locations and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.3 Is there confined space work and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.4 Is there working at heights and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.5 Is there Excavation work and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.6 Scaffolding or rigging and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.7 Building construction, asbestos and demolition and is it identified in SWMS?

  • 11.8 High voltage work and is it identified in SWMS?

12.0 Manual Handling Assessment

  • 12.1 Is there instruction on manual handling on site.

  • 12.2 Are employees able to work without having to reach repetitively to low levels, above shoulder height, below mid thigh or out from the body?

  • 12.3 Have all objects, work practice and work environment where appropriate and as far as reasonably practicable, been designed, constructed and maintained so as to eliminate risks arising from manual handling.

  • 12.4 Are employees handling any heavy, hot/cold, slippery or bulky objects and if so are there adequate control measures in place.

  • 12.5 Is the work area and objects designed to eliminate sideways twisting of body?

  • 12.6 Is the job self paced to allow safe work practices e.g. Not repetitive?

  • 12.7 Is mechanical handling equipment available such as lifting and carrying aids such as trolleys, trolley jacks or hoists?

  • 12.8 Is there instruction on the use of manual handling equipment?

  • 12.9 Is the manual handling equipment provided in good working order?

  • 12.10 Are items being handled correctly e.g straight back, knees bent and load close to body?

  • 12.11 Are employees able to work without repetitive movement e.g lifting, pulling and pushing?

  • 12.12 Have employees been provided with manual handling training?

Action Plan

  • Hazards identified/controls

Sign off

  • Checklist completed by?

  • Employees sign off

  • Employees sign off

  • Clients sign off

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