• The task / work to be completed is understood?

• A safe operating procedure or SWMS is available and understood?

• All team members are trained, competent and fit to do the task?

• Correct number of team members available to complete the task?

• There are safe access and exit paths / points?

• The correct and required PPE is available?

• All equipment, plant, tools has been checked and is working correctly?

• All permits required to do the task have been completed and issued?


• Manual Handling ….

• All required services and equipment have been isolated?

• Are there plant, equipment, or people nearby that can be impacted?

Identified Hazards

• Hazards were identified, controls agreed and implemented?

List details of how you or others could be injured (hazards):

List details of what you or others can do to keep everyone safe (controls):


• All team members are aware and understand the hazards identified?


• Can the task be done safely?

• A risk assessment is required before the task can continue?

• Safety issues have been escalated to Supervisor / 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.