1.1. Site fencing secured, signage displayed, entrances restrict access to external workers/ public
1.2. Footpath clean & clear, Vehicle crossovers have no pedestrian trip hazards
1.3. Appropriate notification given to public/ external contractors regarding site activities and area of control?
1.4. Traffic Management setup and function remains effective and safe
1.5. Road and pedestrian signage is located correctly, clean, visible and effective (also see #5.7)
2.1. No worker on site without an induction
2.2. No visitor unaccompanied
2.3. Drivers with unfettered site access have been inducted
2.4. Induction Records are secure (Privacy Act Requirement)
3.1. Site main access clearly identified w/Signage
3.2. Housekeeping at access points maintained
3.3. Steps & landings within Aust Std. requirements (No step height >250mm)
3.4. Lighting adequate (Also See #29 lighting below)
3.5. Trip hazards are minimized on a all access ways.
3.6. Access ways are delineated and clearly defined where required.
4.1. Over night rain or other significant rain/water events have the potential to; Destabilize excavations, undermine scaffolding supports or supports for precast elements etc or potentially increase the likelihood of ground slips. Inspect the effect of rain or water events on the site and areas that could affect the site.
4.2. Overnight effects of weather has been covered off on the Pre-start briefing.
5.1. Does a construction safety plan/ safety management plan exist for the project? is stored in an easily accessible location? And clearly details the activities being undertaken?
5.2. Select a group of workers, obtain the induction register & cross check against the group's sign off page(s)
5.3. Select a specific activity and identify if there is an approved SWMS/ risk assessment for the activity
5.4. Risk assessments are held for all High Risk Activities.
5.5. Risk assessments include details of those consulted in the development of the document.
5.6. Risk assessments include those who have been trained in the requirements of the document.
5.7. Is a Traffic Management Plan & permits required for the specific activities being undertaken? If so have the proposed controls being implemented I.e. Correct signage used etc
5.8. Has a pre-start meeting being held between principle contractor and other relevant work groups to ensure relevant knowledge and awareness of influencing activities?
6.1. Contractor has a specific procedure for hygiene maintenance?
6.2. Work areas are Clean and hygienically maintained I.e. Bins emptied, contaminated clothing washed or disposed of.
6.3. Both Male & Female toilet facilities are kept clean and tidy
6.4. Crib rooms not used as a storage room
6.5. Sufficient space is provided for all persons likely to use them.
7.1. Facility is hygienically maintained & not used as a storage room
7.2. A double lined Bio Hazard waste bin provided
7..3 First aid & names of attendant clearly identified
7.4. Area not used as a storage room.
8.1. Each work group is cleaning up after each shift
8.2. Trip hazards are all removed progressively
8.3. No build up of fire load waste
8.4. Public areas are free of site waste & debris
8.5. Site access ways clear of material & waste
8.6. Protrusions are protected (Reo capped & sharp objects guarded)
9.1. Use of PPE is as the manufacturer intended (Helmets being worn correctly)
9.2. Use of PPE is appropriate to tasking (Goggles for over head drilling, face shields for grinder use)
9.3. PPE is in good repair (Boots, helmets etc are in good serviceable condition)
9.4. Training details are available for PPE use
10.1. A handover certificate exists for all temp boards & site sheds
10.2. Temp boards are in good repair and RCD tested each month
10.3. Electric leads are not exposed to mechanical damage (Suspended where required or exposed to potential damage), not run on the floor in access ways
10.4. Checked test tags are within test dates
10.5. Electrical gear & leads are not exposed to damage, including damage by fluids
11.1. No fumes entering the trench potentially causing a toxic atmosphere
11.2. No trench deeper than 1.5m without collapse controls in place (Geo Eng Cert if req.) Also excavated material kept back 600mm+ from trench sides
11.3. Benching at not more than 1.5m steps (1m steps preferred) & 1 in 1 going
11.4. Access denial (barricades & signage) in place for unauthorised personnel
11.5. Access ladders in trenches @ 9m centres (where depth >1.5m)
11.6. Plant kept clear of trench sides ratio >1.5 wide to 1 depth
11.7. Supervisors are completing the excavation log daily (where depth >1.5m)
12.1. Workers using harnesses have documented training for their use & an emergency procedure is available (which they must be trained in)
12.2. Exclusion zones maintained below workers & signs placed if required
12.3. Access systems are suitable for taking tools & materials up to the work areas
12.4. Controls are in place to prevent falling objects.
12.5. Where low height trestle work is undertaken, is there adequate methods of access/egress? No step height >250mm.
13.1. Exclusion zones are maintained
13.2. Restrictive access signage is displayed
13.3. Barricades are effective in keeping unauthorised persons out
13.4. Barricades are suitable for the conditions (not displaced by wind)
14.1. Ladders used to perform work are secured not footed & of short use duration, light duty work only & worker maintaining 3 points of contact
14.2. Access extension ladders extend 1m past point of access and are secured
14.3. Persons using any ladder are not over reaching, pulling or pushing potentially over turning the support ladder
14.4. Persons using step ladders remain off the top & 2nd top rungs (5 Rung ladders minimum permitted)
14.5. Ladders are set up on firm flat ground with solid footing, no loose material or debris at base
14.6. Ladder Permits are in use and displayed correctly
15.1 Drawings held on site for erected scaffolds.
15.2. Scaffolds have been certified by competent person & re-certified every 30 days
15.3. No parts missing
15.4. Decks clear of debris & trip hazards
15.5. Are screen guards between deck height and top handrail less than or equal to 50 X 25mm? This area can be covered with shade cloth if 50 x 50mm chain link is used.
15.6. Are gaps in working platforms boards <25mm with a total of all accumulative gaps not exceeding 50mm.
15.7. Are lap boards secure against uplift.
15.8. Are mid rails fitted where a top rail is fitted
16.1. Built to the Manufacturers design requirements & all components are fitted (see the drawing)
16.2. A scaffold drawing must be available (usually a standard pictorial drawing from the supplier)
16.3. Access ladder in place & used @1.5m & over, no jumping down from any height
17.1. No damaged components, no split laminated timber, no reo used in props etc.
17.2. Formwork Drawings held on site & Engineer/competent person credentials held on site & cross checked against drawing sign off
17.3. Pre-pour check completed and signed off
17.4. Props and vertical support secured (nailed) to prevent dislodgement
17.5. Work platforms used are suitable, have edge protection & safe access/egress
17.6. Erecting frames and associated components includes an appropriate means of access/egress. No step height >250mm.
18.1. Plant risk assessments completed accurately for all major items of plant on site
18.2. Pre-Start checks are covering maintenance requirements not generic requirements
18.3. Log books up-to-date on compressors, scissor & boom lifts, excavation & crane plant, concrete placing plant & others as detailed by legal, WHSMP/HIRAC requirements
18.4. Operators hold certification and have competency assessment documents
18.5. Safety pins used on excavator quick hitch attachments
18.6. Pinch points are guarded, warning devices remain functional
18.7. SWL marked on all equipment used to lift loads.
19.1. Where permits are used, they’re held at the hot work location, signed off at completion & filed
19.2. Fire extinguisher held at location and in serviceable condition.
19.3. Fire load identified & controls implemented
19.4. Flash back arrestors used on Oxy/Acet Equip.
19.5. No nylon or flammable clothing worn by hot work operators
20.1. Site has Fire extinguishers placed at locations as per management plan & legal requirements, signage placed above extinguishers
20.2. Fire load areas minimised & a fire extinguisher placed at those locations
20.3. Testing of extinguishers at 6 month intervals
21.1. Operators have certification – HRWL & yellow card for 11m+ booms, yellow card for scissor lifts or similar to an equivalent level of competency training
21.2. Every operator has completed a Pre-Start check and signed the log book
21.3. No penetrations or drop off edges are unprotected in EWP operating areas
21.4. Overhead power precautions detailed in the SWMS or daily prestart if present
21.5. Floor area of plant (basket) clear (Housekeeping issue)
21.6. Operators manual held with the plant
21.6. Plant is not operating with identified defects
22.1. Operators have certification – HRWL
22.2. Seat belt worn & general safe operation
22.3. Every operator has completed a Pre-Start check and signed the log book
22.4. Operators manual held with the forklift
22.5. Warning devices (Lights and reverse alarm) functioning
23.1. All penetrations have been observed as covered with a suitable cover that is secured against dislodgment & Penetration covers are clearly marked “Warning hole below” or words to a similar effect, an SWL is identified if relevant
23.2. Penetrations are barricaded where securing has been released for access
24.1. Mesh guards fitted & secured
24.2. Toe-boards or mesh guard in close contact with the floor or platform level
24.3. Checked for sturdiness & secured components, including supporting structure
24.4. Edge barricades back 1.8m from edges (Formwork live edge protection etc)
24.5. Trenching operations have considered edge protection where a fall of >2m
25.1. Question site workers undertaking hazardous manual tasks regarding their knowledge of precautions & training by their employer
25.2. General safe manual tasks practice
25.3. Workers avoiding twisting & lifting (Particularly over chest height)
26.1. Is an SDS held for all hazardous chemicals used & stored on site in the following locations;
a) With the chemical
b) In the site office (near first aid location)
c) Where the chemical is stored
26.2. Has a “Risk Assessment” been completed for each Hazardous Chemical, and kept in a location easily accessible?
26.3. Has a documented training event been completed for each Hazardous Chemical & all those using the chemical undertaken the training
26.4. Are all chemical containers, including decanted ready use containers, labeled appropriately
26.5. No drink containers are used as chemical containers of any sort
26.6. Are SDS's held at the storage location of Hazardous Chemicals
26.7. Are disposal methods for unused chemicals and empty containers appropriate
26.8. Are first aid provision held by the PCBU appropriate to the classified hazards the chemicals present
27.1. Are all cranes used on site & operators providing their HRWL, maintenance records, familiarisation training & log books (Periodically copied & retained)
27.2. Are plant inspections being completed or reviewed for all Cranes & Excavators - every month
27.3. Are records maintained and held on site for all lifting gear that is site based or inspection records sighted and occasionally copied & retained for Mobile crane lifting gear
27.4. Excavators used in crane mode have anti-burst devices fitted, an “SWL” marked on the dipper arm and an “appropriate” load chart in the operator’s cabin which includes the weight of any attachment or bucket left fitted during a crane lift
27.5. Are lift plans available for lifts of a complex nature
27.6. Is the ground barring capacity known by the Principle and advised to the crane operators
27.7. Is the crane Fit for Purpose
28.1. No materials stacked in front of water coolers, power boards, fire extinguishers or fire exits
28.2. Access ways clear and exits are non obstructed
28.3. Clear access to storage location
28.4. Are storage locations designated and advised to all PCBU's
29.1. Are all areas where natural light is diminished illuminated as required by the WHSMP/HIRAC & legal requirements (Access lighting)
29.2. Where a gantry is erected - are luminaries fitted & adequately lit
29.3. Is a battery backed up luminary fitted above/near all power distribution boards (in enclosed areas)
29.4. Are building escape routes in enclosed areas, illuminated by battery backed up luminaries
29.5. Are subcontractors using adequate task lighting as required by SWMS’s & legal requirements
30.1. Observe site works for what would be current High Risk Activity, cross check actual activity against accepted SWMS & check that all workers engaged in the activity signed into the SWMS
30.2. Has a Task Observation been programmed to observe this activity
31.1. Evidence exists for proof of immunisation hepatitis A,B and tetanus
31.2. Where biological hazards exist are precautions identified and communicated?
31.3. Is heat stress being controlled and ample cool water available
31.4. Is PPE being worn for areas where exposure to biological hazards are present
31.5. Are Asbestos controls being followed ?
31.6. Workers exposed to hand vibration are resting each hour as per COP for Plant
31.7. Where “Health Surveillance” is required, is it being undertaken
31.8. Are noise, dust, UV exposure or other issues present that may require monitoring or advice by an occupational hygienist
31.9. Is Audiometric testing been undertaken by exposed workers within the required time frame
32.1. Have all required permits and authorisations been obtained?
32.2. All permits are relevant to work activity? I.e. Hot works, flow control, access
33.1. Have on site staff, including sub-contractors received relevant training? (certified)
33.2. If confined space entry is applicable, check for completed confined space entry permit and is gas detector within calibration. (check recalibration date)
33.3. There is a confined space entry rescue procedure available and employees can demonstrate knowledge and competency?
Additional comments by inspecting person