This inspection/audit has been undertaken by Lateral Concepts Limited as part of the ongoing management of Health, Safety and Environmental regulations . The purpose of the inspection/audit is to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and any relevant subordinate legislation, including but not restricted to, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the Working at Heights Regulations 2005. The report aims to identify areas where the Principal / Main Contractor, Lateral Concepts and other sub contractors needs to improve to meet the requirements of all relevant health and safety regulations and industry best practice procedures. The 'corrective actions' section details the remedial actions graded as priority 'High', 'Medium' and 'Low'. 'High' rated actions should be completed as soon as is reasonably practicable, as these could potentially lead to serious injury and would likely lead to an enforcement officer issuing a prohibition, improvement or notice of contravention against the site. 'Medium' rated actions should be completed with a reasonable timeframe (normally before the next inspection/audit) 'Low' rated actions are not compulsory but the contractor would benefit from addressing these points for continual improvement of health and safety standards.
Name of Principal Contractor
Name Of Lateral Concept Manager / Supervisor
Have all High and Medium risk corrective actions been completed since the last visit?
Which item and justification.
Is the Health and Safety Law poster on display with personnel details correctly completed?
Is the Health and Safety policy and Environmental policy on display and signed within previous 12 month period?
Are out of hours contact details displayed in a prominent location?
Are adequate numbers of first aid trained personnel on site?
Are risk assessments available for all hazards with a potential risk?
Have Method Statements/Safe systems of Work been prepared for works with a potential risk?
Do RAMS adequately control the risk?
Have manual handling assessments been completed where required using TILE form?
Have weekly Tool Box Talks (TBT) been under taken with copies given to the project team?
Have weekly Plant and Equipment registers been completed with copies given to the project team?
Are COSHH Substances being used site?
Are safety data sheets and assessments available for all substances on site?
Are permits to work utilised by the project team?
Are permits used when required, ensuring close out procedures are followed?
Does the site manager hold a relevant CITB site management qualification eg. SSSTS or higher?
Does the contract require supervisors to hold any specific courses?
Have all operatives/contractors been safety inducted with record held including copies of relevant skills cards (CSCS etc)
Have all operatives been briefed on RAMS including COSHH assessments. Are signatures from operatives confirming communication held?
Is a method in place to ensure an accurate tally of site personnel in the event of an evacuation?
Do fire points display correct information?
Is a suitable systems in place for raising an alarm?
Are suitable and sufficient fire extinguishers distributed on site in prominent and visible locations not obstructed?
Is evacuation signage prominently displayed with directions leading to the nearest escape?
Have extinguishers been inspected by a competent person within the previous 12 months?
Has a muster point been established and operatives made aware of the location?
Is suitable storage for gas and flammable substances available and being used?
Is there evidence of electrical appliance testing?
Are hand tools and equipment in a serviceable condition?
Is equipment 110v or cordless where practicable?
Are guards, extraction systems etc fitted on equipment?
Has lifting equipment been tested in the previous 6 months if used for suspended lifting?
Are material and tools loaded out in a safe manner?
Is there any training required for specific equipment or tools
Are fixed scaffolds in use on site?
Is a Scaff-tag or similar displayed close to the entry point of the scaffold?
Has the scaffold been inspected by a competent person within the last 7days?
Are all working platforms fully boarded? Gaps exceeding 50mm prevented
Are double handrails provided to all working platforms at correct heights?
Are toe boards provided on working platforms?
Are brick guards in place where required?
Are all access ladders in good condition, fixed or tied in?
Are Loading bays utilised with SWL signage and guard rails / Edge protection erected?
Are mobile tower scaffolds used on site?
Are scaffolds erected/signed off by a competent person e.g. PASMA qualified
Are double handrails provided on all working platforms?
Are towers correctly erected?, ladder hatched in line with ladders accesses etc?
Are outriggers utilised correctly where required?
Are MEWPs / Scissor Lifts etc in use?
Is the last 6 monthly competent persons inspection certificate available for review?
Do operatives hold relevant licences to operate plant eg IPAF?
Are harnesses being worn by operators with in date valid certification for MEWPS Less vertical access equipment?
Is equipment being used in a safe manner?
Are keys removed to prevent unauthorised use?
Are ladders, steps, hop up or similar in use on site?
Is the equipment of the correct grade?
600mm by 600mm for Hop Ups Only
Have permits been obtained if required?
Class 1 industrial use or EN 131 heavy duty
Does the equipment appear in good condition?
Is equipment being used in a safe manner?
Use of towers etc should be preferred. Check RAMS.
Are tasks involving cranes being carried out by Lateral Concepts operatives?
Has the crane been subject to thorough examination?
Are there suitably qualified people to supervise the lifting operations?
Appointed person and slingers
Has a safe system of work been implemented?
Is any lifting equipment being used on site?
Has the equipment been subject to a thorough examination?
Accessories for lifting 6 monthly
Are goods and passenger hoists currently in use on the project?
Are Walk routes and Access to the Hoist fit for purpose?
Have staff been adequately trained or use of equipment?
Is SWL signage present? Is the maximum load stated correct?
Does the equipment appear to be in good working order and being used for it stated use?
Are there any operations being undertaken which exposes workers to potentially high levels of noise?
Have noise measurements been taken?
80Db first line of action
Have noise control zones been defined?
Are operatives wearing suitable hearing protection?
Are any tools/equipment In use which may expose workers to high levels of vibration?
Have vibration levels and safe works limits been assessed or estimated?
Are suitable rest facilities provided?
Is there a means of making warm drinks and heating food?
Is a supply of fresh drinking water?
Is an adequate number of hard back chairs available?
Is canteen in a clean and tidy state?
Are suitable toilet facilities provided and kept clean and tidy?
Are suitable hand washing facilities provided?
Is a statutory accident book on site?
Is there a trained first aider on site?
Are suitably stocked first aid kits provided?
Are eye wash stations provided?
Have any accidents or incidents occurred since the last visit?
Has the accident or incident been investigated?
is the accident/incident reportable under RIDDOR?
Has this been correctly reported?
Are tools stored securely when not in use?
Are materials stored and segregated to prevent obstruction and overloading?
Have flammable materials been segregated to prevent combustion risks where practicable?
Are sites tasks producing construction dusts being controlled adequately?
Is hazardous waste being segregated and disposed of correctly?
Is waste being removed from working areas to prevent build up?
Are spills kits or bunded tanks utilsed where required?
Are diesels / petrol's adequately stored?
Are walkways adequately lit?
Are walkways free from obstructions?
Are access and egress routes to working areas maintained, kept clear and unobstructed?
Is suitable task lighting being provide and used?
Have exclusion zones been erected around high risk activities?
Are operatives wearing the correct PPE for tasks?
Are housekeeping standards on site adequate?
Are slips and trip hazards adequately managed?
Sky hooks, cable covers, stair nosing etc
Are edge protection barriers in place and securely fixed where required?
Is suitable and sufficient signage displayed on site?
Is the site secured against unauthorised access?
Any items not raised within main report which require reporting?