Management Responsibilities

  • Is there an Environmental, Health and Safety Management Plan developed for this project?

  • Is the Health and Safety Policy displayed and signed by management?

  • Are emergency response procedures developed and displayed at appropriate locations?

  • Is there safe access in and out of the site?

  • Is there suitable public protection where construction works are next to, or over public access ways?

  • Are the personnel records, certificates of competency and induction records kept on site?

  • Are contractor/sub contractor SWMS (Safe Work Method Statements) & JSA's provided before commencing each major task?

  • Are appropriate signs posted at entrance? I.e. hard hats, report to site office

  • Are necessary permits developed and retained on site (e.g. Excavation Permits)?

Amenities

  • Is there covered access from inclement weather?

  • Is site hut seating adequate for the numbers on site?

  • Are site huts hygienic? I.e. tidy bins with bin liners

  • Are there adequate numbers of toilet cubicles with clean tidy wash facilities?

  • Are there notice boards in site huts?

  • Cool clean drinking water available at appropriate locations?

  • Are there toilets for women?

  • Have provisions been made to adequately secure the site at all times and in particular, when left unattended?

Emergency Response/First Aid

  • Are site personnel aware of the first aid location and is it clearly identified?

  • Is the first aid box adequately stocked?

  • Are there adequate first aid personnel clearly identified for contact?

  • Are first aid treatment records kept on site?

  • Is there an emergency evacuation plan for this project?

  • Are emergency response personnel trained in site emergency procedures? Last test date of procedures __/__/____

  • Are all workers aware of what to do in case of fire or other emergency?

Training and Consultation

  • Is there a site induction?

  • Are induction records maintained on site?

  • Do all site personnel hold a current industry induction card?

  • Is emergency response and evacuation training conducted?

  • Are personnel trained in fire precautions and use of fire extinguishers?

  • Is training for identified hazardous work processes conducted? I.e. confined spaces

  • Where subcontractors collaborate, interface, co-operate or work together, is everybody involved inducted?

  • Are all visitors to site inducted?

  • Are hazards, incidents and accidents reported to site personnel at toolbox meetings?

  • Do supervisors conduct regular toolbox meetings?

  • Do supervisors carry out risk assessments and incident reports?

  • Are healthy and safety meetings held regularly?

  • Are health and safety meeting minutes discussed at toolbox meetings and displayed in the site hut?

Electrical

  • Does a licensed electrician test portable electrical equipment every quarter? RCD/safety switch tested every month?

  • Are extension leads correctly connected to power supply?

  • Are electrical leads safely placed? (e.g. Not lying in water? Not a trip hazard?)

  • Is the electrical testing register maintained on site?

  • Is all electrical equipment in good condition?

Scaffolding

  • Scaffold types in use?

  • Are the standards on solid foundations with adequate soul boards?

  • Is there adequate bracing in all directions?

  • Are the ties correctly positioned and fixed? (Every 3 bays, 2 lifts)

  • Are there working platforms at required locations?

  • Are handrails and kickboards installed on scaffolds over 2 metres?

  • Are mesh guards installed where risk of material falling may occur? I.e. bricks

  • Is there access to and from all working platforms?

  • Are work platforms the correct distance from the working face?

  • Are ladders of an industrial grade?

  • Are ladders secured top and bottom and exceeding platform 1 metre at a 4:1 pitch?

  • Are scaffold boards secured to prevent uplift from winds?

  • When completed, are scaffolds tagged with scaftag system or similar?

  • Are signs or barriers erected for incomplete scaffolds?

  • Are scaffolds regularly inspected and records kept of details?

Hazardous Materials

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all hazardous substances?

  • Is a chemical register kept on site?

  • Do site personnel use and understand MSDS's?

  • Are appropriate signs posted at storage areas on site?

  • Are containers appropriately labelled?

  • Are chemical storage facilities provided with an appropriate containment area? I.e. bunds and containment materials

  • Is appropriate PPE supplied when using hazardous materials?

Cranes and Rigging (Applicable When lifting Drainage Structures and Pipes)

  • Crane certificates of inspection provided and kept on record at site?

  • Crane driver's certificate of competency and licenses? Intermediate riggers for concrete panel erection?

  • Is the manufacturer's instruction book and specific crane's log book in the crane and completed daily?

  • Cranes set up on firm level ground; engineer's specification details where applicable? (i.e. suspended floors & near excavations )

  • Is all rigging equipment in good condition with inspection records kept on site?

  • Riggers and Dogmen certified and recorded and used for crane operations?

  • Is there a safe working zone established for crane operation?

Plant and Equipment

  • Are excavators used as cranes, fitted with burst protection and do they have the SWL (Safe Working Load) stamped on boom?

  • Are manufacturer's instructions for lifting capacities in all directions in excavator cabin?

  • Are roll over protection systems installed on all earthmoving equipment?

  • Where applicable, are reverse and visual alarms operating and audible? I.e. flashing lights

  • Has a schedule of inspection, maintenance, repair and cleaning been developed for all plant/equipment?

  • Are isolation procedures developed for maintenance and repair work on plant?

  • Are Elevated Work Platform logbooks and daily inspections completed, recorded and kept on the machine?

  • Do only licensed operators operate Elevated Work Platforms?

  • Are Elevated Work Platforms used on a firm level surface?

  • Is the operators manual readily accessible?

  • Are all combustion type engines only operated outdoors or with extra ventilation? Eg portable welders, generators, etc

  • Are seat-belts installed in any forklifts and used by the operators?

  • Have foreseeable hazards from the operation of plant and/or equipment been assessed, including the following:
    * contact or entanglement with machinery or materials
    * being trapped between the machine and any other fixed structure
    * being struck by ejected material from machinery
    * noise and vibration from machinery
    * services, both overhead and underground?

  • Have all operators of plant/equipment received appropriate training, hold certificates of operation where required and have demonstrated their competence to operate plant/equipment to the satisfaction of the contractor?

  • Are all records kept to show that all operators have received appropriate training and instruction to operate plant/equipment?

Excavation and Trenching

  • Is a site plan available for existing and new services?

  • Have existing underground services been physically located? (e.g. Non-destructive Testing/Location)

  • Are new and existing services identified on site and controls implemented to prevent accidental contact?

  • Have manual tools been used to dig trial holes to positively identify position of the utilities?

  • Are relevant authorities notified of any inconsistencies between the information provided and the actual location of the utilities?

  • If utilities cannot be located according to plans provided by the relevant authority then their assistance is sought at the site to locate the utility?

  • Are procedures in place to avoid isolated personnel working in excavations?

  • Is air quality testing carried out to ensure toxic gas build up does not occur?

  • Is signage and barricading used to reduce erosion or collapse? Is it adequate to keep pedestrians out?

  • Are excavations regularly inspected for erosion or collapse?

  • Is an adequate system of safety (including benching, battering, shoring, shielding or other forms of earth retention) been used to prevent collapse for trenches greater than 1.5m?

  • Has safe access/egress been provided for deep excavations?

  • Has spoil material and equipment been stored away from excavation edges?

  • Are dust control measures in place?

  • Are all drainage pits covered with an appropriate cover of adequate strength?

  • Have emergency procedures been developed and communicated to all persons working in or near the excavation/s before works commenced?

  • Do the emergency procedures address all foreseeable major hazards, particularly:
    * collapse of excavation
    * unplanned contact with underground or overhead services
    * inrush of water or other substance into excavation

  • Has the nature and condition of the ground or working environment been assessed, with particular attention being paid to:
    * the possibility of the fall or dislodgement or earth/rock or other materials
    * the instability of the excavation or adjoining structure
    * the in rush of water (or any other substance)
    * the placement of excavated material
    * instability due to person or plant working adjacent to the excavation

  • Has a geotechnical engineer been consulted?

Confined Space

  • Are emergency procedures developed for confined space works?

  • Is equipment available to check potential confined spaces (for gases etc.) prior to entry?

  • Is emergency rescue equipment available? I.e. radios, air monitors

  • Are personnel trained for confined space works including sentries?

Work at Heights

  • Are procedures developed for working at heights?

  • Are emergency procedures developed for the retrieval of a fallen or injured person?

  • Are personnel trained for working at heights?

  • Is safe access and egress provided for personnel?

  • Are harnesses inspected and inspection records kept on site?

  • Are anchorage points assessed by a qualified engineer?

  • Are barriers, barricades and signs erected to delineate restricted areas?

Environmental

  • Is an EMP on-site and readily available for inspection?

  • Is water or other means used to prevent dust generation?

  • Are roadways defined and used by site personnel?

  • Have measures been taken to prevent spoil on roads?

  • Is there adequate watering equipment when cutting material?

  • Has contamination of run-off been reduced/eliminated by installing silt fences before entering stormwater system or natural water courses?

  • Are noisy work tasks defined, controls used to reduce noise levels and signage utilised?

  • Is sound pressure level testing performed to ensure compliance?

  • Are signs posted to alert personnel?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Are signs displayed to identify the required PPE?

  • Is PPE readily available and complying with the relevant Australian Standards?

  • Are personnel trained in the use of specific PPE?

  • Is hearing protection provided and used where required?

  • Are facilities provided for the maintenance and storage of PPE?

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