Activity Overview

Provide a basic overview of the lifting operation

Maximum weight to be lifted during the planned scope of work?

Job Introduction, Plan and Methods

Work party are all present and accounted for

Workforce engaged in a discussion on the proposed task

Workforce advised on PPE requirements

Hazard Identification

Slips, trips and falls

Manual Handling

Falling Objects

Workplace Traffic


Adverse Weather


Visibility of the load(s)

Members of the public

Simultaneous Operations

Nearby Structures

Language barriers and communication issues

Other (specify)

Details of other hazards

Lifting Operation

Are all work party aware of the nominated banksman for the operation

Has radio communication been function tested

Are suitable barriers around work area in place

Discuss the position of personnel in relation to lift and escape routes.

Discuss the environmental conditions that might impact on the operation

Crane Configuration

Discuss crane configuration with crane operator

Discuss lifting accessories to be used.

Has certs for all equipment and accessories been verified

Has the SWL of all equipment and accessories been verified against the weight of the load(s)

Workforce Participation

Confirm understanding of the scope of work with all members of the workparty

Invite workparty questions on the planned scope of work

Work Party Comments

Work Party Signatures
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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.