Transmission Services Gas
UK MDG Transmission Services Gas
Project Health and Safety Inspection Checklist
To be completed by Project Supervisor or Nominated person weekly from the start of construction work on site. Completed forms are to be kept readily available (preferably on site) for the duration of construction works, after which time shall form part of the CDM Health & Safety file.
Any H&S actions identified shall be entered onto Audit/Inspection Action Log and brought to the urgent attention of the appropriate personnel as soon as possible. Contractor/Project Manager to be notified of actions required/taken.
S = Satisfactory, U = Unsatisfactory, O = Observation, NA = Not Applicable
Is the supply voltage for tools and equipment the lowest necessary for the job (could battery operated tools and reduced voltage system, e.g. 110v, or even lower in wet conditions, be used)?
Where mains voltage has to be used, are trip devices, e.g. residual current devices (RCDs) provided for all equipment? Are these checked by the user?
Is all portable electrical equipment, including cables and extension leads PAT tested, tagged and recorded and are records available on site?
Is there a system in place to ensure that all new portable electrical equipment including office equipment is PAT tested, tagged and the record updated?
Can an item of portable electrical equipment be identified and traced back to the register and is the inspection information up to date?
Are cables and leads protected from damage by sheathing, protective enclosures or by positioning away from causes of damage? Any evidence of repairs having been carried out?
Is there an appropriate system of user checks, formal visual examinations and combined inspections and tests by a competent person for all tools, equipment and cabins? Are the frequencies acceptable?
Are scaffolders or cranes, excavators or other plant working near or under overhead power lines? Has the electricity supply been turned off, or have suitable precautions been installed?
Has an individual assessment been carried out for all work which involves the use of plant, which could reach the overhead power lines?
Can the supply be cut off quickly in the event of an emergency? (Offices and site)
Has the possibility of electric shock been identified in any associated risk assessments and are emergency procedures available?
Is a Permit to Work system in place for work on fixed wiring systems?
Are all electrical items suitable for the environment e.g. intrinsically safe?
Has a permit to test been issued for electrical testing?
Are persons carrying out electrical installation and testing competent?