Audit Information

  • 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.

  • Contract No:

  • Project Title:

  • Week No.

  • Date

Trenchless Techniques

  • 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 there a Method Statement/ Risk Assessment available on site for the activity? Has it been briefed out and signed for?

  • Has the temporary design been briefed out to all concerned and regular inspection implemented?

  • Are the emergency procedures adequate and do all personnel understand them? Have foreseeable emergencies been identified?

  • Have all Operatives been inducted to Project and received EUSR training?

  • Are all operatives competent to perform the task? (Check CITB, CSCS cards, training records etc.) Confined Spaces entry training, breathing apparatus, medically fit.

  • Is there a process in place in the event of unforeseen/change in ground condition i.e. contaminated ground, running sand, high water table, mass concrete etc.

  • Is the correct P.P.E. for the task being worn? (Check condition, age, storage, training)

  • Is the site tidy and free from trip hazards and is there safe access and egress available for all?

  • Are the welfare facilities adequate and is there appropriate first aid provision on site? (Numbers of Appointed persons/ First Aiders, location/ contents of kit)

  • Has adequate fencing been put in place around excavations and is appropriate signage posted to warn of dangers?

  • Is a system in place to deal with surplus water, which may be present in the excavation and surrounding ground?

  • Who is responsible for inspecting the condition of the excavations, are these inspections recorded?

  • Is there safe access and egress to all areas of the excavations?

  • Is there sufficient space available around the excavation to allow for plant, materials, vehicles and persons to move around safely? Does the layout of the site comply with the given plot plan?

  • Does the method statement include specific items of lifting equipment to be used during lifting operations and are these adhered to?

  • Are all slings, shackles, hooks, chains etc. in good condition and do they have the appropriate certification?

  • Do all items of plant on site undergo regular inspections and checks by the operators; are these recorded? E.g. excavators, cranes, side booms etc.

  • Are “Safe Havens” in use during lifting operations in the shaft?

  • Has the operation been classed as “Confined Space” working? If so, are persons competent to enter and are there appropriate emergency evacuation procedures?

  • Has a system of communication been agreed between those inside the confined space and those outside?

  • Is there a “Tally” system or similar to record who is in the tunnel and how long they have been in there?

  • Is the confined space checked for a toxic atmosphere, oxygen deficient atmosphere, flammable gas and water? Are atmospheric tests carried out at the start of every shift and during activities?

  • Is there sufficient lighting available on site for overall illumination as well as task specific lighting?

  • Has sufficient air movement been provided and fume extraction?

  • Are any vehicle/ plant exhaust fumes likely to enter the confined space?

  • Has adequate stale air/fume extraction been provided?

  • Is breathing apparatus checked/ tested/ inspected prior to entry? (Recorded)

  • Are atmospheric monitors within their calibration date, batteries checked, tested prior to entry?

  • If required, are there an adequate number and type of fire extinguishers on site and are they in appropriate locations?


  • Auditor's Signature

  • Project Manager's Signature

  • Date

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