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

Environmental Protection Inspection - Ecology

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

What activities are underway?

What was inspected?

Will the work affect any trees with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)? If yes, is work beneath the canopy spread of a tree protected by a TPO being carried out in accordance with the Local Planning Authority's Regulations?

Is hedge bank material or subsoil stored separately from top soil and sign posted?

Are trees and exposed hedgerows protected by appropriate fencing?

Has a log been established to monitor the removal of mature trees?

NB a mature tree is defined by The Tree Council as a tree with a stem diameter of 75mm at 1.5 metres above the ground or a tree that has been coppiced and the number of shoots on the tree exceeds 10.

Have any damaged trees been pruned and sealed in accordance with approved practice?

Is the Contractor compliant with the conditions of any licence to handle or disturb protected species or their habitat (eg Badgers, Bats, Great Crested Newts, Dormice, Reptiles, Water Voles, White Clawed Crayfish, Birds (including special species)?

Are there any restrictions or requirements associated with working in or close to ecologically sensitive areas (eg European Sites, SSSI, RAMSAR, SPA, SAC, SINC)?If so, is the Main Works Contractor compliant with these? Assent conditions?

Hedgerows – if hedgerows require removal is has a Hedgerow Removal Notice been submitted and approval obtained from the LPA where applicable?

Nesting Birds – are there plans in place should nesting birds be found on site? Are site staff aware of them?

Invasive Species – have invasive species been identified on site/access routes? Is there an Invasive Species Management Plan – is it appropriate? Is the plan being implemented on site to prevent the spread of invasive species?

Replanting requirements – is any replanting required as per the contract? Have suitable maintenance plans been provided? Are species of local provenance and certified disease free?

Ash Trees – are measure in place to deal with infected ash trees? Is it in accordance with Government guidelines?

Signature

Auditor's Signature
Project Manager's Signature
Date
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.