T BEAM PRODUCTION

WELFARE

  • Are welfare facilities maintained in good order – no damaged equipment and suitable for use

  • Are items of clothing or work gear stored suitably – not on floors or tables

  • Are there stocks of surface wipes and hand sanitiser available in welfare facilities for persons to use to maintain a clean area?

  • Are heating and ventilation facilities working properly? (fixed to wall, secure, not covered by clothing or other items)

  • Are Toilet and washroom areas clean, tidy and stocked with supplies of soap, barrier cream, hand towels / hand driers etc

  • Are Toilet facilities maintained in good working order and kept clean?

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are T Beam production areas maintained in a tidy condition?

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

STRESSING OPERATIONS & WIRE MANAGEMENT

  • Are prestressing operations taking place during this inspection?

  • Are personnel carrying out stressing or detensioning operations in a safe manner? (if occurring at time of audit)

  • Are guards being used properly to protect operators and other workers?

  • Are other persons maintaining a safe distance from stressing operations; No one stood in line with wires and maintaining a safe distance from the side of any beds (T Beam – No one at side or end of the bed being stressed)

  • Are barrels and wedges in good order, clean and without defects (visual check of at least 3 random samples)

  • Is Stressing equipment in good order – no obvious visual defects – Also ask operators if they have noticed any defects during operation.

  • Are stressing wires contained within ‘lobster pots’ and not unnecessarily tangled or untidy.

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on beds if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

  • Are keys being removed from mobile plant when it is not in use in order to prevent unauthorised use.

  • Are there any obvious defects with mobile plant in use (broken lights, damaged seatbelts, reverse alarms not working etc)

  • Are daily check sheets being completed for all items of mobile plant and are defects being actioned in good time? - refer to question above and check the daily checksheet to ensure defects are recorded.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are concrete gang operatives wearing the correct PPE to prevent irritation or burns to skin or eyes from concrete? Gloves worn, arms covered, and safety glasses

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

FUEL, OILS MANAGEMENT

  • Has any oil spilled from the containers?

  • Are bund levels controlled to prevent spillage?

  • Are hoses/nozzles in good order, undamaged and prevented from unauthorised use by locks.

  • If ‘NO’ have you informed management?

  • Are spill kits readily accessible and well stocked.

  • Are waste oil containers and bunds in good condition, well controlled to prevent spillage?

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

HOLLOWCORE PRODUCTION

WELFARE

  • Are welfare facilities maintained in good order – no damaged equipment and suitable for use

  • Are items of clothing or work gear stored suitably – not on floors or tables

  • Are there stocks of surface wipes and hand sanitiser available in welfare facilities for persons to use to maintain a clean area?

  • Are heating and ventilation facilities working properly? (fixed to wall, secure, not covered by clothing or other items)

  • Are Toilet and washroom areas clean, tidy and stocked with supplies of soap, barrier cream, hand towels / hand driers etc

  • Are Toilet facilities maintained in good working order and kept clean?

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are Hollowcore production areas maintained in a tidy condition?

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

STRESSING OPERATIONS & WIRE MANAGEMENT

  • Are prestressing operations taking place during this inspection?

  • Are personnel carrying out stressing or detensioning operations in a safe manner? (if occurring at time of audit)

  • Are guards being used properly to protect operators and other workers?

  • Are other persons maintaining a safe distance from stressing operations; No one stood in line with wires and maintaining a safe distance from the side of any beds (Hollowcore – People keeping at least a full bed away at the side and not standing or working behind the operation)

  • Are barrels and wedges in good order, clean and without defects (visual check of at least 3 random samples)

  • Are clips placed over wires every 10 meters - First one at 5 meters from stressing end.

  • Is Stressing equipment in good order – no obvious visual defects – Also ask operators if they have noticed any defects during operation.

  • Are stressing wires contained within ‘lobster pots’ and not unnecessarily tangled or untidy.

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on beds if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are OH Cranes subject to a daily pre use check? - look for evidence of this?

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are loads generally being carried in a safe manner? (low to the ground, in a controlled way, slung safely, not over other persons).

  • Are personnel seen to be operating the cranes and carrying loads keeping themselves in a position where they cannot be trapped between the load and another object or structure?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

  • Are keys being removed from mobile plant when it is not in use in order to prevent unauthorised use.

  • Are there any obvious defects with mobile plant in use (broken lights, damaged seatbelts, reverse alarms not working etc)

  • Are daily check sheets being completed for all items of mobile plant and are defects being actioned in good time? - refer to question above and check the daily checksheet to ensure defects are recorded.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are concrete gang operatives wearing the correct PPE to prevent irritation or burns to skin or eyes from concrete? Gloves worn, arms covered, and safety glasses

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

FUEL, OILS MANAGEMENT

  • Has any oil spilled from the containers?

  • Are bund levels controlled to prevent spillage?

  • Are hoses/nozzles in good order, undamaged and prevented from unauthorised use by locks.

  • If ‘NO’ have you informed management?

  • Are spill kits readily accessible and well stocked.

  • Are waste oil containers and bunds in good condition, well controlled to prevent spillage?

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

PRECAST PRODUCTION

WELFARE

  • Are welfare facilities maintained in good order – no damaged equipment and suitable for use

  • Are items of clothing or work gear stored suitably – not on floors or tables

  • Are there stocks of surface wipes and hand sanitiser available in welfare facilities for persons to use to maintain a clean area?

  • Are heating and ventilation facilities working properly? (fixed to wall, secure, not covered by clothing or other items)

  • Are Toilet and washroom areas clean, tidy and stocked with supplies of soap, barrier cream, hand towels / hand driers etc

  • Are Toilet facilities maintained in good working order and kept clean?

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are Precast production areas maintained in a tidy condition?

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on beds if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are OH Cranes subject to a daily pre use check? - look for evidence of this?

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are loads generally being carried in a safe manner? (low to the ground, in a controlled way, slung safely, not over other persons).

  • Are personnel seen to be operating the cranes and carrying loads keeping themselves in a position where they cannot be trapped between the load and another object or structure?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

  • Are keys being removed from mobile plant when it is not in use in order to prevent unauthorised use.

  • Are there any obvious defects with mobile plant in use (broken lights, damaged seatbelts, reverse alarms not working etc)

  • Are daily check sheets being completed for all items of mobile plant and are defects being actioned in good time? - refer to question above and check the daily checksheet to ensure defects are recorded.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are concrete gang operatives wearing the correct PPE to prevent irritation or burns to skin or eyes from concrete? Gloves worn, arms covered, and safety glasses

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

FUEL, OILS MANAGEMENT

  • Has any oil spilled from the containers?

  • Are bund levels controlled to prevent spillage?

  • Are hoses/nozzles in good order, undamaged and prevented from unauthorised use by locks.

  • If ‘NO’ have you informed management?

  • Are spill kits readily accessible and well stocked.

  • Are waste oil containers and bunds in good condition, well controlled to prevent spillage?

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

STEEL BENDING & TIMBER / BOARD PROCESSING

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are steel bending & timber / board processing areas maintained in a tidy condition?

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

  • Are board and timber materials being stored in a safe manner so as not to fall or topple or cause trip hazards?

WORK EQUIPMENT

  • Are bar benders, croppers and woodworking equipment being operated by trained, competent persons only?

  • Are bending, cropping and woodworking operations being carried out in a safe manner taking account of the operator or other persons working in the area.

  • Are items of work equipment operating correctly - ask operators if they know of any problems.

  • Are visual or other inspections carried out on work equipment prior to use to identify defects?

  • Are people observed to be using woodworking equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

  • Are extraction systems being used when wood working equipment is being operated?

  • Are extraction bags being emptied or replaced when full?

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on beds if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are OH Cranes subject to a daily pre use check? - look for evidence of this?

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are loads generally being carried in a safe manner? (low to the ground, in a controlled way, slung safely, not over other persons).

  • Are personnel seen to be operating the cranes and carrying loads keeping themselves in a position where they cannot be trapped between the load and another object or structure?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

WELDING

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, air fed welding masks, fire retardent work clothing, leather gauntlets or gloves, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are welding fumes being extracted at source e.g are the extraction systems being used?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are welding areas maintained in a tidy condition? e.g floor kept tidy, no unnecessary trailing leads, hoses, steel offcuts cleared away.

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on beds if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are OH Cranes subject to a daily pre use check? - look for evidence of this?

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are loads generally being carried in a safe manner? (low to the ground, in a controlled way, slung safely, not over other persons).

  • Are personnel seen to be operating the cranes and carrying loads keeping themselves in a position where they cannot be trapped between the load and another object or structure?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

  • Are keys being removed from mobile plant when it is not in use in order to prevent unauthorised use.

  • Are there any obvious defects with mobile plant in use (broken lights, damaged seatbelts, reverse alarms not working etc)

  • Are daily check sheets being completed for all items of mobile plant and are defects being actioned in good time? - refer to question above and check the daily checksheet to ensure defects are recorded.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

YARD - PRODUCT STORAGE - LOADING

WELFARE

  • Are welfare facilities maintained in good order – no damaged equipment and suitable for use

  • Are items of clothing or work gear stored suitably – not on floors or tables

  • Are there stocks of surface wipes and hand sanitiser available in welfare facilities for persons to use to maintain a clean area?

  • Are heating and ventilation facilities working properly? (fixed to wall, secure, not covered by clothing or other items)

  • Are Toilet and washroom areas clean, tidy and stocked with supplies of soap, barrier cream, hand towels / hand driers etc

  • Are Toilet facilities maintained in good working order and kept clean?

OBSERVATIONS OF WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Are any persons undertaking a task without the proper Personal Protective Equipment ((Head Protection, Safety glasses, High Viz Vest, Gloves, hearing protection, dust masks, goggles, face visor etc) appropriate for the task they are doing.

  • Are employees observed to be working in a safe manner according to current safe working procedures?

  • Are Contractors (if applicable) working in a safe manner in accordance with any induction / risk assessments/method statements - check documentation.

WORKPLACE HOUSKEEPING

  • Are yard areas maintained in a tidy condition?

  • Are peripheral areas maintained in a tidy condition e.g material storage areas

POWER TOOLS

  • Are there any items of work equipment found during the inspection which require replacement or repair (split cables, damaged plugs, guards missing, blades or attachments in poor condition etc.)

  • Are cordless tools being used where possible to avoid the use of trailing leads, extensions etc

  • Are extension leads being wrapped up when not in use to prevent trips or falls?

  • Are power tools or equipment being stored in a safe manner when not in use so as not to pose a risk to other persons?

  • Are people observed to be using work equipment in a safe manner without obvious risk to themselves or others?

WORK AT HEIGHT

  • Are activities involving work at height being controlled adequately - no obvious work at height issues identified during the inspection?

  • (Avoid work at height if possible, e.g. don’t climb on vehicles or trailers if task can be done from the side. Access equipment being used for maintenance tasks, fall prevention in place. Fall protection in place where necessary)

LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Are there any Lifting accessories which are obviously defective or damaged which need taking out of service?

  • Are persons not directly involved in lifting operations maintaining a safe distance between themselves and the suspended load?

MOBILE PLANT

  • Are Items of mobile plant being operated in a safe manner? (at an appropriate speed, with caution around others, waiting until route is clear, taking care at entrances and exits, sounding horns at doorways and passing personnel in a safe responsible manner)

  • Are keys being removed from mobile plant when it is not in use in order to prevent unauthorised use.

  • Are there any obvious defects with mobile plant in use (broken lights, damaged seatbelts, reverse alarms not working etc)

  • Are daily check sheets being completed for all items of mobile plant and are defects being actioned in good time? - refer to question above and check the daily checksheet to ensure defects are recorded.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to prevent harmful effects of any substance they are using or are exposed to e.g. concrete, oils, fuels, dust, solvents? (refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and COSHH Assessments for appropriate PPE and Control Measures if unsure)

  • Are substances being used in the correct manner so as not to pose a risk to the user or others? e.g. not spraying mould oil where others are exposed to it. cleaning up spills promptly, not raising dust during cutting concrete.

  • Are any substances obviously being stored inappropriately where they could pose a hazard e.g. fuel near welding, cutting burning. incompatible products stored in same area. (check material safety data sheet if unsure)

FUEL, OILS MANAGEMENT

  • Has any oil spilled from the containers?

  • Are bund levels controlled to prevent spillage?

  • Are hoses/nozzles in good order, undamaged and prevented from unauthorised use by locks.

  • If ‘NO’ have you informed management?

  • Are spill kits readily accessible and well stocked.

  • Are waste oil containers and bunds in good condition, well controlled to prevent spillage?

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Are waste skips areas tidy and well controlled? (easy to identify what they should be used for)

  • Is waste being placed into the correct skip.

  • Is waste contained within the confines of skips e.g not sticking out or overflowing?

  • Are waste bins emptied regularly to prevent overspill and spread of waste material?

PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR ANY OTHER OBSERVATIONS OR CONCERNS FOUND

  • Notes/Actions:

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