• Emergency contacts accessible on site

  • Emergency Procedures understood and where the Emergency Assembly Point is Located

  • Pre-start Meeting held and site personnel attended (records)

  • JHA Completed, Reviewed, and Accessible and covers all works being undertaken on site and all Hazards associated with the Task

  • All people on site and accessing site have read, reviewed, and signed onto the JHA

  • JMP completed

  • SWP accessible on site

  • All personnel working on site are fully inducted

  • Sign Arrangement Plan completed and accessible on site

  • Work Permits in place, signed by personnel and displayed

  • Take 5's and Hazard Observations being Completed

  • NJ Contracting work site board is located at site entrance with appropriate information


  • All personnel are correctly wearing Hi-Vis L/Sleeve Shirts and L/Legs Pants

  • All personnel are correctly wearing hard/broad brim hats

  • All personnel are correctly wearing eye protection

  • All personnel are correctly wearing hand protection

  • All personnel are wearing ear protection when needed

  • All personnel have access to sunscreen and protection from sun/heat

  • Are hats or caps being worn under hard hats

Emergency Equipment

  • Remote Area First Aid Kits are available

  • First Aid Kits are routinely inspected and current

  • Fire Extinguishers are fitted in all vehicles

  • Fire Extinguishers are routinely inspected and current

  • First Aiders are available and identified to all personnel on site (in Pre-Start Meeting)

  • All electrical equipment inspected, tagged and current

  • Electrical Items Test Register accessible on site

  • Cable protection in place

Hazardous Areas and Substances

  • Restricted/Hazardous area identified/flagged

  • Work hazards are clearly signed (noise, excavations, moving plant)

  • The worksite is free (as far as practicable) from slip and trip hazards

  • Hazardous Substances used on site have appropriate controls

  • SDS's available for all Hazardous Substances used on site and in date

Plant, Equipment and Tools

  • General condition of plant

  • Daily Pre-Start Plant Checklist completed and accessible

  • Does Plant have Plant Hazard and Risk Assessment Worksheet

  • Does the Plant have a Weed Hygiene Inspection Certificate

  • Plant suitable for work application

  • Operator of plant qualified and licensed

  • Plant Identification easily visible

  • Warning devices fitted and current

  • Operators manual available

  • Plant or Heavy Vehicle have Rural First Aid Kit, Snake Bite Kit, Spill Kit, SDS Folder, Emergency Contact Details, Repair Requests, and Pre-Start Book

  • Plant or Heavy Vehicle has Fire Extinguisher that is Current in date and functional

  • Wet-weather equipment approved and available on site

  • All operators wearing Seat Belts in Machine and Vehicles

  • Hand and power tools applicable to jpb and in good condition

  • Slings and Lifting Gear inspected prior to use

  • Slings and Lifting Gear tested, tagged and current

  • Have any Issues with Machines been Documented on the Pre-Start and a Repair Request

  • If Machine is Switched Off or Unattended are Blades, Rippers, Buckets, lowered to Ground

  • Does Operator know where Isolation Points are on the Machine

  • Wheel Chocks (Vehicle over GVM 1200kg)


  • Underground/Overhead Services identified, marked and documented

  • Excavation procedure understood

  • Access provided (ladders/steps) in accordance with legislation

  • Slope stability and collapse prevention in place (battered/sheered)

  • Bunting erected around trench

Welding and Cutting

  • JHA completed and accessible

  • Specific PPE for Welders and Assistants worn

  • Shields/screens in place (to protect personnel working nearby)

  • Cylinders secured and combustibles moved

  • Sparks contained

  • Appropriate and adequate fire fighting equipment available

  • No 9" angle grinders allowed on site

  • Water drainage directed around site

  • Dust (excessive dusty cond

Light Vehicles

  • Light vehicles are registered and roadworthy

  • Weekly Light Vehicle Inspection completed

  • Light Vehicle has a Valid Weed Hygiene Inspection Certificate

  • Light Vehicle has a Spare Tyre and Assemblies

  • Is the Vehicle Leading any Fluids

  • Remote Area First Aid Kit fitted and current

  • Fire Extinguisher fitted and current

  • Equipment stored safely (tied down or cargo net)

  • Appropriate Load Restraint available

  • Warning Devices working (flashing lights and beacons)

  • Tyres in good condition

  • UHF Channel/Important Phone Numbers List current

  • Water Stores available (min 2L per person)

  • Light Vehicle has a Snake Bite Kit, Spill Kit, SDS Folder, Emergency Contact Details, Repair Request, and Pre-Start Book


  • Appropriate tearoom facilities are available and neat and tidy with shelter

  • Appropriate toilet and wash room arrangements are available and neat and tidy

  • Waste disposal is adequate

  • Facilities are located on a level site with clear access

  • Trip hazards

  • Fuel receipt books up to date

  • Correct Fuel Card in vehicles

  • Lay down and storage areas are tidy

Air Pollution Control

  • Construction sites watered to minimise dust generated

  • Stockpiles of dusty materials (size with more than 20 bags cements) covered or watered?

  • Cement debagging process undertaken in sheltered areas

  • Vehicles carrying dusty loads covered/watered over prior to leaving the site

  • Demolition work areas watered (e.g. trimming activities by using breaker)

  • Dusty roads paved and/or sprayed with water

  • All plant and equipment well maintained (any black smoke observed, please indicate the plant/equipment location)

  • The enclosures around that main dust generating activities (e.g. grout mixing)

  • Hoarding (not <2.4m) provided along boundaries and properly maintained, any damage/opening observed, please indicate the location)

  • Speed control measures applied (e.g. speed limit signage)

Water Pollution Control

  • Water discharge license/s valid

  • Conditions of the license complied with (when the monitoring records and observe physically)

  • Waste water treatment system/s being used and property maintained on site (e.g. de-silting tank)

  • Waste water discharged to storm drains is treated appropriately

  • Measures provided to properly direct effluent to silt removal facilities (e.g. provide earth bunds/U channels)

  • U channel and manholes free of silt and sediment

  • Sedimentation traps and tanks free of silt and sediment

  • All manholes on site covered and sealed

  • Sandbags/earth bund adopted to prevent washing away of sand/silt and wastewater to drains, catch pit, public road and footpath

  • Vehicles, plant and equipment cleaned prior to leaving the site

  • The public road/area around the site entrance and site hoarding kept clean and free of muddy water

  • Wheel washing facilities well maintained to prevent overflow

  • Sand and silt settled out in wheel washing bay is removed

  • Domestic water directed to septic tanks or chemical toilets

Noise Control

  • The Construction Noise Permit (SNP) valid for work during restricted hours

  • Copies of the valid CNP's posted at site entrance/exit

  • Air compressors and generators operate with doors closed

  • Idle plant/equipment turned off or throttled down

  • Air compressors and hand held breakers have valid Noise Emission Labels (NEL)

  • Noise mitigation measures adopted (e.g. use nose barrier or enclosures)

  • Silenced equipment utilised

Waste Management

  • The site kept clean and tidy (e.g. litter free, good housekeeping)

  • Separate chutes used for inert and non-inert wastes

  • Separate labeled container areas provided for facilitation recycling and waste segregation

  • Construction wastes, recyclable wastes and general refuse removed off site regularly

  • Chemical wastes, if any, collected and disposed of properly by license collectors

  • Chemical waste producer license/s cover all major chemical waste produce on site

  • Chemical wastes properly stored and labeled

  • Oil drums and plant/equipment provided with drip trays

  • Oil spillages are contained and contaminated soil is removed from site immediately

  • Litter, foam or other objectionable matters in nearby water drain/sewer cleaned

  • Asbestos wastes handled by registered professionals

Storage of Chemicals and Dangerous Goods (DG)

  • Chemicals stored and labeled properly

  • Storage of DG comply withe license conditions

  • Property measures to control spillage during maintenance or to control other chemicals spillage (e.g. drip trays)

  • Spill kits/sand/saw dust used for absorbing chemical spillage readily accessible

Protection of Flora, Fauna and Historical/Cultural Heritage

  • Disturbance to terrestrial flora and fauna minimised (if rare species identified)

  • Cultural Heritage measures taken to preserve items

Site Specifics

  • Is Communication on Site Effective and Working

  • Are All Vehicles Reversed Parked and Securely / Fundamentally Stable in appropriate Place

  • Does Plant have a Designated Parking Area at End of Shift, that does not Allow Plant to Roll Away if Brakes Release

Resource Conservation

  • Water is recycled possible for dust suppression

  • Water pipe leakage and wastage prevented

  • Diesel-powered plant and equipment shut off while not in use to reduce excessive use

  • Energy conservation practices adopted

  • Metal or other alternatives used to minimise the use of timber

  • Materials stored in good condition to prevent deterioration and wastage

  • Pesticides used under the requirement of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Emergency Response Procedures

  • Fire Extinguishers and fire-fighting facilities properly maintained and in date

  • Accidents and incidents reported and reviewed and corrective actions identified and recorded

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