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Section 1: General Risk & Workplace Management

  • Is there a visitors sign in book available?

  • Is there evidence that this has been completed on a regular basis?

  • Is there a site induction ?

  • Is there evidence that the induction has been completed?<br>

  • Review corrective action register for specific site to identify:<br>1. If corrective actions have been completed, review and verify<br>2. If not completed or overdue, why?

  • Are training records current for the person/s working on site? (This information can be obtained from the training coordinator - including their training profile and training status)

  • Are the work areas clean and orderly?

  • Are washing facilities provided?

  • Are the floors clean?

  • Are walkways and doors clear and free of obstructions

  • Are washrooms and lunch rooms clean?

  • Are walkways free from trip hazards?<br>

  • Is drinking water provided?<br>

  • Are toilets provided?<br>Is the number adequate for number of staff present?<br>(1 for every 15 employees) men and women separately

Section 2: Representation / Participation & Consultation with employees

  • Is the identity of the elected safety representative displayed on the notice board?

  • Have you a commitee?

  • Are employees aware of the working time regulations?

  • How are these communicated and understood?

  • How do you communicate with Stakeholders and interested parties?

  • Is there a safety representative for the group?

Section 3: First Aid

  • Have you trained First aiders on site?

  • Are first aid officers names displayed?

  • Is there a first aid kit provided?

  • Is it appropriate for the nature of the work being carried out?

  • Does it have a contents list?

  • Does the list of contents match what is in the kit?<br>

  • Has the kit been serviced. Please note date of last service.

  • Are all items within date?<br>

  • Is the location appropriately signed?

  • Are emergency numbers located on the kit or near the kit?

Section 4: Emergency Plans

  • Is there a current emergency evacuation plan displayed?

  • Is it located in appropriate positions?<br>

  • Is the assembly area signed and appropriately positioned?

  • Are fire wardens names displayed?

  • Are emergency drills practiced and is there records that demonstrates that they have occurred?

  • Are exit signs marked and working correctly?

Section 5: PPE

  • Is PPE being worn?

  • Are workers aware of the process to replace PPE?

  • Is it appropriate for the task.<br>

  • Are there adequate stores of PPE on site? (Clean and easily accessible)

  • Is adequate stores of PPE is required to be used?

  • Is there records of monthly checks for RPE?

  • Have yearly checks been conducted? (Note the date)

Section 6: Managing risks from airborne contaminants & hazardous atmospheres

  • Is health monitoring conducted ?

  • Are gas monitors available?

  • Have they been calibrated? (Records must be produced to verify)

  • Are the monitors included on the register?

  • Do persons have current training in atmospheric monitoring?

Section 7: Storage of Flammable or combustible substances

  • Gas cylinders are restrained?<br>Note: Record the stored quantities and verify if they exceed the placard or manifest quantity (schedule 11 of OHS REGS 2011)

  • Are they stored in appropriately? (I.e. storage cupboard, segregated and restrained)

  • Are flashback arresters installed on both ends (hose and torch )

  • Have flashback arresters have a current test sticker?

Section 8: Falling objects and Falls WAHR

  • Items stored or being used at height are adequately secured to prevent falling?

  • are barriers or other restraints provided to prevent objects falling?

  • Is there a safe means of raising and lowering objects?

  • Are there exclusion zones for persons are prohibited from entering when raising and lowering objects?

  • Has fall from height been identified in safe job planning documents?

  • Have persons been training in the erection of scaffold?basic scaffolding ticket is required ?

  • Do employees on site have current competency in working at heights?

  • Edge protection is installed and good condition where a person is at risk of falling from one level to another?

  • There is a safe access and egress to work areas?

  • All ladders providing access to tanks and similar structures are to be fitted with a ladder guard/shroud/cover as risk assessed by a qualified person to prevent unauthorized access?

  • is there a ladder register for Ladders mobile scaffolding above 4 mt?

  • Exclusion zone in place for public safety?

  • Are persons tethered within the exclusion zone?

Section 9: Noise

  • Is hearing protection available?

  • Is hearing protection being used in signed areas?

  • Are noise areas signed?

  • Has a noise survey been conducted?

  • Has the testing been completed within the last two years?

  • Is the hearing protection adequate for the noise levels?

  • If there are noise area have employees and audio metric testing?

  • Has testing been completed within 3 months of person commencing work?

Section 10: Manual Handling

  • Have all employees been trained in manual handling?

  • Have Manual Handling tasks for the site been identified and assessed?

  • Have the hazardous manual tasks been assessed based on<br>A) postures, movements, forces and vibration relating to the hazardous manual task; and<br>B) the duration frequency of the hazardous manual task; and<br>C) workplace environmental conditions that may affect the hazardous manual task or the worker performing it;and<br>D) the design of the works area; and<br>E) the layout of the workplace ; and<br>F) the systems of work used ; and<br>G) the nature, size, weight or number of persons, animals or things involved in carrying ou the hazardous manual task.

Section 11: Confined spaces

  • Is there a process for managing confined spaces?

  • Are confined space permit books available.

  • Have all fields on the permit been completed correctly?

  • Have persons involved in the entry have current training?

  • Is there a Risk Assessment for confined space entry? Has it been reviewed within the last 2 years?

  • Are Rescue procedures available for the Confined space RA??

  • Are these procedures appropriate for the size and nature of work being carried out?

  • Have the rescue procedures been rehearsed prior to entry?

  • Has the location of the CSE been considered in the panning if entry, ie Is it near a road, near mains, overhead power?

  • Have all confined spaces been identified?

  • are they included in the site register?

  • Are all confined spaces appropriately signed?

  • Does SKED have current service stickers/tag?

  • Does harnesses have current service sticker/tag

  • Do lanyards have current service sticker/tag

  • Do rope kits have current service sticker/tag?

  • Is all equipment included on a register?

Section 12: LOLER

  • is there a forklift truck on site?

  • Are people trained in the use of forklifts? counterbalance & reach?

  • Is there a register to monitor and is this displayed?

  • Are the forklift truck serviced checked pre use?

  • Is there a register to monitor this?

  • Are there over head cranes used on site?

  • Have you a register of who can use these?

  • Do you inspect all lifting devices and accessories at regular intervals?

  • Do you have a register of this?

  • Who carries this out, and are they trained?

  • Do you use colour coding for slings and chains to show that they have been inspected, is the colour displayed for the correct period?

  • what is the process for items failing inspection?

Section 13: General Electrical Safety in Workplaces & Energized Electrical Work

  • Portable electrical items have current test tags attached and in date?

  • No broken sockets or plugs and switches?

  • No frayed or defective leads?

  • Switch boards locked?

  • Records of RCDs are able to be verified?

  • Register of portable electrical equipment exists?

  • Any defective equipment is tagged out appropriately

  • No cables presenting trip hazard?

  • Extension leads are not used as primary method of connecting major/permanent equipment?

Section 14: General Duties for Planned maintenance

  • Is guarding appropriate and in place and prevents access to hazards?

  • Is guarding interlocked or permanently attached?

  • Are emergency stops and warning devices identified and working?

  • Are emergency stop button "red" in color?

  • Are operational control clearly identified, and labeled correctly and working?

  • Appropriate hazard warning signs are installed?

  • A controls located or guarded to prevent unintentional activation?

  • Is there a process for isolate of the plant?

  • Is there any documentation to prove a Person is deemed competent in the plants operation ?

  • Is there an a operators manual for the price of plant?

  • Is there documented maintenance plan for the plant?

  • Is there evidence that this maintenance has been completed as per the schedule?

  • Does the powered plant have roll over protection installed?

  • Are seat belts installed on the powered mobile plant?

  • Does the mobile plant have working flashing lights?

  • Does the powered mobile plant have reversing beepers in place?

  • Are pre start logbooks completed for all powered mobile plant?

  • Has the powered mobile plant been serviced in accordance with the manufacturers requirements? (Contact fleet coordinator to obtain records)<br>

  • Are lifting attachments appropriate for the load being lifted?

  • Are compliance plates attached, and has current inspection tag?

  • Is the work box registered in WHS QLD?

  • Does the work box have a current inspection tag?

  • Is all plant that is required to be registered, registered? (Check schedule 5 in WHS regs 2011)

Section 15: hazardous chemicals COSHH

  • Are substances correctly labeled? (Product name, safety phrases )

  • Are MSDS located in a location close to where the hazardous substance is stored?

  • Have employees received training to use and handle hazardous substances?

  • Is appropriate PPE provided and suitable for handling hazardous substances?<br>

  • Is there a safety shower in the vicinity where the hazardous substances are ,located?

  • Are safety showers regularly inspected and maintained?

  • Are pipes that hold hazardous substances correctly labeled to identify the substances they hold?

  • Is there' a hazardous substance register?

  • Has the register been viewed in the past 12 mths?

  • Does the quantity of hazardous substance held on site exceed the allowable limit as per schedule 11 WHS regulations 2011?

  • Is the manifest available and up to date?

  • Is the location a dangerous goods location?

  • If so is the notice displayed?

  • Are hazardous substances stored correctly - comparability with other substances?

  • Is the storage facility appropriate? (Bunding, signage, labeling,guarding, away from ignition sources)

  • Is there a process in place to advise employees of any changes to SDS from suppliers or changes in product?

  • Is signage appropriately located?<br>Located next to the hazard<br>Clearly visible to a person approaching the hazard. In this regulation, safety signage does not include placarding.

  • Is there a process for when a spill does happen?

  • Is it readily accessible and understood by all relevant staff?

  • Is there a spill kit available?

  • Has the spill kit been maintained?

  • Is there a list of emergency contact numbers in case of a spill?

  • Is there appropriate fire fighting equipment located on site?

  • Is the equipment appropriate for the chemicals it is intended to be used against?

  • Does the equipment have a current inspection tag attached?

  • Is there an emergency plan for hazardous substances that exceed the quantities outlined in schedule 11?

  • Is there a process for using handling storing decanting hazardous substances?

  • Is there an exposure register for all employees?

  • Is the register easily accessible and located on site?

Section 16: Incident Notification

  • Is there a process for notification of incidents?<br><br>(If a notify able incident has happened must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable that the site is not disturbed until an inspector arrives at the site or any other tune that an inspector directs)

Section 17: Display Screen Equipment forms

  • Is there a DSE Risk Assessment?

  • Has the RA been understood?

  • Have all users off DSE completed a form?

  • Have you a Record of these?

Section 18: Radiation

  • Have you appointed an RPA?

  • Do you use a XRF Fluorescent analyser on site?

  • Is this machine regularly serviced and maintained?

  • Where is this stored?

  • Have all persons with access been suitably trained?

  • Do you keep a register of use?

  • Are dosimeters used for regular users? are these monitored?

19 : Water Industry Act

Section 20: Control and Prevention of Fire

  • Is there a procedure for managing hot work ie, grinding, welding, any other spark/heat generating process?

  • Have wardens been nominated?<br>Have they been trained?<br>Are their names displayed in prominent positions within the workplace?

  • Are emergency exits clear and free from obstructions and allow easy egress?

  • Has the emergency alarm panel been serviced?

  • Is there an emergency evacuation plan developed for the site?

  • Have people been trained in the plan? <br>Is the plan current?

  • Is there an emergency evacuation plan for the site?<br>does it contain the following:<br><br>allowable number of occupants for the building,<br>maintenance schedule for the fire safety installations<br>the excavation plan for evacuating the buildings occupants, including occupants with an intellectual or physical disability, in the event of a fire in the building.<br>training programs for occupants and person employed in the building about <br>Fire management<br>Emergency evacuations<br>A list of building prescribed fire safety installations, together with the brand name and model number of each installation, if applicable<br>The fire safety management plan must have attached to it or be accompanied by a copy of the building plans, in reasonable scale, identifying the location of the buildings prescribed fire safety installations.

  • No emergency exits must have anything within 2 mts of the outside exit?

  • How is the alarm raised?

  • Is there an evacuation diagram?<br>Is it marked in red " you are here "

  • Does the evacuation plan include the following,<br>Name and address of the building?<br>Name and address, keep hone number of the owner?<br>Evacuation coordination procedures?<br>Instructions on how to evacuate?<br>Method for operating fire fighting equipment and manually operated fire alarms.

  • Has the company appointed a fire safety advisor?<br>Is their name displayed?

  • Has the fire and evacuation plan been reviewed within the last 12 months?<br>Was the review documented?

  • Are evacuation signs installed and working?

  • Has first response training been delivered by an RTO or fire safety advisor for the building?

  • Rare records kept of evacuation drills ( both real and practice)

  • Are records kept of maintenance of prescribed fire installations?

21: Safety Signs & Signals

  • is the work area well signposted with hazards and with mandatory PPE to be worn?


  • How do you ensure the suitability of the equipment being used?

  • What training is given to employees working with all equipment? Is this monitored? Who controls this?

  • Are risk assessments carried out when using equipment, who carried these out? Are they competent to do so?

23: Waste Batteries & accumulators Regulations 2009

  • How do you Contain control and dispose of any used batteries?

24: Control of Vibration at work

  • Is there a risk Assessment for the use of vibrating tools and or Equipment?

  • Are Vibrating tools monitored? How do you control this?

  • Is the correct PPE available for using vibrating tools and equipment?<br>Are the employees aware of the hazards, risks of prolonged use of vibrating tools or equipment? [Evidence available]

  • Have you given instruction / training on the correct use? [show evidence]

  • Do you carry out regular health surveillance on this?

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