1. Inductions

1.1. Chase minimum 2 workers through induction, sign on and other registers.

1.2. Have all workers been inducted onto site and induction form completed correctly?

1.3. Have all workers listed their General Construction Induction cards (blue or white)?

1.4. Have all operators completed their Verification of Competency (VOC)?

1.5. Have all workers signed onto their respective SWMS?

2. Administrative Procedures

2.1. Is the PSEP current?

2.2. Are all permits (Council, EPA, WHS, Hot Works, Confined Space etc) current?

2.3. Lack or, or inadequate, supervisory arrangements?

2.4. Have all subcontractors SWMS been approved by the Safety Systems Manager?

2.5. Have incidents, injuries or near misses been reported to the Safety Systems Manager?

2.6. Has the Foreman completed weekly site inspections?

2.7. Has the Foreman completed Daily Site Pre-starts?

3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

3.1. Is there sufficient and adequate PPE available (ear, eye, dust, head, sun protection)?

3.2. Is PPE being worn when required?

3.3 Has the PPE register been used?

4. Site Signage

4.1. Site signage in place?

4.2. PC identify site sign?

4.3. Site Office?

4.4. Danger, Construction Site, No Entry?

4.5. PPE Signs?

4.6. Speed limit?

4.7. UHF radio?

4.8. Turn on/off flashing light?

4.9. GDC site arrows?

4.10. Give Way/Stop?

4.11. Danger, Flammable Material?

4.12. Emergency Assembly Point?

4.13. Emergency Spill Kit?

4.14. First Aid?

4.15. Fire Extinguisher?

4.16. Danger, Laser In Use

4.17. Danger, Excavation?

4.18. Danger, Overhead Powerlines?

5. Work Environment/Site Security

5.1. Is site perimeter fencing sufficient?

5.2. Is the compound secure and safe?

5.3. Are site safety signs installed

5.4. Is site access clear (footpaths, roads etc)?

5.5. Are amenities adequate? (toilets, lunch rooms, water, etc)

5.6. Adequate housekeeping (overgrown grass, rubbish, storage areas clear)?

5.7. Is waste storage and removal adequate?

5.8. Are safety caps being used?

5.9. Are fire extinguishers tested and tagged?

5.10. Has electrical equipment been tested and tagged?

5.11. Sufficient lighting (night works, confined space)?

6. Environmental Hazards

6.1. Is the Environmental Management plan (EMP) completed in the PSEP?

6.2. Are sedimentation controls (silt fences, bunds, socks) correctly installed, monitored and appropriately located (drains, low areas, run offs)?

6.3. Are erosion controls (grass, matting) correctly installed, monitored and appropriately located?

6.4. Are sediment basins constructed correctly and appropriately controlled (flocking) and monitored?

6.5. Is dust exposure being managed?

6.6. Is a rumble grid in place and working?

6.7. Recycled water in use and permitted?

6.8. Clearing contained to site?

6.9. Spotter/catcher used when clearing or removal of wildlife?

6.10. Have fire ants been located?

6.11. Have fire ant inspections been carried out every 28 days?

7. Emergency Response

7.1. Is there emergency plan for site?

7.2. Are emergency procedures and numbers displayed at site?

7.3. Have workers undertaken emergency training and conducted a drill?

7.4. Is the a working air horn in the site office?

7.5. Is there adequate first aid kits/equipment for site?

7.6. Are there sufficient trained First Aiders for site?

8. Asbestos

8.1. Has asbestos or suspected asbestos been found on site?

8.2. Is there an Asbestos Management or Removal plan in place?

8.3. Has the affected area been barricaded and signs erected?

8.4. Has a licenced asbestos removalist been contracted to remove material?

8.5. Have all permits and certificates been obtained (transport and disposal)?

9. Hazardous Chemical (including fuel and oil)

9.1. Unsafe storage location? (e.g. flammables near ignition sources, spills could enter stormwater drains, etc)

9.2. Is there a sufficient spill kit on site?

9.3. Is the spill kit stocked (absorbent granules, socks, pads)?

9.4. Is the Safety Data Sheets folder accessible on site?

9.5. Lack of emergency procedures for injury/spills/fire etc?

9.6. Excessive quantities stored on site or in vehicles?

9.7. Insufficient ventilation?

9.8. Insufficient, or incorrect, PPE?

9.9. Unsuitable storage containers? (unlabeled or stored in food containers)

9.10. Have all spills been cleaned and reported?

10. Traffic Management

10.1. Is the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) in place?

10.2. Is traffic control required?

10.3. Are appropriate persons competent to implement and control TMP?

10.4. Are controls adequate for TMP? (physical barriers, bollards, speed limits, flashing lights, spotters, etc)

11. Plant and Equipment

11.1. Has a site pre-start inspection been carried out on mobile plant?

11.2. Has a daily pre-start inspection been carried out on mobile plant?

11.3. Have operators the required Verification of Competency (VOC)?

11.4. Have operators signed onto the required SWMS?

11.5. Is the plant/equipment safe to use?

11.6. Is the plant /equipment correct for job (correct size excavator, backhoe, buckets)?

11.7. Are the attachments used with plant/equipment safe?

11.8. Are ROPS/FOPS fitted where required?

11.9. Are reversing alarms fitted and in use?

11.10. Are warning lights fitted and in use?

11.11. Are safety pins used where required?

11.12. Are fire extinguishers fitted where applicable?

11.13. Is the procedure for using mobile plant as a crane being followed?

11.14. Has the mobile plant been cleaned, serviced and maintained?

12. Lifting Equipment

12.1. Unsafe or damaged plant?

12.2. Are loads lifted over persons, close proximity to obstacles incl. overhead power lines?

12.3. Lack of maintenance, testing and inspection?

12.4. Lack of SWL information displayed?

12.5. Lack of daily inspection protocol?

12.6. Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

12.7. Lifting equipment unlabelled, does not meet AS, no SWL displayed?

12.8. Unlicensed operators?

12.9. SWL of plant or any lifting equipment exceeded?

12.10. Are any cranes, excavators, hoists or lifts being used on site?

13. Excavations and Trenching

13.1. Have underground services been identified and isolated where required?

13.2. Have all types of excavations been appropriately barricaded and signed? (parawebbing, temp fencing)?

13.3. Are workers wearing head protection where required (>1.5m or working with lifting plant)

13.4. Have all penetrations or manholes been covered?

13.5. Is the shoring appropriate to the work being undertaken (>1.5m)?

13.6. Is the benching appropriate to the work being undertaken (>1.5m)?

13.7. Is the battering appropriate for the works being undertaken (>1.5m)?

13.8. Has the Geo-tech Engineers approval being given where required?

13.9. Is the access into the excavation adequate (ladder every 9m)?

13.10. Is dewatering sufficient?

13.11. Is the excavation and trench instructions being followed?

13.12. Is pipe laying procedure ok?

14. Working at Heights

14.1. Fall risks of 2m or more? (including voids, pits, and trenches)

14.2. Lack of edge protection?

15. Scaffolds

15.1. Unlicensed persons erecting scaffold above 4m?

15.2. Mobile scaffold erected correctly and instruction followed?

15.3. Unsafe or incomplete scaffold?

15.4. Safe Work Load (SWL) exceeded? (tools, stored materials, number of persons)

16. Ladders

16.1. Unsafe or damaged ladders?

16.2. Unsafe positioning of ladders?

16.3. Ladder not properly secured?

16.4. Ladder unsuitable for job? (e.g. metal ladder used for electrical work)

17. Confined Space

17.1. Is confined space entry required?

17.2. Is confined space permit completed (R.A, SWMS, emergency plan, controls)?

17.3. Are all confined space workers qualified and trained?

17.4. Are there a minimum 3 confined space persons allocated to the works?

17.5. Has a 'person in control' been nominated and undertaking their duties?

17.6. Has a 'spotter' been nominated and undertaking their duties?

17.7. Do the workers have the appropriate equipment including PPE and emergency response (tripod, harness, torch, hard hat)?

17.8. Has air/gas monitoring been conducted prior to and during entry?

17.9. Has a toolbox talk been carried out?

17.10. Have all workers signed in and out of confined space?

18. Harness and Equipment

18.1. Unsafe or damaged harness or equipment?

18.2. Incompatible hooks/equipment?

18.3. Unlabelled or does not meet AS?

18.4. Unsafe or uncertified anchor points?

18.5. Lack of inspection protocol for equipment?

18.6. Lack of or inadequate formal training for operators?

19. Electrical Hazards

19.1. Is there the risk of contacting underground assets?

19.2. Is there the risk of contacting overhead electrical lines?

19.3. Have DBYD permits been obtained and communicated?

19.4. Are all electrical leads and tools in good condition?

19.5. Have all electrical leads and tools been tested and tagged?

19.6. Is RCD protection being used?

19.7. Has piggy backing or double adapters been conducted?

19.8. Have leads placed on ground or on metal structures, water or hazardous areas?

20. Lasers

20.1. Are Class 1 to 3A lasers in use and being used correctly (LSO not required)?

20.2. Are Class 3B and above lasers being in use and being used correctly (LSO required)?

20.3. Are appropriate signs erected?

21. Other Issues



20. Corrective Actions

Enter any corrective actions that will be undertaken

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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.