General

  • 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.

  • 1) When buying or hiring plant and equipment what procurement process do you have to ensure compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)?

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  • 2) What roles and responsibilities do you have in place to ensure compliance with PUWER?

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  • 3) Are all operators trained and competent for the items they are using e.g. excavator driver, abrasive wheels and are relevant training records available?

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  • 4) Is certification available for all items of plant and machinery on site?
    a) where are these kept and who maintains the records?

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  • 5) How are the individual items of plant & equipment identified e.g. tagging, name, plates etc?

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  • 6) Is there a planned maintenance schedule for the plant and equipment being used?

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  • 7) Are maintenance records kept for each item?

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  • 8) How is the plant checked for worthiness when first arriving on site?

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  • 9) Has all equipment supplied been fully examined before issue?

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  • 10) What service provision do you have in place for any defective equipment to be returned if defects are found?

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  • 11) What measures are taken to prevent unauthorized usage of all items of plant and machinery?

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  • 12) Do your risk assessments and method statements cover use of plant & equipment?

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  • 13) What checks / inspections are carried out?
    a) Are any of these recorded?

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  • 14) How do you monitor compliance with PUWER and how do you ensure the associated corrective actions are carried out ?

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  • 15) What management controls do you have in place (Supervisory Levels) of daily operations of plant and equipment?

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  • 16) What communications process do you have in place between all relevant parties for plant & equipment near miss / incidents, SHE alerts and best practice?

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  • 17) How do you implement lessons learned from plant & equipment SHE alerts / best practices?

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  • 18) Have noise assessments been carried out for plant / machinery?

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  • 19) Are all items fit for purpose i.e. is the right tool being used for the task?

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  • 20) Are all guards fitted securely?

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  • 21) Where lockout / interlock systems are fitted do they work and are they regularly maintained?

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  • 22) If an emergency stop system is fitted to the plant is this tested on a regular basis and the results recorded?

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  • 23) Are all hand tools on site in a suitable condition and fit for purpose?
    e.g. heads firmly attached to handles, chisel head not mushroomed.

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  • 24) Is the PPE worn by the operator appropriate for the item of plant in use?

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  • 25) Are spill kits provided in all vehicles?

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