Site Safety Inspection

Project Code

Line of Route

Work Mileage (From and To)

Length / duration of works

Work Type

Photos taken?

Mobile phone network coverage?

Authorised access points? Near to site of work?

Are welfare facilities provided?

Are parking facilities available? Details .....

Can materials be stored locally if so details......

Will waste be produced if so what waste and how it is to be disposed of

Will dust noise, exhaust fumes be produced? If they are going to be of disturbance how is this going to be managed?

Are there any aquatic ecosystems on or near the site of work? If yes what considerations need to be made?

Are there signs of pollution

Is any traffic management required?

Are there any risks to the public or other contractors/ organisations?


Is there any evidence of protected species?

Will work be carried out during the bird nesting season?

Is there any visual evidance of nesting birds? If yes note location here.

Is the site within or nearby any protected sites? If yes add details including any tree preservation orders, SSSI, SAC etc.

Are there any notifiable invasive species present?

Will the work be carried out in bird nesting season?

Is there evidence of protected sites ie.. T.P.O, SSSI etc

Sequence Of Works

List sequence of works here.

Any assets that need special consideration?

Activity Risks

Use of strimmer?

Use of chainsaw?

Use of tracked mobile chipper?

Use of Road Rail Vehicle

Rubbish clearance?

Handling materials with sharp edges?

Underground services?

Slips, trips and falls?

Being struck by moving vehicles?

Manual handling?

Use of disc cutter?

Use of mini excavator?

Use of skid steer?

Use of tracked barrow?

Mixing concrete?


Site Risks

Existing arisings in cess and embankments?

Slips, trips falls ie rabbit holes etc?

Buried services, cables, pipes being struck when excavating?

Passing over power cables pipes or service routes for example troughing routes with heavy plant or machinery?

Electrocution from power tools for example 110 volt equipment etc?

Litter/ fly tipping for example asbestos, needles, glass etc?

Injurious plants present for example hog weed, Blackthorn etc

Working at heights?

Working near water?

Working on a steep cutting or embankment?

Health hazards (leptospirosis from rats, asbestos, snakes, etc?)

COSHH ( any substances hazardous to health present?)

Possible confrontation from members of the public or residents?


Safe System of Work

Are any lines at site open to train movements?

What protection is required whilst carrying the work i.e safe guarded green zone, line blockage ect?

Personnel being struck by trains?

What protection is required to access and egress site of work, i.e. Lookout, site warden etc?

Overhead live equipment present?

Third rail present?

Plant and vehicle movements present?

Red Zone working prohibited through work area?

Restricted clearances?

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.