pre - start Health & Safety Assessment

  • Is the Plan of work including the risk assessment (RA) on site

  • Scope of work reviewed?

  • Has the Plan of work (POW) been thoroughly planed by the PM?

  • Is the scope of work fit for purpose?

  • Before start, all limitations accepted and understood, does the surveyor fully understand what they are doing?

  • Risk assessment completed and signed on arrival?

  • Is the POW being used over several days / several sites; if so, relevance of RA and limitations

  • Are all significant risks identified with suitable controls detailed within HSP 01?

  • Are there any high risk activities? i. e. Work @ height, work in confined spaces. If so are they properly planned and are they being conducted in accordance with method statement?

  • Has the on site analyst / Surveyor completed all necessary pre - start inspections of equipment and all labelled correctly?

  • Ladder No:

  • Photograph of ladder / Ladders if required

  • Ladder date:

  • Mask number:

  • Photograph of mask / Masks if required

  • Mask paperwork Checked

  • Tool box checked

  • Photograph of tools / tool box if required

  • Does the analyst / Surveyor have all necessary PPE / RPE and is it being used correctly?

  • Are safe access/egress routes available and are they free from trip and fall hazards?

  • If not; is the on site analyst / Surveyor reliant on other contractors for safe access? If so, is this safe and sufficient for the task?

  • Is the on site analyst / Surveyor wearing all company issued uniform?

  • General knowledge about asbestos, asbestos types, health effects, control limits, RPE and mask APF reviewed?

Lead surveyor assessment

  • Qualifications

  • Type of building assessed during survey

  • Extent % covered

  • Pre-start checks complete

  • Client/Occupier shown ID card during surveyor introduction? (where applicable)

  • Plan of Works available on site, reviewed?

  • Site plans (provided/drawn) if drawn is it an accurate reflection of the site?

  • Correct forms used with all areas included on sketch diagram?

  • Site walk through been undertaken?

  • Has the surveyor explained what is required with Client/Occupier so that they understand the extent of Survey?(subject to conditions as detailed in POW)

  • Surveyor aware of the importance of a systematic survey approach and text consistency?

  • Are general observations being recorded

  • Use of PDA start up, shut down, Data back up all correct?

  • All fields being completed in order? (Auditor to check Data in PDA)

  • Survey guidance / current legislation - HSG 264?

  • Does surveyor have copy available on site along with company in house procedures QSOP 2 (UKAS Manual)?

  • Aware to report any areas of suspected high risk (>10 score) to project managers and lines of communication? (Surveyor estimated score based predicted scores)

  • Are areas of No access or limited access being recorded correctly and justified?

  • Has the surveyor been able to demonstrate knowledge of typical ACMs which might be encountered in this property type / survey type?

  • During this assessment has surveyor been able to demonstrate through practical assessment or verbal discussions knowledge of other property types and areas of further investigation within other survey types?.

  • Is there a reasonable negative sampling strategy being adopted for non asbestos replacement products?

Re-Survey assessment

  • Type of survey originally completed

  • Proportion % of areas re surveyed in relation to total site

  • Is/Was original surveyor qualified and approved to complete the type of survey undertaken?

  • Is resurvey being completed on same day of original survey?

  • Was the correct type of survey undertaken? (in relation to client’s requirements / instructions).

  • Has the site layout been sketched correctly showing all locations, all sample points and area ID marked on plans including Project No?

  • Were all reasonably accessible asbestos products sampled during this survey and a sufficient sampling strategy adopted?

  • Are the recommendations in the report appropriate to the asbestos product’s condition?

  • Were the sample location points clearly labelled? (subject to the client’s instructions).

  • Were areas of no access justified?

  • Have any areas been limited on inspection requiring a further visit?

  • Were all ACM products sampled with acceptable sampling strategies?

  • Was a reasonable negative sampling strategy adopted on site?

  • During the assessment are there any additional ACM or suspect products identified?

  • Are site notes/ Dictaphone notes accurate, and show that the survey was carried out in systematic manner?

  • Do they contain extrapolations, areas of no access?

  • Based on the findings of this assessment has the site work been completed to a suitable standard?

  • Are further site re surveys required on surveyor?

Audit report notes

  • Notes

  • Photographs or drawing

  • Drawing

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