Audit

1. Site Notices

1.1. Health and Safety Law poster?

1.2. Employers Liability Insurance Certificate?

1.3. Emergency Arrangements inc fire & water rescue?

2. Barge Documentation

2.1. Have personnel been briefed into the contents of relevant method statements and risk assessments?

2.2. Have all personnel received a Jack Up Barge Induction?

2.3. Are site specific lift plans in place?

2.4. Monthly Tool Box Talks Completed, Recorded and Signed?

3. Marine Safety

3.1. Safety Boat in attendance?

3.2. All personnel wearing auto-inflate life jackets with crotch strap?

3.3. Correct maritime lights/ signal/ flags displayed?

3.4. Means of raising alarm (VHF Radio and Flares)

3.5. Life raft on board and in date?

3.6. Buoyancy aids / rings present with lines attached?

3.7 Barge personnel and visitors register?

4. General Site Safety

4.1. Access/ Egress to and from the workplace (access ladder)?

4.2. Edge protection?

4.3. Holes and openings (moon pools/ jack up legs) securely guarded?

4.4. Walkways level and free from obstructions?

4.5. Deck tidy and materials stored safely?

4.6. Adequate procedures for storage and disposal of waste?

4.7. Adequately lit work areas and access routes?

4.8. Confined spaces assessed and managed?

5. Powered Access Equipment and Man-riding Baskets

5.1. Operated by and trained and competent person (IPAF or similar)?

5.2. Guardrails / toeboards fitted, machine / basket structurally sound?

5.3. Harnesses / Restraint lanyards being used in cherry pickers?

5.4. Daily visual inspections?

5.5. Weekly inspection and 6 monthly thorough examinations?

5.6. Chassis of MEWP secured to deck with adequate chains/ straps?

5.7. Gates operate correctly and are secure when platform in operation?

6. Manual Handling

6.1. Manual handling assessments been completed?

6.2. Mechanical means of movement of materials given priority?

7. Cranes and Lifting Appliances

7.1. Operators trained and competent - CPCS or similar

7.2. Evidence of training for Slinger / Signallers -CPCS or similar

7.3. Crane inspected weekly and thoroughly examined 6 monthly?

7.4. Lifting accessories thoroughly examined 6 monthly?

7.5. Lifting plan / method statement in place for all lifting operations?

8. Plant and Machinery

8.1. Records maintained of inspections of plant and equipment (PUWER)?

8.2. Equipment maintained in good repair and safety devices working?

8.3. Operators trained and competent?

8.4. Drip trays and plant nappies positioned?

9. River Traffic / Waterborne Vessels

9.1. River closures obtained and in place - clear signage displayed?

9.2. Ease-down measures in place to reduce speed of other vessels River Authority / Coast Guard enforcement being implemented?

10. Fire and Emergencies

10.1. Emergency procedures developed for evacuation in the event of an emergency?

10.2. Persons briefed into the arrangements?

10.3. Are the right number and type of fire extinguishers available?

10.4. Means of raising alarm (bell, air horn)?

10.5. Muster point clearly displayed on barge?

11. Hot Works

11.1. Correct storage arrangements for LPG, I.e. Cylinders to be sited at least 3 metres away from hot works/ welding/ cutting torch

11.2. Hot works permit issued and controls complied with?

11.3. Gas hose connections to be crimp fittings, jubilee fitting only to be used for emergency repairs

12. Working at Height

12.1. Removed where possible?

12.2. Scaffold / towers (guard rails and kick boards) inspections

12.3. Ladders in good condition and used correctly

12.4. Harnesses in use/ fall protection?

13. Hazardous substances

13.1. COSHH assessments carried out and precautions identified and put in place and is PPE being used as necessary?

13.2. Are hazardous substances stored and used correctly (COSHH Locker/ Cabinet)?

14. Protective Clothing

14.1. Has provisions been made for hard hats, safety boots, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, life jackets and respiratory protection?

14.2. Is the equipment in good condition and worn by all who need it?

14.3. Are all operatives suitably trained in the correct use of PPE?

15. Electricity

15.1. 110V equipment used or lower voltage where necessary?

15.2. All portable equipment inspected and PAT tested by a competent person?

15.3. If 240V supplied appliances are used is RCD protection in circuit?

15. General Comments

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Corrective Actions

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Sign Off

Can all works be carried out safely?

Barge Masters Signature
R7M Management
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.