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Manual tasks-lifting safety checklist

In consultation with workers, all hazards in relation to manual tasks have been identified

Risk assessment has been conducted for all hazards related to manual tasks have been
taken into account and include:
 postures
 repetitive movements
 forces
 duration and frequency of tasks
 environmental conditions

Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reduce
risk associated with manual tasks after consulting workers:
 altering the workplace environment, design, layout or systems of work
 change the systems of work used
 modify the load being handled or change the objects used to do the task
 use mechanical aids

Everyone exposed to manual task hazards have been provided with adequate instruction
and training (induction and ongoing training)

Suitable mechanical aids are provided where necessary eg. suitable trolleys, pallet jacks,
forklifts and other (lifting) equipment

Trolleys and other mechanical aids are suitable for the job and are well maintained

Slips trips and falls safety checklist

Floor or any stair or ramp has an unbroken and slip resistant surface

Floor or any stair or ramp is free from any obstruction that may cause a person to fall (eg.
electrical leads, hoses, tools and floor mounted power boxes in walkways, etc.)

Access to egress from workplace safe and kept free from obstructions at all times

Safe systems of work (eg. clean as you go) are in place to ensure that the floor is free from
fall hazards or obstructions

Warning signs available and erected near spills

Guard rails or other safeguards are provided on ramps and stairs

Appropriate protective equipment, such as slip resistant footwear, is required

Ramps are available in areas where height of floor levels change and trolley access is
required or items are carried regularly

Working from heights safety checklist

Hazard identification and risk assessment of falls has been conducted
Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with work at heights (would a fall be arrested before the person hits the ground or a structure ?)

Edge protection is required if could fall more than 2 metres from scaffold, fixed stairs,
landing, suspended slab, formwork, or false work
In any other case greater then 3 metres: fall injury prevention systems (eg. catch platform,
scaffold, safety nets, safety mesh, or fall-arrest system) or edge protection are provided

There is safe means of access and egress to the work being performed at heights
Stairs, walkways, ladders, mechanical lifts etc are free of obstructions

People required to work at height have been provided with adequate information, instruction and training for the work being performed

Safe movement of vehicles at the workplace safety checklist

Are all traffic routes of safe design ensuring persons are able to move safely within the
workplace?

Are all workplace routes well maintained and free from obstructions such as slippery
substances, vehicle parts, equipment etc?

Employees and customers who bring private vehicles to the workplace are provided with
and comply with specified safe routes and information and instruction on safe driving on
workplace routes.

Safe loading bays - are situated in a safe suitable location where vehicles can be
manoeuvred easily and safely.

Safe lighting – manoeuvring areas and yards are adequately lit, attention is paid to junctions,
buildings, plant, walkways and vehicle routes.

Mobile plant safety checklist

Mobile plant is maintained to minimise risks – pre-start checks are conducted and
logbooks/records are kept of pre-start checks and maintenance

Employees are trained in the use of mobile plant – where applicable, employees hold high
risk work licences e.g. forklift, boom type elevated work platform over (11 meters)

The plant is in a safe condition – for instance seat is maintained, seatbelt is in place,
loadchart is in place as required, operator manual is available, controls are labelled,
dangerous parts are guarded, plant is registered if required, FOPS/ROPS are in place if
required

The work is organised in such manner that employees are not exposed to hazards related to
mobile plant – for instance, pedestrian walkways, traffic management/signage, high visibility
clothing, two-way communication as required is in place

Where mobile plant is used, site hazards such as ramps, slopes, rough ground, power lines,
excavations, ground load limits, underground services, etc. are identified, assessed and
controlled

Noise safety checklist

A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that employees are
exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)
 So far as is practicable, control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of
injury as a result of noise, where exposure levels exceed 85 dB(A)
 So far as is practicable, hearing protection has been provided to employees that are
exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)
 Employees have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace

Machine guarding safety checklist

The highest level of guarding that is practicable is provided

Adequate safe work procedures are provided and documented to set, test and use
machinery during all cycles of production and maintenance – for instance look for:
 Pre-operational checks
 Presence sensing system: safe system of work documented and a clearly identified
warning provided when guard is muted
 Presence sensing system: inspection and maintenance records maintained
 Appropriate isolation and lock-out procedures provided for maintenance
 Where setting, testing and start-up of machinery is required with the final means of
safeguarding removed, have interim safeguards been provided
 Where fixed physical guards are provided is adequate provision made for cleaning,
maintenance, adjustment and repair
 Where it is not practicable to guard machinery is a safe system of work in place for
persons operating or passing in close proximity

Operators and maintenance personnel are properly trained, and are familiar with the
operation and the set up of the machinery and able to demonstrate safety features

Manufacturers decals, manuals and operator instructions are readily available and in the
English language

Hazardous substances safety checklist

Register of hazardous substances
A register of hazardous substances is available and accessible for workers likely to be
exposed to hazardous substances at the workplace
The register of hazardous substances is complete – the register includes a contents list and
current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
The register of hazardous substances is current – MSDS are not older than 5 years

Labelling
Hazardous substances are properly labelled – eg. containers are labelled with
manufacturers labels that are complete and legible
Chemicals decanted into other containers are labelled with name, risk and safety phrases
Empty food or beverage bottles are not used to store chemicals

Risk assessment and control
Risk assessments have been completed for all hazardous substances.– when conducting a
risk assessment, consider how the substances is used, where it is stored, is ventilation
required, are directions in the MSDS followed, what personal protective equipment is
required.
A record is made in the hazardous substances register that the assessment has been done
A risk assessment report is available where the risk is significant
Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained taking into account the
hierarchy of control

Information, instruction and training
Workers who may be exposed or work with hazardous substances have been provided with
adequate information, instruction and training
A record of the training is kept and includes health effects, controls, safe work methods,
personal protective equipment and where applicable health surveillance

Asbestos
The presence and location of asbestos at the workplace has been identified
Where asbestos has been identified, an assessment of risks has been conducted in
accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in
Workplaces [NOHSC:2018 (2005)]
Asbestos register is available and used at the workplace where asbestos has been identified
Where an asbestos register is present at the workplace, relevant persons have received
information and training on the contents and use of the asbestos register

Emergency procedures safety checklist

Evacuation procedure and diagram (showing the exits) are displayed in a prominent place
Evacuation procedure to be followed in the event of a fire or other emergency is provided

Emergency egress enables safe egress in event of an emergency (doors not obstructed)
Exit signs have been provided and are maintained

Adequate portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained
A fire blanket is available where deep fat fryers are in use

An adequately stocked first aid kit is provided at a central location

An adequate number of people have been trained in first aid, having regard to the types of
hazards and number of people in the workplace

Procedures are in place for isolated employees (means of communication are available and
procedures for regular contact are in place with isolated employees)

Communication with isolated workers safety checklist

Practicable control measures have been implemented and maintained so that there is a
means of communication available which will enable the employee to call for help in the
event of an emergency and that there is procedure for regular contact to be made with the
employee and that the employee is trained in the procedure

Clean, cool, drinking water is provided for, and is readily accessible to persons working at
the workplace

New and young workers safety checklist

Induction, information, instruction and training on hazards at the workplace has been provided to new and young workers

Staff capabilities are assessed and where applicable a training plan is developed and agreed
by both parties

Induction, information, instruction and training in emergency and evacuation procedures has
been provided

Information and training in hazard and accident reporting has been provided

Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of drugs and alcohol use at
the workplace has been provided to workers

Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of bullying and violence at
the workplace has been provided to workers

Induction, information, instruction and training in the use, maintenance and storage of
personal protective equipment has been provided

Trainees and apprentices are under constant supervision

Employers ensure the risk of injury or harm to (young) visitors is reduced by means
appropriate for the workplace and the type of work activity

Other issues safety checklist

Reportable accidents have been notified to WorkSafe

Lost time injuries or diseases, accidents and notified hazards have been investigated

Personal protective equipment is provided without any cost to workers

Gas cylinders are secured
Gas cylinders are not stored near ignition sources
Safe work procedures are in place for changing gas cylinders

Outdoor gas patio heaters are not used indoors

Personal protective clothing and equipment is provided without any cost to employee,
including safety boots, high visibility vest or clothing, long sleave shirts and pants, broad rim
hat, sunscreen or other equipment to reduce exposure to UV radiation

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Manual tasks-lifting safety checklist

In consultation with workers, all hazards in relation to manual tasks have been identified

Risk assessment has been conducted for all hazards related to manual tasks have been
taken into account and include:
 postures
 repetitive movements
 forces
 duration and frequency of tasks
 environmental conditions

Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reduce
risk associated with manual tasks after consulting workers:
 altering the workplace environment, design, layout or systems of work
 change the systems of work used
 modify the load being handled or change the objects used to do the task
 use mechanical aids

Everyone exposed to manual task hazards have been provided with adequate instruction
and training (induction and ongoing training)

Suitable mechanical aids are provided where necessary eg. suitable trolleys, pallet jacks,
forklifts and other (lifting) equipment

Trolleys and other mechanical aids are suitable for the job and are well maintained

Slips trips and falls safety checklist

Floor or any stair or ramp has an unbroken and slip resistant surface

Floor or any stair or ramp is free from any obstruction that may cause a person to fall (eg.
electrical leads, hoses, tools and floor mounted power boxes in walkways, etc.)

Access to egress from workplace safe and kept free from obstructions at all times

Safe systems of work (eg. clean as you go) are in place to ensure that the floor is free from
fall hazards or obstructions

Warning signs available and erected near spills

Guard rails or other safeguards are provided on ramps and stairs

Appropriate protective equipment, such as slip resistant footwear, is required

Ramps are available in areas where height of floor levels change and trolley access is
required or items are carried regularly

Working from heights safety checklist

Hazard identification and risk assessment of falls has been conducted
Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with work at heights (would a fall be arrested before the person hits the ground or a structure ?)

Edge protection is required if could fall more than 2 metres from scaffold, fixed stairs,
landing, suspended slab, formwork, or false work
In any other case greater then 3 metres: fall injury prevention systems (eg. catch platform,
scaffold, safety nets, safety mesh, or fall-arrest system) or edge protection are provided

There is safe means of access and egress to the work being performed at heights
Stairs, walkways, ladders, mechanical lifts etc are free of obstructions

People required to work at height have been provided with adequate information, instruction and training for the work being performed

Safe movement of vehicles at the workplace safety checklist

Are all traffic routes of safe design ensuring persons are able to move safely within the
workplace?

Are all workplace routes well maintained and free from obstructions such as slippery
substances, vehicle parts, equipment etc?

Employees and customers who bring private vehicles to the workplace are provided with
and comply with specified safe routes and information and instruction on safe driving on
workplace routes.

Safe loading bays - are situated in a safe suitable location where vehicles can be
manoeuvred easily and safely.

Safe lighting – manoeuvring areas and yards are adequately lit, attention is paid to junctions,
buildings, plant, walkways and vehicle routes.

Mobile plant safety checklist

Mobile plant is maintained to minimise risks – pre-start checks are conducted and
logbooks/records are kept of pre-start checks and maintenance

Employees are trained in the use of mobile plant – where applicable, employees hold high
risk work licences e.g. forklift, boom type elevated work platform over (11 meters)

The plant is in a safe condition – for instance seat is maintained, seatbelt is in place,
loadchart is in place as required, operator manual is available, controls are labelled,
dangerous parts are guarded, plant is registered if required, FOPS/ROPS are in place if
required

The work is organised in such manner that employees are not exposed to hazards related to
mobile plant – for instance, pedestrian walkways, traffic management/signage, high visibility
clothing, two-way communication as required is in place

Where mobile plant is used, site hazards such as ramps, slopes, rough ground, power lines,
excavations, ground load limits, underground services, etc. are identified, assessed and
controlled

Noise safety checklist

A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that employees are
exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)
 So far as is practicable, control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of
injury as a result of noise, where exposure levels exceed 85 dB(A)
 So far as is practicable, hearing protection has been provided to employees that are
exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)
 Employees have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace

Machine guarding safety checklist

The highest level of guarding that is practicable is provided

Adequate safe work procedures are provided and documented to set, test and use
machinery during all cycles of production and maintenance – for instance look for:
 Pre-operational checks
 Presence sensing system: safe system of work documented and a clearly identified
warning provided when guard is muted
 Presence sensing system: inspection and maintenance records maintained
 Appropriate isolation and lock-out procedures provided for maintenance
 Where setting, testing and start-up of machinery is required with the final means of
safeguarding removed, have interim safeguards been provided
 Where fixed physical guards are provided is adequate provision made for cleaning,
maintenance, adjustment and repair
 Where it is not practicable to guard machinery is a safe system of work in place for
persons operating or passing in close proximity

Operators and maintenance personnel are properly trained, and are familiar with the
operation and the set up of the machinery and able to demonstrate safety features

Manufacturers decals, manuals and operator instructions are readily available and in the
English language

Hazardous substances safety checklist

Register of hazardous substances
A register of hazardous substances is available and accessible for workers likely to be
exposed to hazardous substances at the workplace
The register of hazardous substances is complete – the register includes a contents list and
current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
The register of hazardous substances is current – MSDS are not older than 5 years

Labelling
Hazardous substances are properly labelled – eg. containers are labelled with
manufacturers labels that are complete and legible
Chemicals decanted into other containers are labelled with name, risk and safety phrases
Empty food or beverage bottles are not used to store chemicals

Risk assessment and control
Risk assessments have been completed for all hazardous substances.– when conducting a
risk assessment, consider how the substances is used, where it is stored, is ventilation
required, are directions in the MSDS followed, what personal protective equipment is
required.
A record is made in the hazardous substances register that the assessment has been done
A risk assessment report is available where the risk is significant
Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained taking into account the
hierarchy of control

Information, instruction and training
Workers who may be exposed or work with hazardous substances have been provided with
adequate information, instruction and training
A record of the training is kept and includes health effects, controls, safe work methods,
personal protective equipment and where applicable health surveillance

Asbestos
The presence and location of asbestos at the workplace has been identified
Where asbestos has been identified, an assessment of risks has been conducted in
accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in
Workplaces [NOHSC:2018 (2005)]
Asbestos register is available and used at the workplace where asbestos has been identified
Where an asbestos register is present at the workplace, relevant persons have received
information and training on the contents and use of the asbestos register

Emergency procedures safety checklist

Evacuation procedure and diagram (showing the exits) are displayed in a prominent place
Evacuation procedure to be followed in the event of a fire or other emergency is provided

Emergency egress enables safe egress in event of an emergency (doors not obstructed)
Exit signs have been provided and are maintained

Adequate portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained
A fire blanket is available where deep fat fryers are in use

An adequately stocked first aid kit is provided at a central location

An adequate number of people have been trained in first aid, having regard to the types of
hazards and number of people in the workplace

Procedures are in place for isolated employees (means of communication are available and
procedures for regular contact are in place with isolated employees)

Communication with isolated workers safety checklist

Practicable control measures have been implemented and maintained so that there is a
means of communication available which will enable the employee to call for help in the
event of an emergency and that there is procedure for regular contact to be made with the
employee and that the employee is trained in the procedure

Clean, cool, drinking water is provided for, and is readily accessible to persons working at
the workplace

New and young workers safety checklist

Induction, information, instruction and training on hazards at the workplace has been provided to new and young workers

Staff capabilities are assessed and where applicable a training plan is developed and agreed
by both parties

Induction, information, instruction and training in emergency and evacuation procedures has
been provided

Information and training in hazard and accident reporting has been provided

Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of drugs and alcohol use at
the workplace has been provided to workers

Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of bullying and violence at
the workplace has been provided to workers

Induction, information, instruction and training in the use, maintenance and storage of
personal protective equipment has been provided

Trainees and apprentices are under constant supervision

Employers ensure the risk of injury or harm to (young) visitors is reduced by means
appropriate for the workplace and the type of work activity

Other issues safety checklist

Reportable accidents have been notified to WorkSafe

Lost time injuries or diseases, accidents and notified hazards have been investigated

Personal protective equipment is provided without any cost to workers

Gas cylinders are secured
Gas cylinders are not stored near ignition sources
Safe work procedures are in place for changing gas cylinders

Outdoor gas patio heaters are not used indoors

Personal protective clothing and equipment is provided without any cost to employee,
including safety boots, high visibility vest or clothing, long sleave shirts and pants, broad rim
hat, sunscreen or other equipment to reduce exposure to UV radiation

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