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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<br>taken into account and include:<br> postures<br> repetitive movements<br> forces<br> duration and frequency of tasks<br> environmental conditions

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

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

  • Suitable mechanical aids are provided where necessary eg. suitable trolleys, pallet jacks,<br>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.<br>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<br>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<br>required or items are carried regularly

Working from heights safety checklist

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment of falls has been conducted <br>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,<br>landing, suspended slab, formwork, or false work<br>In any other case greater then 3 metres: fall injury prevention systems (eg. catch platform,<br>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<br>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<br>workplace?

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

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

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

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

Mobile plant safety checklist

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

  • Employees are trained in the use of mobile plant – where applicable, employees hold high<br>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,<br>loadchart is in place as required, operator manual is available, controls are labelled,<br>dangerous parts are guarded, plant is registered if required, FOPS/ROPS are in place if<br>required

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

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

Noise safety checklist

  • A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that employees are<br>exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)<br> So far as is practicable, control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of<br>injury as a result of noise, where exposure levels exceed 85 dB(A)<br> So far as is practicable, hearing protection has been provided to employees that are<br>exposed to noise levels > 85dB(A)<br> 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<br>machinery during all cycles of production and maintenance – for instance look for:<br> Pre-operational checks<br> Presence sensing system: safe system of work documented and a clearly identified<br>warning provided when guard is muted<br> Presence sensing system: inspection and maintenance records maintained<br> Appropriate isolation and lock-out procedures provided for maintenance<br> Where setting, testing and start-up of machinery is required with the final means of<br>safeguarding removed, have interim safeguards been provided<br> Where fixed physical guards are provided is adequate provision made for cleaning,<br>maintenance, adjustment and repair<br> Where it is not practicable to guard machinery is a safe system of work in place for<br>persons operating or passing in close proximity

  • Operators and maintenance personnel are properly trained, and are familiar with the<br>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<br>English language

Hazardous substances safety checklist

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

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

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

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

  • Asbestos<br>The presence and location of asbestos at the workplace has been identified<br>Where asbestos has been identified, an assessment of risks has been conducted in<br>accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in<br>Workplaces [NOHSC:2018 (2005)]<br>Asbestos register is available and used at the workplace where asbestos has been identified<br>Where an asbestos register is present at the workplace, relevant persons have received<br>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<br>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)<br>Exit signs have been provided and are maintained

  • Adequate portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained<br>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<br>hazards and number of people in the workplace

  • Procedures are in place for isolated employees (means of communication are available and<br>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<br>means of communication available which will enable the employee to call for help in the<br>event of an emergency and that there is procedure for regular contact to be made with the<br>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<br>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<br>by both parties

  • Induction, information, instruction and training in emergency and evacuation procedures has<br>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<br>the workplace has been provided to workers

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

  • Induction, information, instruction and training in the use, maintenance and storage of<br>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<br>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<br>Gas cylinders are not stored near ignition sources<br>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,<br>including safety boots, high visibility vest or clothing, long sleave shirts and pants, broad rim<br>hat, sunscreen or other equipment to reduce exposure to UV radiation

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