GENERAL ELEMENTS

  • Have all required SWMS been completed and signed off by all relevant workers

  • Have prestarts been conducted in accordance with site requirements

  • Have toolbox meetings occurred in accordance with requirements

WELDING ACTIVITIES

  • Appropriate personal protective equipment has been provided for and is being used by workers performing welding work

  • The risk of electric shock from contact with the electrode, live parts, the work piece, or through contact with an unearthed cable, lead, or tool has been controlled
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.2 Electrical hazards)

  • Welding equipment is used with earth leakage current protection by means of a residual current device
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.2 Electrical hazards)

  • Risks to workers from equipment that generates strong electromagnetic fields have been identified and controlled
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.2 Electrical hazards)

  • All sources of ignition have been identified and isolated from fuel sources
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.3 Fire and explosion)

  • Fire fighting equipment is located near the welding work area
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.3 Fire and explosion)

  • Workers are isolated from contacting hot work pieces and otherwise protected from burns and exposure to heat
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.4 Burns and exposure to heat)

  • Compressed and liquefied gas cylinders are stored and handled in accordance with AS 4332-2004 – The storage and handling of gases in cylinder
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Cylinders are stored in an upright position and have been secured to prevent dislodgement
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Flashback arrestors on hoses have been installed and have been tested at intervals of at least every 12 months
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Cylinder valves are closed when the cylinder is not being used
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Cylinders have been fitted with a bursting disc safety device or an operational spring-loaded pressure relief valve as appropriate
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Cylinder fittings, hoses, and connections are not damaged or in poor condition
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • Work area is well ventilated and an air supplied respirator has been supplied when necessary
    (Welding Code of Practice, 3.5 Compressed and liquefied gases)

  • The area below is to be utilized for general notes and observations not detailed in the above standard elements

  • Auditor Signature

  • Senior Management Comments

  • Senior Management Signature

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