Task Analysis/Safe Work Method Statement on site and suitable for job?

Has high risk work been identified and risk controls documented?

Update Task Analysis/Safe Work Method Statement so that it has this information

Task Analysis/Safe Work Method has been signed by all workers?

Ensure all workers sign on before they starting on the job.

Are there any young or inexperienced workers?

Have they got an appropriate supervisor on site and working with them for the day?

Toolbox talks up to date?

Induction toolbox completed by all workers?

Safety Nets installed or Purlins installed with 500mm Centres.

Nets should be pulled tight with minimal sag and bracing not installed in a safe way. Refer to the following WorkSafe document

Stop work. Contact Project manager and organise a work plan to ensure that some for of fall protection is in place prior to work continuing.


Steel Cap Boots/shoes

Suitable Gloves

Safety Glasses

Hearing Protection

Face Masks (if grinding etc)

Suitable Gloves

Hard Hats

First Aid Kit


Fire Extinguisher

Is there any hot work or work that could require a fire extinguisher being done on site?

Has the fire extinguisher been serviced or purchased within the last year?

Notify Supervisor/Project Manager. If Fire Extinguisher is damaged or Dated greater than 5 years a good, working fire extinguisher should be bought to site before any work that could cause fire is begun.


Is There Roofing Work Underway - Includes Installation of Roof Sheets, Flashings, Trusses, Rafters and Purlins etc

Is there scaffold set up on site that provides adequate protection for all roofing work?

A task analysis must be produced and followed for all areas where there is no protection. If it is work that can be measured in minutes, not hours working from a harness may be appropriate.

Is it short duration work? i.e Work that can be measured in minutes, not hours?

This job may be one that can be completed by a harness. Ensure task analysis is in place and and workers are signed on with appropriate qualifications starting the work. Ensure workers are signed on to the task analysis and workers hold appropriate qualifications before starting work.

Do you confirm that you understand the following process and will attach a task analysis for the work or contact the Foreman/Supervisor to complete the form.

Workers Signature

Ensure suitable edge protection in installed then complete another task analysis or safe work method statement prior to beginning the task.

What is the roof pitch?

Where the platform is located below the roof edge, it should be within 300 mm.
Install the mid rail and bottom rail at 500 mm centres. Install the top guardrail 900 – 1100 mm above where the roof line projection intersects the guardrailing.


Is the scaffold set up appropriately?

Stop work on the roof and contact site foreman/scaffolder to fix. Contact your Manager

Scaffold must be set up so that its platform is within 1m of the roof edge and appropriate rail height - see image


Is the Scaffold setup appropriately?

Stop work on the roof and contact Scaffolders to fix.

Is Work Being Done on Roof or Roof structure within 2 metre's of the Gable Ends?

Does The Scaffold Have Gable End Protection Offering The Same Protection As The One In The Picture


Is Scaffold setup to provide correct protection?

Scaffold is not set up for work within 2 metres of the gable ends without other controls being implemented.
Contact Project Manager/Supervisor to organise a Scaffolder. Complete a Task Analysis and document any ongoing work.

Site manager must be contacted. . No work is to be undertaken on the roof within 2 metres of the gable ends if protection is missing. Warning Barrier Must Be Put Up To Stop Worker Encroaching On 2 Metre Exclusion Zone. This applies for timber work.


Harness Register up to date?

Do required workers have Working At Heights tickets?

All equipment tagged and in good condition?

Suitable anchor plates / static lines in use?

Suitable fall protection / fall restraint system for desired use? (pendulum effect etc)

Rescue Kit on site and accessible?

Workers trained in use of Rescue plan?

If rescue with crane required, has it been tested and recorded?


Are ladders going to be used on the job?

Are the ladders in good condition? I.e. No bends or buckles, all rivets in place, stays in good working condition, feet not worn through and in good condition, steps free of debris.

Ladders that are not in a good condition must be removed from site immediately.

Trade Rated

Remove ladder from site and find suitable option.

Working Within Manufacturers Recommendations

Stop work on ladder and find an appropriate ladder or appropriate working platform.

Site Manager To Contact Contractor And Forward On Information And Create Follow Ups

Three Points Of Contact

Are Ladders Used For Access Being Secured At The Top & Bottom

WorkSafe - Equipment for Working at Height

WorkSafe Guidelines - Safe working with ladders and stepladders


Is Mobile Scaffolding On Site And In Use Or Being Setup For Use

Refer to the following guidelines for information around the requirements for Mobile Scaffolding.

Is the scaffold suitable for the purpose for which it is being used?

Stop using the scaffold, reassess the situation and re-do a task analysis immediately.

Does the mobile have ladder access to all deck levels?

Ensure appropriate suitable access is available for scaffold. Refer to Manufacturers instructions on scaffold if needed.

Is the mobile fully decked, with the decks secured from moving?
If the mobile is not fully decked does it have guardrails to protect the voids?

Fully deck the platform so that there is no void for workers to fall through

Are the top guardrails between 900 mm and 1100 mm high?

Stop Using Scaffold, Set It Up As Per Manufacturers Recommendations.

Are the castors lockable and marked with their SWL?

Ensure wheels are locked when scaffold is in use.

Is the scaffold stable (3 to 1 for 2 m or above, 2:1 for under 2 m) see below?

Ensure bracing is in place to manage the scaffold

Is the mobile more than 2.0 m away from the edge of a building and any floor penetrations, voids etc?

Does the mobile have a plan brace if not fully decked within 3 m of the base?

Are the people using the mobile trained in its use?

Refer to the following link for information around Mobile Scaffolding


Will work be undertaken from a harness?


Harness Register up to date?

All workers have Working At Heights tickets?

All equipment tagged and in good condition?

Suitable anchor plates / static lines in use?

Suitable fall protection / fall restraint system for desired use? (pendulum effect etc)

Rescue Kit on site and accessible?

Workers trained in use of Rescue plan?

If rescue with crane required, has it been tested and recorded?

Has a TA been developed for this?

Ensure all workers sign onto this and all controls are in place prior to beginning.

Stop work and develop Task Analysis before beginning job. Ensure all workers are signed on before beginning


Are Elevated Work Platforms going to be used on site?

Only licensed operators using EWP?

Log books filled out daily?

EWP pre-starts up to date?

Correct PPE worn for EWP?

Exclusion Zones needed and maintained?

EWP is adequate for the job?

EWP is being used correctly and within load limits?


Electrical equipment in good condition? i.e No damaged casing, no exposed wiring, no damaged plugs

Guards on Equipment

Guards must be installed back on plant before being used.

Are workers trained in the safe use of the tools and PPE expectations?

All electrical items tagged and in date?


Is work going to be undertaken within 4 metres of power lines?

4m exclusion zone being enforced near all Low Voltage Power Lines, including plant, ladders, scaffold, handrail, carrying roof sheets?

Has the lines company been obtained if the 4m exclusion zone needs to be breached?

Has an electrician been notified/used to kill the power if 1.5m exclusion zone needs to be breached?


Is there the potential for asbestos on this job?

Is this planned work?

Contact Site Foreman/Project Manager and advise of potential asbestos

Have all notifications been completed?

Has a Clearance Inspection been organised / completed?

All workers have the correct tickets (removal, supervisor, license #)?

Control Plan on site and filled out correctly?

Asbestos Register completed or up dated?

Controls in place?

Exclusion zones - Barrier / fence?

Signage on all entry and exit points?

Plastic, bags, tags, rags, tape etc?

Decontamination wash down area / shower?

Industrial Hepa Vacuum with spare bags?

Adequate PPE?

Minimum P2 Respirators with spare cartridges?

Safety glasses?

No work clothes on beneath overalls (just board shorts or similar?)

Disposable overalls?

Rubber boots?

Rubber gloves?

No power tools - unless they are dedicated to asbestos work and stored correctly?

All areas wiped, or vacuumed down?

All areas sealed with Bondcrete?

All tools, boots, gloves, vacuum wiped down?

All rags, overalls, vacuum bags, asbestos - bagged, tagged and disposed of with licensed operator?


Are all exclusion zones on the ground erected and maintained (EWPs, Falling objects, around materials)?

All materials on the ground are stacked neatly and secured?

All materials on the roof are secured with metal strapping?

All rubbish cleaned up daily and placed in bins?


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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.