high risk permit

work areas are barricaded to prevent non-authorised access IE: openings in floors and trenches are barricaded or covered

Access/egress is available for facility staff/ visitors around work area

Site /work area is free from rubbish and obstructions

Contractors are wearing identification badges

Personal protective equipment is being used

Is the job up to standard

Quality of work at completion of works


Electrical equipment - power tools,leads etc are tested and tagged

Leads,plugs,sockets and switches appear to be in good (no exposed wires,no mechanical damage)

Lock out / Tag out

Insulated ladders are used near live or exposed electrical equipment

Prevention of falls from heights (>1.8 meters)

Elevated work platforms have handrails and kick boards

Perimeter guard railing and screening is in place

Work positioning and fall injury prevention systems are in place

Safe access systems to prevent climbing falls (stairway or ladder)

Single , extension ladders and scaffolding are effectively secured


Material safety data sheets (current) are able to be produced within the work area

Material Storage

Building materials are being stored within the confines of the work area

Additional information / notes
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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.