Audit

SECTION 1: SAFETY
1.0 GENERAL

1.1 Field Workforce Information Pack is readily accessible on site and up to date with information ( E.G: Alerts)

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1.2 Workers are wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but limited to steel cap boots, high-vis vest / clothing, safety glasses and hard hat?

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1.3 Specialist PPE is being used appropriately and according to hazardous task and SHEWMS (ie: Exposure to Asbestos)?

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1.4 PPE is fit for purpose and in good condition?

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1.5 All workers are trained on how to use PPE?

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1.6 Materials in vehicles are stored adequately?

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1.7 Site and/or pathways clear of slip / trip hazards?

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2.0 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

2.1 Is storage for hazardous substances secure and in accordance with the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?

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2.2 Is there a hazardous substance register on site and does this reflect the substances being used and stored?

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2.3 Is the MSDS available and readily accessible on site for each substance in use?

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2.4 Are all containers labelled clearly?

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2.5 are storage containers adequately ventilated?

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2.6 are gas bottles stored upright and secured?

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3.0 INDUCTION TRAINING / CERTIFICATES

3.1 Have all persons on site undertaken the appropriate induction training?

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3.2 Are personnel appropriately licensed / certified to undertake work where applicable? ( E.G. Excavators, Riggers, Crane drivers, etc)

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4.0 ELECTRICAL WORKS / EQUIPMENT

4.1 No live work is being completed (or if there is live work it has been approved in writing by a General Manager?

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4.2 Electrical work is only being completed by certified and competent personnel?

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4.3 A test for positive isolation is being completed where required?

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4.4 Isolation tags along with both master and individual locks are provided and used for all electrical Isolations?

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4.5 Electrical leads are kept off ground surface and are supported on portable stands?

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4.6 Are electrical plant, tools, equipment, and electrical cords inspected, in good condition, tagged and within test dates, including Residual Current Devices (RCD's)?

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4.7 Is there a completed register for electrical equipment?

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4.8 Portable Generators on sites are fully serviceable and properly maintained?

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4.9 Are temporary supply switchboards locked, secured and each supply out put clearly marked?

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4.10 Earth Leakage Protection (ELP) is fitted to all tools and equipment?

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5.0 TOOLS / PLANT

5.1 Are tools / plant being used in a safe manner with the required guarding on- site?

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5.2 Is there a completed register for plant and equipment

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5.3 Are tools & plant stored securely?

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5.4 Are rotating amber beacons fitted and operational on plant?

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5.5 Are reversing alarms fitted and operational on all mobile plant?

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5.6 Are certified ROPS / FOPs fitted to plant?

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5.7 Are the operators completing daily pre- start checklists?

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5.8 Are operators wearing seat belts?

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5.9 Are spotters authorised to enter no go zones?

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5.10 Are persons working with plant appropriately trained and certified?

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5.11 Are logbooks and inspection check sheets containing full service and repair history of plant available?

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5.12 Is the correct PPE provided and worn by those in and around plant?

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6.0 SITE SECURITY & PUBLIC PROTECTION

6.1 Is the site secure from entry by unauthorised persons, particularly after hours? (Consider both safety and security, remembering that children may try to enter to the site.)

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6.2 Are movements of people on and off site controlled?

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6.3 Is night lighting sufficient?

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6.4 Do pedestrians have safe passage?

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7.0 WORKING AT HEIGHTS

7.1 Are all fall hazards identified and controls in place?

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7.2 Is there an up to date working at height permit for any work over 5 metres?

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7.2 Is there an up to date working at height permit for any work over 5 metres?

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7.4 Are guard rails / barriers in place?

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7.5 Are all personnel required to work at heights trained and competent to do so?

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7.6 Is there a rescue plan in place and adequate rescue equipment (height or tower rescue kit) readily accessible on site?

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7.7 Are there exclusion zones established around any work at height?

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7.8 For pole work, has the pole been tested?

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7.9 Harnesses, lanyards and other fall arrest equipment have been inspected prior to use in accordance with AS1891.4?

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8.0 LADDERS

8.1 Ladders inspected and in good condition?

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8.2 Ladders properly secured top and bottom?

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8.3 Side rails on fixed ladders extend above top landing?

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8.4 Step ladders fully open when in use?

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8.5 Built up ladders extend above top landing?

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8.6 No portable metal ladders in use?

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9.0 TRENCHING, EXCAVATION AND DRILLING

9.1 Is there an Excavation / Drill Permit completed and available on site for any drilling or excavation works?

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9.2 Are there overlay plans available on site?

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9.3 Have all utility services been located using a locating device as per plans?

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9.4 Have all utility services been marked up and positively identified via non- destructive means as per permit?

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9.5 There are appropriate forms of access and egress (E.g. ramps, ladders, etc.) in trenches deeper than one metre?

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9.6 Has a daily pre-start inspection been completed on any operating plant or equipment?

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9.7 Are the appropriate physical barricades and signage in place for trenches or excavations deeper than 2m?

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9.8 Are the appropriate barricades, shoring, and screens in place?

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9.9 Is the appropriate signage in place?

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9.10 Is spoil being kept a minimum of 1.5 m from edge of trench / excavation?

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9.11 Are ladders founded on a firm footing and are they tied off at the top?

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9.12 Are holes filled at end of shift or adequately covered / protected?

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10. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

10.1 Telephone numbers and locations of nearby physicians / hospitals are available and known?

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10.2 Evacuation point is established, in a safe location and known to workers?

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10.3 Are there a sufficient number of trained first-aid staff on-site?

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10.4 Are a sufficient number of first aid kits available and are they properly stocked?

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11. HOISTS, CRANES AND DERRICKS

11.1 Cables and sheaves regularly inspected?

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11.2 Slings, chains, hooks, and eyes are certified and regularly inspected?

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11.3 All heavy lifts (all lifts above 75 per cent SWL) and all multiple crane lifts are risk assessed via a SHEWMS and a documented lift plan is available and completed by a competent person?

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11.4. All outriggers are packed / supported as per manufacturers’ and/ or engineer’s recommendations and are protected from traffic / disturbance by
physical barriers?

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11.5 Power lines de-activated, removed or at a safe distance?

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11.6 Is there proper loading for capacity at lifting radius?

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11.7 Load charts fitted and correctly used?

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11.8 All equipment properly lubricated and maintained?

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11.9 Signalmen used where required?

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11.10 Signals understood and observed?

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11.11 Inspection maintenance logs maintained?

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11.12 Backup signals provided?

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12. STORAGE AND HANDLING OF MATERIALS

12.1 Neat storage area, clear passage ways observed?

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12.2 Materials neatly stacked?

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12.3 Stacks on firm footings and not too high?

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12.4 Appropriate materials protected from heat and moisture?

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12.5 Dust protection observed?

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12.6 Traffic routing and control in place?

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12.7 Equipment handling equipment available?

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12.8 Employees are lifting loads correctly?

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12.9 Licensed drivers and dogmen are available to operate lifting equipment?

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13. FIRE PREVENTION

13.1 Portable Fire Fighting Equipment in offices or site sheds?

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13.2 Vehicles fitted with fire extinguishers?

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13.3 Training in Fire Fighting procedures?

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14. MOTOR VEHICLES

14.1 Regular inspections and maintenance carried out?

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14.2 All personnel are appropriately licensed?

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14.3 Brakes, lights and warning devices operative?

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14.4 Weight limits and load sizes controlled?

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14.5 Glass in good condition?

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14.6. Parking of vehicles observed correctly?

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15. ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

15.1 There is respiratory protection equipment (RPE), gloves and coveralls available and being used for any suspected asbestos related works?

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15.2 Rubber boots are being worn and not lace-up boots?

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15.3 Scoring and breaking of pits and removal process is being wetted down at all times to suppress dust?

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15.4 Heavy duty asbestos disposal bags are being used and all asbestos pieces/debris removed from site?

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15.5 No compressed air or high pressure water is being used on suspected asbestos containing materials?

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15.6 Workers conducting asbestos related works have completed approved asbestos awareness training?

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15.7 Contractors are appropriately licensed if they are conducting any asbestos removal work?

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15.8 Asbestos disposal bags are being stored in lockable and labelled bins and not stockpiled?

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15.9 There is appropriate warning signage displayed around worksite and barriers up to prevent unauthorised entry to worksite when asbestos-related work is taking place?

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15.10 When removing pits suspected of containing asbestos, 25mm of soil around the pit is also removed and bagged with the asbestos waste?

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15.11 Asbestos removal checklist has been completed?

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16. TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

16.1 Traffic management signs, including speed restriction and advanced warning signage is legible and positioned in accordance with plans and Regulations?

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16.2 Are traffic control measures maintained by an accredited traffic controller when necessary?

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16.3 Are spotters / safety observers present to control traffic movement?

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16.4 Traffic management company is accredited with the relevant authority?

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16.5 Traffic management measures comply with plans and traffic management handbook?

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16.6 Traffic management controls offer adequate protection to workers and the public?

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17. MANUAL HANDLING

17.1 Manual handling risk has been identified, assessed and managed using an established risk assessment tool (SHEWMS, JSA, Take 5)?

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17.2 Manhole key in use?

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17.3 Mechanical aids are used where available?

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17.4 Workers are not in awkward postures for long periods?

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17.5 Workers are not lifting heavy items frequently?

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18. WORKING IN THE HEAT

18.1 There are adequate amounts of water on site to drink?

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18.2 WorkershavetheappropriatePPE including sun visor, sunscreen, loose fitting long sleeved shirt, long pants, and shaded safety glasses?

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18.3 There is adequate shade available?

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18.4 Work / rest ratios are adequate to allow workers to recuperate in extreme heat?

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19. WORKING IN THE COLD

19.1 There is adequate clothing available for the conditions?

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19.2 There is the availability of shelter with adequate heating?

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20. GAS DETECTION / CONFINED SPACE

20.1 There is an available type 4 gas detector on site?

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20.2 The gas detector is calibrated, charged and working properly?

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20.3 The gas detector is on the up to date calibration register?

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20.4 The gas detector is being used in manholes or confined spaces?

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20.5 Workers are trained and competent in the use of the gas detector?

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20.6 Workers are trained and competent to enter confined spaces?

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20.7 A permit has been issued for any confined space entry?

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21. RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) RADIATION

21.1 The radiation risk is identified, assessed and controlled via an established risk assessment tool (SHEWMS, JSA)?

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21.2 Workers exposed to RF radiation are appropriately trained?

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21.3 All workers working in the vicinity of RF radiation have a monitor on (RadHaz Badges, RF dose meters) or there is an RF Hazard Monitor in the designated RF area?

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21.4 Workers on site have been authorised to work in the vicinity of RF radiation sources?

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21.5 Danger tags have been used to isolate de-energised plant?

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21.6 Power is switched off and securely isolated for any un-terminated
transmitters?

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21.7 There is appropriate Client-supplied information and site specific
documentation on site to identify RF hazards exist?

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22. ISOLATED LOCATIONS

22.1 There is adequate communication available on site (E.g. satellite phone)?

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22.2 Remote first aid kit on site and adequately stocked?

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22.3 EPIRB on site?

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22.4 There is five litres of water per person available?

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22.5 A call in / call out procedure is in place?

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SECTION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL
24. NOISE AND DUST

24.1 Dust suppression techniques are effective at reducing dust generation to a minimum?

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24.2 Working hour restrictions are in place and being adhered to in residential areas?

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24.3 Noise levels are kept to acceptable levels?

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24.4 Workers are using adequate hearing protection around noisy operations?

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25. WATER POLLUTION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL

25.1 Vegetation clearance is kept to a minimum near waterways?

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25.2 Directional boring near waterways, wetlands and tidal areas is in accordance with construction
drawings?

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25.3 Soil materials from drilling operations are not being discharged into
waterways or stormwater drains?

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25.4 There is no refuelling or maintenance of vehicles within 80m of the top bank of the watercourse?

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25.5 Approval has been given by the relevant authorities to discharge to waterways?

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25.6 There has been no significant disturbance of marine vegetation?

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25.7 There is spill kit on site appropriate for the type and amount of chemicals being stored and used?

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26. FLORA AND FAUNA

26.1 No disturbance of vegetation off the approved cable alignment observed?

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26.2 Identified species or habitats of conservation significance have not been disturbed as stated on construction drawings?

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26.3 No new access tracks have been created through remnant vegetation?

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26.4 Vegetation clearance has been kept to a minimum and where unavoidable, the root system has been kept intact?

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26.5 Isolated trees or clumps of trees have been avoided through slight deviations in cable alignment?

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26.6 There has been no clearance of trees with hollows, trees with a trunk diameter of greater than 20cm, dead trees standing greater than 3m in height and trees with birds nests?

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27. CULTURAL & HERTIAGE

27.1 Construction activities have remained at least 2m away from identified heritage buildings and culturally significant sites?

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27.2 Heritage buildings and cultural significant sites are clearly demarcated and known to all on site?

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28. WASTE MANAGEMENT

28.1 Bins are available for work site waste, recycled material, scrap, etc.?

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28.2 Drop sheets are being used in jointing operations, to minimise site contamination?

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28.3 All site areas are kept tidy with litter removed from site and disposed of appropriately?

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28.4 Prescribed waste (asbestos, contaminated water/soil, sharps), oils and greases and associated containers are being disposed of appropriately?

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29. WEED MANAGEMENT

29.1 All equipment & machinery cleaned before entering sites?

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29.2 All vehicles enter, move & exit on defined tracks?

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29.3 Signs posted on entry & exit to infested areas?

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29.4 There is designated wash down points for vehicles and water is contained within this area?

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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.