Site Control, Paperwork & Public Safety

  • Is the site SSSP, TMP & other site specific paperwork required in place and up to date?

  • Is the hazard board and signage up to date?

  • Have all environmental issues been addressed?

  • Are toolbox talks being completed as required?

  • Last Toolbox Meeting Date

  • Have inductions been completed for all staff on site?

  • Are traffic management devices set up correctly and maintained in good condition and position?

  • Is public safety being considered and monitored throughout the works?

  • Are public access ways safe & clear of materials, debris & work tasks?

  • Further Comments?

Site Facilities

  • Is the office clean, fit for purpose and well lit?

  • Are lunch facilities clean and water provided?

  • Are toilet facilities clean and hand washing systems available?

  • Further Comments?

General Site Tidiness & Access Ways

  • Is the tool/equipment shed tidy, accessible and fit for purpose?

  • Is relevant signage displayed, in good condition and legible?

  • Is there clear safe access to work areas?

  • Are stairways and access ways clear of debris and product?

  • Are hoarding, fences & gates secure, restricting access to the site?

  • Are all loose materials including fences secure from wind?

  • Further Comments?

Personal Safety Equipment

  • Is signage displayed and legible?

  • Are hard hats being worn as required?

  • Is correct footwear being worn?

  • Are glasses/ear muffs/high vis clothing/masks being worn where required?

  • Further Comments?

First Aid/Fire Prevention & Emergency Procedures

  • Is the first aid kit available and contents up to date?

  • Are accident forms on site and being completed as required?

  • Are fire extinguishers available and current?

  • Fire extinguisher inspection date?

  • Is there a sufficient number of fire extinguishers?

  • Is emergency procedures and evacuation assembly points in place with clear signage?

  • Further Comments?

High Risk Works

  • Is high risk work being undertaken that requires a JSA?

  • Is the JSA completed correctly & and workers signed on to it?

  • Are contractors working on site and a JSA in place?

  • Photos of Sub-Contractor JSA's & Paperwork

Cranes/Hoist/EWP’s/Lifting Equipment

  • Is there a proper lift assessment plan & JSA in place?

  • Is the lifting work "Notifiable Works"?

  • Is the lifting device currently certified and in a serviceable condition?

  • Are slings and chains certified and in a serviceable condition?

  • Is the Operator and Dogman (if applicable) trained and/or competent as required?

  • Have other workers in the vicinity of the crane operations been considered and advised?

  • Is there a man cage available for use?

  • Is there an emergency rescue plan in place?

  • Are EWP’s within service date & pre-use Inspection carried out?

  • Further Comments?

Compressed Air Equipment

  • Is all equipment in good condition?

  • Are all guards appropriately fitted and in good condition preventing access to moving parts?

  • Is the operator competent and using the equipment in a safe manner?

  • Further Comments?


  • Has the excavation work been notified?

  • Are the excavation works shored, benched or battered correctly?

  • Are excavation edges and drop offs protected by barriers or covered to prevent falling?

  • Further Comments?

Welding/Gas Cutting/Steel Grinding

  • Is hot works being carried out?

  • Has a permit for hot works been issued?

  • Are fire extinguishers on hand?

  • Is correct PPE being used?

  • Is there adequate ventilation?

  • Further Comments?

Electrical Equipment

  • Is the main board lockable/weatherproof?

  • Is an RCD being used on site?

  • Is all electrical equipment in good condition?

  • Is all electrical equipment tested and tagged? (Pick 5 items at random)

  • Are leads placed safely while in use?

  • Is temporary lighting adequate for the task?

  • Further Comments?

Machine Guarding

  • Do all tools have appropriate guarding in place?

  • Are all guards fitted correctly and restrict access to moving machinery parts?

  • Further Comments?


  • Are chemicals stored correctly, labelled and correct signage in place?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available for the chemicals on site?

  • Is correct PPE being used as per the MSDS?

  • Further Comments?


  • Are tool components/accessories attached correctly in accordance with manufacturers specifications?

  • Are Powder Actuated Tools (PAT) being used onsite?

  • Are PAT tools within certification with the date clearly marked?

  • Are staff trained in tool use and using them in a safe manner?

  • Is noise & dust being controlled as required?

  • Further Comments?


  • Has the scaffold structure been notified?

  • Is there a current scaffold tag showing scaffold inspection within the last 7 days?

  • Are all handrails and mid-rails in place?

  • Are platform planks secured and in good condition?

  • Do platforms provide adequate access clear of tools and product?

  • Are toe boards fitted?

  • Are ladders, stairs and access points suitably designed and placed and in good condition?

  • Is the scaffold footing on a flat, secure surface with sole boards and plates in place?

  • Is there adequate headroom at all access points?

  • Are ties and bracing adequate for the structure?

  • Further Comments?


  • Are ladders in good condition, free from damage and signs of wear and tear?

  • Is the correct ladder type and size being used?

  • Are ladders secured when in use as required?

  • Are ladder users working at least 2 steps from the top?

  • Further Comments?

Fall Hazards/Working at Height

  • Are harnesses being utilised?

  • Do workers using harnesses hold the applicable NZQA (15757 or 23229) unit standard?

  • Are roof workers isolated from falling?

  • Are floor edges, openings, lift shafts and stairs isolated from risk of fall?

  • Are excavations isolated with perimeter fencing?

  • Further Comments?

Site Progress Photos

  • General Site Photos

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