• Safety meetings attended

  • Toolbox meeting attended

  • Safety conversation held with onsite worker(s)

  • Hazard card completed

  • Critical control observation (CCO)


  • Job safety and health information posted

  • Project and safety documents available

  • Communication and emergency numbers

  • Is there adequate lighting at all work areas

  • Are the JSA/SWMS for the tasks onsite and is the JSA/SWMS suitable for the task or does it require review

  • First aid information available


  • Work area neat, debris picked up and free of trip hazards

  • Passageways and walkways clear. Can people reach their work area safely

  • Drinking water available

  • Adequate toilet facilities

  • Rubbish containers provided and disposed regularly

  • Aisles and work areas neat and orderly

  • Materials stored properly


  • Eye protection being used and adequate

  • Head protection utilised as needed

  • Gloves being used when needed

  • Proper clothing being worn

  • Hearing protection available and used when required

  • All PPE kept in sanitary and reliable condition


  • Guardrails protecting open - sided floors, holes/openings, scaffolds, runways, ect

  • Barricades provided to protect trenches and holes and warn of other hazards

  • Ladders and scaffolds properly constructed

  • Ladders extended above landing and tied off

  • Employees exposed to fall hazards are protected from falls

  • Employees below protected from falling objects


  • Proper tools being used for the job

  • Tools being maintained in a safe condition

  • Mechanical guards in place


  • Electrical cords in good condition and grounded and tagged

  • Cords and leads off the floor

  • Overhead powerlines managed (isolated, guarded, signs)

  • Have underground cables been identified and marked


  • Properly supervised by a person who has completed "competent person" training

  • Proper shoring and/or slopes of excavations. Correct angle of batters

  • Adequate ladders or ramps provided for exit from excavations

  • Proper utility services identification and locations made

  • Materials and equipment stored at least 2m from edge

  • Are appropriate barricades in place

  • Is excavation affecting the stability of adjacent areas or buildings


  • Are fire bans being adhered too

  • Gas cylinders stored upright, securely and in good condition

  • Proper separation between fuels and oxygen

  • Burning/welding/cutting goggles or shields are used

  • Fire extinguishers are nearby

  • Hoses are in good condition

  • Do workers know what to do in the event of a fire? Training provided?

  • Hot work permit in use?


  • Dogman appointed

  • Crane operator and dogman established load weights and following lifting charts and has the lift been assessed by a competent person. For complsx lifts has a formal lift plan been developed

  • Crane has "Crane Safe" sticker

  • Crane operator and dogman competent

  • Outrigger extended and swing radius barricade in place

  • Load charts are available on site

  • Hand signal charts are in crane

  • Crane operators' logs are up to date

  • Employees are kept from under suspended loads

  • Tag lines are used to guide loads

  • Chains and slings inspected and tagged as required

  • Permits to work in use


  • Employees are protected from cement dust

  • Exposed skin is covered

  • Ramps and runways are adequate

  • Are rebar and stake caps in place

  • Material kept away from excavation, if applicable


  • Access controlled

  • Vehicles parked correctly

  • Traffic management plan and controls in place

  • Vehicles design and specifications meet site requirement

  • Vehicle log book and prestart completed

  • Pedestrian areas segregated


  • Safety data sheets available

  • Dangerous goods segregated and secured

  • Safety wash stations available if appropriate (eye wash/showers)


  • Personnel not working within 5m of rail line unless authorised and trained

  • Is there a nominated safe place

  • What test was conducted to ensure staff had sufficient warning time to react and access a place of safety for 10 seconds prior to rail traffic reaching the worksite

  • Is there a lookout in place


  • Site access controlled (fences, gates, guards, all locked)

  • Personnel have correct security ID

  • Sign in/out process accurate

  • Security signs in place and visible


  • Muster points established and sign posted

  • Muster point access clear

  • Site evacuation plan in place and visible (poster)

  • Emergency equipment in place (first aid kits/extinguishers)

  • ERT established and on site (check roster)


  • Are ladders properly positioned

  • Are the ladders in use appropriate for the tasks being carried out

  • Should an EWP or scaffold be used

  • Are all personnel working at heights using appropriate PPE and harnesses

  • Are appropriate permits in place

  • Has any scaffolding been erected by a competent person and does it have a Scaff-Safe Tag in place and up to date

  • Is the work area around the working at heights barricaded

  • Is there a suitable process in place to avoid falling objects


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