Previous audit

  • Have all actions been closed out from previous audit?

General information and notes

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature


Administrative Procedures

  • site folder available and contains relevant information?

  • Evidence that all operatives on site have been inducted?

  • Evidence of training, CSCS and asbestos awareness as a minimum?

  • Lack or, or inadequate, supervisory arrangements?

  • Evidence that all operatives have read and signed the RAMS?

  • Does the site have first aid cover and first aid box

  • Accident book available

Emergency Response

  • Lack of training and rehearsal of emergency plans?

  • Unsuitable or inadequate communication equipment?

  • Emergency access route clear and easy to reach/use?

Site set up and storage

  • Have suitable welfare facilities been provided?

  • Are welfare facilities maintained to a suitable standard

  • Are walkways maintained in good condition

  • Does the site compound have a secure perimeter

  • Are containers well organised

  • All materials stored at safely?

Public protection

  • Are there adequate warning signs displayed

  • Are the public protected from falling objects

  • Emissions adequately controlled (noise/dust/fumes)

  • Are all significant hazards where the public have access controlled

  • Is the work area adequately segregated?

Working at height

  • Is the potential of falls from height controlled

  • Unsafe access to a work at height?

  • Unsafe or incomplete edge protection?

  • Is there an uncontrolled fall risk greater than 600mm?

  • Have all holes and voids been adequately protected?


  • Unsafe or damaged ladders?

  • Unsafe positioning of ladders?

  • Ladder not properly secured?

  • Ladder unsuitable for job? (e.g. metal ladder used for electrical work)


  • Evidence that scaffold has been inspected within the last 7 days?

  • Unsafe or incomplete scaffold?

  • Gaps greater than 100mm?

  • Unprotected services including Gas Flues?

  • All guards rails in place and at correct height

  • Any other risks controlled

Mobile towers

  • Guardrails and toe boards in place

  • Sat on stable foundation

  • 7 day inspection being completed and evidence available

  • All operatives trained in the safe use and erecting towers

  • Stabling legs in use and correctly fitted

  • Equipment level and safe to use

Work place and Housekeeping

  • Is the housekeeping to a good standard throughout the site

  • Is there adequate provisions for the removal of waste?

  • Are all walkways clear of obstructions?

  • Are the work areas clean and tidy?

  • Are other risks controlled

General work equipment

Harness and Equipment

  • Unsafe or damaged harness or equipment?

  • Incompatible hooks/equipment?

  • All operatives seen wearing harness correctly with correct type of lanyard?

  • Unsafe or uncertified anchor points?

  • Lack of or inadequate formal training for operators?

  • Lack of inspection protocol for equipment?

Plant and Equipment?

  • Unsafe or damaged plant/equipment? (Including missing or damaged guards)

  • Equipment is correct for task?

  • Equipment being used and stored in accordance with RAMS?

  • Equipment seen in good working order

  • Hand tools in good order


  • Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

  • Lifting Equipment fully segregated?

  • Lack of maintenance, testing and inspection?

  • Thorough examination in place?

  • Lifting plan in place if required?

  • Lifting equipment unlabelled, no SWL displayed?

  • Trained operators?

  • SWL of plant or any lifting equipment exceeded?


  • Unsafe storage location? (e.g. flammables near ignition sources, spills could enter stormwater drains, etc)

  • Incompatible substances stored near each other?

  • Inadequate spill containment equipment?

  • Lack of emergency procedures for injury/spills/fire etc?

  • Excessive quantities stored on site or in vehicles?

  • Insufficient ventilation?

  • Insufficient, or incorrect, PPE?

  • Unsuitable storage containers? (unlabeled)


  • Lack of training in safe use, clean-up and inspection of PPE?

  • Lack of, or inadequate PPE (including sun protection

  • Lack of system to issue, inspect, replace and monitor PPE

  • Dust masks to FFP3 and higher standards

  • High vis and hard hats branded correctly

Manual Handling

  • Evidence of Manual handling training?

  • Manual handling assessment carried out?

  • Lack of training in risk controls and safe lifting/ team lifting techniques?

  • Inadequate risk controls? (examples: no job rotation, lighter loads, trolleys, lifting equipment, etc)

Occupational health

  • Are noisy works adequately controlled

  • Is there evidence that HAVS has been considered and controlled?

  • Dust suppressed/controlled in accordance with RAMS?

  • Noisy works controlled in accordance with RAMS?

  • All vibration activities controlled in accordance with RAMS?

  • Operatives have sufficient knowledge of the risks of silica dusts?

Fire Prevention

  • Is there a site fire plan in place

  • Are there any other fire risks present on the site

  • Is the fire fighting equipment suitable, in working order and within service date

  • Is there a hot works permit in place, including for grinders?

  • Is there a fire extinguisher within easy reach of the hot work tasks

  • Do the operatives know the length of time required between finishing and checking the work areas

Asbestos Management

  • Is asbestos adequately managed?

  • Has an asbestos survey been complete and briefed to the operatives

  • Is there a risk assessment and plan of works for all removal works

  • Has the HSE been notified using the ASB5?

  • Is there evidence that the RPE has been face fit tested


  • Have all waste streams been identified and suitable storage obtained

  • Are approved waste contractors being used

  • Copies of waste transfer notes on site

  • Skips are being ordered in a timely manor so that no waste is over flowing


Environmental Hazards

  • Lack of/or inadequate, dust suppression system?

  • Lack of/or inadequate systems to prevent contaminants entering stormwater drains?

Work Environment

  • Insufficient lighting?

  • Adequate access around work area? (Footpaths in good condition)


Electrical Hazards

  • Unsafe electrical leads? (damaged, out of test date or untested)

  • Lack of RCD protection?

  • Battery powered tools used where possible

  • Contact with overhead electrical lines?

  • 110v equipment?

  • Leads placed on ground or on metal structures?

  • Electrical equipment near water?

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