Step 1 - Initial Assessment

  • Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is mobile plant required to undertake the task?

  • Does the task involve the use of hazardous substances?

  • Is the task part of a Permit to Work activity?

  • When undertaking the task there could be potential exposure to energy sources (e.g. Heat, power, air, hydraulics etc)?

  • Does the task involve excavation or trenching?

  • Will the task be conducted at height?

  • Will the task interact with other plant / equipment, public or traffic?

  • Will you be working near/in waterways, protected vegetation, sensitive residences or heritage sites?

  • If you answer "YES" to any of the questions above, you need to see your Supervisor to ensure a TRA is developed prior to commencing.

    If "NO", proceed to Step 2 - Hazard / Issue Check.

Step 2 - Hazard / Issue Check

  • Task / Activity:

  • Select date

  • Supervisor:

  • I have completed Step 1 to determine if a TRA is needed and if so, I have signed onto it.

  • I have attended a Pre-start meeting today and have been briefed on the task.

  • Appropriate Permits and Approvals are in place and I understand their conditions.

  • I am trained and competent to undertake this task.

  • I have the appropriate PPE to use for this task.

  • The work area is clean, tidy, and has adequate lighting, waste bins and spill kits for the task.

  • There is safe access and egress to the work area.

  • Appropriate controls to work at height are in place.

  • I know what assistance I may need to lift materials.

  • The weather conditions will not impact on the environment or quality of works of my task.

  • Equipment for the task is tested / tagged and safe for use.

  • The controls in place are appropriate to protect others around me, the environment, and the work itself.

  • I feel safe to conduct this task.

  • If you answer "NO" to ANY of the above questions, then fix the hazard and/or inform your Supervisor immediately.

    If you answer "YES" to ALL of the questions, then proceed to Step 3 - Final Assessment.

Step 3 - Final Assessment

  • HAZARD - What else can go wrong?

  • CONTROL - What can I do to stop this from happening?

  • Discuss the hazard/Issue and control with your Supervisor before commencing.

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