Workplace Inspection

GREENWASTE

Is the greenwaste area clean, tidy and presentable?

is work area free from slip / trip and fall hazards?

Is there any sign of weeds in stockpile site or materials?

Are the entry / exit hard stand areas clear, clean and tidy?

Any evidence of pest or vermin activity?

Is there any sign of impact on the surrounding environment?

Are there any signs of erosion and sedimentation to the stockpile site or the surrounding area?

Are any other materials in area that should not be there?

Are any illegal materials present?

Is the contractor performing monitoring activities?

GREENWASTE STOCKPILE DIMENSIONS

Check that each windrow is maintained at a maximum of 3 metres high by 6 metres wide. Does it meet requirements?

Check that each windrow is separated by a distance of at least 5 meters. Does it meet requirements?

Check that a minimum 3 metre boundary perimeter is surrounding the greenwaste site to allow vehicle access. Does it meet requirements?

MULCHED MATERIALS

Is the mulched materials area clean, tidy and presentable?

Is work area free from slip/trip and fall hazards?

Is there any sign of weeds in mulched materials and surrounding area?

Are the entry/exit hard stand areas clear, clean and tidy?

Is there evidence of pest or vermin activity?

Is there any sign of impact on the surrounding environment?

Are there signs of erosion and sedimentation to the mulched materials site or surrounding area?

Are only appropriate materials stockpiled?

Are any illegal materials present?

MULCHED MATERIALS STOCKPILE DIMENSIONS

Check that each windrow is maintained at a maximum of 3 metres high by 6 metres wide. Does it meet requirements?

Check that each windrow is separated by a distance of at least 5 metres. Does it meet requirements?

Check that a minimum 3 metre boundary perimeter is surrounding the mulched site to allow vehicle access. Does it meet requirements?

TIMBER YARD

Is the timber yard clean, tidy and presentable?

Is there any sign of weeds in the timber yard/materials?

Are the entry/exit hard stand areas clear, clean and tidy?

Is there evidence of pest or vermin activity?

Is there any sign of impact on the surrounding environment?

Are there any signs of erosion and sedimentation in the timber yard or surrounding area?

Are only the appropriate materials stockpiled?

Are any illegal materials present?

TIMBER YARD STOCKPILE DIMENSIONS

Is each stockpile at a maximum of 5 metres high by 8 metres wide and separated by a distance of at least 3 metres from the top of the pile?

TYRE AREA

Is the tyre area clean, tidy and presentable?

Is there any sign of weeds in the tyre area/materials?

Is there evidence of pest or vermin activity?

Is there any sign of impact on the surrounding environment?

Is there any signs of erosion and sedimentation in the tyre stockpile or surrounding area?

Are only appropriate materials stockpiled?

Are any illegal materials present?

Are tyre stockpiles stored within a bund or cell?

Is each cell placed against a quarry face?

Is each bund constructed or rock and clean fill and are sufficient of strength to contain the tyres within the cell?

TYRE AREA STOCKPILE DIMENSIONS

Is each outer bund wall a minimum of 3 metres wide at the base and battered to a minimum height of 2.5 metres?

Does each bunded area or cell exceed an area of 50 metres long by 30 metres wide?

Does the height of the tyre stockpile within each cell exceed the limit of 2 metres?

Is each cell covered by at least 3 metres of soil or clean fill?

Are edges of piles at least 3 metres from a perimeter clear of debris or vegetation to allow vehicle access?

GENERAL SITE

Are berms (road edgings) adequate for work undertaken?

PUBLIC PROTECTION

Is site access controlled?

Is traffic control equipment working (check)?

Are fencing, barricades or barriers fit for purpose and in place?

GENERAL HAZARDS

Are access and exit points accessible, marked and clear?

Is a line of sight (vision) available at corners?

Are chemicals stored in accordance with Safety Data Sheet requirements?

Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available for dangerous goods used in the work area?

Are pest harbourage areas removed (i.e. rubbish / cardboard boxes)?

Have bait stations been checked?

MANUAL HANDLING

Safe work procedures in place and followed?

Are there any changes to manual handling that require a risk assessment to be completed?

PERSONAL PROTECTION

Are workers wearing required PPE?

Safety glasses / gloves / sunscreen available for workers?

Are Incident Notification forms available (use for Hazard, Near Miss, Environmental, Injury, Property Damage, General Report, Customer Feedback)?

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Are fire extinguishers / blankets available, identified, tested and with clear access?

Is emergency response information displayed?

Is first aid / warden information current and displayed?

Is a first aid kit available and stocked with in-date items?

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.