Take 5 Safety Pre-start Construction Site Checklist

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Hazard Identification

Focus on Critical Risks -- Safety Essentials

Am I working with electricity?

Is there a risk I could fall more than 2m?

Is there a risk I could become fatigued whilst driving?

Am I working in the vicinity of utility services?

Am I completing excavation works or working in excavations or trenches deeper than 1.5m?

Am I working in in the vicinity of vehicular traffic?

Am I working in in or around mobile plant?

Am I working in in a remote or isolated area?

Am I performing heavy lifting using a crane or plant?

Could I be exposed to asbestos?

Am I working in a confined space?

If you answered YES to any of the questions, you must have a completed and approved SWMS relevant to the activity.

SWMS Ref.:

Other hazards:

identify hazards not covered in the SWMS or if you answered NO to all the questions above and are not using a SWMS.

Tick box if all hazards identified are covered by SWMS.

Site Hazards

Identified Site Hazards

Access & egress to site

Asbestos

Atmospheric contaminants

Confined spaces

Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Chemicals/Substances

Demolition

Electrical (equipment &/or installations – Power Lines)

Excavations

Falling Objects

Falls – on same level

Falls – from one level to another

Flammable & combustible substances

Formwork erection/dismantling

Hazard Manual Tasks

Lasers

Lead

Lifting/suspending equipment

Lighting (Day / Night works)

Mobile Plant

Power tools

Public

Shaft or trench

Temperature extremes

Utilities (underground/ overhead services and electric lines - DBYD)

Work near/over water

Work Outdoors

Young workers/Apprentices

Hazardous process (i.e. welding)

Hot Works

High Risk Construction Work

Environmental Hazards

Identified Environmental Hazards

Air quality

Bulk excavation/spoil

Construction waste disposal

Contaminated soil/water

Dewatering/pump out

Habitats (protected flora/fauna)

Hazardous waste disposal / biological hazards

Heritage & Archaeology

Noise or vibration

Noisy work (neighbourhood)

Stormwater/sediment control

Traffic & parking Inappropriate or incompatible storage of reactive or flammable chemicals or substances

Uncontrolled discharge off-site of production wastes, particularly liquids

Slurry or other discharges

Spills of hazardous/toxic chemicals

Assess & manage the risks

Assess and manage the risks - *Applicable Safe Work Instruction / Environmental Instruction.

Risk Rating:

SWI / EL*

Control Measures:

Assess overall risk of the task being performed with the controls in place as noted above or in the SWMS to check they are effective at eliminating or minimizing risk to an acceptable level.

Overall risk rating:

Is the risk at an acceptable level (moderate or low) to proceed?

Contact your Supervisor to discuss alternative control measures. Reassess risk and control measures if planned work process or work conditions change.

Take 5 Safety Pre-start Construction Site Checklist

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Information

Name:

Job Location:

Date:
Add signature

Hazard Identification

Focus on Critical Risks -- Safety Essentials

Am I working with electricity?

Is there a risk I could fall more than 2m?

Is there a risk I could become fatigued whilst driving?

Am I working in the vicinity of utility services?

Am I completing excavation works or working in excavations or trenches deeper than 1.5m?

Am I working in in the vicinity of vehicular traffic?

Am I working in in or around mobile plant?

Am I working in in a remote or isolated area?

Am I performing heavy lifting using a crane or plant?

Could I be exposed to asbestos?

Am I working in a confined space?

If you answered YES to any of the questions, you must have a completed and approved SWMS relevant to the activity.

SWMS Ref.:

Other hazards:

identify hazards not covered in the SWMS or if you answered NO to all the questions above and are not using a SWMS.

Tick box if all hazards identified are covered by SWMS.

Site Hazards

Identified Site Hazards

Access & egress to site

Asbestos

Atmospheric contaminants

Confined spaces

Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Chemicals/Substances

Demolition

Electrical (equipment &/or installations – Power Lines)

Excavations

Falling Objects

Falls – on same level

Falls – from one level to another

Flammable & combustible substances

Formwork erection/dismantling

Hazard Manual Tasks

Lasers

Lead

Lifting/suspending equipment

Lighting (Day / Night works)

Mobile Plant

Power tools

Public

Shaft or trench

Temperature extremes

Utilities (underground/ overhead services and electric lines - DBYD)

Work near/over water

Work Outdoors

Young workers/Apprentices

Hazardous process (i.e. welding)

Hot Works

High Risk Construction Work

Environmental Hazards

Identified Environmental Hazards

Air quality

Bulk excavation/spoil

Construction waste disposal

Contaminated soil/water

Dewatering/pump out

Habitats (protected flora/fauna)

Hazardous waste disposal / biological hazards

Heritage & Archaeology

Noise or vibration

Noisy work (neighbourhood)

Stormwater/sediment control

Traffic & parking Inappropriate or incompatible storage of reactive or flammable chemicals or substances

Uncontrolled discharge off-site of production wastes, particularly liquids

Slurry or other discharges

Spills of hazardous/toxic chemicals

Assess & manage the risks

Assess and manage the risks - *Applicable Safe Work Instruction / Environmental Instruction.

Risk Rating:

SWI / EL*

Control Measures:

Assess overall risk of the task being performed with the controls in place as noted above or in the SWMS to check they are effective at eliminating or minimizing risk to an acceptable level.

Overall risk rating:

Is the risk at an acceptable level (moderate or low) to proceed?

Contact your Supervisor to discuss alternative control measures. Reassess risk and control measures if planned work process or work conditions change.