• Audit Title

  • Observer/s:

  • Conducted on

  • Activity Observed:

  • Person's/Contractors Observed:

  • Project:

  • Location
  • SHEWMS Ref:

Telecommunications Safety Essentials

  • Choose those relevant to work activity

  • 1. Electrical Work

  • 2. Working at Height

  • 3. Driver Alertness

  • 4. Working in the Vicinity of Utility Services

  • 5. Excavation Works

  • 6. Working in the Vicinity of Vehicular Traffic

  • 7. Working in and around Mobile Plant

  • 8. Working in Remote or Isolated Locations

  • 9. Heavy Lifting

  • 10. Exposure to Asbestos


  • Housekeeping (HK)

  • Details:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Details:

  • Body Position (BP)

  • Details:

  • Job Focus (JF)

  • Details:

  • Work Methods / SHEWMS (WM)

  • Details:

Corrective Actions

  • Are there any corrective actions as a result of observations?

  • Enter Corrective Action

  • Corrective Action
  • Corrective Action:

  • By Who:

  • By When:


  • Observers signature:



  • (MRO) MINIMAL RISK OBSERVED: Critical risks understood and safe practices observed.
    (ARB) AT RISK BEHAVIOUR: An act, obviously unsafe and not controlled
    (ARS) AT RISK SITUATION: A condition, obviously unsafe and not controlled


  • (WM)
    • SHEWMS / Risk Assessment: Available and specific to activity, highlights applicable hazards (particularly Safety Essentials), signed and understood by workers, effective at reducing risk, complies with Safety Essentials requirements
    • Adherence to SHEWMS / Risk Assessment
    • Isolations, tags, permits,
    • Tools appropriate for job, maintained and used correctly

  • (PPE)
    • Eyes and Face
    • Ears
    • Feet and Legs
    • Respiratory
    • Hands and Arms

  • (HK)
    • Work area clear of slip and trip hazards
    • Storage of equipment and materials adequate
    • Registers up to date
    • Field Workforce Information Pack available and up to date

  • (JF)
    • Eyes on task
    • Distractions
    • Rushing
    • Short cuts
    • Improvisation
    • Verbal interaction
    • Awareness of others

  • (BP)
    • Posture
    • Repetitive movements
    • Lifting of objects
    • Footing
    • Inhaling
    • Falling


  • • The purpose of the Task Observation is to observe and interact with workers to so that hazards and risks associated are highlighted and discussed to prevent injury / illness.
    • Observations should focus on the work methods of the activity and always include a review of the applicable SHEWMS / Risk Assessment.
    • The SHEWMS / Risk Assessment should be specific to the task / activity being performed and effectively control risk associated with the hazards presented with the work.
    • Observations should be focused and of a short duration (approx. 20 - 30 minutes).
    • Observers should focus on good practices as well as detecting poor practices and provide comments to reflect this.
    • Stop the job and conduct a discussion with the crew/individual if at risk behaviour or situations are observed. Use mutual discussion to identify appropriate action and gain commitment to change.
    • It is the responsibility of the observer to ensure that prompt follow-up actions occur.
    • Enter observation into Cintellate as soon as possible with applicable actions from observation

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