Site main hazards and rules

  • Are workers aware of the main site hazards?

  • Have workers been formally inducted, with the site hazards and rules explained to them?

  • Does the site have adequate signage to raise awareness of the main hazards?

  • Is there a PTW (permit to work) system?

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Emergency preparedness and response

  • Is there safe access and egress?

  • Are first aid equipment and eye wash stations available?

  • Are there first aiders on site?

  • Are the emergency alarms and action plans understood?

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Hot work

  • Is a PTW required/completed?

  • Has all flammable material been removed?

  • Is fire safety equipment available and on hand?

  • Have fire zones been isolated?

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Working at height

  • Is a PTW required/completed?

  • Is work at height equipment tested and in date?

  • Do working platforms have safe access, appropriate hand railing, and kick plates?

  • Are workers competent and trained to use any work at height equipment?

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  • Can equipment be easily isolated?

  • Is there a LOTO procedure for all energy sources?

  • Is live working strictly controlled, (i.e. PTW system)?

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Slips, trips and falls

  • Is the work area kept clear of obstacles and trip hazards?

  • Are spillages are promptly cleaned up?

  • Are openings or holes barricaded?

  • Do workers wear appropriate footwear?

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Hot and cold equipment or components

  • Do workers understand the risk of injury and control measures when working on hot or cold components?

  • Can hot or cold parts be allowed to cool or warm before working on?

  • Is appropriate PPE available and worn? (Heat resistant gloves/gauntlets, safety glasses etc)

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Manual handling

  • Are workers trained in good lifting and handling techniques?

  • Is lifting, moving equipment available for items that are too heavy, cumbersome to lift?

  • Is help available where team lifting is appropriate?

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Lifting and handling equipment

  • Is lifting equipment available and appropriate?

  • Is lifting equipment inspected before use?

  • Is lifting equipment tested and in date?

  • Is suitable training given?

  • Is a suitable exclusion zone implemented?

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Moving machinery

  • Are energy sources isolated before work (LOTO)

  • Are fixed machine guards in place?

  • Are interlocked guards, light guards, pressure mats, etc, working?

  • Are temporary barriers, signs and observations implemented when required to work with guards removed?

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Hazardous substances

  • Is the MSDS (material safety data sheet) available?

  • Are appropriate storage and handling requirements implemented?

  • Is PPE (personal protective equipment)available and used correctly? Safety glasses, goggles, gloves, overalls, aprons, footwear etc.

  • Is spillage equipment available?

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Pressurised equipment

  • Is there a PTW system in place for working on pressurised equipment?

  • Is a LOTO procedure in place?

  • Is the equipment proven to be isolated and pressure relieved, before starting work?

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Confined space

  • Is there a PTW system in place for working in confined spaces?

  • Has the potential hazardous atmosphere been identified?

  • Is an emergency plan implemented?

  • Is all required PPE and RPE available and used correctly

  • Are workers competent and trained to work in confined spaces?

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  • Are the site rules regarding noise at work understood?

  • Can the noise be reduced, by switching off equipment, or other means before work starts?

  • Is appropriate hearing protection available and used when noise levels cannot be reduced to a safe level?

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  • Are the site rules understood and is the site register available?

  • Are authorised and competent workers only allowed to work where asbestos is known to be present?

  • Have workers undertaken asbestos awareness training?

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Tools and equipment

  • Are tools and equipment inspected before use?

  • Are tools and equipment appropriate for the task and used correctly?

  • Is any portable electrical equipment tested and in date?

  • Are electrical leads protected from damage?

  • Are all guards and protection devices in place?

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Simultaneous operations

  • Can work undertaken have an impact on the safety of others in the vicinity?

  • Can work by others in the vicinity impact worker safety?

  • Can work be rescheduled when safety is compromised by other operations?

  • Do workers collaborate with others to ensure the safety of all?

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Weather or environmental conditions

  • Is suitable clothing provided for extremes of temperature?

  • Are frequent breaks taken when working in extremes of temperature?

  • Is cold or warm drinks and food available when working in extremes of temperature?

  • Can work be rescheduled at times of inclement weather?

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Fitness for work and fatigue

  • Do workers work within time guidelines?

  • Is travel time to and from work reasonable

  • Are workers physically and mentally fit

  • Are workers taking and medication that may affect their ability to work safely?

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Site clean up and waste disposal

  • Are workers aware of the site waste disposal rules?

  • Are appropriate waste disposal resources available? Segregated skips/bins

  • Is the work area left clean and tidy on completion of the work?

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Additional hazards

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