• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Management Controls

  • Check that a signed copy of Form 10 has been sent to the local HSE office and that a copy is displayed on site.

  • Has a construction phase health and safety plan been produced and approved by the CDMC

  • Check employers and public liability insurance certificates are valid and on display.

  • Have appropriate signs/notices been erected around the site i.e. mandatory use of PPE, Incomplete Scaffolds, No Smoking, Traffic Management, Fire assembly, Fist Aid Points etc.

  • Ensure a new style Accident Book (which complies with the Data Protection Act) is provided on site and is available to all personnel

  • Ensure that all persons have received a site induction

  • Ensure all operatives have been provided with information relating to Health & Safety for the work they are undertaking.

  • Ensure adequate supervision is provided for all activities on the site paying particular attention to work activities as undertaken by young persons and/or those which are high risk activities.

  • Ensure site safety rules are displayed in a prominent position e.g. reception, canteen, site office etc.

  • Ensure all subcontractors have been assessed and are adequately resourced and competent for the work they are undertaking.

  • Management controls compliant?

Access and Egress

  • Is there safe access and egress to all working areas of the site?

  • Are walkways free from obstructions and stored materials?

  • Ensure all public access routes are kept clean and clear at all times.

  • Ensure there are suitable barriers and warning notices to keep members of the public separated from the site works and site traffic.

  • Ensure the site is secure at all times to prevent unauthorised access.

  • Access and egress Compliant?

Asbestos Management

  • Has an asbestos survey been carried out in accordance with HSG264?

  • Has the presence of asbestos been detected ?

  • Can the asbestos be removed under asbestos essentials by our own operatives ?

  • Have suitable and sufficient RAMS been produced for this work ?

  • If asbestos is present has it been removed, or encapsulated by a licence asbestos removal contractor ?

  • Are certificates of re-occupancy in place?

  • Are waste consignment notes in place?

  • Asbestos Management Compliant?

Compressed Gasses (e.g. LPG, Acetylene)

  • Are they kept away from flammable liquids?

  • Are the properly stored in a purpose made cage?

  • Is the equipment in good working condition ?

  • Compressed gasses compliant?

Confined Spaces

  • Only appropriately trained and qualified persons who have undergone an accredited confined spaces entry course shall be permitted to enter a confined space, and only then if the correct checks have been made and the correct safety equipment (breathing apparatus, gas detection equipment, emergency escape equipment etc) are used.

  • Is there a risk assessment for the confined spaces work?

  • Controls should include atmospheric monitoring, emergency escape arrangements, adequate supervision (i.e.: a top man outside of the confined space), method of raising the alarm and safe access/egress etc.

  • Ensure all confined space permits have been checked, are valid and being strictly enforced.

  • Confined Spaces compliant?


  • Has a system been established for employees to comment and be consulted on health, safety and welfare issues.

  • Ensure appropriate Tool Box Talks are given to all employees and that the Tool Box Talks are appropriate and relevant to the work being undertaken.

  • Ensure that an attendance register has been maintained and signed by all persons present at each Tool Box Talk.

  • Consultation compliant?

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

  • Have COSSH Assessments been carried out for all potentially hazardous materials and substances being used on the site. And are accompanied by the MSDS ?

  • Have the hazards associated with the use of such materials been properly communicated to those affected.

  • Ensure all dangerous/hazardous materials/Substances are clearly marked/identified and stored in a secure location appropriate to the substance.

  • COSHH Compliant?

Demolition Operations

  • Has a competent person been appointed to oversee the demolition operations?

  • Has the structural stability been checked and are temporary supports in place where required?

  • Are any temporary works designed required?

  • Where required has the scaffolding been netted, monaflexed or hoarded off?

  • Have all services been disconnected?

  • Is the area barried off and suitably signs in place.?

  • Is there adequate dust suppression where required?

  • Is there sutable noise controls in place?

  • Is there suitable lighting?

  • Is material being removed from site on a regular basis and not allowed to accumulate?

  • Are all demolition operatives adiquitly trained, supervised and instructed?

  • Demolition Operations compliant?

Portable Electrical Equipment

  • Check that only 110v CTE hand tool etc are in use.

  • Check that cables and leads are protected from damage.

  • Check all connections are properly made and suitable plugs are used.

  • Check that tools and equipment are visually checked and regularly inspected/tested by a competent person. (PAT)

  • Ensure that cables and trailing leads are not trip hazards.

  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient task lighting is provided to enable operatives to safely carry out their work.

  • Electrical Equipment compliant?

Environmental Management

  • Site wide issues

  • Is there any evidence of invasive plants, if so are precautions adiquate?

  • Note - it is an offence to propagate or cause to spread Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Ragwort and Himalayan Balsam.

  • Is the site free from trees that have a tree protection order (TPO)?

  • Energy efficiency

  • Have all practical measures been implemented to increase the energy efficiency of the site.

  • Environmental Emergency

  • Is an Emergency Plan in place?

  • Is it communicated via induction?

  • General Environmental Management

  • Are environmental guidance notes available on site?

  • Are any concrete washout facilities suitable?

  • Are any noise/dust issues present and are they being suitably controlled?

  • Are weekly environmental checks taking place?

  • Environmental Registers

  • Is the environmental register up to date and relevant?

  • Is the site registered under the hazardous waste regulations?

  • Is an Aspects & Impacts register in place - risk prevention measures identified etc.?

  • Spill Response

  • Are spill kits available?

  • Located in the correct areas?

  • Staff and operatives aware of their location?

  • Have emergency drills taken place?

  • Is their location communicated via induction?

  • Are the contents regulary checked?

  • Working on or near water

  • Are appropriate pollution prevention measures in place and adequate?

  • Are soil heaps located away from rivers/streams?

  • Environmental Management compliant?


  • Ensure that checks are made to determine the presence of any buried services before and during all excavation works.

  • All excavations should be carried out in accordance with a detailed method statement and permit to dig.

  • Check that there is adequate support and propping for the excavation, or whether it has been sloped or battered back to a safe angle.

  • Check that there is a safe method used for placing supports, without the need for operatives to work in an unsupported trench.

  • Check that there is safe access into the excavation (i.e.: a sufficiently long and secured ladder).

  • Check that barriers or other protection to stop people/vehicles falling in are in place.

  • Does the excavation affect the stability of neighbouring structures or services.

  • Ensure that materials, spoil and plant is stored away from the edge of the excavation to reduce the chance of collapse.

  • Ensure that the excavation is regularly inspected by a competent person and that a record of such inspections is maintained.

  • Excavations/Earthwork compliant?

Fire Risks and Management

  • Ensure there are emergency procedures for evacuating the site in case of a fire, flood, explosion etc.

  • Ensure all staff know what these procedures are and that they form part of the site induction.

  • Check that there is an adequate means of raising the alarm, and that it is regularly tested.

  • Ensure that there are adequate escape routes and that these are kept clear of obstructions.

  • Ensure that the quantity of flammable materials, liquids and gases are kept to a minimum and are adequately stored.

  • Check that flammable and combustible waste is removed regularly and stored in suitable bins and skips.

  • Are All hazardous/flammable liquids contained within a bundled area/tank?

  • Check that suitable fire extinguishers are provided and that they are maintained and in a good condition.

  • Fire Risk and Management compliant?

First Aid

  • Are the names of all first aiders detailed on the site notice board, and the location of the first aid box ?


  • Ensure all debris and waste is removed from the work area upon completion of the work or on a regular basis

  • Ensure Debris is not be allowed to collect around the site.

  • Housekeeping compliant?


  • Ensure all staff receive a site specific safety induction before starting work.

  • Are all visitors including the client representatives being inducted?

  • Are site safety inductions being adequately carried out both for staff and visitors?


  • Is there a risk assessment in place for the use of lasers?

  • Is the correct eye protection being used?

  • Is the use of lasers compliant?

Lifting Operations/Equipment

  • Ensure a (competent) Appointed Person co-ordinates all lifting operations.

  • Have all lifting operation got a valid lifting plan?

  • Check that the operators are trained and competent.

  • Check that the rated capacity/safe working load is clearly marked.

  • All lifting equipment should have a thorough examination every 6 months.

  • Lifting Operations/Equipment compliant?

Lone Working / Out of hours working

  • Is the work defined as low risk?

  • Is there a risk assessment for lone working?

  • Is access to first aid, welfare facilities and emergency services available to the worker/s?

  • Lone Working compliant?

Low Level Access Including Steps, Podiums and Push around Verticals

  • Are podiums / PAV 's used before steps are allowed?

  • Are operators trained in the use of podiums / PAV's ?

  • Are podiums / PAV's maintained and inspected regularly?

  • Are steps class 1 as defined in EN131?

  • Is there a risk assessment in place for the use of steps?

  • Is a permit system in place?

  • Low level access compliant?

Manual Handling

  • Ensure that a manual handling risk assessment has been completed wherever regular lifting of heavy loads is required.

  • Check the suitability of using wheelbarrows, hoists, telehandlers and other plant or machinery so that manual handling of heavy objects is kept to a minimum.

  • Ensure all staff have received manual training.

  • Manual Handling compliant?

Mobile Scaffold Towers

  • Are mobile towers being erected and dismantled by trained competent operatives

  • Are they tagged safe for use?

  • Mobile Towers compliant?

Occupational Health, HAV'S, Noise and Associated Health Risks

  • Check that workers have had information and training so that they know what the risks are from HAV.

  • Check that exposure to HAV has been reduced as much as possible by selecting suitable work methods and Plant.

  • Noise - As a general rule, if you: - have to shout to be heard at a distance of 2m, the noise level is approx 85dB and you should consider wearing hearing protection.

  • - have to shout to be heard at a distance of 1m, the noise level is approx 90dB and you should definitely wear hearing protection.

  • Ensure that workers have had training so they are aware of the risks from noise on site and what they need to do to avoid these risks.

  • Ensure that people not involved in the work are kept away from the source of the noise.

  • Occupation health, HAV'S, Noise and associated risks compliant?

Permits to Work

  • Is the permit to work system being operated by the client

  • Is the permit to work system being operated by TKR

  • Ensure all Permits have been checked and reviewed and are valid for the work conditions.

  • Ensure old permits have been cancelled and closed.

  • Permits compliant?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Ensure that it is suitable for the type of work being undertaken.

  • Check that it is kept in good condition.

  • Eye Protection

  • Ensure that it is of a suitable grade for the type of work being undertaken. I.e. light protection or full goggle etc.

  • Foot Protection

  • Ensure that footwear is fitted with steel toecaps and steel sole plates.

  • Hand Protection - Ensure that where damaged to the hands may occur through activities such as handling, or when using hazardous substances/chemicals that all persons affected wear the appropriate class of safety glove.

  • Ensure gloves are correct for their application and the activity being undertaken.

  • Hearing Protection

  • Ensure the correct type of protection is in use for the task.

  • Ensure Areas which are mandatory hearing protection zones are signed as such using the appropriate signs.

  • Safety Helmets

  • Ensure all staff and visitors are wearing safety helmets.

  • Ensure helmets are worn correctly.

  • PPE requirements compliant?

Plant & Equipment

  • Ensure that tools and equipments are stored correctly to avoid damage to the equipment and persons.

  • Hand tools

  • Ensure that the right tools and equipment are being used for the right job.

  • Power Tools

  • Check that all dangerous parts are guarded e.g. gears, chain, drives, projecting engine shafts etc.

  • Check that tools are 110 v or battery operated

  • Check the supply cable for cuts, splits or other damage. All all cables free from damage?

  • Plant

  • Ensure all Plant and Machinery is inspected on a weekly basis by a competent person and recorded in a Plant Inspection Register.

  • Are all plant operators trained and hold a valid plant operators card for the categories being operated?

  • Is Plant Used Correctly.

  • Plant and Equipment compliant?

Registers and Records

  • Check the site Inspection Registers for items such as scaffolding, excavations, plant and other equipment have been completed in a timely fashion.

  • Registers and Records compliant?

Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)

  • Ensure all RAMS have been prepared by a competent person and have been checked, reviewed and signed.

  • Are RAMS adequate and suitable for the task?

  • Have the operatives signed each RAMS to confirm that they have read and understood and will work in accordance with the contents ?

  • Risk Assessments and Method Statements compliant?

Scaffolding/Working platforms

  • Check that any scaffold erection, alteration or dismantling is carried out by a competent qualified person.

  • Check that the scaffold is strong enough to carry the weight of materials stored on it and that they are evenly distributed.

  • Ensure that a competent person inspects the scaffold regularly, at least once a week; and always after it has been altered, damaged and following extreme weather.

  • Are scaffold tags in date ?

  • Where work at height is carried out adjacent to the public highway/footpath ensure that protective fans or other measures are provided to safeguard members of the public.


  • Are the public fenced off or otherwise protected from the work?

  • Is the perimeter fence secure and un-damaged?

  • Are site security arrangements adequate?

Site Set up

  • Does the site have the standard TKR Health And Safety notice board

  • Is the board complete and up to date?

  • Is the site set up in accordance with CDM and Company requirements?

Storage of Substances, Chemicals and Oils.

  • Are Substances, Chemicals and Oils stored in the correct manner?

  • Is there double bundled storage with at least 110%?

  • Is static plant fitted with drip trays?

  • Storage of Substances, Chemicals And Oils compliant?

Temporary Works

  • Is there a temporary works register and is it maintained?

  • Are competences available for all appointees?

  • Design

  • Identify the categories found on site in accordance with 5975' - 0, 1, 2, 3.

  • Is there a process in place for the site to communicate any changes etc back to designers?

  • Works

  • Have full working method statements and risk assessments been received and approved?

  • Are checks organised for critical stages?

  • Has the TW been inspected on completion and is there a record of the inspection?

  • Has permission been given to dismantle the works?

Traffic Management

  • Has a traffic management plan been prepared?

  • Are pedestrians segregated from moving vehicles and plant?

  • Are traffic management arrangement sutable?

Training and Skill Cards

  • Are all persons trained for their respective tasks?

  • Are Skill Cards available for inspection?

Waste Management

  • Is a waste management plan in place and sutable?

  • Is it being reviewed on a regular basis?

  • Are all waste carriers and transfer stations records available?

  • Are waste transfare notes available and correctly filled in?

  • Waste management requirements compliant?

Welfare Facilities

  • Ensure a facility is provided to change, dry and store clothing.

  • Mess facilities should include a place where workers can sit, make hot drinks and prepare food.

  • Mess facilities shall be of sufficient size for the number of employees on site and are provided with heating.

  • Ensure a supply of wholesome drinking water and cups are provided.

  • Ensure sufficient toilets are readily available, maintained, kept clean & are properly lit.

  • Ensure there are washbasins, hot and cold running water, soap and towels.<br>

  • Are welfare facilities compliant?

Working at Height

  • Check that access equipment is erected by competent persons and checked before use.

  • Ensure safe access and egress have been provided to areas.

  • Roof Work

  • Ensure that edge protection is provided to stop people or materials falling.

  • Ensure that precautions have been taken to stop people falling through fragile materials when working on roofs, e.g.: by providing barriers, covers or working platforms.

  • Ensure that people are kept away from areas below the roof work.

  • Ladders - Ladders should be used at an angle of 1:4 (75 degrees).

  • Ensure that ladders are in good condition, are not split, warped or have damaged rungs etc.

  • Check whether ladders are suitable for the purpose - only for short term work or for gaining access to another area.

  • Check that ladders rest against a solid level surface and that this is not a fragile or insecure material.

  • Check that ladders are secured to prevent them slipping sideways or backwards.

  • Check that ladders rise a sufficient height above their landing place (approx. 1m or 5 rungs).

  • Are work at height operation in accordance with the W@H Regulations?

Working on or near Water

  • Check all access passages and working platforms are clear and free from obstructions.

  • Are Pontoons correctly loaded and securely moored.

  • Are embark and landing points provided.

  • Ensure that buoyancy/life saving equipment is available and accessible.

  • Ensure workers know how to raise the alarm and that they are aware of the procedures are in place if an incident in water occurs.

  • Where appropriate ensure a manned rescue boat is provided.

  • Are working on or near water compliant?

Previous Audit Report

  • Has the previous audit report been closed out?



Audit Risk Level

  • Risk rating for this Audit.

Corrective Actions

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