• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Type of Work

  • Type of work is being performed?

General Safety

  • Is there an SDS book on sight?

  • Is there sufficient individualized water on site? (cups or water bottles)

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Are hard hats worn all the time?

  • Are safety glasses worn all the time?

  • Are face shields in use when needed?

  • Is proper hearing protection being worn?

  • Are gloves being worn as needed?

Fall Protection

  • Is there proper fall protection in use?

  • Are the ropes in proper condition?

  • Are workers tied-off correctly?

  • Is there a harness in use?

  • Is slack removed to prevent long falls?

  • Are workers staying clear of falling branches and work spaces that they are not working?


  • Are all ladders in good condition?

  • Is the proper type of ladder being used?

  • Are worker using the three-point rule to climb ladders?

Power Tools

  • Are power tools being used properly?

  • Are they properly stored and maintained?

  • Is chainsaw securely tied?

  • Are chainsaw tethers in good condition?

  • Are proper cuts being made? (incremental, 1 ft from trunk first then against trunk, below branch then on top)

Hand Tools

  • Are hand tools in good working condition?

  • Are hand tools being used safely?

Fire Prevention

  • Is there a fire extinguisher easily accessible?

  • Is the fire extinguisher charged?

  • Is the fire extinguisher regularly inspected?

Wood Chipper

  • Is the operator properly "feeding" the branches into the machine?

  • Are all other workers a safe distance from the chipper?

  • Are proper warnings in place? (cones to redirect civilians)

  • Is the chipper chute aligned correctly and locked in place?

  • Was the emergency break checked before first use?

First Aid

  • Is there a first aid kit accessible?

  • Are all contents currents usable? (not expired)

  • Are items sealed, single use, disposable items?

Bucket Truck and Crane Operations

  • Is the crane operator certified?

  • Does the equipment appear to be in good working condition?

  • Are proper warnings in place? (cones to redirect civilians)

  • Are outriggers in use?

  • Is the crane path clear of workers?


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