• UEA Crew Name or Subcontractor

  • Job Number

Mandatory Pre-start Requirements

  • Daily HAC or JSEA completed

  • Works to be conducted for the day is defined and communicated to work party

  • SWMS reviewed and signed

  • Mandatory PPE as defined by SWMS being worn by personnel

  • Emergency Evacuation Muster Point defined and relayed to all personnel

General Site Safety

  • Drop Zones defined and marked with witches hats

  • Appropriate Traffic and Pedestrian Management in place supplemented with Traffic / Pedestrian Management Plan

  • RTA Road Occupancy License, Council Road Opening Permit and other legislative requirements in place and on-site

  • Relevant RTA Certificates of Competency held by traffic controllers

  • Appropriate signage in place defining pedestrian and traffic access around work site

  • Slips, Trips and Fall hazards are segregated from general public

  • Construction material is stored in areas that do not cause obstruction to access or egress (including in case of emergency).

  • First aid kit is provided & trained First Aider allocated

  • Environmental controls in place as per UEA Environmental Management Plan

  • People on work site have been UEA inducted

Supply Authority Mandatory Requirements

  • Current copy of the Electrical Safety Rules on site

  • Standards for the works being conducted available on site

  • Personnel undertaking works have electrical passports with relevant training for the task and are authorised to work on the network

  • LV Rescue and / or Pole Top Rescue Kit checked and in place as required

PPE and Equipment Tested as per the regulation, SWMS, industry guides and Australian Standards

  • Hard Hats are within 3 years of the date of issue (as per AS/NZ 1800)

  • EWP Insulation Tested within the last 12 months

  • Height Sticks Insulation Tested within the last 12 months

  • LV Rescue Gloves less than 5 years from manufacture

  • LV Working Gloves less than 3 years from manufacture

  • Fall Arrest Harnesses have been tested and tagged within the last 6 months

  • Electrical Testing equipment tested and calibrated

EWP & Equipment

  • Daily inspection of EWP and equipment completed and record exists.

  • Plant and equipment operator licence or certificate of competency sighted and on site.

  • Operators reversing are looking in direction of travel. Operators slow down or stop in places where pedestrians could be. Plant is driven safely (walking pace)

  • Machine reversing alarms and flashing lights are in place and operating correctly

  • Mobile phones not used whilst operating any plant.

  • Plant is left parked on level ground and keys are not left when unattended.

  • Maintenance carried out on plant as per manufacturer's schedule and records exist.

  • Fire extinguisher available, tested and tagged within past 6 months

  • RCD used on vehicles inverter, and is tested and tagged

Manual Handling

  • People not twisting while lifting loads.

  • People not lifting awkward loads alone (that is, use of team lifts).

  • People bending knees when lifting.

  • People using mechanical aids (e.g., trolleys, etc) when one is able to be used.

Work at Heights

  • Person on the ladder is facing task to be performed and is working within easy reach of the work.

  • Ladders are not used to work from when a person could fall 1.8 metres or more (eg, like next to penetrations) unless 1 metre back from edge for every 1 metre of height on the ladder.

  • People are not stepping above third highest rung and have 3 points of contact (2 feet and one hand, or 2 hands and 1 foot) during going up or coming down the ladder.

  • Person on ladders is carrying tools and equipment in a belt or bag or use a hand lanyard.

  • Builders or extension ladders are securely fixed at top.

  • Ladders are fibreglass, rated for max 120 kg, industrial strength, are fully open (& locked) and in good working order.

  • Pole top rescue kit in place for work above 2m

Work Near Overhead Power Lines

  • Minimum distance is maintained to overhead powerlines. Voltage up to 132kV - min 3m, 132 to 330kV - min 6m, Greater than 330kV - min 8m. Advisory stickers in Plant.

  • An observer is used for all work near overhead power lines.

  • Network assets are in a condition to allow work to commence

SMR Crew Assessment

  • Tasks allocated and identified as per roles and responsibilites

  • Coloured brims assigned as per work roles

  • Communication channels established and adequate

  • Daily role rotations established

SMR Groundie

  • No other tasks to be done while watching EWP Operator

  • Communicating well with EWP Operator

  • Worksite kept clean and footpaths kept clear

  • Controls dropzone and immediate worksite

  • Can groundworker clearly demonstrate current overhead work principles?

Network Worker

  • Was a Pre Work inspection on the structure performed prior to working aloft?

  • Rubber mats installed on any conductors and earthed situations within clearances

  • Services raised and tensioned to approved procedures and standards

  • Safe working practices adhered to? Eg. Control of tails, live work practices

POA Workers

  • P2 mask worn on approach to suspect asbestos panels

  • Proximity test of switchboard surround completed

  • Pole top rescue kit in place for work above 2m

  • Ladders lashed at top to POA

  • Harness worn when working over 2m

  • Visual conformation of phase rotation meter where applicable

  • Pole strap used to appropriate fixing point when working over 2m


  • Controls specified in EMP are complied with.

  • Spill kit available to contain the amount of substances on site.

  • Worksite clean up after work has been completed

  • Asbestos procedures followed correctly

Chemicals (Hazardous Substances)

  • MSDSs (not older than 5 years) available on site for all substances stored or in use.

  • Register of Hazardous Substances kept on site.

  • All substances are left in their original containers and are clearly labelled (with risk and safety phrases).

  • Flammable substances are more than 3 metres away from sources of ignition (eg, welding) and fire extinguisher inspected within last 6 months (with complying tag) is available nearby (within 10 metres).

Sharp Edges

  • Guarding fitted on saws and other tools.

  • Gloves used on sharp or rough objects.

Falling Objects - Material Storage

  • Materials are securely stacked so as not to fall or be easily dislodged. Materials are stored in a stable condition (eg, on the base rather than upright position).

  • Adequate access is maintained around stored material for emergencies.

  • No sharp or rough edges are to protrude into any walkway.

Safety Tub

  • Copy of current Insurances

  • Lifting Register

  • OHS Management Plan

  • Quality Management Plan

  • Environmental Management Plan

  • Current ITP

  • Training Matrix provided


  • Electrical leads are protected from mechanical damage and elevated accordingly.

  • Electrical leads and tools have been tested and tagged within the last month.

  • No obvious sign of damage to any lead or tool.


  • All equipment & attachments being used are marked with SWL and are tagged accordingly

  • Comments and Corrective Actions

  • Auditor Signature

  • Crew Leader Signature

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