Audit

Working at heights

ask the personnel involve in the activity if they are familiar with the 100% tie off/double hook up process?

Has a relevant risk assessment TRA, HIT card been performed prior to the lifting activities?
Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?

Does the risk assessment consider the potential impacts of change to the work scope, conditions or process?

If the work scope, conditions or process has occurred has work stopped until risk assessment have been re-assesses and updated as appropriate?

Do personnel working at height understand how to perform a rescue or minimizes suspension trauma?

Is the working at height equipment in good condition and has been inspected prior to use, ask worker to demonstrate how to inspect a harness or WAH equipment?

Are three points of contact being maintained when using a ladder?

Are suitable barriers and signs in place to protect or secure against mistaken or inadvertent entry to areas that may be at risk from falling objects?

Does the extent of the barriers consider the like hood of falling objects deflecting from structures?

Are all PPE requirements adhered to as per task requirement, TRA / HIT card and permit conditions?

Are workers at height maintaining adequate "tie off" at all times?

At the time during observed activities are team members exposed to potential hazards from "other" work groups?

Are appropriate systems and equipment in place to enable effective communications during work and emergency situations?

Are fall protection devices being used for activities other than those they have originally been designed for? EG lanyards being used to pull up equipment?

At any time during observed working at height activities are team members exposed to a potential fall?

Are anchor points used for fall arrest fit for purpose (i.e. : capable of withstanding a force of 15 kN?

Have the workers received working at heights training as per site requirements?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Is there a possibility of tooling and equipment being released from height? Are adequate barriers in place?

Is tooling secure whilst being transported to and from work area? i.e. use of tool bags/lifting bags/Gin wheels?

Is adequate adage protection in place to prevent falls and dropped objects from height?

Does all scaffolding have a clearly visible, approved scarf tag attached at the entry point?

Are scaffold kick boards and floor penetration protection in place?

Are housekeeping standards being maintained at the work area?

Lifting Operations

Ask personnel using rigging & lifting equipment competent to do so.

Has a relevant risk assessment TRA, HIT card been performed prior to the lifting activities?
Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?

Does the risk assessment consider the complexity of the lift and working environment?

If change to work scope, conditions or process has occurred has work stopped until the PTW and/or risk assessment have been re-assessed and updated as appropriate?

At any time during observed activities are team members exposed to potential hazards from "other" work groups?

Is a crane logbook in use along with inspection reports / check lists for each shift?

Do all items of rigging equipment examined display the current color coding and safe working load?

As part of pre-job inspection, is lifting equipment inspected for broken wires, bends, twists, damages, corrosion wear or cracks etc..? Can the user discuss the checks carried out?

Is there dedicated place to store lifting equipment such as a specific container or a rack?

At any time during observed lifting/rigging activities are team members exposed under suspended loads or between lifted loads and fixed objects?

Have appropriate barriers/bunting & signage been erected to prevent non authorized personnel entering the immediate work are, while lifting operations are being carried out?

Is the correct PPE worn by personnel involved in rigging and mechanical lifting?

Are clear communications maintained during lifting procedures between all personnel involved?

Are walk ways clear and tidy?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Dropped Objects

Are safety cables in place for anything hanging above work areas?

Are there any potential dropped objects near handrails that could fall below?

Are barriers erected at the job site for work taking place overhead? Does the extent of the barriers consider the like hood of falling objects deflecting from structures?

Are the crews incorporating dropped objects discussions in the pre-job PTW planning & TRA's?
Do the TRA's, HIT cards adequately address dropped object risks?

Are loads being checked prior to lifting for articles left on them?

Are handrails around lay down areas on upper decks enclosed to prevent items falling through them?

Are suitable barriers and signs in place to protect or secure against mistaken or inadvertent entry to areas that may be at risk from falling objects?

Are tools being carried at height secured?
Is there any evidence of tools or waste being left above work areas?

Are all scaffold free of potential dropped objects?

Are workers at height maintaining adequate "tie off" at all time?

At any time during observed working at height activities are team members exposed to a potential fall?

Are there any items being tied off on handrails?
If so these should be removed wherever possible and secured inboard. (Note: the process of tying equipment outboard should be prohibited as it increases the risk of dropped objects)

At any time during observed working at height activities are team members exposed to a potential fall?

Are the barriers in place while working over open grating, to prevent tools from falling through the grating?
Are kick boards in place around all opening?

Is material available to safety transported equipment to and from work areas? i.e. Use of tool bags/lifting bags/Gin Wheels

Does all scaffolding have a clearly visible, approved scafftag attached at the entry point?

Are scaffold kick boards and floor penetration protection in place?

Are housekeeping standards being maintained at the work area?

Mechanical

Are personnel involved in the activity exposed to pinch point or line of fire hazards?

Has a relevant risk assessment (TRA/HIT card) been performed prior to work commencing? Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?

Are all PPE requirements adhered to as per task requirement, TRA and HIT card, and permit conditions?
Is the PPE in good condition?

Are there any isolation/de-isolations have these been completed buy a competent and authorized person?

Have the isolation points been clearly identified, tagged and controlled using an appropriate system?

Are people aware of stored energy and are appropriate controls in place?

Have isolation points been identified and the equipment involved in the task prepared?

Are people aware of stored energy and are appropriate system?

Have isolation points been identified and the equipment involved in task prepared?

Have permit isolations are in place, are all isolation points clearly identified using suitable locking devices and/or tags?

Are appropriate systems and equipment in place to enable effective communications during work and emergency situations?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Electrical

Is the work on or near live or exposed electrical equipment necessary?

Are personnel involved in the activity familiar with electrical hazards?

Has a relevant risk assessment TRA or HIT card been performed prior to work commencing?
Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?

Does the TRA identify potential hazards that are specific to the task at hand and not general in nature?

Does the risk assessment consider the potential impacts of change to the work scope, conditions or process?

If change to work scope, conditions or process has occurred has work stopped until the PTW and/or risk assessment have been re-assessed and updated as appropriate?

At any time during observed activities are team members exposed to potential hazards from "other" work groups?

Where work is to be performed in the vicinity of live electrical conductors, are suitable barriers and signs in place to protect or secure against mistaken or inadvertent entry?

Where electrical workers are working on, or in the vicinity of live electrical equipment are there at least two people in attendance (1 stand by)?

Where electrical workers are working on, or in the vicinity of live electrical equipment is the stand by person aware of the rescue procedures?
Is a rescue kit available and close to hand?

Where electrical workers are working on isolated electrical equipment, can they demonstrate where and how a "Test for Dead" was carried out?

Are all PPE requirements adhered to ask per task requirement, TRA, HIT card and permit conditions?

Is all electrical equipment in use fit for purpose, appropriately tagged and free from any damage that may effect it's integrity?

Are appropriate systems and equipment in place to enable effective communications during work and emergency situations?

Where permit isolations are in place, are all isolation points clearly identified using suitable locking devices and/or tags?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Confined Space Entry

Is the confined space entry necessary?
Could the work have been carried out without the need for a confined specs entry?

Ask the personnel involved in the confined space entry (CSE) if they familiar with the procedure on CSE?

Has a relevant risk assessment (TRA, HIT card) been performed prior to the CSE?
Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?

Does TRA, HIT card identify potential hazards that are specific to the task at hand and not general in nature?

Does the risk assessment consider the potential impacts of the change to the work scope, conditions or process?

Are all necessary control measures for the safe completion of work identified on the permit and it's associated supporting documentation?

Observe the work area. Have all the identified controls been put in place and checked?

If change to work scope, conditions or process has occurred has work stopped until the PTW and/or risk assessment have been re-assessed and updated as appropriate?

Is a current copy of the Permit to Work (PTW) and relevant certificates held at the specific work site?
Are all people involved in the CSE aware of the PTW conditions?

Does the PTW description provide sufficient information regarding the scope of work to be performed?

Has atmosphere testing been carried out prior to work commencing.
Are atmosphere limits identified on the PTW?

Has a "re-test" at atmospheric conditions been carried out after any break or change in conditions (review permit)?

Is the Rescue Plan at job site?

Is working group involved in CSE, fully aware of and competent to undertake their role in the Rescue Plan?

Is entry into a Confined Space (CS) controlled by a CSE log?
Is it available at the work site?

At any time during observed CSE activity are team members exposed to potential hazards from "other" work groups including exhaust fumes from adjacent equipment?

Has the CS been positively isolated from all hazardous services?

Where permit isolations are in place, are all isolation points clearly identified using suitable locking devices and/or tags?

Is all equipment used within the CS in good condition, are there any electrocution or dropped object hazards?

Is a competent CSE stand by person in place?
Does this person understand rant they must NOT enter the CS in an emergency situation?

Are appropriate systems and equipment in place to enable effective communications during work and emergency situations?

Are suitable barriers and signs in place to clearly identify the CS and to protect or secure against mistaken or inadvertent entry?

Are all PPE requirements adhered to ask per task requirement, TRA, HIT card and permit conditions?

Are all leads & hoses entering into the CS padded or suspended to maintain integrity of equipment?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Have the workers received CSE training as per site requirements?

Permit to Work

Ask the personnel involved in the activity if they are familiar with the requirements of Permit to Work?

Has a relevant risk assessment (TRA, HIT card) been performed prior to work commencing?
Is it present at the work site, signed and understood by the work team?
If a TRA is being used, is it specific to the task in hand and not general in nature?

Does the TRA identify potential hazards that are specific to the task at hand and not general in nature?

Does the risk assessment include interfacing hazards and controls required for concurrent activities and work that extends beyond a single shift?

Does the risk assessment consider the potential impacts of the change to the work scope, conditions or process?

If change to work scope, conditions or process has occurred has work stopped until the PTW and/or risk assessment have been re-assessed and updated as appropriate?

Is a current copy of the Permit to Work (PTW) and relevant certificates held at the specific work site?
Are all people involved in the CSE aware of the PTW conditions?

Does the PTW description provide sufficient information regarding the scope of work to be performed?

Does the scope of work cover only one work activity?

Is the permit validity period clearly noted on the permit?

Has the permit been authorized by a responsible/approved person on site?

Are all necessary control measures for the safe completion of work identified on the permit and it's associated supporting documentation?

Observe the work area.
Have all the identified controls been put in place and checked?

Are all PPE requirements adhered to ask per task requirement, TRA, HIT card and permit conditions?

At any time during observed activities are team members exposed to potential hazards from "other" work groups?

Are appropriate systems and equipment in place to enable effective communications during work and emergency situations?

Have all necessary permit isolations been identified and implemented?

Where permit isolations are in place, are all isolation points clearly identified using suitable locking devices and/or tags?

Has clear instruction been provided to the work team on permit close out requirements and return to normal operations?

Has the workers received PTW training as per site requirements?

Check with the workers to ensure the obligation to stop work that is unsafe has been clearly communicated and is understood?

Site Inspection

Are the Safety & Health notice board up to date with information? safety alert, etc

Is there a TRA or HIT card available the worksite, visible and current?
Are all personnel aware of the identified controls?

Does the TRA identify potential hazards that are specific to the task at hand and not general in nature?

Is there correct waste segregation bins available and being used correctly?

Is the equipment in the work area in good condition?
Are all leads tidy?

Is there sufficient room/workspace; employee's away from other areas/hazards etc?

Is Scafftag in place, inspected win date, housekeeping in good order; no risk of dropped objects; access/egress to scaffold clear?

Are walk ways clear and unconstructed?

In storage adequate?
No evidence of excessive unwanted materials or equipment around the worksite?

Are all workplaces neat & tidy?
Are extension leads away from walkways?

Is rigging equipment in good condition, stored correctly, correctly color coded etc?

Are exclusion zones and signage in place and spotters used where required?
Can you identify any risk of dropped objects?

Ask 2 or 3 personnel if they are aware of procedures; alarm/notification systems; location of evacuation/muster areas

Identify rehydration drink stations eye wash stations

Is fire equipment available at the job site, inspected & maintained.
Check certification tag.

Are material safety data sheets available where chemicals are being used?

Are bunds used to store liquids?
Are there sufficient spill kits available?
Please note location verified.

Are toilet, hand washing facilities and floor clean & hygienic ally sound?

Are bins not overflowing and emptied regularly?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.