• Project / Site Name

  • Supervisor / Foreman at time of this inspection

  • Select site weather conditions at time of this inspection (select all that apply)

  • Describe weather conditions on site today

  • Current activities being undertaken on site (select all that apply)

  • Describe activities being undertaken on site

Site Safety Inspection

First Aid Facilities

  • Are first aid facilities to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are first aid cabinets/boxes and contents clean and orderly?

  • No first aid contents past their expiry date?

  • First aid cabinets/boxes clearly labelled?

  • Is there easy access to first aid cabinets/boxes?

  • Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet/boxes?

  • Are first aid officers known to workers and accessible?

  • Are emergency numbers displayed?

Fire Prevention & Emergency

  • Are fire and emergency procedures to be inspected in this audit?

  • Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Exit doors easily opened from inside?

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Emergency exit lighting operable?

  • Adequate direction notices for fire exits?

  • Extinguishers in place, clearly marked for type of fire?

  • Extinguishers serviced in the past 12 months ? (Check stickers on body of extinguisher)

  • Extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

Site Security

  • Is site security to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are site entry and exit points clearly designated?

  • Is clear signage requiring visitors to check in posted?

  • Is site perimeter fenced off appropriately with required site public signage posted?

  • Are all entries and exits closed and locked at night and during weekends?

  • If applicable, are site alarm systems functioning as expected?

  • If applicable, are site security procedures (guard patrols, security checks etc) undertaken as required and reviewed regularly?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Is Personal Protective Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

  • Is head protection (Hard Hats or Bump Caps) worn correctly and where required?

  • Is eye protection worn where required?

  • Are the correct forms of eye protection worn for tasks being completed?

  • Is hearing protection worn in designated areas?

  • Are the correct forms of hand protection worn for manual tasks

  • Is respiratory protection worn where dust, mist or fumes are present?

  • Is safety footwear being worn and in good condition?

  • Are high-vis vests or clothing worn at all times on site?

  • Is additional PPE used where required?

  • Are staff aware of correct PPE for tasks they are trained to perform?


  • Is site housekeeping to be inspected in this audit?

Storage Design and Use

  • Is site storage to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

  • Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

  • Are floors around racking clear of rubbish?

  • Are racks and pallets in good condition generally?

Waste & Rubbish

  • Are waste and rubbish arrangements to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are bins/skips located at suitable points around site?

  • Is site generally orderly, with rubbish or waste materials disposed of correctly?

  • Are bins/skips emptied regularly?

  • Is the loading / delivery area clean and tidy?

  • Do work areas have adequate lighting?

Slips, Trips and Falls

  • Is Slip, Trip and Fall safety to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Are entry and walkways kept clear?

  • Are walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Are intersections kept clear of boxes etc?

  • Are stairs and risers kept clear?

  • Are floor surfaces free of liquid spills?

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings, barriers etc.?

  • Are appropriate measures in place to prevent falls? ie. barriers (preferred) or harnesses?

  • Is all fall protection equipment visually inspected prior to use?

  • Is all work at height being done safely?

  • Are all floor openings fully barricaded or are protected with a secured cover and labelled?

  • Are personnel below protected from falling materials (i.e. tools, bolts, etc.)?

Manual Handling Tasks

  • Are Manual Handling Tasks to be inspected in this audit?

  • Have Manual Handling Tasks on site been identified?

  • Have Risk Assessments for these tasks been completed where required?

  • Have Risk controls been identified and documented?

  • Are workers compliant with the above procedures?

Hand and Power Tools

  • Are Hand and power tools to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are all power tools in good condition?

  • Are all tool guards in place and operable?

  • Are power cables in good condition?

  • Are all corded power tools double insulated or have an earthed plug?

  • Are suitable safety circuit breakers in place at the source of electricity?

  • Are defective pieces of equipment and tools removed from site?

  • Are tools stored correctly and in the right place when not in use?

  • Are employees using the proper tool for the task they are performing?

  • Are hand tools in good condition?

  • Are employees using two hand on tools that are designed to do so?

  • Are dust collectors and exhausts provided on tools that produce large amounts of dust?


  • Are Ladders to be inspected in this audit?

  • Are all step ladders Industrial standard? (i.e. not domestic.)

  • Are step ladders in good condition?

  • Are step ladders being used correctly and in line with manufacturers guidance?

Electrical Safety

  • Is Electrical safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Are isolation switches installed?

  • There are no outlets are overloaded / No double adapters in use?

  • Has portable equipment been tested and tagged? (PAT)

  • There are no broken plugs, sockets or switches?

  • There are no power leads across walkways?

  • No frayed or damaged leads?

  • There are no strained leads?

Chemical Safety

  • Is Chemical safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Is a COSHH Register complete and available?

  • Have COSHH assessments been completed for all hazardous substances in use?

  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

  • Are all containers labelled correctly? (Including no chemicals in unmarked containers)

  • Are substances stored and disposed of correctly?

  • Are workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

  • Are eye washes available and easily accessible?

  • Are spill kits or other clean up arrangements available?

Confined Spaces

  • Is Confined Spaces safety to be inspected this audit?

  • Do all applicable confined space works have adequate permits granted and documented?

  • Is a confined space emergency plan in place?

  • Are confined spaces being continually monitored?

  • Are all workers undertaking confined space works trained in confined space entry and activities?

Accident and Incident Procedures

  • Are Accident and Incident Procedures to be inspected this audit?

  • Are Incident, Accident, Near Miss and Injury reporting and recording procedures in place?

  • Are all incidents investigated?

  • Are Corrective Actions then implemented?

General Comments

  • Any further comments or recommendations arising from this inspection?

  • Add any additional relevant photos

  • Have all required corrective actions been added as Actions to this inspection?

  • Please add any corrective actions to the appropriate questions above before completing this report

Sign Off

  • Name & Signature of person undertaking the audit

  • Name & Signature of Site Supervisor / Foreman

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. Any ratings or scores displayed in our Public Library have not been verified by SafetyCulture for accuracy. Users of our platform may provide a rating or score that is incorrect or misleading. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances. You can use our Public Library to search based on criteria such as industry and subject matter. Search results are based on their relevance to your search and other criteria. We may feature checklists based on subject matters we think may be of interest to our customers.