Inspection Report

HSE Documentation

  • A HSE Management Plan has been developed and implemented.

  • Workers have the appropriate competencies and/or licenses.

  • A construction risk assessment workshop has been held to formally identify, assess and control risk associated with the work activities.

  • Safe work method statements (i.e. JSA's) are developed and implemented for high risk construction tasks.

  • Safe work method statements are regularly reviewed and updated (not exceeding 7 days)

Permits to Work

  • Appropriate and valid permits (e.g. CTW, CSE, Excavations, Working at Heights etc.) have been raised.

  • Permits are authorised by a competent person.

  • Permits identify the appropriate risk factors and controls.

  • Permits are signed off upon completion of the works.

Prevention of Falls

  • Work at height is eliminated wherever possible.

  • Personnel working at height possess the appropriate competencies and/or licenses and do not work alone.

  • A documented rescue plan has been developed, rehearsed and implemented.

  • All holes and openings (e.g. open edges, excavations, pits and access chambers) are suitably protected.

  • Fall prevention equipment is inspected in accordance with Australian Standards and prior to every use.

  • A fall injury prevention equipment register is maintained.

Tagging & Isolation

  • Potential sources of electrical or mechanical energy are identified prior to commencement of work.

  • Isolations are tested and proven prior to commencement of work.

  • Personal danger tags are used where a risk exists to the person or persons working on isolated plant or equipment.

  • All isolations are performed by a competent and authorised person.

  • Defective tools and equipment are tagged out of service.

Overhead / Buried Services

  • Dial Before You Dig plans are sourced for underground services prior to commencement of work. These are updated monthly.

  • Utility operators are formally notified of the intended works.

  • Services are isolated or insulated prior to commencement of work wherever practicable.

  • Appropriate mitigations are identified and implemented to prevent contact with overhead or underground services.

  • Underground services are positively identified and marked before disturbing the ground. The four P's (Plan, Pothole, Protect, Proceed) are followed.

  • Voltages of overhead power lines are known and safe clearnaces are maintained in accordance with OSH Reg 3.64.

Electrical Safety

  • Electrical work is performed by a licensed electrcian.

  • Electrical isolations are tested and proven prior to commencement of work and at regular intervals.

  • Procedures exist for tagging and isolation.

  • The Water Corporation's tagging and isolation procedure is applied for live assets.

  • At least two people are present when work is performed in the vicinity of live conductors.

  • Electrical equipment is inspected in accordance with AS/NZS 3760 & AS/NZS 3012.

  • An electrical inspection register is maintained.

Confined / Hazardous Spaces

  • Working in confined spaces is eliminated where possible.

  • Anyone entering a confined space is trained and competent.

  • A documented rescue plan has been developed, rehearsed and implemented.

  • The correct number of standby persons are in place.

  • A CSE permit has been raised and approved.

  • The atmosphere is tested and proven safe prior to entry.

  • Suitable controls are in place to prevent unauthorised entry.

Plant & Equipment

  • Communication protocols (e.g. UHF radio, hand/visual) are in place to ensure contact with operators before approaching mobile plant.

  • Mobile plant operators are trained and competent. Processes exist to verify competency.

  • Daily inspections are completed and collated.

  • Operator protective devices (e.g. seat belts, harnesses, ROPS, FOPS) are in place and are used.

  • Mobile plant has the appropriate warning devices (e.g. flashing lights, reversing beepers)


  • A competent person has been nominated to oversee and verify the safety of excavations.

  • Excavation stability is assessed daily by a competent person.

  • Suitable ground support systems are used and have appropriate certification.

  • Benching or battering is in accordance with the Code of Practice for Excavations.

  • A safe means of access/egress is used.

  • A documented rescue plan has been developed, rehearsed and implemented.

  • The risk of falls to workers and the public into excavations is controlled.

Lifting Operations

  • Exclusion zones have been established, where practicable.

  • A lift plan or lift study has been developed by a competent person.

  • Load charts are readily available. Rated capacity is not exceeded.

  • Lifting equipment (e.g. chains, slings, shackles etc) is inspected quarterly and prior to each use.

  • A lifting register is maintained.

Traffic Management

  • A traffic management plan has been developed and implemented for works on public roads. This addresses vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

  • Traffic control diagrams are specific.

  • Site traffic movement has been planned, documented and communicated to site personnel.

  • Traffic routes are one way where practicable.

  • Suitable parking areas have been established for light and heavy vehicles.

Worksite Changes

  • All relevant documentation is reviewed and updated to address changes in work methods or conditions.

  • Changes are subject to formal assessment.

  • Changes are formally communicated to workers.

  • Responsibilities are allocated to manage change and realistic timeframes are determined.

Incident Reporting

  • HSE incidents are reported within the required timeframes.

  • HSE incidents are investigated to identify the immediate and underlying root causes.

  • HSE hazards are identified and recorded.

  • Controls measures are determined in accordance with the hierarchy of control.

  • Control measures are evaluated to ensure their effectiveness.

  • Process exist to analyse trends. Where a trend is identified a strategy is developed to address it.

Water Management

  • A dewatering management plan has been developed and implemented where necessary.

  • Contaminated water is treated prior to disposal.

  • Treated water is returned to the environment where possible.

  • pH testing occurs where necessary.

  • Construction water is acquired from a reliable source.

General Environmental

  • Suitable and hygienic site amenities are provided.

  • Housekeeping is maintained to an acceptable standard.

  • Aspects and impacts have been identified, assessed and controlled.

  • Noise and vibration is monitored.

  • Dust generated through work activities is managed to prevent contamination.

  • Waste is suitably managed. Where possible waste is separated (e.g. general refuse, recyclable, oil rags).

  • Potential impacts to flora and fauna are managed.

  • Suitable bunding is used for chemical storage.

  • A designated area is provided for refuelling where possible.

Other Findings & Actions

  • All findings communicated and acknowledged

  • Contractor's Representative

  • Water Corporation Contract Manager

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