HSE Documentation

Findings from Previous site inspection report addressed and action.

All management plans up to date.

Changes to HSE documentation since the last inspections has been reviewed and endorsed.

Changes communicated to site personnel.

Dust Management

No visible dust plumes moving off site.

Dust suppression controls being undertaken in accordance with management plan requirements.

No complaints have been received.

Noise and Vibration Management

Appropriate PPE being used as required.

Noise or vibration monitoring undertaken in accordance with management plan.

No complaints have been received.

Flora and Vegetation Management

Additional clearing activities required/undertaken since the last inspection?

Cleared materials stockpiled neatly on site in a designated area or used for erosion control.

Compliant with conditions of the project Clearing Permit.

All clearing activity surveyed and clearing volumes recorded.

All personnel informed about keeping to cleared tracks and/or site boundaries.

Fauna Management

Any interaction with fauna on site since the last inspection?

Has there been any fauna sighted?

Authorised fauna handler available?

Fauna ramps in place for excavation works and unattended trenches.

Barriers/fencing to prevent fauna entering site adequate and in good condition.

Open pits and trenches routinely inspected for fauna prior to starting work.

Hygiene Management

There is a weed and hygiene minimisation program in place.

Has there been any new plant or equipment brought to site since the last inspection?

Plant and equipment checklist/inspection have been undertaken to confirm hygiene standards have been adhered to.

Dewatering and Acid Sulfate Soil Management

Dewatering volumes are being metered.

Dewatering water are being discharged in accordance with management plan and not causing detrimental off site impacts.

Sedimentation and erosion controls being implemented and appropriate to site conditions.

ASS being managed in accordance with management plan.


Site is generally tidy and lay down areas are clearly demarcated.

No evidence of littering on site.

Cigarette butts disposed in dedicated receptacles.

Adequate personal hygiene facilities on site and facilities are maintained regularly (at least once a day).

Fencing and gates in good condition and appropriate to site conditions.

Signs legible and posted in appropriate locations.

Traffic Management

Has there been changes to traffic management since the last inspection?

Change(s) been documented and communicated to all site personnel.

The current management plan is readily accessible to all personnel?

Contaminated Sites

Has there been new contaminated material reported since the last inspection?

Contaminated material being appropriately contained and managed in accordance with management plan.

Contaminated storage areas appropriately signed and cordoned off.

Water Management

Water sources being metered.

No evidence of erosion and sedimentation around stand pipes.

Dewatering being undertaken in accordance with management plan.

Drainage on site appropriately managed to prevent unauthorised discharge to the environment.

Incident Management

Has any environmental incidents occurred since the last inspection?

All incidents been reported in accordance with the Site/CEMP incident management process.

Incident(s) been investigated and closed out.

First party audits being undertaken.

Hazardous and Dangerous Goods Storage

Manifest available and up to date.

Copies of MSDS easily available to site personnel.

Identifying labels legible.

Appropriate segregation in place.

Bunds clear of debris and contained.

Bunds appropriately sized with adequate capacity.

Spill kits located in close proximity to storage/activity areas.

Spill kit content replenished/has appropriate content.

Emergency Response

Has there been any change to the site evacuation procedure since the last inspection?

Adequate emergency response personnel on site.

Has an emergency response drill been conducted since the last inspection?

Regular risk assessments being undertaken prior to high risk activities.

Waste Management

Adequate waste bins on site.

Controlled waste bins on site.

Segregated waste management practices implemented.

Waste containers clearly labelled.

Liquid wastes stored within bunded area.

Are wash down activities being undertaken within designated areas.

Controlled wastes are removed by a licensed contractor.

General Safety

PPE being worn correctly and appropriate to the task being performed.

Any protrusion risks?

Electrical cables and equipment appropriately stored on site.

No visible slip trips or fall hazards.

JSAs and SWMs up to date and implemented.

Other observations

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.