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Site Safety Inspection
First Aid Facilities

Are first aid facilities to be inspected in this audit?

Are first aid cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

No first aid contents past their expiry date?

First aid cabinets clearly labelled?

Is there easy access to first aid cabinets?

Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

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?

Evacuation procedures discussed regularly? (3 to 4 times a year)

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 recently serviced? (check punch mark on tabs)

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?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Is Personal Protective Equipment to be inspected in this audit?

Is head protection 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 footwear in good condition and of correct type?

Are high-vis vests or clothing worn at all times outside the office?

Are safety harnesses appropriately worn at height?

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?

Work Benches & Areas

Work benches and areas to be inspected in this audit?

Work benches are clear of rubbish and debris?

Are tools not in use put away?

There are no damaged hand tools in use?

There are no damaged power tools in use?

Work height correct for the type of work and the employee?

Work benches have no sharp edges?

Workers are communicating clearly at acceptable volume (no shouting)?

Noise produced by work activities is within acceptable parameters and is not excessive?

Storage Design and Use

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

Waste and rubbish to be inspected in this audit?

Are bins/dumpsters located at suitable points around site?

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

Are bins/dumpsters emptied regularly?

Are oily rags and combustible refuse disposed of in covered metal containers?

Is the loading / delivery area clean and tidy?

Do work and office areas have adequate lighting?

Is site furniture and work benches in sound condition?

Are work tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included)

Trip and Fall Safety

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?

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

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

Is all work above 2m, or within 2m of an edge being done safely?

Is all fall protection equipment visually inspected prior to use?

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.)?

Is there proper scaffolding in place?


Scaffolds to be inspected in this audit?

Are scaffolds constructed and erected only by qualified and trained personnel?

Have all scaffold plans been submitted and approved?

Are scaffolds accessible and clear of unstable objects and trip hazards?

Is scaffold adequately secured to building (or appropriately secured with alternative method)?

Are guard rails installed on all scaffolds above 10 feet?

Are scaffold footings stable, secure and free of unstable propping objects (barrels, boxes, loose brick or concrete blocks etc)?

Are scaffold footings and anchorages designed to support the maximum intended load without settling or displacement?

Are scaffolds generally safe and orderly?

Are scaffolds being regularly inspected?

Hazardous Manual Tasks

Hazardous Manual Tasks to be inspected in this audit?

Have Hazardous Manual Tasks on site been identified?

Have Risk Assessments for these tasks been completed where required?

Have Risk controls been selected for these tasks using the hierarchy of controls?

Are suitable controls in place for high force / awkward postures?

Are suitable controls in place for repetitive tasks?

Have the procedures surrounding risk controls been documented?

Are workers compliant with the above procedures?

Are relevant workers trained in these controls?

Has this training been documented?

Hand and Power Tools

Hand and power tools to be inspected in this audit?

Are all tool guards in place and operable?

Are power cords in good condition?

Are all tools double insulated or have a ground plug?

Are ground fault circuit interrupters in place at the source of electricity?

Are all power tools in good condition?

Are defective pieces of equipment and tools red tagged and removed from service?

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 manufactured to standard?

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?


Ladders to be inspected in this audit?

Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

Are ladders in good condition?

If used for electrical work are ladders non conductive? (wood or fibre glass.)

Are ladders being used according to instructions?

For extension ladders: are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

Are ladders not used to access heights when higher order controls should be used?

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety to be inspected this audit?

Are safety switches installed?

Are safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

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

Has portable equipment been tested and tagged?

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?

Are portable power tools in good condition?

Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

Chemical Safety

Chemical safety to be inspected this audit?

Is a Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

Have risk assessments been completed for hazardous substances?

Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

Are all containers labelled correctly?

Are unused substances disposed of?

If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

Are workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

Is adequate ventilation provided?

Are eye washes and showers available and easily accessible?

Are spill kits or other clean up arrangements available?

Confined Spaces

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?

Incident, Injury & Accident Procedures

Incident, Injury & Accident Procedures to be inspected this audit?

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

Are adequate reporting forms for for these events in place?

Are all incidents investigated?

Are Corrective Actions then implemented?

Are Workers Compensation, Rehabilitation and Return to Work Programs in place?

Is an "If you are injured" poster displayed?

General Comments

Any further comments or recommendations arising from this inspection?

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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 Inspector
Name & Signature of Site Supervisor / Foreman
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.