Audit

Safety Training

Have employees been trained on the proper use, inspection, and maintenance of tools and equipment

Has a job briefing been completed before the start of the job

Is the job briefing formal

Electrical Hazards

Do electrical hazards exist on this job site

If yes fill out the rest of the questions in the Electrical Hazards section

Have employees been trained to recognize and qualified to work within proximity to electrical hazards

Are the employees aware what the voltage of the lines are

Are the employees at the proper distance

If the distance is not correct did the employer implement a hazard abatement plan

Are employees using non-conductive equipment and tools when working around energized electrical conductors

If employees are closer than 10 feet to an energized line, is there a second qualified line clearing worker within visual or voice communication

Are tie-ins for climbers above the work area and located so if the worker were to slip it would swing them away from the energized line

Traffic Control

Is the job site exposed to traffic

If Yes, answer the following questions in the Traffic Control section

Have employees been trained in working next to traffic and setting up signs & barricades

Are employees exposed to traffic wearing high visibility apparel

Emergency Proceedures

Is there a first aid kit on the job site

Have employees been trained in identifying poisonous plants & animals

Have employees been trained in emergency response and rescue procedures

Have employees been trained in general first aid and CPR

Personal Protective Equipment Compliance

Hard Hat

Face Protection

Hearing Protection

Eye Protection

Cut resistant leg protection for chainsaw operators on the ground

Chain Saws

Do climbers have their chain saws secure when working aloft

Are employees operating the chain saws with two hands

Are climbers that are using chain saws using a second means of being secure to the tree

If the chain saw is being carried more than two feet is the chain brake engaged or saw shut off

General

Is equipment being run at least 10 feet from refueling areas

Are flammable liquids stored and dispensed from approved containers

Is smoking prohibited when handling or working around flammable liquids

Are fire extinguishers seen on the job

Ladders in good condition

Are the tree climbers secure at all times while working in the tree, including climbing up

If work is above 12 feet is there a second worker trained in emergency procedures within visual or voice communication

Is the tie-in position above the climber in the tree

Has a safe drop zone and communications been established between employees before cutting begins

Are large limbs that cannot be controlled by the climber lowered down with rigging line

If workers are installing a cabling system are they positioned to the side of it

Is brush being chipped, shredded, or dumped and not burned

Brush Chippers

Have employees been trained on how to operate wood chippers

Do chippers without mechanical in feed systems have anti-kickback device

Are the chippers with mechanical feeds equipt with quick stop and reversing device

Is the proper PPE being used loading the chipper

Are employees loading the chipper in a safe manner

Stump Grinders

Are employees properly trained on how to use wood chippers

Are there enclosures or guards on the grinder

Pesticide Applications

If pesticides are being applied fill out the rest of the questions in this section

Are pesticide applicators liscensed

Have employees been trained in OSHA's HAZCOM Standard

Is there a clean water source at the work site for emergency decontamination

Is proper PPE being used based on the chemicals SDS sheets

Vehicles and Aerial Devices

Vehicle #

Are outriggers or stabilizers out and on pads

If there are no outriggers, are the wheels chocked

If there are no outriggers, are the wheels chocked

Dielectric Date

Signs

Cones

Are employees wearing the correct fall protection in the bucket

Fire Extinguisher

Pre/Post Trip Inspections

Vehicle #

Are outriggers or stabilizers out and on pads

If there are no outriggers, are the wheels chocked

Are employees wearing the correct fall protection in the bucket

Dielectric Date

Signs

Cones

Fire Extinguisher

Pre/Post Trip Inspections

Vehicle #

Are outriggers or stabilizers out and on pads

If there are no outriggers, are the wheels chocked

Dielectric Date

Signs

Are employees wearing the correct fall protection in the bucket

Cones

Fire Extinguisher

Pre/Post Trip Inspections

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.