Construction Site Risk Assessment Checklist

Use this Construction Site Risk Assessment Checklist to prevent risks on your construction sites. Audits cover daily inspections, licenses, documentation, and more.

Construction Site Risk Assessment Checklist



Licences/Authorities

1. Are all plant operators licensed or authorised to operate the equipment?


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2. Have all personnel relevant State OHS Induction?


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3. Are Personnel Authorised by the Authority/Client?


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Forms/Documentation

1. Is there a copy of the Management plan on site?


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2. Is a PowerServe contact details sign displayed?


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3. Is the job file available on site?


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4. Is there a certified/current Drawing on site?


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5. Is there a job Specification on site?


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6. Are the Authority’s Safety Rules available?


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Work/Access Permits

1. Is an appropriate permit on issue for this work?


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2. Are all permit recipients authorised?


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3. Are DBYD’s and/or Excavation Permits complete and on-site and have all overhead and underground services been identified?


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4. If applicable, is a State Roads permit onsite and current?


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5. If applicable, is a council permit onsite and current?


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Manual Handling

1. Have the manual handling hazards been identified?


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2. Are manual handling aids available?


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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

1. PPE as per Daily Risk Assessment


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2. Are all safety harnesses & lanyards within their test date range? (Every 3 Months) and tagged. (Red – Jan to Mar, Green – Apr to Jun, Blue – Jul to Sep, Yellow - Oct to Dec Power only)


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3. Is other safety apparel in good condition?


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Tools/Equipment

1. Are all electrical tools within their test date range and tagged? (As per state requirements)


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2. Check the following Equipment for condition, compliance and tagging:- Ladders (every 3 mths)


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3. Calibrated Test equipment within test date?


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4. Gas Bottles (10 Years)


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5. Lifting equipment (Slings & chains) (every 3 months) (Red – Jan to Mar, Green – Apr to Jun, Blue – Jul to Sep, Yellow - Oct to Dec Power only)


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First Aid And Emergency Contacts

1. Is there a stocked First Aid kit available on site and is it in date and accessible?


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2. Are the First Aid requirements adequate?


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3. Are there emergency contact details available?


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4. Is there emergency communication available?


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Traffic/Pedestrian Management

1. If required, is there a traffic management plan in use and a copy of the plan on site?


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2. Is the site set up as per Traffic Control Plan?


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3. Does the plan address pedestrian safety?


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4. Can vehicles/pedestrians pass the site safely?


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5. If in use do the following personnel have tickets in: Traffic Controller (Blue)


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6. Apply Traffic Control Plans (Yellow)


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7. Select/modify Traffic Control Plans (Red)


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8. Design & inspect Traffic Control Plans (Orange)


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9. If managing pedestrians is there a PMP in place?


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10. Is the site set up as per PMP?


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Vehicles & Plant

1. Does all plant and high risk equipment have a current risk assessment?


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2. If required, is the prestart inspection completed?


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3. Are warning devices fitted and in working order? (flashing lights, reversing alarm, site flag, warning signage)


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4. Where required, has the operator completed a competency for the plant?


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5. If required, is an emergency stop fitted?


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6. Is all of the equipment carried adequately secured?


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Fire Hazards/Procedures/Bans

1. Are hot work restrictions been complied with?


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2. If required, has the hot work permit been issued?


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3. Is there Fire Fighting equipment available, and is it accessible and adequate?


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4. Is it maintained? (serviced every 6 months)


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5. If operating within a fire ban period, is a permit/exemption on site?


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Hazardous Substances / Dangerous Goods

1. If Hazardous Substances / Dangerous Goods are in use, is there an MSDS available?


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2. Are there adequate safety controls in place, as outline in the MSDS?


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3. Has a risk assessment been conducted for hazardous substances?


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4. If Dangerous Goods are in use, are there adequate safety controls in place?


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Excavations & Trenches

1. Are all Excavations isolated to prevent accidental access?


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2. If the excavations are deeper than 1.5 metres is there shoring or benching in place?


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3. Is there safe means of access to & from?


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4. Is there adequate protection to personnel in the excavation from falling material?


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Environment

1. Are there effective erosion controls in place?


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2. Is any existing flora protected from damage?


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3. Is any existing fauna protected from damage?


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4. Is effective waste/spoil management in place?


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5. Are liquids stored to prevent spillage?


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6. Is there a spill kit available and is it accessible and adequate?


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7. If required, is weed control in place?


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8. Are vehicles free of mud/dirt when leaving site?


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9. Have any issues with dust been addressed?


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10. Is the site in a clean and tidy state?


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11. Are bunds litter free and empty?


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Emergency Preparedness

1. Select a member of the workgroup and confirm if they are aware of:- The nominated first aider?


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2. Select a member of the workgroup and confirm if they are aware of:-The emergency contact list and its location?


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3. Select a member of the workgroup and confirm if they are aware of:-The evacuation procedure and muster point?


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4. Select a member of the workgroup and confirm if they are aware of:- Location of spill kit?


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Site Induction / Toolbox

1. Has a site induction/toolbox talk been conducted and signed by all personnel involved in the task?


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Daily Risk Assessment

1. Is the Risk Assessment available on site?


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2. Is it site specific?


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3. Is it completed correctly for the worksite?


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4. Has it been signed & dated each day?


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5. Does it address pedestrian safety?


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6. Does it address vehicle safety?


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7. Does it address plant safety?


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8. If Dangerous Goods are in use, are there adequate safety controls in place?


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9. Is the Supervisor nominated?


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10. Is the First Aider nominated?


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11. Is the muster point nominated and is it suitable?


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12. Are environmental considerations addressed?


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13. Are all nominated controls in place?


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14. Are all nominated controls effective?


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Safe Work Method Statement

1. Is there a SWMS available on site?


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2. Is it site specific?


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3. Does it address all tasks & associated hazards?


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4. Have the non relevant steps been crossed out?


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5. Have the relevant legislation/standards/codes of practice been highlighted?


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6. Have the relevant work instructions/forms/risk assessments been identified?


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7. Are the relevant work instructions/forms/risk assessments on site?


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8. Does the workforce have the necessary training?


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9. Has plant and equipment been identified?


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10. Have environmental considerations been addressed?


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11. Has the SWMS been signed by all personnel involved in the task?


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12. Are all required controls in place?


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13. Are all required controls effective?


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