WHS Contractor Safety Evaluation Checklist (Australia)

Use this WHS Contractor Safety Evaluation Checklist to ensure contractor safety practices are compliant with Australia's Work Health & Safety regulations.

WHS Contractor Safety Evaluation Checklist (Australia)



1. Contractor Details

1. Contract Company/Business Name:


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2. Representative/Contact Person:


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3. Brief Description of Contract work to be undertaken:


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5. Contact No:


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2.1 Insurance Requirements

1. Is Workers’s Compensation insurance sighted and currently up-to-date?


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2. Is Professional Indemnity insurance sighted and currently up-to-date?


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3. Is Public Liability insurance sighted and currently up-to-date?


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3.1 WHS Policy

1. Is the Contractor's Work Health & Safety (WHS) Policy or Plan sighted and currently up-to-date?


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2. Are WHS responsibilities evident within the Policy or Plan?


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3.2 Hazard Management – Is There An Evident Procedure For The Following:

1. Is there a procedure for hazard identification, risk assessment, and control?


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2. Is there a site safety management plan in place for construction project work?


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3. Are safe work or operating procedures established?


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4. Are current Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for any hazardous chemicals provided?


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5. Is there a procedure in place for hazard and incident reporting as well as investigation?


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6. Is the personal protective equipment used?


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7. Are there procedures in place for the use of warning signage, barriers, etc.?


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3.3 Contractor Licencing, Competence & Training

1. Is there a procedure for conducting site induction of contractor's employees, including subcontractors?


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2. Do contractors hold and maintain current licenses or accreditation as required by WHS legislation, including any sub-contractors?


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3. Are there any identified task-specific training needs?


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4. Is there a criteria in place for selecting subcontractors based on their WHS performance?


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4. Evaluation Summary

1. Does the contractor meet the criteria?


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2. Is the contractor informed of any additional information needed to meet the criteria?


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3. Has the contractor met the criteria after providing the outstanding information as notified?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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