Workplace health and safety checklist

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  1. Workplace health and safety policy – on display and familiar to all workers
  2. Signage as required – visitor process, sign in, biosecurity requirements, vehicle control, parking and directions, vehicle movement- traffic management plan, speed limits, specific hazards, use of personal protective equipment, general warnings, confined spaces
  3. Induction process for employees, contractors and visitors- policy, checklist/form- signed and dated for each employee/contractor/family worker
  4. Emergency plan available with phone numbers, actions, safe meeting points, first aid, fire extinguishers – all visible
  5. Documented process for hazard, accident and incident reporting (and recording)
  6. Children in the workplace are kept safe- actively managing safety
  7. Evidence of hazard identification, management and monitoring, safe work practices in place and staff trained
  8. Adequate staff amenities
  9. Workplace procedures – “safe work method statements” – especially for hazardous activities
  10. Regular consultation with staff- keep a record- names date topics
  11. Plant and equipment is safe according to regulations? (includes guarding, noise, design, maintenance and use)
  12. Employees trained or inducted on all plant and equipment- especially vehicle and machinery safe operation
  13. Remote and isolated working locations – safety procedures- plan, vehicle and communication check, emergency procedure, checking on staff.
  14. Quad bikes- children on adult-sized bikes, wearing of helmets.
  15. Tickets, licences and certificates of competency for all operators/users – copies on file (e.g. forklift licence, driver’s licence, chemical accreditation, firearm licenses, firearm registration and expiry)
  16. Environmental hazards management -noise, dust, hot and cold conditions, sun exposure, biological hazards, vaccinations
  17. Chemical safety management – records, storage, personal protective equipment, usage, safety data sheets, signage, bunding, spill kits
  18. PPE-personal protective equipment meets legal requirements – quality, comfort, storage/location, maintenance, usage- requirements enforced with staff.