Free Construction Safety Audit Checklist

Free Construction Safety Audit Checklist

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imageIn the event of an incident on site, the safety audit could be used as evidence in court to either support or defend a claim of negligence.

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A safety audit should pay particular attention to the following. Major obstacles on building and construction sites that post the most risk of danger are:

  • Trenches.

◦ Any trench over five feet deep must be properly shored and sloped. Ground conditions should be monitored daily for fear of cave-ins and mud slides.

  • Falls.

◦ This is the number one reason for most of the accidents reported. Falls result from unstable equipment, lack of protection, and scaffolding and stairways that are not safe.

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Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
Barry Spud

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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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