177 HEALTH and SAFETY CHECK LISTS and WORKPLACE INSPECTION Examples, Templates and Resources

Download The Free Safety Manual Template HERE:  GENERIC-MANUAL-V4.doc (23271 downloads)

STOP!!! First Read About The 10 Cautions of Using Safety Checklists – HERE

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Safety Checklists are a great idea as a reminder for people to perform certain tasks or to check certain things or to determine compliance with certain standards and to ensure consistency. Many use them as documentary evidence that they have a system in place to identify and control hazards and risks.

But, they should be used with caution. There are a few things to consider when developing or using checklists or workplace inspection forms. In many of his ARTICLES, Dr Rob Long cautions against developing a check list mentality – rather you should be focusing on people rather than objects.  You do this by talking to them! Read: Focus on People Not Objects

Please read our article: Tips on How to Develop a Safety Checklist

The most important thing to remember about safety checklists: There is no doubt that most incidents are caused by behaviour but most checklists only check physical things and the work environment. Focus your attention on behaviours and not just things. Talk openly with the people who work in the area and they will tell you stuff that a check list never could!

Please don’t just download one of the many examples here and just put your company logo on the top and start ticking and flicking, think about your own workplace, what the safety checklist is for, who will be using it and how often.

Useful Articles About Workplace health and Safety Check lists:

Ten Cautions About Safety Checklists


A checklist for checking your use of checklists! Ten Cautions About Safety Checklists See also: Making Objects Safe or People Safe (Dr Rob Long), Risk is About People, not just Objects (Rob Sams) Whilst value of checklists is well documented by Gawande (The Checklist Manifesto) and others, there is rarely mention by proponents of the downside of …… Read the rest of the article

Sample Safety Induction Checklists

Sample Safety Induction Checklists One of the critical aspects of a WHS System is the Safety Induction. However, in our experience it is often poorly done. When we visit a workplace we would expect that they would go out of their way to impress with a proper induction but we usually find it is rushed, the …… Read the rest of the article

Apartment Building Safety Check lists

Apartment Building Safety Checklist Our 50 page Hotel and Resort checklist covers every aspect of the risks involved in these operations. With a few modifications, anyone who manages an apartment building, body corporate or residential strata building could also use this.   If you would like the Word Version so you can modify it yourself then you can …… Read the rest of the article

A Few Decent Free Safety Checklists

A few decent free safety checklists from “Compliance and Safety” as found in their Directory of Free Safety Checklists in PDF & DOC Formats Food Safety Checklist OSHA Safety Checklist Workplace Safety Checklist Warehouse Safety Checklist Construction Safety Checklist Electrical Safety Checklist Fire Safety Inspection Checklist Office Safety Checklist Playground Safety Checklist Forklift Safety Checklist Crane Safety Checklist …Read the rest of the article

Some good examples of Risk Assessment Checklists


Download free construction workplace inspection checklist templates – we now have a free public library resource available for desktop. Previously our public library was only available within the app. You can search and download from over 63,000 checklists.

In breaking news, TECHCRUNCH reports that:

SafetyCulture, the maker of a b2b inspection checklist app called iAuditor, has pulled in a $23 million Series B funding led by Index Ventures…………..The iAuditor app aims to replace paper-based check-lists for safety inspections, to not only speed up checks and make them more efficient but also to enable companies to centralize inspection data so it can be analyzed and benchmarked, and so that risks can be flagged in real-time.

I think there will be some interesting movements in the safety auditing app industry in the very near future!

ISO 9001:2008 Checklist

General Site Inspection

Site Induction Checklist

Toolbox Meeting Form

OSHA Self Inspection

Construction Site HSE Audit UK

Risk Assessment

From Safety Results CA :

Confined Space Entry Log (39 KB PDF)
Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist (55 KB PDF)
Hazard Inspection (36 KB PDF)
Heat Stress (16 KB PDF)
Incident Investigation Form (46 KB PDF)
Incident Report Form (45 KB PDF)
Job Safety Analysis (30 KB PDF)
Meeting Attendance Sheet (37 KB PDF)
Monthly Safety Summary (21 KB PDF)
Safety Meeting Form (17 KB PDF)
Safety Meeting Topics (19 KB PDF)
Tailgate Meeting Form (29 KB PDF)
Task Analysis Assessment (17 KB PDF)
Tips For Effective Safety Meetings (42 KB PDF)
Workplace Inspection Checklist (50 KB PDF)

Volunteer Safety Checklists

  • If your organisation uses volunteers and is covered by the work health and safety (WHS) laws, this checklist may be used as a guide to assist in complying with work health and safety duties. It is not a comprehensive list and there may be other actions needed to comply. VOLUNTEER SAFETY CHECKLIST

Office Safety Check lists

Free Checklists From: “Compliance and Safety


  • Disease, Hazardous Materials & Health Related Training: Food Safety Checklist
  • General Workplace Safety Hazards: OSHA Safety
  • Workplace Safety
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Construction Safety
  • Electrical Safety Checklist
  • Ergonomics: Office Safety Checklist
  • Playground Safety Checklist
  • Equipment & Machines
  • Forklift Safety Checklist
  • Crane Safety Checklist

Workplace Safety Checklist from University of WA – Download Here

Checklists from Vic Edu Library:

General Checklists and Registers from “Everything OHS”

Barry Spud

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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