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Overview
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Working at Heights Inspection
J&S Cooper Utilities / SafetyCulture Staff / 17 Apr 2018
Failed items
6
Created actions
0
Client / Site
J&S Cooper Utilities
Conducted on

17th Apr, 2018

10:35 AM AEST

Location
11953 Tyler Rd, Red Bluff, CA 96080, USA
Prepared by
SafetyCulture Staff
Failed items
6
Audit / Identification of Hazards
Employee falling from height
Yes
Photos
Audit / Identification of Hazards
Employee falling through a fragile roof
Yes
Photos
Audit / Identification of Hazards
Objects falling on employees / members of the public
Yes
Photos
Audit / Identification of Hazards
Slips / trips on elevated access ways
Yes
Photos
Audit / Control Measures / PLANNING
Is working at heights avoided where possible?
Notes
Since this is a roofing activity, framing will be done on top of the house.
Audit / Control Measures / PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Where the risk of falls cannot be eliminated are safety harnesses, fall arrest devices or safety nets used as required?
Notes
PPE were not used when working at heights No work positioning, total restraint and fall arrest systems used.
Audit
6
Nature of work
Construction
Identification of Work at Heights Activities
Are there activities associated with working at heights?
Yes
Select activities
Other
List other activities in the area involving working at heights
Framing a roof
Are the employees / contractors / members of public at risk from work at height identified?
Yes
List their names here
1. Rocky Stewart 2. Lance Beck 3. Billy Ford
Frequency of performing these activities
Rarely, once or twice a year
Identification of Hazards
4
Employee falling from height
Yes
Photos
Employee falling through a fragile roof
Yes
Photos
Objects falling on employees / members of the public
Yes
Photos
Slipping / collapsing access equipment
Yes
Photos
Slips / trips on elevated access ways
Yes
Photos
Control Measures
Control Measures / PLANNING
1
Is working at heights avoided where possible?
Notes
Since this is a roofing activity, framing will be done on top of the house.
Is work at heights properly planned and organised?
Has the work area been surveyed for hazards, eg overhead power lines, unsuitable ground conditions, moving machinery parts?
During work at height is there always a competent person present who can suspend work if conditions change, eg weather, traffic, scope of work?
Control Measures / FRAGILE ROOFS
Are fragile roofs identified, labelled especially where fragility is disguised?
N/A
Are warning signs fixed on the approach to fragile roofs?
N/A
Is unauthorized access to roofs / roof spaces prevented?
N/A
Control Measures / LADDERS/ACCESS EQUIPMENT
Are portable ladders, steps and all other access equipment regularly inspected?
Are ladders only used for light work of short duration?
Are work platforms with edge protection, such as tower scaffolds, cherry pickers, scaffolding always used?
Are work platforms sufficiently wide to walk on without risk of stumbling or losing balance?
N/A
Are work platforms capable of supporting workers, equipment, materials, the safe working loads indicated and inspected every six months?
N/A
Is there a log maintained for ensuring quality of these equipment?
Control Measures / OPEN EDGES
Are open vertical drops identified and properly guarded when open?
N/A
Are hand rails present on the open side of staircases?
N/A
Are measures always taken to prevent falling objects injuring others as a result of working at heights?
Is fixed edge protection provided to prevent falls where working at heights cannot be avoided?
Control Measures / RACKING
Is storage properly planned which discourages climbing racking or pallets to access goods?
N/A
Are adequate provisions in place to allow safe access to stored / displayed goods?
N/A
Are staff trained in safe working methods to access high level racking?
N/A
Control Measures / TRAINING
Have all workers who work at heights been assessed as competent or closely supervised by someone who is competent?
Control Measures / CONTRACTORS
Do contractors provide safe written working procedures for work at heights, are they screened / instructed and is their work monitored by a competent person?
Control Measures / PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
1
Where the risk of falls cannot be eliminated are safety harnesses, fall arrest devices or safety nets used as required?
Notes
PPE were not used when working at heights No work positioning, total restraint and fall arrest systems used.
Are anchorage points for safety harnesses and ladders provided, used and regularly inspected?
Recommendations
List recommendations here
1. Make sure that are is clean, organized and blocked off from animals and people. 2. Never work when the surface is wet or slippery. Use protective footwear. 3. Check ladder condition before use. 4. When using tools at heights make sure that your co-workers are working on a safe zone to avoid falling objects to them. 5. Use safety harness and set up fall-arrest systems.
Completion
Full Name and Signature of Inspector
Ben Mansfield
17th Apr, 2018 11:38 AM AEST
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