Assess the Effectiveness of Your System

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Use this checklist to gauge how your safety system is performing. If your results show several “No” answers it may need updating or it may not comply. Please contact me to discuss suggestions for improvement and compliance.

Management of Health and Safety

YES
NO
N/A
QUESTION COMMENTS
Is there a Health & Safety policy signed by the manager?
Are Health and Safety responsibilities assigned?
Are Health & Safety meetings held regularly?
Is Health & Safety discussed at company meetings?
Does the company have a Health & Safety manual?
Has the Health & Safety manual been updated in the last year?
Is all equipment assessed for Health & Safety prior to purchase?
Are regular reviews conducted of the Health & Safety System?
Hazards
YES NO N/A QUESTION COMMENTS
Is there a hazard register in place?
Have hazards been systematically identified?
Have significant hazards been determined?
Is the hazard register up to date?
Are new hazards reported and actioned?
Is there a hazard reporting and review process in place?
Do you have a documented means of controlling and monitoring hazards?
Accidents
YES NO N/A QUESTION COMMENTS
Is there an accident register present?
Do you record near misses in the accident register?
Have all serious harm accidents been reported to WorkSafe NZ?
Have accident investigation forms been completed for recorded accidents?
Is a first aid kit available and well stocked?
Is its location known to staff?
Is there a trained first aider on site?
Training and Information
YES NO N/A QUESTION COMMENTS
Have all employees received Health & Safety training?
Have all new employees received Health & Safety induction training?
Do you keep training records for individual employees?
Have employees received safety training for their specific jobs?
Is there a process in place for staff who don’t have sufficient knowledge?
Are employees provided with information on the hazards present?
Is Health and Safety information kept on site and is it available to staff?
Contractors
YES NO N/A QUESTION COMMENTS
Do you clearly understand your responsibilities as a principal?
Have all contractors been asked for information on their safety record?
Do you have a contractors register in place?
Have all contractors signed the contractors register?
Have contractors been informed of company policy and hazards etc?
Have any contractors reported new hazards or accidents during their work?
Is there a system in place to measure the performance of contractors?
Emergency Procedures
YES NO N/A QUESTION COMMENTS
Is there and emergency evacuation plan in place?
Have employees been included in the development of a plan?
Have all staff received training in emergency procedures?
Are the emergency procedures prominently displayed?
Has an emergency evacuation drill been carried out in the last 6 months?
Have fire extinguishers and hoses been inspected in the last year?
Are emergency exits clear and unobstructed?
Is there clear access to fire fighting equipment?

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