Road Freight Transport Checklist
Transportation
Use this comprehensive checklist to inspect your workplace. You may see other hazards as you are going through – add them to the checklist. See more information about workplace safety at http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/
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Manual tasks-lifting safety checklist

In consultation with workers, all hazards in relation to manual tasks have been identified
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Risk assessment has been conducted for all hazards related to manual tasks have been taken into account and include: postures repetitive movements forces duration and frequency of tasks environmental conditions
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Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reducerisk associated with manual tasks after consulting workers: altering the workplace environment, design, layout or systems of work change the systems of work used modify the load being handled or change the objects used to do the task use mechanical aids
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Everyone exposed to manual task hazards have been provided with adequate instructionand training (induction and ongoing training)
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Suitable mechanical aids are provided where necessary eg. suitable trolleys, pallet jacks,forklifts and other (lifting) equipment
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Trolleys and other mechanical aids are suitable for the job and are well maintained
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Slips trips and falls safety checklist

Floor or any stair or ramp has an unbroken and slip resistant surface
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Floor or any stair or ramp is free from any obstruction that may cause a person to fall (eg.electrical leads, hoses, tools and floor mounted power boxes in walkways, etc.)
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Access to egress from workplace safe and kept free from obstructions at all times
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Safe systems of work (eg. clean as you go) are in place to ensure that the floor is free fromfall hazards or obstructions
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Warning signs available and erected near spills
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Guard rails or other safeguards are provided on ramps and stairs
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Appropriate protective equipment, such as slip resistant footwear, is required
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Ramps are available in areas where height of floor levels change and trolley access isrequired or items are carried regularly
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Working from heights safety checklist

Hazard identification and risk assessment of falls has been conducted Practical control measures have been implemented and maintained to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with work at heights (would a fall be arrested before the person hits the ground or a structure ?)
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Edge protection is required if could fall more than 2 metres from scaffold, fixed stairs,landing, suspended slab, formwork, or false workIn any other case greater then 3 metres: fall injury prevention systems (eg. catch platform,scaffold, safety nets, safety mesh, or fall-arrest system) or edge protection are provided
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There is safe means of access and egress to the work being performed at heightsStairs, walkways, ladders, mechanical lifts etc are free of obstructions
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People required to work at height have been provided with adequate information, instruction and training for the work being performed
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Safe movement of vehicles at the workplace safety checklist

Are all traffic routes of safe design ensuring persons are able to move safely within theworkplace?
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Are all workplace routes well maintained and free from obstructions such as slipperysubstances, vehicle parts, equipment etc?
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Employees and customers who bring private vehicles to the workplace are provided withand comply with specified safe routes and information and instruction on safe driving onworkplace routes.
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Safe loading bays - are situated in a safe suitable location where vehicles can bemanoeuvred easily and safely.
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Safe lighting – manoeuvring areas and yards are adequately lit, attention is paid to junctions,buildings, plant, walkways and vehicle routes.
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Mobile plant safety checklist

Mobile plant is maintained to minimise risks – pre-start checks are conducted andlogbooks/records are kept of pre-start checks and maintenance
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Employees are trained in the use of mobile plant – where applicable, employees hold highrisk work licences e.g. forklift, boom type elevated work platform over (11 meters)
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The plant is in a safe condition – for instance seat is maintained, seatbelt is in place,loadchart is in place as required, operator manual is available, controls are labelled,dangerous parts are guarded, plant is registered if required, FOPS/ROPS are in place ifrequired
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The work is organised in such manner that employees are not exposed to hazards related tomobile plant – for instance, pedestrian walkways, traffic management/signage, high visibilityclothing, two-way communication as required is in place
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Where mobile plant is used, site hazards such as ramps, slopes, rough ground, power lines,excavations, ground load limits, underground services, etc. are identified, assessed andcontrolled
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Noise safety checklist

A risk assessment on noise has been conducted where it is likely that employees areexposed to noise levels > 85dB(A) So far as is practicable, control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk ofinjury as a result of noise, where exposure levels exceed 85 dB(A) So far as is practicable, hearing protection has been provided to employees that areexposed to noise levels > 85dB(A) Employees have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace
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Machine guarding safety checklist

The highest level of guarding that is practicable is provided
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Adequate safe work procedures are provided and documented to set, test and usemachinery during all cycles of production and maintenance – for instance look for: Pre-operational checks Presence sensing system: safe system of work documented and a clearly identifiedwarning provided when guard is muted Presence sensing system: inspection and maintenance records maintained Appropriate isolation and lock-out procedures provided for maintenance Where setting, testing and start-up of machinery is required with the final means ofsafeguarding removed, have interim safeguards been provided Where fixed physical guards are provided is adequate provision made for cleaning,maintenance, adjustment and repair Where it is not practicable to guard machinery is a safe system of work in place forpersons operating or passing in close proximity
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Operators and maintenance personnel are properly trained, and are familiar with theoperation and the set up of the machinery and able to demonstrate safety features
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Manufacturers decals, manuals and operator instructions are readily available and in theEnglish language
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Hazardous substances safety checklist

Register of hazardous substancesA register of hazardous substances is available and accessible for workers likely to beexposed to hazardous substances at the workplaceThe register of hazardous substances is complete – the register includes a contents list andcurrent Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)The register of hazardous substances is current – MSDS are not older than 5 years
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LabellingHazardous substances are properly labelled – eg. containers are labelled withmanufacturers labels that are complete and legibleChemicals decanted into other containers are labelled with name, risk and safety phrasesEmpty food or beverage bottles are not used to store chemicals
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Risk assessment and controlRisk assessments have been completed for all hazardous substances.– when conducting arisk assessment, consider how the substances is used, where it is stored, is ventilationrequired, are directions in the MSDS followed, what personal protective equipment isrequired.A record is made in the hazardous substances register that the assessment has been doneA risk assessment report is available where the risk is significantPractical control measures have been implemented and maintained taking into account thehierarchy of control
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Information, instruction and trainingWorkers who may be exposed or work with hazardous substances have been provided withadequate information, instruction and trainingA record of the training is kept and includes health effects, controls, safe work methods,personal protective equipment and where applicable health surveillance
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AsbestosThe presence and location of asbestos at the workplace has been identifiedWhere asbestos has been identified, an assessment of risks has been conducted inaccordance with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos inWorkplaces [NOHSC:2018 (2005)]Asbestos register is available and used at the workplace where asbestos has been identifiedWhere an asbestos register is present at the workplace, relevant persons have receivedinformation and training on the contents and use of the asbestos register
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Emergency procedures safety checklist

Evacuation procedure and diagram (showing the exits) are displayed in a prominent placeEvacuation procedure to be followed in the event of a fire or other emergency is provided
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Emergency egress enables safe egress in event of an emergency (doors not obstructed)Exit signs have been provided and are maintained
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Adequate portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintainedA fire blanket is available where deep fat fryers are in use
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An adequately stocked first aid kit is provided at a central location
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An adequate number of people have been trained in first aid, having regard to the types ofhazards and number of people in the workplace
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Procedures are in place for isolated employees (means of communication are available andprocedures for regular contact are in place with isolated employees)
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Communication with isolated workers safety checklist

Practicable control measures have been implemented and maintained so that there is ameans of communication available which will enable the employee to call for help in theevent of an emergency and that there is procedure for regular contact to be made with theemployee and that the employee is trained in the procedure
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Clean, cool, drinking water is provided for, and is readily accessible to persons working atthe workplace
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New and young workers safety checklist

Induction, information, instruction and training on hazards at the workplace has been provided to new and young workers
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Staff capabilities are assessed and where applicable a training plan is developed and agreedby both parties
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Induction, information, instruction and training in emergency and evacuation procedures hasbeen provided
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Information and training in hazard and accident reporting has been provided
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Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of drugs and alcohol use atthe workplace has been provided to workers
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Induction, information, instruction and training on the prevention of bullying and violence atthe workplace has been provided to workers
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Induction, information, instruction and training in the use, maintenance and storage ofpersonal protective equipment has been provided
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Trainees and apprentices are under constant supervision
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Employers ensure the risk of injury or harm to (young) visitors is reduced by meansappropriate for the workplace and the type of work activity
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Other issues safety checklist

Reportable accidents have been notified to WorkSafe
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Lost time injuries or diseases, accidents and notified hazards have been investigated
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Personal protective equipment is provided without any cost to workers
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Gas cylinders are securedGas cylinders are not stored near ignition sourcesSafe work procedures are in place for changing gas cylinders
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Outdoor gas patio heaters are not used indoors
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Personal protective clothing and equipment is provided without any cost to employee,including safety boots, high visibility vest or clothing, long sleave shirts and pants, broad rimhat, sunscreen or other equipment to reduce exposure to UV radiation
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