WHS Checklist for Site Supervisors

Before work commences:

  • Prepare a Safety Management Plan for the site.
  • Prepare Safe Work Method Statements for all your High Risk construction activities.
  • Erect signage on your site.

While work in progress:

  • Do everything “reasonable practicable” to provide a safe place of work for all persons.
  • Identify hazards; implement risk controls, monitor, and review.
  • Consult, cooperate, and coordinate with other duty holders on the site regarding WHS.
  • Secure the worksite from unauthorised access, or isolate hazards.
  • Ensure WHS Documents are available on site for workers or Inspectors.

Induct all workers entering site (and visitors who are not accompanied by you):

  • Record Personnel Details.
  • Record Emergency contact details.
  • Check and Record White Card details for all the workers.
  • Collect copies of Cards, tickets & Qualifications.
  • Inform person of Safety Requirements incl. Safety Management plan.
  • Notify workers of Safety Policy incl. Emergency Plans.

Collect Safe Work Method Statements from subcontractors for high risk activities.

Confirm up-to-date insurances for contractors:

  • Workers compensation: WorkCover.
  • Public liability and Professional Indemnity.
  • Review and update Safety Management Plan as necessary.
  • Ensure workers have Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Provision of first aid (for your workers).
  • Provision of Personal Protective Equipment (for your workers).
  • Manage airborne contaminants and hazardous atmospheres.
  • Safe storage of flammable/combustible substances.
  • Manage falling objects.
  • Management of falling persons.

After work in complete:

  • Keep records for 2 years (if there is an incident)

Tip: You can save heaps of time by using SiteBook to do a lot of this stuff for you!


Legal stuff: The information on this web site is indented to be general information only and cannot be relied on for a specific business. We highly recommend that you engage a Work Health and Safety consultant to advise on the documents processes and procedures best suited for your specific business. 

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