The site inspection focuses on the implementation of risk controls used by contractors following the work health and safety (WHS) management plan assessment. The intent of the site inspection is to benchmark the safety practices observed on site against the criteria contained in the checklist. The Office of Industrial Relations understands that construction sites are continuously changing and vary greatly in size and complexity. For this reason, it may not be possible for the accredited auditor (construction) to examine all plant and work practices for a particular project. It is acceptable to review a sample of items and, based on the evidence that is available at the time, assess whether the undertaking conforms to the set criteria.
Principal contractor details
Site representative(s) details (Duplicate this table if details are required of additional site representatives.)
, accredited auditor (construction), acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the staff and employees of and thanks them for their contribution to this site inspection.
Information obtained from to assist in the development of this site inspection report will remain confidential and will only be used for purposes associated with the Prequalification (PQC) System.
Disclaimer and distribution
This report has been prepared by for the sole purpose of assessing the standard of the health and safety management of . While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report, will not be held liable for the content and the consequences of its use. This report has been provided to the following:
The Contract Superintendent/Principal’s representative (PQC only)
The WHSQ safety program administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The PQC Registrar (email@example.com)
As part of the Queensland Government pre-qualification requirements for building and civil construction contractors, received a formal request by to undertake a site inspection. This inspection focused on verifying that the safety practices undertaken on site were consistent with those contained in the WHS management plan. The inspection was undertaken on at .
This inspection was conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in the document Guidelines for accredited auditors (construction). The criteria used to benchmark the site safety practices of are documented throughout the contents of this report. These criteria represent minimum occupational health and safety standards drawn from the WorkHealthandSafetyAct2011, the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Queensland codes of practice, and relevant standards.
Record of inspection
This report contains a summary of the inspection findings. Details of documentation reviewed, people interviewed and other observations are recorded in the auditor’s notes and on the site inspection documentation. The auditor notes have been filed by and will be made available upon request.
The key findings are summarised in the tables below.
Category1: A hazard of workplace activity likely to cause death, serious injury or serious illness
Category2: A hazard or workplace activity likely to cause other than death, serious injury or serious illness
Category3: Contravention of administrative requirements e.g. work plans, inductions, record keeping systems
x 25 demerits
x 2 demerit
x 1 demerit
Refer to the attached corrective action notices for further details.
From the information made available during the site inspection, has been found to to the benchmarked OHS criteria, with XXdemerit points issued.
A further site inspection required.
Note: Total demerit points ≥ 25 constitutes a major non-conformance and failed assessment.
Site inspection checklist index
1. Administrative requirements 5
2. Training, risk management, and general requirements 6