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Temporary Closure of a Site

A checklist for the temporary closure of sites is used by site managers to ensure that the site is safe and secure and that there are no uncontrolled hazards. The template helps to record important details such as the reason for closure including holidays, accidents or a pandemic, efficacy dates and the duration of the closure.

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Temporary Closure of a Site

Checklist for Temporary Closure of a Site

Reason, Date and Duration of Closure

Date of closure
Date of reopening

Person Responsible for Decommissioning

Name and contact details
During periods when the sites are not used for a long period of time, the site should be completely closed down to ensure that it is safe and protected and does not present uncontrolled risks in bad weather or other circumstances where the viability of the site may be called into question. The main reasons for complete closure are 1 Company holidays 2 Sickness 3 Pandemic and all other occasions when the site is closed for more than four days.

Questions on the Temporary Closure

1. The contact details including names and telephone numbers are correct
2. Location clean and, as far as possible, functional.
3. Close off the footpaths bordering the property and free of any building materials and rubble.
4. Gates are locked, the fence is intact (screws tightened) and not damaged, the protective cloth is safe.
5. Signs on gates, "construction site, access prohibited" etc.
6. All water tanks are empty and safe.
7. Ladder access removed, scaffold access secured.
8. All non-essential machinery removed from site and/or loaned.
9. Machines and equipment remaining on site are safe, keys are removed and power supply is isolated
10. Hoists are insulated, power supply removed.
11. Added edge protection on all open edges, scaffolding, roofs and suspended panels.
12. Added edge protection on the upper and middle rail on the kicker or net sheet.
13. All materials stacked neatly and securely.
14. Bushings are covered and secured.
15. Excavations are barricaded.
16. Star stakes and exposed concrete steels are covered.
17. Scaffolding is completed and checked.
18. Windows are glued, glass doors are marked.
19. Brick walls are stiffened if necessary.
20. Roof construction material secured, debris removed from roof.
21. Rubble and waste are removed, containers are emptied.
22. The sheds are secured, safety precautions are taken as required.
23. Generators secured in locked containers.
24. All power sources isolated or removed DB's blocked, lines removed etc.
25. Fuel tanks secured in sheds/lockers.
26. Container locked.
27. Building doors locked if possible
28. Water to temporary toilets isolated to prevent overflowing the tank.
29. Regular services such as newspapers, snack vans, waste collection and cleaning staff were cancelled.
30. the relevant stakeholders provided information on contact numbers and dates for returning to work Consider customers, neighbours, local authorities, road authorities.


Signature of responsible person
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