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Working at Heights Inspection Checklist Template

Use this template to guarantee safety and decrease fall hazards when operating at heights. Start by documenting the kind of work, identifying activities connected with operating at heights and creating worker’s profile. Next, define potential risks such as falling, slipping or tripping. Then continue with evaluating controls like training, preparation and correct use of fall protection systems and equipment. Finally, provide suggestions to improve safety.

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Working at Heights Inspection Checklist Template


Kind of work

Identification of Work at Heights Activities

Are there any activities related to working at heights?
Are the worker/contractors/members of the public at danger from work at height identified?

Identification of Hazards

Items falling on workers/members of the public
Worker falling from height
Slips/trips on lifted entrance ways
Worker falling through a fragile roof
Slipping/collapsing entrance equipment

Control Measures


Is unauthorised access to roofs/roof spaces restricted?
Are fragile roofs classified, marked especially where fragility is disguised?
Are warning signs attached to the entrance to fragile roofs?


Are measures always taken to stop falling objects from injuring others as a consequence of working at heights?
Are handrails provided on the open side of staircases?
Are open vertical drops classified and accurately guarded when open?
Is fixed edge protection given to prevent falls where operating at heights cannot be avoided?
REFERENCE: Edge protection installed appropriately [This is an example of how you can use Lumiform to add best practice reference images in your templates to help with inspections]


Are ladders only utilised for light work of short continuation?
Are work platforms adequately wide to walk on without hazard of tripping or losing balance?
Are portable ladders, steps and all other entrance equipment frequently examined?
Are work platforms with edge protection, such as tower scaffolds etc. always used?
Are work platforms able to support workers, equipment, materials, the safe working loads registered and are they examined every six months?
Is there a log kept for assuring the quality of this equipment?


Have all employees who work at heights been evaluated as qualified or closely supervised by someone who is qualified?


Do contractors perform safe written working methods for work at heights, are they screened/directed and is their work observed by a qualified person?


Are personnel trained in safe working methods to enter high level racking?
Is storage accurately planned which discourages climbing racking or pallets to reach goods?
Are enough provisions in place to provide safe access to stored/displayed goods?


Are anchorage points for safety harnesses and ladders given, used and frequently inspected?
Where the danger of falls cannot be eliminated are safety gears, fall arrest devices or safety nets used as demanded?
Write down yourpositive observations


When working at height is there always a qualified person present who can suspend work when conditions change, e.g. weather, traffic, the scope of work, etc.?
Is work at heights appropriately planned and organised?
Has the work area been inspected for hazards, e.g. moving machinery parts, overhead power lines, unsuitable ground conditions, etc.?
Is working at heights withdrawn where possible?


Do you have any further recommendations?


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