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Safety Observation Form

This type of form is best for general safety observations where it's not an incident or requiring an investigation but it might be a general observation of what was unsafe or what was safe. Can be both positive and negative observations. A safety observation form is an ideal form for all staff and contractors to have access to for reporting as they encounter or experience them in the field when working on site. This may form part of your overall HSE Management Software and could potentially prevent an incident report from happening.

In today's face paced world, a mobile and online format is the best way to deliver your safety observation form and to ensure you capture the true heart beat of safety issues in the workplace. By arming your workforce with a real-time tool to capture and report safety observations, you can ensure a more real-time snapshot of safety observations in your workplace.

What fields to include in a Safety Observation Form

Safety observation forms may differ workplace to workplace and depending on the industry your in but commonly the questions asked might include:

Details for each type of safety observation
What was safe or unsafe
Who should this be reported to
Registry of observations
What, when and where
Should something be done about this?
Dates, details and much more

The idea is to keep it short and simple so that staff can capture and record a safety observation quickly and in real-time but with enough detail to know what happened, why did it happen and what should be done next.

Library of Safety Observation Forms

We have an entire library of online safety forms to choose from, try out our different industry specific safety observation forms or create your own using our form builder.

Choose a ready to go safety observation from from our library

We have a form builder that allows you to customise the form and personalise the fields specific to your organisation

Distribute to users to complete online via a mobile app

Improve duty of care, reduce hazards

There are many legal requirements that require you to manage hazards in the workplace. Enabling all your staff to report safety observations in the workplace is a very effective tool to managing this process, improving your duty of care and both identifying and reducing hazards.

What was safe and what was not safe

Safety observation forms don't have to be just about what's not safe, they may also be positive reports about what was a safe practice observed.

What to know about building your own safety observation form

Think about the specifics of your workplace and what a safety observation form would like in your work environment. What sort of fields would you want to collect to make this process effective? area observed, date, what was safe, what was unsafe are just some of the common questions.

Create a safety observation form or use a template

Using our safety observation platform, you can create your own form or use one of our templates: