Ice Cover Inspection Form

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BENEFITS

Most workers try to avoid the ice in the winter. But some workers have to cross for their jobs or actually work on surfaces such as frozen lakes or rivers. For example, they may have to cross the ice by foot or drive vehicles over lake or river ice crossings. In such circumstances, their employers must take steps to ensure their safety, such as inspecting the ice cover on which they’ll be working or crossing to ensure it can support the expected loads and has no cracks or other defects.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this form for any relevant requirements in the OHS regulations in your jurisdiction and your specific operations. Ensure that a competent person uses the form to inspect the ice cover each day before workers begin work on it or cross over it.

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