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					                                                      Attachment C [Clause 3.4.1]




COMPANY NAME PTY LTD
SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN




SAFETY ON SITE
        Report Hazards to:            _______________________________

        All other safety matters refer to: _______________________________

        First Aid Officer:            _______________________________

        Location First Aid Kit:       _______________________________

        Emergency Evacuation Point:   _______________________________

        Nearest Medical Facility:     _______________________________
                                                 address

                                      _______________________________
                                                  phone




Date:
Authorised:
CONTENTS


CONTENTS                                                             2

1.   POLICIES                                                        4
     1.0. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY                      4
     1.1. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY                            4
     1.2. REHABILITATION POLICY                                      4
     1.3. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY                                   5
     1.4. SMOKING POLICY                                             5
     1.5. BULLYING AND OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE POLICY                  5
     1.6. EXPOSURE TO SUN AND HEAT POLICY                            6
     1.7. CHILDREN PROHIBITED FROM THE WORKPLACE POLICY              6

2.   SITE PLANNING                                                   7
     2.0. TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT                                         7
     2.1. SIGNAGE                                                    7
     2.2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY                                        8
     2.3. SITE SAFETY INSPECTIONS                                    9

3.   RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY                           10
     3.0. DIRECTORS                                                 10
     3.1. MANAGERS                                                  10
     3.2. SUPERVISORS                                               10
     3.3. EMPLOYEES                                                 11

4.   RISK MANAGEMENT                                               12
     4.0. WHAT IS RISK MANAGEMENT?                                  12
     4.1. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION                                     13
     4.2. RISK ASSESSMENT                                           13
     4.3. RISK CONTROLS                                             14

5.   RULES FOR WORKING SAFELY                                      15
     5.0. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT [PPE]                       15
     5.1. HOUSEKEEPING                                              17
     5.2. MANUAL HANDLING TASKS                                     17
     5.3. NOISE                                                     18
     5.4. BIOAEROSOLS                                               20
     5.5. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND DANGEROUS GOODS                  21
     5.6. SHARPS                                                    24



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        5.7. WORKING 1.8 METRES ABOVE THE GROUND OR A RISK OF FALL OF 1.8 METRES                          25
        5.8. ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS [EWP]                                                                26
        5.9. LADDERS                                                                                      27

6.      PLANT AND EQUIPMENT                                                                              28
        6.0. CHAINSAWS                                                                                    29
        6.1. LIFTING TACKLE, MACHINES & HOISTS, including chains and slings                               29
        6.2. OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE WELDING, BURNING AND CUTTING                                            30
        6.3. USE OF ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT                                                                 30
        6.4. USE OF MOBILE CRANES                                                                         31
        6.5. HAND TOOLS                                                                                   31
        6.6. POWER TOOLS                                                                                  31
        6.7. WASTE DISPOSAL                                                                               31

7.      ELECTRICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES                                                                  32
        7.0. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT                                                                         32
        7.1. ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER OR NEAR POWER LINES                                                    32
        7.2. RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES                                                                     33
        7.3. ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING                                                            33
        7.4. FLEXIBLE CABLES                                                                              34

8.      INCIDENTS, ACCIDENTS AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS                                                         35
        8.0. REPORTING ACCIDENTS AND NEAR MISSES                                                          35
        8.1. DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, PLANT OR PREMISES                                                       35
        8.2. FIRST AID, FIRST AIDERS, SUPPLIES AND FACILITIES                                             35
        8.3. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT                                                                      37
        8.4. EMERGENCY PROCEDURE                                                                          37
        8.5. FIRE                                                                                         37

9.      MANAGING SUBCONTRACTORS                                                                          38
        9.0. MONITORING                                                                                   38
        9.1. REVIEW                                                                                       39

10.     TRAINING AND COMPETENCIES                                                                        40
        10.0. INDUCTION REQUIREMENTS                                                                      40
        10.1. TRAINING AND COMPETENCY                                                                     40
FORMS
      Form 1.   Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist and Risk Calculation
      Form 2.   Workplace Management Audit Checklist
      Form 3.   Plant and Equipment Daily Log Book
      Form 4.   Subcontractor Pre-Qualification Checklist
      Form 5.   Induction Checklist
      Form 6.   Noise Assessment and Risk Control Plan
      Form 7.   Hazardous Substances / Dangerous Goods Register


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1. POLICIES

1.0. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
      At _________________________ the welfare of our employees, subcontractors and visitors
      are our first priority.
      Good safety is good business. To achieve our safety objectives we will:
            Comply with Victorian OH&S 2004 and respective regulatory requirements
            Follow the systems that are in place to manage safety
            Keep our plant and equipment in a safe working condition
            Monitor subcontractor performance when subcontractors come onto site
            Ensure all work activities are carried out by competent persons

1.1. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY
      At _________________________ our objective is to provide a minimum of disturbance to the
      existing environment when undertaking works.
      To achieve our environmental objectives we will:
            Comply with regulatory requirements and ensure our contractors and subcontractors
             also comply
            Ensure systems are in place to identify and manage the environmental effects of our
             work
            Ensure all work activities, including those of subcontractors, are carried out by
             competent persons
            Practice environmental waste management to ensure no debris, waste, odours or
             harmful substances effect the environment.

1.2. REHABILITATION POLICY
      _______________________ provides occupational rehabilitation for any employee who suffers
      a work related injury or illness and will work with the employee to get the employee back into
      the workplace.
      To achieve these objectives we will:
            Provide all medical and related support services to the injured worker
            Provide suitable duties for injured workers as part of the injury management program
             and early return to work
            Support contractors and subcontractors undertaking return to work programs with
             injured employees
            Where a return to work program is not appropriate, the company will take steps to
             assist the employee to return to a meaningful role within the community




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1.3. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY
      ________________________ takes the issue of the use of alcohol while at work (or prior to
      undertaking work) very seriously. _______________________ has a zero blood alcohol policy
      in the workplace in line with workplace standards.
      Equally seriously, ___________________ will not tolerate any employee attending work whilst
      under the influence of an illicit drug.
      If any employee is reasonably believed to be under the influence of an illicit drug while at work,
      that person will be required to leave the workplace.
      If this occurs more than once in a six month period [in relation to the same employee] the
      employee may be required to take a drug test prior to returning to work or may be dismissed.

1.4. SMOKING POLICY
      ________________________ has a duty to protect the health of all employees from the effects
      of tobacco workplace smoking.
      Employees are required to adhere to the following:
            Smoking is prohibited in any buildings
            Smoking is prohibited in enclosed mobile plant
            Smoking is prohibited in areas where chemicals are stored and in and around other fire
             hazard areas
            Smoking is prohibited when working in areas where a fine ban is in place or where
             there is a risk of fire.
      A breach of this policy may initiate appropriate action including removal from site or dismissal.

1.5. BULLYING AND OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE POLICY
      _______________________ is committed to taking all practicable steps to ensure bullying and
      occupational violence does not occur on site.
      Bulling is considered to be repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed toward an employee, or
      group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety.
      No single incident of workplace bullying will no be condoned or ignored as it could lead to
      repeated bullying behaviour.
      Occupational violence is considered to be any incident where a person is physically attacked or
      threatened in the workplace, whether by a co-worker, subcontractor or customer.
      A breach of this policy may initiate appropriate action including removal from site or dismissal.




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1.6. EXPOSURE TO SUN AND HEAT POLICY
      Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and the incidence of skin cancer
      is increasing. When sun protection measures are provided to an employee, they have a duty of
      care to use the facilities provided (such as hats, sunscreen etc).
      The following standards apply in the workplace when work is being undertaken in the sun:
            Outdoor work activities must provide appropriate sun protection such as UV sunscreen
             (SPF 30+), hats (also protecting the neck), covering of arms, legs and other areas
             subject to sun exposure
            Rest periods in the sun should be avoided and shade provided
            Since outdoor work in the sun is hot, workers may be inclined to take off clothing and
             allow skin to be unprotected. This is a high risk, therefore other means of cooling down
             must be found such as drinking cool water etc. On extreme heat days more frequent
             short breaks may be necessary

1.7. CHILDREN PROHIBITED FROM THE WORKPLACE POLICY
      Having children of any age (under the age of 16 who are not workers) at a workplace is a risk to
      both the child and workers. _____________________ do not permit children to attend
      workplaces under their control.
      A breach of this policy may initiate appropriate action including removal from site or dismissal.




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2. SITE PLANNING

2.0. TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
      A company uses mobile plant to enable materials handling around the workplace. If, on
      occasions, personnel, sub-contractors and members of the public must move around the
      mobile plant an employer must consider implementing a traffic management plan.
      The employer has a duty to ensure all hazards associated with mobile plant and pedestrian
      interaction are identified. The employer should consult with the employees or the health and
      safety committee when assessing the risks involved.


      A risk assessment (refer to Form 1) will be required and the following points must be
      considered when implementing your traffic control plan:
                   pedestrian and traffic areas should be barricaded or clearly designated.
                   adequate signposting, safety symbols, and convex mirrors should be erected,
                    especially in areas where vision is unclean.
                   where appropriate, speed limits in work areas should be established.
                   adequate lighting of the mobile plant and the workplace should be provided.
                   corners (where vision is unclear).


      Once you have completed the risk assessment, and the necessary actions put in place, this will
      constitute your traffic management plan.



2.1. SIGNAGE
      Signage is critical to safety in the workplace. The company provides appropriate signage at
      locations that ensure all are aware of hazards, appropriate directions in which to move and
      creating a safe environment in which to work.
      The employer should consult with the employees or the health and safety committee when
      assessing the risks involved. Signage will work with other controls implemented after risk
      assessments have been undertaken for:
                  Item, Plant, Process
                  Manual Handling
                  Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods
                  Confined Spaces
                  Prevention of Falls
                  Noise Monitoring
                  Traffic Control Plans




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      Other sources of identifying signage needs will include:
                MSDSs
                Regulations
                Codes of Practice
                Australian Standards


      Regular review of the site/location will also identify the need for new signage due to changing
      activities on sites.
      Regular monthly inspections of the site/location will identify signage that has been damaged or
      defective. Obsolete signage must be removed so as not to create confusion.
      Damaged and defective signs need to be replaced with identical signs as soon as practicably
      possible.



2.2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY


          Report to Office for instructions and directions (Visitors are to complete the visitor‟s book)
          Obey the instructions given by _______________ personnel and directives on all
           displayed signs and emergency procedure requirements
          Personal protective equipment is to be used under the direction of ________________
           personnel and as indicated by displayed signs. If you require instruction on its use, please
           inform the ___________________ Representative (your guide)
          Children are not permitted entry to ____________________ production areas
          No photographs may be taken on sites or of sites without written permission of Director
          No smoking is permitted; No Alcohol is permitted; No Illegal Drugs are permitted to be
           brought onto or in any way used on site - persons found under the influence of alcohol or
           drugs will not be permitted on site and will be asked to cease work and/or leave the site
          Ensure that your conduct whilst on these premises does not contravene the provisions of
           the Federal and State Acts relating to Discrimination and Equal Opportunity and Health
           and Safety
          ___________________ does not accept responsibility under any circumstances for loss
           or damage to contractors‟ or visitors‟ personal property
          No part of _______________________ property may be removed from the site without
           the express permission of the relevant General/Divisional Manager
          Should the contractor or visitor be injured, or be involved in an incident where an injury
           may have occurred whilst on ____________________ premises, this accident/incident
           shall be reported to the ____________________ Representative and an appropriate
           incident/accident Report form completed.




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2.3. SITE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
      The purpose of planned inspections is to measure objectively the safety standards of your
      working environment. Such inspections allow you to judge the standards at the time of
      inspection, compare that with previous inspections and target problem areas for corrective
      action before an accident or other loss occurs.
      It is recommended that initially inspections are done monthly, one week prior to the meeting of
      your health and safety meetings; this allows your report to be discussed at the meeting. As
      progress is made, the frequency of inspection may be extended to every 3 or 4 months
      depending on your circumstances.
      (Refer to Form 2)




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3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY


3.0. DIRECTORS
         Ultimate accountability for workplace health, safety and welfare and the provision of a safe
          and healthy working environment.
         Ultimate accountability for provision of sufficient and appropriate resources to provide a
          safe working environment.
         Ultimately accountable for meeting legislative requirements for OH&S.



3.1. MANAGERS
         Ensure all appropriate actions are taken to implement OH&S Policies, procedures and
          legislative requirements.
         Review all accidents/incidents and participate in preparation of incident /accident reports if
          appropriate.
         Be an active member of OH&S Committees where practical.
         Ensure consultation with OH&S Committees, particularly on any workplace changes,
          which have an OH&S component.
         Ensure processes for employee induction are being actioned, all employees are inducted
          and receive regular training as required. – delegated to Location Managers.
         Ensure subcontractor management on site meets the company policy and procedure
          related to contractor management on sites.
         Facilitate rehabilitation of injured workers through Return to Work Programs. - delegated
          to Location Managers as is practical.



3.2. SUPERVISORS
         Ensure all appropriate actions are taken to implement OH&S Policy, procedures and
          legislative requirements.
         Monitor OH&S performance within area of responsibility through hazard identification, risk
          assessment and the management of risk controls through the site Risk Control Plan.
         Investigate all accidents/incidents within area their of responsibility and initiate preventive
          action as required.
         Ensure all employees and subcontractors undertaking work on site are inducted (and
          annually re-inducted) and employees receive regular training as required.




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3.3. EMPLOYEES
        Ensure safe work practices as designated by their supervisor/manager are followed at all
         times.
        Not knowingly place another person, co-worker or the public, at risk of injury or illness.
        Report any hazards or likely hazards to the environment or workplace and participate in
         risk management processes where practical.
        Participate in any incident/accident investigation on request.
        Accept the provision of safe and suitable alternative duties where they form part of any
         agreed rehabilitation plan.




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4. RISK MANAGEMENT


4.0. WHAT IS RISK MANAGEMENT?
      Risk management, or risk assessments, are general terms used to describe the process of:

      HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
          i.   identifying hazards, problems or likely risks
         ii.   identifying the issues, the history, statistics and opinions relating to the problem
        iii.   making a decision as to whether the problem is able to be solved, worth solving and the
               repercussions if the issue/problem remains unsolved

      RISK ASSESSMENT
        iv.    deciding on the options available and most appropriate actions to be taken
         v.    estimating the likely effectiveness of the actions to estimate whether the problem will be
               improved or solved
        vi.    implementing the control measures to improve the risks

      RISK CONTROL
       vii.    monitoring the new initiatives to determine their success
       viii.   and long term monitoring to make sure problems do not re-appear.


      When Do You Undertake Risk Assessments?
      It has become the policy of all states in Australia, supported by the Company to tackle
      problems using this risk assessment approach.

      It is a requirement to use this method for manual handling, plant and equipment safety,
      chemicals/hazardous substances, noise and dust monitoring and also an expectation for areas
      such as new processes and new sites, occupational violence and other risk related areas.

      Who Is Responsible ?
      Managers, and supervisors, including those with responsibility for planning work, are required
      to manage the risk assessment process at the workplace in conjunction with Operational Staff.
      Managers are responsible for supporting supervisors including the conducting of safety
      awareness training and assisting supervisors with hazard identification, risk assessment and
      risk control measures.




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4.1. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION



        A HAZARD is any product, process, persons (or combination) that may cause harm or injury to
        a person/s health or well being.


Step 1. Hazard Identification               Check injury/hazard reports & previous risk assessments
                                            Consult with employees on hazards they may have identified
                                            Look at the way tasks are carried out
                                            Hazard Identification Checklist



        Identify the hazards using the HAZARD IDENTIFICATION CHECKLISTS at the end of this
        section.
        Complete Sections 1 & 2 on the Risk Assessment Form



4.2. RISK ASSESSMENT
        Assess the risk according to the risk assessment calculation sheet of probability, consequence,
        and frequency. (Refer to Risk Calculation Sheet).


Step 2. Risk Assessment
                                          Rank tasks / hazards according to probability, consequence and
                                           frequency of the risk activity




        Make sure all employees who are part of the work process or are affected by the hazard are
        also part of the risk assessment process.
        Complete Sections 3, on the Risk Assessment Form #1




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4.3. RISK CONTROLS


        Use the hierarchy of controls method (see below) when identifying options to control hazards.



Step 3: Risk Control                           Eliminate – Is the task necessary?
                                                                               N
                                                                              O
                                                Substitute – Can the task be substituted for a less
                                                hazardous one?                N
                                               Engineering – Barricades and guarding
                                                                                     O
                                                                                    Y
                                                                                   E
                                                Administrative – Signage and Work Instructions
                                                                                    S
                                               PPE – Gloves, glasses               Y
                                                                                     E
                                                                                     S

        Initiate controls in order of priority, i.e. substitution, engineering, administrative or PPE. Training
        and personal protective equipment are not considered sufficient and appropriate controls
        unless all other options have been tested.
        Complete all necessary sections on the Risk Control Form as the monitoring and follow up is
        completed.


        Follow Up
            How do you intend to ensure the controls are effective NOW and in the FUTURE?
            Who is responsible for initiating controls?
            How do you know if the controls have minimised the hazard?
            Indicate shat is intended on the Risk Control Plan.




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5. RULES FOR WORKING SAFELY

5.0. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT [PPE]
      __________________ is obliged under the law to provide and train employees in any personal
      protective equipment necessary to ensure workplace and personal safety. PPE provided shall
      comply with the relevant Australian Standard.
      Protection of the lungs and airways
      The composting process creates large quantities of dusts and bioaerosols, which can
      potentially damage the lungs and airways if inhaled.
      Risk assessments may require the use of personal protective equipment to control exposure to
      hazardous substances whenever it is not possible to control exposure by alternative means.
      The nature of the composting process often makes alternative measures to control bioaerosols
      and dusts unfeasible. In order to control exposure, thereby helping to protect operative‟s lungs
      against possible damage caused by inhaling bioaerosols and dusts, respiratory protective
      equipment should be worn.


      Types of respiratory protective equipment
      Different types of respiratory protective equipment have been designed to control either of the
      following:
             Particulates – which include dusts and bioaerosols formed at composting facilities
             Gases and vapours – which include volatile substances that can be released into the
              air
      The basic types of respiratory protective equipment that can be used at composting sites to
      control exposure to bioaerosols and dusts are:
      1. Respirators
          Simple filtering respirators
          These rely upon the breathing action of the wearer. Contaminated air is drawn into the filter
          when the person inhales, trapping contaminants in the filter.
          Powered respirators
          These pump contaminated air through a filter. Clean (de-contaminated) air is supplied to a
          head piece, which is then expelled with expired air.
      2. Equipment that supplies clean air from an independent uncontaminated source
          These differ from respirators in that they do not rely upon filtering contaminated air and are
          only used under very hazardous conditions. They include breathing apparatus, fresh-air
          hose equipment and simple compressed-air-supplied equipment.




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Protection of the head and eyes
Large-scale composting operations rely upon the use of heavy machinery (to shred, trun and
screen organic materials), which often propel fragments at high speeds some distance from the
machine. For example, sharp fragments of wood and metal, may be ejected, which can
seriously injure nearby persons.
Safety helmets, which may also incorporate a visor and / or ear defenders, provide head
protection. Some powered respirators may also incorporate a safety helmet.
Eye protection includes safety spectacles, goggles or a face shield. The latter has advantages
in that it offers protection to the whole face and not just the eyes; it can be worn over
prescription spectacles and is less prone to misting up.
Some mobile plant incorporate an enclosed cabin which, to a certain extent, protects the
operation from injury by projectiles. However, if this is to form an effective barrier, all windows
and doors must be kept shut throughout the shredding, turning and screening processes, and
must be maintained in an acceptable working condition (for example, cracked windows should
be replaced immediately, otherwise the level of protection may be reduced).


Protection of the ears
Hearing protection (ear muffs, ear plugs or semi-inserts) should be designed to prevent the
harmful effects of noise and must be capable of attenuating the latter to such an extent that the
equivalent sound levels the user is exposed to does not under any circumstances exceed the
daily limit values related to exposure to noise at work.
All hearing protection must bear labelling indicating the noise attenuation level and the value of
the comfort index provided by the PPE; should this not be possible, the labelling must be fixed
to the packaging.


Protection of the skin, hands, feet and body
Composting materials often contain very sharp fragments, such as shards of wood or rose
thorns. To reduce the risk of injury to the hands from these items:
        Protective gloves are worn whenever any materials, other than screened compost,
           are handled
To reduce the risk of injury to feet from either impaction with a falling object, or standing on a
sharp object:
         Safety boots (incorporating a steel toe-cap and steel mid-sole) should be worn at all
            times
In addition, to reduce the risk of accidents with moving machines and traffic on-site:
          That high visibility jackets should be worn at all times
Consideration should be given to extremes of weather, as most operatives at composting
facilities work outdoors. For example, warm waterproof clothing should be provided for use
during cold, wet weather. Attention to the harmful effects of exposure to sunlight during the
summer months should also be made, which means that sun block barrier creams may need to
be provided.




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5.1. HOUSEKEEPING
     Good housekeeping is mandatory on ________________ worksites.
              Place all tools and equipment away at the end of the day or when the job is
               completed so that they do not pose a risk of tripping or moving when transported
              Waste bins or bags must be used for the regular removal of waste
              Keep walk areas clear of trip and slip hazards
              Sites should always be kept tidy
              All materials and equipment should have designated storage areas
              Water leakage and other materials should not be allowed to build up in the
               operating areas


5.2. MANUAL HANDLING TASKS
     OH&S Manual Handling Regulations place duties on employers in respect of handling „loads‟ at
     work. They require employers to:
          Avoid the need for employees to undertake any manual handling operations at work which
           involve a risk of them being injured
          Carry out a risk assessment where it is not reasonably practicable to avoid manual
           handling in order to reduce risk to the lowest level possible, and update it if there is a
           change in the procedure
          Provide employees with details on the load to be handled, e.g. likely weight, and centre of
           gravity if the load is not evenly centred
      Employees are expected to make use of any systems provided by the employer.


      On a composting site, materials are potentially handled mechanically, however it is important
      not to forget other types of activities which could be subject to these Regulations. For instance,
      types of activity that should be assessed include: the handling of large removable guards on
      machinery, moving pieces of equipment around the site. Carrying and disposing of
      contaminants if they are manually removed from compost materials and moving bagged
      compost.




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5.3. NOISE


      Implementing and Managing A Noise Control Plan
      It is the policy of the Company that a site shall implement a noise control plan where noise is
      deemed to be a risk factor for employee health and welfare. This plan is the responsibility of the
      Manager who shall seek assistance for monitoring and measurement as required.
      (Refer to From #6)


      Planning
            Only sites deemed to be a noise risk shall require a Noise Control Plan. This is
             determined by initial noise assessments.
            This can be managed on site but may require assistance from an external supplier to
             undertake noise measurements or to assist in identifying controls.


      Source of Noise
            Ask yourself the following questions:
             1.    What are the noisiest areas on site? Why are they so noisy?
             2.    Which is the noisiest plant/equipment? Why?
             3.    What are the noisiest processes? Why are they so noisy?
             4.    What jobs (look at job descriptions and also speak to employees) are subject to the
                   greatest noise?
            Complete the Noise Identification Checklist.
            Consult with employees.
            Walk through the site.


      Test Noise Levels
            Use a audio/sound level meter to test and record noise levels that have been identified
             and listed in the „Source of Noise‟ column of the plan.
            Record the Noise Level (Magnitude) Reading, including the length of time at the peak
             level, and the reading and length of time at lower levels.
            Track and record the path of the noise, i.e.
                   from where to where?
                   spread of noise to surroundings
            Identify those job/positions who are primarily affected, and also those who are secondarily
             affected. Record by number of persons and the job/position type.
      IMPORTANT: Having recorded all this information, you should now have completed columns a)
      to e) of the Noise Assessment and Risk Control Plan for as many sources of noise you have
      previously identified.

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Initiate Noise Control Plan
    To initiate controls, you will need to consider WHAT, HOW, WHEN and by WHOM.
    In making these decisions, consider the following engineering controls;
          opportunities for substitution
          avoiding metal-to-metal impact
          use of barriers
          isolation where practical (enclosures)
          mufflers/insulation
          altering work practices
          sound absorbent materials
    Where noise is likely to remain a factor, consider the following administrative controls:
        modifying jobs
        modifying work schedules
        job rotation
    Also include the need to use personal protective equipment.
Complete Sections f) & g) of the Noise Control Plan.


Monitor, Review And Further Follow Up Action
    Decide on the measures required to test the effectiveness of the above controls (f & g).
    Document what monitoring you are going to undertake, how it is to be done, who will do it
     and how frequently.
        Record the decisions in column h) and i) of the Plan
    Additionally, if consultancy services are required for the monitoring process, seek
     quotations from preferred suppliers and confirm cost with the Divisional/General Manager.
    The Manager is responsible for reviewing the outcomes of the monitoring plan. If
     decisions need to be made regarding changing the proposed controls, stakeholders must
     be consulted before changes are made.
    Any such follow up actions need to be recorded on the Noise Control Plan Section n)
     page 2
    Monitoring activities shall be recorded on the Control Plan, sections j), k), l) and m) page
     2.
    At this time, the effectiveness will be reviewed and continuous improvement opportunities
     (if any) will be recorded in column n) for further actions required.




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      Additional Noise Controls
      Purchasing Plant and Equipment
          Before purchasing new plant and equipment, set maximum acceptable sound power
           levels as a pre-requisite of purchasing.
          Obtain noise assessments from the manufacturer.
          At commissioning, test to estimate the likely noise exposure to employees. If the plant
           exceeds that which is stated by the manufacturer, contact the manufacturer immediately
           and negotiate a performance review of the plant/equipment.
      Personal Protective Equipment
          Personal protective equipment purchased for noise protection purposes must meet the
           Australian Standards for the purposes they are prescribed.
          This should be included on the purchase order and verified on delivery.
      Contractors/Subcontractors
          Contractors/subcontractors working on site must provide a noise risk assessment if they
           are using plant/equipment that exceeds 85 db.
          Noise levels generated by contractors/subcontractors should be monitored whilst on site.
           Location Managers should check noise levels and record levels. If decibels are excessive,
           issue a Corrective Action Report to the subcontractor



5.4. BIOAEROSOLS
      People who work with composting materials, or those who are in close proximity to the agitated
      compost, can potentially inhale large concentrations of bioaerosols. The human respiratory
      system can adequately filter out larger dust particles through a combination of hairs which line
      the nose and specialised cells in the upper parts of our airways. Unfortunately, the smaller
      bioaerosol particles escape capture by these mechanisms and can penetrate deep into the
      lungs. As our lungs have a very large surface area and carry out a specialised function, they
      can easily be affected by bioaerosols.
      Composting results in the formation of high concentrations of bioaerosols and selects for
      certain types of microbes which tend to produce very tine spores. However; without even being
      close to composting activities, we continually encounter these same microbes in our everyday
      lives at low concentrations. They are present naturally and are essential in the „recycling‟ of
      nutrients in our gardens, parks and countryside.
      We all react to bioaerosols in different ways. It depends upon a variety of factors and can never
      be predicted; some people have worked at composting sties for many years without apparently
      displaying any health effects. But although they seem health today, it does not mean there will
      be no long-term risks; a precautionary approach is always recommended.
      There are three main types of resonse:
              allergy
              inflammation
              toxin poisoning


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5.5. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND DANGEROUS GOODS
     The __________________ is committed to continuously improving the management and
     standards of Occupational Health and Safety. This commitment extends to minimising
     exposure of employees, contractors, visitors and the environment for the safe handling, use
     and storage of hazardous substances and dangerous goods.


     Dangerous Goods
     Are substances that may be solids, liquids or gases with any of the following characteristics:
               corrosive
               flammable
               explosive
               spontaneously combustible
               toxic
               oxidising, or
               water reactive
     These goods can be deadly, and can seriously damage property and the environment.


     Hazardous Substances
     Have the potential to harm human health. These may be solids, liquids or gases. They may be
     pure substances or mixes.
     When used in the workplace, these substances often generate vapours, fumes, dusts and
     mists. A wide range of industrial, laboratory chemicals are classified as hazardous.
     In legal terms, a hazardous substance is a substance which:
             is listed on NOHSC “List of Designated Hazardous Substances”
             have been classified as a hazardous substance by the manufacturer or imported in
              accordance with the National NOHSC “Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous
              Substances”


     Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
     State regulations require that each individual site assess any work with hazardous substances
     to ensure that the health of exposed persons is not put at risk.
     The aim of the regulation is to minimise the exposure to hazardous substances to below
     national exposure standards.
     Each site must ensure the following matters are addressed:
             Identification of all hazardous substances that are held on the premises, that are
              brought onto the premises and that are known to be produced on the premises.
              Where necessary this identification shall be extended to include by-product and
              waste hazardous substances.




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         Provision of an appropriate label and an MSDS for each hazardous substance
         used in the workplace. The MSDS of the hazardous substance must be readily
         available to all employees who could be exposed to the hazardous substance.
        Provision of information about the hazards and training in the means of
         assessment and control of exposure to hazardous substances for all employees
         who could be exposed to hazardous substances in the course of their work.
        Provision for the assessment of risk arising from exposure to hazardous
         substances and the facilities and resources for minimisation of the risk.
        Provision for the atmospheric monitoring of exposure to hazardous substances
         where required and, if necessary, provision for health surveillance.

RISK MANAGEMENT
The health and environmental risk associated with handling and storage of hazardous
substances and dangerous goods will vary with each substance and the way it is used.
Factors such as the route of exposure, type of disease, explosion etc need to be considered for
assessment. Information about all of these factors can be found in the MSDS for each
substance.


        A risk assessment shall be undertaken for all hazardous substances and dangerous
         goods located on site.
        A record of the assessment must be kept on site whilst that substance is still
         relevant.
        Copies of the assessment must be made available to any employee / contractors
         who has the potential to be exposed to the hazard associated with its use or
         storage.
        The risk assessment is to be reviewed at intervals not exceeding five years.
        The risk assessment is to be reviewed if there is a change in work practices or
         storage.

PREPARING A REGISTER
A register must be kept and maintained for all hazardous substances and dangerous goods
located on site.
Refer to the Hazardous substances and Dangerous Goods Register Form #7 for information
required on a register.
The register shall be made available to any employee / contractor who has the potential to be
exposed to hazards associated with its use or storage.




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MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheets contain information about the hazardous substance or dangerous
goods prepared by the manufacturer or importer. They must be readily accessible so that
employees / contractors can identify the substance, its hazards and what precautions need to
be taken.
Ensure:
          the MSDS represents the manufacturer‟s or importer‟s substance
          the MSDS are up to date (no older than 5 years)
          information contained in the MSDS is not altered
          the MSDS are available to all employees / contractors

Whenever possible, a safe alternative shall be selected. However, where no safe alternative is
available, a suitable but less harmful or dangerous substance shall be considered.


SPILLS, ACCIDENTAL RELEASE AND WASTE DISPOSAL
Dangerous goods and hazardous substances shall be disposed of in accordance with the
supplier‟s or manufacturer‟s MSDS, taking into account State Environmental Legislation.
Basic information on the safe handling of minor spills and leaks, etc, should be contained in the
supplier‟s or manufacturer‟s MSDS. This information shall be used for the guidelines and safe
work practices when handling minor spills.
Workplaces which store or use large amounts of dangerous goods and hazardous substances
shall prepare appropriate contingency plans as part of the workplace Emergency Response
Plan.




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5.6. SHARPS
      Needlestick hazards include hypodermic needles, lancets, razor/scalpel blades, or any other
      instrument which could result in puncture injuries, damage to skin etc. The main risk associated
      with a needlestick injury is the acquisition of blood borne viruses such as HIV (AIDS) and
      Hepatitis B or C.


      SAFETY RULES
          Never put your hands where you cannot see. Never put your hand into bins.
          Never pick up a sharp with your bare hands.
          Contact your supervisor.
          When disposing of sharps:
               put on gloves that are thick enough to provide protection;
               use tongs to pick up a needle or syringe and put it in a sharps container;
               do not hold (or have someone else hold) the container while you are putting a
                syringe into it - put the container on the floor;
               once the container is ¾ full make sure that you secure the cap, and notify your
                supervisor that it needs to be replaced.
          Make sure that nobody else could get hurt by the sharp.
          if you are injured by a sharp (cut, scratch, prick, any mark on your skin) you MUST report
           this to your supervisor immediately and keep the syringe so that it can be tested for
           infection if required.


      PROCESS
      Any person sustaining an injury from a syringe should;
          1. Report the incident immediately, keeping the syringe or object for testing if necessary;
          2. If not vaccinated against Hepatitis B, be appropriately vaccinated. Various other treatments may
             also be needed;
          3. The hospital or medical facility will attempt to find out whether or not the syringe is infected;
          4. HIV screening may be offered to the injured employee. Counselling shall be provided during this
             period;
          5. If the syringe is known to be infectious with a blood borne disease, appropriate procedures and
             treatment will be recommended by the treating doctor.

      FIRST AID PROCEDURES
          1. Wash immediately and thoroughly with soap and water.
          2. Inform your supervisor as soon as possible, keeping the syringe for testing.
          3. Seek immediate medical advice.




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5.7. WORKING 1.8 METRES ABOVE THE GROUND OR A RISK OF FALL OF 1.8 METRES
   Note: Height variations do apply in some States. Please check local regulatory requirements.

   If you do work, or are about to do work where there is any chance of a fall of more than 1.8
   metres, then the following applies to that situation.

   Workplace examples may include but are not limited to:

           Maintenance work where there is a risk of a fall
           Falling from ground level into a ditch or hole
           Working near an edge of a mezzanine where there is risk of a fall
           Climbing a ladder to mobile plant where you are more than 1.8 metres above ground level
           Working on or around areas where there is a likelihood of a fall or drop to below ground
            level of 1.8 metres.

   It is important to note that this rule applies to any area where there is likely a fall could occur,
   therefore, you do not have to be 1.8 metres above the ground, you simply may be in a position
   where you can drop 1.8 metres.


      PREVENTION OF FALLS PROCESS
      The six key steps in managing the prevention of falls are:
           1. Identification of the fall hazard at workplace locations and during particular activities
           2. Assessment of the risk using an appropriate risk assessment methodology
           3. Controlling the risk using the determination of an appropriate hierarchy of controls
           4. Design and use of equipment to control risk of falls
           5. Emergency procedures and preparedness
           6. Training and consultation to ensure competency, knowledge and commitment to safe work
              procedures


      HIERARCHY OF CONTROL
      The Hierarchy of Control for prevention of falls is about fixing the problem.
      Put in control measures in place using the following order/hierarchy of control.
             1. Eliminate the risk by eliminating the opportunity to fall.
                   e.g. work from the ground or from a solid structure, not balanced on a ladder
             2. Use of a passive fall prevention device.
                   means material or equipment designed for the prevention of falling and once
                    installed, does not require further adjustment, alteration or operation by any
                    person. e.g. work platform or guard railing
             3. If unable to use options 1 or 2, and a risk of fall remains, risk control must be initiated using a
                work positioning system.


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                 means any system other than a temporary work platform that enables a person
                  to be positioned and safely supported whilst undertaking the task. e.g. industrial
                  rope access or travel restraint system
           4. If it is still not practicable to comply with any of the above, and the risk of fall remains, then a
              fall injury prevention system must be enacted.
                 a „fall injury prevention system‟ is a device designed to arrest the fall of a person.
                  e.g. safety harness, industrial safety net or catch platform, typically used in high
                  rise window cleaning
           5. If all or part of a risk of fall remains even after implementing some or none of the above
              (whatever is practicable), then a fixed portable ladder or administrative controls must be
              implemented.
                 fixed portable ladder must be appropriate for the task, duration of the task and
                  set up in an appropriate manner. Wherever possible, the ladder should be of a
                  platform type that provides a flat surface area and handrail for protection when
                  working
                 administrative controls must be described, recorded
                 and training undertaken to ensure employee competency prior to
                  commencement of the task.



5.8. ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS [EWP]
     As with all plant, EWP‟s must be regularly inspected and well maintained. They must be set up
     and operated by suitably trained, certified and authorised persons.
     A major hazard when using elevated work platforms is the risk of coming into contact with
     overhead power lines.
     In addition to the rules identified above for mobile plant (refer to 0 above), the following specific
     rules apply to elevated work platforms:
         Never work alone when on an elevated work platform
         Barricade working areas where persons may be struck by falling objects or material
         Always use the EWP on flat level surfaces and check that the ground is well compacted
         Make sure you know the emergency lowering procedure before using the EWP




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5.9. LADDERS
      Ladders are for getting to and leaving a work area only. They are not to be used as a work
      platform in their own right.
         Only approved ladders shall be used. They must comply with relevant Australian
          Standards and show approved standards markings
         No electrically conductive ladder shall be used on site
         Before using a ladder, check for faulty rungs or stiles. Do not use damaged ladders
         Ladders must be secured in position prior to accessing the ladder
         Place ladder clear of walkways and traffic ways
         Place ladder with its foot approximately one quarter of its length form a wall or
          construction to be accessed
         Never stand on the top two rungs of the ladder
         Rungs of ladders are not to be used to support planks
         When in use, step ladders are to be fully opened




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6. PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
     Prior to using any plant or equipment, currently legislation requires that a risk assessment
     (Form #1) be undertaken of the plant and equipment involving its use, maintenance, and fitness
     for purpose.
     Following the risk assessment, controls must be initiated to ensure safe work conditions. Work
     instructions/procedures should be available at all times, employees aware of such instructions
     and trained as required in their effective use.


     OPERATING PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS
     Safe operating procedures and instructions are to be provided for all plant and equipment
     which has been identified as hazardous to health and safety or has the potential to harm the
     environment. These safe working practices should form part of the operating instructions and
     all significant safety requirements must be permanently displayed for the benefit of the
     operator.
     Note: Operating procedures must include all functions relating to plant e.g. starting up
     checklists, cleaning, malfunction adjustments, maintenance, etc.


     MAINTENANCE OF PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
     Plant and Equipment is to be maintained in accordance with the manufacturers'
     recommendations by suitably qualified, competent and experienced persons.
     Maintenance records shall be kept at worksites relevant to the on-site plant. These must be
     available at time of internal audit.



     UNSAFE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
     All plant and equipment that is found to be defective and unsafe is to be locked-out, tagged-out
     or otherwise removed from service until repaired and made safe.
     Tagging which states ‘Do Not Start’ or ‘Do Not Operate’ must be attached to any drive
     mechanism that would be normally used by the operator. Should this not be possible, keys
     should be removed from the plant (as appropriate) or if electrical, the cord cut and removed
     from the plant/equipment.
     Tagging cannot be removed by any person other than a person qualified to do so or the original
     initiator of the tag.




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      TRAINING AND CONSULTATION
      Workplaces shall provide employees and subcontractors with in-house information and
      instructions about:
          hazards of plant and its associated systems or work identified and assessed to be a risk
          procedures associated with the use of the plant at the workplace
          use, installation, testing and storage of personal protective equipment, if personal
           protective equipment forms part of the measures to control risk associated with the plant.


      SAFEGUARDING
      All machinery should be provided with appropriate safeguards which will eliminate or reduce
      the possibility of access to the danger point or nip point.
      Dangerous parts of machinery should never be considered safe by virtue of their inaccessibility.
      The parts of machinery that have the potential to cause injury must be identified, and strategies
      developed for safeguarding people from these parts by selecting suitable guards.
      The need for guarding should be included in all risk controls developed as a result of the risk
      assessment process.
      After identifying the hazard, and as an integral part of the risk assessment process, the most
      appropriate type of guarding is to be selected if it is not already in place. When using guarding
      as a control measure the following hierarchy MUST be followed:
                fixed guards
                if access required, interlocked guards
                guards that require the use of tools to remove
                presence sensing guards.


6.0. CHAINSAWS
          Chainsaws are only to be operated by trained personnel.
          Ensure stable work platform or footing
          Wear appropriate PPE including hearing protection, eyesight protection and protection
           from cuts and scratches.
          Ensure chainsaw is in good condition and chain is sharp.



6.1. LIFTING TACKLE, MACHINES & HOISTS, including chains and slings
          Chains shall not be used for towing or winching under any circumstance
          Only properly tested and marked lifting plant and equipment is to be used on site.
          The Company will keep test records, maintenance reports and certificates of competence
           for all lifting tackle including chains and slings



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6.2. OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE WELDING, BURNING AND CUTTING
          Gas cylinders must be kept upright during use, transport and storage
          Gas cylinders must be kept clear of artificial heat sources and at leat 3 metres away from
           combustible material
          Flammable [acetylene] and non-flammable [oxygen] cylinders must be separated by a
           distance of at least 3 metres when being stored. This applies whether bottles are full or
           empty. The workplace must be kept clear of combustible materials, debris and slip or trip
           hazards.
          Gas cylinders must never be dropped, rolled, dragged or otherwise handled roughly.
           Smoking is prohibited while handling gas cylinders
          Regulators must never be used as a lifting /handling point
          Care must be taken to ensure oxygen cylinders and fittings do not come into contact with
           oil or grease. Oxygen under pressure when combined with oil or grease may cause an
           explosion
          Flashback arrestors are to be fitted at the bottle.
          Approved safety equipment, PPE and clothing shall be used when using cutting and
           brazing equipment
          Suitable fire fighting equipment must be readily available when cutting and brazing
          Screens or mats must be used to prevent hot metal falling below or onto adjacent
           equipment/personnel.
          Welding rods and spent rod ends must be kept in suitable containers and removed at the
           end of each working period.



6.3. USE OF ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT
      Any arc welding equipment must be fitted with an open circuit voltage-limiting device.
      The following specific points shall be complied with:
          The maximum voltages permitted between the electrodes and point of work is 100volts.
          Any transformers used in the welding process must be double wound to ensure complete
           isolation of welding circuit from the mains supply. The secondary winding must not be
           earthed to the transformer tank
          Every welding circuit AC or DC must be of the 3-lead system comprising the welding lead,
           the welding return and the welding earth.
          All leads and lead connections must be waterproof.




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6.4. USE OF MOBILE CRANES
      Mobile cranes are not permitted on site without the permission of the Manager.
      A safe work method statement detailing the loads to be lifted, the weight of the load, the type of
      lifting tackle to be used, arrangements for the assembly of such equipment, a plan of the
      operating location, the jib radius and the name of the person supervising the lifts shall be
      decided and recorded at the commencement of the task.



6.5. HAND TOOLS
      Hand tools must be used for their intended purposes only. All tools brought on site shall be
      inspected before use to ensure they are fit for purpose and in a safe working order at the
      commencement of the day or the first time they are used each day
      Any faulty or damaged tools are to be quarantined until repaired or replaced
      Appropriate PPE shall be worn at all times



6.6. POWER TOOLS
      With the exception of double insulated tools, electric power tools and equipment must be
      earthed.
      Angle grinders are to be fitted with a „dead man‟ switch and with appropriate safety guarding as
      specified by the manufacturer.
      Operating switches or levers requiring constant pressure for operation shall not be tampered
      with.
      All users of power tools must have been provided appropriate training and re-training as
      required.
      Appropriate PPE shall be worn at all times.



6.7. WASTE DISPOSAL
          __________________________ shall only carry out disposal of waste materials in
           accordance with the Environmental Protection Act and associated Regulations. The local
           council shall be consulted where there is doubt on the classification of any particular
           waste. It is of particular importance that known toxic or noxious waste must be kept
           separate from general waste.
          All waste oil must be contained in suitable receptacles and removed from the site to a
           prescribed waste location as necessary. Discharge of oil or other waste pollutants into
           drains, gullies or watercourses is not allowed.




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7. ELECTRICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

7.0. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
      ______________________ shall comply fully with the following requirements of the Electricity
      Wiring Regulations at all times.
          AS/NZS 3760 (In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment)
          AS/NZS 4836 (Safe Working on Low Voltage Electrical Installations)



7.1. ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER OR NEAR POWER LINES
          A Risk Assessment must be completed in consultation with all relevant operational and
           licensed electrical workers when it is necessary to undertake work near power lines
          Prepare a Safe Work Method and undertake training of personnel – ensure spotter is
           provided as required
          Contact your local power supply company before commencing work to obtain written
           permission from the power authority


      When working under or near overhead power lines (particularly with heavy mobile equipment or
      cranes) it is essential to stay clear of the overhead power lines using the “No Go Zone”
      principles. A Risk Assessment must be undertaken in all instances.
          For overhead power lines on poles – the No Go Zone is anywhere above the power line
           and within 3m of each side of, and 5m underneath the power line
          For overhead power lines on towers – the No Go Zone is anywhere above the power line
           and within 8m each side of, and 10m underneath, the power line


      If a trained and qualified Spotter is present at all times, work may be carried out between the
      edge of the No Go Zone and the following clearances within each side of, and underneath, the
      power line –
          6.4m for power lines on poles; and
          10m for power lines on towers


      The Manager shall ensure that, where work is being undertaken near overhead power lines,
      (i) DANGER sign(s) are placed on the roadway underneath/within the area of work and
      (ii) the overhead power lines have high visibility markers
      A Spotter is a safety observer competent for the sole task of observing and warning against
      unsafe approach to overhead power lines and other electrical equipment. A Spotter must have
      completed the one-day course covering electrical safety requirements and demonstrated
      competency in the particular type of plant (a Spotter must have Level 1 First Aid with an
      electrical component, and a certificate of competency in the plant or demonstration of
      competency in the plant).


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      Work is permitted in the No Go Zone only when all of the following provisions have been met –
          A Spotter is provided; and
          The power authority has been notified before commencing work; and
          Written permission has been obtained from the power authority; and
          A safety briefing and risk assessment have been completed



7.2. RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES
          If electricity is supplied to movable electrical equipment through a socket outlet and the
           supply of electricity is not protected by a non-portable R.C.D., the output side of the
           socket outlet must be directly connected to a portable R.C.D. or E.L.C.B.
          Socket outlets, where there is an increased risk of electric shock to the user, must be
           protected by RCD‟s
          All R.C.D.'s/E.L.C.B's must be tested regularly
          Non-portable R.C.D.'s – three monthly by the built-in test facility, and three yearly in
           accordance with AS3760 (in service Safety Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment)
          Portable R.C.D./E.L.C.B. - before it is first used on any day by means of the built-in test
           facility and in accordance

7.3. ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING
      ________________________ shall ensure equipment is inspected and tested in accordance
      with Australian Standards by a Registered Electrical Contractor of Licensed Electrical Worker
      before being brought onto a worksite.
      Cord extension sets, power boards, appliances connected by a flexible cord, portable isolation
      transformers and RCD‟s must be inspected and tested:
          Prior to initial introduction to service (except where the equipment is new and there is
           written evidence of compliance to AS/NZS 3760)
          Before return to service after repairs;
          At intervals not exceeding those specified in the “Inspection & Testing Intervals” schedule
           appended to this document
          Prior to use, a quick visual inspection to ensure there are no defects (this is for the users
           personal satisfaction).
      Equipment which has passed the inspection and test shall be fitted with a durable, non-
      reusable, non-metallic tag, which shall include:
          Name of the person or company performing the tests
          The test or re-test date




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7.4. FLEXIBLE CABLES
      Flexible cables and extension leads must be:
          Located in positions where the cables and leads are not subject to damage (including
           damage by liquids)
          Provided with protection against damage (including damage by liquids).


      A flexible cable or extension lead must be supported at least 2m from the ground if the:
          Plug connected to the electricity supply is more than 10m from the equipment to which the
           cable or lead is connected
          Person using the equipment to which the cable or lead or connected cannot see the plug
           connected to the electricity supply
          Cable or lead crosses an access way or walk area




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8. INCIDENTS, ACCIDENTS AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

8.0. REPORTING ACCIDENTS AND NEAR MISSES
      All accidents or near misses to employees or others must be reported to the site manager or
      the daily nominated safety officer immediately.

8.1. DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, PLANT OR PREMISES
      Any damage to equipment, materials, vehicles or premises must be reported to site manager or
      daily nominated safety officer immediately.
      Where conditions are unsafe, barricade, tag out or otherwise render the area secure to prevent
      further incident prior to reporting.
      Verbally inform all persons in close proximity of the danger.

8.2. FIRST AID, FIRST AIDERS, SUPPLIES AND FACILITIES
      The Company is committed to providing First Aid facilities, services and supplies for employees
      and contractors.
      CONTENT
      The content of the First Aid Kit shall contain the basic content as prescribed by St Johns
      Ambulance for a work environment.
       1           BANDAGE - CONFORMING 5CM              SECURE DRESSING

       1           TAPE - ZINC OXIDE 2.5CM X 5MTRS       SECURE DRESSINGS

       1           BANDAGE - TRIANGULAR                  FOR SLING AND/OR PADDING

       1           DRESSING - WOUND NO 15                DRESSING WITH BANDAGE

       1           ADHESIVE DRESSING STRIPS X 50         MINOR WOUND COVER

       1           SCISSORS - DISPOSABLE                 CUT DRESSINGS/BANDAGES

       1           GLOVES - LATEX DISPOSABLE X 2         PREVENTION OF CROSS INFECTION

       1           FORCEPS - METAL                       REMOVING FOREIGN OBJECTS

       1           FIRST AID QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE       FIRST AID INFORMATION REFERENCE

       1           BAG - PLASTIC RESEALABLE MEDIUM       SOILED DRESSINGS & / OR SEVERED PARTS

       1           BAG - PLASTIC RESEALABLE MEDIUM       SOILED DRESSINGS & / OR SEVERED PARTS

       2           SWABS - ANTISEPTIC                    TO AID WOUND CLEANING




      LOCATION
      The First Aid Kit is kept in a suitable location as agreed per consultation. First Aid Kits may be
      kept in multiple areas depending on the size and location.
      CHECKING AND RESTOCKING
      The supervisor shall check the first aid kit weekly and organise replenishment as required.




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                             IN AN EMERGENCY

                                                           DON’T PANIC!
    Injury Occurs
                                                         ASSESS THE SCENE


                                     Is there a danger to yourself, the injured person or others?
                                     Enquire as to the extent of the injury or symptoms of illness.
                                     Try to calm the person and offer encouragement.
                                     Ensure person receives treatment to minimise injury


Seek Help from First                                                         No First Aider
      Aider                                                                    Available

                                     EMERGENCY



Provide assistance as      Stem Blood Flow/Clear Air                    Only treat within your
   per training and             Passage, etc.                               capabilities.
     knowledge.
                                 Call Ambulance                          Arrange for injured
                                  Phone: 000                           person to be taken to a
                                                                        medical centre/or call
                                                                           an ambulance.
                          Severed Limbs/body parts:
                           place in cold water (iced if
                          possible, but do not freeze).                Accompany person as
                           Transport with the person.                      necessary.


                        Stay with person till qualified help
                                     arrives.


                        Accompany person in ambulance
                               where possible


                             Complete the required
                          documentation for reporting
                        accidents/incidents/near misses




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8.3. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
       Fire fighting equipment must be available on all worksites managed by
       ____________________..As part of site induction, employees and subcontractors shall be
       informed of the location of fire fighting equipment.



8.4. EMERGENCY PROCEDURE
       An emergency procedure is in place on all worksites managed by __________________. Prior
       to commencement of work, and as part of site induction, employees and subcontractors shall
       be informed of the emergency procedure for the day if it varies from the normal emergency
       procedure.


8.5. FIRE
           In the case of a fire emergency, follow instructions from the emergency warden
           Care must be taken when using any equipment that employs naked flames or produces
            sparks e.g. grinding, metal cutting.
           All flammable waste material must be stored in closed metal containers. No fires shall be
            started on site.
           All site huts, shelters and mobile plant etc. will be provided with suitable fire fighting
            equipment.




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9. MANAGING SUBCONTRACTORS

      The risks associated with contracting other persons/companies to undertake work on our behalf
      is managed through a pre-qualifications and ongoing monitoring system.
      Companies who undertake work on our behalf MUST first show proof that they meet the OHS
      Act and Workers‟ Compensation Act.
      The following procedure shall be followed;
          a „Subcontractor Checklist (Form #2) shall be sent to the sub contractor requesting that it
           be completed, with attachments as indicated on the form
          the Manager shall review the documents and either follow up with the Subcontractor or
           sign off on the information supplied. Signing off is an indication that the Manager is
           satisfied that the Subcontractor has met all the requirements
          the Subcontractor must be informed in writing that they have passed the Prequalification
           criteria and have been appointed, or alternatively, why they have not met the
           requirements
          the Prequalification package should be filed in the Subcontractors file and copies
           distributed as identified on the checklist.



9.0. MONITORING
      The following monitoring process is required:
          prior to a Subcontractor starting on any new worksite, the safety representative should
           check Subcontractors for electrical tagging of equipment, PPE of employees, licences and
           permit requirements (if any)
          OHS Committee to monitor their performance via feedback from Operations Managers
           and also request updated Certificates from the Subcontractor annually. These should be
           reviewed and attached to the file
          Operations Managers to report performance to the safety representative and to the
           Committee on request
          Subcontractor performance whilst undertaking work should be subject to the normal safety
           checklist (inspection/audit) relevant to normal business activities




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9.1. REVIEW
      Should a Subcontractor fail to perform as required, a formal notification should be given,
      outlining the lack of performance issues. If they are safety related Manager should be informed.
      A plan requiring action should be stated in the notification.
      Responsibility for follow up and review should be given to the Manager and/or safety personnel
      as appropriate.
      Failure of the Subcontractor to perform after the appropriate notification/s, the Manager or
      delegate must decide on the appropriate action. Where the issue involves safety, the OHS
      Committee or delegated representative shall be consulted as part of the decision making
      process.
      All checks and records pertaining to Subcontractor performance must be kept.




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10. TRAINING AND COMPETENCIES

10.0.    INDUCTION REQUIREMENTS
         All persons working for _______________________ and subcontractors who come onto site
         shall attend an induction that is site specific and includes, but is not limited to:
             Site communication and consultation processes and precautions – the system of
              communication shall be explained, particularly as applicable to maintaining rail safety
             Site emergency preparedness procedures - arrangements for an emergency on site
             Hazard identification and reporting procedures and known site hazards
             Risk assessment/job safety analysis, safe work methods/procedures (new employees
              only)
             Personal protective equipment (PPE) required on site (includes sun protection)
             Environmental aspects
             Policies relevant to the site and works being undertaken
             Waste management including waste disposal, waste minimisation and recycling
             Site storage and disposal matters
             Traffic management planning where necessary
             First Aid arrangements and the location of first aid kits
             Incident and accident reporting arrangements


        Refer to form # 5 for the Induction procedure checklist.



10.1.    TRAINING AND COMPETENCY
         ____________________is responsible for providing information, instruction and training to all
         relevant employees in the following;


             risks to health and safety
             preventive and protective measures
             emergency procedures
             Where indicated as part of a control measure




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            FORM # 1 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation                              COMPANY NAME




NAME_____________________________________________________________


Site: __________________ Date: ______________ Undertaken by: _______________________________________________________




Additional site requirements or changes to any of the above: __________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signed as agreed:________________________________________ Date:____________________
                      Manager

Signed as agreed:________________________________________ Date:____________________
                      Supervisor

Signed as agreed:________________________________________ Date:____________________
                      Health & Safety Representative

Signed as agreed:________________________________________ Date:____________________
                      Employee




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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME

                                  2.   Potential Injuries or   3.   Probability, Exposure &   4.   Suggested Remedial Action   5.   Amended Exposure,
1.   Nature of Potential Hazard        damage to plant              Consequence Value &                                             Frequency & Consequence
                                                                    Score                                                           Value & Score
                                                                    (See Calculation Sheet)                                         (See Calculation Sheet)




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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME

                                  2.   Potential Injuries or   3.   Probability, Exposure &   4.   Suggested Remedial Action   5.   Amended Exposure,
1.   Nature of Potential Hazard        damage to plant              Consequence Value &                                             Frequency & Consequence
                                                                    Score                                                           Value & Score
                                                                    (See Calculation Sheet)                                         (See Calculation Sheet)




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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME


                                                                              RISK ASSESSMENT CONTROL PLAN
6.   Actual actions to be taken            7.   By whom                  8.    Date when actions   9.   Actual Completion   10. Signed off by            11. Progressive monitoring and
     give clear indication of what is to        persons responsible to         are to be                Date                    Supervisor                   review
     be done, referring to other                be named                       completed by:                                    of persons responsible      who/when/how is checking that the
     documents, person, training as                                                                                             for completing the          controls measures are working? Any
     necessary                                                                                                                  actions                     new problems???




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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME

6.   Actual actions to be taken            7.   By whom                  8.   Date when actions   9.   Actual Completion   10. Signed off by            11. Progressive monitoring and
     give clear indication of what is to        persons responsible to        are to be                Date                    Supervisor                   review
     be done, referring to other                be named                      completed by:                                    of persons responsible      who/when/how is checking that the
     documents, person, training as                                                                                            for completing the          controls measures are working? Any
     necessary                                                                                                                 actions                     new problems???




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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME
MANUAL HANDLING HAZARDS - Checklist                                             GENERAL HAZARDS - Checklist
      SUSTAINED ACTION        bending, twisting, reaching                             ENTANGLEMENT          hair, clothing, etc
      REPETITIVE ACTION       bending, twisting, reaching                                CRUSHING           materials falling, plant tipping over,
                                                                                                                 trapped between structures, contact with
      REPETITIVE FORCE        lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, speed of                                     moving parts
                               activity
                                                                                         CUT – STAB          contact with sharp or flying objects,
      SUSTAINED FORCE         lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, speed of                                     disintegrating plant
                               activity
                                                                                          SHEARING           plant or equipment shear points
         HIGH FORCE           lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling,
                               sudden                                                     FRICTION           physical contact with moving
                                                                                                                 parts/materials
      AWKWARD POSTURE         forward, sideways (more than 30cm)
                                                                                          STRIKING           normal or unexpected movement with
     SUSTAINED VIBRATION                                                                                        force
        HANDLING OF           hand grips, holding, supporting                         HIGH PRESSURE         oil, water, fuel, gas etc
       PEOPLE/ANIMALS                                                                     FLUID/GAS
     HANDLING UNSTABLE        hand grips, holding, supporting                            TENSION/           springs, ropes, chains, belts
       OR UNBALANCED                                                                    COMPRESSION
            LOAD
                                                                                         ELECTRICAL          contact with live conductors, electric shock
     HANDLING OF LOADS        hand grips, holding, supporting
        DIFFICULT TO                                                                     EXPLOSION           gases, vapours, dynamite, etc
        HOLD/GRASP                                                                     SLIP, TRIP, FALL      slippery, uneven, broken walking surface
          REACHING            above shoulder                                            ERGONOMIC           repetitive movements, poor posture,
            TIME              more than 30 mins at a time, or over more                                         excessive effort
                               than 2 hrs continuously                                  SUFFOCATION          contaminated atmosphere, lack of oxygen
      RESTRICTED SPACE        insufficient room for leverage/comfort                 HIGH TEMP OR FIRE      high temp gas, liquids, or burning
          STOOPING            with hands below mid-thigh                                                        substances
     BULKY OR AWKWARD         (more than 75cm)                                          COLD TEMPS          refrigerants, super cooled substances
           LOAD                                                                      ISOLATION FACILITIES    storm water drains, sewerage
           LAYOUT             work Environment                                            OTHER             dusts, chemicals, radiation/gunfire, etc
            AGE               age of Employees
         CAPABILITY           skills/competencies


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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & DANGEROUS GOODS HAZARDS- Checklist                  TRAFFIC PLAN HAZARDS - Checklist



      1                       goods stored near naked flames,                                           nay dimly lit areas
          FIRE / EXPLOSION       sources of heat                                     POOR LIGHTING

                                                                                                         corners where vision is unclear
                                containers, e.g. drums, bottles, etc               BLIND CORNERS
             STORAGE
                                                                                                         pedestrian walkways crossing forklift truck
                                containment in case of spills                        PEDESTRIAN              routes
              SPILLS                                                                THOROUGHFARES

                                contaminated atmosphere, lack of oxygen                                 forklift truck operating in areas of
           SUFFOCATION                                                                   NOISE                excessive noise
                                sprays, pipe work                                                       forklift trucks travelling at unsafe speeds
      HIGH PRESSURE FLUID                                                              SPEEDING
             / GAS
                                                                                                         vision of the driver obstructed by size of
                                acids and alkalines                               OPERATOR VISION            load on tynes
              BURNS
                                                                                                         personnel workstations in areas of forklift
                                burns, dermatitis, dry skin                        WORKSTATIONS              operation
               SKIN
                                                                                                         driver fatigue, dusty low vision areas, etc.
                                burns, irritants                                       OTHER
                EYE




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    Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Hazard Checklist & Risk Calculation: NAME

LIKELIHOOD                                        VALUE   ACTUAL   RISK CALCULATION SHEET
                                                          SCORE    To be used for all risk assessment calculations
   Common/very likely that it could happen         10
   Quite likely that it could happen               6              LIKELIHOOD X CONSEQUENCES X EXPOSURE = FINAL SCORE
   Not likely but could happen                     3
   Unlikely to happen – quite remote               1
   Virtually impossible to happen                 0.5                                         X                                    =
                                                                                                                     X
CONSEQUENCES                                      VALUE   ACTUAL
                                                          SCORE
   Death or environmental disaster                 10
                                                                                  LEVEL OF RISK                       SCORE
   Permanent disability or permanent               9
    damage to the environment                                                          VERY HIGH                     ABOVE 400
   Serious injury, illness or serious              7                            Must initiate controls
    environmental damage                                                         Senior Management
                                                                                  Decision/Action required
   Injury/illness requiring medical treatment      3
    or some temporary environmental                                                         HIGH                     200 – 400
    damage
                                                                                 Must initiate controls
   First aid injury/illness or minor temporary     1                            Line Manager/Foreman
    environmental damage                                                          Decision/Action required

EXPOSURE                                          VALUE   ACTUAL                          MEDIUM                      70 – 200
                                                          SCORE                  Review for improvement
   Continuous – all the time                       10                            opportunities

   Daily – consistent                              6                                     LOW                         20 – 70
   Weekly – frequent                               3
                                                                                      VERY LOW                       BELOW 20
   Monthly – periodic                              2
   Seldom, few times a year                        1
   Yearly or regular periodic basis               0.5

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                                                                                                                                 October 2005
FORM # 2                                                                                           COMPANY NAME



                             WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT AUDIT CHECKLIST

WORKPLACE:                                                                        DATE:

MANAGER:

H&S REP (if applic.)

AUDIT BY:


                              CHECK                                      NO/YES           ACTION REQUIRED
CONTRACTORS
Are contractors used?
What safety information is provided to contractors/casuals/visitors?
Are contractors required to complete a pre-qualification?
FLOORING
Any holes or uneven surfaces?
Are floor areas clear of rubbish/spills and stored materials?
Any obstructions to walk areas/passages?
Are there any trip hazards present?
ELECTRICAL
Any broken plugs, sockets or switches?
Any strained or defective leads?
Are temporary leads on floor taped down in office environments, or
off the ground in workshop and construction site areas?
Are double adaptors being used (if so, discard)?
Are safety switches operable?
Is electrical tagging current?
WASTE
Any build up of rubbish?
Are exits obstructed?
Is scrap, waste and dust controlled?
NOTICES - Are Company H&S Policy, Rehab Policy and WorkCover
“If You Are Injured” how to claim Notices displayed/easily accessible?
Is emergency procedure and evacuation plan drawing displayed?
Are Policies and Procedures Manuals accessible?
Have “old” notices been taken down and filed?
Are Safety Alert Notices displayed?
SIGNS
Entry and exit signs, speed limit signs; parking area signs, personal
protective safety equipment signs and other relevant safety-
instruction signs, as applicable, are they displayed and readable for
direction and personal safety?




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                                                                                                      October 2005
FORM # 2                                                                                  COMPANY NAME


                             CHECK                                      NO/YES   ACTION REQUIRED
GENERAL
Are Lighting and ventilation adequate?
Are toilets clean and working order and amenities clean and tidy?
Are all persons using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) hearing,
eye, hard hats, protective overalls, etc as applicable?
Are Emergency Wardens & First Aiders names displayed?
Is Visitors Books being used?
Are employees working safely i.e. not putting themselves or others at
risk?
Are vehicles being parked in designated areas?
Are lifting equipment load limits marked?


FIRST AID
Is box visible and do all employees know where it is?
Are the contents replenished with no out of date products?
Are emergency phone numbers displayed?
Are First Aider forms being completed?
Are First Aiders certificates current?


HAZARD ID, RISK ASSESSMENTS & CHECKLISTS
Is a hazard register used?
Have assessments been undertaken for:
    Plant and Equipment
    Hazardous Substances / Dangerous Goods
    Manual Handling
    Noise
    Confined Spaces
Have controls been completed as indicated?
Has monitoring of those controls been initiated?
Have employees or their reps been involved in the undertaking of the
assessments?
Are the assessments up to date?
Has a daily / weekly / monthly checklist been developed?
Are the checklists used as indicated?
INJURIES
Is Register of Injuries being completed & are accidents or near
misses being recorded and followed up with appropriate preventative
measures?


SAFETY MEETINGS
Are they being held with notes taken, recorded and filed?
Are matters requiring attention being followed up with evidence of
completion?
What is the system for feedback to the employees?
Are copies of the minutes displayed?
DANGEROUS GOODS & HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Is Register up to date (and folder with Hazardous Substances Reg
and MSDS held)?
Are Dangerous goods, if any, stored and used correctly?
Do all employees understand about Hazardous Substances &
Dangerous Goods (including handling, usage and PPE).
Are assessments available



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FORM # 2                                                                                   COMPANY NAME


                             CHECK                                       NO/YES   ACTION REQUIRED
EMERGENCY
Are employees aware of the emergency procedure?
Has annual practice for evacuation been carried out?
Can all employees use fire extinguishers, hose reels etc. and is this
equipment in good order and not obstructed?
Is emergency evacuation plan displayed showing exit routes and
assembly area(s)?
Does the emergency alarm work?
SMOKING - is Company policy being observed?
ALCOHOL - is Company policy being observed?
DRUGS - is Company policy being observed?
DANGER SIGNS/TAGS
Are they being used as required, e.g. for confined spaces and
machinery subject to repair?
Is the correct procedure being followed?
COMPETENCY CERTIFICATES/DRIVERS LICENCES - TRAINING
How are licences, registrations and certificates identified, monitored
and tracked?
Have inductions taken place?
Are there records of any information, instruction or training?
CONSULTATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
Does consultation with employees take place?
Is this documented?
How often or when does consultation take place?
Are Health and Safety Reps involved in consultation?
Are supervisors aware of their responsibilities towards OH&S (job
descriptions)?
GUARDING




OTHER




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                                                                                              October 2005
FORM # 3                                                                          COMPANY NAME

                      PLANT & EQUIPMENT DAILY LOG BOOK
                   To be completed by the operator prior to each days operation
PLANT NO:                  OPERATOR:                           SITE:


DAILY CHECKS                  MON      TUE       WED      THUR          FRI       SAT       SUN
                              / /      / /       / /       / /         / /        / /       / /
                                                                                 
LEVELS
  BATTERY
  ENGINE OIL
  FUEL
  HYDRAULIC OIL
  BRAKE FLUID
  TRANSMISSION OIL
  TYRE PRESSURE
  WATER/COOLANT
  GAUGES

SAFETY
  HORN
  FLASHING LIGHT
  REVERSE/MOTION ALARM
  GUARDS
  HAND/FOOT GRIPS
  SEAT BELT
  WINDSCREEN WIPER

CONTROLS
  BRAKES
  STEERING
  MAST LIFT/TILT
  OPERATION
  BOOM LIFT/TILT/ EXTEND
  OUTRIGGERS
  MAIN STRUCTURE/
  CHASIS
  LIMIT SWITCHES
Hour Meter/Km Reading
OPERATOR
(initial daily)


 FAULTS/DAMAGE:




 REPORTED BY:                                          DATE:




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                                                                                        October 2005
FORM # 4                                                                    COMPANY NAME



Subcontractor Pre-qualification Checklist
The Subcontractor/Contractor shall provide:


Criteria                                               Yes   No   Comment
1. OH&S Policy


2. Management & Employee OHS responsibilities on
   job descriptions clearly defined.


3. OHS procedures & safety planning relevant to the
   contract/site.


4. Nominated Site Safety Person.


5. Equipment/Plant maintenance schedule and
   periodic inspection schedule.


6. Electrical tagging system in place (evidence or
   statement to this effect)


7. Tagging of faulty equipment and lockout procedure
   in place


8. Qualified First Aiders.


9. Personal protective equipment used:
List: ________________________________________
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
10. Training records to include safety training
    (induction & skills specific).


11. Hazard identification, assessment & controls
    implemented. (Completed Risk Assessments or
    JSAs for job tasks) )


12. Emergency response planning for the job/work on
    site


13. Evidence of Contractors Workcover certificate
    (current) and previous claims history.




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FORM # 4                                                                           COMPANY NAME


Criteria                                                  Yes       No   Comment
14. Details of Public Liability insurance.
       (copy of certificate)


15. Records/evidence of the OHS system in action eg.
    Minutes of OHS Committee meetings and
    outcomes.


16. Other: (Job/contract specific)


17.


18.


19.


20.




Items to be addressed prior to commencement:___________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________




Signed: _____________________________________________ Date: _______________________
                 Person completing checklist




Signed: _____________________________________________ Date: _______________________
                 Manager taking responsibility of the appointment




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                                                                                       October 2005
FORM # 5                                                                        COMPANY NAME


                            INDUCTION CHECKLIST

Employee’s Name:         _______________________________________________________
Commencement Date: _______________________________________________________
Induction provided by:   _______________________________________________________


                                                                                        Completed,
                                                                                        Please Tick
   Application for Employment form completed                                                
   Authority for Payment of Wages form completed                                            
   Medical undertaken                                                                       
   Position Description Provided                                                            
   Taxation details completed                                                               
   Ensure appropriate work tools and equipment are issued                                   
   PPE organised and instructed in use                                                      
   Brief the employee on the Employee Handbook                                              
   Induction questionnaire completed                                                        



Induction completed: _____________________________________Date______________________
                         ( Manager/Supervisor)


Comments (if any): _________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________


In signing this induction, I agree to abide by the procedures and working arrangements as described
to me during my induction:


I understand the safe working procedures and feel competent to undertake the required tasks / I
would like further instruction in the following areas :________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________


Employee Sign: _______________________________________ Date: _______________________




          THIS COMPLETED FORM IS TO BE PLACED IN THE NEW EMPLOYEES FILE




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                                                                                        October 2005
FORM #6                                                                                                                                                                            COMPANY NAME
NOISE ASSESSMENT & RISK CONTROL PLAN
Location:                                            Date:                            Undertaken By:

a) Source of the           b) Travel Path of     c) Those                  d) Noise Level             e) Length of          f) Proposed               g) Proposed        h) Monitoring   i) Monitoring
Noise                      Noise                 Exposed to                Reading                    Exposure Time         Engineering               Administrative     Sequence/Plan   Planned Dates
                                                 Noise (by Job             (Magnitude)                                      Controls                  Controls
                                                 Description)
   Plant/ Equipment          How far does it      Primary Job/ Person      Measured in decibels    Length of time at    What? By Whom?           What? By Whom?
   Process                    travel?               Affected:                                          peak                  When?                     When?
    Note: Describe the        Area affected        Others affected                                   Length of time at     eg:       insulation,     eg: PPE
    actual activity/part                            Number affected                                    lower levels          enclosures, mufflers,
    that causes the                                                                                                           etc
    noise




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MONITORING the OUTCOMES of RISK CONTROLS: from Control Plan
Location:                                 Original Date:                    Review Undertaken By:

j)=a) Original Source of Noise   k) Results of Monitoring Plan                l) Improvement from     m) Effectiveness   of   n) Further   Actions   o) Next Review Date
                                                                              Original Noise Levels   Controls                Required
                                    Periodic Measurement of Noise Levels
                                    Noise Level and Length of Exposure          Average of                                  -What? – By Whom?
                                 Date       Date       Date       Date            Readings
                                                                                                                              - When?
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3.




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FORM # 7                                                                                                                                                                      COMPANY NAME
                                        HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE / DANGEROUS GOODS REGISTER
                                                      INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE / DANGEROUS GOODS REGISTER
SITE:
                                                      Column #:       1 Make a full list of all hazardous substances and dangerous goods stored on site
                                                                      2: Refer to the MSDS
DATE:                                                                 3: Refer to the MSDS
                                                                      4: Work out the maximum stored quantity you could have at anyone time in kg or litres
NAME:                                                                 5: Is a Risk Assessment available for that chemical?
                                                                      6: Refer to the MSDS
                                                                      7: Refer to the MSDS
PHONE:                                                                8: Refer to the MSDS
                                                                      9: Give a brief description of what it is used for


           1               2                  3                   4                        5                       6                       7                        8                    9
NAME OF SUBSTANCE    IS IT CLASSED AS     UN NUMBER     MAXIMUM QUANTITY          RISK ASSESSMENT          HAZCHEM CODE                 CLASS                 PACKING GROUP      WHAT IS IT USED FOR
                    HAZARDOUS? (Y/N)                     STORED ON SITE          AVAILABLE (YES/NO)




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