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					                                                        Corporate Standard
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            Contents
            Contents .................................................................................................................................................................. 1
            Functional Flowchart ............................................................................................................................................... 1
            Objective .................................................................................................................................................................. 1
            Scope....................................................................................................................................................................... 1
            Definitions ................................................................................................................................................................ 2
            Responsibilities ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
                OH&S Systems Manager ...................................................................................................................................2
                Station / Site Manager ........................................................................................................................................3
                Scaffolders ..........................................................................................................................................................3
                Workers ..............................................................................................................................................................3
            Hazards ................................................................................................................................................................... 3
            Risk Assessment ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
            Controls ................................................................................................................................................................... 3
                Planning ..............................................................................................................................................................3
                Controls ..............................................................................................................................................................5
                Access ................................................................................................................................................................5
                Falls and Falling Objects ....................................................................................................................................5
                Specific Scaffolding Hazards ..............................................................................................................................6
                Inspection, maintenance, servicing and repair ...................................................................................................6
            Training and Competency ....................................................................................................................................... 8
            Review ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
            Links and References .............................................................................................................................................. 8
            Attachments ............................................................................................................................................................. 9
                Attachment 1: Scaffolding Requirements ...........................................................................................................9
                Attachment 2: Handover Certificate Requirements ............................................................................................9
                Attachment 3: Audit Checklist ............................................................................................................................9



            Functional Flowchart
            Not applicable.


            Objective
            To provide a corporate standard that outlines SCL’s procedure for managing scaffolding related hazards.


            Scope
            This corporate standard applies to any work location where work involving the erection, dismantling or use of
            scaffolding is required within a SCL operated and/or maintained site or any situation in which an SCL employee
            or contractor is required to undertake specific work tasks from, or involving, a scaffold.



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            Definitions
            Certified scaffolder: a person who holds a certificate of competency as a scaffolder.

            Competent person: a person who has through a combination of training, education and experience, acquired
            knowledge and skills enabling that person to perform correctly the specified scaffolding task.

            Fall arresting platform: a platform installed to arrest the fall of a person who falls from a building or other
            structure.

            Guardrail: a horizontal structural member to prevent persons from falling off any platform, walkway, stairway or
            landing.

            Mobile scaffold: an independent free-standing scaffold that is mounted on castors.

            Perimeter containment screening: a screen (i.e. made of mesh, timber, plywood or metal sheeting), which is
            designed to:
             stop objects falling on members of the public from a level of a building; or
             to redirect a falling object onto a catch platform.

            Prefabricated scaffold: a scaffold assembled from prefabricated components and manufactured so that the
            geometry of the scaffolding is predetermined.

            Prescribed lining: intact shade cloth, or another intact lining, that when tested, wet or dry, in accordance with
            method A in AS 2001.2.4, has a mean bursting pressure of at least 1000 kPa.

            Registrable plant design: plant design(s) required to be registered with the OH&S statutory authority for a
            particular state / territory.

            Scaffold: a temporary structure for supporting access or working platforms.

            Scafftag: a specific card holder and card, that, when fixed to a scaffold, identifies the status of the scaffold,
            details with respect to its use and inspection details. Refer to Scafftags – HB# 560077.

            Tie: a member or assembly of members used to tie / secure a scaffold to a supporting structure.

            Tube and coupler: a description of scaffolding that consists of steel tubing (tube) and joining or fixing
            components (couplers) that are fixed together to form a required scaffold design.

            Worker: SCL employee or controlled contractor.

            Working load limit: the maximum safe working load that may be applied to any component or system.

            Working platform: a platform that is intended to support persons, materials and equipment.


            Responsibilities
            OH&S Systems Manager
            To maintain the currency and accuracy of the Scaffolding Corporate Standard reflective of legislative and
            corporate change.



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            Station / Site Manager
            To monitor the implementation of the Scaffolding Corporate Standard and allocate responsibilities and
            resources to ensure site-specific practices / procedures are developed to satisfy the Corporate Standard.

            Scaffolders
            To ensure scaffolding is erected in accordance with statutory, Australian Standard and manufacturer
            requirements.
            To comply with specific SCL scaffolding work procedures / standards.

            Workers
            To comply at all times with the requirements specified within this corporate standard and any site-specific
            procedures.


            Hazards
            In relation to activities involving the erection, modification, dismantling or use of scaffolding, a safe system has
            been implemented to control risks to health and safety arising from hazards such as, but not limited to:
             scaffold collapse;
             manual tasks;
             impact of mobile plant / traffic;
             electricity / induced voltage;
             hazardous areas;
             falls from heights; and
             falling objects.


            Risk Assessment
            Scaffolding hazards are to be assessed and managed using the following where relevant:
             scaffold plans;
             inspections;
             work method statements for the relevant work activities.


            Controls
            Planning
            1. A scaffold plan is to be prepared and provided by the organisation (e.g. scaffolding company, Stanwell
               Corporation) doing the scaffold work.

               Note: Where prefabricated scaffolds are erected strictly in accordance with manufacturer recommendations,
                     and used regularly on site, the manufacturer’s instructional erection diagrams and associated
                     documentation may suffice in regards to scaffold plan requirements.

                      A scaffold plan is not required in circumstances where the scaffold being erected is of a basic nature
                      (e.g. not a hung or complex scaffold) and the potential fall distance from the scaffold is less than 2m
                      (e.g. work benches).

            2. All scaffolds are to be designed by a competent person.

            3. The scaffold plan is to be available for inspection on site.




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            4. When designing scaffolding, consideration is to be given to the following types of issues:
                the environment, such as the design, shape and location of the building or structure and safety of other
                 workers and the public, including pedestrians and road users;
                the scaffold systems being selected to ensure that they are the most adaptable to the contour of the
                 building or structure;
                means of access which includes the supply and transportation of scaffold components close to the work
                 area to assist in ease of erection;
                the availability for tying a scaffold to a structure and the methods which are most suitable, including the
                 design of additional bracing within a scaffold where only minimal tying positions are available on existing
                 structures;
                the location and length of time the scaffold is to be erected;
                making allowances for anticipated climatic conditions such as wind and rain;
                the proximity of the scaffold to an environment that contains hazardous substances which could react
                 with the scaffold;
                if the area is a designated hazardous area;
                controls to prevent plant from being activated where scaffolds are constructed on, over or inside items of
                 plant;
                clearances between boilers and scaffolding to allow for expansion and contraction of the boiler;
                the purpose for which the scaffold is to be used, be it for access only, construction related activities,
                 demolition activities, support of specific materials such as blocks or plant items, specific electrical work,
                 etc;
                the expected weight to be placed on the scaffold and specific loading bays, if relevant;
                the capability of the structure to support a scaffold, for example the structural integrity of walls, floors,
                 parapets, awnings and the capability of the structure to withstand any additional loads imposed;
                the intended use and modification needs of the scaffold, including the alteration and/or removal of any
                 part of the scaffold; and
                any other issues described in relevant codes of practice or Australian Standards.

            5. Information regarding the design of a scaffold is to be provided by the scaffold designer to the scaffold
               erector and detailed in a scaffold plan, or documented information provided by the supplier.

            6. The following information is to be detailed in the scaffold plan:
                instructions for erecting, dismantling, transporting, storage and maintenance;
                guidance as to safe work practices to ensure stability of the erected scaffold;
                guidance as to where safety fittings are to be used in either a compression or tension manner. Examples
                 of this include where an access opening is made through scaffolding or in the construction of spur or
                 hung scaffolding;
                the duty classification of the scaffold including maximum platform capacity;
                the maximum number of working platforms;
                maximum height of the scaffold; and
                location of bracing and scaffold ties.

            7. The scaffold erector is to erect the scaffold in accordance with relevant scaffolding Australian Standards and
               the scaffold designer’s / supplier’s specifications, which have been detailed in the scaffold plan.

            8. Scaffold plans are to be maintained in accordance with the following:
                owned prefabricated scaffolds (mobiles, purpose built scaffolds, etc) – life of scaffold;
                designed tube and coupler scaffolds used regularly – as long as scaffold design is being used; and
                contractor supplied plans – life of outage/overhaul or duration of the construction period.




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            Controls
            1. All scaffolding to be erected on-site is to be of the appropriate / suitable type for the particular activity for
               which it is to be used.

            2. All scaffolding to be erected on-site is to be in compliance with the scaffolding requirements detailed in
               Attachment 1.

            3. Scaffold components from different manufacturers or suppliers are not to be used together unless the
               requirements for using components from different systems detailed in the QLD Scaffolding Code of Practice
               and AS/NZS4576 – Guidelines for Scaffolding are met.

            4. Where scaffolding has been erected, altered or modified by a contractor, the contractor is to provide a
               handover certificate.

            5. The handover certificate is to:
               a. be kept onsite until the scaffold has been dismantled; and
               b. meet the requirements detailed in Attachment 2: Handover Certificate Requirements.

            6. Workers are only to undertake scaffolding activities for which they hold the appropriate licence / certificate
               (e.g. basic scaffolder, intermediate scaffolder etc.).

            7. To undertake the following activities associated with scaffolding from which a person or thing may fall more
               than 4m or any tube and coupler scaffolding of any kind, the competent person must be a certified scaffolder:
                to erect, modify or dismantle; and
                to undertake specific inspections and alterations of scaffolding for the purposes of ensuring scaffold
                  compliance.

            Access
            8. Scafftags are to be used to designate the status of scaffold, inspection and use information.

               Note: Refer to Scafftags – HB# 560077.

            Falls and Falling Objects
            9. During erection / dismantling / use / modification of scaffolding controls are to be implemented to prevent a
               person being hit by a falling object.

            10.During erection and dismantling of scaffolding, the person(s) erecting and dismantling must be prevented
               from being able to fall to the ground or the next platform of scaffolding by means of:
                edge protection measures to prevent a fall;
                use of a fall-arrest harness system (only suitable for some situations, refer next point); or
                use of a prescribed and detailed work method (immediate installation of platform and edge protection,
                  and retention of full deck).

               Note: This includes situations where scaffolds or platforms are erected and used on catwalks, near handrails
                     or in other elevated locations where a fall height may be in excess of the scaffold or platform being
                     erected or used, creating an increased height safety risk.

            11.The only situations where personal fall arrest equipment may be used during erection and dismantling is:
                where a person falling cannot hit an object prior to the fall being arrested, taking into consideration the
                 lanyard length, anchorage height, etc (an example being the erection and dismantling of a hung scaffold);
                where anchorage loadings (such as 15kN) are able to be confirmed for scaffolding anchorage points or
                 structural anchorage points; and
                where there is not a high likelihood of trip hazards being presented for users of the fall arrest equipment.

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            12.Where the installing of a fall arresting platform is being used as a control measure to catch a falling person,
               the fall arresting platform must be located not lower than:
                where the slope of the work surface is less than, or equal to 26° – 1 metre below the work surface; or
                where the slope of the work surface is over 26° – 300mm below the work surface.

            13.The platform of the fall arresting platform must:
                provide an unobstructed landing area, for a falling person, at least 675mm wide for the length of the
                 platform;
                be able to withstand the impact of a fall onto the platform;
                have edge protection erected along the outer edge of the length, and along the edge of each end of the
                 platform; and
                where a gap between the inner edge of a platform and the building/structure exceeds 225mm, control
                 measures are to be implemented to ensure that a person cannot fall off the inner edge.

            14.Where a prescribed and detailed erection / dismantling method is used for scaffolding such as perimeter and
               birdcage scaffolding, the scaffolding is to be provided with a full width deck of planks every second lift, as a
               minimum. It should also be noted that a full set of planks at every second lift is based on the requirement
               that the scaffolder installs planks from under the deck, while standing on a minimum of two planks.

            15.Materials, equipment, scaffold components or other items are not to be dropped from scaffold.

            Specific Scaffolding Hazards
            16.During erection and dismantling of scaffolding, planning and precautions are to be taken to ensure scaffold
               components cannot come into contact with nearby plant items, components, overhead electrical conductors,
               etc. That is, overhead clearance distances, plant protection and handling methods need to be considered as
               part of scaffold planning processes.

               Note: Refer to Electrical Safety – HB# 560790, for information regarding exclusion zones for overhead
                     powerlines.

            17.Controls are to be put in place to prevent or minimise the risk associated with mobile plant or traffic operating
               in the vicinity a scaffold. Refer to Traffic Management – HB# 562513 for further information.

            18.Hazardous areas hazards are to be controlled as per Hazardous Areas – HB# 625195.

            19.Lighting of approaches, access ways, walkways, working platforms and exits is to be provided where
               required.

            Inspection, maintenance, servicing and repair
            20.All scaffolding and associated components are to be kept in a safe and well-maintained condition.

            21.Inspections are to be undertaken using the Scaffold Inspection Checklist Template or equivalent to assess
               compliance with this standard. The intervals for inspection are to be allocated at the site level and
               appropriate for the frequency of scaffold use, types of scaffolds and types of activities undertaken from the
               scaffold. Corporate Standard compliance elements are marked as such on the Scaffold Inspection Checklist.

            22.Regular inspections by a competent person are to be undertaken of all scaffolding onsite regardless of type
               or size. Scaffolds and their supporting structures that are at a height of four (4) metres or more (or any tube
               and coupler scaffolds) are to be inspected by a certified scaffolder. The Scaffold Inspection Checklist
               Template may be used for this purpose.




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            23.Inspections are to be undertaken:
                before the scaffold’s first use;
                immediately following any disturbance or major weather impact that might reasonably be expected to
                  affect the stability of the scaffold or supporting structure;
                following any repairs and modifications; and
                at intervals not exceeding thirty (30) days.

               Note: Intervals for inspection should be decided in consultation with the supplier and with consideration of
                     the manufacturer’s information, weather and site conditions, the type and size of scaffold and the risks
                     associated with scaffold collapse.

            24.For SCL owned scaffolding, full fitness for use inspections in accordance with AS 1576 and AS/NZS 4576
               are to be undertaken on all components at not less than a 12 monthly basis. During this inspection, non-
               compliant components are to be identified, repaired or replaced as applicable.

            25.The Scaffold Inspection Checklist Template has been provided as a guide and may be used by competent
               SCL personnel and/or contractors during inspections to determine the following key factors:
                the scaffold structure is adequate;
                the supporting structure is adequate;
                working platforms are secured and protected;
                access and egress is sufficient; and
                the scaffold will enable the relevant work tasks to be performed adequately and safely.

               Note: Scaffolding contractors may have their own specific scaffold checklists by which inspection processes
                     are recorded. Where this is the case, SCL is to request and ensure that a copy of such inspection
                     checklists are signed by the scaffolder and forwarded to SCL.

            26.Specific scaffolding components and hardware (i.e. couplers, hoists, protective devices, load limiting
               devices, wire ropes, scaffold tubes, planks, access ladders, props, etc) are to be maintained, inspected,
               serviced, cleaned, repaired and tested by a competent person in accordance with the manufacturer’s
               instructions and relevant standards.

            27.Where a scaffold or supporting structure is identified to be in an unsafe condition, personnel are to be
               restricted from accessing the scaffold, and necessary repairs, alterations etc are to be made.

            28.Where scaffold components are identified as being in an unsafe condition, the items are to be removed from
               service and reported to the relevant supervisor.

            29.Scaffold components are not to be modified.

            30.If a scaffold is incomplete or unsafe, and left unattended, appropriate controls, including the use of signage
               and barricading are to be used to prevent unauthorised access onto the scaffold.

               Note: Refer also to Scafftags – HB# 560077, for further information regarding the requirements for the use of
                     Scafftags to signify incomplete or unsafe scaffolding.

            31.Records of all tests, maintenance, inspections (including fitness for use inspections and during use
               inspections), commissioning and alterations of / to scaffolding and scaffold components are to be kept and
               maintained on site as per AS/NZS 4576 and this Corporate Standard.




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            32.The number of the ‘certificate of registration of registrable plant design’ (i.e. registration number) is to be
               permanently marked on all SCL owned prefabricated scaffolds, so as to be clearly visible (e.g. marked on a
               scaffold component located at a main scaffold access point).

               Note: The registration number does not have to be marked on all components of a prefabricated scaffold.


            Training and Competency
            1. Workers involved in erecting, modifying or dismantling scaffolding from which a person or object could fall
               less than 4m in height are to be deemed competent to undertake such activities.

            2. Workers involved in erecting, modifying or dismantling scaffolding from which a person or object could fall
               more than 4m are to be certified scaffolders.

            3. All workers erecting, modifying or dismantling scaffolding are to be provided with training as per Scaffolding
               Corporate Standard Awareness - HS067 – HB# 550989.

            4. Workers using scaffold as a means of access are to be provided with training as per Accessing (Scafftag)
               and Working on Scaffold Corporate Procedure Awareness - HS102 – HB# 751603.


            Review
            This corporate standard is reviewed every 3 years.


            Links and References
            Barricading and Restricted Access – HB# 569518.
            Electrical Safety – HB# 560790.
            ATW ELECTRICAL SAFETY – HB# 692270.
            Falls and Falling Objects – HB# 560737.
            ATW FALLS & FALLING OBJECTS – HB# 692253.
            Manual Handling – HB# 560729.
            Scafftag – HB# 560077.

            Scaffolding Corporate Standard Awareness - HS067 – HB# 550989.
            Scaffolding Awareness Training – HB#623759.
            Accessing (Scafftag) and Working on Scaffold Corporate Procedure Awareness - HS102 – HB# 751603.
            Accessing (Scafftag) and Working on Scaffolding Awareness Training – HB# 750227.

            SCL Form-Scaff 1 Scaffolding Manifest
            SCL Form-Scaffold Inspection Checklist

            QLD      Workplace Health & Safety Regulation 1997, Subdivision 13 & Schedule 5
            QLD      Scaffolding Code of Practice 2004

            AS/NZS 1576 (various)     Scaffolding (various)
            AS 1577 1993              Scaffold Planks
            AS/NZS 1891 (various)     Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices (various)
            AS 2001.2.4: 1990         Methods of test for textiles - Physical tests - Determination of bursting pressure of
                                      textile fabrics - Hydraulic diaphragm method
            AS/NZS 4576: 1995         Guidelines for Scaffolding

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            Attachments
            Attachment 1: Scaffolding Requirements
            Attachment 2: Handover Certificate Requirements
            Attachment 3: Audit Checklist



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            Attachment 1: Scaffolding Requirements
            1. Edge protection which includes handrails, mid-rails and bottom rails / toeboards is to be erected on all
                scaffolds over 2m and on any scaffold under 2m where there is a likelihood of a fall occurring. The
                requirements for each of the rails / boards is as follows:
                a. The top / guard rail of the edge protection is to be at least 900mm high, but not higher than 1100mm,
                   above the working surface.
                b. Mid-rails are to be installed such that the spacing between the mid-rails and all other rails or toeboards,
                   does not exceed 450mm.
                c. Toe boards are to be a minimum of 150mm high and bottom rails are to be 150 – 250mm high.

            2.      Where the surface from which work is to be done is sloped, the top rail of the edge protection is to be 900
                    mm higher than where that surface, if extended downwards at that slope, would intersect with the edge
                    protection.

            3.      Where the slope of a work surface is over 26 degrees, sturdy mesh, sheeting or other suitable material, is
                    to be extended at least 900mm high from the base of the edge protection or toe board (where applicable).

            4.      Scaffolds and scaffold members are not to be used as anchorage points for any chain block, rope block,
                    purchase, snatch block, deflective sheave, barrow hoist or other lifting device, unless specifically designed
                    by a competent person to withstand the forces involved.

            5.      Where perimeter containment screening is to be used on scaffolds, it is to comply with the following
                    requirements:
                     screens are to be made of mesh, timber, plywood or metal sheeting;
                     the framework supporting a screen must be able to bear the load of the screen;
                     each gap measured horizontally and / or vertically between screens, and the framework supporting the
                       screens, is not to be over 25mm; and
                     screens are to be installed no higher than the upper most tie.

            6.      Where mesh is to be used as perimeter containment screening, it is to be made of at least 2.5mm diameter
                    steel with a tensile strength of at least 380 Mpa.

            7.      Mesh is to also comply with the requirements detailed in the table below:
                                Mesh Pattern                Maximum Size of Mesh Openings
                       Square or Rectangle
                           with prescribed lining*                   50mm x 50mm
                           without prescribed lining*                25mm x 25mm
                           without prescribed lining*                25mm x 50mm
                       Not Square or Rectangle
                           with prescribed lining*                   50mm in any direction
                           without prescribed lining*                25mm in any direction
                    * prescribed lining means intact shade cloth, or another intact lining, that when tested, wet or
                    dry, in accordance with method A in AS 2001.2.4 has a mean bursting pressure of at least
                    1000 kPa.

            8.      Loads placed upon scaffolds are not to exceed manufacturer’s recommended working load limits. Factors
                    to consider to avoid overloading of a scaffold include:
                     the number of working platforms loaded are not to exceed the number specified in the scaffold plan;
                     scaffolds are not to be used to support formwork and plant, such as hoist towers, unless the scaffold is
                        specifically designed to do so;
                     consideration is to be given to loading resulting from the effects of rain and wind; and
                     requirements for working platforms, as per the table following, are to be complied with.

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                    Requirements for Working Platforms
                                        Approximate               Approximate maximum mass         Minimum length and
                    Duty
                                        maximum total load* of any single concentrated load width of platform
                    Classification (as
                                        for persons and           of materials or equipment (as
                    specified in
                                        materials                 part of total load)
                    AS/NZS 1576.1)
                                        kg / platform per bay kg                                   mm
                    Light duty**                  225                              100                       450
                    Medium duty                   450                              150                       900
                    Heavy duty                    675                              200                       1000
                    * Maximum total load should be distributed evenly across all platforms.
                    ** Materials must not be stored on light duty working platforms that have the minimum allowable width.

            Mobile Scaffolds
            9. The following minimum requirements for mobile scaffolds are to be implemented:
                 access only via an internally placed ladder (i.e. within the scaffold);
                 maximum height to be no greater than 9 metres or 3-times the least base dimension;
                 edge protection to be fitted inclusive of top rails, mid rails and toe boards (i.e. where a risk of falls /
                   falling objects exists);
                 castors with adjustable legs to be used and adjusted to keep the platform level when supporting
                   structure is at different heights;
                 castors are to be locked prior to accessing scaffold;
                 plan bracing is to be used at base of scaffold to provide greater stability (where relevant);
                 prior to moving mobile scaffold check that:
                   - no persons are on the scaffold;
                   - the ground is firm / level;
                   - the supporting structure is free from obstructions;
                   - there are no overhead obstructions (e.g. power lines etc.);
                   - no equipment and material can be dislodged from the platform;
                 always push or pull mobile scaffold from the base – never use powered vehicles to move mobile
                   scaffolds.




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            Attachment 2: Handover Certificate Requirements

            Handover certificates are to include:
             Identification of Stanwell Corporation as the person requiring the scaffold (including site address and phone
              number).
             The name and address of the contractor that erected or altered the scaffold.
             Relevant certificate number/s of persons that erected or altered the scaffold.
             The address and specific onsite location of the scaffold.
             A description of the type of the scaffold (including drawings (attached to certificate), top working platform
              height and duty classification).
             The size of the scaffold (including bay sizes).
             The duty loadings applicable to the scaffold.
             The maximum number of platforms that can be loaded or worked from at any one time (number of working
              decks).
             The intended purposes of the scaffold.
             The date and time of handover.
             Confirmation that the scaffold complies with any design specifications and provided drawings, any supplier’s
              information, the Queensland Scaffolding Code of Practice, AS 1576 (1-5) and AS 4576 and is suitable for its
              intended tasks.
             Sign off by contractor.
             Sign off of acceptance by Stanwell Corporation.




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            Attachment 3: Audit Checklist
             SCL Site:                                         Date:           /    /      Conducted By:                                   Position:
                                                                                                              (Print First & Last Names)
                                         C – Compliant     NC – Non-Compliant           NA – Not Applicable
                                                                                   C-NC-                                                               Responsible       Completed
                                            Item                                                         Findings / Action Required                                      (Insert Date &
                                                                                    NA                                                                   Person
                                                                                                                                                                             Initials)
             Planning
             Is there a process in place to ensure that:
              A scaffold plan is prepared and provided by the
               organisation doing the scaffold work (where required)?

              All scaffolds are designed by competent persons?

             When designing scaffolding is consideration given to the
             types of issues listed in this Corporate Standard?

             Is information regarding the design of a scaffold provided by
             the designer to the erector and detailed in a scaffold plan, or
             documented information provided by the supplier?

             Are scaffold plans kept as follows:
              owned prefabricated scaffolds (mobiles, purpose built
               scaffolds, etc) – life of scaffold?

              designed tube and coupler scaffolds used regularly – as
               long as scaffold design is being used?

              contractor supplied plans – life of outage/overhaul or
               duration of the construction period?

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             Controls
             Is there a process in place to ensure that only competent
             persons erect, modify or dismantle scaffolding less than four
             (4) metres?

             Is there a process in place to ensure that only certified
             scaffolders erect, modify, inspect or dismantle scaffolding
             where a person or thing can fall 4m or more or any tube and
             coupler scaffold?

             Is there a process to ensure that all SCL scaffolding and
             associated components are kept in a safe and well-
             maintained condition?

             Has a schedule for compliance inspections been allocated
             and implemented?

             Are inspections undertaken using the Scaffold Inspection
             Checklist (or equivalent) to assess compliance with this
             standard?

             Are regular inspections undertaken of all scaffolding and
             supporting structures (where relevant) by a competent
             person regardless of type or size?
              before its first use?

              immediately following any disturbance or major weather
               impact that might reasonably be expected to affect the
               stability of the scaffold or supporting structure?

              following any repairs and modifications?

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              at intervals not exceeding thirty (30) days?

             Are inspections of tube and coupling type scaffolds or
             scaffolds from which a person or thing can fall 4m or more
             undertaken by a certified scaffolder?

             Are inspections of scaffolds from which a person or thing can
             fall less than 4m undertaken by a competent person?

             Have the intervals for inspection been decided in consultation
             with the supplier and with consideration of the manufacturer’s
             information, weather and site conditions, the type and size of
             scaffold and the risks associated with scaffold collapse?

             Are, full fitness for use inspections in accordance with AS
             1576 and AS/NZS 4576 undertaken on all components of
             SCL owned scaffolding at not less than a 12 monthly basis?

             Are non-compliant components identified, repaired or
             replaced as applicable?
             Where scaffolding contractors have their own scaffold
             checklists, has SCL requested and ensured that a copy of
             such checklists are signed by the scaffolder and forwarded to
             SCL?




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                                                                                                                                                      Initials)
             Is there a process in place to ensure that scaffolding
             components and hardware (i.e. couplers, hoists, protective
             devices, load limiting devices, wire ropes, scaffold tubes,
             planks, access ladders, props, etc) are inspected,
             maintained, serviced, cleaned, repaired and tested by a
             competent person as required by manufacturer’s instructions,
             relevant standards and codes?

             Are records of all tests, maintenance, inspections (including
             fitness for use inspections and during use inspections),
             commissioning and alterations associated with scaffolds and
             scaffold components kept and maintained on site as per
             AS/NZS4576 and this corporate standard?
             Training and Competency
             Is there a system in place to ensure that all workers involved
             in erecting, modifying or dismantling scaffold from which a
             person or object could fall <4m in height are deemed
             competent to undertake such activities?
             Is there a system in place to ensure that all workers involved
             in erecting, modifying or dismantling scaffold from which a
             person or thing could fall > 4m are certified scaffolders (check
             records)?
             Has training been provided as per HBIRDPRO-#550989-
             Scaffolding Corporate Standard Awareness - HS067 (check
             training database)?
             Has training been provided as per HBIRDPRO-#751603-
             Accessing (Scafftag) and Working on Scaffold Corporate
             Procedure Awareness - HS102? (check training database)?


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             Other / Further Details:




             Signature of Person Conducting Inspection:

             Copies Provided to:
                                                                                  (Print First & Last Names)




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