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					                                                      GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                                      ABN 21 009 995 788
                                                      225 Queensport Road (off Paringa Road)
                                                      MURARRIE QLD 4172
                                                      Telephone:                               (07) 3890 9655
                                                      Facsimile:                               (07) 3890 9699
                                                      Email:                         mail@gayconstructions.com
              Established 1955

                                   WORK METHOD STATEMENT

       Principal Contractor:___________________________________________


       Project Address:          ___________________________________________

       Construction Work is proposed to commence on site: ________________
       Construction duration is estimated as:                     ________________


       With respect to work methods, control measures, monitoring of control measures
       and hazards associated with the construction:
                      Dose the construction work involve high-risk activity?                _______

                      Is the construction work above 2.0 m in height?                       _______
                      Dose the construction require entry to confined spaces?               _______
                      Dose construction involve hazardous materials?                        _______
                      Dose the roof pitch exceed 260 ?                                      _______


Reference should be made to the included Hazard Identification Controls
section 15.


       Construction Project dimension reference:
                                                  Storeys ____________
                                                  Height         ____________


Gay Construction Representative:           ___________________________________
Signature:    ______________________________                  Date: _____________
Principle Contractor’s Representative ______________________________
Signature:    ______________________________                  Date: _____________




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                                                       CONTENTS
1.0     DISTRIBUTION REGISTER ...................................................................................... 6
2.0     AMENDMENT REGISTER ........................................................................................ 7
3.0     INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................... 8
4.0     FUNCTION OF THE WORK METHOD STATEMENT .............................................. 9
5.0     WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY ................................................... 10
6.0     REHABILITATION .................................................................................................. 11
7.0     STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS WPH & S LEGISLATION ........................................ 12
8.0     WORK METHOD STATEMENT .............................................................................. 13
  8.1        Gay Constructions Pty Ltd work method statement ...................................... 13
  8.2        Sub-Contractors Work Method Statement .................................................... 13
  8.2.1      Sub Contractor Compliance ........................................................................... 14
  8.3        Work method statement to be kept current ................................................... 14
9.0     GAY CONSTRUCTIONS WORK METHOD ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES .... 16
  9.1        Statutory Obligations WPH & S Legislation Responsibility and Authority ..... 16
  9.1.1      Gay Constructions Pty Ltd ............................................................................ 16
  9.1.2      Managers ...................................................................................................... 17
  9.1.3      Workers and other persons ........................................................................... 17
  9.1.4      Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Sub-Contractors ................................................. 17
              Roles and Responsibilities Flow Chart .................................................... 19
              Mater Hospital Re-development ................................................................ 19
  9.2        Work method statement ................................................................................ 20
  9.3        Training ......................................................................................................... 20
  9.4        Plant and Equipment ..................................................................................... 21
  9.4.1       Instructing workers ....................................................................................... 21
  9.4.2      Training workers ........................................................................................... 21
  9.4.3      Supervising workers...................................................................................... 21
  9.5        Hazard Identification/Risk Controls ............................................................... 22
10.0 GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD WORK METHOD STATEMENT ..................... 23
  10.1       Statutory Obligations WPH & S Legislation Responsibility and Authority ..... 23
  10.1.1     Directors ....................................................................................................... 23
  10.1.2     Manager ........................................................................................................ 24
  10.1.3     Workers ........................................................................................................ 25
  10.1.4     Visitors and General Public ........................................................................... 26
  10.1.5     Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and Sub-Contractors .......................................... 26
  10.1.6     Information for Sub-contractors to Gay Constructions Pty Ltd ...................... 27
  10.1.7     Drivers, Trade or Contract Personnel ........................................................... 28
  10.2       Training .......................................................................................................... 28
  10.2.1     General Induction.......................................................................................... 28
  10.2.2     Site Specific Induction Training ..................................................................... 28
  10.2.3     Prescribed Occupation Training .................................................................... 28
  10.3       Personal Protective Equipment ..................................................................... 29
  10.3.1     Safety Helmets.............................................................................................. 29
  10.3.2     Safety Footwear ............................................................................................ 29
  10.3.3     Hand Protection ............................................................................................ 29
  10.3.4     Hearing Protection ........................................................................................ 29
  10.3.5     Eye Protection............................................................................................... 29
  10.3.6     Respiratory Protection .................................................................................. 29
  10.3.7     Protective Clothing ........................................................................................ 29
  10.3.8     Safety Harness ............................................................................................. 30
  10.3.9     Highviz Clothing ............................................................................................ 30
  10.4       Task Training ................................................................................................ 30

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 10.4.1    Operation of Hand Tools ............................................................................... 30
 10.4.2    Operation of Electrical Equipment................................................................. 30
 10.4.3    Compressed Air ............................................................................................ 30
  10.5     Crane Operation ........................................................................................... 31
 10.5.1     Before Operating Plant ................................................................................ 31
 10.5.2     Maintenance of Plant and Equipment .......................................................... 31
 10.5.3     Job Preparation ............................................................................................ 31
 10.5.4     Loading and Unloading of Plant and Equipment .......................................... 31
 10.5.5     Pre-Operation Checks ................................................................................. 31
 10.5.6     Crane Positioning and Set Up ...................................................................... 31
 10.5.7     Lifting loads .................................................................................................. 32
 10.5.8     Load rating charts and indicators ................................................................. 32
 10.5.9     Communication ............................................................................................ 32
 10.5.10    Powerlines ................................................................................................... 32
 10.5.11    Lift Boxes and Work Boxes .......................................................................... 32
 10.5.12   Wire Ropes, Chains and Lifting Slings.......................................................... 32
 10.5.13   Precautions when traveling and maneuvering with a load ............................ 32
 10.5.14   Multiple crane lifts ......................................................................................... 33
 10.5.15   Slinging of Loads and use of Lifting Gear ..................................................... 33
 10.5.16   Erection of Structural Steelwork ................................................................... 33
  10.6      Working Platforms, Fall Prevention Systems, etc ........................................ 33
 10.6.1     Edge Protection Systems ............................................................................. 33
 10.6.2     Fall Protection Covers .................................................................................. 33
 10.6.3     Working Platforms ........................................................................................ 33
 10.6.4     Ladders ........................................................................................................ 33
 10.6.5     Scaffolding ................................................................................................... 34
 10.6.6     Personal Fall Protection ............................................................................... 34
 10.6.7     Elevated Work Platforms ............................................................................. 34
  10.7      General Issues ............................................................................................. 34
 10.7.1     Manual Handling .......................................................................................... 34
 10.7.2     Housekeeping .............................................................................................. 34
 10.7.3     Working Outdoors ........................................................................................ 34
11.0    HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES .......................................................................... 36
  11.1     Application .................................................................................................... 36
  11.2     Safety Rules ................................................................................................. 36
  11.3     Offences ........................................................................................................ 37
12.0 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT ..................................................................................... 38
  12.1     Purchase of equipment ................................................................................. 38
 12.1.1    Standards ..................................................................................................... 38
 12.1.2    Control devices ............................................................................................. 38
 12.1.3    Guarding ....................................................................................................... 38
 12.1.4    Alarm Systems .............................................................................................. 38
 12.1.5    Release of Substances ................................................................................. 38
 12.1.6    Noise ............................................................................................................. 38
  12.2     Providing Information ..................................................................................... 38
  12.3     Operating Procedures ................................................................................... 39
  12.4     Records ......................................................................................................... 40
  12.5     Electrical Equipment ..................................................................................... 41
  12.6     Positioning Plant in the Workplace ............................................................... 42
  12.7     Damaged Plant and Equipment .................................................................... 42
  12.8     Dismantled Plant and the Storage of Plant and Equipment .......................... 42
  12.9     Plant and Moving Parts ................................................................................. 42

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  12.10      Electrical Plant and Plant Exposed to Electrical Hazards ............................. 42
  12.11      Inspection ..................................................................................................... 43
  12.12      Servicing ....................................................................................................... 43
  12.13      Maintenance ................................................................................................. 44
  12.14      Repair ........................................................................................................... 44
  12.15      Modification ................................................................................................... 44
  12.16      Cleaning........................................................................................................ 45
  12.17      Transporting Plant ........................................................................................ 45
  12.18       Ventilation – Mists, Fumes and Dust ............................................................ 45
  12.19      Wear, Corrosion and Damage ...................................................................... 45
13.0    INCIDENT INVESTIGATION ................................................................................. 49
  13.1       Notifying of Injury, Work Caused Illness or Dangerous Event....................... 49
  13.2       Recording of Injury, Work Caused Illness or Dangerous Event .................... 49
  13.3      Scene not to be interfered with ...................................................................... 50
  13.4       Incident Investigation .................................................................................... 50
  13.4.1     Physical Evidence ......................................................................................... 50
  13.5       Administrative................................................................................................ 51
  13.6       First Aid Life Threatening Emergencies ........................................................ 51
  13.7       Evacuation .................................................................................................... 52
14.0 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ............................................................................... 54
15.0 TRAINING .............................................................................................................. 56
  15.1      General Induction Training ............................................................................ 56
  15.2      Site Specific Induction Training ..................................................................... 56
  15.3      Prescribed Occupation Training .................................................................... 56
  15.4      Personal Protective Equipment Training........................................................ 56
  15.5      Competency................................................................................................... 57
  15.6      Training Registers .......................................................................................... 57
16.0 TRAINING FOR SITE WORK ................................................................................ 58
  16.1      General Induction ........................................................................................... 58
  16.2      Site Specific Induction Training ...................................................................... 58
  16.3      Prescribed Occupation Training ..................................................................... 59
  16.4      Personal Protective Equipment ...................................................................... 60
  16.5      Safety Helmets ............................................................................................... 60
  16.6      Safety Footwear ............................................................................................. 60
  16.7      Hand Protection .............................................................................................. 61
  16.8      Hearing Protection .......................................................................................... 61
  16.9      Eye Protection ................................................................................................ 61
  16.10     Respiratory Protection .................................................................................... 61
  16.11     Protective Clothing ......................................................................................... 62
  16.12     Safety Harnesses ........................................................................................... 62
  16.13     Task Training .................................................................................................. 63
  16.14     Manual Handling............................................................................................. 64
 16.14.1    Factors that increase the effort in lifting and carrying ..................................... 64
 16.14.2    How should loads be lifted ............................................................................. 64
 16.14.3    Controlling risks from lifting and carrying loads .............................................. 65
 16.14.4 Training workers ............................................................................................. 66
  16.15     Exclusion Zones ............................................................................................ 67
 16.15.1     Risk assessment and control measures ........................................................ 67
 16.15.2    Gantries, Hoardings and Barricades .............................................................. 68
 16.15.3     Gantry ........................................................................................................... 69
 16.15.4     Load lifted over adjoining area with a crane or hoisting device ..................... 70
 16.15.5     Closure of part or all of adjoining area adjacent to the Workplace ................ 70

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 16.15.6 Control measure to be in place and monitored and reviewed ....................... 71
 16.15.7 Plant not to be used unless it has been maintained ...................................... 71
 16.15.8 Written evidence from engineer or competent person is required ................. 71
  16.16  Housekeeping ............................................................................................... 72
 16.16.1 Obligation for safe housekeeping practices .................................................. 72
 16.16.2 Safe housekeeping practices ........................................................................ 72
  16.17  Working Outdoors ......................................................................................... 72
 16.17.1 Solar UV Radiation ....................................................................................... 72
 16.17.2 Sun Protection .............................................................................................. 73
17.0 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION/RISK CONTROLS ..................................................... 80




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1.0 DISTRIBUTION REGISTER

This Register identifies the distribution of all CONTROLLED copies of the Work Method
Statement. Controlled copies of this manual are those copies, which are subject to
updating and revision whenever amendments are issued. For this reason, it is necessary
to control the distribution of these documents. The issue of non-controlled copies is strictly
limited.

This register records the controlled copy number, date of issue and the registered holder of
the manual.

It is updated if any controlled copy of the manual changes hands. It is used as the basis
for distribution of any amendments to this manual that may be issued.

ISSUE NO: 1

 Copy          Date of Issue                          Registered holder
  No
   1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

   10


Approved      ______________________

Date          ____ / ____ / ____




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2.0 AMENDMENT REGISTER

(Page issue status sheet)

Review of the contents of the Work Method Statement is an ongoing process. Over time,
Workplace Health and Safety requirements and Gay Constructions Pty Ltd operations
change, necessitating the need to modify, add or delete sections of the Work Method
Statement.

All proposed amendments to the work method statement are to be documented and
submitted to the Directors for review and approval. Amendments will be distributed to all
relevant persons on completion of the above procedure.

This register records and identifies the status of each section of the work method
statement. Amendments to this manual, after approval, are issued to the holders of
controlled copies for inclusion in their documents. Holders are responsible for the removal
of superseded pages and the return of these pages to the office of Gay Constructions Pty
Ltd.

This register uniquely identifies each amendment by colour, section number and page
number and records the date of issue of the amendment. Confirmation that distribution of
the amendment to all registered holders of the manual was effected is provided by the
signature of the Director on each page of this register.

ISSUE NO: 1

Revision    Colour      Section     Page   Description          Approved              Issue
                                     No    Of Revision                                 Date
                                                           Signature       Date




Approved      ______________________

Date          ____ / ____ / ____


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3.0    INTRODUCTION

This Work Method Statement addresses all aspects of Workplace Health and Safety
applicable to the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd projects, which typically involves the erection
of structural steel at construction workplaces throughout Queensland. Gay Constructions
Pty Ltd is a subcontractor for the purpose of erecting structural steel components and
frames, working at the instruction of a principal contractor at designated construction
workplaces. This work method statement has been prepared to ensure compliance with
the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

An understanding of the contents of the Work Method Statement is necessary for all
persons. It outlines the responsibilities, procedures and actions required of all workers,
contractors, agents, representatives and other persons at a workplace so as to achieve a
high standard of Workplace Health and Safety whilst working at either a construction
workplace or other workplace.

It is expected that all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd personnel at the workplace will accept their
responsibilities and obligations as prescribed by the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995
and the Work Method Statement.




_____________________________                          ____ / ____ / ____
Director                                                      Date

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
(A.B.N. 21 009 995 788)




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4.0 FUNCTION OF THE WORK METHOD STATEMENT

The function of the work method statement is to: -

1.     Identify responsibilities and obligations of all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd personnel
       working at the workplace.

2.     Define standard job procedures and safe practices required by Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd.

3.     Allocate authority to ensure compliance with the Work Method Statement.

4.     The objective of the Work Method Statement is to prevent a person‟s death, injury or
       illness being caused by a workplace or a workplace activity.




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5.0 WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd accept that they have an obligation under the Workplace Health
and Safety Act 1995 to ensure the health and safety of each of their workers whilst at work
and that the health and safety of other persons is not affected by the way that Gay
Constructions Pty Ltd conducts its undertaking.

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is committed to preventing and minimising injury and illness at
the workplace through the development and implementation of a pro-active Workplace
Health and Safety management system, which has been developed and monitored in
accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 4804:2001.

However, while ensuring that all reasonably practical steps are taken to safeguard workers
and other persons at the workplace, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd recognises that the nature
of the work performed contains some element of risk, which must be eliminated through the
process of risk management.

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd management shall ensure that all reasonable action is taken so
as to:

      Ensure the health and safety of each of the individual workers whilst at work;

      Ensure the health and safety of other persons is not affected by the way that Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd conducts is undertaking;

      Ensure that activities at the workplace are safe and without risk or disease or injury
       to members of the public at or near the workplace;

      Ensure that plant and substances provided by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd are safe
       and without risk of disease or injury to persons at the workplace;

      Actively promote health and safety consultation with Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
       employees, contractors, suppliers and clients.

The management of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall measure the performance and
compliance of the company workplace health and safety systems in conjunction with the
requirements of AS/NZS 4804:2001.

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd management shall ensure where necessary that adequate
resources are available such as to maintain a high level of occupational health and safety
standards.


_____________________________                          ____ / ____ / ____
Director                                                      Date

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
(A.B.N. 21 009 995 788)




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6.0 REHABILITATION

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is committed to preventing injury and illness at the workplace.
However, while ensuring that all reasonably practical steps are taken to safeguard
employees, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd recognises that the nature of the work performed
contains some element of risk and despite all efforts incidents may occur.

Should an employee be injured in the course of work Gay Constructions Pty Ltd will ensure
that, after appropriate treatment and with medical advice, a rehabilitation process will be
commenced as soon as practicable.

It is acknowledged that a return to work as soon as possible by an injured employee is a
normal practice and expectation. Accordingly, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd will seek to
provide suitable duties/employment as an integral part of the rehabilitation process.




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7.0 STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS WPH & S LEGISLATION

Compliance with the Workplace Health and Safety legislation and related Industry Codes of
Practice requirements is mandatory.

Workplace Health and Safety Management will not be regarded as a separate function, but
will be integrated into the day-to-day operations of every person at every workplace.

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd‟s Work Method Statement and the range of systems and
procedures dealing with Workplace Health and Safety, is based to a large extent on the
obligations which are imposed by the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.

In Queensland the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 is the controlling legislation in
the field of occupational health and safety. The Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995
also incorporates or nominates the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997, and a
wide range of Rules, Industry Codes of Practice, Advisory Standards and Australian
Standards dealing with specific and relevant health and safety issues.

The attainment of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd goals in Workplace Health and Safety will
only be achieved if all personnel and sub contract personnel at the workplace are fully
committed.

It is the responsibility of every person representing Gay Constructions Pty Ltd at a
workplace who has to any extent influence at the workplace to actively support and direct
the efforts and progress towards achieving the workplace health and safety management
objectives of the workplace.




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8.0 WORK METHOD STATEMENT

   8.1 Gay Constructions Pty Ltd work method statement

          Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall ensure that a Work Method Statement is
           prepared for the workplace before performing work at the workplace;

          Gay Constructions Pty Ltd will provide the Principal Contractor with a copy of the
           Work Method Statement at least three days prior to the commencement of work;

          Gay Constructions Pty Ltd representative‟s shall discuss the health and safety
           issues relevant to the performance of work associated with the workplace before
           Gay Constructions Pty Ltd commence work at the workplace; or

          Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall ensure that whenever their Work Method
           Statement is amended, the Principal contractor and each person who may be
           affected by the amendment is advised of the details of the amendment as
           prescribed by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

   8.2 Sub-Contractors Work Method Statement

   A Work Method Statement must be easily understood; and must be dated and signed
   by the person who is required to receive and accept the Work Method Statement.

   Where work is to be performed by a sub contractor, the sub contractor shall ensure that
   a Work Method Statement for the performance of their scope of work is prepared.

   The work Method Statement must be submitted by the sub-contractor to the office of
   Gay Constructions Pty Ltd at least 14 days prior to their proposed commencement date.
   The work method statement shall be reviewed no later than 7 days prior to the sub-
   contractors commencement date.

   Gay Constructions Pty Ltd may discuss the relevant health and safety issues with a
   representative of the sub contractor where necessary.

   A sub-contractor may commence the performance of a high-risk construction activity at
   a construction workplace where Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is a contractor, if the sub-
   contractor‟s Work Method Statement has been reviewed and approved by Gay
   Constructions Pty Ltd and the Principal Contractor.

   The sub-contractors Work Method Statement should include the following:

          The high-risk construction activity;

          If the employer or self-employed person has an ABN;

          The specific control measures the employer or self-employed person proposes to
           use to discharge the employer or self-employed person‟s Workplace Health and
           Safety obligations for the activity;

          The way the employer or self-employed person proposes to perform the activity,
           including how the control measures are to be implemented;
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          How the effectiveness of the control measures will be monitored and reviewed;

          If the activity is to be performed in a prescribed occupation, the prescribed
           occupation.

   A Work Method Statement must also state the following:

              The name and address of the sub-contractor required to have the plan
               prepared;

              The address of the project where work is to be done;

              The type of work to be done;

              The date work is scheduled to start.

       8.2.1      Sub Contractor Compliance

   The principal contractor will predominantly be responsible for ensuring that the sub-
   contractor adheres to their submitted Work Method Statements, however where it
   comes to the attention of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd that a sub-contractor does not
   comply with the Work Method Statement they shall:

      Direct the sub-contractor to comply with the approved Work Method Statement;

      If the sub-contractor fails to comply with the direction, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
       shall direct the sub-contractor to stop work until the sub-contractor agrees to comply
       with the approved Work Method Statement.

   8.3 Work method statement to be kept current

       A Work Method Statement must be kept current and reviewed at least once every
       12 months and amended (if necessary) at least once every 12 months as required
       by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.




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                                                               GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                                               ABN 21 009 995 788
                                                               225 Queensport Road (off Paringa Road)
                                                               MURARRIE QLD 4172
                                                               Telephone:                               (07) 3890 9655
                                                               Facsimile:                               (07) 3890 9699
                                                               Email:                         mail@gayconstructions.com


                        WORK METHOD STATEMENT CHECKLIST
Date of Agreement:      /   /

Sub-Contractor Trading Name: ________________________

Project Name: _____________________________________

Project Address: ___________________________________

Task being performed:

          Trade Package :                  _________________________________________

          Company performing work:         _________________________________________

          Company A.B.N.:                  _________________________________________

      □    Has the sub-contractor submitted a site- □ Has the sub-contractor submitted a copy of
           specific work method statement outlining the     their general workplace health and safety
           hazards and control measures which will be       induction register identifying all persons who
           employed.                                        will be engaged at the project?
      □    Has the sub-contractor identified any □ Has the sub-contractor notified Gay
           additional hazards, which may be associated      Constructions Pty Ltd of any of the hazards,
           with the tasks associated with their contract.   which they identified as a result of either their
                                                            site inspection, ore review of the documents.
      □    Does the sub-contractor hold Public Liability, □ Has the sub-contractor submitted copies of
           Professional     Indemnity     and     Workers   their Public Liability, Professional Indemnity
           Compensation Insurance?                          and Workers Compensation insurance
                                                            Policies?
      □    Within the sub-contractors work method □ Has the sub-contractor provided copies of the
           statement have correct and safe procedures       sub-contract personnel‟s certificates of
           been identified for the undertaking of the       competency where necessary?
           work.
      □    Has the sub-contractor provided evidence □ Has a representative of Gay Constructions
           that they hold current copies of trade           Pty Ltd signed and dated the submitted work
           certificates     or      other       substantial method statement.
           documentation to verify their competency?
      □    Can the sub-contractor demonstrate where □ Has a signed and dated copy of the submitted
           required that they have performed similar        work method statement been forwarded to the
           type works to this project to verify their       project for retainment with the Gay
           capability to undertake the works.               Constructions Pty Ltd            work method
                                                            statement?
          Notes
          ________________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________________

          Signature _______________________                             Date ____ / ____ / __
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9.0 GAY CONSTRUCTIONS WORK METHOD ROLES AND
    RESPONSIBILITIES

    9.1 Statutory Obligations WPH & S Legislation Responsibility and
          Authority

       9.1.1      Gay Constructions Pty Ltd

       The Primary obligations of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd in plain language, is to:

       In order for Gay Constructions Pty Ltd to achieve compliance with its obligation
       which is placed upon it as an employer under the requirements of the Workplace
       Health and Safety Act 1995 it will be necessary to fulfill the following obligations but
       not limited to these.

      Ensure the workplace health and safety of each of their workers (direct employees)
       whilst they are at work;

      Ensure that the health and safety of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees and the
       health and safety of others is not affected by the way that Gay Constructions
       conducts its undertaking;

      Ensure that the necessary plant is provided and maintained along with a safe
       system of work that minimizes the risk of disease or injury for workers and persons
       coming onto the workplace to work.

      Ensure that and substances at the workplace are safe and without risk of disease or
       injury to persons at the workplace;

      Ensure that employees coming onto a workplace to perform work receive sufficient
       information, instruction, training and supervision so as to enable that employee to
       perform the work with minimal exposure to disease or injury;

      Ensure that workers are supplied with the appropriate personal protective equipment
       for the work task that they are to perform;

      Ensure that workers are properly instructed and trained in the correct use of the
       personal protective equipment, which they are to use.

      If a sub-contractor at the workplace who is an employer or self-employed person, is
       not discharging their health and safety obligation, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall if
       it comes to their knowledge, direct the sub-contractor to comply with the employer‟s
       or self-employed person‟s workplace health and safety obligation; and

      If the sub-contractor fails to comply with the direction, the representative of Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd shall direct the sub-contractor to stop work until the sub-
       contractor agrees to comply with the obligation.




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        9.1.2     Managers

        Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Managers have the following obligations –

       Ensure the risk of injury or illness from a workplace is minimized for persons coming
        onto the workplace to work;

       Ensure the risk of injury or illness from any plant or substance provided by Gay
        Constructions Pty Ltd for the performance of work by someone other than Gay
        Constructions Pty Ltd employees is minimized.

        9.1.3     Workers and other persons

        The Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 imposes specific obligations upon
        workers and other persons at a workplace, in summary the obligations require all
        workers and other persons at a workplace to:

       Comply with the instructions given for Workplace Health and Safety at the workplace
        by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and/or the principal contractor;

       Use personal protective clothing if the worker‟s employer provides the equipment
        and the worker is properly instructed in its use;

       Not willfully or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for Workplace
        Health and Safety at the workplace;

       Not willfully place at risk the workplace health and safety of any person at the
        workplace;

       Not willfully injure themselves.

        9.1.4     Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Sub-Contractors

        In order for a sub contractor to achieve compliance with its obligation which is
        placed upon it as a sub contractor under the requirements of the Workplace Health
        and Safety Act 1995 it will be necessary to fulfil the following obligations but not
        limited to these.

       Ensure the workplace health and safety of each of their workers whilst they are at
        work;

       Ensure that the health and safety of the sub contractor and the health and safety of
        others is not affected by the way that the sub contractor conducts its undertaking;

       Ensure that the necessary plant is provided and maintained along with a safe
        system of work that minimizes the risk of disease or injury for workers and persons
        coming onto the workplace to work;

       Ensure that the plant and substances at the workplace are safe and without risk of
        disease or injury to persons at the workplace;


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      Ensure that workers and persons coming onto the workplace to work receive
       sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision so as to enable that
       employee or person to perform the work with minimal exposure to disease or injury;

      Ensure that workers are supplied with the appropriate personal protective equipment
       for the work task that they are to perform;

      Ensure that workers are property instructed and trained in the correct use of the
       personal protective equipment, which they are to use;

      Ensure there is appropriate, safe access to and from the workplace for persons
       other than the person‟s workers.




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                Roles and Responsibilities Flow Chart
                   Mater Hospital Re-development

                                           GENERAL
                                           MANAGER

                                           Karle Vogt




                                           PROJECT
                                           MANAGER

                                       Brendon Pike
                                                             SAFETY
                                     TERTIARY QUALIFIED    COMMITTEE
                                     QUANTITY SURVEYOR      MANAGER

                                                           Terry Dillon
                                                          ACCREDITED WHS&O
                                   SITE SUPERVISOR

                                    Richard Williams



                                     SITE FOREM AN          SAFETY
                                                          COORDINATOR
                                           RIG RITE
                                                           Mark Grundy




  CRANE                            DOGM AN RIGGERS          RIGGERS
OPERATORS




  CRANE                            DOGM AN RIGGERS          RIGGERS
OPERATORS




  CRANE                            DOGM AN RIGGERS          RIGGERS
OPERATORS




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    9.2 Work method statement

       A Work Method Statement is a statement prepared for the performance of a high-
       risk construction activity at a workplace and shall state the following:

      The high risk construction activity;

      If the person or company has an ABN;

      The specific control measures the person or company proposes to use to discharge
       their workplace health and safety obligations for the activity such a:

                     Working with plant;
                     Hazardous substances;
                     Hazards identified by the principal contractor and/or hirer.

      The way the person or company proposes to perform the activity, including how the
       control measures are to be implemented;

      How the effectiveness of the control measures will be monitored and reviewed;

      If the activity is to be performed in a prescribed occupation, the prescribed
       occupation.

       For further information pertaining to the requirements of Work Method Statements
       relating to Gay Constructions Pty Ltd reference should be made to Section 8.1 of the
       overall Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Work Method Statement.

    9.3 Training

       Gay Constructions will ensure that training is provided to all persons where
       necessary, training is most effective when aimed at a clearly identified need, which
       can be divided into a number of categories:

                     General Induction Training
                     Site Specific Induction Training
                     Prescribed Occupation Training
                     Personal Protective Equipment Training
                     Task Training

       All training programs should be designed to draw on and build on person‟s current
       knowledge and previous experience. Language and literacy factors should be taken
       into account in determining the most suitable training methods. If the literacy level is
       low, then verbal methods or visual methods should be used. If the employees are of
       a non-English speaking background then training should be provided in appropriate
       languages used by employees in the workplace.




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    9.4 Plants and Equipment

       9.4.1      Instructing workers

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd are to provide to persons assembling, erecting,
       maintaining or dismantling the plant and equipment with adequate instruction before
       they start work with or on the plant and equipment. Workers shall comply with
       instructions given for workplace health and safety.

       9.4.2      Training workers

    Persons who are likely to be exposed to risks associated with the plant and equipment
    and anyone supervising these workers should be trained and provided with information
    and instruction on –

      The nature of the hazards and risks associated with the plant and equipment,
       systems of work;

      The need for, and correct use and maintenance of control measures associated with
       the plant and equipment;

      The operation of the plant and equipment and the procedures for safe use of the
       plant and equipment;

      The use, fit, testing, maintenance and storage of any personal protective equipment
       required;

      Emergency procedures in case of a plant or equipment malfunction or other incident
       associated with the plant and equipment;

      The location of information relating to the safe use of the plant and equipment.

       9.4.3      Supervising workers

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd should provide adequate supervision to their workers
       whilst they are at a workplace. Supervision is necessary so as to allow workers and
       others to carry out their work in a manner that is safe and without risks to their own
       and others‟ health and safety.

       Where persons become aware of unsafe work practices, they should take the
       necessary action to remedy these practices as soon as possible, otherwise other
       persons using the plant and equipment may think that unsafe work practices are
       acceptable.




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    9.5 Hazard Identification/Risk Controls

    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd are may be involved with various workplaces located
    throughout Queensland which incorporate but not limited to the following:

      Construction Workplaces;
      Construction Workplaces with a value exceeding $80,000;
      Other workplaces.

    This work method statement has been prepared to ensure compliance with the
    Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997, however it is not limited to the
    aforementioned areas.

    Activities associated with this type of work are generally as follows:

      General operation and maintenance of plant and equipment;
      Loading and unloading of plant and equipment from vehicles;
      Working with cranes and lifting equipment;
      Erection of structural steel members (columns, rafters, purlins, girts, etc);
      Erection of scaffolding and/or working platforms;
      Working at heights.

    Generic work method statements/risk assessments incorporating specific statements
    have been developed for use by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees and are
    complied for the majority of hazards associated with work performed by employees,
    (refer to section 15).




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10.0 GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD WORK METHOD STATEMENT

    10.1 Statutory Obligations WPH & S Legislation Responsibility and
         Authority

       10.1.1     Directors

       The Directors have the responsibility to provide the resources necessary for the
       program‟s effective operation.

      Set the example to subordinates in observance of the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
       Work Method Statement and its implementation.

      Direct activities under their control to ensure that occupational injury/illness
       experience and costs are as low as reasonably possible.

      Maintain an effective Work Method Statement to prevent injuries and illnesses
       through the control of hazards, training and promotion of safe job performances.

      Ensure that all statutory and organizational requirements relating to Workplace
       Health and Safety are met or exceeded.

      Ensure that all operations have safety programs and objectives capable of achieving
       them. Delegate the necessary responsibility for achievement to the workers and
       audit performance against objectives with those workers regularly.

      Where necessary, provide the necessary expenditure so as to achieve the
       Organisations Health and Safety objectives.

      To ensure that all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd owned plant and equipment is
       maintained in a safe and serviceable condition.

      Ensure that all incidents or near miss incidents are investigated so as to determine
       the causes and the corrective action required so as to prevent a recurrence of the
       incident. Completion of the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Incident Report Form and the
       approved WPH&S notification form where necessary.

      Ensuring that the necessary personal protective equipment is provided to workers
       and is maintained to an acceptable standard.

      Where required, carry out the necessary review process of the submitted sub-
       contractors Work Method Statement/s prior to a nominated sub-contractor‟s
       commencement of work for labor at a workplace.




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       10.1.2     Manager

       The manager‟s specific responsibilities include the following:

      To ensure that all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd owned plant and equipment is
       maintained in a safe and serviceable condition prior to it being sent to a workplace
       for use, this does not affect plant and equipment which is owned by Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd sub-contract personnel

      Maintaining of an up to date Plant and Equipment Register pertaining to all Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd owned plant and equipment, which shall incorporate the
       necessary service and maintenance records on all items of plant and equipment.
       Ensure that all persons who carry out the servicing and maintenance of plant and
       equipment are suitable competent and qualified.

      Investigate all incidents or near miss incidents so as to determine the causes and
       the corrective action required so as to prevent a recurrence of the incident.
       Completion of the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Incident Report Form and the
       approved DWH&S notification form where necessary. These reports should be
       submitted to the Directors for review within 24 hours after the occurrence of the
       incident.

      Instruct all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees (where necessary) in the correct
       and proper method or use of personal protective equipment and clothing.

      Ensuring that the necessary personal protective equipment is provided to workers
       and is maintained to an acceptable standard, as well as ensuring that workers are
       provided with appropriate training in the use of the required personal protective
       equipment.

      Assist the Directors and Administrator in the compilation of the necessary registers
       and documents as required by the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd work method
       statement.




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       10.1.3     Workers

       Workers specific responsibilities include:

      Read and understand all Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Workplace Health and Safety
       rules, which pertain to their position or task being performed.

      Correct where possible, or report any unsafe situation and near miss incidents
       immediately to Gay Constructions Pty Ltd.

      Perform their work in a healthy and safe manner so as not to cause injury or illness
       to themselves, fellow workers or other persons at the workplace. All workers shall
       follow all verbal or written safe work procedures, practices and directions.

      Report all personal injuries, incidents immediately to the office of Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd as soon as possible after the event.

      Co-operate with and participate in all programs to make the workplace safer and
       healthier.

      Maintain good housekeeping standards at all times at the workplace.

      Observe all warming signs and notices at the workplace.

      Ask for specific instruction regarding the hazards associated with performing tasks
       with which they may not be completely familiar.

      Wear protective clothing and footwear, which is appropriate to their job and use all
       personal protective equipment specified for the particular task being performed.




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       10.1.4     Visitors and General Public

      It is vitally important that all visitors are instructed as to the specific rules for the
       tasks they are to perform and or the area in which they will be working. The person
       must be escorted at the construction workplace by a representative of the Principal
       Contractor or another person who holds evidence of a general induction in
       accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

      Special attention must be paid to rules regarding personal protective equipment,
       vehicle safety and general behavioral standards.

      The responsible person or representative must ensure that specific Workplace
       Health and Safety rules are followed by any visitors. Failure to comply with the
       specific Workplace Health and Safety rules in the first instance should be brought to
       the attention of any visitors. Repeated failures to comply must by reported to the
       visitor‟s employer.

      All Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees and sub-contractors must be particularly
       alert with regard to children. Under no circumstances are children permitted to enter
       the workplace.

       10.1.5     Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and Sub-Contractors

       In order to protect Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and assets potential loss arising from:

      Conditions created during the course of work that is contracted to external
       companies or individuals.
      Purchase of plant or equipment.
      Purchase of substances for use in or at the workplace.

    It is the sub-contractor‟s responsibility to conform with the applicable State legislation,
    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd personnel shall not undertake direct supervision of sub-
    contractors or their employees in matters relating to health and safety as it could not be
    reasonably expected of those persons to be aware of the safe work procedures
    associated with the work task.

      New plant or equipment used by the sub-contractor must be accompanied by a
       document stating compliance with the applicable state safety legislation.

      New hazardous substances received at the workplace must be accompanied by a
       Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which can be obtained from the supplier.

    The successful sub-contractor or supplier shall be required to comply with all relevant
    Federal, State and Local Government laws and regulations, and comply with the Gay
    Constructions Pty Ltd Work Method Statement and any direction given by a competent
    authority arising from such laws, rules, regulations and procedures. The sub-contractor
    shall apply for and pay fees for any permits required and shall engage qualified staff in
    any restricted or prescribed occupation.




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      Sub-contractors and their agents and employees shall ensure that all work under
       any contract is performed in such a manner that no hazard or risk of disease or
       injury or damage exists to Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees, the public or
       property (plant and equipment) owned by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd.

      It is the sub-contractor‟s responsibility to have all their plant, equipment, tools and
       electrical equipment in a good safe working order.

      Wherever practical or required by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd, the sub-contractor
       shall safety secure the works area and limit the inadvertent access to that area by all
       persons at the workplace.

      Sub-contractors staff entering any operational area shall obey all Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd safety rules for that area and any directions given by the Principal Contractor
       representatives or agents as well as the hirer in the case where the plant and
       equipment service is engaged by a private hirer.

      Sub-contractors shall ensure that no interruption occurs to Gay Constructions Pty
       Ltd operations with a potential of causing a health and safety issue without first
       obtaining the written permission of the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd representative.

      The sub-contractor is to ensure the risk of injury or illness from the performance of
       their work at the workplace is minimized for all persons coming onto the workplace
       to perform work.

      The sub-contractor is to ensure that there is safe access to and from the relevant
       area of the workplace where they are performing work for persons other than Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd workers.

      Sub-contractors should fully comply with all statutory obligations and keep insurance
       against all sums for which in respect of any injury to a worker employed by them
       may become legally liable by way of:

      Compensation under the relevant State Legislation pertaining to Workers
       Compensation.

      Damages arising under circumstances creating also, independently of the act, a
       legal liability in the employer to pay damages in respect of the injury.

       10.1.6    Information for Sub-contractors Providing Services to Gay
                Constructions Pty Ltd

       There are statutory requirements for all persons – employers, self employed
       persons, persons in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, importers,
       suppliers, erectors and installers of plant and other persons at a workplace, to fulfill
       their obligations which are imposed under the Workplace Health and Safety Act
       1995.




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       It is a condition of contract that all possible actions will be undertaken by sub-
       contractors and suppliers providing services to Gay Constructions Pty Ltd to ensure
       that the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, Workplace
       Health and Safety Regulation 1997, Industry Codes of Practice, Advisory Standards
       and Australian Standards are met.

       10.1.7     Drivers, Trade or Contract Personnel

      All drivers, trade or contract personnel must report in the first instance to the
       Principal Contractors office at the construction workplace or locate the hirer of the
       plant and equipment, the office of a construction workplace is generally located near
       the entrance or as per signposting, they should speak with the Principal Contractors
       representative prior to proceeding to the project.

      All drivers, trade or contract personnel shall be required to wear substantial footwear
       that completely covers the foot and protects the feet from injury.

    10.2 Training

       10.2.1     General Induction

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees who are intending to perform high-risk
       construction activity work at a construction workplace must have completed a
       general induction-training course (Refer to Section 15).

       10.2.2     Site Specific Induction Training

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees shall only be allowed to start high-risk
       construction activity work at a construction workplace if the Principal Contractor has
       given the person a site-specific induction for the construction workplace (Refer to
       Section 15).

       10.2.3     Prescribed Occupation Training

       A person must not perform work within the area of a prescribed occupation, unless
       the person holds a certificate to work in the prescribed occupation or the person is a
       trainee in the prescribed occupation working under the instruction of a person who
       holds the relevant certificate of competency for the nominated prescribed
       occupation.

       A copy of an employee‟s written training record should be forwarded to the office of
       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd for record within the person‟s employment file (Refer to
       Section 15).




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   10.3 Personal Protective Equipment

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees are responsible for ensuring that they have the
necessary and appropriate personal protective equipment for the task being performed.
The personal protective equipment should be comfortable and user friendly and comply
with the relevant Australian Standards. Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall provide appropriate
training for their workers in the correct fitment, usage and maintenance of the protective
equipment (Refer to Section 15).

       10.3.1     Safety Helmets

       Safety helmets that comply with AS/NZS 1801 shall be worn at all times by all
       persons at the workplace (Refer to Section 16).

       10.3.2     Safety Footwear

       Safety footwear which complies to the AS 2210 “Safety Footwear” shall be worn by
       all persons performing work at a workplace.

       10.3.3     Hand Protection

       Where it is likely that persons would cause injury to their hands it is advisable that all
       persons associated with the handling of penetrating materials wear suitable gloves
       to prevent cutting or penetrating injuries to the hands (Refer to Section 16).

       10.3.4     Hearing Protection

       Hearing protection should be worn whenever persons are exposed to excessive
       noise, which is generated by work tasks whilst working within the vicinity of noisy
       plant and equipment, etc, as these items of plant would generate an unacceptable
       noise level (Refer to Section 16).


       10.3.5     Eye Protection

       Eye protection should be worn whenever persons are exposed to foreign particles
       and dust within the atmosphere, which is generated by work tasks such as cutting,
       grinding, operating in dusty conditions, etc. (Refer to Section 16).

       10.3.6     Respiratory Protection

       Areas where it is likely that persons would be required to wear respiratory protection
       would be whilst handling of a hazardous substance or working with materials that
       generate a dust that could damage a person‟s respiratory system, in some cases
       the effects may not be felt for years (Refer to Section 16).

       10.3.7     Protective Clothing

       When handling toxic materials, chemicals and the like it may be necessary to wear
       suitable protective clothing, such as a basic apron or a full protective suit (Refer to
       Section 16).


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       10.3.8     Safety Harness

       If there is the potential of a person falling more than a distance of 2.0 metres from a
       structure, where no other form of fall protection is practicable, the person performing
       the work should wear a safety harness (Refer to Section 16).

       10.3.9     Highviz Clothing

       Highviz clothing is to be worn at all times. If not a Highviz shirt then a Highviz vest.

    10.4 Task Training

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd has the obligation to train employees in the performance of
tasks, which have the potential to be hazardous situations. The training provided should
be commensurate with the associated risks as identified in the risk assessment process.

The following guidelines contain information, which should be discussed with the relevant
persons prior to the performance of any tasks specific to which they are undertaking.
Where information has not been developed for a relevant task, the task should not be
performed or undertaken until such time as a Work Method Statement has been developed
for the task (Refer to Section 16).

       10.4.1     Operation of Hand Tools

       Where employees for the purpose of performing a task use hand tools, the correct
       tool should be used, it is vitally important that the tool is inspected and maintained
       as per the manufacturers recommendations. In the event that the tool is beyond
       repair it should be discarded and removed from service so as to prevent the
       likelihood of another person using the tool (Refer to Section 17).

       10.4.2     Operation of Electrical Equipment

       All leads and portable electric tools, plant or equipment supplied and used by Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd personnel shall be protected by an approved earth leakage
       protection device.

      Double adaptors and Piggyback plugs are not to be used at Gay Constructions Pty
       Ltd workshops or Workplaces;

       Extension leads and equipment leads should be checked for nicks and cuts prior to
       use, if faults are detected the item of plant should be forwarded to an authorized
       electrical worker for repair;

      All safeguards are to be fitted to plant and equipment as per the requirements of the
       Plant Advisory Standard 2000 and operating correctly (Refer to Section 17).

       10.4.3     Compressed Air

       Employees required to handle compressed air hoses, receivers, etc. must always
       shut off all air and isolation valves before disconnecting couplings. Use compressed
       air only for the jobs for which it is intended (Refer to Section 17).


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   10.5 Crane Operation

The Crane operated must present an original copy of their crane operator‟s license and a
copy of this license will be kept on record and logged with the employee‟s skills register.

Prior to the crane operator commencing work with an item of plant they should possess a
thorough knowledge of the cranes operation, functions and capabilities as well as a good
working knowledge of correct lifting equipment to support the load during lifting (Refer to
Section 17).

       10.5.1     Before Operating Plant

       Where persons are required to a crane and lifting equipment at a workplace, the
       person should be familiar with the safe method of operation associated with the
       crane and equipment (Refer to Section 17 and the manufacturers
       recommendations).

       10.5.2     Maintenance of Plant and Equipment

       It is essential that all cranes (including hired cranes) and equipment be maintained
       in accordance with the manufacturers requirements and recommendations (Refer to
       Section 17 and the manufacturers recommendations).

       10.5.3     Job Preparation

       Evaluating each work task prior to the lifting of an object is the most important
       function of the crane operator. Giving careful consideration and planning to the task
       being undertaken can avoid accidents.

       10.5.4     Loading and Unloading of Plant and Equipment

       Persons who are responsible for the loading and unloading of plant and equipment
       should be familiar with the loading capacities, method of operation and limiting
       conditions associated with the plant and equipment (Refer to Section 17).

       10.5.5     Pre-Operation Checks

       Operators of cranes and lifting equipment are responsible for undertaking an
       inspection of the crane prior to commencing operation. The operator must not take
       any risks at all when undertaking an inspection.

       10.5.6     Crane Positioning and Set Up

       When setting up a crane for lifting operations the crane operator should identify a
       suitable area where the crane can be set up. In selecting an area the operator
       should identify any potential hazards, which may result from setting up the crane
       such as subsidence of the ground, etc. (Refer be made to Section 17).




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       10.5.7     Lifting loads

       Although the crane operator is generally instructed in relation to the movement of
       where the crane is required to be positioned for the performance of the lift, the crane
       operator has total control over whether a lift should be performed or continued.

       The crane operator should look for and detect early signs of hazard during the
       preliminary lifting of the load. Including the positioning of the hoist rope not vertical
       over the load to be lifted or where weight indicators register that the load being lifted
       is outside the safe working parameters of the crane (Refer to Section 17).

       10.5.8     Load rating charts and indicators

       It is important that the crane operator has a thorough understanding of the cranes
       load charts, indicators and weighing devices so as to ensure that the crane is
       operated within the parameters as set out in the manufacturers recommendations.

       10.5.9     Communication

       Communication is a vital control measure in the movement of any load, which is
       being hoisted or lowered by a crane to assist in the location of where a load is to be
       retrieved from or placed. In addition the communication is used where it is required
       to inform either the operator or dogman of an unforeseen hazard.

       10.5.10 Powerlines

       The crane operator should review the specific operation of the crane where the
       crane must be operated within the vicinity of an overhead power line where any part
       of the crane can come within 2 metres of an overhead low voltage line or 6 metres
       of an overhead high voltage line.


       10.5.11 Lift Boxes and Work Boxes

       No container or device should be used for the hoisting of goods or personnel unless
       the container or device is designed for the purpose.

       10.5.12 Wire Ropes, Chains and Lifting Slings

       All chains, wire ropes and associated lifting equipment such as shackles, spreader
       beams, etc are to be inspected on a daily basis and prior to use of the equipment to
       ensure there are no defects present (Reference to Section 17).

       10.5.13 Precautions when travelling and manoeuvring with a load

       During the performance of some work tasks it may be necessary for the crane to be
       used in a travel mode for the purpose of relocating an object to another position.
       The operator is required to ensure the health and safety of persons associated with
       the performance of this task (Refer to Section 17).




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       10.5.14 Multiple crane lifts

       Multiple crane lifts should be avoided when hoisting a load as it places the load and
       the cranes in awkward position. However, where it is necessary to lift a load using
       more than one crane, greater attention to planning and supervision will be required
       to avoid the introduction of additional lateral loads (Refer to Section 17).

       10.5.15 Slinging of Loads and use of Lifting Gear

       Where it is required for a person to sling a load using lifting gear for the purpose of
       movement with a crane, the person should have a certificate for rigging from the
       Department of Industrial Relations (Refer to Section 17).

       10.5.16 Erection of Structural Steelwork

       Persons performing structural steel erection should be Boilermakers or Certified
       Riggers. In addition to erecting structures it may also incorporate the dismantling
       structures (Refer be made to Section 17).

   10.6 Working Platforms, Fall Prevention Systems, etc

       10.6.1     Edge Protection Systems

       An edge protection system is a barrier, which is erected around the edge of a
       building or structure or penetration. Edge protection systems must be designed to
       withstand the downwards or outwards force of the impact of a fall against it of a
       person who may reasonably be expected to fall against it to ensure that the person
       does not fall from the platform or other surface from which work is to be done (Refer
       to Section 17).

       10.6.2     Fall Protection Covers

       A fall protection cover is a protective structure placed over holes and openings to
       prevent persons from falling through the holes or openings (Refer to Section 17).

       10.6.3     Working Platforms

       A working platform provides a permanent or temporary surface for persons to carry
       out work. The platform should be secured against uplift or displacement to a
       structure and be installed with edge protection systems. The area of the working
       platform should be of a size and strength to safely support tools, materials and
       persons who may be working on it (Refer to Section 17).

       10.6.4     Ladders

       Ladders are often used by persons for the purpose of gaining height either for the
       purpose of access to another area or to perform work from a ladder. Persons
       erecting or using ladders at a workplace should be aware as to the correct set up
       requirements of ladders whether it be whilst using a step ladder or an extension
       ladder (Refer to Section 17)



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       10.6.5     Scaffolding

       In some cases it may be required for persons performing work at a workplace to
       erect a scaffold for the purpose of performing work. Where the height of the scaffold
       exceeds 4 metres a person erecting, maintaining or dismantling a scaffold must be
       the hold a certificate for scaffolding from the Department of Industrial Relations
       (Refer to Section 17).

       10.6.6     Personal Fall Protection

       Personal fall protection systems are methods of work, including equipment, which
       secure a person to a building or structure. These systems should only be used
       where it is not possible to work within the confines of a working platform or to
       provide other forms of fall protection such as guard railing (Refer to Section 17).

       10.6.7     Elevated Work Platforms

       Persons intending to use or operate an elevating work platform for the purpose of
       working at a height should follow the Manufacturer‟s Instructions and complete the
       Manufacturer‟s Log Book as required for compliance to AS 2550.10 “Safe Use of
       Elevated Work Platforms”(Refer to Section 17).

   10.7 General Issues

       10.7.1     Manual Handling

       Where persons are required to move, relocate lift, handle, etc an object, they should
       implement suitable control measures through the correct manual handling process
       associated with the task. Where a person cannot safely lift an item on their own
       they should request help from additional persons so as to safely move the item or
       seek a mechanical lifting device to eliminated manual handling issues (Refer to
       Section 16).

       10.7.2     Housekeeping

       Where persons are engaged at a construction workplace, they are to ensure that the
       immediate work area is maintained in a tidy condition such that it does not present a
       hazard to other persons intending to undertake work in that area. This may include
       but not be limited to cleaning of spilt materials such as diesel, oils, etc and the safe
       positioning of plant and equipment at the completion of work (Refer to Section 16).

       10.7.3     Working Outdoors

       It is the responsibility of each person to take preventative action through the use of
       suitable clothing and sunscreens, etc to prevent the likelihood of sunburn. Where
       personnel require sunscreen for personal protection whilst engaged at work they
       should make request direct to the office of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd (Refer to
       Section 16).




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                                              GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

                                        Skills/Competency Assessment Register

Project:      …………………………………………………………………………………                                          Date:      /    /

Task:         …………………………………………………………………………………

Employee name:              Skills,               Work to be      Deficiencies       Additional       Employees
                        Competencies              undertaken        in skills         training        Signature
                              and                                       &             required
                          experience                              competencie          before
                         (e.g. tickets/                                 s             work can
                        qualifications)                                              commence

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /

                                                                                  Completed:Yes/No
                       [ ] Years Experience                                          Date / /




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11.0 HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

Almost all tasks undertaken by a worker are the result of some form of instruction. The
instructions should be designed to minimize risks to employees whilst allowing them to
accomplish their work task.

Safety rules are explicit instructions designed to ensure that the employee is not exposed
to foreseeable hazards and risks. Therefore safety rules are designed to control work
practices.

There is a secondary benefit in that they help to achieve a uniform standard of behaviour,
which can assist Gay Constructions Pty Ltd in fulfilling their legal obligations.

In some instances a set of safety rules or a job procedure is the only practical method of
controlling the hazards or risk to which workers could be exposed.

    11.1 Application

       Particularly hazardous work procedures should be documented, with the worker
       receiving both verbal and written instructions on how to successfully and safely
       complete the work task.

       An example as to the types of work tasks which would require a written job
       procedure, are as follows:

      Erecting structural steel and associated purlins, girts, braces, etc;

      Operation of cranes, dual lifts, etc;

      Working at heights.

       It may be necessary to consult with industry experts or occupational health and
       safety consultants in order that proper work method statements are developed for
       the selected work tasks.

    11.2 Safety Rules

      Employees should report all hazards to the Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Manager
       immediately.

      Employees and sub contractors should report all injuries and incidents to the office
       of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd immediately.

      Ensure all personal protective equipment is worn and used correctly.

      All sub contract personnel working outdoors should ensure that shirts are worn and
       that appropriate measures are taken whilst working in the sum (UV cream) singlets
       are not regarded as suitable protection.

      Tidy up as you go in order to keep your work area clean.

      Dispose of all food wastes in the bins provided.
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        Check to ensure guards are working on all machines and tools before use.

        Horseplay will not be tolerated.

        Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted at a workplace. Persons found under the
         influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from the workplace.

        Safety instructions issued by a representative or agent of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
         or the principal contractor is to be responded to immediately.

        All plant and equipment is to be operated in a manner as instructed and only by
         authorised personnel.

        Animals/Pets (Dogs, Cats, etc) are not permitted at a workplace. Persons who have
         bought animals/pets to the workplace will be asked to remove the animal from the
         workplace.

       11.3 Offences

i)       Theft.
ii)      Fighting.
iii)     Using drugs or alcohol or being under the influence whilst at work.
iv)      Repeated failure to comply with health and safety requirements.
v)       Refusal to act on safety instructions given by the principal contractor or a Gay
         Constructions Pty Ltd representative, agent, etc.




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12.0 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

   12.1 Purchase of equipment

       Prior to purchasing or obtaining plant, the purchaser should be satisfied that the
       design and construction of plant and equipment is without risk to health and safety
       of persons intending to use or erect the plant or equipment. Below are some
       considerations, which should be considered in doing this.

       12.1.1     Standards

       The purchaser should check that plant and equipment has been designed and
       constructed to an acceptable Australian Standard.

       12.1.2     Control devices

       Such as start/stop switches should satisfactorily perform their intended function.

       12.1.3     Guarding

       Where appropriate, risks associated with some hazards should be minimized
       through the use of guarding.
       12.1.4 Alarm Systems

       Where appropriate, an effective alarm system should be provided, for instance,
       where moving plant may endanger any person when plant is started and there is not
       a clear view of the plant from the control panel or operator‟s station to warn people
       of an imminent start-up.

       12.1.5     Release of Substances


       Where plant releases any substances, which are hazardous, the risk associated with
       these hazards should be controlled.

       12.1.6     Noise

       Levels should not be a risk to hearing or health. If the noise levels are not
       controlled, or cannot be controlled at the source, you should give serious
       consideration to ways of controlling the effects of noise.

   12.2 Providing Information

       The relevant employer should provide information to workers about plant and
       equipment prior to them operating it so they are able to work safely, information
       shall be in the form that persons can understand. Information can take the form of
       written text, or visual information such as signs, symbols or diagrams. Visual
       information should conform to the relevant standard.

       Relevant information should be collated and be readily available to all persons
       associated with the assembling, erection, maintenance and dismantling of plant and
       equipment. This information should include but not be limited to –

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      The use for which the plant and equipment has been designed and tested;

      Any specific conditions on the use of the plant and equipment;

      Ways in which experience or testing has shown that the plant and equipment should
       not be used;

      Any specific prohibitions on the use of the plant and equipment;

      The results or documentation of tests and examinations carried out on plant or the
       design of the equipment;

      Any known residual risks, that is, those that cannot be eliminated or sufficiently
       minimized by design and against which guarding is not totally effective;

      The control measures, for example, personal protective equipment that should be
       used to reduce the risks associated with the plant and equipment;

      The correct methods for transporting, assembling, erecting or installing,
       commissioning, inspecting, testing, using, maintaining, repairing, dismantling and
       disposing of the plant and equipment;

      Items or components of plant and equipment which require inspection and testing,
       the acceptance criteria for the inspection and testing and the frequency of inspection
       and testing;

      Requirement for special tools needed to use or maintain the plant and equipment;

      Manufacturers instructions associated with the assembling, erection, maintenance
       and dismantling of the plant and equipment;

       Training programs should take into account the special needs of persons, for
       example, literacy levels, work experience and specific skills required for safe use of
       the plant and equipment. If persons are from non-English speaking backgrounds,
       then training should be provided in the languages used by the relevant persons.
       The training program should ensure that the training is practical and „hands on‟.

       Evidence of the training is to be documented and logged in the Employees skills
       Register.

    12.3 Operating Procedures

       Operating procedures relating to the use, maintenance and inspection of plant and
       equipment should be –

      Developed and implemented for the plant and equipment;

      Distributed to all persons concerned; and

      Updated regularly.

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       Some of the things that need to be addressed when developing operating
       procedures include –

      Instructing persons to inform their employer if a fault, unsafe practice or any other
       occurrence that may be a risk, occurs;

      Ensuring that risks to health and safety from manually handling plant and equipment
       are reduced.

       Persons associated with manual handling tasks should be aware of the enormous
       range of physical dimensions such as height and reach, to be found in the workforce
       and implications of this for task design and the selection and use of plant and
       equipment. Wherever possible, use should be made of lifting gear to manually
       handle the plant and equipment;

      Provision of warning signs that have clear instructions concerning the nature of the
       risk – at all visible locations on the plant and equipment.

      Adopting isolation procedures where persons are required to work on shut down
       plant.

    12.4 Records

       Records should be kept current and retained for the life of the plant and equipment.
       If the plant and equipment is sold, the records should form part of the sale.

       The manner in which the records are maintained will depend on the administrative
       practices of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd, how much detail the records contain
       depends on the circumstances. For instance, where simple maintenance work is
       carried out, it is adequate to keep records of this in an operational log or equivalent.

       The owner of the plant and equipment should ensure records are readily available.
       The owner of the plant and equipment should keep records on items of plant and
       equipment that may be a risk to health and safety. Some of the factors, which
       should be considered when determining the items on which records should be kept,
       include –

      Function of the plant and equipment;
      How it is used;
      Duration of use;
      Source of power supply (where applicable);
      Training.

       Records on items of plant and equipment can contain –

      A unique identification number;

      As-built and approved design drawings and specifications;

      Relevant data from commissioning;

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      Compliance statements and/or test certificates;

      Results of tests on safety devices;

      Information on significant maintenance carried out;

      Information on major repairs carried out;

      Information on major modifications or re-ratings to original design;

      Significant deviations from normal operating or design conditions, including
       breakdown or other malfunction.

       Records on matters relating to plant and equipment can contain –

      Results of risk assessments carried out on the plant and equipment;

      Information, instruction, training given to workers and how to use plant and
       equipment and the risks associated with plant and equipment;

      Work practices used where plant and equipment is involved;

      Procedures for consulting with workers.

    12.5 Electrical Equipment

       All portable and semi-portable electrical equipment, leads, plus, connections, and
       safety devices should be inspected and tested on a regular basis by a licensed
       electrician. Intervals are as follows:

      Class 1 work – Construction sites – inspected and tested by a licensed electrician
       at least every three months; and

       For the equipment being used without construction wiring – connected to a type 1 or
       2 residual current device or a type 1 or 2 portable residual current device.

      Earth leakage protection is to be provided either at the source of supply or portable
       units.

      Double adaptors and Piggyback plugs are not to be used on construction projects.

      Extension leads/Equipment leads should be checked for nicks and cuts, if these
       issues are detected the item of plant should be forwarded to a licensed electrician
       for repair.

      All safeguards are to be fitted to plant and equipment as per the requirements of the
       Plant Advisory Standard 2000 and operating correctly.

       Details of inspections performed by an authorized competent person are to be
       recorded and kept of file.

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    12.6 Positioning Plant in the Workplace

       Plant should be positioned so that –

      There is sufficient space for safe access to the plant for operation, cleaning,
       maintenance, inspection and emergency evacuation;

      It does not obstruct doorways and emergency exits;

      Workers and others are exposed to minimum noise levels, in any event, a noise
       dose not greater than one for a full working day, that is no more than 85dB(A) in any
       8 hour period.

    12.7 Damaged Plant and Equipment

       When plant and equipment has been damaged, Gay Constructions shall withdraw it
       from service until any risks to health and safety have been assessed and controlled.

    12.8 Dismantled Plant and the Storage of Plant and Equipment

       Where plant and equipment is to dismantled or placed in storage, Gay Constructions
       Pty Ld should –

      Ensure relevant health and safety information supplied by the designer or
       manufacturer is provided to the person who is to dismantle or store the plant and
       equipment.

      Develop control measures, which prevent or minimize the risks of potential injury
       from such threats as corrosion, plant fatigue and residues of hazardous substances
       when preparing dismantling plans.

    12.9 Plant and Moving Parts

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall ensure –

      The plant is not cleaned, maintained or repaired while it is operating, unless risks
       from moving parts are controlled;

      Moving parts have suitable guarding;

      Where guarding of moving parts does not prevent the risk of entanglement, persons
       should not operate or pass in close proximity to the plant unless a barricade or safe
       system of work has been implemented to prevent or minimize the risk.

    12.10     Electrical Plant and Plant Exposed to Electrical Hazards

       Electrically powered plant should –

      Be isolated from the electricity supply when cleaning, maintenance or repair of the
       electrically powered plant is to be undertaken. If it is not possible to isolate the
       electricity supply, control measures should be implemented to prevent energising of
       the plant, for example, through the use of a permit-to-work system.
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      Not to be used where the conditions create a risk to health and safety of any person
       from electricity, for example, where excess moisture might cause a breakdown of
       insulation and increase the risk of electrocution.

    12.11     Inspection

       Inspection is one of the best tools available to identify hazards and assess any
       associated risks before accidents occur. Inspection can identify –

      Deficiencies in plant or the equipment associated with use of plant. Among the
       basic causes of problems are normal wear and tear, corrosion and damaged plant
       parts;

      Worker actions associated with the use of plant and equipment. This will identify
       poor work practices effects of changes in processes or materials associated with
       plant and equipment. Changes may gradually occur that produce a different
       outcome than that originally assessed;

      Inadequacies in control measures that have been previously implemented.

       An inspection program should be developed and implemented for plant and
       equipment. This program should address issues such as –

      Standards against which plant and equipment should be inspected;

      The frequency of inspections;

      Critical safety instructions to be applied during inspection, for example, the isolation
       procedure;

      The procedures to be followed when –

       -      Carrying out periodic inspections
       -      Carrying out specific tests
       -      Inspecting repaired plant and equipment
       -      Inspecting modified plant and equipment
       -      Inspecting re-rated plant.

      The procedures to be followed when investigating and reporting to the employer and
       any variations from normal operation or dangerous occurrences.


    12.12     Servicing

       Plant and equipment should be serviced to the manufacturer‟s specifications for
       servicing or, in the absence of such specifications, in accordance with other proven
       and tested procedures.

       Servicing of plant whilst it is in use should only be carried out if this can be done
       without risk to health and safety. Adequate safeguards should be provided to
       ensure health and safety where servicing is carried out during use.
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    12.13     Maintenance

       Through maintenance you can prevent plant and equipment from deviating from the
       design intention in a way, which is a risk to health and safety.

       Plant and equipment should be maintained according to the manufacturer‟s
       specifications for maintenance or, in the absence of such specifications, in
       accordance with other proven and tested procedures.

       Items of plant and equipment should be isolated before maintenance commences.
       Where plant is isolated for maintenance and plant shutdown will result, any total or
       partial shutdown should not allow a hazardous situation to be created.

       Where plant and/or equipment cannot be isolated, alternate means of preventing
       inadvertent operation should be implemented. In these situations, work should be
       conducted under controlled procedures to allow for maintenance, for example –

      A controlled access permit, such as a permit to work, into maintenance areas should
       be used;

      Another person should be stationed at the controls of the plant and an effective
       means of direct communication should exist between the person carrying out
       maintenance and the person stationed at the controls – other precautions should be
       adopted where direct communication is not possible.

       All forms of guarding should be replaced prior to start-up of plant.

    12.14     Repair

       Where possible, plant and equipment should be isolated before repairs commence.
       Plant and equipment should be repaired –

      As recommended by the manufacturer or documented procedures; and

      Where applicable, to an acceptable standard.

    12.15     Modification

       Where possible, plant and equipment should be isolated before modifications begin.
       Plant and equipment should be modified –

      As recommended by the manufacturer or in other documented procedures; and

      Where applicable, to an acceptable standard.

       Before being returned to service, modified/altered plant should –

      Have any required control measures in place to prevent or minimize any risks
       created by the modification;


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      Be inspected and tested having regard to the modified design specifications and
       relevant standards.



    12.16     Cleaning

       Plant and equipment should be isolated before cleaning commences, and where
       appropriate, physically rendered immobile. Plant should be guarded whilst cleaning,
       especially where it is necessary to clean plant while it is being used.

    12.17     Transporting Plant

       When transporting plant the contractor or employee should ensure plant is secured
       and there is no risk to health and safety.

    12.18     Ventilation – Mists, Fumes and Dust

       Where plant releases any substances, which is considered a hazardous exposure
       these must be controlled.

    12.19     Wear, Corrosion and Damage

       Consider the risks associated with plant and equipment as a result of –

      Wear;
      Corrosion;
      Loose or worn plant and equipment parts which overload the design specifications
       or may no longer be effective;
      Plant and equipment parts that have been damaged because of breakdown or
       misuse.




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                                                        Daily Inspection Checklist

Employee:                    ________________________            Date:     /   /                 GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

Plant Identification No:     ________________________                                            225 Queensport Road
                                                                                                 Murarrie Qld 4170
Model/Type:                  ________________________

Inspection Requirements                                                                          Phone:       07 3890 9555
The plant is to be inspected on a regular basis by the operator prior to the                     Facsimile:   07 3890 9699
Commencement of work. This form is to be lodged with the office for the
purpose of retainment.
Tick items where applicable
    Fluids                                          Plant Condition                                   Plant Condition
□   Check Oil Levels                             □ Check the plant for any loose or damaged □         Check the operation of all limit switches or
□   Check Fuel                                      structural components including supports          cutouts & safety devices.          Exercise
□   Check Hydraulic fluid levels                    & outriggers where fitted. (Loose joints          caution in making checks in the event of
□   Check lubrication points of plant               may be identified by flaking or marking of        non-operation.
                                                    the paint surface or by rust marks. Cracks
    Plant Condition                                                                            □      Check where telephone or radio
                                                    are often detected by rust marks).                communications are being used that the
                                                                                                      calling signal is functioning & any
                                                                                                      messages may be clearly heard.
□   Check connections, anchorages                □ Check any pneumatic systems & hydraulic □          Check that the cabin is tidy and free from
□   Check hoisting appliance                        systems including their safety devices            grease, oil, rags, tools, and materials
□   Check lifting gear where applicable                                                               other than those for which provision is
□   Check tyres and inflation of tyres                                                                made.
□   Check water is drained from air reservoirs
□   Ensure that the log book is correctly □ Check the operation of the plant through □                Check that fire extinguishers are in place
    completed                               all motions prior to use with particular                  and are charged.
                                            attention to the brakes.
Comments:


I confirm that I have undertaken an inspection of the aforementioned plant on the said date and the information contained above is
true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

Signed: _______________________________                   Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Representative                           Date:     /   /


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                                               Electrical Equipment Register
                                                                                        GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                                                                                 225 Queensport Road
                                                                                                    Murarrie Qld 4170

                                                                                             Phone:           07 3890 9555
                                                                                             Facsimile:       07 3890 9699
Workplace Name:              …………………………………………………………………………………                              Date:    /      /

Workplace Address:       ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 Equipment      Plant or    Date of  Results and/or   Date of  Electricians Signature License No:
Description    Serial No.  Insp/Test    trip current    Next
                                     (less 30mA) for Insp/Test
                                            Earth
                                          Leakage
                                           Device
                             /   /                    /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /

                                    /      /                   /   /




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                                             Plant and Equipment Register
                                                                                            GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                                                                                     225 Queensport Road
                                                                                                        Murarrie Qld 4170

                                                                                                  Phone:         07 3890 9555
                                                                                                  Facsimile:     07 3890 9699

Item of Plant:        …………………………………………….                    Brand of Plant:        ……………………………………………….

Model No of Plant:    …………………………………….……..                   Serial No of Plant: ……………………………………………….

Plant ID No:          ……………………………………………                     Location of Plant:     ……………………………………………….

Date Task          Specific Repairs and/or     Plant Status        Company                Work                 Signature
Performed          Maintenance Performed      Eg: Servicable      performing           Conducted By
                                             Unserviceable etc       work




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13.0 INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall ensure that if a death, serious bodily injury, work caused
illness, or a dangerous event occurs at a workplace where Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is
engaged, that it is investigated and documented in accordance with the Workplace Health
and Safety Regulation 1997.

Should a death, serious bodily injury, work caused illness, or a dangerous event occur at a
construction workplace where Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is engaged, Gay Constructions
Pty Ltd shall immediately notify the Principal Contractor of the event and assist the
Principal Contractor in the completion of the approved DWH&S notification form in
accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

Where it is required that a record of the event be made, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd shall
ensure that it is documented as per the attached procedures contained within this work
method statement.

The Division of Workplace Health and Safety shall be notified within the prescribed time
frame of 3 days, where a serious bodily injury, work caused illness, or a dangerous event
has occurred.

For an event at a workplace that causes death, notification must be given to the Division of
Workplace Health and Safety by prompt notification such as a phone or a fax and the
approved notification form lodged within 24 hours of the death occurring.

All records shall be retained at the office of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd for a period of not
less than 12 months.

   13.1 Notifying of Injury, Work Caused Illness or Dangerous Event

       In the event of a fatality or a serious bodily injury at a Gay Constructions Pty Ltd
       workplace the Manager of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd or nominated person is to
       complete the details of approved notification form so it can be submitted to the
       Division of Workplace Health and Safety as soon as is reasonably practical within 24
       hours after the event happening.

       In the event of a fatality or a serious bodily injury at a construction workplace the
       Manager of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd or nominated person is to converse with the
       principal contractor so as to complete the details of approved notification form so it
       can be submitted to the Division of Workplace Health and Safety as soon as is
       reasonably practical within 24 hours after the event happening.

       The Division of Workplace Health and Safety can be verbally notified, however it is
       still a requirement that the approved notification form be forwarded. The Division of
       Workplace Health and Safety phone number is 1300 369 915 24 hours.

   13.2 Recording of Injury, Work Caused Illness or Dangerous Event

       If either a work caused illness, a work injury or a dangerous event happens at a
       construction workplace to a worker, the office of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must
       notify the principal contractor immediately after the event comes to their attention.

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       The record must be made by the principal contractor and submitted to the Division
       of Workplace Health and Safety on the approved form within 3 days after the
       principal contractor becomes aware of the event happening.

    13.3 Scene not to be interfered with

       If a worker suffers a serious bodily injury or a work caused illness at a workplace or
       a dangerous event happens at the workplace, a person must not move or otherwise
       interfere with any plant or other thing connected with the injury, illness or event
       without the permission of a Workplace Health and Safety Inspector or, if an
       Inspector is not available, a police officer, unless the movement or interference is
       necessary to save life or relieve suffering, or to prevent injury to a person or property
       damage.

       The Manager of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is to ascertain the injuries that the
       injured person has sustained and whether the person is to be admitted to a Hospital
       as an in-patient, this is for the purpose of notification to the Division of Workplace
       Health and Safety.

    13.4 Incident Investigation

       The Internal Investigator Terry Dillon (WPH&S Officer) will gather information and
       evidence, analyse it, draw conclusions, and make recommendations. All possible
       causes will be considered and discussion with the work team may help to identify
       these.

       13.4.1     Physical Evidence

       Physical evidence is probably the most non-controversial information available, in
       that it represents “pure fact”. Unfortunately, it is also vulnerable to being disturbed,
       changed or obliterated: therefore it should be the first to be recorded. Based on the
       investigators knowledge of the work process, they may want to check items such as:

      Positions of injured workers

      Equipment being used

      Materials being used

      Safety devices in use

      Position if appropriate guards

      Position of controls of machinery

      Damage to equipment

      Housekeeping in the area

      Weather conditions at the time

      Lighting levels
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      Noise levels

     13.5 Administrative

       At the completion of the investigation the manager should ensure that a copy of all
       documents and reports are retained for filing purposes.

     13.6 First Aid Life Threatening Emergencies

1.     The first person at the accident/incident scene should ensure that the injured person
       is breathing and that no serious bleeding is present – if machinery or plant and
       equipment are involved, it should be isolated.

2.     Alert all persons nearby as to the incident and ensure that a person is appointed to
       supervise.

3.     Render all possible assistance and notify first aid personnel, if available.

4.     Call ambulance using 000 telephone number or indicated ambulance telephone
       number. Do not hang up the telephone until the emergency officer has directed you
       to do so as they may require further information.

       Information required by Ambulance:

      Injury description (and how it occurred).

      Address of workplace.

      Directions to workplace where required.

      Location of accident at the workplace.

5.     Appoint a person to guide and assist the ambulance to the access point nearest the
       injured person.

6.     In the event of a serious bodily injury, a person should be appointed to notify the
       Manager of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and the office of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd.

7.     In the event of a serious mechanical, structural, plant and equipment or gear failure,
       which causes death the scene of the accident, must not be interfered with.




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    13.7 Evacuation

       Should it be necessary to evacuate an area at a workplace, all personnel should
       adhere to any site-specific evacuation plans, which have been developed by Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd or the Principal Contractor in the case of a construction
       workplace.

       In the event that the workplace does not have an evacuation action plan in place it is
       recommended that Gay Constructions Pty Ltd personnel follow the guidelines as set
       out below:

      If negotiating stairways – WALK, DON’T RUN. Use the handrail and take one step
       at a time.

      Shut all doors behind you. This assists in containing the spread of fire and smoke.
       If there is a lot of smoke – STAY CLOSE TO THE FLOOR. – Remember hot air and
       smoke rises.

      Try to remain calm and collected – DO NOT PANIC. Panic is infectious.

      Assemble in your designated area, which is told to you during your site-specific
       induction, keep clear of any emergency service personnel and vehicles.

      Do not try to remove your vehicle from its parking position unless directed to do so.
       The roads and access points must remain unhindered for emergency vehicle
       access.

      Do not leave the Assembly Area until all personnel have been accounted for an
       permission to leave has been given by the principal contractor, Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd or the Senior Emergency Services Officer.

      Do not attempt to re-enter the building, unless the senior Emergency Services
       Officer present has given permission.


       Remember:

       Follow at all times the instructions of Emergency Services Personnel, keep
       calm and do not panic.




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                      Gay Constructions Pty Ltd                  Date: ____ / ____ / ____

                             Incident Report

Date of Incident             ____ / ____ / ____ Time of Incident ______________ AM/PM

Project Address              __________________________________________________

Weather Conditions           □ Sunny □ Overcast □ Showers □ Rain □ Windy □ Indoor work

Injured Persons Full Name Surname                 __________________________________

                             Given Name/s         __________________________________

                             Date of Birth        ____ / ____ / ____ □ Male □ Female

Injured Persons Address      __________________________________________________

                             __________________________________________________

Employer of Injured Person _________________________________________________

Employers Address            __________________________________________________

Basis of Employment          □ Full time □ Part time □ Casual □ Self-employed □ Volunteer
                             □ Member of Public □ Other
Occupation                   □ Administration □ Technical □ Tradesperson □ Professional
__________________           □ Apprentice □ Student □ Other
Was the Injury Fatal?        □ Yes □ No
Nature of Injury             □ Fracture □ Sprain □ Strain □ Crushing □ Burn □ Laceration
                             □ Head □ Arm □ Hand □ Leg □ Foot □ Torso □ Back
                             Specify: ___________________________________________
Agency of Injury             □ Chemicals □ Usage of Tools □ Environmental □ Human
                             □ Plant (type of plant _______________) □ Other
Mechanism of Injury          □ Slips, trips, fall □ Hitting object with body □ Heat, electricity
                             □ Noise □ Chemicals □ Biological □ Mental □ Other
Medical treatment            □ Nil □ First Aid □ Medical Centre □ Ambulance in attendance
                             □ Hospital specify: ___________________________________

Witnesses                    __________________________________________________

Brief description of event   __________________________________________________

                             __________________________________________________

                             __________________________________________________

Signature                    _____________________ Mobile _______________________




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14.0 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Many substances such as petrol, diesel, oils, adhesives, chemical anchors, etc have the
potential to be hazardous if the procedures pertaining their safe use are not carefully
followed.

Persons using hazardous substances at a workplace must follow all of the safety
precautions prescribed by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd and the manufacturer, supplier, etc,
to ensure safe use of substances. Before using any product the person must read all
warnings and instructions on containers to ensure that all safety precautions are being
complied with and that the substance is being used for the correct purpose and in the
correct manner.

      Information instruction and training on precautions to be taken so as to ensure the
       safe use, handling, storage, etc of potentially hazardous substances shall be
       obtainable by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd sub contractors. It is Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd sub contractor‟s responsibility to obtain the relevant material safety data
       sheets (M.S.D.S.) from manufacturers, suppliers, etc.

      Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees who use or intend to use hazardous
       substances at the workplace must follow all of the safety precautions prescribed by
       the relevant manufacturer, supplier, etc to ensure the safe use of the substances.

      Before using any product the person must read all warnings and instructions on
       containers to ensure that all safety precautions are being complied with and that the
       substance is being used for the correct purpose and in the correct manner.

      If a person has any doubt whatsoever about the correct procedures for the safe use,
       handling, storage, etc of any substance, they should immediately seek further
       information and advice from their immediate supervisor.

If a person has any doubt whatsoever about the correct procedures for the safe use,
handling, storage, etc of any substance, they should immediately seek further information
and advice from their foreman or supervisor.

      Do not use any substance for which you do not know the correct procedures for safe
       use, handling, storage, etc.

      Flammable liquids, i.e. petrol must be stored in approved metal containers and
       suitably labeled.

Material safety data sheets should be provided for substances which could constitute a
health or safety risk such as, but not limited to, the following:-

      Petrol, diesel, oils, etc;
      Cleaning agents – industrial;
      Chemical anchors;
      Paints.




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                                                        Gay Constructions Pty Ltd

                                                     Hazardous Substances Register


Project: ………………………………………………………………………………….                                               Date:        /   /

The following hazardous substances exist at the workplace. A copy of the MSDS should be forwarded to the person responsible for
First Aid and be retained in the register to increase first aid response time.

 Product Name            Application        Hazchem         UN        Product      Maximum    MSDS             Risk       Control Measures
                                             Code         Number      Labeled      Quantity Supplied         (Class 1,    (Mask, ventilation)
                                                                      Yes/No        held in                    2, 3)
                                                                                   Store/Site Yes/No




Class 1: (High Risk) Does the substance and its associated hazards have the potential to kill, or cause permanent disability, eg lung disease?
Class 2: (Medium Risk) Does the substance and its associated hazards have the potential to cause a serious injury, or illness, which will
temporarily disable, e.g. Dermatitis?
Class 3: (Low Risk) Does the substance and its associated hazards have the potential to cause a minor injury which would not disable, eg mild
skin rash?




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15.0 TRAINING

   15.1 General Induction Training

       All Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees, agents, representatives and sub-
       contractors commencing work at a workplace where specified work is being
       performed will be required to have received induction training in accordance with the
       Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

       Before commencing work at a project all persons shall have undergone the
       prescribed General Workplace Induction Training in accordance with the Workplace
       Health and Safety Regulation 1997and shall possess evidence of having completed
       a general induction.

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd should keep records of this training, a copy of this
       register shall be retained at the office of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd, and a copy shall
       be available upon request.

   15.2 Site Specific Induction Training

       Prior to commencing work at a construction workplace each person shall be
       required to receive site specific induction training from the principal contractor in
       accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

       The principal contractor shall keep a written record of the date of the induction and
       the name of the person inducted in accordance with the Workplace Health and
       Safety Regulation 1997. The principal contractor shall keep the record until the
       principal contractor has finished work at the workplace in accordance with the
       Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

   15.3 Prescribed Occupation Training

       Where a person is required to perform work within a prescribed occupation. The
       employer who engages the person‟s services shall arrange where necessary for
       suitable training within the nominated prescribed occupation with the Department of
       Industrial Relations.

       The Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997 requires an employer not to
       allow a person to perform work within a prescribed occupation unless that person
       holds a certificate from the Department of Industrial Relations for that occupation.

   15.4 Personal Protective Equipment Training

       Employers have an obligation with respect to the supply, provision and maintenance
       of personal protective equipment for all persons whom they employ. All persons are
       to be provided with training associated with fitment, wearing and maintenance of
       person protective equipment so as to comply with the provisions of the “Personal
       Protective Equipment in Building and Construction Work Advisory Standard 1999”.




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       Employers are to ensure that all persons whom they engage wear the required
       prescribed personal protective clothing and equipment and are trained in and use
       appropriate exposure control methods pertaining to personal protective clothing and
       equipment.

    15.5 Competency

       Certificates of competency mean the operator has been assessed as generally
       competent to operate the classes of plant covered by the certificate. But it does not
       necessarily mean the operator is familiar with the particular make and model or the
       particular attachments being used with the plant. Gay Constructions Pty Ltd should
       make sure operators are familiar with the plant and equipment and attachments, and
       that they have the operator‟s manual and that they understand the safe operating
       procedures for the work.

       Some of the ways you can ascertain whether a person is capable of performing a
       task or is competent in the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment is to
       refer to –

      The person‟s qualifications (Tertiary qualifications, Certificates of Competencies,
       etc);

      Information from referees that pertain to a person‟s past work experience history.

       Systems should be in place so as to ensure that the competency of persons is
       maintained. For instance, circumstances may change; such as the introduction of
       new equipment so management should make sure people are capable of safely
       operating and maintaining it.

       Some of the ways of achieving and maintaining competency is to provide to the
       persons who are associated with a task is the provision of –

      Adequate information;
      Instruction; and
      Training and supervision.

    15.6 Training Registers

       Training Registers shall be maintained for all of the abovementioned training which
       may be either undertaken or given to employees, contractors, etc. Evidence of the
       training is to be documented in accordance with Supplement 2 of the Workplace
       Health and Safety Risk Management Advisory Standard, which is titled Training.




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16.0 TRAINING FOR SITE WORK

    16.1 General Induction

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd sub contract personnel, employees or visitors who are
       intending to perform high-risk construction activity work at a construction workplace
       must have completed a general induction-training course. A registered training
       organization must conduct the general induction training course which is identified
       as course 30215 QLD Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry)
       accredited under the Training and Employment Act 2000.

    16.2 Site Specific Induction Training

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees shall only be allowed to start high risk
       construction activity work at a construction workplace if the Principal Contractor, or
       someone on behalf of the Principal Contractor, has given the person a site specific
       induction for the construction workplace.

       The aim of the site-specific induction training is to give each person at the
       construction workplace an understanding of what the project is. The Principal
       Contractor‟s expectations of the sub-contractors and workers whilst they are at the
       construction workplace with regards to workplace health and safety.

       The Principal Contractor is responsible for the conducting or arranging for the
       conducting of the site-specific induction training.

       The Principal Contractor must ensure that induction given to a person includes the
       following aspects of the construction workplace plan for the workplace:

      Whether there is a health and safety committee for the workplace;

      If there is a Workplace Health and Safety Officer appointed, the officer‟s name and
       contact details and description of the officer‟s role;

      The Principal Contractor‟s estimate of how long the construction work will take;

      How the Principal Contractor proposes to monitor and review the effectiveness of
       the control measures the principal contractor has implemented or will implement;

      The site rules;

      The emergency procedures for the workplace including the name and contact
       details of the first aid officer;

      The plant provided for common use and directions about how it is to be used at the
       workplace.


       The Principal Contractor must ensure a record is made of the following:

      The name of each person inducted;
      The date the induction was given.
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        The principal contractor must keep the record for the duration of the construction
        work at the workplace.

        Where it is required that a person has to enter an asbestos workplace, the Principal
        Contractor must ensure a person has been given a site specific induction for the
        workplace before allowing the person to start a prescribed activity that is the
        removal of asbestos materials.

    16.3 Prescribed Occupation Training

        The Manager of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is to ensure that the necessary training
        for a prescribed occupation is made available to the relevant Gay Constructions Pty
        Ltd employees.

        Examples of certificates of competency within a prescribed occupation are as
        follows:

       Scaffolder                        Crane operator            Welder
       Dogger                            Plant operator            Forklift operator
       Rigger

The trainee being trained is to achieve the standard set in the competency standard for the
occupation and is being trained by a person who holds a certificate to work within the
prescribed occupation.

The person supervising the trainee must ensure that the trainee keeps a written training
record that identifies the trainee. The record must include the following areas:

       The scope of work performed by the trainee within the prescribed occupation;

       The date on which the work was performed;

       If the performance of work includes the operation of plant – the type of plant
        operated;

       The date the training was completed;

       The name of the person who supervised the training;

       The number of the certificate of competency held by the person supervising.

The person supervising the trainee must sign an entry in the trainees training record if the
person supervised the training about which the entry relates to.




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    16.4 Personal Protective Equipment

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd accept that they have an obligation with respect to
       personal protective equipment, in addition they shall instruct all Gay Constructions
       Pty Ltd sub contract personnel to comply with the provisions of the “Personal
       Protective Equipment in Building and Construction Work Advisory Standard 1999”.

       Workers should be capable of performing a risk assessment where a hazard exists
       or where a hazard is likely to be associated with a task, and there is the likelihood of
       injury to a person and/or persons. The risk assessment should identify the need for
       or not for personal protective equipment to be worn or where required another
       control measure which may be implemented.

    16.5 Safety Helmets

       One of the most common pieces of personal protective equipment in use is the
       safety helmet, however it is frequently abused, infrequently maintained and
       sometimes seen as a nuisance. Safety helmets are to comply with the requirements
       of AS 1801 “Industrial Safety Helmets”.

       This section is to be complied with on a workplace-by-workplace basis or at the
       discretion of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd representative. Where work is being
       performed overhead, safety helmets are to be worn by all persons working within the
       immediate area.

       The following guidelines have been developed so as to assist wearers with the
       obtaining of a comfortable fit:

      Adjust the headband so that the helmet fits comfortably;
      A properly fitted helmet will remain in place when you touch your toes;
      Attach a chinstrap where conditions such as high wind might cause loss of helmet;
      Maintain the helmet (e.g. clean the harness with soap and water regularly) in
       accordance with the requirements of AS 1801 “The Selection, care and Use of
       Industrial Safety Helmets);
      Replace helmet immediately, if the helmet is defective or sustains a major impact.

    16.6 Safety Footwear

       Safety footwear which complies to the AS 2210 “Safety Footwear” which completely
       encloses and protects the foot shall be worn by all persons performing work at a
       workplace. Safety footwear should have leather uppers, resilient and rigid soles,
       adequate arch support and protective (steel) toecaps. Approved joggers with built-in
       protective (steel) toecaps are permissible in some situations.

       Damaged or won-out footwear must be replaced. The condition of the footwear sole
       should be checked regularly for grip. Thongs and non-approved joggers are
       definitely not by any means a form of safety footwear and shall not be permitted at a
       workplace.




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   16.7 Hand Protection

       Wherever there is a risk of damage to a person‟s hands during the performance of a
       work task, suitable gloves should be worn to provide protection. Gloves and the like
       should comply with the requirements of AS 2161 “Industrial Safety Gloves and
       Mittens”.

       Areas where it is anticipated that persons would be required to wear gloves would
       be during the handling of sharp or jagged materials, hazardous substances, etc, it is
       advisable that persons should minimize handling of the materials or wear suitable
       gloves such as to prevent injury to the hands.

   16.8 Hearing Protection

       A person should not be exposed to noise level that is more than 85 decibels within
       an 8 hour working period, permanent hearing damage will occur where a person is
       exposed to noise above this level.

       All hearing protection equipment should comply with the requirements of AS 1270
       “Acoustics – Hearing Protectors”. There‟s a wide selection of approved earplugs
       and earmuff protectors available, some work situations may demand using both. It
       is more practicable to have ear muff protectors attached to a person‟s helmet, ready
       for use whenever they need them.

       Should Gay Constructions Pty Ltd have the item of plant monitored for noise and it
       is found to be operating at the level of 85 decibels or less, Gay Constructions Pty
       Ltd may choose not to supply the worker with hearing protection, however it is
       recommended that hearing protection is made available to all Gay Constructions Pty
       Ltd workers at all times so as to minimize any noise induced hearing loss.

   16.9 Eye Protection

       All eye protection equipment should comply with the requirements of AS 1336
       “Recommended practice for eye protection in the industrial environment” and AS
       1337 “Eye protectors for industrial applications”. A wide range of types of protection
       is available from simple goggles to full-face shields, choose and use the style
       appropriate to the job.

   16.10      Respiratory Protection

       All respiratory protection equipment should comply with the requirements of AS
       1716 “Respiratory protective devices”. Areas where it is likely that persons would be
       required to wear respiratory protection would be whilst handling of a hazardous
       substance or working with materials that generate dust.

       Reference should be made to a materials Material Safety Data Sheet issued by the
       supplier state so as to ascertain whether the product is carcinogenic or classified as
       a hazardous substance.




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       Should the Material Safety Data Sheet issued by the supplier state that the
       substance is not carcinogenic nor it is classed as a hazardous substance, it would
       be considered not necessary for that person to wear a respirator.

    16.11     Protective Clothing

       When handling toxic materials, chemicals and the like it may be necessary to wear
       suitable protective clothing, such as a basic apron or a full protective suit. Assess
       what is suitable protective clothing by taking a few minutes to read the handling
       instructions or warnings on packaging or Material Safety Data Sheets.

       Generally it is not required that persons in this industry wear any specific protective
       clothing however it is recommended that the person applying the material be
       instructed as to any specific requirements as per the Material Safety Data Sheet.

    16.12     Safety Harnesses

       If there is the potential of a person falling more than a distance of 2.4 metres from a
       structure, where no other form of fall protection is practicable, the person performing
       the work should wear a safety harness. The safety harness should be attached to a
       lanyard with an inbuilt shock-absorbing device; the lanyard is to be secured to a
       suitable anchorage point.

       Some work locations will stand out as clearly dangerous; others may carry a
       secondary risk, such as where a railing may not be of a sufficient height to prevent a
       fall.

       A harness should also be used where you may be required to enter a confined or
       limited access space; in this case an observer would also be required at the other
       end.

      Ensure the harness is in good condition;

      Adjust it for correct and comfortable fit;

      Check that the lifeline is not frayed or chafed;

      Secure the lifeline property, use a suitable anchor point that will support your weight,
       use a recognized knot such as a bowline, or if the lifeline has a snap-shackle/clip
       arrangement, make sure the jaws of the clip are fully closed around the anchor
       point.




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    16.13     Task Training

    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is to provide all personnel with sufficient information,
    instruction, supervision and training in recognizing and managing of the hazards
    associated with the task being performed, which is generally construction type or
    building work.

    Definition as outlined in Schedule 9 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation
    1997.

    “Construction-type work” means

      Construction work; or

      Work that is not building work but that would be building work if its estimated final
       price were more than the amount provided for in the definition “building work” in
       schedule 3 of the Act.

    “Building work” means work to erect, construct, extend or structurally alter a building
    or part of a building if the estimated final price at practical completion is, after
    discounting for any GST payable in relation to the supply of the work, more than
    $80,000 or, if a greater amount is prescribed under a regulation, the greater amount.

    As the definition of building work encompasses almost all work, which would be
    undertaken by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd employees, it is important that hazardous
    tasks undertaken by employees are assessed prior to the commencement of work and
    the appropriate task training is provided or undertaken.

    The amount of detail and extent of training required in a task-training program will
    depend on the complexity of the work procedures and control measures required to
    minimize the risk of exposure. In this regard, the assessment process provides
    important guidance.

    Training should be evaluated to ensure that employees have an adequate
    understanding of the matters covered.

    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd should review the content of training when there is a
    significant change in the hazard information available, work practices or control
    measures in order to ensure that employees are aware of significant changes.

    The training provided should be practical and include hands-on training where this is
    relevant, for example, handling and use of new plant and equipment associated with a
    task.




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    16.14      Manual Handling

    All employees who are involved with the lifting of materials and objects, which are
    associated with the work task, should be shown how to lift in the correct manner so as
    to eliminate manual handling issues arising at a later date.

    Weight limits cannot be set because of the many factors other than weight involved.
    The level of loading on the worker‟s spine is the vital factor, but it is difficult to measure.

       16.14.1 Factors that increase the effort in lifting and carrying

    In addition to the weight and distance of the load from the body, other factors that
    increase the effort to lift an object include –

      The distance the load has to be lifted – this is the difference (vertically) between the
       start and the end of the lift;

      Twisting – having to twist the trunk and shoulders to handle the load;

      Frequency of lifting – the number of lifts to be performed over a shift;

      Lifting duration – the total time in a work shift spent lifting;

      Load placement clearance – careful maneuvering to place loads at their final
       location increases the holding time;

      Load shape and composition – loads which are bulky, unwieldy or unstable with the
       contents likely to shift;

      Off-centre loads – loads that are unevenly balanced eg one side heavier than the
       other;

      How easy the load is to grip – if the handles are not suitable, or the packaging is
       slippery, a worker will need to use additional gripping force;

      Workplace conditions, such as whether slopes or stairs have to be negotiated when
       carrying loads;

      The weather – whether it is hot and humid, or very cold;

      The physical capacity of individual workers.

       16.14.2 How should loads be lifted

       The person lifting the load should:

      Keep the load as close to the body as possible during all lifting and carrying
       procedures;




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      Avoid lifting:

       -      With the back fully bent;

       -      From a position where it is necessary to twist or bend sideways to palce the load;

       -      After prolonged periods with the back bent;

       -      After a prolonged period of exposure to whole body vibration.

       16.14.3 Controlling risks from lifting and carrying loads

       Mechanical Lifting Devices

       One method of reducing manual handling injuries is through the use and implementation
       of mechanical lifting devices and as such they should be:

      Designed to suit the load and the work being done;

      As light as their function will allow;

      Easy to use and not cause an obstruction;

      Located close to the work area so as to be readily available;

      In good working order, maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule;

      Brought to staff attention when new, so additional risks are not introduced eg A forklift
       appearing without warning in a work area.

       Team handling may be needed when mechanical aids are not practical.

       Modify the handling task

       When mechanical aids cannot be used:

      Make loads lighter, less bulky and easier to grasp by providing handles;

      Make sure packaging is not causing problems by being slippery or an uncomfortable
       temperature;

      Take precautions if contents are likely to move;

      Reduce the amount of loading/unloading by using mobile racks for pallets, containers or
       trays;

      Convert from carrying to pushing, pulling, sliding or rolling suitable loads;

      Move loads using skids, skates, wheels and slides.

       Improve storage of loads

       The best level of muscular effort can be exerted at about (70 – 80 cm) height.


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       Where possible:

      Store loads at this level;

      Avoid storage above shoulder level or close to the floor except for light or infrequently
       used items;

      If the object must be lifted from a low to a high position, have an intermediate surface so
       the worker can rest the load for a moment before shifting grip.

       Change location of loads

       Improve work area layout to reduce carry distances:

      Stipulate to suppliers where products are to be delivered. Plan the location to minimize
       the distance where loads are stored, and where they will be used;

      Avoid double handling, consider “just in time” arrangements to reduce the amount of
       materials in storage or requiring handling.

       16.14.4 Training workers

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must train workers to do their jobs safely. The following areas
       should be covered in the training procedures:

      How and when to use any mechanical handling aids;

      When to call for help when handling;

      How to handle loads safely.

       The following areas should be covered with workers when training them in the safe lifting
       of objects:

      Do not do a job with repetitive lifting before you have warmed up. Spend some time
       doing other jobs first;

      Stand as close to the load as you can;

      Get a good grip on the load;

      Keep the load as close to the body as possible, this is very important in reducing the
       strain on your back;

      Turn with the whole body rather than just the trunk to avoid twisting the back.

       Try to avoid lifting:

      From a position where it is necessary to twist or bend sideways to place the load;

      After long periods with the back bent;

      Immediately after driving a vehicle.


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       Lifting from a low position

       The more you have to bend forward to pick up the load, the greater the stress on your
       back. When you are bending forward to pick up or put down a load, do not fully bend
       your back. This can be damaging if you are handling a heavy load.

    16.15     Exclusion Zones

       Definitions as outlined the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

       “Barricade” means a self-supporting fence, or a self-supporting series of continuous
       plastic, concrete or other solid barriers, usually temporary, erected or placed to restrict
       the entry of persons to a workplace.

       Examples of barricades:

-      Steel pickets joined by chain wire of appropriate height to restrict entry;

-      Steel pickets joined by rows of wire at appropriate heights to restrict entry;

-      Steel pickets joined by taut plastic webbing commonly known as para-webbing.

       “Hoarding” means a self-supporting structure fully sheeted with timer, plywood, metal or
       sturdy synthetic sheets or fully covered by chain wire or sturdy mesh, that is designed:

      To prevent members of the public entering a workplace; and
      To provide protection to members of the public against objects approaching them from
       the site.

       “Object” includes material.

       “Overhead platform” means a platform designed to provide overhead protection to
       members of the public against falling objects.

    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd are to prevent or minimize exposure to the risk of death or injury
    to members of the public from being hit by an object in an adjoining area during the
    performance of construction work at a workplace which is not a construction workplace.

      A public footpath, road or area beside a workplace;
      The yard of a dwelling or other building beside a workplace.

       16.15.1 Risk assessment and control measures

    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must, before work to which this division applies assess the risk of
    death or injury to members of the public that may result from objects that could fall on or
    otherwise hit members of the public in the adjoining area during the work and decide on and
    implement control members to prevent, or minimize the level of, exposure to the risk.

    Example of control measures:

-      A 1800 mm chain wire barricade, or an 1800 mm hoarding, for work done beside a
       footpath, the hoarding must be complaint with section 203(6)(a) and (b) of the Workplace
       Health and Safety Regulation 1997;


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-      Closure of the adjoining area to members of the public, the closure of the adjoining area
       must be undertaken in accordance with section 209 of the Workplace Health         and
       Safety Regulation 1997;

-      A traffic control device;

-      A road diversion;

-      A detour;

-      Traffic controllers to direct pedestrians or other traffic;

-      Working outside normal hours.

       16.15.2 Gantries, Hoardings and Barricades

       If the construction type work involves a building or other structure Gay Constructions Pty
       Ltd site representative must determine the proposed line where a barricade or hoarding
       is to be erected as required by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997.

       The site representative is to determine the angle formed by an imaginary straight line
       drawn between the highest point at which work is being done on the building or structure
       involved in the work during which an object could fall on or otherwise hit members of the
       public in the adjoining area and the point on the ground, along the proposed line that is
       closest to the highest point.

      If the measured angle is not more than 15˚ the site representative is to ensure that a
       barricade at least 900 mm high is erected around the building or structure along the
       proposed line;

      If the measured angle is more than 15˚ but not more than 30˚ the site representative is to
       ensure that a hoarding at least 1800 mm high is erected around the building or structure
       along the proposed line;

      If the measured angle is more than 30˚ but less than 75˚ the site representative is to
       ensure that a hoarding at least 1800 mm high that is fully sheeted with timber, plywood,
       metal or sturdy synthetic sheets is erected around the building or structure along the
       proposed line;

      If the measured angle is 75˚ or more the site representative is to ensure that a gantry is
       erected under section 204(2)(a) of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997. In
       doing so they should ensure that a hoarding at least 1800 mm high that is fully sheeted
       with timber, plywood, metal or sturdy synthetic sheets and is erected around the
       building or structure along the proposed line;

       If the determination and risk assessment does not require part of the building or other
       structure to have a hoarding erected adjacent to the side of the part to be protected, the
       site foreman must ensure that a barricade or hoarding at least 900 mm high is erected
       along the proposed line adjacent to the sides of the part of the building or other structure.




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Examples of the aforementioned requirements are contained below.

900 mm barricade         1800 mm     chain   wire   1800 mm solid sheeted   Structure
                         hoarding                   hoarding
          15                        30                       75




       A hoarding must be erected adjacent to the sides of each part of the building or other
       structure from which an object could fall on or otherwise hit members of the public in the
       adjoining area during the work.

       The hoarding, which is to be erected around the building or structure, must be able to
       withstand a horizontal force of:

      500 N per square metre applied over 1 m² at the top of the hoarding midway between
       any post and its nearest post without deforming permanently; and

      950 N applied over 1500 mm² at any point on the hoarding without fully penetrating the
       hoarding; and

      Have gaps to minimize wind resistance, if the gaps are no larger than are reasonably
       necessary.

       A hoarding must prevent an object that may reasonably be expected to hit it from
       entering the adjoining area at the same time it should be strong enough and erected for
       the circumstances in which it is used such as demolition, etc.

       Where the measured angle is 75˚ Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must ensure that at least 1
       of the following control measures is implemented before either construction type work is
       commenced or the performance of demolition or partial demolition work of a building or
       structure is undertaken or commenced where there is the likelihood that an object could
       fall on or otherwise hit members of the public in the adjoining area during the
       performance of the work;

      A gantry constructed as per section 204(2)(a) of the Workplace Health and Safety
       Regulation 1997 is erected along the proposed line adjacent to the sides of each part of
       the building or other structure from which an object could fall on or otherwise hit
       members of the public in the adjoining area during the work;
      The adjoining area is closed under section 209 of the Workplace Health and Safety
       Regulation 1997 to the extent necessary such that it prevents objects falling on or
       otherwise hitting members of the public in the adjoining area;

       16.15.3 Gantry

       Where a gantry is to be erected along the proposed line adjacent to the sides of each
       part of the building or other structure from which an object could fall on or otherwise hit
       members of the public in the adjoining area during the work as a control device it must be
       designed by an engineer to withstand a minimum downwards force as outlined below:

      If light work, or work other than light work at a height of not more than 10 m above the
       ground is being performed, the engineer is to ensure that the overhead platform of the
       gantry is capable of withstanding 5 kPa per m²; or


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      If work, other than light work, at a height of more than 10 m above the ground is being
       performed, the engineer is to ensure that the overhead platform of the gantry is capable
       of withstanding 10 kPa per m².

       The engineer is to ensure that the design requirements of the gantry meet the
       requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997 as such the gantry
       must:

      Be able to stop an object from falling on members of the public in the adjoining area
       which may reasonably be expected to fall on the gantry;

      Have an overhead platform that is secured in place such that the overhead platform is
       not capable of lifting or coming apart;

      Have solid sheeting erected along the outer edge of its overhead platform to the height of
       900 mm above the platform and/or the height of any object stored on the platform such
       that if an object is 1800 mm high the sheeting must extend to a height of 1800 mm;

      If it is used to store materials or has a shed erected on it, it must be designed by an
       engineer to take the additional load associated with the materials or the shed;

      Be capable of stopping water or dust falling on members of the public in the adjoining
       area;

      Have natural or artificial lighting provided to a minimum level of 50 lux to the immediate
       area such as footpath so as to provide sufficient lighting for members of the public to
       traverse;

      Not capable of tipping over or rotating if in the event a force, which could reasonably be
       expected to be applied to it, is applied, this may include the structural design to
       incorporate the likelihood of a truck hitting the gantry.

       16.15.4 Load lifted over adjoining area with a crane or hoisting device

       Where it is proposed by Gay Constructions Pty Ltd to lift a load over the adjoining area
       adjacent to the workplace they must implement either over the following control
       measures:

      Close the adjoining area such as a roadway or footpath to the extent necessary to
       prevent objects falling on or otherwise hitting members of the public in the adjoining area
       as required by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997;

      Erect a gantry that provides adequate protection to members of the public in the adjoining
      area against falling objects if the load were to fall. The design of the gantry by the
      engineer should take into account the greater force that would be applied by an object,
      component or material if such a thing was to fall from a height associated with the
      building or structure, in the design it should allow for the heaviest item at the
      greatest height.

       16.15.5 Closure of part or all of adjoining area a djacent to the Workplace

       Where it is considered that a control measure required is the prevention of
       members of the public entering part or all of the adjoining area, Gay Constructions



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       Pty Ltd must obtain written approval to close the area from the authority or other
       person who controls the area such as the following:

       A local government such as Brisbane City Council;
       Department of Main Roads;
       Queensland Police Service.

       If an authority controls the adjoining area such as a roadway, footpath, etc, it is
       the responsibility of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd to implement any control measures
       for the closure as required by the relevant authority.

       Examples of control measures for the closure:

       Physical barriers to prevent use of a footpath or road;
       Signs about the closure;
       Signs directing pedestrians to use another footpath;
       Traffic controllers to direct pedestrians or other traffic.

       16.15.6 Control measure to be in place and monitored and reviewed

       If an original provision requires Gay Constructions Pty Ltd to implement a con trol
       measure for a risk before a particular work task commences and the original
       control measure is implemented in accordance with the original provision, Gay
       Constructions Pty Ltd must ensure that, while the risk exists the original control
       measure is kept in place or a different control measure from the nominated control
       measures is necessary to prevent, or minimize the level of, exposure to the risk is
       implemented and kept in place.

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must monitor and review the effectiveness of the
       original control measure or a different control measure where it is implemented
       however the original control measure is not required to be reviewed where it was
       an original control measure or a different control measure was chosen from
       available control measures.

       16.15.7 Plant not to be used unless it has been maintained

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must not use, or allow a person to use, plant provided as
       a control measure unless the plant has been maintained to ensure that it remains
       effective.

       16.15.8 Written evidence from engineer or competent person is required

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must obtain a document in original or copy form
       purporting to be prepared by an engineer or competent person evidencing that the
       engineer or competent person has performed the task in relation to the plant.

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd must obtain a document in original or copy form
       purporting to be prepared by an engineer or competent person evidencing that the
       engineer or competent
       person has performed the task in relation to the plant about the ability of the plant or a
       component of the plant to withstand a particular force or bear a particular load.




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   16.16      Housekeeping

       16.16.1 Obligation for safe housekeeping practices

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd doing construction-type work at a workplace must
       ensure that:

      Safe housekeeping practices are implemented at the workplace; and

      The effectiveness of the practices is monitored and reviewed; and

      The practices are kept up-to-date; and


      Each worker of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd working at the workplace is instructed to
       follow the practices.

       16.16.2 Safe housekeeping practices

       Where Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is performing construction-type work at a
       workplace, they must ensure that safe housekeeping practices at the workplace are
       establishing and maintained in the area where they are working so as to assist with
       an orderly workplace environment.

       Some of the obligations of Gay Constructions Pty Ltd at the workplace include but
       are not limited to the following:

      Ensuring that means of access are safe and clear; and

      Erecting general safety signs and keeping them in good condition; and

      Ensuring that there is a safe system for collecting, storing and disposing of excess
       or waste materials at the workplace; and

      Ensuring that there are safe storage areas for materials and p lant; and

      Making safe protruding objects that are a hazard by, for example, bending over or
       removing exposed nails or placing a cap over vertical reinforcing steel.

   16.17      Working Outdoors

       UV radiation is a constant threat to outdoor workers. A person does not need to be
       feeling the effects of heat to be at risk of the dangers of UV radiation. Similarly, risk
       from exposure to UV rays on a cool and cloudy day can also be significant.

       Gay Constructions Pty Ltd sub contract personnel shall provide protective cloth ing
       or sunscreen protection for themselves when working outdoors.

       16.17.1 Solar UV Radiation

       Excessive sun exposure produces a variety of health risks, the most obvious risks
       are to be eyes and to the skin. Both short and long term eye injuries can result
       from exposure to the sun, e.g. inflammation, swelling and increased sensitivity to
       light initially, and later, damage to the cornea and lens of the eye.



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          Skin changes caused by the cumulative effects of UV rays include premature
          aging, wrinkling, and various types of skin cancer. UV radiation can also cause skin
          conditions due to interaction with specific chemicals, including some present in
          industrial compounds. These produce photosensitivity, which cause the skin and
          other tissues to react in a severe way to exposure to sunlight.

          The risk of developing skin cancer is directly related to the intensity and duration of
          exposure to sunlight. Intensity is affected by factors such as time of day, extent of
          reflection and shade, altitude, and season of the year. Sun damage can occur on
          cloudy days.

          Groups especially at risk in Queensland include:

         Outdoor workers

         Building and construction workers.

          16.17.2 Sun Protection

        Non-reflective darker colours are preferable to white garments, which reflect solar rays
         back on to the skin.

        For adequate head and face protection, hats with brims of 10-12cm should provide
         enough shade, but will not stop solar rays reflecting up from water, corrugated iron and
         aluminium sheeted surfaces.

        Eye protection can be provided by sunglasses, which comply with Australian Standard AS
         1067 Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles - Non Prescription Types.

        Broad-spectrum sunscreens rated at a factor of 15+ should be applied and reapplied
         every two hours when working in the sun.

         To avoid lip cancer and other sun damage to lips, clear lipsticks incorporating sunscreens
         should be applied.




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                                                                  GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                                                             Employee Training Record


 Employees Name:                .................................................................................................................... Date Commenced: ...................................................

 Employees Address: ...................................................................................................................

                                ...............................................................................................



  Course attended                            Date/s                            Topics                           Trainer’s Name                      Trainers                   Employees
                                                                                                                                                   signature                   Signature
 General Workplace Health
 and Safety Induction                                                                                                                                Signature

 Training
 Personal Protective
 Equipment Training
 Manual Handling Training

 Confined Space Training

 Use of Plant & Equipment
 Training




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                     HOUSEKEEPING CHECKLIST                             GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

                                                                        225 Queensport Rd,
                                                                        Murrarie Qld 4170


Date of Inspection:         /     /
Project Name: _________________________________________ Phone:       07 3370 6555
Project Address: _______________________________________ Facsimile: 07 3370 6556



Employees working at the project:


1   ………………………………                      6    11   …………………………….
2   ………………………………                      7    12   …………………………….
3   ………………………………                      8    13   …………………………….
4   ………………………………                      9    14   …………………………….
5   ………………………………                      10   15   …………………………….

                           Item                           Corrective    Rectify    Comp
                                                           Action         by
    Is there appropriate, safe and clear access to
    and from the workplace for anyone working or               Action       / /
    about to work at the workplace.
    Are there an adequate number of general safety
    signs at the workplace, and are the signs in good                       / /
    condition.
    Is a safe system for collecting, storing and
    disposing of excess or waste materials at the
                                                                            / /
    workplace.      Stacking practices should        be
    reviewed, are there ample bins.
    Is there enough area to safely store the materials
    or plant at the workplace used or to be used by                         / /
    Gay Constructions Pty Ltd at the workplace.
    Have employees who are doing work been
    instructed to follow the housekeeping practices.                        / /
    Are hazards such as protruding objects e.g.
    holding down bolts, penetrations, etc being                             / /
    protected immediately prior to Gay Constructions
    Pty Ltd leaving the work area.
    Are safe housekeeping practices              being
    implemented, monitored and reviewed by all
    employees.
                                                                           / /
    Notes
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________________________________________

    Signature    ________________________                    Date ____/____/____
    __________________________________________________________________________




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                                                GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD
                                           Personal Protective Equipment Issue Record

     Project:       ________________________________________________________

     Task:           ________________________________________________________

     Date:          ________ /              /                Note: To be completed on a daily basis where applicable
      Employee
                              Task being        Respirator    Boots   Gloves Helmet       Ear     Safety   Employees Signature
                              Performed                                                  Plugs   Harness




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                                     GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

                                         Tool Box Talk Record

Workplace:     ………………………………………………………………                               Date    /       /
Address:       ……………………………………………………………..
              ………………………………………………………………
Presenter:      …………………………………………………………….
Subject:       ……………………………………………………………...

                                             Persons Present

Employees Name         Signature                 Employees Name         Signature




Issues raised:
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…...………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….………………
……………………………………………………………………………………….....................................................
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


  Corrective Action               Action By                        Action Completed By
                                                        Sign Off                    Date




    _________________________________________________________________________




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    Employee:                ___________________________________                   Date: /     /             GAY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

   Task being performed:       ___________________________________
                                                                                                              225 Queensport Road
   Training Provided                                                                                          Murarrie QLD 4172
   All training, which is provided to employees, should be provided in accordance with Supplement
   2 of the Workplace Health and Safety Risk Management Advisory Standard, which is titled                    Phone:        07 3890 6555
   Training. Training should be relevant to the task being performed, reference may be given to the           Facsimile:    07 3890 6599
   relevant Workplace Health and Safety Advisory Standards (Plant, etc).
  Tick item where applicable                                                                                   Workplace Health and Safety Training
                                                                                                                         checklist
    Has employee been provided with a copy of the
     relevant training information

    Has training documentation requirements been                                                                 Can the employee explain the reporting procedure
                                                            Have hazard identification processes been             for faulty plant and equipment.
     explained to employee performing work tasks.            explained to the employee                            Has the employee been informed about isolation
                                                            Is the employee able to competently identify          processes and out of service tags and the need for
    Has further information been sought by ❑                hazards associated with the performance of
     employee as to training documentation                                                                         reporting.
                                                             the task.                                            Has the employee been instructed as to the safe
     requirements.                                          Can the employee demonstrate the means by
    Has the employee been shown the practical ❑                                                                   use and operation of plant and equipment
                                                             which a hazard exists, such as exposed nip            associated with the performance of the task.
     application associated with the task being              points, falls from heights, erection hazards.
     performed.                                                                                                   Has the employee demonstrated the practical
                                                            Has the employee been provided with the               application of plant and equipment associated with
    Has the employee demonstrated the practical ❑           relevant personal protective equipment for the
     application associated with the task being                                                                    the task to a competent level.
                                                             performance of the task.                             Has the employee been instructed as to the correct
     performed to a competent level.                        Has the employee been given a practical               manual handling techniques associated with the
    Is the employee considered competent in the ❑           demonstration as to the fitment of the PPE, and       task.
     performance of the task.                                the process of maintaining the PPE.                  Can the employee demonstrate the correct manual
                                                            Has the employee demonstrated the practical           handling techniques required.
                                                             application associated with the required PPE.

 Other: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 I acknowledge that I have received training from the relevant Gay Constructions Pty Ltd representative for the abovementioned task, which is to be performed by myself,
 in the event of being unsure of a task I shall request further training and instruction as to the task.

       Signed:                                                                  Employee                                                     Date:    /   /

       Signed:                                                                  Gay Constructions Pty Ltd Representative                      Date:   /   I

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________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
17.0 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION/RISK CONTROLS

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd is engaged as a subcontractor predominantly for the purpose of
structural steel erection at a construction workplace under the instruction of a Principal
Contractor.

Gay Constructions Pty Ltd also provides the services of general rigging services
associated with structural steel erection as well as specialised rigging operations.

As such Gay Constructions Pty Ltd have outlined typical hazards which maybe
encountered during the performance of tasks.

Generic risk assessment documents are contained in section 17 which should be
completed prior to the commencement of work and provided to the Principal Contractor
identifying the hazards.

      Persons should not commence work where hazards have been identified and the
       employer or Principal Contractor has not implemented suitable control measures.




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