Contractor Management

A1 Safety Matters will gather all required documentation from each individual contractor in your
business assess and certify the contractor.
This will give you peace of mind that you are meeting your requirements under legislation.

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Risk management is a very important process of the environment in which we work.
  • High risk work poses more risk.
  • A record of completed risk assessments shall be made available to the company on request.
  • Please notify if there is a hazard that may cause immediate threat to a person or place.

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Risk management is a very important process of the environment in which we work.
  • High risk work poses more risk.
  • A record of completed risk assessments shall be made available to the company on request.
  • Please notify if there is a hazard that may cause immediate threat to a person or place.

WORKPLACE ISSUES CONSULTATION & COMMUNICATION

The Company promotes resolution of grievances, disputes or disagreements through consultation and discussion

If you believe you are being treated unfairly, please complete an incident form available from Head Office.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

  • Possession and consumption of alcohol and/or illegal drugs
    on site is prohibited. Any person under the influence or in
    possession of these will not be allowed to work but subject
    to disciplinary action, which may result in expulsion from
    site.
  • Behaviour that is unsafe or does not respect the people and
    property within the workplace, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including removal from site. 
  • Examples:

  • Inappropriate language; Threatening behaviour;
  • Failure to observe safety rules;
  • Not following company policies and procedures;
  • Smoking in non-designated areas.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

  • Possession and consumption of alcohol and/or illegal drugs
    on site is prohibited. Any person under the influence or in
    possession of these will not be allowed to work but subject
    to disciplinary action, which may result in expulsion from
    site.
  • Behaviour that is unsafe or does not respect the people and
    property within the workplace, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including removal from site. 
  • Examples:

  • Inappropriate language; Threatening behaviour;
  • Failure to observe safety rules;
  • Not following company policies and procedures;
  • Smoking in non-designated areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011, places obligations on you while working in the workplace. A worker or anyone else at a workplace has the following obligations at a workplace—

  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety;
  • Take reasonable care that your acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • Comply with safe working practices to ensure work is performed in a safe manner within the extent of their control over the work situation;
  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health or safety.

Note: The Act provides significant penalties for persons who fail to meet their obligations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011, places obligations on you while working in the workplace. A worker or anyone else at a workplace has the following obligations at a workplace—

  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety;
  • Take reasonable care that your acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • Comply with safe working practices to ensure work is performed in a safe manner within the extent of their control over the work situation;
  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health or safety.

Note: The Act provides significant penalties for persons who fail to meet their obligations.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

  • Ensure an alarm has been raised.
  • Meet at a designated emergency point.
  • Wait for instruction from the site emergency control officer
  • Do not place your self at risk

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

  • Ensure an alarm has been raised.
  • Meet at a designated emergency point.
  • Wait for instruction from the site emergency control officer
  • Do not place your self at risk

FIRE EMERGENCY

Assist any person in immediate danger to get to safety if this can be accomplished without risk to yourself.

  • Ensure an alarm has been raised.
  • Ensure that all people in the area are aware of the emergency and are starting to move out to the assembly area.

FIRE EMERGENCY

  • Assist any person in immediate danger to get to safety if this can be accomplished without risk to yourself.
  • Ensure an alarm has been raised..
  • Ensure that all people in the area are aware of the
  • Ensure that all people in the area are aware of the emergency and are starting to move out to the assembly area.

FIRST AID

  • Report the incident to the site Supervisor
  • Seek assistance via the first aid officer;
  • If in doubt call 000
  • Forward a copy to the site Supervisor
  • Do not place your self at risk

FIRST AID

  • Report the incident to the site Supervisor
  • Seek assistance via the first aid officer;
  • If in doubt call 000
  • Forward a copy to the site Supervisor
  • Do not place your self at risk

SAFETY ISSUES

  • If you see an unsafe or dangerous situation, we request
    that you immediately:
  • Warn others;
  • Notify the site Supervisor;
  • Isolate the danger, if practical and safe to do so;
  • Leave the immediate area;
  • Complete an incident report.

SAFETY ISSUES

  • If you see an unsafe or dangerous situation, we request
    that you immediately:
  • Warn others;
  • Notify the site Supervisor;
  • Isolate the danger, if practical and safe to do so;
  • Leave the immediate area;
  • Complete an incident report.

REPORTING INJURIES,
INCIDENTS OR NEAR MISSES

  • Where a subcontracted worker is injured on site, the Company will complete an investigation.
  • The Subcontracted worker’s employer must also conduct an
    investigation and submit its findings and corrective actions to the Company.

REPORTING INJURIES,
INCIDENTS OR NEAR MISSES

  • Where a subcontracted worker is injured on site, the Company will complete an investigation.
  • The Subcontracted worker’s employer must also conduct an
    investigation and submit its findings and corrective actions to the Company.

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Good housekeeping on the job is mandatory. Waste will be
    disposed of correctly in appropriate bins provided.
  • Workers are to clean up their rubbish and place in the bins
    provided.
  • Lunch areas and indoor areas are “smoke free” zones. Our
    Company requests that you respect others and keep these
    areas clean.

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Good housekeeping on the job is mandatory. Waste will be
    disposed of correctly in appropriate bins provided.
  • Workers are to clean up their rubbish and place in the bins
    provided.
  • Lunch areas and indoor areas are “smoke free” zones. Our
    Company requests that you respect others and keep these
    areas clean.

WORK AT HEIGHTS

  • A Risk Assessment must be prepared for all work at heights
    where there is the risk a person could fall 2 metres or more.
  • Ladders will only be used for permitted work under the
    Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

WORK AT HEIGHTS

  • A Risk Assessment must be prepared for all work at heights
    where there is the risk a person could fall 2 metres or more.
  • Ladders will only be used for permitted work under the
    Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

  • A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required for each hazardous
    chemical. The SDS must be current within the last 5 years
    and available where the chemical is being used. Each SDS
    must be recorded on a register of chemicals and be available for inspection.
  • Decanted chemicals must go into appropriately labelled
    containers.

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

  • A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required for each hazardous
    chemical. The SDS must be current within the last 5 years
    and available where the chemical is being used. Each SDS
    must be recorded on a register of chemicals and be available for inspection.
  • Decanted chemicals must go into appropriately labelled
    containers.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT

Personal protective equipment (PPE) should:

  • Be appropriate for the type of work;
  • Be easy to use and comfortable;
  • Not create additional health or safety risks;
  • Give protection to the user from hazardous elements;
  • Fit correctly and be compatible with other PPE being worn;
  • Comply with Australian Standards; and
  • Be in good condition-well maintained.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT

Personal protective equipment (PPE) should:

  • Be appropriate for the type of work;
  • Be easy to use and comfortable;
  • Not create additional health or safety risks;
  • Give protection to the user from hazardous elements;
  • Fit correctly and be compatible with other PPE being worn;
  • Comply with Australian Standards; and
  • Be in good condition-well maintained.

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

All items of plant, tools, and/or equipment must comply with the appropriate standards and maintenance requirements.

  • Plant and equipment is to be used for the purpose it was designed for and according to safe work procedures.
  • Plant and equipment must be maintained according to industry or manufacturer standards.
  • Only appropriately certified/registered/licensed operators are to operate plant and equipment on site. Copies of all licences/certificates are to be provided upon completion of the induction. Do not use plant or equipment that you have not been trained to or are not competent to use.
  • Guarding must be in place while plant or equipment is in use. Where
    guarding is required to be removed isolation and tagging or locking out of the piece of plant or equipment may be required. All guarding is to be replaced before restarting.
  • Damaged or faulty equipment must not be used.
  • Report immediately

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

All items of plant, tools, and/or equipment must comply with the appropriate standards and maintenance requirements.

  • Plant and equipment is to be used for the purpose it was designed for and according to safe work procedures.
  • Plant and equipment must be maintained according to industry or manufacturer standards.
  • Only appropriately certified/registered/licensed operators are to operate plant and equipment on site. Copies of all licences/certificates are to be provided upon completion of the induction. Do not use plant or equipment that you have not been trained to or are not competent to use.
  • Guarding must be in place while plant or equipment is in use. Where
    guarding is required to be removed isolation and tagging or locking out of the piece of plant or equipment may be required. All guarding is to be replaced before restarting.
  • Damaged or faulty equipment must not be used.
  • Report immediately

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Live work is not permitted on site with the exception of testing and fault finding.;
  • Portable electrical equipment will be tested and tagged. Under no circumstances will untagged electrical equipment, damaged equipment, or electrical equipment with expired tagging be operated.
  • Double adaptors and piggyback plugs are not allowed.
  • Cord extension sets or flexible cables must be located
    where they are not likely to suffer damage including
    damage by liquid.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Live work is not permitted on site with the exception of testing and fault finding.;
  • Portable electrical equipment will be tested and tagged. Under no circumstances will untagged electrical equipment, damaged equipment, or electrical equipment with expired tagging be operated.
  • Double adaptors and piggyback plugs are not allowed.
  • Cord extension sets or flexible cables must be located
    where they are not likely to suffer damage including
    damage by liquid.

HAZARDOUS MANUAL TASKS

  • DO NOT place yourself at risk.
  • Assess the load – get help or use lifting aids if it is too heavy or awkward.
  • Make sure the pathway is clear.
  • Come in close to the load.
  • Place feet apart with one slightly in front of the other and relax the knees.
  • Lower the body.
  • Bend the knees and keep your back straight.
  • Tuck in your chin.
  • Get a firm grip on the load using the palm of your hand.
  • Lift and turn your feet.

HAZARDOUS MANUAL TASKS

  • DO NOT place yourself at risk.
  • Assess the load – get help or use lifting aids if it is too heavy or awkward.
  • Make sure the pathway is clear.
  • Come in close to the load.
  • Place feet apart with one slightly in front of the other and relax the knees.
  • 5.Lower the body.
  • 6.Bend the knees and keep your back straight.
  • 7.Tuck in your chin.
  • 8.Get a firm grip on the load using the palm of your hand.
  • 9.Raise your head, BREATHE in and lift the load by straightening the legs and move to desired location.
  • 10.Lift and turn your feet.

NOISE

Correct hearing protection MUST be used if noise from work exceeds acceptable limits.

Notify other workers if you are going to use noisy equipment so that they can utilise their hearing protection.

SIGNAGE

Warning signs are placed for your protection. Read them and heed their warning.

The removal, shifting or destruction of any warning sign is forbidden without authorisation.

Do not tamper with signs or barriers.