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  • 1. Driving Standard
    Health & Safety
    Prepare By
    Adnan Masood
    Manager QHSE
  • 2. Introduction
    Purpose
    The purpose of this Standard is to describe requirements for managing driving risks associated with the activities of TCG and its contractors.
    Regulatory Requirements
    As required by TCG Health and Safety Policy, the regulatory requirements at a specific location shall be met as a minimum. In the case where regulatory requirements are absent or at a lower level than prescribed in this Standard, the requirements of this Standard shall be met as a minimum.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 3. Introduction
    Behavioral Requirements
    For the mandatory requirements listed in this Standard to be effective there are critical behaviors that personnel must adhere to. These behaviors are divided into 3 areas of responsibility:
    • Everyone
    Must learn and use the standards, procedures and rules which apply to them.
    • Supervisors
    Must visit the worksite regularly to check conformance with the standards and ensure that their team has the skills, experience and training (competence) to complete their tasks.
    • Managers
    Must demonstrate through their actions their commitment to a safe work place. They must regularly explain safety expectations and ensure that their personnel understand and conform with the standards.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 4. Driving Standard
    The Driving Standard incorporates the Golden Safety Rule and is based on the following eight (8) elements:
    Element 1: The Right Vehicle
    The vehicle is regularly inspected and maintained by a competent person and suitable for local driving conditions.
    Element 2: The Right Journey
    Drivers assess the suitability and safety of the vehicle prior to any journey being undertaken.
    Element 3: The Right Driver
    Drivers are appropriately licensed, trained and medically fit to operate the class of vehicle being used for the local driving conditions.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 5. Driving Standard
    Element 4: Drivers Fit to Drive
    Drivers are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are not suffering from fatigue.
    Element 5: Wearing Seat Belts
    Seatbelts are installed and worn by all occupants.
    Element 6: The Right Vehicle Load Design
    Loads are secure and do not exceed manufacturers design specifications or design limits for the vehicle.
    Element 7: Right Way - Communications
    Drivers do not operate mobile phones or two-way radios whether hands-free or not.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 6. Requirements to Manage Driving
    The Right Vehicle
    The vehicle is regularly inspected, maintained by a competent person, and suitable for the local driving conditions.
    Vehicle Selection
    - Vehicles shall be fit for purpose.
    - A risk assessment shall be used to identify hazards and assess the risks associated with potential working environment and ensure that vehicles are fit for their intended purpose (i.e vehicle is suitable for the proposed use and operating environment.
    - Vehicles shall be registered according to local legislative requirements.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 7. Requirements to Manage Driving
    Safety Equipment
    -Light vehicles shall have the following safety equipment fitted and in good working order:
    i Airbags (at least drivers side) for vehicles travelling at speeds greater than 40km/hr;
    ii Anti-lock braking system for vehicles travelling at speeds greater than 40km/hr;
    iii Head restraints for all seating positions;
    iv Driver and passenger side mirrors;
    v Serviceable spare wheel and tyre; and
    vi Cargo barrier/ net for any wagon used to carry payload in rear compartment. Any further equipment requirements shall be based on a risk assessment of the local driving conditions.
    - Heavy vehicles shall be fitted with an audible reversing alarm which can be clearly heard by pedestrians in proximity to the vehicle.
    - Where a risk assessment demonstrates that there is an unacceptable risk of roll-over due to terrain, vehicle type or work conditions then a properly engineered roll-over protection device shall be installed.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 8. Requirements to Manage Driving
    Inspection and Maintenance
    - Inspections of vehicles shall be carried out on a regular basis as defined by a risk assessment of the vehicle, local operating conditions and statutory requirements.
    - A process shall exist for removing defective vehicles from service.
    - Maintenance shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and be carried out by, or directly supervised by mechanics that are competent in the maintenance of that vehicle.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 9. Requirements to Manage Driving
    - Maintenance programmers shall be appropriate for the nature of the vehicle operating environment.
    - Vehicle tyres, including spares, shall be in good condition, properly matched (correct type, profile and pattern for front and rear) and appropriate for operational conditions.
    - Where split rim wheels are used, suitable controls shall be documented and in place to reduce the risk of exploding tyres and rims during tyre maintenance.
    - Maintenance and inspection records shall be kept to demonstrate conformance with this Standard.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 10. Requirements to Manage Driving
    The Right Journey
    Drivers assess the suitability and safety of the vehicle prior to any journey being undertaken.
    Journey Planning
    An assessment of the planned journey shall be required for all driving. The detail required depends on the risk associated with the journey and the local driving conditions.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 11. Requirements to Manage Driving
    Vehicle Pre-inspection
    All vehicles shall have a visual inspection prior to each journey to check vehicle roadworthiness.
    Guidance
    A vehicle visual inspection is generally a walk around the vehicle checking tyres, windscreen cracks etc and ensuring sufficient fuel. Where a vehicle is being continually used during the day a pre-start is usually done once prior to the first trip.
    More complex, hazardous journeys require a more detailed inspection as part of the journey management plan.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 12. Requirements to Manage Driving
    The Right Driver
    Drivers are appropriately licensed, trained and medically fit to operate the class of vehicle being used for the local driving conditions.
    Driver Competence
    - All drivers shall have a valid driving or operator’s license (issued by a relevant public authority or Woodside where a public authority does not exist) for the class of vehicle being operated.
    - Persons who regularly drive on Woodside business shall complete a competency based defensive driving course for the type of vehicle regularly driven.
    - Additional training shall be provided for persons driving in high risk environments or for specialized vehicles (e.g. desert/ice driving, 4 wheel drive, heavy goods vehicles, etc).
    - Records shall be kept to demonstrate driver training and competence.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 13. Requirements to Manage Driving
    Drivers Fit to Drive
    Drivers are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are not suffering from fatigue.
    Alcohol and Other Drugs
    - Drivers shall not operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication that could impair the driver’s ability to safely drive the vehicle
    - The Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit (BAC) when driving for a work related purpose is 0.000.
    - Drivers shall stop driving if they become tired or fatigued.
    - To ensure that drivers are alert and rested they shall take rest breaks of at least 30 minutes every 4 hours.
    - Drivers shall not drive for more than 12 hours in any 24 hour period
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 14. Requirements to Manage Driving
    Wearing Seat Belts
    Seatbelts are installed and worn by all occupants.
    Seatbelts are installed and worn by all occupants
    - Where seatbelts are fitted in a vehicle they shall be worn by all occupants.
    - Light vehicles using sideways facing seats shall not be used due to the lack of head, neck and body support in the event of an accident.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 15. Requirements to Manage Driving
    The Right Vehicle Load Design
    Loads are secure and do not exceed manufacturer’s design specifications or design limits for the vehicle.
    - Loads shall only be carried on fit for purpose vehicles and shall not exceed the rated carrying capacity.
    - Loads shall be securely stowed at all times.
    - All dangerous cargoes shall be carried in compliance with specific national dangerous goods legislation, displaying appropriate warning signs and pleading.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}
  • 16. Thanks,
    Adnan Masood
    Manager QHSE at TCG
    Cell # 0336-2350594.
    Prepare By: Adnan Masood Manager QHSE at TCG {0336-2350594}