WelcomeHOW TO USE THIS TOOLKITThis OHS Worker Toolkit provides the necessary toolsand Information to assist workers keep safe at workand meet the Occupational, Health & Safety (OH&S)requirements of Turn Key Group Services (TKGS).The OHS Worker Toolkit is an adjunct to the TKGSSafety Management System (SMS), from which therelevant elements as they relate to worker use, havebeen extracted.
ITS NOT ABOUT FORMS, ITS ABOUT SAFETY This Toolkit contains a number of forms that need to be completed at various stages of work (see Toolkit Map for the stages), however the forms are only a tool to help focus your mind on safety, and the forms themselves should not be the focus.IF SOMETHING IS UNSAFE, JUST FIX IT!
RESPONSIBILITY FOROHS PROCESSESEveryone has a responsibility for ensuring workers arekept safe on site. If your host employer has OHSforms / processes, then follow their processes. In therare event that your host employer does not haveEquivalent forms and processes, then you must usethese forms as instructed by TKGS.
If you are the only TKGS worker on site (and thehost employer does not have equivalentprocesses), then TKGS is likely to make youresponsible for making sure that the OHSprocesses in this Toolkit are followed. Where thereare other TKGS workers on site, TKGS willappoint a responsible person for completing theOHS processes in this Toolkit and TKGS will notifythe responsible worker at the induction.
OHS AUDITSEach section of this Toolkit (or equivalent host employer OHS forms and processes) will be used as evidence that workers are adhering to the safety requirement of the workplace.
STRUCTURE OF THETOOLKITThe kit is comprised of:1. A one page “how to guide” for each OHS task; and2. A form which must be completed as instructed inthe “how to guide”.
Your contact for all OH&S Compliance andQuality Assurance is Joshua Smith, ourBusiness Manager. He can be contacted byone of the following methods: email@example.com Phone: 03 9687 7045 Mobile: 0449 654 576 Suite 400 / 585 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Project requirementsThe following requirements are crucial for you tounderstand and comply with when working for theproject; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) While on site, all personnel must wear the following minimum Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times. The PPE are: Approved orange Hi-Visibility Safety Vests Steel Capped Boots/Lace-up Safety Footwear Approved Safety Helmet and Safety Glasses Protective Clothing (long sleeves and pants)
Fitness For Work You are required to be physically and mentally fit for the tasks you are assigned. In addition, you are required NOT to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while working on the project. You must also notify your Supervisor if you are on any Prescription Medicine that may affect how you perform your work.
Alcohol and DrugTesting Random Testing: Will be conducted with or without notice across all project sites. Cause Testing: Will be conducted following a rail related incident or where a person‟s general behaviour indicates that the person may be impaired or adversely affected by alcohol and/or drugs. Self testing: Will be conducted to persons who believe that they may be affected by alcohol or other drugs. The self test MUST be conducted prior to commencing work and the results will remain confidential. If a person obtains a positive test they shall notify their Supervisor and declare themselves unfit for work.
Smoking Smoking shall not be permitted in any site amenities or any semi enclosed space. Smoking shall not be permitted within 10meters, in the open air, on sites where flammable materials is present.
Managing HazardTo ensure that you can work safely and without risk, workplace hazards must be identified and appropriate mitigation measures is used.To identify and control hazards, a number of methods are used on the project;
Incidents An Incident means any unplanned event which has the potential to, or has resulted in, personal damage such as an injury, illness, disease and/or damage to plant, materials or property or the environment. All incidents MUST BE REPORTED to the relevant supervisor immediately so they can be fully investigated and control measures can be implemented to prevent recurrence.
Injury Management Incidents that result in injury, illness or disease need to be treated and managed to ensure the person‟s recovery is prompt. If you are injured it is important that you report and receive treatment IMMEDIATELY. First Aid Kit shall be accessible for each work crew and provided in all site vehicles.
Rehabilitation All personnel who are injured and unable to perform their normal work tasks will be offered alternative work during the recovery and rehabilitation period.
Site Access and Egress Access and egress to site will be in accordance with project specific Site Access Plan. This Plan will also be communicated to you during Site Induction. Parking, emergency assembly point and amenities are also included in this plan. You can find the Site Access Plan located in specific worksite.
Plant All plant and equipment used on site shall comply with manufacturers and legislative specifications. All personnel who operate plant must be suitably trained and qualified. A copy of the relevant Certificate of Competencies must be provided and will be retained on file.
Plant operators shall ensure that Logbooks are kept with the plant and completed Daily at the beginning of each shift. Plant shall only be serviced by authorised service/maintenance personnel. All personnel are not permitted to ride on plant unless there is a seat provided. NO SEAT NO RIDE!
Hazardous Substances Hazardous substances must be used and stored in accordance with the requirements documented on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The PPE required to worn/used while handling the hazardous substances is also detailed on the MSDS. MSDS is kept and maintained at worksite and is readily accessible to all employees who may be exposed to the substance for information and emergency management purposes. The Foreman will brief the content of MSDS to ensure workers understand the applicable MSDS before handling a new hazardous substance.
Asbestos: Immediately notify construction manager or your supervisor and isolate the area if suspect any substance contains asbestos.
Manual HandlingManual handling tasks can be eliminated by using machinery such asforklifts, jacks, cranes and other lifting devices. Where manualhandling tasks cannot be eliminated, the chance of injury can bereduced by applying the following lifting rules; Size up the job (get help from others if necessary) Bend the knees and keep the back straight Get a firm grip Hold the object close to the body Lift with the legsNEVER lift a load if it is too heavy or not safe.GET HELP.Manual handling techniques will be observed regularly during sitesafety inspections and task observations. Task specific manualhandling training will be provided if necessary.
Protection of Services Existing underground and overhead services such as power, water, gas and communication lines need to be identified and protected at the work site.
Underground Services Excavation or Trenching permit is required before work can be undertaken. Hand digging to locate mark and protect underground services is required prior to the use of any loadshifting plant. A full service search is required as part of the Permit conditions and all identified services listed on the Permit.
Isolation and Tagging Plant and equipment displaying a „Personal Danger‟ or an „Out of Service‟ tag cannot be operated. The „Personal Danger‟ tag (red and white) attached to an item of plant or equipment, indicates that someone is working on that item of plant or equipment. A ‘PERSONAL DANGER’ CAN ONLY BE REMOVED BY THE PERSON WHO ATTACHED THE TAG! The „Out of Service‟ tag (yellow and black) attached to an item of plant or equipment, indicates that the plant or equipment is unsafe or faulty and must not be used.
Hot Work Works such as cutting, grinding and welding may result in a fire if not properly controlled. An appropriate type of fire extinguisher must be located at the task and a person assigned as a fire lookout. The area around the hot work should be clear of flammable material. During TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS, Hot Work tasks cannot be undertaken unless a specific permit has been obtained from the relevant fire authority.
Working at height A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) must be completed prior to undertaking this work. The control measures listed in SWMS are used to ensure personnel are safe and protected from falling.
Fatigue ManagementAll personnel working in within the rail corridor shall: Not work shifts longer than 10 hours Adhere to the shift pre-commencement rest provision, which includes a requirement to have a rest break of at least 12 hours prior to commencing work on site.
Environment During the completion of the Project, TKGS is committed to protecting the environment. Environmental topics such as noise, water, waste, air, flora and fauna will be provided at the Project Specific Induction.
Quality Assurance TKGS is committed to provide quality work for the project. Our reputation is dependent on the quality of our work. All works are to be completed in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications. If it is not possible to meet the requirements of the drawings, specifications and related Australian, it is very important to notify your Supervisor.
Community Relations Any work that will have an impact on the neighbourhood must be notified. Notifications are made via letterbox drops and local media advertising. The impacts of work may be from noise, after hours work, light and parking. All media, public enquiries and all complaints should be referred to the Business Manager. Business Manager Contact Details Joshua Smith Phone:03 9687 7045 / Mobile : 0449 654 576 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Code Of BehaviourWe will: Be open and honest Listen to each other‟s view points Adopt a „No Blame‟ approach Contribute and Participate Promote the language of „Us‟ not „Them‟ Walk the talk and deliver what we say we will do
Health and Safety PolicyTKGS is committed to providing employees, Subcontractors and the public with a healthy and safe environment by eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses.We shall achieve this by undertaking the following: Ensure that personal responsibility for health and safety is required Provide a consistent approach to all safety and health matters across the business Implement a safety and health risk management system for its own employees and subcontractor Promote a culture of health and safety and continuous improvement through communication and consultation Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation Ensure health and safety training is available to all employees Ensure that this policy is effectively implemented within TKGS.
Drug and Alcohol PolicyTKGS is committed to provide a workplace that is free from drugs andalcohol.We shall achieve this by undertaking the following: Dealing in a fair and constructive manner with people deemed unfit for work due to drug and alcohol. Encouraging all personnel to report drug and alcohol problems where they are identified Compulsory testing any employees or subcontractor anytime Provide information and support so that issues associated with misuse drugs and alcohol can be managed effectively Treating the possession, distribution and sale of drugs and alcohol at the workplace as a serious offence that could result in dismissal and may be reported to the police. Adopting 0.00mg/L BAC for alcohol and no positive for drugs.
Risk Management Policy Ensure risks are identified and assessed for likely occurrence and impact and its significance, mitigated, monitored and reported on. Optimise opportunities arising from risk assessments of the project to increase the value of the client‟s and TKGS profits and reputation.
Environmental PolicyTKGS is committed to balancing our economic,environmental and social responsibilities tominimise the impact to the community.We shall achieve this by undertaking thefollowing: Strive to minimize waste and pollution Comply with relevant environmental legislation Inform employees in environmental issues and the environmental effects of their activities
Quality PolicyTKGS will consistently provide products and services that meet or exceed therequirements and expectations of our customers. We will actively pursue everimproving quality through programs that enable each employee to do their job right thefirst time and every time.We shall achieve this by undertaking the following: Establish, document and implement a Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000. Consultation with ARTC to understand its needs and expectations Provide sufficient and suitable resources to implement and maintain the quality system Educate and train in order to improve employee skills, awareness of quality issues and practices. Maintain and continually improved the system through the use of the quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventative action and management review.
Thank you for your time.Please fill out the Induction questionnaire toshow you have a sound understanding of Turn Key Group Services OHS Toolkit.