The management of TERRY LAMB GROUP PTY LTD recognises the need to provide, promote and maintain a Safe and Healthy-working environment. Our aim in providing this Safety Statement is based on commonsense, appropriate work places Practices and the maintaining of equipment in good working order.
Occupational Health & Safety Statement
The aim of the Statement is to ensure all employees make every effort to prevent Accidents / Injuries, by means of respected Safe working practices, thus alleviating injuries and absence. All employees and staff prior to starting work are to be made aware of basic and site-specific Occupational Health and Safety issues via induction and/or refresher courses as required. Employees in accordance with relevant awards are issued with Personal Protective Safety Equipment, which you must maintain and wear at all times while performing Company duties.
The following are a minimum form of basic wear:
Steel Cap Boots
Site supervisors will maintain safety awareness, provide relevant training in all aspects of work being performed and administer supervision of work practices on a daily basis, to ensure employees perform all duties in accordance with documented safety procedures. Minimum requirements are as follows:
- Employees to wear safety hats and protective clothing, including ear protection around noisy machinery, eye protection where sparks, splinters, shavings or filings are emitted. Face Dust Masks should be worn when working on or using material that could be harmful, i.e. concrete, fibrous cement, fibreglass and rock wool insulation.
- All employees must be industry trained by a Work Cover accredited trainer in the Construction Occupational Health and Safety Induction and receive a ‘Green Card’ as proof of compliance. All employees must produce a ‘Green Card’ when requested and carry it at all times whilst on site. Any employee not carrying their card may be sent from site without pay, till a card is produced.
- Persons affected by alcohol or drugs shall not be permitted to carry out any works and removed from site
- Employees to be actively involved in helping the company achieve a high standard of work in the projected time frame and as outlined in the company Quality Assurance Plan.
- All employees to be instructed and made aware of all relevant Site Safety procedures, take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by your acts. Report any unsafe situations to your supervisor, co-operate and comply with any safety instruction given by the Safety Committee and to obey Safety advisory and warning signs erected in all areas. Toolbox talks will be conducted at regular intervals and as determined on site to allow you to discuss safety issues with your co-workers and management and for the implementation and training using Safe Work Method Statements as guidelines for the continual improvement of safe work practices.
- Electric leads (must be rated at 15 amps) and power tools, visually inspected for damage, meter tested with a MEGGAR for shorts between conductors, checked for insulation resistance and checked for correct polarity. A monthly register of tested leads and appliances must be maintained and a relevant coloured tag fitted prior to use. Leads should be supported clear of floor by use of stands with insulated hooks and pass through an insulated opening at the distribution board. Power supply to leads and/or appliances must originate and be confined to the same floor being worked on. Turn power leads off at general-purpose outlet when not in use or disconnect from source.
- No work is ever to be carried out in a live state where you have exposure or the potential risk of coming in contact directly with energized conductor ends , terminals or links on any apparatus such as, but not limited to, Distribution Boards, links, lighting, switches, appliances, electrical sockets, plugs, termination points and cabling. Source of power supply must be de-energised by switching off the relevant Circuit Breaker / Main Switch, locked off with an approved locking device (lock dog) fitted with a padlock and Danger Tagged, warning of a potential risk of death to person if operated. A licensed electrician must check all conductors with test lamps or a meter (check test lamps / meter operation in a live socket immediately prior to testing circuits being worked on!) and if necessary but not exclusively also with a test pencil, for a de-energised (dead) state. As a precaution, once licensed electrician is certain that apparatus cannot be re-energised and made alive either manually or automatically (i.e. time delay switch or relay), circuits being worked on should also be tested by any individual persons also working on circuits, as personal reassurance. When the circuit is ready to be energized, only the electrician whose name appears on the Danger Tag is allowed to remove the Tag and the Locking Device. A Foreman / Supervisor or Project Manager employed by All State Electrical Services is authorised, when the person above is not available, to thoroughly investigate and test the circuits locked off and reassure himself and other tradesmen involved and only then remove it along with the locking device and turn on and reset the circuit breaker / main switch.
Please note: condition of not working ‘ Live “ does not apply to employees trained in the High Voltage division (Contestable Works) working under the laws and provisions governed under the Electricity Commission Act and the Electricity Supply Regulation 1997. Please refer to OHS regulations 2001, Chapter 7, Clause 207 , Part 7.7, point No.5).
- No aluminium ladders to be used whilst working on electrical apparatus / circuits. All extension and stepladders to be of good working order complete with safety shoes. Ladders or steps shall only be used when works can be carried out in a safe and tradesman like manner, when ladder steps positioned on a stable flat surface. The safe working height on a pair of stepladders is 1.8 metres where limited space does not allow for scaffold use, and a ladder is required.
- Scaffolding shall be strictly erected in accordance with the applicable regulations in force at time of installation. Scaffolds shall be in a fully serviceable condition and shall be erected by a licensed scaffolder where applicable.
- All gas cylinders, oxy and acetylene weld kits to be supplied with trolley, fire extinguisher, flash back arresters. Where bottles cannot be used in trolley they are to be placed on their side to avoid falling with the exception of acetylene bottles, which must remain in upright position. Adequate fire protection must be used to protect areas where fire risk exists during welding, grinding and the like. Welding screens and Danger signs must be provided when electric welding in process.
- Ductwork and equipment within confines of building to be positioned by means of Mechanical hoists, jack or chain blocks, ensuring hoists and jacks are positioned on flat stable surfaces, prior to lifting. Chain blocks, slings and shackles to be of adequate size to perform the duty required.
- Work areas to be kept clean and clear, openings in floors to be securely covered and/or have safety rails all in accordance with statutory requirements. Employees to be shown First Aid and Emergency Evacuation locations. Report any potential risk areas of work, where there are no apparent safety procedures.
- Report ail accidents and incidents so remedial action and/or advice may be given, to prevent possible accident or further occurrence happening.
- Scissor lifts and forklifts to be regularly maintained in a serviceable condition and registered in plant register daily (log book). Scissor lifts to be operated only by trained operators and lowered when being manoeuvred; maximum of two persons are to ride a scissor when being driven. The scissor lift is to work within its documented safe working load, and personnel to work within the boundary handrail of the platform, not reaching out beyond, but lowering relocating and raising to reach the desired area from the confines of the platform.