Online Induction

Welcome to the Online Induction Course:

The Work Health, Safety and Welfare of all workers employed by the company and any persons visiting our premises are considered to be of utmost importance. Resources in line with the importance attached to the Work Health & Safety Act and WHS Regulations will be made available to comply with all Statutory Legislation to ensure that the workplace is safe and without risk to health.

This course has been designed for the suppliers of materials, goods or services who work on in or around our construction sites and their trades i.e. workers.

This induction course intends to provide you with the minimum requirements we expect from those who go to our sites and undertake a work activity on our behalf.

Read our company WHS policy - understand our objectives and understand your responsibilities.

The aim of this section is to make sure that workers are familiar with the WHS rules and procedures of the site relating to high risk construction work.

Which high risk items do I need a SWMS?

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS): High Risk Construction Work –

A SWMS is a written document that sets out the high risk construction work activities to be carried out at a workplace, the hazards and risks arising from these activities and the measures to be put in place to control the risks. Its primary purpose is to help supervisors and workers implement and monitor the control measures established at the workplace to ensure high risk construction work is carried out safely.

 

High Risk work includes but is not limited to the following examples: -

  • involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 metres, or
  • involves, or is likely to involve, the disturbance of asbestos, or
  • involves structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse, or
  • is carried out in or near a confined space, or
  • is carried out in or near a trench with an excavated depth greater than 1.5 metres,
  • is carried out on or near pressurised gas distribution mains or piping, or
  • is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services, or
  • is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor that is in use by traffic other than pedestrians, or
  • is carried out in an area at a workplace in which there is any movement of powered mobile plant.

  • involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 metres
  • involves or is likely to involve, the disturbance of asbestos
  • involves structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse
  • is carried out in or near a confined space
  • is carried out in or near a trench with an excavated depth greater than 1.5 metres
  • is carried out on or near pressurised gas distribution mains or piping
  • is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services
  • is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor that is in use by traffic other than pedestrians
  • is carried out in an area at a workplace in which there is any movement of powered mobile plant

Can you commence high risk work without a SWMS?

DO NOT COMMENCE HIGH RISK WORK WITHOUT A SWMS:

The SWMS must be specific to the work activity and include any hazards and the relevant controls required.

Contractors MUST ensure the following SWMS criteria are put in to place: -

  • Submit and agree the SWMS prior to commencing work at Principal Contractor site.
  • Ensure ALL employees have read, understood the SWMS
  • Follow the safe work procedures in accordance with their submitted SWMS
  • Any aspects or risks not covered in the SWMS must be included in your SSRA
  • ALL WHS compliance documentation must be forwarded in a timely manner on request; failure to supply will cause delays in processing payments & issuing work orders.

 

It is a WHS legal requirement that the Principal Contractor has a copy of their contractors SWMS and signoff that they agree with the content and safety outcomes required to conduct a safe build process effectively in line with their risk management processes.

Please be advised these documents should be readily available on site along with any applicable chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s).

  • Yes
  • No

Have you been trained in your proposed work /trade activity task?

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS): (for your specific trade activity)

You are required to supply a copy of your completed Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)  or

  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or
  • Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) or
  • Safe Work Procedure (SWP)

These documents must be reviewed periodically and therefore dated less than 12 months old.

 

Please note the following:

If high risk aspects are not covered adequately in your SWMS you will be asked to modify your document to include or

The principal contractor will provide a set of high risk SWMS applicable to the risk activity; please read, review or adjust the principal contractors high risk SWMS and Sign off as adopted by your business.

  • Yes
  • No

Course Overview & Learning Outcomes:

All new workers will need to: -

  • Undertake a company General Induction Course prior to commencing work on site

  • And from time to time attend training or information sessions organised by the company

  • Please Note: Only competent safety minded employees are permitted on site.

The aim of this section is to make sure that workers are familiar with the WHS rules and procedures of the site relating to risk management.

When should a Site Specific Risk Assessments (SSRA) be completed?

  • Before work starts
  • Prior to sending sending your invoice

Do you have a General Construction Induction Card?

WHS Training & Qualifications: (Licences)

The legislation also details mandatory training and licence requirements; these include: -

  • General Construction Induction Card
  • High Risk Licences
  • Demolition
  • Asbestos
  • Relevant licences where applicable
    • Scaffolding (various)
    • Dogging & Rigging
    • Crane & Hoist Operation
    • Other if required

A valid licence is essential before any work is undertaken on any of our sites.

These documents will be requested prior to undertaking any work on our sites and may be requested when we or others undertake WHS audits or when investigating incidents on site.

Please note: A WorkCover Inspector may also ask for proof of competence.

  • Yes
  • No

Have you been given a copy of principal contractor's Safety Plan?

WHS Management Plan/s:

  • All construction projects (i.e. construction work costing $250,000 or more) must have a written WHS management plan prepared by the principal contractor before work on the construction project commences.
  • A WHS management plan is a written plan that sets out the arrangements for managing some site health and safety matters. The intention of a WHS management plan is to ensure the required processes are in place to manage the risks associated with a complex construction project, as there are usually many contractors and subcontractors involved and circumstances can change quickly from day to day.

Informing people about the WHS management plan:

The principal contractor must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all persons who are to carry out construction work on the construction project are made aware of the content of the WHS management plan in respect to their work and their right to inspect the plan. The principal contractor may do this by:

  • giving subcontractors a copy of the plan with a requirement to make their workers aware of the contents of the plan that are applicable to their work, prior to commencing work on site, and checking to make sure this is done
  • displaying the plan on site on a sign or a sticker
  • Other arrangements Site Safety Signage?

 Insert what our arrangements are: - Site Specific Induction:

 

  • Where there are hazards; site specific information will be communicated to you

(b) Prior to commencement of work, ensure you receive and read a copy Site Specific Safety Plan Front Page, review the hazards identified for this specific site.

  • Yes
  • No

The aim of this section is to make sure that workers are familiar with the WHS rules and procedures of the site relating to working on site.

Workplace Bullying, Harassment, Violence or Discrimination – if you witness this what do you do?

Workplace Bullying, Harassment, Violence or Discrimination:

Under both federal and state laws it is unlawful to discriminate against people at work or in a work related environment.  Bullying, which includes behaviour that intimidates, offends, degrades, insults or humiliates a person, whether physically or psychologically, is a form of harassment and will not be tolerated on any construction site.  Persons found to be bullying other persons will, at the discretion of the Principal Contractor, be required to leave the site.

 

The Principal Contractor under any circumstances will NOT tolerate “Workplace Bullying or Workplace Violence”.  If any such instances occur please contact the Site Supervisor IMMEDIATELY or telephone WHS Emergency Site Response No found on the site safety signage.

  • Turn a blind eye
  • Report it to your site supervisor

Consumption of alcohol or the taking of illicit drugs is forbidden on all construction sites?

Alcohol & Drugs:

Consumption of alcohol or the taking of illicit drugs is forbidden on all construction sites.

Anyone found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or considered not fit for work duties will be requested to leave site.

Persons following a prescriptive course of drugs should not operate any plant or machinery or carry out any other tasks if the side effect of the drugs impairs their judgement or ability to carry out these tasks safely.

 

It is important to remember that some prescription drugs can have side effects such as drowsiness. Check medicine labels for any warnings and let your supervisor know if you are taking any medication with a possible side effect.

  • If you identify any discarded hypodermic needles on site you MUST ensure they are safely disposed of and contact the Site Supervisor to report your findings.

  • True
  • False

When should personal protective equipment (PPE) be used?

Personal Protective Equipment: (PPE)

All PPE used on site MUST be appropriate to the task and must comply with the appropriate Australian Standard and should be in good condition.

When required, all workers MUST wear the necessary PPE to conform to the requirements of their Safe Work Method Statement for the task to be undertaken.

Safety equipment including gloves, safety goggles, helmets and earmuffs should be available from your employer for your protection. 

  • Workers need to be trained in adequate use and maintenance of PPE.

  • As prescribed in your SWMS
  • When you feel it is required?

All workers should wear the appropriate UV protection, where and when required and regularly rehydrate themselves?

UV PROTECTION (SUN SMART POLICY)

All workers should wear the appropriate UV protection, where and when required.

  • Sunscreen MUST be a ‘broad spectrum’ water resistant sunscreen with a minimum sun protective factor of (SPF) 30+
  • Sun protective work clothing should be loose fitting and long-sleeved with collars, long trousers.
  • A hat or appropriate headgear should shade your head, Face, neck and ears – Broad brimmed hats are recommended.

Please do not forget to hydrate yourself regularly drinking water or a suitable hydrate fluid not fizzy type drinks!

  • True
  • False

The aim of this section is to make sure that workers are familiar with the WHS rules and procedures of the site relating to environmental issues.

Why is it important to secure the site security fencing at the end of each working day?

Construction Site Security and Fencing:

General site access and egress shall be established in a manner that is safe and without the potential of endangering workers working on the site or the nearby public. There is an obligation to report any unauthorised entry to the Site Supervisor/ Principal Contractor.

Trades whom leave gates or fencing panels open or unsecured will be back charged for the fence rectification

·       Gates are to remain closed and locked at all times as per company policy.

·       Fencing panels if removed for access; MUST be laid flat and not in the propped up position for safety reasons and reinstated once work is complete.

  • From unauthorised access
  • Not my problem

Which environmental items do I need to notify the builder of an issue?

Environmental & Safety Issues:

To promote good environmental practice and awareness across a site, the following are examples that can be implemented. The Principal Contractor should provide instruction and advice to all PCBU’s and workers in order to facilitate good environmental outcomes. These environmental workplace rules should apply equally to ever person working on the site.

Workplace Environmental Management:

  • Access to dangerous areas of the workplace shall be restricted and warning signs posted
  • Temporary lighting shall not be directed into adjacent properties
  • Clean up all wastes and place them in the dedicated bins provided
  • Roads must remain clear of mud, litter, building rubble and waste.

Hazardous Substance Spills:

  • Any spills of chemical, paint or fuels must be reported immediately

Soils Stockpiles:

  • Stockpiles must not be placed near stormwater drains, grates or drainage ditches
  • Batter stockpiles to 2:1 (horizontal to vertical) or less
  • Prevent flow of stormwater from stockpiles into drains with stabilisation or sediment fences.
  • Long term stockpiles must be stabilised
  • Contaminated soils must be placed in areas defined by the principal contractor

Stormwater:

  • Use silt fences or other barriers to remove excess dirt/sediments from stormwater
  • Fix or replace any damaged silt fences or barriers

Waste:

  • Place ALL separated clean paper, cans and bottles in dedicated recycling bins
  • Concrete wash out is not allowed on site and any residue is to be taken away by the agitator operator
  • Waste paint (solid) paint containers, chemical containers render, render containers should be removed from the site at the end of the day.
  • Advise your site supervisor of any odorous solids/soils excavated at the workplace

Dust, Smoke and Odours:

  • Keep exposed soil and roads moist so that they do not generate excessive dust
  • Do not drive vehicles on unsealed areas or off the established roads & tracks unless it is absolutely necessary
  • Park vehicles in designated areas ONLY
  • Remove excess soil from wheels and vehicle bodies before leaving the site

Noise:

Maintain plant and equipment regularly and fit with manufacturers specified noise silencers. Noisy activities must be discussed and approved by Principal Contractor prior to starting activities

Chemicals Spill and Disposal:

All Hazardous substances (chemical) and Dangerous Goods must NOT be stored on site

  • No smoking within 10 metres of any flammable goods/chemicals
  • DO NOT put chemicals or chemical containers in general purpose bins
  • DO NOT put chemicals in stormwater drains or the sewer
  • Immediately clean up any spills
  • Trades must notify Principal Contractor management immediately of any substantial or dangerous chemical spill.
  • Ensure clean up and disposal of Hazardous Substances are in accordance with the requirements in the MSDS’s and ensure that appropriate PPE is made available and worn.
  • Additional requirements such as environmental protection should be considered.
  • Any spills of chemical, paint or fuels
  • Soil stockpiles near stormwater drains, grates or drainage ditches
  • Waste
  • Dust, smoke and odours
  • Noise

The aim of this section is to make sure that workers are familiar with the WHS rules and procedures of the site relating to emergency procedures.

Do you know where the site emergency phone number is located?

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES and FIRST AID:

If an Emergency occurs on a MJH Group site, contact the Site Supervisor IMMEDIATELY or telephone WHS Emergency Site Response No 0400 664 300

This number is also displayed on the “Danger” sign located at the front site security fence.

Sub-contractors MUST ensure that they have a suitable sized “First Aid Kit” which is applicable to their work activity vs. risk i.e. amputation (bags).

All Site Supervisors are trained in first aid and have a first aid kit at their disposal for use in the event of an incident.

WHEN PHONING FOR HELP SAY: -

1. WHERE the emergency is : give the address/name of the site and details about the

specifics of entry

2. WHAT has happened : advise the exact nature of the injury

3. WHAT is being done

4. WHO is calling : leave a site or contact telephone number

5. WAIT to be told what to do before hanging up

Whilst waiting for the authorities, keep calm, do not interfere with the accident scene and make sure the injured person is not moved; unless there is a risk of further injury to the patient or others. Reassure the injured person that help is on the way.

Assist the authorities to locate and access the accident site.

  • Yes
  • No

In the event of a serious incident what should you do?

IN THE EVENT OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT

The scene of a NON-DISTURBANCE OCCURRENCE and its surrounding area of at least 4 metres MUST NOT be disturbed in any way other than to assist an injured person or make the area safe. Non-disturbance applies for 36 hours after the occurrence or for such time as a WorkCover Inspector prescribes.

  • Tidy and clean up
  • Rescue an individual and do not disturb the scene until investigated and authorised to tidy up

When should incidents be reported?

ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS & NEAR MISS

When an Accident, Incident or Near Miss has occurred on site, this MUST be reported immediately to the Site Supervisor. This will allow an Investigation to document all details and facts as soon as possible after the event to ensure preventative measures are put in place.

This will assist in addressing all safety aspects for the future and prevent reoccurrences.

  • Within 24 hours
  • As soon as possible