SPECIFIC INDUCTION FOR MAINTENANCE, SUPPLY, REPAIR PERSONNEL & OTHERS
(The ‘Facility’) personnel must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers engaged, or caused to be engaged by their business; and workers whose activities in carrying out work are influenced or directed by venue personnel; while the workers are at work at the venue.
This information outlines generalised health and safety duties of maintenance, supply, repair personnel and others whilst they are at the venue site. This information is for guidance only and does not replace a person’s obligation as outlined under WHS legislation, codes of practise and Australian Standards. All risks must be minimised as is reasonably periods.
Maintenance, supply, repair personnel and others must make contact with the person in charge at the venue prior to and on conclusion of any work conducted within the venue’s environment. Maintenance, supply, repair personnel and others are also required to advise the person in charge at the venue when they are leaving the venue for any extended periods
Prior to the commencement of works, the person in charge at the venue will ensure that maintenance, supply, repair personnel and others are given site specific information to aid them in maintaining a continued safe work environment.
The person in charge at the venue must ensure a person entering the workplace for maintenance, supply of a service or repair work:
· Have been given this safety information and hazardous materials list specifically for that site, or
· Is accompanied by someone who has been given this safety information hazardous materials list specifically for that site.
The information listed below promotes the venue safety requirements for maintenance, supply, repair personnel and others whilst they are curry out maintenance, supply of a service or repair work. Once the information has been read, sign off must be completed on the sign on / sign off sheet as an acknowledgement of understanding. Sign on / sign off sheet must be completed by a person or a person’s delegate every time, prior to and on completion of any works within the venue.
Venue staff, coucil and contract personnel need to implement and maintain safe housekeeping practices when working in and around the venue, these include:
· Appropriate, safe and clear access to, from and within the workplace environment
· Safe systems for collecting, storing and disposing of excess or waste materials
· Safe systems for the storage of items equipment and materials
· An adequate number of safety signage and barriers that are kept in good condition.
Maintenance supply and repair personnel must:
· Implement and maintain the safe housekeeping practices that apply to their work
· Manage risks from protruding objects such as exposed nails or vertical reinforcing steel.
Maintenance supply and repair personnel must prevent or minimise risks from using a ladder.
Single or extension ladders may only be used to:
· Gain access
· Carry out permitted work, where the material or equipment being carried does not restrict movement or cause loss of balance; the trunk of the body remains centred on the ladder; and equipment can be used with one hand (unless a control to prevent a fall is used).
· Prevent falls of objects including equipment, material, tools and debris that can fall or be emitted sideways or upwards are considered as falling objects with a control measure
The ladder must be fit for purpose and secured against movement at or near its top or bottom.
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel must take noise control into account when working at the venue. Any noisy work, noise above 85dba(8), will not be permitted during venue opening hours or if the venue personnel are present unless prior consent by the person in charge of the venue has been given.
If continuous noisy work is required over a period of time, a noise management plan will need to be documented with consolation from relevant venue personnel to help implement the chosen noise control measures. It should identify what action needs to be taken, who will be responsible for taking the action and by when. The plan should be based on the results of any noise assessment and should also include:
· Measuring noise levels to confirm that control measures are achieving expected attenuation
· Control measures for temporary work areas and situations
· Time frames for reviewing noise assessment and control measures
Access to hazardous materials register
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel who carry out work or refurbishment at the venue must read the hazardous materials register, if provided before the maintenance, supply or repair personnel commences any work or refurbishment at the workplace.
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel who are to carry out work or refurbishment must not carry out work or refurbishment on hazardous materials unless authorised to do so. Authorisation must be presented to the person in charge at the venue along with any licenses required to work on hazardous material prior to any work commencing.
In the event of an emergency situation within the venue environment the relevant pool personnel at a workplace will implement the emergency plan for the workplace. The maintenance, supply and repair personnel within the venue during an emergency event must:
· On the sounding of warning prescribed by relevant venue personnel, stop work and prepare to be evacuated and
· On the sounding of an evacuation call or prescribed by relevant venue personal, evacuate via the designated exists and assemble within the designated assembly area.
Manly products contain substances that may cause adverse health effects. Any hazardous substance used within the venue must be managed by the maintenance, supply or repair personnel according to the Hazardous substance Regulation and Codes of Practice. To maintain a safe work environment, ensure:
· Hazard substance containers have labels with relevant information
· Hazard substance have a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and risk assessment.
· Consult with the workplace prior to use. If people are exposed to the hazardous substance, it may compromise their health.
· Monitoring and/or health surveillance (if required) during use of the substance.
The use of electrical equipment can create serious health and safety risks. Electrical shook and falls from trip hazards can result in injures.
Electrical equipment must:
· Be inspected, tested and tagged or connected to a residual current device (RCD).
· Be in good working order and have the appropriate casings and guarding
· Not promote trip hazards
Dust and smells
Dusts and toxic smells can be a significant problem when working in enclosed environments. Toxic dust can be created depending on the abrasive material being used and the surface being blasted. The first thing you should do when managing the risk from dusts at your workplace, is to conduct a risk management process. This means:
· Identify sources of dusts and toxic smells
· Assess dust and toxic smell levels
· Evaluate the risk to exposed workers and other persons, and
· Decide what control measure and health monitoring is required.
Management of risks
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel, in managing risks to health and safety, must identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risks to health and safety.
A duty holder, in managing risks to health and safety, must:
· Eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable; and
· If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate risks to health and health and safety, minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of other persons is not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking.
Incident, injury or dangerous event
Maintenance, supply and repair personnel must ensure that relevant Pool personnel are notified immediately after becoming aware of incident, injury or dangerous event arising out of work being conducted by the maintenance, supply and repair personnel within the venue.
SIGN ON / SIGN OFF SHEET FOR MAINENANCE, SUPPLY, REPAIR PERSONNEL & OTHERS
This venue is committed to being a Zero Harm business, where safety is the first priority and where it is not acceptable to cause harm to anyone. By signing below you hereby acknowledge that you have read and understood the responsibility outlined in the “specific induction for maintenance supply, repair personnel and others” and accept that you and any workers attached to you will comply with your health and safety obligations whilst at the this venue.