This site safety induction is compulsory for all maintenance contractors and new staff members. You must complete this induction before you first arrive at the Simtars Redbank facility. Please note that visitors are exempt from this induction, as they will be accompanied by a staff member whenever on site.
If you are a maintenance contractor, you must provide a minimum of 24 hours notice before attending the Simtars Redbank site. If you don't provide adequate notice, you may be asked to leave the site and return at a time convenient to Simtars.
Read through the information carefully to ensure you are aware of our policies and procedures. This will help minimise the risk of accidents and injuries onsite.
At the end of the induction, please select the appropriate radio button to indicate the type of induction being submitted. Maintenance contractors will be required to upload a job-specific safe work method statement (SWMS) addressing all work being undertaken. This is a mandatory upload field and you will need to provide a SWMS or job safety analysis (JSA) before starting work. Accepted formats are MS Word or PDF. If you don't have a SWMS prepared already, you can use our SWMS template (DOCX, 91.5KB).
If you need more information, call the Team Leader - Facilities & Operations on 0436 646 815 or 07 3810 6329.
When working at the Redbank facility, you have a duty of care to yourself and others. This means you must:
Access to some areas of the Redbank site is restricted at certain times. Make sure you speak with the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations to get access to restricted areas.
Ensure you familiarise yourself with the general layout of the site and the location of your work.
Be aware of potential hazards in certain buildings and across the site.
Before starting work, consider the tasks you’ll be performing and identify any potential additional risks, including those that might not be detailed in your safe work method statement (SWMS).Follow the risk management process:
Simtars has a number of risk management requirements for any contractor working onsite.
You must provide a documented assessment of work to us a minimum of 24 hours before you start work. This can include:
The SWMS component of this induction is mandatory and you must upload a Word or PDF version of your SWMS or JSA in order to complete the induction form. If you don't have your own SWMS or JSA, you can complete the Simtars SWMS form.
Any SWMS or JSA that you provide is subject to acceptance by Simtars and must be reviewed and signed off by the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations before you start work.
You may also provide evidence of a current workers compensation insurance policy and public liability insurance at the end of this induction, although it is not mandatory.
If a safe work method statement (SWMS) needs to be varied after you have started work, you must stop work and discuss this with the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations.
Do not continue work until the SWMS or job safety analysis (JSA) has been varied and you have obtained written approval to continue.
We are committed to your safety. Simtars will always:
To ensure your safety, especially during site-wide evacuations, we require that you sign in and out at Reception whenever entering or leaving the Simtars site.
Contractors must ensure that work is conducted in accordance with the agreed safe work method statement (SWMS), and that their staff are aware of the agreed safe work method and sign off on the document accordingly.
Any variations to agreed work methods must have the prior approval of the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations.
Visitors and contractors must wear their identification sticker badge at all times while onsite. If for any reason the sticker does not adhere to your clothes, you may carry it in your pocket, but you must be able to produce it if a staff member (or Specialised Security Services if working after hours) asks you. New staff members do not need an identification sticker badge if they have completed their induction.
It’s important that you work safely at all times. We will not allow:
Any of these actions will result in Simtars directing work to cease until further notice.
Serious issues may result in contractors being directed to leave the site until further notice.
All incidents must be reported immediately to the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations or another Simtars staff member if the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations isn’t available.Types of incidents include:
When working at Simtars, you must provide a certificate of competence or current licence for equipment such as lifting equipment and forklifts.
If required, use guards (where fitted) and include the details of these in the safe work method statement (SWMS).
Ensure that any electrical equipment brought onsite is tested and tagged within a current date. Any equipment not tested and tagged must not be used.
Do not use any damaged or possibly faulty equipment. If you're unsure, ask the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations to check it for you.
If you intend to use hazardous materials, hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you must:
Roof access is restricted. The Team Leader - Facilities and Operations must approve any work performed at roof level and complete a formal risk assessment before you attend the site. Details of working at heights training and other relevant information should be detailed in the safe work method statement (SWMS) or job safety analysis (JSA).
Ladders must be tied off or otherwise secured. Elevated work platforms (EWPs) must be operated safely and licences produced for inspection. Fall restraint gear may be required, depending on the work being performed and the roof being accessed.
Power tools must be tested and tagged (if not battery operated). When using power tools:
Ensure you consider the risks and follow safe practices when excavating. An excavation permit is required if excavating > 0.5m.Consider how you will isolate:
We do a range of testing onsite that involves explosive forces and heavy equipment. This testing will generally be accompanied by a siren blast and flashing light. Just before testing commences, there will be an intercom announcement to advise site of what and when the testing will take place. Flashing warning lights are also used to increase visibility of more hazardous areas and plant or equipment during operation - for example, the forklift, gantry crane, propagation tube testing (MSTRC) and flameproof test bay (TTCC).
Different tags are used to provide information about equipment and potential risks. Tags may be placed by any person. The person who places the tag is responsible for the tag.
Any person finding a loose, undamaged tag, or tag that has not be destroyed, can assume that the tag has been unintentionally detached from the plant/equipment. Please ensure the matter is referred either directly to the person named on the tag or to the Team Leader – Facilities and Operations.
Out of service tags can be applied by all staff and contractors to identify faulty plant or equipment that has been taken out of service in order to prevent damage to the plant. This tag is an indicator that the plant or equipment is not safe to operate.
Energising or activating plant while an out of service tag is attached may result in damage to plant, or endanger the operator or personnel working near the plant.
Information tags are used to alert workers about an aspect of any plant or equipment or general use item that may be relevant to the operation but does not affect the safety of personnel.
This tag is NOT to be used as a personal danger or out of service tag.
Personal danger tags are used for tagging all energy sources applying to plant or equipment and must be used whenever there is a requirement that plant or equipment must not be started or operated while in use.
This tag is attached to the point, or points, of isolation to provide personal protection by helping to prevent unauthorised or inadvertent operation of plant or equipment that is currently under repair, servicing or maintenance. This tag can only be removed by the person who put the tag on.
Please note: A physical isolation lock must also be used to prevent unauthorised re-energising of the plant.
Energising or activating plant while personal danger tags are attached will place personnel in immediate and significant danger.
A personal danger tag alone must be treated as an isolation point but will not ensure effective physical isolation of plant or equipment.
Barricade tags are used to attach to temporary barricading to identify the reason for the barricading and the person responsible for placing the barricade.
All temporary barricades are to be fitted with barricade tags. This does not apply to permanent use barricades where existing signage and procedures are in place.
It is important to ensure that barricade tags are placed or positioned to enable anyone approaching the barricade to see the tag and be able to access the tag.
Should a large or extensive area be barricaded, multiple barricade tags will be required.
Temporary barricading is required to ensure the separation of people and a hazard and may be in the form of hazard tape, chains, rope or similar.
Isolation locks are used to secure an isolation point(s) of an item of plant or equipment, protecting against unintended re-energising while work is being carried out on the plant. This is important to prevent injury to anyone who is working on the plant.
Isolation devices can be in the form of:
Isolation locks are required to be:
Warning: Removing another worker’s isolation lock may endanger the safety of that worker.
Isolation locks can be permanently allocated to a specific person or may be allocated individually on a task-by-task basis.
There is only one key issued for each lock and the key is retained by the ‘lock holder.’
Isolation locks are available from the Simtars workshop supervisor.
Please note: When an isolation lock is used, a personal danger tag must also be placed with it. Individual isolation locks must also be placed by all persons working on the plant.
Each person is required to remove their own isolation lock and tag from the plant once the work has been completed or at the end of the shift. A worker must not leave site with an isolation lock and tag still in place. If the hazard has not been resolved, the tag must be replaced with an out of service tag.
In the following exceptional circumstances, a Simtars director may authorise the removal of an isolation lock by a person other than the person who placed the lock:
Because our testing work involves dusts and other hazardous situations, it’s essential that you use and wear the correct PPE at all times when working at Simtars. PPE can include any of the following:
Green and white signs indicate the location of safety showers and eyewash stations.You may need to use these:
Green and white signs through the site indicate the location of, or direction to, emergency-related facilities, exits, first aid equipment, etc.
Red and white signs indicate the location of, or direction to, the fire-related facilities and equipment.In an emergency, all staff, visitors and tradespeople on the Redbank site will evacuate on the first alarm tone. We do not wait for the second alarm tone. Our marshalling point is the large grass area to the left of the gate on Montgomery Street. It is marked with an assembly point sign in green and white. When evacuating, staff and any visitors or tradespeople on site must make their way to the marshalling point using the safest route possible, making sure to follow the directions given by the fire wardens on site.
If you have any questions, please contact the Team Leader - Facilities and Operations on 0436 646 815 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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