1.0 Local Government Requirements
1.1 Local municipal shire councils may require Contractor to take out certain permits and institute certain safeguards to properly protect adjoining property, roadways, footpaths and other public space. Verify the Contractor has met local government requirements and permit issue, if applicable.
1.2 Have they met local government requirements?
2.0 Secure site
2.1 Has the Contractor made the site secure?
2.2 The Contractor must ensure that children and the general public are protected from wandering into danger on construction / excavation sites. In populated areas, where the work is largely in one location, the Contractor needs to consider securely fencing his site and locking it up when it is unattended. When unattended the Contractor must leave the site in a safe and secure manner. Detail current arrangements, are they satisfactory and who from the Contractor is responsible? Please comment.
2.3 What controls on site security and adequate supervision are in place if the responsible person goes home, or subcontractors/employees are working back late? Please comment
3.0 Traffic management
3.1 Is Contractor managing traffic movement properly ?
3.2 The Contractor must make sure the public is in no danger from traffic movement to and from the site and from trucks loading and unloading alongside the site. Where necessary, consider posting flagmen to safely direct passing traffic and pedestrians.
3.3 Verify if the Contractor has taken traffic safety measures to ensure it is safe for Gippsland Water employees, his own employees & Public visitors to go about there normal duties at the site. Have they?
3.4 Is the Contractor complying with the Code of Practice for traffic control
4.0 Public safety
4.1 Is the public protected from dust and debris?
4.2 Contractor may need to regularly hose areas where work is creating excessive dust. On earthworks jobs the Contractor may need to use water carts or sprinkler systems to keep the dust down caused by traffic or the wind. Has this been properly considered?
4.3 The Contractor in plants or built up areas may need to provide full-height perimeter scaffolds alongside building walls which are in close proximity to public access, to stop debris falling on public or employees. Has this been properly considered?
4.4 The Contractor is to ensure that grit blasting, oxy-cutting and welding is done behind proper guards to prevent any injury to nearby employees or the public. Has this been properly considered?
4.5 The Contractor must ensure that plant and trucks leaving the site do not traffic mud on to local roads, and also ensure clods of earth or spoil do not fall off trucks on public roadways. Contractor to promptly clean up any mess made, and initiate remedial action to prevent it happening again. Has this been properly considered?
5.0 Work in public space
5.1 Is work on public space being properly managed?
5.2 Has the Contractor barricaded the area under construction and provide alternative safe access past the work area. Are appropriate signs erected?
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Contractor is to review the comments, and consider the recommended actions within this audit. The contractor needs to demonstrate they are complying with their obligations as an employer, what specific remedial action they propose for this site, and if any overall modifications are required to their Health and Safety Plan / safety procedures / supervision. Prompt corrective action is required to eliminate any agreed deficiencies, and any areas of disagreement need to be further explored in writing. All “failed responses” need to be addressed/resolved.