1.0 Written register
1.1 Does Contractor keep a written register?
1.2 Has Contractor before employees start working on site, recorded details of the certificates, licences and qualification cards of his workers and subcontractors?
1.3 Has Contractor/Sub Contractor ensured qualification records are up to date and easy to access, so he can readily make them available to his supervisors and leading hands and to any workers' health and safety representative or a WorkCover field officer and the Superintendent?
1.4 Is the Register available on site?
2.0 Plant and equipment that do not require specific certificates
2.1 List equipment on site that does not require specific certificates
2.2 Does Contractor have a list of training and competencies for plant and equipment that do not requiring specific certificates?
2.3 Some plant, vehicles, and equipment may not require specific certificates or licences. Contractor is obliged to ensure each employee is fully trained for the tasks they are carrying out, and that they have the necessary skills, experience and competency to safely operate each particular item of plant / equipment that they will use on the job.
Contractor to demonstrate he is undertaking his obligations in training, instruction in each individual item of plant or equipment, review of individual competency, and that some formal register log book is maintained of the process.
2.4 Using the above information, is the contractor compliant?
2.5 Has Contractor a system to check hired plant and equipment have been supplied with appropriate instructions on their safe use? Are employees aware of these instructions and is there a system to verify that only competent employees use the equipment? Does Contractor review subcontractors compliance? Check no if any of these conditions aren't satisfied and comment if necessary.
3.1 Do any scaffolders on site hold the right certificates?
3.2 Does the Contractor have evidence that a scaffolding certificate of the appropriate class is held by anyone erecting, altering or dismantling any scaffold from which a person or object could fall more than 4 metres?
3.3 Over recent years, WorkCover and interstate authorities have been issuing 3 classes of scaffolding certificate: SB (basic) which covers prefabricated scaffolds and barrow hoist erection, SI (intermediate) which also covers tube-and-coupler scaffolds, and SA (advanced) which covers all scaffolds.
4.0 Dogmen and riggers
4.1 Verify that the Contractor has a system that ensures any of his own employees, or subcontractors employees, or crane subcontractors, doing rigging and dogmen work on this site are appropriately qualified
4.2 Rigging certificates are now issued in 3 classes: RB (basic) which covers steel erection and the setting up of winches, barrow hoists etc, RI (intermediate) which also covers rigging of tilt-up panels, demolition rigging, rigging and cranes and the control of multi-crane lifts, and RA (advanced) which covers all rigging.
4.3 Do dogmen and riggers hold the right certificates?
4.4 Crane chaser certificates are no longer valid. Workers who need to exercise judgement to sling loads or who direct crane movement from outside the crane operator's full view (such as with whistle signals or radio) need a dogging (DG) or rigging certificate.
5.0 Crane and hoist operators
5.1 Cranes which need a certificated operator include
• vehicle loading cranes of 10 metre/tonnes capacity or more, (Class CV or any slewing mobile crane class),
• non-slewing mobile cranes greater than 3 tonnes capacity (Class CN or any slewing mobile crane class),
• cabin controlled bridge cranes or gantry cranes (Class CB),
• portal boom cranes (Class CP),
• derrick cranes (Class CD),
• tower cranes (Class CT) and
• slewing mobile cranes (Classes C2 - up to 20 tonnes, C6 - up to 60 tonnes, C1 - up to 100 tonnes and C0 - any capacity).
Certificated operators are needed for
• barrow hoists (Class HM or HP),
• personnel & materials hoists (Class HP),
• boom-type elevating work platforms where the boom length is 11 metres or more (Class WP) and
• concrete placing booms (Class PB).
5.2 Do crane and hoist operators hold the right certificates?
6.0 Forklift operators
6.1 LF is the certificate class issued in recent years for forklift truck operation.
6.2 Do forklift operators hold the right certificates?
7.0 Earthmoving equipment operators
7.1 Verify Contractor has records to verify competency of operators. Operators should have qualification cards for
• front-end loader/backhoes (Class LB), front-end loaders (Class LL),
• skid steer loaders (Class LS),
• excavators (Class LE),
• draglines (Class LD) and
• dozers (Class LZ).
• Work Cover no longer issues certificates for earthmoving equipment operation (although NSW and Queensland authorities continue to).
• A nationally uniform qualification system is now administered in Victoria by a several Work Cover-recognised training providers.
7.2 Do earthmoving equipment operators hold appropriate qualification cards?
8.1 Workers carrying out pressure welding or supervising structural steel welding should have the appropriate qualification card issued by a recognised training provider. Do welders hold appropriate qualification cards?
9.0 Plumbers and electricians
9.1 Verify Contractor has ensured that plumbing and gasfitting work is being done by registered plumbers.
9.2 Verify that the Contractor has ensured electrical work is being done by licensed electricians. Has a certificate of electrical safety for construction power supplies been issued on this job?
9.3 Are plumbers and electricians licenced?
10.1 Uncertificated or unqualified trainees need to be under the supervision of a certificated or qualified person, as authorised by the Contractor./Sub Contractor. The Contractor should make sure that a training log book is issued to the trainee and is being completed and signed off by the supervisor. Trainees needs clear instructions of the tasks they are carrying out, and supervisor needs to ensure that they have the necessary competency to safely operate any plant and equipment they are required to use.
10.2 Are any trainees under adequate supervision?
10.3 All other conditions satisfied?
Add additional comments
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.