1. Commissioning Plan

  • 1.1 Is the commissioning plan in place and being adhered to ?

  • 1.2 Is the commissioning sequence in accordance with the design specification ?

  • 1.3 Does the plan account for access and egress during commissioning; that plant is stable ; the interaction of plant and people, work processes and other people ?

  • 1.4 Are environmental factors considered in the plan ?

  • 1.5 Does the plan ensure compliance with the electrical wiring standards (AS 3000 ) ?

  • 1.6 Are all staff onsite aware of the plan ? Are all workers / Contractors / visitors aware of changed status of works, i.e. Live power, pressure , chemicals etc. ?

  • 1.7 If other contractors are required for commissioning, has the contractor ensured that they are aware of the risks and they are inducted property ?

  • 1.8. Does the commissioning plan identify new risks , issue, risk mitigations ?

2. Commissioning Team

  • 2.1 Has a commissioning team been nominated ? Are the necessary people available ? Are contact details available and visible

  • 2.2. Has the commissioning lead and person managing the process been nominated and clarified ? Are contact details available and visible ? Is the person competent ?

3. Risk Assessments

  • 3.1. Does the commissioning process require a separate risk assessment ?

  • 3.2. For specific OHS&E risk identified in the plan, have the control measures been put in place ?

  • 3.3. Does the plan include instructions on the correct use of guarding and other control measures ; how to safety access and operate the plant ; who may use the item of plant ( for example, only authorised or licensed operators ) ; how to carry out inspections, shut down , cleaning , repair and maintenance ; traffic rules, rights of way, clearances and no go areas for mobile plant ; emergency procedures ?

  • 3.4. If temporary works are required, have they been implemented ?

  • 3.5. Are plans in place for chemical delivery ?

  • 3.6. Are guards/ barricades required ? Are they in place ? Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pas closes to dangerous moving parts , is a safe system of work in place to reduce risk ?

4. Contingencies

  • 4.1 Have contingencies been identified in the commissioning plan ? Are they in place ?

  • 4.2. Do the procedures incorporate systems for handling failures ?

  • 4.3. Do the procedures include all energy sources such as gas , water and electrical systems failing at initial start-up ?

  • 4.4. Unsafe or damaged lifting equipment, including ropes, slings, chains, hooks?

  • 4.5. licensing or proof competency of operators?

  • 4.6. Recorded procedures for cleaning, servicing and maintenance?

5. Documentation

  • 5.1. Are "As Built " drawings available ? If "As Built" drawings are not available , are drawings marked in red ?

  • 5.2. Are the O & M manuals available onsite ? Are they understood by operators ?

  • 5.3. Have equipment and plant data and calibration sheets been completed ?

  • 5.4. Is the current control strategy available ?

  • 5.4. Have necessary certificates been issued ? ( e.g. Certificate of Electrical Safety )

  • 5.6. Are pump curves available ?

  • 5.7. Are instrument set points being recorded ?

6 Defects List

  • 6.1. Is there a defects list? Is it kept up to date ? Any potential safety hazards should be actioned immediately.

7. Training

  • 7.1. Is there a need to train the end user and maintenance personnel in either the use or maintenance of the new plant or equipment ?

  • 7.2. Can the training be isolated from other work still occurring on site ?

  • 7.3. Does the training commence only when the plant and equipment is fully commissioned and all testing complete ?

  • 7.4. If training can commence prior to commissioning, does it need to be isolated ?

8 Signage

  • 8.1. Has the contractor declared that commissioning activities are taking place onsite ? Are there signs indicating that commissioning is taking place

  • 8.2. Are there appropriate signs present indicating that electrical switchboard is live ?

  • 8.3. Are locks and tags available ?

9. Handover- Prior to handover of the site , ensure appropriate processes are in place to allow for the transfer of relevant safety information, including the following

  • Technical instructions

  • Safety of the end user, including any personal training

  • Safety of building maintenance personal.

  • Requirements for licensing, notifications, permits etc

  • Final inspection report including safety reports, commissioning data, handover certification, engineering sign offs, occupancy permits, the risk register and identification of any remaining safety risks.

General Comments

  • Enter any comments or corrective action / follow ups here

Sign Off

  • Gippsland Water Responsible Officer

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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