• Reason, dates and length of time for shutdown

  • Reason :

  • Date of closure

  • Date re-opening

  • Person responsible for shutdown

  • Name and contact details

  • Person to be official contact during shutdown

  • Name and contact detail (if same as above, leave blank)

  • During periods where sites are not being used for extended periods, the site should be completely shut down so that it is safe, secure and not presenting uncontrolled hazards during bad weather or other circumstances where the integrity of the site can be challenged. The main reasons for complete shut down are the:

    1 christmas break 2 Easter break 3 Melbourne cup week and any other occasions where the site is closed for more than four days

Checklist questions

  • 1. Site clean and level as far as practical

  • 2. Perimeter footpaths adjacent too land clear of any building materials and debris

  • 3. Gates are locked, perimeter fence intact (bolts tight) not damaged, shade cloth secure

  • 4. Signage is displayed on gates, "construction site, no authorised entry. etc

  • 5. Contact details including names and phone numbers are accurate

  • 6. All water drums are empty and secure

  • 7. Ladder ways removed, scaffold access secure

  • 8. All non-essential machinery is removed from site and/or off hired

  • 8. Machinery and equipment left onsite are secure, keys removed and power isolated

  • 9. Hoists are isolated, power secure removed

  • 10. Edge protections completed on all open edges, scaffolds, roofs and suspended slabs

  • 11. Edge protection completed on top and mid rail kicker or mesh panel

  • 12. All materials neatly stacked and secure

  • 13. Penetrations are covered and secured

  • 14. Excavations are barricaded

  • 15. Star pickets and exposed rebar is capped

  • 16. Scaffolds are completed and inspected

  • 17. Windows are taped, glass doorways marked

  • 18. Brick walls are braced where required

  • 19. Debris and waste removed, bins are emptyed

  • 20. Roof construction material secured, debris removed from roof

  • 21. Sheds are secured, security arranged as necessary

  • 22. Generators secured in locked containers

  • 23. All sources of electricity isolated or removed. DB's locked, leads removed etc

  • 24. Fuel containers secured in Hazchem shed/lockers

  • 25. Containers locked

  • 26. Building doorways locked where possible

  • 27. Water to temporary toilets isolated to prevent tank overflow

  • 28. Regular activities cancelled such as newspapers, lunch vans, bin pickups and cleaners

  • 29. Relevant stakeholders informed of contact numbers and return to work dates.
    Consider clients, neighbours, councils, roads authorities.

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