Building Compliance

  • Emergency Exits are clearly signposted

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • There is clear access to Emergency Exits (they are not blocked)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Emergency Response

  • Emergency Evacuation procedures are in place

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Emergency Response Cabinets security seal is in tact (if seal is broken or missing then action item to report is to ensure that the items in the Emergency Response Cabinet are as stated on the Inventory List and new security seal is put in place)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Chief Warden is able to demonstrate that they know where the Emergency Response Plan is and can locate the Fire Role Cards

  • Deputy Warden is able to demonstrate that they know where the Emergency Response Plan is and can locate the Fire Role Cards

  • Evidence that an emergency evacuation drill has been undertaken in the period from 1st October to 1st March

  • Evidence that the emergency evacuation drills have included fire fighting response

  • Evidence that all shifts have been involved in the emergency evacuation drills

  • A Shift

  • B Shift

  • C Shift

  • D Shift

  • Evidence of Visy site performing two external drills every year with local emergency services to further test and assess Emergency Response Plan

  • Evidence that improvement opportunities from emergency evacuation drills have been identified and action plans in place

  • Evidence that critical items identified from the drill/s have been corrected immediately to manage the risk (Critical is defined as having a Risk Rating of EXTREME)

Fire Detecting, Alarming & Systems

  • Sprinkler alarm valves and fire pumps tested weekly by relevant fire services contractor

  • Fire Alarm system is tested weekly and is clearly audible for all workers in the area (testing time is 1pm Friday's)

Fire Fighting

  • 85% of permanent workers on site have completed the Fire Extinguisher and Fire Hose training within the last 2 years

  • Emergency Response Team is established

  • Members of the Emergency Response Team is communicated to the workers on site

  • All site communication

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Members of the Emergency Response Team have completed external training (national units of competence are achieved)

  • Emergency Response Team members have participated in practical drills at the Visy site on a yearly basis (state when the last drill was held)

Fire Fighting Equipment

Access to Fire Fighting Equipment

  • There is clear access to ALL fire fighting equipment in the area of the Mill being inspected

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Fire Monitors (Cannons) - currently 7 on site

  • Evidence that ALL fire monitors are tested weekly from 1 November to 1 March

  • Evidence that ALL fire monitors are tested monthly from 1 March to 1 November

  • All fire cannons have 5.5metre clearance (as a minimum)

  • All physical fire fighting equipment, including fire cannons, are checked fortnightly by the relevant fire services contractor

Fire Extinguishers

  • Evidence of a map that states the location of the fire extinguishers

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • The map stating the location of the fire extinguishes is current

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • There are records that state when the fire extinguishes have been serviced (must sight records)

  • Physical inspection of the fire extinguishes show that they are all in place and serviced as per the service reports (in the area of the Mill that is currently being inspected)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Fire Hoses

  • Physical inspection of fire hoses shows that they are stored correctly

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Physical inspection of fire hoses shows that all attachments are in place

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Physical inspection of fire hoses shows that the hoses are in good working condition

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Fire hoses in the area are only being used for the purpose of fire fighting

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Fire Pump

  • ALL items are in working condition

  • Each shift has a minimum of 2 people who are competent to operate the Fire Pump (evidence of training is provided)

Fire Hose Reels (those that are red in colour as the blue are used for operational requirements)

  • Physical inspection of Fire Hose Reels shows that they are stored correctly

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Physical inspection of Fire Hose Reels shows that all attachments are in place

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Physical inspection of Fire Hose Reels shows that the hoses are in good working condition

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Fire Hose Reels in area are only being used for the purpose of fire fighting

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Fire Shed

  • Inventory List of what items are stored in the Fire Shed is displayed at the entrance

  • ALL items are accounted for

  • ALL items are in working condition

  • Fire Shed is clearly signposted for external emergency services to locate

Fire Suppression System

  • Fire suppression system is operational

  • Fire suppression system is audited by external contractor

Fire Truck

  • Inventory List of what items are located on the Fire Truck is in the glove box

  • ALL items are accounted for

  • ALL items are in working condition

  • The Fire Truck has a fully charged battery

  • The Fire Truck's petrol tank is above 3/4 full

  • Each shift has a minimum of 2 people who are licensed to operate/drive the Fire Truck (must sight evidence that they are licensed)

Hot Work Procedures

  • All Hot Work carried out strictly in accordance with Hot Work procedures, which includes Post Work Watch (perform a random inspection of workshops and works being performed around the Mill)

  • Hot work procedures for welding and / or grinding are adhered to (including post watch inspection of 60minutes after completion of the hot work)

  • Implementation of a 11 metre exclusion zone (no combustible material) for hot work. Where this was not possible, a risk assessment was completed, documented and approved by Area Manager prior to commencement of activity. Risk Assessment to include that shields and fire blankets are used.

  • Hot work has been restricted in extreme weather (minimum is when temperature exceeds 28 degrees)

  • Hot Work Permits are in place and being adhered to (perform random inspection of work being performed)

  • Evidence of a continuous fire watch during hot works (where work is being performed outside of a designated maintenance workshop)

  • Evidence of a continuous fire watch for 60 minutes AFTER the hot work procedure has been completed (where work is being performed outside of a designated maintenance workshop)

  • Evidence of a further 3 hours of monitoring the area (after the constant 60 minute fire watch). This monitoring is to be a walkthrough of the area every 20 minutes, or workers performing work in the area being made aware, or if automatic smoke detection is active in the area it can be utilised, or a security video camera system. If 3 hours is not maintained then an 'Additional Fire Monitoring Risk Assessment' is completed and sighted.

  • Hot Work procedures have been reviewed and approved by insurers

Hot Work being performed when Total Fire Ban

  • Visy has communicated changes to Hot Work requirements to the Mill

  • Evidence of applying to NSW Fire Commission for an exemption for Hot Work on Total Fire Ban days based on assessment of fire prevention / control capability at the Mill

Housekeeping

General

  • Housekeeping procedures / inspections / checklists are in place for the area

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Evidence of housekeeping inspections being completed as per the procedure (sight a copy of a competed inspection from the past 4 weeks)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Evidence that Housekeeping is conducted, which means that possible ignition sources are removed or there are controls in place to manage the risks (recommend that DAILY inspections are completed during summer months to ensure visual checks in all high risk areas are performed)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Workers are able to state what their high risk areas are and what controls are in place to manage risks (minimum of 2 workers to be asked)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Cable Trays

  • Cable trays are clean (no accumulation of pulp)

Paper Machine

  • Housekeeping Plan for Paper Machine hood is current

  • Housekeeping is performed on Paper Machine hood

  • Housekeeping is performed on Drive Side of PM9

  • Housekeeping is performed under Press Pit conveyor PM9

  • Housekeeping is performed under Dry End conveyor PM9

  • Accumulation of paper is removed from the Broke Pits, Conveyors, Basement areas

Wasteyard

  • Waste Conveyors are cleaned DAILY

  • Clippings conveyor is clean

Woodyard

  • Chip, saw dust and hog fuel conveyors are cleaned DAILY during night shift with a complete cleaning regime completed on weekends

Material Storage & Stack

General

  • Evidence that there is a current procedure that states the stacking and storage requirements of the area

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Evidence that the workers in this area clearly understand and adhere to the stacking and storage requirements (evidence is to sigh the signed attendance Attendance Records of their training as well as visual evidence of procedures being adhered to in the workplace)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

Specific stacking and storage requiremen

  • Baled recycled paper storage is less than 1,000 tonnes stack limit

  • Kraft material is less than the 750 tonnes stack limit

  • Stacking and storage of waste bales external to buildings are a distance of at least 30 metres from outside walls, except where external wall sprinklers have been installed

  • All Chip and Hog Fuel material are stored at least 50 metres from the closest building

  • Aisle clearance between stacks is at least 6.5 metres

Powered Mobile Equipment

  • Daily / Shift mobile plant inspection checklists are completed (sight evidence)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • 5 minute post-sweep visual inspections are performed (ask a worker when they last completed this)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Mobile equipment blow down 4 times a shift to remove litter build up from fans, manifolds, exhaust systems (ask a worker when they last performed this, inspect the equipment to check that there is not a build up of litter)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Woodyard

  • Forklifts adhere to speed limits and movements are limited in storage areas where there is excessive waste material stored (excessive is defined as exceeding the storage limits)

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Exhaust muffler shields are installed on forklifts that are operating in the Wasteyard and are in working condition to ensure full functionality

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

  • Forklifts are fitted with fire blankets

  • Reel Store

  • Wasteyard

Motor Control Centre (MCC)

  • MCC's are accessible and have emergency response controls in place

No Smoking Policy Compliance

  • Workers at the Mill clearly understand where the designated smoking area is (ask a sample of workers on the day of inspection to determine the level of understanding)

  • Workers at the Mill clearly understand what the consequences are if they are found smoking on site (I.e. outside the designated area). Ask a sample of workers on day of inspection to determine level of understanding.

  • Is there evidence of smoking within the operational area of the Mill (I.e. through the turnstiles and Gatehouse boom gates)

  • Designated smoking area has an extinguisher and / or bucket of water

  • Designated smoking area has adequate cigarette butt receptacles and are routinely cleaned

Plant

  • List plant and/or equipment specific to the area that has special requirements associated with fire prevention. Evidence provided that these requirements are being met

Risk Management

  • Hazard Register in Vault lists the plant / equipment that are rated as Major and Extreme in regards to Fire Hazard

  • Controls to manage risk are reviewed yearly to work towards reducing the risk rating

  • Workers know what hazards in their area are related to Fire (ask a sample of workers on day of inspection to determine level of understanding)

  • Workers know what controls are in place to manage these hazards (ask a sample of workers on day of inspection to determine level of understanding)

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