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HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN

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1. CONTENTS
1.0 Aim and Objective.......................................................................................................
2.0 GE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY.............................................
3.0 Organisational Structure..............................................................................................
4.0 Responsibilities and Authorities..................................................................................
4.1 GE Managers..............................................................................................................
4.2 Project Manager..........................................................................................................
4.3 Project Supervisor.......................................................................................................
4.4 Employees..................................................................................................................
4.5 Safety Advisor.............................................................................................................
4.6 Contractors.................................................................................................................
4.7 Safety Representative.................................................................................................
5.0 SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.......................................
6.0 Personal Protective Equipment..................................................................................
7.0 Consultation and Communication...............................................................................
7.1 Pre-Start Meetings......................................................................................................
7.2 Safety Meetings Site Wide.........................................................................................
7.3 Safety Toolbox Meetings............................................................................................
7.4 Promotion...................................................................................................................
7.5 Dispute Settlement.....................................................................................................
8.0 Site Induction..............................................................................................................
9.0 Managerial and Supervisor Staff................................................................................
10.0 Safe Work Procedures...............................................................................................
11.0 Pre Start Requirements....
12.0 First Aid......................................................................................................................
13 First Aid Representatives...........................................................................................
14 Rehabilitation..............................................................................................................
15.0 Accidents/Incidents...................................................................................................
15.1 Definitions.................................................................................................................
15.2 Accident/Incident Reporting and Recording.............................................................
15.3 Reportable Accidents/Incidents................................................................................
15.4 Injury Management...................................................................................................
15.5 Workers Compensation............................................................................................
16.0 Hazard Management................................................................................................
16.1 Hazard Identification.................................................................................................
16.2 GE Company Operating Standards..........................................................................
16.3 Project Safety Procedures........................................................................................
16.4 Legislative Requirement...........................................................................................
16.5 Job Safety Analysis..................................................................................................
16.6 Hazard Reporting and Identification.........................................................................
16.7 Workplace Safety Inspections..................................................................................
16.8 Informal Inspections.................................................................................................
16.9 HSE Representative Inspections..............................................................................
16.10 Workplace Monitoring.............................................................................................
17.0 Statistics and Performance Indicators......................................................................
18.0 Plant and Equipment................................................................................................
18.1 Pre-start Inspections.................................................................................................
18.2 Plant Inspection Register..........................................................................................
18.3 Cranage....................................................................................................................
18.4 Significant Lifts.........................................................................................................
19.0 Performance Project Monitoring
19.1 HSE Statistics...........................................................................................................
19.2 HSE Audits...........................................................................................................
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20.0 Exposure and Control Practices...............................................................................
20.1 Traffic Management.................................................................................................
20.1.1 Vehicles.................................................................................................................
20.1.2 Standard Specifications for Light Vehicles............................................................
20.1.3 Standard Specifications for Trucks and Special Equipment..................................
20.1.4 Other Requirements..............................................................................................
20.1.5 Operation of Vehicles............................................................................................
20.1.6 Working on or Adjacent to Traffic Ways................................................................
20.2 Working at Heights...................................................................................................
20.2.1 Hierarchy of Control..............................................................................................
20.3 Working above another Work Area..........................................................................
20.4 Housekeeping..........................................................................................................
20.5 Notices and Signs....................................................................................................
20.6 Barricading...............................................................................................................
20.7 Chemical Hazards....................................................................................................
20.8 Personal Protective Equipment................................................................................
20.9 Smoking Policy.......................................................................................................
20.10 Alcohol and Other Drugs........................................................................................
20.11 Electrical Equipment...............................................................................................
20.12 Permit to Work........................................................................................................
20.13 Isolation and Tagging.............................................................................................
21.0 Subcontractor Management.....................................................................................
21.1 Pre-Award Controls..................................................................................................
21.2 Pre-Start Briefing......................................................................................................
21.3 Working on the Project.............................................................................................
21.4 Safety Inductions.
22.0 Environment.............................................................................................................
22.1 Environmental Management Policy & procedures.
22.1.1 Management Commitment......................................................................................
22.1.2 Assessment and Control.........................................................................................
22.1.3 Inductions...............................................................................................................
22.1.4 Plant and Equipment..............................................................................................
22.1.5 Potential Hazards...................................................................................................
22.1.6 Cyclones................................................................................................................
22.1.7 Dust.......................................................................................................................
22.1.8 Hazardous Materials.............................................................................................
22.2 Environmental Awareness........................................................................................
22.2.1 Protection of the Environmet..................................................................................
22.2.2 Water Drainage.
22.3 Cultural Awareness..
22.3.1 Protection of Sensitive Sites
22.4 Storage and Disposal of Non-Toxic Waste Materials.
22.5 Spillage Contingency Plan...
22.5.1 Purpose..
22.5.2 Employee Notifications.
22.5.3 Reporting Requirements..
22.5.4 Reporting Requirements..
22.6 Waste Minimisation..
22.7 Rehabilitation of Work Sites
22.8 Training programmes
22.8.1 Site Superintendent/Supervisor..
22.8.2 Management Involvement with Environmental Requirements
Minor Servicing Procedure

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1. AIM AND OBJECTIVES

1.1. Aim
Global Electrotech Pty Limited (GE) HSE management plan has been developed to
document the Safety & Environment Management systems to be implemented and
maintained by GE in accordance with the scope of works that has been detailed for the
Site.

1.2. Objective
The Objective for this includes:
GE HSE policies and objectives;
Systems and control measures for managing the works to be completed in a safe
manner;
HSE responsibilities and authorities of management, supervisors and employees;
Procedure for the administration of HSE activities;
Processes for recording/reporting of HSE performance;
Safety management systems for the identification and management of potential
hazards;
Interfaces with legislative requirements.

The plan is intended as a working reference and will provide both line
management and employees with the responsibilities and authorities necessary
to achieve the objectives of GE HSE policy. This plan has been developed from
industry standards and has regard to the codes of practice that will form a
minimum compliance requirement for GE.
Statutory requirements also apply to this plan and shall be adhered to at all
times. Irrespective of the source or application, standards, policies and codes of
practise higher than those outlined in this plan shall apply.

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2. POLICY
GE is committed to providing safe and healthy work environments throughout
our organization by the implementation of our occupational health, safety and
environmental management system aligned with the requirements of AS-4801,
ISO-14001 and applicable statutory regulations and codes of practice.
To ensure this GE will..
Consider the safety and protection of its personnel and the environment with
the same priority as all other business objectives.
Set health, safety and environmental management goals and measure our
performance against these targets.
In consultation with our employees, establish operating procedures and
facilities designed to minimize risk.
Ensure all employees are committed to health, safety and environmental
management.
Provide appropriate information, training and supervision, in accordance with
identified risks and hazards.
Comply with customer and statutory requirements in line with occupational
health, safety and environmental regulations, guidelines and codes of practice.
Record, report and investigate workplace injuries and disease.
Provide rehabilitation and injury management systems.
This policy is subject to regular review for compatibility with site work activities
and identification of improvement opportunities and shall be endorsed by GE
and its managers.

Damian Gardiner
Managing Director
25th July 2005

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3. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

Managing Director

Office
Admin

Contracts
Coordinator

Engineering
Team

Project
Managers

Installation
Team

Business
Development
Manager

State Service &


Maintenance
Manager

Business
Development
Team

Service &
Maintenance
Coordinator

Service &
Maintenance
Team

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4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES

4.1. GE MANAGERS

GE Managers shall be responsible and accountable for the development, implementation


and maintenance of all GE HSE and rehabilitation policies and procedures.
The position carries the prime responsibility to demonstrate through proactive measures the
commitment of GE to all environmental and safety issues. Pro-Active measures shall include
management-initiated actions to improve the safety and environmental systems together
with prompt response to meaningful suggestions and or recommendations from all site
personnel.
The General Manager shall ensure that:
All on-site personnel are accountable for HSE performances within their area of
responsibility;
Appropriate safety standards are set through participation and consultation with all site
personnel including supervisors, employees and client representatives.
All quality, safety and environmental reports and inspections are reviewed and will initiate
appropriate rectification responses where necessary;
There will be an active participation in all accident/incident investigations;
There will be active participation in safety/environment meetings and programs;
Monitoring for compliance with environmental and safe work methods shall occur.
Conduct Pre-start safety alignment meetings with Client As required. Review first aid and
accident/incident reports
Monthly Investigate serious incidents as required
Participate in workplace HSE hazard inspections
Monthly Review site safety performance Monthly
Participate in group safety meetings Monthly
Attend safety toolbox meetings Weekly

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4.2. PROJECT MANAGERS

The Project Manager has the delegated responsibility for all operations of the project team
and as such assumes responsibility for the teams conformance with all relevant GE, client
and statutory based HSE requirements.
Consistent with assigned responsibilities and authorities, the management team shall
provide and be accountable for maintaining a safe place of work. Duties include:
Reporting to the general manager or delegate regularly and/or immediately in the event of
a significant incident;
Assisting in developing and controlling company procedures and safety instructions in all
workplaces;
In consultation, provide active support to GE personnel in all HSE matters;
Liaising with the general manager or delegate to ensure statutory compliance and
conformance to HSE acts, regulations standards and specifications;
Providing a safety example, encouraging safety, quality, environment and productivity
through visible presence at all workplaces.

4.3. PROJECT SUPERVISOR

It is recognized by senior management that project supervisors play an important role in the
effective implementation of the safety program. Every effort shall be made by senior
management to encourage feed back from the shop floor as a vital part of the Safety
Management System.
Project Supervisors shall play an active roll on the safety committee. Duties include:
Reporting to the senior Project Manager;
A working knowledge of GE HSE policies;
Ensuring planned safe working methods are implemented;
Identifying and eliminating safety and environmental hazards in the workplace;
Incorporating safety and environment instructions when allocating tasks;
Convening tool box meetings;
Attending safety and environment meetings;
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Conducting incident investigations and reporting findings to the HSE coordinator via the
Project Manager;
Ensuring safety, quality inductions of all personnel including sub contractors;
Undertake safety and environment inspections of workshops and/or sites;
Liaise with the Project Manager at all times;
Provide a visible safety example, encouraging and promoting safety and environmental
policies and procedures in all workplaces.

4.4. EMPLOYEES

GE believes that safety is everyones responsibility.


Employees shall:
Take reasonable care for their own safety and health;
Use all personal protective equipment that is issued to meet safety
requirements;
Report all identified hazards, defects in plant or equipment no matter how
minor;
Make all endeavors to warn other employees of known hazards;
Comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements for the
workplace;
Assist in achieving goals set by management
Actively support the project safety and environmental policies
Maintain a sound knowledge of safe work practices;
Comply with guidelines formulated and distributed through inductions, toolbox
meetings and site instructions.

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4.5. SAFETY ADVISOR


The Safety Advisor is required to:
Review, on a regular basis, all of the project HSE policies and guidelines to
ensure compliance with statutory and client requirements and objectives; Assist
with the proper implementation of the project HSE Management Plan; Provide
assistance and advice with the inspection and audit programs; Attend safety
toolbox meetings and provide advice as required;
Assist with the preparation of accident/incident reports and investigations;
Assist management in maintaining a pro-active approach to safety, quality and
environment and advise on the adequacy of resources; Attend safety
committee meetings as required;
Assist in the preparation of Job Safety Analysis.

4.6. CONTRACTORS
Contractors are accountable for:
Safety performance in their respective areas of control;
Compliance with the Project HSE Management Plan where they have not
already had a system in place or current systems are below the standards set
out by the Alliance partners.
Provision and maintenance of safe systems of work.
The development and provision of Job Safety Analysis and safe work
procedures for their unique systems of work.

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4.7. SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE


HSE representatives shall, where elected;
Be familiar with the statutory requirements applicable to the position;
Work with the respective supervisor to overcome day-to-day problems;
Attend scheduled meetings to discuss the safety program with Line Management;
Attend Safety Committee meetings as required
Carry out the normal duties for which they were originally employed.

5. HSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

This HSE plan has been developed to properly document the HSE Management
systems to be implemented and maintained by GE in the execution of its scope
of works on Site.

6. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


All clothing and protective equipment, essential to the protection of workers,
shall be provided for use by those persons. This equipment may include and
shall conform to:
Gloves- AS/NZS 2161:2000 Occupational Protective Gloves Selection Use and
Maintenance;
Hearing protection- AS/NZS: 1270 Acoustics- Hearing Protectors;
High visibility garments- AS/NZS: 4602: 1999 High Visibility Garments;
Breathing apparatus- AS/NZS: 1716: 2003- Raspatory Protective Devices;
Medium Velocity Eye protection- AS/NZS: 1337: 1992- Eye Protectors for
Industrial Applications;
Sun cream- AS/NZS: 2604: Sunscreen Products;
Fall protection equipment- AS/NZS: 1891.4:2000- Industrial Fall Arrest
Systems and Devices- Selection, Use and Maintenance.
Minimum PPE requirements for entry onto the project site shall consist of:
Long sleeve collard shirt;
Long trousers;
Steel capped boots- AS/NZS: 2210.2: 1994 Occupational FootwearSpecifications;
Medium Velocity Eye protection- AS/NZS: 1337: 1992- Eye Protection for
Industrial Applications;
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Safety hat- AS/NZS: 1801: 1997 Occupational Protective Helmets.


During the development of all control measures, the JSA procedure shall be
used to assist in minimising the reliance upon PPE.
Selection and Use
GE shall ensure that all employees and sub-contract personnel are instructed
and/or trained in the correct use of each PPE item prior to use.

7. CONSULTATION AND COMMUNICATION


Regular structured safety meetings shall provide a base for communicating
potential issues, safety hazards, safety initiatives and programs between GE and
the Client.

7.1. PRE-START MEETINGS


Prior to the start of every shift, a pre-start meeting shall be conducted to raise
the safety awareness of employees prior to the commencement of their daily
activities. Meetings shall be conducted on the job or, in certain circumstances, at
a nominated facility. Job start meetings shall feature information discussions
concerning any inherent hazards associated with the daily planned works as well
as precautions, which will be initiated to control them.
JOB START MEETING STRUCTURE

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7.2. SAFETY MEETINGS SITE WIDE


The Project Manager shall ensure that all project safety meetings HAVE
MINUTES OF THE MEETING RECORDED. Tasks and target dates shall be
assigned to responsible personnel. Project meetings shall initially be held weekly
and then at a frequency to be determined by the Project Manager.

7.3. SAFETY TOOLBOX MEETINGS

Safety meetings shall be held on a weekly basis. The purpose of these meetings
will be to enable the supervisor to discuss and where necessary provide
explanations for safety related subjects in a concise manner so as to ensure the
understanding and interaction of participants.
The manager shall liaise with supervisory personnel to formulate subject matter
and specific safety topics consistent with currant activities. Details of all safety
meetings including attendees, topics or any concerns raised from topic
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discussions and proposed actions shall be recorded using the standard GE


toolbox report form.
Copies shall be posted on all safety notice boards and posted to the Project
Manager within twenty four (24) hours and filed in accordance with the following
close out table.

7.4. PROMOTION
Safety bulletins, alerts, posters and signs shall be utilized to ensure employees
are kept up to date with current activities, trends or other promotional activities.
Safety alerts issued by GE or clients shall be posted on specific notice boards
and discussed at the next scheduled pre-start meeting or safety toolbox meeting.

7.5. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

If an employee has reason to believe that they are or will be exposed to a


workplace hazard, they shall report to and discuss the situation with their
immediate supervisor and workplace HSE representative. Employees shall be
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re-deployed to a safe working area. The situation shall be dealt with in the
following order;
If the matter is not resolved, the Work Place Supervisor and HSE
Representative shall jointly obtain the relevant technical data and safety advice
in an attempt to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of all concerned.
In the event that the matter is not resolved the Supervisor, HSE Representative
and the HSE Committee (where applicable) shall discuss and attempt to resolve
the matter to the satisfaction of all concerned.
If the matter is not resolved the matter shall be referred to Senior Management
for resolution.
In the event that the matter still remains unresolved, parties shall refer the
matter to Worksafe division, department of consumer and employment
protection for resolution.
The flow chart for safety dispute settlement can be found on the following page.

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8. SITE INDUCTIONS
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Prior to any work commencing, the Site Manager or nominees are responsible to
ensure that all employees, including new, transferred and reclassified persons
are given a site specific induction designed to promote awareness of safety rules
and standards.
Further to the site specific induction, personnel are also required to attend and
pass the following inductions:
The GE Project Supervisor shall be responsible for ensuring employees working
under their direct control are advised of the specific requirements relevant to
their scope of work: It shall be the responsibility of Site Management to ensure
that all of the employees competency information is registered on a Skills
Matrix and a copy is held on site so as to ensure that all assignments are safely
allocated and are commensurate with employee skill levels.
Prior to any work commencing, the Project Supervisor/Manager or nominees will
be responsible for ensuring that all contractors are given a site safety induction
and an area specific induction designed to promote awareness of safety rules
and standards.
Note:
Children and pets are not admitted onto any construction or mining site. All
Personnel shall comply with the project safety requirements.

9. MANAGERIAL AND SUPERVISOR STAFF


GE shall ensure that managerial and supervisory personnel are competent and
understand the requirements in Occupational Safety and Health.

10. SAFE WORK PROCEDURES


It shall be the responsibility of all Supervisors to identify their site and work
specific safety requirements. The procedures necessary for safe completion of
the required work could be all or any of the following, but is not limited to:
Safety tagging and isolation systems;
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Confined space entry;


Hot work permits;
Excavation (permit to dig);
Toxic substances;
Restricted access;
Special clothing;
Vehicle movement;
Crane/rigging activities;
Security.
The Project Supervisor as evidence that personnel have been inducted to Site
specific procedural requirements shall maintain appropriate training records.

11. PRE-START REQUIREMENTS


Before any person can be sent to site the following requirements shall be
completed.
8.4.1 A request for Entry form shall be completed and submitted to the Perth
Office 8.4.2 Accommodation request forms to be completed and returned to the
site office 8.4.3 Site visit request form to be submitted for short duration visits.
The Request for Entry form will generate a client initiated response which will
include the issue of a Clients Check List of requirements to be satisfied before
the attendance of any person on site will be permitted.

12. FIRST AID


First Aid facilities, equipped to a level commensurate with the risk shall be
provided and will be fully maintained at all times.
Supplementary facilities or eye wash stations shall be located at locations
considered to be necessary.
All injuries treatments shall be entered into the project first aid register and
reported to the Burrup Fertilisers Project Representative.
Injuries requiring medical attention or further consultation may be referred to the
site emergency centre.
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13. FIRST AID REPRESENTITIVES


All qualified first aid personal shall be identified with an approved sticker
depicting a white cross on a green background on their safety helmets.
Names of attendants shall be located on safety notice boards.
All employees shall be made aware of the first aid post location and the
identification of first aid personal in specific work crews at the Area Safety
Induction and Orientation session.

14. REHABILITATION
An effective system of rehabilitation shall be promoted and supported throughout
the course of works.
All injured persons shall be encouraged to participate in suitable rehabilitation
programs.
The site policy for rehabilitation shall be discussed at the Safety Inductions and
will be posted on the notice board.

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15. ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS

15.1. Definitions

A workplace accident / incident is defined as any occurrence or event that


might occur in the working environment that has the potential to cause injuries to
personnel, damage to property, or adverse impact to the environment. All
incidents that: result in injuries or illness to any person, cause property damage,
have an adverse affect on the Environment or are classified as being a near
miss event, shall be reported to the Project Manager and HSE coordinator via
the GE accident/incident report form.
This important component of the HSE System relies upon;
Immediate notification.
Ensuring that correct and responsible personnel are involved.
Providing detailed and true accounts of incidents.
Proper completion of the Incident/Accident Report Form.
Responsibility levels based on the severity or potential severity of the incident.
Results from Accident/Incident investigations may determine the need to review
and improve working procedures to prevent recurrence of a similar
accident/incident occurring again.

15.2. Accident/Incident Reporting and Recording


All GE employees and sub contractor personnel are required to report all
accidents and/or dangerous occurrences involving personal injury, plant or
equipment damage and environmental incidents directly following the
occurrence.
It is the responsibility of the Project Manager and Supervisors to fully investigate
the occurrence with personnel involved utilizing the standard Incident/ Injury
Investigation Report form and procedures.

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Completed copies of the investigation report detailing circumstances, actions


and the responsibilities shall be forwarded to management within twenty four
(24) hours of the occurrence.
All report forms shall be forwarded to the GE Managers in the prescribed format.
It is a responsibility of the Project Manager / nominated representative to ensure
that all action items identified to preclude a re-occurrence are addressed in a
timely manner.

15.3. Reportable Accidents/Incidents


In the event that a serious accident, incident or injury occurs, or is an event that
has potentially serious implications, the Site Manager shall immediately notify
the Site representative and ensure that the regulatory authority is notified.

15.4. Injury Management


In the event where any person is injured, then that person will be required to
report the injury as soon as possible to the immediate supervisor, and must
promptly proceed to the nearest First Aid Facility to be assessed and receive
first aid treatment from the First Aid personal.
An Incident/Injury Investigation report form and the Workers Compensation
forms shall be completed in all cases where the persons injuries require First
Aid assistance and or medical treatment whether or not time off work has
resulted from the incident.
If the injury is of a severe nature, the injured person shall be taken to the nearest
nominated medical centre or hospital for further treatment. The site ambulance
shall be called if deemed necessary by the First Aid personal and the Supervisor
(or a nominee) shall accompany the injured person to hospital to ensure that the
doctor is aware of the GE Rehabilitation Policy.
The employees supervisor shall ensure that the employee performs his duties
strictly in accordance with the Medical Practitioners directions for resumption of
work. The Safety Coordinator in cooperation with site safety personnel shall
initiate follow-up investigations as deemed necessary. Any findings and safety
recommendations will be forwarded to Management for consideration to prevent
recurrence of a similar nature.

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15.5. Workers Compensation


The GE site administration personnel shall forward copies of all incident
investigation and medical reports to the client who will initiate and process
claims for workers Compensation where any time off work or medical costs have
been incurred because of work related injury or disease.
Sub contract personnel initiating claims shall process them through the GE site
administration.
Copies of all hazard/Incident Reports, Injury/Illness Records, medical certificates
and Workers Compensation Forms shall be forwarded to the GE head office.

16. HAZARD MANAGEMENT


GE will, in conjunction with the client, compile a comprehensive risk assessment
consistent with both the hazard details for products to be provided to GE by the
client and the scope of works to be carried out. This Risk Assessment record
forms part of the plan and shall be available to all of GE employees and its SubContractors.

16.1. Hazard Identification


All individual work packages shall be fully evaluated to identify potential hazards
inherent to the proposed method of work or as a result of the local work
environment. The following section details the methods identified to suitably
control and document the processes that form the integrated systems approach
to be used on site.

16.2. GE Company Operating Standards


The HSE Management plan and associated Operating Standards shall be
located and maintained at the site office.
The company standards will provide a guide to the minimum acceptable
requirements to be adopted in the absence of any specific client or regulatory
controls.

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16.3. Project HSE Procedures


Line Management shall generate the Project Safety Procedures (PSP) with
assistance from the Supervisor to ensure that identified health or safety issues
are suitably controlled and managed.
The PSPs shall be written in short simple statements where a potential hazard
or control process cannot be suitably identified utilizing the JSA process.
The PSP register inclusive of procedures shall become attachments to the HSE plan.

16.4. Legislative Requirement


The Project manager shall ensure that current copies of mandatory acts,
regulations and codes of practice etc, applicable to the scope of work are
available on the site or if the need arises available to the site.

16.5. Job Safety Analysis


When making reference to the use of JSA documents on site, it is recognized
that the term JSA is sometimes referred to as being a JHA (job hazard analysis).
To avoid any confusion, and for the purposes of this document, the term JSA will
be accepted as having a broader meaning that will accept and include the term
JHA.
The Job Safety Analysis (JSA) process shall be used as one of the primary
hazard identification and control processes. Where practicable the JSA shall be
utilized in lieu of a detailed written procedure. The relevant supervisor shall be
responsible for completing an initial draft of the JSA and passing it to the Project
Manager for approval.
The Supervisor and work crew shall review the JSA and add final comment
immediately prior to commencement of the task.

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16.6. Hazard Reporting and Identification


All employees shall be encouraged to correct hazards on a see and fix basis,
providing it is within their ability and it is safe to do so.
Any hazard, that is outside their ability to handle or cannot be rectified
immediately, shall be isolated and made safe from general access through the
placement of barricades and warning signs and be reported to the immediate
supervisor.
The Supervisor shall initiate an immediate and appropriate action. The employee
should also notify all persons who are present in the area of the hazard.
Where an employee encounters what they believe to be a HSE hazard or is
allocated work to perform that they consider unsafe, they shall immediately
advise their Supervisor.
The work in question shall not be performed until such time as the matter has
been finally determined, except under such conditions as may be agreed
between the parties.
Should the grievance remain unsolved, the supervisor and the employees HSE
representative shall meet and inspect the work area to determine a resolution to
the safety grievance.
Should the parties be unable to resolve an issue, the GE HSE Advisor shall be
asked to assist in its resolution.
If the grievance is still not resolved, a representative of the regulatory authority
may be requested, by any of the parties, to advise on the application and
interpretation of relevant Acts, Regulations or site requirements.
All parties shall endeavor to maintain continuous and productive work for those
workers not in the immediate area.
Their Supervisors shall, when required, allocate all employees who have been
removed from the area where a safety hazard is believed to exist, alternative
work in another area.
The Process for hazard reporting shall be discussed with all employees at the
time of induction.
SEE ALSO SECTION 7.5 DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

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16.7. Work Place Safety Inspections


Formal hazard inspections of the workplace shall be conducted on a weekly
basis to cover both safety and environmental issues.
The inspections shall be carried out using a standard Construction Safety
Inspection Check List applicable to the scope of work being undertaken.
Immediately following an inspection, results shall be discussed with the relevant
Supervisor who will initiate corrective actions.
A copy of the Inspection Report Form shall be retained and filed following review
of corrective actions.
The safety inspection program provided at figure 3 shall be used by the
Management Team to identify and record the frequency for inspection activities.

16.8. Informal Inspections


Supervisors shall conduct informal inspections of the area in their control on a
daily basis and record serious variations on their Daily Diary Report Form.

16.9. HSE Representative Inspections


HSE Representatives where elected shall be invited to participate in workplace
inspections within each thirty (30) day period or as agreed between the Project
Manager and HSE representative.

16.10.

Workplace Monitoring

Workplace monitoring shall be instituted as required for noise, vibration, fumes


gases, explosive mixtures, oxygen deficiency (in enclosed spaces) respirable
dust or fibres. Depending on complexity, monitoring shall be done by a
competent person.

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17. Statistics and Performance Indicators


Safety statistics shall be gathered on a weekly basis and reported to
management by the Project Manager who will present the incident/accident data
monthly to the client.
Subcontractors shall provide details regarding their weekly statistics to GE for
collection.

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18. PLANT AND EQUIPMENT


All plant and equipment introduced to the site by GE or any lower tier contractor
organization shall conform to the manufactures specification.
In addition, requirements by the regulatory authority for machinery guarding and
warning devices shall be adhered to, prior to the operation of the
plant/equipment on the site.
All inspection and maintenance activities inclusive of breakdowns shall be
recorded using the logbook provided for the relevant plant.
All items of classified plant shall be provided with a logbook that contains;
Current copy of registration or certificates where applicable;
Operation manual
Daily pre-start inspection checklists
Maintenance records for prior history and provision for future entries;
Mobilization checklist completed by an appropriately qualified or competent
person

18.1. Pre-start Inspections


Supervisors shall ensure that all items of plant provided for use at their
workplace are inspected prior to operation each morning.
The operator or person delegated to complete the inspection shall enter details
of the inspection into the plant logbook.

18.2. Plant Inspection Register


The project shall maintain a system to record each item of plant introduced into
the workplace on a Plant Register that will determine inspection levels,
registration details and logbook requirements.

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18.3. Cranage
Crane operation shall be directed by a single licensed Dogger or Rigger, control
of loads will be by the use of a tag line.
The movement of mobile cranes on site with jibs exceeding fifteen (15) meters
shall have a Dogger provided as a walking escort.
Riggers and Doggers shall inspect all slings, shackles and gear prior to use and
formally in accordance with the frequency designated in the Safety Inspection
Program.

18.4. Significant Lifts


A significant lift is defined as one that:
Exceeds 90% of the load chart based on the boom length and radius for which
the lift is to be performed
Requires two or more cranes to make the lift;
Any single lift weighing more than 25t;
Any unusual or infrequently encountered circumstances that require special
consideration.
Prior to any significant lift being made, a significant lift form shall be completed,
checked and then signed by all parties performing the lift.
General Requirements
General requirements for crane lifts on the site shall be as follows
Cranes and loads are only to be operated and controlled by ticketed,
competent and authorised personnel;
Confirm that a lift study has been completed or is required in line with
significant lift guidelines;
Set the crane at the most suitable location to complete the required lift
considering weight, radius, communication and boom length required. Under no
circumstance is a lift to be performed outside of the values and conditions listed
on the crane load chart;
Check ground conditions are suitable for crane set up. Adequate and suitable
packing shall be used at all times under slew crane outriggers regardless of the
task being performed;
Pick and carry type cranes shall pay particular attention to tyre pressures and
to the lay of the land to ensure the load being travelled does not swing as far
off centre as to cause a side load effect on the crane boom or cause for the
crane to tip;

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Check prior to any lift with any type of crane overhead obstructions;
Barricade or establish an exclusion zone that covers the entire lift area
including radius;
Confirm the WLL (working load limit) of all rigging gear in the configuration for
its proposed use;
Fibre rope tag lines 16mm min diameter shall be used to control all loads.
Loads shall not be controlled by hand until they are below waist height or in such
position that in event of a rigging failure no person is in a position to be caught or
struck by the load.

19. PERFORMANCE PROJECT MONITORING

19.1. HSE Statistics


Site HSE statistics shall be gathered on a weekly basis and reported to
management by the Project Manager. Subcontractors shall provide details
regarding their weekly statistics to the site manager for collection. See section
12 of this plan for further details.

19.2. HSE Audits


HSE Plan audits will review all sections of the HSE Plan to ensure that: all
specifically defined
Work plans or JSAs for specific activities are being applied as intended. It will
also seek to provide verification of the proper implementation and effectiveness
of the procedures in use along with possible recommendations for further
improvement.
The project manager will oversee the implementation of the auditing program,
schedule audit dates, confirm names of audit team members and establish final
report dates.
Recommendations and actions that result form each audit shall be monitored by
the Project Manager to ensure satisfactory implementation.

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Figure 3 GE HSE INSPECTION PROGRAMME

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20. EXPOSURE AND CONTROL PRACTISES

20.1. Traffic Management

20.1.1.

Vehicles

Prior to mobilization to site, a competent mechanic shall inspect all vehicles to


be taken to site and the inspection will be conducted in accordance with
requirements listed in the Clients Vehicle Inspection report sheet.
Equipment Welding Machines V DT Ladders Details of all vehicles shall be
entered onto the Plant/Equipment Register.

20.1.2.

Standard Specifications for Light Vehicles

GE shall ensure that all light vehicles to used by its employees and their subcontractors will conform to the following specifications;
Auto lights on feature;
Fire extinguisher;
Reverse alarm;
Fit for purpose;

20.1.3.

Standard Specs for Trucks & Specific Equipment


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GE shall ensure that all trucks and special equipment used by its employees and
its sub-contractors will conform to the following
Rollover protection is fitted where specified;
Fire extinguishers are fitted;
Audible reversing alarms are fitted on all equipment and vehicles;
Seat belts are fitted for all operator and passenger positions;

20.1.4.

Other Requirements

In addition to the requirements set out in 20.1, .2 and .3, GE shall ensure that its
personnel and its sub-contractors comply with the following requirements;
All loads to be transported are securely fastened;
Road escort procedures are used to control heavy equipment and oversized
loads;
Vehicles are refuelled at nominated refuelling stations where practical;
When unattended, all mobile equipment must be turned off and parked in gear
unless machine interlocks are fitted or the machine is required to be running for
emergency service needs.

20.1.5.

Operation of Vehicles

All employees and sub-contractors shall comply with the following conditions:
Hold the appropriate government issued driving license;
Hold the appropriate license/certificate of competency to operate certain types
of plant such as Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs etc);
Comply with site and WA road rules.
Seat belts must be worn by all persons in the vehicle at all times the vehicle is
in motion
The vehicle is safely parked when using a mobile/satellite phone, unless a
hands free system has been fitted;
Any loose articles (that may become lethal projectiles or a distraction if the
vehicle is stopped suddenly) are securely restrained.
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20.1.6.

Working on or Adjacent to Traffic Ways

Traffic in and around the site shall be kept to a minimum and restricted to only
those vehicles that are involved in supervisory, construction and delivery type
activities.
All site work will be conducted in such a manner as to enable the minimum
interference or inconvenience to all forms of traffic being light vehicle, heavy
haulage, pedestrian and emergency vehicles.
Where designated work interferers with traffic flow, either mechanical or
pedestrian, the supervisor shall cause to be erected and maintained all
necessary danger signals, signage and barricading and will take all precautions
necessary or required for the protection and safety of site personnel.

20.2. Working at Heights

No person shall be permitted to work at heights unless the following conditions


are met;
A JSA for the work to be done has been completed;
Fall protection equipment complies with AS/NZS 1891.4: 2000 Industrial Fall
Arrest Systems; Supervisors will be responsible for ensuring that the hierarchy of
control for the prevention of falls has been considered prior to the allocation of
any tasks that will require the use of fall restraint equipment.

20.2.1.

Hierarchy of Control

Elimination
Substitution
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Isolation
Engineering Controls
Administrative Controls
Personal Protective Equipment

20.3. Working above another Work Area

All tools and equipment to be used on elevated work areas shall, where
practicable be secured as to prevent falling to a lower level.
All walkways and platforms under construction shall have kickboards installed
immediately following the installation of guardrails.

20.4. Housekeeping
Housekeeping shall be considered an extension of every activity.
The management team shall maintain a high standard of housekeeping at all
times.
Supervisors shall be responsible for ensuring an informal inspection is
conducted on a daily basis and the areas within their control are maintained in a
tidy, safe condition, materials and equipment not in use are neatly stacked away
from the work areas and clear of access ways.

20.5. Notices and Signs


Relevant safety notices and signs shall be prominently displayed in such a
manner as to ensure personnel in the vicinity are made obviously aware of the
potential hazard.
Posters shall be utilized within amenities as a general reminder and changed on
a regular basis to reduce familiarity.

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20.6. Barricading
All potentially hazardous areas or processes shall be identified by the use of
appropriate warning sign and where necessary, shall be secured by the use of
fixed rail barricading.
Fixed position, temporary guardrails, shall be erected at all entry points into
areas that require the removal of existing guard rails or any other fixed means of
edge protection.

20.7. Chemical Hazards


Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) shall be obtained from the client for all of
the chemicals that they will supply to GE as products to be used on site and will
include all other chemicals, inclusive of fuels, oils and greases to be used at the
workplace.
The Project Safety Adviser shall be responsible for the coordination of a
Chemical Register to be maintained in alphabetical order and will include: use of
product, quantity and storage details, emergency response and spill contingency
plans.
Copies of all MSDS shall be discussed with the work crew prior to the product
being introduced to the workplace.

20.8. Personal Protective Equipment


The site inductions shall be used as the forum for advice on the general personal
protective equipment (PPE) that shall be required for all personnel whilst they
work on the site.
Additional PPE requirements shall be identified through JSAs, PSPs and
MSDSs.
The areas where PPE (is required to be worn) shall be prominently sign posted.
Training in the correct use and maintenance of PPE in use shall be provided at
time of induction and on the job training.
GE shall take into consideration local environmental conditions such as personal
hygiene and dehydration and shall provide advice to all employees on
preventative measures to be adopted for conditions such as sun protection.
Recommendations for the in-take of fluids will be provided at the inductions and
at follow up pre-start meetings as required.

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20.9. Smoking Policy


Smoking will be prohibited in the construction area and all enclosed indoor
areas. This includes offices, meeting rooms, stores, crib rooms, vehicles,
amenities and all other enclosed areas. All other areas to be designated NonSmoking such as the decanting, or storage of flammable liquids shall be
prominently sign posted.

20.10.

Drug and Alcohol

GE recognize that the misuse of alcohol and other drugs can seriously impair a
persons ability to work safely.
Information regarding the site policy on alcohol and other drugs shall be
discussed at the time of induction.
Acceptance of these policies shall be included in the declaration to be signed by
the applicant following induction.

20.11.

Electrical Equipment

All electrical distribution points and electrical power tools to be used in


construction areas shall be protected at all times by an approved leakage
protection device (RCD).

Portable and fixed electrical generated units shall be maintained and operated in
accordance with manufactures specifications.

Electrical extension leads and cables where practical, kept off the floors or
ground and shall be secured at a height of not less than 2.4 meters.

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Electrical extension leads across pedestrian access ways / floors shall be


adequately protected from damage and to reduce trip hazards

All equipment shall be visually inspected by the operator prior to use and by a
licensed electrician on a three (3) monthly basis with details of the inspection
being recorded in the Electrical Inspection Register and on the appropriate
colour tag for the period.

20.12.

Permit to Work

The Supervisor shall be responsible for the coordination of permits to work and
for ensuring that the Job Task requirements for each work area have been
discussed with the individual work crews prior to the commencement of their
respective tasks.

20.13.

Isolation and Tagging

Any requirement for the use of procedures for the Isolation and Tagging of plant
or equipment shall be conveyed to employees at the time of their inductions.

21. SUBCONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

21.1. Pre-Award Controls


Prior to the award of a sub-contract, a safety evaluation shall be completed to
identify subcontractors who can demonstrate safety management systems
commensurate with the objectives of GE.
The Project Manager prior to any award being made shall verify the submitted
information.

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21.2. Pre-Start Briefing


All subcontractors (management and supervision) shall be required to attend a
pre-start briefing session with the Project Manager or his nominee to discuss the
specific elements of the HSE Plan and specific procedures or JSA requirements
to be generated by the subcontractor company.

21.3. Working on the Project


Subcontractors shall commit to all relevant elements of the HSE Plan while they
perform work under the control and direction of GE.
Subcontractor personnel shall adopt the same responsibilities as outlined in this
plan, as for GE personnel but will in addition report to project Management and
supervision all matters relevant to health and safety.

21.4. Safety Inductions


Subcontractors are required to attend all Site Inductions. In addition,
subcontractors will be required to induct their own employees as to their scope
of work and this will be in the form of an area induction.

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22. ENVIRONMENT

22.1. Environmental Management Policy & Procedures

22.1.1 .

Management Commitment
Line- Management shall demonstrate commitment to the objectives of the HSE
Plan and will comply with all company procedures.
They will allocate adequate company resources to comply with environmental
protection requirements and activities, and will verify compliance by all
subcontractors and company employees.
The environmental management activities of both GE and its subcontractors will
be an integral component of weekly site inspections together, with a report on
any areas of concern for action and follow up.

22.1.2 .

Assessment and Control


The environmental impact of all work to be undertaken will be subject to regular
hazard assessment and control processes identified in this plan.
Standard Work Instructions and the JSA process as described will include a
requirement to properly assess the environmental issues.
Specific processes relating to hazardous substance control and waste disposal
inclusive of emergency response shall be integrated into the task JSA activities.
Employees will be required to notify the line management people immediately of
any environmental hazards that may be identified as they go about their work.

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22.1.3 .

Inductions
All workers will be instructed in the need to co-operate with the clients
environmental section in seeking to maintain an essential balance for all plant
life and eco-system requirements that might apply within any of the work areas.
Area specific inductions shall include environmental issues relevant to the scope
of work. Follow up to the induction will occur through the use of structured Tool
Box topics or meeting presentations to ensure that a continued compliance and
commitment to the project objectives can be achieved.

22.1.4 .

Plant and Equipment


Plant and equipment will be regularly inspected to ensure serviceability and the
minimization of any potential for a negative environmental impact that could be
caused by faulty or impaired operation.
Where any plant or equipment is to be re-fueled on site, it will be done by site
based contractors in accordance with Client Approved procedures for the refuelling of plant and/or equipment.
All minor services (or breakdown repairs) that are required to be done on site
shall be done in accordance with procedures to be developed by GE at the time
of every such event and will be developed to recognize both the environmental
aspects and operating circumstances of the day.
As a matter of normal procedure, all plant and equipment will be taken Off-Site
for major repairs and servicing.

22.1.5 .

Potential Hazards Identification


Prior to mobilization, GE shall carry out a hazard study, assess the related risks
and develop appropriate control methods. Where any subsequent conditions
occur that could present a risk to the health or safety of personnel or could have
potential for an environmental impact, then specific controls shall be developed
and included into the SMP or Environment Plan as the circumstances require.

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22.1.6 .

Cyclones
Risks associated with the occurrence of cyclones shall be assessed on a
continuing basis and will be conducted in accordance with the GE document BSSEC-014 titled "Cyclone Management Procedures".

22.1.7 .

Dust
GE shall arrange for the use of site based water tanker services to assist in the
suppression of any dust that might be created by their work.

22.1.8 .

Hazardous Materials
The philosophy that will be applied for this project is that good control of
hazardous substances and minimisation of waste can be achieved by the
following prompts: replace, reduce, recycle or reuse:
replace with a product with less potential for harm;
reduce the quantities of potentially harmful substances carried;
recycle products to reduce waste;
re-use products to further reduce waste
The recycling of hazardous products will be undertaken wherever possible and
the project team shall use only an approved disposal procedure that is in
accordance with site and local government requirements.
MSDS and product record sheets are required on-site for each product.
Compliance with storage, use and disposal will be to the site and manufactures
recommendation, or any other higher standard as may be required by a
legislative authority.
Hazardous chemicals will be stored in a Hazardous Materials Bund that will be
shade protected from direct sunshine or, where otherwise required, will be
stored in an approved Hazardous Chemicals Container with MSDSs provided.
The storage and handling of all hazardous products shall be in accordance with
requirements listed within each chemicals related MSDS sheet.

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22.2. Environmental Awareness

22.2.1.

Protection of the Environment


All or any wildlife that enters into a construction area will be reported to the
Environmental Protection Officer and will be left undisturbed until arrangements
can be made for safe removal in accordance with client approved procedures.

22.2.2.

Water Drainage
Pollutant materials will not be permitted to drain into storm water drains and
where any earthworks are required in the close vicinity of a drain or sump, the
grate shall be covered to prevent an inflow of soil into the sump.
The covers shall be removed as soon as the earthworks have been completed.

22.3. Cultural Awareness

22.3.1.

Protection of Sensitive Sites

It is not expected that any of the work to be performed by GE will be conducted


outside a boundary provided by the perimeter fencing and should not require
entry into any sensitive areas such as a heritage site.

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22.4. Storage and Disposal of Non-Toxic Waste Materials


All non-toxic waste materials will be placed into skip bins for removal by an
authorised waste removal company and will be taken by that company to the
Shire waste disposal facility in accordance with council by laws.
Skip bins will not be permitted to be over loaded and shall be emptied as soon
as they reach bin height.
All off-cuts of treated timber will be stored in skip bins and will be taken to a
Shire approved land fill tip for safe disposal.
Disposal will be achieved by the use of authorised contractors who are licensed
to accept the particular categories of waste.
Disposal and destruction records will be kept of all hazardous waste materials
that are removed from site.

22.5. Spillage Contingency Plan

22.5.1.

Purpose

This procedure will establish guidelines for the response and handling of
spillages of chemicals, fuels, oils or other hazardous substances.

22.5.2.

Employee Notifications

All GE and Contractor personnel will be advised during their pre-start inductions
of the spill response procedure and will be advised of the need to comply with
these procedures.
Ongoing reminders will be provided as discussion components of pre-start and
toolbox safety meetings.

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22.5.3.

Reporting Requirements

Every incident that occurs, where there is potential for an impact to be made
against the environment, shall be covered by this procedure and will become a
reportable event.
Every reportable event shall be recorded on the GE Incident Report form and a
copy shall be forwarded to the clients Environment Officer for review.

22.5.4.

Reporting Requirements

Check and ensure that there will be no risk of personnel injuries occurring
during the "Clean-Up"
Immediately seek to Stop, Reduce or Control the flow/spread of a spillage.
Provide a soil based bund around the spill to prevent any flow towards sumps
or drains.
Notify management immediately so that the clients Environment Officer can be
informed
Collect the entire spilt product and contaminated soil and place into hazardous
materials skip bin.
Any collection of the spilt product by use of spill kit pads will require that they
shall be properly bagged and placed into the hazardous waste skip for disposal.
The collection and disposal of contaminated wastes will be by the Clean Away
contracting group and delivery will be to an approved and licensed facility.

22.6. Waste Minimisation


It is not expected that there will be a high utilisation of soft drink cans or paper
based products and accordingly specific separation and collection facilities will
not be undertaken.
Bins will be provided for the collection and removal of general wastes and timber
off-cut materials for removal to appropriate disposal facilities.

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22.7. Rehabilitation of Work Sites

On completion of the construction and commissioning activities any rubbish


and/or waste that may have accumulated shall be removed and the site will be
made ready for handover to the client.
All temporary services shall be removed and any materials that may have been
brought in for use during the construction will be taken off site to an area
designated by the client, or the Shire, as may be applicable.

22.8. Training Programmes

22.8.1.

Site Superintendent/Supervisor

All Supervisors will be required to undergo a site based induction session prior to
commencement of the project work.
At this induction the companys environmental requirements relating to use and storage
of hazardous materials, waste materials, disposal, re-cycling, spillages (and responses),
refuelling, etc, will be discussed.

22.8.2.

Management Involvement With Enviromental


Requirements

Management Meetings will be held on an As required basis to discuss any new


issues such as new or changed hazard circumstances.
The clients and any other legislation based requirements, codes of practice,
guidance notes and any other technical information that might be required for the
effective discussion and assessment of a new product or hazard condition will be
provided for assistance at these meetings.
Environmental auditing shall occur as a function of the GE Safety Audits.
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Appendices

Waste Management Table

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Spill Response Procedure

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GE-SEC-009-HSE Management Plan


Revision: 007
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Minor Servicing Procedure


1. PURPOSE
This procedure will establish guidelines for the servicing and implementation of
emergency repairs where vehicles, plant or equipment cannot be moved without
first completing a range of on-site repairs.
2. MINOR REPAIRS Minor repairs will be interpreted as being; only those
repairs, where there will be no opportunities for major spillage of fuel, oils or
grease and the work to be completed will not require major dismantling of any
part of the machine / equipment. Where any minor repairs will be required, the
vehicle shall be provided with a drip tray(s) and the drip tray(s) will be placed
immediately below the area to be repaired.
The drip tray(s) when being positioned shall be placed in such a manner as will
ensure that any oils, fuel or grease that might be dropped from the unit can be
contained within the drip tray. All oils, fuels or greases that are captured in the
drip tray shall be placed into the BGC hazardous substances bin for disposal.
3. EMERGENCY BREAK DOWN WORK
Where a machine has a broken hydraulic line (or similar condition) and there has
been spillage of to the ground, the contaminated soils shall be recovered and
placed into a hazardous substances bin for disposal. In the case where a simple
replacement can be done in situ, the repairs when undertaken shall be done with
a drip tray provided to capture any further spills and any such spillage when
recovered shall be placed into a hazardous substances removal bin.
If "YES" follow instructions above as per; less than 100L
If further assistance is required, seek approval from the site manager to
engage a contaminated land specialist to provide the specialist help required.
4. MAJOR BREAKDOWN WORK Where the repair is a major repair and will
require a substantial amount of work the unit shall be made secure from further
leaks and will be transported to another location off-site for completion of those
repairs. Any leakage from the unit to the ground will require that the
contaminated soil be recovered and placed into a hazardous substances bin.
5. DISPOSAL RECORDS
All soil and or spilt products that are recovered from the job shall be recorded
into the GE site register and will be subject to inclusion for company and client
sponsored audits.

Global Electrotech Pty Limited


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Hazards Risk Matrix

Global Electrotech Pty Limited


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Global Electrotech Pty Limited


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