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Ausbuild Safety Induction

Current as at January 2021

This safety induction is to be completed by all workers and covers ALL Ausbuild sites including residential housing and townhouse projects. This safety induction is to be completed by all workers. Please sign in using the QR Code whenever you are enter a building site- THIS IS MANDATORY

Instructions

Please read each section carefully . You will be required to answer questions after this induction. This safety induction is to be completed by all workers and covers ALL Ausbuild sites including residential housing and townhouse projects. If you are UNDER 16 (e.g. work experience), then you must STOP NOW and book in to complete a face to face site safety induction course. 

AUSBUILD GROUP Safety Induction

Core Housing – if you have not already provided a copy of your white/blue card, and other qualifications e.g. WHS High Risk Work Licence or civil plant operator competency, then send a copy now via email to healthandsafety@ausbuild.com.au  

OR  Townhouse Projects – complete a Site Specific Safety Induction* at one of the Townhouse Projects and fill in the Site Specific Safety Induction Training Record Form.

Please sign in using the QR Code whenever you are enter a building site- THIS IS MANDATORY

* Note: workers must complete a site specific safety induction for each and every Townhouse project.

Safety Induction

Reason for Safety Inductions including your right to inspect

WHS Regulation (Qld) 2011 s310 states that the Principal Contractor must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that each person is made aware of the content of the WHS Management Plan and their right to inspect the WHS management plan. A copy must also be readily accessible to any person who is to carry out construction work in connection with the construction project.

Where to obtain: workers may approach an Ausbuild Supervisor or an Ausbuild Safety Team member who will have a WHS Field Folder available for inspection.

At a Town House project a WHS Field Folder will be kept in the Site Office, and is available for inspection. The WHS Field Folder includes the Project WHS Management Plan and other supporting documents for workers. It also has the Project Information & Emergency Contacts list.

If a worker or employee wants an electronic copy emailed to them, then all they need to do is request this from Ausbuild in writing (email is fine). Any major updates will be advised to all staff and WHS Field Folders updated accordingly.

Ausbuild Policies

  • Delivery of Materials to Site Policy
  • Scaffolding & other Products Authorised Modification Procedure
  • Visitors to Site Policy
  • Drugs & Alcohol Policy
  • Bullying & Harassment Policy
  • Rehabilitation & Return to Work Policy

Available on request to the Ausbuild WHS team via healthandsafety@ausbuild.com.au

General Induction

Construction Entry Requirements General Construction Safety Induction.

In Queensland this evidenced by producing a “Blue Card” or the newer “White Card” which generally confirms the worker has completed “Work safely in the construction industry” course (CPCCOHS1001A) or equivalent.

Ausbuild recognises current construction induction cards from all states and territories. It will not recognise old NSW Green Cards.

High Risk Work Licences

Workers are required to be licenced to undertake high risk work as outlined in the WHS Regulation 2011 (Qld) section 81, Schedule 3 which includes:

  • Scaffolding
  • Dogging and rigging
  • Crane and hoist operation
  • Concrete Placing Boom
  • Forklift operation
  • Boom type Elevated Work Platforms >11m

Civil Plant Operators

Although earthmoving licences are no longer required by law, copies of any operator’s superseded licence, qualification or statement of attainment must be provided as evidence. Email copies of cards to: healthandsafety@ausbuild.com.au Subject: “full name and company name”.

Site Safety Rules

The following Site Rules are to be followed always:

  • All workers must have a current General Construction (White/Blue) Safety Induction Card and an Ausbuild Site Safety Induction Pass and where required (Townhouse sites) must sign in/out daily;
  • Work hours for Ausbuild sites are 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday;
  • No work on Sundays or Public Holidays;
  • NO jumping over or dismantling fencing (including silt/sediment fencing) to gain access;
  • NO alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted on site; any person affected by alcohol or drugs will be denied access to the site or if discovered will be removed from site; NO SMOKING inside buildings;
  • All hazards, near misses, incidents, or illness must be reported to Ausbuild;
  • Single or step ladders should not be used as a working platform except (in rare occasions) when it is not reasonably practicable to use a platform ladder, temporary work platform or other safer control measures; and then only be used for light work where 3 points of contact can always be maintained;
  • PPE: Subcontractors/Suppliers are required to provide their workers with correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Minimum PPE required: Hi Viz shirt. jumper or singlet (or Hi Viz vest over shirt/jumper)
    • No shirts with sleeves ripped out and cannot just wear a Hi Viz vest.
    • Steel Cap Boots (safety footwear) recommended unless it is not practicable; Otherwise closed in footwear.
    • Hard Hats required when working under a crane or under a concrete boom.
    • Otherwise LOOK UP. If something can fall on you then consider wearing a Hard Hat
  • Work areas are to be kept clean, access ways clear and place rubbish in the appropriate bin/cage provided before leaving the site each day;
  • Toilets are to be used and good hygiene is to be adhered to always;
  • No worker can alter or remove plant, equipment or a safety device (for example Scaffolding or Stair Void Protection) unless authorised by Ausbuild ; NOTE: any alterations to scaffolding with a platform over 4 metres must be carried out by a fully licensed scaffolder or by a trainee on a logbook who is under direct supervision of a fully licensed scaffolder;
  • Electrical equipment and leads are to be tested and tagged at intervals not exceeding 3 months;
  • NO piggyback leads or double adaptors are to be used on site;
  • Any/all tools, plant and equipment to be used on site must be kept in safe working order;
  • All powered mobile plant (if required) to be used on site must be properly maintained and comply with all relevant WHS laws and Department of Transport & Main Roads requirements;
  • Safety Data Sheets and Register must be available on site for any/all chemicals that are classified as “hazardous” or a “dangerous good” and workers must be aware of where they are and understand how to read and abide by them, including requirements for PPE, first aid and segregation of dangerous goods/incompatible goods as required;
  • NO children under the age of 16 are permitted on site unless they have been approved by Ausbuild;
  • Safe Work Method Statements must be kept on site, be available to workers and available upon request;
  • Toolbox talks should be regularly conducted (Ausbuild recommend at least once per quarter and when changes are made to processes or practices) and whenever directed by an Ausbuild representative;
  • Subcontractors must ensure all workers have access to a current first aid kit and fire extinguisher;
  • Trade and delivery vehicles must not block footpaths or create hazards for pedestrians or other road users including adhering to Environmental & Safety obligations and Ausbuild Delivery of Materials Policy;
  • Stilts (e.g. plasterers) must comply with Use of Stilts Policy;
  • NO 9-inch Grinders
  • NO Fall Arrest Harnesses except when required for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP);
  • Fall Restraint Systems (travel restraint harness) are only to be used as a last resort. A written work procedure and Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) MUST be approved by Ausbuild prior to use;

WHS Policy

Minimum Safety Compliance

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Safety footwear to be worn unless it is not practicable (e.g. roofer).The MINIMUM is closed in shoes.
  • Hi-Viz shirts, vests or singlets ARE COMPULSORY Do not cover with a jumper in winter.
  • Hard Hats must be worn under concrete boom pumps, and under crane boom (e.g. lifting trusses onto frame) or where there is a risk of being hit/struck by falling object. LOOK UP!
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) where required. Consider when working with Silica containing materials.
  • Other PPE as required by subcontractors own Safety Procedures e.g. hearing protection, safety glases, gloves.

UV Protection / Heat Stress

  • 30+ Sunscreen is recommended at a minimum of 3-4 hours apart, and broad brim hats are preferred.
  • Care should be taken during the summer months or a heat wave to assess the risk of heat exposure.
  • Drink plenty of water, work in the shade where possible and wear the same type of PPE required for UVR.
  • Workers are to report heat-related discomfort to their immediate supervisor or an Ausbuild Building Supervisor.

First Aid Kit

Subcontractors to ensure their workers have access to an adequate First Aid Kit. As a back-up, Ausbuild vehicles and Townhouse Site Offices will have a First Aid Kit.

Fire Extinguisher

The minimum requirement is that subcontractors ensure that their workers have access to a 1A:10B: E (1kg ABE) dry powder fire extinguisher, which is compatible with firefighting equipment used by the primary emergency services organisation.

Public Safety & Site Security

Public safety is paramount. All workers must reinstate temporary fencing and ensure site is secure by physical means. E.g. chain/padlock, fence clamp or zip tie. Close windows, lock doors and roller doors. Public footpaths should be kept clear to allow pedestrians safe passage.

Site access & Car parking Housing

Site Access: Via rubble driveway provided, no jumping over or dismantling fencing to gain access. Parking: preferred all vehicles to be parked on one side of the street to allow for vehicle movement like large trucks, consumers etc. No parking on footpaths or neighbouring blocks (even if Ausbuild land).

Deliveries

Priority must be given to cranes, concrete boom pumps, trucks/bobcats doing site cleans, fall prevention companies (i.e. Buildsafe, Residential Scaffold) and trucks (especially semi with Moffatt or truck with vehicle loading crane).

A key area of WHS compliance is ensuring the planning of deliveries, placement of bulk materials, hazardous manual tasks, managing traffic, protecting the public and communicating any requirements to on-site workers to eliminate or lower the risks to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Subcontractors are also required to forward this Policy to any of their own suppliers that they engage to deliver materials to Ausbuild sites. Suppliers that subcontract delivery should also ensure this policy is forwarded to those subcontractors and any subsequent sub-subcontractors.

Particular effort is required to provide this policy down the line when deliveries incorporate the use of a Vehicle Lifting Crane, piggyback forklift (e.g. Moffatt type), telehandler (e.g. Manitou), crane (e.g. Franna or Slew types), delivery of concrete via a concrete boom pump and associated concrete trucks.

It is Ausbuild policy to prequalify all trades (incl collecting evidence prior to commencement) however given the industry practice of sub-contracting and sub-subcontracting, it is understood that it may not be reasonably practicable to supply relevant Safe Work Method Statements and copies of High Risk Licences to Ausbuild prior to attending sites.

Therefore, this policy is to make it clear that ALL delivery drivers, truck drivers (with crane or concrete placing boom), crane operators (and other operators) must ensure they:

  • are able to provide a General Construction Industry Induction (White or Blue) Card and (if applicable) relevant High Risk Licences immediately upon demand;
  • are able to provide any relevant SWMS (kept in the relevant vehicle) immediately upon request;
  • are working to their (or upline contractor/suppliers) Safe Work Procedures addressing delivery of materials to site, standard lifting procedures and provision to forward any relevant safety information to workers (end users) on site including recommendations of movement of materials, unpacking materials or related hazardous manual tasks;
  • have a system of maintenance and pre-start checks for their trucks, powered mobile plant including Vehicle Loading Cranes (refer to WorkSafe Qld Alert and VLC Self-Assessment Tool);
  • ensure noise on or near the construction sites is conducted within legislated time periods being 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday. No work or deliveries on Sundays or Public Holidays;
  • do not allow materials to be left in the area between the road curb and site boundary, or an open space next to/adjacent to a Ausbuild building site unless approval is given by a Building Supervisor;
  • do place materials in a way that allows for a continuous accessible path of travel along a public footpath so that people with a range of disabilities can use it without barriers unless written approval is given by a Building Supervisor;
  • do not close off lanes/roadways or direct traffic or direct other workers (on site) to do so;
  • do comply with any traffic management plan implemented by Ausbuild;
  • do complete their own risk assessment and implement safe alternatives for deliveries to site while continuing to obey the Queensland traffic laws and protect all road users and members of the public;
  • advise Ausbuild immediately if there are any issues with access to site, if any hazards are identified when deliveries occur or if they or their driver/worker becomes aware of any changes that may impact on the public, traffic and on-site workers (even if just associated to manually handling bulk materials). This includes materials that the supplier has delivered or even what is already on-site impacting on the bulk materials that have been or will be delivered.
  • report any near miss, incident or hazard to Ausbuild in a timely manner;

Behaviour

All workers must behave in a socially acceptable manner. The following behaviour’s will not be tolerated on Ausbuild sites:

  • Rude, offensive or confrontational behaviour
  • Inappropriate gestures or language
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Physical violence & Fighting
  • Practical Jokes

Smoking

No smoking inside any buildings once frames are installed. No smoking near or around flammable substances.

Illegal Drugs & Alcohol

No illegal drugs and alcohol are permitted on any Ausbuild site. If you are found to be under the influence you will be suspended from duties and it is your employers/colleagues’ duty to ensure you arrive home safely.

Site Amenities

A portable toilet will be provided and maintained by Ausbuild in accordance with industry guidelines. At no time shall anyone use a toilet installed into the house even once it is commissioned.

Drinking water will be provided on site by providing a tap/hose from the mains water supply. If the mains water cannot be connected within a reasonable time, then Ausbuild will provide a portable potable drinking water storage container on site when it is reasonably practicable to do so.

For trades prior to a frame/roof stage, subcontractors are advised that if mains water is not already connected, then it is their responsibility to ensure their workers have access to drinking water (Ausbuild suggests workers bring their own water bottles) and provide suitable shelter to eat meals. A vehicle or nearby tree is considered adequate shelter.

Once the building has a roof, then workers may use the building under construction to eat meals and provide shelter.

Rubbish removal/Waste management/Housekeeping

  • All waste building materials and food scraps are to be placed in the skip bin provided with no exceptions.
  • Do not overload skip bins. Notify Ausbuild of any issues.
  • General housekeeping rules are that you clean your work area at the end of each working day.

Tagging of tools, testing of RCD's

  • Tagging of tools, testing of RCD’s
  • All electrical leads, RCD’s and equipment must have a current tag.
  • Testing due every three months.
  • All Safety Switches (orange box and temporary power boards) should be tested (by pushing the test button) daily prior to first use of electrical equipment each day.

Faulty electrical leads and equipment

  • All workers are required to check the condition of their electrical equipment including leads prior to their use.
  • Check obvious damage such as cuts deformities fray’s and pulled plugs.
  • An Out of Service danger tag shall be used to warn people that a piece of equipment is faulty, inoperable or unsafe.
  • Equipment that has an Out of Service danger tag fitted must not be used or operated until issue has been resolved
  • Electrical energy isolation shall be provided and verified by a licensed electrician through the application of an Isolation/danger tag.

Hazardous Chemicals & Dangerous Goods

  • Must have a CURRENT Register.
  • Must have CURRENT Safety Data Sheets.
  • Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods must be either stored in subcontractor vehicles or in appropriate storage locations onsite. Nothing can be left on site overnight.
  • Substances must be stored in original containers with legible information displayed. All flammable substances to be stored in the shade or undercover from direct sunlight.
  • Incompatible substances must not be stored in the same area. All chemicals must be stored in accordance with the SDS directions.

Health Surveillance and Monitoring

Workers must be aware of the chemicals that appear on the national register for health surveillance.

Chemicals that are commonly associated with residential include: Acrylonitrile, Arsenic, Benzene, Creosote, Crystalline Silica (concrete cutting and other concrete/dust producing products), Isocyanates, and Organophosphate pesticides, Pentachlorophenol, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Vinyl Chloride, & Lead.

Current focus by WHSQ is Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust.

Any workers who feel that they are exposed to any of the above for more than 15 minutes at a time or regularly during their working day, should approach their supervisor to discuss.

Young Workers

Subcontractors will ensure that young workers will be given suitable instruction and training to ensure they are protected from the risk of injury or illness arising from workplace hazards.

Special attention will be paid to the needs of young workers because they lack experience and may not be familiar with workplace procedures.

Incidents & Emergencies

Incident, Hazard (& Near Miss) reporting

Everyone has an obligation and responsibility to report any incidents, hazards or breaches that you see to your immediate supervisor and Ausbuild (the Building Supervisor or a WHS team member). An incident is usually when you have to seek medical assistance like leaving site to see a doctor or calling the ambulance

(MTI = Medically Treated Injury) and if you need to have time off work (LTI = Lost Time Injury).

A hazard can be: malfunctioning equipment, colleagues under the influence of substances, open voids or trenches, missing scaffolding or lack of edge protection where required.

You can report a hazard by filling in the Hazard (& Near Miss) Notification Form. Copies can be obtained from Construction Supervisors. Injuries and Illnesses other than Very Minor Priorities Ensure your personal safety and the safety of those in the immediate area. Organise prompt first aid treatment and/or as required call emergency services

Call 000 or if calling from a mobile then use 112.

Preserve the scene of the incident except where measures are required to prevent further injuries and illnesses until such time as it can be determined if it is a “Notifiable Incident”. Only an Ausbuild Director or the Ausbuild WHS Team is authorised to notify WHSQ or QBCC on behalf of Ausbuild.

Call Ausbuild by phoning the Ausbuild 24hr Emergency number 07 3245 0600.

Person providing first aid or an Ausbuild Supervisor must submit a Ausbuild Incident Report Form to WHS Team.

In these situations, NO statements are to be made to the press or T.V. about any incidents on site and if necessary, the site is to be closed and entry prohibited except for emergency services.

Very minor injuries that only require first aid treatment do not need to be reported.

If you are not sure, then feel free to discuss with an Ausbuild representative.

Emergencies require evacuation

  • In an emergency, workers are to stop work immediately and evacuate the building and assemble in one safe assembly point (the site diagram below provides a guide for designated routes and desired assembly points from a residential house).
  • Plant and equipment are to shut down and workers are not to stop for or go back for valuables or tools.
  • Call emergency services on 000 or if calling from a mobile then use 112 Once clear of danger and all workers are safely in an assembly point, then Call Ausbuild via the 24 hr emergency number 07 3245 0600.
  • Wait in the assembly area until you receive further instructions from Ausbuild or emergency services personnel.
  • Townhouses An emergency diagram shall be displayed and Evacuation shall be covered in the Townhouse Site Specific Safety Induction

Emergency Contacts

Housing - A list of the relevant emergency contact numbers and the closest medical centre (that has a nurses station) is kept in the WHS Field Folder by each Ausbuild Supervisor. Alternatively, where sites are more remote and/or On Peoples Own Land, an Emergency Contacts Document shall be placed in the Meter Box.

Townhouses- Emergency Contacts & Evacuation Diagrams are created and displayed at Ausbuild Townhouse sites and workers are advised of these and the closest medical centre when completing the Site Specific Safety Induction.

Environmental protection/silt barriers/rubble driveways No interfering with sediment/silt barrier fences.

Notify Ausbuild if a sediment fence is damaged or requires reinstatement. Ausbuild reserves the right to pass on any infringement/fines received to the subcontractor/supplier. Note the current fine is $2,611 individual and $13,055 for a company (1 July 2018). It is recommended that you notify Ausbuild if you arrive onsite and there is an environmental issue caused by lack of sediment/silt fencing. Sand deliveries should be placed on the inside of the silt barrier and never ON the rubble driveway.

High Risk & SWMS

  • Safe Work Method Statements are to be provided to Ausbuild prior to commencing high-risk construction work. 
  • Contractors must have their SWMS onsite always.
  • Workers must be aware of where the SWMS is located and should have been consulted and instructed in the development of the SWMS.
  • All works must sign onto the relevant SWMS or provide a toolbox talk verifying training in the SWMS.
  • At Townhouse sites, SWMS may be kept in the Site Office.
  • Ausbuild will undertake SWMS compliance monitoring randomly when completing Site Safety Inspections.

Excavation and locating underground services

Plant operators must ensure they are aware of services prior to excavating. Ausbuild will provide ‘to be constructed’ or ‘as constructed’ upon request. Any excavations that are left open at the end of the day must be covered over and the site fenced and secured to protect the public. Leaving an open excavation of any depth will not be tolerated by Ausbuild.

Overhead Powerlines

Does not come up much in Ausbuild new home construction but may apply when we are completing one off homes on people’s own land. Workers must always ensure they maintain the minimum 3 metre exclusion zone unless an authority has been received from the energy provider. If a worker is not sure then the MUST NOT START WORK until they are sure that the right controls are in place. Plant operators must use spotters to ensure they stay out of the exclusion zone.

Traffic Management

Each council has different requirements for Traffic Control Permits and the process can be time consuming and costly. No worker shall direct traffic or impede traffic by closing lanes. Ausbuild shall organise traffic control plans and hire traffic controllers when required. Workers must implement safe alternatives for deliveries to site while continuing to obey the Queensland traffic laws. 

NOTE: special attention must be made to ensure pedestrian footpaths are not blocked by work vehicles, materials and the like.

Members of the public must not have to walk out onto a roadway where they can be struck by a moving vehicle. Refer: Delivery of Materials Policy.

Working at Heights

Ladders should only be used as a means of access to or egress from a work area should not be used as working platforms, except in rare occasions when it is possible to maintain “three points of contact”.

Scaffold and other relevant fall protection products will be supplied by Ausbuild for all works where a worker could fall 2 or more meters, for example: Void protection provided for interior stairwell voids, guardrail for first floor timber flooring, scaffolding, roof guardrail, hang on walkways,on-roof walkways, mobile scaffold, trestles/ladders with rails and more.

Workers must verify load ratings of scaffolding prior to working on them e.g. bricklaying needs to be medium or heavy duty (450kg to 625kg) and painting and carpentry may be light duty (up to 225kg).

Any faults or hazards associated with scaffolding or edge protection are to be reported immediately to the construction supervisors.

NOTE: Harnesses are not to be used on Ausbuild sites unless written approval is obtained on a case by case basis. If you see anyone wearing a harness, then please notify Ausbuild immediately.

Ausbuild Authorised Modification Procedure for Scaffolding & other Fall Prevention Products

Workers are prohibited from altering scaffolding or other similar type products unless they have been authorised to do so by an Ausbuild Supervisor. Supervisors shall follow the Ausbuild Authorised Modification Procedure. If any worker is found to have tampered with any fall prevention device without the required Authorisation, then they may be instantly dismissed from site!

Consultation & Communication

Subcontractors are advised to hold regular Toolbox talks

  • Ausbuild recommend at least once per quarter and whenever there is a substantial change to the work process.
  • Ausbuild will conduct inspections using a Site Safety Inspection Checklist.
  • All workers are encouraged to communicate their concerns regarding site safety to an Ausbuild Supervisor at any time.
  • Ausbuild will communicate relevant WHS information to everyone involved by:
  • Making an electronic version of the Project WHS Management Plan, Subcontractor/supplier Safety Pack available to all upon request and make a hard copy readily available for inspection upon by request to the an Ausbuild representative (e.g. Construction Manager, Building Manager, WHS Advisor and Supervisors) via a WHS Field Folder kept in company supplied vehicles at all times.
  • At a Townhouse Project the WHS Field Folder will also be kept in the Site Office.
  • Distributing safety alerts or guidance material about industry specific hazards/incidents.

Representation

Currently there are NO Health & Safety Representatives.

Due to the small numbers of staff/contractors in each work group and the short term nature of projects it is not expected that health & safety representatives (HSR’s) will be sought or required. Ausbuild does remain receptive to the possibility of facilitating the election of safety representatives and dealing with safety representatives. Please advise if you think that you are an HSR for your work group.

Currently there is NO Health & Safety Committee. If requested by an HSR or 5+ workers, then Ausbuild will establish a health and safety committee. Ausbuild’s appointed Work Health & Safety Officer (WHSO) is: Chris Hartley - 0499 080 780 Chris.Hartley@ausbuild.com.au

Corrections vs Corrective Actions

When a nonconformity is identified, an authorised Ausbuild representative may direct the worker and/or subcontractor to correct or rectify the said nonconformity by taking some form of correction or corrective action.

A correction is when the nonconformity can immediately (or within a reasonable period of time) be rectified. For example, donning a high viz vest or hard hat.

A major or high-risk nonconformity, repeated issues or if a worker or subcontractor has NOT adequately responded to a previous request for a “Correction” (e.g. a toolbox talk to be completed or other reasonable request) then the relevant Ausbuild representative MUST take the next step and complete a Corrective Action Request and follow the Corrective Action Process.

Any subcontractor who refuses to or is unable to carry out the required Corrective Actions, may be summarily dismissed from site and be refused entry to site until such time as the Corrective Action Request is complied with or other agreed criteria is met.

Site Safety Inspections

Ausbuild Supervisors are required to complete at least one type of Site or Scaffolding Inspection on a weekly basis. 

At times they may request a worker to provide information and conduct a “safety walk” while completing a Site Safety Inspection Checklist. It is compulsory for all subcontractors and workers to accept this invitation if and when made. Any nonconformity discovered while completing the checklist shall be dealt with in a positive and consultative way. Any worker refusing to participate may be dealt with as a nonconformity.

Safety Enforcement Campaign

Ausbuild conduct a Safety Enforcement Campaign from time to time. During the enforcement campaign any worker, visitor or even a delivery driver may be issued an “On the Spot Safety Notice”.

NO VERBAL WARNINGS will be issued during the Safety Enforcement Campaign period.

When issued an “On the Spot Safety Notice”, the relevant worker/subcontractor MUST respond by completing the required actions within the time specified on the notice. Inaction shall not be tolerated and may result in a formal warning. Subcontractors/Workers with multiple Notices will be subject to investigation and appropriate enforcement action as determined by Ausbuild Management.

Disciplinary Action

Any subcontractor who refuses to or is unable to carry out the required Correction or Corrective Actions, may be summarily dismissed from site and be refused entry to site until such time as the Request is complied with or other agreed criteria is met.

Warning:

  • verbal warning (and advise subcontractor if it involves their worker/s) Second warning:
  • written notification (and advise subcontractor if it involves their worker/s) Third & final warning:
  • written notification (and complete removal/suspension from the project) OR
  • For a serious breach of safety, at the complete discretion of Ausbuild, any worker can be immediately dismissed or removed from the site by Ausbuild without notice.

Coronavirus COVID 19

It is everyone’s responsibility to comply with the Government Health directives. Ausbuild are complying with social distancing by limiting how many trades are working at each house (or unit at a Townhouse site). Workers found to be disregarding the rules may be directed to leave site immediately and may be subject to disciplinary procedures.

When & How to Renew your induction

The Ausbuild Induction is valid for two years. Prior to expiry, you will receive a notification via email to remind you to complete the Renewal Safety Induction. If you don’t get a reminder, then contact your immediate supervisor or contact Ausbuild. Any queries can be sent to: healthandsafety@ausbuild.com.au