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APPENDIX C OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERIC SPECIFICATIONS

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SCOPE

This part of the specification has the objective to assist Principal Contractors entering into contracts with SANRAL that they comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Act, No. 85 of 1993. Compliance with this document does not absolve the Principal Contractor from complying with minimum legal requirements and the Principal Contractor remains responsible for the health and safety of his employees and those of his Mandataries. Principal and other Contractors should therefore insist that this part of the Specification form part of any contract that he may have with other Contractors and/or Suppliers. This section covers the development of a health and safety specification that addresses all aspects of occupational health and safety as affected by this contract. It provides the requirements that Principal Contractors and other Contractors shall comply with in order to reduce the risks associated with this contract that may lead to incidents causing injury and/or ill health.

2.0 2.1 2.1.1

GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (Construction Regulation 7) Risk Assessments

Paragraph 4 contains a generic list of risk assessment headings that have been identified by SANRAL as possibly applicable to this contract. It is, by no means, exhaustive and is offered as assistance to Contractors intending to tender. 2.1.2 Development of Risk Assessments

Every Principal Contractor performing construction work shall, before the commencement of any construction work or work associated with the aforesaid construction work and during such work, cause a risk assessment to be performed by a competent person, appointed in writing, and the risk assessment shall form part of the OH&S plan and be implemented and maintained as contemplated in Construction Regulation 5(1). The risk assessment shall include, at least: the identification of the risks and hazards to which persons may be exposed the analysis and evaluation of the risks and hazards identified a documented plan of safe work procedures to mitigate, reduce or control the risks and hazards that have been identified a monitoring plan and a review plan

Based on the risk assessment, the Principal Contractor shall develop a set of site-specific OH&S rules that shall be applied to regulate the OH&S aspects of the construction. The risk assessment, together with the site-specific OH&S rules shall be submitted to SANRAL before construction on site commences. Despite the risk assessments listed in paragraph 4, the Principal Contractor shall conduct a baseline risk assessment and the aforesaid listed risk assessment shall be incorporated into the baseline risk assessment. The baseline risk assessment shall further include the standard working procedures and the applicable method statements based on the risk assessments All variations to the scope of work shall similarly be subjected to a risk assessment process.

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2.1.3

Review of Risk Assessment

The Principal Contractor shall review the hazard identification, risk assessments and standard working procedures at each production planning and progress report meeting as the contract work develops and progresses and each time changes are made to the designs, plans and construction methods and processes. The Principal Contractor shall provide SANRAL, other Contractors and all other concerned parties with copies of any changes, alterations or amendments as contemplated in paragraph 2.1.3. 2.2 Legal Requirements

A Principal Contractor shall, as a minimum, comply with: The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 85 of 1993), an up-to-date copy of which shall be available on site at all times. The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Act 130 of 1993), an up-todate copy of which shall be available on site at all times. Where work is being carried out on a mine, the Contractor shall comply with the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 29 of 1960) and any other OH&S requirements that the mine may specify. An up-to-date copy of the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations shall be available on site at all times. Structure and Responsibilities Overall Supervision and Responsibility for OH&S

2.3 2.3.1

It is a requirement that the Principal Contractor, when he appoints Contractors (Sub-contractors) in terms of Construction Regulations 5(3), 5(5), 5(9), 5(10) and 5(12) includes in his agreement with such Contractors the following: OH&S Act (85 of 1993), Section 37(2) agreement: Agreement with Mandatary. OH&S Act (85 of 1993), Section 16(2) appointee/s as detailed in his/her/their respective appointment forms. Further (Specific) Supervision Responsibilities for OH&S

2.3.2

The Contractor shall appoint designated competent employees and/or other competent persons as required by the Act and Regulations. Below is a generic list of identified appointments and may be used to select the appropriate appointments for this contract. The Contractor shall note that it is a generic list only and is intended for use as a guideline. Ref. Section/Regulation in OH&S Act Batch Plant Supervisor Construction Vehicles/Mobile Plant/Machinery Supervisor Demolition Supervisor Drivers/Operators of Construction Vehicles/Plant Electrical Installation and Appliances Inspector Emergency/Security/Fire Coordinator Excavation Supervisor Explosive Powered Tool Supervisor Fall Protection Supervisor First Aider Fire Equipment Inspector Formwork & Support work Supervisor Hazardous Chemical Substances Supervisor Incident Investigator Ladder Inspector Lifting Equipment Inspector Materials Hoist Inspector OH&S Committee OH&S Officer OH&S Representatives Person Responsible for Machinery
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(Construction Regulation 6(1) (Construction Regulation 21) (Construction Regulation 12) (Construction Regulation 21) (Construction Regulation 22) (Construction Regulation 27) (Construction Regulation 11) (Construction Regulation 19) (Construction Regulation 8) (General Safety Regulation 3) (Construction Regulation 27) (Construction Regulation 10) (HCS Regulations) (General Admin Regulation 29) (General Safety Regulation 13A) (Construction Regulation 20) (Construction Regulation 17) (OH&S Act Section 19) (Construction Regulation 6(6) (OH&S Act Section 17) (General Machinery Regulation 2)

Scaffolding Supervisor Stacking & Storage Supervisor Structures Supervisor Suspended Platform Supervisor Tunnelling Supervisor Vessels under Pressure Supervisor Working on/next to Water Supervisor Welding Supervisor

(Construction Regulation 14) (Construction Regulation 26) (Construction Regulation 9) (Construction Regulation 15) (Construction Regulation 13) (Vessels under Pressure Regulations) (Construction Regulation 24) (General Safety Regulation 9)

In addition SANRAL requires that a Traffic Safety Officer be appointed (see COLTO Section 1500). The above appointments shall be in writing and the responsibilities clearly stated together with the period for which the appointment is made. This information shall be communicated and agreed with the appointees. Notice of appointments shall be submitted to SANRAL. All changes shall also be communicated to SANRAL. The Principal Contractor shall, furthermore, provide SANRAL with an organogram of all Contractors that he/she has appointed or intends to appoint and keep this list updated and prominently displayed on site. Where necessary, or when instructed by an inspector of the Department of Labour, the Principal Contractor shall appoint a competent Construction Safety Officer. 2.3.3 Designation of OH&S Representatives (Section 17 of the OH&S Act)

Where the Principal Contractor employs more than 20 (twenty) persons (including the employees of other Contractors (sub-contractors) he has to appoint 1 (one) OH&S representatives for every 50 (fifty) employees or part thereof. General Administrative Regulation 6 requires that the appointment or election and subsequent designation of the OH&S representatives be conducted in consultation with employee representatives or employees. (Section 17 of the Act and General Administrative Regulation 6 & 7). OH&S representatives shall be designated in writing and the designation shall include the area of responsibility of the person and term of the designation. 2.3.4. Duties and Functions of the OH&S Representatives (Section 18 of the OH&S Act)

The Principal Contractor shall ensure that the designated OH&S representatives conduct continuous monitoring and regular inspections of their respective areas of responsibility using a checklist and report thereon to the Principal Contractor. OH&S representatives shall be included in accident or incident investigations. OH&S representatives shall attend all OH&S committee meetings. 2.3.5. Appointment of OH&S Committee (Sections 19 and 20 of the OH&S Act)

The Principal Contractor shall establish an OH&S committee, which shall meet as specified in the Regulations. 2.4. Administrative Controls and the Occupational Health & Safety File 2.4.1. The OH&S File (Construction Regulation 5 (7))

As required by Construction Regulation 5(7), the Principal Contractor and other Contractors shall each keep an OH&S file on site. The following list is not exhaustive and shall only be used as a guide: Notification of construction work (Construction Regulation 3) Latest copy of OH&S Act (General Administrative Regulation 4) Proof of registration and good standing with COID Insurer (Construction Regulation 4(g)) OH&S plan agreed with the Client including the underpinning risk assessment/s and method statements (Construction regulation 5(1)) Copies of OH&S committee and other relevant minutes Designs/drawings (Construction Regulation 5(8)) A list of Contractors (sub-contractors) including copies of the agreements between the parties and the type of work being done by each Contractor (Construction Regulation 9) Appointment/designation forms as per paragraphs 2.1.1 and 2.1.2. Registers as follows:

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Accident/Incident register (Annexure 1 of the General Administrative Regulations) OH&S representatives inspection register Asbestos demolition and stripping register Batch plant inspections Construction vehicles and mobile plant inspections by controller Daily inspection of vehicles, plant and other equipment by the operator/driver/user Demolition inspection register Designers inspection of structures record Electrical installations, -equipment and -appliances (including portable electrical tools) Excavations inspection Explosive powered tool inspection, maintenance, issue and returns register (incl. cartridges and nails) Fall protection inspection register First aid box contents Fire equipment inspection and maintenance Formwork and support work inspections Hazardous chemical substances record Ladder inspections Lifting equipment register Materials hoist inspection register Machinery safety inspection register (incl. machine guards, lock-outs etc.) Scaffolding inspections Stacking and storage inspection Inspection of structures Inspection of suspended platforms Inspection of tunnelling operations Inspection of vessels under pressure Welding equipment inspections Inspection of work conducted on or near water All other applicable records including traffic safety officer reports.

SANRAL will conduct an audit on the OH&S file of the Principal Contractor from time-to-time. 2.5. Notification of Construction Work (Construction Regulation 3)

The Principal Contractor shall, where the contract meets the requirements laid down in Construction Regulation 3, within 5 working days, notify the Department of Labour of the intention to carry out construction work and use the form (Annexure A in the Construction Regulations) for the purpose. A copy shall be kept on the OH&S file and a copy shall be forwarded to SANRAL for record keeping purposes. 2.6. Training and Competence

The contents of all training required by the Act and Regulations shall be included in the Principal Contractors OH&S plan. The Principal Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that all relevant training is undertaken. Only accredited Service Providers shall be used for OH&S training. The Principal Contractor shall ensure that his and other Contractors personnel appointed are competent and that all training required to do the work safely and without risk to health, has been completed before work commences. The Principal Contractor shall ensure that follow-up and refresher training is conducted as the contract work progresses and the work situation changes. Records of all training must be kept on the OH&S file for auditing purposes. 2.7 Consultations, Communication and Liaison OH&S liaison between the Client, the Principal Contractor, the other Contractors, the designer and other concerned parties will be through the OH&S committee as contemplated in paragraph 2.3.5. In addition to the above, communication may be directly to the Client or his appointed agent, verbally or in writing, as and when the need arises.

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Consultation with the workforce on OH&S matters will be through their supervisors, OH&S representatives and the OH&S committee. The Principal Contractor shall be responsible for the dissemination of all relevant OH&S information to the other Contractors e.g. design changes agreed with the Client and the designer, instructions by the Client and/or his/her agent, exchange of information between Contractors, the reporting of hazardous/dangerous conditions/situations etc. The Principal Contractors most senior manager on site shall be required to attend all OH&S meetings. 2.8 2.8.1. Checking, Reporting and Corrective Actions Monthly Audit by Client (Construction Regulation 4(1)(d)

SANRAL will conduct monthly audits to comply with Construction Regulation 4(1)(d) to ensure that the Principal Contractor has implemented and is maintaining the agreed and approved OH&S plan. 2.8.2. Other Audits and Inspections by SANRAL

SANRAL reserves the right to conduct other ad-hoc audits and inspections as deemed necessary. This will include site safety walks. 2.8.3 Contractors Audits and Inspections

The Principal Contractor is to conduct his own monthly internal audits to verify compliance with his own OH&S management system as well as with this specification. 2.8.4 Inspections by OH&S Representatives and other Appointees

OH&S representatives shall conduct weekly inspections of their areas of responsibility and report thereon to their foreman or supervisor whilst other appointees shall conduct inspections and report thereon as specified in their appointments e.g. vehicle, plant and machinery drivers, operators and users must conduct daily inspections before start-up. 2.8.5 Recording and Review of Inspection Results

All the results of the above-mentioned inspections shall be in writing, reviewed at OH&S committee meetings, endorsed by the chairman of the meeting and placed on the OH&S File. 2.9 Accidents and Incident Investigation (General Administrative Regulation 9)

The Principal Contractor shall be responsible for the investigation of all accidents/incidents where employees and non-employees were injured to the extent that he/she/they had to be referred for medical treatment by a doctor, hospital or clinic. The results of the investigation shall be entered into an accident/incident register listed in paragraph 2.4.1. The Principal Contractor shall be responsible for the investigation of all minor and non-injury incidents as described in Section 24(1)(b) & (c) of the Act and keeping a record of the results of such investigations including the steps taken to prevent similar accidents in future. 2.10 Reporting

The Principal Contractor shall provide SANRAL with copies of all statutory reports required in terms of the Act within 7 days of the incident occurring.

3.0 3.1

OPERATIONAL CONTROL Operational Procedures

Each construction activity shall be assessed by the Principal Contractor so as to identify operational procedures that will mitigate against the occurrence of an incident during the execution of each activity. This specification requires the Principal Contractor:

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3.2.

to be conversant with Regulations 8 to 29 (inclusive) to comply with their provisions to include them in his OH&S plan where relevant.

Emergency Procedures

Simultaneous with the identification of operational procedures (per paragraph 3.1 above), the Principal Contractor shall similarly identify and formulate emergency procedures in the event an incident does occur. The emergency procedures thus identified shall also be included in the Principal Contractors OH&S plan. 3.3 Personal & Other Protective Equipment (Sections 8/15/23 of the OH&S Act)

The Contractor shall identify the hazards in the workplace and deal with them. He must either remove them or, where impracticable, take steps to protect workers and make it possible for them to work safely and without risk to health under the hazardous conditions. Personal protective equipment (PPE) should, however, be the last resort and there should always first be an attempt to apply engineering and other solutions to mitigating hazardous situations before the issuing of PPE is considered. Where it is not possible to create an absolutely safe and healthy workplace the Contractor shall inform employees regarding this and issue, free of charge, suitable equipment to protect them from any hazards being present and that allows them to work safely and without risk to health in the hazardous environment. It is a further requirement that the Contractor maintain the said equipment, that he instructs and trains the employees in the use of the equipment and ensures that the prescribed equipment is used by the employee/s. Employees do not have the right to refuse to use/wear the equipment prescribed by the employer and, if it is impossible for an employee to use or wear prescribed protective equipment through health or any other reason, the employee cannot be allowed to continue working under the hazardous condition/s for which the equipment was prescribed, but an alternative solution has to be found that may include relocating or discharging the employee. The Principal Contractor shall include in his OH&S plan the PPE he intends issuing to his employees for use during construction and the sanctions he intends to apply in cases of non conformance by his employees. Conformance to the wearing of PPE shall be discussed at the weekly inspection meetings. 3.4 Other Regulations

Wherever in the Construction Regulations or this specification there is reference to other regulations (e.g. Construction Regulation 22: Electrical Installations and Machinery on Construction Sites) the Principal Contractor shall be conversant with and shall comply with these regulations. 3.5 Public Health & Safety (Section 9 of the OH&S Act)

The Principal Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that non-employees affected by the construction work are made aware of the dangers likely to arise from said construction work as well as the precautionary measures to be observed to avoid or minimise those dangers. This includes: Non-employees entering the site for whatever reason The surrounding community Passers by to the site

4.0 4.1

PROJECT/SITE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS List Of Risk Assessments Clearing and Grubbing of the area/site

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Site establishment including: - Office/s - Secure/safe storage for materials, plant and equipment - Ablutions - Sheltered eating area - Maintenance workshop - Vehicle access to the site Dealing with existing structures Location of existing services Installation and maintenance of temporary construction electrical supply, lighting and equipment Adjacent land uses/surrounding property exposures Boundary and access control/public liability exposures (NB: the employer is also responsible for the OH&S of non-employees affected by his/her work activities) Health risks arising from neighbouring as well as own activities and from the environment e.g. threats by dogs, bees, snakes, lightning, etc. Exposure to noise Exposure to vibration Protection against dehydration and heat exhaustion Protection from wet and cold conditions Dealing with HIV/Aids and other diseases Use of portable electrical equipment including: - Angle grinder - Electrical drilling machine - Skill saw Excavations including: - Ground/soil conditions - Trenching - Shoring - Drainage of trench Welding including: - Arc welding - Gas welding - Flame cutting - Use of LP gas torches and appliances Loading and offloading of trucks Aggregate/sand and other materials delivery Manual and mechanical handling Lifting and lowering operations Driving and operation of construction vehicles and mobile plant including - Trenching machine - Excavator - Bomag roller - Plate compactor - Front end loader - Mobile cranes and the ancillary lifting tackle - Parking of vehicles and mobile plant - Towing of vehicles and mobile plant Use and storage of flammable liquids and other hazardous substances Layering and bedding Installation of pipes in trenches Pressure testing of pipelines Backfilling of trenches Protection against flooding Gabion work Use of explosives Protection from overhead power lines As discovered by the principal contractors hazard identification exercise As discovered from any inspections and audits conducted by the client or by the principal contractor or any other contractor on site As discovered from any accident/incident investigation.

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CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - SAFETY - ENVIRONMENT

AUDIT SYSTEM
* Denotes items applicable to both Construction sites and Contractors Plant/Storage Yards Amended: 30 November 2007

AUDIT 1. ADMINISTRATIVE & LEGAL REQUIREMENTS


OHS Act Section/Regulation Construction Regulation 3 General Administration Regulation 4 COID Act Section 80 Construction Regulation 4 & 5(1) Section 8(2)(d) Construction Regulation 7 Subject Notice of carrying out Construction work *Copy of OHS Act (Act 85 of 1993) *Registration with Compens. Insurer OHS Specification & Programme *Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Requirements Department of Labour notified. Copy of Notice available on site. Updated copy of Act & Regulations on site. Readily available for perusal by Employees. Written proof of registration/Letter of good standing available on site. OHS Spec received from Client OHS programmed developed updated regularly. Hazard identification carried out/recorded. Risk assessment and plan drawn up/updated. RA Plan available on site. Employees/Sub-Contractors informed/trained. Responsibility of complying with the OHS Act assigned to other person/s by CEO. Competent person appointed in writing as Construction Supervisor. Competent person appointed in writing as Assistant Construction Supervisor. More than 20 employees - one OHS Representative, one additional OHS Rep. for each 50 employees or part thereof. Designation in writing, period and area of responsibility specified. Yes / No Comments

Section 16(2) Construction Regulation 6(1) Construction Regulation 6(2) Section 17 & 18 General Administrative Regulations 6 & 7
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*Assigned duties (Managers) Designation of Person Responsible on site Designation of Assistant for above *Designation of Occupational Health & Safety Representatives

OHS Act Section/Regulation

Subject

Requirements Meaningful OHS Rep. reports. Reports actioned by Management. OHS Committee/s established. Members appointed in writing. Meetings held monthly and Minutes kept. Actioned by Management. Attendance by (Sub)Contractors. Written agreement with (Sub-)Contractors. List of (Sub-)Contractors displayed. Proof of Registration with Compensation Insurer/Letter of Good Standing. Construction Supervisor designated. Written arrangements re: OHS Reps & OHS Committee & First Aid. All injuries which resulted in the person receiving medical treatment other than first aid, recorded and investigated by investigator designated in writing. Copies of Reports (Annexure 1) on site. Tabled at OHS Committee meeting. Action taken by Site Management. Competent person appointed to draw up and supervise the Fall Protection Plan. Proof of appointees competence available on site. Risk Assessment carried out for work at heights. Fall Protection Plan drawn up/updated and available on site. Unprotected openings adequately guarded/fenced/barricaded/catch-nets installed. Competent person appointed to plan & supervise roof work. Proof of appointees competence available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. Roof work plan drawn up/updated. Roof work inspect before each shift. Inspection register kept. Employees medically examined for physical & psychological fitness. Written proof on site. Roof work discontinued when bad/hazardous weather. Fall protection measures (including warning notices when working close to edges.

Yes / No

Comments

Section 19 & 20 General Administrative Regulations 5

*Occupational Health & Safety Committee/s

Section 37(1) & (2)

*Agreement with Mandataries/ (Sub-)Contractors

General Administration Regulation 9

*Investigation and Recording of Incidents

Construction Regulation 8

Fall Prevention & Protection

Openings Construction Regulation 8(5) Roof work

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OHS Act Section/Regulation Construction Regulation 9

Subject Structures

Requirements Information re. the structure being erected received from the Designer including: - geo-science technical report where relevant - the design loading of the structure - the methods & sequence of construction - anticipated dangers/hazards/special measures to construct safely Risk Assessment carried out. Method statement drawn up. All above available on site. Structures inspected before each shift. Inspections register kept. Competent person appointed in writing to supervise erection, maintenance, use and dismantling of Support & Formwork. Design drawings available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. Support & Formwork inspected: - before use/inspection - before pouring of concrete - weekly whilst in place - before stripping/dismantling Inspection register kept. Competent persons appointed in writing to: - erect scaffolding (Scaffold Erector/s) - act as Scaffold Team Leaders - inspect Scaffolding weekly and after inclement weather (Scaffold Inspector/s) Written Proof of Competence of above appointees available on site. Copy of SABS 085 available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. Inspected weekly/after bad weather. Inspection register/s kept. Competent persons appointed in writing to: - control the erection of suspended platforms - act as suspended platforms team leaders - inspect suspended scaffolding weekly and after inclement weather Risk Assessment conducted. Certificate of Authorisation issued by a Registered Professional Engineer available on site/copy forwarded to the Department of

Yes / No

Comments

Construction Regulation 10

Formwork & Support work

Construction Regulation 14

Scaffolding

Construction Regulation 15

Suspended Platforms

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OHS Act Section/Regulation

Subject

Requirements Labour. The following inspections of the whole installation carried out by a competent person: - after erection and before use - daily, prior to use. Inspection register kept The following tests to be conducted by a competent person: - load test of whole installation and working parts every 12 months - hoisting ropes/hooks/load attaching devices quarterly. Tests log book kept. Employees working on suspended platform medically examined for physical & psychological fitness. Written proof available. Competent person/s appointed in writing to supervise and inspect excavation work. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee/s available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. Inspected as required by regs: - before every shift - after any blasting - after an unexpected fall of ground - after any substantial damage to the shoring - after rain. Inspections register kept. Method statement developed where explosives will be/are used. Shored / Braced to prevent caving / falling in. Provided with an access ladder. Excavations guarded/barricaded/lighted after dark in public areas. Soil dumped at least 1m away from edge of excavation. On sloping ground soil dumped on lower side of excavation. Competent person/s appointed in writing to supervise and control demolition work. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee/s available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. Engineering survey and Method Statement available on site. Inspections to prevent premature collapse carried out by competent person before each shift. Inspection register kept.

Yes / No

Comments

Construction Regulation 11

Excavations

Construction Regulation 12

Excavations deeper than 1.5m. (See section 1 for Designation and Register) Demolition Work

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OHS Act Section/Regulation Construction Regulation 17

Subject Materials Hoist

Requirements Competent person appointed in writing to inspect the material hoist. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site. Materials hoist to be inspected weekly by a competent person. Inspections register kept. Competent person appointed in writing to supervise, control & inspect work on or over water and the construction, installation/dismantling of caissons/cofferdams. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site. Risk Assessment carried out. To be inspected daily by a competent person. Inspections register kept. Competent person appointed to control the issue of the explosive powered tools & cartridges and the service, maintenance and cleaning. Register kept of above. Empty cartridge cases/nails/fixing bolts returns recorded. Cleaned daily after use. Only used by trainer/authorised personnel. Prescribed warnings signs placed/displayed where tool is in use. Inspected at least monthly by competent person and result recorded. Issue and return recorded including cartridges/nails an unused cartridges/nails/empty shells recorded. Cleaned daily after use. Competent person appointed to control the operation of the batch plant and the service, maintenance and cleaning. Register kept of above. Risk Assessment carried out. Batch plant to be inspected weekly by a competent person. Inspections register kept Complying with Mines Health & Safety Act (29 of 1996). Risk Assessment carried out. Competent person appointed in writing to inspect cranes, lifting machines & equipment.

Yes / No

Comments

Construction Regulation 24

Water Environments (Incl Caissons & Cofferdams)

Construction Regulation 19

Explosive Powered Tools

*Explosive Powered Tools (see Section 1 for Designation and Register)

Construction Regulation 18

Batch Plants

Construction Regulation130/Mine H&S Act Construction Regulation 20/Driven


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Tunnelling Cranes & Lifting Machines Equipment

OHS Act Section/Regulation Machinery Regulations 18 & 19

Subject

Requirements Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site. Cranes & lifting tackle identified/numbered. Register kept for lifting tackle. Log book kept for each individual crane. Inspection: - All cranes - daily by operator - Tower Crane/s - after erection/6 monthly - Other cranes - annually by comp. person - Lifting tackle (slings/ropes/chain slings etc.) - 3 monthly Competent person appointed in writing to inspect/test the installation and equipment. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site. Inspections: - Electrical installation & equipment inspected after installation, after alterations and quarterly. Inspection registers kept. Portable electric tools and -lights and extension leads identified/numbered. Monthly visual inspection by User/Issuer/Storeman. Register kept. Competent person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to supervise all stacking & storage. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site Person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to co-ordinate emergency contingency planning must be appointed in writing.

Yes / No

Comments

Construction Regulation 22/Electrical Machinery Regulations 9 & 10/ Electrical Installation Regulations

*Inspection & Maintenance of Electrical Installation & Equipment (including portable electrical tools)

Construction Regulation 26/General Safety Regulation 8(1)(a) Construction Regulation 27/Environmental Regulation 9

*Designation of Stacking & Storage Supervisor *Designation of a Person to Co-ordinate Emergency Planning And Fire Protection

*Fire Extinguishing Equipment

All Fire Extinguishing Equipment identified and on register. Inspected. Inspection register kept. Serviced annually. Fire Risks identified and on record. Fire Extinguishing Equipment available for: *Offices

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OHS Act Section/Regulation

Subject

Requirements *General Stores *Flammable Store *Fuel Storage Tank/s *Gas Welding/Cutting Operations * Where flammable substances are being used/applied. Fire equipment serviced minimum annually. Every workplace provided with sufficient number of First Aid boxes. (Required where 5 persons or more are employed.) First Aid freely available. Equipment as per the list in the OHS Act. One qualified First Aider appointed for every 50 employees. (Required where more than 10 persons are employed.) List of First Aiders and Certificates. Name of person/s in charge of First Aid box/es displayed. Location of First Aid box/es clearly indicated. PPE Risk Assessment carried out. Items of PPE prescribed/use enforced. Records of issue kept. Undertaking by Employee to wear PPE. Need for PPE identified and prescribed in writing to be verified against risk assessments and WSP. Identified equipment issued free of charge. All PPE maintained in good condition (regular checks). Workers instructed in the proper use and maintenance of PPE. Commitment obtained for wearer accepting conditions and to wear the PPE. Record of PPE issued and kept on file. Competent person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to inspect electric arc, gas welding and flame cutting equipment. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site Equipment identified/numbered & entered into a register. Equipment inspected monthly. Inspection register kept. Competent person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to control the storage & usage of HCS (including

Yes / No

Comments

General Safety Regulation 3

*Maintenance *First Aid

General Safety Regulation 2

Personal Safety Equipment (PPE)

*PPE needs analysis

As per Risk Assessment

*PPE Issue and Control

General Safety Regulation 9

*Inspection & Use of Welding/Flame Cutting Equipment

Hazardous Chemical Substances (HCS)


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*Control of Storage & Usage of HCS and

OHS Act Section/Regulation Regulations Construction Regulation 23

Subject Flammables

Requirements Flammables). Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site Risk Assessment carried out. Register of HCS kept/used on site. Competent person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to supervise the use, storage, maintenance, statutory inspections & testing of VUPs. Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site Risk Assessment carried out. Certificates of Manufacture available on site. Register of VUPs on site. Inspections & testing by Approved Inspection Authority (AIA): - after installation/re-erection or repairs - every 36 months. - Register/log kept of inspections, tests. - Modifications & repair Operators/Drivers appointed to: - carry out a daily inspection prior to use - drive the vehicle/plant that he/she is competent to operate/drive Written Proof of Competence of above appointee available on site. Record of daily inspections kept. Competent person appointed in writing to inspect ladders. Ladders inspected at arrival on site and monthly thereafter. Inspections register kept. Competent person appointed in writing to supervise the erection & inspection of ramps. Inspection register kept.

Yes / No

Comments

Vessels under Pressure Regulations

Vessels under Pressure (VUP)

Construction Regulation 21

Construction Vehicles & Earth Moving Equipment

Implement Daily Inspection

General Safety Regulation 13A General Safety Regulation 13B

*Inspection of Ladders

Ramps

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EDUCATION & TRAINING


Subject Requirements Policy signed by CEO and published/Circulated to Employees. Policy displayed on Employee Notice Boards. All new Employees receive OHS Induction Training. Training includes Task Safety Instructions. WSP. Employees acknowledge receipt of training. Follow-up to ensure Employees understand/adhere to instructions. All Employees receive basic OHS training: written proof. Operators of Plant & Equipment receive specialised training. Follow-up to ensure Employees understand/adhere to instructions. Yes/ No Comments

*Company OH&S Policy Section 7(1)

*Induction & Task Safety Training (Section 13(a)

*General OHS Training (Section 13(a)

3.

PUBLIC SAFETY, SECURITY MEASURES & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS


Subject Requirement Notices & Signs at entrances: No Unauthorised Entry Notices & Signs at entrance instructing visitors and non-employees what to do, where to go and where to report on entering of site offices, workshops, borrow pits and quarries with directional signs. e.g.: Visitors to report to Office Notices & Signs posted to warn of overhead work and other hazardous activities. e.g.: General Warning Signs Emergency contact numbers displayed with designated person. Adequate number of Employees trained to use fire equipment. Yes/ No Comments

*Notices & Signs

*Emergency Preparedness *Emergency Drill & Evacuation

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PLANT & STORAGE YARDS/SITE WORKSHOPS SPECIFICS


Subject Requirements Person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to supervise the use & maintenance of machinery. Critical items of machinery identified/numbered/placed on register/inventory. Inspection/maintenance schedules for abovementioned. Inspections/maintenance carried out to above schedules. Results recorded. Schedule D Notice posted in work areas. Person/s with specific knowledge and experience designated to supervise the use & maintenance of VuPs. VuPs identified/numbered/placed on register/manufacturers plate intact. Inspection/maintenance schedules for above-mentioned. Inspections/maintenance carried out to above schedules. Results recorded/test certificates available. Lock-out procedure in operation. Ergonomics survey conducted results on record. Survey results applied. Adequately ventilated, ignition free room/area/no smoking sign/s. Batteries placed on rubber/wooden surface. Emergency shower/eye wash provided. No acid storage in area. Chain Blocks/Tirfors/jacks/mobile gantries etc. identified/numbered on register. Chains in good condition/links no excessive wear. Lifting hooks throat pop marked/safety latch fitted. SWL/MML marked/displayed. Only operated by trained/authorised persons. Interlocks/lock-outs fitted. Yes/ No Comments

Section 8(2)(1) General Machinery Regulation 2(1): Supervision of the Use & Maintenance of Machinery

General Machinery Regulation 9(2): Notices re. Operation of Machinery Vessels under Pressure Regulation 13(1)(b): Supervision of the Use & Maintenance of Vessels under Pressure (VuP)

Lock-out Procedure Ergonomics Battery Storage & Charging

Ancillary Lifting Equipment

Presses/Guillotines/Shears

5.
*Lighting ER 3

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & HYGIENE


Subject Requirements Adequate lighting in places where work is being executed e.g. stairwells and basements. Light fittings placed/installed causing no irritating/blinding glare. Yes/ No Comments

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Subject *Ventilation ER 5 *Noise ER 7 *Heat Stress ER 4 *Ablutions CR 28

Requirements Adequate ventilation/extraction/exhausting in hazardous areas e.g. chemicals/adhesives/welding/petrol or diesel/motors running and in confined spaces/basements. Tasks identified where noise exceeds 85 dBa. All reasonable steps taken to reduce noise levels at the source. Hearing protection used where noise levels could not be reduced to below 85 dBa. Measures in place to prevent heat exhaustion in heat stress problem areas e.g. steel decks, when the WBGT index reaches 30. (See Environmental Regulation 4.) Cold drinking water readily available when extreme temperatures are experienced. Sufficient toilets provided - 1 per 30 employees (National Building Regulations prescribe chemical toilets for Construction sites.) Toilet paper available. Sufficient showers provided. Facilities for washing hands provided. Soap available for washing hands. Means of drying hands available. Changing facilities/area provided. Ablution facilities hygienic and clean. Adequate storage facilities provided. Weather protected eating area provided, separate from changing area. Refuse bins with lids provided. Facilities clean and hygienic. All substances identified and list available e.g. acids, flammables, poisons, etc. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) indicating hazardous properties and emergency procedures in case of incident on file and readily available. Substances stored safely.

Yes/ No

Comments

*Eating / Cooking Facilities CR 28

*Hazardous Chemical Substances (See Section 1 for Designation & Register)

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