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Principal contractor duties

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Adrian - Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator for Tension Concreting

This fact sheet brought out by the New South Wales Government - Workcover explains how someone is expecting to conduct business with contractors and the responsibilities. Adrian handles both contractors his company employess and them being employeed as contract workers - safety is his number one concern in both scenerios.

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Accident Report Detail

Accident Report Detail
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Adrian - Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator for Tension Concreting

This webpage, even though it is for the United State Department of Labor, it would provide Adrian with the potential hazard that post tensioning could cause, and is still relevant for Australian construction sites. This article explains what happened in the accident and sets precedence for future planning.

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Post-tensioning Prestressed Concrete Elements

Post-tensioning prestressed concrete elements - This guidance note provides information on the post-tensioning of prestressed concrete elements.
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Adrian - Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator for Tension Concreting

 

This guidence note done by SafeWork Victoria provides information on the post-tensioning of prestressed concrete elements. I explains the requirements and a good starting block needed for someone in Adrians position to start a safety plan etc. Even if these are not the same standards that are set in place in Queensland, it gives someone in his position an idea of where to start.

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Adrian

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Name: Adrian

Position: Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator

Company: Tension Concreting

Being a project manager and a safety co-ordinator for a construction company, Adrian comes across many serious oh&s hazards. Adrian does spend most of his week in the office, where it is decked out with ergonomically practical office furniture and appropriate fluorescent lighting; to stop strains on the eyes and body. However, he does also have to travel onto site to oversee the safety standards his contractors are upholding while on some of the largest construction sites in south-east Queensland, while maintaining the safety standards of the main construction companies running the projects. While on site, Adrian needs to wear all the PPE that the other workers wear, steel cap boots, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, high-vis vest and sunscreen. Back at the office, Adrian is in charge of writing and auditing the companies safety plans, task observations, risk assessments, organise safety training for the construction workers and the administration workers, organising SDS’s, writing up JSA’s and incident/accident reports, and also hold meetings with HSR’s, unions and government authorities. Adrian also takes care of rehabilitation and return to work responsibilities. He says most of the incidents he reports on are simple slips, trips and falls, however while working with high tensioning cabling, heavy equipment and machinery, there can be very large accident where workers need to have extreme medical attention, leading to time off work and a lengthy rehabilitation process to get them back on site.

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Lawrie

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Name: Lawrie

Position: Maintenance Co-ordinator & Safety Officer

Company: Woodlands Enterprises

In Lawrie’s job as a maintenance co-ordinator & Safety Officer, he obviously comes across many oh&s hazards and situations on a daily basis. Lawrie oversees and maintains the standards of the company’s assets, while enforcing the general safety of the company. He alone doesn’t have too many hazards while he sits at his desk to do his job. The main oh&s hazards Lawrie faces there is potential straining of the eyes while working on the computer. This is counter-acted with appropriate fluorescent lighting and regular breaks. Another potential hazard is strain on the body due to ergonomics of the office, but that too is counter-acted with a comfortable office chair. However, as a safety officer for a very large chicken production company, Lawrie needs to work closely with all departments of the company, which range from the administration department to maintenance sheds, even the chicken farms. Therefore, Lawrie is constantly kept busy with incident/accident reports, organising safety training for the staff so they are fully aware of fire drills, what to do in case of emergencies such a chemical spills or injuries, training in the use of certain machinery and the use of chemicals, being responsible for the right PPE that is supplied to the employees, the list goes on.

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Adrian - Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator for Tension Concreting

 

The first document found on this link is a health and safety sample checklist for post tensioning. Adrian can use this a a template to perform his own safety check on the construction sites that he is in charge of.

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concrete-pumping-cop-2005.pdf

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Adrian - Project Manager & Safety Co-ordinator for Tension Concreting

This is the Queensland Code of Practice for pumping concrete. This document would provide Adrian with the standards the Queensland Government expect and also the potential risks and what to do and how to handle in the case of a potential risk.

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Kate

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Name: Kate

Position: Primary School Teacher

Company: Siena Catholic Primary School

As a primary school teacher, Kate’s must provide a safe environment for herself and her students. Firstly to be a teacher, you must be able to obtain a Blue Card, which is a background criminal check so you personally are not a hazard. The oh&s hazards that Kate encounters personally on a daily basis are only potential trips, slips and falls. However, being responsible for 30, 9-10 year old students can provide hundreds of potential oh&s hazards that she needs to be vigilant of. Kate needs to be fully trained in first aid, this is to attend to minor injuries and also be able to perform CPR if necessary. Kate must also be vigilant on any child predators that may enter the school grounds or if she takes the children on a class excursion. Before taking the children on excursions, Kate must perform a risk assessment on any oh&s hazards that may occur while on the trip. She also needs to perform a risk assessment before a guest comes onto school property too. If any form of oh&s incident occurs, Kate must do fill out and incident/accident report. Kate must keep her oh&s knowledge up to date and she does this with yearly training courses that she must attend. These are first aid and CPR courses, fire drills and extinguisher training and child protection courses.

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Karenne

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Name: Karenne

Position: Pharmacist

Company: Direct Chemist Outlet

As a pharmacist in charge, Karenne is considered the ‘manager’ of the chemist while the doors are open. So her duty as the manager is to keep her and her staff from potential oh&s hazards. Some of the more direct oh&s hazards Karenne faces while in a chemist to the heavy lifting of boxers and the reaching for products that are situated high on the shelves. They are trained properly in how to lift heavy objects to stop any damage caused to their backs, and also encouraged to use a ladder with a ‘spotter’ and never to use the top rung while try to retrieve high products. The constant use of computers is another oh&s issue faced by Karenne. This is counter-acted by appropriate fluorescent lighting and regular breaks. A major oh&s hazard Karenne faces in her role as a pharmacist is the storing and dispensing of dangerous and possibly fatal drugs. Not only does Karenne need to be vigilant on what does get given out over the counter, she also needs to be count and be responsible for all the drugs that are kept locked away in a drug safe. In being careful with the high standard of professionalism while dispensing drugs, Karenne is limiting the potential oh&s risks that could be faced by the consumer and also herself.

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Sarah

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Name: Sarah

Position: Chef

Company: Eastern Campwell

In Sarah’s job as a chef for a mining camp, she comes across many oh&s hazards. There are the usual hazards that a chef would encounter in a commercial kitchen, for instance with using gas stoves, which she must be trained appropriately in how to use. Sarah also needs to know which chemical should be used where, while cleaning her kitchen as to not put herself and others in harm’s way, Sarah can refer to SDS’s to find out the appropriate use for each chemical. Other more simple oh&s facets of Sarah’s job is to wear protective clothing that a chef needs to wear. The PPE (personal protective equipment) Sarah wears range from steel cap clogs to protect here feet, to lifting gloves and cut gloves to protect her hands. But not does Sarah’s PPE only protect her from oh&s hazards, she also wears a chef’s hat to protect any hair falling into the food, to keep a high level of hygiene for the people who eat her food. Hygiene is a crucial part of oh&s for a chef. Sarah must have a hygienic kitchen, serve fresh foods that are cooked to the right serving temperatures and also store the foods at the right temperatures. All these will help prevent foodborne illnesses.

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