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Quest 3 - Adrian

Quest 3 - Adrian | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it

Adrian works for Sedgman as a Mechanical Engineer, he works in various locations across Queensland wherever he is needed. Currently he is working at Sonoma Coal Mine (FIFO) in Collinsville as a Project Manager to fix and commission a crushing and screening processing plant that was previously decommissioned and moved over from Western Australia.  Adrian manages a work crew to help with maintenance and ordering of parts, he has to complete Risk Assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) with his crew prior to commencing any work.  

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Working on different mine sites Adrian has to complete the different Safety Inductions for each site he attends. Adrian then has to be signed off as a Supervisor with the Senior Site Executive (SSE)if he is managing a crew on site and giving direction to them. All mine sites he wears full PPE including long sleeve high visibility clothing, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, steel capped boots. To be able to drive on site Adrian had to complete a 4WD defensive driving course and be signed off by the SSE. Hazards that he has to be mindful while driving a light vehicle on a mine site is the Plant interaction with big 777 Trucks  on the haul road or Dozers around the stockpile. As he is a supervisor it is his responsibility that all his workers are following the correct site procedures and that all hazards are thought of when completing risk assessments or JSA's with his crew.   

 

Adrian has to ensure that his crew also has the correct competencies including the Standard 11 to do the job. A hot work permit, confined space, or working at heights permit may have to be completed prior depending on the works that will be conducted. The crushing and screening plant had never been operated on that site so he had to get a technical expert and trainer and assessor to pass out the first competent person. All chemicals or  substances such as oils and greases must be approved on site and accompanied with a safety data sheet and maintained in the hazardous substance register. All chemicals have to be stored properly in a self bunded area.   

 

Hazards that Adrian has to consider for his trade staff (fitter, boiler maker, crane operators) may include working in and around a suspended loads, uncontrolled movement causing crushing, burns or fires which he has to ensure that a in date fire extinguisher is easy assessable. Noise levels from the operation of plant. All plant and equipment must be isolated, locked out and tested for dead. Hydraulic or Electrical energy sources has the potential to cause injury.  

 

Adrian completes a Job Safety Observation (JSO) on his staff to ensure they are working safely.  

 

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Quest 3 - Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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We use JSA as a risk assessment tool as a legal requirement to identify hazards and eliminate or controlling them as reasonably practicable to help prevent injuries and illnesses.

 

An effective JSA requires consultation with the work group. Hazards identified and what controls are in place prior to doing the task step by step.Used in the correct context, it can be a useful safety tool, however if it is used incorrectly or inappropriately, it can result in poor identification of hazards and may contribute to serious 

incidents across the industry. 

 

This guidance note will help understand what a JSA is and to advise when to use it, how to develop it and where it fits into the risk management process. Adrian will require to complete a JSA with his work crew when performing a new task. This guidance booklet will help him give him the fundamentals to create an effective risk assessment material.

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Quest 3 - Guidance Notes Emergency Preparedness

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This guide on Emergency Preparedness is a great reference tool to consider when completing risk assessments or JSA with the work crew. It goes into details of the steps and things you need to think about when planning emergency response. 

 

Adrian might like to think about equipment/facilities he may need encase of emergency including:
* First aid supplies,
* Fire pumps and extinguishers,
* Rescue equipment,
* Equipment that can be assigned to an emergency task (e.g., a bulldozer, excavator, water truck )

 

Even if the site has an evacuation plan Adrian needs to think what hazards can go wrong with task and has he go enough resources available to quickly respond if it all goes pear shape. 

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Quest 3- Mining and safety | Queensland Government

 risk identification The Department publishes these documents with the aim of warning of potential hazards and reducing injuries and accidents in the mining, petroleum, gas, explosives and fireworks industries.

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The Department of Mines and Resources website is a great for industry updates, safety statistics, safety alerts and identifying risks associated to the tasks that Adrian's work crew might be doing for the day.

 

This website can provide information on the following as guidance material to manage risks.    

     * Fatigue 

     * Vehicle Plant Interaction 

     * Working at Heights

     * Confined Space

     * Manual Handling 

 

Safety and health adviceMines safety alertsMines safety bulletinsMines significant incident reportsGuidance notesRecognised standards, policies, directives and lettersPublications, guides, hazards databaseSafety and health levyJob safety analysis videoNatural disaster planning

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Quest 3 - Legislation - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.
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The Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations is the "so-called" bible of how to do things and your legal obligations in a business or as a worker.

 

This website gives you updates on legislation changes that Adrian will need to be aware of. This website also has information on Codes of Practices which provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties about how to achieve the standards required under the Act, and about effective ways to identify and manage risks.

 

As Adrian is a supervisor he has a duty of care and must so far as reasonably practicable ensure health and safety of his workers, taking into account all hazards. 

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Quest 4 mission 3 , I have found that workplace Health and Safety Queensland has set out there guidelines very extensively and cover a all aspects of health and safety , most information on Workplace issues is obtainable online avail 24/7 through there website and is very usefull in keeping upto date on all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.

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Naturopath

Naturopath | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it

This is Debranette my mum, she is a Naturopath, Massage Therapist, my personal Councillor and a Small Business Owner. She owns a small clinic in the town of Howard, QLD.  Her clients can consist of the elderly, drug addicts, cancer patients, allergies, and she also does women empowerment classes. 

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Debranette's clinic is similar to a doctor's clinic and what OHS hazards found in that environment. She has to keep her patients files locked away for confidentiality. 

 

Medication has to be stored at the correct temperature. When medication bottles are delivered she has to ensure that all seals are not broken and could have been contaminated. 

 

Debranette takes blood samples so she has to be vigilant that transfer of bodily fluids does not happen. If she has to send the samples away she has to ensure correct storage and handling procedures are followed. 

 

In her clinic she has a sauna and spa, shower and toilet facilities. She requires SDS for all chemicals in the store. Spa requires regular chemicals and checks. Debranette has to ensure that the floors are mopped and sterile daily.

 

Fresh towels are washed and hung out in the sun instead of a dryer so that bacteria cannot grow. Towels are also used on the massage table, after every client she has to ensure they are changed and that the tables are wiped down. 

 

The air conditioner is serviced and cleaned regularly because that can carry air born particles. The store has an emergency evacuation plan with fire blankets and extinguishers that are serviced. 

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Exploration Driller

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This is Tim, He is an Exploration Driller for DDH1 and can work in remote parts all around Australia.  He is currently working out in Jabiru, Northern Territory. It is said to be one of the hottest and most humid places in Australia. He is exploration drilling for Uranium, Copper, and Zinc. Tim works very long hours and is on a 4:2 (4 weeks on 2 off) roster. He is away from is fiancé and family which can be hard for him and his colleagues. 

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Hazards that Tim has to be aware of out there is:

 

Fatigue can be a big issue since working those long prolonged strenuous hours and stints but also swapping from days to nights half way doesn't make it easy changing his body clock. Working in remote locations, where facilities have not been set up so it is just the drill and the boys out there. Tim says that if you need to go to the toilet the good old dig a hole does the trick.

 

Hydration - Working in remote parts of Australia the temperature can be quite hot while working out in the sun. Tim constantly has to ensure he keeps is fluids and electrolytes up. 

 

Manual Handling - Drillers have to lift heavy items and Tim says that on the drill he can be in awkward positions while having to lift the heavy items. 

 

Repetitive movements - Drillers have to pull/run rods which Tim says he is constantly doing the same movements every 10-15seconds for a few hours at a time.  

 

Drillers are exposed to excessive and prolonged noises while the drill is in operation. Hearing protection must be worn at all times. 

 

Weather can also be a big hazard as drilling doesn't stop unless it is that bad that thunder and lightning in the area. Heavy rain restricts the visibility, surfaces may also become slippery when wet and they have to take more care when working in the changed environment. If the temperatures change from hot to cold from the rain and the workers are working out in it they are prone to getting sick. When working in the bush they also have to consider the snakes and wild life and must be prepared as a hospital and medical treatment will be a few hours away. 

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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it

Adrian works for Sedgman as a Mechanical Engineer, he works in various locations across Queensland wherever he is needed. Currently he is working at Sonoma Coal Mine (FIFO) in Collinsville as a Project Manager to fix and commission a crushing and screening processing plant that was previously decommissioned and moved over from Western Australia.  Adrian manages a work crew to help with maintenance and ordering of parts, he has to complete Risk Assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) with his crew prior to commencing any work.  

Rebekah Airey's insight:

Working on different mine sites Adrian has to complete the different Safety Inductions for each site he attends. Adrian then has to be signed off as a Supervisor with the Senior Site Executive (SSE)if he is managing a crew on site and giving direction to them. All mine sites he wears full PPE including long sleeve high visibility clothing, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, steel capped boots. To be able to drive on site Adrian had to complete a 4WD defensive driving course and be signed off by the SSE. Hazards that he has to be mindful while driving a light vehicle on a mine site is the Plant interaction with big 777 Trucks  on the haul road or Dozers around the stockpile. As he is a supervisor it is his responsibility that all his workers are following the correct site procedures and that all hazards are thought of when completing risk assessments or JSA's with his crew.   

 

Adrian has to ensure that his crew also has the correct competencies including the Standard 11 to do the job. A hot work permit, confined space, or working at heights permit may have to be completed prior depending on the works that will be conducted. The crushing and screening plant had never been operated on that site so he had to get a technical expert and trainer and assessor to pass out the first competent person. All chemicals or  substances such as oils and greases must be approved on site and accompanied with a safety data sheet and maintained in the hazardous substance register. All chemicals have to be stored properly in a self bunded area.   

 

Hazards that Adrian has to consider for his trade staff (fitter, boiler maker, crane operators) may include working in and around a suspended loads, uncontrolled movement causing crushing, burns or fires which he has to ensure that a in date fire extinguisher is easy assessable. Noise levels from the operation of plant. All plant and equipment must be isolated, locked out and tested for dead. Hydraulic or Electrical energy sources has the potential to cause injury.  

 

Adrian completes a Job Safety Observation (JSO) on his staff to ensure they are working safely.  

 

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Quest 3 - Safety Alert - Light Vehicle / Heavy Vehicle interaction

Quest 3 - Safety Alert - 

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Working on a mine site Adrian has to be mindful of Heavy/Light Vehicle interaction. This Safety Alert issued by the Mines Inspectorate gives great tool to consult with his workers to remind them of the hazards relating to Heavy Plant & Equipment. Recommendations are also included to consider on his mine site. 

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Quest 3 - Managing Dust

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This article was prepared for the community on awareness of what coal dust can do to your health. It can also be a great guide and reminder to consider this hazard while working on site. 

 

This document also discusses the controls that the mine can consider to minimise the exposer including; dust control at mine sites is achieved by a combination of water sprays (such as stockpile sprays and road watering) and enclosures (such as covered conveyors).


Adrian and his crew is in and amongst the conveyors, stockpiles and in the crushing plant so the processing employees are covered from head to toe daily. PPE Controls can include wearing dust marks that are suitable for coal dust. 

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Quest 3 - Risk Assessment Code of Practice

Rebekah Airey's insight:

This Code of Practice is a good source of information and guide on how to effectively identify and manage risks within the workplace.

 

The WHS Act and Regulations require persons who have a duty to ensure health and safety to ‘manage risks’ by eliminating health and safety risks so far as is reasonably practicable, and if it is
not reasonably practicable to do so, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

 

Consultation with workers during the process is also required under the WHS Act. The  hierarchy of risk controls regulated ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest being:


1. Eliminate

2. Subsitute

3. Isolate

4. Engineering

5. Administration & PPE  


We need to ensure that the controls in place are effective and constantly monitor and review the process to ensure that they are. 

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Quest 3 - Safety Data Sheets (SDS) - Safe Work Australia

Quest 3 - Safety Data Sheets (SDS) - Safe Work Australia | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
Rebekah Airey's insight:

Adrain has a lot of chemicals such as coolants, and oils that comes on site to maintenance the plant and equipment. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) needs to readily available with those chemicals and to be approved to be on site. SDS includes: 

 

* The identification of the chemical

* Health and physicochemical hazards

* Safe handling and storage procedures

* Emergency procedures

* Disposal considerations.

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Quest 3 - Standards Australia

Quest 3 - Standards Australia | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it
Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia.
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Australian Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure safe, reliable and consistently across Australia in the way we do things. 

 

Standards can be guidance documents including:

Australian StandardsInternational Standards and Joint StandardsCodesSpecificationsHandbooksGuidelines

 

Australian standards are based on sound industrial, scientific and consumer experience and are constantly reviewed to ensure they keep pace with new technologies and personally think one of the greatest tools you can use to help manage risks or get further information.

 

Adrian could benefit  using the following Australian Standards as reference  to risk and prevention guidance in his workplace: 

 

AS 2550.10-2006 Cranes, hoists and winches - Safe use - Mobile elevating work platforms

 

AS 4242-1994 Earth-moving machinery and ancillary equipment for use in mines - Electrical wiring systems at extra-low voltage

 

AS/NZS 1841.1:2007  Portable fire extinguishers - General requirements 

 

AS 4156.7-1999 (R2013) : Coal preparation - Coal size classifying equipment - Performance evaluation

 

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Police Officer

Police Officer | Quest 2 & Quest 3 | Scoop.it

Ross works up in Townsville as a local police man. Ross gets to ride the police bike everywhere fighting crime. Police have to deal with some extreme situations while working out in the field. Their workplace is everywhere they go. Every situation poses as a potential hazard and Ross says that he is constantly reviewing situations to maintain awareness. 

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Everyone they meet poses as a risk. One minute a person can be fine and the next they may snap, depending on the persons mental state. Assault is the biggest risk, when on patrol they are entering people houses or public places where the person might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Criminal Offender may be carrying a weapon on them and police are put in situations where they have to manage that. Transfer of body fluids being saliva or blood; can be a potential threat, if this does occur police officers have to undertake blood tests for up to 6 months, this may restrict them to some duties in the field.    

 

When Ross is on the side of the road using the radar he has to be mindful of the traffic coming towards him. During weather they are advised not to perform radar duties as it can cause a hazard to other members of the public when roads are wet and visibility is limited. Police carry huge amounts of PPE including the utility belt which has handcuffs, batten, OC Spray, radio equipment. When Ross is on the bike he has to wear heavy duty leathers and advises that when in 37 degree heat on the side of road can become quite hot and ensure he keeps is fluids up. 

 

Traffic has many risks Police may have to pull out quickly to attend to important matters and must have quick reactions on thinking and coordination ensuring no other traffic can become swept up by them. Many police cars have become T-Boned as they are exempt from stopping at a red-light or stop sign in certain situations, they may have their flashing lights and sirens on but people still miss them.  QPS advises not to participate in car pursuits as it is too much of a risk to other members of the community and in hope that it doesn't make the driver drive erratic.  

 

To remain a police officer in the field they have to complete training every twelve months, this may include scenario based training, fire arm training, custody training, first aid and emergency response  and taser training. Ross completes a risk score card every time he is to perform duties involving traffic. 

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Triathlon Athlete

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This is Gareth, not only is he my Boss (Safety Manager) he also trains very hard to compete in Triathlons. It amazes me the amount of time and effort that goes into training for these events. While I struggle to get out of bed to go to the gym he is off on his early morning  ritual to either do a 10km bike ride, 5 km swim, or a casual 5km run to remain fit and healthy to be able to compete. His next Triathlon is in the IronMan Series in NSW in June. Gareth will be doing a 3.8km swim,  180km cycle. and 40km run. 

Rebekah Airey's insight:

After horrifically seeing a bloke crash his bike face first on the cement on the weekend due to the quick release clips holding the wheel in was not done up correctly , I started speaking with Gareth about his triathlons since he rides and would pull apart his bike and put back together to take to competitions.

 

Some of the Hazards that Gareth and other athletes have to consider when competing are:

 

Hydration is the biggest hazard when competing in these events.

 

Nutrition is also a big concern while competing, not only maintaining a healthy diet daily and getting the right vitamins in your system but making sure that you have enough food to give you energy while competing such large distances. Eating too much could also cause a stitch or cramping which would then make discomfort for the athlete. Gareth said that athletes use a formula to calculate how much carbohydrates is needed to maintain energy through the race. 1g of carbohydrate per 1kg of body weight per hour.  Athletes will drink power aid, energy bars and energy gels to make up the carbohydrates needed.  

 

Public roads and traffic interaction has to be considered while training, during the competition traffic control is in place, roads may also be blocked off. Riding in the near proximity to many other bikes. Gareth mentioned that unexpected items such as another cyclist’s water bottle might be too loose in the cage and flying out right under another cyclists wheel which you are unable to avoid. 

 

Swimming in the open water with over 2000 other people in amongst you. 

 

Gareth also pointed out some of the safety requirements  that they have to abide by in the competition otherwise you can get disqualified, such as If you unclip your helmet before the bike is back in the bike rack. 

 

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