You and your site employer

Lesson Progress:
What your site and employer should do for you
1.Make sure no works are carried out in roadways or highways without the proper authority and licence.
2.Provide training for supervisors and workers to allow for works in highways and roadways (New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) and Chapter 8).
3.Provide training for supervisors and workers to allow for the identification of underground services.
4.Make contact with all utility owners and receive plans and drawings.
5.Arrange for the disconnection of underground services, where possible, and obtain certificates of disconnection.
6.Where underground services are not disconnected make sure all workers know those services are live.
7.Carry out a site survey and scan for services. Locate, identify and indicate the location of all underground services before excavation starts.
8.Develop a safe system of work for performing excavation works and uncovering services. Inform, instruct and train workers in the safe system of work, including any permit to work and permit to dig procedures.
9.Make sure there is a procedure for the discovery of unidentified, underground services or objects and train workers on those procedures.
10.Where overhead cables are present, consult the power supply company to find out if the power can be isolated, or the minimum safe working distance from which a safe system of work can be developed.
11.Put up goal posts and barriers and introduce control measures (isolators on plant) to make sure nothing and no-one goes into the exclusion zone.

 

What you should do for your site and employer
1.Do not work in any roadways or highways without the proper authority and licence.
2.Do not work in highways and roadways unless you are trained, competent and authorised to do so (New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) and Chapter 8).
3.Do not use any scanning or survey equipment (CAT and Genny) unless you are trained, competent and authorised to do so.
4.Follow the permit to work and permit to dig procedures. Do not take any risks.
5.Follow the procedure for the discovery of unidentified, underground services or objects.
6.Never climb on supports or use supports or exposed services as stepping points to get into or out of an excavation.
7.Where overhead cables are present, follow the safe system of work and follow the minimum safe working distances.
8.Do not move any barriers and never enter into the exclusion zone.
8.Report any safety concerns to your supervisor.