Falls and falling objects are hazards which can occur on construction sites. Constant proactive attention is required to manage the risk of these hazards due to the dynamic nature of site.
Site management and all workers have a duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for all everyone that puts ‘people before program’.
By working together on Hutchies’ sites with good communication and planning, we improve the safety of ourselves and everyone around us. This extends to visitors to site and members of the public who may interact with our projects.
All Site Management Teams are to:
> Download and display the Big 10 poster on your site to raise awareness
> Deliver a toolbox talk (download template) at the next prestart to the site teams / workers to communicate the Big 10 as well as the below actions for workers
> Complete a Weekly Inspection – Big 10 in HammerTech every week to monitor and review the effectiveness of implemented control measures and identify areas that require attention or rectification
specifically review the falls and falling object control measures:
- Edge protection
> Raise any issues or observations that are identified with the relevant trades to achieve an effective and timely close out
> View the short videos below as a refresher for the required risk controls
All workers should are to:
> Follow Hutchies’ site rules & obtain relevant permits to work
> Follow approved Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS
> Consider changes to the work environment that may affect approved SWMS as work progresses
> Install required and approved exclusion zones correctly prior to starting work
> Do not enter an exclusion zone unless you have approval from the trade in control of the area
> Do not alter scaffold on site unless you are a licensed scaffolder and have been instructed to by Hutchies
> If required to use height safety equipment, be competent and suitably trained before and use it in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines
Remember, your Hutchies’ site management team is available if you need any help or you see something that is potentially unsafe.
By working together effectively, we can improve the safety for everyone on site and reduce the risk of incidents