Contractor Inductions

de Bruin Group

Introduction

  • Welcome to the de Bruin Group Contractor Induction program.
  • At the de Bruin Group we are committed to providing a work environment which is free, as far as practicable, from risk of injury or disease for all employees, visitors and Contractors.
  • We are committed to working with, and encouraging all Employees and Contractors to conduct their business in a safe manner at all times.


Once the following information has been read, please click on the link below to complete the questionnaire.
Confirmation of the questionnaire must be received by the Principal prior to work commencing.

www.debruingroup.com.au/contractorinduction

Interpretation

  • “PCBU”
    • Person conducting a business or undertaking
  • “Contractor”
    • The person bound to execute the work under the contract
  • “Principal”
    • Refers to DBG or an employee representative of DBG acting as the project or works manager and point of contact
  • “Business Hours”
    • Refers to the hours 7.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • “After Hours”
    • Refers to any hours outside the specified business hours
  • “DBG”
    • The de Bruin Group
  • “Site”
    • Any DBG business site
  • “JSA”
    • Job Safety Analysis
  • “SWMS”
    • Safe Work Method Statement
  • “MSDS”
    • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • “Incident”
    • An event or chain of events which has or could have caused:
      • Injury or illness to workers, contractors, visitors.
      • Damage to the environment
      • Damage or loss to assets

General

  • The Principal reserves the right to stop all work when and if agreed the Contractor violates safety procedures.
  • All information furnished to the Contractor must be respected and considered confidential.
  • In the event of an incident the Contractor is not permitted to provide any information to any media service, including social media.
  • All Contractors must sign the visitors book on entering and leaving the site.
  • Safety glasses must be worn when appropriate signage specifies.

Traffic Management

  • All drivers shall abide with speed limits and traffic signs at all times. In the absence of speed limit signs the speed limit shall be walking pace only.
  • Contractors are to park their vehicles in the designated car parks unless previously arrange with the Principal.
  • When vehicles are required on site they must be fitted with an orange flashing light, or hazard lights, operating on their vehicle at all times, whilst on site.
  • Truck drivers must remain within clear view of the forklift operator at all times and also clear of any suspended loads.

Work Area

  • The Contractor shall examine the work area with the Principal prior to starting work.
  • Contractors are responsible for maintaining sound housekeeping within their work areas at all times.
  • Contractors should undertake a JSA , SWMS or risk assessment prior to starting work with a copy of the document supplied to the Principal for record keeping.
  • Contractors must review any area related SOP’s prior to starting work.
  • Contractors are responsible to ensure compliance with all legislated safety requirements. Failure to comply may result in the removal of the Contractor and their personnel from site.
  • No work is to commence on walkways or access routes without prior approval from the Principal.

Chemicals

  • All chemicals introduced on site shall be accompanied by an MSDS
  • Spillages of chemicals must be cleaned up or contained immediately with health and safety being paramount.
  • If the spill cannot be contained then the Principal must be notified immediately to initiate emergency response procedures.
  • An incident form must be completed and a copy supplied to the Principal following any chemical spill or near miss.
  • All waste material disposed of from site must be accompanied by a copy of a Waste Tracking Form, if legally required.

Drugs and Alcohol

  • Drugs and alcohol are not permitted on any site at any time. Contractors shall be refused entry if found to be carrying or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Any Contractor exhibiting unusual behaviour suspected from drug or alcohol use will be escorted from site with arrangements being made to transport the affected person/s back to the Contractors workplace.
  • If a Contractor drives off site when suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the police and Contractor company will be notified immediately with all relevant information. This is to ensure the safety of other road users.
  • If a Contractor observes a DBG employee using drugs or alcohol then they must discretely notify the Principal immediately. All information shall be treated with the utmost discretion and privacy.
  • All DBG sites are submitted to Random Breath Testing.

Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR)

This only applies to the de Bruin Aeromaintenance and de Bruin Group Aviation Sites

  • If the nature of your work is classified as Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA) under Part 99 of the CASR you are required to provide at least annually, and upon any change, written declaration confirming your applicable SSAA employees, as assigned to the DBG work, have undergone drug and alcohol testing in line with Part 99 CASR and the test results are not positive.

Smoking

  • The DBG medically recognises that the inhalation of tobacco smoke is a health risk.
  • The DBG has an objective to become a smoke free workplace.
  • Designated smoke free work environments are:
    • All buildings and structures
    • All DBG vehicles
    • Areas at risk of fire or explosion
  • Smoking is only to be undertaken during designated break times.
  • Breaching DBG smoke free requirements will result in disciplinary action for the Contractor employee and Company which may include exclusion from DBG sites.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Appropriate PPE shall be worn on all DBG sites. Signage advises the PPE requirements in each work area.
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring their employees have access to the appropriate PPE and must comply with the DBG requirements.
  • The Principal shall advise of any specific PPE requirements prior to the commencement in the work area.

Incident Reporting

  • All incidents, injuries, hazards and near misses shall be reported on the Contractors and/or DBG Incident Report Form.
  • First Aid facilities are available at all DBG sites and all DBG sign written vehicles.
  • Trained first aid personnel are available at all DBG sites.
  • The Contractor is responsible for reporting any notifiable incidents to the relevant work place authorities if their employee was involved in the incident. The Contractor must also notify the Principal of the notification.
  • A full investigation, involving the Contractor, will commence ASAP after the event.

Emergency Evacuation

  • Contractors will be made familiar with the warning systems and specific site procedures prior to commencement.
  • Fire fighting equipment is available for trained Contractors with safety being paramount.
  • Except with specific permission from the Chief Warden, Contractors are not permitted to leave the Site during an evacuation.
  • No Contractor is permitted to go back into the emergency area to gather tools or search for personnel. Emergency response teams shall initiate any search and rescue requirements.

Tools and Equipment

  • Authorisation must be obtained from the Principal prior to appropriately licensed Contractors using any DBG Plant i.e. EWP, Scissorlift, Forklift, Crane etc.
  • Contractors shall supply and use all their own tools, ladders and equipment unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • All Contractors tools, ladders and equipment must be in safe condition and meet all relevant Australian Standards.
  • The DBG prohibits the use of faulty, damaged or dangerous tools and equipment.
  • Contractors must be trained and competent with all tools and equipment brought onto site.

Isolation / Lock Out

  • Plant and equipment must be isolated prior to entry by attaching their Lock Out Lock/Tag for purposes including maintenance, adjustment or modification.
  • Contractors shall check for effective isolation and stored energy prior to entry.
  • Contractors may only remove their own Lock Out Lock/Tag. Removing another persons Lock Out Lock/Tag will result in referral to the Contractor Company for disciplinary action.
  • If Contractors are not aware of any lock out procedure check with the Principal prior to isolation or entry.

Electrical Safety

  • Only licensed Electrical Contractors are able to perform work on electrical installations or equipment.
  • All electrical equipment brought onto site must be inspected and tested regularly as per the Australian Standard.
  • Portable RCD boxes must be used on all portable equipment where it cannot be proven that outlets are RCD protected.
  • Contractors cannot enter switch rooms or transformer yards without prior written permission from the Principal.
  • Connection to, or isolation of, any electrical systems is prohibited without prior permission from the Principal.

Hot Work

  • Hot Work Permits must be completed for any work outside the DBG workshops that could cause fire.
  • Contractors cannot issue their own Hot Work Permit.
  • Contractors has a responsibility to complete the Hot Work Permit once the task has been completed.
  • During the “Fire Danger Season” an additional permit may be required from the relevant fire authorities.

Compressed Gas / Air

  • Compressed gas cylinders, both full or empty, must be secured in an upright position with a rope or chain.
  • Compressed gas cylinders must not be exposed to heat or electrical circuits.
  • All compressed gas cylinders must be fitted with anti-flashback devices.
  • Eye protection must be worn when using compressed air.
  • It is strictly prohibited to use compressed air to clean your body or clothing.

Confined Spaces

  • Only trained personnel are permitted to enter a confined space.
  • A copy of the relevant licence must be supplied prior to entry.
  • Only trained DBG personnel are permitted to issue Contractors with a confined space permit.
  • Contractors cannot issue their own confined space permit.
  • Air monitoring may be required and this must be done by a trained DBG person.
  • All criteria identified on the permit must be met prior to entry.

Working at Heights

  • Work on any roof or elevated area shall be assessed and the completed JSA supplied prior to commencement.
  • Fall restraint devices must meet DBG standards as well as the relevant Australian Standards.
  • Areas below the area where the work is being undertaken must be isolated to prohibit entry by pedestrians / unauthorised personnel.
  • Ladders must meet all DBG and Australian Standards. A three (3) points of contact must be maintained at all times.
  • Ladders must be tied off top or bottom prior to commencement. If this cannot be done then someone must foot the ladder at all times.
  • Work shall only be performed from the floor of the elevated platform, not the rails.

Asbestos

  • All asbestos on DBG sites is identified by signs and registered.
  • Asbestos cannot be cut, drilled or modified without the written authorisation from the Principal.
  • Removal of asbestos products must not exceed the legislative amount.
  • Removal of more than the legislative amount must be performed by a Licensed Asbestos Contractor in conjunction with SafeWork SA, EPA and the waste disposal authority.
  • The DBG will not accept responsibility for Contractors failing to comply with agreed and/or legislative requirements.

Questionnaire

Please click on the link below to complete the questionnaire. Confirmation of the questionnaire must be received by the Principal prior to work commencing.

Click the following link to complete questionaire www.debruingroup.com.au/contractorinductions