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Contractor management

We recognise the importance of managing contractor health, safety and productivity whilst they are working with us.

Our Contractor Compliance Guide helps us ensure that mobilisation to site is quicker and easier, and to assist contractors with safety compliance on site.  The main requirements must be completed or undertaken by the contractor. Please be aware that these are typical requirements and may vary from time to time. Site specifics and further information can be obtained from your council contract owner. Please check with them prior to arrival on site.

All contractors MUST register in SitePass and complete the WH&S Induction prior to commencing work with council.  Information on How to Register and the link to SitePass can be found in the Documents and Links section below.

The contractor process requires that all documentation must be supplied prior to arrival on site and must be reviewed by us before approval is given to start work. A contractor may use their own version of the required documents but they must meet legislative and our own requirements.  The Authority to Work indicates which Safe Work Method Statements must be provided.

As part of our Enforceable Undertaking, we have committed to a complete overhaul of our contractor management system, and the first step in this is to implement a contractor safety permit.  This permit is required to be completed for all minor works and is to be completed in conjunction with the contract owner.

To help meet Workplace Health & Safety Legislation obligations, we have made available below various documents, Safe Work Method Statements, Permits and Asbestos information which can be used as a starting point for any work being undertaken with Council.

If you have any concerns or questions, please either call 1300 242 686 or email

Work Safe Queensland have a Small Business Program which provides free work health and safety advisory services throughout Queensland – for more information, please click on this link.


  • Documents and Links
  • Safe Work Method Statements

    A work method statement, sometimes referred to as a safe work method statement of SWMS or a safe work procedure, is a part of a workplace safety plan.

    It is primarily used in construction to describe a document that gives specific instructions on how to safely perform a work-related task or operate a piece of plant or equipment.

    Safe Work Australia and Safe Work Queensland can provide a variety of information regarding

    –          SWMS

    –          Information Sheet

    –          Codes of Practice

    A SWMS MUST be provided for any of the following High Risk Construction Work which:

    • involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 m
    • is carried out on a telecommunication tower
    • involves demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing
    • involves demolition of an element of a structure that is related to the physical integrity of the structure
    • involves, or is likely to involve, disturbing asbestos
    • involves structural alteration or repair that requires temporary support to prevent collapse
    • is carried out in or near a confined space
    • is carried out in or near a shaft or trench deeper than 1.5 m or a tunnel
    • involves the use of explosives
    • is carried out on or near pressurised gas mains or piping
    • is carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines
    • is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services
    • is carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere
    • involves tilt-up or precast concrete
    • is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor in use by traffic other than pedestrians
    • is carried out in an area of a workplace where there is any movement of powered mobile plant
    • is carried out in areas with artificial extremes of temperature
    • is carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning
    • involves diving work.

    Below is an example of a SWMS used by Central Highlands Regional Council and a template which can be used:

    –          Working at heights, ladders & platforms (falling more than 2 meters)

    –          Template SWMS – Word, PDF, Fillable Form

    Council will endeavor to assist Contractors in any SWMS which they may require.

  • Permit to Work
  • Asbestos Removal Works

    Prior to Removal

    • Asbestos Removal Control Plans and Asbestos Management Plans Register
    • WHS QLD Form 65 – completed 5 days prior to work commencing
    • Fit Test Certificates
    • Licenses (Nominated Supervisors, Assessor Licence, Business Class A and Class B Licences)

    During the Work

    After Completion

    • Waste Tracking Form
    • Asbestos Clearance Certificate with supporting air monitoring results
    • Copy of all relevant documentation to be forwarded to

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