At Central Highlands Regional Council, safety is paramount. We want everyone to go home safely at the end of each day.
Our Contractor Management System helps to ensure that contractors meet safety compliance requirements while assisting contractors to mobilise quickly and easily.
All contractors must ensure they are meeting their WHS obligations as a PCBU as set out under the QLD WHS Act 2011 when carrying out works on council sites.
Site specific hazards and risks and further information can be obtained from your council representative (Council Contract Owner) prior to arrival to site.
There are a series of legislative requirements that must be completed or undertaken by the contractor prior to commencing work with council.
All contractors MUST register in council’s contractor data base SITEPASS and complete all safety inductions prior to commencing work with council.
The contractor management process requires that all documentation must be available for review by council upon request.
It is mandatory that all contractors registering with council must upload their proof of identification onto their SITEPASS profile.
If you are conducting minor works for council you will be required to complete a Contractor Safety Permit in conjunction with your council representative, prior to commencing.
For larger works, council’s tender engagement process applies.
A contractor must be able to demonstrate they have a safe system of work in place for their scope of works.
Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Policy also provides further context on council’s working requirements.
If you have any concerns or questions, please call us on 1300 242 686 and ask to speak with your council representative (Contract Owner).
Assistance in meeting your WHS legal obligations is also available through WHSQ who have a Small Business Program which provides free work health and safety advisory services throughout Queensland – for more information please click on this link.
The below forms and documents may help contractors in preparation of tenders and ensures your company is prepared to commence contract works with council.
A work method statement, sometimes referred to as a safe work method statement, a safe work procedure or SWMS, 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 Work Cover Queensland can provide a variety of information regarding
A SWMS MUST be provided for any of the following High Risk Construction Work which:
Asbestos Related Work is defined as: consisting of the following where asbestos containing materials or assumed asbestos has been identified:
Prior to carrying out Asbestos Related Work:
During the work
After completion of Asbestos Related Work
Following a serious workplace incident in December 2014, council embarked on a journey to transform the health and safety culture of our organisation.
Choosing an enforceable undertaking over prosecution, council committed to implementing 51 deliverables over three years to improve safety.
Lessons learnt include: