All Contractors are to comply with the following information provided within the IMS Contractor Induction.
All IMS Workshops contain many inherent safety hazards, however, with the correct controls, these hazards can be eliminated, or minimised as far as is reasonably practicable.
The Contractor Induction and Site Specific Workplace Familiarisation is intended to;
As IMS operates over multiple facilities, a Site Specific Workplace Familiarisation will be completed for each facility.
The Site Specific Workplace Familiarisation will provide information including, but not limited to;
IMS HSEQ Policy demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to providing, and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors, clients, visitors and members of the public.
Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy work environment, that is free from workplace injury and illness. This will only be achieved through the participation, co-operation and commitment of EVERYBODY in the workplace
Current WHS Legislation requires persons who have a duty of care to ensure health and safety, to ‘manage risks’ by eliminating or minimising health and safety risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
By managing risks in the workplace, we can prevent injuries, and incidents.
How do we manage risks at IMS?
IMS requires all Contractors to complete a Risk Assessment prior to commencing all tasks.
As a minimum, the following PPE MUST be worn on all IMS premises, at all times;
• Clear safety glasses,
• Class 5 ear plugs,
• Steel cap boots,
• Long trousers, and
• Long sleeve shirt.
Noise induced hearing loss is quite common in noisy industries. Hearing damage can advance gradually and unnoticeably.
Hearing protection is MANDATORY on ALL IMS premises, and is readily available to all employees.
IMS provides the current best hearing protection available on the market; Class 5 hearing protection.
AS/NZS rated safety glasses are offered to all employees upon commencement of employment, and MUST be worn at all times, on ALL IMS premises.
While conducting the following tasks at IMS, grinding, lancing, buffing, or burring, double eye protection, and face protection is required to be worn.
Overhead Crane and Forklift Operation
As a large part of your working day, you may be working near Overhead Cranes, EWP’s and Forklifts. Adhere to the following points including, but not limited to;
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
SDS’s provide the information required for the safe handling, storage and use of substances in the workplace. A product SDS should always be consulted prior to using a substance that the user is not familiar with.
All Contractors are required to supply and provide a current SDS Register of all Hazardous Chemicals, prior to entering any IMS premises.
High Risk Work activities which are conducted on IMS premises include,
It is essential that ONLY competent persons operate Cranes, Scissor Lifts, and Forklifts, or Work at Height and Enter Confined Spaces.
As per current WHS Legislation, a ‘Competent Person’ means a person who has acquired through training, qualification or experience the knowledge and skills to carry out the task.
All IMS sites define Working at Height to be when working at, or above 1.6 metres.
A Job Safety Environment Analysis (JSEA) MUST be completed, and signed on to prior to undertaking ALL High Risk Work.
Our goal is for all persons to go home safely; the same way they came to work.
We strive for
If you sustain an injury, regardless of severity, notify the IMS Supervisor or WH&S Advisor, so that the injury can be assessed and treated by a qualified First Aid Officer.
Contact details for IMS Representatives will be supplied upon arrival.
IMS stocks and maintains multiple First Aid Kits and Defibrillators within all premises.
Locations of First Aid Kits and Defibrillators can be identified during Site Familiarisations.
Site specific Fire and Emergency Procedures will be detailed during your workplace familiarisation.
If there is a fire, and ONLY if it is safe to do so, extinguish the fire by way of;
Fire Hose Reel
In the event of an emergency evacuation, alert others in the immediate area, exit immediately, then call ‘000’, ask for the required emergency service, and give correct details.
Multiple Isolation Points are located inside, and outside of all IMS facilities. Isolation Points include, but are not limited to Gas, Electrical, Compressed Air, and Water.
Only qualified and competent persons are to conduct maintenance on all services.
In the event of an emergency, isolate all required points correctly, and attach an ‘Out of Service Tag’ as per IMSQ-OP-205 Isolation Tag Procedure. Always test for dead.
When completing maintenance, isolate the required points, and attach a ‘Personal Danger tag’ as per IMSQ-OP-205 Isolation Tag Procedure. Always test for dead.
Location off all required Isolation Points to be identified during Site Specific Workplace Familiarisation.
Many slips and trips are the results of poor housekeeping, and this is often a sign of a lack of clear systems and responsibilities for storage, maintenance and cleaning. For example:
To achieve a tidy workplace that is free from slip, trip and fall hazards, IMS provides, and expects all persons to adopt and maintain the following housekeeping rules;
As a Contractor on an IMS premises, we ask that you maintain a tidy area during works, and clean up any mess created once you have completed your works.
There is nothing so important or urgent, that it should ever compromise safety.
I have received the following information regarding;