Health & safety for contractors

Here you'll find the latest information about our occupational health and safety requirements.

Safety Essentials

Safety Essentials provide guidance on what must be in place and the checks that must be undertaken before commencing high risk activities. Our Safety Essentials are non-negotiable as nothing is more important to us than the safety of our people, contractors and community.

We relaunched our revised Safety Essentials to our internal stakeholders on 14 May 2018. Links to the refreshed Safety Essentials documents are below.

Safety Essentials poster (May 2018)

Safety Essentials Leader's Guide (May 2018)

For the latest updates, visit our revised Safety Essentials page.

Guides

  • The Leader's Guide outlines the mandatory system requirements that must be in place to support the management of high risk activities.
  • The Field Guide is a tool for field workers to check mandatory requirements are in place.  Note:  The Field Guide is not mandatory for Contractors, however the link is provided as an option to assist those in the field.

Contractors should continue to comply with their current contractual requirements, in some cases this means following previous versions, these are available below:

Safety Essentials poster (Dec 2014)

Safety Essentials booklet (Jan 2015)

Health Safety & Environment Requirements for Contractors

The Health Safety & Environment Requirements for Contractors outlines our safety procedures and general requirements for contractors working with us. The procedures and standards outlined in the requirements document are listed in the following expandables.

Water Corporation is committed to ensuring that Asbestos and Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) present on our sites is appropriately managed and controlled to protect the health and well-being of employees, contractors, the community and the environment.

PCY382 Asbestos Policy

HSEAA-P-131 Working with Asbestos Procedure

Working Safely with Asbestos Checklist

Asbestos Unexpected Finds Work Instruction

Asbestos Disposal Record Form

Working Safely with Coated Pipes Factsheet

If you’re a contractor required to work in or around our site, you will need to submit an approved Clearance to Work Permit at least five days prior to commencement of work. Please consult the following procedure and supporting documentation.

WC OSH 023 Clearance to work

Clearance to work permit

Contractors constructing new metallic pipelines or working near our existing metallic pipelines need to be aware of, and effectively manage, electrical risk associated with the work. The documents below provide information relevant to this and need to be complied with.

Electrical safety in metallic pipeline construction

Pipeline voltage mitigation

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mandatory at all of our sites. There are both site-specific and task-specific PPE requirements you need to comply with. The following document outlines our requirements, however be aware that you may also need to consider site-specific PPE for particular issues.

S022 Personal protective equipment and clothing

Request for HSEAA concession form

PPE posters

To reduce the risk of harm to members of the public at or adjacent to our construction sites, all construction work undertaken directly by us and our contractors require an assessment of risk to the public. Please refer to the following standard for more information:

S152 Public safety at construction sites

Tagging and isolation saves lives by informing others that equipment is being serviced, thereby preventing unauthorised use of the equipment and uncontrolled release of energy. Tagging and isolation must only be done by authorised persons that have received the necessary training. For further information please refer to the following document. You must be familiar with this document and comply with the listed requirements when working on our sites.

HSEAA-P-150 Lock Out and Tag Out Procedure

Other permits may be required to undertake your work on our sites or assets. Your Water Corporation representative will advise you if these are required.

Previous versions of documents are available on request by emailing SEAABmanagementsystems@watercorporation.com.au

We have a recent changes register for our health and safety documentation.