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These are some of the precautions we take to control the risks in an around work sites. We do this to protect not only our own staff, but also you, the community, and to protect the environment.
- Isolating the work area. We use fencing, barriers, and traffic cones to define our work area and to separate works from traffic, pedestrians, and property.
- Signalling hazards. We have reversing beepers so that you can be warned when our visibility is limited. We use flashing lights on construction vehicles to maximise your chance of noticing them.
- Managing traffic. Where appropriate, we reduce speed limits. We also employ traffic controllers to direct traffic safely around work areas.
- Wearing the correct gear. We protect ourselves by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Planning for safety. Our site workers participate in pre-start safety meetings every day. They consider all of their planned work and identify any risks. As a team, they find ways to reduce or control any risks.
- Following safe processes. Safety supervisors compile a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for on site work. JHAs document any safety hazards in the current activities. Typically, hazards might include traffic, heavy machinery, or electrical cables. The goals are to eliminate, isolate, or minimise hazards, in that order.