Critical Risk Protocols

1

Rail Operations

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working on or around railways and the operation or rail vehicles.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working on or around railways and the operation or rail vehicles.
2

STRUCK BY ROLLING STOCK

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from people being struck or crushed by rollingstock.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from people being struck or crushed by rollingstock.
3

Rail Collision

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from rail collision/s with other rollingstock, vehicles, plant, rail infrastructure or obstructions.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from rail collision/s with other rollingstock, vehicles, plant, rail infrastructure or obstructions.
4

Vehicle Impact, Collision or Rollover

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in and around vehicles or tasks involving driving.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in and around vehicles or tasks involving driving.
5

Operation of Plant and Equipment

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the operation and interaction between plant, equipment, vehicles and people.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the operation and interaction between plant, equipment, vehicles and people.
6

Working in and around mobile plant

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in or around mobile plant.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in or around mobile plant.
7

Excavation

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving trenching and excavation.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving trenching and excavation.
8

Contact with Electricity

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from onsite electrical installation and the use of electrical equipment.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from onsite electrical installation and the use of electrical equipment.
9

Utilities and Services

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working with live services either (underground, embedded, concealed or overhead).
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working with live services either (underground, embedded, concealed or overhead).
10

Uncontrolled Release of Energy

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the uncontrolled release of electrical / mechanical / pneumatic / hydraulic / gravitational / chemical or thermal energies.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the uncontrolled release of electrical / mechanical / pneumatic / hydraulic / gravitational / chemical or thermal energies.
11

Lifting Operations

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from lifting activities using cranes, mobile plant or hiabs.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from lifting activities using cranes, mobile plant or hiabs.
12

Hot Works

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving hot works.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving hot works.
13

Confined Spaces

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works within a confined space.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works within a confined space.
14

Fall from Heights

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working at height where there is a risk of someone falling.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working at height where there is a risk of someone falling.
15

Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods HS/DG

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from tasks involving HS/DG.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from tasks involving HS/DG.
16

COVID-19 Infection

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from being infected with COVID-19.
INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from being infected with COVID-19.


­Critical Risk 1 – Rail Operations

RMC Services, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working on or around railways and the operation or rail vehicles.

rail operations
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task?
i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Safeworking systems have been applied to protect infrastructure, personnel, plant and equipment?
i.e. network rules and procedures

YES

NO

N/A

Safeworking systems have been applied when plant and personnel are required to work in electrified area or close to services?

YES

NO

N/A

Safeworking systems have been applied when plant and personnel required to work in close proximity?

YES

NO

N/A

Drivers or operators have the appropriate license / ticket and are competent to operate the rail vehicle?

YES

NO

N/A

Worksite delineation planned to protect workers from other railway operations?

YES

NO

N/A

All rail vehicles are being operated to the network owners operating standards?

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication device/s operational?
i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Track conditions are fit for purpose?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 2 – Struck by Rolling Stock

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from people being struck or crushed by rollingstock.

Struck by rolling stock
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task?
i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Are all personnel present authorised to access the work location?
i.e. track access permits

YES

NO

N/A

Have the applicable rail safety protocols been enacted prior to entering the rail corridor? i.e. application of network rules

YES

NO

N/A

Has a rail prestart briefing and worksite protection plan been discussed with the work crew by the protection officer?

YES

NO

N/A

Has a safe place has been identified prior to the commencement of work?

YES

NO

N/A

Are positive communications being utilised to ensure instructions are clearly outlined and actions are confirmed prior to proceeding?

YES

NO

N/A

Does the work team have agreed communication methods?
e.g. radio, spotter, horn, whistle, hand signals

YES

NO

N/A

Are your communication device/s operational?
i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication processes understood and being followed?
i.e. 10 second rule

YES

NO

N/A

Has 3 step protection been requested, implemented by the Train Driver and utilised prior to persons entering the Danger Zone (DZ)?

YES

NO

N/A

Have stabled / detached wagons been secured by the applicable braking mechanisms? i.e. Air brake, Locomotive Park brake and wagon handbrakes

YES

NO

N/A

Brake pipe air has been connected before releasing handbrakes when attached rollingstock?

YES

NO

N/A

Chocks have been applied to stabled locomotives and packs of three wagons or less?

YES

NO

N/A

Locomotives have been isolated and secured before working on them?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 3 – Rail Collision

RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from rail collision/s with other rollingstock, vehicles, plant, rail infrastructure or obstructions.

rail collision
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task?
i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Are all personnel present authorised to access the work location? i.e. track access permits

YES

NO

N/A

Have you attained authorisation to occupy this section of rail?

YES

NO

N/A

Has a train inspection been completed to assess the load and train integrity?

YES

NO

N/A

Train crew have checked and confirmed train documentation prior to departure? i.e. consist, brake, inspection certificate

YES

NO

N/A

Train is clear of adjacent track or running line?

YES

NO

N/A

Network conditions and train performance are communicated during crew handover?

YES

NO

N/A

Are your communication device/s operational?
i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication processes understood and being followed?
i.e. 10 second rule

YES

NO

N/A

Train crew agree on how roles and tasks will be performed prior to commencing work?
i.e. cross calling signals, shunt plans

YES

NO

N/A

A running brake test has been performed by the Train Driver at the first suitable location after departure or crew changeover?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the signalling and signage operational?

YES

NO

N/A

Rollingstock is being operated in accordance with SPAD mitigation procedures / protocols?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 4 – Vehicle Impact, Collision or Rollover

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in and around vehicles or tasks involving driving.

Vehicle Impact Collision or Rollover
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

I am not driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs including some medications?

YES

NO

N/A

Is your vehicle appropriate for the task? i.e. load carrying capacity, size

YES

NO

N/A

Have you completed a vehicle pre-operational inspection?

YES

NO

N/A

Are critical safety items all operational and available? i.e. braking systems, seat belts, reverse beepers, cameras

YES

NO

N/A

Are all the items in the cab, cargo area and tray secured?

YES

NO

N/A

Are you authorised and competent to operate this vehicle? i.e. HR class license

YES

NO

N/A

Is your seatbelt being worn at all times?

YES

NO

N/A

Is your communication device working and appropriate for the task? i.e. adequate coverage

YES

NO

N/A

Has positive communication been established before entering controlled areas?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you confirmed that segregation controls are visible, secure and appropriate for the task? i.e. LV / HV separation, parking locations, windrows

YES

NO

N/A

Is your vehicle regularly maintained and in service?

YES

NO

N/A

Are exclusion zones implemented, maintained, and controlled if required?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure you are not in operation of handheld mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving unless a hands-free device is operational and touch free operation is enabled?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure handheld operation of mobile phones or other electronic devices for personnel on the ground is only undertaken when you are stationery, in a safe place away from the operation of all vehicles / plant etc?

YES

NO

N/A

Are you driving to conditions? i.e. reduce speed in adverse conditions

YES

NO

N/A

Is the parked vehicle fundamentally stable via braking mechanisms? i.e. with no risk of uncontrolled movement

YES

NO

N/A

Traffic management rules and processes have been implemented and being adhered to? i.e. signage, speed limits

YES

NO

N/A

Journeys management plans are in place for journeys over 4 hours?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure you adhere all road rules and signage?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 5 – Operation of Plant and Equipment

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the operation and interaction between plant, equipment, vehicles and people.

Operation of Plant and Equipment
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has the plant or equipment been inspected upon mobilisation and before use?

YES

NO

N/A

Has the plant and equipment been regularly maintained and in service?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all available safety systems operational? i.e. reversing beepers, cameras, slew locks, flashing lights, brakes

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication device/s operational? i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Do operators have the appropriate license / ticket and are competent for the specific item of plant?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure plant and people are separated, defined exclusion zones are maintained and entry to work areas have been controlled?

YES

NO

N/A

Is safe access for pedestrian movement been defined?

YES

NO

N/A

Is a traffic movement plan in place?

YES

NO

N/A

Are heavy and light vehicles segregated wherever possible?

YES

NO

N/A

Have rules been established and enacted for plant following plant or overtaking manoeuvres? i.e. positive communications, 2-way radio call up, vehicle escorts

YES

NO

N/A

Are plant and vehicles parked in a fundamentally stable condition where there is a possibility of run away? i.e. v-drains, flat level surface, braking

YES

NO

N/A

Is the site perimeter secure, and access is controlled?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 6 – Working in and around mobile plant

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working in or around mobile plant.

Working in and around Mobile Plant
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has the plant or equipment been inspected upon mobilisation and before use?

YES

NO

N/A

Has the plant and equipment been regularly maintained and in service?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all available safety systems operational? i.e. reversing beepers, cameras, slew locks, flashing lights, brakes

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication device/s operational? i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Do operators have the appropriate license / ticket and are competent for the specific item of plant?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure plant and people are separated, defined exclusion zones are maintained and entry to work areas have been controlled?

YES

NO

N/A

Is safe access for pedestrian movement been defined?

YES

NO

N/A

Is a traffic movement plan in place?

YES

NO

N/A

Are heavy and light vehicles segregated wherever possible?

YES

NO

N/A

Have rules been established and enacted for plant following plant or overtaking manoeuvres? i.e. positive communications, 2-way radio call up, vehicle escorts

YES

NO

N/A

Are plant and vehicles parked in a fundamentally stable condition where there is a possibility of run away? i.e. v-drains, flat level surface, braking

YES

NO

N/A

Is the site perimeter secure, and access is controlled?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 7 – Excavation

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving trenching and excavation. 

Excavation
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Are operators aware that mobile plant is temporary halted prior to persons entering the Plant Operating Zone (POZ)?

YES

NO

N/A

All engagement tools/implements have been lowered to the ground if entering the POZ?

YES

NO

N/A

Have the plant controls been disengaged if entering the POZ?

YES

NO

N/A

Has the motion of the plant has entirely ceased, and the operators’ hands are removed from controls when entering the POZ?

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication device/s operational? i.e. 2-way radio

YES

NO

N/A

Have positive communication/s been established before entering controlled areas?

YES

NO

N/A

Are communication device working and appropriate for the task? i.e. adequate coverage

YES

NO

N/A

Are all available safety systems operational? i.e. reversing beepers, cameras, slew locks, flashing lights, brakes

YES

NO

N/A

Are you able to avoid entering the plant operating zone (POZ) where possible? i.e. stay out of line of fire

YES

NO

N/A

Are spotters available and being utilised?

YES

NO

N/A

Have exclusion zones been established in constrained work areas?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 8 – Contact with Electricity

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from onsite electrical installation and the use of electrical equipment.

Contact with Electricity
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a permit been issued to manage electricity and all persons have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

Do you hold the relevant electrical license and training to undertake the task?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you followed an approved isolation procedure?

YES

NO

N/A

Have all energy sources been identified, isolated, and checked for zero energy?

YES

NO

N/A

Are you using the most recent electrical drawings and electrical systems data?

YES

NO

N/A

Unless tested for dead, are you treating all wires and equipment as live?

YES

NO

N/A

Do all circuits and powered equipment have RCD protection?

YES

NO

N/A

Are switchboards compliant and secured?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all energy sources are clearly identified and marked?

YES

NO

N/A

Is all live cabling protected from mechanical damage?

YES

NO

N/A

Are the tools and equipment being used adequate for the task? i.e. appropriate voltage rating, free from defects, unmodified

YES

NO

N/A

Generators and welders are correctly earthed, RCD protected and staked as per the OEM manual?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the appropriate ARC Flash PPE being worn?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 9 – Utilities and Services

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working with live services either (underground, embedded, concealed or overhead).

Utilities and Services
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a permit been issued to manage utilities and services and all persons have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

The location, depth and/or height of services is positively identified prior to works commencing i.e. Dial Before You Dig DBYD

YES

NO

N/A

Have you followed an approved isolation procedure?

YES

NO

N/A

Have all energy sources been identified, isolated, and checked for zero energy?

YES

NO

N/A

Services have been positively identified, and delineated with exclusion zones prior to works commencing?

YES

NO

N/A

Live services are isolated where required?

YES

NO

N/A

Relevant Asset Owner or Network Operator requirements are known, understood, and followed?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 10 – Uncontrolled Release of Energy

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from the uncontrolled release of electrical / mechanical / pneumatic / hydraulic / gravitational / chemical or thermal energies.

Uncontrolled Release of Energy
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a permit been issued to manage uncontrolled release of energies and all persons have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

Have all potential harmful energy sources requiring isolation and appropriate isolation methods been identified by competent persons?

YES

NO

N/A

Have all energy sources been identified, isolated and checked for zero energy?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you followed an approved isolation procedure?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you placed your personal lock onto the correct isolation lock or box?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all line of fire zones been identified and clear of personnel?

YES

NO

N/A

Is equipment guarding and barricading appropriate, in place and secure?

YES

NO

N/A

Can you locate and easily access emergency stop or dead man switches?

YES

NO

N/A

Restricted Access Control is in place where equipment cannot be fully isolated to zero energy?

YES

NO

N/A

For non-isolated work (including testing and fault finding), are you following an approved procedure?

YES

NO

N/A

Exclusion zones have been implemented and maintained? i.e. dragging rail, demolition, decommissioning

YES

NO

N/A

Have you inspected piping, hoses and equipment to confirm their mechanical integrity and safe condition?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 11 – Lifting Operations

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from lifting activities using cranes, mobile plant or hiabs.

Lifting Operations
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a lift plan been issued to manage the lift and all persons have read and signed onto the plan?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the CraneSafe certification current? i.e. annual

YES

NO

N/A

Has a preoperational inspection to the crane or plant been undertaken confirming it is safe for use?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the lifting equipment and lifting points safe for use? i.e. inspected, certified with no defects

YES

NO

N/A

Is the weight of the load within the capacity of the crane or plant configuration and lifting equipment arrangement?

YES

NO

N/A

Has a crane Supervisor been appointed?

YES

NO

N/A

Do weather and ground conditions allow for a safe lift?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the immediate area free from overhead power lines and other obstructions?

YES

NO

N/A

Does the work team have agreed communication methods? e.g. radio, spotter, hand signals

YES

NO

N/A

Are co-ordination arrangements in place to effectively manage multiple crane operations?

YES

NO

N/A

Do all cranes and components comply with manufacture and regulatory requirement and are in service?

YES

NO

N/A

Has an exclusion zone been established around the lift zone that covers the entire working area?

YES

NO

N/A

Is there a method to ensure authorised personnel maintain a safe distance from the suspended load? i.e. tag lines

YES

NO

N/A

Are the work crew trained and have the appropriate High-Risk Work Licenses for all lifting activities? i.e. dogman, rigger, mobile cranes, vehicle loading cranes

YES

NO

N/A

Are the safe working load (SWL) or working load limit (WLL) identified and marked on the lifting equipment?

YES

NO

N/A

Has the lifting equipment been inspected and is certified before use by a competent person? i.e. dogmen, rigger

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 12 – Hot Works

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works involving hot works.

Hot Works
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a hot works permit been issued, and all person have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you considered the hazards and risks associated with hot work before you start work, using a Take 5, TRA or and SWMS?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all persons involved are appropriately trained, certified, and competent?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you obtained General Manager (GM) permission and relevant permits before approving a Hot Work permit in Total Fire Ban conditions?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you prepared the ground (wetting, shielding) and have maintained fire suppression controls in accordance with the Hot Work permit for hot and/or windy conditions?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you placed a fire watch for at least 30 minutes after the completion of hot work prior to closing off the hot work permit?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you ensured appropriate safety systems are in place when using gases?
i.e. flashback arrestors

YES

NO

N/A

Are all flammable gas cylinders secured and stored upright in well ventilated spaces away from oxygen cylinders?

YES

NO

N/A

Ignition sources are removed and controlled to ensure no flammable or combustible materials are located near stored chemicals?

YES

NO

N/A

Task specific PPE is available, inspected and worn correctly?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 13 – Confined Spaces

RMC SERVICES

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from works within a confined space.

confined spaces
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a confined space permit been issued and all person have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

A task specific risk assessment has been conducted for each confined space by competent persons?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you considered the hazards and risks associated with confined spaces before you start work, using a Take 5, TRA or and SWMS?

YES

NO

N/A

Are all persons involved are appropriately trained, certified, and competent?

YES

NO

N/A

Have you inspected the confined space for any hazards? i.e. wildlife, energy sources

YES

NO

N/A

Is an effective rescue plan is in place and understood?

YES

NO

N/A

A dedicated and competent standby person (sentry) is in place continuously at the point of entry?

YES

NO

N/A

Has atmospheric testing been undertaken prior to entry and continuously during occupancy of the confined space?

YES

NO

N/A

Have all energy sources been identified, isolated and checked for zero energy?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 14 – Fall from Heights

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from working at height where there is a risk of someone falling.

Fall from heights
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task?
i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Has a working at heights permit been issued and all persons have read and signed onto the permit?

YES

NO

N/A

Has the fall from height activities been identified during the planning stage?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the fall protection equipment safe for use?

YES

NO

N/A

Is there appropriate edge protection in place to prevent falls?

YES

NO

N/A

Do you hold the relevant high-risk work license (i.e. EWP) and training to undertake the task?

YES

NO

N/A

Controls such as lanyards, screens and barriers are in place to prevent dropped objects?

YES

NO

N/A

Exclusion zones are in place to prevent personnel from working directly below?

YES

NO

N/A

Has a rescue plan been developed and is understood by all personnel?

YES

NO

N/A

Anchor points and barriers used are fit for purpose?

YES

NO

N/A

Are weather conditions suitable for safe use of mobile work platforms?

YES

NO

N/A

Is the platform / ladder appropriate for the task?
i.e. load rated, certified, inspected

YES

NO

N/A

Is the platform / ladder positioned in a safe location
i.e. stable ground, suitable foundation, secured to prevent movement?

YES

NO

N/A

Are 3 points of contact available?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 15 – Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods HS/DG

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from tasks involving HS/DG.

Hazardous Substances and Dangerous goods
Critical Controls   
Are you fit for work and able to stay focused on the task? i.e. physical/mental wellbeing, fatigue, medications, drugs and alcohol

YES

NO

N/A

Do you hold necessary qualifications for the task?

YES

NO

N/A

Permission or authorisation is obtained to access the work location or perform the work?

YES

NO

N/A

Restricted Access areas are controlled to prevent unauthorised access?

YES

NO

N/A

Signage and labelling are implemented correctly on storage containers and pipework? i.e. HAZCHEM signs, warning placards

YES

NO

N/A

Storage containers are inspected regularly, and defective containers are disposed of?

YES

NO

N/A

Chemicals have been correctly segregated to prevent incompatible chemicals mixing?

YES

NO

N/A

Flammable liquids are stored in flammable storage cabinets which are located in in well ventilated areas?

YES

NO

N/A

Flammable gas cylinders are secured and stored in stored in well ventilated spaces away from oxygen cylinders?

YES

NO

N/A

Bulk containers and supporting structures/attachments are stable and supported?

YES

NO

N/A

Ignition sources are removed and controlled to ensure no flammable or combustible materials are located near stored chemicals?

YES

NO

N/A

Task specific PPE is available, inspected and utilised correctly?

YES

NO

N/A

Emergency plans have been developed, implemented, practiced and are available?

YES

NO

N/A

Firefighting equipment and emergency eye wash stations are installed with clear access, regularly inspected (i.e. stamp is current) and in good working order?

YES

NO

N/A

Exits and muster points are clearly signposted and easily accessible?

YES

NO

N/A



Critical Risk 16 – COVID-19 Infection

RMC SERVICES, RTS

INTENT – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from being infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Infection
Critical Controls   
Ensure you undertake all pre-work health check measures? i.e. temperature, screening questions, COVID test result and vaccination status

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure you have not attended a workplace in the event you are suffering/displaying symptoms of COVID-19? i.e. sore throat, fever, cough

YES

NO

N/A

If you are notified as being a casual and/or close contact, have you reported this to your supervisor / manager?

YES

NO

N/A

Vulnerable workers have been identified via a risk assessment?

YES

NO

N/A

Ensure you scan in using QR codes to log attendance at workplaces?

YES

NO

N/A

Signage is erected to outline symptoms plus control measures such as physical distancing, hygiene (hand washing) and limiting infection spread?

YES

NO

N/A

Number and position of workers in the workplace align with Regulatory/Government requirements and Public Health Orders?

YES

NO

N/A

Physical distancing is maintained in all spaces including offices/crib rooms, vehicles, locomotives cabins?

YES

NO

N/A

Working from home arrangements are implemented if and when required?

YES

NO

N/A

High touch point surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected?

YES

NO

N/A

Health and well-being support available via Employee Assistance Program (EAP Provider Working Life 1300 369 072.)

YES

NO

N/A