Team Meeting 16/11/18
Kelly Seuren - minute taker
WEEK IN REVIEW
What did we do well this week?
Any opportunities for improvement identified? Planning Preparation Communication Ensure the following tools are in cars: textas, markers, pens, 30 meter tape, stringlines
Any incidents this week? None
Review actions from last week's meetings.
TOOLBOX TALK: WORKING WITH ELECTRICYT
Due to the short-term nature of the jobs we do, electrical equipment is always moving from job to job. This means it can be difficult to ensure electrical equipment on site has been appropriately maintained and tested. Electricity used outdoors, where water may be present, requires special precautions because an electrical shock is highly likely to be fatal.
The Electrical Safety Regulations require that installations, fittings and appliances used at construction sites are ‘electrically safe’.
STEP1: IDENTIFY electrical hazards They can arise in the following places: • Sockets & plugs • Light bulbs • Water supplies • Overhead lies • Temporary supply switch boards • Electrical cords • Electrical equipment
STEP 2: ASSESS the job Before doing any work make sure people using the equipment are trained and competent in its use. • Sockets and plugs – must be correct. Do not use double adapters • Water supplies – should have effective drainage so that excess water can safely disperse and, where possible, be kept away from electrical tools and equipment • Temporary supply switch boards – should be readily accessible and attached to a permanent structure • Electrical cords – damaged or worn cords should be replaced immediately • Electrical equipment – all power tools should have a safety control switch which operates the ‘motor only’ option when held in ‘on position’
STEP 3: MANAGE – check regularly All electrical tools and equipment should be inspected by a competent person every three months. • All power tools must have an identification tag stating the date of the last inspection and when the next inspection is due. • Don’t use anything that may be damaged. Take equipment to rools out of oservice when faulty of damaged and label them ‘DO NOT USE’. • Store equipment carefully, securely and safely • Electrical cords – put cords safely away after use and store somewhere dry • Conduct daily visual inspections of all electrical equipment on site to ensure no new hazards have arisen.