Team Meeting 26/10/18
Fiona Wilkinson - minute taker
WEEK IN REVIEW
What did we do well this week? Travis Lamb's stair blade installation Window installations - good ideas from Tim & Alex and Garth Parkinson was impressed with our work Colin Long - boys did shower installation by themselves
Any opportunities for improvement identified? Ute - be more careful when packing - ensure everything is tied down so it doesn't com off Continued improvement in general organisation
Any incidents this week? Flyscreen came off ute on freeway. Boys then stopped traffic to collect it. Could have been dangerous when coming off and collecting it was definitely dangerous Welder - broken due to incorrect usage
Review actions from last week's meetings.
Asbestos information - available in employee manual - Please view
TOOLBOX TALK: WORKING AT HEIGHTS
Working at heights is inherently dangerous and if not managed properly can lead to serious injury or death. It's not always the height you're working at that matters - more than 50% of falls are from less than three meters.
Working at heights includes working or or around:
Like all critical risks you should work through teh process of:
Create a site specific safety plan which could include a task analysis or SWMS
STEP 1: IDENTIFY a safe approach Before working at height, ask yourself:
Can you build it on the ground and lift it into position?Can you remove things to the ground to repair them?Assess if there are any holes or gaps in the ground that someone could fall intoAre there any works that can be carried out from ground level with the appropriate tools?
STEP 2: ASSESS the danger of falling Before you start work at height ensure the condition of the surface, for example thewall, is structurally safe to access and consider the methods of access and exits.
There are several options to manage the critical risk of working t height.
STEP 3: MAKE SURE you're safe and stable There are several options to make sure you're safe and stable while working at height. These include:
Using edge protection: Make sure the edge protection covers all exposed edges including the perimeter of buildings.Using a guard-railed work platform such as scaffold or elevated work platforms. Scaffolding must be correctly erected, fit for purpose, safe and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.Use a total restraint system to prevent people being near height hazard.Use fall arrest or work positioning system in accordance with the manufacturers'instructions and your training.Ensure you know the plan for dealing with any fall should it happen.