Civil construction: A guide to managing safety: Industry standard

How to manage safety in the civil construction industry.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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File type and size

PDF, 1.28 MB

Document length

43 pages

What it contains

This guide outlines how the civil construction industry can provide a safe workplace for workers and the community. Use this guide to understand occupational health and safety (OHS) duties in construction and how to set up a safe work environment.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • OHS duties that apply to the construction industry
  • how to plan for safety, including other employers on site, work supervisions, preventing common injuries, safe work procedures, personal protective equipment and site services
  • site set up and operation, including the layout of services, electrical power, site security, investigating incidents and emergency response plans
  • high risk work involving equipment and traffic, such as driving equipment on roads, operational safety zones, protecting the public and working near powerlines
  • preventing injuries caused by falls, confined spaces and explosives
  • controlling noise, working with contaminated soil and servicing equipment
  • equipment safety and inspecting, maintaining and repairing equipment

At the end of the guide, there is:

  • a glossary of terms
  • a noise ready reckoner
  • diagrams of mobile plant blind spots
  • a checklist for lifting gear