Piling work and foundation engineering sites: A guide to managing safety

How to manage safety in piles and deep foundation engineering (PF) work.

Published: 01 Jan 2014
File type: PDF
File size: 2.57 MB
Length: 24 pages
Reading level: Difficult

What it contains

This guide outlines the industry standards to safely operate and maintain PF equipment, and is useful for:

  • employers and workers in the PF industry
  • contractors managing PF works
  • health and safety representatives

The guide explains:

  • how occupational health and safety laws apply to workplaces using PF equipment
  • when to report workplace incidents to WorkSafe
  • how to plan to work safely by consulting with employees and the principal contractors, identifying and controlling hazards and designing working platforms to support PF equipment
  • how to set up equipment, including piling and foundation working platforms, rigs, and operational safety and exclusion zones,
  • what type of supervision and training is needed for workers on PF sites
  • when to inspect and maintain equipment

At the end of the document, there are the following resources:

  • an operator log book
  • a piling working platform certificate
  • a sample training outline and assessment criteria for training rig operators