Contractor resources

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

West Moreton Health would like to remind everyone how important it is to stay home if you are sick.

If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested and stay home until you receive a negative result.

For more information on COVID-19 please refer to:

COVID-19 resources for contractors

Site induction

West Moreton Health (WMH) uses external contractors for specialised maintenance work and projects.  Contractors are required to be inducted onto all West Moreton Health facilities before they undertake work.

Contractors and their workers must obtain and read the West Moreton Health contractor induction handbook 2020. This handbook outlines the responsibilities of all workers engaged to perform work at WMH controlled facilities and sites and must be renewed annually.

Before work can commence contractors are required to:

A contractor work health and safety evaluation form outlining the contractors health and safety management plan and risk management processes must be submitted for evaluation by a WMH Representative for:

  • capital works projects, large maintenance or renovation projects where a principal contractor is appointed
  • high risk construction work
  • work requiring a high-risk work licence
  • work requiring a high-risk permit to work
  • other contracted work which poses a significant risk of serious injury or illness or environment harm.
General safety

The safety and wellbeing of staff, clients, contractors, visitors and suppliers are of fundamental importance in continually improving the quality of our healthcare services. Everyone has a role to play in staying safe. Contractors should familiarise themselves with the general safety requirements for West Moreton Health facilities.

Permit to work

The permit to work system procedure (PDF, 567 KB) is an administrative tool to record and authorise planned works being conducted at West Moreton Hospital and Health Service where there is potential to impact on business continuity. It provides formal authorisation to ensure all elements of a safe work system have been considered and applies to works including infrastructure projects, installations, maintenance, alterations or repairs to assets.

The Permit to Work procedure applies to all staff and contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, labour hire workers and others engaged in work activities deemed high-risk at any WMH sites and locations. The permit details the work to be done and the precautions to be taken. The permits are issued, checked and approved by a WMH manager / supervisor competent to do so, and who is not involved in undertaking the work.

The Permit to Work system does not remove or override the need for compliance with existing standard work procedures and systems, and all workers involved with the high-risk task shall be consulted, inducted and trained in specific hazards, controls and safe work procedures.

Contractors are required to make an application for a request to perform works (DOC, 215 KB) for work that is controlled under the Permit to Work procedure