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:
- West Moreton Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) information: www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus
- Queensland Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) information: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
COVID-19 resources for contractors
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:
- receive a copy of the West Moreton Health contractor induction handbook 2020
- fill out the contractor induction completion statement. (This must be accepted and signed by a WMH Representative)
- undertake the general evacuation instruction checklist with a WMH Representative
- complete the contractor work order commencement advice
- provide copies of licences/certificates / authorisations relevant to the work to be undertaken
- provide relevant Work Permits /Risk assessments /SWMS /JHA / rescue plans (as required)
- provide “Safe Work Instructions” / ”Safe Operating Procedures” for use with high risk plant and equipment
- provide a hazardous chemicals register and copies of relevant Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- provide a plant and equipment register for mobile and high risk plant
- comply with the dress standards procedure when on site
- understand and comply with the requirements for working in West Moreton Health Mental Health Service and/or Secure Medical Wards.
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.
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.
- Asbestos containing materials work instruction (PDF, 104 KB)
- Asbestos containing materials - Work area access permit process procedure (PDF, 87 KB)
- Asbestos incident response procedure (PDF, 116 KB)
- Confined space management procedure (PDF, 572 KB)
- Electrical equipment safety management procedure (PDF, 512 KB)
- Guide to risk assessment (DOC, 1020 KB)
- Infection control principles for the management of construction, renovation, repairs and maintenance within health care facilities - a manual for reducing the risk of health care associated infection by dust and water borne micro-organisms (PDF, 2550 KB)
- Infection control risk assessment and control plan (DOC, 113 KB)
- Infection prevention and control (Health Facility Guidelines)
- Infection prevention daily compliance survey (DOC, 297 KB)
- Infection prevention daily compliance survey form (DOC, 235 KB)
- Infection prevention during construction, renovation, repairs and maintenance procedure (PDF, 813 KB)
- Job hazard analysis (DOC, 288 KB)
- Lock out-tag out and safe isolation procedure (PDF, 578 KB)
- Permit to work system procedure (PDF, 567 KB)
- Personal Protective Equipment matrix (safety non-negotiables) (PDF, 1329 KB)
- Risk assessment form (DOC, 277 KB)
- Safe work method statement (DOC, 284 KB)
- Safety observation assessment (DOC, 202 KB)
- Take five risk assessment (DOC,135 KB | PDF, 361 KB)
- Use of privately owned electrical appliances - patients and staff procedure (PDF, 78 KB)
- Work health and safety contractor handbook (PDF, 898 KB)
- Working at heights (falls prevention)
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
- Asbestos work area access permit (DOC, 275 KB)
- Communications room access permit (DOC, 217 KB)
- Confined space permit (DOC, 226 KB)
- Electrical and mechanical isolations permit (DOC, 245 KB)
- Environmental disturbance control permit (DOC, 233 KB)
- Excavation permit (DOC, 267 KB)
- Fire penetration permit (DOC, 243 KB)
- Fire service isolations permit (DOC, 243 KB)
- Hot works permit (DOC, 222 KB)
- Live works permit (DOC, 218 KB)
- Working at heights permit (DOC, 219 KB)