Environmental Health & Safety Policy For Field Service

At Powerlink, we are committed to providing the best possible field service. This is why our Field Service abides by an Environmental Health & Safety Policy. Our policy is below:

Training and Qualification of Technicians

Powerlink will keep a record of technician’s licenses on file and make sure they are up to date industry standard and requirements.

Understanding of Customer Environmental Needs

Powerlink technicians will ask to be inducted on site and be made aware of individual site hazards.

Whether it be confined space, atmosphere, fauna (snakes) and moving plant equipment. What our customer needs to comply with regards to safety and environmental hazards.

Evaluating Potential Risks or Hazards

Evaluating potential risks is covered in our SWMS in the procedure column this breaking down the job into steps in a logical sequence.

In JSA it is described as “activity” which are put down in a logical sequence too.

The risk and hazards are put into categories

 

  • Extreme Risk: The hazards has the potential to kill or permanently disable a person;
  • High Risk: The hazard has the potential to cause a Lost Time Injury >7 days;
  • Medium Risk: The Hazards has the potential to cause a Lost Time Injury < 7 Days; and
  • Low Risk: The hazards has the potential to cause a minor injury that will not disable a person (ie: nil lost time).

Identifying Options to Manage Risks or Hazards

These are control measures what action is to be taken to reduce the risk associated with the task/job.

Control measures are broken up into 6 groups.

 

  1. Elimination: eliminate the hazard
  2. Substitution: Substitute the martial or equipment
  3. Isolation: Isolate the hazard
  4. Engineering: Implement Engineering control
  5. Administrative: Implement Administrative control.
  6. PPE: wearing PPE as last line of defense against injury

Reporting Incidents Plan

This is done as soon as practical according WHS for minor incidents details of how, why and nature of the injury are to be recorded.

What action is to be taken from the incident and how we can prevent it from happening again.

Implement policy, equipment and technics on how a task is performed to prevent incidents from happening again.

Disposing of Waste Products Oil, Coolant, Filter & Packaging 

These items will be removed from site and disposed of back at the work shop which will be taken away by our accredited waste removal company that will dispose of the according EPA NSW regulation.