• Work Health and Safety

    INTRODUCTION

    The area of Work Health and Safety (WHS) has become an increasingly important aspect to all organisations and individuals working in the Building and Construction Industry.

    Inductions, Safety Management Plans and Systems as well as Safe Work Method Statements, place an ever increasing onus on the principals of building companies and subcontractors to ‘get it right’ the first time.

    Master Builders Association of NSW is recognised as an unrivalled industry leader in the provision of WHS services.

    INFORMATION SERVICES AND ADVICE

    The Master Builders Safety Team has over 30 years’ experience in providing advice to members on safe work practices, site inspections, procedures, documentation, work health safety management systems, surveillance auditing, site auditing and responding to safety related disputes.

    SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENTS (SWMS)

    In NSW, Site Specific SWMS are required for all High Risk Construction Work (HRCW) activities regardless of the value of the project. There are 19 categories of HRCW; Master Builders has provided to members in relation to SWMS since their inception.

    Master Builders offers its Members a HRCW SWMS template, checklist, monitoring form and register to meet current WHS Legislation or client requirements.

    The cost to purchase the SWMS suite of four 
    (4) Template documents are;
    Member Cost: $0.00+GST 
    Non-Member Cost: $235.00+GST 

    SITE WHS MANAGEMENT PLANS

    (SITE SAFETY PLANS)

    The NSW WHS Act 2011, places a primary obligation on a person conducting a business or undertaking, to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. 

    One of the most effective ways to manage safety is to implement a Site Safety Plan (SSP). A SSP is a written plan that sets out the arrangements for managing commonly experienced site health and safety matters. 

    A SSP contains names of persons at the workplace whose positions or roles involve specific health and safety responsibilities.

    For example, site supervisors, project managers, first aid officers, arrangements for consultation, cooperation and coordination, incident management, site-specific health and safety rules and how people will be informed of the rules, arrangements to identify and assess safety risks as well provisions to monitor and review SWMS.

    This service is aimed at helping Principal Contractors to develop a simple and easy to understand SSP for each of their sites. 

    The cost to order a SSP is;
    Member Cost: $525.00 +GST
    Non Member Cost $1,050.00 +GST

    WORK HEALTH SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (WHSMS)

    Construction projects where construction work costs $250,000 or greater, must have a written WHS management plan prepared by the principal contractor before work on the construction project commences as required by NSW WHS Regulation 309.

    The WHS management plan must be in writing and prepared by the principal contractor before a project commences. It should be easily understood by workers (including contractors and subcontractors) and be site specific. 

    Master Builders template WHSMS has been designed and developed to be used as a site safety folder. The template is set out in the same order that site personnel would sequentially carry out the works. Consequently, the more frequently used forms are located towards the front of the site safety folder and less frequently used ones are located towards the back. This also means that the WHSMS can be used as a Project Management Plan. 

    Master Builders WHSMS template has been gap-audited by a JAS-ANZ certifying body and is compliant with WHS NSW Government Management System Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition September 2013 and AS4801:2001.

    The cost to order a WHSMS is;
    Member Cost: $1,200.00 + GST
    Non Member Cost $2,400.00 +GST

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EHSMS) 

    The beauty of the EHSMS is that it combines WHS and EHS, streamlining both elements into one system. What was a WHMS now becomes a Environmental, Health Management System. This useful system combines basic features such as site and environmental inspections, safety and environmental reporting as well as safety and environmental risk assessments. 

    Master Builders EHSMS template complies with AS4801:2001, Work Health Safety Management Systems and Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition September 2013, ISO14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems Guidelines 3rd Edition August 2013.

    The cost to order an EHSMS is;
    Member Cost $2,000.00 + GST
    Non Member Rate $4,000.00 + GST

    QUALITY HEALTH SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QHSMS)

    The QHSMS integrates the WHSMS and relevant provisions of the ISO9001:2015 to conform to Quality Management Requirements.

    Master Builders QHSMS template has been gap-audited by a JAS-ANZ certifying body and complies with WHS NSW Government Management System Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition September 2013 and AS4801:2001 and ISO9001:2015

    The cost to order a QHSMS is;
    Member Cost: $2,600.00 + GST
    Non Member Cost $5,200.00 +GST

    INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IMS) 

    This complete IMS has been developed to specifically incorporate the essential elements of safety, environmental and quality management.

    Master Builders IMS template has been designed for the builder who wants to implement a system to cover safety, environmental and quality management system prerequisites which satisfy NSW Government requirements or those that a client may require.

    Master Builders IMS template complies with AS4801:2001, Work Health Safety Management Systems and Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition September 2013, ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems Guidelines 3rd Edition August 2013. Complies with "ACT Prequalification for Construction" requirements
    The cost to order an IMS is;
    Member Cost $4,500.00 + GST
    Non Member Cost $9,000.00 + GST

    N.B: All members who purchase a Management System will receive an electronic template version indexed on a USB Stick to conveniently and securely store their Management System. Additionally all Safety Management Systems purchased by members are inclusive of 2-3 hours training in the cost, within the Sydney basin area.

    SITE INSPECTIONS AND REVIEWS

    The Master Builders Safety Team can undertake inspections of construction workplaces to provide; 

    • A written report outlining the sites’ major WHS vulnerabilities.
    • Advice on;
      • Traffic Management Plans and procedures,
      • Requirements for identification of and removal of asbestos,
      • Scaffold requirements,
      • Electrical compliance,
      • On-site consultation arrangements,
      • Accident and emergency response procedures and
      • Site inductions
      • Management Systems
      • High Risk Construction Work (HRCW)
      • Risk Management
      • Safe Work Practices

    Member Cost: Contact the Master Builders Safety Team using the details listed at the end of this document. Non-Member Cost: $235.00 per hour +GST.

    DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE

    The Master Builders Safety Team can assist members by providing;

    • Safety related dispute resolution with unions.
    • Advice on union right of entry as required by the NSW WHS Act 2011.
    • Assist in compliance with SafeWork NSW notices and other compliance documents.
    • Assistance with incident response and accident investigation

    Member Cost: Contact the Master Builders Safety Team using the details listed at the end of this document. Non-Member Cost: $235.00 per hour +GST

    Need more information or advice?

    Should members have any further enquiries regarding these services, please do not hesitate to contact the Master Builders Safety Team on (02) 8586 3555 or safety@mbansw.asn.au

02 8586 3555

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