Fortnightly Safety Meetings_2016_2017_2018

Health, Safety & Environmental Company Ambassador is: Andrew Coombes

14th May 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 14th May 2018

30th April 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 30th April 2018

16th April 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 16th April 2018

3rd April 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 3rd April 2018

19th March 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 19th March 2018

5th March 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 5th March 2018

19th February 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 19th Feb 2018
Unison 11kV Cable Strike

22nd January 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 22nd Jan 2018

8th January 2018 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 8th Jan 2018
Zero Harm Safety: Non-compliant use of TM Equipment

11th December 2017 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 11th Dec 2017
11kV with Warratah
Excavator Contacted 400V
Reversing & Manoeuvring Safely
Speed Down Saves Lives

27th November 2017 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 27th Nov 2017

14th November (Raglan St, Mangere East)  & 17th November 2017 (STL Albany)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 14th + 17th Nov 2017


30th October (STL Albany) & 31st October 2017 (Raglan St, Mangere East)
STL_Fortnightly Safety Meeting Minutes – 30th + 31st Oct 2017
AT – A Crash Case Study
Safety Alert – Collision with Cyclist
Safety Alert – GPR versus 33kV


17th October (Raglan St, Mangere East) & 20th October 2017 (STL Albany)
STL_Safety Topic Meeting_17 + 20 Oct 2017


20th September 2017 – Raglan St, Mangere East (for those working on the Massey OIP – no meeting at Albany this week)

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes)

Key topics:

Group discussion re: Civil Risk + Hazard Assessment also incorporating the Traffic Management

Attending (21.07.17) the upcoming Site Safe Member Seminar & AGM (with presentation from Work Safe) – 92 Beachcroft Ave, Onehunga

SAFETY ALERT (from others) – Knife Safety: 2 projects, 2 events, 2 hours, 3 stitches – cut finger while cutting geotextile cloth and cut wrist while cutting a cable tie using a jointers knife

Findings from the above: a) the associated hazards with the task being performed and eliminate where possible b) always select the correct tool for the task and ensure that the worker is competent to do so c) if an open tool must be used, always move the tool in a safe direction away from yourself and others

STL discussion around sabre saws and buying two and owned then by KT + AL – spades currently used and working fine with cable ties around safety barricades – only really need to use a knife by those deemed competent when cutting mag slab

KV to attend the IMPAC two day HSR Stage 1 course

Work Safe NZ Prosecution Corner: 01 Sep 2017

What happened: a workers hand seriously injured when caught in the auger of a plastic extrusion machine

Takeaway: businesses need to “immediately take action to manage their own risks – identifying and listing them is not enough”

Lesson here: fix machinery as soon as the risks are identified – if you can’t fix it, then take it out of service until it is safe to use, i.e. TAG OUT

The company identified issues with the guarding on this machine six weeks before the incident and yet at the time of the incident, nothing had been done to the guard, or isolation of the machine

Other factors – Work Safe’s investigation identified:

a) inadequate systems for identifying and managing risks (STL: Risk + Hazard Assessment)

b) safe operating procedures were outdated (STL: KV updating)

c) policies and processes for training staff were lacking

d) key safety features such as emergency stops buttons within reach of the operators were absent

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD/TO

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas:

Traffic on ALL job sites

Massey Rd OIP: extra vigilance required – 1 x ACTIVE TM crew added

Diggers, drills and small plant + equipment

3 x 33kV cct’s within our work area

Existing + Rogue Services

Be Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards

Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate

Buckland Rd Xing

Robertson Rd Xing

Thank you Team!

 

04th September 2017 – STL Office (for those not working on the Massey OIP)

05th September 2017 – Raglan St, Mangere East (for those working on the Massey OIP)

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes)

Key topics:

STL QUIZ (light hearted): questions across the board being: pre-starts, the X4 main political parties and their main policies, main hazard we encounter every single day (TRAFFIC), KPI’s, NZ’s abysmal suicide rate (great open discussion held), competency matrix, subcontractors, Winston’s middle name (Raymond), the X5 likelihoods (1. Rare 2. Unlikely 3. Possible 4. Likely 5. Almost Certain), the X5 consequences (1. Insignificant 2. Minor 3. Moderate 4. Major 5. Catastrophic) and the date of the general election: 23rd September

Good discussion about entries in the STL Business Improvement Register for the past two weeks – keep up the input as we are every fortnight seeing the benefit, i.e. it is not a name + shame and beat folk across the head with a stick

Donation: Children’s Party

Far North cable strike (Herald article) – reminder the shallow depths we can encounter and the ever difficult UFB Network

Giles Civil: AC explains how STL assisted re: Risk + Hazard Assessment (info sharing)

Revisited best practice for protecting SW cess pits with geo-textile and barked sausages

WORKSAFE (15.08.17) : X2 workplace injuries – two employees suffered serious injuries because an employer had not implemented any systems to identify and manage workplace risks appropriately (article discussed) – reinforcing that we have in place our beneficial documents that EVERYONE understands

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD/TO

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Massey Rd OIP: more crashes (not site related), extra vigilance required – 3 x 33kV cct’s still within our work area – Existing + Rogue Services – be Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate

Thanks to All for you on-going efforts

 

21st August 2017 – STL Office (for those not working on the Massey OIP)

22nd August 2017 – Raglan St, Mangere East (for those working on the Massey OIP)

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes)

Key topics:

Good discussion about entries in the STL Business Improvement Register, i.e. Accident/Incident/Near Miss/Opportunity/Training (AINOT) for the past two weeks – AC explained that this register is for our benefit (& for anyone who is looking and gaining strength through our website) and how we can every fortnight discuss, improve and evolve to make ourselves safety conscious ‘daily’

Also explained: that the AINOT could actually be filled with observations and opportunities as the ‘key’ is internal benefit

The question was asked was AINOT a commonly used acronym?  Answer: Not at all – AINOT is a 100% in-house (STL-AC) invention and initiative

Discussed our entry into the Site Safe Awards for 2017 re: Leadership in Safety, i.e. our Fortnightly Meetings + beneficial topics + empowerment through involvement/knowledge – finalists named mid-September

BF popped in requesting a near miss or observation for all

Thorough session discussing SD’s ‘save as’ TM edition of the civil risk + hazard daily assessment – SD to conduct private session for FC + VT

Discussion around the role and responsibility of STMS and when can they step in and make people aware of unsafe acts – AC to forward to SD example pre-qual to provide future clients

If unhappy with others acting or creating hazards on site and not willing to rectify you must escalate immediately to AC

At Raglan St: AC will all everyone contributing completed a dummy ‘daily’ risk hazard assessment for piloting for the drill and drilling-everyone getting a more firm grip of the likelihood + consequence + hierarchy of controls and completing residual controls

FC + SD receive a ‘High Standard’ results form AT TM site audits and both men also get named within the AT TTM Monthly Newsletter as STMS of the Month – Well Done Guys!

Very positive feedback with the great work happening on the Massey OIP – well done and thank you (from AC + EM + CT)

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD/TO

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – 3 x 33kV cct’s still within our work area – Existing + Rogue Services – be Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate

 

07th August 2017 – STL Office (for those not working on the Massey OIP)

08th August 2017 – Raglan St, Mangere East (for those working on the Massey OIP)

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes)

Key topics:

Went over what had been entered into the STL Business Improvement Register, i.e. Accident/Incident/Near Miss/Opportunity/Training (AINOT) for the past two weeks

SD made important comment that our register is lacking near miss items – AC to encourage folk to have X2 at meetings, even observation near misses

TL asked for X2 near misses before our next meeting

Raglan St attendees asked (by AC) to produce at least 1 x near miss each before next meeting set for 22.08.17 – AC expressed the importance of reporting as it is not like the people of old used to do, i.e. people being condemned for reporting or seen as narcs – we will enter them into our AINOT Business Improvement Register for future discussions and learning’s

This is a case of learning from ourselves and others to increase ‘our safety’ – this is ‘all about us’ and helping others along the way

Several Near Misses from the ELX box in the Yard Site Office/Container called out by VT and discussed by all, i.e. drivers not listening on Ferguson trench, digger strop v hard hat, lack of chocks, various languages on site-Samoan, SA, Pilipino and Indian, hand tolls left lying around re: trips and sunglasses as opposed to proper eyewear

New Traffic Management Risk + Hazard + Controls Assessment discussed and changes to be completed by SD and forwarded to AC for final approval

AC tabled SD’s adaptation of the Civil document at Raglan St – informed all that SD is ready to finalise and communicate

MyWorkSites (MWS) documentation must be correct and complete – SD looking into possibly reducing the crazy amount of pages to print off for each and every job

Unattended excavation treatment, i.e. barricades secured again and/or person in immediate vicinity

Work Instruction, i.e. working off the back of a truck – with SD – communicated at Office only – Raglan group to come along with other revamped Instructions

Constructsafe TIER #1: AC passes 04.08.17 and KV passes 07.08.17 – Team informed re: content and structure – TIER’s #2, #3, #4 & #5 pending release: X3 months away…

 

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD/TO

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Ferguson St trench now completed – 3 x 33kV cct’s still in our work area – Existing Services – be Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate

 

24th July 2017 – STL Office (for those not working on the Massey OIP)

25th July 2017 – Raglan St, Mangere East (for those working on the Massey OIP)

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes)

Key topics:

The NEW STL Risk + Hazard Assessment & Controls Form – explanation and confirmation (REV7)

Booklet format shall be ‘parked’ as we all agree it will be more beneficial as a ‘living document’ so we can make changes easily

Went over what had been entered into the STL Business Improvement Register, i.e. Accident/Incident/Near Miss/Opportunity/Training (AINOT) for the past month

Hierarchy of Controls (diagram provided) discussed and understood

Safety Alert #1: mechanical failure of an EWP in the UK – shown to emphasis the importance of ‘daily pre-start checks’ and ‘monthly checks’ on all plant and equipment – plus the importance of record keeping

Safety Alert #2: working in the vicinity of stinging insects

Email sent (21.07.17)  from the Electricity Engineers Association (EEA) with a link covering Safety Alerts from NZ (1999 to 2017), UK/Ireland (2012 to 2017), AUS (1999 to 2017) and France (2014)

Video (amateur and very short): showing water gushing down the road post a strike on a fairly large water main (by others)

The importance of taking pictures before you start work – especially when it comes to final reinstatement

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD/TO

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Ferguson St concrete encased 33kV sub-trans – 2 x other 33kV cct’s also – Existing Services – be Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate

 

10th July 2017

Actually held 03rd July 2017 & 07th July 2017 due to Andrew not being available 10th July 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes).

03rd July 2017 – Raglan St  (Attendees: Andrew, Joe, Frankie, Alamu, Cody, Kuru, Palepoi and Vinnie)

07th July 2017 – Albany Office (Attendees: Andrew, Sam, Steve, Tom O, Tom L, Davy and Kace)

Key topic: general project toolbox chat involving ELX, Visionstream, SUS and STL – working together – continuing the safe and top QA job and HOME SAFE EVERYDAY.

Key topic: the all NEW STL Risk + Assessment Daily Tailgate and Controls via the Likelihood and Consequence scoring system/matrix (latest copy attached – see what you think of the first take on the ratings…?) – I will not be going to booklet format for a while until we are 100% happy.  Further discussions and feedback sessions to follow….

Pre-Start + Monthly Plant and Equipment Checks:

Why are they important?

They are company assets and if they are not working well and efficiently they are Unsafe and become a Liability

Protects you the Employee

Protects STL the Employer by looking after our Assets as we as a company want to maintain our gear

Protects innocent Other People that may come in close proximity to our gear

Protects the company Asset and enables us to make Money to continue to operate

Our Clients expect fine working safe equipment

Ensures Future Work

Proud to Drive and Operate well maintained gear

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD 

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Ferguson St concrete encased 33kV sub-trans – 2 x other 33kV cct’s also – Existing Services – Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

26th June 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes).

Meeting held at Oteha Office to update those who missed the last couple of meetings held at Raglan St, Mangere East ZSS (not all of STL in attendance):

Recap on last two fortnight minutes.

Also covered off the importance of completing and having records of Subcontractor inductions, follow through and don’t drop the ball monitoring (solved via Kace + Sam).

Our professionalism is shining through consistently via compliments – well done Team…make me real PROUD!

Went over how well the Permit to Dig system is going and how it has improved our site mana through doing things right.

Attendees: Andrew, Adam, Steve, Tom O, Sam, Tom L, Dale, Palepoi, Davy, Kailey and Kace.

 

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD 

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Existing Services – Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

12th June 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes).

Meeting held at Raglan St, Mangere East ZSS (not all of STL in attendance):

Recap on last week’s minutes.

STL Induction (inductor Andrew Coombes) – Joseph Paparoa, Toriq Davis and Jess Neil.

ELX Induction (inductor Gary Richards) & Site Specific Environmental Refresher (Andrew Blackler) – Andrew Coombes, Joe George, Joseph Paparoa, Toriq Davis, Jess Neil, Frankie Gough, Vinnie Tosi, Kace Vahora, Kuru Takaa, Alamu Leuluafi, Palepoi Tuuau and Den Nhem.

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD 

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Existing Services – Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

29th May 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Recap on last week’s minutes – not everyone in attendance due to meeting requested to be held at Raglan St by ELX. Key Performance Indicators (see page 6) explained and discussed.

Worth noting we have had X2 minor right-of-way strikes in the past two years that were not our Teams fault.

Andrew re-visited the STL High Level Risk Register.

Doug Burt of Fletcher Construction – Christchurch rebuild – Strikes presentation re-visited.

Gareth Neilson present and very impressed with the STL Civil + Drill Team efforts and work ethic.

AINOT register updated by AC/KV/SD 

Current Key Work Site Risk Areas: Traffic on all job sites – Traffic on the very busy Massey Rd OIP – Existing Services – Proud to have a Tidy Site Free from Tripping Hazards – Be Aware of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

15th May 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Everyone understanding their role and competency – who is the site Safety observer-Everyone is! – Roadway compaction re: Clegg and nuclear densometer testing – ELX (Roger Beddoes) Gas Induction set for Friday 19.05.17 at Douglas Alexander for Kace – email received from ELX re: Chocks, use them both sides of one of the rear tyres or if on an incline use X2 on the same side – meeting held at 82 Raglan St, Mangere East to form part of the Massey Rd OIP Site Induction (Eddie Marais-Electrix Project Manager) and Project Pre-Start meeting – Gary Richards of Electrix completed the two yearly induction with those not already inducted (i.e. Kace from STL).

Andrew went through with the STL Team (Eddie inclusive) the High Level Risk Register and Site Specific Management Plan for the OIP.

Key Risk Areas discussed were:

a) Community awareness – School children, members of the public and local business

b) Traffic Management – working together – cones and signs won’t protect but are only there as a deterrent against cars potentially speeding through our site – we have an approved CAR/WAP/TMP’s for between 7.00am and 5.00pm – it is all about traffic tidal flows and making sensible decisions re: early morning shoulder that turn into contra flows and aware of the influx of School Children in the morning and afternoons and how they come and go real fast so perhaps take a break while this influx happens

c) Major existing service assets that may cause potential lay line challenges, i.e. a) 3 x 33kV circuits b) asbestos cement water main even side of the road c) 150mm st gas main + laterals d) 250mm PE water travelling inside private boundaries e) Multiple concrete stormwater pipes

d) Plant + equipment – daily pre-starts recorded on daily risk/hazard checks and monthly checks to be completed and handed in

e) Weather – into trucks if torrential – decision to continue shall be made, i.e. showers we can manage but constant becomes unsafe to continue

f) Tree Protection – Heritage tree at #337 Massey Rd-type: Puriri – ‘no’ digging within root zones without an Arborist present and/or prior approval – no parking or storing gear within root zones

g) DISCUSS SAFETY because SAFETY MATTERS

h) Environmental: spill kits topped up – de-watering will come into play re: rain and ground water – sucker trucks re: concrete slurry – hydraulic hose let go procedure

i) Pedestrian access at all times unless prior approval from AT (Ivan or Chris)

j) Final Reinstatement: INSTIL – last 5% of the job is 95% of how a contractor is judged

Business Improvement AINOT register updated by AC + SD + JG

High Level Risk Register: no updates

Current Risks Areas:

Traffic on All Our Sites

Please see above for Massey OIP – Standover for the 33kV via Eddie and 150mm Gas Permit to Work via Saia

BE AWARE of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

01st May 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – minor collapse on Taharoto when exiting from H19: awareness the key here and decision required, i.e. dewater and backfill immediately

Emergency Scenario Training – always remember, just do something because it is more times than not better than doing nothing:

a) cars keep speeding through our site…

b) a hole has been dug and it is over 1.5m deep…

c) you see a person operating unsafely on your site…

d) someone (your work mate) has swallowed a wasp…

e) someone (your work mate) has crushed their leg and is lying silent on the ground…

f) Someone has collapsed and is not breathing…

g) a dog has bitten someone on site…

h) someone has fainted, turned white but is still breathing…

i) a drain layer or engineer has asked you to enter a manhole for them…what should you do…

j) everyone on site is itching to start work but you all discover at your risk + hazard check you don’t have the approved WAP and TMP on site…

k) you are doing the TM for a private client and they have dug an oversized hole, i.e. over 1.5m deep…what do you do next…

l) someone comes rushing out of their house screaming frantically…

m) it looks like a domestic violence situation between a couple is unfolding next to your site…

n) you have moved your  work site 80m down the road  to dig another hole…should an additional risk + hazard be completed or note the site change on your current (that morning) check list…

AINOT register updated by AC 

High Level Risk Register: traffic on the very busy Wairau Taharoto Project – BE AWARE of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

18th April 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – The Albany Inn Breakfast – quite simply a relaxing breakfast as a thank you for everyone’s continued efforts – High Level Risk Register: traffic on the very busy Wairau Taharoto Project – MASTERS GAMES proved to create no more congestion than normal – BE AWARE of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

03rd April 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Employee of the Month (EOTM): Huge Congratulations to ‘Kailey’ thanks for the suggestion and helping out over the entire business – Safe jack hammer use – timely near miss reporting – Mangere East OIP awarded to STL due for a start mid-May – Alamu/Palepoi brief all re: confined spaces – AC/JG brief all re: Vector’s Tracy Evan’s, working around existing services within Auckland’s CBD and Northpower talk about appropriate fire retardant PPE use – Traffic Management: High Standard achieved by Sam from AT audit-Well Done!

Emergency Scenario Training:

a) a 33kV cable has been struck…

b) There is a really strong smell of gas coming from one of our drill holes…

c) A traffic accident has occurred…you think someone is going to be potentially seriously injured…

d) There is bubbling water in the bottom of the hole with toilet paper floating around also…

e) Someone just walked past our site and collapsed and they starting flailing their arms and legs all over the place…

– High Level Risk Register: traffic on the very busy Wairau Taharoto Project when doing concrete and HVJP’s next week – MASTERS GAMES start and run for 1 x week from 24.04.17 – BE AWARE of the ever problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

20th March 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Question and Answer Session (X26) business and industry specific – Recycling, i.e. getting it right LARGE BINS paper + cardboard and SMALL BINS glass, plastics and aluminium – Employee of the Month: suggested by Kailey-thank you – Make Time: for yourself and your Family – it is real important! – Wairau culvert discharge by others with AT alerted (thanks Alamu) – Video Presentation: The Universal Matrix-light humoured finale to the meeting – High Level Risk Register: Overhead Asset Awareness/Communication/Look for Daily Environment Changes – independent white board register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area and the problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

06th March 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Traffic Management form: On Site Record ‘Person Responsibility for Working Space’ ALL agreed, that if there are multiple Civil/Drill Supervisors within the work area (but carrying out their own Team Tasks) each Supervisor is to sign onto this form – Video presentation: Our Job, Your Safety – drug testing + cost to the company – random test coming up and we are moving onto monthly, i.e. X2/month – firm explanation given around non-negative test results but at the end of the day everyone should be testing clear and we therefore have a happy drug + alcohol free company – ATTITUDES: mean a lot – TEAM WORK: our top priority – in-house training and blooding through people internally – High Level Risk Register: Overhead Asset Awareness/Communication/Look for Daily Environment Changes – independent white board register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area and the problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

20th February 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Supervisors leading from the front through constant communication – Video shown: Excavation & Trench Safety: Marko Kaar, 37:00: key points and valuable pictures within our minutes – High Level Risk Register: no update – independent white board register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area and the problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

7th February 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – STL Yearly Company & Project Induction completed – Jolissa George (Joe’s Daughter) A3 of her own Safety Perspective and what STL is all about for her Dad – Email from Chris Tobin of Vector re: Frankie’s site induction and Kuru with regard appropriate PPE – call from Robert Ferris to say well done to the Team working on Wairau/Taharoto project – working during the day and at night also to be addressed by AC – Video shown: Workplace Accidents: Prevent It: 2.08 – High Level Risk Register: no update – independent white board register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area and the problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

23rd January 2017

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – Billie Coombes presentation: her own Safety Perspective – ELX Gas 2-yearly Safety Day (18th + 19th Jan): 6 presentations discussed-First Gas the winner – What’s the Most Important Thing in the World: He Tangata He Tangata He Tangata : It’s the People-It’s the People-It’s the People – daily pre-start/weekly plant and equipment check sheets finalised and distributed today: 23.01.17- High Level Risk Register: no update – independent white board register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area and the problematic locating of the UFB network, i.e. locators unable to locate.

 

9th January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – the importance of updating our AINOT register (Andrew to continue to drive) – welcome to our latest team member Den Nhem – Guest Speaker: Andrew Blackler with an Environmental management refresher (projector slide show) – projector the newly created (for group discussion and agreement) daily pre-start and weekly check sheets for plant and equipment to accompany weekly timesheets – Bart Foord (Electrix) conducted the North Shore 11kV Project Induction – High Level Risk Register: no update – independent register currently in place for the Wairau Taharoto Project, i.e. Major Existing Assets within the project area – Chorus and Vodafone (fibre), 100mm PE + 150mm ST(gas), 33kV, 11kV, 400v + pilots (electricity), 490mm PE SS, 150mm EW SS, 200mm PE waters down and SW laterals to CP’s.

 

12th December 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – 3 x 2T digger trailers tagged out re: safety concerns – X3 all bells and whistles ordered from REID trailers-delivery set for Feb17 – went over constant items within our minutes are their relevance and/or benefit – the importance of updating our AINOT register – what’s coming up work wise in 2017 – welcome to our latest team member Ruakoatu George – daily pre-start/weekly machinery check sheets just about completed and will accompany timesheets – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

28th November 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – video presentation: Andrew Coombes: You Tube: HSE Load Safety: head boards/chassis not tarp hooks/your load, you ensure it is secure – Recap the years Safety Topics – COOKES: testing completed 21.11.16 and tags applied – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

14th November 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – video presentation: Andrew Blackler: Excavation Safety – Trench Mate: Grant & Richard, product explanation and sites around Auckland with shields – COOKES chain/strop testing and tagging – plastic wrapper recycling at Pak n Save, I.e. X4 bags = two weeks – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

31st October 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – video presentation: Ainscough Training Ltd Manual Handling – Key: asking for help when lifting and knowing your limitations – Fire Extinguishers: what sort (powder), how to use properly and to turn upside down every 2 x weeks to stop powder from going hard – High Level Risk Register: updated: Subcontractor management: pre-employment (off site), induction (off or on site) and monitoring (on site).

 

17th October 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – power outage in the area disabled video presentation – Ainscough Training Ltd Manual Handling now next week – key: asking for help when lifting and knowing your limitations – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

03rd October 2016

Discussion around the whiteboard topics (see minutes) – STL QUIZ: 56 questions, covering Civil, Drilling, Traffic & General – paper aeroplane flying comp – Sam 1st/Steve 2nd/Pale 3rd: 3 x double movie passes – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

19th September 2016

EEA Safety Alerts X11 – Take 5: 1. STOP, 2. THINK, 3. IDENTIFY, CONTROL & COMMUNICATE & 5. SAFELY PROCEEED – importance of Fortnightly Vehicle Checks – whiteboard topics discussed, AINOT register – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

05th September 2016

Guest speaker: Sir Tom O’Gorman: On-site communication – knowing your roles and being responsible – look out for each other-TRUST – competent vs confident – fatality planning – workplace mental health – dealing with grief – whiteboard topics discussedHigh Level Risk Register: no update.

 

22nd August 2016

What is Quality? Doing things right the first time! V-visual 48% A-auditory 4% K=kinaesthetic 48% – 2 x yellow yard signs-read them often – QA Policy/Guideline – Safe Working Practices document – Whiteboard topics discussed – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

8th August 2016

Fortnightly Vehicle Checklist Spreadsheets X2 – NZUAG: discussed our way through the document: bound and found in front office – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

25th July 2016

Communication: Alan Wright: a) Things people say b) Communication breakdown-causes c) Communication confirmation – High Level Risk Register: no update.

 

11th July 2016

ELX Gas: 2 yearly Induction and Gas Industry Video-Roger Beddoes & Geoff Marmont – siteapp presentation – High Level Risk Register updated.

 

27th June 2016

ELX: 2 yearly Induction Electricity – Gary Richards & Rudi Strydom – High Level Risk Register updated – extra vigilance and awareness when excavating around LIVE services, i.e. shallow, excess loops and not being found where they say they are.

 

13th June 2016

Video: You have the Power to Change – managing your social life – being responsible – going home in one piece to the most important thing in your life-YOUR LOVED ONES!!!!!

 

30th May 2016

Joe & Sam debrief from the ICAM and Safety Representative courses – Ryan Hartley ‘siteapp’ presentation – near miss importance expressed and explained further – TAGOUT procedure.

 

16th May 2016

Andrew Blackler presentation – What can kill us on site…key STL form ‘Risk & Hazard Checklist’ and Constant Communication between Everyone, Every Day.

 

2nd May 2016

TDDA presentation – Teresa Carter.

 

18th April 2016

STL Company & Project Induction – safety alert’s: concrete truck tip over (chock), traffic sign hits head (move sign from footpath to road), trench collapse Matamata (shield) – ICAM training Joe and Sam.

 

4th April 2016

When you call through for ALL emergencies remember name your LOCATION then the nature of the emergency, i.e. if your phone dies or you have bad reception at least they know where you are.

How we can all chose to live healthier, i.e. it’s not easy but everything in moderation.

 

21st March 2016

STRIKES and In Case of Emergency (I.C.E) numbers – Next of Kin form updates.

 

7th March 2016

2.5T pole on foot video – traffic management video with some clear poor site practice by the STMS – Safety Representatives named: Joe and Sam.

 

22nd February 2016

Rob Birse of Work Safe NZ video – safe us of quick hitches – know your competency level.

 

9th February 2016

Leaks and spill Andrew Blackler – Fortnightly and Daily vehicle, plant and small plant – yard demonstrations with various trucks-Kerehama.

 

25th January 2016

11kV strike video – yard discussion and go through emergency response procedures.

 

11th January 2016

Doug Burt of Fletchers, Christchurch – Work Safe Conference – Service Strikes.