OSH Induction

It is mandatory for all contractors working for the Shire of Ravensthorpe to complete this online OSH induction.  Once this training is completed successfully it will automatically register and endorse the contractor to conduct work for a period of 2 years from date of completion for the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

Induction Requirements

Contractors are required to complete the Shire of Ravensthorpe’s Online OSH Contractor Induction prior to commencing work on any Shire worksite.

An onsite induction of the workplace in which works will take place must also be undertaken.

All sub-contractors working for and on behalf of the main Contractor must be safety inducted by the main contractor prior to starting work on the worksite. Records of induction must be maintained and available upon request.

Contractors should also familiarise themselves with the Shire of Ravensthorpe Work Health and Safety Guidelines for Contractors (click below).

Work Health & Safety Guidelines for Contractors

Risk Management

All Contractors engaged by the Shire of Ravensthorpe are required to implement (and be able to provide evidence onsite) effective risk management appropriate to the work being undertaken.

This evidence may include risk assessments, workplace inspections and pre-start checklists or similar depending on the scope of works.

Where the work activity requires a Safe Work Method Statement, no other evidence shall be accepted.

Legal Obligations

The Contractor must comply with, and ensure that its workers and sub-contractors comply with:

  • The applicable legislation, which is currently the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (WA); and
  • All relevant Codes of Practices, Guidance Notes and Australian Standards.

Reporting and Notifications

The Principal’s Representative is required to be notified by the Contractor by the quickest possible means where a worksite incident causes injury or harm to any person; or damage to equipment i.e. contract or Shire employee, Shire or private property, member of the public, any plant, or any environmental damage, in, on or around the Shire worksite.

The Principal’s Representative is required to be notified verbally in the first instance by the contractor in every case of a notifiable or serious incident.  The contractor must then report the incident in writing within 24 hours.

Licenses and Qualifications

Contractors must ensure that any task requiring a certificate of competency, qualification, or license is allocated to a person or persons who can clearly identify themselves as having such certificate of competency, qualification or license necessary to perform the task.

If mobile plant is to be used, it must have current registration license or certificate from the relevant West Australian Government authority where required.

Onsite Evidence and Auditing

The Shire of Ravensthorpe will conduct worksite performance reviews periodically.

The Shire will be verifying the contractors OSH compliance by auditing the contractors OSH systems application onsite.  This may include cross checking with the evidence supplied by the Contractor as part of the original submission for the works.

The Contractor will be required to provide evidence to substantiate application of onsite safety systems.

Public Safety

During all Contractor Activities, maintenance of a safe workplace is required at all times.

Much of the contracted works undertaken on behalf of the Shire of Ravensthorpe is in a public location, and the safety of members of the public and all other persons must be maintained without exception.

Examples of public safety expectations include provision of appropriate traffic and pedestrian management by a licensed and competent person, and installation of physical barriers to prevent public access (use of cones is a visual control only and is not accepted as a physical barrier).

Mandatory Vaccination

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, the Western Australian Government issued a Health Directive requiring that the construction sector ensure that people working in this sector are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Health Directive requires that all workers are to have received their first vaccination by 31 December 2021 followed then by requiring that all workers are to have received their second vaccination by 31 January 2022.

There are significant financial penalties for workers who are not vaccinated within the prescribed times of $20,000, and for the Shire of Ravensthorpe, who allow unvaccinated workers to work, a $100,000 fine. Please attach in the portal below your proof of vaccination.

Form Declaration

Maximum size of ALL attachments is 976.56 MB
I hereby declare I have read and understood all of the elements of this induction *