WH&S Induction

It is mandatory for all contractors working for the Shire of Ravensthorpe to complete this online WH&S 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 the date of completion for the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

Induction Requirements

Contractors are required to complete the Shire of Ravensthorpe’s Online WH&S 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 Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA), Work Health and Safety 2011 Act (Cth), the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022; 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 that the Contractors WH&S compliance, by auditing the Contractors WH&S 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 as a visual control only is not accepted as a physical barrier).

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I hereby declare I have read and understood all of the elements of this induction*