You must obtain a permit to work from a Monash Supervisor or Project Officer if you are carrying out:
Note: A JSA will be required for each type of work and it is to be submitted when requesting the permit. A minimum of 72 hours notice is required to obtain a permit.
The contractor must not commence any hot work; for example, welding, cutting or any other hot work or any task using an open flame, without completing a Hot Work Permit. There are many areas across Monash University sites which contain flammable liquids. These include most art studios, laboratories, workshops and other areas showing flammable liquid signs. If any hot work is required in these areas please contact the Monash Supervisor or Project Officer to arrange for a permit.
Prior to commencing any hot work the contractor must ensure that:
A Roof Access Permit is also known as Height Safety or Working at Heights and is accompanied by the Fall Prevention regulation. Any contractor accessing or working at heights must complete a Safe Work Method Statement, or a Job Safety Analysis and a Roof Access permit as way of ensuring all processes are followed to prevent a fall.
Prior to accessing a roof, the contractor must ensure that:
Confined Space is defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:
Prior to entering a confined space, the contractor must ensure that:-
Excavation is defined as a man-made cut, cavity, trench or depression in the earth surface formed by earth removal.
Trenching is defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than is wide and may become hazardous from 1.5 metres onwards.
Excavation and Trenching have the potential to be very hazardous situations due to the storing of underground services like gas, electrical, water, sewer etc. Confined Space regulations and permits become applicable when trenches are dug deeper than 1.5 metres.