General Induction Training
TYPES OF HAZARDS continued
Confined spaces – A confined space could be a manhole, excavation, inside a storage tank, or a sewer pit. Employees should have received adequate training and certification before entering into a confined space.
Excavations and trenches – All trenches must be barricaded of fenced off to warn people of their location, and to prevent accidental or unauthorised entry. People should not enter areas immediately next to trenches or excavations unless the area is well signed and are authorised to be there. When excavation work is to be carried out and buried power cables or gas pipelines could be in the vicinity, their location must be identified and approval must be obtained prior to work commencing and a risk assessment conducted.
Plant and Machinery – Avoid entering any areas where plant and machinery are located or operating. Not to be used without proper authorisation.
Slips, Trips and Falls – maintain situational awareness when walking around job sites. Use handrails where provided. Consider appropriate footwear for the environment.