Demolition specifications and procedures should be designed in accordance with acceptable engineering principles and published technical standards. The plant operator should be protected from rope breakage and flying debris. You need to neutralize the health risks that arise from such hazards during the demolition operation. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. plant is used and operated by a competent person, that appropriate guards and operator protective devices are fitted, that the safe working load is displayed and any load measurement devices are operating correctly, plant is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer/supplier’s instructions or relevant Australian Standards, and. The asbestos register must be kept up-to-date. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. eliminate the need to work at heights by performing work at ground level, carry out the work on solid construction that includes a safe means of access and egress, minimise the risk of fall by providing and maintaining a safe system of work including, using fall prevention devices (for example temporary work platforms and guard railing), work positioning systems (for example industrial rope access systems), or. to create open-plan rooms). Underground essential services information. A building contractor first needs to make a thorough risk assessment to look for both risks and hazards. If available, the workplace’s former hazardous chemicals register or manifest should be referred to for determining the nature and location of previous hazardous chemical storage areas. © Copyright 2020. Where a structure is to be demolished, a person conducting a business or undertaking carrying out demolition work must obtain a copy of the asbestos register for the workplace from the person with management or control of that workplace. Underground essential services exposed by ‘potholing’, Further guidance on underground essential services and how to locate them is, 4. Gas, water and electricity are the main ones, but there may also be chemicals or fuel transported through buried pipes, sewer and drainage systems and overhead power or communication lines which all need to be taken into account. Here is a short list of some demolition safety hazards you might consider: Falling debris from overhead structures Unprotected cabs which allow material to strike operator This Code provides guidance on managing the risks associated with demolition work by following, if necessary, assessing the risks associated with these hazards. Control measures should be taken, as far as is reasonably practicable, during the assessment. Further guidance on safety precautions that can be taken when welding is available in the. If water is used, the increased weight of the watered debris should be taken into account. the structure to be demolished and its structural integrity, the method of demolition including its sequencing, the layout of the workplace including whether there are fall hazards both for people and objects, what plant and equipment will be used and the skill and experience required by the people who will use it safely, what exposures might occur, for example to noise or ultraviolet (UV) rays, Some control measures are more effective than others. The class of licence required will depend, any amount of non-friable asbestos or ACM. A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training. Despite precautionary measures, they can still pose as risks. The principal contractor must ensure, so far as, that essential services at the workplace are without risks to health, defined by the WHS Regulations as ‘high risk construction work’ when, on or near pressurised gas distribution mains or piping, on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines, and. Before the existing lateral support is disturbed, provision should be made for the erection of temporary supports, which will need to be checked for effectiveness as, It is also important that other buildings in and around the demolition site are not adversely, One of the most important elements of pre-demolition planning is the location and disconnection, Essential services include the supply of gas, water, sewerage, telecommunications, electricity, chemicals, fuel and refrigerant in pipes or lines. In specifying the hazards associated with the design and current state of the structure, Where possible, fire damaged, ruinous or structurally unsound buildings or structures should. Tag lines should be used, All powered mobile plant used for demolition work must be fitted with a suitable combination, Operator protective structures should be designed to the appropriate standard that eliminates, roll over and consequent cabin impact damage, Suspended floors and their supporting members should not be loaded by workers, plant, falling, the type, size, weight and usage of any specified plant, that the floor is capable of sustaining the static and live loads of the plant (including attachments) and demolished materials, without excessive deformation or collapse, either, without additional support from below, or.