Site Employee Safe Work Practices

MC Mission Statement

‘We will continuously set the highest standard possible for the supply of quality on-hire labour personnel, through the offer of exceptional and superior value service’.


The purpose of this document is to ensure that all employees are aware of and implement safe work practice on site. MC Labour Services, MC Traffic Management, MC Security Services, MCLS (Aust) and MC Height Safety (to be referred to collectively as MC Labour or The Employer) want to provide all site employees with the safest and healthiest possible workplace practicable, but to be able to provide a safe and healthy work environment site employees need to actively participate by living and breathing this policy.

This document reinforces the personal responsibility of all site employees to interact in a positive way, to be committed to working to the standards articulated in this document and to contribute to making the Employer an inspiring and rewarding place to work with a reputation that ensures site employees can continue to receive work.

Part A – Compliance

All employees need to:

  • Ensure their tickets are up to date BEFORE going to site i.e. First Aid, Forklift etc.
  • Always take ALL their tickets and licences to site
  • Ensure MC have a current copy of all tickets and licences
  • Understand the duties that they will be required to perform for the job they are given by
  • MC Operations team and ask questions if they are unclear about any details.
  • Contact MC Operations before the commencement of the job if they are going to be later or if they can’t attend the job
  • Refrain from contacting the site contact unless they have an issue finding the site.
  • Wear the Employers uniform and relevant PPE
  • Carpenters take basic power tools, hammer, and nail bag and concreters take their tools and gumboots; security take their badge.
  • Report to the site supervisor at the start and end of each shift
  • Get timesheets signed at the bottom next to the supervisor statement (except MC
  • Security) and submit them to the Employer by 10 am on Monday
  • Notify the office as soon as you have finished at a site, even if you’re not available the next day
  • Comply with the Employer’s Code of Conduct
  • Comply with the Employer’s Quality and Environmental policies

In addition, the Employer’s site employees commit to:

  • Take responsibility for reporting improper conduct or misconduct which has been, or maybe occurring in the workplace, by reporting the details to the Foreman/Supervisor and to
  • MC Labour; and
  • Take responsibility for contributing in a constructive, courteous, and positive way to enhance good governance and the reputation of MC Labour

Part B – Safe Work Practices

The Employer will:

  • In so far as practicable provide a safe and healthy working environment

All employees are obligated to:

  • Ensure a MC Labour Safety Induction is completed prior to attending any site
  • Observe the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Acts, relevant

Regulations, and Codes of Practice

  • Observe the requirements relevant state Environmental Acts and Regulations
  • Contribute positively to achieving and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Ensure familiarity with site specific Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and sign the relevant SWMS register before carrying out specific tasks

Acts and Regulations

  • Acts and Regulations have jurisdiction over all works and MUST be complied with
  • The on-site Health and Safety Rules booklet does not replace any Acts or Regulations

Site Entry – All employees upon entry to client must:

  • Report to the Site Manager or Foreman/Supervisor
  • Attend the site induction
  • Ensure attendance is registered on site

General prohibitions – The following will not be tolerated on the site:

  • Refusing to act on safety instructions issued by the Foreman/Supervisor
  • Removing of guardrails or barricades without approval or alternative protection
  • Fighting, verbal abuse or engaging in violence of any kind
  • Arguing with the client, if you have a problem on site contact MC immediately on 1300 10 12 14
  • Using your mobile phone whilst working, it can only be used in an emergency or if you are on break
  • Non-compliance with MC Labour’s Code of Conduct

Plant and Equipment Requirements – Before operating any plant and equipment all employees will ensure they:

  • Have the health and safety information and/or risk assessment for the safe operation of the relevant piece of plant and/or equipment
  • Have the relevant servicing details
  • ONLY operate plant and equipment they are certified for and carry the appropriate proof of competency
  • Complete plant PRESTART checklist and sign off as per the daily logbook requirements

Site Cleanliness – All employees will:

  • Understand an unclean site is a dangerous site
  • Ensure that refuse generated by their work is cleared up progressively
  • Leave their place of work in a safe, tidy and orderly manner
  • Make sure their work does not affect other trades
  • Use sanitary facilities and keep them clean

Manual Handling/Lifting – It is expected that employees will:

  • Use mechanical lifting equipment where possible or necessary
  • Plan the lift by estimating the load and knowing exactly where it is to be placed
  • Ensure that access to the area is clear
  • Avoid lifting excessively heavy loads – get help
  • Avoid bending your back to pick up a load – bend your knees and keep your back straight
  • Hold the load as close as possible to your body
  • Avoid twisting while lifting or carrying
  • Take care to reduce the likelihood of slips and falls that can jar the spine
  • Where required, use warm up activities and a gradual build up to higher work levels to help avoid strain injuries

Unsafe Practices and Work Procedures – Employees will:

  • Report immediately any unsafe equipment, material, or work practices to the

Foreman/Supervisor and to MC Labour Services Operations

  • MC Labour Services OHS Representative: Brad McNiven; mobile: 0402 741 713

ISO Accreditation and Environmental Management:

  • To comply with legislative requirements, ensure best practices, and increasingly to meet client supplier prerequisites; MC Labour has ISO accreditations in OHS (ISO 45001), Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO 14001). These standards cover labour hire, traffic management, rapid height safety and security in Victoria, South Australia,

Tasmania and Queensland.

  • The Environmental standard assists MC Labour to identify the environmental aspects of our industry and to maintain awareness among our employees. It also assists us to be proactive in minimising pollution produced by our operations, activities, products and services. Other potential hazards, their environmental effects can be found in the table below as well as implications of a not conforming.
  • If you have any issues or concerns regarding environmental management, please raise them with your manager, in toolbox/team meetings, and/or with the MC Environmental Management Representative.

Potential Hazards list (Not exhaustive) Weight/mass of product Machinery hazards causing:

  • Crushing
  • Shearing
  • Cutting or severing
  • Entanglement
  • Drawing in
  • Impact
  • Stabbing or puncture
  • Friction or abrasion
  • High-pressure fluids
  • Electrical High voltage Thermal
  • Hot or cold environment Noise
  • Vibration
  • Animals and insects
  • Radiation including UV Hazardous substances Biological
  • Flammable or explosive substances Ergonomics
  • Height
  • Falling objects Slippery floors Tripping hazards Lighting (or lack of) Dust
  • Gases Distractions
  • Hours of work and fatigue Traffic and travel
  • Air quality and confined spaces
  • Repetitive tasks

Potential ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS (not exhaustive) Emissions to air (e.g. gas, dust, pollutants) Releases to land (e.g. contamination, disturbance of contaminated land)

Use of energy

Releases to water (e.g. pollutants to water or streams)

Use of raw materials or natural resources Excessive rubbish to landfill

Energy emissions (e.g. heat, radiation, vibration)

Physical attributes (e.g. visual impact such as size, shape, colour, appearance) Damage to flora and fauna (e.g. Loss of habitat, reduction in biodiversity, spreading weeds)

Nuisance (e.g. Traffic disturbance, impact on businesses, impact on parking)


The implications of not conforming to the OHS, Quality or Environmental management system are wide and varied. These implications can include, but not limited to; Fines and Prosecution, Loss of certification, Damage to the reputation and branding of the Employer, damage to the environment (land, water, or air), harm to the public, employees, cultural or heritage sites, or other businesses.

Related Legislation & Policies

Australian Federal Legislation

  • Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Age Discrimination Act 2004
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010

State Legislation

  • Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (TAS)
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (QLD)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (VIC)
  • Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC)
  • Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (VIC)
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (VIC)

The Employer Policies

  • OHS Policy
  • Site Employee Safe Work Practices
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy
  • Environmental Sustainability Policy
  • Quality Policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment Policy
  • Indigenous Policy
  • Company Leave Entitlements Policy
  • Core Values
  • Privacy Policy
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Collection Notice Policy
  • Whistle blower Policy
  • Freedom of Association Policy