Building 21 Roof Safety Assessment. Multi Story Building with large metal roof areas Exteral access required for window cleaning UOW01613

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1 Roof Safety Survey GENERAL INFORMATION CAMPUS: Wollongong Campus BUILDING: 21 Early Start Facility DESCRIPTION: RISK ASSESSMENT # ROOF ACCESS: Multi Story Building with large metal roof areas Exteral access required for window cleaning UOW01613 South Roof access via plant room on level 3 door number L3 Plant R5 Upper roof areas to be access via door at east end of corridor. Portable ladders exist to access various other roof levels. Window ledger access on east end via access doors on level 1B and level 2B Window ledge access to west end on level 1B via room 107 movement studio Glass awning roof access to north end via portable ladder from childrens playground SIGNAGE: COMPLIANCE PLATES: SAFE WORK AREA: ROOFING SYSTEM: HEIGHT OF BUILDING: PITCH: ROOF CONSTRUCTION: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY: VEGETATION: Danger - No Access to Roof without a Buildings and Grounds Roof Access UOW Permit to work. Various located adjacent to fall arrest systems - refer map Within serviceable area via fall arrest systems RIS hammer head lifeline RIS overhead rail TYPICAL ANCHORS Multi Story <5 degree Metal Sound Nil ADJOINING ROOFES: Gutters Satellite Dishes A/C Units No Antenna SERVICES: Exhaust Fans Skylights Domes No Ducts No Glass Skylights Roof Ventilators No Pipework Fume Cupboards No Cooling Tower No Telco Towers No Solar Panels Horizontal Lifelines Handrail No Anchor Points Walkway EXISTING SAFETY ITEMS: Vertical Lifelines No Parapets Overhead Rail Frequency Clean Gutters / Routine Maintenance Every 6 weeks Service A/C Plant Monthly WORK ACTIVITY DETAILS: Cooling Tower Maintenance No Monthly Note: Before commencing any work obtain Roof Permit from Facilities Management Division

2 Roof Safety Survey RISK ASSESSMENT Risk Assessment / Task Location Building 21 Roof Safety Assessment BUILDING 21 Note: The hazards identified do not include hazards that related to specific work tasks. These should be identified in the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) of the contractor. What is the Activity/Service Item Hazard Identification What are the potential Hazards What is the Risk Level Access to Roof via Access Doors Falling H Risk Assessment & Control Measures List any Control Measures already Implemented Attach to anchor point fixed inside doors prior to opening to access window platforms, twin tail access required Risk Control Describe what can be done to eliminate risk or reduce the harm Use extreme Caution when Accessing roof. Use of anchor points required when accessing materials to roof Access to roofs via fixed ladders Falling M Maintain three points of contact Work with caution Access to window ledgers Falling/Limited Access H Restricted timing Access limited to when children are not active in playground below Access to external class awning Unauthorised access and portable ladder use H Controlled Area use of portable access ladder and twin tail lanyard to access roof Supervision required to access area with children and secure ladder at base Access to Roof Unauthorised access M All access points to roof are locked and made secure so are not accessable by unauthorised persons; signage Risk Assessment and Roof Safety Survey Gutter Maintenance Falling H Conect to fall arrest systems Ensure the Fall Restraint Systems are used correctly Exhaust Fan & Duct Maintenance Falling & Refer to SWMS for contractor H Horizontal Lifeline & Anchors Installed Ensure horizontal lifeline & anchors used correctly General Trip Hazard - Roof Sheeting M Safe Work Procedure Stay on walkways where installed General Trip Hazard - Anchor Points M Signage and system is visible Be Aware of location of anchor points General Environmental Hazards - Spiders, Wasps, and Appropriate PPE and insect repellent; Pest control as M other insects required On-going pest control measures General Weather Trips/Slips - Wet Roofs H Safe Work Procedure, do not work on wet roof Do not work while roofs are wet or have dew Safe Work Procedure, do not work in high wind General Weather - Windy Condition H conditions Do not work in windy conditions General Weather - Hot Conditions M Safe Work Procedure Use suncream, hats and remain hydrated and take appropriate breaks

3 Reference Documentation Legislation NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Part 4.4 Falls Public Health (Microbial Control) Regulation 2000 Australian Standards AS : Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation AS : Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Harnesses and ancillary equipment AS : Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Horizontal lifeline and rail systems AS : Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Fall-arrest devices AS : Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Selection, use and maintenance AS : Safety, protective and occupational footwear - Guide to selection, care and use AS : Air-handling & Water Systems for Buildings - Microbial Control AS : Temporary edge protection - General requirements AS : Temporary edge protection - Roof edge protection - Installation and dismantling AS : Manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor device used for harness-based work at height Code of Practice Safe Work Australia - Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces NSW Health Department Code of Practice for the Control of Legionnaires' Disease UOW Documentation Managing the Risk of Falls Guidelines Thermal Comfort Guidelines UOW Roof Access Permit UOW Roof Access Certificate Other SALA - Fall Arrest and Height Safety Systems - Fall Protection Manual WorkCover - Safe Working at Heights Guide 2006

4 D - location of access to Door L - location of ladder PL - ladder bracket Horizontal Lifeline Rail System Anchor Point

5 B21-8 B21-10 skylights B21-13 roof access east B21-12 window access North B21 - floor anchor B21-11 south access large step

6 B21-9 overhead rail B21-14 North access B21-1 B21-2 RIS lifeline B21-3 B21-4 RIS anchor

7 B21-5 B21-6 B21-7 B21-roof access south

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