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1 SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT WORKING IN CONFINED SPACE HSE NET NAT SWMS APAND00030 HIGH RISK APT AM Holdings Pty. Ltd. [ABN] Principal Contractor (PC) APA Group Level 19, HSBC Building 580 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 State Representative : Subcontractor Person responsible for reviewing & approving the SWMS John Ferguson Group Executive Networks (02) Signature and Date Sign: Refer to Approval Sign off Sheet APADN00020 Date: 05/06/2013 Date SWMS provided to PC 21/5/2013 Provided to: Robin Gray Work Description SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT FOR HIGH RISK ACTIVITY Project Reference Working in a Confined Space Work Location /Address Scheduled Work locations Person Responsible for ensuring compliance with SWMS on site Responsible onsite supervisor / Permit acceptor The following personal who have consulted and assisted in the development of this SWMS Mark Johnston, Sam Greenwood, Barry Bertossa, Robin Gray, Billy McNeil, Chris Stewart Review date for this SWMS May 2014 Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 1 of 9 pages

2 PERSONNEL SITE CONTENT Required Supervision Responsible onsite supervisor / Permit acceptor Minimum 2 personnel qualified in Confined Space Entry Permit to Work & other Approval Requirements JHEA Hazardous task permit/permit to work Required Qualifications APA Technician and Operative trained and competent in the activity being performed within the Confined Space Plant, Equipment, Materials Confined Space Gas Detector with continuous monitoring Tripod rescue apparatus with winch and cable Safety harness designated for Confined space work Water pump and hoses for water extraction Signs and barricades APA induction Card or Short term induction Construction Industry General Induction Ref SDS Register on Vehicle Workplace Specific Induction (if required) Induction in to this SWMS Required Training Induction to APA JHEA Permit Acceptor Gas Detector Hazardous Substances SCBA trained First Aid Fire extinguisher Workzone Traffic management Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) High Visibility Clothing Day and Night MANDATORY. Safety Glasses Clear or shaded MANDATORY Safety Boots - Steel Cap MANDATORY Safety Helmet MANDATORY Emergency Procedures and Equipment Emergency Response Procedures Mobile Phone communications Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Continuous gas monitoring equipment Backup personnel Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 2 of 9 pages

3 Additional Protective Clothing to meet Confined Space requirements Hearing Protection Earmuffs / Earplugs (as required) Safety Gloves (as required) Sun Lotion (as required) Sun Hat (as required) Approved Safety harness Approved tripod assembly Fire Extinguishers First Aid Kit (on site) REFERENCES ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS Work Health & Safety Act 2012 Work Health & Safety Regulations 2012 Work Health & Safety Plant Code of Practice Work Health & Safety Risk Management Code of Practice Work Health & Safety Noise Code of Practice Traffic Control for works on Road AS :2009 National Code of Practice Confined Space /AS2865-Enter Confined Space APA JHEA APA traffic management check/plan Book APA Operations Field Book Safeguard Hazardous Task permits Relevant State Legislation Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 3 of 9 pages

4 Step No. What are the tasks involved? in order of job sequence Break the job down into steps. Each step should accomplish some major task and be in a logical sequence Hazards/risks What can happen and how can it happen? Specify the potential hazards associated with each step and risks to health, safety and the environment. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an incident. Raw Risk Assess the raw risk without controls Controls to be implemented to reduce risks What will be done to ensure zero harm? Describe the measures to be implemented to eliminate or control the risks. Describe how these measures are to be implemented, monitored and reviewed. Ensure minimum of 2 confined space qualified personnel are on site. Review site and complete JHEA Residual Risk Assess the residual risk with controls Person responsible Who will make sure it happens? Specify Person(s) Responsible 1. Arrive on Site Trips and falls during site walk due to uneven ground or items lying around. Traffic Incident (pedestrians / vehicles) Damage / Failure / leak of plant and equipment including other utilities services Unloading and loading of equipment by employees High Tool Box Meeting, Identify to all workers / public the boundaries of the work site / lay-out, this includes a rehearsal of the emergency rescue plan. Traffic Control Plan / Permits Refer to SWMS APAND00008 Work on or adjacent to roadway. Accredited Traffic Controllers Manual Handling Training Responsible onsite supervisor or Permit Issuer Manual handling aids such as cranes slings chains and hand truck 2. Check environment around and inside the confined space for hazards and Personnel struck, hit and run over by plant / public vehicle. Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 4 of 9 pages High Check mobile phone coverage is available Conduct site meeting to ensure personnel are aware of mobile plant Responsible onsite supervisor

5 contaminants Slip trips and falls Personnel fall into the confined Space causing injury which may result in death Personnel enter confined space unaware of contaminated environment resulting in serious injury or death from asphyxiation, poisoning or engulfment Clear immediate area around site of or Permit Issuer rubbish and obstacle Ensure there is a ladder or other means of safely entering the confined space Ensure Gas detectors are calibrated and bump tested regularly Complete hazardous task permit, check atmosphere inside confined space is safe to open Open confined space and ventilate Check confined space for any contaminants, water or vermin 3. Entering the confined Space Gas detector continuous monitoring function not activated or gas detector incorrectly calibrated or not working Personnel falls into the confined Space causing injury which may result in death Lifting / moving of plant, parts or equipment overhead Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 5 of 9 pages Extreme Ensure emergency procedures and equipment are in place and are understood by whole team before entering Ensure fire extinguisher is placed up wind of the work space Check that personnel performing the work are trained and competent in Confined space entry procedures Check gas detector settings and that it is within calibrated date and recently bump tested. Ensure hazardous task permit is reviewed and complete prior to Site supervisor/ Site responsible supervisor /

6 Inadequate safe and clear access to and from the confined space Equipment not secured near the edge of opening Such as Pumps, gas detectors entry Adhere to the APA Hazardous Task permit Only approved / fit for purposes slings/ chains within test date to be used for lifting. Ensure adequate ventilation of the Confined space Provide at least one ladder for entry/exit and a tripod or other secondary method for rescue. No personnel to be positioned under equipment that is being lowered or lifted in the confined space 4. Working in a Confined space Poor or no Communication between Backup person and person in confined space resulting in Injury or loss of consciousness to personnel going unnoticed Injury or illness while in the Confined Space not related contaminants Release of harmful gases into the confined space resulting in injury or death due to contaminated atmosphere Personnel or equipment falls into Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 6 of 9 pages Extreme Position equipment or objects to prevent them from falling into confined space Ensure the Backup person is in constant contact with the person in the confined space Backup person monitors change to conditions in and outside the confined space Ensure Isolation and tagging procedures are followed Ensure that any release of gas is vented externally Site responsible supervisor /

7 the confined Space which may result in injury or death Uncontrolled release of gases or unsafe atmosphere causing injury or Death Continuous atmosphere monitoring Install fall / edge protection where necessary Use of SCBA where applicable 5. Exiting the confined Space Personnel falls back into the confined Space causing injury which may result in death Lifting / moving of plant, parts or equipment overhead Inadequate safe and clear access to and from the confined space Equipment not secured near the edge of opening such as Pumps, gas detectors causing injury Extreme Adhere to the APA Hazardous Task permit Only approved / fit for purposes slings/ chains within test date to be used for lifting. Provide at least one ladder for entry/exit and a tripod and harness or other secondary method for rescue. No personnel to be positioned under equipment that is being lowered or lifted in the confined space Site supervisor/ Site responsible supervisor / 6. Site clean up Falls and trips caused by equipment or uneven surfaces Falls and trips into the confined space due to open entry to confined space Trips and falls due to entry lid not closed properly High Ensure Isolation and tagging procedures are followed Close off permits Technician and backup personnel perform site inspection prior to leaving site Entry lids to confined space are closed immediately and secured after Technicians completes all operational checks and leaves the Confined space. Check lid is closed properly prior to leaving site Site responsible Technician and Backup personnel Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 7 of 9 pages

8 General Industry Induction Project Specific Induction Confined Space Training Hazardous Task permit Training Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) [ List others] Declaration by contractors and workers - I have been given the opportunity to comment on the content of this SWMS. - I have read and understand how I am to carry out the activities listed in this SWMS. - I have been supplied with the personal protective equipment identified on this SWMS and I have been given training in the safe use of this equipment. - I have read and understand the requirements set out in the material safety data sheets for the hazardous substances identified in this SWMS Consultation & Review Sign Off Analysis of Training / Skills or Competencies Required Training / Skill / Competency Required to Complete the Work Safely A = All employees are required to hold. % of personnel required to hold Number of personnel required to hold A A Name Position Signature Date Training / Skill / Competency held by employee tick () evidence must be available Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 8 of 9 pages

9 LIKELIHOOD Risk Assessment RISK RANKING Negligible Minor ACTION REQUIRED Work can proceed once risk controls identified and implemented Work can proceed once risk controls identified and implemented Work can proceed once supervisor has confirmed process has been adequately followed and risk controls identified and implemented HSE First aid treatment only with the ability to return to work immediately External medical treatment but excluding hospitalisation with the ability to return to work the next work day CONSEQUENCE Injury or illness requiring hospitalisation and resulting in the inability to return to work the next day (LTI Permanent partial disability Fatality OR permanent total disability Multiple fatalities High Reduce risk to at least moderate or to ALARP through additional controls. Activity must not commence without Management approval Extreme Activity must not commence. Reduce risk to at least moderate or to ALARP through additional controls. Environment Limited impairment to minimal area of low significance Short-term (<12 months) temporary impairment to the biological or physical environment of a very localised area (<0.1ha) Prolonged (<5 years) reversible impairment to the biological or physical environment of a localised area (<1ha) which is easily rectified and which does not affect ecosystem function Uncontrolled off-site release or event. Reversible prolonged impairment to the environment but which does not affect ecosystem function An uncontrolled off-site release or event in wide area resulting in reversible long-term environmental impairment of ecosystem function Uncontained, long-term serious environmental degradation OR permanent impairment to ecosystem function or habitat Probability Historical Descriptor LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5 LEVEL 6 At least once per Is expected to occur in year most circumstances Frequent Minor High Extreme Extreme Extreme At least once every Expected to occur 1 to 5 years infrequently Likely Minor High High Extreme Extreme At least once every May occur 5 to 10 years occasionally Occasional Minor Minor High High Extreme At least once every Might occur at some 10 to 50 years time Possible Negligible Minor High High High Could occur at some At least once every Minor time but not Unlikely 50 to 100 years Negligible considered likely High High Less than once every 100 years Conceivable but only in exceptional circumstances Improbable Negligible Negligible Minor High Document: APA Approved Version: 0.01 Date: 07/06/2013 Review by: 31/05/2014 Page 9 of 9 pages

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