Coles Express Permitting Induction for Contractors Part of
Coles Express Permitting Induction for Contractors Part of the Coles Online Contractor Induction system, for completion by contractors who will conduct physical works on Coles Express sites. 1 Prerequisites for this Coles Express Specific Induction Welcome to the Coles Express Permitting Induction for Contractors. The purpose of this induction is to familiarise you with the Coles Express Permitting System. This induction only needs to be completed by those who will perform physical work at Coles Express Service Stations (e.g. construction type and/or forecourt works/hot works). Before continuing with this induction section, you must ensure you have
completed (WPCG) Work Clearance for Contractors training (formally known as AIP). 2 Topics Covered During this Induction, we will cover the following topics: Definition of a Permit Writer and a Permit Authoriser Site Orientation and Sign In WPCG/AIP Form Temporary Safe Work Area Permit Hot Work in Hazardous Zones Permit Equipment Isolation Permit Other Permits Face to face course options (regular hot works on the forecourt .. 3
Definitions Coles Express Permit Authoriser Prerequisites: Contracting Company is prequalified on CM3 (contractor prequalification system or an equivalent system) Be trained in the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) or Workplace Clearance Group (WPCG) Work Clearance for Contractors Coles Group Induction and the Coles Express Work Clearance and Permitting Online Induction for Contractors 5 years onsite experience dealing with hot works in hazardous zones. Be able to demonstrate competence in the use and application of a Gas Free Detection device Be experienced in receiving and writing permits for other retail fuel environments. And in addition have completed the Coles Express Permit Authorisers training.
4 Definitions Coles Express Permit Writer Prerequisites: Be trained in the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) or Workplace Clearance Group (WPCG) Work Clearance for Contractors Coles Group Induction And successfully completed this training 5 Site Orientation & Sign In When attending a Coles Express site, proceed to the console area and identify yourself, your company then go through the Site Induction and Orientation steps. When signing in to the Site Orientation & Sign In Register, ensure you read
through the first two sections of the book, which contain the Site Details Form and Hazard Update Form. 6 Site Orientation & Sign In The Hazard Update Form highlights common hazards within Coles Express sites, together with their location and controls in place to reduce the risk of those hazards. Should you see a site specific hazard that is not listed, please inform the Site Manager (or a delegate) and write down the hazard under the space provided on the Hazard Update Form. 7 WPCG (AIP) Work Clearance at Coles Express Please note that the WPCG Work Clearance form applies to all physical
tasks conducted by construction, maintenance and repair contractors. This includes work inside and outside of the sales building. It is the contractors responsibility to ensure the WPCG Work Clearance process is properly followed. This includes: conducting a risk assessment of the work before every job. communicate the findings of your risk assessment with your team and site management. properly reading your Job Safety Analysis / Work Method Statement, so you understand the risks and the controls you will put in place. . completing the Work Clearance form neatly and diligently. 8 WPCG Work Clearance Form: Step By Step Once you have completed the site orientation, it is time to use the
WPCG Work Clearance Form, and your Work Method Statements to identify the hazards you may encounter while performing this work and determine how you will control them to ensure a safe work environment 9 Who can complete a WPCG Work Clearance on Coles Express sites? Remember, the WPCG Work Clearance form can only be used on Coles Express sites by those who have satisfactorily completed WPCG Work Clearance training.
Identifying Hot Works in Hazardous Zones If you answer Yes to any Hot Works listed in Section B, the Work Clearance prompts you to refer to the Client Company for permit or Authorisation. At Coles Express, this is when you will need to determine whether you can establish a Temporary Safe Work Area (i.e. if you ticked Yes to any of the below) 10 Temporary Safe Work Area A Temporary Safe Work Area (TSWA) refers to an area that has controls in place that reduce the risks whilst working in Hazardous Zones. A TSWA permit cannot be used to undertake works for the 5 below listed activities. 1. 2. 3.
Conducting works with a naked flame in the Hazardous Zone Entering a confined space as part of the works Using an angle grinder (or similar device) within the Hazardous Zone 4. Excavation works deeper than 750mm 5. Conducting Hot Works in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hazardous Zones 11 Temporary Safe Work Area A Temporary Safe Work Area Permit is used to document the process in establishing a Temporary Safe Work Area 12
Temporary Safe Work Area Completing a TSWA Permit. Contractor indicates on Work Clearance that a Hot Work permit is not required but a TWSA permit is required. Clearly identify what type of works are to be completed and tools to be used, and record in the table below. Only the below work is to be done and the tools / plant listed used. The significant hazards are listed (describe works, tools and hazards) Description of works and potential hazards: Description of tools to be used on site: 13 Temporary Safe Work Area Complete the following Key Hazards Checklist (If you answer Yes to any of the following, please STOP and seek further clarification from your Permit
Authorisor or a nominated Permit Authoriser. This TSWA Form cannot be used to undertake works for the 5 below listed activities). Item Description 1 Are you conducting works with a naked flame in the Hazardous Zone 2 Will you be entering a confined space as part of the works 3
Will you be using an angle grinder (or similar device) within the Hazardous Zone All excavation works deeper than 750mm 4 5 Are you conducting Hot Works in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hazardous Zones Yes No 14
Temporary Safe Work Area A TSWA permit should also include a range of standard attachments, which are detailed on the permit form. If the work requires other permits also (eg, when isolating equipment), describe these in the Other permits and attachments section Standard Attachments to for TSWA Permit (Delete Not Applicable) Notifiable Works Method documents 1.
1. 1. Work Method Statements Site Plan, indicating location of works JHAs 1. Other (see details opposite Other documents and attachments applicable to this permit are: 15
Temporary Safe Work Area Just as with WPCG Work Clearance, a range of additional precautions for the specific hot works involved are also to be checked and documented. 16 Temporary Safe Work Area Contractor then completes the below section covering Recommissioning Responsibility/ Instruction. Permit Validation is then to be competed within the below section. Works are only permitted to be completed between the validation dates and time. Note : The authorisation period must not be exceeded unless an extension is authorised by the Onsite Works Manager. ** Gas Testing data below is only required to be completed if Contractor deems that the TSWA needs to be monitored for hazardous environment.
Permit Validation From Date Gas / Vapour Test To Time Time Daily Work Clearance No. Oxy %
(20 -21.5%) LEL % (<10%) H2S ppm (<10ppm) Instrument No. Conditions OK Accepted by Onsite Works Manager Signature
Signature AGT Initials 17 Temporary Safe Work Area Acceptance of safety requirements applying to the site is noted by completion of below table. I have been instructed by the Onsite Works Manager of the safety requirements applying to this site and I have read and agree to abide by these safe work permit conditions Print Name Signature
Print Name Signature The permit is then signed off by the contractor and CEXP site manager or delegate. 18 Temporary Safe Work Area On completion of works, permit is to be closed out and signed off by the permit writer. A copy is to be faxed by the site to 03 8672 5910. (number is noted on the permit). 19
The Coles Express Contractor Work Permitting Requirements include an outline of what Hot Works are: 20 Identifying Hot Works in Hazardous Zones A list of hot works is featured on page 2 of the Coles Express Contractor Work Permitting Requirements document. This document is a component of and is contained in the Site Orientation & Sign In Register at all Coles Express sites. 21 Identifying Hot Works in Hazardous Zones At Coles Express, if any works listed in Section B apply, you must first determine if those hot works are conducted in a hazardous zone. This will determine whether a permit is required, or only site-level
authorisation. A Hazardous Zone is an area where the likelihood of a flammable atmosphere is enough to justify further controls for any hot works that will occur within that zone. If you find that you are performing hot works on a Coles Express site, the next step is to determine if that work will be occurring within a Hazardous Zones on site. To do this, you consult the Hazard Map. 22 Hazard Map - Sources of Hazardous Atmospheres On a Coles Express Service Station, hazardous atmospheres may surround areas where we do one of the following with flammable (eg. Petrol, LPG, Kerosene) or combustible (eg, Diesel, most lubricants) products: dip, fill or vent store in cylinders (that may leak)
dispense from hoses and/or nozzles channel, separate or drain possible spills PLEASE NOTE: ON COLES EXPRESS SITES, HAZARDOUS ZONES ARE AROUND SOURCES OF HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES, NOT THE ENTIRE FORECOURT. These are identified using a Hazard Map. The WPCG share a hazards map. Coles Express also have their own hazards map, with the same information in a different format. 23 Where are the Hazardous Zones? There are two areas that are shaded within
this map: 1) Hazardous Areas, which requires a WPCG Work Clearance at all times 2) Hazardous Zones, where a further Hot Work permit may be required The map highlights the Hazardous Zones in a darker shade. Hazardous Zones on the Map 24 Distance of Hazardous Zones The map indicates the radius of the Hazardous Zone for each asset type.
Here, it indicates that the Dip/Fill point has a Hazardous Zone of three metres radius. If none of the hot work will occur within a Hazardous Zone, then the WPCG Work Clearance form asks you to refer to the Client Company. On Coles Express sites: the client company is Coles Express. A HOT WORK PERMIT WILL NOT BE MANDATORY FOR HOT WORK THAT IS OUTSIDE (AND WILL NOT CAUSE AN IGNITION SOURCE WITHIN) A HAZARDOUS ZONE. 25 Identifying Hot Works in Hazardous Zones If you are conducting hot works within a Hazardous Zone at a Coles Express site, you must: first, determine if you can perform that work safely by creating a
Temporary Safe Work Area. then, if a Temporary Safe Work Area cannot be established, comply with the Coles Express Hot Work in Hazardous Zones permit. Why try to create a Temporary Safe Work Area? The law requires us to do much more than simply rely on permitting to control a hazard. The law requires us to make every possible effort to either: remove the hazard from the work, or significantly reduce the risk of that hazard. To work safely in hazardous zones, we must attempt to do this as much as possible before we start relying on permitting. 26 Creating a Temporary Safe Work Area: Can we remove the Ignition Source from the Hazardous Zone? For example:
can a non-electric hand-tool be used instead of an electric hand-tool? can the work requiring an electric hand-tool be performed outside the hazardous zone? If not, then the next step is to consider how we may remove the likelihood of a hazardous atmosphere. Removing Likely Hazardous Atmospheres from Dispensers If work is in the Hazardous Zone of a fuel dispenser, determine if you can: electrically isolate that dispenser, by locking / hasping and tagging at the switchboard, then wait for 15 minutes and then using a hessian sack/cover to cover the pump before commencing works PLEASE NOTE: Electrical Isolation of a dispenser requires a Coles Express Equipment Isolation Permit.(available on Connect) 27 Creating a Temporary Safe Work Area: Suppressing Hazardous Fumes from pits,
drains and vents If the work is within the hazardous zone of a pit, drain or vent, first try to create a barrier that fully encloses it, to suppress any vapour that may exit it. This can be done by: using a cover to form a tight seal around it completely covering it with a wet cover to suppress fumes (eg, a wet hessian sack or canvas sheeting). You may also wish to use other controls to help ensure a temporary safe work area is established (e.g. gas monitoring). 28 Creating a Temporary Safe Work Area and Traffic Management: Making your Temporary Safe Work Area a no-go zone A traffic management system makes clear to both drivers and pedestrians
that your work area is a no-go zone. On Coles Express sites, a traffic management system must include the use of either barricades, bollards or cones that are at least 700mm in height, and they must be linked using barrier tape, telescopic poles or a similar device. Your vehicle can also be used as a form of barrier if not aostructing site operators view of forecourt. 29 If you cannot create a Temporary Safe Work Area It is the contractors responsibility to exhaust all options to avoid doing hot works in hazardous zones or if doing hot works in hazardous zones, then creating a temporary safe work area. However, if this is not achievable, then a Hot Work In Hazardous Zone Permit must be completed. To note, this permit is only optional if you have created a Temporary Safe Work Area.
30 Permit Requirements: Next Steps To recap what we have covered so far: the WPCG Work Clearance form will have helped you establish if you are conducting hot works in hazardous zones; which, as mentioned earlier, would require you to acquire and comply with a Hot Work in Hazardous Zones Permit if you cannot create a Temporary Safe Work Area. also, the Contractor Requirements Matrix will have helped you determine any other permitting that is required (e.g. Equipment Isolation Permit). 31 Hot Work in Hazardous Zone permit
Who can write a Hot Work Permit on Coles Express sites? Hot Work in Hazardous Zones where a temporary safe work area was not possible must be subject to the Coles Express Hot Works In Hazardous Zones Permit. This permit must be written by someone who has completed this online induction and is on site whilst the works are being performed. A copy of this permit is available at all Coles Express sites (via Intranet Connect or at www. contractor.colesgroup.com.au). 32 Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit As well as requiring a Permit Writer and a Permit Authoriser when
performing Hot Works in Hazardous Zones: the Permit Writer must also be competent and trained in the use of a gas tester or write the permit alongside someone who is so trained a Fire Watcher is also required for certain types of hot works (we will go into further detail on this point later). 33 Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) A permit must exactly describe the work this permit will cover. For Hot Work in Hazardous Zones, these details are documented in the Description of Works section. This description must include the tools that you will be using during the work. 34
Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) Although this permit may be required because one or more sources of hazardous atmosphere could not be isolated and sealed, we must still isolate and seal every other nearby asset that we can. We document these isolations using the Equipment Isolation Responsibility section. HSE requirements for Hot Works in Hazardous Zones include stricter rules regarding Personal Protective Equipment. The permit form highlights these. Detail any additional PPE requirements for this work at the bottom of the PPE section. 35 Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) This permit must also focus on how to respond to an emergency situation,
including: best Evacuation Route best location of your fire extinguishers location of the site fire hose how the site raises an emergency alarm These details are documented in the Emergency Response section. 36 Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) A Hot Work in Hazardous Zones permit should also include a range of standard
attachments, which are detailed on the permit form. If the work requires other permits also (eg, when isolating equipment), describe these in the Other permits and attachments section 37 Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) The traffic management of hot works on or next to a customer filling point may require an entire service lane to be blocked. Other works may be between the service lanes and the site entry, disturbing natural traffic flow. Our Hot Work in Hazardous Zones permit requires you to document the estimated impact to the site forecourt. It is possible that the site will ask you to come back to site after the required notice. 38
Writing the Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit (Cont) Just as with WPCG Work Clearance and TSWA Permit, a range of additional precautions for the specific hot works involved are also to be checked and documented. Fire Watcher Requirements A Fire Watcher is required for Hot Works in a Hazardous Zone involving: an open flame (eg, flame cutting, oxy welding) sparks (eg, mig welding) cutting and grinding (eg, concrete / steel cutting) 39 Fire Watcher Requirements (Cont) This Fire Watcher must be competent in the use of fire fighting equipment
aware of all fire fighting equipment on site aware of how the site will raise an emergency alarm Under some circumstances, a Coles Express Permit Authoriser may agree that a Fire Watcher is not necessary. Please note that this decision can only be made by that Permit Authoriser. The Role of a Fire Watcher The full role of a Fire Watcher is explained in the Permit-To-Work Guide. Key points include: ensuring permit conditions are complied with alerting the team of an important change in working conditions extinguish a fire wherever required guiding the team to follow any evacuation instructions, if required ensuring the work area is completely safe from ignition once the work is completed 40
Authorising your Hot Works in Hazardous Zones Permit When the first page is complete, the Permit Writer contacts a Permit Authoriser. The Permit Authoriser will check with the Permit Writer that a number of checks and controls are in place; and also advise how often this permit will need to be validated. 41 Validating the Permit The Permit Authorisers advice as to how often the hot work will be checked (ie, validated) for compliance with the permit is documented on the permit form. Permit Validation From Date
Gas / Vapour Test To Time Note : Daily Work Clearance No. Oxy % LEL % H2S ppm
Instrument Conditions OK Permit Writer Accepted by Works Manager AGT (20 -21.5%) (<10ppm) Initials Permit Validation - Work is(<10%) only permitted
between theNo. validated dates and times The Time authorisation period must not be exceeded unless an extension is authorised by the original Permit Signature Issuer. Signature 42 Communicating the Permit The Permit Writer communicates the permitted controls to all members of the work team. Each member then signs that section of the permit. 43
Validating the Permit The Permit Writer then signs the Acknowledgement section, to show they understand the permit and their responsibility to ensure it is complied with. Permit Authorised by Acknowledgement I and all I supervise, understand and agree to abide by the conditions within this Permit On Site Supervisor: Ind. or Coy:
(Permit Authoriser to Sign) Permit Authoriser contact detail: Date: 44 Validating the Permit If the Permit Authoriser is on site, they sign the Permit Authorised section. If the Permit Authoriser is not on site, the Permit Writer notes the Authorisers contact details within the same section Permit Authorised by
Acknowledgement I and all I supervise, understand and agree to abide by the conditions within this Permit On Site Supervisor: Ind. or Coy: (Permit Authoriser to Sign) Permit Authoriser contact detail: Date:
45 Gas Testing Performing Hot Works in Hazardous Zones will require the team to continually monitor the air surrounding that work to ensure it is not a flammable atmosphere. Gas testing is to be performed by only a competent person who has undertaken specific training in the use of gas testing equipment. The gas tester must be placed in a position close enough to the work to ensure any nearby flammable fumes will be detected. Each time the permit is validated, this includes recording the readings of the gas test. 46 Closing the Permit The permit is not complete until the work is safely completed and a
formal permit closure process is followed. Discuss the completion of work with the Permit Authoriser, who will seek confirmation or provide guidance to assist in ensuring the area is left safe. If the Permit Authoriser is on-site, they document the closure of this permit by completing the Safe Work Permit Close Out section. If the Permit Authoriser is not on site, the signature section is instead filled out with their name, and with the time section used to document when the discussion took place. Time on Site Start Time: ..AM/PM Finish Time: AM/PM The Site Manager or In Charge acknowledges this permit Site Manager / In Charge: . ( Print Name)
Site Manager / In Charge*: .. (Print Name) Signed: .. .../.../.. Signed: ../.../ * Print Name only if different from start signature. Comments: .. Safe Work Permit Close Out By: Permit Authoriser Signature
Indicator or Company Time Date Returned to P.W. Upon completion of works and ensure the site fax a copy of the permit to (03) 8672 5910. 47 Closing the Permit If You Have to Temporarily Suspend Works? If works need to be suspended, it is important to gain Site manager (or delegate) approval for the manner in which the site will be left. When works recommence, a new Work Clearance will need to be completed on
that day. 48 Equipment Isolation Permit If works require equipment to be isolated, this is to be documented using our Equipment Isolation Permit. Many of the sections of that permit are very similar to what we have already described for the Hot Work in Hazardous Zones permit. This section will focus on the differences, so that you can confidently complete these permits also. As well as describing the works, this permit also asks you to describe in detail the specific reason as to why you must isolate this equipment. Please complete this section carefully. 49
Equipment Isolation Permit You are also required to estimate how long this equipment will be isolated. This is important, for it will help others (including site operators) determine what they may need to do to minimise the impact. 50 Equipment Isolation Permit Equipment must only be isolated for as long as is required for works to be performed safely (or for as long as is required to make safe faulty equipment). The time the isolation is withdrawn is also documented on the permit form. 51 Controls When Isolating Equipment If isolating Fire Protection Equipment, a copy of this form will need to be
faxed or emailed to the Coles Express Safety Team. Contact details are on the form. As well as some standard controls for isolating equipment, there are also additional controls to follow if your work will involve temporary isolation of Fire Protection Equipment. 52 Sourcing Electrical Power from the Site If you are going to use the mains power that exists on site to perform your works, you must comply with the following restrictions: use a earth leakage device use a single, unbroken lead, do not link several leads together consist of a single, unbroken lead
Minimise the risk of lead damage and trip hazards by 53 Other Electrical Safety When excavating, it is critical you ensure first that there are no underground service pipes or lines. Otherwise you risk damaging these services or putting lives in danger. Remember to Dial Before You Dig. When using a crane or lift, always make sure your work plan includes identifying and avoiding any overhead power lines. Personal Protective Equipment on Coles Express Sites There are some PPE requirements that apply to Coles Express that may be different to when you work for other parts of the Coles Group. Whenever performing works at a Coles Express site, you must wear at all times the
correct PPE as defined in your Work Method Statement, which could include: shirts with long sleeves long-legged trousers low-static high-visibility vest (or shirt/jacket) with Class 1 or 2 reflective strips (i.e. for day/night visibility) fully enclosed footwear with steel/composite toe caps and slipresistant grip 54 U-V protective headwear Triggers for Ceasing Works and Actions To Take There are some situations that might happen on site that would require you to stop work completely. You will then need to do certain things before you can then start works again. The following tables outline those situations and the actions that you must take. Change
Actions To Take Fuel or Chemical Spill 1) Stop work completely. 2) Help the site staff prevent that spill from entering drains; then (if requested) help to absorb the spill. 3) Continue work only when the spill is recovered and site staff indicates they can complete the response on their own. Safety Intervention 1) Stop work completely. 2) Cooperate fully with the Coles Express representative
3) Continue work only once the Coles Express representative is comfortable for your work team to do so. 55 Triggers for Ceasing Works and Actions To Take Change Actions To Take Tanker Delivery to Site 1) Stop work completely. 2) Notify the delivery person that you are on site. 3) Wait until 30 minutes after the delivery is
complete before starting or continuing with any hot works. Non hot works can commence once delivery driver has departed. Injury 1) Stop Work 2) Notify the Site Manager (or delegate) of the incident, as soon as the situation surrounding the incident is now safe 3) Cooperate fully with any request given by a Coles Express Representative to assist an investigation into the incident, the cause and the best response. 4) Continue work only once the Site Manager (or delegate) is comfortable for your work team to do so. 56
Thankyou for taking the time to complete the Coles Express Permitting Induction for Contractors. As a result of this induction, you may now write and complete permits for : Temporary Safe Work Area (TSWA) and Equipment Isolation And in addition you may write a permit for Hot Works in Hazardous Zone this is provided that you must always seek authorisation of a Permit Authoriser before commencing work. Now go back to the Coles Contractor Online Induction webpage, and select the link to the CEXP Online Contractor Induction Quiz. When you successfully complete this quiz, you will be provided with an induction card which confirms that you have completed this additional training.
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