Council carries out a range of works, many of which are achieved with a variety of contract services. These may range from professional consultancies through trade based construction type contract services and service agreements and contracts for ongoing service delivery.
All works carried out through Council are subject to the requirements of the Work Health Safety Act and Regulations (SA) 2012. Council participates in a Local Government Insurance Scheme which requires a level of audit-able documentation to ensure risks to both Council, and organisations providing contracted services, are adequately mitigated and appropriately allocated.
Council maintains a register of contractors who have provided the necessary documentation satisfying basic requirements under the WHS Act and in accordance with relevant Council Policys
All Contractors are required to undergo a Council Work Health Safety Induction covering basic issues pertinent to working for Council including a site induction. This may be extended to incorporate site specific hazards that require particular mitigation practices, subject to the site and other concurrent activities.
The Contractor General Induction Form is required to be completed to confirm a range of standard information is in place and a copy of current documents (including relevant licences) are to be supplied to Council before works commence.
Subject to services being contracted, additional documents may be required. If the services involve high risk activities as defined under the WHS Act Section 291, a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) will be required that adequately mitigates the known hazards.
For hazards otherwise identifiable in reviewing the work to be carried out, organisations should be able to provide as a minimum, other documentation such as a Job Safety Analysis (JSA), a Safe Work Practice or Procedure (SWP) and Safety Data Sheets for chemical products intended for use in the contracted works. The terminology for these documents may be different such as JSEA or SOP however the intent is that hazards are identified; the risks evaluated, and mitigation measures referencing the Hierarchy of Control are implemented to ensure a safe work place for workers and general public is achieved.
For more complex or hazardous works, contractors may be required to detail how their work practices meet the requirements of applicable Australian Standards or the Codes of Practice which have been developed to support the WHS Act and Regulations (SA) 2012 with advice on how to meet the various requirements.
If you wish to register your business with Council, please contact the Infrastructure and Technical Services Department at Council on