OHS Services

Hazardous Substance Assessments

Custodian Safety Services can provide hazardous materials assessments to identify if hazardous materials are present in a workplace.The hazardous substances that can be typically be found in workplaces are:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB’s)
  • Synthetic Mineral Fibers

Our hazardous materials assessments involve:

  • Onsite assessment – We come to your workplace to take samples, pictures and document sample location
  • NATA accredited laboratory testing – We arrange the testing of each sample to identify the substances present
  • Written report – We prepare a written report that details the location of each sample with images, the laboratory test findings, identification of hazardous substances and recommendations for remedial action.

OHS Consulting

Custodian Safety Services offers a an OHS Consultant that is available to you at times where you need OHS Consulting advice. This ongoing support is invaluable in resolving all kinds of OHS related difficulties.

The ongoing support consulting is not an emergency number or just for serious accidents. It is designed to assist you with any OHS related issue, no matter how routine. Our aim is to provide solutions to your OHS issues and be there for you whenever you need advice, support or assistance.

If you’re a business owner or employer, you’ll know just how often important queries and questions can pop up. With little or no warning you could be facing a dilemma, and even if it’s the middle of the night or the weekend, you just can’t wait for an answer. That’s where our OHS advice consulting comes in.

OHS legislation is a notoriously complex area where many employers feel out of there depth and with good reason, one wrong move, one box left unticked, could see your business take the blame if an accident should happen. The advice service consultants have years of real life experience with exposure to thousands of workplace OHS issue scenarios and dilemmas. We will find out all we can about your situation before providing the best answer we can.

Occupational Hygiene Services

Custodian Safety Services offers a range of occupational hygiene services.

We can travel to your workplace or work site and conduct assessments of any of the below environmental aspects:

  • Noise Levels
  • Light Levels
  • Air Quality
  • Vibration

All of our workplace or work site tests come with detailed written reports that include:

  • Assessment locations with images
  • Description and facts of assessment findings
  • Identification of  health concerns (if any)
  • Recommended corrective action (if any)

Sub-Contractor OHS Packs

Our Sub-Contractor packs, developed by an OHS Consultant are a practical compilation of documents for sub-contractors that require OHS documentation but do not need an extensive range of documents that come with Integrated Management Systems or company OHS Management Systems.

The Pack Includes:
Safe Work Method Statements
Safety Documents for daily use

Safe Work Method Statements

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) must be prepared before high risk construction work begins, if anyone’s health and safety is at risk because of the work, but SWMS can be used for any other work activities.Our SWMS are generated to fully comply with all of the statutory requirements of the OHS act throughout Australia and their associated OHS regulations & Australian/New Zealand Standards

All of our SWMS:
List the type of high risk construction work being done
State the health and safety hazards and risks arising from that work
Describes how the risks will be controlled
Describes how the risk control measures will be put in place

OHS Audits & Site OHS Inspections

We can audit site documentation and inspect site environments in accordance with State Acts, Regulations and Australian/New Zealand. We can provide an on the day written report of our findings with recommendations for improvement.

We can return to the place of initial/previous audit on an agreed/periodic date, follow up and close out any corrective actions that were identified in the previous documentation audit or site inspection ensuring your sites physical environment and OHS documentation meets the current demands of legislation, employment agreements specific your industry that will in turn lead to regulatory compliance greatly reduce the likelihood of accidents/incidents resulting in employee injury & lost time on your project.

Plant Risk Assessments

The Victorian OHS regulations 2007 requires that employers provide a Plant Risk Assessment for each item of operational plant which an employee is to operate every 12 months.These Risk Assessments take into consideration the manufacturers requirements for the safe operation of the plant, the operational readiness of the individual plant item and the safe operational controls that are required to safe guard the employee using the plant item and the employees working around the plant item.

We will come to your site/place of work to carry out the Risk Assessment, complete the relevant documents and attach the safety decals as required for your machine to verify compliance and show the Risk Assessment was carried out.

Emergency Plans

As the owner of a small business you must be prepared for emergency situations that may arise. Putting together an emergency management plan will ensure your workplace is well prepared. An emergency plan is a written set of instructions that outlines what your employees should do in the event of an emergency such as a fire, explosion or dangerous chemical release.

Custodian Safety Services ensure that all emergency plans are easy to understand, tailored to your workplace and appropriate to the number and type of occupants. All emergency plans comply with the Australian Standard AS 3745-2002: Emergency control organisation and procedures for buildings, structures and workplaces.

Office emergency floor plan

Office emergency floor plan

Onsite Drug & Alcohol Testing

Many Australian workplaces now require that during shifts there employees are negative for traces of non prescription drugs and have a 0.00 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) Limit.

Custodian Safety Services can provide drug & alcohol testing and develop written policies and procedures where required.

Our Ora-check complete 6-1 saliva drug test kits can detect the following drug types on site in under 10 minutes:

  • THC – Cannabis Metabolites
  • COC – Cocaine Metabolites
  • MET – Methamphetamine
  • OPI – Opiates
  • BZO – Benzodiazepine
  • AMP – Amphetamine

Our alcohol breathalyzer uses advances semiconductor technology which is accurate to ±0.01%BAC at 0.05%BAC.

All of our drug and alcohol tests come with written reports that detail the site location, equipment used, drug groups tested, persons tested, test results and any additional observations made during the tests.