Fire fighting is a critical risk at Seqwater. Our Critical Control Handbook outlines the minimum set of safety controls for firefighting and 12 other identified critical risks including confined space, excavation, electricity and driving.
Seqwater is committed to the health and safety of all people in the workplace, including contractors.
We place great emphasis on safety, the environment and the quality of our work.
We have created a safety culture where all employees and contractors are responsible for safety, and empowered to make safer decisions.
Contractors are required to complete the Seqwater Site Induction before undertaking work on any Seqwater site or asset. The induction provides information relating to the following:
- Common hazards and risk at our operational sites
- What you should do before, during and after attending and operational site
- Our expectations and your obligation while visiting or working on our operational sites.
Visitors and group tours (tender site walk or school group) do not need to complete the online induction, you will be inducted once on site.
Should you have any questions in relation to the content within the induction please direct them to your Seqwater Engaging Officer.
The induction should be completed prior to arriving onsite and will need to be renewed every 2 years. Note: if after 2 years you do not renew your induction, or fail to complete the induction within 21 days of creating your account, it will be automatically terminated from the system.
For assistance with inductions, please read the following helpful guides:
Permit Access Safety System (PASS)
Seqwater's Permit Access Safety System (PASS) manages access to our sites and controls work that is conducted on these sites. It enables us to control when work activities occur, manage impacts of work activities, and allows greater visibility of what work is occurring at any point in time.
Site access approval
You must obtain site access approval before undertaking any work at an Seqwater site, unless the work involves performing administration activities (such as attending a meeting) within one of our administration areas.
Your engaging officer is responsible for organising your site access approval, or setting you up with login details for PASS to apply for your own site access. If you have been provided with your own login details, use the buttons below to apply for site access, or login to our training portal.
Note: Contractors must arrange PASS logins with your Seqwater engaging officer. If you do not have a PASS login, contact your Seqwater engaging officer to arrange your site access.
When applying for site access, view:
- a list of all Seqwater site details to help you select the correct site
- the PASS user manual for help with using PASS.
The following procedures provide additional information about PASS:
Depending on the type of work being conducted, permits may be required. PASS requires the use of the following permits:
- Major Works Permit (MWP) – this permit is required for all work activities that will impact, or are assessed as having a high risk of impacting, water supply to customers, water quality or the management of flood mitigation assets.
- Control Systems Permit (CSP) – this permit is used to manage work activities performed on Seqwater’s control systems. This permit is managed as part of the site access approval process.
- Project Works Permit (PWP) – this permit is required for all projects that involve construction work. This permit is only used by a Seqwater project manager.
- High-Risk Work Permits – these permits are used to manage the hazards associated with high-risk work activities.
Seqwater has the following high-risk work permits and rescue plans:
- Confined Space Entry Permit Form (FRM-00107)
- Energised Work Permit Form (FRM-00415)
- Excavation and Trenching Permit Form (FRM-00413)
- Grid mesh, Handrail and Flooring Removal Permit Form (FRM-00412)
- High Risk Work Rescue Plan Template (TEM-00027)
- High Voltage Access Permit Form (FRM-00439)
- Hot Work Permit Form (FRM-00040)
- Penetration Permit Form (FRM-00636)
- Working at Height Permit Form (FRM-00414).
You must be authorised by Seqwater to perform isolations on Seqwater assets. Planning for any work being undertaken at Seqwater will include planning how isolations will be undertaken and who will be responsible for completing the isolation.
If you are working under the control of an isolation, you must attach a blue personal lock and personal danger tag to the lock board before commencing the work activity. You must discuss training and authorisation requirements with your engaging officer if you are performing isolations.
Contractors conducting work (other than administrative tasks) on any Seqwater site must complete the PASS Overview Training. If a contractor is also required to apply for, or work under, a Major Works Permit they must also complete the Major Works Permit Training. PASS training is online, with both these courses taking approximately half an hour each to complete. Click on the training button below, and search the catalogue for PASS to complete your training.
Monthly contractor injury reporting
To support our Safe for Life Promise, Seqwater requires all contractors (including their subcontractors), consultants undertaking site works (including their subcontractors) and Labour Hire to provide stats relating to works for Seqwater each month. Contractor reports are due by the second business day each month.
Frequently asked questions
You will have to complete the report if:
- your organisation provided service to Seqwater in the last month.
- those services were carried out at a Seqwater site.
- The data will be aggregated into a single report for the Minister, Seqwater’s Executive Leadership Team and Board to support monitoring of Seqwater’s safety performance.
- All data provided is secured within Seqwater under the Queensland Government Information Security Standard IS18:2018.
Yes. All incidents that occur on Seqwater sites should continue to be reported to your engaging officer and Seqwater’s incident hotline on (07) 3270 4040. If the number of incidents provided in your monthly injury report data don’t match with incidents reported, Seqwater will follow up to obtain additional details of the incident.
Changes to previously reported information are to be entered in the same spreadsheet as the current period information e.g. a previous MTI incident becomes a LTI if time is lost due to the need for surgery/treatment at a later date.
Newly acquired information, for a previous reporting period, is to be entered in the same spreadsheet as your current period information.
Contractors and where applicable consultants and labour hire will be advised of any reporting requirements at the commencement of the engagement.
If not received by the due date, the Seqwater Contract Manager or Superintendent will issue a contract request letter.