Before Mirvac’s contracting companies can begin work, they are pre-qualified through Rapid Contractor Management. The online system is used to assess contractors on a number of key criteria:
- How do they manage safety and their people, including diversity, bullying and harassment?
- Are their insurances and licenses up to date?
- Do they have a safety management plan in place?
This information helps Mirvac better understand the contractor and determine if they are the type of company Mirvac are comfortable working with. Armed with this information, Mirvac’s safety team can then follow up to determine next steps. The contractor relationship can be assessed and if necessary (for example in the case of remote sites) assistance can be offered to the contractor to help them develop a safety management plan in line with Mirvac requirements.
Induction & Access
Rapid Induct delivers the safety message, policies and procedures to Mirvac contractors through online training that is completed before they start work or enter a site.
When a contractor becomes successfully inducted and their company is determined to be compliant, they can select a work order via the Rapid Access System touchscreens when they arrive on site. As soon as they sign in, the system recognises who they are and what work they are there to complete. It will then issue any relevant safety alerts and match their SWMS with their work order.
If amendments are made to the work order by the contractor, a Mirvac site representative is alerted immediately. The Rapid Permit To Work System then presents the contractor with a series of questions to determine the type of work they are doing and if it requires additional permits, training etc. A nominated site representative is then automatically notified to approve or reject the contractor’s access to site.
Once the work is completed, contractors use the same touchscreen to sign out. At sign out they are asked if they have noticed any risks and the system informs the site manager that they have left.
“This process captures hazards on the way out of the door. Previously this was by paper and sometimes not seen by a person immediately.” Stephen Butler. General Manager – Facility Management. Mirvac
Rapid Global’s key dispenser cabinets have also been installed as a pilot on a Mirvac site. These units are fully integrated with Rapid Global’s Contractor Management System, enabling contractors to enter unattended sites without requiring a Mirvac representative to be available to provide site keys. The dispenser allocates the correct key to an individual and registers that the key has been used or replaced.
Mirvac are also currently assessing breathalyser units to compliment the access control system. The breathalyser units simply help to ensure that contractors are not affected by alcohol before they enter a site. If a reading shows a blood alcohol level, a Mirvac safety officer is alerted immediately via email or SMS.