Electrical safety in ceiling spaces
The Queensland Government, through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, recently launched a campaign to bring issues of electrical dangers of working ceiling spaces last May. ‘Stay safer up there, switch off down here’ is the key message of the campaign that tells people it is very important to switch off the power before going up into the roof for whatever reason. When the power is switched off, many risks can be eliminated which they would somehow or another be uncovered.
Here are the things that contractors working for Building and Asset Services (BAS) must understand before working on or near electrical installations:
- complete a risk assessment considering damaged cables, live building elements, solar panels and other sources of electricity
- implement appropriate controls to manage risks from electricity e.g. safe work method statement, turn off electricity before starting work, not walking on electrical cables
- Speak with the customer representative before turning off electricity.
Moreover, the Work Area Access Permit for government buildings was updated to fortify the importance of undertaking a risk assessment before starting off the work.
For more information, visit www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/electricalsafety or call 1300 650 662.
During fixed price tendering here is GEH site requirements
The contractors who are invited to tender on Government Employee Housing (GEH) contracts need to work with BAS and ensure only one (1) site visit happens amid the tender period to reduce the effect on tenants, enhance the client experience, and contribute towards a positive result.
BAS facilitates this by:
- Coordinating a site meeting with all tendering contractors and walking them through the required works. A minimum of seven (7) days notice to the tenant is required.
- Where BAS engages with builders during tender only on sites, BAS will organise a meeting with the builder and recommend them to obtain sufficient information so no sub-trades is required to visit the site to provide a fixed price. Minimum of seven (7) days notice to the tenant is required.
Attempts to obtain access to these properties without the required notification or communication will be considered non-compliant practice and result in contractors being put on notice.
New MadeSafe application
BAS has made another MadeSafe application which will permit temporary contractors working on responsive unplanned maintenance jobs to affirm made safe instantly while on location through their smartphone.
Contractors chipping away at responsive unplanned maintenance work take a shot at government assets are required to affirm if the property has been ‘made safe’ in an hour, four hours or 24 hours relying upon the way of the work required. As of recently, this has been finished by calling the BAS Maintenance Response Centre or by means of BAS Web Portal.
Notwithstanding giving all the more convenient warning of made safe, the app is relied upon to help contractor workers spare time and diminish regulatory undertakings connected with made safe exercises.
Since it was presented last October, e-Invoicing has made working with BAS less demanding for contractors utilising the BAS Web Portal for service maintenance and social housing turnaround projects turnaround ventures for vacant properties. The technology decreases paper and manual exchanges connected with preparing invoices. In the event that you are utilising e-Invoicing, please take note of the following:
- New to e-Invoicing?
After filling out the usual Work Order Completion, you should let us know your invoice number (likewise see ‘Duplicate invoice numbers’ below) and a breakdown of the GST inclusive/exclusive sums on your aggregate.
- It’s compulsory
Each Work Order Completion must contain an e-Invoice which incorporates your exceptional invoice number and total amount payable. An invoice number must be accommodated every work request errand.
- At the point when to present your e-Invoice
Your Work Order Completion and e-Invoice should at present be submitted inside seven days of practical completion of the work according to your contractual Conditions of Working with BAS
It would be ideal if you take note of that where an invoice has been stopped through the entry, there is no necessity to submit printed versions of tax invoices to BAS. Kindly don’t forward print version invoices to BAS.
- Duplicate invoice numbers
If it’s not too much trouble guarantee the invoice number gave on your e-Invoice is exceptional and has not been already utilised on a receipt to BAS (either printed version or e-Invoice). On the off chance that you give a receipt number which has already been utilised, your e-Invoice won’t be handled and regional Accounts Payable groups should follow up. It will affect the payment window on the invoice.
- Wrong invoice details
In the event that you present an e-Invoice that has mistaken data e.g. wrong Work Order invoiced, inaccurate amount invoiced and so forth, please contact your nearby BAS Accounts Payable team quickly to cancel out your e-Invoice and furnish them with a manual copy of the right invoice for uploading. You can’t submit altered invoice through the BAS Web Portal as the Work Order will never again be accessible in the portal to invoice after the first instance. To talk with your BAS Accounts Payable team, contact your nearby BAS Regional Office (phone numbers beneath) and request ‘Creditor liabilities’.