Work Health and Safety
All Participants of the AGFMA, as concurrent duty holders, have a role in ensuring compliance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) statutory requirements, codes of practice, standards and policies. These include, but are not limited to:
- Work Health and Safety Act (SA) 2012
- Work Health and Safety Regulations (SA) 2012
- Building Safety Excellence in the Public Sector
- Approved Codes of Practice in South Australia
- Australian Standards
The AGFMA Work Health and Safety Framework
The AGFMA WHS Framework and supporting Guide Notes provide high level guidance to Key Participants of the AGFMA to develop and implement Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS) in line with relevant safety standards and legislation.
The AGMFA WHS suite of documents also describe role/s and responsibilities of Key Participants with the aim of ensuring safe delivery of the AGFMA, including detailing the critical steps and actions which should be undertaken by each of the Key Participants in fulfilling their legislative safety obligations in relation to the AGFMA.
Ventia, as a Key Participant of the AGFMA, holds responsibility for developing, publishing and maintaining WHS related documentation to support delivery of activities such as site inductions for its sub-contractors, safety related audits and reviews, etc. For more WHS information and/or requirements outlined by Ventia, contact AGFMA.SHEQ@ventia.com
All users of the AGFMA are encouraged to stay up to date with health information and updates about COVID-19 as provided by SA Health.
Agency specific COVID-19 Immunisation Requirements are coordinated by Ventia.
Asbestos and Other Hazardous Materials
The Department operates an Asbestos Advisory team which are part of DIT’s Technical Services Section. The team provides across-government advice on managing issues with asbestos containing material (ACM) in accordance with State and Federal strategies and regulations. This includes advice on:
- site inspections/ surveys
- development of, and updates to Asbestos register and management plan
- asbestos removal, including pre-demolition/ pre-refurbishment intrusive surveys, air monitoring, clearance inspections and register updates
- emergency asbestos incident management
- risk assessments
- provision of a register of prequalified companies which undertake asbestos management services
The Asbestos Advisory Team administer the annual Asbestos Removal Fund (ARF), which assists in reducing or removing asbestos and ACM in government buildings. Additional information on the Asbestos Advisory Team, including contact details, key documents and guidelines is available on the DIT Technical Services website.