Comcare and Seacare Work Health and Safety Awards 2014
Category Three: Solution to an identified Workplace Health and Safety Hazard.
This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified workplace health and safety risk or hazard, either physical or psychosocial. Entries for this award may include a product solution, design/engineering innovation, training program, awareness-raising activity or other risk control measure that has been developed in response to this hazard to reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease.
ASC PTY LTD
Remote Camera and Audio Confined Space Monitoring (Portable Safety Cam)
The problem or challenge
ASC has over 300 confined spaces on submarines and battleships that require confined space permit to be issued for work to be carried out. A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure:
Due to the size, design and type of work carried out within the confined spaces, constant communication and monitoring of workers presents a number of challenges. These include no line of sight; workers wearing welding helmets and heavy welding gloves mean it can be difficult to hear and handle radios, while constant travel within the confined space means re-establishing a communication method.
The approach and outcome
ASC introduced a portable safety camera to improve the visual monitoring and verbal