Working on site @ THS

Your obligations for the safety of the THS community and yourself when making changes to the THS environment.

Before you visit the THS community (site)

[A] If you are doing CONSTRUCTION work...

Contract check document to be completed and signed, which covers your commitment to have;

Public Liability Insurance (minimum value $20m)

Workers Compensation / Personal Accident Insurance (for single trade, no employees)

Long service levy (construction projects over $25,000 inclusive of GST, does not apply to landscaping)

Hold the appropriate license to carry out the works.

Comply with the relevant Australian Standards for works undertaken.

For "high risk construction work" complete Safe Work Methods statements. See Safety Observations below for more details.

[B] If you are doing MAINTENANCE work...

Workers Compensation / Personal Accident Insurance (for single trade, no employees)

Hold the appropriate license to carry out the works.

Comply with the relevant Australian Standards for works undertaken.

Visiting the THS site

On your arrival to the THS site you need to visit the site reception ("Site Sign In" on the map below) and sign in.

As the site is an Education NSW (DEC) managed site there are processes that relate to community safety (child protection) and also asset protection that we/you must adhere too.

! Contractors are not to interact with children (students) and students are not interact with contractors. If you have an issue with a student you must report it to the Principal.

100 Points & Declaration

If it is your first time working in site at THS you need to complete the site induction, including 100 points ID Check and child protection declaration ("appendix 5").

Education NSW (DEC) Database Check

The school admin staff also have to check your name and date of birth against a Education NSW (DEC) database of people which have been barred from DEC facilities. To make your site induction quicker, the admin staff will use the information provided when you complete the online child safety declaration prior to your visit you an be pre-checked. If you have any questions please email

As part of your site induction will be made aware of emergency procedures, contact numbers, access to site and occupational health and safety requirements.

100 Point ID check documents you can use

The easiest way to get 100 point check is Passport (or birth certificate) [70 points], and Driver's Licence [40 points], as that's 110 points.

Other common option is Driver's Licence [40 points] , 2 x Credit/Debit Card [25 points for each different bank/organisation] and/or Medicare Card/Private Health Care Card [25 points], as that's 115 points.

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It is a condition of entry to the THS site that you understand the following...

  • All visitors are required to report to reception on arrival.
  • Observe all speed, parking and vehicular restrictions.
  • Obey all safety signs and barricades.
  • Violent, threatening or other unacceptable behaviour is not tolerated on NSW Department of Education and Communities premises.
  • All visitors must sign in & out
  • Understand the emergency evacuation process
  • Wear a top at all times
  • Do not engage with students, even if initiated by a student
  • Smoking is not permitted on DEC premises.
  • Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted.
  • Weapons, including knives, are not permitted.
  • Visitors and contractors intending to bring dangerous goods on site must declare these at the reception prior to entering the site.
  • All hazards and incidents must be reported to the main office.
  • Injuries will be recorded in the Register of Injuries.
  • First Aid treatment is available on site.
  • Contractors to use toilets located in administration building near reception.

Emergency Evacuation

For your safety, make sure you know the location of your nearest exit.

When at the emergency assembly area please ensure you name is marked off against the Visitor sign-in book

Safety Observations

Periodically project construction sites will be observed for workplace safety.

Observations are conducted using this checklist (PDF).

* Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required if ...

considered high risk building work;

  • asbestos
  • explosives
  • diving work
  • carried out in an area in which there are artificial extremes of temperature
  • involving a risk of falling more than two metres or is carried out on a telecommunication tower.
  • including building or demolition work involving:
  • tilt-up or precast concrete, structural alterations or repairs to a structure that requires temporary support to prevent collapse, the demolition of a load bearing part of a structure, the demolition of any part of a structure that is likely to affect its physical integrity.

includes work carried out in, on or near any:

  • confined space
  • shaft or trench with an excavated depth greater than 1.5 metres or a tunnel
  • pressurised gas distribution mains or piping
  • chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines
  • energised electrical installations or services
  • area where there are artificial extremes of temperature
  • area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere
  • road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor that is in use by traffic other than pedestrians
  • area at a workplace in which there is any movement of powered mobile plant
  • water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning.

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