Life-Saving Rules

Life-saving rules

Bypassing safety controls

Obtain authorization before overriding or disabling safety controls.

  • I understand and use safety-critical
    equipment and procedures which apply
    to my task.
  • I obtain authorization before:
    • disabling or overriding safety equipment
    • deviating from procedures
    • crossing a barrier

Confined space

Obtain authorization before entering a confined space.

  • I confirm energy sources are isolated.
  • I confirm the atmosphere has been
  • tested and is monitored.
  • I check and use my breathing apparatus when required.
  • I confirm there is an attendant standing by.
  • I confirm a rescue plan is in place.
  • I obtain authorization to enter.



Follow safe driving rules.

  • I always wear a seatbelt.
  • I never exceed the speed limit and reduce my speed for road conditions.
  • I never use phones or operate devices while driving.
  • I am fit, rested and fully alert while driving.
  • I follow journey management procedures and protocols.

Energy isolation

Verify isolation and zero energy before work begins.

  • I have identified all energy sources.
  • I confirm that hazardous energysources have been isolated, locked and tagged.
  • I have checked that there is zero energy and have tested for residual or stored energy.

Hot work

Control flammables and ignition sources.

  • I identify and control ignition sources.
  • Before starting any hot work:
    • I confirm flammable material has been removed or isolated
    • I obtain authorization.
  • Before starting hot work in a hazardous area I confirm:
    • a gas test has been completed
    • gas will be monitored continually.

Line of fire

Keep yourself and others out of the line of fire.

  • I position myself to avoid:
    • moving objects
    • vehicles
    • pressure releases
    • dropped objects.
  • I establish and obey barriers and exclusion zones.
  • I take action to secure loose objects and report potential dropped objects.

Safe mechanical lifting

Plan lifting operations and control the area.

  • I confirm that the equipment and load have been inspected and are fit-forpurpose.
  • I only operate equipment that I am qualified to use.
  • I establish and obey barriers and exclusion zones.
  • I never walk under a suspended load.

Work authorization

Work with a valid permit when required.

  • I have confirmed if a permit is required.
  • I am authorized to perform the work.
  • I understand the permit.
  • I have confirmed that hazards are controlled and it is safe to start.
  • I stop and reassess if conditions change.

Working at height

Protect yourself against a fall when working from heights

  • I inspect my fall protection equipment before use.
  • I secure tools and work materials to prevent dropped objects.
  • I tie-off 100% to approved anchor points while outside a protected area.