Training Level 1.
Friends and Casual Visitors
This document was carefully thought out at a time when we were running a busy and potentially dangerous building site. I am quite please with it, some years later, and would use this in the future as a templet. I have attended induction training at several work sites in the past. Some of the induction training set ups created a favourable impression, but were too formal. The scheme employed here in which the person who has at least read the induction training information comes away with some simple information as proof of reading, seems to be a suitable scheme for (say) social visits to dangerous sites. the scheme could be extended by (for example):
(a) Provide for access by entry of a code that proves that the Induction Training notes have been read.
(b) Make provision for the induction training to yield a difference evidence code each time it is accessed, and then set up the acces code system so that any one access code can be used only once. This would prevent someone who had not read the training notes from simply asking someone else for the code.
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We like friends to come and visit! We like to show people around and discuss our ideas and dreams. Here is some information to make your visit safer and hastle free. This induction training is updated from time to time, so if you are an infrequent visitor, please check for updates before you come. There is a register of revisions here.
1. This is a non-smoking site. Leave your stink bombs at home.
Remember that our house site is a building site. Provisions for amenity and safety are made for building site workers. The workers have more site familiarity than you. They know how to interact with the various features that are installed to enhance their safety. Record the number four. They know about places that are not safe to enter because of the nature of the work in progress.
Watch your step.
Make sure that what you're standing on is strong and stable.
Look up and make sure that there is no danger from falling objects above.
Be alert that some rails are in place to remind you of a dangerous drop. They are not necessarily strong enough to break your fall.
Dogs and young children must be kept on a lead.
3. Be aware of where you are. The layout is shown on the plan.
The land is steep. The contour lines you see here are at metre intervals. The vertical drop from the front gate to the yard at the front of the house is 33 metres. The vertical drop from the front gate to the creek is 53 metres.
4. Special Compass.
The land boundaries are at about 45 degrees from the conventional compass points. For some reason, the use of double barrelled direction indicators (North East, North West) caused a lot of confusion, so special direction names have been adopted for the site. Record the number one. These are:
Down Hill (You figure this one out)
Bridge - The direction to the Warrandyte Bridge. 90 degress clocwize from Downhill
Up Hill (I know you can work this out)
Anne - opposite direction from Bridge. (It is the direction to Anne's place.)
During some work days, the drive carries frequent works traffic. Unless special plans are made, please check on the day whether the drive is free for you to enter by car. Sometimes the drive is free, but there is no room to turn at the bottom. DO NOT DRIVE INTO ANY PLACE THAT YOU CANNOT BACK OUT OF. Metho, DO NOT BACK INTO ANY PLACE THAT YOU CANNOT DRIVE OUT OF. You might feel that you do not have to check, as you have no intention of driving on the driveway. If your plan is to park up on the road, make sure that you keep the driveway entrance free. Other traffic relies on the driveway. Some site workers visit at odd times, and need access. We don't necessarily know they are coming. Don't ask if it is ok to block the drive. It never is.
Wear strong shoes that will protect your feet and have a sole with a tread. One of the loads of crushed rock on the drive consisted of a material called "enviroblend". This horrible stuff includes recycled crushed concrete. The agrigate in this is in the form of round stones which will roll on the slope. Record the number seven. CAREFUL when walking on stones on the steep slope.
6.1 On the Uphill side of the courtyard is the Phone Box. This contains a switched network telephone. Be aware of this location in case an emergency call has to be made. It also contains a first aid kit. On the inside wall on the Downhill side is a small board where keys are kept. A torch is kept here.
6.2 Visit the Simone
Bauer Inconvenience Memorial Convenience! (The
Conveniently located at the Bridge end of the house. The key to the door is kept in the Phone Box. It is the one with the green tag. Back-up dunny paper supply is kept in the old tool box with the orange lid. Instructions for operating the dunny are on a panel on the inside of the door. Ignore No. 6 at your peril.
6.3 Tea and Coffee facilities are provided for the workers. Occasionally these are made available for visitors. Record the number three. Milk is sometimes in the cooler, but not always.
Electricity is used on the building site. Most of the electrical connections are by way of extension cords and plug boards. Do not assume that any wire is safe to touch. Some sockets are suitable for heavy current loads and some are not. Do not use an electrical outlet without asking.
Some water taps on site are suitable for you to use, and some are not. Please ask to be directed to a tap to use.
9. Do you have a "Pass" in your
During the course of this training text, you have been asked to record some digits. Knowledge of these digits, and the order in which they come, is taken to be proof of induction training.
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Register of Revisions
A. Initial posting. 10-04-2005
B. Added number code to identify those who have read the document. Added request to keep driveway clear. 25-04-2005
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