PS 18 – Fitness for Work
This Standard provides guidance on the general health and wellbeing of workers at Laing O’Rourke workplaces also gives instructions on Fitness for Work to prevent injury and incidents caused by persons that are not fit for work due to:
- pre-existing conditions;
- drug and alcohol use;
- fatigue; and
- other health and wellbeing factors.
This standard applies to all employees, permanent and casual contractors working on Laing O’Rourke Workplaces during work hours. Visitors to site may be requested to undergo testing or leave the site if they present with behavioural signs of possible impairment. Where another organisations safety management system is applied there may be alternative Fitness for Work criteria to be applied. Details of what will be applied will be documented in the relevant safety management plan.
Workers and other persons that must meet the provisions set out in the Rail Safety Act are not included in the scope of this Primary Standard – Refer to Rail Element 26 E-P-8-1923 Drug and Alcohol Management and Element 25 E-P-8-1925 Fatigue Management.
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