Title: Tool Control
Category: Safety and Security
Implement Date: 03 January 2008
Application: Custodial Operations
Appendices and Forms
|1.1||Work and construction sites|
|3.||Security of high risk tools - high security facility|
|5.||Disposal of unserviceable tools|
To provide for the administration, storage, control and issue of all tools within a corrective services facility in a manner that maintains safety and security.
The general manager of a facility must provide for the administration and management of tool control including-
On all work and construction sites in established facilities, all tools must be cleared from the site, or contained in secured locked containers at close of business each day. Sites must be security checked and secured prior to workers leaving the facility.
Officers' responsibilities for the administration and management of tool control include-
Corrective service tools and equipment must not be removed from a facility without the approval, in writing, of the general manager.
All tools, where practical, must be stored and displayed on a shadow board. Tools not able to be stored on a shadow board must be stored in a secure cabinet.
All tool storage cabinets and shadow boards must be located in security-controlled areas. All storage cabinets and shadow boards must be clearly marked to allow easy referencing against the tool register. A sub inventory of contents must be fixed inside the storage cabinet. The keys of the storage cabinets must be in the possession of an officer at all times.
When a tool is permanently removed, the tool register and sub inventory fixed inside the cabinet must be adjusted immediately. Any corresponding shadow or hanging hooks must also be removed.
Tools considered to be a high risk to the security of a facility include-
These implements must be held in a locked cabinet when not in use.
All spare hacksaw blades, carbon coated cutting wire and files must be held in a locked container inside a locked cabinet.
The use of high-risk tools by offenders must only be permitted whilst under the supervision of an officer or supervisor.
All pieces of hacksaw blades, cutting wire, grinding disks and other tools posing a security risk must be accounted for before issuing replacements.
Hazardous tools including-
must be secured to the workbench by a running lead and tether where practicable.
Refer procedure - Control of Hazardous Culinary Equipment.
Where a tool is lost or misplaced-
A verbal report of any lost or misplaced tool must be made to the general manager of the facility stating when the loss was discovered, circumstances surrounding the loss and tool identification.
Refer procedure - Incident Reporting.
Administrative form - Lost Tool Report must be submitted as soon as possible. Missing tools must be recorded in the relevant logbooks and tool register.
Appendix - Example Tool Disposal Register (in-confidence) must be used to record the disposal of all tools. Industry supervisors must record all tools for disposal in the Tool Disposal Register. All tools are to be disposed of through the Stores.
On receipt of the tool the Stores Officer signs for the item in the Tool Disposal Register. Completion of appendix - Example Tool Disposal Register (in-confidence) will be the authority for the alteration of the Tool Register.
Stores officers must arrange for tools to be disposed of in an approved manner at a suitable place outside the facility.
F P Rockett
03/01/2008 Version 02 - 28/08/2006 Version 01 - 01/07/2001 Version 00