The safety and health of the employees working on the project is a major consideration in the operations of the company. It is our intent to put “safety first” by planning job phases and activities all in advance so that conflicts between safety and production do not arise during the production phase of work. The following policy will prevail on this project.
It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to ensure that this safety management system is implemented in this project and Safety Officer will assist him in implementing this procedure. Safety suggestions for continuous improvement. It is an obligation for every employee and the field supervisors to inspect their areas prior to job commencement and to identify the existing/potential hazards.
On daily basis, the site safety officer nominates Safety Coordinator to formally inspect all the working areas to identify the safety problems and will bring them to the knowledge to the concerned supervisory personnel for taking immediate corrective measures. He will prepare the daily safety inspection report and send the copy to the Project Manager. Any unattended safety problems, repeated safety violations and areas to be strengthened will all be monitored through this report.
All fire extinguishers, fire alarms and other emergency equipments will be checked through this inspection. A committee consisting of all section heads, contractor’s representatives, and safety officers will carry out the safety walk once a week in all the areas of work to record their observations. Project Manager will lead the team and safety officer will assist him in identifying safety hazards on the spot. The day and time will be fixed at the discretion of the Project Management. The safety problems identified and action required to be taken will be discussed and taken in the minutes of the meeting.
This reporting system is mainly to control hazards in sub-contractor’s working area. Every sub-contractor working for THE COMPANY is expected to follow our safety systems. Pre-construction meeting will be conducted with all the sub-contractors prior to job commencement and the copy of this procedure should be issued to them. Sub-contractor will confirm in writing that they will follow our safety plan and our systems and procedures. During regular inspection, if any deviation from the procedures observed by the Safety Department, Safety Non-Conformance report will be raised and it will be monitored through this report for taking immediate corrective measures. Copy of all open NCRs will be sent to the Project Manager/ Commercial Department. In case of no action from contractors, THE COMPANY will take appropriate measures at Contractors’ risk on cost and back charge them.
During job execution, when any deviation from safety plan/approved safety method statement is observed at site by which there are responsibilities for any untoward incident to occur, a Safety Non-Conformance Report must be raised. The report will be kept open until such time the corrective measures are taken against the issue. Any life threatening issue must be immediately resolved at site. The report must be raised and closed for our record purposes.
From section heads to contractors under their control with a copy marked to the Project Manager and to the Safety Department. From the Safety Manager to section heads and to the contractors, through section heads controlling them with a copy marked to Project Manager. Safety Department will track all opened/closed SNCRs and during weekly safety meeting report, this will be reviewed.
House keeping is a fundamental and necessary activity and all the supervising personnel make sure that every employee working under their control understand this policy and to perform it as their habit.
It shall be ensured that a Clean desk policy is being adhered and checked of the offices at the close of business.
Appropriate trash containers shall be placed strategically on one or two locations and used for disposal of waste materials and other generated debris.
Materials shall be stored in a manner so as not to obstruct access to fire protection equipments like fire extinguishers and fire alarm panels.
Aisles and walkways that serve as a means of exit shall not be blocked at any moment. A minimum clearance of 915mm should be maintained.
Smoking is restricted only in designated areas where they are equipped with ashtrays and other appropriate disposal receptacles.
Appropriate number of office/security staff should be assigned with the responsibility to act as fire wardens with the duties of marshalling and controlling the evacuation of premises.
Any office staff (in particular new starts) should be briefed and kept updated on fire and emergency response procedures and assembly points.
Provision shall be made for adequate metal filing, cabinets for documents, stationeries and other potentially flammable items.
In liaise with the electrical maintenance department smoke detectors, fire alarms should be checked and maintained.
Kitchen areas are a particular location for fire hazards and shall be monitored to ensure that electrical fittings are being turned off after use and do not present a fire hazard.
Training in the use of fire extinguishers shall be given and signs displayed highlighting the emergency procedures.
Fire Extinguishers - portable dry chemical powder type fire extinguishers of 10kg capacity shall be provided near the exit points and the kitchen areas covering at least 15 meters of uninterrupted travel.
Site Security Against Arson - 24 hour security should be ensured and fire checks should be undertaken throughout the night during holiday periods and at weekends.
As per the given guidelines, reporting procedures. ‘Fire’ is an incident which should be reported through the concerned format:
For category ‘A’ incident (if the property damage due to fire is more than 200SR but less than 300 SR)
For category ‘B’ incident (if the property damage due to fire is more than 3000 SR)
It is the responsibility of Project Manager/Project Administrator to ensure that the following facilities are provided at site during mobilization.
Suitable arrangements shall be in place to ensure the consignment and disposal of waste materials. These shall include:
Adequate drainage and sewerage facilities can be connected to main sewerage line via Closed drains. Timber and scrap materials with a commercial value shall be separated and stored in segregated areas prior to removal. Oil and other lubricants shall be collected in drums and disposed off in accordance with the local rules and regulations. Batteries shall be drained and flushed before disposal and the residual acid diluted and neutralized before being discharged into the sewerage plant.
It is to be ensured that the waste material removed from site is reaching the landfill area or incineration facility and is not being fly tipped or causing environmental damage. The medical facilities shall be supplied with sharp containers for syringe, suturing kits and needles and also clearly identified bagging for infections or contaminated dressings. These will be removed from site and be incinerated.
The main purpose of this procedure is to outline General Safety Rules and Regulations for site personnel and also to establish a framework for codes of conduct and discipline to allow all site personnel and activities to be conducted in safe environment. Scope These procedures are applicable to all personnel in THE COMPANY projects and to these rules and regulations shall be a contractual obligation.
It shall be the responsibility of all supervisory personnel and subcontractors to communicate and enforce the procedures to their respective work forces and the Site Safety Officer shall monitor the safety aspects of the procedure on a day to day basis. ‘Safety Violation Slip’ will be issued against violation of these rules and regulations and advise management for taking corrective measures to prevent such in disciplinary acts.