The Safety Manager will be responsible for inspecting and implementing the following housekeeping rules:
- All stairways, passageways, gangways and access ways shall be kept free of materials, supplies and obstructions at all times.
- Loose or light material shall not be stored or left on roofs or floors that are not closed in, unless it is safety secured.
- Tools, materials, extension cords, hoses, or debris shall not cause tripping or other hazard.
- Tools, materials and equipment subject to displacement or falling shall be adequately secured.
- Empty bags having contained lime, cement and other dust producing material shall be Removed promptly.
- Protruding nails in scrap boards, plants and timber shall be removed, hammered in or bent over flush with the wood unless placed in containers or trucks for removal.
- Walkways, runways and sidewalks shall be kept clear of excavated material or other obstructions and no sidewalks shall be undermined unless shored to carry a minimum live load of one hundred and twenty-five pounds per square foot.
- All storage and construction sites shall be kept free from the accumulation of combustible materials.
- Rubbish, brush, long grass or other combustible material shall be kept from areas where flammable and combustible liquids are stored, handled or processed.
- All spills of flammable and combustible shall be cleaned up immediately.
- Remove debris from the site daily.
Fire Prevention and Protection
Fire extinguishers will be provided and maintained. They will be suitably placed and distinctly marked. Accessibility to them will not be obstructed. All extinguishers will be inspected to insure that they are in operational condition. There will be 8Kg ABC fire extinguishers available at each 100 m2 in the site for any fire accident that may occur.
All electrical outlets must be connected to the ground to avoid electrical shock, in this project we will use many electrical equipment such as welding machines, cutting machines, grinding machines fly wheel cutters, punching machines; these all need special precautions to work with as workers need to fix the plugs properly and to wear thick suits and thick cotton gloves and also need an extra helper with each machine and equipment to caution the worker for any safety measure that is needed during his work. Electrical wire of flexible cord passing through work areas shall be elevated to protect it/rom damage and shall not be fastened with staples, hung from nails or suspended by bare wire. Flexible cord shall be used only in continuous lengths without splices. Ground fault circuit interrupters will be used in all circuits used for portable electric tools if available.
All hand tools shall be in good repair and used only for the purpose for which designed. Tools shall be inspected prior to use and continued periodic inspections shall be made to assure safe operating condition and proper maintenance.
Tools shall either be protected by an approved system of double insulation or be grounded by a multi- conductor cord having an identified grounding conductor and polarized plug-in receptacle.
Rotating portable power tools shall have a constant pressure switch that will shut off the power when the toll is released by the operator.
All electrical and other tools must be properly stored when not being used.
Scaffolds and Ladders
The nature of this job is such that all work cannot be done safely from the ground and scaffolding may be required. Some amount of work requires working above ground, but it requires only the use of hand tools and the handling of light material, and as such, ladders, scaffolds will be used as work platforms.
All workers must be aware that all machines and equipment should be closed and packed in place and for equipment and tools it must be handed over to the warehouse keeper. Machines should be kept in the garage with all hanging or attached elements should be drawn down. Safety officer must assure that all equipment are kept in warehouses, materials returned to warehouses or places and machines in the garages before leaving the site of work. Safety officer must be the last to leave the job site.
Before an employee performs any servicing or maintenance on a system where the unexpected energizing, start up, or release of kinetic or stored energy could occur and cause injury or damage, the system shall be isolated in accordance with the requirements of this Section. Personnel and resources shall not be considered protected until hazardous energy control procedures have been implemented.
Lockout and tag-out devices will :
a. Be capable of withstanding the environment that they are exposed to for the maximum period of time the exposure is expected, and
b. indicate the identity of the employee applying the device. Lockout devices shall, in addition to the requirements indicated above, be substantial enough to prevent removal without the use of excessive force or unusual techniques (such as with the use of bolt cutters).
Tag-out devices shall be , in addition to the requirements in paragraph a, and b., meet all of the following requirements:
a- Have a standardised (within project) print and format.
b- Be constructed and printed so that exposure to weather conditions, ultraviolet(UVJ light, wet or damp locations, or corrosive environments will not cause the log to deteriorate or the message to become illegible.
C- Be attached by means that are:
- No reusable.
d. Be attached by means that are:
- No reusable.
Substantial enough to prevent inadvertent or Accidental removal.
- Attachable by hand.
- No releasable, with a minimum unlocking strength of on less than 50Ib (22.6kg).
- Have the basic characteristics of being at least equivalent to a one-piece, all-environment- tolerant nylon cable tie.
Flammable liquid dispensing systems shall be electrically bonded and grounded. All fuel tanks, hoses, and containers of 5 gal(18.9 L) or less shall be kept in metallic contact while flammable liquids are being transferred; transfer of flammable liquids in containers in excess of 5 gal (18.9 L) shall be done only when the containers are electrically bonded. Flammable or combustible liquids shall be drawn from, or transferred into, vessels, containers, or tanks within a building or outside only through a closed piping system, from safety cans, by means of a device drawing through the top, or from a container, or portable tanks, by gravity or pump, through an approved self-closing valve.
Transferring by means of air pressure on the container or portable tanks is prohibited.
This log will be used on a bill board to document when safety inspections are conducted in accordance with the Safety Plan. This form will be used to document items which need correcting, the name of the individual with the responsibility for correcting the problem, and procedures for follow-up inspections. Completing this form ensures correction of deficiencies by requiring documentation of how the problem was resolved.