Safety is an integral part of normal activities performed by all personnel of Sonal Engineering Team.
SAFETY OBLIGATION OF SONAL ENGINEERING TEAM
Take utmost care of his own health and safety, as well as other person's who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work.
Co-operate with his management or others in order to comply with statutory requirements.
Report to their immediate supervisor hazardous situations and defects found in premises, plant and equipment.
Avoid unapproved improvisation, which might entail risk.
Help new employees to become aware of all known and potential hazards.
Consider and suggest means of minimization or elimination of hazards.
Co-operate in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.
Attend safety training classes as and when organized.
Attend safety meetings when invited.
Participate in safety campaigns when organized.
Never intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
Work carefully and safely and in accordance with given instructions.
Use personal protective equipment always in the construction site as instructed by the Owner / PMC/.
Draw to the attention of management /supervision improvements to health and safety which appear to be necessary or advisable.
Report accident / near misses to his supervisor immediately as per the Accident / Incident reporting procedure.
Wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) on site. Use the appropriate PPE as required by the nature of work. Keep and maintain equipment and hand tools under their charge.
Report all injuries, near miss and accident to respective EHS Coordinators. Participate in incident investigation if necessary. Attend EHS training and talk as required. Participate in giving suggestions to improve project EHS policies and systems if any.
Participate in EHS promotions and ask when in doubt.
It is the responsibility of the supervisors / foremen/Engineer to understand and follow the Project EHS plan, formats and check lists strictly and to ensure that their workers strictly adhere to safety procedures in their specific jobs and work areas.
Ensure that necessary task briefing is done in connection with the task, (use task sheet) that work place is safe and shall ensure it.
All personnel shall be provided with safety hard hats which are CE marked and approved by Owner/ PMC and shall be worn at all times while at SITE.
Safety hard hats shall be inspected regularly for deterioration, and in particular for cracks in the shell, and the inside lining. Any evidence of such deterioration shall result in the rejection of such hard hats and replacement by new ones.
Helmets shall not be painted as this will cause invalidity of guarantee and results in brittlement of the helmets.
The following are the colour code of the safety helmets with company logo that are to be used in the site:
Construction workers: Yellow
Safety & Security personnel: Green
Engineers / Managers / Supervisors: White
Note:Company logo and induction sticker should be visible on the helmets.
Company logo and name should be visible on the Green reflective jackets for the staff .
Company name should be visible on the orange jackets for the operatives.
Appropriate safety footwear shall be used by personnel, according to nature of work and hazards such as:
Risk of crushing by heavy objects (safety steel toe boots should be used)
Penetration/Cuttings with sharp objects.
Ear protection shall be used by personnel working in areas of high noise levels, or in areas where equipment generate a high noise level.
Ear protection can be of external type ‘cup-type’ which fits over the outside of the ear, or ‘plug-type’, usually made of compressible foam, which fits the inside of the ear.
Selection of the most convenient ear protection depends on:
Nature and Source of noise.
Assumed, or known level of noise. (measured in decibels and recorded as dB [A]).
The ‘pitch’ or frequency of noise.
Type of protection offered.
All Personnel shall be provided with adequate eye protection wherever there is a risk due to:
High Speed Flying Particles.
Hot Sparks or Metal Spatter.
The correct selection of eye protection shall depend on the assessment of the risk, or combination of risks based on the site situation.
Eye protection with scratched or ‘fogged’ lenses shall be discarded and replacements issued.
Use of sun glasses as an alternative to safety glass and tinted glass during the night and in low lighting / enclosed area is strictly prohibited (except medical approval or corrective lens ).
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
The Driver’s Qualifications and Training shall be taken care to eliminate traffic accidents.
The drivers / operators are competent enough to drive the vehicle and hold a valid license for the class and type of vehicle or equipment driven to be operated by them as required by the Central Motor Vehicle Act.
Each driver or operator must have completed the Site Induction Course before driving or operating vehicles and equipment on site.
Drivers, who are entering the site for delivering the material or goods, shall undergo the general site safety induction program.
All the drivers shall be in possession of mandatory PPEs such as Safety shoe, Hard Hat and High visibility Jacket. They are exempted from wearing the hard hat while driving a vehicle having roof.
The maximum speed limit on the construction site is 10 km/ hr.
Drivers or operators who violate the site traffic safety regulations will be removed (fired out) from the project.
Personnel must not be transported while standing on the bed of trucks, neither on trailers, and they shall not be allowed to sit on the vehicle’s doors.
Personnel shall not ride sitting on top of materials or moving equipment.
Excavation work shall follow State legal requirements.
Barricading shall consist of a minimum:
Steel pipes .
Double Hand Rails .
Before any excavation work begins, underground utilities shall be identified and the location marked of underground pipes, electrical conductors, gas lines or other structures.
Evaluation is required of the trenching site by a "competent person" who knows and is trained to identify soil types, proper protective systems and hazardous conditions.
Conduct a daily inspection of the excavation and the adjacent areas prior to work and as needed during the workday. If there are any unsafe conditions, work shall stop in the excavation and personnel removed until the problems are corrected.
Monitor and recognize hazardous atmospheres and conditions such as vibration, external loads, weather conditions, ground water conditions and confined spaces.
Check all protective material or equipment for any damage.
Each employee in an excavation shall be protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with statutory requirements.
Examination of the ground by a competent person for excavations less than five (5) feet in depth must present no indication of a potential cave-in hazard. If a cave-in hazard exists, protective systems are required.
When excavations are deeper than five (5) feet, the sides shall be provided with a protective system (shored, braced or sloped sufficiently) to protect against hazardous ground movement.
When heavy equipment will be operated nearby, the shoring or bracing shall be able to withstand this extra load regardless of the depth of the excavation. For any excavation that a person will enter, all dirt, debris and excavation material shall be effectively stored or retained at least two (2) feet from the edge of the excavation.
Adequate protection from hazards associated with water accumulation should be in place before working in excavations.
Signs and Barricades shall be displayed at all excavation/trenching sites.
All work shall be performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Size of the excavation .
Method of excavation.
Proximity of other structures, services.
Duration of the work .
Dewatering systems .
Existence of buried services .
Before starting excavation permit should be taken from PMC/ Owner.
All excavations more than 600 mm shall be barricaded.
The most appropriate method of stabilizing the sides of an excavation can be made and should be approved by PMC/Owner.