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SECURITY

 

Most company's interest is maximizing results but such company's policy should not conflict with the security goals target for protection of lives and property. Our priority is the safety and security of our personnel and equipment.

 

These include:

  • Identification of personnel and property;
  • Insuring personnel life and materials;
  • Taking care of tools, material and equipment;
  • Identifying and maintaining personnel entry to storage and material warehouse.

 

EXCAVATION:

The following rules and regulations are to be adhered to when carrying out excavation works:

  • No excavation shall be started without first obtaining an excavation permit;
  • All instructions, safety rules and regulation as stated on the work permit must be strictly observed;
  • An excavation is considered a confined space operation if deeper and beyond 1.2m deep.
  • Ladder must be raised for access and egress from each deep excavation and must be about 0.9m above the ground level;
  • All excavations must be stopped if risking cave-in.

 

PERMIT-TO-WORK

It is the duty of the safety representative to ensure that work permit is obtained before the commencement of any job. He/she is to ensure that all rules and regulations stipulated on the job permits are strictly adhered to.

 

The work permit includes the hot work permit, excavation work permit, every work permit, or cold work permits. These are to be raised by the safety personnel and endorsed by the appropriate personnel.

 

The work permit has to be renewed after lunch break or if job was stopped for any reason for over two (2) hours.

 

CUTTING AND WELDING OPERATION

These have a high potential for personnel inquiries and fire. Therefore the following safe work practices shall be adhered to:

  • Obtain a hot work permit before cutting or welding;
  • Inspect work area to ensure that there is no combustible materials;
  • Ground the frames of all welding machines;
  • Remove gauges and torches from cylinders at the end of the work day;
  • Wear face or eyes protection against flying objects; and
  • Oxygen and acetylene valves must be protected with caps.

 

SCAFFOLDS

Each scaffold must be inspected and approved by responsible personnel before use;

  • All planks must be tied with a strong marine rope or nailed down firmly to a wooden support;
  • Erect scaffold on a solid ground, base plates and mudsills shall be provided to give a level bearing;
  • Ensure that the section of the scaffold are clopped or pinned to its supports; and
  • Put warning signs where scaffolds are being erected on the road or walkways

 

 

LADDERS

  • Operation ladder shall be constructed to conform to safety regulations;
  • Straight ladders must be tied off at the top or be held in place by somebody at the foot;
  • Ladders for climbing to roof or platform must extend at least 3 feet above the landing levels;
  • Do not carry materials or tools up ladder, use a handler;
  • Open fully the step ladders in orders to permit the spreader to lock;
  • Use only wooden ladder for electrical jobs; and
  • Do not stand on the two steps of a step ladder.

 

HOUSEKEEPING

Good housekeeping is an important aspect of accident prevention and should be the concern of every employee. Poor housekeeping is one of the greatest causes of trips, slips and fails.

 

Other acts of good housekeeping include:

  • Placing all trash and scrap in appropriate containers;
  • Removing scrap materials and rubbish, which might constitute the hazard mostly where cutting, or welding operation is observed;
  • Returning tools and materials to their proper place; and
  • Safety personnel should be close to the scene for timely evacuation.

 

The under listed procedure shall be observed in the event of a fire accident:

  • Fire extinguisher shall be placed in all work areas as required;
  • Workers will be trained on the use of fire extinguishers;
  • The use of open fire, matches and cigarette lighter is prohibited on specifically designed job-sites;
  • All containers used for storage purpose must be gas free before any hot work;
  • Electric sockets must not be overloaded;
  • Inspect all fire extinguishers and remove the defective one for repairs.

 

ENTRY INTO CONFINED SPACES

Occasionally, certain jobs like inspection, cleaning, repairs etc. might require entry into confined spaces, e.g. tanks, pits chambers etc. Dust, fumes or gases may be present in the enclosed end of the space, on the other hand, sufficient oxygen for a normal human life may be lacking.

Such conditions may subject workers to serious danger; to prevent hazards the following rules must be observed:

  • Designated responsible person(s) must authorize entry into confined spaces;
  • Tank, vessels, boilers etc. must be tested gas- free and sufficiently ventilated before entry;
  • Sludge and other materials likely to emit dangerous fumes, gases or lack of oxygen are to be removed, other sources of hazards are to be identified and isolated;
  • Approval breathing, respiratory and reviving apparatus must be provided and correctly used; and
  • Additional information like “WARING, NO ENTRY” must be posed at spaces not safe for normal human operations.