Safety Management Policy
The objective of this safety plan is to establish and implement safety health standards, and requirements for the prevention of accidents, fires and hazards for personnel engaged in the construction works to include, administrative personnel visitors and occupants.
All provisions will be carried out under the H&S at work Act 1974, Management of H&S at work regulations and the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) Regulations. These rules will be strictly following during the construction. Safety engineer will be responsible for the implementation of this plan and for the prevention of accidents and safety hazards. He will report directly to the project manager.
Regularly scheduled safety meeting will be held a least once a month for all Supervisors on the project to review past activities, to plan a-head for new or Chang operations and establish safe working procedures for anticipated hazard. An outline report of each meeting will be submitted to the designated authority. Call for these meetings will be done by positing date, time and place of the meeting on the bulletin board in advance of at least one week.
Attendance will be taken during the meeting. Those who do not attend will be warned by safety engineer.
1- Each individual employee will be responsible for employing with applicable safety requirements, wearing hard hats which meet requirements defined by BS or equivalent standards. The whole job site is declared a hard hat area and this will be strictly enforced.
2- Each employee will be provided initial doctrinarian by engineer or safety staff and continued safety training to enable him perform his work in a safe manner.
3- Regularly scheduled safety meetings will be held by the site manager once a week to which all of the personnel will be attended. Those meetings will be documented including the date, attendance, subject discussed and mane of individual or individuals who conducted the meeting.
4- Safety checklist (see attached samples) will be filled out by the Safety Engineer at least once a week.
5- All persons required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces immediately dangerous to life will be instructed as to the hazard involved and precautions to be taken
6- Where employees are exposed to cold and heat they will be instructed about the avoidance of injury and first aid procedures to be followed in the event of injury.
7- An Adequate supply of drinking water will be supplied.
8- An Adequate number of waste receptacles will be supplied.
9- Prior to start of work, arrangements will be made for medical personnel to be
available for prompt attention to the injured and consolation on occupational. Measures to be taken as a minimum will be as follows.
a. Communications and transportation to effectively care for injured workers will be provided. A motor vehicle will always be available for the transportation of ill or injured personnel to the nearby medical facilities.
b. Local Hospital will be utilized in case of illnesses or injuries.
c. A first aid kit will be provided with essential medicine, drugs and materials and workers.
d. Warring signs will be placed to provide adequate warring of hazards.
3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF SAFETY ORGANIZATION INDIVIDUALS
E.1 Safety Engineer (SE)
a. He will survey and inspect all company work activities, premises. Plan, equipment And storage area to ensure compliance with H&S at work Act 1974 Managements of H&S at work regulations and the control of substances hazardous to Health(COSH H) Regulations.
b. Safely Engineer will advise and recommend safe working practices and procedures and identify remove and reduce hazards.
c. Safety Engineer will recommend and/or advise the provision and use of protective clothing or equipment.
d. Safety Engineer will investigate and report accidents and dangerous incidents.
e. Safety Engineer will ensure that the appropriate accident, medical and safety records, documents, and statistical information are maintained and promulgated as required.
f. Safety Engineer will arrange and conduct safety, health and welfare courses/seminars for Company employees as necessary.
g. Safety Engineer will coordinate and control work activities of subcontractors to ensure that their accident prevention programs, documentation and safe system of work are maintained in accordance with this plan.
h. Safety Engineer is authorized to issue an improvement notice if persons, plant, machinery, equipments or substance is in contravention of H&S at Work Act 1974 and COSHH where no immediate risk danger is likely to occur.
i. Safety Engineer is authorized to issue a prohibition notice of the activity, persons, plant, machinery, equipment or substance that involves, or will involve, if continued, a risk of personal injury to anyone. This will mean an immediate cessation of the activity, persons, plant, machinery equipments or substances until such time as the contravention is rectified and the risk is removed.
j. Safety Engineer will maintain a safety deficiency log. All the safety violations will be recorded sequentially on this log and followed up. If the safety violation is a fatal potential hazard, the work will be stopped immediately and not be let to continue unless that violation is cleared. If not the personnel that caused the violation will be warned to correct the deficiency in accordance with H&S at work Act 1974 and COSHH within a suitable period. If the deficiency is not corrected within given period, that be fired and the deficiency is corrected other means.
E. 2 Supervisors/Foremen
a. They will be responsible to the Site Manager for ensuring the safety and well being of all employees under their control
b. They well be responsible for ensuring that all accident or dangerous occurrences are reported and investigation reports are completed.
c. They will be responsible for the safety of plan, tools and equipment issued employees and that all such plant, tools and equipment are maintained in safe working condition.
d. They will be responsible for holding a weekly on the job tool box meeting for all employees under their control, the meeting to be reported, given date, time, attendance and subject matter, report to be given to Safety Officer.
e. They will be responsible for ensuring that employees under their control utilize the safety equipment or clothing provided to conform with the H&S at Work Act 1974 and COSHH and to ensure that the employees are made aware of responsibilities attached to their duties.
Apart from any specific responsibilities which may be delegated to them
a. Employees must observe all authorized safety and health requirements.
b. Employees must utilize all safety equipment or clothing provided by the Company.
c. Employees must cooperate with their employer in the interests of health and safety
d. Employees must report accidents, dangerous occurrences or medical problems.
e. Employees must report defective tools or equipments and any hazard or potential hazards which could lead to accidents.
f. Employees must not interfere in any way with guards on machinery, plant or equipment.
g. Employees must not strictly obey the instructions given on warring signs and notices.