Bawabat Al- Rumaila Group is committed to pursuing a work environment free of incidents and injuries. This requires the development of a culture with a universal commitment to strive for the highest level of safety and performance. When such a culture is present, people do not live and work safely out of motivation to be in compliance with standards. People choose the safe path because of a deep internal culture value and their commitment to being safe. This behavior is constantly reinforced with proactive programs, communication, initiatives, HSE meetings, performance monitoring, leadership commitment and awards.
Environment, Health and Safety have always been the primary concern of Bawabat Al-Rumaila Group of Company. L.L.C. before, during and after the execution of Projects no matter how big or small they are. Therefore Bawabat al-Rumaila Group of Company has developed its own EHS Plan that shall govern its performance and the performance of the Sub Contractors during the execution of the project. This EHS Plan comprises Bawabat A-Rumaila Group of company EHS Policy Statement, signed and approved by its Project Manager, its EHS Organization Structure, responsibilities, the EHS Arrangements and the applicable local and international EHS Legislative references. Moreover, this HSE Plans caters to the requirement of the Client and Consultants HSE Plans requirements that shall, as stated earlier, govern theirs and Subcontractors HSE Performances during the execution of the project.
The EHS Policy Statement is respectively communicated to all of Bawabat Al-Rumaila Group of Company Staff / Personnel so as to enhance their EHS awareness and verify their strict adherence to it. Bawabat Al-Rumaila Group of company is very much committed to EHS and always targets a ‘ZERO INCIDENT PROJECT’. Therefore all Subcontractors are expected to study carefully the guidelines incorporated in this plan while preparing their HSE Plans and strictly abide by them during execution of their respective works in the Project.
1. MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
1. Site Mobilization
3. Material Handling Operations
4. Welding and Cutting Operations
5. Electro-mechanical Work
6. Drainage Plumbing
7. Working on Overhead and Underground Services
8. Cable Laying
9. Pipe Laying
10. Welding Laying
13. Painting Operations
14. Cutting and Bending of Re-bars
16. Erection of Fencing
17. Installation of Pipes and Valves
18. Removal of Wastes
19. Water Proofing
20. Steel Fixing
21. Drilling and Grinding Operations
22. Masonry Works
23. De-mobilization, etc.
• We, at Bawabat Al-Rumaila Group L.L.C. are committed to achieve customer’s satisfaction by providing safe and quality services through cost effective performance with timely completion of contracts by our trained and experienced personnel, in accordance with the applicable rules, including the local and international standards.
• Our system is designed to ensure prevention of pollution and accidents thus the company is committed to provide safer and healthy working environments to safeguard the interest of its employees, Sub-contractors and the community at large.
• The top management of BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA GROUP OF COMPANY shall ensure that all levels of management are accountable and responsible for the maintenance of the integrated management system and the continuation of improvement culture that fosters trust, openness and willingness to change.
• All employees observe and practice methods and procedures detailed in the company’s established integrated management system in compliance with ISO 9001: ISO 2000: ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 requirements.
2. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Eng. Feras Al.Wahely -Project Manager
Eng. AKEEL Naser -Electrical Engineer
Eng. Nawar Riyadh Mohammed -Safety Engineer
Eng. AKEEL KAMEL-CIVIL ENGINEER
07 80 101 9483
3. H.S.E. OBJECTIVES & TARGETS
• Eliminate manpower loss and individual sufferings
First-Aid & Medical Assistance
• Minimize pain and suffering
Reporting of Near Misses
• Encourage all personnel in reporting the Near misses
Report All Near Misses
Accidents & Personal Injuries
• Protect men, materials, machinery and other properties
• To comply with local environmental protection standards.
• Ensure that all employees are aware about EHS. System Procedures
As Per EHS. TNI
EHS Inspection & Audits
• Identity and Evaluate the H.S.E.M.S.
Weekly & Monthly
• To recognize safety conscious personnel
• Ensure effective participation in H.S.E. Programs
Weekly & Monthly
• To identify and prevent potential hazards for each site activity
• To identify potential waste recycling options
4. HSE MANAGEMENT PLAN
H.S.E. Management Program is designed to ensure a consistent and effective approach on all construction sites and individually empowers every employee including sub-contractors to work safety and to enforce health, safety and environment control.
Through formal job training, each employee shall:
− Know what to do
− Have the proper tools and resources
− Must be able to measure what they are doing
− Be in a position to take corrective action on unsafe acts or Conditions
The H.S.E. Management Program increases safety awareness, measures health, safety & environmental performance and establishes and effective action program. The collecting and analyzing of data is of great importance to manage H.S.E. properly. It is therefore important to encourage the reporting of all incidents.
The H.S.E. Management Program also describes the approach to safety and how safety should be managed on construction sites preventing any form of loss with emphasis on human loss. The function of the H.S.SE. Management Program is to:
− Establish a common health, safety and environmental management structure for all projects.
− Define the H.S.E. responsibilities for each person.
− Identify arrangements and implement controls to minimize risk
− Set up environmental protection controls
− Define the safety and security procedures for the project
5. PLAN FOR MAJOR -EHS. – ACTIVITIES
Weekly / Monthly
CM & SO
CC TO HILL
PM, EHSM & SO
CC TO HILL
Weekly / Monthly
PM, CM, EHSM, & SO
CC TO HILL
Weekly / Monthly
PM, CM, EHSM, & SO
CC TO HILL
PM, EHSM & SO
CC TO HILL
PM, CM, EHSM, & SO
CC TO HILL
PM – Project Manager
EHSM – EHS Manager
CM – Construction Manager
SO – Safety Officer
In addition to the above, ongoing activities like Housekeeping, Permit-to-Work, Risk Assessment, etc. will be done on need basis.
6. H.S.E. REPSONSIBILITIES
Line Management has the ultimate responsibility for implementing the required EHS. Standards at the Project & Camp Premises
POSITION: PROJECT MANAGER
1. Ensure that H.S.E. Plan for the project is effectively implemented.
2. Responsible to attend Client’s EHS. Meetings and to implement all outcome of this meeting in his
3. Actively participate Monthly EHS. Meetings as the Chairman.
4. Conduct site visits frequently and monitor safety aspects at the project during the visits.
5. Investigate all accidents with the help of EHS. Manager / Safety Officer to establish causes and
remedial measure to prevent re-occurrence.
6. Conduct EHS. Audit as a team leader.
7. Give strict instructions to all sub-ordinates to demonstrate their H.S.E. Responsibilities mentioned
in the Project EHS. Plan.
8. Provide suitable facilities for First Aid and medical assistance.
9. Provide facilities for EHS. Training activities.
10. Give all information on safety matters from the client / consultant to the site Safety Officer.<BR>
POSITIONS: ENGINEERS / SUPERVISORS / FOREMAN
1. Ensure effective Supervision at the work areas and implement all EHS. Standards as per the site
2. Ensure that good Housekeeping is being maintained in the areas of activity.
3. Give proper Safety Instructions to the sub-ordinates before starting the job (Tool Box Meeting).
4. Ensure that all sub-ordinates are trained on their job and basic first-aid and fire fighting practices.
5. Render help to injured or sick personnel and provide required medical assistance immediately.
6. Report all near misses / incidents / accidents to the Safety Officer in the prescribed format without
7. Ensure that the relevant safety Instructions, Signs and Symbols are displayed in the prominent
8. Ensure that all personnel who are working under him are wearing the relevant P.P.E.’s.<BR>
POSITION: PROJECT SAFETY OFFICER
1. Conduct daily site inspection and give reports to the concerned personnel on all adverse
remarks to implement the remedial measures.
2. Conduct Monthly H.S.E. Meeting and participate in the Client’s / Consultants H.S.E. Meeting.
3. Assist the investigation team of Accidents / Incidents / Near Misses and advice Management on
4. Plan for H.S.E. Audits and conduct Sub-contractors / Supplier’s Internal H.S.E. Audits.
5. Interact with all Company’s personnel on H.S.E. matters.
6. Conduct periodical inspection of vehicles, equipment, tools and tackles and fire fighting facilities
etc; monitor the action points at work site and render necessary guidance to Engineers /
Supervisors / Workers / during the site inspection.
7. Plan and conduct H.S.E. Induction Training for all new entrants, and other in-house H.S.E.
Training Programs on need basis.
8. Maintain and update all H.S.E. related documents.
9. Issue Safety Highlights and Flashes and prepare H.S.E. Statistics.
10. Advice the Line Management Personnel in displaying the relevant cautionary instructions,
Signs and symbols in the prominent places.
11. Prepare the Emergency Response Procedures suitable to the various activities of the Company
and the surrounding areas.
12. Ensure that H.S.E. performance awards are distributed to the right person(s).<BR>
POSITION: WORK FORCE
1. Observe and obey H.S.E. rules, operating procedures, cautionary instruction, Safety Signs and
2. Report all near misses / accidents to the superiors immediately.
3. Ensure the potential hazards of the work are well understood and do the work safely and in
4. Properly wear the P.P.E.’s on the nature of the job and the work side.
5. Use the tools and equipment properly.
6. Discard the defective P.P.E.’s and Tools safely and replace by the new one.
7. Clean up the work area immediately after finishing the work.
8. Be alert in case of emergencies and act as per Emergency Response procedures.
9. Always follow the Safety Instructions of Supervisors and Safety Officer.
7. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS, RULES & REGULATIONS
All the standard provisions of this project shall be established in accordance and in line with the construction contracts general conditions and specifications, the applicable national (U.A.E.) statutes and the PCFC Health & Safety Regulations.
The important statutory Legislations, which are followed, including but not limited to:
• Dubai Municipality code of Construction Safety Practice complying with Provisions of Local Order 61 / 1991.
• PCFC’s Health and Safety Regulations and standards – 2nd Edition 2003
• CNPC Environmental Management policy.
• Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs “Ministerial Order No. (32) of the year 1982”
• Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs “Federal Law No. 8 of the year 1980”.
Statutes, Rules and Regulations are the key factors governing H.S.E. activities. Rules can be framed on the basis of various activities of the organization and as per provisions made in the statutory requirements.
Non-compliance of Statutes & Regulations
Bawabat Al-Rumaila Co. is bound to take appropriate disciplinary actions on any violations of Statutory requirements, rules, & Regulations and Non-compliance of its H.S.E. Policy. All employees of Bawabat Al-Rumaila Co. have all the rights to point out the violation of Rules & Regulations.
GENERAL SITE H.S.E. RULES & REGULATIONS
1. Observe and obey cautionary instructions, signs 7 symbols, which are displayed n the relevant places.
2. Don’t block Emergency Exits and Assembly area.
3. Inform all dangerous situations to the concerned personnel immediately.
4. Don’t tamper with safety equipment and devices. If these are used in case of emergencies, informed the concerned Safety Officer immediately.
5. Don’t do the job if you are not authorized to do it.
6. Avoid short-cut methods to reach the target area and do the job with Safety Procedures.
7. Always wear suitable Personnel Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) properly.
8. Keep the tools in a safe condition and in a safe place.
9. If P.P.E. and Tools are found defective, discard it safely and replace it by a new one immediately.
10. Use properly rated and certified slings and other lifting gears while handling the materials.
11. Keep the work area clean immediately after work.
12. Don’t stay under the lifted material and keep the area clear and safe.
8. RISK ASSESSMENT
Prior to the commencement of the work, method statement of site activities shall be prepared by the project execution team and the copy of these statements shall be given to the project Safety Officer for the preparation of the Risk Assessment.
9. REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS & NEAR MISSES
1. All accidents and Near Misses will be reported and recorded in the prescribed Formats (Annexure – A)
2. Prescribed formats for reporting Accidents and Near Misses will be distributed to all sections. Safety Officer will explain these details in these formats to all sections-in-charges at the site.
3. Immediately after the Accident, it will be informed to the client and also the Accidents Report will be submitted to the site Safety Officer by the concerned section-in-charge and it will be sent to the Administration Manager and H.S.E. Manager through the concerned Project Manager.
4. All employees and Sub-contractors / Suppliers will be encouraged for reporting the Near Misses and Accidents.
5. All Accidents will be investigated by a team comprising PM, CM, SO, & Site Engineer / Supervisor and it will be documented. The lessons learned from the Accidents will be communicated to all personnel.
10. EHS. INSPECTIONS & AUDITS
The Safety Officer will conduct planned H.S.E. Inspections on daily basis with comprehensive checklist. In addition to this, unplanned inspections can be conducted at anytime. A copy of the inspection report will be forwarded to the Project Manager / H.S.E. Manager within 24 hours of the inspection. A register will be maintained for inspections, but not limited to:
1. Scaffold Inspection
2. Excavation Inspection
3. Guard rail Protection Inspection
4. Crane & Other Lifting Accessories Inspection
5. Fire Fighting Equipment inspection
6. First Aid Facilities & Welfare Facilities
7. Vehicles / Equipment / Machinery Inspection
Monthly EHS. Audits will be conducted by the Project Manager, Construction Manager, EHS. Manager & project Safety Officer and it will be recorded in the prescribed formats. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to give the information on the adverse comments in the audit report to the concerned sub-ordinates for taking the proper corrective as well as preventive measures without any delay.
11. EHS. TRAINING PLAN
EHS. INDUCTION TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
No employee shall be assigned on job without attending H.S.E. induction training. Safety Officer should conduct this training and proper record is to be maintained. All concerned personnel should send the new employees to the safety section and ensure that the new employees are attended this training before starting their job.
EHS . IN-HOUSE TRAINING
H.S.E. in-house training shall be given to the employees on the basis of general requirements and training need analysis. Safety professionals will conduct this type of training programs. Proper records shall be maintained and it will be reviewed periodically.
The Site Safety Professionals and the immediate Supervisor of the individuals should assess the performance of the people. If it is find out any drawbacks from any individual/ groups, suitable training shall be scheduled and conducted accordingly.
EXTERNAL H.S.E. TRAINING (SPECIALIZED H.S.E. TRAINING)
In special cases, if it is found that specialized training is required, it can be arranged. But it will be studied and reviewed by the H.S.E. Manager and after the approval of Managing Partner, it will be arranged accordingly.
TOOL BOX TALKS
Tool Box Talks will be given to workers on daily basis and records will be maintained. It will be conducted by the concerned Supervisor-in-Charge and record shall be documented by the concerned project Safety Officer.
12. HSE MEETINGS
HSE meetings are conducted to identify and highlight the weak areas and to pay adequate attention to them to improve for better results. It is one of the most effective methods to communicate EHS message to all employees. The minutes of EHS meetings shall be recorded in the prescribed format. The frequency of the EHS meetings shall be as follows:
WEEKLY HSE MEETING
This meeting will be presided over by the project manager. Project Safety officer and all Supervisory staffs will attend this meeting. The agenda for the meeting will be based on the HSE aspects of the activities performed during the week, where a review will be made on the action points of the minutes of the previous meetings.
MONTHLY HSE MEETING
The meeting will be presided over by the Project Manager. All site management personnel will attend this meeting and the agenda of the meeting will be based on the following:
• HSE procedures – progress in implementations.
• Review of accident and Near miss Report / Investigation report.
• Assessment of safety performance of the Employees and HSE staff.
• Assistance / requirements from higher management regarding HSE aspects.
• Effectiveness of the EHS plans.
EHS MEETINGS WITH THE WORKFORCE
In addition to the above HSE meetings, on the spot safety the EHS officer will conduct talks during his visit at the time of EHS inspections. The subject of the talk can be general EHS matters concerning the job or specific message or to communicate the decision taken on the other EHS meetings.
EHS MEETINGS WITH THE CLIENTS
This meeting will be attended by the Project Manager / Construction Manager along with HSE Manager and the site safety officer. The various points discussed in this meeting will be reviewed in the site monthly/weekly safety meetings for further necessary actions.
13. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
All site personnel, within pre-designated and clearly marked zones, will wear standard (or as appropriate) Personal protective Equipment, namely:
• Hard Hats (According to BS/DN)
• Safety Shoes / Boots
• Safety Goggles and face shields
• Face masks
• Ear plugs / Ear muffs
• Safety Harness
• Safety Glass
• Welder’s Hoods and Welder’s Sleeves
• Work Gloves and Rubber Gloves
Relevant documents will be prepared, updated and maintained regarding the storage and use of personal protective equipment.
14. PREVENTION & CONTROL OF FIRES
“Prevention is better than cure”. The following precautions will be taken for the prevention of fire hazards:
1. Keep the site clean and clear the combustible materials such as papers, carton and inflammable materials from the unsafe area. These materials will be stored in the safe place.
2. Smoking will be strictly prohibited at all the places except the designated smoking area.
3. Safety and fire prevention instruction / posters / no smoking and other Safety Sign Boards, etc. will be clearly displayed in the relevant places.
4. Frequent Safety inspections will be conducted to ensure tidiness of the site and camp premises.
5. The proper use of electrical outlets and temporary electrical installations will be ensured.
6. Welding and cutting operations will be done strictly as per the safe procedures.
7. Watch for overheating of bearings, no-aligned or broken machine parts, choking or jamming materials, and poor adjustment of moving parts.
8. Guards against exposure ok flammables, explosives and combustibles to furnace, hot ducts or flues, static electricity and electric lamps or heating elements.
9. All personnel at the site will be instructed to follow these procedures strictly.
10. The electrical circuit and appliances will not be overloaded.
11. Good housekeeping practice will be ensured at all sites as well as camp premises.
To control the fires, the following guidelines will be adhered to:
1. Display the Safety Instructions for control of fires at the prominent places. All personnel should be instructed to observe and obey these instructions.
2. Suitable Fire Extinguisher will be provided in the relevant locations. All site personnel will be instructed in the use of the fire fighting equipment on site and shall be aware of its location.
3. Learn the Fire classification system to match up fires and fire extinguishers. Suitable Safety Training Programs shall be conducted for all personnel on “Control of Fires” activities.
4. Protect combustible materials from any kind of heat source.
5. Be sure that all containers for flammables, explosives and combustibles are clearly and correctly labelled.
6. Formulate and establish a good system for emergency response procedures and display it in the prominent places with emergency telephone numbers.
7. Clearly mark the fire exits and ensure that all personnel are aware about the emergency telephone numbers.
8. Segregate and safety store the combustible materials in the designated places.
15. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
1. During the HSE Induction Training, the site Safety Officer will give detailed instructions, where
and how the personnel shall be evacuated in case of emergency.
2. Emergency drills will be conducted periodically and on the need basis.
3. It will be ensured that all personnel are aware about the Client’s Emergency System –
Emergency Evacuation Procedure.
4. A suitable Emergency response procedure will be prepared and it will be displayed in the
prominent places with Telephone numbers of the following personnel / office.
Nearest Police Station
Nearest Fire Brigade
Nearest Hospital / Ambulance Services
EHS. Representative of the Client / Consultant
Emergency telephone Numbers of the Client / Consultant
16. FIRST-AID & MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
1. There will be a qualified and experienced person (Male Nurse) at the site to attend the first –aid matters (both day & night shifts).
2. First-aid boxes / Medicines and Medical Accessories (as per the directives of Dubai Municipality) will be positioned on site.
3. A register will be maintained for all cases of first-aid treatment and other medical assistance given to the injured personnel.
4. An emergency vehicle
17. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
1. Appropriate measures will be taken to protect the environment as per the Client’s / Consultant’s requirement.
2. All debris from the building will be collected in the skips through the chutes and it will be disposed off in the designated place periodically.
3. Adequate training will be provided in increasing the Environmental Protection awareness among the employees.
4. Suitable measures like water spraying will be done frequently to reduce the effects of dust pollution.
5. Adequate Safety Sign Boards will be displayed in the relevant places.
6. If it is suspected that noise level is more than 85dB, the intensity of the sound level will be measured and suitable action will be taken accordingly. To reduce the effects of Noise Pollution, Ear Plugs and ear Muffs will be given to the employees.
18. MOTIVATION & COMMUNICATION
– A ‘SAFETY MAN OF THE MONTH’ will be introduced at the site to increase the H.S.E. awareness among the employees.
– A certificate with a compliment will be given to the selected Safety Man of the Month personnel. Their name will be displayed in the H.S.E. Notice Boards.
– A ‘SAFETY SUGGESTION SCHEME’ will be introduced at the site and suitable rewards will be given to the valuable suggestion.
− Effective Communication System will be introduced throughout the organizational activities.
− Telephone and fax facilities will be provided at the site as well as Camp Premises.
− Mobile phones will be distributed to the site Safety Officers.
− H.S.E. Notice Boards will be provided at the prominent places.
− Memos, Circulars, Safety Flashes, etc. will be circulated to all sites on the need basis.
19. SUB-CONTRACTORS & SUPPLIERS
All Sub-Contractors and Suppliers will be required to produce their own specific plans or include the whole or relevant part thereof for this Project Plan. In addition to carrying out the regular site inspections the Health & Safety Manager will establish and maintain a Health, Safety and Environment Audit Programmed to provide an in-depth examination of the operations and activities of all Sub- Contractors / Suppliers on the Project.
The Sub-Contractors / Suppliers will nominate and on-site Health & Safety Representative who will remain in attendance during the Sub-Contracted / Suppliers works. All Sub-Contractor / Suppliers Health & Safety Representatives will attend a weekly site meeting, minutes recorded. The Client shall be invited to attend.
The above provision shall be included in formal agreements with Sub-Contractors and Suppliers.
The following information will be collected from the Sub-Contractors:-
1. Completed record Sheets, confirming the provision of Training and Job Instruction to employees
2. Completed Risk Assessment Sheet
3. Completed Weekly Inspection Sheet
4. Completed monthly Reports including all Health, Safety and Environment Statistics
5. Nomination of a Representative to monitor H.S.E. activities and liaise with
6. Company’s site Safety Officer
The following information will be provided to the Sub-Contractors / Suppliers:-
1. Health and Safety Manuals / Project H.S.E. Plan / General H.S.E. Standards and Procedures.
2. Any specific contract features, which may impact the Sub-Contractor’s Risk Assessment
3. Relevant Checklists for H.S.E. Inspection and Audit.
4. Tool Box Talk’s Topic.
5. H.S.E. Training requirements.
20. GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR SITE ACTIVITIES
All written safe work procedures and where appropriate Method Statement will clearly identify the object, the sequence of operations, foreseeable hazards, precautionary & protective measures required and will easily be understood by the personnel who are to carry out the work. All written Safe Procedures and Method Statements will be given a unique document reference number, which shall be registered and maintained as apart of the Project Quality Assurance Systems. When any operations / activities are to be carried out by Sub-Contractor or Specialist Supplier, then they shall submit a written safe working procedure which may be incorporated into a Method Statement, to the Project Manager for vetting and comment prior to submission to the Client for approval.
21. PERMIT –TO-WORK SYSTEM
1. Work permits like Cold Work Permit, Hot Work Permit, Vessel Entry / Confined Space Entry, etc. will be obtained prior to staring any job, wherever it is applicable.
2. The Permit–to-Work System will be handled only by the trained and experienced personnel.
3. All relevant records of Work permits will be documented and maintained properly.
4. Appropriate Safety Sign Boards, Safety Instruction, etc. will be displayed around and inside the work areas.
5. All jobs will be done only as per the requirements mentioned in the Work Permits.
6. One copy of the Work Permit will be kept at the site safety officer.
22. USE OF HAND TOOLS & POWER TOOLS
The following precautionary measures will be taken to avoid accidents while doing the work with the help of Hand Tools:-
1. Permit-to-Work System will be introduced, only a suitable tool will be used for the specific purpose.
2. Hand tools will be used in the safe way. Defective tools will not be used.
3. Keep tools in good condition and in safe place. It must be kept in cabinets, holders or shelves or in a tool box.
4. Always use proper Personal Protective Equipment.
5. Non-sparking tools will be used in explosives atmospheres.
6. When not in use, sharp-edged or pointed hand tools will be provided with protection for the edges or points. The sharp-edged tools such as knife, chisel, etc. should never be put in pocket without proper shield.
7. After using tools, it will never be left at the top of the ladder, workplace or work-bench, since they may fall accidentally.
The portable electric power tools:-
1. Will be used on the correct power supply as instructed on manufacturer’s manual.
2. Cables, plug / sockets, tools, etc. will be inspected and tested regularly.
3. One tool will be connected to one plug at a time.
4. Will be disconnected from the circuit when not in use.
5. Will be connected with suitable plug / socket instead of tapping the supply by connecting two wires.
6. Will be connected to earth unless the equipment is double insulated or all insulated and overloading will not be allowed.
23. SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY
For the prevention and control of electrical hazards, the following guidelines will be strictly adhered to:-
1. All electrical works will be done only by qualified, experienced and competent Electrical Technicians.
2. All temporary electrical installations / appliances will be checked periodically by a competent person and ensure that all installations are free from short circuit, loose contacts, insulation failure, etc.
3. Three pin plug and socket will be used for tapping electrical supply.
4. Relevant protective devices like ELCB, Earthling / Grouping Fuses, Interlocks, etc. will be in place and are functioning properly.
5. If it is relevant to the particular job.
6. Electric cables will be adequately insulated and protected against mechanical damage.
7. Work on live lines must be avoided whenever possible. If it is unavoidable, trained personnel and Personal Protective Equipment should only do it like – protective clothing, rubber gloves and boots, etc. will be weird.
8. Overloading will be avoided.
9. Relevant PPE’s suitable for electrical work will be supplied to the personnel who are doing the electrical work.
10. Danger notice and other Safety Instructions & Signs will be displayed in a conspicuous position with proper symbols near electrical installations / apparatus wherever is required.
24. EXCAVATION WORK
The safety measures will be adopted while planning and doing the excavation work are given below:-
1. Proper inspection will be done to identify whether any underground utility services existing near or inside the areas where excavation is to be done.
2. Ensure Permit-to-Work before starting the excavation as and when it is required.
3. All excavated areas will be cordoned off with barriers, tapes and flashing lights to prevent public access (Barriers 205 m minimum height).
4. Warning Boards will be provided around the cordoned area.
5. Excavated material will be deposited clear of the trench to avoid the fall of debris.
6. Excavators will be operated by licensed drivers only.
7. Compressors will be operated by trained personnel only. All connections to air compressors and tools will be properly secured. All moving parts of compressors will be covered to avoid accidents.
8. Relevant safety equipment such as hard hats, safety boots, goggles, overalls, ear protectors and gloves, etc. will wear by all personnel while working on site.
9. Proper egress and access will be ensured in all excavating trenches if the depth is more than 1.5 m.
25. PAINTING OPERATIONS
The following safety measures will be taken in all areas where store, handle or use flammable paints, coatings and associated solvents:-
1. “No Smoking” and Flammable Materials” Safety Sign Boards will be displayed.
2. All potential sources of ignition will be kept away from these locations.
3. Adequate ventilation will be provided in order to prevent the build up of vapors to above the lower Explosive Limit.
4. Dry Powder fire extinguishers will be kept readily available at these locations.
5. Specific stores for paints, coatings and their associated solvents will be provided. Storage shall be of a fire resistant construction and shall conform to the guidance for safe handling and storage of paints.
6. All personnel performing painting or coating work will be trained for the work and be aware of the hazards of the particular materials being used.
7. Barriers and warning signs will be provided around the painting area.
8. Foodstuffs shall not be brought into or consumed on premises where paint is stored, handled or used. Workers involved in any type of spraying must be given proper health and Safety Training.
9. Painters work outdoors and indoors, they are exposed to hazards of falling from heights. Therefore the site management is responsible to provide sufficient and adequate scaffolding and fall protection.
10. Contaminated rags, used paint containers, waste materials, etc. shall be removed from the site and disposed off properly.
26. WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS
The following guidelines will be followed while ding gas welding and cutting operations:-
1. Hoses will not be wrapped around cylinders.
2. Regulators will be checked for leaks using soap and water solutions.
3. Torches will be cleaned regularly and adequate purging before use.
4. Hoses will be in good condition, and a flame arrestor must be fitted in the supply line from the cylinder / generator to the burner / blowpipe and as near as possible to the burner / blowpipe.
5. Ensure adequate ventilation while doing welding & cutting operations in confined areas.
The following guidelines will be followed while doing electric arc welding & cutting operations:-
1. The frame or case of the welding machine will be efficiently grounded in accordance with the relevant. There shall be safe power interrupting device to the welding machine.
2. Before starting the operation, all connections to the machine will be checked to ensure they are properly made.
3. Electrodes will be removed from holders when not in use to eliminate danger of electrical contact with persons or conducting objects. Electrodes holders when not in use will be so placed that possibilities of electrical contact between them and persons or conducting objects are eliminated
4. Any current carrying parts passing through the portion of the holder, which the welder grips will be fully insulated against the maximum voltage, encountered to ground.
5. When job is finished, welding machine will be disconnected from the power source and remove the electrode form its holder. Store the electrode holder in a safe place.
6. Cable and power source will be free from dirt / grease. If the cables and other accessories are damaged, it will be replaced immediately.
7. Maintain electrical cable is in good condition and make sure connections are tight. Keep cables as short as possible. Welding cables will be kept dry where practicable and free from grease / oil to prevent premature breakdown of the insulation.
8. All earth connections will be checked to determine that they are mechanically strong and electrically adequate for the required current. The earth clamps shall conform to the relevant standards.
27. WORKIN CONFINED SPACES
All welding and cutting operations carried on / in confined spaces will be adequately ventilated to prevent the accumulation of toxic gases or possible oxygen deficiency.
Where welding operations are carried on / in confined spaces and welder / helpers are provided with approved air-supplied respirators or hose masks, a workman shall be stationed on the outside of such confined space to service the power and ventilation lines to ensure the safety of those working within the confined space.
28. MATERIAL HANDLING
1. In all lifting operations, care will be taken to ensure that the load imposed on any item does not exceed its safe working load.
2. The equipment and its methods of use will be suitable for the slings to the lifting appliance will be secured. No overloading of equipment will be allowed either by weight of load or the method of slinging.
3. The lifting operations will be carried out only in the presence of lifting Supervisor / any other competent person.
4. Care must be taken to ensure that the load and the lifting equipment are not damaged. Packing between the sling and the load may be used if required.
5. Before commencing the operation, a suitable landing site will be prepared.
6. Ensure that any loose parts of the load are adequately secured, either by slinging method or other means, or that they are removed.
7. Clear communication between the operative responsible for slinging and the driver or operative responsible for the lifting appliance will be ensured.
8. Only licensed and certified operators are allowed to operate the cranes. Banks man will be employed during the operation of the equipment.
9. Cranes, lifts, hoists, lifting accessories such as slings, ropes, hooks, shackles, etc. will be examined, tested and certified by the approved third party. The copy of the valid third party test certificate will be available at the site Safety Office.
10. Proper maintenance will be carried out regularly and records will be maintained.
29. MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS
The principles that contribute to safe manual handling of materials (for example: – a cargo) are given below and these will be strictly followed while handling the materials manually.
1. Correct Positioning of Feet
2. Knees Bent
3. Straight Back
4. Arms Close to the Body
5. Correct Grip
6. Head in Correct Position
7. Use of Body Weight
When two or more workers are handling heavy loads, the job should be leveled in such a way that load is shared equally by all. It is advisable to employ men of similar physique and built for the purpose.
HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
The following precautions will be taken while handling hazardous chemicals:-
1. As far as possible, hazardous chemicals will be avoided at the site.
2. If any hazardous chemicals are used or handled, the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) will be readily available at the premises.
3. The suitable labeling and tagging system will be adopted.
4. The relevant safety signs, symbols and cautionary instructions will be displayed.
5. The detailed information about the hazardous effects of the chemicals, prevention and corrective measures to be taken in case of emergencies, first-aid treatment, and the chemical & physical properties of the chemicals, etc. will be informed to all relevant personnel.
30. HANDLING AND STORAGE OF GAS CYLINDERS
The precautionary measures, which will be taken for the safe storage and uses of gas cylinders are mentioned below:-
1. All gases contained in the cylinders will be identified by the color. If the cylinders are not identifiable will be returned to the supplier immediately.
2. No alteration to the coloring of the cylinders is permitted and don’t change the gas from the cylinders.
3. Cylinders will be secured, vertical, valves shut and free from leaks. Secure cylinder against falling from the vehicle. Protective valve caps will be fitted where provided.
4. Proper instruction will be given the drivers in safe handling, loading, and transport of cylinders and dealing with emergencies.
5. Oil, grease or other readily combustible substances will be prevented from coming into contact with cylinders of oxygen.
6. Store cylinders in a well ventilated place away from rain, snow, strong sunlight and any other storage of corrosive or combustible substances.
7. Segregate empty cylinders and full cylinders and it will be stored separately with signboards.
8. No sources of ignition are allowed in storage compounds where compressed flammable gases are kept.
9. Acetylene and LPG cylinders must never be stacked horizontally in storage or use.
10. Cylinders will be kept clear from electrical apparatus, live electrical wires, sparks, flames or slag from welding or cutting operations.
31. WORK AT HEIGHTS
GENERAL SAFETY MEASURES
1. Effective supervision will be ensured at the place where people are working at heights.
2. All working platforms more than 2 meters height will be secured properly with relevant guard rails and toe boards.
3. All personnel who are engaged in work at a height more than 2 meters will wear safety harness / safety belt and other relevant Personal Protective equipment.
4. Proper access / egress will be provided in all landings / working platforms.
5. Scaffolds will not be overloaded.
1. All ladders shall be of good condition, free from rust and deformations.
2. Ladders made at site will not be permitted.
3. Ladders used for electrical work shall be of non-conductive materials.
4. Ladders will be securely and evenly supported on both stiles and will not be footed on loose material.
5. Ladders will be evenly supported at the upper resting place and where more than 3m in length, securely fixed.
6. When ladders are used in the presence of the public or site traffic, a second man will be required at the bottom of the ladder to ensure that no harm to the public or the person performing the job.
7. Ladders, which obstruct the public right of way or other site transport, will be removed as soon as the particular job is completed.
32. ERECTION OF STEEL STRUCTURES
The following safety measures will be taken while erecting steel structures:
1. Safety helmets and safety harness will be worn by all operatives on steel erection work.
2. Steel erectors are not permitted to carry out unsafe practices such as walking on the top flange of steel beams, climbing up or sliding down columns, etc.
3. Only fully trained and competent persons will be engaged on this work. Fingers shall never be allowed into the structure while hoisting.
4. Steel working area will be protected from public and other workers access.
5. Care will be taken when hoisting the steel structure, sound-lifting points shall be introduced and rigger shall direct the craned operative. No workers will be allowed to pass under the structure while being transported.
6. Placing of the structure shall be directed by one / two trained workmen and only after securing the structure the hoist will be removed.
7. Never use manpower to support a steel structure.
8. Stability of crane shall be maintained during all activities.
9. Special care will be taken during lifting slinging operations to ensure the sections are secure and cannot slip.
10. Adequate precautions must be taken to provide support for temporarily unsecured sections before final fixing.
11. Ensure lifting areas are clear of obstructions especially overhead cables, etc.
33. DEMOLITION WORK
1. Appropriate work permits will be obtained from the client prior to the commencement of the work.
2. Prior to demolition, a detailed and comprehensive survey will be made to specifically identify the removal of salvaged equipment, mounted equipment & machinery, etc.
3. Before proceeding the work, all sources of power and other utilities shall be disconnected.
4. A fence will be erected enclosing the demolition operation.
5. The sequence of operations will be established to clear the accumulated debris on a regular basis so that floors will not become overloaded.
6. All precautions shall be made to prevent any debris falling on to the neighbourhoods and / or the personnel working on site.
7. Access to the demolition site shall be restricted to other personnel except those involved in this operation.
8. Warning signs / red flags shall be used to caution the personnel who approach the site.
9. A method statement will be produced together with the preferred demolition procedure, following the demolition survey.
10. In case of asbestos removal appropriate method statement of removal asbestos will be prepared and approval will be obtained prior to the commencement of the work.
11. Adequate Personal Protective Equipment will be used during the removal of asbestos.
12. The disposal of asbestos will be carried out as per the client’s waste disposal management procedures.
13. All debris will be removed from the site immediately.
34. HEAT STRESS MANAGEMENT
The following measures will be taken for the prevention and control of Heat Stress while carrying out the project activities:
• Training will be conducted among the employees to increase the awareness of heat Stress and its adverse effects.
• Sufficient rest rooms will be provided at the site and employees will be instructed to take rest when they are feeling tiredness.
• Adequate amount of water coolers will be provided near the work place and salt tablets, dehydrate powder, lemon etc. will be given to employees particularly at the hot climatic conditions.
• Instructions will be given to Engineers / Supervisors / Foremen to observe the workers closely to find out their health conditions particularly while working at hot climatic conditions.
• Effective first-aid and medical assistance will be ensured throughout the working hours.
35. WELFARE FACILITIES
BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA COMPANY shall verify at all times sufficient and suitable welfare facilities are provided by all parties working on the project as per the Health and Safety regulations and the local health and safety acts such as adequate and suitable:
• Drinking Water
• Sanitary facilities (toilets, washrooms, etc.)
• Rest and lunch areas.
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PLANS
Health, Safety and Environment have always been the primary concerns of Bawabat Al-Rumaila before, during and after the execution of their Projects no matter how big or small they are. BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA COMPANY has therefore developed its own HSE Plan that shall govern its performance and the performance of its force and that of its Sub-contractors during the execution of the Project. This ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN has been prepared to establish High standards in the quality of work being carried out at the WORK SITE IN BASRA CITY IN BARJSYA AND NORTH RUMAIL to ensure minimal short term and long term adverse impacts on the site environment from unconventional and outdated construction activities by Educating the work force on the latest trends in the industry regarding the subject and Monitoring & Controlling the site activities to achieve the same.
• To ensure that a clean environment is maintained as part of the finished product at the completion of the construction, as well as the being a quality assured deliverable.
• Improvement to existing work practices aimed at preventing nutrients and pollutants from impacting the environment.
• Perception of responsibility and accountability so that the contractor becomes protective in implementing the necessary environmental protection measures.
• Identify potential impacts at an early stage to allow effective re-mediation works to be undertaken with minimal damage to the environment.
COMPLIANCE OF PROCEDURES
• BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA COMPANY has appointed one single point of contact to be referred to as the Environment Protection Officer (EPO). In this case the Project Safety Engineer / Officerin-charge ( SOIC) will discharge this role.
• The role of the EPO (SOIC) will be able to liaise directly with Environment Environmental Compliance Auditor (ECA).
• The EPO (SOIC) will be BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA COMPANY’s Facilitator with respect to all environmental matters.
• The EPO (SOIC) will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining appropriate work practices in accordance with the Environment Management Guidelines.
• EPO (SOIC) duty will include (but will not be limited) to the following:
− Guide train and assess all the site personnel on appropriate management practices, particularly emphasizing compliance with EMG 01 with regards to what is Permissible Work Practice and what is Not Considered Good Work Practice, and the undesirable consequences ( in terms of costs to the company and the environment) of related non permissible practice.
− Conduct routine (daily) and non-routine (sub-daily) work site inspections (self audits) to assess compliance with EMG 01 (a daily inspection form will be completed by the EPO and files for external audit purpose).
− Document all non-compliance incidents (NCI) including details of the corrective actions takes.
− A specific NCI form is to be completed for each major non-compliance incident and faxed to the Consultant’s ECA as quickly as possible after the incident.
− A major non-compliance incident will be defined as an incident receiving 3 or more negative performance points as detailed.
− The NCI will include the details of how the incident will be prevented from recurring in the future.
− Initiate and coordinated corrective (remedial) action as quickly as possible after the incident to minimize the potential for adverse environmental impacts.
− Prepare and issue to the Consultant’s ECA a weekly self- audit summary, which outlines Bawabat Al-Romaila Company’s environmental compliance with the approved environmental guidelines, highlighting where any NCI’s occurred and the nature of corrective action and preventive measures taken for its implementation.
− Remain contactable (keep mobile phone on) to answer questions from the ECA and attend to emergency calls.
− Accompany the ECA on routine (monthly) and non-routine (surprise) audits, during which site works will be inspected and assessed for compliance with EMG 01. During these external audits, the EPO will make available for review all daily self-audit records.
COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
BAWABAT AL-RUMAILA COMPANY will incorporate Environmental Considerations into decision-making and its planning processes.
Will promote sustainable developments by implementing programs for pollution control, monitoring and research.
Develop and update environmental policies and guidelines to provide basis for the implementation of effective environmental protection measures.
Improve environmental education and awareness and to advance regional cooperation on the environment for the formulation of multi-dimensional action plans.
Identify key environmental problems and set priorities for mitigation and remediation works as required.
Formulate comprehensive work instructions to be adopted by contract personnel for the protection of the Quality of the Environment.
Take action to eliminate or minimize risks of harm to local ecosystems.
Assure the protection of the environment based on sustainable development principles
Provide a better quality of life for tenants and visitor to the completed development..
Develop a system for implementing the guidelines.
COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER COMPLEMENTARY POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Ports, Customs and Free zone Corporation (PCFC) Environmental Control Rules and requirements, third edition 2003
PCFC Health & Safety regulations and standards – second editions 2003
Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) planning and contraction planning regulations – third editions 2003.
Dubai Municipality (DM) Technical guidelines – Various guidelines and revisions.
Contractors must comply with the above regulations and guidelines in addition to this EMG. When applicable, contractor should obtain approvals, no objection certificates (NOCS), permits and other required documents pertaining to environmental issues from the required authorities prior to proceeding with work.
The terms applied in this policy are defined as follows:
Client: Ports, Customs & Free-zone corporations and its respective Consultant’s Business Unit.
Contractor: Party employed by the client to execute a job defined in a contract with the client. It also includes all third parties / subcontractors (Individuals & Companies) that are listed by the contractor to provide services to accomplish the commissioned works.
Authorities: DAMAC Engineering and the group Environment, Health, Safety and security (EHSS) Department of the ports customs & Free Zones Corporation, Dubai Municipality.
GUIDANCE AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL
Bawabat Al-Romaila Company will ensure that all workers and employees are adequately inducted and are well aware of the requirements of EMG 01.
It will be the individual responsibility of each worker to make certain that their site activities do no cause pollution either on the land mass or in the aquatic environment.
Bawabat Al-Romaila Company will also ensure that workers are made aware of any known or possible activities threat could potentially be hazardous to the environment and will arrange adequate training and instruction for all site personnel in the procedures to be followed to avoid such hazards. Bawabat Al-Romaila Company will refer to PCFC Authority’s Health and Safety Regulations and standards, second edition 2003, chapter 6, Page 35 for detailed requirements. All company personnel are required to comply with the following instructions.
USE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SAFE MATERIALS
Materials used on sited must be environmentally friendly and safe; for example, lead free paints and asbestos free materials are to be used instead of paints and materials that contain these toxic substances.
All company activities, equipments and materials storage shall be confined to the site boundary agreed upon with the client.
The site boundary shall be clearly identified with the use of either, temporary walls or other barrier making systems approved by the client.
Site offices, labor accommodation and relevant activities, workshops, warehouses, equipments and vehicle parking and associate contractor facilities shall all be restricted within the boundary.
Company shall supply adequate sanitary facilities to the site including restrooms, showers, water tanks, cool drinking water facility, and solid waste collection systems.
All liquid sanitary facilities shall drain to a centralized collection system (Septic tanks). Routine checks shall be made to ensure zero leakage of material from those containers.
It is absolutely prohibited to channel the sewage through a drain into the open grounds, underground or open beached / water bodies.
HANDLING OF SOLID WASTE / SANITARY MATERIAL / SPECIAL WASTE
It is the sole responsibility of the company to arrange for the timely collection of sewage and solid waste from the site.
Special waste (for example oil) and other environmentally hazardous material shall be transported and recycled or disposed in an appropriate manner approved by the client in consultation with EHSS.
It is absolutely prohibited to dispose of solid waste / special waste or sanitary waste by dumping on land or into waterways.
Adequate mess halls / canteens shall be provided for labors on site.
It is absolutely prohibited for individual to cook food on site outside of authorized ness halls.
Planting trees, shrubs and other types of plants/ground covers is encourage around temporary site facilities, but is not allowed without the prior consents of the clients / EHSS.
Suitably dedicated areas with easy access for vehicles shell be allocated for the storage of construction debris solid waste material prior to disposal. Suitable skips/garbage bins shall be provided on site to enable proper collection.
Littering in any form volume and location is prohibited. All domestic litter should be put in designated litterbins.
Industrial and construction litter including ruptured equipment tires oil cans and drum site disposables etc shall be put in special bins for appropriate collection.
It is absolutely prohibited to discard litter on the road, storm, water drains or open grounds.
It is absolutely prohibited to use the beaches or the open grounds for sanitary purposes including bathing, defection, urination, cooking washing dished or other items, laundry and other activities that pose potential risks to human health and the local ecosystems.
Waste water and litter shall be disposed in designated containers.
Illegal waste dumping, including roadside dumping and illegal land filling is prohibited.
For works that involve on site filling with material other that virgin excavate natural material would necessitate a request for prior approval by the client.
Burning any waste on-site is strictly.
WORKSHOP AND REPAIR AREAS
All such activities shall require the prior permission form EHSS
All workshop and service activities shall be confined to the repair area within the contractor’s site boundary.
Repairs (whether minor or major) on side roads and open grounds will not be permitted.
Broken-down vehicles / equipment shall be moved to the workshop for repairs or mechanical servicing.
Routine servicing such as on-the-job addition of oil, lubrication and refueling shall be done with utmost-care at the designated locations and ‘Precaution will be taken before resorting to such activities to protect the ground from contamination resulting from accidental petroleum hydrocarbon spills’.
Activities involving chemical solutions during painting, paint mixing, oil change, etc shall be conducted in a location confined to the repair area over surfaces that are bounded (i.e. raised perimeter) and sealed (non-permeable to the ground).
Accidental leakage of such liquids is to be immediately contained and cleaned up to prevent migration of contaminants to other parts of the site.
Adequate contingency measures will be prepared and all personnel involved trained and rehearsed to respond in an emergency situation where accidental spillage of hazardous liquids occurs.
Should hazardous liquids migrate and seep into unpaved ground areas, the EHSS must be immediately notified and the incident must be documented in accordance with the Environmental Compliance procedure detailed in Section 3.2
A proper painting / blasting booth shall be constructed for such operations.
This booth shall be constructed with a proper extraction / filtration system and appropriate sound buffering (in the case of blasting).
All possible precautions shall be taken to limit the discharge of volatile substance, fumes and dust /grit suspension into the open air.
Water containing suspended materials dangerous waste or volatile materials, such as mineral spirits oil or paint thinner shall not be pumped or disposed of into the storm water drains or sanitary sewers.
MATERIAL STORAGE AND HANDLING:
The storage of diesel oil, paint, thinners and other chemicals that pose potential environmental hazardous are to be kept to bate minimum quantities on site.
Such materials should be stored in a manner that prevents any potential environmental / safety risk as per Material safety Date Sheets (MSDS) and EHSS requirements.
All used (waste) oil will be temporarily stored in special facilities (bounded areas, pits or tanks) on site.
Waste oil facilities shall be routinely inspected to ensure no leakage is taking place.
EPO will ensure the timely and appropriate collection of the waste-oil for off site removal is carried out and the activity recorded for audit purposes.
EPO will seek the client’s approval before each collection
Any leaking compressed gas bottles, cylinders, and oil and paint drums shall be removed immediately from site and action taken to mitigate any adverse environmental impact.
An up to date register of all potential hazardous materials must be kept in a central location by the EPO including material types, quantities, storage methods, location and accompanying Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), clean up procedures and equipment must be clearly displayed in material storage areas, with nominated trained personnel responsible for Equipment Maintenance and use.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVES AND TRAFFIC
All construction works are too being carried out in such a way so as to minimize disturbance to the environment.
EPO will ensure compliance with relevant EHSS construction requirements and relevant environmental legislation.
He will be responsible to initiate procedures to prevent pollution, which could arise from the construction activity and endeavor to reduce the impact upon the environment through continuous improvement in performance.
Appropriate measures shall be implanted during earthworks, stockpiling, concreting, bitumen application and other such works to suppress dust, prevent toxic fumes and abate noise.
EPO will ensure provision of noise attenuation screens on heavy plant, equipment and around work areas where appropriate.
All deliveries to the site will be scheduled so that disruption to local amenity and traffic is mineral.
Environmental conscious choices are highly encouraged when selecting building materials, Materials and technologies that minimize adverse environmental impacts and reduce power consumption are recommended.
All hazardous material, whether temporary or permanent, suitable for the intended use shall be safely installed in strict conformance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
All site deliveries of hazardous materials must include a Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) from and the relevant MSDSs, which must be maintained within the contracts on-site documentation system at all times.
All equipment shall be well maintained, certified (if required) and in good working condition at all times to ensure safe operation with minimal fume emission and operation noise.
Trained and experienced operators should operate equipment in an efficient manner in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Unnecessary idling, reviving or in-appropriate use of all types of plant and equipment is prohibited.
Post operation cleaning of all machines and heavy equipment such as concrete mixers, truck washing etc. shall be carried out within a specified washing area that is bounded and paved to prevent ground or marine pollution.
Facilities requiring wash /process wastewater disposal will require a permit from the client. EPO will ensure that the same is obtained well in advance.
All traffic shall be kept to well-defined roads.
Roads shall be water-sprinkled and made wet regularly to suppress dust.
Speeds shall be maintained to the minimum allowance (60Kmph on wetted roads/ 30Kmph on dry, dusty roads), to minimizes road surface disturbance and dust/fine particle suspension in the air.
It will be the responsible of the HSE Manager to ensure the strict compliance and adherence to the above Plans by the EPO, which are designed to bring about improvements in the Work Practices that the existing work force are used to and foster an additional sense of perception of responsibility and accountability amongst them so that they become proactive implementing the necessary Environment Protection Measures as listed above.
Such Measures are sure to help in identifying Potential Impacts at an early stage to allow effective remediation works undertaken with minimal damage to the environment.
Responsibility for HSE performance starts with Bawabat Al- Rumaila and follows with every successive level. Bawabat Al- Rumaila strives for an incident-free environment with a constant focus on proactive measures and showing the highest level of support for safety excellence.