Safety & Health Policy

It is our policy to provide safe and healthy working conditions and to establish and insist upon safe practices at all times, by all employees and subcontractors.


Accident prevention, and adherence to all regulations set forth in National, State and Local standards pertaining to our industry, shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operation andadministration.


Safety shall be everyone’s responsibility.


In view of constantly changing job site conditions, management and employees must be alert to potential hazards as the job progresses, and proactive measures to prevent mishaps shall be adopted.


Periodic company-wide meetings shall be held for safety awareness and appropriate safety training shall be provided for the employees and subcontractors on need basis.


The Company shall issue safety equipment, i.e. hard-hats, safety belts, etc.


Individual employees’ safety performance shall be reviewed while deciding their career advancement.

Contents :
1. Excavation
2. Plain Cement Concrete
3. Reinforced Cement Concrete
4. Pre-Constructional Anti-Termite Treatment
5. Road Work
6. Safety in scaffoldings
7. Safety gadgets (Personal Protective equipment)
8. Housekeeping.
9. First Aid Kit.
10. Fire protection & prevention.


1. EXCAVATION:


1. Competent person must ascertain the type, nature and properties, including groundwater table of the strata of the entire area of the excavation.
2. Suitable method of excavation should be decided, viz., cutting back the sides of the excavation to a safe slope, or adopting vertical supported by timbering or sheeting – either partial or close – sheet piling etc.
3. Position of underground installations of the utilities and services such as water-supply pipelines, sewers, gas pipelines, electrical cables, telephone cables etc should be verified to avoid accidents, hazards and damages. Gas and water pipelines should be shut off and the electrical lines should be disconnected.
4. Excavations should be kept free from water.
5. An adequate barrier and prominent hoarding to warn about the danger should protect the accessible part of all excavations.
6. Side slopes of excavations should be designed properly and should be stable under all conditions.
7. No material should be stocked or plant and machinery moved or placed near the edge of excavations.
8. In deeper excavations (more than 1.5 m deep), where it is not possible to give stable slope, shoring, timbering, sheet piling with soil anchors, diaphragm wall or retaining walls from interlocking piles may be adopted. All struts, braces and waling should be adequately secured so as to prevent accidental displacement.
9. Deep trenches should be provided with adequate ladders, which extend at least 1 m above ground level and are firmly fixed.
10. Buckets of materials should be carefully lowered to prevent injuries.
11. Vehicles/ dumpers should be fitted with warning lights and sirens and uniform system of signalling should be followed.

 

2. PLAIN CEMENT CONCRETE :


1. The mixing & casting of P.C.C. should be based on the mentioned specif ications of materials along with the safe placing & handling.
2. A competent person should be appointed to supervise & co-ordinate the work & check procedure.
3. Specific area should be marked out in advance for carrying out concreting at all sites.
4. Behaviour of concrete is effected by its composition & temperature variations so mixing should be carried out under a covered area/ shade on a hard plain platform.
5. Failure to control vertical placement of concrete has caused accidents.
6. Failure to regular horizontal rate of concreting causes unbalance loading & thus accidents.

 

3. REINFORCEMENT CEMENT CONCRETE


1. Proper stripping of formwork should be defined and followed.
2. Loads caused due to vibrations and shocks should be considered on the formwork.
3. No reinforcement bars should be left protruding and exposed, unmarked.

 

4. PRE-CONSTRUCTIONAL ANTI-TERMITE TREATMENT


Storage:
1. The pesticides shall be stored in separate rooms or premises form the rooms or premises meant for storing other article particularly articles of food, shall be separate almirah under lock and key depending upon quantity and nature of the insecticides.
1. The room or premises meant for storing the insecticides shall be build dry, well lit and ventilated and of sufficient dimension to avoid contamination with vapour.
Precautions by user:
1. Avoid inhalation and skin contact while diluting because of spillage or splashes. Do not mix with bare hands.
2. The user should use r ubber gloves, boots etc.
3. Use of high concentration with and altra low volume application equipment is dangerous and should be avoided.
4. The used packages shall not be left outside, prevent their use.
5. Packages or surplus materials and washings from the machines and containers should be disposed of in such a manner so as to prevent environment/water pollution & contamination.

 

5. ROAD WORK


1. While doing road works one shall confirm with the construction safety rules ensur ing the protection of employees & public.
2. Prior permissions shall be obtained from the Municipal / Road dept for working on the existing road links and suitable precautions against traffic hazards shall be taken.
3. Proper barricading & fencing must be done at the stretch where work is carried out.
4. Adequate signals and signboards should be put up in order to show the Traffic diversions.

 

6. SAFETY ASPECTS FOR SCAFFOLDING


1. Quality of material shall be source & free of defects. For repetitive use, the straightness of pipes and fitness of couplers shall be checked.
2. Erection of scaffolding shall be done by skilled persons, ensuring that the ground surface is levelled and well compacted where scaffolding is to be erected.
3. The planks shall be supported on minimum two cross tubes. Toe boards shall be fixed to working platform.
4. Provide access ladders for all working platforms well clamped to scaffold.
5. Check wire ropes, pulleys, chain-blocks etc. prior to use.
6. The working platform shall not be over loaded & impact shall be avoided on there. The working platform access ladders shall be illuminated adequately for night work.

 

7. SAFETY GADGETS


(PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT)
1. All personnel working at project site should wear safety helmet where head injury is possible.
2. All personnel inaccordance to their jobs should wear appropriate safety shoes.
3. Suitable hand protection hand gloves shall be provided as pre requirement.
4. Lifeline safety belts safety belts should be provided for workers, working at heights.
5. Safety nets shall be used above 8m height when other saf ety means are not possible.
6. Face & Eye protection Safety Goggles shall be provided when machinery or operations present potential for injury.
7. Workers involved in concreting, boring or drilling workers must wear gumboots.

 

8. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING


1. Proper house keeping is an important tool for accident prevention.
2. Every platform, gangway, ramp or stair shall be kept free from way unnecessary obstruction, material or rubbish and from any projecting nails etc.
3. If a platform gangway, ramp or stair becomes slippery, appropriate measures shall be taken immediately to make it safe for use.
4. All materialise should be maintained in neat stockpiles with laid asiles and walkways for ease of access without having undesired projections.
5. Adequate lighting should be provided in and around the work area, passages, stairs, ladders etc.
6. Wooden scrap yard should be at a safe distance from any gas cutting/ welding operations.

 

9. FIRST AID


1. A responsible person shall be there at all sites and be able to handle an emergency and be responsible for maintaining first-aid equipment.
2. The name of the person responsible shall be displayed and the First Aid Kit containing the following, be readily accessible

  • Assorted Adhesive dressings
  • Paper tissues
  • 1 inch roller bandage
  • 3 Inch roller bandage
  • Packets of cotton wool
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Tie on labels
  • Potassium Permanganate solutions
  • Lint /gauge, plain white
  • Salvdatile or smelling salts.

10. FIRE PROTECTION & PREVENTION


1. High housekeeping standards should be maintained.
2. All fire fighting equipment shall be periodically inspected and maintained in an operating condition.
3. Segregate flammable materials from sources of ignition.
4. All storage vessels and pipelines carrying flammable materials should be gounded and bonded.
5. Storage of combustible or hazardous material shall not be stacked higher than 5 m.
6. In multi-storey work site, at least one fire extinguisher shall be located near stairways.
7. Temporary buildings if erected shall be of non-combustible construction.
8. Fire presentation measures shall be observed regarding, electrical wiring, I. C. Engine powered Equipment.
9. Where Flammables are stored and used, ensure adequate ventilation & use flameproof electrical equipment.
10. Store incompatible chemical separately.

 

 

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