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MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY General Directorate For DIBIS Tender

Gas Power Plant Projects 2011

Republic of Iraq
Ministry of Electricity

DIBIS 2xSGT5-PAC 2000E


Dual fuel + Heavy Fuel Oil

CHAPTER 5
SITE DETAILS AND SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS

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MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY General Directorate For DIBIS Tender
Gas Power Plant Projects 2011

Table of Contents

5 SITE DETAILS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS................................................................................1


5.1 Location of Site, access and use of Site............................................................................................1
5.2 Site facilities.....................................................................................................................................2
5.3 Site services during construction period...........................................................................................3
5.3.1 Site services during construction period...................................................................................3
5.3.2 Water supplies...........................................................................................................................3
5.3.3 Other services...........................................................................................................................3
5.4 Health and safety at work.................................................................................................................4
5.4.1 Risk assessment and ATEX.......................................................................................................4
5.4.2 Specific risks produced by contractor activities........................................................................5
5.4.3 Documents................................................................................................................................6
5.4.4 Contractor's safe systems of working........................................................................................6
5.4.5 Training.....................................................................................................................................7
5.4.6 Safety equipment......................................................................................................................7
5.4.7 Assistance to Owner.................................................................................................................7
5.4.8 Confined spaces........................................................................................................................7
5.4.9 Land owned by third parties......................................................................................................8
5.4.10 Temporary electricity supply.....................................................................................................8
5.4.11 Fire precautions........................................................................................................................9
5.4.12 Compressed gases.....................................................................................................................9
5.4.13 Access, fencing and safety barriers...........................................................................................9
5.4.14 Site rules...................................................................................................................................9
5.4.15 First aid and medical facilities................................................................................................11
5.4.16 Emergency evacuation of the Site...........................................................................................11
5.4.17 Safety orientation and management........................................................................................11
5.4.18 Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment and scaffolds, etc.................................................................11
5.4.19 Electrical safety conditions.....................................................................................................12

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5 SITE DETAILS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Location of Site, access and use of Site
The Site conditions are given in Chapter 3 and the plants location can be inferred from the plant conceptual
layout drawings also annexed to Chapter 3.

The Contractor shall inform himself fully as to all transport facilities, requirements and loading gauges to
ensure that all equipment as packed for transport shall conform to these limitations, and shall be responsible
for all damage to roads, bridges, etc during transportation.

The location of the laydown parking and construction areas will be the responsibility of the Contractor. The
Contractor shall provide his own hardstanding storage, working areas, access ways, any roofed
accommodation and security arrangements where necessary. Such facilities shall after the agreement of MoE
be removed from Site on completion of the Contract.

The Contractor shall, and at his expense, take precautions to keep all existing and new temporary and
permanent roadways clear of any spillage from his traffic. All such spillage, which occurs, shall be cleared
immediately, including excessive earth or other materials brought in on wheels or tracks of the traffic.

The Contractor shall confine his labour, material, plant and equipment to within the designated areas of
which he has been given possession.

No lands or other places which are the property of the Owner shall be used except in accordance with the
instructions of MoE. The Contractor shall at any time move any vehicle, temporary work, plant or other
obstruction within his control that may be required to be moved by MoE and the Contractor shall move any
such vehicle, temporary work, plant or obstruction promptly on the instruction given by MoE, all at the
Contractors own cost.

The Contractor shall maintain access for the inspection, operation and maintenance of any of the Owners
Engineers premises, plant or works which are within the contract site boundaries.

The Contractor shall maintain the whole of his operations in a clean, tidy and safe condition and shall
arrange his materials in an orderly manner.

All rubbish, waste materials, debris and the like shall be regularly and systematically cleaned off the working
areas as it accumulates and deposited in collecting points from which the Contractor shall regularly dispose
of waste materials.

The Contractor shall ensure that the site and adjoining lands belonging to third parties are kept free from
construction materials of any kind arising from the Works and that no damage occurs to third party property.

On sites which are in use, or have been in use, or sites in which services may cross, the position of any
existing services in or near the proposed work area shall be pinpointed as accurately as possible by means of
site plans. The Contractor shall use locating devices to confirm the position of the services.

Hand held power tools and mechanical excavators shall not be used within the vicinity of existing
underground services.

Any pipe or cable which is uncovered shall be treated as live unless proven otherwise. Upon completion of
the work in a particular area, any warning tiles or tapes shall be replaced.

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5.2 Site facilities
The Contractor shall provide for site works provisional office Site accommodation for his own and sub-
Contractors staff, which shall conform to the requirements of any local and statutory authorities, for the area
in which the work is situated.

Site accommodation and arrangements shall be subject to the approval of MoE in all respects.

The Contractor shall establish and operate a site security system, all staff employed at Site will be issued
with Security passes by the Contractor to permit access to and from the Site. It shall be the Contractor's
senior representatives responsibility to ensure that security rules are complied with. No vehicles will be
allowed on site except those carrying materials, or necessary for construction.

The Contractor shall ensure that at least one person amongst the Site staff during Site working hours is
trained in first aid and a first aid facility shall be maintained with basic needs.

On commencement on site the Contractor shall insure the Owners Engineers offices and contents against
fire, and other risks ordinarily insured against.

Before the erection of any temporary huts, sheds or other buildings which the Contractor may require for his
own purposes, the Contractor shall obtain approval from MoE for the size, type, location and drainage
arrangements. Notice shall also be given to MoE of any intention to dismantle any hut or remove the same
from site.

After completion of erection of the office(s) and other temporary accommodation, the Contractor shall
arrange an inspection, to be attended by MoE and the Local Fire Authority. The Contractor shall comply with
all recommendations made by Local Fire Authority. Any costs involved in making the buildings comply with
the Fire Officers requirements shall be deemed to be included in the Contract Price.

The Contractor shall provide sanitary conveniences for the use of workmen employed on the Works and in
such a manner and number as shall conform to the statutory or other appropriate regulations and the whole
shall be installed to the satisfaction of MoE.

The conveniences shall be located centrally to the Works and shall be to a high industrial standard,
heated/ventilated (as necessary) and maintained in clean, hygienic and in good working order at all times.

The Contractor shall include for removal of all temporary offices, welfare facilities, sheds and other
temporary buildings at the completion of the Works and restore the site to a state, to the satisfaction of the
Owner/Engineer.

5.3 Site services during construction period


The Contractor shall be responsible for the provision of all site temporary or construction services. Refer also
to the Civil Works section.

5.3.1 Site services during construction period


The Contractor shall be responsible for making arrangements for the provision for the purposes of the
construction of the Works of supplies of electricity, as may be required, including the provision at his own
cost of any apparatus necessary for such use and the payment of any charges levied for such supplies should
these be available from the Owner.

The Owner cannot guarantee the availability and/or reliability of any supply identified as existing at the Site.

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All cables installed for temporary electrical supplies shall be routed so that they are clear of building
operations or constructional work, shall not impede access and egress, and shall be at least 150mm clear of
steam, gas and water pipelines. Lampholders and other accessories shall not be suspended from electric
cables.

Cables passing under roadways and access ways for transport and mobile plant shall be laid in ducts at a
depth of 600 mm. A cable marker shall be installed at each end of the road crossing.

Records and drawings of the temporary distribution system and cable routes shall be kept up to date.

As soon as any parts or whole of the Contractors installation is no longer required for carrying out the
Contract Works, the Contractor shall disconnect and remove the same to the satisfaction of MoE.

5.3.2 Water supplies


The Contractor shall be responsible for making his own arrangements for any water supplies required during
the construction of the plant, including any metering apparatus and the payment of any charges.

5.3.3 Other services


The Contractor shall also provide at least the following and others if required:

a. at laydown areas and at work faces temporary fencing, lighting and guarding and all other materials
and services necessary for the safety and security of persons and property;

b. temporary roads, parking areas etc;

c. telephones

d. fire-fighting equipment;

e. waste disposal facilities;

f. sanitary facilities;

g. all necessary temporary equipment for construction, commissioning and testing; until project
completion has occurred.

The Contractor shall include for the removal and disposal off-site of all ground works associated with the
temporary services, including the removal of temporary sewage works, the safe demolition and infill of
manholes, chambers etc, and the safe termination and/or blanking off from permanent services under the
control of the Owner and/or other public or private bodies, to the satisfaction of MoE.

5.4 Health and safety at work


The Owner/Engineer will monitor the Health and Safety practices of the Contractor against the agreed H&S
Plan which shall be prepared and developed by the Contractor and be subsequently approved by MoE.

On award of contract, but before construction work begins, the plan shall be prepared and passed to MoE for
comment/approval and the Contractor shall ensure that it is regularly and properly adjusted to accord with
the contractors involved and to site activities. The Contractor must incorporate into this plan comprehensive
method statements for all major construction activities and provide copies of these to MoE. The method
statements will include, but not be limited to, working methods, plant utilization, construction sequence and
safety arrangements.

MoE will authorize construction activities to start only when advised by the Contractor that there is a
sufficiently detailed execution stage of health and safety plan in place.

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The Contractor shall make allowance within his programme for carrying out his duties in the above respects.

The Contractor shall prepare comprehensive method statements for all interface construction activities and
submit these to MoE for review at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the relevant activity.
The method statements will include, but not be limited to, working methods, plant utilization, construction
sequence and safety arrangements, permit requirements etc.

5.4.1 Risk assessment and ATEX


It will be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide both their generic and site specific risk assessments
related to undertaking any hazardous work and/or use of any hazardous materials, and major HAZID and
HAZOP studies as required to demonstrate the safety of the proposed design and operation of the plant, or as
required under statutory legislation.

The power islands, where the equipment shall be installed has been designed in order to comply with
European ATEX directives (94/5/CE relevant to components and 1999/92/CE relevant to the plant), and the
Contractor in completing the plants design, shall consider the G.E. indications and the requirements of this
directive, in order not to produce, with the works which he shall do within these islands, modifications which
could affect the equipment supplied by MoE.

The Contractor shall ensure that risk assessments on the design of his elements of the plant are carried out
with ATEX or equivalent directives, and the relevant information shall be included in a document to be
produced during the design stage.

5.4.2 Specific risks produced by contractor activities


The detailed Health and Safety Plan to be developed by the Contractor shall include method statements for
all high-risk activities to be engaged upon by the Contractor and Subcontractors. Work will not be allowed to
start on site until method statements have been submitted and accepted by MoE.

High risk activities that have been identified for the construction works include, but are not limited to:-

a. Work on fuel gas and gas oil systems

b. Chemical handling

c. Working on and adjacent to water

d. Steel fabrication and erection

e. Scaffolding

f. Heavy crane lifts

g. Working at height

h. Hot work

i. Large plant handling and installation

j. Noise

k. Working with HV, MV and LV systems

l. Excavations

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m. Construction of foundations

n. Contamination

o. Working in confined spaces

p. Working adjacent to highways

q. Tunnelling operations

r. Tie-ins to existing systems

s. Working adjacent to overhead cables/power lines

t. Radiographic testing of welds

u. Operation of plant.

On-site works must be fully co-ordinated by the Contractor. The Contractor should make due allowance for
regular co-ordination meetings between all sub-contractors actively working or about to start working on the
site. The Contractor, Owner, Engineer and representatives of the Owner will attend the meetings.

5.4.3 Documents
The Contractor shall provide the following documents:

a. The Statement of Safety Policy and Organization with Charts and Appendices.

b. The Health and Safety at Work Manual.

c. The Statement of Local Arrangements for Health and Safety, including:-

i. any Safe System of Working,

ii. any Permit to Enter system, and

iii. any Permit to Work System.

5.4.4 Contractor's safe systems of working


Prior to commissioning on Site, the Contractor shall establish a Safety and Permit-to-Work system for the
Site to ensure that plant is put into and taken out of service in a safe and controlled manner, that the integrity
of any adjacent operational plant is maintained and any adjacent construction work can be undertaken in a
safe manner. The system shall incorporate where applicable any Permit-to-Work system employed by the
Owner.

Where any part of the Works is not covered by the Contractor's Safety Policy or is a High Risk activity (as
described below) the Contractor shall submit to MoE a method statement covering such part of the Works.
He shall immediately submit to MoE any subsequent additions to or amendments of his method statement.
No work covered by any method statement shall be commenced unless MoE has approved the method
statement.

High risk activities include the following:

a. Steel erection/heavy crane lifts

b. Hot work
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c. Entry into confined spaces

d. Use of explosives

e. Roof work

f. Excavation work

g. Degassing vessels/systems

The Contractor's Safe Systems of Working as described in his method statements shall:

h. be not inferior to the Owner's Safe Systems of Working for any part of the Site where both will
apply;

i. incorporate where applicable any Permit to Enter or Permit to Work system employed by the
Owner;

j. incorporate where applicable any of the documents listed above or any leaflet or card associated
with them;

For the purposes of this Clause, references to the Owner or his employees shall be deemed to be references
to any other party present or likely to be present on the Site at the same time as the Contractor.

5.4.5 Training
The Contractor shall provide or arrange appropriate training for his employees or any other persons carrying
out, or put at risk by, his operations. Such training shall include written instructions incorporating the
relevant portions of the Contractor's Safe Systems of Working.

5.4.6 Safety equipment


The Contractor shall provide all safety equipment for use on the Works; particularly for above ground and
confined space working. Where such equipment is subject to statutory inspections, the Owner shall be
provided with copies of the inspection reports.

When there is a risk of drowning the Contractor shall provide lifebelts and ensure that personnel wear
adequate buoyancy equipment or harness and safety lines, and ensure that rescue personnel are present when
work is proceeding

5.4.7 Assistance to Owner


When the Contractor is required under the Contract to provide manual assistance to the Owner or his staff,
the Contractor shall ensure that the person or persons so provided are aware of the dangers or hazards which
may be encountered on the Site.

5.4.8 Confined spaces


Where any part of the Works is to be carried out in a confined space the Contractor shall:

a. Display at the entrance to each confined space a sign warning of the need for oxygen and gas
levels to be monitored before access and while work is proceeding.

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b. Provide every person entering the confined space with appropriate training in the use of
atmosphere testing equipment, the use of respiratory protective equipment, elementary first-aid
and rescue techniques.

c. Monitor the atmosphere in the confined space for oxygen depletion and dangerous gases before
any person enters it.

d. Provide every person entering the confined space with breathing apparatus, which shall be
suitable for use while working or for emergency use only, depending on the degree of
ventilation.

e. If sufficient means of natural ventilation cannot be guaranteed to provide at all times an adequate
circulation of uncontaminated air, provide forced air ventilation even if regular/routine oxygen or
other gas levels are shown to be safe.

f. Ensure that all persons within the confined space vacate it as soon as any alarm sounds, without
waiting to record the gas level.

g. Provide appropriate harness, safety ropes and rescue facilities and if practicable two means of
access top to bottom.

h. Provide when work is in progress radio or telephone communication, or safe visual and oral
communication where this is appropriate and background noise levels permit.

i. Ensure that all electrical tools and equipment are of the appropriate types.

When access to a confined space is expected to be prolonged, for example during the construction of a
tunnel, the Contractor shall augment the above procedures by installing continuously reading and recording
oxygen and gas monitors within the entrance to the confined space and at the place of working. Such
monitors shall operate for 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for the whole period of access to the
confined space. The Contractor shall provide copies of the recordings to MoE at weekly intervals.

The Contractor shall include for training of MoEs resident staff in confined space techniques.

5.4.9 Land owned by third parties


The Contractor shall take care when working on land owned by third parties to safeguard the Owners or
occupiers of such land.

5.4.10 Temporary electricity supply


The Contractor will take the responsibility to provide any electricity power supply on his cost needed to
maintain the work on site and the relative offices.All equipments shall be owned to MOE after completion of
the project

5.4.11 Fire precautions


The Contractor shall take all necessary precaution to prevent fire. Where new risks are introduced in the
Works during the construction period, the Contractor shall provide appliances suitable for such risks and
control their availability and proximity during specific welding operations or risky activities.

When working in potentially explosive atmospheres the Contractor shall employ approved non-electric tools
and apparatus suitable for use in such areas.

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5.4.12 Compressed gases
The Contractor shall make adequate arrangements for the safe storage (including appropriate warning
notices) and handling of all compressed industrial gases.

5.4.13 Access, fencing and safety barriers


The Contractor shall give notice to the Owner's operating staff whenever he proposes to start any work which
may impede the safe passage of persons and vehicles in an emergency.

The Contractor shall provide appropriate safety barriers with hazard warning signs attached around all
exposed openings and excavations when the work is in progress. Permanent or approved temporary covers to
openings shall be replaced at all other times.

5.4.14 Site rules

5.4.14.1Statutory and other regulations


The Contractor shall comply with all Iraq National Acts and Statutory or other regulations.

If the law is broken or regulations disregarded, the Owner may exercise his right to refuse to allow the
offenders to remain on Site and will not be responsible for any cost penalty arising there from.

In the event of the Contractor employing subcontractors, it must be clearly understood that it is the
responsibility of the Contractor to ensure that the subcontractors understand and comply with all regulations
in every respect.

5.4.14.2Prohibited items
Firearms, liquors and drugs (except prescription drugs labelled in their original container) are prohibited on
the Jobsite and any Contractor employee in violation of this requirement shall be subject to immediate
removal from the site by MOE or MOE Designee and shall not permitted to return.

5.4.14.3Safety helmets and safety footwear


The Contractor shall provide all safety equipment for use on the Project and ensure adequate training in the
use thereof. The safety equipment provided shall be in accordance with internationally recognized standards
for this location. Where such equipment is subject to Statutory Inspections, the Owner shall be provided with
copies of the inspection reports.

Personal protective clothing which will provide adequate protection for workers such as high visibility
jackets, safety helmets, safety footwear shall be worn at all times and shall be provided by the Contractor.
Adequate arrangements shall be made for regular cleaning of the protective clothing.

Non-slip or studded boots should always be worn because of the risk of slipping on greasy surfaces. All studs
should be non-sparking.

5.4.14.4Protection of hearing
Where sound levels cannot be reduced at source, the provision of suitable hearing protection is required
when noise levels indicate an equivalent level (Leq) of more than 85 dB(A). When hearing protection is used
arrangements should be made to ensure the wearers can be warned of other hazards.

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5.4.14.5Eye protection
The following are engineering jobs which always require eye protection by persons doing or closely
observing the work:

a. The grinding of metal, stone, concrete or similar materials by a mechanically powered wheel or
disc.

b. Breaking, cutting, dressing or carving of stone, concrete, slag or similar materials by a powered
or non-powered tool.

c. Chipping or scaling of painted or corroded metal surfaces or wire brushing of such surfaces by
mechanical power.

d. Cutting out or cutting off of cold rivets or bolts.

e. Welding

5.4.14.6Respiratory protective equipment


Where there is a risk to persons at work from a dangerous atmosphere, appropriate breathing apparatus must
always be readily available for use and all persons concerned must have received adequate training in the
working principles and use of this equipment.

Breathing apparatus may need to be used in both routine operations and emergency situations. It is important
that the correct equipment is selected for the particular environment for which the user requires protection
and that approved procedures are followed in the general care, use and maintenance of such equipment.

5.4.15 First aid and medical facilities


The Contractor shall be responsible for the provision of first aid facilities at Site, for the use of his own
workforce and that of his subcontractors. The Contractor shall also be responsible for the contingency
planning for emergency services in the event of incidents, accidents or other emergencies at Site.

Medical facilities will not be provided by the Owner and the Contractor shall be required to make his own
arrangements for these services as may be required for his expatriate or locally engaged staff.

5.4.16 Emergency evacuation of the Site


The Contractor will establish a Procedure for the evacuation of the Site in the event of fire, bomb warning or
other emergencies. The Contractor shall provide any adequate checking system to ensure that all his
employees are removed from the Site in the event of such emergencies. The Procedure will include
arrangements for practice evacuation as necessary and shall be agreed with the Engineer.

5.4.17 Safety orientation and management


The Contractor shall formally appoint a suitably qualified member of his staff (Safety Manager) to be
responsible for safety aspects of the work on Site and shall ensure compliance with all safety matters of the
appropriate local legislation. The Safety Manager shall be responsible of the safety orientation of all
Contractor employees who will be on the jobsite for more than one day, keeping accurate records, of the
employees who have attended the training, complete with their signature.

The safety orientation shall cover all security requirements of MOE, including Fire Protection and
Environmental aspects.

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All visitors shall also attend a short safety briefing administered by the Contractor upon their arrival and
before touring any portion of the work area. The briefing shall address Hazards, protective equipment
requirements, restrictions, emergency procedures and locations, personal health concerns and safety
responsibilities.

The orientation and safety briefing shall be repeated if more that one week has transpired from the previous
visit.

The safety orientation and briefing shall be carried out by the Contractor without additional compensation.

5.4.18 Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment and scaffolds, etc


All lifting appliances (cranes, pulley blocks, gin wheels, etc) hoists and lifting gear (chain slings, rope slings,
etc) must be tested and inspected in strict conformity with the safety requirements. Records and certificates
must be available for inspection at any time.

The Contractor is responsible to see that hired cranes comply with the regulations and current certificates are
available for inspection.

All overhead scaffolds and suspended loads must be properly secured. Approach ladders must be removed or
made unscalable whenever the Site is left unattended. Scaffold boards and/or cat ladders must be used when
working on roofs. Aluminium alloy scaffolding may not be used. Kick plates shall be provided on all
scaffold boards

5.4.19 Electrical safety conditions


All work on the site shall be carried out in compliance with the relevant Iraq National and local Construction
Regulations.

5.4.19.1 Portable and transportable equipment


All portable hand-tools and equipment should operate on 50 volt ac supply unless specified otherwise. Under
certain circumstances, tools and equipment for use on 110 volt ac supply may be used, but only if written
permission is given by the Owner, who will first ensure that the earthing arrangements are satisfactory.

If only 240 volt ac or 400 volt ac equipment is available special dispensation must be obtained, in writing,
from the Owner/Engineer. Dispensation will only be given if a monitored earth leakage unit is fitted.

Portable lighting shall operate at not more than 110 volt ac single-phase.

All electrical equipment must be in safe working condition to the satisfaction of MoE. Should equipment be
found to be faulty it must be made good by the Contractor at his own expense or otherwise replaced.

5.4.19.2Supplies
The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining any electrical supplies required to carry out his contract
works including all that is necessary to provide a safe and satisfactory supply and distribution system.

5.4.19.3Contractor's wiring
The Contractor's distribution, lighting systems and hut wiring shall be in accordance with Internationally
acceptable standards for the distribution of electricity on construction and building sites.

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5.4.19.4Contractor's wiring
It is the responsibility of Contractor to provide adequate lighting in every work place. The lighting system
shall be such that nuisance to local residents shall not be caused.

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