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Method Statement -Installation of Fencing and Gate

Prepared by Gugu Zamisa

For

Litheso Construction

1.0 OBJECTIVE OF PROCEDURE

This work method statement covers the fencing works for hinged joint fence with two gates.

This item shall consist of furnishing and erecting fencing and gates in accordance to the
specifications and the details shown on the drawings or as directed by the Project Manager.

This work method statement provides information concerning method of application to ensure
compliance with technical specification.

2.0 DESCRIPTION

To describe the method on how the installation of fence and gate are carried out with approval from
Project Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES, AUTHORITY, ACCOUNTABILITY

The preparation, review and approval of this procedure are the responsibility of:

Preparation : Site Manager

Review : Contracts Manager

Approval : Project Manager

The requirements of this Method Statement is binding on all Litheso Construction employees.

Site Agent and Foreman are responsible for ensuring this activity is carried out in accordance with
this Method Statement.

QA/QC officers are also responsible for ensuring that this activity is carried out in accordance with
this Method Statement and that necessary inspection will be done.

3.0 MATERIALS

Fully Galvanised barbed wire


Creosote poles
Hinged Joint Fence
Galvanise wire staples
Pedestrian Gate
Tractor Gate
8 ga wire galvanised
12 ga wire galvanised
Cement
River sand
Concrete stone

4.0 WORK METHODOLOGY

4.1 GENERAL

The fence shall be constructed in accordance with the details on the plans and as specified herein
using new materials, and all work shall be performed in a workmanlike manner satisfactory to the
Project Manager.

6 STRIPPING AND STOCKPILE AREA

Stripping shall be done for the following reasons:

Where construction vehicles will be moving

Where temporary facilities will be placed such as toilets

Where the fence will be erected

The contractor shall strip the topsoil which includes the top 150mm of soil (or to the depth of the
bedrock where the soil is shallower than 150mm) and root material of cleared vegetation, for
subsequent use during rehabilitation.

Topsoil shall be stripped from all areas of the working area where topsoil will be impacted by
construction activities including areas for temporary facilities, as directed by the Project Manager.

7. Earthworks

Clearing areas of all grass, weeds, shrubs, debris, including grubbing up all roots and cart away all
vegetation and debris to indicated spoil areas.

9. Casting of concrete - Ready mix

Before concrete is cast inspections will take place by a competent person.

Concrete will be mixed on site. Wheelbarrows will be used to carry the mixed concrete to posts.

It will be inspected on a daily basis.

4.2.2 Installing Posts

11. Poles installation:

The poles will be installed as per drawing RDN/2013/21/FEN and clients specification. Post
installation will comprise of the following:

Corner box to be similar to straining box.

12. Fence installation

The fence will be installed as per drawing RDN/2013/21/FEN


The contractor shall fill, cut or trench where necessary to produce a smooth and uniform ground
surface so the bottom of the fabrics not less than 300mm or more than 900mm above the finished
ground line. All posts shall be set plumb, true to line and grade. Terminal posts, defined as end,
corner, pull or gate posts, shall be set in concrete. The concrete footing shall be uniform thickness
around the post. Distance of post shall according to the construction drawing and/or approved
mock-up.

4.2.3 Bracing

All corner, end, pull, and gate posts shall be braced as shown on the drawings. Pull posts shall be
used at sharp breaks in vertical grade or as directed by the Consultant.

4.2.5 Fencing Kerb

The contractor shall erect the formwork after the installation of chain link pole and the fabric. The
height of kerb shall be 150mm. The concreting work shall be carried out after the formwork erected
with G20 concrete.

4.3 HIGH TENSILE CABLE FENCES

High-tensile cable fence is an effective barrier for controlling and protective livestock. Some
advantages of this type of fence include ease of handling, minimal maintenance and high strength.
High-tensile cable fence can be easily electrified and will outlast most other fences.

4.3.1 Clearing Fence Lines

The site of the fence shall be sufficiently cleared of obstructions, and surface irregularities shall be
graded so that the fence will confirm to the general contour of the ground. The fence line shall be
cleared on each side of the fence centreline. This clearing shall consist of rocks or other obstructions
that will interfere with proper construction of fence.

4.3.2 Installing Posts

The contractor shall fill, cut or trench where necessary to produce a smooth and uniform ground
surface. All posts shall be set plumb, true to line and grade. Terminal posts, defined as end, corner,
pull or gate posts, shall be set in concrete grade 20. The concrete footing shall be uniform thickness
around the post, footing size 200x200x500mm. Distance of post shall according to the construction
drawing and/or approved mock-up, 3m distance from post to other post.

4.3.3 Bracing
All corner, end, pull, and gate posts shall be braced as shown on the drawings. Pull posts shall be
used at sharp breaks in vertical grade or as directed by the Consultant.

4.3.4 Installing Cable

High-tensile cable fencing is no more difficult to erect than other kinds of fencing.

(a) Insulating the cable from the ends and corner posts.

Once the 12mm diameter high-tensile cable placements on the end and corner post have been set,
insulate the cable from the posts. Next, fasten the ends of the wire together.

(b) Stretching and fastening the cable.

Compared to other types of fences, this is probably one of the easiest parts of the whole process.
The cable must be stretching and fastening using cable tension.

(c) Installing the in-line strainers, tension spring and then tightening the cable.

The final step in the process is tightening the cable. Once the fence cable has been hooked to the
ends it run the inline strainers can be installed.

4.4.2 Installing Posts

The contractor shall fill, cut or trench where necessary to produce a smooth and uniform ground
surface. All posts shall be set plumb, true to line and grade. Terminal posts, defined as end, corner,
pull or gate posts, shall be set in concrete grade 20 (for external GI railing) and using bolt and nut
(for internal GI railing), then cover with concrete grade 30 (for internal GI railing). Distance of post
shall according to the construction drawing and/or approved mock-up.

4.4.3 Bracing

All corner, end, pull, and gate posts shall be braced as shown on the drawings. Pull posts shall be
used at sharp breaks in vertical grade or as directed by the Consultant.

4.4.4 Installing Balustrade/Railing

It is easy and the best way when the balustrades welding together with the post before install it at
site. The welding spot must be smooth finishes. After installation, there should be applied the last
layer of anti-corrosion coating, with approved colour code by consultant.
4.5 INSTALLING GATES

The gates shall be erected and hung on gate fittings as shown on the plans. They shall be attached in
such a manner that the gate cannot be lifted off the hinges. Gates shall be erected to swing in the
direction indicated and shall be provided with gate stops, as specified or as shown on the drawings.

5.0 SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME

5.1 Safety

Responsibilities, Authority and Accountability SHEQ will ensure :

All employees and contractors involved in this activity are competent to do so

All employees and contractors are required to conduct this work undergo a SHEQ induction.

All employees and contractors involved in this activity are trained with regards to the content of
this Method Statement.

5. 2 Using of a ladder

Training will be provided

Daily toolbox talks will remind employees on how to use a ladder

Not more than one person on a ladder

When a person is on the ladder one person must always hold or supportthe ladder

Ladder instructions must be read and practiced daily

Dont use the top 3 rungs on the ladders.

When you have tools that you want to use on the top of the ladder use a bucket

Three point contact is very important

Eyes on path at all times

5.3 Personal Protective Equipment

We shall wear the Personal protective equipment clothing listed at all

times when on site. No workers shall be permitted on site without the

full PPE as specified

Hard hat

Goggles
Overalls with high visibility reflector vest

Steel toe boots / gumboots in wet areas

Dust mask

Ear plugs (when working in a noisy area)

All employees will be equipped with their PPE and no one shall be

5.4 First Aid, emergency equipment and procedure

We will ensure that persons at work receive prompt first aid treatmentin case of injuries or
emergency

We will provide first aid box or boxes at or near the work place which shall be available and
accessible

No persons is allowed to carry on with their task in case an emergency siren or alarm sound

Report any incident/accident immediately to supervisor or safety representative on site

Every minor injury shall be treated on site by the competent first aider as OHS act

All person working on site will undergo induction, safety awareness training and environmental
training with regarding emergency procedures, fire, or electrical shut down

17.6 Housekeeping (on daily basis)

We shall continuously maintain and implement housekeeping on our construction site to avoid
injuries to persons on site, client, visitors and or sub-contractors

Everything in its place. No materials or hand tools will be lying on the ground when not in use.

We shall store them safely in the toolbox on site

All waste scrap produced on site shall be removed at appropriate intervals to enhance a healthy
and safe environment for persons working on site

No smoking or dumping on site shall be permitted unless it is a demarcated smoking area to avoid
cigarette butt on the ground.

5.5 Environmental

All workers shall educate on good environmental management practices and well-disciplined to
environment.

The garbage bin shall be provided at the working area and Supervisor shall ensure its must be
collected regularly and disposed-off at the approved dumpsite.

Safety team shall ensure that no open burning of construction or domestic wastes is practiced.
All workers shall ensure that all tools and equipment machinery are in good condition to avoid any
oil leakage that could harm to environment.