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Risk Assessment

Electrical Cable Installation

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ADDITIONAL

LIKELIHOOD

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RISK LEVEL

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FINAL RISK
SEVERITY

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IDENTIFIED HAZARDS (Hierarchy of T


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ACTIVITY (Give necessary description EXISTING CONTROLS controls to be DATE


of Hazard) followed as
described in
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• Materials and Equipment shall be transported
as safely as possible.
• Ensure that all drivers must have valid UAE
driving license.
• Working areas shall be properly cordoned off
Traffic / Vehicles condition / and signboard shall be in place.
Preparation / Competence of the driver / • All drivers must strictly adhere to the national
Mobilization of Materials delivered / Non - traffic and transport regulation and as well as
1 R 4 4 1 6 2 4 8 N/A
Tools, Materials compliance with site traffic site traffic management and regulation at site.
and Equipment safety • Walkways and designated routes shall be
rules and regulations established and signboards shall be in place.
• Materials must be securely tied during
transport.
• During the lifting operation banks man /
flagman must be present to give the signal to
the driver.

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• Designate a suitable storage area for stocking


the cable drums.
• Designated Storage Area must be secured and
controlled by appointed Store Keeper.
• Materials must be labeled and separated
R a. Improper area for storage 4 4 1 6 2 3 6 N/A
according to its kind.
• Housekeeping shall be maintained by the
appointed storekeeper.
• Daily inspection shall be conducted to ensure
that the area is safe and tidy.
• Ensure the ground is properly leveled prior to
storing the materials.
• Materials must be labeled and separated
b. Improper stocking of
R 3 4 1 2 according to its kind. 2 2 4 N/A
materials
• Housekeeping shall be maintained to avoid
2 Storage of Cables unnecessary hazards such as slipping, tripping
etc.

• Toolbox talks to be done and safe working


procedure, the Hazards and risk to be
associated during the activities to be discussed
to all work force prior to start the work.
c. Ergonomics ( Manual lifting • All workers shall be trained on proper handling
R of small power, instrument 3 4 1 2 or manual lifting procedure. 2 3 6 N/A
and control cables ) • Suitable and sufficient Personal Protective
Equipment shall be provided to workers.
• Sufficient rest for workers.
• No manual handling above 23 kilogram by a
single person allowed.

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• Mobile Crane must have a valid 3rd Party


Certificate and should be available on site.
• Crane Operator has a competency given by UAE
approved 3rd Party Authority and a valid UAE
driving license.
• Carry out crane pre - start check prior to use.
a. Mechanical malfunction of • Do preventive maintenance and records will be
the made.
R Crane which may cause 4 5 2 0 • Do not exceed safe working loads. 2 4 8 N/A
Overturning / toppling of • Avoid overturning.
Crane • Lifting zone should be barricaded with safety
warning and signs.
• Workers are not allowed to stand under the
Lifting of cable suspended load.
3 drum in storage • Outriggers must be fully extended, positioned
area and on site. properly on stable surfaces with sufficient
outrigger pads.

• Use approved 3rd Party Certified lifting gears


and tackles.
b. Usage of defective and
• Visual inspection of tackles prior to use.
R uncertified lifting gears / 4 4 1 6 2 4 8 N/A
• Ensure that safe working load of all tackles
tackles
must be higher than the load to be lifted.
• Trained person to place and fix the tackles.

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• Only competent and certified personnel to be


assigned for lifting operations.
• Ensure that crane operators and riggers are 3rd
party certified by approved UAE authority.
• Site Engineer to brief the entire workforce
R c. Incompetent Personnel 4 4 1 6 2 3 6 N/A
about the safe working procedure, the hazards
and risk to be associated during the activities.
• TBT to be done prior to start the activity.
• Close monitoring to be done by supervisor /
foreman / site engineer.

Cont. • Ensure that Crane operators and Riggers are


3rd party certified by approved UAE authority.
• Outriggers must be fully extended, positioned
properly on stable surfaces with sufficient
outrigger pads.
• Lifting gears to be protected from sharp edges.
• Ensure that nobody is working under the
R d. Poor lifting execution 4 4 1 6 2 4 8 N/A
suspended load.
• Tag lines to be tied on both ends to control the
load.
• Site Engineer to brief the entire workforce
about the safe working procedure, Hazards and
risks to be associated during the activities.
• TBT to be done prior to start the activity.

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• Wind speed and weather visibility must be


checked prior to lifting job.
• Must follow the approved HSE Plan and ADWEA
guidelines for STOPPING THE LIFTING ACTIVITY.
• Proper lifting / slinging to be done by
competent rigger (3rd Party Certified).
• Tag lines to be tied on both ends of the load to
control the swinging.
R e. Bad weather condition. 4 4 1 6 2 3 6 N/A
• Slings to be protected against sharp edges.
• Ensure that good communication between the
Crane Operator and rigger to direct the crane
operation and lifting activities.
• Workforce are advised to wear high visibility
vest and other suitable PPE for the job.
• Close monitoring to be done by Supervisor /
Foreman / Site Engineer.

• Ensure that heavy equipment to be used are


3rd party Certified by an approved UAE
Installation and
authority.
Preparation -
a. Maintenance and condition • Site Engineer to brief the entire workforce
Mechanical /
4 R of heavy equipment to be 4 4 1 6 about the safe working procedure, the hazards 2 3 1 6 N/A
Manual
used. and risk to be associated during the activities.
Excavation & Back
• TBT to be done prior to start the activity.
Filling
• Close monitoring to be done by supervisor /
foreman / site engineer.

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• Competent and Certified Personnel to be


assigned for Excavation activities.
• Operator should be experienced and having a
valid UAE Driving License.
• Ensure that excavator operator is having a 3rd
party Certificate by approved UAE authority.
R b. Incompetent Personnel 4 4 1 6 2 3 6 N/A
• Site Engineer to brief the entire workforce
about the safe working procedure, the Hazards
and risk to be associated during the activities.
• TBT to be done prior to start the activity.
• Close monitoring to be done by supervisor /
foreman / site engineer.
Cont.
• Tool Box Talk (TBT) to be conducted for all the
workers to inform all the possible existing
hazards and risk associated within the activity.
• Excavation permit shall be obtained prior to
the activity.
c. Interaction with • Ensure site survey was done prior to
R underground facilities / 4 4 1 6 excavation. Verify and check the as built 2 4 8 N/A
utilities. drawings to ensure the location of the existing
facilities.
• Cable Detector / Pipe Detector to be used for
detecting the underground facilities / utilities.
• Suitable Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)
will be provided to all the workers.

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• Tool Box Talk (TBT) to be conducted for all the


workers to inform all the possible existing
hazards and risk associated with in the activity.
• Heavy equipment should be on a safe distance
away from the edge.
• Never allow workers to do any activity near or
d. Unsafe position of below the heavy equipment while operating.
Excavator to the edge of the • Sides shall be sloped or battered at a safe
R excavation. 4 4 1 6 angle. 2 3 6 N/A
Soil Stability , Improper • Excavation shall be done In accordance with
Sloping and Dumping of Spoil the approved construction drawings.
• Water spraying must be done to avoid soil
collapse.
• Spoil soil shall be put away for at least 2.0
meter away from the edge of the excavation.
Cont. • Close monitoring to be done by supervisor /
foreman / site engineer.

• Only approved aluminum ladders to be used as


means of access and egress.
• Ladders should be fixed securely extending 1.0
meter above the edge of the excavation and
R e. Improper access/ egress 4 4 1 6 2 3 6 N/A
properly maintained by the site supervisor.
• Inspect the ladders prior to use.
• Tool Box Talk (TBT) to be conducted for all the
workers to inform about ladder safety.

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• Barricade and clear space 1 meter from all


sides.
• Ensure persons and vehicles do not approach
R f. Improper barrication 3 4 1 2 2 3 6 N/A
the area.
• Warning signs and tapes shall be in place
during and after the excavation.

• Ensure suitable Personnel Protective


Equipment used.
g. Materials and tools to be
R 4 4 1 6 • Appropriate manual hand tools are allocated 3 3 9 N/A
used by the work force.
for each activity.
• Never use defective hand tools.
Cont.

• Ensure operatives understand the toolbox talk


being discussed needed when working on such
condition.
• Train employees on heat stress and ensure the
h. Working in high
R 4 5 2 0 provision of proper precaution and adequacy of 2 3 6 N/A
temperatures
drinking water welfare facilities.
• Rehydration powder salt will be provided
during the high temperature season
• Sufficient rest for workers should be ensured.

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• Tool Box Talk (TBT) to be conducted to all the


workers to inform all the possible existing
hazards and risk associated with in the activity.
• Sides shall be sloped or battered at a safe
angle.
i. Soil stability, improper
R 4 4 1 6 • Trenching shall be done In accordance with the 2 3 6 N/A
sloping, and dumping of soil.
approved construction drawings.
• Water spraying must be done to avoid soil
collapse.
• Spoil shall be put away for at least 2.0 meter
away from the edge of the excavation.

Cont.
• Proper planning should be done prior to Cable
Pulling such as the location of conduits where
the cable will be pulled.
• Designated walkways to be established to
prevent slipping and tripping hazards.
j. Slip and Tripping hazard,
• Ensure that any obstruction to the walkways
R Falling of materials from 3 4 1 2 2 3 6 N/A
shall be removed prior to the activity.
above, Unsafe acts.
• Daily inspection shall be conducted to ensure
that the area is safe and tidy.
• Avoid horse playing, safety awareness and
following safe working procedure shall be
ensured.

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• Ensure operatives understand the toolbox talk


being discussed needed when working on such
condition.
• Train employees on heat stress and ensure the
a. Working in high
R 4 5 2 0 provision of proper precaution and adequacy of 2 3 6 N/A
temperatures
drinking water welfare facilities.
• Rehydration powder salt will be provided
during the high temperature season
• Sufficient rest for workers should be ensured.

• Site engineer must brief the entire workforce


about the TBT discussed on safe working
Manual cable procedure including the hazards and risk
pulling and usage associated during the activities.
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of cable pulling • Working areas must be free from any
winches. obstruction.
• Instruction must be given to all workers involve
in the work to ensure the proper coordination
during the pulling to avoid slip, trip and fall.
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be maintained.
• Work will be closely monitored by the
foreman/engineer to ensure that additional
precautions and equipment is taken into use if
edge protection is removed.
• The excavated trench should be carefully
examined to ensure that there are no sharp
edged stones, foundations, reinforcing
metalwork.

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• A pre-start survey will be carried out to check


on route, manpower and equipment
requirements, and the foreseeable hazards.
• TBT to be conducted daily prior to start of
work.
• The work will be planned to ensure a safe
means of access is provided.
• Good communications between workers must
be maintained.
• Close supervision is required to ensure that
over-stressing of the cables does not occur.
Cont. R c. Entanglement 4 5 2 0 2 3 6 N/A
• Use of a ramp to support the cable passage
into the trench if necessary.
• Correct positioning of rollers is important to
keep friction to a minimum.
• Workers have to stay outside the pulling radius
in case of pulling the cable in bends.
• Operatives will be trained in manual handling
techniques, and instructed in the use and
precautions required for the safe use of
necessary tools and equipment (lifting and
tensioning devices).

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• Drums should be mounted so that the cable is


pulled from the top of the drum.
• Work will be monitored to ensure that
additional precautions and equipment is taken
into use.
• Welfare facilities will be provided in the site
working areas i.e. Rest Shaded Area, Drinking
Water, and First Aid Box.
• Mechanical pulling must assist the workers so
Cont. R d. Ergonomics 3 4 1 2 3 3 9 N/A
as not to exhaust the workers that may result
to different injury.
• Close supervision is required to ensure that
over-stressing of the cables does not occur.
• Operatives will be trained in manual handling
techniques, and instructed in the use and
precautions required for the safe use of
necessary tools and equipment (lifting and
tensioning devices).

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• Operator must be trained and have experience


in using such mechanical aid machinery.
• The cable pulling winch must be 3rd party
inspected and certified and color coded.
• The winch operator must, at all times,
carefully observe the dynamometer to prevent
overloading.
• Close supervision is required to ensure that
over-stressing of the cables does not occur.
e. Competence of the
• Proper means of communication must be
operators and supervisors.
Cont. R 4 4 1 6 provided. 2 4 8 N/A
• A watchman / foreman should be available to
coordinate between the operator and the cable
pulling team.
• A brakeman is advised on the drum to ensure
that the drum does not over-run.
• Supervisor must ensure the proper timing and
coordination of the workers in pulling the
cable.
• A pulling eye attached to the conductors is
necessary.

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• The excavated trench should be carefully


examined to ensure that there are no sharp
edged stones, foundations, reinforcing
metalwork. And sand must be used as bedding.
• Correct positioning of rollers is important to
keep friction to a minimum.
R f. Material / Cable damage 3 4 1 2 2 3 6 N/A
• Installation of skid plates, rollers, etc. and
paying out the winch rope, if using power
assistance.
• Cables should never be bent to a small radius.
As large a radius as space permits should be
adopted.
Cont.

• TBT should be given on a daily basis.


• Winch must be inspected prior to use.
• Cable pulling winch must be 3rd party
inspected and Certified and color coded.
R g. Fire 4 5 2 0 2 3 6 N/A
• Drip pan to be used where applicable.
• Fire extinguisher to be provided and be handy.
• Proper and safe tools must be used to ensure
the effectiveness of the work.

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