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13. 18. running water hose to be kept stand-by during hot work. 11. Contractor’s employees should train themselves with the use of fire extinguishers. 2. Oil spillage around work spot should be examined before start of hot work. 10. 1. 12. Fire extinguishers. 17. 16. 4. Barricading to be provided to isolate working areas from hazardous areas. . hand lamps. No work should be carried out without contractor’s supervisor’s presence. Good house keeping and roads should be kept clean. 7. so that accidental sparking of live lines is avoided. 3. grinders. call fire engines / first aid. Joint free welding cables to be used. wherever specified. Diesel driven/petrol driven equipment should be provided with suitable spark arrestors. Welding booths to be used for welding in hazardous areas. 6. vibrators should be flameproof or alternatively pneumatic type. 15. The contractor shall ensure strict compliance of conditions stipulated in the permits before starting and during progress of the work. Only insulated welding holders to be used. Electrical equipment such as drilling machines. 5. Earthing should be done at the same spot as welding and earthing cables should be provided accordingly.GENERAL SAFETY RULES Following ‘General Safety Rules’ should be followed strictly by contractors. Contractor’s personnel are forbidden to enter operating areas without special permission and identity badges. No smoking in certain restricted area. 8. Children and employees below 18 years are forbidden to enter operating areas. Roads to be free of obstruction and should never be blocked. In case of accidents / fire. 14. 9.

pipelines to be covered with wet asbestos cloth to prevent accidental fire / sparking and running water to be maintained nearby.) for cleaning purpose is restricted. Do not tamper with valves in a running plant. While excavation. Road cuttings should be preplanned and special permission obtained from clients. use with proper type of spark arrestor. to be done in presence of client’s operating personnel only. particularly from safety valves. . 26. etc. 34. trucks. 29. Removal of blinds/spades. 27. 33. While carrying out hot work in hazardous areas. Special gas specks should be done in and around workspot particularly at flange joints. Look out for oil spillage. purging of operational lines. separate water/air to be used and use of water/air from the running plant is prohibited. No work should be carried out in the plant areas without valid cold/hot permit. 3 24. Etc.2 19. special care is to be taken to avoid damages to cables. 21. Works of flushing. 32. Use of vehicles such as cars. Contractors and their men should exercise special care to see that no sparks or flame occur at these locations unless the openings are properly covered. manholes and other sewer connections are points of possible gas accumulation. dumpers. etc. valve glands. In unavoidable case. Catch basins. The use of light distillates (gasoline. valves. equipment shall be done by client only. to be preferably avoided in hazardous areas. This permit should be renewed in each shift and carried out on supervisor’s person to be produced on demand. Loose electric connections should be avoided. gas leaks. flanges. drain valves and threaded joints before commencement of any hot/cold work. 30. Cold/hot work on running lines or equipment should be carried out in presence of the client’s operating personnel only. cleaning. 25. 20. For construction works. etc. Gas tests should be done as per operational personnel requirement. 23. 31. 22. cranes. 28. Carbon tetrachloride is toxic and should not be used.

All the electrical wires for construction lighting should be hanged on wooden pole with proper clamps. Provide adequate ventilation by keeping all possible manholes open. 38. All the wires should be connected with two pin or three pin plugs with distribution board. 37. Only approved reduced voltage extension lights (24 volts) will be allowed for use inside vessel. At construction site. Prepare a specific permit for buttoning up of vessels after work is completed. Provide one flashlight for men working inside each location. 36. Electrical wires connection should not be loose anywhere. Provide appropriate fuse wire and earthing. so in case of overloading and current leakage there will not be a risk to men or instruments. valves. This is to ensure no one is left inside vessel and no material is left behind. etc. A standby should be located outside the vessel at the manhole. 39. At that time barricade should be kept to avoid falling injury accident. columns. All the fuse boards and distribution boards should be locked properly and handled by only electrician. at isolation points. Vessel should be isolated or blinds installed close to the vessel. Ensure that no material can fall down from people working above. Wear safety hats while working inside vessel. One responsible person must inspect vessel prior to buttoning up and stay at the manhole till the manhole is buttoned up at least on four bolts. Following precautions should be taken before commencing the work inside vessels. ‘Do not operate’ tags to be provided on blinds.35. Limit the number of men working inside. The vessel has been satisfactory gas free and tested. Construction activity will be taken up after removal of water from excavated pit. . a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) The vessel has been properly prepared and the temperature should be as near ambient as possible. during rainy season water will be filled up in excavated pits.