Safety Rules for Inspection of Lifting Activities

Planning for the lifting operation: a) Arrange the contractor to use proper lifting appliances (LA) and lifting gear (LG), and establish safe system of works for lifting operation. For critical lifting activities, arrange the contractor to submit the method statement including lifting plan and the related risk assessment for approval. b) Arrange the contractor to submit relevant certificates of LA and LG, and the daily and weekly inspection records by competent person for site checking and record. Check the efficiency factor of the plant, in particular for the aged one, by comparing the safe working load assessed by the RPE shown on the statutory Form 3 with that on the load chart of the manufacture’s manual. c) Check that the colour coding system of Construction Site Safety Manual has been applied to LG. d) Whenever necessary, allow tolerance in estimating working radii due to deflection of jib under loading condition and wind effect on the suspended load. e) Arrange the contactor to assign competent coordinator for the high-risk lifting operation. Just Before the lifting operation: a) Check that the right LA and LG have been arranged on sound level ground prior to the lifting operation. b) Arrange the contractor to properly set up the LA and LG with full extension of outriggers, and ensure proper functioning of automatic safe load indicator and adequate security of the power-pack mounted on the back of the plant in both directions. c) When inspecting the LA & LG, wear cotton gloves wherever necessary for hand protection and be alert of the sharp edges. Arrange the contractor to provide the necessary manpower, plant and PPE for the inspection of heavy LG. Use plant instead of manpower to handle heavy items, whenever necessary. d) Check that the lifting plant operator has possessed the valid certificate. e) Coordinate with the contractor’s RSO or designated lifting supervisor to identify the lifting zone prior to lifting operation. f) Instruct the contractor to rectify the deficiencies promptly. During the lifting operation: a) Be alert of site condition and the weight involved. b) Wear safety helmet. Wherever appropriate, wear reflective coating for easy identification by the crane operator when working within or adjacent to the lifting zone. c) Whenever necessary, arrange the contractor to cordon off the lifting zone during lifting operation, and properly arrange, indicate and maintain the traffic route on site. d) Select a safe place to monitor the lifting operation. Avoid staying within the lifting zone, in particular not to stay in the area within the operating zone of jib and its back, during the lifting operation. e) Beware of the turning zone of an operating LA when approaching it. Keep a safe distance from it. f) Maintain effective communication with contractor’s lifting supervisor and RSO during the lifting operation. Rectify any identified deficiencies promptly on the spot. g) Be alert of the weather condition. Stop the lifting operation if the weather is getting adverse.
SR_SA003_Lifting.doc (9.35.2005) Updated 8.2007

for use. assign a competent person from the project team to conduct a specific risk assessment on the slope access to suit the individual situation. Photos should be taken during inspection for future reference. The competent person should have appropriate experience and relevant safety training on slope access.2007 . such as hand gloves. such as map.. Be alert of the weather condition and the weather broadcast. watercourse. thunderstorm and lightning etc). flooded-prone area and area in which the stability is in doubt. inspection routing. Whenever appropriate. etc. Avoid staying in hazardous locations such as trench. Provide introductory briefing to relevant officer regarding visit of virgin land. work in team of at least 3 personnel so that in case of emergency at least one could immediately return to the effective communication point for emergency reporting to the Police and coordination with the supporting officer. and each should carry a mobile phone or walkie talkie where applicable for emergency preparedness. For critical site inspection. where appropriate. if the weather condition is likely to become adverse (such as extremely hot weather. and suitable footwear..doc.. Review the situation and defer the inspection. Bring along raincoat and the necessary personal protection equipment (PPE). compass. electric torch. Names and contact phone no. Take sufficient drinking water. In case of remote site/island. bring along necessary equipment. Arrange indicator on spot to facilitate the retreat. stormy weather. where appropriate. If considered necessary. for emergency preparedness. culvert. Be alert of the site condition. nullah. Wear proper light-coloured loose-fitting clothing with long sleeve and trousers. the Project Team Leader may consider arrangement of appropriate safe access such as gangway or hydraulic mobile platform with the consent of the Architect via Term Contractor.Safety Rules for Inspection to Virgin Land (including slope) Without Engagement of Contractor on Site Planning for the inspection:a) b) c) Study the location map and identify safe routing. assign a supporting officer staying in the station point with contact phone known to the project staff to effectively coordinate and provide necessary assistance to the project staff when conducting inspection on site. etc. SR_SA005_Virginland. d) e) Before leaving for the inspection:a) Work in team of at least 2 personnel and carry a mobile phone. safety helmet. Whenever necessary. wherever appropriate. and schedule of time required should be kept by the supporting officer (and also the individual project staff) for effective communication. Page 1 of 2 Updated 08. etc. b) c) d) During the site inspection:a) b) c) Identify safe routing and ensure foothold for access/egress.

Should there be any accident. telephone pole etc. retreat and consult doctor. Page 2 of 2 Updated 08. g) h) i) j) b) SR_SA005_Virginland. hot & dry skin). Report also to the supporting officer. the supporting officer should coordinate with the Architect’s Representative. Report the fire quickly to the Police by dialing 999. Be alert of the weather condition while staying on site.Dial ‘999’ or. Project Team Leader or the Architect for immediate follow-up. If the weather is becoming adverse with lightning. In case of no reporting from the project staff by the end of the schedule.Contact the supporting staff for assistance. loss of consciousness. retreat to a shelter point as quickly as possible. report as per Arch SD Operation Instruction no. and subsequently review the case. Wherever necessary. whenever necessary. Project Team Leader or the Architect for follow-up action including rescue. Fisheries and Conservation Department. 9093 2259 for appropriate arrangement of emergency reporting. identify the species of the snake. Seek a low spot and crouch in a position with feet together and keep away from tall or metal objects such as tree. immediately report via 999 for help. or touch or tamper with any snake. Try to retreat in the windward direction. and report to the supporting officer for assistance. Avoid staying in a position that is higher than the surrounding landscape. wherever appropriate. DSEAU should also be immediately informed via mobile no. In case of emergency: . the supporting officer should try to contact with the project staff. retreat and consult doctor. If a snake is encountered. keep calm and treat the snake with respect. After the inspection:a) Report to the supporting officer by a representative of the project staff (normally decided by the most senior of the project team carrying out the inspection).13/03. f) Never put the hand into any unknown crevice. e) Apply insect repellent over the exposed parts of the body. or dial at 2720 0777 to the Fire Control Center of Agriculture. If bitten by the snake. Wherever necessary. Be aware of signs of heat stroke (symptoms such as mental confusion. Do not frighten or step over the snake.g.d) Do not smoke. try international emergency call number ‘112’. Take a short break to recover under shelter whenever necessary. red imported fire ant) and the condition getting worse.2007 . If bitten by insect (e. . In case of hill fire. Apply appropriate first aid treatment. The supporting officer should coordinate with the Architect’s Representative. mosquito. keep calm and get away from the fire immediately.doc.

either above ground or underground. Identify the existing utility services. During the inspection of the demolition works: a) Be alert of the site condition. Wherever necessary.have attended at least the 1-day confined spaces course. and identify the hazards on site. Page 1 of 2 Updated 8. c) d) e) f) g) Check that the contractor has provided and maintained temporary drainage system and has established flood preventive measures on site. and arrange the contractor to install adequate propping with bracings underneath.Safety Rules for Inspection of Demolition Works Planning for the demolition works: a) Arrange the contractor to submit the appraisal report and the method statement together with the related risk assessment.2007 . arrange a specialist asbestos contractor to remove it first. Consult the client to recognize any biological hazards within the site and their related precautionary measures.doc. Whenever necessary. arrange to properly divert. the site personnel should: . protect or abandon the utility services. i) j) Arrange the contractor to conduct noise assessment to identify the ear protection zone and appropriate ear protectors for use on the spot. Arrange the contractor to assign a registered electrical worker to install and maintain the temporary electrical system on site. and proper lifting appliances and lifting gear have been arranged. and detect critically on the spot by the contractor’s competent person. arrange the contractor to provide adequate fall protective measures including safety harness. arrange a specialist asbestos consultant to conduct an assessment and submit a report. Define the routing of the plant. Check that protruded objects have been covered up with cushions and indicated with warning by the contractor. in particular on biological SR_SA004_Demolition. Check the appraisal report and existing record. wherever necessary. Identify the location with asbestos material from the past record or PSB. dust screen and noise barrier on site. Strictly follow the precautionary measures. k) If asbestos material is identified. b) c) d) Before the commencement of the demolition works: a) Arrange the contractor to enclose the structure to be demolished with screen covers. and obtain the necessary approval prior to the commencement of any breaking works. h) Arrange the contractor to adopt hydraulic crusher/saw cutter or the like to reduce the noise/dust nuisance caused by the demolition works. If entering into confined spaces is required. and . Wherever necessary. debris chute and proper protective hood at entrance point.arrange the contractor to conduct specific risk assessment for identified confined spaces and provide necessary measures to work within the confined spaces including the Permit-to-work system. from utility record. and provide and maintain catch fan. Check that the contractor has established a safe system of work for lifting operation. Arrange the contractor to assign competent coordinators for identified high-risk activities on the spot.

hazards. Wear proper personal protection equipment (PPE) including safety helmet with chinstraps wherever necessary. establish a permit-to-entry system wherever necessary. suitable safety footwear and. if any.Implement preventive measures in accordance with the recommendations of the specialist asbestos consultant.Define restricted areas and arrange the contractor to establish a permit-to-entry system. b) Arrange the contractor to carry out the demolition work in accordance with the approved method statement. arrange monitoring of air-borne asbestos fibre on site.Arrange the contractor to contain the asbestos material properly and dispose of by a licensed contractor. appropriate facemask. and arrange local protective screen. Isolate the areas with asbestos material and arrange specialist asbestos contractor to remove it first. including the emergency escape routing. Arrange the contractor to spray water on spot to suppress dust during the course of breaking works.Wear appropriate PPE and follow the permit-to-entry system when entering the restricted area. whenever necessary. Arrange the contractor to provide the necessary assistance for entering into the confined spaces and only staff having attended appropriate training on confined spaces will be allowed to enter the confined spaces. Check that a safe access/egress. Arrange the contractor to cordon off the affected area and clear the biological hazards prior to the demolition works. o) Report to the Architect immediately if asbestos material is further encountered during the course of breaking works. When entering the ear protection zone. install suitable curb at site entrance to prevent flow of surface water into the site. . Clean up immediately on site after the works. . and install with local noise barrier or dust screen. Instruct the contractor to cordon off the affected area during the course of breaking works.doc. wear suitable ear protectors. Arrange the contractor to maintain good housekeeping and remove grease and oil on site to avoid slippery floor.2007 . .Wherever necessary. Maintain the PPE properly. Control the accumulation height of demolition debris to prevent overloading of the structure. recommended by the client. without obstruction has been maintained on site and provided with adequate lighting. Report any deviation to the Architect for immediate review and necessary rectification action by the contractor. Arrange the contractor to clear up the affected area prior to hot-work cutting. c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) m) Check that the contractor has disposed the contaminated materials properly. Wherever appropriate. Arrange the contractor to install proper tie and strut for the reinforced concrete column/ wall strip before cutting its base for taking down. Ensure foothold during site inspection. n) SR_SA004_Demolition. Keep a safe distance from the opening. where appropriate. If removal of asbestos material is required on site: . . to limit the sparks and strong light. wherever necessary. Page 2 of 2 Updated 8. Check that proper railing/barrier with toe board has been installed at floor edge and staircase landing. Whenever necessary. arrange the contractor to provide proper gangway and suitable working platform for working-at-height activities. and opening not for debris disposal has been properly covered up with proper warning sign.

. including the warning signs and emergency contact number. Always wear the safety helmet (with chin strap if necessary). Not smoke on site. Inform the site management/supervisory personnel if assistance is necessary. Use the designated routing. Take care of the personal belonging. and ear protectors etc. During the site visit. Keep calm if loss of way is encountered during the site visit.2007 . Before the site visit. Attend the safety briefing conducted by site management/supervisory personnel to understand the site safety rules and evacuation arrangement.Safety Rules for Visitor on Site For effective arrangement of site visit for visitor. Stay along the designated routing and wait for the site management/supervisory personnel to come. Follow the site safety rules and safety instruction given by the site management/ supervisory personnel. Register with site management/supervisory staff. goggles. k) SR_SA006_Visitor. Inform the site management/supervisory personnel by the site emergency contact number (check the site signage if the phone number could not be remembered). Note down the site emergency contact number. Follow the instruction of site management/supervisory personnel and the evacuation arrangement if emergency situation is encountered during the site visit. Provide adequate signage on prominent spots. the project staff and the contractor should coordinate together to: a) b) c) d) Define a designated routing appropriate to the visitor. Meet at the designated gathering point after the evacuation for further instruction from site management/supervisory personnel. such as mask. Establish an evacuation arrangement and a site emergency contact number.doc. Follow the site management/supervisory personnel for retreat to the site office in case of inclement weather such as thunderstorm/lightning. the visitor should be arranged to: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) Be escorted by site management/supervisory personnel. Keep regular checking of the number of visitors during the site visit. Beware of the signage on spot. as directed. the visitor should be arranged to: a) b) e) f) Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the site visit. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment. in particular the warning signs. Page 1 of 1 Updated 08.