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CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY

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EFFECTIVE SAFETY
MANAGEMENT HAS THREE MAIN
OBJECTIVES:

to make the environment safe;


to make the job safe,
to make workers safety conscious.

ELEMENTS OF A SAFE
CONSTRUCTION SITE

Duties assigned to responsible personnel


Planning before work
A clean and organised site layout
Good Housekeeping
Secure and access controlled site
Emphasis of safety and well being of workers and
people in and around the site
Attention to sector specific safety details
Health care and well being of workers by
managing health risks

SITE LAYOUT

SAFETY MANAGEMENT

INSURANCE PREMIUM

TOOL BOX MEETING

APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTS

MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES

SIGN BOARDS

CASE STUDY 1: SCAFFOLDING


COLLAPSE IN VIETNAM

ABOUT THE INCIDENT:


Location:

Hanoi, Vietnam

Incident:

Scaffolding Collapse

Death

14

Toll:

Injuries:
Employer:
Date

30
Samsung C&T Corp

of incident:30 March, 2015

CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT


The cause of the accident has been identified as
overloading of the scaffold. There were more than
40 workers on the 30 meter scaffold.
The scaffold was also burdened by construction
equipment and materials.
The rail of a hydraulic system used to lift
building materials suddenly fell from a height of
30 metres, hitting the scaffolding and bringing
down hundreds of tons of metal scaffolding on the
construction workers.

UNDERLYING FACTORS

Negligence of the managers and supervisors

No inspection before commencement of work

High velocity winds leading to instability

HOW THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE


BEEN PREVENTED
By using properly constructed scaffolding of
sound material of adequate strength to provide
with both means of safe access and a safe place of
work.
Scaffolds shouldve been inspected at least once a
week and a written report on each inspection
kept.
Proper analysis of work environment before
beginning to work.
Ensuring that the scaffold is anchored properly to
support systems or adjacent structure.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Where you cannot work safely from the ground or from part of
the building, it is better to use a suitable scaffold than a ladder.
Use a scaffold only for the purpose for which it has been
provided and make sure it is securely anchored or tied to the
building.
Do not overload the scaffold. In particular, do not load it with
plant and materials unless it has been erected for this purpose.
Never keep materials on the scaffold unless they are needed for
work within a reasonable time.
Avoid using a tower in windy or severe weather conditions
Make sure that timber used in scaffolding is not painted or
treated so that defects cannot be seen.
Do not use bamboo that show signs of rotting or being infested
by insects; also examine the ropes for early signs of decay, avoid
using material about which there is doubt.