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SAFETY RULES

GENERAL

100 SERIES

SECTION 1
100. General
In addition to the safety rules,
supplementary instructions
applicable to specific location may be
issued, provided they conform with
the intent and spirit of the rules. In
any given situation the term rules
shall mean not only the safety
Rules but also any supplementary
instructions which may apply.

101. Employees Knowledge of Rules


Every employee shall be familiar with the
rules.
ii. An Employee who is temporarily attached
to a department shall familiarizes himself
with rules and instructions which have a
bearing on the work he is doing.
iii. Employees must comply with the Rules
and supplementary instructions.
Ignorance or disregard of the Safety
Rules, standard protection code or
supplementary instruction cannot be
tolerated and any such offence will result
in disciplinary action against the offender.
i.

102. General Duties of all Employees

All employees shall exercise


intelligence and constant care and
shall use the safety appliances
provided to protect themselves, their
fellow employees, he public and
equipment.

102. General Duties of all Employees


(cont..)
They shall:- 1.
a)Carry out their duties with skill, fore
sight and care so as to minimize
accidents, interruptions and damage to
apparatus or property.
b)Guard against theft and damage, and
promptly report any such occurrence.
c)Know the location and operation of the
various types of fire extinguishers and
eliminate unnecessary fire hazards.

102. General Duties of all Employees


(cont..)
2. All employees shall promptly report abnormal
conditions in apparatus to the appropriate
section.
3. If any employee reports for duty or is on duty
in a condition which, in the opinion of any
employee, renders him unfit to perform his
regular duties safely and efficiently, he shall
be reported to his supervisor and if the
supervisor concurs, the employee shall not be
permitted to work.
4. Employees are encouraged to forward,
through proper channels, any constructive
suggestions or criticisms of the rules.

103. Responsibility of Foremen and


Supervisors
i.Foremen and supervisors shall:-

a) Ensure that all work is performed in


accordance with standard practices and
that all safety rules and precautions are
observed.
b) Issue Rule Books, booklets and
instructions where required and instruct
the men on the contents.
c) Exercise or provide adequate supervision
over their men at all times.
d) Enforce the rules.

103. Responsibility of Foremen and


Supervisors
i. Foremen and supervisors shall (cont..) :-

Guard against the use of defective safety


appliances, rigging-tools and material.
Study the safest, most effective and
efficient method of doing the work in
accordance with the rules.
See that all safety devices supplied by the
Authority are properly used and maintained.
See that no man is permitted to do work for
which he is not qualified.
See that first aid kits for use by workmen
are kept in the prescribed condition.

103. Responsibility of Foremen and Supervisors


i.Foremen and supervisors shall (cont..) :-

j) Make certain that all fire extinguishing


equipment under their jurisdiction is kept in
its proper place and is ready for instant use.
k) Assign sufficient men to do each job safely.
l) When a foreman must leave the work area, he
shall delegate safety responsibilities to a
qualified man, explain these responsibilities to
him, and to the remainder of the workmen.
m)Brief all workmen on the plan of work, before
work is started.

103. Responsibility of Foremen and


Supervisors (cont)
ii.The following details shall be fully
discussed:
1)Procedures to be followed. A job print may be
used if necessary.
2)Potential hazards and the ways to eliminate or
protect against them.
3)Definite work assignments.
4)Use of special tools or equipment.
5)Check that instructions are clearly understood.
If the job is complex or if a change of plan is to
be made conduct additional briefings as
required, to ensure that the workmen
understand each progressive step of the work.

103. Responsibility of Foremen and


Supervisors (cont)
iii.Personal Conduct
1)Drinking intoxicants or consuming narcotics
while on duty is strictly prohibited. Employee
who report for duty under the influence of
alcoholic beverages or narcotics shall not be
permitted to work.
2)Employees shall be courteous and considerate
of the public and to each other.
3)Indulgence in practical jokes, horseplay,
scuffling and wrestling, while on duty, or when
off duty on authority properties or in
authoritys vehicles is forbidden.

104. Physical Condition


Employees who are known to be subject
to weak spells of any sort shall not,
under any circumstances, work in any
elevated location where the danger of
falling exists, neither shall they work in
close proximity to dangerous water,
rotating equipments nor live electrical
apparatus.

105. General Precautions


1. Care shall always be taken while
cleaning, not to come in contact with
live apparatus nor to disturb sensitive
equipment such as relays.
2. Special care shall be taken when it is
necessary to use wiping rags close to
moving parts of turbines motors,
generators, pumps or in any place that
a rag might be caught and cause
personal injury or damage to the
equipment.

105. General Precautions (cont..)


3.Unnecessary running up or down
stairways, standing or sitting on
handrails and the unnecessary climbing
of buildings, elevated tanks and
structures is prohibited.
4.Care shall be taken not to enter
enclosures where dangerous gas is
present without the use of an auxiliary
air supply approved for this specific
purpose, or until the enclosure is free of
gas, as determined by an approved test.

106. Operation of Apparatus


No person shall operate any apparatus,
equipment or vehicle without
permission or instructions from the
proper authority.

107. Emergency Action of Employees


1.In any emergency not provided herein
employees shall act according to their best
judgement. They must be aware of
consequences of such acts.
2.Any unusual action taken in an emergency
shall be reported promptly to the
supervisor. A written report shall be
submitted by the employee without delay.

108. Handling Material


Employees shall not attempt to lift
loads beyond their capabilities.

109. Accidents
Accidents shall be reported promptly to
a supervisor.

110. First Aid


In all matters concerning first-aid,
employees shall be governed by the
Authority booklet, Fundamentals of
First-Aid.

111. Safety Meetings


All employees engaged in construction
operation, maintenance and handling of
material or testing of mechanical or
electrical apparatus must attend
scheduled safety meetings arranged by
the Foreman or Supervisor.

112. Good Housekeeping


1.All Authority premises shall, in the interest of
safety, fire prevention, and appearance, be
kept clean and orderly at all times.
2.Each workman shall be responsible for leaving
his work area clean and orderly. Tools, and
other materials etc. shall not be left lying
around.
3.Glass, porcelain or other sharp materials shall
be placed in special containers provided for this
purpose, or when such a container is not
available beside the waste container so as to
be clearly visible to personnel responsible for
disposal.

112. Good Housekeeping (cont)


Aerosol containers shall never be
placed in waste containers with waste
that is to be burned. When an aerosol is
empty it should be inverted and the
remaining pressure released, then
disposed off with non-combustible
material.

113. Fire Prevention


Fire prevention requirements for
Authority properties shall be governed
by the Authoritys directives and
instructional releases on the subject,
and by supplementary requirements of
the Fire Brigade.

114. Petrol
1. Petrol shall not be used as a cleaning
fluid.
2. Petrol shall not be used to kindle fires.

NOTE: Petrol may be used by trained


Instructors at authorized fire Schools-for
starting demonstration fires.

114. Petrol (cont)


3.Smoking or the use of open flame-in any
form is prohibited while handling petrol, or
in the vicinity of petrol storage.
4.The dispensing of petrol in any authorityowned or rented building shall be from an
approved safety type container equipped
with a self-closing spout and a flame
arrester.
5.The dispensing of gasoline at outdoor
operations such as forestry and construction
work sites must be from approved
containers, such as jerrycans.

114. Petrol (cont)


6.Care shall be taken while filling petrol tanks to
avoid spillage, and to avoid any action which
could cause a spark such as shorting of battery
terminals etc. This is particularly important
where the tank is mounted close to the exhaust
system or the battery. Petrol engines shall be
stopped and the ignition system turned off before
refueling.
7.Petrol shall be stored in accordance with the
requirements of the Ministry of Mines and Power.
8.The metal nozzle of the filler hose or container
must make good contact with the filler pipe or
tank, while filling petrol tanks, to prevent a static
charge developing on the hose or container
which could cause a spark and ignite the petrol.
When a funnel is required for refueling, it must
be made of metal.

115. Clothing and Personal Jewellery


1. Employees should wear clothing suitable for
the job being done. Loose clothing such as
neckties, unbuttoned sleeves, etc shall not be
worn in the vicinity of moving parts in which
they could be caught. Pockets shall be kept
free of rags and other material having loose
ends.
2. Employees shall not wear swinging watch or
key chains. Personal jewellery such as rings
and wrist watches shall not be worn near
rotating shafts, spindles, gears belts and any
other source of entanglement or live electrical
parts or circuits.

116. Radio Communications


Employees whose duties require them
to operate radio equipment for
communication shall be governed by
the Radio Act and the Authoritys
booklet Radio Telephone Procedure.

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