The Developer shall adhere to all safety rules, regulations and requirements of local authorities whatever it may be applicable to the construction site. The Developer shall follow all safety procedures prescribed in the AGC (American General Developer's) Manual of Accident Prevention in Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of USA and all other local codes and regulations.
All employees shall be physically qualified for performing the duties to which they are assigned. Operators of equipment and vehicles shall be able to read and understand the signs, signals and operating instructions in use.
Prior to start of work, arrangements shall be made for assistance from medical services in existence in the vicinity of the Site. Communication and transportation to effectively care for injured workers shall be provided as necessary.
The Plot Developer shall have full regard for the safety of all persons entitled to be upon his site and keep the site and the works in an orderly state appropriate to the avoidance of danger to such persons.
Safety Orientation And Training For Health And Safety
The Developer shall make a commitment to support the development of the project safety culture. This commitment will be outlined in a safety program and will include:
- Training all staff to work in a safe and respectful manner.
- Developing a written safety policy that spells out the Developers commitment to run their project in a safe manner.
- Informing employees of employment requirements for safety, and advising them that they will be held accountable for their actions on the jobsite.
- Making available to all jobsite personnel a list of all available safety equipment, jobsite safety requirements and prohibited unsafe work habits.
- Enforcement safety policies and penalties.
The Safety Program established and maintained on the Project shall incorporate the requirements of safety and health of the local authorities, the American AGC Manual of Accident Prevention in Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of USA, and all other local codes and regulations.
All Developers and their supervisors / foremen are responsible for the administration of a comprehensive Safety Program. The Safety Program will be site wide and apply to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
The Safety Program shall embody the prevention of accidental injury, occupational illness and property damage. Each Developer shall provide and maintain a safe, hazard free workplace for their employees, for fellow workers and the general public. As a minimum, the Developer's Safety Program shall incorporate all of the principles of this section. In addition the Developer shall comply with safety regulations and requirements of the Master Developer's Project Manager.
The Safety Program shall ensure the involvement and active participation of all project employees by requiring safety training, which will promote recognition of unsafe acts, potential and actual hazards and the immediate corrective action to be taken. All employees shall be constantly aware of their responsibility to work in a safe manner.
The safety program (Policy) must be submitted to the Master Developer and approval obtained before any work may start on site. The Project's emergency procedures must be part of the submitted safety program (policy).
The safety program (policy) must include at a minimum all information as indicated in the pre-construction safety check-list as shown in Appendix. This pre-construction checklist must be acknowledge and signed by the Plot Developer's representative and his contractor before the start of any work.
Safety Personnel For Health And Safety
A Safety Engineer from each Developer will be designated at the Site. He will have full authority to direct work stoppages and to expend funds, as necessary, to eliminate hazards and imminent danger conditions on the Site.
The Developer's Safety Engineer is responsible for the implementation and further development of the Safety Program. His duties will include the following:
- Conduct a monthly safety meeting with Site personnel and Sub-Developers.
- Inspect the Project daily, and record all visible safety hazards, including identification of violators.
- Follow through on timely correction of safety hazards, making immediate corrections as necessary.
- Monitor on Site safety meetings and report the same on his Daily Report.
- Foster 'Safety Awareness' in all tradesmen and supervisors on the Project.
- -Follow up, for insurance purposes, all relevant safety reports.
- Check all areas at least once a day for housekeeping and cleanup. Take immediate action to ensure compliance with requirements.
- Submit job hazard analysis for each major phase or element of work as necessary.
- Post safety signs on the Project.
- Conduct employee indoctrination for all new personnel.
- Ensure training is carried out for specific tasks, especially work of a "non standard" nature.
- Ensure that operators of vehicles and equipment on site have proper licenses valid by the concerned authorities.
The Safety Engineer will be a member of the Site Crisis Management Team organized to deal with emergencies.
Safety Meetings For Health And Safety
Safety meetings will be held at least once a month at the Site. Such meetings will be convened and conducted by the safety coordinator. All supervisors and foremen are expected to be in attendance. The Master Developer's Project Manager may attend these meetings. Minutes of meetings will be issued and distributed to Client, Master Developer's Project Manager and Consultant as per the request of the Master Developer's Project Manager.
The agenda for the safety meetings will generally include:
- Development of timely topics for discussion and dissemination of safety bulletins signs and notices.
- A review of the Developer's Safety Engineer's inspections.
- Identification of potential safety hazards in the coming month and discussion and implementation of steps to be taken to avoid the same.
Contact Information For Health And Safety
The Developer shall maintain arrangements whereby he can quickly call out labor outside normal working hours to carry out work needed for an emergency associated with the Works. The Master Developer's Project Manager shall be provided at all times with a list of addresses and telephone numbers of the Developer's staff who are currently responsible for organizing emergency work.
The Developer shall acquaint himself and his employees with any relevant local arrangements that are in existence for dealing with emergencies.
Accident Reporting For Health And Safety
All accidents are to be reported directly to the Master Developer's Project Manager. If serious injury is apparent or suspected, utilize pre-established emergency hospital service. The telephone number shall be prominently displayed at all Site telephone locations. For small cuts, scratches, etc. first aid kits are to be made available.
All lost time injuries; property damage accidents (excluding off Project vehicle accidents) and material losses will be reported in writing to the Master Developer's Project Manager.
Notify the concerned authorities of all traffic accidents, incidents involving injuries, fights, violence and misconduct occurring on site. Report such events to the master developer.
Protective Equipment For Health And Safety
For all workers, staff, visitors, delivery personal and/or any person coming to site, the minimum requirements for protective equipment shall be the wearing of hard hats, safety shoes, and high visibility Vests and eye protection at all times, by all Developer's personnel, as well as protective clothing for workmen, as warranted. Supplemental requirements for protective equipment shall be developed to cover specific areas of the work for such items as eye protection, protective clothing, life safety harnesses and lifelines as per the requirements of this safety specification. No sandals will be permitted on the Site.
The Developer's workmen shall wear long sleeves and long trousers uniforms or overalls that are suitable for construction sites with clear identification of the company with whom he works for. All hard hats shall bear the identification of the Developer.
The Safety Engineer and other safety personnel shall wear Red colored hard hats with the Developer's identification.
Fire Prevention For Health And Safety
Smoking shall be allowed only in designated Smoking areas. No burning of rubbish or debris will be permitted anywhere on site or development.
All fuel storage tanks shall be properly grounded, vented and provided with proper type fire extinguishers. "Danger" or "No Smoking" signs shall be prominently placed at these tanks. Storage tanks above ground shall be diked or kerbed to prevent the spread of liquids, in the event of leakage in tanks and located at a safe distance from the construction area. Excessive storage of fuel on site is not allowed. Only sufficient quantity for short period's use may be stored on site.
The Developer for all hot works including welding and brazing shall operate a "Permit to Work" system. The Developer confirming the work to be undertaken shall issue pro-forma permits and that screens, protection and suppressant devices are in place. The Consultants shall endorse the permit reserving the right to inspect both the preparation and the work in hand. No work shall be carried out without a permit prepared by the responsible Foreman of the Developer. Adequate fire extinguishing equipment shall be provided in the immediate vicinity of welding operations whenever combustible material is exposed. Workmen will be shielded from welding rays, sparks, slag and the like.
All compressed gas cylinders and acetylene cylinders shall comply with the requirements of the American AGC Manual of Accident Prevention in Construction as to requirements for construction, use and storage. All oxygen and acetylene cylinders will be kept separately in the storage area, stored upright, tied off, and capped. The storage area shall be designated as a "No Smoking" zone.
Fire protection is required for all materials and equipment on the site. Twenty-four (24) hour fire-watch shall be provided as part of the Developer's work. The fire-watch inspections shall be carried out in all areas, including shafts, openings, concealed areas, non-work areas, etc. The Developer shall provide for fire protection and dedicated fire watch in the service tunnels. Special fire- watch is required during any cutting, burning and/or welding performed at the Site.
In the event of fire, if it cannot be immediately contained, sound the fire alarm, notify the nearest Fire Brigade and evacuate all personnel. The telephone number shall be prominently displayed at all Site telephone locations. Then attempt to put out the fire with available fire extinguishers and water hoses until help arrives. Dispatch a vehicle to meet the emergency response / fire brigades at the main gates of the site and to lead them to the location of the emergency. Do not endanger personnel in fighting the fire.
The Developer shall submit all information regarding the materials that he intends to use for safety measures such as netting, railing, planking, etc., to the Master Developer's Project Manager who shall have the right to reject the proposed materials; if they are found unacceptable, the Developer shall propose alternate materials.
The Developer shall provide good quality safety, location, directional, traffic and warning signage on Site. Provide signs to identify Contractor, Client, Master Developer's Project Manager and Consultant offices, Developer premises, substations, site laboratory, first aid center etc. on the Site.
Worker Indoctrination For Health And Safety
Minimum protective clothing for all personnel on the site shall be:
Hard hats are required at all times.
- Protective eye covering will be worn when welding, hammering metal, stone, or concrete, grinding or cutting metal units.
- All personnel and operatives shall wear safety footwear at all times.
- All personnel shall wear high visibility reflective vests when working near equipment.
Minimum safety observances:
- -Work areas and access ways are to be free of debris, materials, and all tripping hazards.
- Temporary electrical wiring will be protected from damage by traffic, be in good condition and protected by ground fault circuit interrupters.
- All portable containers for gas and other inflammable liquids shall be appropriate for the liquid or gas with self-closing lids. No plastic containers are allowed.
- Maximum speed for automobiles and vehicles on the Site is forty (40) kilometers per hour.