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Natural Garden Risk Assessment

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TASK SPECIFIC RISK ASSESSMENT SHEET
TASK: EXCAVATION, PIPE LAYING AND BACKFILLING
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Electric Connection
Electric shock


Operatives
Sub-
Contractor,
&Visitors
Medium
All electrical tools/installations to be regularly
checked
Gloves to be worn at all times.
Only trained operatives to be used.
Task specific PPE should be worn.
Forman,
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
Low
2 Usage of Equipment, Excavator etc
Operatives
Sub-
Contractor,
&Visitors
Medium
Ensure that all equipment shall be inspected
prior to start work
Make sure that the operator is certified
Ensure the equipment are fitted with reverse
alarm
Ensure the availability of signal man at all the
working time.
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
Low
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Falls of persons /Fall of materials and
Trench collapse

Operatives
Sub-
Contractor
&Visitors
High
Barricade the area
Ensure supervisors monitor site regularly on
excavated locations
Permit system should be strictly followed.
Keep the access area cleared; keep the spoil 1
meter away from the edge. Provides proper
access and egress every 30 meters, erect
hard barricades with signage.
Only authorized and competent operatives that
have received the required training are
permitted to work in excavation. All
excavations deeper than 1.2m to be battered
back or shored up / supported. Trench to be
battered or benched above 1.2m deep.
Forman,
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
Low


Natural Garden Risk Assessment
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Item
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SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS / RISKS
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Excavation support must be provided in soft
unsuitable ground (sheet piles, boxes etc)
4 Vehicles driving into excavated area
Operatives
Sub-
Contractor
Medium
Barricade the area
Provide proper signage, warning lights etc
Do not allow any vehicle to excavation area
with Out proper access made
Ensure all vehicle movements are minimum
2mtr away from the excavation edge
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
` Low
5
PVC Cutter
Hand and fingers can cut during use
Operatives
Medium
Gloves should be worn all the time while using
the cutter
Forman,
Supervisor,
Low
6
Existing pipes & buried cable being
struck

Operatives
Sub-
Contractor,
&Visitors
Medium
PTW to be obtained before starting the work
and toolbox talk should be conducted.
Verify utility service drawings and mark the
services on the ground if any.
Identify and cordon the area in a safe method
Conduct the toolbox talk before work starts.
Close supervision at all times
Ensure there is no contamination of hydrocarbons,
etc
Forman
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
Low
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Backfilling

Operatives
Sub-
Contractor
Medium
Ensure excavation is clear of operatives.
Banks man to direct JCB driver. Do not tip
material too close to trench. Ensure stop logs
in place. Ensure PPE is worn as appropriate.
Driver to ensure stability of machine at all
times, All personnel to make themselves
known to driver when approaching. Banksman
to warn personnel. Mirrors to be clean

Forman,
Supervisor,
Operator &
banks man
Low


Natural Garden Risk Assessment
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Item
No.
SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS / RISKS
PERSONS
at RISK
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Heat exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Operatives
Sub-
Contractor
Medium
Cold Drinking Water: must ensure clean and
cold drinking water shall be provided at work
sites. In any time during the summer period,
Heat Exhaustion Rooms: must set up with
proper cooling devices to control heat
exhaustion cases.
Summer Working Instructions/ campaigns in
progressing workforce awareness on summer
working and its precautionary measures for
protecting themselves from heat related illness
such as sun burns, heat cramps, heat
exhaustion and heat stress.
Forman,
Supervisor,
Operatives

Low

Completed by:
Name: Signature: Job Title: Date:

Jawad Ghani

Office Manager

27-02-14