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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING

OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:

Page:

02/02/2015

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.

GENERAL

2.

PURPOSE

3.

SCOPE

4.

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

5.

REFERENCES

6.

RESPONSIBILITIES

7.

ORGANIZATION CHART

8.

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS & MANPOWER

9.

PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION

10. METHODOLOGY- PREPARATORY WORK, WORK EXECUTION METHOD

11. HEALTH SAFETY ENVIRONMENT

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:

Page:

02/02/2015

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1. GENERAL
This document covers the procedure to estabilish a method statement for all lifting activities at The
laying of gas transmission pipelines from meranti view to banyan avenue in jurong island project.
2. PURPOSE
The purpose of this document is to follow proper methodology and to carry out the activities and
sequence of lifting works at The laying of gas transmission pipelines from meranti view to banyan
avenue in jurong island project.
3. SCOPE
The scope of the work method statement is to outline the procedure and work sequence for all lifting
activities and documentation procedures at The laying of gas transmission pipelines from meranti
view to banyan avenue in jurong island project. This Works Method details the followings,

Responsibilities.

Organisation chart.

Manpower & Equipment used.

General requirements.

Lifting plan.

Lifting sequence.

Risk Assessment.

4. TERMS & DEFINITIONS


HSE Health safety & Environment.
RA Risk Assesment.
LM Lifting Machine.
LG Lifting Gear.
5. REFERENCE

Work Place Safety And Health Act

Work Place Safety And Health(General Provisions) Regulations

Work Place Safety And Health(Construction) Regulations 2007

WSH(Operations Of Cranes) Regulations 2011

SS536: Code of practice for the safe use of mobile cranes

SS528: specification for personal fall arrest system

SS537 code of practice for safe use of machinery

Code of practice for working safely at heights.

Project Quality Plan

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

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6. RESPONSIBILITY
6.1 Project Manager

Undergone Project Manager's Safety Course and possess valid certificate.

Familiarize himself with the Company's environmental, health and safety management
system and ensure its effective application.

Take prompt corrective actions to remove any unsafe or unhealthy work conditions and to
maintain effectively such corrections made.

Ensure good housekeeping is practiced on site.

Ensure that environmental, health and safety is planned into all operations.

Review all working methods and process, both new and existing to see that all
environmental, health and safety are met.

Act as Chairman to the site safety, health and environment committee and conduct monthly
site committee inspection and meeting.

Participate in all incident investigation and dangerous occurrences incidents.

6.2 Project Engineers

Familiar himself with the Company's environmental, health and safety management system.

Review any new or changes in processes, equipment and materials to ensure that safety,
health and environment are not disregarded.

Establish and maintain a programme for the identification and assessment of hazards.

Assist in the investigation of every serious or fatal accident and dangerous occurrence and
recommend preventive measures.

Ensure that method statements, hazard analysis and safe work procedures for hazardous
operations must be submitted by the sub-contractors prior to commencement of work on site.

6.3 WSH Coordinator

Undergone Building Construction Safety Supervisor Course and WSH Co-coordinator


Course possess valid Certificate.

Ensure that all rules and regulations as stipulated in the WSHA (Construction) Regulations
are met.

Inspect and rectifying any unsafe place of work and unsafe practices.

Checking sub-contractors work to ensure compliance with the WSHA (Construction)


Regulations.

Liaison with sub-contractors with respect to environmental, health and safety works
undertaken by them.

Assist the Safety Manager, Workplace Safety and Health Officer and Environmental Control
Officer in all safety, health & environment matters.

Carry out site safety, health and environment programmes and procedures.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

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Assist in organizing safety, health and environment awareness activities such as toolbox
meetings, safety, health and environment orientation, safety, health and environment
promotional activities, etc.

Ensure that issuance of personal protective equipment are properly recorded and
documented.

Coordinates and assures compliance with the Risk Assessment Program

6.4 Lifting Supervisors

Undergone Lifting Supervisor Safety Course and possess valid certificate

Possess relevant experience in lifting operations for a period of not less than one year before
the appointment as a lifting supervisor.

Co-ordinate all lifting activities.

Supervise all lifting operation by a mobile crane or tower crane in accordance with the
lifting plan.

Ensure that only registered crane operators, appointed riggers and appointed signalmen
participate in any lifting operation involving the use of a mobile crane or a tower crane.

Ensure that the ground conditions are safe for any lifting operation to be performed by any
mobile crane.

Brief all crane operators, riggers and signalmen on the lifting plan

If any unsatisfactory or unsafe conditions are reported to him by any crane operator or
rigger, take such measures to rectify the unsatisfactory or unsafe condition or otherwise
ensure that any lifting operation is carried out safely.

6.5 Crane Operators

Undergone Crane Operator's Training Course and possess valid certificate.

Before the start of every work shift, to carry out operational tests on all limiting and
indicating devices under no load conditions before any lifting operation is carried out and
shall enter the results of such tests in a log book or log-sheet.

To ascertain whether the ground conditions, in particular the ground surface on which a
mobile crane is to be operated, are safe for travel or any lifting operation; and if he is of the
opinion that it is not safe for travel or any lifting operation, he shall report this to the lifting
supervisor.

To ensure that any outrigger when it is required is fully extended and secured.

Not to carry out any lifting operation unless he has been briefed by the lifting supervisor on
the lifting plan.

Not to hoist any object if he is unable to ascertain the weight of the load.

Not to hoist any load unless he has received a clear signal from a signalman.

Not to engage in any act or manoeuvre which is not in accordance with safe and sound
practice.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

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Not to hoist any load if there is any obstruction in the path of manoeuvre and if there is any
such obstruction, he shall report this immediately to the lifting supervisor.

Not to manoeuvre or hold any suspended load over any public road or public area unless that
road or area has been cordoned off

Not to operate a mobile crane or a tower crane within 3 metres of any live overhead power
line.

Not to use the crane for any operation for which it is not intended, including pulling or
dragging a load

To ensure that any stationary truck mounted or wheel mounted crane is adequately and
securely blocked while it is on a slope.

To report any failure or malfunction of the crane to the lifting supervisor and to make an
appropriate entry of the failure or malfunction in the log book or log-sheet of the crane.

6.6 Riggers

Appoint a rigger in a workplace unless the person has successfully completed rigger training
course acceptable to the Commissioner.

Check the slings to be used for slinging the loads to ensure that the slings are of good
construction, sound and suitable material, and adequate strength and free from patent defect.

Ensure that an adequate number of legs of the sling are used and that the slinging angle is
correct so as to prevent the sling from being overloaded during the hoisting.

Determine the weight of the load which is to be lifted and inform the crane operator of the
weight of the load;

Ensure that only proper lifting gears are used in conjunction with the sling.

Ensure that the load to be lifted is secure, stable and balanced.

Ensure that any loose load (which includes any stone, brick or tile) is placed in a receptacle
to prevent the load or part thereof from falling during the lifting operation.

Place adequate padding at the edges of the load which come in contact with the sling so as to
prevent the sling from being damaged; and

Report any defect in the lifting gear to the lifting supervisor.

6.7 Signalmen

Undergone Signalman's Training Course and possess valid certificate.

Ensure or verify with the rigger that the load is properly rigged up before he gives a clear
signal to the crane operator to lift the load.

Give correct and clear signals to guide the crane operator in the maneuver of the load safely
to its destination.

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:

Date:

00

Page:

02/02/2015

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6.8 Banksmen

He will be in-house trained, with a whistle and hi-visibility vest.

Assist in assessing the ground conditions prior to the entry of equipment/ machinery/
vehicle.

Use standard signals to guide the movements of machinery/equipment/vehicle at/to the


location of works to be carried out.

Communicate

to

the

drivers/operators

during

the

movements

of

the

machinery/equipment/Vehicle.

Station full time on site assisting in guiding all vehicular movements on site.

Report any incidents/accidents to his immediate supervisor, power gas site/safety personnel

The movements of machinery/equipment/vehicle will be stopped during the absence of the


banksman to prevent any incidents on site.

The operator/driver must be able to see the banksman during the communication process.

The banksman must be stationed in such a way not to be in the line of fire (front, behind or
in-between) of the equipment movement

6.9 Foremen/ Supervisor

Responsible for the safety, health & welfare of all workers either assigned or not assigned to
him but may be working temporary in his area.

Ensure that workers know safety, health and environment rules and regulations, follow safe
job procedures and be aware of all major hazards associated with their work and work areas.

Maintain satisfactory standards of housekeeping in his assigned area.

Investigate all incidents to worker(s) and/or equipment in his area and assist Workplace
Safety and Health Officer to put up accurate incident report on all such investigation.

Ensure that all workers working in his area use the appropriate personal protective
equipment.

6.10 Workers

Accepting individual responsibility for their own safe behavior as well as sharing
responsibility with their fellow workers and line supervision to look out for their own as
well as their co-workers.

Work in a safe manner at all times.

Complying with HSE requirements which apply to an individuals work activities.

Keeping the work area in an orderly condition.

Wear PPE provided to them and inspect it daily.

Comply with work instructions and permits.

Attend daily tool box/pre-task meetings

Inspect all tools before use and on a daily basis.


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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

7. ORGANIZATION CHART

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

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8. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND RESOURCES


8.1 Equipments
8.1.1

Crane

8.1.2

Trailer

8.1.3

Personal Protective Equipments

8.1.4

Pipes & Fittings.

8.1.5

Pipe supports.

8.2 Tools
8.2.1

Belts

8.2.2

Sling

8.2.3

Chain Block

8.2.4

Hoist

8.2.5

Shackle

8.2.6

Ropes etc.

8.3 Man Power


8.3.1

Project Engineer

1 person

8.3.2

Safety Co ordinator

1 person

8.3.3

Lifting supervisor

1 person

8.3.4

Crane operator

1 person

8.3.5

Rigger man

2 persons

8.3.6

Banks man

1 person

8.3.7

signal man

1 person

8.3.8

General worker

2 persons

9. PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION

All personnel delegated to the work would have undergone the relevant mandatory and
project specific in-house training

All personnel would be competent for the tasks that they will be carrying out,

Supervisory personnel will act as lead person by following and guiding the team.

Please refer the attachment for the competency personnel certificates.

10. METHODOLOGY
10.1 Preparatory Work

Ensure that the document received bear the stamp Issued for Construction and are of
latest revision.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:
02/02/2015

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The documents submitted/referred with this method statement shall be considered as


an integral part of this method statement and shall be read in conjunction with the
same.

The crane operator will be required to attend the in-house safety Induction at site.

Lifting Supervisor & crane operator will check & plan the travel routes prior to
mobilization. Ensure travel routes & access to the jobsite is in good condition and free
from obstruction.

Check and confirm crane set-up positioning.

The engineering drawings and documents received shall be clearly understood to find
out the service, material specification, size, thickness, pipe routing quantity etc. line
wise and area wise.

Make sure that all the Pre-Construction formalities, approvals, and preparations are
done sufficiently in advance to start the lifting activity as per the schedule.

A checklist of all requirements shall be made internally to avoid any omission of them.

All equipment to be used in the work should be initially checked and approved by
power gass authorized personnel.

Working area shall be barricaded with proper devices & warning signs to display.

Unauthorized person are not allowed in the area barricaded off

Workers shall wear appropriate PPE for the task.

Safety Coordinator & supervisor shall be present at all time during work activity.

10.2 Work Execution Method


10.2.1 Lifting:

All lifting tools, equipments and ropes used for lifting shall be inspected and certified
by WSH regulations. Activities shall be done according to the proper method
statement for lifting.

Submit method statement and RA for review and approval by the client before
commencing the mentioned work.

Upon mobilization of crane in to the site, the copies of crane operators license, LM
certificate and test certificate of lifting gears will be obtained from the crane operator,
verified and kept for records.

Lifting Supervisor must verify that the strength / condition of the lifting gears and
equipments are adequate and they are certified with the safe working load. No lifting
operation shall be performed when the load exceeds the safe working load.

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:

Page:

02/02/2015

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Only authorized persons and personnel involved in the lifting are allowed in the lifting
operation area. Critical lifting operation area and other areas with potential
hazard/danger must be cordoned off to prevent access for all unauthorized personnel.

Positioned the Crane near the designated area and steel plate should be place over the
landed of the crane out-rigger.

Lifting plan shall be filled up and attached with load chart and LM certificate shall be
submitted during application for permit.

Apply the lifting permit before work commence. Lifting supervisor will conduct tool
box and brief the safe lifting operation before work start.

Prior to Lifting Works, it must have an approved Lifting permit and Lifting Plan.
Which indicate the type of cranes & lifting gears accessories indicated. The lifting
plan must be attached with the lifting permit and display in the lifting area.

Lifting supervisor shall conduct tool-box meeting / pre-work briefing about the risks,
hazards and available control measures, using the risk assessment.

Positioned the trailer near the designated area and proper and adequate clearance
should be maintained between the fence and the trailer.

Trailer must be secured with hand breake.

Before starting the lifting work, the assigned people must wear proper PPE and
adequate safety procedure must be implemented.

All employee and worker involved in the work should first undergo training or safety
induction with Power gas

WEC shall employ an experienced, competent and responsible Lifting supervisor to


plan and execute lifting operations.

Barricade the marked location scheduled for lifting operation with safety signages.

Use the crane operators and lifting supervisors checklist before lifting operation.

Special care shall be taken when a crane has to operate on soft or sloping ground or
close to the sides of trenches. Outriggers and sufficient heavy timber blocks or plates
must be used and carefully placed to ensure stability.

To Provide safe work during lifting of pipes, there are consideration which take
according to weight of the pipe.

The site supervisor should prepare the site area to be clean and clear from obstruction.

Rigging work shall be performed under the direction of the lifting supervisor.

The load shall be controlled by means of tag lines to prevent the load from turning or
swinging.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:

Page:

02/02/2015

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For hoisting or lowering of loose materials such as stones, bricks, tiles, slates and bolts
& nuts, safety nets or sand bucket or other suitable containers will be used to contain
any drops.

Wire rope shall be replaced when the following critical condition is observed:
o
o

Area of broken wire exceeds 10 % of the total area in one strand.


Reduction in diameter exceeds 7 % of original diameter of wire rope.

The communication between crane operator and the signalman will be established by
using hand signals / walkie-talkie in the case of remote places where the operator has
no visibility.

Suspended loads are not to be left unattended.

When the crane is not in use the hook will be raised up to a safe height away from any
moving vehicles, machines or person.

Safety equipment must always present and ready for immediate use.

11. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

WEC HSE Manager shall ensure that the work is performed accordance to the approved
Construction Safety Manual and precautions specified in the work permit. He shall
ensure that barricades, warning tapes, warning signs, firefighting equipments and first
aid kits are readily available at the working area.

Tool box talk shall be conducted on a daily basis to inform the workers of the recent
safety issues and incidents and to get feedback of any unreported unsafe acts. Feedback
will then be processed and resolved.

11.1 Safety Procedures

Area shall be barricaded adequately with warning signs.

All Equipments and tools shall be checked for good conditions before commencing the
work.

Unauthorized persons shall be excluded from the area.

Adequate caution boards and warning signs shall be provided.

On completion of job, the area shall be cleared of any materials and keep clean and tidy.

Hazard analysis for hazardous operation shall be carried out prior to commencing the
works.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR LIFTING


OPERATIONS

Project:

Project No.:

LAYING OF GAS TRANSMISSION


PIPELINES FROM MERANTI VIEW TO
BANYAN AVENUE IN JURONG ISLAND

P4262

Rev:
00

Date:

Page:

02/02/2015

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