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ABU DHABI FUTURE SCHOOL PROGRAM Phase (2)

PACKAGE 4
KG SCHOOLS AT Al BAHYA & AL FALAH

Method Statement for Installation Of Lightening Protection


System
Client
Abu Dhabi Education Council
Employer
Musanada
Consultant
Dewan
Contractor
United Engineering Construction
MEP Subcontractor
Al Sabbah Electromechanical
Issued on
23 April, 2013

Prepared By:
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ASEM-MSTEL-05

Method Statement for Installation of Lightening Protection System

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Purpose
2. Scope
3. Legislation and Code of Practice
4. Reference
5. Definitions
6. Resources
6.1. Equipment
6.2. Safety of Equipments
7. Safety Precautions
7.1. Construction Hazards
7.2. Personal Protective Equipment
7.3. Safety Training and Emergency procedures
7.4. First Aid
8.Detailed Construction Sequence (Methodology)
8.1. Procedure
9.Construction Program
9.1 Housekeeping
9.2 Protection of Executed Works
9.3 Responsibilities
9.4 Records
10.Inspection and Testing
11.Related Forms
12.Attachments

1. Purpose
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Method Statement for Installation of Lightening Protection System

This document describes the methodology for the installation of lightening protection system for
Abu Dhabi Future School Program Phase 2, Package 4 Project, and to ensure that all concerned
persons are familiar with the sequence of activities, utilization of resources, and execution of the
works in compliance with applicable Safety and Quality Procedures, and Project Documents and
Specification.
2. Scope of Works
This method statement is intended to outline the activities and the methods used for the
installation of lightening protection system. All activities will be carried out in accordance with
the contract details and in full compliance to the Contract Specifications and documents. All
work within the rights-of-way of the standards and specifications will be done in compliance with
requirements issued by authorities.
3. Legislation and Code of Practice

All related codes and standards referenced in the project electrical specifications volume
3 part F division 26, section 26 41 00.

4. Reference
Contract Specifications
Approved Drawings
5. Definitions
Client
Consultants
Contractor

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Abu Dhabi Education Council


Dewan
United Engineering Construction

6. Resources
6.1. Equipment / Tools

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DESCRIPTION
Hacksaw Frame and Blade
Ladder
Sprit Level
Sand Paper and Files
Measuring tape
Meggar for earth testing
Spanners
Hammer
Screw driver
Exothermic welding tool kit

6.2 Safety of Equipments


Necessary measures will be taken for the safety of the equipment and any other works affected
by the works subject of this document. Relevant entities which might require protection include
any such works in the vicinity of the area of work or on the service access or discharge path.
The construction team will ensure that any such requirements are documented.
7. Health, Safety & the Environment
7.1 Construction Hazards (tick as appropriate)
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Corrosive Oxidizing flammabl flammabl
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Explosive

Toxic

Highly
Toxic

Irritating

Harmful

Danger for
Danger of
Constrain Slippery
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Electrocut
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Falling
from
Height

Other
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The hazards identified above will be controlled under the overall Project Safety Plan which is a
separate document communicated to all parties on the project.
7.2. Personal Protective Equipment (tick as appropriate)
The works subject of this document requires that the following PPE be used:
Safety
Precautio
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Helmet

Hi-Viz

Eye
Face
Respirato
Ear
Mask
Protectio Protectio
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Protectio
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Safety
Gloves
Protective Safety Equipmen
Shoes
Lifejacket
Required
Clothing Harness t Guards
Required

Other

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7.3. Safety Training and Emergency procedures


Before commencing any works, all employees will attend a site safety induction training to
ensure all safety measures are understood and implemented and to cover specific procedures in
case of emergency. If necessary, practical training exercises will be conducted on escape routes,
signage, evacuation and rescue.
7.4. First Aid
Prior to the commencement of work, arrangements will be made for medical facilities and
medical personnel to be available from prompt attention to the injured person. The contractors
vehicle assigned to the job site will be used for transporting the injured person to the first aid
station and to the nearest hospital when required.

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Name of On-Site First


Aider/s:
First Aid Box Location:
Location of Nearest
Hospital:
First Aid and Medical Supplies available at site:
Potable Water

Ice Cubes

10x6cm Sterile Gauze Pad

4x6cm Gauze Roller Bandage

10x10cm Sterile Gauze Pad

8x10cm Gauze Roller Bandage

Large Sterile Gauze Pad

10x12cm Gauze Roller Bandage

Burn Dressings

5cm Elastic Bandage

7.5cm Elastic Bandage

10cm Elastic Bandage

Triangular Bandage

Barrier Device for CPR

Adhesive Skin Tape

Adhesive Leucoplast Tape

Emergency Blanket

Safety Pins

First Aid Scissors

Tweezers

Disposable Gloves
Non-prescription Medicines (Aspirin,
Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen)

Instant Cold Pack


First Aid and Burn Spray, Deep Heat Spray

8. Detailed Construction Sequence (Methodology)


a. Ensure only trained persons shall operate the power tools.
b. Ensure all concerned personals shall use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and all other safety
items as required.
c. Ensure adequate lighting is provided in the working area at all time.
d. Ensure service area/work area openings are provided with barricade, warning tape, and safety
nets where applicable.
e. Check all material delivered to site is inspected properly by QA/QC Engineer and check if it is
stored properly as per manufacturers recommendations.
f. Work shall be carried out by the site staff under strict supervision and guidance of the concerned
Supervisors / Foremen / Engineers. The MEP QA/QC Engineer shall check all the installations as per
the installation check list.
8.1 Material Storage & Handling
On receipt of the Lightning Protection System materials at site necessary precautions shall be taken for
unloading, shifting and storage, as follows:
a. Material shall be stored in a covered / dry space at all the time to avoid being damaged.
b. All materials received at site shall be inspected and ensured that the materials are as per approved
material submittal.
c. Any discrepancies, damage etc., found will be notified and reported for further action.
d. Material found not suitable for site use will be removed from site immediately.
8.2Installation Sequence
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a. The installation team shall use 25x3 mm copper tape to form the air-termination mesh on the
uppermost part of the building structure i.e. roof. Complete tape network shall be bonded to all
down conductors around the periphery and a branch conductor to be taken horizontally and all
these down conductors to be bonded by using approved clamps.
b. Number of down conductors shall be based on the technical calculation or shop drawings.
c. When different metal to be connected a bimetallic clamp shall be used.
d. Any roof (e.g. staircase) on top of the main roof shall have air termination network and it shall be
connected to lower roof network.
e. The DC earth tape clamp shall be fixed on the route as shown in the approved shop drawings and
the straightness shall be checked along with building finish, on the top roof high level.
f. All the fixing clips for the copper tape shall be metallic (complying with Class H of the electrical
testing based on BSEN 50164) and shall be fixed at an interval of 1000 mm fixing distance for fixing
conductors on vertical surface up to 20m from the ground level and on the horizontal surface i.e.
roof.
g. The down conductors shall be placed around the building as per approved drawing.
h. A minimum of two re-enforcing bars shall be used as down conductors in each column.
i. The minimum overlap dimension to connect two re-bars shall be at least 20 times the diameter of
the re-bar.
j. If it not practical to arc-weld two re-bars then suitable clamps should be used at a distance of each
10cm till the above dimension is achieved.
k. Re-enforcement bars in the designated columns should be used as down conductors, with a suitable
junction box to be recessed at approx. 1000 mm above the finished paving level for the test link.
l. The electrical continuity of the reinforcing bars shall be determined by electrical testing between
the uppermost part and the ground level.
m. The overall electrical resistance should not be greater than 0.2 , measured using test equipment
suitable for this purpose. If this value is not achieved, or it is not practical to conduct such testing,
the reinforcing bar shall not be used as a natural down conductor.
n. Bond each copper down conductor throughout its length to the building reinforcement bar with
spacing not more than 1.5 meter. All bonding to reinforcement bar shall be by using manufacturers
standard materials and tools for the same.
o. Thermo weld all connections between cables, aerial terminals and ground rods. Compression type
connectors may be used where approved by the consultant.
p. The earthing shall be done as per local authorities requirements.
q. A minimum of 2400 mm copper electrode shall be provided with each down conductor separately
and the number of earth rods in each earth pit shall be decided based upon the calculations.
Wherever the soil resistivity is low (typically below <20 /m), use either copper rods or stainless
steel rods to ensure the longitivity of the earth termination network.
r. Measure the resistance of the complete installation and submit for review to consultant/client.
s. The complete Lightning Protection System measured at any point, should not exceed 10 ohms. With
the test clamp disconnected, the resistance of each individual earth should be no more than ten
times the number of down conductors in the complete system.
t. The terminated head of each electrode shall be located in a light weight inspection pit. If clear earth
is not available, then the Specialist Lightning Protection Installer has to install the earth pit inside
the building using double flange earth electrode seals.
u. Test clamps shall be provided in each inspection pit to allow for testing and commissioning.
v. Concrete inspection pits with cover shall be installed flush with finished floor level and be fully
accessible.
w. All metallic parts protruding outside the extended air termination network (e.g. balcony hand rails
etc) shall be connected to the air termination using suitable clamps (material complying to BSEN
50164) at every floor wherever the horizontal conductor is applied.
x. The equipments on the roof shall be protected using vertical air terminals of suitable height so that
it provides the zone of protection. This air terminal shall be installed at a suitable separation
distance so that the partial lightning current doesnt flow through the equipment as per approved
shop drawing. The cable from the equipment shall be protected using an over voltage protector.

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8.3Testing Of Lightening Protection System
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Testing

a. On completion of the installation the following isolated and combined measurement and / or
checks has to be made and the results recorded in a lightning protection system checklist.
b. The resistance to earth of each local earth electrode and in addition the resistance to earth
of the complete earth termination system.
c. Each local earth electrode has to be measured in isolation and the test point between the
down conductor and the earth electrode in the disconnected position (isolated
measurement)
d. A further measurement has to be taken with the test point in the connected position
(combined measurement)
e. The results of visual check of all conductors, bonds and joints and their measured electrical
continuity.
f. If the resistance to earth of a lightning protection system exceeds 10 ohms, the value must
be reduced. Necessary remedial action needs to be taken to reduce the value below or equal
to 10 ohms.
9. Construction Program

As per main program

9.1 Housekeeping
The work area shall be maintained neat and tidy as reasonably practical at all times.
9.2 Protection of Executed Works
Executed works in areas were other works are still being carried out shall be protected as per
the contract requirements.
9.3 Responsibilities
Position
Project Manager
Construction
Manager
Project Engineer
Site Manager
Site Engineer
Land Surveyor
Safety Engineer
QA/QC Engineer
MEP Coordinator
General Foreman
Foreman
Charge hand
Labourer
Helper

Overal
l Resp.

Superv
ise

Perfor
m

Short Description

9.4 Records
In accordance with the Quality Management System, the following records will be maintained as
documentary evidence of the establishment of this method statement:
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Records to be
retained
Work Notification
( If required)
Request for
Inspection
( RIW )

Responsibility
Site Manager
QA/QC Engineer

Minimum
Retention Period
As per Contract
Requirements
As per Contract
Requirements

Disposition

10. Inspection and Testing

In Process works shall be monitored for quality of workmanship and installation against
approved shop drawings by the relevant supervisor.
All works shall be inspected for conformance to specification.
The inspection formats shall be used in accordance with the requirements of the main
contractor UNEC.
An inspection request for the installation & testing of earthing systemshall be submitted
one day prior to the consultant.

11. Related Forms

As per required forms, from main contractor

12. Attachments

Risk Assessment

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