This present plan contains accident prevention measures and safety program to be followed and implemented by majeed associates (pvt) ltd employees and its subcontractors.
The prior objective of this action plan is to prevent any material or body damage to the clients, contractor employee or property. any subcontractor who enters a binding contractual relationship with majeed associates pvt ltd, agress to adhere to the trules indicated within the action plan, in addition to those stated on the laws and legislations of the host country in effect.

Hazard Control Plan

Hazards involved:

  • Slip, Trip & Falls
  • Equipment with Moving / Rotating Parts including use of Hazardous Hand Tools and Pinch Points
  • Chemical Handling
  • Electrical – Buried Supply Lines
  • Physical effort (push, pull, lift, carry)
  • Dust Particles

Slips, Trips and Falls (Personnel moving at same level)

Top Event

Minor Injury (sprains, bumps, bruises, etc.)

Activities:

Any maintenance/construction activities on the Site Key Controls:

  • Housekeeping
  • Training and competency
  • Anti-slip safety shoes

Do’s

  • Conduct frequent hazard spotting. Check there are no trailing cables, obstructions or damaged floors.
  • Report potential incident and immediately correct situation (e.g. untidy floor with left over things, wet & slippery floor) or barricade/signal the dangerous area.
  • Establish and implement safe working area.
  • Wear correct PPE (e.g. anti-slip safety shoes).
  • Avoid slippery surface (e.g. add salt in case of snow or ice or use sand to absorb oil spill).
  • Exercise caution when walking over washed or waxed floors
  • Ensure availability of first aid box, emergency call numbers, and first aider on site.
  • When using stairs keep a firm hold of the handrail, especially when descending.
  • Avoid work on outdoors during bad weather.
  • Practice good housekeeping (Remove any obstruction in walkways, passageways and fire exit).
  • In case of incident, barricade the dangerous zone to avoid occurrence of another incident.

DON’Ts

  • Start the work before assessing the work place.
  • Forget to wear the correct PPE and establish safe working area.
  • Ignore conditions that could potentially lead to slips, trips and falls.
  • Leave tools lying on the floor where people may walk.
  • Use unapproved and sub-standard mobile platform or scaffold.
  • Continue work during bad weather.
  • Leave tools without first securing them to their proper storage area.
  • Forget to hold the handrail on a stairway.

Equipment with moving / rotating parts including use of hazardous hand tools and pinch points

Top event:

Loss of Control leading to Major injuries (cuts and amputations from equipment)

Activities:

Cutting, Grinding, Sanding, Drilling Key

Controls:

For abrasive saws and grinders:
  • Visually inspect and ring test new abrasive wheels before mounting.
  • Make sure the machine guards are in place and working properly.
  • Always leave the wheel in good working order.
  • Turn the grinder off when not in use.
  • Do not exceed the safe maximum operating speed marked on the blade, wheel or disc.
  • Wear a face shield over safety glasses when using abrasive saws or grinders. For circular saws:
  • Be sure that portable circular saws have an upper guard that covers the entire blade of the saw and a retractable lower guard.
  • Make sure hand-held circular, reciprocating, saber, scroll, and jig saws are equipped with a constant-pressure control switch.
  • When using a hand-held saw, direct the blade away from the aisle and any people who are in close proximity to the saw.
  • Use the proper blade for the material being cut.
  • Maintain sharp blades.
  • Always wear eye, face and hearing protection.

Machine guarding:

  • Machine guards are there for your protection.
  • Replace machine guards after repair or maintenance.
  • Wear eye protection when cutting, sawing, drilling or grinding.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry when operating power equipment. These could get caught in machines and drag you or parts of your body into the machinery.

Pinch points

  • Prior to use, make sure that all covers and protective shields for equipment and machinery pinch point hazards are in place.
  • De-energize, lock-out, and tag equipment being repaired.
  • Be on guard whenever you put your hands, fingers, toes, or feet “between” anything.
  • Make sure you have the proper hand clearance when setting down loads or carrying loads through doors.
  • Wear gloves that are appropriate for the task. Keep in mind, however, that gloves may cause an additional hazard during some tasks if they get caught in moving parts.
  • Avoid wearing jewelry or loose clothing that could be caught in moving parts. Tie back long hair.

DO’s

  • Use only tools/machines/equipment that are suitable for the job and in good condition. Also check power cords. If damaged (e.g. guards are broken or missing), tools should not be used.
  • Visually check tools and equipment before they are being used to ensure they are suitable for the job and safe to use and tag hand tools.
  • Use appropriate PPE: gloves, goggles, hearing protection, dust mask, etc.
  • Check that safety guards and devices work properly and are in place. If not, don’t use it and report it.
  • Unplug tools before installing, adjusting and changing any accessory or attachment.
  • Isolate equipment prior to start any maintenance or cleaning.
  • Use only abrasive wheels that match the diameter and speed (rpm) rating of the grinder. Ensure the max speed (the no load rpm) marked on the abrasive wheel is greater than the rated speed of the grinder.

DON’Ts

  • Wear loose clothing, dangling object, jewelry or long hair that might become entangled in a power tool.
  • Attempt to by-pass machine guards in an effort to save time.
  • Remove machine guards, except during repair or maintenance of the machine. Then, always use lockout/tagout procedures to protect accidental startup.
  • Work around moving machines while the guards are removed.

Electricity – Underground Lines

Top event:

Loss of Control, leading to Major burn, or fatality and property damage

Activities:

Working in close proximity to buried electrical cables; Installation of electrical services, testing and maintenance of electrical services. Decommissioning of electrical supplies, concrete coring, drilling and excavation works at sites with buried electrical cables.

Key Controls:

  • Check Service drawings for cables.
  • Use accredited contractors and competent people.
  • Apply the PTW procedure.
  • Isolation of electrical supply (LOTOTO).
  • Wear appropriate PPE that would protect against electric shock.
  • CAT scan before and during work by competent workers.
  • Hand dig only within 500 mm of cables.
  • If there are no adequate site plans, consider using a specialist contractor to trace all electrical buried below ground services on-site, and to generate a site plan for guidance during site works

DO’s

  • Ensure that all means of isolation are used.
  • Consult As-Built drawings available from Shell local team. Assess cable depth if possible.
  • Always assume that there are live services present on site, even if existing drawings / information indicates that none are present.
  • Treat all services found as Live.
  • Ensure that all services are physically located and marked by means of location equipment.
  • Either use air knifing / vacuum extraction or carefully hand dig trial holes until the line of the service has been established.
  • Where practicable hand-held power tools should not be used to break the paved surface.
  • Keep well clear of the bucket, when the excavator is digging near electrical cables.
  • Stay in the cab if you have struck a cable with an excavator.

DON’Ts

  • Start work without isolating all systems, wiring, etc.
  • Assume that buried services are always given their recommended cover; cables may often be just at the surface.
  • Climb down an excavator if you’re the driver and you have struck a cable, otherwise you may be electrocuted.

Physical Effort (push, pull, lift, carry)

Top event:

Loss of Control resulting in major injury (muscular-skeletal injury)

Activities:

Manual Handling on Site

Key Controls:

  • Contractor accreditation system
  • Permit to Work system
  • Provide Lifting Tips and Techniques for Manual Handling
  • Safety/Worker Passport
  • Mechanical lifting equipment

DO’s

  • Eliminate manual handling and use mechanical lifting equipment when possible.
  • Provide periodic training to workers to identify ergonomic hazards.
  • Use proper lifting techniques and tools.
  • Assess the load before lifting; identify imbalances and cut/puncture hazards.
  • Ask for help when needed or stop — it’s not a sign of weakness; it’s an indication of good risk evaluation.
  • When manual lifts must be made, ensure the area is free of obstructions and conditions which may cause or contribute to a slip, trip, or fall
  • Ensure specified PPE is used.

DON’Ts

  • Lift too heavy objects manually without appropriate lifting equipment.
  • Lift more than 23 Kg alone – Get Help
  • Lift with incorrect technique (lift with your back, over reach or twist your back while carrying a load).

Dust Particles

Top event:

Exposure to dust – Dust or any airborne particles and resultant lung injury (potential acute and chronic)

Activities:

Any maintenance/construction /environmental activity where potential exposure to dust particles are released into the air (e.g., grinding, cutting, drilling, earthworks, demolition, sanding, etc.)

Key Controls:

  • Respiratory protection includes disposable masks, cartridge type respirators and breathing apparatus. Each type gives a different level of protection against dust, gases vapours and oxygen deficient atmosphere.
  • Apply hierarchy of controls (eliminate, replace, dismantle and carry to work shop, PPE).
  • Ensure proper checking/suitability of tools/equipment by competent person and availability of green/red tags.
  • Ensure proper training on specific tools/equipment management and operation

DO’s

  • Wear correct respiratory protection and eye protection
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Use approved grinders/cutting machines/drilling machines in compliance with internationally recognized standards
  • Use dust suppressants (e.g. water) where safe and possible to use. Or extraction systems if inside buildings
  • Provide hoarding around the site to prevent the dust dispersing outside the site and to keep wind from stirring up dust
  • Reduce or redirect equipment traffic to paved areas of the site. Avoid driving over dirt as much as possible.
  • Stop the work in case of adverse weather/working conditions (strong wind, rain or snow) or poor visibility

DON’Ts

  • Work where there are dust, fumes and vapor such as aerosols, sanding, grinding, welding etc. Without the correct level of protection
  • Work in case of adverse weather/working conditions (strong wind, rain or snow) or poor visibility.
  • Use compressed air to blow dust from your clothing or your equipment.
  • Saturate the dirt or exposure ground with water; spray just enough water to keep dust from circulating, but stop before it becomes soggy.