Important Points To Be Remember While Excavation Work Carrying Out

Important Points To Be Remember While Excavation Work Carrying Out

Excavation Work Safety :

Excavation work usually  work involving the removal of soil or rock from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity, using tools, machinery or explosives.

Excavation work can carry out everywhere, particularly in :

  • on business premises
  • in public areas.
  • on construction sites

Excavation work includes:

  • open excavations
  • potholing
  • pit excavations
  • trenches and retaining walls
  • shafts and drives

 

Installation of metal supports to protect the walls of the trench. The lining protects the walls from collapsing and save the workers

 

Excavation Hazard:

1. Collapse of the perimeters of the excavation.
2. Materials falling onto the persons operating within the excavation.
3. peoples and vehicles falling into the excavation.
4. The undermining of near structures inflicting their collapse into the excavation.
5. injury to underground services throughout excavation work cause electrocution, explosion, gas escape, flooding etc.
6. opening of water can cause flooding

well can study excavation hazard in nebosh course in chennai syllabus created by UK organisation.

 

The precautions to be taken for Excavation work:

  1. Trench collapse should be avoided by constructing the sides to a safe angle or by supporting them with cover or proprietary support systems. Support should be installed without any delay as the work carrying out. Ensure the workers are competent and experienced as far as probable and that they have clear instructions.
  2. Excavated spoil, plant or materials should not be stored close to the sides of excavations as movable material can fall in. The other loading can make the sides of the excavation more likely to collapse.
  3. Prevent people from falling into excavations by sizable barriers around the edges. This must be provided if the depth of the digging  exceeds 2 meters.
  4. stop vehicles from falling into excavations or surcharging and causing the collapse of the sides of the excavation by keeping them out of the area. barriers can be provided for this purpose and should be marked to be easily visible. If vehicles have to tip materials into excavations then they should be prevented with the help of using stop blocks from over-running into the excavation.
  5. Provide safe entrance in and out of the excavation.
  6. Hazardous fumes should be considered. Fuel engine equipment should not be allowed into excavations without arranging for exhausts to be duct away or forced ventilation to be used.
  7. Cable and / or pipe plans and service plans should be used to locate underground services which should be marked on the ground and where possible digging should take place as far as possible. Use cable and pipe locators during the work of the excavation work. extra care should be taken to ensure that motorized terms of digging are not used near to 0.5 meters of underground services. New procedure should be permanently marked by the use of appropriate tapes over the service and by placing permanent markers above ground indicating the specification like service type, depth, route etc.
  8. Precautions should be taken against flooding by efficient  pumping out system, the excavations ensuring that the outflow from the pump does not cause flooding problems to another place.

Hope This topics is very useful for excavation work safely system who carry out in their organisation.

 

Why health surveillance and health protection are the best things

 

 

Health surveillance is the process of regular review of the health of employees expose to various forms of health risk.

Health surveillance is important for:
• Identifying ill-health effects at an early stage, so employers can introduce better controls to prevent them getting worse
Availability data to help employers evaluate health risks
• Access employees to raise concerns about how work affects their health
• Pop up failure in workplace control measures, hence providing invaluable feedback to the risk assessment
Purpose of health surveillance
The purpose is to maintain and protect the health and safety of employees. This is by regular detection of adverse changes to health as a result of workplace exposures. This can help you
• Proof of the effectiveness of existing control measures
• Identifying where they may still be having an impact on employee health.

When Health surveillance is required:

Some employees may need to take part in a health surveillance program as part of their existing contract. This could include baseline (recorded at the start of employment), ongoing and exit health surveillance. It may also be required as a result of potential hazardous exposures at work.
It can include various types of tests.
• Skin examination.
• Hand and arm or full body vibration tests .
• Lung function tests – such as peak flow and spirometry.
• Hearing or vision tests – such as audiology or keystone.
• Medical tests – such as blood, urine, ECG and blood pressure
• Physical tests – such as musculoskeletal, dexterity, function, height and weight.
• Confidential health questionnaires which are industry specific and require a detailed recorded history.

Aspects of health surveillance:

Where specific medical examinations are involved, establish the medical personnel’s knowledge and expertise in these areas. They should be aware of the working environment. You also need to establish who will be responsible for interpreting the results.

Occupational health personnel can includes:

• physicians
• advisers
• medical technicians.

They can perform health assessments and carry out medical examinations. They may also carry out:

• confined spaces medicals
• night workers assessment
• drivers medicals, such as LGV and fork lift trucks
• assessments for new employees within the organisation or those changing roles
• assessments for young workers, such as new apprentices, students or those under 18.

Health protection :

An suitable strategy to protect people at work from health risks should implement the following elements.
1. Pre- employment health screening
2. Primary and secondary monitoring
3. Supervision of vulnerable groups
4. Avoiding potential risks

Hence health surveillance and health production is very important to implement in the organisation to ensure employee health and hygienic so that the employee will give productivity without any failure and causes. Organisation should review employee health and safety regularly to meet the legal requirements. Learn How to conduct health surveillance test and health protection check up from nebosh syllabus associated with nebosh course in chennai center.

slow Down For The Turn While Driving

Slow Down For The Turn while Driving:

In Modern world Road and transport has prevalent and integral part of every people. Nowadays everyone uses transport. In India it almost nine thousand people were killed in road accident every year. The present transport system has reduced distances and also it increases the risk.

 

 

There are 15 useful tips for road safety while driving:

  1. Know your signal
  2. Pay attention
  3. Don’t Rush on Roads
  4. Keep Eye on the road while crossing the road and pedestrian crossing
  5. Slow Down to an appropriate Turning
  6. Never stick hands outside the vehicle
  7. Slow down at bend
  8. Staying safe ion a vehicle
  9. Follow traffic signals
  10. Do not text and drive
  11. Do not use mobile phone
  12. Respect Stopped vehicles
  13. Don’t Distraction
  14. Obey Speed limits
  15. Always use turn signal

 

Follow this instruction and make sure other safety also always make you decision as drive slow at appropriate turning.

Respect the right of way of everyone

If you are hurry in road don’t obstinate from your point of view. Make sure  give right path to everyone to drive safely.  While the other vehicle might be being a bully in claiming you give way, it’s better to let them through. Never block the path of the vehicle by moving in front of it or impede its passage in any way. Doing so is dangerous and increases the risk of an accident.

 

 

Do not exceed the speed limit.

 

 

TESTING THE BEHAVIOUR WITH RIGHT TOOL

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To keep the students updated in the field of Health and Safety and to be in pace with advancements in the Health and Safety arena, SAFETY PROFESSIONALS have decided to conduct Behaviour Based Safety Training program for the students and prospective professionals.

 

 

 

 

SAFETY PROFESSIONALS Chennai in association with F.O.B.S a non profit organization who works to create awareness about advancement in the safety field has launched BEHAVIOR BASED SAFETY training from September 2017.

 

Behaviour Based Safety is  a way of managing safety which specifies which behaviour from the employees are required and which are not acceptable.It appreciates the acceptable behaviours  and encourage the people to follow it.

 

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BBS is not only a pre-requirement while commissioning the project but also a prime tool to enhance the existing safety management system and culture in the organization.

 

The Behavioral based safety training, will not consist simply an PowerPoint presentations and videos , will be more interactive, which can evolve your employees attitude and perception towards health and safety.

 

 

The Behavioral based safety training is designed based on the “site visit” conducted in your workplace by our expert trainers.

 

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Interesting 5 Facts Abour Risk Assessment Part-02

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Who will conduct Risk Assessment? It shall be conducted by a competent person.

 

Who is a competent person. Do you remember. Yes, titanic heroine. That is KATE.

 

How many members will be there in the Risk Assessment team. It depends on factors like

Hazard and risk level of the task and the organisation and type and function of the organisation.

Usually, risk assessments are conducted by a team. Why ??? Should it not be carried out by the individual. Yes, it can be carried out. Then why by a team???.

If it carried by an individual if it fails total blame will fall on individual shoulders. Okay, jokes apart.

The reason why it should be carried out by a team is, simple. If it is carried out by one person then it solely depends upon the one person’s opinion and judgement.

 

Who should be the member of risk assessment team?

  • The worker who is familiar with the task and the area.
  • A supervisor of the task and the area
  • Health and safety specialists
  • Technical Specialist
  • Line manager responsible for the area or the task.

 

 

An only competent person must be included in this team. No, it is recommended to include non-competent person also in the risk assessment team. The reason is

 

  • He shall identify hazards and risk which might be missed out
  • He shall ask questions and propose solutions which might not be considered if he is not involved
  • It is a form of motivating the employees and involving them in a decision-making process.
  • He will gain experience in the practice of risk assessment.

 

 

 

NEBOSH enhances the career of safety and engineering professionals. Safety Professionals are expert training providers with unlimited training and flexible examinations.

 

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