Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Risk Assessment for Electrical Testing & Commissioning

This is sample for the Risk Assessment for Electrical Testing & Commissioning & Electrical Risk Assessment form for subcontractors in editable word format for the registered main contractors and sub-contractors to be used for their electrical project activities. Where this is not possible, both types of contractors thoroughly investigate to satisfy selection criteria e.g. (have H&S Policy and adequate insurance etc.), and be competent and skilled to undertake the particular tasks for which they are commissioned.

  1. Risk assessments and method statements provided.
  2. Appropriate public liability insurance in place (min £5m public liability-as per European standards)
  3. Pre-contract meeting to agree Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) to be used before works commencing on workplace.
  4. Facility monitors work of the contractors and have regular liaison meetings.
  5. Construction, Design and Management Regulations must be adhered to and for larger projects (over 60 days or 1000 person days), are notifiable to the HSE Department.
  6. All mandatory statutory approvals, such as planning permission and building regulations sought where applicable.
  7. Make sure that all debris is removed from walkways and disposed of safely.  Daily inspections and observations to be conducted by all type of contractors and third parties and facility representative
  8. Workplace Construction work undertaken out of normal working hours wherever reasonably practicable or in a separate secure area.
  9. Restricted or prohibited and or limited access to facility/construction areas all staff advised during team briefing and inductions.
  10. Staff advised of hazards and risks during working hours
  11. Contractors to report to facility responsible personal if employees breach area.
  12. Contractors instructed not to engage in conversation with staff/employees. 
  13. Appropriate supervision in the proximity or neighborhood of the work area if contact is possible.
  14. Agreed programme of work with facility.
  15. Restricted access, contractors advised accordingly. 
  16. If vehicular access is required during office working hours, permission to be obtained by Head and only with assistance of banks man. 
  17. Asbestos survey copies, permit to work (PTW) and all related documentation retained on the facility premises in the asbestos log.
  18. Facility management and asbestos authorizing officials aware of its location and content and of all areas which were beyond the scope of the survey e.g., ceiling voids.
  19. No invasive and or nosy work to be conducted without reference to the survey.
  20. All Contractors/third parties must read and sign the asbestos permission to work sheet, before the commencing the work.
  21. All such work activities on fabric of building to be authorised by a facility ‘Authorizing officials.
  22. Where there is any ambiguity about whether a chemicals or structure may contain asbestos, then no work can be undertaken. The Asbestos helpline must be contacted for verification.
  23. Electrical tools, equipment and or machines subject to a Portable appliance testing (PAT) regime
  24. All portable electrical tools on site to be 110v or protected by Residual-Current Device (RCD).
  25. All electrical equipment to be removed and/or stored appropriately at the end of each working day.
  26. Cable covers to be used.
  27. Ensure good housekeeping is maintained.
  28. Safe route to workplace has been agreed.
  29. Contractors made aware of facility emergency procedures including evacuation and first aid.
  30. Exchange of HSE Policies between FACILITY and contractors.
  31. Facility provides all relevant information to enable contractors to control risks.
  32. Contractor to inform Facility of any hazardous substances brought onto the site.
  33. Hazardous substances not left unattended. Clearly labelled and securely stored.
  34. Contractor to ensure dust/fume production is minimized.
  35. Appropriate PPE provided and worn by contractors
  36. Visitors to site or facilities made aware of hazards and not permitted on workplace unless wearing appropriate PPE.
  37. All type of ladders properly secured/removed at end of each working day.
  38. Work areas to be securely cordoned off with warning signs displayed.
  39. Working platforms (Scaffolds) utilized to have toe boards and mesh panels to prevent falling objects sever injuries.
  40. Restricted access. Pupils reminded of hazards during assembly.
  41. Badge system in place for contractors
  42. Sub-Contractors & third parties must sign in and out of the facility premises.
  43. Principal contractor to record all contractors on site and advise Reception of all persons on site.
  44. Adequate site security, fencing etc.
  45. Culture in which strangers are challenged
  46. Clearly designated route once on workplace
  47. Noise is maintained to a minimum level or agreed working times have been scheduled for any noisy working activities.
  48. Materials and or substances stored on workplace/facility to be kept to a minimum.
  49. Storage only in agreed designated secure compound.
  50. Access restricted to authorised persons.
  51. Proper firefighting equipment/device/machinery is available and maintained for use
  52. So far ALARP level, waste to be removed from the workplace daily or in secure skips / compound.
  53. Waste stored on site to be in a proper suitable container according to type of waste and in a secure area
  54. Smoking not permitted on site.
  55. Hot works permits used where applicable
  56. Combustible/flammable materials to be stored in agreed areas unless required for immediate use.
  57. Appropriate fire extinguishers available.
  58. Flammable liquids / compresses 

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