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Risk Assessment for Removal and Fixing of Exhaust Pipe Insulation

The following is some some key points to prepare risk assessment for the removal and installation of exhaust pipe insulation. for the complete risk assessment, you can download complete editable file by just the download link give at the end of the article:

Removal and Fixing of Exhaust Pipe Insulation

Hazards

  • Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)
  • Glass Wool
  • Sharp Objects
  • Dust
  • Skin Irritation
  • Flammable Gases
  • Inadequate access
  • Falling object, -Hit by the object, working at height, contact with insulation, Caught in between, Exposures to ACM’s
  • Inhalation of fiber particles

Causes

  • FLS Technicians, housekeeping staff, site employees.
  • Body injury,
  • Skin irritation, 
  • Skin Burn,

Consequences

  • Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) 
  • Sharp Objects
  • Dust
  • Skin Irritation
  • Flammable Gases
  • Inadequate access
  • Falling object, -Hit by the object,
  • working at height, 
  • contact with insulation, 
  • Caught in between,
  • Exposures to ACM’s
  • Inhalation of fiber particles

Control Measures

  • Barrier off the area and make sure secured with relevant signs displayed.
  • Decontamination unit.
  • HTYPE vacuum.
  • Asbestos survey and advice from specialized third party.
  • ACM’s training.
  • RPE BS EN 147/12942 Half Mask with P3 Filter.
  • The proper secure working platform. 
  • Shut off system before the work start.
  • Use the Proper PPE as per SDS.
  • Proper Tools.
  • Maintenance/practice of good housekeeping.
  • Gas Testing to be conducted at the start of removing insulation on any line containing hydrocarbons, Note: Especially at flange and valve locations.
  • Make sure that adequate access is available
  • If the scaffold is used for access, it should be inspected by a certified scaffold inspector & scaffold-tag should be installed.
  • Use proper PPE’s e.g., Aluminized gloves 
  • Use face shield high heated area
  • Use dust mask.
  • Lagging material cover with plastic cover. 
  • All employees shall be protected from falls of 1.8 meters or more by the use of an approved fall protection system.
  • Railings are required at permanent elevated locations greater than or equal to 1.3 meters
  • Use full-body harness 
  • Safety net are to use when workplace more than 25 feet above the surface 
  • Use certified scaffold 
  • Use rope for material lifting and lowering 
  • Only trained and physically sounded person should be doing the work. 
  • Always Use proper hand tools
  • Always use certified & Inspected electrical equipment

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Risk Assessment for Removal and Fixing of Exhaust Pipe Insulation 

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