Sunday, January 31, 2021



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Hazards Identified

  1. Use of damaged electrical equipment or machine resulting in electrocution
  2. Use of chemicals
  3. Resulting in spillage/contact with skin & eyes (Causing Irritation)
  4. Tripping from electrical cables
  5. Absence of PPE results in injury or bruises
  6. Step ladder failure/Broken
  7. Resulting in bone fracture and injury
  8. Falling Objects from a ladder resulting in head injury/concussion
  9. Fall due to staff overreaching/stretching from a ladder resulting in injury, bone fracture
  10. Slipping off a step ladder
  11. Resulting in serious injury
  12. Overhead or exposed power cables above the ladder
  13. Resulting in electrocution/fatality.
  14. Lifting heavy items on the step ladder
  15. Resulting in back strain and musculoskeletal injuries
  16. Unsafe Ladder transport
  17. Resulting in property damage or serious injury
  18. Unauthorized use of step ladder
  19. Resulting in property damage or injury
  20. Gas cylinder storage (GCS) causes an explosion, Sudden Gas, and exposure to cylinder contents causing manual handling (agronomical) injury.
  21. Hazardous/Flammable
  22. Substances Storage
  23. Resulting in Fire,
  24. explosion, the release of toxic substances, and the release of corrosive substances.
  25. Fire in case of poor electrical sockets, connection, or installation.
  26. Falling objects from height, ceiling, or storage cabinets in case not secured, poorly installed, or sited too high/overloaded
  27. Improper Housekeeping in rest areas & storeroom resulting in slip, trips, and fall
  28. Manual Handling
  29. Resulting in back pain, strain, etc.
  30. Disposing of Hazardous Chemicals
  31. Hygiene and Potential contact with biohazard waste
  32. Not carrying Hand tools/Sharp tools
  33. Properly and resulting in falling or slipping out of hands
  34. Paint Splashing back causes eyes, skin irritation, and stains on clothes
  35. Staff inhaling fumes emitted by paints/chemicals
  36. Unsafe or improper use of Power tools etc. (Hilti machine) causing property damage or injury
  37. Vibration/Noise/Dust during equipment usage.
  38. Jobs related to Confined Space or Hot Work (Cutting, Mixing, Grinding)
  39. Use of flammable chemicals in the workplace
  40. Tools or machinery
  41. With fault or inadequate guarding resulting in personal injury
  42. Inadequate Lighting Levels / Dark areas affecting job
  43. Use of extension leads resulting in tripping, overloading, and external use.
  44. A fall from a height while working at Mobile Scaffolding resulted in a fatality, personal injury, and property damage.
  45. Contact with overhead objects/electrocutions while working at Mobile Scaffolding
  46. Work in extreme weather conditions at Mobile Scaffolding.
  47. Overturning of Mobile Scaffolding
  48. Using Scaffold in Traffic/Vehicle maneuvering area
  49. Use of defective mobile scaffold

Control Measures

  • Electrical items are not to be handled with wet hands.
  • The person using electrical equipment must be competent.
  • Electrical equipment/machines must be inspected before use for worn-out cables or connections.
  • All electrical equipment/machines to be PAT tested
  • Staff must be given a toolbox talk on safe chemical handling before commencing the job
  • COSHH cards or SDS must be available at the site
  • Appropriate PPE (Hand gloves, nose mask, etc.) must be in place
  • The chemical container must be in good condition and labeled properly
  • No cables are to be trailed across doorways/pathways.
  • Extension cables are to be used where needed.
  • Appropriate warning signage to be used at work.
  • Staff must be briefed on the benefits of wearing PPE and appropriate PPE to be given to employees before commencing the job.
  • Step ladders used for the intended purpose must be of the correct length and strength.
  • The step ladder must be inspected before use.
  • Defective step ladders must be labeled to indicate they are not for use and defects must be reported immediately to the Supervisor or Manager.
  • A safe working area is cordoned off around the stepladder and signage is used as appropriate.
  • Belt holsters or belt hooks are used for carrying tools up/down stepladders.
  • Heavy items are not to be carried up stepladders.
  • Work activities are monitored for compliance with any Permits to Work in place.
  • Stepladders to be placed close to work/activity/object to be inspected/moved/avoid staff overreaching.
  • Stepladders are to be secured when appreciable side force is needed to do the work.
  • Work activities are monitored for compliance with any Permits to Work in place
  • Pre-use ladder inspections must be in place.
  • Stepladders must always be locked into the correct position.
  • Stepladder to be only used on the level floor surface.
  • Stepladders must not be used on stairs or slippery or unsafe floor surfaces.
  • Stepladders should not be propped against a wall.
  • Inspection of the area to be made to identify any electrical hazards / overhead power cables.
  • Live supplies are to be isolated where necessary.
  • Aluminum stepladders are not to be used where an electrical hazard exists.     
  • Long stepladders to be lifted by two or more persons.
  • Heavy items should not be carried on stepladders.
  • The step ladder must be transported horizontally by two persons always
  • Stepladders carried on vehicles must be adequately supported to avoid sagging and tied to each support point to minimize movement.
  • Pre-use ladder inspections must be undertaken.
  • Defective Stepladders are to be labeled to indicate that they are not to be used and defects are to be reported to the supervisor/Manager.
  • Where the possibility of unauthorized usage exists stepladders must be chained/locked to a secure, fixing point.

Gas Cylinders Must Suitably Segregate:

1. Incompatible gasses must be stored apart.

2. Empty and full gas cylinders must be stored apart.

Gas Cylinder Stores Must:

  • Be well ventilated
  • Be sheltered from indirect heating.
  • Be free from naked flame.
  • Be secured to prevent unauthorized entry and access to the cylinders.
  • Gas cylinders must be stored in an upright position and secured in trolleys and chains so that they cannot fall over.
  • Hazardous substances are to be stored according to the guidance in the COSHH assessment or Material Safety Data Sheet provided by the supplier
  • Hazardous/Flammable Substances must be stored in a ventilated area or in ventilated cabinets
  • Hazardous substances must be in the original container with labels and hazard warnings.
  • Minimize the amount of storage and use of hazardous substances.
  • Dry Powder or CO2 fire extinguishers are to be kept in a place where hazardous chemicals are stored.
  • Authorized personnel to access store or cupboard
  • All broken or poor electrical sockets must be rectified.
  • All Staff are to be briefed for immediate actions in case of fire referring to fire emergency procedures.
  • Items must be properly secured or fixed in place.
  • Shelves must not be overloaded.
  • Storage must be organized with heavy objects at lower levels.
  • Restricted access to authorized persons.
  • Controlled limits of items stored.
  • Rubbish is to be removed regularly.
  • Recycling bins are to be provided and used.
  • Staff are to be briefed about the dangers of manual handling and instructed to assess the load before handling.
  • Staff are to wear appropriate PPE.
  • Minimize repetitive bends and ensure to take regular breaks.
  • In the case of heavyweight, more than one staff or mechanical aid is to be used.
  • Staff to be given training on safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
  • Staff to wear appropriate PPE at all times when disposing of hazardous chemicals to avoid contact with skin, eyes, or inhalation of fumes or vapors.
  • All hazardous chemicals are to be disposed of as per local regulations.
  • Staff to be given training on safe handling and disposal of biohazard waste.
  • Staff to wear appropriate PPE (Hand gloves)
  • Staff to wash hands and forearms before eating, drinking, and going to the toilet.
  • Staff to cover any cut or wound and not expose them to avoid infection
  • Proper toolbox or bag to be provided to carry hand tools/sharp tools.
  • Staff to be given orientation/training before commencing the job by the Supervisor
  • Staff to carry out safe work practice
  • Staff is to be given cover and safety goggles to protect their skin and eyes.
  • Staff to be given orientation/training before commencing the job by the Supervisor.
  • Proper ventilation to be provided in the working area
  • Staff to be provided with a nose mask
  • Staff to be fully trained in safe use and handling.
  • Equipment is to be checked before each use to ensure that there are no defects in the cable (electric), casing, plug or chuck, etc.
  • The operator will make sure that there is enough room to move comfortably around the material being worked on and that the material is securely clamped where necessary and possible.
  • If drilling into walls, the user will check for hidden cables, water pipes, etc., and if present re-plan work.
  • If working at height, the area is to be cordoned off, and warning signs erected
  • Suitable gloves, goggles, ear defenders, and a dust mask are to be provided to employees when using the equipment.
  • Dust generated is to be removed and disposed of appropriately ASAP.
  • In case of any need for hot work or access to confined space, a permit to work shall be issued &/or a risk assessment shall be provided by HSE/QA & QC Dept. 
  • All sources related to fire hazards must be removed before using flammable chemicals in the workplace.
  • The workplace must have proper ventilation or appropriate temperature before using flammable chemicals.
  • Safety Guards must Never be removed.
  • Low voltage tools to be used
  • Equipment must visually be checked before
  • use
  • Defective equipment must not be used and reported to the supervisor/Manager
  • Portable lighting or helmet with a fixed torch to be used if lighting levels become inadequate
  • Ensure sufficient sockets are provided and do not overload sockets.
  • Use extension leads and adaptors only when necessary to ensure they are of a suitable length (preferably no longer than 2 meters) and rated high enough for the job.
  • Use of cable covers where cables are a trip hazard
  • Work in progress signage to be in place.
  • RCD (Residual Current Device) is to be used whenever equipment is used externally.
  • Test RCD regularly to check that its mechanism is free and functioning
  • Ensure the platform is fully boarded out and guard rails and toe-boards are in place.
  • Mobile scaffolds must only be used on firm surfaces in case the ground is soft, and adequate support must be provided.
  • The gap between toe-boards and mid-guardrails, and between mid and top guard rails, must not exceed 470 mm unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer.
  • Never climb up the outside of a mobile scaffold – use the stairway or ladder on the inside. Unless the ladder is designed outside
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the base-to-height ratio.
  • Don’t pull the mobile scaffold along while standing on it.
  • Once on the mobile scaffold platform use a full-body harness and properly connect it to the scaffold body 
  • When moving mobile scaffolds ensure there are no potholes, obstructions, or overhead power lines in the way.
  • When working, ensure the access hatch is closed on the platform (if any).
  • Working outdoors using a mobile scaffold is not allowed in case of a heavy storm, or rain. In summer work outdoors directly under the sun is not allowed (midday break rule)
  • Check wheels for effective rotation
  • Check brakes and locking devices
  • Ensure that the surface on which the mobile scaffold will be erected is even, rigid, and will cope with the scaffold load plus the people and material that will be placed on it.
  • Don’t move mobile scaffolds on ramps
  • In case of the use of a mobile scaffold for various work tasks in vehicle traffic areas then warning tape and traffic cones shall be placed to warn drivers and if required a flagman who is wearing a high reflective jacket shall be positioned to warn drivers
  • Ensure that all parts of MS are in good physical and operational condition. If any part of the scaffold is found to be defective it shall be replaced otherwise MS shall never be used
  • Once the scaffold is erected then put green tape or a tag on it to indicate it is safe to be used, but if it is not ready yet then put a red tape/tag. These colors shall be communicated and explained to all those who might use the Mobile scaffold.

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