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Table of Contents

1.0 Purpose

2.0. Scope of Works

3.0. References

4.0. General Safety Precautions

4.1. Contractor and Visitor Safety

4.2. First Aid

4.3. Manual Handling

4.4. Material Handling

4.5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

4.6. Preparation & Induction

4.7. Staff and Training

4.8. Housekeeping

4.9. Site Access and Egress

4.10. Tools and Electrical Equipment

4.11. Vehicle Safety

5.0. Responsible Personnel

6.0. Preparation

7.0. Installation

8.0. Field Installation Check

9.0. Commissioning

10.0. Operation & Maintenance Manuals

11.0. Handover & Training

12.0. Methods of Installation

12.1. Stationary FM Transmitter

12.2. Portable FM Transmitter

12.3. Portable FM Receiver

13.0. Attachment

13.1. Risk Assessment

1.0. Purpose

This Method Statement has been produced for our client and our staff for them to understand the detailed working methods for the assistive listening system installations used in this project, the general safety precautions that should be undertaken, and the organizational structure of on-site projects. All staff working for clients on-site are required to abide by these rules and regulations.

2.0. Scope of Works

The Scope of Work described hereunder covers the major activities, working practices, and safe methods proposed in carrying out the assistive listening system installation for this project; all following the codes and procedures established in the general requirements, specifications, and contract documents of this project.

3.0 References

  • Project General Specification Section.
  • Manufacturer recommendations I installations instruction.
  • Project Safety Plan.
  • Approved Assistive Listening System Material Submittals.

4.0 General Safety Precautions

To be always observed by all staff, any deviation from these control procedures must be authorized by the site foreman or safety representative.

4.1. Contractor and Visitor Safety

Staff will liaise with other contractor staff on a day-to-day basis and ensure they are aware of the risks present during the work. The Staff and contractors will not leave any work area in the worst, dangerous condition or with extreme risks to themselves, other company workers, main or sub-contractors, suppliers, residents or tenants, and visitors, all machinery, tools, and equipment will be well housekeeping, tidy, cleared to safeguard storage after each duty shift. The Scaffolds, various types of ladders, and any other access to height working platforms will be properly access controlled.

4.2. First Aid

It is essential to ensure adequate first aid provision for staff; Adequate means the provision of suitable first aid equipment and the provision of an appointed person at the minimum. It may be necessary to appoint a suitably qualified first aider where a risk assessment has identified the need for one.

4.3. Manual Handling

All groups of workers had been instructed on the potential risks of guide dealing with and have received manual dealing with education. Staff will not raise gadgets of equipment or system beyond their skills. Heavy or awkward gadgets may be broken down into smaller pieces or twin lifted where this isn't always feasible. It is the responsibility of the website foreman to become aware of and control doubtlessly risky manual dealing with situations as they arise on-site on a daily basis.

4.5. Material Handling

All materials required for the site will be unloaded to a designated unloading and storage area which will be away from the work area as far as is practicable. This area of storage will be kept clean to minimize severe trip hazards. Substances and materials as and when needed will be gathered from the storage area to the immediate work area. All working workmen will take care when handling various types of materials.

4.6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All site workers will wear Safety boots, Hi-Visibility Vests, Hard Hats, and protective clothing always, other items of PPE such as eye protection, and gloves are available to be worn as and when necessary.

4.7. Preparation & Induction

A risk assessment will be carried out for all tasks which will be discussed with members of staff and the subcontractors, any queries or concerns will be raised with the Contract Manager (CM) who will make sure it is dealt with. Staff and sub-contractors will be inducted onto the site by the principal contractor and will follow all site rules and safety procedures.

4.8. Staff and Training

The task will be carried out by staff members who are qualified, experienced and receive ongoing training, and hold suitable qualifications. Apprentices are under constant supervision by senior members of staff.

4.9. Housekeeping

All Staff is responsible to implement and maintain safe housekeeping practices including Providing appropriate, safe, and clear access to and from the workplace; Collecting, storing, and disposing of excess or waste materials; Providing adequate space for the storage of materials and plants.

4.10. Site Access and Egress

The principal contractor is responsible for providing safe access and exit to the site. Staff will ensure safe access and exit are maintained for themselves and other subcontractors in the area they are working in, and good standards of housekeeping will be maintained.

4.11. Tools and Electrical Equipment

All items of machinery, devices, tools, and equipment will be carefully, closely visually inspected, and observed frequently that faulty, defective, or damaged equipment or tools will be discarded from service. Electrical tools will be 220V where possible, sub-contractors will not be allowed to bring on to the site any damaged or defective tools, and the site foreman is responsible for ensuring all tools and equipment allowed on the site are fit for purpose.

4.12. Vehicle Safety

All company various machinery, vehicles, or other transport sources are subject to a planned and well-maintenance and inspection program. Staff accountable for vehicles will carry out daily and weekly checks to ensure continued roadworthiness. All drivers/operators will comply with road traffic regulations and the Highway Code (as per the country or state where your physical business exists). All loads will be securely fastened to the vehicle by competent persons before travel. All drivers and machinery operators will take frequent breaks on long journeys.

5.0 Responsible Personnel

It is intended that the project organization shall consist of the following personnel

  • Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Installation Supervisors
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • AV Technicians

6.0 Preparation

The Site Engineer and Supervisor shall ensure that necessary tools, fastening materials, and installation accessories are available at the site, and in good condition, before the commencement of work. The site engineer will be responsible for the concerned staff applying and maintaining the following procedures throughout the installation period:

  • Loading all equipment required for the job.
  • Carry out vehicle safety checks.
  • Transporting equipment and installers to the site.
  • Reporting to the site foreman and receiving permits to work (where required).
  • Put on personal protective equipment.
  • Inform all other contractors/tenants at the start of work.
  • Liaise with the principal contractor and other contractors to ensure safe operation.
  • Secure off work area if practical and necessary to do so.
  • Ensure the work area and exit points are clear of obstruction and that safe access and egress are maintained.

7.0 Installation

All work/operations will be carried out following all industry standards, and as per manufacturer recommendations. All due care shall be taken to comply with the relevant safety procedures to ensure the highest degree of safety is always maintained. Where applicable, all the manufacturer’s equipment manuals will be used on-site to facilitate work.

8.0 Field Installation Check

Field installation check before commissioning

9.0 Commissioning

The entire system will be systematically checked to establish its suitability for commissioning. The commissioning and/or projects engineer shall inspect each area/floor with the installation contractor or sub-contractor to verify that the installation works are completed along with interfacing with other systems if available. The commissioning engineer shall perform a dry run of the approved test procedure. All required functions for all applications shall be tested thoroughly; all alarm functions shall be set and tested as well. Throughout this process, detailed records of findings and settings will be made and presented to the client for signature.

10.0 Operation & Maintenance Manuals

The design data, descriptions of operation, etc. will form a significant proportion of the 0 & M manual which will be supplemented with test documentation. O&M manuals are treated as an ongoing requirement and will be fully completed in the specified format and submitted three weeks after handover.

11.0 Handover & Training

  • Audit of hardware installation.
  • Demonstrate that all devices are connected correctly. Demonstration of input actions.
  • Demonstration of all control actions.
  • Client staff will be trained in full system operation before the final handover.

12.0 Methods of Installation

12.1. Stationary FM Transmitter

12.1.1. Unpack the Product-Remove outer packaging and plastic cover Inspect for physical damage. 

12.1.2. Mount in Rack (if necessary) - If rack mounting the unit, install the optional rack mount kit (LT-326) according to the instructions included with the kit, then install the T-800 in the rack  

12.1.3. Connect Antenna-Connect the antenna according to the installation instructions. Only use an antenna supplied by Listen. If you are connecting the antenna directly to the top of the LT-800, you will need to remove the rubber plug on top of the unit. In case, a remote antenna is connected to the back of the unit, do not make a connection with an antenna to the top connector.

12.1.4. Connect Power-Plug the power supply into the power connector on the back panel, then plug the power supply into an outlet.

12.1.5. Select Channel Mode-The transmitter has been shipped with only a limited number of channels available (Basic Mode). If all channels (Expanded Mode) are required, use the following procedure.

12.1.5. To enable or disable the Expanded Mode, press, and hold the channel and select the "down" button while powering on the unit. When the Basic Mode is enabled, "UO" (lockout) will be displayed on the LCD as shown below. This indicator is extinguished when in Expanded Mode.

12.1.6. Set RF Power- Set the RF POWER switch on the back of the unit to Full, 1/2 or 1/4 (Level is indicated on the LCD). The amount of transmitted RF power that you will need depends on your application. If you are operating multiple transmitters in the same environment, it is best to set the transmitter's output power to its lowest level to reduce the possibility of interference.

12.1.7. Connect Audio Inputs-The LT-800 has two audio input options: Input 1 and Input 2. Input 1 is a balanced connection using either an XLR or 1/4" phono connector. Input 2 has two unbalanced mixing phono connectors. Use Input 1 if you are using a microphone or if you have a balanced connection such as from a professional audio mixer (you can also use Input 1 for unbalanced connections). Use Input 2 to connect to an unbalanced audio source.

12.2. Portable FM Transmitter

12.2.1. Remove the product-Remove the outer packaging and plastic cover. Inspect for physical damage.

12.2.2. Open the front access door. If locked, use a pocket knife or small screwdriver to liberate the door locks on each aspect of the unit. To unlock the door, rotate the lock Y. Flip counterclockwise. 

12.2.3. Grip the 2 tabs along with your thumb and index finger and pull the door downward. 

12.2.4. Do NOT locate batteries in the unit yet.

12.2.5. Select Battery Type-You have two choices: NiMH and Alkaline. The unit is distributed with the switch within the alkaline position. Use a pen or a small screwdriver to pick out the battery kind.

12.2.6. The unit is shipped with the switch in the alkaline position. 

12.2.7. Use a pen or a small screwdriver to select the battery type.

12.2.8. Set Mic Sensitivity Switch-The microphone sensitivity switch is located inside the battery compartment, to the left of the BATTERY selection switch. The LT-700 is shipped with this switch in the Centre (MED) position. Listen carefully to suggest the following settings for your microphones.

12.2.9. If you are using a microphone from another vendor, you may need to experiment with different settings.

12.2.10. Place Batteries in Unit-Place two AA batteries in the compartment, making note of the battery polarity shown in the battery compartment, and again verifying that the BATTERY SELECT switch is in the stable and right position for the batteries you are using

12.2.11. Connect the Microphone-The microphone jack is located on top of the unit. 

12.2.12. Optional - Connect the Line Input Cable. -This cable enables you to connect a Television Vision, Compact Disk player or other tools or equipment to the LT-700. To do this, you must order the Listen LA-263 Line Input Cable (it is not included with your unit). This input cable enables and permits you to connect both a microphone and line input to the jack on top of the LT-700.

12.2.13. You can use the microphone and the line input at the same time. Kindly carefully note that the SILENT switch mutes mere the microphone; the line source will proceed to transmit when the switch is in the MUTE and or Silent position.

12.3. Portable FM Receiver

12.3.1. Remove the product-Remove the outer packaging and plastic cover. Inspect for physical damage.

12.3.2. Open the front access door. If gets locked, make use of use a pocketknife or tiny hand tools such as a screwdriver to unlock the door locks on both sides of the unit. To unlock the door safely, make a proper rotation for the lock 1/4 and turn counterclockwise accordingly. Strongly the 2-tabs with your hand’s thumb and index finger and pull the door downward position. 

12.3.3. Do NOT fix batteries in the unit yet.

12.3.4. Select Battery Type-You has two choices: The first is NiMH and the second is Alkaline. The unit is shipped with the switch in the alkaline position. Don’t touch the battery directly with your hands and utilize a pencil or a small handheld tool such as a screwdriver to select the battery type.

12.3.5. Place the Battery in the unit-Place two AA batteries in the compartment, making note of the battery polarity shown in the battery compartment, and again verify that the BATTERY SELECT switch is in the proper and accurate state for the batteries you are utilizing. 

12.3.6. Connect an Earphone or Headset-Your headset or earphone will connect to the jack on the top of the unit. Either mono or stereo connectors may be utilized with a Listen receiver accurately. Make certain you push the plug into the jack.

12.3.7. Turn the unit ON-Receivers are turned on by rotating the volume dial counterclockwise. The red LED on top of the unit should activate and the LCD should illuminate. If they do not. Make sure you have installed the batteries correctly and that you are using fully charged batteries.

12.3.8. Select and Program Channels

13.0.  Attachment

13.1. Risk Assessment 



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