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RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEM, TESTING AND RE-COMISSIONING

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEM, TESTING AND RE-COMISSIONING

This Risk Assessment covers the Maintenance Of Fire Alarm System, Testing And Re Commissioning. The technical safety document "Maintenance Of Fire Alarm System, Testing And Re Commissioning" is uploaded for the Worldwide QHSE PROFESSIONALS by HSE DOCUMENTS and the objective of this Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment document is to provide full support to the technical and installation team for Maintenance Of  Fire Alarm System, Testing And Re Commissioning and and their related works.

 

Task / Aspect

1. Pre-Task briefing 

Impact / Hazard

Personal injury, fatality resulting from working with hand tools and lines under pressure, and electrocution

Controls OH&S

  • Permit to be obtained and the activity from the Main contractor should be communicated in advance.
  • Arrange toolbox meetings with the workforce, in which people are involved in testing and commissioning activity before starting the work, and keep proper records.
  • Appropriate tools to be used.
  • All work carried out according to method statement and risk assessment.
  • Area should be barricaded and sign in multi-language are to be posted.
  • All the test equipment and pressure gauges are to be calibrated.
  • Wear appropriate PPE.
  • Check all the installations done as per the approved drawings.
  • The drainage system/drain line is to be connected at least in test to avoid water flooding and connected to the nearest drain/trench.
  • Proper supervision is maintained all the time

Task / Aspect

2. Access And Egress

Impact / Hazard

Slip, Trip and Falls

Controls OH&S

  • Permit to be obtained and communicated to other services in advance.
  • Proper Access to be provided to the maintenance and testing  area
  • Access to the area is made clean and free from obstacles.
  • No unnecessary material is kept in the vicinity of the Maintenance and test area. 

Task / Aspect

3. Prestart Checks

Impact / Hazard

  • Personal injury resulting from incorrect work methods and incorrect fittings.
  • Personal injury resulting from Faulty Equipment, and incorrect work methods.
  • Equipment damage, a personal injury resulting from the blow out of equipment under test

Controls OH&S

  • Obtain the correct PTW. (Testing & Commissioning permit from the Main contractor)
  • Inspect all the testing equipment for compatibility before starting the work.
  • The Engineer must give proper instructions about the testing & Commissioning procedures.
  • Lock out Tag out procedures are to be followed.
  • Barricade the area and keep proper signage.
  • Close supervision to be maintained.
  • Must be wearing Proper PPEs.
  • Critical Areas must be adequately provided with lighting arrangements if the testing and maintenance continue in the night shift.
  • Notify them about the testing and Commissioning of the concerned people.
  • No unauthorized personnel should be allowed to remain in the vicinity of the testing area.

Task / Aspect

4. Poor lighting in the testing & Commissioning area

Impact / Hazard

  • Personal injury  
  • Slip and trip.

Controls OH&S

  • Task area lighting should be provided wherever area lighting is obstructed, or illumination found adequate.
  • Toolboxes talk to be conducted and informed about the procedure to be followed during power cut/failure timing.

Task / Aspect

5. Manual Handling

Impact / Hazard

  • Back pain
  • Limb injuries
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Cuts & Bruises
  • property damage.
  • Risk of injury or fatality to operatives or other human beings nearby.

Controls OH&S

  • Proper access and egress should be provided.
  • Secure load before lifting.
  • All operatives must be aware of manual handling hazards.
  • Proper information and training are required.
  • Proper lighting arrangements (If the area is dark or working at nighttime).
  • Proper PPE must be always worn (including gloves)
  • If the manual is unavoidable then the physical capabilities of the persons involved must be taken into consideration and adequate numbers to be in place and kinetic lifting techniques to be always used. The area where the lifting is taking place must be firm / level and free from slip /trip hazards.
  • When manual handling then the load must be evenly distributed amongst all of those involved in the lifting activity and makeshift lifting devices (such as scaffold tubes) should not be used.
  • Physical capabilities of all persons involved in manual handling to be assessed.

Task / Aspect

6.  Working with electrical panel

Impact / Hazard

  • Electrocution
  • Sparks
  • Electric shock
  • Fire fatality

Controls OH&S

  • Permit should be obtained from (Client/Contractor).
  • System module should be isolated through (Client/Contractor).
  • All Electrical Equipment must be properly checked before starting work.
  • Lock out Tag out procedures are to be followed!
  • Only skilled and competent electricians are allowed to work and handle the Electrical panel.
  • Cable should be properly secured.
  • Only authorised persons with permits to work should be engaged for testing work.
  • Proper supervision to be maintained during the testing activity.
  • Use electrical gloves while working on electrical equipment and panels

Task / Aspect

7. Use of Power and Hand Tools

Impact / Hazard

  • Injury to the person
  • Eye & Face risk
  • Bruises and Cuts
  • Electrocution
  • fire
  • property damage.
  • Risk of injury or fatality to operatives or another human being nearby.

Controls OH&S

  • All power tools must be insulated and guarded, and PAT tested.
  • All electronic measuring devices should be calibrated.
  • Regular maintenance and check-up must be carried out.
  • Hand tools must be maintained.
  • Continuous training and education to workers.
  • Right tools for the right job.
  • Trained operatives and supervisors.
  • Defective tools must be tagged out and removed from the site.
  • Inspection should be carried out on all tools in use.
  • Proper supervision must be maintained.
  • Correct PPE must be worn as required.
  • Must check tools before each use.
  • Must use only 110 volts for power tools.
  • All tools to have Gloves & Handles fitted where applicable.
  • Ensure guards or auxiliary grips must not be removed from the power hand tool.
  • Ensure appropriate electrical cable management, i.e., the electric cable should not be laid into access or hung on face or neck level. 

Task / Aspect

8.  Working on electrical systems (contact with electricity).

Impact / Hazard

Electrocution, fatality, serious burn injuries etc.

Controls OH&S

  • PTW system should be followed.
  • Isolate the system before carrying out the job to mitigate the hazards.
  • Isolation certificates shall be obtained from (Client/Contractor).
  • Follow the Lockout & Tag out procedures

Task / Aspect

9. Use Of Step Ladder

Impact / Hazard

  • Personal Injury
  • Fall from height.
  • Falling Materials
  • Slip, Trip and Fall

Controls OH&S

  • All step Ladder must be inspected periodically and recorded.
  • Tag must be provided after inspection is made and colour coding must be given accordingly.
  • Ensure stepladders are Positioned on level ground and used following the safety instructions.
  • Only one person to use the ladder at one time and one operative must be held the ladder from the ground be sure to clear the ground area around the ladder before climbing.
  • Do not carry any material while climbing the ladder.
  • Do not stand on the top three steps of the ladder.
  • Safety harness must be worn and hocked properly at above shoulder Heights at the strong anchor point.
  • Do use a ladder at openings and edges and never live electrical cable.

Task / Aspect

10. In case Emergency

Impact / Hazard

  • Slip, trip
  • Fall
  • Struck by

Controls OH&S

  • In case of emergency the Proper access and egress to be maintained
  • Emergency No. are to be posted.
  • Toolboxes talk to be given to all the team members I and procedures are to be explained in case of any emergency.
  • Spill control team shall be ready and available for cleaning the spill in the event of leakage in the network or during the activation of the system.
  • Fire extinguishers are to be placed in the activity area

Task / Aspect

11. House Keeping at the workplace before and after the task.

Impact / Hazard

Housekeeping, Fire, Slips, trips, and falls.

Controls OH&S

  • Remove all waste from the work area during and after completing the activity.
  • Provide a proper Spill kit from the testing area.
  • Supervisor to check work areas should be clean before and after the activity.


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