062 Confined spaces by 76A3OY

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									Mirfield Groundworks Ltd



METHOD STATEMENT                                                       No. 062

SITE:

TASK: Confined spaces

LOCATION:

DURATION:

METHOD:

Prior to work starting the manhole cover were the work is to be carried out will be
removed and if possible the upstream and downstream manhole covers will be
removed to let the manholes vent and fencing placed around the open manholes.
Then we will set up the tripod with fall arrest block first we will lower the gas detector
in to the manhole for 5-10 minutes on peak reading then it will be removed from the
manhole and if the reading is ok then a operative will enter the manhole attached to
the tripod with a body harness and the gas detector set on normal readings. Once
the operative is working in the manhole the top man will ask him every 5 minutes to
shout out the reading on the gas detector then he will continue to work and so on
once the work is complete [fit stoppers for testing] [bench man hole] [fit channel]
[clean out] etc. The operative will leave the manhole by the use of step irons or
ladders once he is out then the covers will be replaced and all materials cleaned up
and fencing removed and the entry will be signed off.

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:

Tripod
Fall arrest block
Harness
Gas detector
Lighting
Small tools

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Cement
Sand
6mm grano dust

MAIN HAZARDS:

General Public
Gases
Oxygen depletion
Flooding




                                                                              MS062/2008
Mirfield Groundworks Ltd



METHOD STATEMENT                                                    No. 062

SITE:

TASK: Confined spaces

LOCATION:

DURATION:

CONTROL:

Experienced operatives will carry out the works, which will be supervised during the
whole of the works. Only experienced-trained operatives will operate plant and
equipment. All personnel within the work area will have available and wear the
appropriate PPE. All manholes will be fenced off at all times. Permit to enter will be
used Gas detector will be used. Top man at all time in attendance. Harnesses
attached at all time to the operative who is working in the manhole. Access to a
telephone. Ladders used only for access and egress. Only trained operatives to
enter a confined space.

GENERAL:

It is our intention to promote a safe working environment and to this end, we would
insist on full co-operation from all contractors and the general public. The works will
be carried out by experienced operatives who will be supervised during the whole of
the works. All operatives will be issued with personal protection equipment. All
operatives will be expected to wear any, and all personal protection equipment
provided. Operatives failing to wear the equipment or take care of themselves or
others will be reported to the office and disciplinary action will be taken. All plant
operators to hold a valid CTA card or CPCS card. Only experienced – trained
operatives will operate the plant and equipment. Statutory examinations will be
carried out on all plant, equipment with records kept, daily and weekly. Only
authorised-trained operatives will be permitted to drive any plant vehicles and mount
abrasive wheels on company machines. No excavations to commence until a permit
to dig has been issued and all services have been located. When reversing wagons
a banksman should be in attendance at all times. All excavation will be fenced off at
all times. Ladders used only for access and egress. Only trained operatives are to
enter a confined space.




Signed………………………………                           Dated……………………………….




                                                                           MS062/2008

								
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