Construction Site Management by frn19602



                      Construction Site Management
         Good construction site management is important in avoiding losses such
         as fires, thefts, and injuries to people on site.

         Key areas of a well-managed jobsite include:               potential. Coordinating delivery with
            • Housekeeping                                          suppliers is crucial.
            • Waste and debris removal                          •   Materials should be stored in a convenient
            • Material storage                                      location away from the building and in a
            • No smoking policy                                     manner that will reduce the fire exposure.
            • Storage of flammable and combustible              •   Materials must not block access to the lot
              liquids                                               in the event fire or other emergency
            • Hot work operations                                   services are required.
            • Temporary heating                                 •   Materials should be stored in a fenced
                                                                    compound whenever possible to reduce
         Housekeeping                                               theft. A monitored alarm protecting the
            • A clean job site is important for the safety          compound will significantly improve the
              of workers and the public.                            theft exposure.
            • Every process, operation, and task                •   Use lock boxes if tools and equipment
              performed on a job site should include an             must stay on the jobsite overnight.
              enforced housekeeping program.
            • Combustible material, long grass and           No Smoking Policy
              weeds can be a fire hazard.                       • Establish a no smoking policy and post
                                                                  “No Smoking” signs.
         Waste and Debris Removal                               • Enforce the “No Smoking” policy on the
            • Collect debris in a secure area away from           jobsite.
              the building – this will reduce the fire
              hazard especially from arson.                  Flammable and Combustible Liquids Storage
            • Debris should be removed from the site on         • Store flammable liquids in a secure
              a regular basis – container service is              location away from combustible materials.
              available for larger projects and general         • Use only approved safety containers to
              garbage pick up service is available for            carry, dispense and store flammable and
              residential and small job sites.                    combustible liquids.
            • Garbage should not be burnt on site.              • Use only approved storage cabinets to
            • Provide chutes or other approved devices            store containers of flammable and
              for waste removal from above-grade                  combustible liquids.
              floors.                                           • Limit the amount of flammable and
            • Put oil-soaked and paint-saturated rags,            combustible liquids on site.
              clothing, waste, or combustible materials
              into metal safety containers with self-
              closing covers.

         Material Storage on the Job Site
            • The amount of materials on the job site
              should be limited to reduce the theft

    LP-29 Ed. 11-05
           • Consider using a separate storage and                 • Each heater has a data plate indicating the
             mixing room if you store more than 22 litres            necessary clearances to combustibles,
             (five gallons) of flammable and                         ventilation requirements and fuel type, etc.
             combustible liquid.                                     You must adhere to these specifications.
                                                                   • Multi-purpose fire extinguishers (minimum 3A
       Hot Work                                                      10BC) should be provided where temporary
           • Survey the hot work area and always                     heaters are used.
             remove or protect combustible material.
           • Use thermal barriers (i.e. ceramic flame          Partners In Prevention
             guard) to protect combustible material
             that cannot be removed.                           At Federated Insurance, we believe Loss
           • Have a multi-purpose ABC fire extinguisher        Prevention is a critical component of your Risk
             nearby at all times. The minimum size             Management Program. Your Risk Services
             should be 3A 10BC.                                Coordinator together with our Loss Prevention
           • Conduct a fire watch for at least 30              Team is available to assist you in this area.
             minutes after finishing hot work. Review          Working together to reduce your loss exposures
             your policy wording as longer than 30             protects your bottom line!
             minutes may be required.
                                                               For more information, contact your Risk Services
       Temporary Heating                                       Coordinator, our Loss Prevention Department at
          • Only units "listed" or "approved" by a             1-800-665-1934, or visit our website at
            recognized testing organization should be
            used on the job-site.
          • Temporary heaters should be used for their         Federated Insurance provides this Loss Prevention
            intended purpose only. They should be              Bulletin as a service to our policyholders and their
            installed and operated according to                business advisors. The information provided is
                                                               intended to be general in nature, and may not apply
            manufacturers instructions.
                                                               in your province. The advice of independent legal or
          • A written operating procedure should be
                                                               other business advisors should be obtained in
            established based on the manufacturers             developing forms and procedures for your business.
            instructions. This will ensure safe installation   The recommendations in this bulletin are designed to
            and operation of the unit.                         reduce the risk of loss, but should not be construed as
                                                               eliminating any risk or loss.


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