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									              SAFETY STATEMENT



Business Name: Dimension Elevator Ltd.

Contact Phone Number:
01 4586250

Address:
Unit 4, Baldonnel Business Park, Baldonnel, Dublin 22.

Business Activity: Supply, install and maintenance of
passenger elevators, goods elevators, escalators, autowalks,
disabled access equipment, scissors lifts and service lifts.




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Name/Tel of:

Doctor: Sean O Brien – Celbridge phone 01 6272428

Hospital/Ambulance: Tallaght phone 01 4142000

Fire Brigade: Tallaght phone 01 6778221(Tara Street)

Garda Station: Rathcoole phone 01 6667900

Safety Rep: Michael Duffy 086 8228402

First Aider: to be advised

HSA Local Office: 10 Hogan Place, Dublin 2, Tel. 01-6620400




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TABLE OF CONTENTS                              Page No.

1. Revision Status                                 5

2. Management Safety Statement                     6

3. Management Structure and Responsibilities       8

4. Employee/ Cont ractor Responsibilities          9

5. Training and Instruction                        11

6. General Plan Of Statements                       12

7. Acts and Regulations                            13

8. Statement of Management Commitment              13

9. Safety Statement                                13

10. Safety Programmne                              14

11. Practical and safe Working Systems             18

12. Personal Protective Equipment                   19

13. Duties of Safety Officer                        21

14. Duties of Persons Employed                      21

15. Zero Tolerance                                  22

16. Safety Training                                22

17. Employee Co-Operation                          24

18. Hous eKeeping                                  25




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19. Welfare Facilities                          25

20. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment   25

21. Design Risk assessment Prompts              31

22. Employers and Employ ees Questions          33

23. Appendices                                  35




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 DIMENSION ELEVATOR SAFETY STATEMENT


1. Revision Status

Rev No.              Date of Issue   Comments

                     01- 01 - 2007




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2. Management Safety Statement



    This document has been prepared by DIME NSION ELEVA TOR LTD. (Hereafter to be known and
referred to as DIME NS ION) as part of the Management‟s Programme to prevent accidents and ill health
at the place of work.




    The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, and the Safety, Health and Welfare (General
Application) Regulations 1993, require DIME NSION to prepare and issue a written safety statement
setting out its policy on safety. This statement represents management‟s commitment to safety and healt h
and specifies the manner, the organisation and the resources nec essary for maintaining and reviewing
safety and health standards. All feedback concerning this programme is welcomed.




    DIMENS ION recognises its obligations and duties as an employer and supplier to direct, manage and
ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the Safety, Health and Welfare of all employ ees, contractors,
customers and members of the public who may visit our premises or places of work and may be effected
by our business dealings, as required under the SHAWW Act 2005 and other current regulations such as:


         Safety Health and Welfare (General Applications) Regulations, 1993, S.I.
         No. 44 of 1993

         Safety in Industry Act 1980

         Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees) Regulations
         1994, S.I. No. 446 of 1994

         Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2001
         The Fire Services Act 1981
         Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act 2005




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    The company also recognises its responsibility to:

         provide training and instruction where required to all its employees to
         enable them to perform their work safely and efficiently so as is reasonably
         practical.

         identify and make available all necessary safety devices and equipment
         and to provide adequate training and guidance in their use.


    The Managing Director has overall res ponsibility for co-ordinating the company‟s obligations under
the SHAWW Act, 2005, and the effective operation of this programme.




    This Safety Statement is aimed at prot ecting our employees from work place accidents and ill health.
It is our programme in writing for managing health and safety. We will provide a safe workplace for our
employees, the necessary protective equipment, systems of work, guards etc., as well as information,
training and supervision. This Safety Statement has been received and signed for as part of Dimension
employee induction. It is always available to our employees, outside contractors and inspectors of the
Healt h and Safety Authority. We will updat e it as necessary and review it at least once a year.



Signed:___________________________ Date:____________
Managing Director

Signed:___________________________ Date:____________
Director/Company S ecretary




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3. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND RESP ONSIBILITI ES

    The company is {a private limited company owned in equal partnership by the directors .} The
Directors are Mr. Michael Duffy (Managing), Mr. Niall Kennelly all acting with equal responsibilities.




    Mr. Duffy is responsible for the day to day sales activities of the company toget her with the direction
of field operations including transport, installation and project completion. He is also responsible for third
party installation contractors working on behalf of the company on different projects. He is also directly
responsible for management of safety in all of thes e areas of company operations




    Mr. Kennelly is responsible for company office management. His role incorporates the
administration, financial, accounting and logistics operations involved in the day to day running of the
company. HE is also directly responsible for the management of safety at the company‟s head office and
showrooms.




    The company activities include supply and installation of passenger elevators, goods elevators,
escalators, autowalks, disabled access equipment, scissors lifts and service lifts . The company also
provides an installation service on cont racts where required. This is achieved by means of a dedicated
installation contractor (specified by DIMENS ION to the client). This is also part of the service offered by
the company on all of its dedicated turn -key projects. Some of the overseas manufacturers, for whom
DIME NS ION are the preferred agent in Ireland, provide their own installation staff for com pletion of
contracts obtained via the DIME NSION sales division.




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4. EMPLOYEE/CONTRACTOR RESP ONSIBILITI ES


    Employees and Contractors have a duty to co-operat e with DIME NSION in the operation of this
policy under Sections 9 and 10 of the SHAWW Act 2005 which states that they must:


             Take reasonable care for his/her own safety, health and welfare and of any other person
              who may be effected by his/her acts of omissions while at work.


             Co-operate with DIME NSION in complying with relevant statutory provisions.


             Use for his/her protection purposes any suitable appliance, protective clothing, equipment
              or other means provided for securing his/her own safety, health and welfare whilst at work
              and not to interfere with or misuse any such appliance or item.


             Report all accidents immediately no matter how trivial, to his/her manager or supervisor,
              whet her to employees or to members of the public.


             Report to his/her immediate manager or supervis or without delay any defect in equipment,
              place of work or system of work which might endanger his/her safety, health or welfare at
              work.


             Failure of an employee to comply with his/her obligations under Section 9 is a disciplinary
              offence and is dealt with under the company personnel disciplinary procedures.


             All accidents to personnel on site or on company business must be reported immediately,
              preferably by the injured party, to his/her immediate supervisor and to the company. The
              company is required by law to report all accidents involving more than three days absence
              from work to the Health and Safety Authority.


             Any person under medical supervision or on medication should notify the company
              management of any known side effects or temporary disabilities which could hinder their
              work performance and whic h may be a danger to either themselves or their fellow workers.


             No person may attend the premises or carry out any work on behalf of the company while
              under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs. Any person found breaking this rule may be
              liable to instant dismissal.




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5. TRAI NING AND INSTRUCTION


     DIMENS ION Management undertakes to ens ure that all necessary training /instruction/information will
be given to each employee, cont ractor and customer in all aspects of its operations from supply,
installation and use of elevators and escalators as supplied by the company.




     The company recognises that even with the best work arrangements people will still need clearly
defined safety procedures and instructions. With this in mind, the management will facilitat e meetings wit h
all customers site safety personnel and each and every person working on behalf of the company to
ensure total familiarisation with customer safety procedures and expectations. It is the duty of all
personnel working on behalf of the company to comply with all of our customers site safety requirements.
Where we feel that the safety requirements and standards of our customers and potential customers are
below the standard set by ourselves we shall endeavour at all times to work to our own st andards.




     Where our customers provide on-the-job training programmes and on-site induction training, our
approach will be to adopt the safety procedures and requirements throughout these premises.
DIME NS ION management fully support our customers efforts to provide information and guidance to
contractors working on their sites with a view to eliminating any potentially unsafe practices which might
develop due to different work practices and cultures.




     It is recognised that maintaining a safe working environment requires constant vigilance and
attention, and training will continue to have an important role to play in this regards. Safety “campaigns”
and ot her methods aimed at maintaining a high level and standard of safety awareness may be inst ituted
from time to time. Similarly, an annual assessment of training needs will be carried out to ensure the
company is following best practice in Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace. The int roduction
of new products, processes, practices etc. will necessitate the requirement to provide additional training in
these areas.




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Dimension Elevator Ltd., will, as the employer, conform with the
requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
Safety,       Health        And       Welfare         At     Work         (General         Application)
Regulations, 1993 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work
(Construction) Regulations, 2001 and The Fire Services Act, 1981.
To comply with the specific arrangements set out in the Safety
Statement in accordance with Section 12 of the Safety, Health and
Welfare at work Act 2005.

SITE LOCATION                             :       DROGHEDA LEISURE PLEX


SIGNED                                    :       ______________________________
                                                  MICHAEL DUFFY
                                                  MANAGING DIRECTOR
                                                  DIMENSION ELEVATOR LTD.

Date                                      :       2/01/2007


6.0    GENERAL PLAN OF STATEMENTS.

Dimension Elevator Ltd. are fully committed to making all of its associated work places safe for work by: -

-       Appointment of a safety committee.
-       Appointment of a safety rep
        Provision of safety regular induction courses, refresher courses as neces sitated
 -     Eliminating hazardous conditions and practices, while providing protective clothing and
equipment.
 -     Complying with all other statutory requirements within the safety in Industry Acts, 1955 and 1980,
       and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work act 2005. Safety , Health and Welfare at Work
       (General Application) Regulations 1993. Safety, health and welfare at work (construction)
       regulation 2,001. Fire services act 1981.
-      Communication of this document and its content to all employees by management and or safety
       representative at employee induction and bi -annual refresher courses.

(a)     It is the policy of the Company to conduct its activities in such a way that in addition to complying
        with relevant legislation.
(b)     Foremost attention is given to the health and safety of its employ ees and all other persons
        affected directly or indirectly by its activities
(c)     Proper regard is given to minimise any possible undesirable effect of its activities on the
        Environment




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7.0 ACTS & REGULATIONS
Dimension Elevator Ltd. hereby states its intentions to comply with
      1.   The requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Safety, Health A nd
           Welfare At Work (General Application) Regulations 1993 and the S afety Health and Welfare at
           Work (Construction) Regulations, 2001 and The Fire Services Act, 1981.
      2.   To comply with the specific arrangements set out in the Safety Statement in accordance with
           Section 12 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act 2005.



8.0        STATEMENT OF MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT
We have a duty, as employers, to provide a safe place of work. Dimension Elevator Ltd. is committed to
its responsibility for the safety of all its employees.
As such a safety committee is being established this will be responsible for the on going m onitoring and
improvement of all safety aspects within the company.
Managing Director Michael Duffy holds ultimat e responsibility for Health and Safety

The committee members are listed on Section 2 and their functions are outlined in Section 10. The
Company will consider all representations made by the safety committee. Our Safety Statement is as
follows in section 4.

8.1        Safety Representative on Site

The lead engineer will always act as our Site Safety Supervisor. All sub-contrators shall comply
with Dimension Elevator Safety Policy and must provide their own policy prior to
commencement on any site.

9.0        SAFETY STATEMENT

This safety statement is aimed at protecting our employees from workplace accidents and ill health at
work. It is our programme in writing to manage health and safety. We provide any protective equipment,
guards etc., as well as information, training and supervision as necessary to protect our employees. We
provide a safe place of work, safe access to that safe place of work, safe plant and equipment, safer
systems of work as they become known to us, instruction and training, induction. We ensure adequate
supervision. We ens ure that an emergency plan is available and known to all our employees. We employ
competent people to carryout supervision and management of the safety aspects of our works.

Specific identification of hazards will be addressed on a project by project basis. We have outlined in
section 6 the industry specific risks associated with elevators and escalators. We do not work with
chemicals. Should the need aris e, a separate safety statement will be issued.

The Safety Statement has been received by all and duly signed for. It is available to our employees,
outside contractors and inspectors of the Healt h and S afet y Authority. We will update it as necessary and
it will be reviewed at least once a year. The safety statement will be issued at specific company
employee induction.




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10.0 SAFETY PROGRAMME (FACTORY) SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

The safety programme will entail the following and suitable procedures will be draft ed and adopted in the
course of time.

- Training
- Protective equipment and clothing
- First Aid - person in charge of first aid box - Electric shock - "Save a Life" poster
- Medical monit oring
- Accidents and Dangerous occurrences
- Safety for visitors and contractors
- Maintenance - safe system of work - permit to work
- Fire E vacuation Drill
- Fire fighting - use of extinguis hers
- Reporting of hazards spotted by workers
- Office safety
- Emergence services - Major Accident arrangements
                         - Liaison with competent local authorities
- Security.




                                   SAFETY PROGRAM - SITE WORK

10.1 Sample of generic method statement for works associated with elevators and
escalators and any related works.

It is the Company policy that its operations shall be conducted in such a way as to ensure, so far as is
reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its employees and of any other person who may be
affected by its operations, or come into contact with its products. This policy will be actively pursued at all
times by the Management of the Company and the Project Manager will retain responsibility for its
ongoing implementation on site.

The company requires that a high standard of Health & Safety shall be achieved and consistently
maintained at all sites, and acknowledges the face that safety and operational efficiency are
complementary and that the us e of safe working practices and accident prevention techniques are an
important responsibility of management. We operate a top-down management policy on safety – it is
everyones responsibility!

Each method statement will vary depending on job, type, requirements etc.




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The company will:

Provide and maintain in so far as is reasonably practicable safe and healthy working conditions taking
account of any statutory requirements
Provide information in respect of possible risk to health, and instruction, training and supervision to
enable employees to perform their work safely and efficiently. Initially this will be part of new employee
induction procedures in line with company policy.
Periodically visit, inspect, audit, report, analyse and act upon any safety aspects of our works on site. A
continuous improvement approach is to be adopted by all.

Make available all necessary safety devices and protective equipment and supervise their use.
Maintain a constant and continuing interest in health and safety matters applicable to the Company‟s
activities, in particular, by consulting and involving employees and their representatives.
Periodically appraise the effectiveness of this policy and ensure that necessary changes are made.
Employees have a duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others and to co-operate in the
operation of this policy. In particular:-
Report incidents that have led or might lead to injury, or may be a hazard to health
Not to interfere with or misuse any equipment appliance or thing provided for securing his safety, healt h
and welfare at work. Follow company procedures for securing and maintaining a safe and healthy place
of work
Not to recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of safety, health and welfare
at work.
To co-operate with his employers in matters of safety, health and welfare at work.
To use any item of protective clothing provided by his employ er, for securing his safety, health and
welfare at work. This includes such items as safety helmets, safety footwear, harnesses, goggles,
earmuffs, gloves etc.
Provide certified lifting equipment. All equipment will be regularly inspected and tagged fit for use.




                                             SITE FOREMEN

The Management recognise the key role that Site Foreman play in the implementation of the Company‟s
Healt h & Safety Policy and in the securing of the healt h and safety of the Company‟s employees and
other persons who are in any way affected by the Company‟s activity.
They must consider the safety implications of each job task and ensure that there is sufficient labour and
materials to carry out each job without damage to health or risk of accident.
Make sure that employees who report to them are technically capable to carry out their job safely and
have rec eived adequate safety induction training before being exposed to hazardous situatio ns. They
must make regular contact with all those who report to them to discuss the safety aspects of their jobs
and any accidents or dangerous occurrenc es etc.

Ensure that adequat e supervision is available at all times, particularly where young or inexperienced
work ers are concerned and ensure that all equipment is safe and regularly inspected and used only by
authorised persons. Encourage all pers onnel within their cont rol to use the appropriate safety equipment.

Ensure attendance at tool box talks when appropriate.




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                                            SITE EMPLOYEES

Have a duty to take reasonable care of themselves and ot hers and to co-operate in the implementation of
the Company‟s Health and Safety Plan and in addition they are required to co-operate with us in
complying with all of the relevant statutory requirements

Employees who are feeling unwell should, where possible inform their immediate superior before
obtaining first aid attention. Tak e particular care of skin and eyes. All injuries and infections, however
minor, must be attended to without delay.
Never operat e machinery or equipment unless you have been aut horised to do so and have been
adequately trained. Only appointed persons drive a fork lift truck.

Check that all Electrical Equipment is safe, tagged , correctly eart hed, and that the voltage, plugs and
other connections are correct. You must never us e makeshift repairs and must isolate equipment before
working near high voltage sources.
Do not misuse any tool or equipment. This may result in disciplinary action bei ng taken.

Good House keeping is considered to be the foundation of the safety programme in which every one
must play a part. In addition to specific rules all employees are encouraged to ensure that proper storage
of clothing, tools and waste and that all gangways, walkways and working areas are kept clear.

Toolbox talks will be arranged by our site foreman every week. The minut es will be submitted to
(Diemnsion contract site) after eac h meeting. Any comments made thereafter must be reported to
company management.

Personal Protective Equipment, which includes clothing, is provided for the job in consultation with
Management. Where provided it must be worn at the appropriate times and looked after by those who
have rec eived it. Immediately report any loss or damage to such equipment. There is a legal
requirement to wear such equipment in certain work situations.
Report all Safety Hazards including unsafe access or egress, to your Site Foreman or to
Management.




Field Operatives:

Must ensure that they have read and fully understand the general Company Safety Statement which is
issued on joining the company and to comply with the rules and guidelines contained therein.

Must report all defects associated with equipment installed and/or maintained by the Company, which
could cause a safety hazard and, if necessary, take it out of service.

If in doubt as to the safety of a particular piece of equipment, appliance or operation they must not use it
and should refer to their Site Foreman for advice and instruction.

Follow the requirements for wearing personal protective equipment and the rules for working alone.




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Employees will comply with any permit systems and procedures in place by (Diemnsion cont ract site) and
compliance will be ensured by foreman on site.

Employees must attend tool box talks on site at prescribed times.

PARTI CULAR HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ESCALATOR AND ELEVATOR INDUSTRY

We set out below a checklist showing how injuries occur in this industry:
Trapping points Getting trapped between a wall or scaffold, or a hand or foot in the path of equipment
being moved
Catch points Clothing or rings getting caught on protruding features such as brackets or scaffolding
Flying objects Chips when drilling in concrete, metal sward when drilling beams or filing rails, improper
use of compressed gases to “blow-off” work
Falling objects Tools, bolts, falling from a working plat form onto persons working below.
Dangerous Projections Scaffold poles, protruding bolts, incomplete conduit or pipe runs
Electricity Working improperly on „live‟ equipment, not displaying a safety sign or locking off electrical
isolation switches, using unearthed portable tools (other than „double insulated‟ or „all insulated‟ tools)
Fumes Inadequate ventilation when using gas/oil -fired heat ers
Working at heights When undertaking any works above a designated height (designated by risk
assessment) only certified and tested MEWP equipment and certified and tagged ladders are to be used
Heavy Objects One person moving or carrying an object that should be handled by two or more, i.e. a
heavy section door panel etc.
Chemicals and Flammables There is no use of chemicals forseen. If this changes we will address
with (Dimension contract si te)
.
In all cases, only equipment that has been tagged and certified and approved by your employer
should be used. Tool s to be tested and re -tagged every 2 months by qualified electrician or
technician with suitable qualifications. All equipment will be tagged by a coded updateable plast ic
key tag system

A project specific risk assessment will be undertaken by management and the appropriate precautionary
measures communicat ed via safety meetings and in writing to installation technicians and buddys.

An adequate level of first aid requisites will be readily available at all times.

Emergency exits will be clearly marked and an evac uation plan detailing these exits and a safe assembly
area will be prominently posted on the premises.

The premises will also be fully protected with an adequate number of fire extinguishers, fire alarm bells
and break glasses. For their part, all persons employed will be made fully aware of their duties under the
Safety, Health & Welfare at work Act 2005, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work(General Application )
Regulations 1993 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) regulations, 2001 and The
Fire Services Act, 1981.


The following provisions shall apply to persons who are employed in a factory or in any other place to
which any of the provisions of the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
Safety, Health And Welfare At Work (General Application) Regulations 1993 and the Safety Health and
Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2001 and The Fire Services Act, 1981.S ection 12 of the
Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act 2005.




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(A). they shall take reas onable care for their own safety and health and that of any other person who may
be affected by his acts or omissions at work.

(b) They shall co-operate with their employer and any other person to such extent as will enable their
employer or the other person to comply wit h any provision of the said acts or of regulations under the said
acts which applies to their employer or the other person.

(c).They shall not intentionally interfere wit h, or misuse any means, appliance, convenienc e, equipment or
other things provided in pursuance of the said acts or of regulations there under for securing the health,
safety or welfare of the persons employed.

(d). they shall use any clothing, equipment, appliance or other means or things so provided (whether for
their use along or for us e by them in common with others). For security their health, safety, or welfare
while at work.


11. PRACTICAL AND SAFE WORKING SYS TEMS


    The company recognises that the ability to carry out work in a safe and risk free manner is of
paramount importance. The company practice is to ensure that all tasks are within the capacity of each
person carrying out that task. The systems of work used by DIMENS ION ENGINEERING will be designed
with this purpose in mind. It is clear that some processes will give rise to risks which can only be
controlled by adherence to proper proc edures. Training in practical uses to identify areas where care and
skill can be utilised will help control these risks and thus reduce the exposure to hazards.




    Risk assessment has been carried out in all areas of the companies operation from the office and
show-room areas to the final installation of equipment in client‟s premises. Systems of work include all
normal work, maintenance work and work carried out on behalf of third parties.


    Customer feedback is most welcome on all aspects of the company‟s activities in an attempt to
improve our safety performance.




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     12 Personal Protective Equipment


     Company policy on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to ensure that the basics are followed at
all times. Basic PPE in the industry from our pers pective are safety shoes, protective safety glasses, hard
hats, protective overalls and hi -vis vests. However these may require supplementing on some sites and
further pieces of PPE may be necessary. Where necessary we meet these requirements. Through
experience and on the advice of competent H&S Specialists, our policy is one of overus e rather than
under use of PPE and the obligation to use PPE extends to all relevant personnel.




     The company will issue PPE to all employees. It is the duty of each employee to care for his/her PPE
and ensure it is changed/ renewed if defective. All personnel working on behalf of DIME NSION
ENGINEE RING have a duty to protect themselves by always using/wearing the prescribed PPE . Failure
to wear prescribed PPE as required is a disciplinary offence and will be processed as p er the company
disciplinary procedure.




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12.1    PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. (Factory)

The following protective equipment will be provided and must be worn as detailed.
Hearing Protection       :        Earplugs - ear defenders
Gloves                   :        Leather - long version for welders.
Toe Prot ectors          :        Safety boots for all workshop personnel
Overalls                 :        All Areas
Welding Helmets          :        As appropriate for all welders.
Masks                    :        For all painting personnel and in metal preparation area.
Eye protection:   Goggles to BS 2092 Face shields or screens



12.2    PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (SITE WORKERS)

Hearing Protection       :           Earplugs - ear defenders
Eye protection           :           Polycarbonate goggles to BS 2092
                                     Polycarbonate glasses to BS 2092
Toe Prot ectors           :          Safety boots
Hand                      :           Gloves
Overalls                  :          All areas
Site Helmets (Hard Hats):             Provided
Welding Helmet: -         :           As appropriate for all welding operators.
Harnesses                 :           Harnesses are to be checked and tagged every 2 months for wear
buy Dimension Engineering. Tagged by approved inspection officer every 6 months by HSS Dublin 12 or
similar. A log will be kept accordingly in vehicle with a duplicate at head office via foreman and
management.

Task: Cutting electrical cable tray, cutting conduit, manual handling, utility knives: PPE required are
Kevlar gloves.
Task: Drilling: Gloves not necessary
Task: Grinding: Rigger Gloves



12.3    PPE LOG

All tools and PPE equipment will be serial numbered, issued and logged to each individual at head offic e.
A similar weekly log will be kept in eac h individual van (mobile workshop) by the foreman.
Log to be maintained in conjunction with tool box talks.
A duplicate of each log to be kept at head office and updat ed weekly by foreman and management.

12.4      Fall arrest policy

It is the policy of the company to ensure any operatives that are working at heights above 1.2m wear
suitably graded, certified and tagged harnesses. A buddy must be in attendance to comply with our H + S
procedures.




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13.0DUTIES OF SAFETY OFFICERS (OR MANAGERS WITH SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES )

The Safety Officer's role demands competence, initiative and leadership.
Site safety officer is nominated provisionally as Niall Gowran.
The basic function of the position is a control or monit oring function;

1.  To help set standards in accordanc e with existing codes of practice.
2.  To monitor the operation; to audit it and co -ordinate meas urements.
3.  To analyse the results.
4.  To report on the findings and feedback information to the responsible management.
     5. To help in getting corrective action and to monitor it.
     6. Weekly safety meeting between safety supervisor and foreman.
As an adviser to management, the Safety Officer's experience, k nowledge and judgement will cont ribut e
to the formation of management decisions concerning safety.

As a consultant to plant organis ation, the Safety Officer will: -

        Give assistance in solving safety problems;
        Interpret standards and regulations;
        Make recommendations for improvement in plant safety;
        Co-ordinate plant safety;
        Identify any hazards that may exist in the plant and get corrective action;
        Know how to do qualative and quantative analysis, hazard and operability studies
        Assist in planning of new machinery, materials and substances for use at work;
        Assist purchasing people in getting information on handling, usage and storage of dangerous
        substances;
        Assist in training schemes.
        Arrange weekly safety review and planning meetings




14.00 DUTIES OF PERSONS EMPLOYED

        For their part, all persons employed will be made fully aware of their duties under the Safety,
        Healt h and Welfare at work act.
        Failure by persons employed to comply wit h these provisions will lead to the following disciplinary
        measures being applied by Dimension Engineering.

        1st Occa sion              Verbal warning.
        2nd Occasion               Written warning with copy to Union and personnel file.
        3rd Occa sion              3 days suspension.
        4th Occa sion              Dismissal




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15 Zero Tolerance

        It is company policy to remove any operative, buddy, foreman, or supervisor who fails to comply
        with any (Diemnsion contract site) or Dimension Eng. Safety directive. Further disciplinary action
        and re-training may ens ue. The gravity of the misdemeanour will be adju dicated and the
        appropriate actions taken by the employer in compliance with company HR procedures.

        Our zero tolerance applies specifically to the items as listed in section 7.1



16.00 SAFETY TRAINING




16.Information
        A copy of the Company‟s Safety Statement, supporting H azard Assessment, Equipment S afety
Guidelines and Material Safety Dat a sheets are locat ed in the office, present on working sites and
available to all employees.


16.2Training for Health and Safety
        The company is committed to providing appropriate health and safety training for all employees,
which will be sufficient to meet the company‟s obligations under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
Act 2005 and other relevant legislation.


16.3 Identification of Training Needs
        Healt h and Safety training needs, are identified by the Health and Safety Co -ordinator. The
following are also used to assist in the identification of training needs:


        1.   Review of legislation applicable to the company's operations.


        2.   Accident or Incident data.


16.4 Induction training / Supervision
        All staff employ ed by the company receives induction training, to ensure that they fully
understand the hazards of the processes and the necessary safety prec autions and emergency
procedures that have been put in place. New employees are adequately supervised at all appropriate
times. Asigned receipt of this document will be kept at head office for all employees.




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16.5 Job Training and Instructions
        Training and Instruction are given, as necessary, to employees to ensure that they have the
necessary skill and knowledge to do their job properly and safely.


16.6 Specialist Safety Training
        Training is given, as appropriate, in Fire Fighting and P revention, First Aid and the like. The
training provided meets the requirements of the appropriate legislation or standards and is given by
competent instructors. Manual Handling training is carried out by certified manual handling instructors for
all staff on an annual basis.


16.7 Training Records
     Training records of each employee will be held on each individu al's personnel file and will
Engineering include: -


        Resume of the content and structure of training.


        All training to be signed off by Niall Gowran wit h full signature.


        All training records must be signed by the employee – (who has received the specified training)
        with a full signature.


        All training records must be dated clearly.


        All files must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.


16.8 Safe Pass

Each site employee will carry an up to date safe pass card. It is a condition of employment with
the company.




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17 Employee Co-Operation
        All employees are required t o co-operate with the company in the implementation of its training
programme.
Training is required by the following Acts and Regulations. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
Safety, Health And Welfare At Work (General Application) Regulations 1993 and the Safety Health and
Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2001 and The Fire Services Act, 1981, Section 12 of the
Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act 2005.



Training is required for those driving MEWPs, fork lift trucks, cranes and other lifting machines. Asuitable
license is to be maintained by those employees using the aforementioned equipment.

All employees to be fully trained on general hazards associated with the workplace.

All employees on site must have an up to date safe pass badge.

Specific equipment training to be provided by the OEM and management. This training will cover all
aspects of safe installation and maintenanc e, depending on the skill levels of the foremen and buddy etc.

Safety training for management personnel should be considered.

17.1 Tool box talks
Tool box talks are to take place weekly, and will be carried out by Dimension Engineering‟s on-site
representative. The Managing Director of Dimension Engineering will, as part of his overall
responsibilities and commitment to safety within the company attend every sixth meeting. The minutes of
these meetings will be circulat ed to all company employees and be maintained on file for three years at
the company‟s head office by the MD. A weekly report will also be submitted to the client, in this case
(Diemnsion contract site).

The company operate a “Buddy System” and as such, do not have a lone working policy. The “B uddy
System” involves a foreman and operative adopting a minimum of a pairings policy. Each employee is
responsible for providing a second set of eyes and ears to constantly monitor site safety. Any breach of
site safety is communicated immediately to each other, then the foreman, then supervisor etc. The MD
must be notified of all breac hes of company safety policy. This ensures that safety gets prior commitment
from the company management.




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18.00 HOUSE KEEPING

A tidy work place contributes towards safety, customer confidence and to the maintenance of good quality
levels.

Items to be addressed:

(a)        "Passage-way" lines on floor.
(b)         Suitable bins for paper, plastic and timber.
(c)         Scrap bins for steel.
(d)        Suitable lockers for workers clothing and personal effects.
(e)        Suitable guards, bollards and mesh on machinery.
(f)        Barricade off any area of work and or any material being placed, stored or positioned adjacent
           the intended work area.
(g)        It is accepted that a breach in housekeeping may result in furthe r disciplinary action and may be
           at the discretion of (Diemnsion cont ract site)

19.       Welfare Facilities

          E very effort will be made to ens ure that the welfare facilities that exist on the site are adequate.
          The welfare arrangements are as per. job specific requirements and arranged and maintained in
          conjunction with (Dimension contract site) owner.


20.       Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

       Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment is a means of identifying the harmful potential within a
particular task and assessing it in such a way so as to minimise the risk it possesses. A series of Indices
are used to give eac h hazard a numerical value which puts it in a range of high, medium or low. Set out
below are the criteria as used to show how we at DIMENS ION ENGINEERING have classified the
hazards and risks within our organisation.


20.1      Ri sk Factor Index:
The following indices are used to rate the probability of an incident occurring and the severity of the
impact of such an incident.


Probability That an Incident Will Occur

             Probability Index                          Descripti ve Phrase
                    9                                     Almost Certain
                    8                                       Very Likely
                    7                                        Probable
                    6                                         > 50/50
                    5                                          50/50
                    4                                       < Probable
                    3                                      Improbable




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                     2                                  Very Improbable
                     1                                 Almost Impossible


Severity of Impact of Incident

              Severity Index                           Descripti ve Phrase
                    9                                     Deat h/Fatality
                    8                              Permanent Total Inc apacity
                    7                            Permanent Severe Incapacity
                    6                             Permanent Slight Incapacity
                    5                            Injury > 3 Wks Total Recovery
                    4                            Injury < 3 Wks Total Recovery
                    3                         Minor Injury ~ Potential Absence of 1
                                                              week
                     2                             Minor Injury ~ No Absenc e
                     1                             No Human Injury Expected



Ri sk Level


       The Ri sk Level is a product of the function of the Probability Index and the Severity Index i.e. P.I.
x S.I.



                         Risk Level                Description

                           1-20                     Low(L)
                          21-40                     Medium(M)
                          41-60                     High(H)
                          61-81                     Very High(VH)


20.2             GENERAL HAZARD IDENTIFICATION


          Housekeeping
          Acce ss and Egre ss
          Lifting and Handling
          Production
          Heating, Lighting and Ventilation
          Electricity
          Office s
          Canteen
          Transport/ Di spatch/installation




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HAZARD IDENTIFI ED                                  MEASURES FOR MITIGATING RISK

20.3    HouseKeeping

Poor housekeeping and untidiness can create         Good housekeeping practices are necessary to
unforeseen hazards and cause injuries due to        ensure a safe working environment in both the
slips trips and falls, knocking against and         office and the work site.
bumping into items of equipment, furniture, etc.
Other items which need close attention under this   All employees are obliged to keep their res pective
heading are filing cabinets and presses which       work area clean and tidy. They are also obliged to
should never be left open and unattended. Poor      report any spills of liquid or any other material to
housekeeping is a serious issue especially in the   their immediate supervisor and ensure that the
office environment.                                 spill is cleaned up and the area tidied up and
                                                    returned to normal as soon as possible. Work
                                                    areas should be fenced off by suitable barriers
                                                    and the same apples to spillage areas.

Probability Index    - 5                            Cleaning equipment is readily available where
                                                    required. Most sites will have their own cleaning
Severity Index - 5                                  equipment and this should be requested prior to
                                                    starting any installation work.
Ri sk Level - M
                                                    Proper care and attention should be given to the
                                                    laying out of extension cables to avoid “trailing”
                                                    leads. Floor mats should be utilised where
                                                    possible.

                                                    Running or any form of horse-play is not
                                                    permitted on company premises or on company
                                                    duty in a customers premises.

                                                    Employees are advised to keep cabinet and office
                                                    furniture drawers and doors closed when not in
                                                    use. It is also inadvisable to open more than one
                                                    filing cabinet drawer at a time as this causes
                                                    unstability and the unit may topple over causing
                                                    injury.

                                                    Storage of heavy and/or awkward loads on top of
                                                    cabinets, desks or other furniture is not permitted.

                                                    Waste paper and other unnecessary potentially
                                                    flammable and combustible material must be
                                                    removed on a regular basis.




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HAZARD IDENTIFI ED                                  MEASURES FOR MITIGATING RISK

20.4    Acce ss and Egre ss

Access and Egress which is obstructed or         All aisles, stairways, corridors, landings,
damaged in any way has the potential to          reception areas and doorways must be
cause injury and create a hazard.                kept free from obstruction to permit safe access
                                                 and egress. Should there be a requirement to
The following are typical areas of obstruction   block any of thes e areas, somebody must stay
in DIMENS ION ENGINEERING‟S type of              with the equipment at all times.
business:-
                                                 Carpets, tiles and floors are maintained in good
Aisles                                           condition and free from damage which could
Reception Areas                                  cause employees and visitors to trip, slip and fall.
Corridors
Doorways                                         Steps and stairways are maintained in good and
Stairways                                        sound condition to afford protection from
Landings                                         potentially harmful slips, trips and falls.

                                                 Adequate lighting is provided to enable safe
Probability Index - 7                            access and egress from company offices.

Severity Index - 4                               Employees are obliged to report, and if possible,
                                                 correct, any defects in carpets, tiles etc. to
Ri sk Level - M                                  minimise hazards.

                                                 Designated fire escape rout es and emergency
                                                 exits are identified and must be kept clear at all
                                                 times.




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HAZARD IDENTIFI ED                                    MEASURES FOR MITIGATING RISK


20.5    Lifting and Handling


Manual handling accounts for 1/ 3 of all reported     Training in manual handling techniques is
injuries in the workplace. We recognise the risk of   required by all employees who are required to
injury which may arise from handling relatively       handle material. Any person pushing, pulling or
light items, handling awkward loads or loads          lifting loads is obliged to receive manual handling
which are too heavy or where poor handling            training as directed by the SHAWW Act 2005.
techniques are used.
                                                      The company are currently trying to locate a
Amongst the problems identified within our sector     manual handling instructor to train bot h staff and
of industry are poor posture, over-reaching,          contract staff in the proper lifting techniques as
bending rather than squatting when picking up a       required by the industry and the HSA.
load, attempting to step over rather than around
objects on the floor when carrying a load and         Employees are advised of the following: -
failure to ask for assistance when the load is too
heavy or awkward for proper handling.                   Not to move or lift any load which
                                                        could cause injury. Assistance should
                                                        be sought where/ when necessary.
Probability Index - 6
                                                        Not to obstruct their vision while
Severity Index - 5                                      carrying large items.

Ri sk Level - M                                         To use appropriate material handling
                                                        equipment where possible. Such
                                                        equipment includes hand carts,
                                                        dolleys, pallets trucks, forklift trucks, lifts, etc.

                                                        To proceed with extreme caution at all
                                                        times.

                                                        To observe the manual handling safety
                                                        hints as distributed by the company
                                                        and which are also attached to this
                                                        Safety Statement in Appendix 1.




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21 Design Safety Risk Assessment Prompts
Building fire            Will the new installation result in a change to the existing fire certificate? Have
protection /             requirements such as area and fire separation, fire walls, HPM storage,
certification            ventilation, alarm and suppression systems been addressed?
Acce ss / egress /       Is the new installation accessible (installation, operation and maintenance?)
clearances               Have electrical / mechanical clearance requirements been met? Is there
                         adequate headroom? Will it be possible to safely de-install and remove the
                         installation in the future? Have emergency egress requirements been met /
                         maintained?
Material                 Are appropriate materials being used? Is equipment of a type appropriate for the
compatibility /          environment in which it will be installed?
environment
Ergonomics               Will the new installation give rise to ergonomic risks during installation, operation
                         or maint enance? Will access to existing equipment including valves be
                         compromised? Consider especially impacts to fire protection systems.
Existing service s       Will access to existing equipment be compromised?
Manual Handling          Will the installation require lifting equipment?
Lighting                 Will the new installation compromise lighting levels in the area? Should new /
                         additional lighting be provided?
Noi se                   Will the new installation be a significant source of nois e during construction or
                         operation? Will such noise compromise the performance of audio annunciation
                         systems, impact site noise boundary limits; is some type of attenuation required?
Constructability         Is the new installation safely constructible? Will construction require work at high
High Level Work          level or in areas of high risk? Will scaffold / MEWP‟s or other type of access
                         platform be required?
Mechanical               Have requirements for mechanical protection been addressed? Have thermal
Protection               hazards (hot and cold surfaces) / Moving parts etc been addressed so as to
                         avoid injury
Floor / wall             Will the installation require floor penetrations? How will they be controlled?
penetrations
Confined Spaces          Will any of the installation require entry into a confined space?
Structural Support       Will the new installation be adequat ely supported? Are there any unusual /
                         additional support requirements?
Excavations              Will the installation require excavation? Are the risks in the area to be excavated
                         known?
Impacts                  Will the installation result in intervention with live systems or affect the operation
                         or other aspects of equipment in the area?
Hazardous energy         Does the new installation contain hazardous voltages or other hazardous
                         energies? Has isolation / EMO requirements been addressed? Are isolation
                         points / EMO‟s accessible per (Diemnsion contract site) guidelines?
Equipment rating         Will the new equipment be installed in a classified area? Is explosion proof
                         equipment or other equipment requiring special electrical cont rols required?
Interlocks / Fail Safe   Have requirements for interlocks been considered? Have fail safe requirements
                         been comprehended in the design?
Chemical hazards         Has double containment been specified where appropriate? Have emergency
(gase s / liquid)        shutoff valves been specified where appropriat e? Are they accessible? Is liquid /
                         gas leak detection required? Is bunding required? Has the possibility of backflow
                         been addressed? Have back flow prevention valves been specified where
                         necessary?
Waste Di sposal          Will the installation require any new waste disposal arrangements? (Exhaust /
                         Drain / Bins / Treatment Systems)
O2 Depletion / LSS       Does the new installation pose a risk of O2 depletion? Have appropriate




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                         monitoring and alarm systems been installed? Has and Inert Gas Assessment
                         been performed by site IH prior to IFC? Have all LSS requirements been
                         captured?
Showers /                Emergency Showers / Eyewashes:
eyewashes                Does the new installation drive a requirement for emergency showers and / or
                         eyewashes?
Labeling                 Have all labeling requirements been addressed?
Ventilation / exhaust    Is the new installation supported by appropriat e ventilation and ex haust
                         systems? Is Nederman exhaust required?
PPE                      Will special personal protective equipment (PPE) be required?


Each specific project will warrant a project specific safety risk assessment. This will be undertaken in
consultation with the project manager. A specific safety plan will ens ue.
A check list outlining some aspects of the work environment which the occupier should examine prior to
the preparation of a safety statement or in connection with its revision.
This list is not exhaustive: some premises may involve ot her potential hazards. Equally, the points listed
here may not apply in all cases.
1. Is all plant up to the necessary standards with respect to safety and risk to health.
2. When new plant is installed, is the latest good practice taken into account.
3. is there provision, by regular inspection, examination and, where nec essary, testing,
    To ensure that plant and its safety devices have not deteriorated.
4. In such cases would the examination be more suitably assigned to specialists.
5. Do all the systems of work provide adequately for safety.
6. Are they properly enforced.
7. Has a thorough examination been made of the operations undertaken in the work place
    (Especially those carried out infrequently) to minimise danger, injury or risks to health.
8. What attention has been paid to the safety aspects of cleaning, repairing and
     Maintenance operations.
9. Are good housekeeping and cleanliness given the attention due to them.
10. Is the work environment regularly monitored to ensure that where known toxic
     contaminates are present, the protection conforms to current hygiene standards.
11. Is monitoring also carried out to check the adequacy of control measures.
12. Have arrangements been made for regular ins pection of all equipment and appliances
      used for safety and health (e.g. dust and fume extraction equipment, guards, safe
      arrangements for access and monitoring and testing appliances).




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22.0QUESTIONS WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED BY EMPLOYER & EMPLOYEE ARE:

1. What pers onal protective equipment is required (e. g. protective boots, helmets,
     goggles, respirators, clothing, ear prot ectors). Has it been issued. Have those who
     use it been trained in its use. Are adequat e arrangements made for the storage,
     maintenance, cleaning and renewal of such equipment.
2. Have arrangements been made for regular maintenance and testing of electrical
     installations and equipment.
3. Have emergency procedures and contingency plans been formulated, to cover, for
     example, fire escapes or spillages of toxic or dangerous gases etc., and also
     emergencies due to possible hazards arising in adjacent premises or as a result of acts
     of sabotage or vandalism.
4. Have the met hods of manufacture of every substance likely to give rise to risk been
     examined carefully to ensure that every necessary precaution has been taken.
5. Has an audit been carried out to list every substanc e used at work to identify the
     specific health and safety risks to which any substances may give rise.
6. Are the containers of all substances correctly labelled.
7. Are all containers and handling devices suitable with regard to the materials or
     substances contained or handled.
8. Can storage and transport arrangements be improved to make them safer and reduce
     health risks.
9. If there is mechanical transport on the premises, have the operation procedures been
     critically apprais ed. Are the transport rules adequate and are they properly enforced.
10. Are structural modifications to plant, buildings or operating areas necessary to achieve
     safety in the use of transport.
11. Have proper procedures been established for assessing new proposals for building
     materials.
12. Could safety be increased or working conditions improved by substitution of less toxic
     or less dangerous substances or by improvements in enclosure o r by institution of
     remote handling methods.
13. Has particular attention been given to the safety of systems at work and of the handling
     of substances undertak en outside the normal production proc ess.
14. Has special attention been given to the precautions necessary in the carriage and
     transport of dangerous materials.
15. Is further training in the use of hand tools, machines and mobile plant necessary.
16. Is all equipment safely stored.
17. What can be done to bring the co-operation of the work people themselves within the
       procedure for planning for health and safety.
18. Is adequate information and guidance given to all employees on the hazards of the
     work activities and the methods for avoiding them and on any other met hods affecting
     health or safety.
19. Has every worker exposed to a health hazard been informed of the risks and the
     precautions. Have arrangements been made for him to be told of the results of any
     relevant monitoring carried out.
20. Is any further information necessary with respect to special equipment or substances or
     processes.
21. Has information been provided to employees on legal requirements.
22. Has adequate technical information been provided at suitable levels.
23. Are arrangements such that advisory literature (including any new publications) on
     health and safety is available for all whom it concerns.
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      procedures for avoiding risks to health and in the use of equipment for safety. Is the
      effectiveness of the training and its retention by the trainees monitored regularly. Are
      there arrangements for the retraining of established workers as well as for the training
      of new employees.
25.   Has action been taken to foster a high standard of safety awareness in all employees.
26.   Has a high standard of skill been achieved by all supervis ors in their role in the
      management of safe procedures and systems of work.
27.   Has a system been instituted for identifying the particular training needs within the
      organisation and of any special needs of individual employees.
28.   Are there processes with special hazards which have particular training ne eds.
29.   Is proper use being made of the facilities available from AnCO.
30.   Are safe methods of working receiving full emphasis in all training given.
31.   Has consideration been given to the safety of all places of work and the means of
      access to and egress from them.
32.     Do all buildings comply adequately with safety standards and are they so maintained.
      Are professional surveys required for any buildings.
33.   Has adequate consideration been given to special safety requirements of all bui ldings,
      such as fire escapes, fixture joints for window cleaners ' harnesses and pre-planned
      arrangements for buildings maintenance.
34.   Are there especially awkward places within the building which must be reached at
      particular times, for example, for observation or for cont rol of processes or plant. If
      so, can the means of access be improved.
35.   Do persons have to ent er plant for maintenance or cleaning where there may be special
      hazards and if so have proper procedures and precautions been taken. Have the
      persons been trained in these procedures etc.
36.   Should special safety procedures such as "permits to work or ent er" be considered for
      certain potentially hazardous operations or areas.
37.   Are fire exits identified and are they checked to ensure that they are maintained free
      from obstruction.
38.   Is fire fighting equipment provided and is it properly maintained. Are persons
      adequately trained in its use.
39.   Is there a Certificat e of Means of Escape in Case of Fire for the premises and are the
      conditions being observed.
40.   Has the fire alarm been tested. Are fire drills held.


41. Are there any problems in the premises in connection with heating, lighting,
    ventilation or noise.
42. Are the welfare arrangements - seating, washing, accommodation, clothing
    accommodation and sanitary facilities satisfactory. Details of welfare needs are to be addressed on a
project specific basis with (Diemnsion contract site) owner
43. Are the first aid arrangements satisfactory.
44. Are there any potential hazards to employees arising from dangerous waste.



Compiled by       :   Michael Duffy.
Posi tion         :   Managing Director.
In Conjunction    with Mr Michael Kane Safety Consultant.
Revi sion 4       :   Date: 22nd October 2005.




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APPENDICES


     Appendix 1 Form Of Notice of Accident               37
     Appendix 2 Form of Notice of Dangerous Occurrence   42
     Appendix 3 Accident/Near Miss/Hazard Report Form    46




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APPENDIX 1 FORM OF NOTICE OF ACCI DENT

Form ir1




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INS TRUCTIONS

1. DE TAILS, AS PRESCRIBED OVE RLEAF, MUS T BE REPORTED TO THE HEA LTH A ND SAFE TY
AUTHORITY IN RESPE CT OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF INCIDENT: -

(a) an accident causing loss of life to any employed or self-employed person if
    sustained in the course of their employment,

(b) an accident sustained in the course of their employment which prevents any
    employed or self-employed person from performing the normal duties of their
    employment for more than 3 calendar days not including the date of the accident,

(c) an accident to any person not at work caused by a work activity which causes
    loss of life or requires medical treatment,

2. THE FOLLOWING CA TEGORIES OF PERSON ARE RESPONSIB LE FOR REPORTING
ACCIDENTS:

(a) employers in the case of the death or injury of employees at work,

(b) persons providing training in the case of the death or injury of a person receiving
    training for employment,

(c) self employed persons in relation to accidents to themselves,

(d) persons in control of places of work in relation to:

(i) the work related deat h or injury of a person not at work,

(ii) the death of a self employed person,

(e) the next of kin in the event of the death of a self employed person at a place of
    work under that pers on‟s control.

3. HOW TO COMP LE TE THE FORM

The person reporting the accident must only tick one space in each secti on where
option boxes are provided.

Date of Birth:

If date of birt h of injured person is not available please enter approximate age.

Employment Status:

Indicate „Part-Time‟ if average hours work ed are less than 120 per calendar month, enter 'Full -Time' if
they exceed this.




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Occupation:

If the injured person is an employee or self employ ed please give sufficient detail to differentiate for
example between electricians and fitters or bet ween a nurse or nurses aide.

Economic Activity:

The main economic activity being undertaken, e.g. manufacture of computers, road haulage, joinery
installation, take away restaurant.

Work Process and Work Environment:

This space should indicate the work process carried out by the injured person at the time of the accid ent
and where the injured person was when he/she was injured. Below, two examples are given of how to
answer.

1. Harvesting Field
2. Welding Workshop inside building

Circumstanc es of the Accident

A precise description of the event is to be given under the following three headings:

a. What the injured person was doing at the time of the accident and for example
   what person was being attended to, what animal, substanc e or item was involved
   or what tool or machine was being used.

b. What went wrong at the time of the accident. Describe what happened identifying
   any person, animal, equipment, substance or item involved.

c. How the person was injured and the person, animal, equipment, substance or item
  causing the injury.

Below, two examples are given of the minimum contents of ans wers.

Example 1 1. The injured person was walking on a floor.
          2. He/She tripped o ver a hose-pipe.
          3. He/She struck his/her head against a table.

Example 2 1. Th injured person assisted a person on the way to the bathroom.
          2. The patient stumbled.
          3. While supporting the patient to pre vent a fall the injured person‟s back was strained.

Details of the Injury

„Open Wound‟ includes cuts, lacerations, severed tendons, nerves and blood vessels.
„Burns‟ includes chemical burns.
„Effects of radiation‟ includes effects of X-rays, ultraviolet, welding light etc.
 Forms of injury which are not closely defined such as shock, heatstroke, cardiac arrest should be
classified “ot her”.
“Electrical Injury” includes any injury or condition directly due to electric shock.

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If injured worker has not yet resumed work please indicate anticipated duration of absence.

INQUIRIES CONCE RNING THIS FORM CA N BE MADE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY .
(TEL. (01) 6147000) FROM
WHICH DE TAILED GUIDE LINES ARE AVAILAB LE
E-MAIL: infot el@hs a.ie NOTE: THESE FORMS CA N BE PHOTOCOPIE D




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APPENDIX 2 FORM OF NOTICE OF DANGEROUS OCCURRENCE

Form ir3.




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INS TRUCTIONS

Where a dangerous occurrence of the kind named below, which is not reportable by reason of death of
injury, occurs an employer/self employed person must, as soon as practicable, send a written report in
the form overleaf to the Health and Safety Authority.

1. The collapse, overturning, or failure of any load-bearing part of:

(a) any lift, hoist, crane, derrick or mobile powered access platform:

(b) any excavat or; or

(c) any pile-driving frame or rig having an overall height, when operating, of more
    than seven metres.

2. The explosion, collapse or bursting of any closed vessel, including a boiler or
    boiler tube, in which the internal pressure was above or below atmospheric
    pressure.

3. Electrical short circuit or overload attended by fire or explosion which results in the
   stoppage of the plant involved for more than 24 hours.

4. An explosion or fire occurring in any plant or place whic h resulted in the stoppage
   of that plant or suspension of normal work in that place for more than 24 hours,
   where such explosion or fire was due to the ignition of process materials, their by -
   products (including waste) or finished products.

5. The sudden uncontrolled release of one tonne or more of highly flammable liquid,
    liquified flammable gas, flammable gas or flammable liquid above its boiling point
    from any system plant or pipe-line.

6. The collapse or partial collapse of any scaffold more than five metres high which
    results in a substantial part of the scaffold falling or overturning, including, where
    the scaffold is slung or suspended, a collapse or part collapse of the suspension
    arrangements (including an outrigger) which causes a working platform or cradle
    to fall more than five metres.

7. Any unintended collapse or partial collapse of:-

     (a) any building or structure under construction, reconstruction alteration or
         demolition, or of any false-work, involving a tall of more than five tonnes of
         material: or
     (b) any floor or wall of any building being us ed as a place of work, not being a
         building under construction, reconstruction, alteration or demolition.



7. The uncontrolled or accidental release or the escape of any substance or
     pathogen from any apparatus, equipment, pipework, pipe-line, process
     plant, storage vessel, tank, in-works conveyance tanker, land-fill site, or
     exploratory land-drilling site, which, having regard to the nature of the
     substance or pat hogen and the extent and location of the release or escape,
     might have been liable to cause serious injury to any pers on.




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9. Any unintentional ignition or explosion of ex plosives.

10. The failure of any container or of any load -bearing part thereof while it is being
     raised, lowered or suspended.

11. Either of the following incidents in relation to a pipe-line:-

   (a) the bursting, explosion or collapse of a pile-line or any part thereof:
   (b) the unintentional ignition of anything in a pipe-line, or of anything which
        immediately before if was ignited was in a pipeline.

12. (1) Any incident in which a container, tank, tank vehicle, tank semi-trailer, tank
         trailer or tank-container being used for conveying a dangerous substance by
         road:
      (i) overturns:

             or

     (ii) suffers damage to the package or tank in which the dangerous substanc e is
          being convey ed.

    (2) Any incident involving a vehicle carrying a dangerous substance by road,
       where there is-

     (a) an uncontrolled release or escape from any package or cont ainer of the
         dangerous substance or dangerous preparation being conveyed; or

     (b) a fire which involves the dangerous substance or dangerous preparat ion
         being convey ed.

13 Any incident where breathing apparatus while being used to enable the wearer to
   breathe independently of the surrounding environment malfunctions in such a way
   as to be likely either to deprive the wearer of oxygen or, in the case of us e in a
   contaminated atmosphere, to expose the wearer to the contaminant to the extent
   in either case of posing a danger to his health, but excluding such apparatus
   while it is being used in a mine or is being maintained or tested.

14 Any incident in which plant or equipment either comes into contact with an
   overhead electric line in which the voltage exceeds 200 volts, or causes an
   electrical discharge from such electric line by coming into c lose proximity to it,
   unless in either case the incident was intentional.


15. Any accidental collision between a locomotive or a train and any other vehicle at
    a factory or at dock premises.

15. The bursting of a revolving vessel, wheel, grindstone, or grinding wheel moved by
     mechanical power.

INQUIRIES CONCE RNING THIS FORM CA N BE MADE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY
(TEL (01) 6147000) FROM WHICH




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APPENDIX 3 ACCI DENT/ NEAR MISS/HAZARD REP ORT FORM


1. INCIDENT DES CRIPTION:


2. LOCATION:
  AREA:

  EQUIPMENT:


3. TIME/DATE OF INCIDENT:


4. ACTION REQUI RED:

  NOMINATED PERSONNEL:

  URGENCY:

5. ACTION TAKEN:

  DATE:

6. CIRCULATION:


7. HAZARD ELIMINATED:

  DATE:__________           SIGNED: SAFETY MA NAGER:_____________




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