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TGL (UK) LTD

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT th

Project:

Superdrug – Unit 10, Regent Way, Hamilton, Scotland. ML3 7AJ.

Date:

11 June 2010

Description of Works:

Air conditioning installation – AC Roll-out

Reference:

MS-SS4161-01

REVISION/ISSUE HISTORY Revision

Details of Revision

Date of Revision/Issue

Issued To

-

First Issue

11/06/10

Tony Towers tony@tglltd.co.uk

DOCUMENT CONTROL: This Document is the Property of

MS-SS4161-01

Checked By

Signed

TGL (UK) Ltd

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TGL (UK) LTD ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT TGL ELECTRICAL LTD

Person responsible for safety:

Tony Towers

Responsibility:

Overall director responsible for safety of the organisation.

Contracts Manager:

Tony Towers

Responsibility:

Overall control of the organisation to organise the works to an agreed programme within the parameters of the contract specification whilst ensuring that the works are undertaken in accordance with the companies Health & Safety Policy and procedures.

Foreman (for Electrical Works):

__________________________________________

Responsibility:

The day to day organisation of labour on site to ensure the programme is met and to ensure that all operatives including sub-contractors work in accordance with the companies Health & Safety Policy, procedures, and the information contained within the method statement/risk assessments.

Operatives/Contractors/Sub-Contractors Responsibility:

The day to day provision of labour and or labour and materials on site to ensure the programme is met and to ensure that all operatives including contractors and sub-contractors work in accordance with the companies Health & Safety Policy and procedures, the information contained within the method statement/risk assessment. The duty to report any accidents or incidents immediately to the company management. To ensure all work equipment is visually inspected each day prior to undertaking any work activities to ensure it is safe to use (this also includes own supply tools and equipment).

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METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

DETAILS OF EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS AND WELFARE PROVISION FOR THE SITE Emergency Contacts (24 hours)

Tony Towers – 07802 305 576

First Aid

First Aid Appointed Person & First Aiders: Location of First Aid Point/Equipment:

Superdrug store location:_________________________ On TGL Company Vehicles

Location of Toilets Location of Eating/Resting/Messing Facilities

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT EXPLANATORY NOTES The following pages contain the Method Statement & Risk Assessment for completing the work activities identified in a safe manner. However, should any operative sub-contractor or contractor feel that the information contained in the following pages is missing, inappropriate, inadequate or requires changing as a result of changing site conditions they must contact the author/site supervisor for a revised method statement and risk assessment prior to those works being undertaken. Risk Assessment In undertaking the assessment of the risks associated with the various work activities the following ratings have been applied HIGH MEDIUM LOW

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Likely to cause fatality or illness/injury causing long term disability Likely to cause illness/injury causing short term disability or time off work May be likely to cause minor illness/injury not likely to result in any time of work or inability to carry out normal work activities

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TGL (UK) LTD 1

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

Arrival on-site and site set-up o o o o o o o

Arrive on site and park vehicles in visitors parking area. All operatives report to Superdrug’s store manager and sign in. All operatives report to obtain induction from store manager. Read the information contained in the SGP ACF logbook or site specific head office documentation particularly the Health & Safety Information and the Asbestos Register. Sign the ACF form NOTE: This form is to be signed each day on completion of your work. Identify work areas in conjunction with the store manager including the access routes to be used, and which areas need to be cleared for access etc. Check contents/accuracy of risk assessment/method statements for any other hazards that are not identified on this risk assessment and undertake additional risk assessment/method statement using duplicate pads provided if changes are identified.

Operatives

Equipment Contractor vehicles Safety notices

RISK ASSESSMENT Hazard

Who Affected

Risk

Control Measures

Risk Reduced to

Tiredness whilst driving leading to road traffic accident.

Employees Public

MEDIUM

Drivers are to take 15 minute rest breaks for every 2 hours of driving.

LOW

Other site users

Employees Client Workers Visitors

MEDIUM

Maintain alertness at all times for other vehicles and pedestrians. Ensure vehicles are parked legally and in a safe manner at all times.

LOW

Exposure to asbestos.

Employees Client Workers Visitors

HIGH

Contents of asbestos register to be checked prior to works. Works identified along the routes surveyed do not disturb any asbestos containing materials. Do not deviate from the proposed unit positions and pipe-work routes contained in the layout drawings and herein. All operatives are asbestos awareness trained. Operatives are to stop work immediately if they discover any suspect asbestos containing materials and report it back to the supervisor.

LOW

Vehicle movements around the site.

Employees Client Workers Visitors

HIGH

Vehicles are to keep to designated traffic routes and observe speed limits. Reversing vehicles (including all delivery vehicles) shall be supervised by a banks man to protect others. All operatives are to wear high visibility clothing. 5mph speed limit in force in service areas behind store.

LOW

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Action By

Due By

Complete

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TGL (UK) LTD Obstruction of Access/Egress Routes

MS-SS4161-01

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT Employees Client Workers Visitors

MEDIUM

Where the work activity obstructs access routes, diversion routes are to be set up and given appropriate signage as detailed in the risk assessment for each specific area of works that follow. Vehicles, plant, tools and materials are to be parked/stored off the main access/egress routes at all times. Work areas are to be assessed prior to commencement to determine where works will cause obstruction and agree diversion/signage requirements with the client. Supervisor to agree/organize storage areas with client and monitor parking/storage of vehicles, plant etc.

LOW

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TGL (UK) LTD 2

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

Like-for-like replacement of existing external wall mounted Condenser units. o

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Obtain a permit to work from the shopping centre management and obtain keys for access onto the flat roof area and access to the plant-room. THESE WORKS ARE TO BE UNDERTAKEN OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING HOURS Unlock access ladder rung covers and gate to gain access onto flat roof area. Decommission the existing units to be removed (as identified in the photographs below). Isolate and lock-off the electrical supply to entire air conditioning panel at the main isolation switch on the main store incoming distribution board. (Refer to PP-EAW-03) Degas the refrigerant pipe-work and disconnect. Organise Hi-Ab equipped transport vehicle and arrange to have it deliver the new units and take away the old from the service road as shown on the photographs below. Lift the Geni lift onto the roof using the Hi-Ab. Using a Genie lift, hoist units down from their wall brackets and move to the parapet wall adjacent to service road ready for lifting off with the Hi-Ab. Using 2 x soft web slings prepare a ‘Double Bight’ sling arrangement around the underside st of the 1 condenser unit and attach to the Hi-Ab jib hook. Take the load of the condenser on the hook and check for weight distribution. Lower and re-adjust sling positions if required to correct the load balance. Lift the existing condenser units off their supports and directly onto the load-bed of the lorry. Repeat for remaining units. Strip out refrigerant pipe-work not to be re-used to each point of entry into the building. Check and adjust the uni-strut wall support positions to suit the new condenser units. Lift new units into position using the same method of lifting as for their removal. Bolt the new condensers securely into position. Re-install new pipe-work to existing building penetration position through the brick/block wall. Re-install new power and control cabling. Make final connections at the condenser units ready for testing and commissioning following completion of the internal works.

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Operatives

Equipment

Supervisor: Hi-Ab Operator: Slinger Banksman: A/C Installation Engineers:

Genie Lift Hi-Ab equipped vehicle (with operator – hired in from Richard High Transport Co.) 2No. Soft-web slings Hand tools Voltage Indicator Proving Unit Lock-off device Padlock (unique key)

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METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ASSESSMENT Risk Reduced to

Hazard

Who Affected

Risk

Control Measures

Injury to others due to lack of awareness of work activities.

Public Store Staff Neighboring store staff

HIGH

Works are to be undertaken outside normal working hours. Access to roof is by permit only. Existing no-entry signage is in place. Keep access gate closed during works. Do not leave the roof area unattended without locking the gate and ladder guard.

LOW

Falls from roof edge (approx 1.5 at point of entry – top of ladder)

Employees

MEDIUM

Fixed access ladder in place for personnel access onto roof. Edge protection is in place along exposed roof edges (full height parapet wall) Remaining roof edges are enclosed by walls. Area of works is away (>2mtrs) from exposed roof edge at point of entry.

LOW

Electrocution

Employees

HIGH

Electrical isolation and disconnection of feed cables to be undertaken by competent electrical engineers only. Electrical engineers undertaking work are qualified to comply with IEE Wiring Regulations – BS7671. Isolation is to be provided at the main isolator at the HVAC panel to isolate the entire panel affording full isolation to the entire AC installation. Isolations to be carried out in accordance with PP-EAW-03. DO NOT remove incoming cable terminal shrouds whilst working inside panel. DO NOT leave the panel unattended with cover removed. Keep plant-room door locked closed.

LOW

Manual Handling (Heaviest load approx 120kg condenser unit)

Employees

MEDIUM

Hi-Ab equipped lorry with sufficient over-reach to be provided for lifting condensers on/off the roof to eliminate requirement for manual lifting. Genie lift will be used for lifting units down and onto wall brackets on the flat roof area.

LOW

Lifting operations (falling load, struck by boom, equipment failure etc).

Employees

HIGH

Hi-Ab lorry to be supplied by pre-approved hirer. Supervisor to check lifting equipment (including slings) test/examination certificates are current on arrival. Supervisor to check Hi-Ab operator and slinger banks-man training certificate/competency card prior to commencement. All lifting operations are to be supervised by the banks man. All loads are to be prepared or checked by the slinger/banks man before they are lifted.

LOW

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Action By

Due By

Complete

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Vehicle movements around the site.

Employees Client Workers Visitors

HIGH

Vehicles are to keep to designated traffic routes and observe speed limits. Reversing vehicles (including all delivery vehicles) shall be supervised by a banks man to protect others. All operatives are to wear high visibility clothing. 5mph speed limit in force in service areas behind store.

LOW

Slips, trips and falls.

Employees

MEDIUM

Operatives are to ensure that redundant stripped-out equipment and materials are cleared away and set aside in a safe manner as they are removed. All areas are to be kept clear and tidy at all times – tidy as you go.

LOW

Cuts and abrasions

Employees

MEDIUM

Be aware of sharp edges and burrs on trunking, tray and pipe-work. Safety gloves (EN388) to be worn at all times.

LOW

Obstruction of Access/Egress Routes

Employees Client Workers Visitors

MEDIUM

Works are to be undertaken outside of working hours where they are likely to obstruct access routes (i.e. lifting operations in service road) Do not leave the vehicle unattended at any time while parked in service road during loading/unloading.

LOW

Falling loads and dropped objects whilst handling (i.e. not from above)

Employees

MEDIUM

Safety boots to be worn at all times.

LOW

Exposure to asbestos

Employees Client Workers Visitors

HIGH

Check targeted asbestos survey report for presence of asbestos before proceeding with any work. DO NOT under any circumstances work outside the areas identified in the report and on the contract drawings.

LOW

Use of hand tools.

Employees

MEDIUM

Carry out daily checks on hand tools before each use. Report defects immediately. DO NOT USE FAULTY EQUIPMENT.

LOW

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PHOTOGRAPHS – ACTIVITY 2

Access ladder onto roof

Photograph 2 : Access ladder onto roof from service road.

Photograph 1 : Existing panel serving AC equipment – feed cable to entirepanel to be isolated and locked off at main distribution board.

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Photograph 3 : General view on roof of 4No. outdoor units to be replaced.

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Photograph 4 : Close up view of outdoor units.

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TGL (UK) LTD 3

METHOD STATEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

Install new indoor ceiling and wall mounted units to ground floor office areas o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

THESE WORKS ARE TO BE UNDERTAKEN OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING HOURS Take delivery of new equipment and materials in the loading area and move into the building via the service entrance. Using a scaffold tower for access, remove ceiling tiles required to gain access to the connections on each indoor unit and set aside for replacement. Disconnect pipe-work and cable connections from each indoor unit ready for removal. (NOTE: Equipment has been isolated in Activity 2 above) Position the Genie lift beneath to support the weight of the ceiling mounted cassettes. Gain access either side of the genie lift and unbolt rod supports. Lower the unit away from the rods and down to the floor. Move out of the shop and load onto transport using a sack-truck. Strip out the redundant pipe-work and electrical services. Re-install new pipe-work and electrical services on a like-for-like basis, Modify the existing unit-strut and rod supports to suit the new indoor unit. Take delivery and lift into position the new units using the same method. Route pipe-work and cabling along the existing routes. Connect through holes to services installed externally in Activity 3 above. On completion of hot work, report to centre management to sign off hot work permit – EACH DAY. Make final cable connections into the new panel. Charge the systems with refrigerant, test and commission in accordance with the manufacturers commissioning procedure after new panel is made live in the activity that. follows.

Operatives

Equipment Tail-lift equipped vehicle Genie lift Sack truck Access towers Podium steps Brazing equipment Battery Drills Hand tools

RISK ASSESSMENT Hazard

Who Affected

Risk

Control Measures

Disturbance of Asbestsos Containing Materials

Employees Client Workers Public

HIGH

Review the findings of the asbestos survey prior to commencement to verify the location and extent of any asbestos containing materials. Installation will re-use existing services penetrations through the brick/block wall and through the concrete floor slab (see photographs). All operatives are asbestos awareness trained. Operatives are to stop work immediately if they discover any suspect asbestos containing materials and report it back to the supervisor.

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Risk Reduced to

Action By

Due By

Complete

LOW

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Other site users

Employees Client Workers Visitors

MEDIUM

Ensure that all office areas are fully vacated before commencing any internal works. DO NOT proceed until the sales floor has been cleared.

LOW

Electrocution

Employees

HIGH

Final electrical connections are to be to be undertaken by competent electrical engineers only. Electrical engineers undertaking work are qualified to comply with IEE Wiring Regulations – BS7671. New panel board will remain “dead” until all connections to equipment have been made and first stage of testing (visual examination, continuity testing etc) is complete. (Permit not required for works until new panels are energized – see following work activities).

LOW

Manual Handling (Heaviest load approx 40kg per indoor unit)

Employees

MEDIUM

Genie-lift provided for lifting units up to the ceiling line for fixing. Sack trucks provided for moving indoor units in/out of the building. Tail-lift equipped delivery vehicles to be arranged for delivery of units to shop-front. Operatives to check the lifter for damage/defect before use and report any defects immediately to their supervisor. Operatives to observe correct manual handling posture and enlist help for supporting awkward loads (particularly ductwork sections).

LOW

Falls from height. (3mtrs working height).

Employees

HIGH

When lifting cassettes/wall-mounts into position, podium steps shall be used either side of the lifter to fix threaded rods to the unit. All other works above the ceiling in the office areas are to be undertaken from access towers erected by PASMA qualified operatives. Operatives are to ensure that scaffold towers are complete with all handrails, kick-boards and cross-bracing secured before using the tower. Operatives are not to stand on hand or guard rails - adjust the platform height if required.

LOW

Slips, trips and falls.

Employees

MEDIUM

Operatives are to ensure that packaging materials, off-cuts etc are cleared away and set aside in a safe manner as they are removed. All areas are to be kept clear and tidy at all times – tidy as you go.

LOW

Cuts and abrasions

Employees

MEDIUM

Be aware of sharp edges and burrs on, trunking, tray, pipe work and duct work. Safety gloves (EN388) to be worn at all times. Operatives are to clean all cut containment edges with a file.

LOW

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Fire from brazing pipe work

Employees Client Workers Visitors Property

HIGH

Hot works permit to be obtained from centre management on a daily basis. Operatives to follow any additional precautions identified as part of the permit procedure, including but not limited to: Familiarise yourselves with the nearest means of escape and means of activating the fire alarm in each area of work. Do not leave the work area unsupervised while the permit is ‘live’. Do not carry out hot works alone. Ensure that the work area is cleared of combustible materials. Protect combustible materials with heat shield where they cannot be removed. Ensure fire extinguishers are kept ON HAND at all times. Operatives to inspect brazing equipment, torches, hoses, gauges, flash back arrestors etc for damage and defect before use. Allow the full 2hour clearance time after completion of hot works to ensure a smoldering fire is not left.

LOW

Obstruction of Access/Egress Routes

Employees Client Workers Visitors

MEDIUM

Do not leave the vehicle in the High Street unattended at any time. All areas are to be kept clear and tidy at all times – tidy as you go.

LOW

Foot injury from dropped objects.

Employees

MEDIUM

Safety boots to be worn at all times.

LOW

Head injuries from falling object and contact with services above the ceiling).

Employees

HIGH

Operatives to wear hard hats at all times when high level works are in progress.

LOW

Use of hand tools.

Employees

MEDIUM

Carry out daily checks on hand tools before each use. Report defects immediately. DO NOT USE FAULTY EQUIPMENT.

LOW

Dust from drilling fixing holes (particularly when drilling over-head).

Employees

MEDIUM

Wear dust masks (EN149:2001 FFP3) and Safety glasses (EN 166-B).

LOW

Noise when drilling fixing holes.

Employees

Operatives to wear ear defenders (EN 388) when drilling and using breaker.

LOW

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PHOTOGRAPHS – ACTIVITY 4

Photograph 5 : General view of ceiling mounted cassettes to be replaced in sales floor.

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Photograph 6 : General view above ceiling void. Pre-cast concrete construction.

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Photograph 7 : Services penetration through floor into sales floor ceiling void below to be re-used.

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Photograph 8 : Service penetration through 'window' to outside to be reused.

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EMPLOYEES DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE I confirm that I have received, read and understood method statement MS-SS4161-01 Rev - and confirm that I will work in accordance with the instructions in the method statement and conform to the control measures identified at all times. Print Name:

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risk assessment