Concrete Retaining Wall-Site Safety

6.1.2    Traffic Safety
•    All traffic safety arrangements would be implemented as specified in the Manual on Traffic Control Devices – Part II Traffic Control Devices for Road Works published by the National Safety Secretariat – Ministry of Highways.
•    Barricade tapes would also be tied up on barrels to cover the construction area. (Refer to Manual on Traffic Control Devices – Part II Traffic Control Devices for Road Works published by the National Safety Secretariat, Ministry of Highways.

6.1.3    Safety Officer (SO), Safety Patrol and Safety Meeting

In concern with the approach to continual reinforcement to safety measures, there will also be daily meetings held during the course of the works, where site safety matters will be part of the agenda.  These meetings will focus mainly on highlighting the dangers associated with and the measures to taken for the actual works being carried out at the time.

6.1.4    Safety Control
Safety control and verifications include the periodic verification of a clean and tidy working environment, of adequate safety equipment and safety belts, of adequate first-aid facilities etc, as well as the verification of other items particular to the steps detailed in this method statement.
a.    All workers would be educated in the use of excavators, bulldozers, & backhoes, such as the excavator arm & bucket distance and buffer zone in order to prevent from injuries.
b.    Signalmen would be deployed in order to alert workers and traffic on the road.
c.    Operators would be thoroughly instructed to prevent pushing soil loads into the main road area.
d.    Roots would be cut and removed using chain saw and backhoe within the barricaded area. When a dump truck is positioned for loading debris signalmen would be deployed on either side to control traffic.
e.    Road surface would be cleaned and washed in order to prevent from dusty conditions.
f.    If the work would be carried out in night times, special care would be taken to arrange suitable, safe working environment with necessary lighting arrangement.

7.0. Environment Control
a.    Strict environmental compliance would be implemented with regard to disposal of any demolished debris.  The debris in question would be transported and dump in the disposal areas as approved by the Engineer.
b.    Disposable materials would not be dumped into streams or unauthorized areas.
c.    Effort would be made to clean the affected road surface, i.e., brushed off, and washed off to prevent from dust pollution.
d.     Top soil shall be collected before cutting the slope in order to plant vegetation after completion of required area is being cut.
e.    Local Environmental rules would be followed in the slope cutting i.e. shall not reach to a fence and cutting shall be 3ft away from a private land, if not retaining wall would be proposed to prevent from erosion.
f.    Every effort would be made to ensure no environmental pollution complaints from residents of this area with regard to air and water pollution.
g.    Environmental complaints would be registered in the complaint register as specified in the Environmental Implementation Action Plan.
h.    Water pool area would not be disturbed when disposing excavated soil. In case of a paddy field it would not be filled until the approval for reclamation is obtained from the Agrarian Services Department prior to filling.
i.    Water streams and water wells would be prevent from pollution. Equipment and vehicles shall not be allowed to wash in the drinking water wells or streams.

j.    Noise pollution prevention effort would be made to minimize construction noise levels. Vehicles and equipments would be maintained in good condition in order to prevent from noise pollution.

8.0 Social Aspect

a.    Workers involved in construction in this area would be educated with regard to HIV/AIDS prevention. Separate HIV/AIDS prevention education program would be conducted along with Medical Officer of Health / Public Health Inspector.
b.    Relevant authorities shall be educated with regard to project affected people prior to start work in these areas. Leaflets and other sources of education material with regard to construction shall be distributed among the project affected people.
c.    Every effort would be made to minimize the disturbance from the project.
d.    If not convince to an affected person with regard to disturbances every effort would be made to direct them to Residents Engineer for amicable settlement

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