Structure Excavation & Backfilling Safety Plan

6.2 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. Unsafe areas which excavation done or filling works not completed will be provided barricades to prevent accidents.

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 would 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. Every effort would be made not to disturb prevailing surface water run off.  In case of prevailing surface water run off could be disturbed then investigation would be conducted to find out proper irrigation channeling system.
i. Water pool area would not be disturbed when disposing excavated soil. In case of a paddy field it would be filled and disturbed then the approval for reclamation would be obtained from the Agrarian Services Department prior to filling.

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 would 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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