Safety comes first at QScape. We believe the health and safety of all employees and contractors is of primary importance in the successful pursuit of all our business activities. To ensure this, QScape has a sincere commitment to conduct its operations in a manner that ensures the health and wellbeing of its employees and the community as a whole.
At QScape our motto is to “Get the job done safely”. Consequently, QScape has developed a safety management system to promote safety standards, train its team, resource the safety system, record the required data and substantiate safety claims.
We develop and stringently implement a site-specific health, safety and environmental plan for all projects.
Generic Health and Safety Plan
All personnel participating in the field will be trained in the general and specific hazards unique to the job and, if applicable, meet recommended health and safety requirements. All site personnel and visitors shall follow the guidelines, rules, and procedures contained in this Project Health and to the job and, if applicable, meet recommended health and safety requirements. All site personnel and visitors shall follow the guidelines, rules, and procedures contained in this Project Health and Safety Plan. The project manager or site safety officer may impose any other procedures or prohibitions that they believe are necessary for safe operations. Safety is paramount.
- Site Location: Shall be specified.
- Plan: Name and date should be mentioned.
- Approval: Plan should be approved by the PM and the Client.
- Revisions and approvals: Updated as required.
Scope of Work
The work will include, but is not limited to:
- Safe environment for all workers
- All tools and safety gears used by workers
- Provide safe and secure machineries to the site
- Where required, limited soil excavation and remedial activities
- Appropriate waste management
Health and Safety Responsibilities:
Review and approve the Project Health and Safety Plan brought to their attention by a Project Manager. Ensure that the Project Manager and all project team members have fulfilled their responsibilities as written below.
The sites are adjacent a variety of different establishments, such as department stores, petrol stations, residential areas, parking lots, vacant land, multi-storey commercial buildings, canals/swamps, restaurants, hospitals, and various enterprises. For specific details of surrounding establishments, the plan should have the site maps and Site Specific Health and Safety plan for each site.
General Work Practices
All field personnel, including contractors and subcontractors, are expected to follow the general work practices mentioned in the HSE plan. Reinstatement of the site/s will be upon completion of the works.
The possible hazards on this job are expected to be:
- Excavation hazards
- Underground utility hazards:
- Underground electric lines
- Communication cables
- Sewer, water, and irrigation lines
- Traffic hazards
- High points
- Operation of hand tools and small equipment
- Night fieldwork
- Slope failure hazards
- Fire and explosion hazards
- Required personal protective items and equipment for this project:
- Steel Toed Boots: Mandatory at all times during field operation.
- Hard Hat: Mandatory at all times during field operation.
- Safety Glasses: Mandatory during field operations where chemical or physical hazards, that may cause eye injury, are present.
- Hearing Protection: Mandatory when noise levels exceed permissible noise exposures as outlined in the table below.
- Work Groves: Mandatory when using hand tools and small equipment. Available on site for additional use as needed.
- Nitrile Gloves: Use when in contact with waste oil or waste oil contaminated soil or water.
- Reflector Vest: Mandatory during field operation
- First Aid Kit: Available on site at all times for use when needed.
- Fire Extinguisher: Available on site at all times for use when needed.
- Portable Gas Detector: Available on site for regular tests.