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Fameco General Contracting Co.

LLC

P.O Box No. 51610
Tel: +971 2 6329300/5543636
Fax: +971 2 6329440/5543533
Email: mail@fameco-uae.com
fameco@emirates.net.ae
Abu Dhabi, UAE.



Client Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi
PMC PARSONS / AECOM
Document ESH Risk Assessment
Location Mirfa / Ruwais
Description of Activity Scrapping, Manual Cleaning, Water jetting, Abrasive Blasting and Industrial Paint Work, Material handling
Equipments Transportation vehicles, sand pots, Air compressors, Air Receiver tanks, Airless Pumps, Air After coolers, water jetting machine, 24
watt lighting, lifting gear, spray guns, hose/ pipes, Paint mixers Etc.
Legend P= People / E = Environment / A = Assets / R = Reputation / LG = Legal / PR = Probability / S = Severity / E = Extreme / H = High / M
= Medium / L = Low/ C = Consequence / RD= Residual / T= total
Prepared by Muhammad Tayyab- HSE Officer, 00971553146060, Tayyab@fameco-uae.com, safety2010@live.com
ALL PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE WORKS MUST HAVE THE SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT EXPLAINED TO THEM PRIOR TO START OF WORKS.

The hierarchy of controls needs to be considered when identifying control measures. The highest level of control should be implemented where ever reasonably
practicable.

Highest Level of Control Lowest Level of Control

Elimination Substitution Engineering Controls Administration Controls Personal Protective E Equipment


Accepted by representatives:

1: Reviewed By Supervisors
Name:

3: Reviewed By HSE Manager
Name:

Reviewed By Project Manager
Name:

Approved By General Manager
Name:




Personnel Qualification for required for this activity
Trained/ Skilled/ Competent
Supervisor, Foremen, charge hands, Spray painters, Abrasive blasters, lifting gear operators, banks men, laborer

Who is at Risk
Workers, Visitors, Property, Environment

Legal Obligation
Federal Law 8 for 1980
Ministerial order no 32 of 1982
UAE ministerial Resolution 2009, 2011
Federal law no 24 of 1999
Law no 21 of 2005
Cabinet decision no (13) 2009
UAE CoP for Construction Projects Vol 1
RISK MATRIX

Probability Consequence
Almost certain 5 5 Death
Probable 4 4 Sever
Moderate 3 3 Major
Unlikely 2 2 Minor
Rare 1 1 Insignificant


No. Hazard
Identified
At
Risk
Potential Hazard Risk
Factor
Risk Rating Control Measures RD Risk
Factor
RD Risk
Rating
P
Responsible
H/M/L PR C T H/M/L PR C T

1

Soil
Contamina
tion

P
E
LG
A
R

Hurt animal, plant and
humans
Accidental oil spillage
Abrasive mixes with soil
Water containing
nonorganic or organic
materials
Over spray of paint

Oil mixed moisture
directly exposed to soil
from after cooler
Oil leakage from vehicles



M

3

5

8

Provision of drip trays having capacity of 110% of total containment in each
compressor and other equipment to control the escaped hydrocarbons
Other secondary storage arrangements
Drip trays must provided for mixing the paints and chemicals
Non-biodegradable waste must not dumped down in soil
Spill control procedures
Dilution of substance procedures should be established
COSHH training
Daily TBT
Barrications and safety signage of containment



L

2

3

5

Site
Supervisor

2

Air
contaminat
ion

P
E
LG
R

Respiratory problems
Lung disease
Cancer
Silicosis
Allergy




M

3

5

8

Arrangements for green shed to cover operational area
Limit area of operation
Mechanical ventilation systems (as per location and work condition)
Avoid idle running of equipments e. g. compressor, vehicles
Disposal of used abrasive or packing it bags in timely manners
No open spray work
Proper stacking and storage of chemicals in controlled area



L

2

2

4

Site
Supervisor

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Electricity

P
E
A
R
LG

Electrocution
Burns
Fall from other elevation
as secondary effect
Arrest of heart
Stoppage of breathing
Fatality
Environmental damage
Fine from local operators


M

2

4

6

Periodic inspections and maintenance
Periodic mature inspection for hand tools using for electrical maintenance
Ensuring that all electrical equipment is installed properly in accordance with
regulations and is maintained in good condition.
Using LVSD (Low voltage safety devices) whenever possible.
Use fully insulated electrode holder to reduce the risk of electric shock.
Wearing dry leather gloves, insulated foot wear and other appropriate protective
clothing
Gather Information on the Welding Machine to be used and note the instruction
manual for Electrical Rating, duty cycles and capabilities.
Ascertain if equipment has been properly installed by qualified electricians and
maintained in good condition
Examine and inspect power switches, equipment, terminals, connections, cables,
inter connectors and insulation for condition and current carrying capacity.
Examine the working area to check for potentially live structures or components
and wet areas.


L

1

3

4

Site
Supervisor



4

Fire

P
E
A
R
LG

Burns
Property loss
Environmental loss
Fines from local operators
Adjacent property loss
fatality

M

2

3

5

Provide Adequate PPE
Provide adequate number of fire extinguishers also as per nature of fire
Daily TBT
Appoint certified fire fighters
Periodic inspection of fire extinguisher
Fire media should be suitable
Training about fire fighting
Fire drill, mock drill
Proper Segregation of waste
Scheduled disposal of waste as per local laws and keeping the record
Correct storage, transportation and use of appropriate material to join fuel lines
and adoption of correct leak detection techniques are measures that will
reduce risk of incidents with fuel gases
Proper safety signage for exit in fire emergency
Availability of fire blankets

L

1

2

3

Site
Supervisor

5

Noise

P
E




Hearing loss
Stress
Fatigue
Horseplay
Poor communication
Poor signals



M

4

2

6

Provide standard ear plugs or other suitable hearing protection approach
Safety Signage at operation area
Training and awareness
TBT
Consider maximum level of noise at 80 dB in operation area for 8 hour duty
Elimination of noise sources
Substitution of quieter plant or processes, or use of engineering measures
Administrative measures
Hearing tests must be provided




L

2

1

3

Site
Supervisor

6

Vibration
P
A

Vibration white finger-
VWF
Whole Body Vibration-
WBV
tingling and numbness in
the fingers

reduces grip strength and
the sense of touch

affects the blood
circulation

M

3

2

5

Blasters will not work continuously for more than 40 minutes with minimum rest
of 10 minutes to prevent permanent injury throw vibration.
Identify hazardous machines, tools and processes, especially those which cause
tingling or numbness in the hands after a few minutes use
If possible, do the job another way without using high-vibration equipment, e.g
rotary hammers, powered pedestrian-controlled mowers, hand-fed forging
hammers etc
Ask about likely vibration levels for the way you use equipment before deciding
on which new tool or machine to buy or hire
Provide suitable tools designed to cut down vibration
Make sure people use the right tool for the job and are trained to use it correctly
Make sure machines (including tools) are maintained as recommended by the
manufacturer to prevent vibration increasing check their sharpness, the
condition of abrasive wheels, and anti-vibration mounts etc where fitted
Check whether the job can be altered to reduce the grip or pressure needed


L

2

1

3

Site
Supervisor

7

Scrapping/
Manual
Cleaning/
Water

P
E
LG

Sharp edges
Cuts
Slip, trip and fall from
elevation

M

4

3

7

Provide suitable hand tools to remove grease and other substances
Continuous and close supervision
Water jetting machine must place outside of the tanks, any confined space
Rotation and job management, put cleaners where water jetting not start

L

2

1

3

Site
Supervisor
jetting

Waste
Caught between
Trapping
High pressure
Environmental damage
Harmful solvents
Skin irritation

Reduce exposure by adequate PPE E.g. half face respirators
Provide adequate Lighting in confined spaces where need to remove substances
Providing of disposable overall
Clear safety glass
Cleanness of handrails provided to link in tanks



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temporary
Storage of
Paints/
Solvents

P
E


Fire
Body exposure
Ill health
Property loss due
leakage/spillage
Obstruction in limited
space area
Environmental damage

M

3

3

6

Store in separate area and keep segregated
Provide adequate ventilation and temperature level
MSDS must be available
Store must be fire rated
Store must be locked when not in use
Provide drip trays as required to handle spillage incident
Firefighting arrangement should be adequate as per nature of fire
Proper signage
Provide eye wash station and first aid kit to handle any incident


L

Site
Supervisor

9

Dust/
Mists/
Vapors/
Welding
fumes

P
E
LG

Fire and explosion in
confined spaces in
fallowing accumulating
vapors exceeding the LEL
and threshold density of
volatile substance.
Occupational Asthma
Lung infections
Silicosis
Reduce of fertilization
capacity
Stomach problems


M

4

3

7

Provide standard half face respirators addressing to N95, ANSI or other suitable
hearing protection approach
Safety Signage at operation area
Training and awareness
TBT
Elimination of dust, mist, vapours sources
Substitution of quieter plant or processes, or use of engineering measures
Administrative measures
lung tests must be provided for painters and other expected persons in exposure
zone
Use of additional protective and air monitoring equipment


L

2

1

3

Site
Supervisor

10

Housekeep
ing

P
A
E
LG

Fire
Slip trip fall
Sharp edges
Loss of material
Injury
Ill health


M

3

3

6

Daily housekeeping
Segregation of waste
Proper disposal of waste as per law
Proper utilization of material
Items should be stored correctly with no parts protruding onto walkways.
Electrical cords should not be on the floor,
Tools should have designated areas
Storage and bins for waste should be readily available and be easy to empty
Structured programs that focus on organization, cleanliness and
Standardization can be introduced to the workplace to assist with this.
Cleanliness can be maintained
Housekeeping can be eliminated from the source e.g. leaks, etc.


L

2

2

4

Site
Supervisor

11

Compresse
d Air

P
A

Injury
High noise
Property loss
Fatality


M

2

4

6
Always check all hoses and nozzles before state job each day

Replace the hose and pipes if found cracked, damaged
Safety valves should be inspected by third party
Make arrangements for collaboration and TPCs for each equipment involved in air
compression

L

1

2

3

Site
Supervisor
Unauthorised entry should prohibited in high air pressure areas
Never point an air hose at anyone, including you, in fun or to remove dirt from
clothing or the body.
Never use compressed air for cleaning without adequate eye protection. Use
safety glasses with side shields or goggles.
If it is essential to use compressed air to clean dirt and chips from your work, use
a proper nozzle on the end of the air hose to maintain air pressure at 30 pounds per
square inch or less. Place a screen around the work area, or check to see that other
workers are safely out of the range of flying particles.
Whenever possible, substitute brushes or vacuum systems for compressed air in
cleaning operations.
Before using compressed air, check the air hose for damage or signs of failure.
Make sure connections and couplings are tight. A loose air hose under 80 pounds
per square inch makes a dangerous bull whip!
Before attempting to disconnect a hose from an airline, the air should be cut off,
and the remaining air bled from the line.
Keep air hoses off the floor where they become tripping hazards and are subject to
damage by vehicles, doors, and dropped tools. If possible, suspend air hoses from
overhead.
Never use compressed air to transfer flammable liquids.


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Flying
objects/
Sharp
edges

P
E

M

4

3

7

Barrications and partition of operation area
Provide adequate PPE
Adequate safety signage
Guards for grinding machines
Inspection of hand tools e.g. hammers, chisel etc.
Un authorized entry should prohibited in hot work, sandblasting area
TBT
Training awareness

L

2

2

4

Site
Supervisor

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Confined
Space/
Deadly
Spaces

P
E
LG
A

Fire
Oxygen deficiency
Oxygen enrichment
Decomposition of
chemicals
Poor visibility
Slip trip and fall
Fall from elevation

M

4

3

7

Dont start any activity without PTW
Gas test must be conducted
Provided adequate ventilation system
Provide proper lighting system with 24 watt current
Log book should be maintained
Appoint an confined space attendant on entry point
Keep look on any expected leakage/ spillage which can cause of hazardous
situation



L

2

3

5

Site
Supervisor

14

Hazardous
substances

P
E
LG

Burns
Skin irritation
Inhalation
Digestion
Injection

M

3

4

7

All substances should kept locked
MSDS must be available
Providing of adequate PPE as per nature of substance
COSHH training and awareness
TBT- rout of chemical entry into body

L

2

2

4

Site
Supervisor
Ill health Proper storage
Providing of drip trays to handle of accidental spillage
Separation of materials as per nature of item name and quality
Labeling and marking of chemical

15

Scaffolding
/
Fall from
height

P
LG

Fall from height
Injury
Fatality
Property loss
Legal fines


M

3

4

7

Provide full body harness and fall arrest system when working above height of 1.8
meter
Provide adequate training and certification
Observe tags system before use of scaffolding
Assess the nature of fall hazards in the work area.
Procedures for erecting, maintaining, dissembling and inspecting fall protection
systems.
Scheduled inspections and checking
Use of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning
line systems, safety monitoring systems and controlled access zones.
The role of each worker in the safety monitoring system.
Limitations of mechanical equipment during shed maintenance work
Procedures for handling and storing equipment and for erecting overhead
protection.
Workers roles in fall protection plans.
The requirements of the fall protection standard.


L

1

3

4

Site
Supervisor

16

Heat
Extremes

P
LG
A

Heat Stroke
or
Sun Burn
Heat cramps
Heat exhaustion
Dizziness
Sweating



M

5

4

9

Provide adequate PPE, e.g cotton overall, heat resistant wearing, light color
wearing
Take scheduled rest breaks as defined in EHS laws
Proper trainings and daily TBT
Check color of urine
Avoid soda and such drinks
Take plenty of water
adding Insulation to building ceilings to minimize solar heat transfer;
providing shaded work areas;
providing cooled and air-conditioned rest areas with water or electrolyte drinks,
using exhaust ventilation as required
using forced air-ventilation such as fans to increase airflow across the skin and
increase evaporation and cooling; and
Using cooled air from an air-conditioning system to cool work and rest areas.


L

3

2

5

Site
Supervisor

17

Weather
Change

P
LG

Ill health
Flue
fever


M

4

3

7

Provide Proper hygienic food
Reduce frequency to sudden sun exposure
Take a mature sleep for 8 hours
Daily bath
Engineering controls
Administrative controls
Training and awareness
TBT

L

2

2

4

Site
Supervisor

18




Poor
lighting

P
A

Slip Trip Fall
Accident fallowing poor
visibility and task details
Poor signals

M

4

2

6

Provide lighting as 360 lux per meter
Night shift should comply with standard mentioned above
All cables should anchored on high level than man height
Regular maintenance and inspection

L

2

1

3

Site
Supervisor






19








Slip Trip
and Fall


P
A
R

Personal injury
Property loss
Environmental loss

M

3

3

6

Provide anti slip surfaces and safety boots
Safety signage on wet floors
Daily housekeeping
Electrical Wire, hose, pipe management
Proper LUX of lighting


L

1

1

2

Site
Supervisor

20

Machinery
Machines

P
E
A
LG

Entanglement
Caught between
Puncture
Sheering
Noise
Vibration
Electrical
Heat
fire


M

3

3

6

Provide hard barrications around machines
Adequate safety signage
TBT- machinery hazards, mechanical and non-mechanical hazards
Certified operators
Scheduled inspection and maintenance
Keeping of records



L

1

2

3

Site
Supervisor

21

Traffic
Mgmt.

P
E
A
R
LG

Personal injury
Fatality
Environmental damage
Legal fines
Property loss

M

3

4

7

Mandatory fasten of seat belts rule
Speed Limits
Qualified drivers with good driving record
Pedestrian exclusion zones
Observe Blind spots
Procedures for Loading and unloading
Right of way- Journey Management
Policy development
Scheduled inspection and maintenance
Incident reporting and investigation
Site layout
Designated traffic zones
Proper use of attachments- Slings, Straps
Safety signage
Training and awareness

L

1

2

3

Site
Supervisor

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Manual
Handling
Injuries

P
Back muscle injuries
Hernias
Arm, wrist, foot injuries
Spinal injuries


M

2

4

6

Avoidance of Manual Handling
Reduction of Manual Handling by mechanical aids
Warm up cold muscles with gentle stretches before engaging in manual work
Lift and carry heavy loads correctly by keeping the load close to the body and
lifting with the thigh muscles
Dont twist the body
Never attempt to list or carry loads if you think they are too heavy
Pushing a load will be less stressful on body then pulling of load
Organise the work area to reduce the amount of bending, twisting, and stretching
required
Take frequent breaks
Cool down after heavy work with gentle, sustained stretches

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1

3

4

Site
Supervisor




Exercise regularly to strengthen muscles and ligament
Dont use greasy, oily gloves during manual handling


23

Suspended
loads

P

Struck by
Crush between
Swing of load
Falling objects

M

3

5

8
Avoid radius of loads
Appropriate safety signage and barrications of area
Certified rigger to alarm the people and place loads correctly
Use blocks long enough to allow employees to keep their hands out from the
loads
All employees shall be kept clear of loads about to be lifted and of suspended
loads
Effective scheduled inspection of slings, straps and equipments.

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1

3

4

Site
Supervisor

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Grinding;
using
portable
power
grinder

P
LG
E

Disc rapture
Eye injury
Dust inhalation
Hearing loss
fire

M

3

3

6

Disk guarded by standard guard
Disk is fixed/ tightened as per manufacture s recommendations
Select proper disk e.g RPM of disk should appropriate and approach to RPM of
motor
Use suitable PPE, dust mask, gloves, isolated footwear, ear plugs, face shield ETC.
Stand by DP fire extinguisher
TBT and all site personnel had understood


L

2

2

4

Site
supervisor

25

Static
charge

P
E
A

Fire
Explosion
Fall from height in
secondary effects


M

2

5

7

All equipments must 3
rd
Collaboration certified
party certified
Proper Earthing/ grounding of each equipment
Keep regular check
Earth resistance checked by competent Electrician and recorded, filed.
No combustible material should stacked in potential area of static charge.

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1

3

4

Site
supervisor

26

Leakage/
Spillage of
oil

P
E
LG

Fire
Environmental damage
Legal fines
Property loss
Ill health

L

2

3

5

Provide Drip trays as required underneath the machinery and fuel drums
Drip tray should handle the 10% extra volume of exact volume of substance
Scheduled inspection of air compressors, machinery and storage tanks
Designated storage area for such substances
Formation of Emergency response team
Allocated responsibilities
Wasted/ used oil should be removed from site as soon possible
Oil spill removal pads and cotton rags should be available

L

1

1

2

Site
Supervisor

Prepared By: Muhammad Tayyab
HSE Officer