BHP

OHS tasks

Objectives within the scope of OHS at Clockwork: Zero accidents at work Sickness related absences below the industry average - target of 2.5% per annum Avoid polluting the external environment Good work environment and atmosphere for every employee In order to achieve those objectives we’ve developed our own internal control system, which identifies risk areas…
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Personal protective equipment

Each and every person at the construction site is obliged to know the principles for safe use of protective equipment. Basic equipment: Helmet Boots Green construction card Clothing with reflective elements Additional equipment: Ear muffs or plugs (to be used if work is accompanies by noise) Goggles Half-face mask (respiratory tract protection) Cotton protective gloves…
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Access card / Identification card

Persons without a valid construction card (byggekort) are not permitted on the construction site. This regulation is applicable to the entire construction industry by virtue of a provision dated 1 January 2008. Regular card checks. A new worker will receive their card within two weeks from start of employment, and during that time the use…
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Respiratory tract protection

A half-face mask should always be used when working in an environment with: hazardous gases smoke dust During grinding, drilling welding and other heat works the use of respiratory tract protection equipment is a must. If needed use a mask with filter respirators. Equipment requirements should be consulted with the construction site manager, supervisor or…
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First Aid Station

A first aid station should include: A first aid kit Different size and shape band aids A kit for burns Eye washing kit Laminated first aid kit instructions A sign pointing to the first aid station Additionally, please display the following on an information board: List of emergency telephones A plan containing information on what…
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Order

An incorrectly arranged construction site constitutes a danger to persons working therein and significantly affects work efficiency. Maintaining order on the construction site means that: All workers should leave their work site in order. Every Friday after lunch construction site order is inspected. Materials should be stored so that they are protected against damage and…
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Heat works

Welding and cutting with an angle grinder carries a risk of explosion or fire, may also cause air pollution in the form of hazardous smoke, gas and dust.     A bright light is emitted during welding which could be harmful to eyes. Spatter and sparks are a danger to people and property. Thus, remember that: Heat…
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Work at height

Falls from a height are the most common cause of death in the construction industry. That is why security during working at height is paramount. Protective measures protecting against accidents: Platforms and openings in walls with a parapet lower than 1 m should be secured using hand rails whenever the distance to a lower platform…
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Scaffolding work

Scaffolding work carries an accident risk. This stems from the fact that scaffolding is often erected or used without regard for regulations. Protective measures protecting against accidents: Works associated with erecting, extending, changing and taking down scaffoldings which are higher than 5 m should be overseen and performed by qualified staff, Such persons have to…
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Ladders

Protective measures protecting against accidents: Ladders are not a platform from which work is performed, but only as an access route. If a ladder is subject to frequent use, attach it at the top. Ladders used as access routes to an upper floor or a platform have to extend at least 1 m beyond the…
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Protruding reinforcement elements etc.

  Assess whether the performance of reinforcement works is possible in alternative positions in order to avoid unnecessary stress to the back and knees. Alternative methods for the performance of reinforcement works + see photograph. All protruding reinforcement elements have to be secured using covers, boards, etc. Prefabricated kinked reinforcement rods should be supplied with…
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Lighting

The general contractor is obligated to provide sufficient lighting of the works site for itself and subcontractors. Working lighting is to be provided by given contractors / suppliers. Access routes have to be lit sufficiently when dark.
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Gas equipment

Canisters with pressurised gas used for welding, cutting, heating etc. may be present at the constructions site. They constitute a fire or explosion risk. Therefore, the canisters should be stored, transported and used in accordance with regulations and by qualified personnel. Responsibility for observing the safety rules below and use of gas canisters in an…
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Electrical fixtures

Cutting and repairing the existing electrical installation and assembly of a new installation can only be performed by electrical technicians. Protective measures protecting against accidents: Damaged power tools may constitute a hazard to life. Never insert loose cables into plugs. Never use “homemade” fuses. Protect electrical equipment against moisture. Cables and leads inside and outside…
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Roads to the construction site

The construction site plan shows vehicle and pedestrian access routes. Pedestrian passageways are to be open and passable at all times. Never obstruct them. Evacuation routes should be marked. Dangerous and steep sides of ditches and excavations should be clearly market with barriers / tapes. Dangerous areas should be marked (or fence off): During erection…
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Earthworks

Prior to staring earthworks, surround the area with construction fencing. Protective measures protecting against accidents: Inspect the site prior to staring earthworks. Any earthworks within 5 m of electrical installations should be carried out with utmost care. vertical walls of ditches and excavations deeper that 2 m should be reinforced. Excavated earth masses should be…
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Works with explosive materials

Works with explosives are accompanies by a high risk of injury and damage to property / buildings. In order to avoid explosion damage (e.g. by shrapnel) observe the provisions in the Instructions for persons supervising works with the use of explosive materials (2007). The person supervising such works should hold a class A certificate. Protective…
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Chemical substances

The use of chemical substances may cause eczema, allergic reactions or damage to internal organs. Aggressive substances may cause immediate damage upon contact with the skin and eyes. Other substances may be toxic or carcinogenic. Most damage is incurred through breathing air contaminated with hazardous substances. Hazardous substances may also penetrate through the skin. Toxic…
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Equipment for lifting

Equipment for lifting such as harnesses (made from steel cables, chains as well as synthetic and natural fibres), hooks, shackles, nets etc. should be inspected by a specialist at least once per year. Approved equipment for lifting should be marked with a plaque containing the approval number of working load. Different colours are assigned too…
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Works with guns

Protective measures when using nail guns: To be used only by trained adults. Never point the gun at other people or yourself. Treat the gun like a weapon. Use ear muffs and approved goggles. Use appropriate spatter protection. Place clear warning signs near the work site. Make sure no other people are in the direct…
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Working with a saw

Protective measures when using construction saws: To be used only by trained adults. Screens and hoods should be in good working order and correctly set. The pin preventing reversing should be in place and set correctly. The guide rails and installation should be stable and set correctly. The area around the saw should be free…
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Works with an angle grinder

Protective measures when using an angle grinder: Never use an angle grinder if it is possible to complete the task using cutters. Make sure the protective shield is in place. Make sure no one is present in the spatter zone. Ready surfaces and flammable materials should be covered. Use ear muffs and approved goggles. This…
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