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Rainy Season

Rainy Season

The monsoon has the potential to increase the risk of danger that can be life threatening. The extent and severity of the monsoon are unknown, the probability of accident increases and the consequences are very serious.

Rainy Season

Rainy season Site Preparation:

* Identify low and waterlogged areas and provide appropriate storm drains to keep the site free of water stagnation.

* All existing drainage should be cleaned regularly.

* Compact the approach roads. The supply of markers must be ensured and must be visible during the night.

* Provision of vehicles and earthmoving equipment to be performed.

Rainy season Temporary Structure:

* All temporary structures (such as the project office, workers' colony, shops, garages, garage, canteen, hangars) must be inspected for stability and reinforced appropriately.

* Nobody should use the scaffold immediately after rainstorms and high winds before inspection by the competent person.

* An additional anchorage must be provided to protect the roof.

* Do not leave loose materials such as GI sheets, planks, etc. on the top of the structure, hangar or roof to prevent it from falling during a sudden windstorm.

* Provide windbreaks to prevent roofs from flying.

* Keep a battery-powered emergency light or flashlight on site.

* Cover the tank with drinking water so that it is not contaminated by another source of water.

Rainy season Excavation Pits:

* All excavations over 1.2 m deep are suitably supported by shoring to prevent sagging or a proper angle of repose is maintained.

* All excavation areas must be checked daily.

* Thoroughly fill all excavated pits minor or major not necessary to the execution of the site.

* Install a solid barrier around the excavated pit.

* Display warning sign, tape, red light and zone light in all excavated pits.

* Make sure you have enough light.

Rainy season snake bite :

* At night all personnel should move in pairs so that help can be provided in case of snake bite.

* Compulsory use of boots by everyone.

* Provide adequate illumination so that snakes can be easily noticed.

* Good housekeeping to be maintained.

Precaution During Heavy rain & Storm:

Ø  Lower the booms of the Mobile cranes and anchor it.

Ø  Wind screen / Glasses of crane /vehicles / equipment’s should be intact to prevent water entering the cabin.

Ø  Personnel (Emergency Response Team) should be identified on 24 x 7, phone no’s must be displayed on distinct locations.

Ø  Avoid working at height, below the open sky during rain or slight drizzling.

Ø  While working at heights, in case of sudden rain don’t try to get down or go to a shelter in hurry.

Ø  Avoid marching of Cranes, placing of vehicles, transit mixer very close to any excavated pit to avoid its toppling.

Ø  Speed limit to be fixed for vehicles and it must be maintained scrupulously.

Ø  Drivers training should be carried out on regular basis.

Ø  Personnel shall be asked during monsoon TBT to wipe away the mud stuck to the shoes before climbing a ladder / platform at height.

Driving Tips in 
Rainy season:

Ø  Make sure that your wipers, condition of tyres its air pressure, breaks and headlights are in good condition and functioning properly.

Ø  Drive carefully! Pay attention to your speed.

Ø  Keep the headlights and indicators on.

Ø  Avoid excessive use of brakes. Brake smoothly.

Ø  Drive cautiously and maintain safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

Ø  Avoid overtaking and strictly follow the traffic rules.

Precaution after the rain & storm:

Ø  Do not rush / hurry to resume work immediately after rain.

Ø  In case any work at height or work on scaffolding, it must be ensured that the work area is safe to move and free from any slip & fall hazard.

Ø  Scaffolding stability has to be ensured prior to allow any worker to go to the top.

Ø  Prior to resume any work inside the excavated pit, it must be ensured that the area is free from any soil collapse.

Ø  Ground shall be inspected prior to bring / operate the crane for its stability.

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