GENERAL SAFETY RULES
1. These safety Rules have been promulgated for the guidance of the Contractors. These rules in no way relieve a contractor from his obligation under various statutory rules and regulations.
2. The Contractor before starting any work in the CSL premises will be issued with these rules and he is expected to give a declaration that he receives one copy of the CSL Safety Rules for Contractors and will comply with the rules laid therein.
3. CSL reserves its right to suspend work in the event of the contractor not complying with the rules of instructions with regarding to Safety practices for which no claim of any kind will be entertained.
4. To ensure the safe conduct of safety operation a representative of he contractor should maintain appropriate contract with the Officer-in-charge of the work as may be necessary to acquaint himself with any changed conditions of other matters relating to the safety performance.
5. All regulations codes and ordinance of the Government of India, Government of Kerala, and local Municipal, Corporation regarding safety will be applicable to the contractors.
6. The principal contractor is responsible for observance of these rules by his sub-contractors. Only employees acceptable to CSL should be employed for the operation of any type of equipments. Contractor's employees should not enter the areas where the nature of contracted work does not require their presence.
7. All accidents occurring to contractor's personal must be reported promptly and immediately by the contractor or his agent to the Chief Safety Officer (Indl. Relations) in addition to the Officer-in-charge of the work and this should be followed by an accident report in the form prescribed by the company. In the case of electrical accidents, report should be made in accordance with Rule 44 Annexure of Indian Electricity Rules 1956 and the form shall be in accordance with Annexure XIII to the Indian Electricity Rules 1956. The report should be furnished to the Senior Manager, Electrical, within 8 hours of occurrence of electrical accidents immediately on occurrence of electrical accident, the operator in the Main Receiving Station should be in formed on the phone and necessary instructions taken from him.
8. (a) The Contractor should ensure that they are complying with all the regulations under the Indian Electricity Act and relevant rules when they consume electricity.
(b) All power cables used shall be armored cables.
(c) HRC fuses should be used in all fuse/switch fuse units
(d) Double earthing shall be provided for all equipments, switch boards, etc.
(e) Overhead power lines are to be restricted to the minimum possible and should be attached to a GI. Guy wire by means real insulations.
(f) No wire carrying electrical current is to be laid on working floors areas.
(g) Surplus wire kept bundled at the end of supply line shall be neatly done and secured properly.
(h) Earthing points should not be extended by looping.
(i) Electrical insulations, wiring etc. are to be got done only through a licensed electrical contractor holding valid license issued by the electrical inspector of Kerala.
9. Electric switches or circuits, unless wholly owned solely used by the contractor should not be opened or closed unless authorized by the Officer-in-charge of CSL.
10. The storage, handling and use of hazardous materials must be approved by the Safety Officer.
11. The Contractor should be responsible for the cleanliness of the job site.
12. The Contractors should take precautions to prevent tripping hazards caused by hoses and welding lines etc.
13. The contractor should ensure that adequate fire extinguishing arrangements are provided for their equipments.
14. Contractor's workmen should obey all signs and special rules regarding smoking and fire prevention.
15. In the event of fire the contactors should notify to the Inspector, CISF, and Safety Officer, at once giving the exact location and nature of fire. At the same time he should start operations to extinguish or control the fire until assistance arrives.
16. Where property is exposed to the hazards of fire, open fires will not be permitted.
17. Gas or oil fired heaters must not be placed close to an inflammable material. Their burners must be adjusted and maintained so that there is no risk of accidental fire nor of the omission or smoke or fumes.
18. Inflammable liquids must be handled in safe cans or containers approved y CSL and shall be stored, in the locations acceptable to CSL. All such containers must be clearly labeled.
19. Tarpaulin used should be of flame proof type.
20. The area beneath over head work should be "roped off and signs" Danger-Man working above should be placed to warn the men moving below.
21. Excavation should be protected by adequate covering and visible warning lights should be placed both during day and night to warn approaching traffic. Precautions should be taken to prevent "cave-ins": of the excavations.
22. Proper and adequate timber shoring and bracing should be provided to prevent sliding or slipping of loose or unstable soil, rock or other materials.
23. Under cuttings of trenches and other excavations should be avoided.
24. Excavated materials should be put away from the edges of the excavated trench to avoid slipping of the excavated materials into the trench.
25. The contractors working in man holes or pits below the ground level must acquaint himself and advise his employees of the hazards of gas or liquid level and take proper precautions
26. Open manholes must be protected by adequate barricade, Man hole covers should be replaced promptly when work is suspended.
27. Only qualified employees under the supervision of a qualified supervisor should be allowed to use oxy-acetylene equipment.
28. Cylinders should be secured in upright position.
29. Electric welding should be done only by qualified welders under the supervision of qualified supervisor.
30. Welder should use adequate personal protective equipments while working.
31. Arc welding should be done only after shielding the location.
32. Arc welding equipments should be properly earthed. While welding it should be ensured that no equipment forms part of the ground return.
33. Contractors should ensure that First Aid boxes are provided at work spot and should ensure proper medical care of injured persons.
34. Contractors should ensure that all the employees are equipped with proper protective equipments for the work they are entrusted with.
35. All the employees of the contractors should wear approved safety helmets depending on the work they are engaged in.
36. When the contractor’s employees are exposed to the movement of cranes, the Contractor’s supervisor should consult with the Officer-in-charge before sending his men on the job.
37. When the contractor’s employees are exposed to the movement of crane he should provide a watchmen for the protection o his employees.
38. Only qualified and authorised employees should be allowed to operate the mobile cranes and other hoisting equipments.
39. Only qualified and authorised persons should be allowed to drive the vehicle in the yard.
40. All traffic rules, signs and speed limits must be observed by all the employees of the contractor.
41. Contractors should not park their vehicle in such a way be a hindrance to the smooth flow of traffic in the yard.
42. While working at heights adequate scaffolding or staging should be used.
43. While working at heights the workman should wear safety belts with adequate life lines.
44. Scaffoldings should be of a sound material securely fastened and should be capable of supporting 4 times the combines weight of men and material who may be working on them.
45. Wooden planks used in scaffoldings should not be less than 10" wide, 2" thick should not extend beyond the outer supports by more than 12" nor less than 6".
46. Guarding and the boards should be installed in all scaffolding which are 10" or more in height.
47. Workmen in charge of working squad be responsible for the safe loading and use of ropes, chains, cables slings, jacks, skids and other hosting and lifting apparatus. In no case such equipments should be used unless and until the man in charge is satisfied that it is fee from defects and are safe for use.
48. Before operating cranes, derrick or hoi stick or hoisting equipment, the operator should sound a warning and he should accept signals only from one person for starting the work of raising. Lowering and swinging loads.
49. The Operator should stop immediately all operation on receiving signals from any one.
50. No workman should move near the cable under tension and within the angle formed by the ropes or cables.
51. When anyone is found in the danger zone the Hoist operator should never place tension on rope or cable.
52. Care must be taken to see that cable chains and other hoisting equipments are not unduly stressed by improper use.
53. All ropes, cables, chains, slings, etc. should be discarded when they were worm out or deteriorated to the point where their safe use may be doubtful.
54. Chains and wire ropes should not be spliced or joined.
55. New links should be inserted by competent persons.
56. Wire ropes or cables should not be allowed to kink.
57. When applying U. Bolts and clips to cables, adequate number should be used.
58. Hooks, rings and other fittings used on chains or cables should be of the carrying capacity higher than that of the chain or cable.
59. Natural and synthetic fiber ropes should be properly cared and the following precautions should be taken.
(a) Rope should not pass over sharp edges, pads should be used to protect the fibres.
(b) Rope should not be dragged on the ground unnecessarily using to small sheaves, should be avoided.
(c) Rope should not be permitted to slip on which drum or moving drums.
(d) Kinked ropes should not be used.
(e) Do not tie knots where splices should be used.
(f) Ropes should not be allowed to soak in oil and exposed to acid or other corrosive substances, they should wash and dried.
(g) Rope should not be allowed to expose to weather unnecessarily.
(h) When drying excessive hear should not be used.
60. Adequate precautions should be taken during welding or gas cutting against hazards such as electric shocks, burns, fumes fires, explosion and arc eyes.
61. Gauntlet gloves should be worn while or gas cutting.
62. Outer cloth worn should be free from oil or grease.
63. Goggles or welder's helmets should be worn during welding.
64. Barriers should be erected to protect other persons in the vicinity from rays or electric arcs or welding flames.
65. Goggles should be worn while chipping the welding slag.
66. Adequate ventilation should be provided while welding or cutting in confined spaces.
67. When welding or gas cutting in elevated positions, precautions should be taken to prevent sparks of hot metal slag falling out to the people or to the flammable material below.
68. Before welding or cutting a pipe, tank or container, which carried flammable material, it should be thoroughly cleaned and gas freed and if necessary, 'Hot Work Certificate' from the Controller of Explosive should be obtained.
69. Loitering around operating units is prohibited at all times.
70. Bringing intoxicants into the yard is strictly forbidden. Likewise entering the yard under the influence of intoxicants is a offence.
71. Jumping on off trucks, automobiles or other moving vehicle is prohibited. Men should wait until the vehicle stops before attempting to enter or leave.
72. In confined spaces workers shall be protected with air line respirators with tight fitting rubber, mask (especially for painting etc.)
73. It shall be considered hazardous to carry out gas cutting or welding work within 15-20 feet from the place where paint is being applied.
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