We wish to Introduce our self as a multidisciplinary conglomerate headquartered in Dubai with strong position in the United Arab Emirates business world and with strategic links across the region. Our background includes projects, building materials, & industrial products. A constantly expanding number of divisions with diverse activities come under the umbrella of SODACO Engineering & Contracting L.L.C. SODACO Engineering & Contracting L.L.C. which has been incorporated in 1985 with G + 4 license for a wide variety of construction projects in Lebanon & Yemen. The Company has execute a large range of projects from villas, complex villas, Retaining walls & Girders for bridges, Hospitals, Mosques, Industrial Building, Commercial & Residential Buildings up to 25 stories, Renovation of Buildings, etc. The division is well-staffed with highly skilled and qualified construction Engineers leasing with enough numbers of workforce, craftsman and laborers. Consequently, SODACO offers a total services package from architectural design to construction and final furnishing details such as carpentering and curtains. A concise report of our staff, equipments and few of the projects executed the last 5 years along with the projects which executed by our staff, are enlisted in the enclosure along with few illustration/photograph of our projects. Should you require any further clarifications or information, we shall be pleased to oblige. We sincerely look forward to the opportunity of serving you. Thanking you and assuring you of our best services at all time
SODACO Key Personnel I – Mr. Khaled Omeish – General Manager Office Tel. #04-392 5804 Mobile #050-1144964 P.O. Box 341308, Dubai, U.A.E. II – Mr. Mohammed Saber – Executive Manager Office Tel # 04-392 5804 Mobile # 050-4522181 P.O. Box 341308, Dubai, U.A.E.
MAJOR PROJECTS EXECUTED BY OUR SENIOR STAFF PROJECTSLOCATIONBUILTUP AREA (Sqft.) CONSULTANTCompletion DateAMOUNTDuration 2B+G+M+7 Bldg. Zareebat Doie 293,291 Eng, Adnan Saffarini 10/12/9959,000,000 20 Months B+g+7 Bldg. Tawi Al Saigh 245,953 Barjeel 29/05/0142,500,000 18 Months B+G+7 Bldg. Zareebat Doie 255,814 Al Hashimi 24/04/9944,000,000 16 Months G+7 (3) Bldg. Tawi Al Saigh 135,295 Eng. Adnan Saffarini 12/4/9723,000.000 18 Months G+5 Bldg. Zareebat Doie 41,667 Holdford Associate 29/07/977,000,000 15 Months G+M+4 Bldg. Al Muteena 17,927 Eng. Adnan Saffarini 14/05/012,600,000 13 Months 24 Villas Al Bada 59,123 Test 14/05/0110,850,000 13 Months 8 Villas Dm Saqeem 17,978 Bel Yohah 28/08/953.200,000 12 Months 10 Villas Murdif 35,878 Dubai Consultant 14/04/023,850,000 12 Months Car Showroom Al Gouze 42,560 Bel Yohah 5/12/987,500,000 9 Months Mosque Nad Al Hamar 14.48 Al Turath 10/11/992,000,000 12 Months G+3 Bldg. Al Nahda Ind 46,816 ArabSqu 24/08/025,118,000 12 Months G+3 Bldg. Al Zanoonia 24,583 Abdul Rahim 13/08/013,000,000 12 Months
LIST OF EMPLOYEES SL. NO. CATEGORY NOS. 1ENGINEER 7 2FOREMAN 5 3 ACCOUNTANT 2 4QUANTITY SURVEYOR 3 5OFFICE ASSISTANT 3 6 TIME KEEPER 2 7DRIVER 5 8CRANE OPERATOR 3 9 MECHANIC 2 10LABOURERS 121
EXECUTED PROJECTS IN DUBAI 1. MOSQUE Mosque at al Warqa'a fourth. Dubai. CLIENT:Bonyan Real Estate CONSULTANT :Arif & Bintoak. WORK VALUE: A.E.D.7,500,000.00 COMPLETION DATE:23/07/2009 2. 34 VILLAS G + 1 Villas For H.H. Shaik Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoom At Zaabeel 1 st Dubai. CLIENT:H.H. Sheik Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoom Dubai International Real State CONSULTANT: HEGAZY Engineering &Consultancy WORK VALUE: A.E.D.30,500,000.00 COMPLETION DATE:02/06/2009 3. Ground Floor Additional Majlis Block on Nadd Al Hamar Dubai, Plot No.416-388 CLIENT:Mr. Ali Hamdan Habib Sajwani CONSULTANT:Al Waha Engineering Consultancy WORK VALUE:A.E.D. 2,560,000.00 COMPLETION DATE:05/07/2010
EXECUTED PROJECTS IN DUBAI 4. 1 VILLAVilla G + 1 on Al-Barsha South 1 st Dubai, Plot No. 671-4259 CLIENT:Mr. Ayman Rida Ahmad Kolthoum CONSULTANT:My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 2,200,000.00 COMPLETION DATE:16/09/2010 5.1 VILLA Villa G + 1 Compound Wall on Nadd Al Hamar Dubai, Plot No. 416-1727 CLIENT:Mr. Mahboob Hasan Saleh Hasan Mahboob CONSULTANT:My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 1,800,000.00 COMPLETION DATE:11/09/2010
PROJECTS UNDER EXECUTION 1. 1 VILLA Basement + G + 1 +Servant Block + Compound Wall on Umm Sheif Dubai, Plot No. 367-374 CLIENT:Mr. Basher Al Shabah CONSULTANT:3 DimensionArchitectural Design PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 5,850,000.00 2. 1 VILLAVilla G on Al Barsha South Second Dubai, Plot No. 672-4041 CLIENT:Mr. Hussain Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Al- Sayegh CONSULTANT:My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 2,000,000.00 3. 1 VILLABasement + G + 1 + Compound Wall on Umm Sheif Dubai, Plot No. 367-820 CLIENT:Mr. Kamal AbdelMuttaleb Yousef Kuhail CONSULTANT:3 DimensionArchitectural Design PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 3,780,000.00
PROJECTS UNDER EXECUTION 4. 1 VILLA G + 1 Villa + Service Block + Majlis on Al Khawaneej First Dubai, Plot No.281-1638 CLIENT:Mr. Mohd. Sultan Al Joakar CONSULTANT: My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 4,530,000.00 5. 1 VILLAG + 1 Villa + Service Block on Al Khawaneej First Dubai, Plot No. 281-1639 CLIENT:Mr. Abdulla Sultan Murad Ali Al Joakar CONSULTANT:My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 4,455,000.00 6.1 VILLAG + 1 Villa + Boundary Wall on Al Mizhar First Plot No. 262-1285 CLIENT: Mr. Nassir Khamis Thani Mubarak CONSULTANT:My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 2,393,420.00
PROJECTS UNDER EXECUTION 7. 1 VILLA G + 1 Villa on Al Barsha South Second on Plot No.376-2121 CLIENT:Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Saeed Al Shiba CONSULTANT: Eskan Engineering Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 3,620,000.00 8. 1 VILLAG + 1 Villa on Oud Al Muteena on Plot No. 266-1060 CLIENT:Mr. Najib Omar Abdulla Salem CONSULTANT: Eskan Engineering Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 1,400,00.00 9. 1 VILLAG + 1 Villa on Al Quoz Second on Plot No. 355-0632 CLIENT: Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Moula CONSULTANT: Eskan Engineering Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 1,320,000.00
PROJECTS UNDER EXECUTION 10. 1 VILLA B+ G + 1 Villa + DR + Boundary wall on Al Khawaneej First on Plot No.281-954 CLIENT:Dr. Sulaiman Mosa Al Jassim CONSULTANT: My Vision Engineering & Consultancy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 2,950,000.00 11.1 VILLA G + 1 Villa + Service Block+ Garage Shade on Al Barsha South First on Plot No.671-3360 CLIENT:Mr. Talal Hekmat Deeb Al Rayyes CONSULTANT: Eng. Adnan Saffarini PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 1,840,000.00 12. VILLA G + 1 Floor,Bank Branch & Villas on Umm Suqeim First on Plot No. 356-1230 CLIENT:Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade CONSULTANT: Hegazy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 5,900,000.00
PROJECTS UNDER EXECUTION 13. VILLA B+ G + 2 at Mirdif Dubai on Plot No. 251-2062 CLIENT:Mr. Ibrahim Nasser Rashid Majid Lootah CONSULTANT: Hegazy PROJECT VALUE:A.E.D. 6,000,000.00
Executed Projects : Beirut Lebanon Rehabilitation of AinWaZein hospital. Consultant : Designers – Eng.Rabi Abdulmalak. Villa Eng.Tarek Jaber. Aley Consultant: Eng.Halim Jaber Rehabilitation & erection of telephonic exchanges. The work includes all civil works necessary for transforming the telephonic exchanges from Mechanical to electro-mechanical usage. Client: Alcatel, Ericsson, Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications. Consultant: Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners). Survey of existing telephonic network in North and Mount Lebanon Client: Alcatel, Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners). Rehabilitation of Al Zaher bldg. in Beirut Client: Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya
List of executed projects: Rehabilitation & erection of telephonic exchanges. The work includes all civil works necessary for transforming the telephonic exchanges from Mechanical to electro-mechanical usage. Client: Alcatel, Ericsson, Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications. Consultant: Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners). Survey of existing telephonic network in North and Mount Lebanon Client: Alcatel, Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners). Rehabilitation of Al Zaher bldg. in Beirut Client: Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya
Execution of the following projects for the Lebanese Ministry of Water Resources : Construction of R.C. water tank in Al Debiyeh. Construction of R.C. water tank in Choueit. Construction of R.C. retaining walls of Hamana river sides and Harajel river sides. Construction of drain water channels in Bemaryam. Installation of potable water network in Al Naas Bekfaya. Cleaning of Dekwaneh river bed Value: $ 950,000 USD. Rehabilitation of Tallet Al Khayat Main Water Tanks Value: Rehabilitation & erection of new water pumping and chlorinating stations in Bekaa, South & North Lebanon. Client: Kukdong Construction of Tower foundations for steel telephonic towers. Client: Alan Dick Middle East. The work consisted of excavation & reinforced concrete. Construction of 240 rooms dormitory for Lebanese University students in Hadath. Client: Ibrahim Murtada. The work included all civil, electromechanical works & furniture. Finishing works in Lot 1103- Solidere zone, Beirut. Client: Murtada & Hamiyeh. The work included all finishing works. Construction of Villa on Lot 762 Adma. Client: Prince Sultan ben Khalifah Al Nihyan. The work included all civil and electromechanical works.
Concrete works of Hadath Syrian border Highway, Saoufar – Mdeirej section. Client: Conseil Executif des Grands Projets Main contractor: TOTO s.p.a. The work included retaining walls, concrete pile foundations, piers & slabs. Concrete works of Drainage channel at Beirut International Airport, Client: CDR. Consultant: Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners). Erection of Six steal hangars in Basra – Iraq at Al Shoayba Logistic Base, Client: The British Army. Main Contractor: Al Bahar & Bardawil Co. -Kuwait Rehabilitation of two public schools in Zahlé for Ministry of Public Works Execution of Public Lighting in Beirut – first region – joint venture with SOLH TRADING EST. for CDR. Rehabilitation of Bardawil & Co. Bldg. in Dora - Beirut Babdaa Commercial center, concert works Cleint: Abed Hallab Consultant: Designers Rehabilitation of Bardawil Villa, Rabieh
Execution of the concrete works for the Baitarian Project in Bourj Hammoud 6000m3: (Completed 2006) Execution of the concrete works for the new Highway connecting Adma – Fatka – Kfour – Ghazir. (Completed 2006) Execution of the concrete works for the new Tripoli Port extension, Work involves building and road works. (Completed 2006) Execution of the concrete works for the Lebanese internal police force in Dbayeh, Lebanon, over 5500m3 of concrete.(Completed October 2003) Execution of the concrete works for the Lebanese internal police force in Jisr El Bacha, Lebanon, over 4700m3 of concrete.(Completed December 2004) Study and execution of the rehabilitation of Damha Building in Sahel Alma. Complete reinforcement of the foundation and encasement of the columns, Jounieh 2002-2003. Execution of the Demolition of the Hilton Hotel located on lot 110 Minet el Hosn. The 22 story building in the highest and largest building that was demolished by implosion in the Middle East. (completed Nov. 2002) Execution of 5 km long Road (Widening, Side concrete retaining walls, bituminous concrete roads, drainage channels) in Halat Municipality- Jbeil, Lebanon. (Completed Nov. 2002). Execution of the Infrastructure system in Jeita Municipality (completed Jan. 2003). Execution of the Infrastructure system in Al Hadath-Baabda Municipality (completed April 2003).
Execution of the Demolition of the Sheraton Tower Beach hotel located at lot 736 Ayn El-Mreysseh, Beirut, for Gulf International company for Hotels and Tourism. (This Implosion technology was brought by OECC to Lebanon for the 1st time); (completed May 1999). Execution of the Reinforced Concrete works for the North Metn Collector project (reinforced concrete box culvert section). Over 15000m3 of reinforced concrete. completed around November 2000. Subcontracted from Al-Mabani- Liban for the CDR. Execution of the concrete works at the Libancell Building – phase 4 works. This included the execution of over 300m2 of Lightweight concrete and over 2000m3 of Reinforced concrete. Sub-contracted from Al-Mabani – liban, Started 1/1998 completed 9/1998. Execution of the rehabilitation of the School of Business Administration – the Lebanese University, Branch II Achrafieh; Sub-contracted from Est. Terro for Trade and contracting, completed May 1998. (Included Concrete Works, Electrical Works, Wood and Aluminum, Tiling, Plastering and Painting, Waterproofing, Etc.) Execution of the rehabilitation of the Center for Languages and Translation – the Lebanese University, Mansourieh; Sub-contracted form the Developers Group, completed April 1998. (Included Concrete Works, Electrical Works, Wood and Aluminum, Tiling, Plastering and Painting, Waterproofing, Etc.) Execution of the rehabilitation of the School of fine Arts – the Lebanese University, Furn Al-Chubbak; Sub-contracted form the Developers Group, completed June 1998. (Included Concrete and Asphalt, Electrical Works, Wood and Aluminum, Tiling, Plastering and Painting, Waterproofing, Etc.) Execution of a 600m long road (widening, Side concrete retaining walls, bituminous concrete roads, drainage channels) in Kfardbian, Lebanon. (completed Sept. 1997)
Execution of a about 11000m2 of Bituminous concrete internal roads in Sibleen, Lebanon, starting from the base coarse all the way to Asphalt smooth surface. (completed July 1997) Study and Execution of a building on land lot number 1495 in Antelias- Lebanon; It is a commercial center Center St. Joseph & Diab, consisting of 40 offices and fifty stores (over 7000m3 of Reinforced Concrete); completed February 1999. Study and execution of a Villa on land Lot n° 610 & 611 in Biaout- Lebanon. completed Dec.2000 Study and execution of a building on land lot n° 2727 in Blat, Byblos- Lebanon, completed Sept. 1996. (over 2800 m3 of reinforced concrete) Study and execution of a building on land lot n° 440 in Buar-Lebanon. (Completed 1998) Study and execution of Mar Doumit Church in Ain El-Kharroubeh, El- Maten-Lebanon completed 12-1998. Study of a Hangar in Chouaifat-Lebanon for Sukkar Engineering (Sukleen), summer 1995. Study and execution of a building on land lot n° 1715 Qournit Chahwan- Lebanon, 1997. Study and execution of a building on land lot n° 438 Ajaltoun-Lebanon, 1997. Engineering study of a building on land lot 959 Jal El-Dib-Lebanon, 1996. Engineering study of a building on land lot n° 710 Nabey-Lebanon, 1995.
1.1 Health & Safety System Model The Model Health, Safety, and Environmental management system Figure1 1.2 General Requirements 1. The MANAGEMENT is committed to the principle that success can only come from diligent implementation of a management system that continually improves all safety processes. The MANAGEMENT established, documented, implemented, and continually improves the Safety management system (based on the model as in Figure 1) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001:1996. The Safety System will be reviewed periodically in order to define areas for improvement, and hence take the required actions. 2. Process criteria in the form of process safety objectives are established and achievement of the objectives are measured through internal Safety audit, Customer satisfaction survey, project performance measurement, departmental performance measurement, review of business results and management review meetings to ensure that both the operation and control of these processes are effective. 3. To ensure effective operation and monitoring of safety processes, adequate resources and information are provided. (e.g. documents, information / instructions and records are established; monitoring and measurement processes are applied; causes of Safety problems are analyzed and eliminated. 4. All processes are monitored, measured, and analyzed through management review, corrective actions, and continual improvement. The Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) methodology is adopted for continual improvement of Safety management system. Review Policy & Strategic Objectives Organization, Resources, & documentation Leadership & Commitment Plan – Do – Check - Act Implementation & Monitoring Planning Audit Evaluation & Risk Management
Section 2: Terminology and Definitions The terminology used in this manual have the following meanings unless indicated otherwise, a) Safe: A situation is categorized as safe it its risks are known and judged to be acceptable. b) Accident: An unplanned event which has the probability of causing personal injury or property damage. c) Incident: All undesired events or circumstances including Near misses having the potential to cause accidents. d) Hazard: A condition with the potential of causing an accident. e) Risk: The likelihood that a specified undesired event will occur due to realization of a hazard by-or during work activities, or by the products and services created by work activities. f) HSEM: Health, Safety and Environment – manual g) PPE: Personal Protective Equipment h) SWL: Safe Working Load i) Reference to Construction Manager Implies either the construction manager or the Deputy Construction Manager in charge of the subject site. j) Reference to Site Supervisor implies the immediate supervisor on site, the Engineer, Foreman or the Charge-hand, as applicable in a given situation.
3.Company Rules and Regulations Objective 1) To establish and maintain general health, safety and environmental administration guidelines throughout the company. 2) Every employee is required to adhere to the companys HSE-Policy. 3) All employees are to take reasonable care to prevent injury to him or others and to co- operate fully to enable management to full fill their legal obligations. 4) Every employee is to abide with the following statutory regulations, but not be limited to: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs-Federal Law No. 8: 1980 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs-Ministerial Order No: 32: 1982 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs-Federal Law No: 3: 1987 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs- Federal Labour Act-1991 Any employee failing to comply with the company rules and regulations will be subjected to disciplinary action as dedicated by management. Compliance with the company rules and regulations will be monitored as follows:- 1) During routine/planned inspections 2) During safety and health Inspection tours 3) During audits of the system 4) During Accident/incident investigation
4.0 Leadership & Commitment The Executive Management provides strong, visible leadership and commitment, and ensures that this commitment is translated into the necessary resources, to develop, operate, and maintain the HSE System and to attain the policy and strategic objectives, and continual sustain a culture that supports and continually improves the health, safety by means of: a) Promoting HSE policies and objectives to increase awareness, motivation, and involvement of people. b) Planning for the future of SODACO management change, in terms of strategic planning and management. c) Setting and communicating directions related to achieving safety objectives. d) Defining a mechanism for evaluation of safety performance. e) Periodically evaluating the culture and reviewing the structure to ensure that continual improvement is the driver for SODACO. f) Defining key operating processes, this is directly related to the realization of the product, and other processes that affect the efficiency of Safety functions. g) Accepting Individual responsibility and accountability for HSE performance. Healths and Safety Management The Management recognizes its overall responsibility; to effectively manage risks to health and safety of all personnel engaged on the project and others who may be affected by the works. To achieve these objectives personnel shall be assigned specific duties to control, co- ordinate, monitor health and safety matters, and implement the requirements of this manual throughout the project.
However to enable the Accident prevention programme to be successful, all Sub- contractors must acknowledge their own responsibilities to conduct their respective operations safely and without risks to health. All Sub-contractors are therefore required to co-operate in all respects with the implementation of this and their own safety plan. Within their individual Safety Plan, each Sub-contractor will provide details of his site management and supervisory structure, the health and safety duties assigned to key jobholders, the interaction between Line Management and Safety Personnel. And the authority vested in Line Management and Safety Department to prevent unsafe practice or breach of statutory or safety plan requirements.
5.Policy and Objectives 1.Policy It is the policy of the SODACO Engineering and Contracting L.L.C. to ensure that all necessary practical safety measures are planned and implemented to promote and maintain SODACOs high standard of health and safety, to setup standards in line with the concept of proactive safety management system. SODACO standards in safety are achievable and are based on tried and tested industry best practices. They call for high commitment to safety from all levels of management, which includes, all subcontractors, such measures include: 1) Protecting the health and safety of all personnel including members of the public who may be affected by the project operations and in particular children. 2) Complying with known local statutory legislation and committing the project to using best safety practices. 3) Ensuring that all planning takes into account the health and safety aspects of the operation. 4) Providing and maintain plant, places, and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health. 5) Providing trained, experienced, competent, and committed management and supervision. 6) Ensuring that all level of employees receives appropriate, adequate instruction, training, and supervision. 7) Establishing effective communications and joint consultations with Sub-contractors and others who are involved in the project so that matters affecting health and safety are understood and properly implemented. 8) Periodically reviewing the safety. This policy is applicable to all operations and premises controlled or occupied by SODACO
2.Objective Statement All safety regulations and procedures will be followed and endorsed by all levels of management. Infractions of any type will result in disciplinary action. Management will designate a Safety officer who will assist in making sure the working environment of Construction sites is sustained. Safety education and training will be provided to all employee on regular basis. Management will be familiar and comply with accepted safety practices as defined by this Manual. Management will ensure all personnel involved on the Construction Site are aware of the Safety requirements outlined in this manual. Management will prepare, communicate, and continually evaluate SODACO Rules and Safety communication programme. All personnel on the Site will make proper personnel protective equipment available and demonstrated for use. Management will ensure that all Construction activities are carried out in a same manner and the industry best practice shall be maintained. Management will ensure that all vehicles, equipment, and tools as well maintained and fitted with necessary safety devices appropriate for the job. Management will anticipate the need for emergency response. Management will promptly investigate all accidents and near miss, determines the cause, take corrective action, where necessary, and prescribes changes to the safety rules to prevent reoccurrence. Management will maintain an open – door policy to encourage personnel to report unsafe conditions. Positive reinforcement and incentives will be provided wherever possible.
6.Documentation Requirements 1. The MANAGEMENT defined, documented the Safety Procedures, Including relevant Forms / Records needed to maintain an effective and efficient operation of the system. The Documents are developed and maintained to: Records the HSE Policy, objectives, and plans. Records and communicate roles and responsibilities. Describe the HSE management system elements and their interactions. Cross-reference related documentation and describe links with other aspects of the overall management systems. Record the results of HSE evaluation and risk management. Record relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. Record, where necessary, procedures, and work instruction for key activates and tasks. Describe the emergency plans and responsibilities, and the means of responding to incidents and potential emergency. 2. The generation, use, and control of documentation shall be evaluated with respect to the effectiveness and efficiency of SODACO against criteria such as: Functionality (such as speed of processing) User friendly Recourses needed Policies and objectives Current and future requirements related to managing knowledge Benchmarking of documentation system. Interface used by SODACOs customers, suppliers and other interest parties.
3. Control of Documents Documents are managed and controlled in accordance with relevant listed Referenced Procedures below: Approve documents for adequacy prior to issue. Review and update as necessary and re – approve documents. Changes and the current revision status of the documents are defined. Relevant versions of applicable documents are available at points of use. Documents remain legible and readily identifiable. Documents of external origin are managed and distributed in a controlled manner. Prevent the unintended use of obsolete documents, and to apply suitable identification to them if they are retained for any purpose. 4.Control of Records Records are established and maintained to provide evidence of conformity to requirements and the effective operation of company systems and to demonstrate conformance to the requirements of all applicable standard and contract requirements for each project.
7.Management Responsibility, Organization, and Resources 1. Responsibilities, Authority, and Communication Successful handling of HSE matters is a line responsibility, requiring the active participation of all management and supervision; this is reflected in the organizational structure and job responsibilities. All Company personnel are responsible for consistently achieving the required Safety standard in all business activities throughout the organization. This is achieved through diligent implementation of the Safety Management System, including but not limited to: Provision of resources and personnel for HSE development and implementation. Initiation of action to ensure compliance with HSE matters. Acquisition, interpretations, or provision of mechanism for improvement, and verification of their implementation. Control or activities whilst corrective actions are being implemented. Control of emergencies. 2. Management Representative The Management Representative Safety Manager Represents the Management and has the authority and responsibility to ensure: That the Safety management system is designed, implemented, maintained, and continuously improved, and that the system complies with the requirements of ISO 14001. Reporting to top management on the realization of the Safety management system, including needs for improvement. Maintaining awareness of customer needs and requirements. Liaison with external and internal parties on matters relating to the affected Safety management system.
3.Competency & Training 1) The MANAGEMENT shall determine and provide the required resources to establish and continually improve the Safety management system, and improve customer satisfaction. Such resources shall be applied to the managing of the organization, processes, and projects. The degree of competence level needed to achieve current and future objectives considered in terms of people selection, recruitment, qualifications and training. Inputs to this process come from: Future demands related to strategic and operational planning Evaluation of the competence of people to perform defined activities. Directives affecting the organization, its activities, and its resources. Specific Contract requirements. Personal abilities Skills development through experience Acquire knowledge. 2) All new employees are introduced companys Safety Policies and system implementation. 3) Subcontractors As part of our commitment to effectively plan health and safety into the project at all levels, each subcontractor engaged on the project is required to prepare a comprehensive, detailed safety plan, identifying each construction activity to be undertaken, the foreseeable hazards, and specifying the controls and precautions necessary for ensuring that the work proceeds safely without risk to health. Each Sub-contractors safety plan will also identify the specific activities for which it is considered necessary to develop written safe working procedures or method statements. Each Sub-contractors safety plan will address and satisfy the pertinent health and safety requirements of this Safety manual. Each Sub-contractor shall regularly review its safety plan to ensure that it remains up date and reflects the prevailing circumstance of the project.
Sub-contractors will submit their draft Safety plan to Project Manager for consideration and comment. The Sub-contractor will take into consideration these comments before distributing the finished safety plan. All sub-contractors will ensure that all their personnel are familiar with and observe the requirements of their safety plan. 4.Training: 1) The management recognizes that the provision of adequate health and safety information and training for all levels of personnel makes a vital contribution towards an effective accident prevention programme and will therefore ensure that a suitably structured schedule of information and training is adopted by all parties throughout the project. 2) The Management will ensure that itself and its subcontractors implement suitable ongoing programme of health and safety training. It will include subjects such as inductions, the Project Safety Plan, accident Prevention, Traffic Management Maintenance and Operations, Health and Safety management, Emergency procedures, Fire precautions and Tool Box Talks etc. 3) In the case of Subcontractors personnel, the assessment of training needs will be conducted by the Manager. Following the assessment of training needs, the Project Safety Engineer will prepare a Health and Safety Training Plan for approval by the Project Manager. 4) Subcontractors will also assess the Health and Safety training needs of all their personnel using the same criteria. Each subcontractor will provide the Project manager with a copy of this current training plan. 5) All site personnel will undergo initial introduction Training, which will include core topics such as the Project Safety Plan, relevant health and safety regulations,emergency and rescue procedures, hazard identification, and accidental reporting and first aid procedures. It will also include other matters pertinent at the time of induction such as ground clearing, traffic management, plant and equipment, temporary works handling, storage and transportation of materials and substances,excavation, lifting operations, work at height, etc. refresher courses may be considered. 6) The Project Management and its subcontractors will maintain comprehensive, up to date records of introduction, health and safety training and toll box talks for their respective personnel. Subcontractors will provide the Project Manager with a detailed monthly report of the training undertaken and their proposal for the next months training.
7) The extent and nature of training shall be sufficient to ensure achievement of Companys policy and objectives, and shall meet or exceed that required by legislation and regulations. Appropriate records shall be maintained. The training needs and analysis process consist of the following key steps: Consider tasks and Individuals Identify type, extent, frequency of training needed. Prepare trainings course Records training conducted Obtain participant feedback Evaluate effectiveness. 5.Communication 1) The Management acknowledges the importance of establishing effective communication procedures on health and safety throughout the organizational structure of the Project including its subcontractors; formal lines of communication, instruction, and reporting are identified in the organization chart. 2) Effective communication is important to help motivate staff. Tell them what actions they should be taking regarding the Safety aspects of the Construction Site, verify roles and procedures, monitor safety performance, and act to identify potential areas for improvement. Important opportunities are often an overlooked portion of internal communication. Employee suggestion schemes are extremely effective in improving procedures and safety practices. Communication requires top-to-bottom flow of information as well as bottom-to-top. 3) Communication with external parties is also important for compressive management of SODACOs safety aspects. Often, through good external communications, problems with regulatory agencies, local authorities, and consultants can be avoided. Communication from these sources may help in setting aspects, objectives and targets. 4) The communication is designed to: Demonstrate managements commitment to health & safety policies and objectives, and highlight the importance of compliance with the policies and objectives. Address concerns about SODACOs safety activities by external parties. Announce SODACOs strategic Health & Safety approach Establish a line of communication that Cleary defines emergency responsibilities.
5) Maintaining means of external communication in times of emergency importance and special contingency arrangements shall be maintained. To facilitate the reporting of emergencies, Project Emergency procedures shall be established and maintained. In the interest of day-to-day operational matters, the Project Manager will implement effective Communication systems between all key personnel at his discretion. 6) Health and Safety Information The Management will adopt a variety of techniques, such as a poster campaign, the distribution of health and safety information sheets, newsletters, toolbox talks, and bulletins. To generally promote health and safety throughout the project, it will also ensure that its Sub-contractors will display the relevant warning signs such as emergency and rescue procedures and that notices, placards, etc. are placed at strategic points in offices, workshops, and welfare facilities and in the Construction areas. 8. Management Review 1.General Management review meetings are conducted at least once a year. The purpose of the reviews is to assess the effectiveness and continuing suitability of the system. The Quality & Safety manager is responsible for scheduling and conducting the reviews. 2.Review Input The review shall examine information and data obtained from the following sources: a) Results of Internal / External Audit b) Customer feedback c) Process performance and product conformity d) Status of preventative and corrective actions e) Follow-up actions from previous management reviews f) Changes that could affect the Safety management system, and g) Recommendation for further improvement
3.Review Output The output of the review shall include any decisions and actions related to: a) Generated actions to improve the Safety management system b) Generated actions to improve product quality c) Generated actions to address resources requirements. 9. Evaluations and Risk management 1) As an integral part of the project Accident Prevention Programme, the management will implement arrangements to ensure that all construction activities are subject to a formal assessment of risk prior to commencement of individual operations. The respective Sub-contractors will also carry risk assessment and the project Manager will monitor results. The Purpose of the assessment is to identify the degree of risk associated with each construction activity and determines the prevention or protective controls required. Many of these assessments will require to be recorded, including details of the necessary precautions, and be used to formulate clear instructions for the personnel supervising and undertaking the work. All risk assessments will be continuously reviewed and where circumstances have changed to such extent as to render the original assessment invalid a new assessment will be carried out. 2. SODACO developed, implemented, and maintains a procedure to IDENTIFY systematically the hazards and effects, which may affect or arise from during construction works. The process of Evaluation and Risk Management Consist of the Following key Steps: Identify Hazards and effects Establish screening criteria
Evaluate hazards and effects Document significant hazards and effects and applicable regulation, statutory requirements. Identify and evaluate risk reduction measures. Implement selected risk reduction measure. 3) The foreseeable hazardous operations associated with the project works can be summarized as follows: Works involving use of heavy earth moving equipment. Miscellaneous plant. Transport operations. The use of construction plant and equipment including lifting operation. The design, erecting, loading, unloading, and dismantling of temporary works. Working at height. Scaffolding. Personnel Protective equipment Site Security (Fencing, barriers etc.) Welfare Facilities. Deep Excavation Handling, use storage and transportation of materials and hazardous substances. Operations involving grinding, shipping, cutting, welding, burning, etc. Exposure to environment or health risk associated with dust, fumes, vapors, etc.
4.Risk Assessment As an integral part of the project Accident Prevention Programme, SODACO implement arrangements to ensure that all construction activities are subject to a formal assessment of risk prior to commencement of individual operations. The respective Sub-contractors will also carry risk assessments and the project manager will monitor results. The Purpose of the assessment is to identify the degree of risk associated with each construction activity and determines the prevention or protective controls required. Many of these assessments will require to be recorded, including details of the necessary precautions, and be used to formulate clear instructions for the personnel supervising and undertaking the work. All risk assessments will be continuously reviewed and where circumstances have changed to such extent as to render the original assessment invalid a new assessment will be carried out. 5.Risk Reduction Measure Proper considerations shall be given to reducing risk to a level deemed as low as reasonably practicable reflecting amongst other factors, the balance of cost benefits, and the current state of scientific and technical knowledge. The measures shall include but not limited to: Identify prevention and mitigation measures for particular activities, which pose particular safety risks. Re-appraise activities to ensure that the measures proposed do reduce risks, or enable relevant to be met. Implement, document and communicate to key personnel interim and permanent risk reduction measures, and monitor their effectiveness. Develop relevant measures such plans for emergency response to recover from incidents and mitigate their effects.
Identify hazards arising from risk prevention and mitigation and recovery measures. Evaluate the tolerability of consequent risk and effect against the screening criteria. 6.Objective and Performance Criteria Measurable and quantified Objectives and performance criteria developed and maintained in the light of Policy, strategic HSE objectives, HSE risks, and potential and business needs. As a follow-up to risk evaluation, the Management shall maintain procedures to set performance criteria for HSE critical activities and tasks, which stipulates in writing the acceptable standard for their performance. It shall also, at specified intervals, review the continuing relevance and suitability of the criteria. 10. Planning 1) The Safety planning process focuses on defining, design, and manage the processes needed to meet Companys Safety objectives and Customer requirements consistent with the strategies and policies of SODACO. 2) The inputs for effective and efficient planning include: a) Company business strategic objectives. b) Evaluation of statutory and regulatory requirements c) Evaluation of safety performance d) Lessons learned from previous experience e) Indicated opportunities for improvement f) Risk assessment and mitigation data.
3) The outputs of the Safety planning shall define the support processes needed in terms such as: a) A clear description of the objectives b) Designation of responsibility for setting and achieving and performance criteria at each relevant functional level of SODACO. c) The means by which they are to be achieved. d) Allocation of resources, responsibilities and authority needed e) Time scale for implementation f) Programmes for motivating and encouraging personnel toward a suitable Health and Safety culture. g) Mechanism to provide feedback to personnel on HS performance. h) Mechanism for evaluation and follow up. i) Needs for documentation, including records 4) SODACO shall maintain HS – critical facilities and equipment, which is designed, procured, operates, maintains and inspects are suitable for the required purpose and comply with defined criteria. Pre-procurement and pre-construction assessment of new facilities and equipment shall explicit assessment of appropriateness to meet HS requirements. 11. Safe Working Procedures Whilst carrying out the preparation of designs, safety plans and risk assessments. SODACO and its sub-contractors will identify certain activities for which detailed, written safe systems of work are required to endure that the activity is properly controlled and executed safely and without risks to health. When such operations are to be carried out by under the immediate control of a sub- contractor, the written safe working procedure, which may be incorporated into a method statement, will be prepared by the subcontractor and submitted to the Project Manager prior to the commencement of the operation.
All written safe working procedures and method statements are to clearly define the objective, the sequence of operations, foreseeable hazards, precautionary and protective measures required and written to be easily understood by the personnel who are carry out the work. All safe working procedures and method statements will be given a unique reference number in compliance with documentary control procedure. If during the course of an operation, it becomes evident that the written safe system of work requires reassessment then the document will be revised accordingly. Any such revision will be controlled by the Project Safety Engineer and Approved by the Project Manager and where appropriate. 1.Instruction and Supervision All managers, engineers and supervisors of SODACO and its subcontractors will give clear, unambiguous instruction on the work in hand to the personnel for whom they are responsible to ensure that all operations shall be undertaken safely and without risks to health. The instructions will normally include, but not limited to is description of the objective, the sequence of operations, the associated foreseeable hazards, and any precautions, which must be taken. In many cases, the instructions will be based on the assessment of risk carried out in accordance with section 10 of this Safety manual, and will, where considered necessary by the Project manager, be subject to a written safe working procedure or method statement. All subcontractors will, in their individual safety plans, also assign specific health and safety duties to their relevant managers, engineers, supervisors, and other key personnel to ensure that all operations conducted by the respective subcontractors are carried out safely and without risks to health. SODACO and its subcontractors will ensure that their respective managers, engineers and supervisors are competent, experienced and adequately trained to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.
2. Emergency Procedures 1) SODACO implements suitable procedures for emergency including rescue operations. The foreseeable emergencies would include persons injured on site, trapped in excavation, injured at height, collapsing false work / scaffolding, etc. in the event of other potential emergency procedures being identified during the execution of the project, specific procedures will be developed and appended to the Project Safety Engineer. 2) Emergency Coordinator To ensure that all emergencies are effectively coordinated, the project manager will act as the emergency coordinator. 3) Emergency and Rescue Operations In order to ensure an adequate response to an emergency situation, SODACO will ensure that an adequate number of suitably trained personnel, competent in the use of the fire fighting equipment, provision of first aid and rescue techniques are appointed as rescue teams. 12. Implementation and Monitoring 1.This part of the Safety Manual is used to identify foreseeable hazards of the project and to describe the arrangements for eliminating or controlling the associated risks, thereby satisfying both statutory and contractual obligations and promoting acceptable standards of health and safety throughout the project. 2. All sub-contractors employed on the project will conform to the arrangements described in this section and co-operate I its accident prevention programme. SODACO recognizes that its subcontractors will execute a number of operations or activities for which detailed procedures will be required to ensure the health and safety of those involved. Where considered appropriate by the contractor, these detailed procedures will be conducted within the individual safety plans prepared by the respective subcontractors.
3. Statutory Obligations SODACO recognizes its responsibility to comply with all relevant statutory health and safety requirements and will ensure that it and the subcontractors observe such requirements. Accordingly, SODACO will establish and maintain a range of Safety Management Techniques designed to ensure compliance, such as preparation of safety plans, risk assessments, safety instruction, safety audits, regular safety meetings, written safe working procedures and adequate communication systems. 4.Contractual Obligation SODACO recognizes its contractual obligations to ensure that the safety of the public and all project personnel is given priority during execution of the work. The Manual is designed to describe how SODACO intends to satisfy these obligations, manage and co-ordinate its operations and the operations of its sub-contractors. Every sub-contractor will co-operate with SODACO on all relevant health and safety matters to enable it to meet its contractual obligations. 5.Activities and Tasks SODACO recognizes its overall responsibility, to effectively manage risks to health and safety of all personnel engaged on the project and others who may be affected by the works. To achieve these objectives personnel shall be assigned specific duties to control, co-ordinate and monitor health and safety matters and implement the requirements of this Manual throughout the project. In addition, SODACO has a Safety Committee that performs a regular Site Safety Audits. However to able the Accident Prevention Programme to be successful, all Sub-contractors much acknowledge their own responsibilities to conduct their respective operations safely and without risks to health. All Sub-contractors are therefore required to co-operate in all respects with the implementation of this and their own safety plan.
Within their individual Safety Plan, each Sub-contractor will provide details of his site management and supervisory structure, the health and safety duties assigned to key jobholders, the interaction between Line management and Safety Personnel. And the authority vested in Line Management and Safety Departments to prevent unsafe practice or breach of statutory or safety plan requirements. 1) Safety Inspection Project managers and site personnel of SODACO and its Sub-contractors are required to carry out continual health and safety surveillance as they go about their day to day business and take immediate steps to remedy and defects or unsafe practices the observe. 2) Health and Safety Meetings SODACO will establish and maintain a schedule of monthly safety project Safety meetings to promote health and safety on site, monitor the efficiency of the project Safety plan, review the project accident record and trends, and provide a forum to plan accident prevention initiatives. The Project manager will chair the meeting, and invite relevant members as seen necessary. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with a formal agenda to subject to comprehensive minutes. 3) Monthly Safety Report Every Subcontractor will submit to the Project manager, with a copy to the Project manager, a comprehensive report of their health and safety activities for the preceding month. The monthly safety report will include details of accidents and dangerous occurrences, health and safety training undertaken, safety committees, safety inspections, audits, number of employees including staff and the number of man hours for the month. These reports must be submitted no later that 2 nd day of each month. 4) Project Safety Incentive Scheme The Project Manager, at his discretion, may introduce safety incentive schemes.
5) Injuries and Dangerous Reporting and Recording Procedures for reporting and recording injuries and dangerous occurrences are designed to satisfy both its statutory and contractual obligations and will apply to all subcontractors engaged on the project. The Criteria to be applied to the definitions of injury and dangerous occurrences are those accepted and recognized internationally. 6) Injury and – Dangerous Occurrences Reporting In the event of injury to any person, or an accident which could have resulted in serious injury or damage to property and where any project plant or personnel are directly or indirectly involved, the Manager or Supervisor for the Injured person or operation will immediately initiate the reporting procedures by verbally advising his agent. If the accident is of a serious nature, the agent will report the matter to the Project Safety Engineer and Project Manager immediately. This report may be verbal but will be confirmed by a comprehensive written report within 24 hours of the accident using FM – AIR – 17 & 17-A (final see –annexure), with a copy to the Project Manager. The report will be given a unique reference number. In the event of a dangerous occurrence, the same procedure is followed. 7) Accident Reporting SODACO and its subcontractors will establish procedure to ensure that all injuries, however minor, requiring first aid treatment are recorded in a register maintained for that purpose, using FM – AIR – 17, (see- Annexure), for this purpose, see attached. 8) First Aid An adequate number of First Aid Boxes will be provided at site locations in the change of qualified first aid trained personnel. Each Subcontractor will provide a First Aid Box in charge of qualified first aid trained personnel. The contents of first box must be sufficient for their intended purpose taking into consideration the number of the workforce and location of the work areas in relation to the accessibility of the medical center.
Each First Aid Box will be placed in a clearly identifiable and accessible location. Boxes will be constructed to protect the contents from dampness, dust or other contaminants and be clearly marked with a white cross on a green background. The First boxes will be inspected frequently by First Abider to ensure they are fully stocked. 9) Permits to work At its discretion, SODACO may introduce, or require its subcontractors to introduce formal permit to work procedures for specific operations such as, but not limited to: Entry to confined space Work on live electrical apparatus Special lifting operations Hot work In such circumstances, SODACO or where appropriate, the relevant subcontractor will specify the criteria required for the procedure and submit to the project Safety Engineer proposal and specimen permit forms for acceptance, prior to commencement of work to which the procedure will apply. Following the introduction of any permit procedure, its operation be strictly controlled by the relevant manager and all expired permits will be retained in a dedicated file. All such procedures and files will be open scrutiny by the Project Safety Engineer. 10) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) SODACO and its Subcontractors will establish suitable procedures to record the issue of each item of P.P.E. to an individual. Every person, including visitors, issued with an item of P.P.E. All personnel will be informed at the time of issue of the need to maintain the equipment properly and hygienically and to immediately report any defect or damage of the P.P.E. they will be provided with instruction on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment where appropriate.
Depending on the work activity of each subcontractor and their respective personnel, the types of P.P.E. that will require to be issued on the project will include but not limited to; Safety Helmet: with the exception of office compounds, workshops and stores. The whole site is regarded as Hard Hat area and the wearing of Safety Helmets is mandatory. Eye Protection: Suitable Eye protection will be provided to all personnel at risk of damage to their eyes. The type of eye protection may vary e.g. goggles, spectacles full – face visors etc. Hearing Protection: Suitable hearing protection will provide to all personnel exposed to noise levels at or above 85 DB (A) 8Hr LEQ. The type of protection provided may ear muffs or earplugs, but in either case will provide sufficient attention to remove the risk of damage to the hearing of the persons using the equipment. Respiratory Protection: A range of suitable respiratory equipment will be provided if required manufactured to meet internationally standards to protect against dust, fumes and vapors. Fall Arrest Equipment: Full body safety harness with suitable lanyards will be provided where required. Training must be provided to the user, particularly to choosing the anchor points when Fall Arrest Equipment is used, its use, examination and maintenance and replacement will be in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Safety Boots: All personnel in construction work areas will wear safety footwear. Gloves: All personnel will wear coveralls. Every person issued with P.P.E. is responsible for using and maintaining the equipment and inspecting it regularly to ensure it remains fit for its intended purpose. The failure of any individual to use P.P.E. provided would be subject to disciplinary action, which may result in the offenders dismissal from site.
11) Temporary works SODACO will ensure that its Subcontractors introduce formal procedures to control design, erecting, installation, loading and unloading of temporary works such as, but not limited to, formwork, false work, scaffolding or excavation support systems, where the failure of the temporary works could result in serious injury. The project Manger will monitor to ensure that, all the subcontractors to relevant temporary works on the project apply the procedures. Each subcontractor carrying out temporary works to which the procedures apply will appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Temporary Works Coordinator who will liaise with the Project Temporary Works Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the Temporary Works Coordinator to ensure the design, erection, loading; unloading and dismantling of the relevant temporary works are performed without risks to safety. 12) Work at Height SODACO recognizes that a significant number of operations on a project will involve working at height and that falls from height regularly cause serious injuries in the Construction Industry. We will therefore ensure that all such work is properly controlled and that safe access and working platforms will be provided. Work at height will normally be accomplished by the provision of scaffold working platforms of appropriate dimensions fitted with guard – rails and toe boards. SODACO and its subcontractors will ensure that all scaffolding is erected, altered, or dismantled by competent, experienced personnel under the immediate supervision of a competent supervisor and that the following requirements are observed. All scaffolds will be of good construction, strong and sound materials, free from defects and properly maintained. Standing scaffolds will be erected on firm, stable ground and be adequate braced, tied in or provided with out riggers.
No scaffolding will be overloaded and where necessary to prevent danger from falling objects will be fitted with brick-guards or protective screens or fans. All scaffoldings will be inspected before first use, thereafter, and weekly by a competent person, the results of such inspection recorded in an appropriate form. Necessary corrective measures shall be the responsibility of the Project Manager. Where provision of scaffolding for work at height is impractical, other safe working methods or systems may be adopted such as mobile elevated work platforms personnel carriers (cradles or skips) suspended from a crane or fall arrest equipment. Where such alternative methods are used, a safe system will be devised to provide the personnel with a safe system and method of work. Where extra protection against falls is considered appropriate, safety nets will be employed. Note: Falls from height is the largest single cause of fatalities in the construction industry. The PROJECT PHILOSOPHY IS TARGET ZERO 13) Site Traffic – If applicable Depending on the Project size, site traffic movement plan shall be established. The following shall be applied as deemed necessary: All road surfaces will be maintained on a safe condition and wherever possible be wide enough to allow vehicles to pass in opposite directions. Sharp bends, blind corners and steep grads will be avoided where reasonably practicable, and sign posted. Passing places will be provided on narrow stretches of access roads suitably sign posted.
At all stockyards, workshops, office, stores compound, etc. a traffic management system will be implemented providing defined roads, parking areas, pedestrian access, right of way roads or roundabouts, properly sign posted. Where the project site is located in the City Area In and Out, access will be clearly sign posted. 14) Mechanical Plant and Equipment A wide variety of mechanical plant and equipment will be used on the project, which include: Earth moving plant and equipment Crawler, Tower, and mobile telescopic cranes. Transport, both site and delivery vehicles SODACO recognizes that each category of plant listed above introduces various types of machinery that have hazards common to them. A safe system of work for each category will be introduced that will include: The proper selection of plant for the task 15) Lifting Operations During the execution of the works, a significant amount of lifting operations will be undertaken using cranes and other lifting appliances such as excavators, forklift truck, telescopic handlers, etc. in all cases, all lifting operations will be properly planned to ensure the appliance used has adequate capacity to carry out the task safely. During complicated lifting operations, a supervisor will be appointed to control the lifting operation. The following shall be applied: All operators of cranes and lifting appliances will be qualified and experienced, passed relevant competence test as applicable.
All singer / banks-men will be over 18 years, adequately trained, having knowledge of the safe working loads of chain, wire, and man made fiber slings, hand signals and be competent and be appointed in writing. The Subcontractors Safety Plan should include a description of the forgoing procedures. 16) Confined Spaces – If applicable SODACO will ensure that any work undertaken by its subcontractors in a confined space will comply with internationally accepted procedures. All entries to confined spaces will be subject to a written detailed entry and permit to work procedure. The written safe working procedures will include, but may be limited to details of the following: Arrangements for detecting toxic or explosive gas or oxygen enrichment / deficiency, and the detection equipment to be used include the following: Supervision arrangements. Safety and emergency rescue equipment to be used including breathing apparatus, rescue harness and safety lines. Permit to work procedures. A written safe working procedures and permits to work will be given unique reference numbers and will be retained for examination by Project Safety Engineer. 17) Substances Hazardous to Health – if applicable SODACO its subcontractors will establish and maintain control over risks arising from handling, storage, use and disposal of substances hazardous to health. The following steps shall be applied: The procedure will require the Project Manager / Engineer raising requisition to Request the supply for relevant substance hazardous Information. Such Information shall be copied to Project Safety Engineer for monitoring purpose. The Project Safety Engineer and Stores Controller should, as far as possible, ascertain what substances may used on site and compile an inventory of all hazardous substances together with the relevant hazard information.
The Engineer requesting the Hazardous substance must carry out an assessment of the proposed handling, storage and use of the substance detailing the Hazards and any necessary precautions that may be required. The Safety Engineer must then ensure that personnel exposed to the Hazardous substances are provided with written health and safety instructions, provided with the appropriate P.P.E. and any training that may be appropriate. He will monitor the compliance of the risk assessment. The Project Safety Engineer will assist where necessary and monitor that the procedures are implemented. 18) Noise SODACO and its subcontractors will undertake noise level survey of their respective areas or activities suspected of generating excessive noise levels. The survey will be conducted, using a calibrated industrial grade noise level meter by a person trained to use it. The results of the survey will be recorded using a prescribed Performa. Where the noise levels in excess of 85 dB (A) LEQ are identified then the following measures will be undertaken: Maintain all plant and equipment in order to reduce the effects of noise. Define areas in which ear protection is to worn. Provide hearing protection as a last resort. 19) Fire The importance of effective fire precautions and precautionary measures is recognized SODACO and will implement arrangements to ensure that adequate procedures will be adopted to prevent the risk of injury or damage from fire. The procedures will include but may not be limited to the following:
20) Fire Protection All site accommodation such as offices, stores, workshops and welfare accommodation will be provided with as adequate supply of suitable portable fire extinguishers located at strategic points. The following shall be applied: Where practicable, especially welfare accommodation, a pressurized ring water main system with an appropriate number of fire hydrants should be installed. An adequate supply of fire extinguishers will be provided for all positions where a flammable substances storage areas, such as Gas, Petrol, etc. Fire extinguishers will be wall mounted and examined by a competent person at intervals not exceeding six months to determine its continued fitness for use. Any extinguisher found to be defective or discharges will be immediately withdrawn and replaced by a serviceable extinguisher following each examination a label on the extinguisher will be marked with the date of examination and signed by the person carrying out examination. SODACO its subcontractors will ensure that all equipments used for Gas burning or electric welding is properly maintained and that flash back arrestors and non-return valves are fitted on such equipments as appropriate. All offices, stores, workshops, welfare accommodations and other buildings will display appropriate fire advisory and warning notices in English and Arabic. The notice displayed where appropriate will include: Fire alarm signs Fire exit routes Fire emergency procedures and assembly points Fire extinguisher points No smoking, no naked lights signs All mobile and static plant and machinery will have mounted at a suitable location at least one CO2 or halon type inert gas extinguisher.
21) Fire Precaution In their respective offices and accommodations SODACO and its subcontractors to ensure an effective and orderly evacuation of the premises in the event of fire. All site office personnel will receive training and instruction on the relevant fire precautions, as part of their induction Training the fire precaution will include: Requirements for emergency evacuation Logbook detailing personnel fire training, fire precaution, inspections conducted by relevant fire Marshals and the results of examination of fire fighting equipment. These log books will be open to examination by the Project Safety Engineer. 22) House Keeping The purpose of introducing a good housekeeping programme is to promote order and cleanness throughout the project. The main objectives are: The elimination of accidents and fire hazards. The conservation of space, time, materials, and manpower. To obtain and maintain good working conditions. Bad housekeeping has been the cause of a large number of serious accidents on sites resulting in personnel injury, damage to plant and equipment or fire. SODACO recognizes the importance of good housekeeping practices and to this end will impose a housekeeping management regime that will ensure that sufficient storage areas will be allocated, materials properly stored and stacked, sufficient rubbish skips provided and contents disposed of properly. The monitoring of good housekeeping practice will feature largely in the site inspection regime. 23) Temporary Accommodation The temporary accommodation provided would be controlled by an Administration Manager who must ensure the Health, Safety and welfare of all occupants. He will initiate a strict hygiene regime in all kitchen and messing facilities. Ensure that all sewage, foul water effluent, garbage, etc. are properly disposed off, meeting all local legal requirements.
All elevated accommodation and offices to have a wire mesh skirt to prevent accumulation of debris, which may cause a fire hazard or harbor animals or reptiles. The camp manager should acquaint himself with any religious customs or by laws to ensure compliance and have any such customs or by law brought to attention of all residence. 24) Site Security & Visitors SODACO will implement arrangements designed to prevent where reasonable practice, access to the site by an unauthorized persons or vehicle, and to secure the health and safety of authorized visitors. SODACO and its subcontractor will implement arrangements to ensure that their respective visitors are accompanied throughout their site visit, equipped with appropriate protective equipment and provided with a safety briefing designed to inform the visitors of the site hazards and of precautions that may be necessary during their visit. All entrances and exits shall be gated and locked after hours. Use substantial locks with guarded shackles to prevent use of bolt cutters. Entry for all vehicles, employees, and visitors should be in one location manned by security or designated site supervision. 13.3 Monitoring and Measurement 1) The measurement and monitoring techniques used will ensure and demonstrate Product Conformity, Compliance with Safety Management System Requirements and its effectiveness, and defining areas requiring Process Improvement / and or process red-design are: a) Internal / External Audit b) Inspection / Test: In process Inspection / Test; Final Inspection / test, and Receiving Inspection Test. c) Client / Consultant Feedback – Monitoring Minutes of Meetings, etc. this shall include progress, quality, and professional image of SODACO.
2) Based on the results of the analysis, corrective and preventive action are planned and implemented for improving the process. The frequency of such analysis and reporting shall be on Three monthly basis. 13.4 Auditing and Reviewing 1) In addition to carrying out regular inspections, the safety system shall be audited in accordance with SODACO Audit procedures to determine: Whether the HSE management system elements and activities conformant to planned arrangements, and are implemented effectively. The effective functioning of the HSE System in fulfilling the Companys HSE Policy, objectives and performance criteria. Compliance with relevant legislative requirements. Identification of areas for improvement, leading to progressive better HSE management. 2) For this purpose, the Quality and Safety Manager shall be developed the Project Audit Plan dealing with the following key issues: Organization, resources, and documentation. Evaluation and risk management. Planning. Implementation and monitoring. Frequency of auditing specific activities / areas. Audits shall be scheduled on the basis of the contribution or potential contribution of the activity concerned to HS performance, and the results of previous audit. Responsibility for auditing specific activities / areas. The audit will be using a comprehensive checklist and will examine individual Sub-contractors safety management techniques, compliance with statutory, Comprehensive, planned, and documented Safety system audits are carried out at least twice a year. Audits are scheduled on the basis of the status and importance of the activity. Internal auditors are independent of those having direct responsibility for the audited activity. Identified nonconforming conditions are brought to the attention of the responsible managers and corrective actions are implemented in response to audit findings.
13.5 Control of Nonconformity 1) The Quality & Safety Manager / Project Safety Officer, shall have the responsibility and authority for initiating investigation and corrective action in the event of non-compliance with specified requirements relating to HSE system, its operation or its results. 2) Situations of non-compliance shall be identified and documented via the use of Safety Non-conformance Repost and communicated to all concerned parties for corrective and preventive actions. 3) The company has established and maintains a documented procedure for defining responsibility and authority for handling and investigating nonconformance, taking corrective actions to mitigate any impacts caused and for initiating and completing corrective action and preventive action. 4) The Management shall implement and record any changes in the documented procedures resulting form corrective and preventive action. 5) The Construction Manager shall be responsible for ensuring that Corrective actions and preventive measures are implemented, and the Safety officer shall verify the completion of the required actions. 6) The corrective action process shall include the following key steps: Determine the cause Decide if immediate action is required. Decide which actions should be taken Take action to lower the risks to acceptable levels. Check to see if measures are effective Record shortcoming of corrective action Record changes in procedures required avoiding duplication. 13.6 Analysis of Data 1) Various data generated via monitoring and measurement from relevant sources, analyzed to ensure suitability and effectiveness of the Safety management system. The analysis of data shall provide information relating to Level of Customer satisfaction – customer complaints Conformity of product to specified requirements Characteristics and trend of processes and products including opportunity for preventative and corrective action. Performance of Suppliers / Subcontractors.
13.7 Corrective Action 1) Causes of actual and potential non-conformances are investigated and preventive and corrective actions are implemented to eliminate them. Controls are applied to ensure that corrective and preventive actions are implemented and that they are effective. 2) The Procedure defines the steps required for: a) Reviewing non-conformities b) Determine the causes of the non-conformities c) Evaluating the need for action to ensure that non-conformities d not recur. d) Determining and implementing the action needed. e) Records of the results of action taken f) Reviewing corrective action taken 13.8 Preventive Action 1) Preventive actions are requested and implemented when there are trends of decreasing Safety capability and/or effectiveness of the Safety system that create a risk for a potential nonconformance. Corrective actions are used when an actual nonconformance is identified. 2) The need for preventive action is determined on the basis of information and data regarding capability and performance of process, product non-conformance rates, post-production experience feedback, service records, customer complaints, Safety system audit findings. Such information and data are collected and analyzed to detect unfavorable trends that, if not checked, increase the risk of Non-conformance.
Section 13: Applicable Safety Procedures SP A01 – Management Review SP A02 – Continuous Improvement SP L01 – Safety Manual SP L02 – Incident Near Miss Reporting SP L03 – Safety Summary Report SP L04 – Health & Safety Checks SP L05 – Tool Box Meeting SP L06 – Risk Assessment SP L07 – Safety Warning Letters / Disciplinary Action SP K01 – Client Complaints SP K02 – Internal Audits SP K04 – Control of Non-Conformance SP H04 – Control of Records SP H05 – Control of Documents.
INTRODUCTION The SODACO LLC has the expertise and resources to carry out this prestigious development and greatly appreciates having been given the opportunity to do so. From our investigations, we have planned this project on a Schedule Driven method in order to provide the Client with the completed contract at the earliest possible date together with a high quality of finish in the longstanding tradition. The section herewith describes in brief the methods generally intended to be employed for the execution of the major construction activities of the said project. It is understood, however, that during the course of execution, circumstances may prevail that dictate alternative methods to the ones described herewith, as well as the employment of alternative and/or increased resources for more expedient or cost efficient execution of some of the Project activities, maintaining or improving at all times quality of workmanship, materials, accuracy of execution as well as Health & Safety. The works will be divided into individual activities and phases, which will be undertaken in a logical sequence in order to successfully achieve the scheduled completion of the Project. Further detailed planning will be conducted, pre-award, to accurately determine requirements for manpower, equipment and materials for all construction activities, and all necessary meetings conducted to ensure that work is planned and executed to the applicable procedures and in line with all necessary statutory permits and approval. After carefully reviewing and analyzing the drawings, it appears that the project can be classified into Six sections (as per the attached drawing); namely 1) Our intended overall work sequence for the project is as indicated in our attached Master Schedule. In our Method Statement, we have concentrated on our intended construction sequences. Thus, our work plan focuses on the following major facets of the project which include: Job-site Requirements Enabling Works Concrete Work Finishing Works and External Works
1. JOB SITE REQUIREMENTS Mobilization will begin immediately after the Effective Date (ED) of contract commencement as it will be identified on Notice to Commence (to be issued by Clients/Engineers Representative) and emphasis will be placed on careful and thorough planning and control Development of the detailed project schedule, together with all supporting resource allocations, monetary valuations and other pertinent data will commence immediately after contract award and forwarded to the Client for approval within 30 days after receiving the Employers Notice To Proceed. Project specific control procedures and systems (QA/QC Programme) in accordance with QA/QC Manual will be developed and subsequently submitted for approval in accordance to Clause 4.9 of the FIDIC 1999 Conditions of Contract as will a project HSE plan. Similarly technical submittals (mix designs, formwork systems, materials method statements etc.) will be forwarded for approval. Upon taking possession of the site, front-end crews will undertake the initial operations involving demarcation of the work limits and installation of temporary security fencing around the designated site compound as previously approved by the Engineer. This will be followed by works involving the establishment of the Contractor and Employers Facilities and temporary support facilities such as Site Offices, Material Store, Workshops, and Laboratory, at designated locations on site or within the site vicinity, subject to approval and allocation of respective areas by the Engineers Representative. The methodical deployment of the envisaged staff, workforce and plant requirements, Based on pre-planned resource scheduling will ensue. This resource scheduling will not constitute a constraint or hp. limitative in any way, in the event that the progress status decrees augmenting active resources to enhance expediency this shall immediately be facilitated. Plant shall generally be sourced from existing company projects in UAE, complemented as necessary by hiring or purchasing new or from plant pools in China. Materials Procurement as well as Shop Drawing Schedules will be developed and rigidly implemented in line with the project control procedures & systems. Any critical items of work will be identified and pursued as a matter of priority. Full coordination shall be established with the Engineers Representative in order to facilitate rapid processing of approvals and drawings into procurement and construction activities.
Progress of the works will be recorded both weekly and monthly, in accordance with Contract Progress Reporting requirements. 1.01) Site Office for Employer, Engineer and Contractor SODACO shall design and construct the temporary offices as per the layout approved by the Engineer. 1.02) Material Stock The site area is limited and tight to contain required storage and workshops. There is sufficient area on site to store materials in area C6.003-A and C8.004-A. 1.03) Temporary toilets for workers The temporary toilets shall be located at convenient and approved locations. 1.04) Test Laboratory The test laboratory shall be located next to the temporary offices in a form of portable cabin and it shall be equipped with test equipment for: Measure of Concrete slump and temperature Compression strength test for concrete and cement. The remaining tests required by the specifications shall be carried out at an independent laboratory to be approved by the Engineer. 1.05) Medical Station SODACO shall provide a room on site within the site office to be utilized as nurse station to provide the first aid service for the labors. 1.06) Daily Rubbish The collected rubbish shall be disposed off site in permitted area on a daily basis at night by dump trucks. 1.07) Access to Site The area parallel to Road 19 and 38 and 41 inside the fence shall be utilized as the area for unloading of material. However after the completion of the ground floor slab, the slab shall be utilized for temporary storage of material.
1.08) Temporary Power and Water Distribution Electrical Distribution: Electrical temporary power will be delivered through a 500 KVA and stand- by generators for emergency cases. The electricity shall be distributed through temporary panel board with circuit breakers on each floor. Common access such as corridors will have lighting illumination of 50 Lux in any location during night and it shall be 100 lux in work areas. Water distribution: the temporary water for works and fire fighting will be distributed as required. We will provide an exclusive cleaning crew during the construction period. It will consist of 10 to 30 workers according to work process and conditions of the site. They will clean daily in and outside site and deposit all rubbish to one location to be disposed of using one 4 ton dump truck for day-time disposal and one 11 ton dump truck for night-time disposal. Further, we will insist on a cleaning day at least once per week. It will take one hour in the day when all workers and staff shall dispose of all rubbish in their vicinity. 1.09) Material Transportation The material transportation to site is as explained hereinbefore. When material arrives at site it will be unloaded immediately by Tower crane or Hydraulic crane. Then we will shift the material to designated places by Forklift, Long span Lift: or Material lift. 1.10) Curing and Protection We intend to use curing compound for the concrete structure, because it does not interrupt our sequence of work such as marking, installation of re-bar and form work for next floor. An exclusive work crew will undertake spraying the compound during concreting operations. The stocked reinforcement bar on site shall be covered with plastic sheet and bars shall be stored on timber bears to keep them at adequate distance from ground soil. The protection for finishing item and M/E equipment is very important subject. We shall dedicate an exclusive crew for providing the protection to all such finishes and equipment. The material for the protection will be plastic sheet, paper tape and/or thin plywood. This crew will constantly ensure that all protection is in place and make repairs to any damaged protection.
1.11) Surveying and marking According to our work schedule we provide a minimum of I Total Station and2 sets of level instruments and 2 laser levels. Also 4 qualified surveyors with helpers will be required for most of the construction period. The responsibilities of the surveying teams will include detailed surveys of all designated locations of work, during which any particular unconformities will be documented and recorded in order to provide a thorough profile of the Project areas of work and enable the development of correct work plans. Duties shall also include setting out and providing surveying controls for the civil and structural construction activities and the preparation of as-built drawings as the work progresses. 1.12) Construction Equipment Crawler Tower Cranes complemented by Mobile Cranes as well as Telescopic Load Handlers, all of appropriate capacity, will be used to support formwork reinforcement Roofing and other material lifting and positioning operations.
2. GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF EXECUTION 2.01) GENERALLY The Preliminary Programme, which forms part of this submission package, reflects the general intent with regard to the sequence of construction activities. The overall Project work will be completed in a period of 30 Calendar Months. from the Effective Date of commencement followed by a maintenance period of 365 days. This schedule has been compiled based on the information available at tender stage using MS Project software in order to identify critical areas and enable its further development and enhancement. The planning has been based on a minimum working schedule of 10 hrs/day and a 6-day working week. Following contract award and within 30 days of the issue of Notice to Proceed and after the incorporation of resultant data from the detailed site survey, a more comprehensive version will be generated by the allocated Project Planning team and forwarded and submitted as appropriate. Concrete supply requirements of the project shall be met through outsourcing arrangements with reputable and approved ready mix suppliers. Mix designs will be prepared during the mobilization period and will be submitted for approval along with test results prior to the commencement of work on site Critical Engineering activities such as Drainage, Electrical Drawings, construction joint and waterproofing drawings shall be coordinated and submitted to the Engineer for approval during mobilization period to enable smooth work. Bar bending schedules will be submitted and reinforcement will be cut and bent utilizing outsourced from approved subcontractors. SODACO skilled steel fixers will carry out rebar fixation. Formwork for foundations, walls and columns shall be assembled on site based on a tailor-made system using metal/wooden beams and soldiers and plywood lining. The walls and suspended slabs will be executed by employing specially designed formwork systems such as PERI~) or Doka slab-decking systems or S.G.B. Syatem, which will enable early removal of the forms leaving the required Areas in place for the designated periods. The intention is to have an adequate amount of forms to sustain continuity in order that the schedule of works can be maintained. Beam forms will be fabricated from softwood timber and marine plywood.
Specialist, approved subcontractors will undertake MEP (including special systems) works, Roof and wall cladding, Aluminum works, etc. extensive coordination will also be upheld with any Other/ssociated contractors with regards to interfacing of work. 2.02) Work Fronts The overall activity sequence is primarily by sound contracting work execution practice of optimizing use of resources in the time available to meet Project requirements. General sequence of work is demonstrated herein under Each Area 3. DETAILED METHODS STATEMENT Sequence of Works After the concrete work starts, the finishing works shall starts at an overlapping pace along the MEP works. The external works shall follow the completion of the basement roof. 4. AS BUILT SURVEY & MARKED UP DRAWINGS During works execution, records will be maintained showing changes and locations of underground installations in order to facilitate the final production of the relevant As Built drawings. Prior to completion of the works and during the last stage of the project, the latter drawings shall be finalized and submitted to the Authorities for Approval. Excavation & Foundation Pits FoundationsSub-StructureSuper-Structure MEP & Finishing Testing & Commission
5. DEMOBILIZATION The demobilization process will be carried out progressively and with careful planning, ensuring adherence to local labour laws. Allowance shall also be made for the efficient completion of the remaining work activities and cleanup of the construction site. All main equipment, small tools, temporary facilities and unused consumables will remain the property of the sub -contractor and shall therefore be returned to the logistic base. With regards to personnel, the management team will return to the Main office, while locally and internationally recruited personnel shall be absorbed in some other company venture in the UAE. 6. CONCLUDING REMARKS This brief method statement outlines, in general terms, the scope, methods and sequence of the principal work activities and is not intended to comprehensively address all aspects and details of the respective works. Programme implications with relation to the whole contract have been considered throughout, and appropriate plant types and methods of work briefly described. Certain operations in view of their nature will require more detailed and expanded method statements, at a later and appropriate contractual stage prior to commencement of execution. However, if required, any particular issue of concern or specific item of work can be further addressed and analyzed post tender.