Operationally, Six Sigma values and prioritizes safety & environmental protection. In order to ensure the safest work conditions, Six Sigma has developed safety rules and manuals to encourage all project personnel to take an active role in the adherence and continuous implementation of job safety practices in the day-to-day operations.

1.0 Introduction

This policy is the direct concern of the Operations Manager, for its overall implementation. The Management of Six Sigma is responsible for the application of this policy throughout the division’s activities.

At every place of work, the person in charge is required to ensure that the employees and all persons who are authorized to be in the premises under the control of the division observe the Company’s Safety Procedures and requirements.

Employees, shall within the terms and conditions of the employment, comply with appropriate safety procedures. Waterproofing division will ensure in the implementation of safety procedures, etc. in accordance with the requirements listed.

The management will keep reviewing the company’s safety procedures from time to time, ensure such measures continue to comply with all relevant statutory regulations and code of practice, etc. at all times in accordance with this policy.

2.0 Definitions

The subcontractor Six Sigma Contracting & Trading Co. WLL

Procedure A document that details the purpose of a given Scope and the methods of implementation

Hazardous Areas An area, in which there exists (or) may exist a Flammable or Toxic Atmosphere or Dangerous Situation.

Restricted Area Area over which control is exercised for all movement and Operations. Entry is granted only to those Persons in possession of an official issued pass.

Unrestricted Area Are adjacent to or remote from Restricted Area.

3.0 Scope

The scope of this procedure is to define the responsibilities of Site Management, Employees, and Sub-contractors & Suppliers in regards to SAFE WORKING PRACTICES. It addresses the Procedures, whereby all Personnel concerned are made aware of their Responsibilities and Consequences of their actions both to themselves and to their coworkers.

In order to prevent accidents it is important that all staff/employees are fully conversant with safety procedures, and understand the rules and regulations in this regard.

It also serves to highlight Six Sigma’s commitment to a policy of (HSE) Health, Safety and Environment in the work place.


4.0 Responsibilities

5.0 Safety Procedures for Sub-contractors

5.1 The supervisor has to follow the following safety items:
  • Instruct workmen under his supervision to abide all safety instructions and requirement of Six Sigma.
  • To correct unsafe practice and/or condition when discovered.
  • To take instruction from Six Sigma supervisor in regards to safety requirement.
  • To provide and enforce the use of the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Follow with site supervisor for conducting Weekly Tool Box Meeting (TBM) for their employees.
  • To immediately notify and report Six Sigma supervisor/engineer about any accidents, incidents or near miss cases in writing.
  • In the event of an accident resulting an injury – - Ensure that prompt First Aid is administered to injured employee(s) at site. - Six Sigma Supervisor will conduct investigation of the accident to determine the facts and take corrective action to prevent reoccurrence. - Forward a copy o the Accident Personal Injured Report to Six Sigma Operations Manager through Internal memo of Six Sigma, which shall include all state, insurance and Medical Report.
5.2 Safety Training & Orientation

5.2.1 All employees of Six Sigma will be provided with Safety Training and Orientation. This training is mandatory. Weekly Tool Box Meetings (TBM) will be conducted for all workers, whose attendance will be recorded and TBM details fully documented to consultants.

5.2.2 Training of all employees will be conducted by the Supervisor assisted by authorized people on weekly basis, which shall include the following:

  • Awareness and Recognition of potentially Dangerous and Unsafe Conditions on and off site.
  • Health and Safety Procedure and Employees Responsibilities for Reporting any Hazardous or potentially hazardous situations.
  • Training and handling emergency situations.
  • Use and location of Emergency Rescue or Life saving Equipment Including First aid procedures.
  • Any other Safety issue needed to be highlighted according to Work progress.
5.3 Safety Inspection

5.3.1 Safety Inspections of the Project Areas will be carried out on a daily basis by the Supervisor.

5.3.2 All plant and equipment brought to Site will be subject to frequent Inspection by Six Sigma Supervisor. Scaffolding and staging will be inspected and tagged daily and weekly. Cranes and lifting equipment will have valid certification, full mechanical inspection every three months and detailed inspection before large lifts. Monthly checklist will be maintained for cranes, in addition to the daily inspection.

5.3.3 As a Mandatory and weekly occurrence (Tool Box), inspection will be held and all power and Hand Tools in use on site are inspected for Safety and Fitness for work and tagged as per monthly color coding system.

5.4 Investigation and Reporting Accident / Incidents

5.4.1 Any accident / incident, which occur as a result of on-site operations or relates to the project in general, will be investigated, reported and analyzed by the Supervisor in conjunction with the Project Manager. The Accident Report in full will be submitted to the client Senior Representative (Designated Authority) immediately of the occurrence. This applies to all personnel including Sub-contractors, Suppliers, and Visitors.

5.4.2 Any accident involving Fatality, Serious Injury or Hospitalization will be investigated in depth and all causes identified. Hazard Control Measures will be implemented, the accident site secured, and all plant, equipment and materials remain unremoved until permission given by the designated Authority.

5.4.3 All employees are responsible for reporting all injuries and occupation related illness to the Site Supervisor and Project Manager and a Daily Record of all minor first aid treatments will be mentioned on the Six Sigma prescribed Internal memo Forms.

5.4.4 Records will be maintained of Employees exposure to any toxic or harmful materials and all records made available for access by the designated authority.

5.5 Emergency Response Capabilities

5.5.1 At commencement of works on site an Emergency Evacuation Procedure will be explained for all employees and this will be developed as the work progress. This will include escape routes, area of site operation, and assembly areas off-site for employee accounting.

5.5.2 Before any major operation commences on site e.g. torch works, the supervisor will ensure that access for emergency services, such as: fire, ambulance, physician, etc. is planned and maintained throughout the Operation.

5.6 Job Clean-up and Safe Access Housekeeping is one of the most important single item which influences the safety of a building/construction site. Good housekeeping is not a burden if constantly maintained and not left an occasional clean up.

5.6.1 All working areas and means access will be maintained in a clean and orderly manner and the supervisor will inspect such areas daily and report accordingly.

5.6.2 The following areas and hazards will be inspected: -

  • Scaffolding and Platforms
  • Stairways and Landings
  • Passageways and Access ways
  • Tools, Materials, Hoses, Power Cords, and other Hazards.
  • Materials and Equipment unsecured in Elevated Areas.
  • Scrap Timber, Concrete Blocks, etc. in Work Areas and Access Ways.

5.6.3 Housekeeping will be carried out at the end of each working day, and inspected by the supervisor before commencement of the following working day.

5.6.4 Waste material discharge from elevated positioned above 2M height will be conveyed in enclosed chutes (above 2M height) and under no circumstances will be dropped or thrown.

5.6.5 Waste material will be placed in skips or containers capable of being transported off-site by Trucks or Trailer and disposed off at frequent intervals.

5.7 Local Requirements

5.7.1 All Local Authority requirements in Items of Safety and Security will be complied with Six Sigma’s personnel and sub-contractors and suppliers.

5.7.2 The rules and regulations of the Ministry of Electricity and Water will be strictly observed, particularly in relation to electrical installation and connections to Government Utilities.

5.8 Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The law of State of Qatar concerning Alcohol and Drugs are strictly enforced. All employees of Six Sigma are made aware of this fact, and the use of Alcohol and Drugs is strictly prohibited. Where drugs are medically prescribed to an employee, their effect on work ability and performance will be strictly monitored and necessary steps taken to ensure that no risks are incurred as a result of such medication.

6.0 Safety Measures

6.1 General
  • First Aid Kit is maintained on site with clear marking showing location.
  • Holes and openings should be clearly marked and surrounded by rails and toe boards, unless properly covered.
  • Hoisting of material shall always be done under direct supervision of a qualified supervisor, who will inspect and make sure that all materials to be hoisted are properly packed and all hoisting equipment, including but not limited to cables, hooks, clamps, etc. are capable of the safe lifting of loads.
  • Under no circumstances shall hoisted material be swing over roads or areas outside the site boundaries unless in the presence of personnel/flagmen, clearing these areas prior and during the hoisting operation.
  • All slab exterior boundaries shall have guardrails and tor boards, same for shaft openings.
6.2 Working in Confined Areas
  • Never work alone in any confined space. And always have a watchman standing by the entrance to the confined space.
  • When working in closed or confined space, proper and adequate ventilation must be provided.
  • Make sure all necessary equipment is available before starting work, which must be used by all persons entering the confined space.
  • 6.3 Electrical

    6.3.1 All electrical tools and equipment must be adequately earthed.

    6.3.2 Employees must not work on, or in proximity of unprotected live circuits unless adequate safety measures have been taken.

    6.3.3 ONLY authorized employees are allowed to work on repair electrical equipment.

    6.3.4 Portable electric tools and extensions leads must be fitted with proper plugs and sockets.

    6.3.5 Electric leads must be preferable hung in safe position, not lying on the ground and especially not in water.

    6.4 Burning

    6.4.1 Do not use matches to light torches. Spark igniters must not be used. Torches must not be used to light smoking materials.

    6.4.2 Appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn.

    6.4.3 When a key is required to open / close the acetylene valve. They key must be kept in position of the valve.

    6.4.4 Store and transport cylinders in the correct approved manner secure them on a bottle cradle – secure all cylinders, empty and in the vertical position with the valve.

    6.4.5 Open the cylinder valve only when work is being done0. Close the

    6.4.6 Locate gas cylinders outside buildings, structure or confirmed areas as far as possible.

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