CONSTRUCTION PLANT AND EQUIPMENT





Cranes uses safely
Check construction plant and equipment before go to start your work. No compromise for the issue of safety induction: Also keep in mind the most common thing to do is to store this item in a safe location until it is needed. I would also submit some type of documentation to the sub making sure they know if the item is damaged or misused.







Hoists
Dumper Tracks
Cranes
Excavators
Compressors
Fork Lift Trucks
Concrete Mixers
Compactors




When using HOISTS, check:

ØThe equipment been installed by a competent person?
ØAre the operators trained and competent?
ØIs the rated capacity clearly marked?
ØDoes the hoists have current report of through examination and a record of inspection?
ØIs there a suitable bas enclosure to prevent people from being struck by any moving part of the hoists?
ØAre the landing gates kept shut except when the platform is at the landing?

When using DUMPER trucks, check:

ØLoad carried are within the capacity of the dumper truck?
ØNo passengers to ride on the dumper
ØSpeed limits are not exceeded when carrying loads?
ØNo traveling over steep embankments and rough terrains?
ØNo sharp turning to avoid overturning of dumper?
ØTyres are at the correct inflated pressure?
ØOperators are trained and competent?

If CRANES are on site, check:

ØNo riding on the crane hooks?
ØThe carrying capacity is being adhered to?
ØExclusion zones created for lifting over public?
ØCrane operator being directed by trained Dogman?
ØSecuring of loads being done by trained Riggers?
ØEnsure all lifting gear is current?
ØAccess is restricted to authorized personnel?
ØWarning signs on overhead work in progress displayed about the site?

When using EXCAVATORS, check:

ØOperators to be trained and competent?
ØNo passengers to ride on the excavators?
ØSpeed limits are not exceeded when carrying loads?
ØNo travelling near to edge of excavations?
ØAll warning signals are operating?
ØA banksman to be used during operations?
ØLocations of any buried cables and pipes?

When working with COMPRESSORS, check:

ØAll hoses are uncoiled and protected from damage?
ØThe components are correctly installed and attached securely to each other?
ØCompressor is located as far away as possible from the worker?
ØObservation of safe work practices and exclusion zones?
ØCorrect personal protective equipments is being worn, eg. Had hat, safety boots, gloves and hearing protectors?
ØThe compressor pressure safety valve is functional?

When using FORK LIFT trucks, check:

ØOperators to be trained and competent?
ØNo passengers to ride on fork lift trucks?
ØSpeed limits are not exceeded when carrying loads?
ØNo traveling at speed around corners?
ØAll warning signals are operating?
ØGas powered fork lift trucks not to be used in enclosed spaces?
ØWarning signs of fork lift truck in operation to be posted?
ØReversing siren and lights to be operational?
ØThe correct load charts are displayed on the forklift?

If working with CONCRETE MIXERS, check:

ØAll moving parts are secured when in transport?
ØThe truck is “locked off” before cleaning the drums?
ØTrucks not parked too close to excavation edge?
ØObservation of safe work practices and exclusion zones?
ØCorrect personal protective equipments is being worn, eg. Had hat, safety boots, gloves and hearing protectors?
ØObservation of safe disposal of excess concrete?
ØReversing signals ie. Light and siren are operational?


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