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 The Project Management Team (PMT) recognizes the importance of the planning Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) into the project at the earlier possible stage.

 HSE is an integral part of our business and RK Contracting will manage it in the same manner as any other business objective.

 For this Project HSE Plan to be effective. It is essential that the management and the supervisory staff of The PMT and its' sub-contractors are familiar with and implement and the relevant requirements of the plan..

 The PMT will actively seek the support of all operatives engaged on the project to look after the HSE of themselves and their colleagues by working within the spirit of this Project HSE Plan.

 Any person found to be disregarding the requirements of the plan would be subject to the disciplinary action, which may result in their dismissal from the project.



The PMT is committed to accomplish its duties and responsibility for the project using the available resources to achieve outstanding performance in completing the work and attaining the following Project HSE objective:

 Complete the project with distinguished HSE record

 Reduce risk to personnel, natural environment, business performance and reputation to levels as low as reasonably practicable

 Meet all our environment commitment

 Manage integrity and risk in all aspects of design, construction, transportation, installation, and operations using criteria compatible with statutory requirements

HSE Strategy

The following set out the HSE Strategy, achievement of which will ensure compliance with the Project's HSE Policy and state objectives.

 Identify and implement the requirements of HSE contained within acts, regulations, and codes of practice.

 Ensure compliance with appropriate national and international regulations, local rules, regulations, and code of practice.

 Establish and maintain communication with government a genies, local authorities and unions on all matters relating to HSE.

 Ensure that appropriate safety system is applied throughout the project and vendors and fabricators have met their contractual and statutory HSE requirements.

 Ensure that sufficient and appropriate documentation is supplied to permit development of maintenance program for construction equipment.

 Ensure that HSE training is carried out in accordance to the needs of individuals and the work on hands.

The Project shall:

 Create awareness and promote engagement on all HSE aspects from all team members

 Maintain highest level of ethical and professional standard during project execution

 Create a healthy and safe working environment for all project participants

All personnel involved in the project have the duty to conform to the PMT policy and procedures.

The head of the PMT has the overall responsibility for HSE.

Health and Safety Policy & Objective

Health and Safety Policy

Contractor shall provide and maintain a Healthy and Safe working environment in compliance with good business practices and legislative requirements.

Safety and Health Objectives

RK Contracting shall achieve our Health and Safety Policy through the following objectives

 Instill and promote Health & Safety consciousness amongst employees and subcontractors to prevent accidents and injuries and provide a healthy workspace with high hygiene standard

 Conduct effective Health and Safety training.

 Provide availability of adequate medical treatment for all personnel involved in the Project and establish efficient medical evacInstill and promote Health & Safety consciousness amongst employees and subcontractors to prevent accidents and injuries and provide a healthy workspace with high hygiene standard

 Conduct effective Health and Safety training.

 Provide availability of adequate medical treatment for all personnel involved in the Project and establish efficient medical evacuation procedure.

 Implement innovative measures to continuously improve our safety practices.

 Provide the best possible care in design, construction and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

 To observe the Islamic republic of Abu Dhabi’s health & safety and regulations and other international regulations.

 Implement innovative measures to continuously improve our safety practices.

 Provide the best possible care in design, construction and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

 To observe the Islamic republic of Abu Dhabi’s health & safety and regulations and other international regulations.

Environmental Policy & Objectives

         Environmental Policy

RK Contracting shall conduct all our operations in such a manner that there will not be any contravention of the applicable environmental laws and regulations.

Environmental Objectives

-  RK Contracting shall achieve our Environmental Policy through the following objectives:

- Minimize the generation of hazardous waste and handle all waste in environmental sound manner.

- Prevent releases; spills and leaks take immediate containment measure in the event of accidental discharges.

 Restore the environment on work accomplishment in compliance with enforced statutory requirements and according to contractual commitment.

 Encourage recycling and re-use of materials


This part of the document describes PMT organizational structure for HSE and outlines the duties and responsibilities of the key personnel who have significant contributions to make in the successful implementation of Project HSE Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Projects Manager

Has overall responsibility for all HSE matters on the project:

a) He is responsible to the top management for ensuring that the Project HSE Plan is regularly reviewed and, kept up to date and implemented.

b) He will ensure that all line management staff of the PMT are conversant with the relevant requirements of current local legislation and the Project HSE Plan and are assigned appropriate duties and responsibilities to assist in its effective implementation.

c) He will arrange for the HSE performance of all subcontractors to be continuously monitored.

Site Manager

In particular this will require him to

a) Be familiar with the requirements of the relevant HSE legislation and the Project HSE Plan.

b) Monitor to ensure that the operations under their control are conducted in accordance with the requirements and take urgent and appropriate action to prevent unsafe working practices or other infringements of statutory or Project HSE Plan requirements. Liaison and co-operate with the Safety Officer and ensure that any defects brought to his attention are promptly remedied.

d) Establish and maintain clear lines of communication on HSE matters with the relevant Client representatives and subcontractors under their control.

e) Under the direction of the Project Manager attend and Participate in Project HSE Meetings.

f) Provide adequate instruction and supervision to personnel under his control and encourage them to report defects or other problems that may adversely affect HSE.

Engineers and Other Supervisory Staff

In particular this will require them to full fill the duties assigned to them in the following paragraphs.

a) Be familiar with the requirements of the relevant HSE legislation.

b) Monitor to ensure that the operations under their supervision are conducted in accordance with the requirements and take urgent and appropriate action to prevent.

c) Unsafe working practices or other infringements of the foregoing.

d) Liaison and co-operate with the HSE manager and ensure that: any defects brought to their attention are promptly remedied.

e) Establish and maintain clear lines of communication on HSE with the relevant Client representative and subcontractors under their supervision.

f) Under the direction of the Project Manager, attend and participate in Project HSE Meetings.

g) Provide adequate instruction and supervision for personnel under their supervision, and encourage them to report defects or other problems that may adversely affect their health or safety.

h) Set a personal example.


This section of the document describes the PMT arrangements for eliminating or controlling the associated risks, thereby satisfying both its’ statutory aid contractual obligations and promoting acceptable standards of HSE throughout its operations.

All sub-contractors engaged in this project will conform to the arrangements described and co-operate with its accident prevention program.

Contractual Obligations

The PMT recognizes its responsibility to comply with all relevant local HSE requirements and will ensure that all involve in its operations observe such requirements accordingly.

 The PMT recognizes its contractual obligations to ensure that the ongoing HSE of all concerned who might be affected by its' operations, during the execution of the works.

 This Project HSE Plan is prepared to describe how the PMT intends to satisfy these obligations and to manage and co-ordinate its’ operations and the operations of its sub-contractors accordingly. Every sub-contractor will cooperate with the project team on all relevant HSE matters to enable PMT to meet its’ contractual obligations.

Group Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings on HSE are an essential element in HSE Management. The following meeting will be held:

- Daily tool box meeting

- Accident investigation meeting

- RK Contracting weekly progress meeting

- Sub-contractors’ site managers meeting

- SHE committee meeting

HSE Information & Training

The PMT recognize that the provision of adequate HSE information and training for all level of personnel makes a vital contribution towards and effective accident prevention program and will therefore ensure that suitably structured schedule of information and training is adopted by all parties throughout the duration of the project.

HSE Information

 PMT will adopt a variety of techniques such as displaying of posters, distribution of HSE information sheets, newsletters and bulletins in order to generally promote the HSE of the project.

 PMT will also prominently display at the site entrance an accident statistics board showing the safety performance of the project.

HSE Training

The PMT will ensure that each employee working on the project received adequate training to enable them to perform their work function/tasks in a safe and efficient manner. All new employees inclusive of those from sub-contractors will be given Induction Training prior to being placed on the job.

All visitors to the project site shall attend a site safety briefing prior to visiting the construction site. The Safety Officer is responsible for the development of the training matrix. The training matrixes spelt out training need for the individual work function and task all training courses, together with records of personnel attendance, will be properly documented. These records shall be maintained on file and readily for inspection as and when required.

Personal Type of Training

PMT Members Project HSE Plan

All Workers Induction making them to follow all the

requirement of this plan

Selected Personnel Fire Fighting, First Aid, BA, Rescue

Visitor HSE Briefing

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)


The purpose of job Safety Analysis is to provide a systematic and documents method of identifying hazards, Selecting control measures and establishing health and safe and environmentally responsible methods.


The requirements set out herein apply to all the project sites controlled and managed by Site HSE manager

JSA Methodology

Guide for Selection of Task to be Analyzed

 Hazard Potential. Some tasks have a recognizable hazard potential greater than activities generally conducted at the site/workplace. For example dual cranes lift, spray painting within close vicinity of hot-work, etc.

 Consequence of Failure. A work method failure during the execution of some tasks may result in unacceptably damaging consequences. For instance pressure pneumatic testing of pipelines.

 Accident History. Any task associated with a poor accident record.

 Changed Work Methods. Repetitive tasks, which are the subject proposed, changed to the work method/ procedures.

JSA Procedures

 At the planning stage the project in-charge with the assistance of the HSE personnel identifies the critical tasks to be analyzed

 A team leader will then be appointed for each task to be analyzed. He must be technically competent and thoroughly familiar about the task.

 Other members in the JSA team include the HSE personnel for the project, supervisor and others who involve in the task at times, client representative will also be invited to join in.

 At the JSA meeting, the tasks are divided into a series of logical steps and listed in their normal order of occurrence.

 Each logical step is then thoroughly reviewed and all potential hazards associated with the step will be identified.

 Air, water, or soil contamination

 Having identified the potential hazards, action to be taken will then map out for implementation. Generally, action will be formulated along the following guides.

 Front line supervisor shall use the form as a briefing note while carrying out pre-job briefing to all involved in the task.

Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment

Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment are not substitutes for effective engineering control, safe working condition or sound work practices, but are provided to play an essential part in the protection of the workers. Its’ usage do not eliminate the hazards but is aid to controlling individuals exposure to prevent/minimize injury or adverse health effects.

Project Team

All PPE will be issued to direct employees on need basis and Sub-contractor is responsible to provide the necessary PPE to all its’ workers.

It is the responsibility of all individuals to take care of their issued PPE from damage. All damaged equipment must be forthwith reported to the immediate supervisor concerned.

All PPE used shall be of approved types and no modification shall be made to the equipment.

Types of PPE & Its Application

a) Head Protection

Safety helmets must be worn in operational worksite at all times for protection against head injuries. Painted / metal helmets are not allowed to be used.

b) Eye & Face Protection

Approved eye or face protective equipment such as goggles and face shield must be worn when carrying out the following task.

 Helmets and hand shield fitted.

 Cup type goggles for any welding or cutting

 Plastic and non-flammable collapsible goggles for dusty atmosphere.

 Face shield for grinding handling operations.

 All personnel while entering working area shall wear safety glasses.

c) Body Protection

 Overalls or long trousers or shirts must be worn

 Rubber aprons for protection against acid & chemical splashes.

 Leather aprons must be worn when handling molten metal or shielding against a heat source.

 Overalls should be worn at all time; loose clothing should not be permitted at worksite.

 Arm protectors should be worn.

d) Hearing Protection

There are basically two types of ear protective equipment - ear muffs and ear plugs. These have to be worn when working in areas where there are excessive noises (above 85 db) and also in the vicinity where following process take place

 Pneumatic tripping

 Arc gouging

 Grinding

e) Foot & Leg Protection

 Employees must wear safety shoes when working

 Foot cover must be worn if there is danger of sparks or molten metal falling into the shoes.

 Rubber safety boots could be worn in muddy areas.

 g) Safety Gloves

 Leather gloves are used for handling heavy equipment rough material, loading and unloading pipe work, handling wire lines, slings and cables also for RK Contractinglding.

 Cloth gloves afford adequate protection when handling pipe or other relatively smooth surface material.

 Chemical resistant rubber gloves are to be used when handling acids alkalis or other corrosive chemicals.

Accident Reporting Procedures Definition


An incident is an unplanned event or chain of events, which hash or could have caused injury or illness and/or damage (loss) to people, assets, the environment, or reputation.


An injury is categorized such as cut, fracture, sprain, amputation etc., which results from a single instantaneous exposure.

Lost Time Injuries (LTI’s)

Lost time injuries are the sum of Fatalities, Permanent Total Disabilities and Lost Workday Cases but excluding Restricted Work Cases.

Lost Work Day Cases

A Lost Workday Case is any work related Injury which renders the Injured person temporarily unable to perform any Regular Job or Restricted Work on any day after the day on which the injured was received. In this case "any day" includes rest day, RK Contractingekend day, scheduled holiday, public holiday or subsequent day after ceasing employment.

Note: This definition deviates from OSHA guidance, which considers restricted work as a lost workday case.

A single incident can give rise to several Lost Workday Cases, depending on the number of people injured as a result of that incident.

Medical Treatment Case (MTC)

A Medical Treatment Case is any work-related injury that involves neither Lost Workdays nor Resident Workdays but which requires treatment by, or under the specific order of, a physician or could be considered as being in the province of a physician.

Medical Treatment does not include First Aid even if a Physician or registered professional personnel provide this.

Near Miss

A Near Miss is an incident which potentially could have caused injury or Occupational illness and / or damage (loss) to people, assets, the environment, or reputation, but which did not.

Permanent Disability

Permanent Total Disability is any work-related injury, which permanently incapacitates an employee and results in termination of employment.

Regular Job

A Regular Job is one, which has not been established to accommodate an injured employee. It should be an existing job or task within the Contractor's organization, which the injured is deemed competent to perform.

Restricted Work Case (RWC)

A Restricted Work Case is any work-related injury, which results in a work assignment after the day the incident occurred that does not include all the normal duties of the person’s Regular Job. The restricted work assignment must be meaningful and pre-established or a substantial part of a Regular Job.

Prevention of Recurrence

Senior Project Manager or his deputy and HSE Officer and Site HSE should discuss and work out preventive measures to prevent recurrence of the accident / incident. Systematic approach will be adopted to identify the root cause rather than the immediate causes.

Follow-Up Action

HSE Officer will monitor and report back on the status and follow-up action to prevent recurrence.


The purpose is to establish a standard guideline for the use of lifting appliance and operation of crane.

This guideline is applicable to all-lifting appliances and crane(s) which and in operation within the companies project sites.


Approved Person any person who is approved by the Chief Inspector of Factories by a certificate in writing for the purpose of carrying out examinations and test of hoist and lifts, lifting gears, or lifting appliances and lifting machines.

Lifting Appliance

Includes a pulley block, grinding-Chain blocks or set of chain block.

Lifting Gears

Include chain, ropes, chain strips, rope slings, rings, hooks, shackles, swivels or eyebolts.

Lifting Machines

Include a crane, side boom, run way transporter, Piling frame and any suspended scaffold capable of being raised.


Appointment of Trained Competent Person Qualified Lifting Supervisor who is responsible for all lifting operations of any crane, mobile crane, or tower crane shall be he officially appointed by Project manager.

Duties and Responsibilities of Lifting Supervisor

- Coordinate all lifting activities.

- Check the load and riggings to ensure that the load can be lifted and removed safely by any crane, mobile crane or tower crane.

- Ensure that the ground conditions are safe for any lifting operation to be performed by any crane, mobile crane or tower actingr crane.

- Ensure that all lifting activities are carried out in accordance with safe and sound practice.

- Take all necessary measures to rectify any unsatisfactory or unsafe conditions reported to him by the crane operator.

- For mobile crane operation conduct a check in accordance to checklist.

Lifting Gear and Lifting Appliance Maintenance Programmed

Register of Lifting Gear and Lifting Appliances

The Lifting Supervisor shall keep and update a register of lifting gear and lifting appliances.

All lifting gears and equipment brought into the yard by the sub contractors are required to surrender to Maintenance Department for thorough inspection and registration before they are permission to put them into operations.

Storage of Lifting Gear and lifting appliances

All lifting gear and lifting appliances shall be stored at designated area. The designated, storage areas should be marked and a copy of the register should he displayed. Lifting gear and appliance should not be kept in personnel toolbox or cabinet.

Monthly Inspection by the Supervisor

Lifting Supervisor shall conduct an inspection at least once every month, to ensure that it is in good working condition, the legibility of the safe working load. A number and test date as well as the color code.

Health, Safety, & Environment