Environment & Safety

Environment & Safety:

Our clients will vouchsafe for the fact on our commitment to providing a safe working environment for our staff and workers. Our management is safety conscious and believes in conservation of environment. Both are a way of life at NKB Engineers & Constructors. Continuous measures being undertaken by our management even within the family members of the staff. The highlights of the safety measure are:

  • Designing and developing Green Zones and mastering Green Zones
  • Zero tolerance for drug and alcohol abuse
  • Mandatory use of Safety Belts, Safety Goggles, Hand Gloves, Protective Footwear, Helmets etc.
  • Use of steel scaffolding wherever possible for safety reason
  • Our Dependable Experience
We aim to achieve Zero accident rates

Conducive environment has been created for exchange of ideas and suggestions regarding safety related issues over and above the measures mentioned above.

NKB Policy towards health & safety

It is the intention of NKB that its activities will, as a minimum, comply with all relevant statutory provisions and all reasonably predictable measures will be taken to minimize risk to its employees or other who may be affected by its operations. In every case, the highest practicable standard of health and safety will be pursued.

Management and supervisory staff have the responsibility for implementing this policy throughout the Company and must ensure that health and safety considerations are always given priority in the planning and execution of all work.

All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate with the Company in carrying out this policy and must ensure that their work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out with the minimum risk to themselves or others.

Legislation

  • The health & safety at work
    The principal duty of the employer is as follows:
    • The provision and maintenance of plant and work systems that are safe and without health risks.
    • Arrangement for ensuring safety and freedom from health risks in the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
    • Provision of information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure health & safety.
    • Maintenance of a place of work which is under the employer's control and all means of access & agrees in safe state and without health risk.
    • Provision and maintenance of a working environment that is safe and without health risks, including arrangements for the welfare of employees whilst at work. The principal duties on employees are as follows:
      • It is the duty of every employee to take care of the health and safety of himself and others who may be affected by this act or omission at work and to co-operate with his employer and other to enable to comply with their duties under the Act.
      • Employees must not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for the purpose of health & safety.
  • The management of health & safety at work
    The regulations place important duties on employees with respect to health and safety namely:
    • To carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of all work services and use this assessment to decide upon suitable control measures.
    • To provide employees with information and training as necessary about the hazards identified in the risk assessment.
    • To co-operate with other employees in a shared workplace (such as a construction site) to ensure that health and safety is adequately managed.
    • To have available a competent source of health and safety advice.
  • The construction Regulations
    Some of the key features are:
    • The client has been given responsibilities towards provision of information and engagement of competent designers and contractors.
    • The client must appoint a Planning Supervisor who must ensure that the designer gives adequate regard to safety during construction and maintenance of the structure.
    • The main contractor, who has overall responsibility of the safety of the site must produce a Construction Safety Plan.
    • Sub-Contractor has duties to follow the principal Contractor’s safety rules and to co-operate with ay safety measures generally.
  • The construction (Health, Safety and Wellness)
    These regulations are of great importance to safety in construction and it is strongly recommended that familiarity with their contents be attained.

Safety arrangements for NKB site locations

The following tables describe the arrangements which must be put into place in all NKB site office locations in order to meet the requirements of legislations. The person responsible for ensuring these arrangements are in place is the senior on site, normally the Project Manager. The Project Manager has executive responsibility for ensuring the arrangements are in place, in particular for ensuring that the employee risk assessment has been completed and that all appropriate control measures are in place.

  • Fire & Emergency Arrangements
  • Notice Board – The following must be present
  • Electrical Appliances and Equipment
  • Training
    • All staff must be given an introductory presentation when they come to the site for the first time which must include the site rules and principal hazards of the project. Ensure that they have received introduction trainings.
    • Assess the need for additional specific training which is required for the project, such as confined space entry, working with asbestos or manual handling. Make sure that the relevant staff has received the necessary training.
    • Maintain on site evidence of individuals, safety training.
  • First Aid
  • Employee Risk Assessment
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Office Inspections
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Office Conditions

Some important points to remember when working on site

In addition to the specific advice given in the booklet, there are some general points to remember when going or planning to go out on site.

  • If you see a hazardous situation, you must take appropriate action. f you ignore a danger you condone it. The action you take will depend on the circumstances. In the case of serious imminent danger it may be necessary to stop the work. In less serious cases it is usually sufficient to inform the person of the danger and the action they need to take or report the situation to someone in charge. In all cases, record your observations and actions.
  • Do not allow yourself to be influenced by the unsafe behavior of others. If someone you are working with is acting in an unsafe manner or not following site safety rules or established procedures, you must:
    • Not follow their example, even if they have the seniority of age or grade.
    • Notify the higher authorities about these violations.
  • If you are unsure of the safety of a situation, seek advice before proceeding
  • Never knowingly place yourself in danger. You are not paid to take risks with the health and safety of yourself or others.
  • Make sure that you are aware of and follow any site rules or guidance applicable to the site whether produced by the Client, Consultant, Sub-contractor or other party.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety Helmet
  • Protective Coveralls
  • Protective Footwear
  • High visibility clothing

Other equipment typically required includes:

  • Respiratory protective equipment
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Fall protection (i.e. Fall arrest harness)

Hazard Information Sheets

The control measures described are based on typical situations encountered by our employees. There will, of course, be situations where different or more specific control measures will be necessary or hazards are encountered which are not covered by the Hazard Information Sheets. The Project Manager must review the sheets and control measures to ensure that they are appropriate and where necessary devise and apply different measures.

Hazard Information Sheets for the following hazards are included:

Working in Confined Spaces H-1
Working in hot Weather H-2
Exposure to Hazardous Substances H-3
Manual Handling of Loads H-4
Working at Height H-5
Use of Ladders H-6
Excavating Trial boles, Boreholes etc. H-7
Falling Objects H-8
Exposure to Noise H-9
Working Alone H-10
Working near Mobile Plant H-11
Working on. Over or adjacent to Water H-12
Working in Live Road Traffic and Traffic Management Schemes H-13
Driving Vehicles on Site H-14
Inspecting / Surveying Motorways and Trunk Roads H-15
Walking over Sites H-16
Fire in Site Offices H-17
Entering Excavations H-18
Working with Electrical Systems H-19
Working on Derelict Sites or Structures H-20
Exposure to the Cold H-21
Working on or near Railways – General H-22
Working near overhead Power lines H-23