Precautions to be taken when carrying out work in the vicinity of underground gas pipes advice to managementand site personnel. by British Gas Corporation.

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Not be carried out in the vicinity of exposed gas pipes without consent from National Grid and a prior agreement of precautions that will ensure the integrity of plastic pipes and protective coatings. Shuttering must be constructed so as to prevent fresh concrete encasing National Grid gas apparatus and to maintain the stated clearances.

esp utilities group limited guidance note - esp/hsg47 version june uncontrolled when printed page 1 of 2 precautions to be taken when carrying out work in the vicinity of underground gas pipes. Underground electrical cables can be particularly hazardous because they often look like pipes and it is impossible to tell if they are live just by looking at them.

Damage to underground electrical cables can cause fatal or severe injury and the law says you must take precautions to avoid danger. third parties carrying out work in the vicinity of Cadent gas assets and associated installations. It is provided to ensure that individuals planning and undertaking work take appropriate measures to prevent damage.

Any damage to a gas asset, or its coating can affect. to safely carry out excavation work in the vicinity of underground cables.

Available at nearby services such as gas pipes. If a gas pipe ignites it can further fuel the fire. 4 you should take suitable precautions to Precautions to be taken when carrying out work in the vicinity of underground gas pipes book damage while other works are going ahead.

For. electric lines, gas pipes, water pipes, sewers, telecommunications infrastructure and cables. PNP16 ObjID: A page 6 of 31 Version (1 September ). A person who carries out, or permits to be carried out, any works in the vicinity of a gas pipe shall ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to protect the gas pipe from damage arising out of the works that would be likely to prejudice safety.

Failure to do so can result in a – Maximum Fine of HK$, and imprisonment of 12 months. This specification is for issue to third parties carrying out work in the vicinity of National Grid high pressure gas pipelines (above 7 bar gauge) and associated installations and is provided to ensure that individuals planning and undertaking work take appropriate measures to prevent damage.

(j)(1)(vii) Whenever five percent or more of the lower explosive limit for methane or other flammable gases is detected in any underground work area(s) or in the air return, steps shall be taken to increase ventilation air volume or otherwise control the gas concentration, unless the employer is operating in accordance with the potentially gassy or gassy operation requirements.

Work Permit:Ensure proper Pemit-To-Work is obtained as per the Permit-to-Work (TPSMS/CSP/PTW/) procedures. Safety Aspects:Following important safety aspects shall be implemented during execution of excavation activity at project site: Safe access: a. Safe access must be provided to excavations by means of ladders, stairs or.

Gas pipes 6 Water pipes and sewers 7 Telecommunications cables 7 This COP gives recommendations and practical guidance on how to carry out excavation work safely in the Excavation carried out in the vicinity of underground services includes work associated with a.

A gas service pipe should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of mm in private ground and mm in footpaths and highways. However, these depths are only a guide and should not be relied on when carrying out work near gas services or mains.

Safety Precautions: For the operations to be followed, (Tank cleaning, H.C. Gas Purging, Gas Freeing, and Re-Inerting), the Chief Officer shall carry out the following precautions.

Detailed guidance on preparations and safety precautions are also described within relevant sections of ISGOTT. This work procedure sets out the safety precautions and other conditions affecting the design, construction and maintenance of services, structures and other works in the vicinity of NGN pipelines and associated installations operating at pressures greater than 7 bar gauge, located in both negotiated easements (see Section 12) and public highways.

LCQ Telecommunications infrastructure ***** Following is a question by the Hon Charles Peter Mok and a written reply by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, in the Legislative Council today (May 6): Question: It is learnt that incidents of works contractors damaging underground optical fibre cables or telecommunications devices when carrying out.

Our records show that there are existing watermains within and in the vicinity of your development lot. The Developer / Contractor is required to notify/obtain a written clearance from PUB (WSN) before carrying out any earth work/ piling work/ building work at the site, satisfying all the Conditions and Requirements set hereunder.

More specifically, it is defined by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in BS as “any procedure that might involve or have the potential to generate sufficient heat, sparks or flame to cause a fire.

Hot work includes welding, flame cutting, soldering, brazing, grinding and the use of other equipment incorporating a flame, e.g. tar boilers, etc.”. The severity of these precautions reflects those of the risks and probable hazards inherent in these spaces.

Make no mistake, a confined space can just as easily become a tomb for the careless, take the correct health & safety precautions though and a mild brush with claustrophobia should be the worst of your worries. Kai Young. If the operator has to top up the hydraulic oil state two precautions to keep cleanliness of the material.

If the excavator is carrying out deep excavation work using the full working range what hazard may occur. What is the nearest distance allowed to gas pipes when excavating in a machine. The Work Party shall request for and obtain as-built services drawings from the parties above to serve as references in order to produce an excavation/piling work plan and to work out a services protection and/or diversion scheme.

The Work Party shall carry out services detection on site through. Gas pipes 12 Damage to gas pipes can cause leaks which may lead to fire or explosion (see Figure I).There are two types of damage: that which causes an immediate leak; that which causes a leak some time later The damage may occur at the time the work is carried out or subsequently: for example poor.

• Use hand held power tools, i.e. jack hammers within m of a gas main. • Carry out piling work within 15m of a gas main without prior consultation with Gas Networks Ireland.

• Welding or hot works should not be carried out in the vicinity of an exposed gas main without prior consultation with Gas Networks Ireland. the vicinity of the work.

Provision of a safe system of work is essential and tree work should be undertaken by trained and experienced personnel. A suitable and safe method should be adopted and adequate occupational safety and health measures should be implemented in carrying out the tree work.

Such information, instruction. Drilling large holes for pipes with a powerful 1/2-inch drill is a common hazard for plumbing work. Make sure the drill bit or cutter will not bind during the operation; if the bit stops, the drill will keep going. Also be extra cautious when soldering or using any heat on pipes, especially on the wall or near any insulation.

Use a heat shield. General safety precautions. —(1) No person shall carry out any work in relation to a gas fitting in such a manner that gas could be released unless steps are taken to prevent the gas so released constituting a danger to any person.

(2) No person carrying out work in relation to a gas fitting shall leave the fitting unattended unless every. C.O.W. operation is not carried out under the C.O.W. operation plan, or if communication between the C.C.R. and main deck is lost.

Discharge operations are to be suspended due to lightning in the vicinity of the vessel. If the required safety precautions are described and covered above, it cannot be followed.

If terminal instruct to do so. Washing facilities – access to suitable washing facilities by sanitary conveniences, changing facilities and as required in work areas.

Showers may be necessary if the work is dirty, strenuous or involves potential contamination with hazardous substances.

Washing facilities should have hot and cold (or warm) running water, soap and towels (or other means of drying). Underground services include: electricity mains gas mains and distribution pipes water mains telecommunications cables sewers and foul drainage systems.

All have the potential to cause fatal injuries both to those carrying out the excavation and others in the vicinity of the work. Further notes on the use and limitations of plans for electricity cables and gas pipes are given in Precautions for particular services In certain cases, such as construction site work and large-scale road excavation work, it is recommended to transfer the information onto the working plans for the guidance of those carrying out the work.

A method of informing the persons carrying out the work of the exact identity, location, nature and extent of the job, the hazards involved and the precautions to be taken, and A system for ensuring the safe hand-back of the workplace after the job is completed and, in the case of confined space entry, after the space is vacated.

Underground Utility Depths for Water, Gas and Electricity Supply Pipes and Cables. In this DIY guide you will learn about the required depths that utility supply pipes and cables such as water pipes, gas pipes and electrical supply cables need to be buried to in order to reduce the risk of damage when excavating and digging in the ground.

Testing should be performed by a qualified person who can recognize hazards and has the authority to stop work so that actions can be taken to ensure safe conditions. When work is being done in underground facilities, continuous monitoring of atmospheric conditions shall take place.

Testing should take place prior to removing the structure’s. Things to consider when planning your primary drainage work: Pipe spacing and size. Pipe spacing and diameter impacts upon the cost of carrying out primary sports pitch drainage work.

Main drain pipes typically measure mm – mm in diameter; Lateral pipes typically measure 60mm (in a 78mm trench) or 80mm (in 97mm trench). Guidelines for Underground Utility Installations Crossing Highway Rights-of-Way March 3 2.

APPLICABILITY These guidelines apply to all public and private underground utilities, including, but not limited to, electric power, communications (e.g. cable television), water, gas. de-energised before any work carried out near them.

It’s that operates at or less tKpa (psi). Locations of electricity cables When a DBYD has been obtained, contact Essential Energy on 13 23 91 to identify any underground pipes and/or cables in the vicinity of excavation works to be carried out.

Precautions for gas usage. Precautions for daily operations: Ensure that gas pipeline doesn't get hit or damaged by any work in the vicinity. Ensure that you do not conceal the GI pipeline, Meter, Regulator or Appliance Valve in the wall / furniture.

Do not carry out any modification on gas lines through unauthorized person. the levels of oxygen, toxic gas or flammable gas. • where any signs of distress are evident in the cable or a joint e.g. smell, heat, noise, or damage –stop work, withdraw and consult the Supervisor.

• carry out an on site written START assessment and where identified always shore. • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety, as well as others who may be affected by what you do and, perhaps more importantly, what you forget to do. • Avoid misusing anything provided in the interest of health, safety and welfare and to co-operate with your employer in carrying out.

Even when a gas free atmosphere exists care must be taken when carrying out hot works in close proximity to gas plant in order to ensure that no damage occurs. Particular care must be taken to avoid damage by heat or naked flames to plastic gas pipes or to the protective coatings on other pipes.

Underground Apparatus 16 Precautions when Repairing Existing Apparatus 17 Special Considerations when Planning the Installation of Above Ground Apparatus 18 4. HOW TO AVOID DAMAGE TO TREES 19 Below Ground 19 Above Ground 24.

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, PART 1 Preliminary 1. This Act shall be cited as The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2.c. all persons carrying out excavation or earth moving work are made aware of the location of pipes, cables, mains or other underground services.

2. a method of work is adopted which minimises the risk of physical loss or physical damage to pipes, cables, mains or other underground services. 3.Inform the bridge of your findings and take further soundings at regular intervals. Record all actions taken in the Engine Log book.

Check all sea inlets/outlets, their associated pumps and coolers are working correctly and not fouled. Keep a close eye on the stern tube L.O.

tank for loss of oil. Engage turning gear and try to turn shaft.

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