Roof and
waterproofing
specialists

125-133 Pollard Street
Manchester
M4 7JB

Risk Assessment

Essential Pre-Start Requirements

  • Site Induction
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Protection of the Public
  • Working at Height

Risks And Hazards Identified

  • Working at Height
  • Scaffolding
  • Work Equipment
  • Protection of the Public and other Contractors
  • Manual Handling

Personal Protective Equipment

A minimum of safety boots and high visibility clothing will be worn at all times on site. Hard hats will be used when the windows are being fitted to the first floor off the tower scaffold.

Labour and Key resource requirements:

ALL WORK EQUIPMENT MUST BE VISUALLY INSPECTED BEFORE USE AND RECORDS OF INSPECTIONS RECORDED WEEKLY IN THE WORK EQUIPMENT INSPECTION FORMS. DEFECTS MUST BE RECORED AND ACTION TAKEN. ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WILL BE 110V HAVE CE MARKS AND BE PAT TESTED.

Tools and Materials
  • -

Manual Handling:

All operatives to use good lifting techniques when handling materials and tools. The scaffold Contractor will provide loading bays for all materials to be loaded on to and then materials can be distributed on to the working areas. Assessments will be undertaken by Gap Roofing to reduce manual handling by design, accounting for best practice with the position of loading bays, good access to working areas (e.g. lifting loading bays)

Inspection and Monitoring

Weekly tool box talks will be conducted with all site operatives. Gap Roofing will work in cooperation with CTM regarding the content of the tool box

• Weekly inspections Health and Safety Inspections will be undertaken by the Gap Roofing Site Manager
• 2 weekly inspections will be undertaken by the Contracts Manager
• Monthly inspections will be undertaken by the Health and Safety Advisor.

Protection of the Public

It is essential that precautions are also taken to protect others who may be in the vicinity (including the public) from falling materials and tools.

In all cases loose materials and tools will be stored correctly so not to become a trip hazard (especially in the ground floor hallway where the plastering works are taking place)

• Work area will be taped off and the relevant signage applied. There will also be reflective cones positioned around work area.
The work on this project is residential area and full cooperation is required with the Principal Contractor with all measures to protect the public.

Code of Conduct

All Gap Roofing employees & Subcontractors will ensure that they will act professional at all times and follow these principles:

Avoid argumentative situations developing, be polite and objective, Speak calmly, slowly, firmly and quietly. Avoid all provocation, this can lead to violence. Make sure the person has suitable space. If there is a threat of violence the first response is to get away from the situation. This is the most professional response. Report any forms of violence immediately. This could prevent some else getting subjected to violence. Personal safety is always more important than property.
The Principal Contractor will ensure that Gap Roofing are not exposed to any violence or threats while on their site. Gap Roofing will report any incidents of this type to the Principal Contractor.

Traffic Management

All deliveries will be in line with the Principal Contractors Site Rules and specific times stipulated for the development at the pre-start meeting. Safe access and egress and a full traffic management plan to all areas of site will be provided by the Principal Contractor. All operatives will comply with this plan and its requirement’s on site.

Emergency Procedures

The Principal Contractor will provide at all times a qualified first aid person and first aid equipment and facilities on site. Emergency procedures will be provided by the Principal Contractor which are adequate for the size, location and complexity of the site. This will be covered in the site induction and all operative will be inducted before work commences, this will be reviewed by the Principal Contractor and re inductions will be undertaken to their requirements when required. All incidents and accidents must be reported immediately.

Staff Training Required

All operatives will receive a site specific induction from the Principal Contractor before work commences. This will be reviewed by the Principal Contractor and re inductions will be undertaken to their requirements. All operatives are qualified and experienced in their work activities. All operatives will hold as a minimum of a CSCS card relevant to their trade. Specific training will be undertaken in line with the trade’s activities to cover the site requirements undertaken on site. Tower scaffold will only be erected, altered or dismantled by a PASMA trained and authorized person on firm level ground with the wheels locked:

• Follow manufacturer’s instructions when erecting system.
• Aluminum alloy towers recommend a maximum height to base ratio of 3:1 if the towers are to be used outside or in exposed conditions, or 3:5:1 inside. The height may be increased by use of outriggers.
• Access to tower scaffolds must be from an internal ladder.
• Scaffolds must have toe boards and double hand rails.

Precautions must be taken whenever there is a need to move a tower, the following measures are required:

• Check there are no overhead obstructions or power lines.
• Check the ground is firm and level and the floor is clear of debris and obstructions.
• Push or pull the structure from the base – never use a powered vehicle.
• Never move it while there are people or materials on the upper platforms.
• Never move it in windy conditions.

Tower scaffolding stability will be affected if:-

• It is sheeted.
• They are overloaded.
• Used to hoist materials and equipment.
• Used to fix equipment such as rubbish chutes.
• Personnel climb the outside of the structure.
• Used to support ladders.
• Used as a working platform for operations involving heavy or awkward equipment.

Precautions must be taken whenever there is a need to move a tower, the following measures are required:

• Check there are no overhead obstructions or power lines.
• Check the ground is firm and level and the floor is clear of debris and obstructions.
• Push or pull the structure from the base – never use a powered vehicle.
• Never move it while there are people or materials on the upper platforms.
• Never move it in windy conditions.

Working Platforms

Working platforms are to be fully boarded and complete with guard rails and toe boards. Where a single width platform is used on a double width aluminum alloy tower, it must have guardrails and toe-boards to suit. Mobile towers will only have one working platform. Moving Mobile Towers Safe use

• Towers must NEVER be moved with men or materials upon the platform and may only be moved by applying a horizontal force at or near the base.
• Prior to moving a tower, ensure that the route to the new desired location is free of obstructions. In particular, ensure any holes, pits or gratings are securely covered and that also no overhead obstructions such as electric cables or beams are present.
• When towers are to be moved and outriggers with adjustable feet are fitted, they must first be raised to the minimum height (12mm) to allow movement. However, the tower must be reduced in height to not more than 2.5 times minimum base dimension.
• After moving and before use, stabilizers should be lowered and wheels must be locked.

First Aid

Principal Contractor - Address is located on the Principal Contractors Emergency Procedure Notice.

Welfare and Waste Management

The Principal Contractor will provide adequate welfare facilities in line with CDM 15. Gap Roofing will comply with the waste management systems provided by the Principal Contractor. Disposal and wastes streams to be complied with by operatives on sites

Method Statment

  • Small scaffolding

  • Install scaffolding for a working platform. Approx 2.5m.
  • Roof repairs

  • Use heat to carry out roofing works. Torched on felt over asphalt. Care should be taken to ensure flames are used safely an correctly for the application.
  • No work should be undertaken without suitable edge protection
  • Protection of the public

  • Any public highways or footpaths neighbouring to the works should be managed correctly. Please see traffic management and the protection of the public.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) Provide: disposable overalls fitted with a hood; boots without laces

Sequence of Work Operations



Arrival on Site
• Upon arriving on site our operatives will park their vehicles in the designated parking areas, then sign the attendance register to show they are on site and make arrangements with the site manager to commence works. Where required by the site manager they will also sign out.

Inspect Work Area
• Operatives will inspect the work area that they are to work on and ensure access and egress to the plots is acceptable.
• Operatives are to make sure that the work area is free from any obstructions or hazards.
• Visually inspect scaffolding to ensure that adequate hand rails, toe boards and brick guards are in place.
• Important: the scaffold decking area must not be less than 600mm wide and be as tight to the underside of the fascia as possible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE WORK OFF HOP UPS.
• Should any operatives notice that any items of access/egress, scaffolding, fall protection are not in place, unsuitable or unsafe in any way or if any hazards or obstruction are present they MUST cease work and report it to the Site Manager and their Contracts Manager

What is the activity?
Who may be halmed?
Risk Level
What is the control measure?
The use of Person Protective Equipment
Operatives Other Contractors Public PC Employees
low
All operatives will be supplied free of charge all the relevant PPE for the work they undertake which will be suitable for the work undertaken. Operatives will be given the correct information, instruction, training and supervision with the use of PPE. All operatives using respiratory equipment will have face fit testing and training in line with the respiratory used.Disciplinary proceeding will be used for operatives not compliance with the use of PPE. During nail gun operations safety glasses and hearing protection must be worn at all times.

Action by: Gap Roofing
Person Protective Equipment
low
Gap will set the site rules for the standards of PPE required on site. The minimum will be safety helmet, high visibility and safety foot wear.

Action by: Gap Roofing
Eye, hand and body injuries
Operatives
low
The Principal Contractor will set the site rules for the standards of PPE required on site. The minimum will be safety helmet, high visibility and safety foot wear. All operatives will be supplied free of charge all the relevant PPE for the work they undertake which will be suitable for the work undertaken. Operatives will be given the correct information, instruction, training and supervision with the use of PPE. All operatives using respiratory equipment will have face fit testing and training in line with the respiratory used. (FFP3) Disciplinary proceeding will be used for operatives not compliance with the use of PPE. Eye protection and ear protection is required for all electrical work equipment.

Action by: Gap Roofing
Manual Handling
-
low
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Action by: Gap Roofing
The use of mechanical lifting operations
Operatives Other Contractors Public PC Employees
low
All mechanical lifting operations will be utilized to minimize manual handling operations. The measures to achieve this are as follows: The use of the Principal Contractors Tele Handler to load materials into working areas and on to scaffolds.

Action by: Gap Roofing
-
Operatives Other
low
Good lifting techniques will be applied to all lifting operations. Operatives will be trained in the correct techniques to undertake manual handling. Specific manual handling assessments will be required for individuals with disabilities and young persons. This will be added to the RAM if required.

Action by: Gap Roofing
Operative manual handling operations
Contractors Public PC Employees
medium
Where practical loads will be split into smaller sizes to reduce the weight being lifted. Reduce as far as practical distances that loads need to be carried All work areas will be kept free from slip and tripping hazards where lifting is going to take place.

Action by: Gap Roofing
The use of work equipment
Operatives Other Contractors Public PC Employees
low
All operatives will be given the correct information, instruction, training and supervision which will include: Knowing the symptoms of HAVS including tingling of the fingers, loss of feeling and strength, fingers turning white in colour, Avoiding gripping too tightly or forcing a tool. Always using the correct accessories for a tool. Taking regular breaks. Keeping warm and exercise hands during breaks. Use the correct posture and technique and let the tool do the work for you. Make account for weather conditions. Cold and wet inhibits blood circulation and increases the risks of vibration. Assessments will be made on the purchase of new equipment on HAVS to select the best equipment with high efficiency and low vibration. Equipment will be well maintained and kept in good working order. Assessments will be made in the use of equipment that vibrates less and alternatives methods and equipment implemented where practical.

Action by: Gap Roofing
Harness use
Operatives
high
The following measures are required for the safe use of harnesses: Pre inspected every time before they are used. Detailed inspections must be carried out every 3 months and this should be recorded. Anyone using a harness must have adequate training in how to use them. No knots must be present and to use them correctly in operation they should have a close fit to your body. Harnesses must not be written on, need to be in good condition and be looked after to be effective in operation. For further information please consult HSE Guidance INDG367 Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment made from Webbing or Rope.

Action by: Gap Roofing

Project Change Control Procedure


The following process will be followed if a change to this RAM is required: Any change to this RAM and the agreed working practices will be required in writing to Gap Roofing and if required extra resources will have to be agreed before work commences. Gap Roofing reserve the right to stop working if the agreed practices are not implemented by the Principal Contractor and they assess the working conditions to be unsafe. No additional cost in these circumstances can be invoiced to Gap Roofing.

In signing this site specific RAM I agree to the following:

• I agree that I have ready and fully understood the content of this site specific RAM.
• I agree to work to the practices in this site specific RAM and will record all the necessary documentation required from my role and responsibilities.
• I fully understand all of the requirements within this site specific RAM and understand that failure to comply with its contents will result in disciplinary procedures by the company.
• I will report any accidents, near misses or dangerous occurrences immediately to the site Manger and my employer.
• I am competent in the work required of me and will request information, instruction, training and supervision when required.
Signed by GAP Roofing Services

Name:Paul Sands

Signature: GAP Roofing Services

Date: 20-07-2020