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The purpose of the safety programme is to ensure that a safe system of work is implemented and maintained such that the work is carried out in a safe and planned manner avoiding any exposure of human life and welfare.

The safety programme shall be implemented from mobilisation of the site and remain in force until demobilisation.

The H&S Programme applies to all personnel present on the BWSC construction site.

Target Group

The primary target group is:

  • BWSC Site Personnel, ie. Site Manager, Test & Commissioning Manager, Supervisors and others with supervisory responsibilities
  • The Client, the Client’s Safety Officer and supervisory staff
  • The Client’s representative (the Resident Engineer)
  • Contractors and subcontractors working for BWSC

How to use the H&S Manual

The H&S Manual is divided in to three sections and an Appendix:

Section 1: General Safety Programme
Section 2: Specific Safety Instructions
Section 3: Safety Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH


Appendix: Contains various standard forms and checklists.


Section 1

states the overall policies and principles guiding the BWSC Health & Safety work. A chapter is devoted to each of the H&S initiatives which will be implemented on the construction site. The corresponding guidelines are also included here, as well as references to the necessary forms and checklists.

Section 2

provides specific and more detailed instructions for the various activities and areas of work. This section is divided into Common Activities, which are relevant for all technical disciplines, as well as separate chapters for Civil Works, Electrical Erection, Mechanical Erection and Test & Commissioning activities.

Please note, that some type of activities, which are most commonly found in one technical field may also be applicable in another. For example, the subject of “Work inside large machinery” will apply to work in for instance diesel engines and generators by both mechanical, electrical and test technicians. Likewise, “hotworks” is included under mechanical erection, although welding and soldering may also take place in other disciplines.

Section 3

contains a number of generic and specific Safety Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments. Maintaining this section will be an on-going process, with new project specific SMS/RA and COSHH being added as and when they are required.

All staff with supervisory responsibilities must familiarize himself with this manual. A detailed knowledge of Part 1 and the Common Activities section of Part 2 is necessary for supervisory staff of all fields. The Specific Safety Instructions in Part 2 as well as the Risk Assessments in Part 3 are relevant only for staff in those

specific areas. However, please note the comments above pertaining to certain activities described under Mechanical Erection, which may also be relevant in other disciplines.

Access to the H&S Manual

The H&S Manual is available in a printed as well as an electronic version. The electronic version can be downloaded here in the column to the right, or obtained on CD ROM media or accessed via BWSC’s Intranet portal. In the latter all standard forms are included in original file formats (Word, Excel) to be used and modified for specific projects.



The following PPE are mandatory when walking or working on the site, as a minimum