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BSF Group is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Linking should not be taken as endorsement of any kind of the website linked to, including any products and services referred to in that website, nor does it imply that there is an association between BSF Group and the operators of that website. BSF Group cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.
Arrangements for Isolation of Power Supplies
For work on electrical equipment (electric roller shutters, electric doors), it is important to ensure that the correct point of isolation is identified, an appropriate means of isolation is used and the supply cannot inadvertently be reinstated while the work is in progress. Caution notices should also be applied at the point(s) of isolation, and the conductors must be proved to be dead at the point of work before they are touched. A fundamental principle is that the point of isolation should be under the control of the person who is carrying out the work on the isolated conductors. The means of isolation can be an adjacent local isolation device such as a plug and socket, switchdisconnector, circuit breaker, fuse etc, as appropriate, which is under the direct control of the competent person carrying out the work.
These devices can be used without further precautions provided there is no foreseeable risk that the supply could be reinstated by others. When there is no such local means of isolation or there is a risk of reinstatement of the supply as above, the circuit or equipment to be worked on should be securely isolated by one of the following methods. Isolation using a main switch or distribution board (DB) switch-disconnector. Isolation of equipment or circuits using the main switch or DB switch-disconnector is the preferred method. The point of isolation should be locked off using a unique key or combination retained by the person carrying out the work. In the case of multiple isolations on a DB, a multi-lock hasp can be used to prevent access to a main isolator until such time that all persons working on a system have completed their work and removed their padlocks from the hasp. If locking-off facilities are not provided on the relevant switch then a locked DB door or locked switch-room door is acceptable provided the key or combination is unique, and is retained by the person doing the work. Again, multi-lock hasps can be used to control multiple isolations, although a key box or similar system may be needed to retain and control access to the main door key. Safe Isolation Practice Where it is intended that more than one person will be working on circuits supplied from a DB, (i.e. multiple isolations) and a multi-lock hasp cannot be used to secure the main point of isolation, individual isolation of each circuit by one or more of the methods shown below is recommended, to prevent inadvertent reinstatement of the supply. The principle is that each person carrying out such work should have control of their own point(s) of isolation and not rely on others to prevent inadvertent energisation. Isolation of individual circuits Where it is not practical to isolate a distribution board, individual circuits supplied from it can be isolated by one of the methods described below, depending on the type of protective device used. However, bear in mind the overriding advice to avoid energising any outgoing electrical distribution services, preferably until the distribution switchgear and all connected circuits are complete and have been inspected and the relevant tests carried out. If any items required to carry out the procedures recommended below are not manufactured for the DB in question or cannot be obtained through retail/trade outlets, it is acceptable to disconnect the circuit from the DB as long as the disconnected tails are made safe by being coiled or insulated. Suitable labelling of the disconnected conductors is important to prevent the supply being reinstated, particularly if other involved trades are present. Isolation of individual circuits protected by circuit breakers Where circuit breakers are used the relevant device should be locked-off using an appropriate locking-off clip with a padlock which can only be opened by a unique key or combination. The key or combination should be retained by the person carrying out the work. Note Some DBs are manufactured with ‘Slider Switches’ to disconnect the circuit from the live side of the circuit breaker. These devices should not be relied upon as the only means of isolation for circuits as the wrong switch could easily be operated on completion of the work. Isolation of individual circuits protected by fuses Where fuses are used, the simple removal of the fuse is an acceptable means of disconnection. Where removal of the fuse exposes live terminals that can be touched, the incoming supply to the fuse will need to be isolated. To prevent the fuse being replaced by others, the fuse should be retained by the person carrying out the work, and a lockable fuse insert with a padlock should be fitted as above. A) caution notice should also be used to deter inadvertent replacement of a spare fuse. In addition, it is recommended that the enclosure is locked to prevent access as stated above under ‘Isolation using a main switch or distribution board (DB) switch-disconnector’. B) Where the works do not require a manager and a supervisor, the supervisor will assume the role of manager and supervisor. This will only be where works take place under a principle contractor with an existing site manager on site. Director responsible for The Environmental Policy The Director is ultimately responsible for the Implementation of The Environmental Policy. He has overall responsibility for maintaining an organisation that ensures that all requirements of the policy and associated Statutory obligations are met by all employees and visitors/contractors to all sites or other premises under the control of the Company. Special responsibilities include: To approve, personally sign and date, to take ownership of the company Environmental policy and ensure that there are procedures in place for the statement to be adhered to. Setting the targets and objectives that BSF Group will work towards. Where required external consultants and specialist advice will be sort, and keeping up to date with health and safety legislation, standards and good practice. Ensuring that the conditions and requirements of the Environmental Policy are understood and implemented in the respective area or section of control Ensuring that all necessary liability is covered by insurance and advising the extents to which risks are acceptable; Ensuring that adequate financial resources are made available to relevant departments to ensure sufficient resources to achieve the objectives as set out in the Environment Plan Set an example, including considering the Environmental impacts of the offices, adhering to the hierarchy of control measures. Assess training needs for the division and arrange for all employees under his control to have suitable safety training on an ongoing basis Resourcing and investigating all Environmental related accidents, including any complaints directed at BSF Group Monitoring and updating any information received from internal and external sources Co-ordinating all activities/training/policy related spillages, dust, noise and related environmental procedures Site and Office Inspections Managers (Contract and Site) Directly responsible to the Director for the health and safety arrangements on all areas of business under their control, and include
• Implementation of companies Environmental policy
• Recognise the importance of effective management of the Policy system
• Ensure that any work carried out under their control is affected in accordance with all contract and regulatory requirements, including method statements and risk assessments.
• Seek the advice of the Director, when in doubt, on matters relating to Environmental matters
• Liaise with the Director at the planning stage of contracts.
• Complete the Site Waste Management Plan
• Ensure COSHH assessments are completed on all COSHH related substances to be used on site
• Plan and maintain an orderly site
• Supervise arrangements with subcontractors and possible other contractors on site to avoid confusion over areas of responsibility
• Constantly look out for hazards from equipment and materials
• Ensure checks on Plant and machinery either hired or owned by the company and used within contracts are carried out to ensure that they are safe and in good working order, and maintained accordingly
• Investigate Environmental issues and environmental complaints immediately and report on them to Director as appropriate
• Ensure that Subcontractor information is passed to the Director for approval to the Approved Contractor List.
• Ensure all site personnel are fully competent and trained in the tasks to be undertaken • Will be responsible with the director to ensure that the Environmental plan, policy, and procedures are implemented.
• Will ensure that the human and physical resources are in place for those who will be carrying out the works
• Will meet regularly and feedback any success and failures of any part of the Environmental policy or Environmental Management system.
• Will facilitate communication through all levels of the company, this will be through regular toolbox talks and meetings.
• Will be responsible for the participation of all employees working for the company in the development of the EMS
• Will identify the hazards associated with the works, and put in place control procedures and will report the findings back to the director. Supervisors Are directly responsible to the relevant line managers for Environmental arrangements under their control, and include:
• Be conversant with the requirements of the Site Environmental Management Plan • Carry out regular inspections of plant, equipment, tools and PPE as appropriate.
• Bring to the attention of all operatives any information or new legislation which requires to be effectively implemented (toolbox talks)
• Ensure that all personnel are trained in the relevant emergency procedures
• Ensure that wherever an activity is deemed hazardous, and therefore subject to permit-to –work, that all appropriate records are held, and staff receive suitable instruction.
• Discuss any training needs identified with the Director Employees
• Read and understand the Company Environmental Policy and comply with its requirements, arrangements and safety rules
• Carry out the work in accordance with all relevant risk assessments.
• Comply with all written or verbal instructions given
• Not take unnecessary risks, which could cause Environmental harm
• Observe all laid down safe systems of work; permit to work; and other safety procedures concerning work activities, plant, materials and substances.
• Dress sensibly and safely for the particular work environment or occupation involved in.
• Report any environmental hazard within the work area or defect in any office equipment, machinery, plant to the appropriate Supervisor or Line Manager. • Always act in an orderly manner in the workplace and refrain from any form of horseplay.
• Will not act in a manner that could detrimentally impact on the neighbouring community
• Will adhere to the site rules on personal conduct. Environmental Management System (EMS) Arrangements Environmental Impacts Nuisance BSF Group will be considerate and put in place the appropriate control measures to reduce any nuisance that could be caused to the local communities or neighbours as a direct result of the works. The nuisance activities such as works that can create dusts and noise will be assessed at the planning stages and will be controlled using appropriate measures. All projects are required to have an Environmental Management Plan completed prior to works commencing. Climate Change BSF Group will regularly review the initiatives that are available for small to medium business using internet sites and tools such as NET Regs and Business Link. All employees are encouraged to sign up to the 10:10 campaign and the company monitors the energy usage where possible and looks to reduce the Carbon foot printing by using local supplies. Waste At present BSF Group do not transport any waste materials as the contracts are for Principle Contractors who provide the skips on a static site with no requirements for transportation on the public highway. This will be reviewed for each individual contract as part of the Environmental Plan. If the requirement to transport waste on the public highway arises then the BSF Group will apply for a Waste Carriers Licence from the Environment Agency. Sharp Brothers (Waste Management Company for waste disposal at BSF) have the relevant license in place for the transport of non-recyclable waste produced by BSF factory. All other waste metals (aluminium, steel) are recycled via Creek Metals. Segregation of Wastes on Site BSF Group will enforce any requirements for segregation as instructed by the Principle contractor, with segregation of wastes considered in the Environmental management plan. WRAP Plans BSF Group has taken the initiative to complete WRAP plans for the projects. This is an externally written template that assess the predicted waste against the actual waste created during the projects which assists in accurate tendering and allows reviews of the waste to find reductions which is beneficial to the environment and to the business. Water Use and Efficiency BSF Group understands that using less water is not only good for the Environment but also makes good business sense. In the offices there is a maintenance programme in place to ensure that there are no leaks that are left unattended. The toilets are fitted with water saving flush devices, the rain water on sites where practicable is saved in butts for wash out. Paint brushes are wrapped instead of washed out every day. Sustainability There are a number of initiatives that are available for businesses, BSF Group seek to use sustainable materials during their works, and resource materials from responsible suppliers.