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ABB Switzerland Limited / PSSS Division

Emirates Aluminium Smelter Complex

Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi

METHOD STATEMENT
FOR
CHIPPING OF FALSE FLOOR OPENINGS

SLWP PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER: 503406 TK 4842

METHOD STATEMENT NUMBER: 03

Date: JANUARY 19, 2012

Equipment Name: 220kV GIS Extension (RT 16 & RT 26)

Buyer: Dubai Aluminum Company Limited and MDCC Industry Holding Company LLC.

Seller : ABB Switzerland Limited

Purchase Order / Contract Number : 503406 TK 4842

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1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Method Statement is to outline the sequences and the methods of
works intended to be used for the Chipping of the false floor openings in the GIS maim
cable entry for RT 16 and RT 26

2. SCOPE OF WORKS

The scope of works comprises:-

- Chipping of the false floor openings in the GIS RT 16 & RT 26.


- Installation and dismantling of debris collecting scaffolds under the bays.

3. REFERENCES

a. GIS Drawings
b. Project Specification
c. Quality Assurance Manual.
d. Health, Safety and Environmental Manual.

4.0 DEFINITIONS

a. SM
Site Manager

b. Engineers
Project Engineer , Site Engineer and QA/QC Engineer.

c. AFC
Approved Drawings issued from the client for Construction.

d. RED MARKED
Red-marked Drawings/Redlined drawings are the official contract drawings that
havechanges / mark up during construction to show as-built.

e. SEQ
Site Engineering Query
f. SI
Site Instruction

g. Contractor

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A contractor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the construction site
and management of vendors and trade.

h. Sub Contractor
A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract
to perform part or all the obligations of another contract.

i. PTW
Permit to work

5. RESPONSIBILITIES

a. Project Manager
Overall In-charge of the project and reports to the General Manager.

b. Site Manager

Leads all construction activities and enforces strict adherence to all project
requirements. Report to the Project Manager.
c. Engineers

Ensure that all related works are carried out in accordance with the approved
drawings, specifications, schedule, quality and safety. Report to Site
Manager.

d. QC Engineer

Ensure that all related works are carried out in accordance with approved
drawings, specifications, schedule, quality and safety
Conduct inspection on all site work installation / testing including Factory
requirements / concern on site. Function administratively under Site
Manager but report directly to QA / QC Department Head.

e. Technicians

Ensure that all testing required as specified in project specifications and


contractual obligations are properly executed in compliance with quality,
safety and standard requirements. Report to Engineers

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6. PROCEDURE

6.1 Preparations.

1. Check false floor openings, GIS building and existing GIS control panel to
ensure safety, workability and environmental requirement.
2. Review GIS drawings and project specifications.
3. Installation of wooden catwalks over the cable located between the
access door and the work area.
4. Deliver of scaffolding to site and off-loading.
5. Installation of scaffolding in GIS building basement.
6. Protect existing panels from dust by installing a make shift nylon cover
enclosure to cover the false opening during the chipping process.

6.2 Approvals.
1. Approvals of materials and suppliers
2. Submittal Method Statement for review and approval before commencing
work.

6.3 Receiving.

1. Receiving and inspection of materials


2. Check materials as per approved drawings and specifications.

6.4 Installation Activities

Obtain work permit


Identify the work to be done
Brief the personnel engaged in the activities prior to start
Secure the area with Red and White marker or equivalent.
Ensure that the safety engineers approval of the cordoned

1. Installation of scaffolding in the basement under GIS bays RT 16 & RT 26.

a. Obtain Permit to Work.


b. Before the work commences, worked area will by the authority to ensure that safe
conditions and environment exist for the work. Have a tool box meeting to review
all method statements and safety measures with the working team.
c. All scaffolding installation shall be per BSEN 12811 temporary works equipment.
d. The area will be cordoned off to exclude unauthorized entry.
e. Only teams suited to work in this environment will be allowed to undertake this
task.
f. All access will be via ladder which must be securely tied. At no time will personnel
climb the outside of the scaffold structure.
g. All materials will be stored at the work place in an orderly and safe manner.

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h. Only tools especially designed for the purposed of installing and dismantling of
scaffolds will be used, regular check will be made.
i. Only quality materials will be used, any materials found to be damage or in poor
condition must be placed aside for collection and removal.
j. Where the scaffold cannot be completes in one operation, immediately after
commencement of the installation, a priority inspection tag will be place at each
point access displaying the words DO NOT USE SCAFFOLD
k. On completion any surplus materials must be stacked in an orderly and safe
manner to be collected immediately.
l. Install nylon containments on the scaffold to collect debris and dust emission
arising from the cutting operation above. (Dust must be contained).

2. Inspection

Inspection shall be carried out by a competent authority as to the suitability of


the works.

3. Chipping of False Floor Openings.

a. Obtain work permit.


b. Ensure the instruction in the PTW are correct. Have a tool box meeting to
review all method statements and safety measures with the working team.
c. Prepare all materials needed for the works.
d. Only competent personnel are allowed to perform the works.
e. Before the work commences, worked area will by the authority to ensure
that safe conditions and environment exist for the works.
f. Mark the position of the designated work area.
g. Ensure that the marked designated area is approved by the authority
h. Start the work to manually chip the false floor opening by using electric
portable drill machine.
i. Collect the debris and dust in appropriate nylon containments in the
basement on the scaffolding.
j. Ensure complete opening is restored and debris removed.

4. Inspection
Inspection shall be carried out by a competent authority as to the suitability of
the works.

5. Dismantling of Scaffolding in the Basement under GIS bays RT 16 & RT 26.

a. Obtain Permit to work.


b. Before the work commences, worked area will by the authority to ensure
that safe conditions and environment exist for the works. Have a tool box

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meeting to review all method statements and safety measures with the
working team.
c. All scaffolding installation shall be as per BSEN 12811 Temporary work
equipment.
d. The area will be cordoned off to exclude unauthorized entry.
e. Inspection tags will be place at each point of access displaying the words
DO NOTUSE SCAFFOLD. This message will remain in place until the
scaffold is completely dismantled.
f. The work must be undertaken by a minimum 3-man team suitable to this
work environment.
g. Only tools specially designed for the purposed of installing and dismantling
of scaffolds will be used, regular checks will be made.
h. Only quality materials will be used, any material found to be damaged or in
poor condition must be placed aside for collection and removal.
i. On completion any surplus materials must be stacked in an orderly and safe
manner to be collected immediately.

6. Inspection
Inspection shall be carried out by a competent authority as to the suitability of
the works.

7. Tools And Equipment

1. Pick-ups
2. Hand Tools / Electric Tools
3. Ladder, Scaffolds

8. Safety Risk Assessment

The contractor will be responsible for all necessary safety measure at all
Times. All works related will be executed in accordance with the Client and ABB
Switzerland Health Safety and Safety Plan.

The work will only proceed when Permit To Work (PTW) has been issued. The
PTW will be kept on display on site during the works.

Special Attention will be given to:

Cordoning off specified working area and provision of applicable


Safety warning sign boards. (Warning of Hole Hazard)

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All important task activities and potential hazards including existing
controls have been properly mentioned on the Risk Assessment
prepared (attached)

9. Attachment

Job Safety Analysis


Small sketch to show location of work to take place.