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COMPANY: Electro Fibre HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND BASELINE RISK

COMPILED BY: F. Pillay


DATE OF RISK ASSESSMENT: 04/10/2019 ASSESSMENT & RISK RATING for
SCOPE OF WORK: Fibre Optic Cable Network Route build in built up area on roadside (Installation of Electro Fibre
fibre duct in trenches/ backfilling, reinstatements, hauling of duct.
REVIEW DATE / Rev Number: The following risk assessment will be reviewed annually or when a new hazard
arises, there’s a change in the scope of work, an incident/accident occurs or when
there’s a design change

PROBABILITY INDEX SEVERITY INDEX SEVERITY INDEX SEVERITY INDEX SEVERITY INDEX FREQUENCY INDEX
(INJURY / DISEASE) (PRODUCTION) (ENVIRONMENT) (COST)

5 ALMOST CERTAIN TO 5 FATAL 5 NO PRODUCTION 5 PERMANENT EFFECTS 5 MORE THAN R500 000 5 HAZARD PERMANENTLY
INEVITABLE PRESENT
4 PROBABLE 4 PERMANENT TO 4 LOSS OF 1 MONTH OR 4 LONG TERM / MORE 4 R100 000 TO R 500 4 HAZARD ARISES EVERY WEEK
SLIGHT DISABILITY MORE PRODUCTION THAN 2 YEARS 000
3 IMPROBABLE 3 MORE THAN 14 DAYS 3 LOSS OF 1 WEEK 3 MED TERM / 6 to 12 3 R10 000 TO 100 000 3 HAZARD ARISES EVERY MONTH
FROM WORK PRODUCTION MONTHS
2 LESS THAN EVEN 2 LESS THAN 14 DAYS 2 LOSS OF 1 DAY’s 2 SHORT TERM / 1 DAY to 6 2 R1000 TO R10 000 2 HAZARD ARISES EVERY YEAR
CHANCE FROM WORK PRODUCTION MONTHS
1 HIGHLY IMPROBABLE 1 FIRST AID ONLY 1 LOSS OF 1 MAN SHIFT 1 INSIGNIFACANT EFFECT 1 R0 TO 1000 1 HAZARD ARISES EVERY 5 YEARS

0 NOT PROBABLE 0 NEAR MISS 0 NO LOST TIME 0 NO ASPECT OR IMPACT 0 NO COST INVOLVED 0 NO HAZARD EXISTS

PRIORITY OF ACTION ACTION TO BE TAKEN


PROBABILITY VALUE + SEVERITY TOTAL + FREQUENCY A= 26 to 30 Immediate Training, SWP & Detailed Action Plan
VALUE B= 21 to 25 Within 1 week Training, SWP & Detailed Action Plan
= TOTAL SCORE (A, B, C, D, E, F) RISK VALUE C= 16 to 20 Within 1 Training, SWP & registers
month
D= 11 to 15 Within 6 Training & SOP
months
E= 6 to 10 Within 12 Training
months
F= 0 to 5 As reasonable Training
ITEM Task / General Hazards identified Associated Risk Related to Probabili Severity Index Freque Risk Controls to be Implemented to Eliminate /

Risk Value
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ty Index ncy Score Reduce / Control Risks & Hazards
/ Conditions exposed the total effect without (Total effect without
to mitigations) mitigations) Index
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1 Legal Non-compliant safety Non-compliance to 4 2 1 0 2 4 13 D Complete legal requirements 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
Compliance files (not in accordance legislation and the submitted along with a
–( with legal or client client requirement – comprehensive site safety
requirements) – Safety DOL can issue file.
Plan, appointments and prohibition notice Project specific safety
competencies not in specifications
place.
2 Wayleaves Execution of works Local authority can 2 2 2 1 4 4 15 D No work to commence 2 0 0 0 1 3 6 E
without wayleave or issue instruction to without all the required way
required permissions. cease and suspend leaves
all works. All way leaves to be on the
Increased project site at all times for inspection
costs due to time Each site team to have a
lost on the project copy of the way leave on the
site file.

3 Induction Staff not aware of Non-compliance 4 2 2 2 2 4 16 C On site induction training will 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F


Training. applicable legislation. to legislation. be conducted
Staff not aware of Injuries Incidents and proof thereof will be kept
company policies, on site in
procedures and safe the HSE File.
work procedures.
Staff not aware of risks
attached to their work.
4 Rail Execution of the work Rail authority can 4 2 2 2 3 4 17 C No work to commence 2 0 0 0 1 3 6 E
crossings – without required issue instruction to without all the required way
associated approvals. cease and suspend leaves and permissions from
wayleave HDD plans not approved all works. the rail authorities
permissions by Client or Transnet / Increased project All wayleave / permissions to
and HDD Rail Authority / Metro rail. costs due to time be on the site at all times for
approval(s) lost on the project inspection
Each site team to have a
copy of the wayleave
/permissions on the site file.
5 Job specific Untrained or not yet Fatalities or 4 1 1 1 3 4 14 D All training and the required 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 F
training and competent staff. disabling incidents certification and
inductions Project specific can occur. competencies to be
inductions not being Damages and \ or submitted to the client for
done. interruptions to review
Daily inductions (toolbox underground These shall be in the site
talks) not being services safety file at all times

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done.NoInductions on Ongoing training and
the risks associated with inductions for the staff on the
the works being project
undertaken prior to and Documented inductions and
daily on the project on-site training to be filed in
the site safety file for
discussion / induction
6 Environment Environmental incidents Pollution, 4 5 4 1 4 4 22 B All required documentation 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 E
al in environmentally Destruction of and data on any and all
Compliance sensitive areas of the sensitive wetlands environmental impacts with
works &waterways direct reference to the works
on site must be adhered to at
all times
Inductions and training to be
completed with the site staff
and all inductions to be
documented and filed
Driving into a trench Damage to 4 2 3 1 3 3 17 C All trenches are to be 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 E
vehicle/minor to barricaded.
serious Drivers are to familiarize
injuries/fatality themselves with the sites
and also where it is safe to
park vehicles.
Fuelling equipment on Damage to grass, 4 1 1 2 2 2 12 D Generators are to be placed 2 0 0 1 0 3 6
site ie: Generators, soil etc on drip trays. E
breakers When fuelling equipment,
equipment is to be placed on
drip trays.
Petrol spills from Damage to grass, 4 1 1 2 2 2 12 D Generators are to be placed 2 0 0 1 0 3 6
equipment ie: soil etc on drip trays. E
Generators, breakers When fuelling equipment,
equipment is to be placed on
drip trays.
Waste on site Pollution 4 1 1 2 2 2 12 D Dustbins are provided to all 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 E
teams and workers to ensure
that all waste generated on
site are placed in dustbin.

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Conditions mitigations) ex P x e
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7 Manually Incorrect lifting technique Back injuries 4 2 1 0 2 4 13 D Workers shall use their legs 3 1 1 0 0 3 8 E
Loading when lifting heavy objects
vehicles/Tru and not their backs (Bend
ck with knees keep back straight
equipment/ and use the strength in your
Material/Too legs to lift) refer to SWP
ls at the Workers carrying more Back injuries, hand 3 2 1 0 1 4 11 D Workers shall share the load 3 1 1 0 0 3 8 E
warehouse. than they can manage injuries, foot injuries of any object that weighs
(Load can fall/slip out more than they can carry.
their hands due to it Refer to SWP
been heavy)

8 Driving Vehicle not road worthy Vehicle accidents/ 4 5 4 1 4 4 22 B Pre-use inspection shall be 3 1 1 0 2 4 11 D
(pre-use inspections not Fatalities done daily, any deviations to
done) be reported and dealt with
immediately before vehicles
leave for sites.

Transporting workers to Fatalities / accidents 4 5 2 1 3 4 19 C Workers will use public 3 1 2 0 2 3 11 D


sites at the back of transport to get to and from
bakkies/trucks that are site.
certified to carry 3 If the site is located in an
passengers or less. area that will require the
company to transport its
employees a taxi and or bus
will be used to transport staff
to and from site.
Loose equipment, Injuries to workers 4 2 1 1 2 3 13 D All tools such as spades, 3 1 1 0 1 3 9 E
material or tools picks (hand tools) must be
stored inside tool boxes
provided on the truck.
Material/equipment shall be
tied to tie points on the truck
and supervisor to ensure that
it is secure.

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Driver not obeying the Vehicle accidents / 4 3 2 1 3 4 17 C All vehicles are fitted with 3 1 2 0 3 3 12
rules of the road. fatalities tracking systems that are D
(Excessive speeding, not monitored by Sect 16(2)
wearing a seat belt etc.) appointee.
All drivers are competent,
medically fit.
All workers will be
encouraged to report unsafe
driving to CEO and Asst to
CEO
Pre use inspections must be
done daily.

9 Transporting Equipment falling off Damage to other 4 2 2 2 3 4 17 C Loads to be evenly stacked 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 E


Equipment / vehicle vehicles Loads to be secured with tie
Material at Vehicle overloaded Vehicle accidents / down rope
the back of fatalities No stacking higher than load
trucks bin will be allowed / kept on
floor of load bin
10 Arrive on Inadequate parking Driver stopping in 4 1 1 1 3 4 14 D Reduce speed when 2 0 0 0 0 3 5
site / Site space for vehicle road approaching site F
establishme Vehicle accident Only park in areas where it is
nt legal and safe to do so
11 Parking Reversing into or Damage to vehicles 4 5 4 1 4 4 22 B A designated person will 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
vehicles colliding with objects or accidents assist the driver to get into
vehicles position / park
Stopping the vehicle in
an unsafe area / position
Driving into a trench Damage to 4 3 3 1 3 3 17 C All trenches are to be 2 1 0 0 0 2 5 F
vehicle/minor to barricaded.
serious Drivers are to familiarize
injuries/fatality themselves with the sites
and also where it is safe to
park vehicles.

Double Vehicles colliding at the Damage to vehicles. 4 2 1 1 3 4 15 C Workers to set up 2 1 0 0 0 3 6


Parking on rear end of truck delineators and traffic signs E
site once vehicle is doubled
parked and flagman to warn
motorists of vehicle ahead.

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12 Off-loading Workers offloading Injuries & Fatalities 4 5 4 1 3 4 21 B Vehicles will only be 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F


vehicles vehicle exposed to traffic Vehicle collisions offloaded from pavement
side. No off-loading on the
traffic side of vehicles
Off-loading area will be
barricaded with traffic signs
for duration of process.
Pedestrians affected by 4 4 2 1 2 3 16 C Walk way will be provided for 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
works pedestrians

13 Digging / Presence of underground Damage to services / 5 2 3 2 3 4 19 C Cable locator shall be used 3 1 2 1 1 3 11 D


Excavations services electrocution to establish position of
on site services
(trenches Pilot holes will be dug by
900mm experience workers that are
deep x aware of the risks
450mm Pedestrians affected by Injuries due to slip, 5 2 1 1 3 3 15 D Delineators placed to create 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
wide, Hand works on pavement trip, fall, or safe passage for pedestrians F
holes / Drill pedestrians run over Flagman and signage posted
pits 1200 to warn drivers. Work areas
mm deep) will be barricaded with
with picks orange netting
and shovels Workers exposed to Collisions / Injuries / 4 2 2 1 3 4 16 C Delineators placed to create 3 1 1 0 0 3 8 E
(night and vehicle traffic Fatalities safe passage for workers
day) Flagman and signage posted
to warn drivers
Workers too close to Head and hand 4 2 1 1 2 3 13 D Supervisor will ensure 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
each other using picks injuries workers are spaced safely
and shovels apart (3meters away)
Heat temperatures Heat stroke, 3 2 1 1 3 3 13 D Adequate drinking water to 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
exceeding 30 degrees dehydration be available to workers
throughout the day.
If heat temperature is high
supervisor to give workers
regular water breaks to
rehydrate.
Workers not visible to the Serious injuries, 4 1 1 1 3 3 13 D All workers shall wear safety 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
public/motorists. fatality reflective vests at all time to
ensure that they are visible
on site.

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Work area not lit up with Accidents/incidents, 4 2 1 1 3 3 14 D Work area to be lit up using 2 1 1 0 0 2 6 E
flood lights. serious injuries. flood lights,
Delineators to be placed
along road side with
construction workman sign to
warn motorists of work
ahead.
Collapse of trenches Minor to serious 4 2 1 1 2 2 12 D Workers to ensure that 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
injuries. soil/spoil is stacked at least
200mm from the trench.
Trenches deeper than 1.5m
deep shall have shoring and
bracing in place.
14 Existing Locator not available on Injuries and disruption 4 2 1 2 3 3 15 D Locator should be used to 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
underground site. of services in the identify underground
services. Underground water immediate area. services.
supplies. If underground services
Underground electricity maps are available they
supplies. should be studied to ensure
Underground trenches. location of these services.
Pilot holes must be dug as
per existing known services.
The location of overhead
power lines should be noted
in the event of crane
operations.

15 Emergency The emergency Personnel would not 3 2 3 2 2 5 17 C Emergency evacuation plan 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F


Plan procedure not available know how to respond shall be kept on the site file
on site. in an emergency and trained to all personnel.
situation therefore
resulting in serious
injuries and possible
fatalities.

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Emergency contact 3 2 3 2 2 4 16 C Emergency plan will include 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F


numbers unavailable. a list on emergency contact
No Competent persons to numbers and also be kept on
lead emergency the site file
procedures.
No emergency 3 2 2 2 2 4 15 D The onsite emergency plan 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
equipment on site will be kept on site and
No first aid can be trained to all employees and
administered. each day the supervisor will
No assembly point on explain where the assembly
site. point is and in case of
emergency all employees
are to report there..
A Competent first aider will
always be available on site,
and will administer first aid to
any employee that requires
first aid.

16 Insufficient tools on site. Bodily Injuries 3 2 1 1 3 3 13 D The hand tools as follows 2 1 0 0 0 2 5 F


Unserviceable tools. were assessed and are
Broken or modified tools. essential for the excavation /
The wrong tool for the job trenching project.
Hand tools. Hand tools not identified Picks
for inspection. Shovels
All hand tools must be
identified and entered on a
register/checklist.
All hand tools must be
inspected.
Records of such inspections
must be kept on site.

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17 Cutting Tar Noise, dust, Rotating NIHL, Dust inhalation, 4 4 2 1 3 4 19 C Pre-use inspections to be 2 1 1 0 0 3 7 E
and paved blade, stone chips flying. Eye injuries, done
surfaces / Amputations (Fingers, The machine shall have a
driveways or Toes) guard fitted, shall only be
road with a operated by a trained person
“Walk and under close supervision
behind Road of the supervisor.
saw” Double hearing protection
shall be used (Plugs and
muffs) Dust masks and
impact resistant eye
protection (safety glasses)
shall be used and workers
will use safety boots and
gloves
Vehicle traffic in road and Vehicles colliding with 4 4 2 1 3 4 18 C Work area barricaded and 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
driveways. operator, fatality traffic signage will be placed
Saw operator un-aware to divert traffic. Flagman will
of approaching traffic be posted to warn traffic of
works ahead.

18 Use of Vibration, Noise, Dust Whole body vibration 4 2 2 1 3 4 18 C Regular job rotation (15 – 25 2 1 1 0 0 3 7
electric injuries, NIHL, Dust mins) shall be enforced. E
Jack- inhalation, Eye Double hearing protection
hammer / injuries. Hand and shall be used (Plugs and
breaker (for foot injuries muffs) Dust masks and
concrete impact resistant eye
and tar) protection (safety glasses)
shall be used and workers
will use safety boots and
gloves
Electric cables / plugs Electrocution / fatality 4 4 1 1 2 3 15 D Breaker and Electric cables 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
damaged / machine will be inspected pre-use.
damaged or unsafe

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19 Lifting Uneven surfaces, Slip, trip, fall injuries 4 2 1 1 2 3 13 D Barricade work area 2 1 1 0 0 2 6 E
pavement
blocks and Incorrect tools used to lift Hand/finger injuries. 3 1 1 1 0 3 9 E Worker’s to use correct tools 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
bricks blocks/concrete blocks when lifting pavement
and bricks, blocks/ Concrete slabs and
bricks out of position.
Workers to use gloves at all
time during this process and
where the weight is more
than they can carry workers
to ask for assistance.
20 Lane Workers exposed to Fatalities, serious to 4 4 3 1 4 4 20 C A traffic management plan 2 1 1 0 0 3 7 E
Closures/Ro vehicle traffic. minor injuries. will be drafted showing
ad crossings Inadequate traffic control. workers how to close the
road safely and effectively.
Workers/supervisors shall
ensure that traffic
management plan is followed
and are not to deviate from
it.
21 Stacking of Material stacked unsafely Slip, trip, fall injuries 3 1 0 1 2 3 10 E Stacking and storage 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
pavement Stack may obstruct supervisor to ensure that
blocks / pedestrian traffic workers barricade all
bricks Stack not barricaded material rubble blocks,
Bricks lying around on cement slabs.
pavement, Material Workers to ask for
stacked too high assistance as soon as the
load becomes more than
they can carry.

22 Stacking of Spoil heap not barricaded Slip, trip, fall injuries 3 1 0 1 2 3 10 E Spoil will be kept inside 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
spoil Spoil / rocks on barricaded area, loose rocks
pavement and rubble will continuously
be cleaned and removed
from site.

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22 Laying duct Duct coils on pavement, Slip, trip and fall 4 1 1 1 3 4 14 D A walk area shall be 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
and sleeves Sidewalk closed injuries. provided for pedestrians.
in trenches Possibility of
pedestrians
Getting injured.
De-coilers not been used. Damage to Duct 4 0 0 1 3 3 11 D Supervisor shall ensure that 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
he uses de-coilers when
installing duct to avoid
damaging.
23 Placing Hand hole excavation not Slip, trip and fall 4 2 1 1 3 4 15 D Excavations to be 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
Hand-holes barricaded injuries. adequately barricaded.

Hand hole excavation Injury to pedestrians, 4 1 1 1 2 3 12 D Walk ways shall be provided 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F


preventing pedestrian pedestrians can get for pedestrians while working
from using pavement run over by vehicles. on the side walk.
Pedestrians forced to use
road surface

24 Fibre Optic Splicing machine not Cost to 3 1 0 0 4 5 13 D Splicing Machine must be 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F


Splicing serviced/or not company/damage to inspected, and serviced on
calibrated. equipment time

Person responsible for Cost to 3 1 0 0 4 5 13 D Only a competent person to 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F


splicing is not competent company/damage to operate splicing machine.
equipment and or
fibre.

25 Backfill Dust, Noise, Vibration, Dust inhalation, 4 3 2 3 4 18 C Dust masks , Eye protection, 2 1 1 1 2 3 10 E
trenches contact with Toe of Whole body vibration 2 safety boots and hearing
and use of a jumping jack compactor injuries, NIHL, foot protection shall be used
Jumping injuries. Regular job rotation will be
Jack done (Every 15 minutes)
compactor Petrol caps loose Petrol Fire, burns 3 1 1 2 1 3 11 D Machines to be inspected for 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 E
spills safety pre-use. Fire
extinguishers shall be kept
close-by

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Re-fuelling of compactor Fire, burns, excessive 3 1 2 2 1 3 12 D When re-fuelling compactor 2 0 0 1 0 4 7 E


on site inhalation of petrol workers shall have a fire
fumes extinguisher present at all
fatality times.
No smoking near compactor
or near the re-fuelling
process.
Compactor to be switched off
before it is re-fuelled.
Petrol spills Soil and ground 3 1 1 2 1 3 11 D Workers to use funnels or 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 E
pollution petrol canisters when re-
fuelling.
All spills must be cleaned up
for more information refer to
MSDS in safety file for Fuel.
26 Re- Proximity of pedestrians Injuries to public / 3 1 1 1 2 3 11 D Work area barricaded, 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
instatement to work area pedestrians warning signage posted
of
Pavement dry cement powder Silicosis , lung 3 1 2 2 3 3 14 D All workers using cement 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 F
(Paving disease, skin powder shall wear dust
blocks, irritations masks and PVC gloves, for
cement emergency cases workers to
mixing ) refer to MSDS for cement in
safety file.

Exposure to wet cement Skin irritation, 2 1 3 2 2 3 11 D All workers using wet cement 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 F
dermatitis will use PVC gloves
Spillage of cement Soil and water 3 1 2 2 2 3 13 D Cement to be mixed on a 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 F
pollution ground sheet/ shutter board
Spills to be cleaned up
immediately
27 Use of Improperly insulated Electrocution and 4 3 2 1 3 4 17 C Pre use inspections to be 2 1 1 0 1 3 8
electrical equipment / damaged fatalities , Electrical done E
tools and extension cords fires Extensions and plugs to be
extensions Extension cords exposed kept dry and clean
on site to water No electrical tools to be used
including in wet or rainy conditions
generator Fire extinguisher shall be
extensions present during all electrical
appliance operation

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28 Installation Ladders not in working Minor to Serious 4 2 2 1 3 5 17 C A daily pre-use checklist 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E


of overhead order: injuries/Non shall be used to inspect the
optic fibre Damaged rungs, Cleats, Compliance ladder and be kept on the
cabling steps. site file, damaged ladders
using will not be used on site and
ladders in will be removed from the
Close site.
proximity to
live electrical
overhead Incorrect ladder used. Minor to serious 4 2 1 1 3 5 17 C A non-Conductive fibre glass 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
cables. injuries/Non ladder must be used when
Compliance working on poles that have
overhead live electrical
cables.
Non Slip devices not on Minor to serious 4 3 1 1 3 5 17 C Ladders must have non-slip 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
ladder injuries/Non steps.
Compliance
Extension fasteners Minor to serious 4 3 1 1 3 5 17 C Extension fasteners must be 2 1 1 0 1 3 8
broken or damaged. injuries/Non inspected before any worker E
Compliance climbs the ladder.

Possibility of workers Minor to serious 4 4 5 1 3 5 23 B While one workers is 2 1 1 0 1 3 8


falling from ladder. injuries possibility of a climbing and working on the E
fatality. ladder a second worker will
be on the ground with both
arms holding the ladder
upright and have his one foot
firmly on the first step of the
ladder.
The worker on top of the
ladder will ensure that he
uses his full body harness
and attach himself to the
pole.
The ladder shall be fastened
securely against the pole.

Electrocution Serious injury 4 5 5 1 4 5 24 B Rubber safety gloves will be 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E


possible fatality. used when fastening and
slinging of fibre optic cable.

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29 Installation Presence of Damage to services / 5 2 1 1 3 4 16 A cable locator will be used 2 1 1 0 0 3 7


of a new 6 Underground services electrocution to identify electrical cables E
metre pole underground.
using a Pilot holes will be dug also to
crane truck view underground services.
to install in a Poles falling on workers Serious injuries 4 4 2 1 3 3 17 A guide rope to be attached 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
1-1.4metre to the pole when placing it in
excavation. the excavation using the
crane.
Poles been transported Accidents on public 4 4 2 1 3 3 17 A crane truck with an edge 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
incorrectly roads. Huge costs to frame fitted will only
company transport poles to site.
Crane truck not serviced Poles can fall on 4 3 1 1 3 2 14 D A service certificate shall be 2 1 1 0 2 3 9
(refer to number 37 for workers. kept on the truck. E
more info on crane) If crane is not services the
crane truck will not operate
on the site.
30 Confined Possibility of poor air Workers can 3 2 1 1 2 3 12 D Once man-hole is opened 2 1 1 0 0 3 7 E
space entry quality suffocate or lose workers must ensure that it
(Opening of consciousness ventilates for approximately
man holes.) 10 minutes.
Workers are to enter with a
safety harness and have a
lifesaving rope attached.
Communication with worker
inside the man-hole has to
be consistent.
Opening man-hole Damage to man-hole, 4 2 1 1 2 3 13 Workers shall open all man 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
without a key. minor injuries. holes using the man-hole
key.
Snake bites Minor, serious injuries 4 2 1 1 2 3 13 Upon opening the man hole 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
possibly fatal workers to inspect the man-
hole from the outside to
check for snakes or anything
that may cause harm and
contact the snake specialists
to remove any snakes found.
Workers can bump their Minor to serious head 3 2 1 1 1 3 11 Workers will be issued hard 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
heads, scrape injuries. Bruises hats and where ever
themselves. necessary they will wear the

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hard hat inside the man-hole.

31 Use of “Filla Exposure or contact with Eye injuries, chemical 3 1 1 1 1 2 9 E Eye protection and PVC 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
foam” in skin and eyes burns to skin gloves shall be used.
hand holes In case of emergency refer
to MSDS in safety file.
32 Use and High temperature of tar Burns 4 4 2 2 3 4 19 C Hot tar will be placed on a 2 1 1 0 0 3 7 E
handling of tarpaulin cover and be
hot Tar for handled by workers wearing
re- full P.P.E that is safety boots
statements leather gloves.
on site Vehicle traffic in road and Collisions, injuries, 5 4 1 2 4 5 21 B Traffic signs to be in place 2 1 1 0 0 3 7
or on pavements/ fatalities. and flagman to direct/divert E
Driveways. traffic away from work area.
33 Drinking Drinking water Illness and possible 3 1 1 1 1 3 10 E Suitable containers will be 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
water. insufficient. poisoning. used for drinking water and
No suitable containers for the container should be
drinking water. Decanting clearly permanently marked
of drinkable water into as “potable water”.
various containers. No container previously
transporting or containing
any hazardous chemical
substance shall be used for
the purpose of “potable
water”.
If decanting of water takes
place on site into any
container, that container
shall be permanently marked
as drinking water.
Sufficient quantity of water
will be ensured on site by
Contractor.
34 Re- Proximity of pedestrians Injuries to public / 3 1 1 1 2 3 11 D Work area barricaded, 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
instatement to work area pedestrians warning signage posted
of dry cement powder Silicosis , lung 3 1 2 2 3 3 14 D All workers using cement 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
Pavement disease, skin powder shall wear dust
(Paving irritations masks and PVC gloves, for
blocks, emergency cases workers to

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cement refer to MSDS for cement in


mixing ) safety file.
Exposure to wet cement Skin irritation, 2 1 3 2 2 3 11 D All workers using wet cement 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
dermatitis will use PVC gloves F
Spillage of cement Soil and water 3 1 2 2 2 3 13 D Cement to be mixed on a 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
pollution ground sheet/ shutter board F
Spills to be cleaned up
immediately
35 Directional Serviceability of drilling Damage to 4 3 2 1 3 4 17 C Drilling machine to be in 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 F
Drilling machine, underground good working order, serviced
Incompetent operator services. and safe to use.
Scanning of underground Possibility of minor to Only a competent drill
services not done serious injuries operator will perform task.
Excavations not done Excavations are to be at
correctly least 1,2M deep and 1,2M
wide.
36 Personnel Personnel can be hit by Accidents 3 1 1 1 2 3 11 D Reflector vests shall be 2 0 0 0 1 2 5 F
movement traffic. warned at all times on the
on site. Personnel not visible to construction by all personnel
road users. and visitors.
As far as reasonable
practical all personnel will
remain in the parameters of
the demarcated areas.
37 The use of a Crane not serviced Damage to 3 1 1 0 2 3 10 E A service certificate will be 2 1 0 0 1 3 7 E
crane truck equipment/material kept on the truck and be
on site. available for viewing on site.

Incompetent operator Damage to 3 2 1 0 2 3 10 E Only a competent crane 2 1 0 0 2 3 8 E


operating crane. crane/property operator with his valid
competencies will operate
the crane.
Load test certificates not Non Compliance, 3 1 1 0 2 3 10 E Slings and loading 2 1 1 0 2 3 9 E
available for slings damage to equipment will be go under a
equipment/material load test and certificates will
also be kept on the truck
Load can fall from crane fatalities 3 1 1 0 2 3 10 E Under no circumstance will 2 1 1 0 0 3 7 E
any worker be allowed to
work under a suspended
load.

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38 Visitors / No signage to direct Legal implications 4 4 2 2 3 4 19 C Signage must be posted to 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E


public on visitors to report to the and Injuries. direct any visitor or members
site. site supervisor. of the public to the site
Staff ignorant towards supervisor.
persons entering the site. Instructions must be given
Persons entering the site to staff during induction to
who will be exposed to approach any person on site
hazards. and escort such a person to
Required PPE not worn the site supervisor.
by visitors. All public members or
visitors must sign the visitors
register.
All public members shall
receive induction and sign
the induction register.
No person without the
required PPE shall be
allowed within demarcated
areas.
Members of the public or
visitors shall be escorted by
the site supervisor or
delegated person.

39 Trenching Person operating Break-down of 3 1 1 1 1 3 10 E Only a competent operator 2 1 1 1 1 3 9 E


with TLB, machinery not equipment, injuries appointed in writing shall
800 – competent. and hearing lost. operate the TLB and
1000mm Person operating operator to have valid
deep and machinery not trained. medical.
450mm Injury to bystanders, Engineering methods must
wide. noise. be used to lower noise
Generation of dust levels.
during excavation. Safe Work Procedure must
PPE not issued or be compiled for the industrial
inspected. compressor. Inspections
PPE not worn during should be carried out on the
operation. machinery.

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Records of the inspections


should be kept on site in the
HSE File.
Compressor must be
licensed and displayed on
the compressor.

40 Clearing and Tools not available or Head and hand 3 2 2 1 4 4 16 C Water must be used when 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
levelling of unserviceable. injuries. clearing and levelling trench
trench. Dust generation during to minimize dust.
process. Refer to item 4 for mitigation
PPE not issued, and control of hand tool.
inspected or worn. Refer to item 11 of the
baseline administrative risk
assessment for mitigation
and control of PPE.
41 Bedding Bedding insufficient. Cost of re-bedding. 4 2 2 2 3 4 17 C Bedding should be 100 mm 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 E
below duct Damage of piping. [after compact] above the
piping. Trapping of piping. Not undercut or as specified,
complying with client covering the whole length of
specifications. the trench.
42 Compacting Insufficient compacting. Re-done of 4 1 1 1 3 4 14 D Water must be used when 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
of bedding. Noise compacting, Injuries compacting bedding to
Dust and pollution. reduce dust.
PPE not issued worn or Compact twice the length of
inspected. the whole trench.
Refer to item 14 for
mitigation and control of
PPE.
43 Stripping of Required tools not on injuries 4 5 4 1 4 4 22 B Padding should be 100mm 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
duct piping. site. thick [after compact] above
PPE not issued worn or the piping and compacted.
inspected.
Injuries to bystanders.
44 Padding in- Padding insufficient. Not Cost of re-padding. 4 2 1 0 2 4 13 D Padding should be 100mm 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E
between and complying with client (After compacting) above the
above duct specifications. undercut or as specified,
piping. covering the whole length of
the trench.

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45 Compacting Insufficient compacting. Re-done of 3 3 2 1 4 4 17 C Water must be used when 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 E


of padding.. Noise compacting, Injuries compacting bedding to
Dust and pollution. reduce dust.
PPE not issued worn or Compact twice the length of
inspected. the whole trench or as
specified by the client.
Refer to item 11 of the
baseline administrative risk
assessment for mitigation
and control of PPE.

46 Use of air- Noise NIHL 4 3 3 0 3 4 17 C Workers in proximity of 2 2 1 0 1 3 9 E


compressor Loose hose fittings with Serious Injuries compressor to have hearing
during Duct no safety cables / sudden Equipment damage protection.
Integrity pressure release causing Eye Injuries, Multiple All hose couplings to be
Testing hose to “flail” and swing fatalities fitted with double safety
On the uncontrolled, cables.
pavement. Manholes left open after Fire extinguisher to be
completion of testing available on site.
Drop fibre/micro fibre Compressor to be inspected
exiting at a ferocious and certified safe within
speed while testing. previous 36 months.
End caps blowing off Hoses and fittings to be
during DIT testing inspected pre-use by
Dust to eyes from supervisor.
working in man holes Workers to wear safety
No walkway for resistance goggles. Eye
pedestrians protection.
Pedestrians entering the Fire extinguisher to be
site due to no barricading present during operation of
or any warning signs compressor.
been displayed. Due to the 10 bar of
pressure pushing the Drop
fibre/micro fibre workers will
close man hole and upon
hearing the sound of the
Micro/drop fibre exiting they
will close the pressure
release valve and then open
man hole.

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Supervisor is to ensure that


a walkway is provided for
pedestrians to walk and
ensure that the work area is
properly and safely
barricaded to avoid any
pedestrians from entering
the area of work.

47 Use of air- Noise NIHL 4 3 3 0 3 4 17 C Workers in proximity of 2 2 1 0 1 3 9 E


compressor Loose hose fittings with Serious Injuries compressor to have hearing
during Duct no safety cables / sudden Equipment damage protection.
Integrity pressure release causing Eye Injuries, Multiple All hose couplings to be
Testing hose to “flail” and swing fatalities fitted with double safety
On the uncontrolled, cables.
pavement. Manholes left open after Fire extinguisher to be
completion of testing available on site.
Drop fibre/micro fibre Compressor to be inspected
exiting at a ferocious and certified safe within
speed while testing. previous 36 months.
End caps blowing off Hoses and fittings to be
during DIT testing inspected pre-use by
Dust to eyes from supervisor.
working in man holes Workers to wear safety
No walkway for resistance goggles. Eye
pedestrians protection.
Pedestrians entering the Fire extinguisher to be
site due to no barricading present during operation of
or any warning signs compressor.
been displayed. Due to the 10 bar of
pressure pushing the Drop
fibre/micro fibre workers will
close man hole and upon
hearing the sound of the
Micro/drop fibre exiting they
will close the pressure
release valve and then open
man hole.
Supervisor is to ensure that
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pedestrians to walk and


ensure that the work area is
properly and safely
barricaded to avoid any
pedestrians from entering
the area of work.

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48 Pre-cast Sipping Hand and back 4 2 2 2 3 4 17 C Ensure that the receiving 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
concrete Cave-ins injuries. hole is big enough and of
and poly Dropping of pre- sufficient depth to receive
manhole cast manhole the manhole. Ensure that
installations. Ducting not sealed the edges of the hole are
at manhole stable to prevent cave-ins
entering. whilst positioning manhole.
PPE not issued, At least four persons must
worn or inspected. be involved to share the
weight of the manhole.
Ducting must be sealed
after cabling to prevent
reptiles and other insects
entering the ducting.
Refer to item 11 of the
baseline administrative
risk assessment for
mitigation and control of
PPE.

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49 Waste Waste disposal on Non-compliance 4 1 1 1 3 4 14 D A “Letter of Undertaking” 2 0 0 0 1 3 6 E
removal. site or close to environmental must be signed between
proximity of the legislation and Contractor and waste
site. Burying of client removal company [when
waste on site or requirements. required].
close proximity of Comply with legislation
the site. A “Letter and procedures for the
of Undertaking” not management of waste.
signed between Waste should only be
the client and disposed off at a
waste removal registered dumping site.
company [where A copy of such dumping
applicable]. site registration must be
filed on the health and
safety system.
A manifest before dumping
should be compiled. A
return manifest from the
registered dumping site
should be obtained and
filed.
50 Cleaning up Rubble / rocks / Slip trip and fall 4 5 4 1 4 4 22 B Supervisor is to ensure 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 F
site sand left in injuries to the that on completion of the
walkways / public. job there is no rubble,
pavement rocks, spoil etc left on site
and ensure that the site is
clean.
Name of Risk Assessor and Risk Signatures of Risk Assessment Date of Risk Assessment Comments by Risk Assessment Team
Assessment Team Team Approval
(Risk Assessor) 4/10/2019 Baseline Risk Assessment for Electro Fibre
F. Pillay
(Managing Member (16.1) 4/10/2019 -
P. Pillay

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