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Plant Standards
Reference Material
Plant & Equipment Specification Sheet Index
Construction Services UK
SPECIFICATION SHEETS FOR OPERATED PLANT
Plant Item (HSEN-RM-****)
First
Last
Introduced Revised
Comment
0027 180 Excavator Loader
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0034 Air Tools
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0029 Articulated Dump Truck
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0036 Compressed Air Systems
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0037 Concrete Pumps
Oct 2011
Feb 2015
Minor amendment. Requirements for all
round visibility made consistent with other
plant standards.
0039 Crawler Cranes
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0031 Forward and Side Tipping
Dumpers
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
May 2015
Minor Amendment: inclusion of requirement
for visual/audible alarm in cab warning the
driver that the crane boom is incorrectly
stowed.
May 2015
Minor Amendment: inclusion of requirement
for visual/audible alarm in cab warning the
driver that the crane boom is incorrectly
stowed.
Apr 2015
Material Change: New requirements for
shrouded controls added. With immediate
effect for Balfour Beatty and by 1st October
for our supply chain.
0028 Lorry Loader/HIAB
0028a Lorry Loader/HIAB –
Deliveries Only
0032 MEWPs
Oct 2011
Dec 2013
Oct 2011
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Construction Services UK
SPECIFICATION SHEETS FOR OPERATED PLANT
Plant Item (HSEN-RM-****)
First
Last
Introduced Revised
Comment
0041 Mini Excavator
Oct 2011
Feb 2015
Administration change: Graphic updated.
Removal of timescale for Quick Hitch
compliance.
0026 Mixer Truck
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
Dec 2013
Oct 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0042 Mobile Crane
Oct 2011
Oct 2014
Administration Change: Spelling correction
to FOPS.
0052 Road Sweeper/Collector
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0054 Telehandler
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0055 Tipper Rigid or
Articulated
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0055a Tipper Rigid or
Articulated – Deliveries
Only
Dec 2013
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0056 Tower Crane
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0057 Tracked Excavator
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0058 Tracked Dozer
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0059 Wheeled Excavator
Oct 2011
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0043 Mobile Crushing Plant
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0051 Ride on Roller
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0026a
Mixer Truck –
Deliveries Only
High Pressure Drain
Jetting Equipment
Pending
0060 Wheeled Loading Shovel
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0050 Plant Accessories
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0045 Overhead Gantry Cranes
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
Pedestrian Roller
Pending
0030 Concrete Extrusion Plant
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0049 Piling Rig Vibro
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0047 Piling Rig Driven Piles
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0033 Piling Rig Large Diameter
Rotary
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
PILING
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SPECIFICATION SHEETS FOR OPERATED PLANT
Plant Item (HSEN-RM-****)
First
Last
Introduced Revised
Comment
0046 Piling Rig CFA
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0048 Piling Rig Mini Driven
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
Piling Rig Mini Rotary
Pending
Marine
0035 Barge With or Without
Winches
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0038 Crane Barge
Apr 2012
Dec 2014
Administration Change. Reference to Crane
Plant Standard corrected.
0044 Multicat Vessel
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0053 Safety Boat
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0040 Towing Vessel
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
0061 Work Boat
Apr 2012
Jul 2014
Annual review. No change in content.
GENERAL NOTES
1. All plant spec sheets will be regularly reviewed with any updates issued as required.
2. All areas where operators are required to access as part of their duties must be clean and
safe
3. All moving parts should where practicable be guarded to prevent entrapment.
4. These specifications align with the requirements of the Company standard for managing the
interfaces between people and plant
5. All operated plant must be regularly inspected and maintained
6. All operators will be competent and follow the Golden Rules and report all unsafe conditions
and stop work if anyone encroaches into a potentially unsafe area.
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180 DEGREE EXCAVATOR/LOADER (JCB3CX ETC)
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter. Daily
inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
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Seat belts must be fitted and operational
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Cab guards and/or FOPS cab structure where there is a
risk of falling objects
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Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
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Flashing amber beacon
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Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible at 10m
radius
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Forks to be folded/secured if travelling on public highway
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Isolation switch with key
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Locking doors with key
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Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
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All safety labels (decals) in place
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Use axle locks for all wheeled duties. For other duties,
stabilisers must be deployed
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Isolation controls by a secondary device, such as seat
rotation
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The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refueling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories stored
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Correct tyre pressure
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Shall be suitably trained and competent CPCS approved
card – Category A10 (<5t) or A12 (>5t)
Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B) if
driving on the public highway
Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway
Operator to ensure that buckets are carried safely at all
times
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
• Unless demonstrated that it will not be used for lifting:
• 6 month thorough examination on lifting accessories
• When using a lifting eye, a swivel hook must be used to
ensure load can be manoeuvred without risk of swinging
back or overloading
• Certified lifting point required for all lifting duties
• Hydraulic check valves must be fitted to excavator boom
circuits
• SWL to be clearly marked
• A machine specific lifting duty sheet, lift plan and risk
assessment
• If the rated lifting capacity for the backhoe portion is
greater than 1 tonne, the machine must be fitted with
hydraulic check valves to the boom circuit and a Rated
Capacity Indicator/Safe load Indicator
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Shall report all unsafe conditions
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Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
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All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
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All hoses to be inspected regularly
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Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
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Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
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Seat belt must be worn
• If quick hitch fitted:
• Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 002 – Safe
Use of Quick Hitch Devices
• Must be automatic double locking
• Have an in-cab warning alarm
• Copy of manufacturers operating instructions
• Pre-use Inspection signed off
• If used for lifting:
• Lift plan and/or Permit to lift must be briefed and
understood
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific lifting
attachments
• If quick hitch fitted:
• Be briefed on ’Safe Use of Quick Hitches‘
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific quick
hitch attachments
• Daily inspection signed off
• If used under overhead cables or obstructions:
• Height restrictors with indication on machine
• HSE GS6 ’Avoidance of danger from overhead electric
power lines‘ must be followed
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
ROPS and FOPS cab structure
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When used for lifting a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
System to prevent operation in reverse at speed
Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Method for preventing unintentional operation of the
controls
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
Check valves fitted to excavators dipper circuit
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Danger of crushing in slew zone
Overturning if on uneven ground or lifting duties exceeded
Consider risk of accessories and how they are
attached/inspected – e.g. breaking hammer
Clothes can get snagged on controls prior to release of
servo isolator/safety handle
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m in working conditions
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables; bridges
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
Underground services – display Permit to Break Ground
All round visibility tools fully operational
Transportation including loading/unloading
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
AIR TOOLS
All plant and equipment to be inspected prior to first use and the
appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily recorded
inspections thereafter.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Unique ID number to be displayed on plate
Noise emission level to be displayed
All tooling to have optimum silencing fitted
All handles to have anti vibration damping
Evidence of regular inspection
All safety labels (decals) in place
HAV action level to be supplied.
All points/drill bits to be kept sharp
All hoses to be supplied c/w whip checks
Copy of manufacturers operating instructions
Operator
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Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
• Full site-defined PPE required
• Compliance with Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect
Reporting System
• Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine and HAVS monitoring requirements
• To be familiar with operating instructions and specific HAV
action level for each tool
• Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
DESIRABLE
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Task assessment to identify any alternative methods not using hand held vibrating tools
Statement on “hours to next service”
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine
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Towing and lifting operations
Flying debris, eye injury, hand injury
Abrasive wheels
Underground services
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Plant and personnel segregation
Public interface – working alongside; plant crossings
COSHH assessment for fuels and oils
Manual handling
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCK
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate prestart check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections
thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and
evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for
the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS Structure
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Flashing amber beacon
Reversing alarm to be fitted, working and audible
Articulation lock must be fitted and operational
Wheel nut indicators must be fitted
Mechanical prop fitted under body
No tailgates unless specifically requested and subject to
risk assessment
SIMRET brake testing for all non-licensed tippers (site
based tippers). Records to be maintained. Note - In
situations where it is not feasible to carry out SIMRET
brake testing, a weekly ramp/brake test must be
conducted.
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Tipping linkage – must have no excessive play
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS or similar approved card - category A56 - Articulated
& A57 Rigid Chassis
Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B) if
driving on the public highway
‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway’ form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorized/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Body is not to be tipped while on the move
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Seat belt must be worn
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
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Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Controls will not engage until the seatbelt is connected
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m in working conditions
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables; bridges
Public interface – working alongside
All round visibility tools fully operational
COSSH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Overturning
Loose clothes can get snagged on controls
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
Transportation including loading/unloading
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
COMPRESSORS/AIR SYSTEMS
All plant and equipment to be inspected prior to first use and the
appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily recorded
inspections thereafter
MANDATORY
Plant
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Unique ID number to be displayed on plate
Noise emission to be no more than 80 Dba
Towing/lifting weight to be clearly displayed
Evidence of regular inspection
All safety labels (decals) in place
All current pressure systems regulations certification to be
in place
Canopy to have integral fuel bunding for environmental
protection
All hoses to be supplied with whip checks.
Copy of manufacturers operating instructions
Operator
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Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE
Compliance with Pre-use, daily & weekly defect reporting
system
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine and HAVS monitoring requirements
DESIRABLE
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Tracker unit, isolation method independent of factory fitted locks, locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Statement on ‘hours to next service’
Security hitch lock
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Towing and lifting operations
Safe and clean access for refuelling
Overturning
Loading/unloading onto transport
Flying debris
Open hoses when airline switched on
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Noise
Plant and personnel segregation
Public interface – working alongside; plant crossings
COSHH assessment for fuels and oils
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
CONCRETE PUMPS
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Current 12 monthly thorough examination certificate
Operation and maintenance manual
Completed Operator Daily/Weekly Checklist (to include
pipes)
• Mirrors and camera i.e. all round visibility
• Safe access for all maintenance activities
• Flashing amber beacon
• Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
• Door lock keys provided
• Locking caps and covers
• Portable ‘Chocks’/Wheel Stops to be manufactured to
place on the ground behind the concrete pump to prevent
the concrete wagon reversing into the hopper
• Fire extinguisher in cab.
If truck mounted:
• Current VED and Operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
• Current MOT plating certificate
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Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over
7.5t GVW
CPCS Card with category A06 – Truck mounted boom, A44
Trailer mounted
Appropriate licence for the class of vehicle to be operated
(Lorry mounted pumps)
Evidence of familiarisation training for the type of pump to
be operated
Evidence that the operator is medically fit to operate the
concrete pump
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required
DESIRABLE
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Nylacast Outrigger Pads
Hands free voice activated radio communication between the pump operative and operative at the end of the line
Illuminated pump control panel
Spill kit.
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Boom clash with overhead obstructions – power lines,
telephone lines, adjacent cranes
Overturning – ground capable of withstanding imposed
outrigger loadings, underground services
Trapping of site operatives - a safe working area physically
marked on the ground around the pump and outriggers to
provide an exclusion zone to all operatives not involved
with the pumping activity
Pressurised lines – pre-use inspection of pipe clamps and
pins, rigid procedure to be implemented when cleaning
pipes using compressed air
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
CRAWLER CRANE
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter. Daily
inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
Only Hydraulic cranes permitted, not mechanical
MANDATORY
Crane Requirements
Operator
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Pre-use crane documentation form signed off
CE Certificate
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate for all lifting tackle carried
Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI)
Operation manual provided
Completed Operator Daily/Weekly Checklist
Flashing amber beacon
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Slew alarms
Door lock keys provided
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
Slew, jib height and radius restrictors if working in the
vicinity of overhead power lines, railways, adjacent live
traffic, etc
Hook block over hoist cut-out facility
Boom hoist cut-out facility
Handrails fitted to running boards and crane upper
structure
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate for the crane
Crane fitted with anemometer or other device to monitor
in service wind speeds
Fire extinguisher in cab
Perimeter edge protection, handrails etc to body of crane
where access required.
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
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Lifting plan and permit to lift in place as applicable
CPCS card with Category A02B
Valid medical certificate
Competency assessment prior to being put to work
Evidence of familiarisation training for type of crane to be
operated
Full induction attended prior to starting work.
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE - none loose fitting.
Man Riding Requirements
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Carrier hoisting and lowering ropes minimum
diameter of 8mm
Hook fitted with safety catch
Ability to restrict the working speed of all crane functions
to 0.5m/s
Control levers return to neutral automatically when
released
SWL of crane configuration in use is at least twice the
rated capacity of the carrier
Power lowering facility fitted to crane. If not, free-fall
capability must be locked out
Refer to BS7121 -1:2006 for further guidance
DESIRABLE
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Jib Head camera if working on sites with blind lifting issues
Counterweight mounted CCTV
Block stand to be provided when reeving rope into hook
block whilst block is lying down
Anemometer
Window guards
Audible/visual slew alarm
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All round vision system to avoid potential crushing incident
Operator to have 3 years’ operating experience
Means for operator to monitor hoist rope tension, e.g.
camera or mirror
Red, amber and green high level illumination to indicate
crane working within safe limits
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
Plant and personnel segregation - no entry into exclusion
zone unless signalled by operator
Load path – slewing over site personnel
Danger of crushing in slew zone
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded, ground capable of
withstanding imposed track loadings, underground
services
Dropped loads – exclusion zone set up around the area of
lifting operations, loads consisting of loose
material/components to be containerized
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges, power lines,
telephone lines
Jib clash – coordination with adjacent cranes, tall plant
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
All round visibility tools fully operational
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
Use of jib walkways to be avoided where practical
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Potential excessive noise
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
FORWARD AND SIDE TIPPING DUMPER
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter. Daily
inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
To assess the suitability and selection of dumpers for particular tasks and
environments, a specific risk assessment must be completed prior to
work commencing. This must take account of the inclines and speeds at
which they are to be used.
MANDATORY
Plant
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS Structure
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Flashing amber beacon
Collision avoidance system (movement sensor or video or
similar approved) to ensure 1m high at 1m distance
visibility criteria. Operating company to confirm their
approved systems
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Mechanical prop fitted under body
Locking caps/covers
Isolation switch with key.
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Tow hitch must have correct pin with chain attached to
dumper
Tipping linkage – must have no excessive play
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS card - A09A – Forward tipping wheeled, A09B –
Forward tipping tracked
• Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B) if
driving on the public highway
• ‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway’ form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway
• Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
• Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
• Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
• Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
• Body is not to be tipped while on the move
• Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
• Shall report all unsafe conditions
• Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
• Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
• Seat belt must be worn
• If towing required:
• Register of persons authorised to tow must be maintained
• Special care must be taken to weight towed especially for
braking activities
• Operator must consider stability issues when towing and
the operator must refer to operators manual prior to
towing Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
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Load measurement device
Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
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Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Safety lever will not engage until the seatbelt is connected
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Plant and personnel segregation
Public interface – working alongside
All round visibility tools fully operational. Loads should be
struck level with the bucket to avoid restricting driver
vision
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
The buckets on side tipping dumpers can protrude
significantly when turned to the side creating a hazard to
pedestrians
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
A 3 way or side-tipping dumper must be 3 way complete
left or right or forward only. Diagonal tipping should be
avoided as non compliance can result in loss of stability
Transportation including loading/unloading
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access to seat
Safe and clean access for refuelling
Poor lateral stability – particularly with <1 tonne dumpers
and with any dumper used on an inline
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
High risk of overturning at speed and on inclines Refer to
manufacturers instructions
Consider risk of towed items – e.g. roller
Ensure stop blocks used to prevent fall into excavation
Maintenance below bucket hazardous and propping
arrangement required
As a rule of thumb, 25% of dumper capacity should be
placed in a skip/discharge area prior to towing
Where turntable dumpers are narrow mouth, or high lift
equipment, extra training must be given to the operator
so that the dumper is used correctly
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similar activities and safety alerts
LORRY LOADER CRANE (HIAB)
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Inspection sheet to be available in cab and ideally visually displayed.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
• Chapter 8 compliant beacons, reflective chevrons and
‘Highway/Motorway Maintenance’ signage
• Current VED and Operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
• If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates etc.)
• Current MOT plating certificate
• Current 4 yearly static test certificate
• Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
• Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
• SWL on display
• Lifting duty chart to be displayed or available in the cab
• Functional Calibrated Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and
Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL)
• A visual or audible alarm in the cab warning the driver
that the crane boom is incorrectly stowed
• Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours
to next service or next service due date
• Seat belts must be fitted and operational
• Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
• Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
• Isolation switch with key
• Locking doors with key
• All safety labels (decals) in place
• Operators manual must be present
• Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
• Fall prevention and/or fall arrest arrangements where
access to vehicle body required
• Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
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Shall be suitably trained and competent CPCS or ALLMI Card
with relevant equipment category endorsement
Compliance with BB Group SHE standard 001 –Working at
Height section 2 – Prevention of falls from vehicles must be
adhered to
Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over 7.5t GVW
Full site-defined PPE required – Close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour Beatty
Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System. Report
defects and stop machine where defect is safety critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/ unsupervised personnel
enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and keys
removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed access
arrangements and always facing the machine
All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
Drivers should be working towards the completion of a full
CPCS driver’s course within 2 years
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with manufactures
instructions and in accordance with his/her training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
‘Safety Critical’ worker medical
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
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Outrigger lock-out preventing crane operation with legs in
stowed position
Sensor de-rate system if crane is used ‘short-rigged’
Traffic cones or other means of maintaining safe zone and
avoiding pedestrian traffic near lifting
When used for lifting a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Plant and personnel segregation - no entry into exclusion
zone unless signalled by operator
Load path – slewing over/near pedestrians
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded, ground capable of
withstanding imposed outrigger loadings, underground
services
Dropped loads – exclusion zone set up around the area of
lifting operations, loads consisting of loose
material/components to be containerised
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Overhead obstructions – cables’ bridges, power lines,
telephone lines
Jib clash – coordination with adjacent cranes, tall plant
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
LORRY LOADER CRANE (HIAB) - DELIVERIES &
COLLECTIONS ONLY
This Specification Sheet covers Lorry Loader Cranes (HIAB) undertaking
deliveries or collections only.
A project specific Visitors Induction will be required prior to commencing
deliveries or collections on site.
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Appropriate Daily Inspection sheets must be available in cab and
visually displayed
When delivering into traffic controlled areas, Chapter 8 compliant
beacons, reflective chevrons and ‘Highway or Motorway
Maintenance’ signage (as appropriate) must be in use
Current VED and Operator licence must be displayed in cab
windscreen
If used on public highways, must be compliant with C&U regulations
Current MOT plating certificate must be displayed in cab
windscreen
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination certificate must
be available in the cab
Current 6 monthly LOLER certification for all onboard lifting tackle
and accessories must be available in the cab
SWL must be on display
Lifting duty chart must be displayed in the cab
Functional Calibrated Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Rated
Capacity Limiter (RCL) must be fitted and functioning
A visual or audible alarm in the cab warning the driver that the
crane boom is incorrectly stowed
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to next
service or next service due date must be available in the cab
Seat belts must be fitted and the operator must use at all times
when in the cab
Mirrors and CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility criteria
must be fitted and in good working order
A reversing alarm must be fitted; must be in working order and
must be loud and distinct enough that it does not become part of
the background noise
Doors must be lockable with keys available
All safety labels (decals) must be in place
The operators manual must be available at all times in the cab
There must be safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any
place where accessories are stored
Fall prevention and fall arrest arrangements must be in place where
access to vehicle body is required
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Shall be suitably trained and competent with CPCS or ALLMI
Card with relevant equipment category endorsement available
for inspection.
Shall have a minimum of Cat C driving licence when the unit is
over 7.5t GVW
Shall wear site defined PPE at all times as the vehicle enters the
site, this shall be close fitting to avoid catching any controls
Shall stop work immediately if any unauthorised or unsupervised
personnel enter his or her immediate work area
Shall immediately turn off the engine if approached by any
personnel and must remove keys from the ignition before
leaving the plant unattended for any reason
Must check for overhead obstructions and hazards
Must mount and dismount his or her machine using fixed access
arrangements and always facing the machine
Shall ensure he or she is briefed of the site speed limits, and
these will be complied with at all times
Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
Must operate the machine in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with his or her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
MEWPS (SCISSOR LIFTS AND BOOMS)
This Plant Specification Sheet should be read in conjunction with the Balfour
Beatty Safety, Health & Environmental Standard 001- Working at Height.
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check
sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter. Daily inspection
records for site based plant to be completed and displayed (Scafftag or similar
system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
A MEWP co-ordinator must be formally appointed at the outset of each project
or contract where MEWP’s are to be used
MANDATORY
Plant
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MEWP power source/engine type as requisitioned
6 monthly LOLER thorough examination certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours
to next service or next service due date
Flashing amber beacon (boom only)
Reversing alarm to be fitted, working and audible (lorry
mounted)
Movement alarm to be fitted working and audible
(Scissor & Boom)
Isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
Operating control functions clearly marked
The operators manual must be present with the
machine
A daily/weekly maintenance schedule must be provided
Door lock keys in cabs of lorry mounted booms
Direction of travel must be clearly indicated
Maximum gradient for safe operation must be displayed
The machine must be suitable for the location
(indoor/outdoor)
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Power Failure Safe Lowering System
SWL displayed in platform
Maximum permitted wind-speed for safe operations
must be displayed
Outrigger/wheel loading details provided and ground
bearing capacity checked (where applicable)
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS or IPAF Card with relevant equipment category
endorsement
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour Beatty
Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System. Report
defects and stop machine where defect is safety critical
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Competency assessment by site supervisor prior to being put
to work
Harness to be worn in boom type MEWP, or in scissor lift if
travelling with the platform raised, and to be appropriate for
the specific use
All operators must be trained in the use of harnesses
Evidence of familiarisation training for the particular type of
MEWP to be operated, including emergency recovery from
the ground
Engine/Power must be turned off if approached by others
and keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and hazards
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed access
arrangements and always facing the MEWP
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised personnel
enter their immediate work area
Emergency lowering mechanism acceptable and exercise
complete
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with manufactures
instructions and in accordance with his/her training
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All booms & scissor lifts (MEWP category 1a, 3a & 3b)
should have shrouded protection to the platform
controls designed in such a way as to guard against
sustained involuntary operation of the MEWP
• All Boom type MEWPS (IPAF category 3b) must be fitted
with a CE certified device to reduce the risks associated
with crushing / trapping of the operator in the platform.
These systems may be electronic such as SkySiren or
SiOPS pressure sensitive systems or mechanical such as
Sanctuary Zones.
• Harness anchorage points in boom type MEWPS
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Wheel nut indicators fitted
Audible alarm for lowering
Flashing beacon on scissor lift
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Harness anchorage point in scissor lift
Fire suppression in engine compartment if working in zone
of fire risk or if emergency basket to basket evacuation
procedures not practical
Fish eye mirrors for all round vision when travelling
Toolbox for equipment storage in basket
MEWPs to have 110V supply available in basket pre-wired
Photographs of approved MEWP operators to be displayed
on the exterior of the machine, e.g. a laminated
photograph
Tilt alarm fitted
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Ground conditions/underground services – ensure the
ground is capable of withstanding the imposed
wheel/outrigger loadings
A clear safety zone to be maintained around the operating
radius
Overhead obstructions – electric cables, power lines,
structures, etc
Operator recovery from an incapacitated machine
All involved in the management and operation of MEWPs
need to understand how to minimise the risks of someone
being trapped in the basket and the importance of having
effective rescue procedures should such an entrapment
occur
Should be parked in accordance with manufacturers
recommendation with the basket on the ground
High wind speed is hazardous and must be assessed
before use in all circumstances
Falls from height
Suitable access and egress
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Potential for clashes with other plant working within the
vicinity
Stability when travelling machine with platform raised
Minimum clearances between buildings/ other platforms
Uneven ground conditions and driving up ramps during
travelling can create a risk of crush/impact injury
Handling materials on MEWP platforms can overload
machinery or be at risk of falling. Proprietary material
handling aids are available for certain types of loads. Do
not hang materials outside the basket or balance on the
handrails.
Earthing may be required if working near overhead cables
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
MINI/COMPACT EXCAVATOR (BELOW 10 TONNES)
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check
sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter. Daily inspection
records for site based plant to be completed and displayed (Scafftag or similar
system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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TOPS (Tip Over Protection Structure) cab structure for
machines >1t and <6t
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Unless demonstrated that it will not be used for lifting:
• 6 month thorough examination on lifting accessories
• Certified lifting point required for all lifting duties
• If the rated lifting capacity for the excavator is greater
than 1 tonne, the machine must be fitted with
hydraulic check valves to the boom circuit and a Rated
Capacity Indicator/Safe load Indicator
• SWL to be clearly marked
• When using a lifting eye, a swivel hook must be used
to ensure load can be manoeuvred without risk of
swinging back or overloading
• A machine specific lifting duty sheet, lift plan and risk
assessment
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS - cat. A58A (<10t)
Operator to ensure that buckets are carried safely at all
times
Full site-defined PPE required - close loose fitting PPE
required in all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood the Permit to Break Ground
All hoses to be inspected regularly
Seat belt must be worn
Operator must not lean out of seat to view excavation
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
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If quick hitch fitted:
• Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 002 – Safe
Use of Quick Hitch Devices
• Must be automatic double locking
• Have an in-cab warning alarm
• Copy of manufacturers operating instructions
• Pre-use inspection signed off
If used under overhead cables or obstruction:
• Height restrictors with indication on machine
• HSE GS6 ‘Avoidance of danger from overhead electric
power lines’ must be followed
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If quick hitch fitted:
• Be briefed on ‘Safe Use of Quick Hitches’
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific quick
hitch attachments
• Daily inspection signed off
If used for lifting:
• Lift plan and/or Permit to lift must be briefed,
understood and complied with
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific lifting
attachments
• Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
Extendable tracks to enhance stability
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Track adjustment, particularly slackening, by trained
personnel only with appropriate tools and PPE
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Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Method for preventing unintentional operation of the
controls
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
Check valves fitted to excavators boom and dipper circuits
Safe Load Indicator or Rated Capacity Indicator
Zero Tail swing ballast/counterweight
When used for lifting a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab & for refuelling
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Danger of crushing in slew zone
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded, used on incline or
uneven ground
Consider risk of accessories – e.g. hammer
Loose clothing snagging on controls prior to release of
servo isolator/safety handle
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
Underground services – display Permit to Break Ground
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COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges, etc.
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
Transportation including loading/unloading
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Without SLI’s and check valves lifting is particularly
hazardous
Protected cab or FOPS where risk of falling debris
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
MIXER TRUCK
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
An induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Chapter 8 compliant beacons, reflective chevrons
and ‘Highway/Motorway Maintenance” signage
If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front &
rear etc.
Current VED and operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
Current MOT plating certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of
hours to next service or next service due date
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance
visibility criteria
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the
machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any
place where accessories are stored
Safe access to all areas where the operator is
required to work, including full edge
protection/hand rail protection around drum
platform
Locking doors with key
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Operator
• Shall be suitably trained and competent
• Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over 7.5t
GVW
• Full site-defined PPE required
• Hand and skin dermatitis protection/monitoring
• Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting
System. Report defects and stop machine where
defect is safety critical
• Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
• Engine must be turned off if approached by others
and keys removed from the ignition before leaving
the plant unattended for any reason
• Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
• Operator to mount and dismount machine using
fixed access arrangements and always facing the
machine
• Seat belt must be worn
• Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with
his/her training
• Shall report all unsafe conditions
DESIRABLE
Plant
Operator
• Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
• Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
• GPS tracker unit installed
• Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
• Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
• Safety system for avoiding cyclists in urban
conditions (as mandated in Crossrail 2012)
• Statement on 'hours to next service'
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Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Operator to be competency assessed in dealing with spills
and environmental protection
Drivers should be working towards the completion of a full
CPCS driver’s course within 2 years
RISKS/CONTROLS
• Safe and clean access into cab
• Safe and clean access for refuelling
• Danger of moving parts. Nothing should be placed
inside hopper as can become caught inside moving
parts of rotating drum
• Danger of spills when filling/discharging or driving
up steep inclines
• Reversing alarm audible at 10m
• Tripping over hoses on ground or slipping on spills
• Climbing operations into and out of the cab,
inspecting the drum contents, etc.
• Collision with other plant
• Plant and personnel segregation
• Hazard from wash-out which may require special
treatment before discharging
• Noise and visibility
• Driver/Operator to be clear of concrete skips being
lifted
• Access on to top of tank/body
• Public interface – working alongside; plant crossings
• Permit to use on highway where site based
• COSHH assessment for concrete, fuels, oils and
greases
• Controls should be secured so that unauthorised
operation is effectively prevented when the machine
is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments
undertaken for similar activities and safety alerts
MIXER TRUCK - DELIVERIES ONLY
This Specification Sheet covers Mixer Trucks undertaking deliveries only.
A project specific Visitors Induction will be required prior to commencing
deliveries on site.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Appropriate Daily Inspection sheets must be available in cab
and visually displayed
• When delivering into traffic controlled areas, Chapter 8
compliant beacons, reflective chevrons and ‘Highway or
Motorway Maintenance’ signage (as appropriate) must be in
use
• Current VED and Operator licence must be displayed in cab
windscreen
• If used on public highways, must be compliant with C&U
regulations
• Current MOT plating certificate must be displayed in cab
windscreen
• Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date must be available in
the cab
• Seat belts must be fitted and the operator must use at all
times when in the cab
• Mirrors and CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria must be fitted and in good working order
• A reversing alarm must be fitted; must be in working order
and must be loud and distinct enough that it does not
become part of the background noise
• Doors must be lockable with keys available
• All safety labels (decals) in place
• The operators manual must be available at all times in the
cab
• There must be safe access for refuelling, maintenance and
to any place where accessories are stored
• There must be safe access to all areas where the operator is
required to work, including full edge protection/hand rail
protection around drum platform
Operator
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Must be suitably trained and competent
Shall have a minimum of Cat C driving licence when the
unit is over 7.5t GVW
Shall wear site defined PPE at all times as the vehicle
enters the site, this shall be close fitting to avoid
catching any controls
Hand and skin dermatitis protection must be worn at all
times
Shall stop work immediately if any unauthorised or
unsupervised personnel enter his or her immediate
work area
Shall immediately turn off the engine if approached by
any personnel and must remove keys from the ignition
before leaving the plant unattended for any reason
Must check for overhead obstructions and hazards
Must mount and dismount his or her machine using
fixed access arrangements and always facing the
machine
Seat belt must be worn at all times when in the cab
Must operate the machine in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with his
or her training
Must report all unsafe conditions, must stop machine
where defect is safety critical
MOBILE CRANE
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Inspection sheet to be available in cab and ideally visually displayed
Daily inspections records for site based operated plant to be displayed
MANDATORY
Crane Requirements
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Pre-use crane documentation form signed off
CE certificate and Current Test certificate
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate for all lifting tackle carried
FOPS Cab structure
Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI)
Over hoist limit device installed
Operation manual including load charts available with the
machine on site
Mirrors and camera - to satisfy current HSE interpretation
of PUWER 98 Reg 28(e), i.e. all round visibility
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories stored
Completed Operator Daily/Weekly Checklist
Flashing amber beacon
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Anemometer (over 50 tonne)
Locking Door with keys provided
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
Slew, jib height and radius restrictors if working in the
vicinity of overhead power lines, railways, adjacent live
traffic, etc.
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
Protective mesh must be in place to side of cab on jib side
if window is opening type
Carrier hoisting and lowering ropes minimum diameter of
8mm
Hook fitted with safety catch
Fire extinguisher in cab
Crane fitted with anemometer or other device to monitor
in service wind speeds
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Lifting Plan and Permit to lift in place as applicable
CPCS Card with category A60C – All Duties, A- Blocked Duty
only, B - Pick and Carry Duties only
Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over
7.5t GVW
Valid medical certificate
Competency assessment prior to being put to work
Evidence of familiarisation training for type of crane to be
operated
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Compliance with Pre-use, and Defect Reporting
System
Full site-defined PPE required – Close fitting
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Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
Sectional / lightweight or circular outrigger pads if
manually handled to reduce risk to personnel.
Man Riding Requirements
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Ability to restrict the working speed of all crane functions
to 0.5m/s
Control levers return to neutral automatically when
released
SWL of crane configuration in use is at least twice the
rated capacity of the carrier
Power lowering facility fitted to crane. If not, free- fall
capability must be locked out
DESIRABLE
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Camera to be fitted to cathead to give operator clear view
of load when blind lifting
Fall restraint system fitted to boom for rigging super-lift
Block stand to be provided when reeving rope into hook
block whilst block is lying down
Operator to have 3 years operating experience
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Means for operator to monitor hoist rope tension, e.g.
camera or mirror
Red, amber and green high level illumination to indicate
crane working within safe limits
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine:
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance, as
well as to lifting equipment storage containers
Plant and personnel segregation - no entry into exclusion
zone unless signalled by operator
Load path – slewing over site personnel
Danger of crushing in slew zone
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded, ground capable of
withstanding imposed outrigger loadings, underground
services
Dropped loads – exclusion zone set up around the area of
lifting operations, loads consisting of loose
material/components to be containerised
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Overhead obstructions – cables; bridges, power lines,
telephone lines
Jib clash – coordination with adjacent cranes, tall plant
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
All round visibility tools fully operational
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic
surfaces
Outrigger pads can be very heavy and awkward shapes.
Assessment required in lifting plan.
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
ROAD SWEEPER/COLLECTOR
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
An induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Chapter 8 compliant beacons, reflective chevrons and
‘Highway/Motorway Maintenance' signage
If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Current VED and Operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
Current MOT plating certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operator’s manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories stored
Dual gully brush and wide main brush
Gully sucker and hand lance
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Daily inspection completed and signed
Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over 7.5t GVW
‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway’ form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway (if site
based)
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical (if site based)
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Operator to be TM trained in ‘mobile works’
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Seat belt must be worn
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Drivers should be working towards the completion of a full
CPCS driver’s course within 2 years
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Base colour to be conspicuous as per Highways Agency chapter 8
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Affect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
Danger of flying debris during wash out of bin and filters
or using hand lance
Danger of crushing under un-propped body
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Plant and personnel segregation
Public interface – working alongside
All round visibility tools fully operational
Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges etc
Working in live traffic
High pressure water jetting
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
TELEHANDLER
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
Lifting duty chart to be displayed or available in the cab
Functional Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Rated
Capacity Limiter (RCL)
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS and FOPS safety cab
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Reversing alarm to be fitted, working and audible
Forks to be folded/secured if travelling on public highway
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
If lifting from forks (underslinging) proper attachments
must be fixed with heel pins (not T screws) and have
specific lift plan
No materials including lifting tackle to be stored beneath
the boom
Boom ram lock facility must be provided with the machine
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent Operator – CPCS
Card – Category A17 with suitable endorsement for
size/slew etc.
• If using a fly-jib attachment with a rotating jib/turret
telehandler, the operator must have a Mobile Crane CPCS
Card – category A60 with suitable endorsement for use
(A/B/C)
• Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B) if
driving on the public highway
• ‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway’ form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway
• Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
• Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
• Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
• Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
• Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
• Machine levelling devices must be used in all cases if fitted
• Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
• Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
• Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
• Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
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Protective mesh must be in place to jib side of cab if
window is opening type
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
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procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator must ensure the boom is carried at a safe level at
all times in accordance with manufactures
recommendations
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Check for ground conditions prior to lifting and must
consider using stabilisers where appropriate
All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
Competent to check Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI)
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Seat belt must be worn
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Tyre pressure indicators
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When used for lifting a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Safety lever will not engage until the seatbelt is connected
Coloured seat belts to improve visibility
Boom angle indicator
Wheel nut indicators fitted
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine:
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Safe and clean access into cab & for refuelling
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded, used on incline,
uneven ground or travelling at speed
Loose clothing snagging on controls
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges etc
Public interface – working alongside
All round visibility tools fully operational
Transportation including loading/unloading
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
TIPPER RIGID OR ARTICULATED
This Plant and Equipment Specification Sheet does not cover Transit-type
pickups. All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate
pre-start check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections
thereafter. Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed
and displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
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Chapter 8 compliant beacons, reflective chevrons and
‘Highway/Motorway Maintenance' signage
If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Current VED and Operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
Current VED and Operator licence displayed in cab
windscreen
Current MOT plating certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Reversing alarm to be fitted, working and audible
SIMRET brake testing for all non-licensed tippers (site
based tippers). Records to be maintained. Note - In
situations where it is not feasible to carry out SIMRET
brake testing, a weekly ramp/brake test must be
conducted
Isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories stored
Tipping linkage – must have no excessive play
All ancillary equipment and tools to be secured when
tipping
Automated operation for tailgate.
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Minimum of Cat C driving licence when unit over 7.5t GVW
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical (site based plant)
Full site-defined PPE required – close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/ unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Body is not to be tipped while on the move
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
Seat belt must be worn
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Tailgate should be released and locked open, or completely
removed, before tipping starts
Operator must ensure that no pedestrians are in the
vicinity of the machine when tipping
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Tipper body up alarm in cab
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Coloured seat belts improve visibility
Inclinometer safety stops on articulated tipping body
Safety system for avoiding cyclists in urban conditions (as
mandated in Crossrail 2012)
All tippers to have automatic sheeting
Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Safety lever will not engage until the seatbelt is connected
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine:
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A clear exclusion zone around the operating area – Danger
of crushing from the plant overturning, the articulation
area and under un-propped body
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
High risk of overturning at speed and on inclines. Refer to
manufacturers instructions
Overhead obstructions – electric cables, power lines,
phone lines, etc
Do not demount the cab when near heavy plant
particularly dozers
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Public interface – working alongside
All round visibility tools fully operational
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Articulated tippers not to be supplied unless prior approval
granted and additional control procedure and risk
assessment applied
Falls from height when sheeting
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
TIPPER RIGID OR ARTICULATED - DELIVERIES &
COLLECTIONS ONLY
This Specification Sheet covers Tipper, Rigid or Articulated Lorries
undertaking deliveries or collections only. It does not cover Transit-type
pickups.
A project specific Visitors Induction will be required prior to commencing
deliveries or collections on site.
MANDATORY
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Appropriate Daily Inspection sheets must be available in
cab and visually displayed
When delivering into traffic controlled areas, Chapter 8
compliant beacons, reflective chevrons and ‘Highway or
Motorway Maintenance’ signage (as appropriate) must be
in use
Current VED and Operator licence must be displayed in
cab windscreen
If used on public highways, must be compliant with C&U
regulations
Current MOT plating certificate must be displayed in cab
windscreen
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date must be available in
the cab
Seat belts must be fitted and the operator must use at all
times when in the cab
Mirrors and CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance
visibility criteria must be fitted and in good working order
A reversing alarm must be fitted; must be in working order
and must be loud and distinct enough that it does not
become part of the background noise
Doors must be lockable with keys available
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be available at all times in the
cab
There must be safe access for refuelling, maintenance and
to any place where accessories are stored
The tipping linkage must have no excessive play
All ancillary equipment and tools must be secured when
tipping
The tailgate must have automated operation.
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Must be suitably trained and competent
Shall have a minimum of Cat C driving licence when the
unit is over 7.5t GVW
Shall wear site defined PPE at all times as the vehicle enters
the site, this shall be close fitting to avoid catching any
controls
Shall stop work immediately if any unauthorised or
unsupervised personnel enter his or her immediate work
area
The load must not to be tipped whilst the vehicle is on the
move
Shall immediately turn off the engine if approached by any
personnel and must remove keys from the ignition before
leaving the plant unattended for any reason
Must check for overhead obstructions and hazards
Must mount and dismount his or her machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Shall ensure he or she is briefed of the site speed limits,
and these will be complied with at all times
Seat belt must be worn at all times when the operator is in
the cab
Must operate machine in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with his or
her training
Must report all unsafe conditions, must stop machine
where defect is safety critical
The Operator shall ensure the tailgate is released and
locked open, or completely removed, before tipping
commences
Must ensure that no pedestrians are in the vicinity of the
machine when tipping
TOWER CRANE
All plant & lifting equipment to be inspected prior to first use and the
appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily recorded
inspections thereafter
MANDATORY
Crane Requirements
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Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 003 – Safe
Operation of Tower Cranes and BB Group Manual for
Tower Crane Procurement and Operation (MTCPO)
CE Certificate
Proof & Overload test on installation
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate for all lifting tackle carried
Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI)
Operation manual available on site
Jib Head/Trolley Camera on sites with blind lifting issues
Anti-collision/Zoning system on multi-crane sites or sites
which oversail public property
Mast lighting particularly where the mast is situated in a
court yard/lift shaft
Anemometer
Door lock keys provided
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
Access Ladder Trap Door and Tower Anti Climb
Fan
Operator/Maintenance Worker Emergency Rescue
Kit
Pre-erection inspection approval certificate
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Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 003 – Safe
Operation of Tower Cranes and BB Group Manual for
Tower Crane Procurement and Operation (MTCPO)
Daily inspection signed off (crane hire company specific
form as a min MTCPO 4.3.1)
CPCS Card with category of crane to be operated A04A –
Trolley Jib, A04B – Lifting Jib, A63 – Self Erectors
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required
Compliance with Pre Use, Daily & Weekly Defect
Reporting System
Competency assessment prior to being put to work –
Evidence of familiarisation training for type of crane to be
operated
Medical Certificate – renewal dates as per guidelines in
MTCPO section 4.3.5.1
All new Appointed Persons and all relevant crane personnel
involved in planning to attend BBPFS 1 day Tower Crane
Appreciation Course or equivalent
Previous operating experience with anti–collision systems
when working on multi crane sites
Man Riding Requirements
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Current 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate for the crane
Ability to restrict the working speed of all crane functions
to 0.5m/s
Control levers return to neutral automatically when
released
SWL of crane configuration in use is at least twice the
rated capacity of the carrier
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Power lowering facility fitted to crane. If not, free-fall
capability must be locked out
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
Carrier hoisting & lowering ropes minimum diameter of
8mm
Hook fitted with safety catch
Crane fitted with anemometer or other device to monitor
in service wind speeds
Refer to BS7121 -1:2006 for further guidance
DESIRABLE
• Trolley and jib cameras fitted
• Hands-free radio communication for slinger/signalers.
• Enhanced welfare facilities in cabs such as drinking water,
window sunscreens, air conditioning – where appropriate
• Operator to have 3 years operating experience
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine:
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Dropped loads – exclusion zone set up around the area of
lifting operations, loads consisting of loose
material/components to be containerised
Overturning – SWL not to be exceeded, strict maintenance
regime, crane to be operated in accordance with
manufacturers instructions
Base failure – Base designed, checked and constructed in
accordance with relevant loadings and BBMCE Temporary
works procedures, ground capable of withstanding
imposed loads, weekly checks of base in service
Loads oversailing public property – zoning system to be
fitted where this is an issue
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Jib clash – co-ordination with adjacent cranes, tall plant,
concrete pump booms, buildings, power lines
Trespass – Robust base enclosures, to remain locked at all
times
Load Path – slewing over site personnel
Stricken Operator/Maintenance Worker – an emergency
recovery procedure to be developed and implemented by
site with trained personnel available
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
TRACKED 3600 EXCAVATOR
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Inspection sheet to be available in cab and ideally visually displayed
Daily inspections records for site based operated plant to be displayed.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Pre-use inspection signed off
12 month thorough examination
Protected cab or FOPS cab structure where risk of falling
objects
Seat belts must be fitted
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Flashing amber beacon
Evidence of regular inspection plus “next service due”
date
Safe access for refuelling and maintenance
Operators instructions must be available on the machine
All safety labels (decals) in place
Fire extinguisher in cab
Handrails on body where access required
Track direction indicator
Unless demonstrated that it will not be used for lifting:
• 6 Month thorough examination on lifting accessories
• Certified lifting point required for all lifting
duties
• Safe Load Indicator or Rated Capacity Indicator
• When using a lifting eye, a swivel hook must be used
to ensure load can be manoeuvred without risk of
swinging back or overloading
• SWL to be clearly marked
• A machine specific lifting duty sheet, lift plan and risk
assessment
• Check valves must be fitted to excavators boom and
dipper circuits
If Quick hitch fitted:
• Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 002 – Safe
Use of Quick Hitch Devices
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Daily inspection signed off
Correct CPCS card category
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Operator to ensure that buckets are carried safely at all
times
All hoses to be inspected regularly
Full site-defined PPE must be worn – close fitting
Compliance with Pre-use, and Defect Reporting
System
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, received and fully
understood a Permit to Break Ground
Seat belt must be worn
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the cab before leaving
the cab unattended for any reason
If Quick hitch fitted:
Be briefed on “Safe Use of Quick Hitches”
Operator shall be trained in how to use specific quick hitch
attachments
Daily inspection signed off
If used for lifting:
• Lift plan and/or Permit to lift must be briefed and
understood
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific lifting
attachments
• CPCS card category A58A (<10t) / A59A (>10t)
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• Have an in-cab warning alarm
• Copy of Manufacturers Operating Instructions
Pre-use inspection signed off
If used under overhead cables or obstruction:
• Height restrictors with indication on machine
• HSE GS6 “Avoidance of danger from overhead electric
power lines” must be followed
DESIRABLE
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Tracker unit, isolation method independent of factory
fitted locks, locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
Zero Tail swing ballast/counterweight
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn. Some
machines have also been wired so that safety lever will
not engage until the seatbelt is connected. Coloured seat
belts improve visibility
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ROPS cab structure
When used for lifting, a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
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Operator to ensure buckets are carried and secured safely
when travelling or being transported
Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables; bridges
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
Underground services – display Permit to Break
Ground
All round visibility equipment fully operational
Transportation including loading/unloading
Large machines 45t plus competent operator required to
extend/withdraw tracks for transportation
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Danger of crushing in slew zone. Use of CCTV or other
proximity devices should be considered when planning
activities
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded
Consider risk of accessories – e.g. hammer
Clothes snagged on controls prior to release of servo
isolator/safety handle
Controls can be caught inadvertently if near to safety lever
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
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similar activities and safety alerts
TRACKED DOZER
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
check sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Because of the particular hazard of this item of plant with pedestrians all
areas of operation must be segregated from personnel unless a specific
risk assessment is undertaken. Operators must stop their machine if any
person including dumper/tipper drivers dismount cabs in worksite
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Pre-use inspection signed off
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Seat belts must be fitted
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Flashing amber beacon
Evidence of regular inspection plus ‘next service due’ date
All safety labels (decals) in place
If Winch fitted:
Associated lifting gear to have current 6 monthly
thorough examination record
Fire extinguisher in cab
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Daily inspection signed off
CPCS card category A34
Full induction attended prior to starting
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required – none loose fitting
Compliance with Pre-use, daily & weekly defect reporting
system
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, received and fully
understood a Permit to Break Ground
Seat belt must be worn
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and operation
Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Tracker unit, isolation method independent of factory fitted locks, locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Track adjustment particularly slackening by trained personnel only with appropriate tools and PPE
Two-way radio system to communicate with operator
Coloured card system for operator to acknowledge presence of other persons or vehicles
Protected cab or FOPS where risk of falling debris
Proximity detection system
GPS controls for blade as this will reduce the need for people on the ground surveying
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Avoid any personnel on the ground when operating a
dozer. This includes dumper drivers and tipper drivers
Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling
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Reversing alarm audible at 10m
Plant and personnel segregation
Public interface – working alongside
Underground services – display Permit to Break Ground
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No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Consider risk of towed items – e.g. roller
Speed of machine movement – consider need for or
position of vehicle marshal
Clothes snagged on controls prior to release of servo
isolator/safety handle
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
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All round visibility tools fully operational
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
WHEELED 3600 EXCAVATOR
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Cab guards and/or FOPS cab structure where there is a
risk of falling objects
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Handrails on body where access required
Fire extinguisher in cab
Correct tyre pressure
Unless demonstrated that it will not be used for lifting:
• 6 month thorough examination on lifting accessories
• Safe Load Indicator or Rated Capacity Indicator
• When using a lifting eye, a swivel hook must be used
to ensure load can be manoeuvred without risk of
swinging back or overloading
• Certified lifting point required for all lifting duties
• Hydraulic check valves must be fitted to excavator
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Correct CPCS card category
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B) if
driving on the public highway
Operator to ensure that buckets are carried safely at all
times
‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public Highway’ form to
be completed prior to driving on public highway
Full site-defined PPE required - none loose fitting PPE
required in all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Competency assessment prior to being put to work – be
familiar with machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
boom circuit
SWL to be clearly marked
A machine specific lifting duty sheet, lift plan and risk
assessment
If quick hitch fitted:
• Must comply with BB Group SHE Standard 002 – Safe
Use of Quick Hitch Devices
• Must be automatic double locking – Fully manual
acceptable until December 31st 2012
• Have an in-cab warning alarm
• Copy of manufacturers operating instructions
• Pre-use inspection signed off
If used under overhead cables or obstruction:
• Height restrictors with indication on machine
• HSE GS6 ‘Avoidance of danger from overhead electric
power lines’ must be followed
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access arrangements and always facing the machine
All hoses to be inspected regularly
Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
Seat belt must be worn
If quick hitch fitted:
• Be briefed on ‘Safe Use of Quick Hitches’
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific quick
hitch attachments
• Daily inspection signed off
If used for lifting:
• Lift plan and/or Permit to Lift must be briefed and
understood
• Operator shall be trained in how to use specific lifting
attachments
• CPCS card category A58B (<10t) / A59B (>10t)
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
ROPS cab structure
When used for lifting a list of weights of potential items to
be lifted should be maintained
Proximity detection sensors to be fitted and operational
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
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Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Method for preventing unintentional operation of the
controls
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
Check valves must be fitted to excavators dipper circuit
Zero tail swing ballast/counterweight
System to prevent operation at speed in reverse
Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling
No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
Danger of crushing in slew zone. Use of CCTV or other
proximity devices should be considered when planning
activities
Overturning if lifting duties exceeded
Consider risk of accessories – e.g. hammer
Clothes snagged on controls prior to release of servo
isolator/safety handle
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
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Operator to ensure buckets are carried and secured safely
when travelling or being transported
Plant and personnel segregation
Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges etc
Public interface – working alongside – consider slew
restrictors
Underground services – display Permit to Break Ground
All round visibility tools fully operational
Transportation including loading/unloading
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments
undertaken for similar activities and safety alerts
MOBILE CRUSHING PLANT
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start checks
sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
• Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours
to next service or next service due date
• Isolation switch with key
• All safety labels (decals) in place
• The operators manual must be present with the
machine
• All exposed, contactable, moving parts guarded
• Main control panel lockable by multi locking
arrangement to facilitate safe maintenance
• Emergency stop controls to be available at various
locations round the machine
• Trip wires required along conveyor at any sections not
fully shrouded
• Guards to be fitted with interlocking switches to prevent
operation with guards removed
• Plant to be operated from a remote location by remote
control
• Ramp to loading hopper to be effectively bunded
• Physical exclusion, e.g. 2m high Heras panels to be
erected around the crushing area
• Working platforms on machine, for maintenance and
inspection, in good order, edge protection intact
• All control functions clearly marked, machine and
remote control
• Procedure for clearing blockages from the hopper,
which does not require a person to enter the hopper to be in place. Power must be switched off and isolated
if any tools are to be used to dislodge material
• Water bar fitted and operational
• Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS card, A42*
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with
his/her training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required
in all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
No access to crusher when operational
* Crusher operation is often carried out by machine
operator, wheeled loader or excavator operator all of
whom will be required to be in possession of the
relevant competency for that machine
DESIRABLE
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Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
Motion alarms for tracking to be fitted and operational
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Water mist dust suppression, rather than directional jets
Breaker/pecker mounted on machine to deal with hopper
blockages, operated remotely
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Risk from ejected material
Maintain material stockpiles at manageable heights and
restrict pedestrian access
Maintain berms on loading ramps to prevent loading
machine from driving/sliding down ramp.
Clear any accumulated waste from platforms and area
around the machine before carrying out
maintenance/blockage clearance operation
Ensure proper means of communication are available for
emergency situations e.g. phones, radios etc. N.B. Crushing
operations are often carried out in remote locations quarries, borrow pits etc.
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
RISKS/CONTROLS
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No personnel on the ground within the exclusion zone
when crusher operational or loading machines working
Clear signage in place
Dust – suppression kit available to damp down stockpiles
or roadways in addition to arrangements on plant
Extended exclusion zone required when magnet ejector in
use e.g. crushing demolition waste
Operator to have access to an elevated viewing position
e.g. seat of loading machine to assess from a place of
safety, any blockage to the jaws.
Clear lines of communication and hierarchical controls in
place for interfaced activities e.g. drilling and blasting in a
quarry environment.
Noise – exclusion zones to take account of noise action
levels
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Note: When preparing or reviewing Method statements or risk assessments reference should be made to the guidance in
ProCEL, Technical Indexes and the HSE web site to ensure the latest standards are applied
RIDE ON COMPACT ROLLER
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system)
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of
having signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task
provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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If used on public highway - compliance with C&U
regulations (lights, VED, registration plates front & rear
etc.)
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Cab guards and/or FOPS cab structure where there is a
risk of falling objects
ROPS (cab structure or roll-bar)
Seat belts must be fitted and operational
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria
Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
Isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Fire extinguisher in cab
A clear safety zone around the operating areas
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Locking doors with key (if fitted with cab)
Fie extinguisher in cab
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS or similar approved card – Category A31
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Must have a current relevant driving licence (Category B
and G) if driving on the public highway
Evidence of having signed on to the appropriate risk
assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any unauthorised/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Seat belt must be worn
‘Safety Critical’ worker medical
DESIRABLE
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Reversing alarm to be directional and ‘white noise’
Complete people exclusion area around plant and operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Quarry spec light to indicate when seat belt worn
Controls will not engage until the seatbelt is connected
Coloured seat belts improve visibility
Whole body vibration monitoring
Competency test prior to starting on site
Under seat, starter isolator, pressure switch
Locking caps/covers
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks Identified when operating the machine and for those adjacent to machine:
• Safe and clean access into cab
• Safe and clean access for refuelling
• No entry into exclusion zone unless signalled by operator
• Loose clothing snagging on controls
• Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
• COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases •
Reversing alarm audible at 10m
• Plant and personnel segregation
• Overhead obstructions – cables, bridges etc
• Public interface
• All round visibility tools fully operational
• Transportation including loading/unloading
• Significant risk of crushing
• Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
WHEELED LOADING SHOVEL
All plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start
checks and daily inspections must be completed and recorded thereafter
Daily inspections records for site based operated plant to be displayed
MANDATORY
Plant
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Pre-use inspection signed off
Flashing amber beacon
Safe access for refuelling and maintenance
White reversing light and audible reversing alarm.
Functioning seat belt
Locking caps/covers
Power isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
Operating/maintenance instructions available with the
machine
On public highway - taxed and registered
Current 12 month LOLER thorough examination
certificate.
Brake tests to be carried out and records provided
Current 6 month LOLER certification for all on- board
lifting tackle or handling attachments
Lifting duty chart displayed on boom or in cab
360° vision must be assessed. Must be achieved by
mirrors as a minimum
Articulation lock must be fitted and operational
Fire extinguisher in cab
Operator
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Operators must hold a CPCS Card with category
A21 along with the appropriate endorsement
Operator must have a current relevant driving licence
(Category B) if driving on the public highway and be a
minimum of 18 years of age
Appropriate mandatory PPE to be worn
Operator to be briefed and to comply with Balfour Beatty
Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System
‘Authorisation to take Plant onto a Public
Highway’ form to be completed prior to driving on public
highway
All site speed limits must be briefed and complied with
Operator to receive full site induction prior to commencing
work
A record of familiarisation training on particular model of
plant must be kept.
Machine lifting points/tie down points must be clearly
labelled and in good condition
DESIRABLE
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Dependant on size of machine a visibility assessment must be carried out (Red Stick Test) and a record kept. CCTV may be
required
Competency test prior to starting on site
Have passed D&A test on induction or within 2 years on BB CSUK site
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
People and plant moving into the loading shovel’s
operating areas
Visibility may be restricted for operators on larger
machines
Limited visibility if travelling with the bucket raised to high
Risk of overturning on inclines, soft and uneven surfaces.
Refer to manufacturers instructions
Closing door trapping the operators hand or fingers. The
door must be closed when the machine is operating to
prevent accidental closure
Reversing alarm audible at 10m
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Pedestrians must not approach the machine unless the
operator is aware and has signalled for you to approach.
People accessing and alighting the machine must use the
correct steps, have three points of contact and face the
machine
Operator falling from the machine when mounting or
dismounting. Hand rails and steps must be secure; three
points of contact maintained and operator must face the
machine
Automatic Braking Systems are available which stop the
machine if obstruction detected
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils and greases
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
PLANT ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
This specification is intended to be used with accessories manufactured
by a different organisation to the host item of plant. These can create
situations of particular hazard as specific instructions may not be
available. Examples include piling hammers, breakers, flails, spreading
hoppers and agricultural attachments. Where specific guidance exists,
e.g. with quick hitches, this should be prioritised ahead of this generic
document.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and
displayed (Scafftag or similar system)
MANDATORY
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All accessories should be installed and
tested by a competent person preferably
from the supplier
All accessories must be designed for the
purpose for which they are proposed to be
used and for the item of plant and
connection system to which they are to be
connected. No ad-hoc arrangements will be
acceptable
CE marked plant and equipment
Accessory manufacturer’s instructions for
installation and correct sequence must be
followed
Accessory manufacturer’s instructions for
operation and maintenance of the
equipment must be present with the
machine
Accessories to be installed and maintained
on a hard level surface
Where a Balfour Beatty pre-use checklist
for a non-standard accessory is not
available then one should be prepared in
conjunction with the supplier
Check compatibility with quick hitches if
they are to be used
All moving parts to be adequately guarded
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Operator CPCS card for host item of plant
Ensure machine and ancillary equipment is
operated in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Must have a current relevant driving licence
if driving on the public highway
Evidence of having signed on to the
appropriate risk assessment for the task
Full site-defined PPE required
Operator to be briefed on and to comply
with Balfour Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly
Defect Reporting System. Report defects
and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Shall stop work if any
unauthorised/unsupervised personnel enter
their immediate work area
Competency test prior to starting on site
All hoses to be inspected regularly
DESIRABLE
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Instructions from plant supplier for connecting specific accessory to specific item of plant
It is desirable that all accessories are installed in the suppliers yard and only by exception and with the
appropriate risk assessment are they installed in the field
All attachments/accessories to be hydraulically powered (not mechanical)
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Installing and operating accessories can create hazards of
entrapment between plant item and accessory
Installing accessories can reduce plant operator visibility
and additional aids may be required
Accessories can increase instability in plant and
consideration must be given to ground conditions when
preparing working method statements and risk
assessments and to the impact of loading from equipment
A number of accessories are unsuitable for use with quick
hitches, including excavator mounted vibration units for
sheet piles. When using this method of connection always
refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations, and note
the frequency of equipment inspection may need to be
increased
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Hydraulic hoses and cables can become trapped between
moving parts or between accessories and plant
Some equipment has operational controls (such as three
point couplings) outside the cab. A specific risk assessment
must be undertaken in these cases either to isolate or to
operate
Care must be taken when operating accessories to
segregate equipment from people in accordance with CSUK
standard for managing the interfaces between people and
plant
Entanglement from Power Take Off (P.T.O) - Guards must
be fitted
Note: When preparing or reviewing method statements or risk assessments reference should be made to the guidance in each
OpCo management system, to ensure the latest standards are applied
OVERHEAD GANTRY CRANES
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection
MANDATORY
Plant
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Pre-use inspection must be signed off and records
maintained
12 monthly thorough examination certificate
6 monthly thorough examination certificate for all
accessories and attachments
5 yearly electrical test and thorough examination must be
carried out on the installation
Busbars or live conductors must be positioned in such a
way that people or equipment cannot come into contact
with them
Electrical wiring must be installed in such a way to prevent
damage or potential trip hazard
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
Over-hoist and over-lowering devices must be fitted
Double rail end stops must be supplied and fitted and
include rubber guards
Operating controls must include a red ‘E’ stop button and
be clearly labelled
Gantry cranes should have two operating speeds. Creep
speed and full speed must be provided for hoist, lower,
long travel and short travel
Automatic creep speed operates when the crane
approaches the end stops for both short and long travel
Gantry cranes sharing the same rails must be fitted with
proximity detectors and automatic cut outs
Flashing beacons and motion alarms must be fitted
Crane hook must be fitted with a safety catch
Pendant controls must move freely on the rail without
fouling or snagging
The wire and pendant control casing must be free from
damage. The wire must be armoured
If working outdoor, the crane must be fitted with lockable
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RTITB, ITSSAR or equivalent certificate of training for the
overhead crane
Daily inspections must be recorded and signed off
Demonstrate full compliance with pre-use, daily &
weekly defect reporting system
Must be trained in slinging and signalling or safe use of any
handling attachment
Full induction must be attended prior to starting work and
must pass an Alcohol & Drugs test
Evidence of having been briefed to the method statement
and risk assessment must be available
Must comply with the requirements of the site lift plan
PPE, as required by site rules and/or the risk assessment
must be worn
Familiarisation training and competency assessment must
be carried out prior to being put to work
Operate the crane to prevent excessive swing of the load
during movement
Must know the weights of the loads before lifting
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rail end clamps
Power isolation switch must be accessible and so designed
so it can be locked off
Sufficient background lighting must be in place
Intermediate platforms and/or trap doors when accessing
the cab on ‘man-up’ gantry cranes by ladders over 9m
SSOW for ‘out of service’ working must be in place. A
permit system must be in place for maintenance
personnel. No maintenance work must take place on the
crane while the power is still live
Loads must never be left suspended with crane
unattended
DESIRABLE
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An automatic safe load indicator or load cell installed to warn of potential overload
Task lighting fitted to the short travel beam or winch trolley
If pedestrian operated; hand held radio controls are preferred over pendant controls
Pedestrian footpaths and storage areas/bays should be clearly visible
If working outdoor, a wind speed alarm or anemometer could be supplied
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Sufficient space not provided for operatives to move
between loads in the storage area
Entrapment due to operative working in close proximity to
the load
Operative struck by a swinging load
Operative lowers the load on to his/her feet
Vehicle collision with crane hook block
Vehicle height restriction under gantry
Pedestrian trips and slips on floor mounted rails
Crane being used unintentionally while being repaired
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Lifting and manoeuvring loads over other workers or
pedestrian areas
Contact with other loads in restricted areas
Lifting equipment or accessory failure
Failure of over-hoist limiter
Failure of creep speed travel interlocks
Failure of rail end stops
High wind speeds for outdoor cranes
Overloading or shock loading the crane
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
CONCRETE EXTRUSION MACHINES
All Plant to be inspected prior to first use and the appropriate prestart checks sheet completed and daily recorded inspections
thereafter. Daily inspection records for site based plant to be
completed and displayed (Scafftag or similar system). A full induction
must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having signed
on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
• 12 month thorough examination
• Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours
to next service or next service due date
• Flashing amber beacon
• Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance
visibility criteria
• Reversing alarm to be fitted working and audible
• 'Elephant ears' rubber guards fitted to sides of
concrete feeder hopper
• Fixed guards on horizontal auger incorporating
isolation switches to immobilise auger when guards are
removed
• Flashing amber beacons - front & rear at a height not
to interfere with driver visibility
• Isolation switch with key
• All safety labels (decals) in place
• The operators manual must be present with the
machine
• Emergency stops
• Storage facilities for hand tools and lubricants etc
• Podium steps for access to inclined auger access steps
& to be included in check sheet
• Access platform around horizontal auger to access
front of auger for cleaning & maintenance complete
with guard rail
• Pressure washer for cleaning off
• Guard rails around mould platform & driving platform
(not chains)
Operator
• Shall be suitably trained and competent
• Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with
his/her training
• Shall report all unsafe conditions
• Evidence of appropriate training for slip form pavers
• Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE
required in all cases to avoid catching on controls
• Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
• Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
• Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
• Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
• Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
MANDATORY (CONTINUED)
Plant
• Rubber track bumper guards
• Working platforms to be kept clear of debris and litter
• Fixed access ladder to mould & driving platforms
• Travel/movement alarm fitted (working & audible for
maximum of 5 seconds)
• Exclusion zone between tracks and adjacent to
structures
• Fixed hinged guards (4#) to inclined auger
• Fixed hinged guard & access steps across concrete
feeder hopper
• Handrail to sides of inclined auger to facilitate use of
access steps
• Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
• Adequate working lights
DESIRABLE
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GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Proximity detection sensors to be fitted and operational
Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent slamming
Improved communication between crew members
Training records to be developed to show course contents
Guards on conveyors
Motion alarms for tracking to be fitted and operational
Adjusting compensation plate
RISKS/CONTROLS
• Ground conditions/underground services ensure the
ground is capable of withstanding the imposed track
loading
• Entrapment by inserting limbs into moving machinery
• No entry into exclusion zones unless signaled by
operator
• Suitable access and egress
• Controls should be secured so that unauthorised
operation is effectively prevented when the machine is
not in use
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Clothing snagging on chute leading into auger
COSHH assessment for fuels, oils, greases and
concrete
Plant and personnel segregation
Transportation of paver including loading/unloading
Transportation, loading/unloading & fitting of moulds
Overhead services
Fire extinguisher available at work location.
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments
undertaken for similar activities
PILING RIGS - VIBRO
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected prior to
first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily
recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Piling rig must be CE certificated
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS and FOPS cab structure
Protective mesh must be in place to side of cab on jib side
if window is opening type
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria. Where this is not achievable, an exclusion zone
must be in place
Motion alarms for slew and tracking must be fitted and
operational along with a flashing amber beacon
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Safe and clean access into cab
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
Must be fitted with ‘hold to run’ levers
Over-hoist cut out device must be fitted and operational
The auxiliary line must be fitted with an over-hoist limit
switch
A sledge over hoist knock out system must be fitted
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS Piling Rig driven above or below 15 tonnes or
equivalent certificate of training
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with
his/her training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Hold a current and valid medical certificate
Full site-defined PPE required - none loose fitting PPE
required in all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received
and fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operate the rig to prevent excessive swing of the load
during movement
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Operator must be familiar with the pile jointing method
and safe systems of work
Shall be trained in lifting operations if using the auxiliary
winch
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Hand rails must be fitted to the upper structure and
running boards if access to height is required
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
No modifications to the machines ‘Dead Man’s Handle’
An external ‘E Stop’ must be fitted
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
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Have passed D&A test on induction or within 2 years on
BB CSUK site
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation (5m)
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks Proximity
detection sensors to be fitted and operational
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and operation
(5m)
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks Proximity
detection sensors to be fitted and operational
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
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RISKS/CONTROLS
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Excessive noise and vibration from repeated driving with the flot
Installing stone columns adjacent to the site hoarding or 3rd parties
Zone testing engineers being trapped or crushed due to working in close proximity to piling rig
A rope failure causing a runaway flot sledge on the mast
Spray of hydraulic oil due to hose burst
Instability of the rig due to operating on poorly prepared piling platforms
Concrete flexible hose burst at height
Safe and clean access into cab
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Rig instability in strong winds
Air hose failure
Multiple rigs and cranes working in close proximity
Instability of the mast or rig due to failure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on mat inclination
Concrete or stone falling from height
Exclusion zones being ignored by other operatives on site
Overhead and underground obstructions
Rig Attendant not monitoring the exclusion zone effectively and keeping others clear
Lorry Loader instability during flot changes
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities
PILING RIGS - DRIVEN
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected prior to
first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily
recorded inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Piling Rig must be CE Certificated
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
Load chart must be clearly displayed
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS and FOPS cab structure
Protective mesh/guard must be installed to the window
on the jib side of the cab if window is opening type
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria. Where this is not achievable, an exclusion zone
must be in place
Pile gates must be fitted and fully operational
Motion alarms for slew and tracking must be fitted and
operational along with a flashing amber beacon
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Safe and clean access into cab
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
A hammer over-hoist knock out mechanism must be fitted
Over-hoist cut out device must be fitted and operational
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Hold a current and valid medical certificate
Shall receive a site specific briefing of the method
statement, risk assessments and lift plans
Full site-defined PPE required –close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operate the rig to prevent excessive swing of the load
during movement
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
Operator must be familiar with the pile jointing method
and safe systems of work
Shall be trained in lifting operations if using the auxiliary
winch
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The auxiliary line must be fitted with an over-hoist limit
switch
A dual system brake release for the hammer winch must
be fitted
A hammer safety rest must be fitted
Auxiliary winch hook must be fitted with a safety catch
Rig instrumentation must have an automatic set taking
device
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
Hand rails must be fitted to the upper structure and
running boards if access to height is required
No modifications to the machines ‘Dead Man’s Handle’
Must be fitted with ‘hold to run’ levers
An external ‘E Stop’ must be fitted
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
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Must not operate the rig unless under the direction from a
designated rig attendant
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Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
Rear facing, counterweight mounted CCTV cameras
A crane supervisor to be on site
The rig operator to be slinger/signaller trained
Computer monitored piling system to be fitted
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Proximity detection sensors to be fitted
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RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks identified when operating the machine and for people working in proximity
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A pre-cast concrete pile shearing while being driven
Excessive noise and vibration from repeated blows of the
pile
Installing piles adjacent to the site hoarding or 3rd parties
Dynamic testing engineers being trapped or crushed due
to working in close proximity to piling rig
A rope failure causing a runaway hammer on the mast
Instability of the rig due to failure to extend the ballast
when using the rig to unload piles (where applicable)
Spray of hydraulic oil due to hose burst
Instability of the rig due to installing piles on excessive
longitudinal and lateral rake
Instability of the rig due to operating on poorly prepared
piling platforms
Rig ballast colliding with previously driven piles
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Piles swinging while being lifted or unloaded for lorries
Rig or pile instability in strong winds
Multiple rigs and cranes working in close proximity
Helmet detaching from the hammer due to retaining bolts
vibrating loose
Timber packers falling from height
Instability of the mast or rig due to failure to follow the
manufacturer’s guidelines on mat inclination
Concrete falling from height
Instability of the rig due to the rig being manoeuvred on its
jack up legs
Exclusion zones being ignored by other operatives on site
Rig attendant not monitoring the exclusion zone effectively
and keeping others clear
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities and safety alerts
PILING RIGS – LARGE DIAMETER ROTARY
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected prior to
first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed. Daily inspection
records must be recorded each day immediately after completing the inspection
MANDATORY
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Pre-use inspection must be signed off and records
maintained
Piling Rig must be CE certificated
A current 12 month thorough examination certificate
6 month through examination certificate for all
accessories and attachments
The rig shall be within 6 months of having its thorough
examination if the single line is to be used to lift people
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
Over-hoist cut out device must be fitted and operational
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Motion alarms for slew and tracking bust be fitted and
operational along with a flashing amber beacon
Hand rails must be fitted to the upper structure and
running boards if access to height is required
Auxiliary winch hook must be fitted with a safety catch
Rig instrumentation shall be fitted to the rig to control/aid
with the construction of the piles and meet the required
specification
The auxiliary line must be fitted with an over-hoist limit
switch
Aircraft Warning Lights (if working in the vicinity of
airports or aerodromes)
Must be fitted with ‘hold to run’ levers
No modifications to the machines ‘Dead Man’s Handle’
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Shall be in receipt of CPCS card which references the
category of Piling Rig Bored above or 15 tonnes
Shall provide evidence of familiarization training for the
type of rig being operated
Shall carry out daily and weekly inspections and
maintenance in accordance with the
company/manufacturers requirements
Shall make a record of all inspections and maintenance in
line with the company requirements
Shall be compliant with Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect
reporting system
Shall not operate the rig unless in receipt of the permit to
dig and permit to work
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Shall stop work if any unauthorized/unsupervised
personnel enter their immediate work area
Shall not track or slew the rig unless under direction from
a designated rig attendant
Shall be trained in line with all associated works
instructions/procedures/processes which shall include but
are not limited to: boring under fluids, coring,
obstructions, dry bores
Shall be trained in lifting operations if using the auxiliary
winch
Shall, prior to recruitment, pass an Alcohol and Drugs Test
Shall receive a full company induction following
recruitment, prior to operating a LDP rig
Shall have a current and valid medical certificate
Shall receive a site specific briefing of the method
statement, risk assessments and lift plans
Shall wear PPE as specified in the site rules and company
risk assessment at all times when on site
DESIRABLE
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Proximity detection equipment to be fitted to the rig
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The rig operator to be slinger/signaller trained
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Rig operator to hold a current driving license
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A crane supervisor to be on site
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Mobile elevating work platform in full time attendance to assist in rigging up, routine inspections and other maintenance
operations
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks identified when operating the machine and for people working in proximity
• Instability of the rig in strong winds MUST HAVE AN
• Component failure caused by rig maintenance not being
ANENOMETER ON SITE
carried out in line with the manufacturers guidelines
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• Instability of the mast or rig due to failure to follow the
• Installing piles adjacent to the site hoarding or 3 parties
manufacturer’s guidelines on mast inclination
• Being struck by bore spoil while spinning off pile arisings
• Instability of the rig caused by poor definition of the edge • Spray of hydraulic oil due to hose burst
of the piling platform
• Over rotation of the auger resulting in undermining and
• Instability of rig whilst travelling on inappropriate access
subsequent damage of adjacent structures
ramps where gradients are not within the stability
• Over rotation/dig of the auger that affects the stability of
constraints of the rig
the rig during pre-bore
• Instability of the rig due to operating on inadequately
• Hydraulic hose failure caused by worn hoses
prepared piling platforms
• Operatives falling into bores that have not been suitably
• Instability of rig whilst travelling on inappropriate access
back filled or suitably fenced off
ramps where gradients are not within the stability
• Falling into open bore because the p8ile casings are too
constraints of the rig
low during digging, cage placement and concreting
• Instability of the rig due to operating on inadequately
operations
prepared piling platforms
• Entrapment between pile casings and rig ballast
• Instability of the rig caused by soft spots
• Safe and clean access into cab
• Instability of the rig caused by the removal of
• Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
obstructions
• Instability of the rig caused by bores that have not been
suitably backfilled
• Striking underground services
• Striking overhead services
• Being struck by plant and vehicles or piling rig hitting
plant or vehicles
• Being struck by items falling from height
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities
PILING RIGS - CFA
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected prior to
first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily
recorded inspections thereafter. Daily inspection records for site based plant to
be completed and displayed (Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Piling rig must be CE Certificated
The rig shall be within 6 months of having its thorough
examination if the single line is to be used to lift people
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
Pre-use inspection must be signed off and records
maintained
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
ROPS and FOPS cab structure
Protective mesh/guard must be installed to the window
on the jib side of the cab if window is opening type
Flashing amber beacon
Mirrors/CCTV to satisfy 1m high at 1m distance visibility
criteria. Where this is not achievable, an exclusion zone
must be in place
Motion alarms for slew and tracking must be fitted and
operational along with a flashing amber beacon
Isolation switch with key
Locking doors with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Aircraft warning lights (if working within the vicinity of
aerodromes)
Over-hoist cut out device must be fitted and operational
Shall have a mechanical auger cleaner fitted
An auger cleaner must be fitted to prevent spoil flighting
up the auger string
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Hold a current and valid medical certificate
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required
in all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operate the rig to prevent excessive swing of the load
during movement
Operator to mount and dismount machine using fixed
access arrangements and always facing the machine
The auxiliary line must be fully lowered to ground to
prevent the wire rope or hook assembly fouling on the
rotary table
Shall be trained in the operation of the auxiliary winch in
association of all lifting operations
Shall be trained in lifting operations if using the auxiliary
winch
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The auger cleaner must be fitted with a secondary
restraint to prevent components falling from it
Auger guarding shall be fitted to the mast ensuring that
no one comes in contact with the rotating auger
Rig instrumentation shall be fitted to the rig to control /
aid with the construction of the piles and meet the
required specification
Load bearing hydraulic cylinders fitted with check valves
The concrete Loop hose over its entire length shall be
doubled bagged
Rubber concrete pipes fitted at height on the rig shall
have whip checks fitted to all joints
Blow out adaptors shall have two air exhaust valves fitted
and a pressure gauge to clearly identify the pressure
within the pumping lines
Hand rails must be fitted to the upper structure and
running boards if access to height is required
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
No modifications to the machines ‘Dead Man’s Handle’
Must be fitted with ‘hold to run’ levers
An external ‘E Stop’ must be fitted
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and operation
(5m)
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Proximity detection sensors to be fitted
Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
Rear facing, counterweight mounted CCTV cameras
Audible/visual slew alarm
Motion alarms for tracking to be fitted and operational
A crane supervisor to be on site
Shall, prior to recruitment, pass an Alcohol and Drugs test
The rig operator to be slinger signaller trained
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Mobile elevating work platform in full time attendance
to assist in rigging up, routine inspections and other
maintenance operations
Fire extinguisher fitted in cab
Auger gate canopy fitted to cover the rig attendant when
placing the auger cap
Computer monitored piling system to be fitted
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
Instability of the rig in strong winds
Instability of the mast or rig due to failure to follow the
manufacturer’s guidelines on mast inclination
Instability of the rig caused by poor definition of the edge of
the piling platform
Instability of the rig due to the rig being manoeuvred on its
jack up legs
Instability of rig whilst travelling on inappropriate access
ramps where gradients are not within the stability constraint
of the rig
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Component failure caused by Rig Maintenance not being
carried out in line with the manufacturers guidelines
Rig malfunction
Installing piles adjacent to the site hoarding or 3rd parties
Spray of hydraulic oil / Concrete due to hose burst
Flighting - over rotation of the auger resulting in
undermining and subsequent damage of adjacent
structures
Flighting - over rotation of the auger that effects previously
constructed fluid piles
Flighting - over rotation of the auger that affects the
stability of the rig.
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Instability of the rig due to operating on inadequately
prepared piling platforms
Instability of the rig caused by soft spots
Instability of the rig caused by the removal of obstructions
Instability of the rig caused by bores that have not been
suitably backfilled
Striking underground services
Being struck by plant and vehicles
People and property being struck by concrete during the
clearing of blockages from within the pumping lines
People and property being struck by concrete during the
cleaning of the pumping lines
Being struck by items of plant falling from height
Being struck by Spoil falling from height
Entrapment caused by coming into contact with the rotating
auger
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Slumping of piles due to inadequate pile sequencing
Concrete hose failure caused by worn hoses
Unauthorised personnel within the piling area
Operatives falling into bores that have not been suitably
backfilled/suitably fenced off.
Reinforcing cages/bars falling from height during the cage
installation process
Piles constructed do not meet the required specification
Not following company procedure
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken for
similar activities
PILING RIGS – MINI DRIVEN RIG
All plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected prior to first
use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed and daily recorded
inspections thereafter.
Daily inspection records for site based plant to be completed and displayed
(Scafftag or similar system).
A full induction must be attended prior to starting work and evidence of having
signed on to the appropriate risk assessment for the task provided.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Piling Rig must be CE Certificated
Current 12 monthly LOLER thorough examination
certificate
Current 6-monthly LOLER certification for all onboard
lifting tackle and accessories
Evidence of regular inspection plus statement of hours to
next service or next service due date
Pile gates must be fitted and fully operational
Isolation switch with key
All safety labels (decals) in place
The operators manual must be present with the machine
Safe access for refuelling, maintenance and to any place
where accessories are stored
Auxiliary winch hook must be fitted with a safety catch
Safe Working Load must be clearly displayed
Dead man’s button must be fitted and in an easily
accessible position
Must be fitted with ‘hold to run’ levers
An external ‘E Stop’ must be fitted
All D/Bow Shackles used above 2 metres must be the Bolt
Anchor Type (i.e. bolt, nut and pin)
Operator
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Shall be suitably trained and competent
CPCS Piling Rig driven above or below 15 tonnes or
equivalent certificate of training
Ensure machine is operated in accordance with
manufactures instructions and in accordance with his/her
training
Shall report all unsafe conditions
Hold a current and valid medical certificate
Full induction attended prior to starting work
Full site-defined PPE required - close fitting PPE required in
all cases to avoid catching on controls
Operator to be briefed on and to comply with Balfour
Beatty Pre-use, Daily & Weekly Defect Reporting System.
Report defects and stop machine where defect is safety
critical
Record of familiarisation training for particular machine
Do not break ground unless briefed on, have received and
fully understood a Permit to Break Ground
Engine must be turned off if approached by others and
keys removed from the ignition before leaving the plant
unattended for any reason
Be briefed on the site Plant and Vehicle Management
procedures and check for overhead obstructions and
hazards
Operate the rig to prevent excessive swing of the load
during movement
Operator must be familiar with the pile jointing method
and safe systems of work
DESIRABLE
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Complete people exclusion area around plant and
operation (5m)
GPS tracker unit installed
Isolation method independent of factory fitted locks
Locking caps/covers to fuel and all other tanks
Retractable tracks to allow for better access in restricted
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Proximity detection sensors to be fitted and operational
Hydraulic rams on engine compartment covers to prevent
slamming
Motion alarms for tracking to be fitted
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Access to and around the rig due to poor or uneven
surfaces
Safe and clean access into cab
Safe and clean access for refuelling and maintenance
No exclusion zone in place or not being complied with by
others
Rig collapsibility due to poor working platform
Crushing/trapping of rig attendant or site operatives
Rig overturn due to lifting excessive loads
Sudden rig movement during operation can injure
operator
Changing or attaching the pile hammer
Loose clothing snagged on control levers
Effect of weather on visibility and working/traffic surfaces
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Exposure to hazardous substances such as fuels, oils and
greases
Exposure to excessive noise from plant and the piling
process
Poor plant and personnel segregation – display plant &
vehicle management plan
Overhead obstructions – cables; bridges; ceilings
Public interface – working alongside and plant crossings
Underground services – display Permit to Dig
Transportation including loading/unloading
Poor all round visibility, particularly in restricted spaces
Collisions with other plant working within the vicinity
Controls should be secured so that unauthorised operation
is effectively prevented when the machine is not in use
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments and lift plans involving plant are encouraged to review previous risk assessments
and lift plans undertaken for similar activities and safety alerts
BARGES (WITH & WITHOUT WINCHES ON-BOARD)
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection
MANDATORY
Plant
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation.
Vessels name to be displayed on barge.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Sufficient number of mooring bollards fitted on deck.
Lashing points / eye pads (lay-flat-type) of required
capacity, to be welded to the deck of the vessel and
tested to the appropriate test load.
Sufficient number of ropes onboard.
Life Saving Appliances onboard
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
SSOW for all activities.
Current test certificate for winches. (When Winches onboard)
Winches permanently anchored to the deck of barge.
(When Winches on-board)
Drip trays under diesel engines. (When Winches on-board)
Spill kit available onboard. (When Winches or other
mechanical equipment on-board)
Fire extinguishers available onboard. (When Winches onboard)
Fairleads. (When Winches on-board) SSOW for using
winches. (When Winches on-board)
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Slinger / Signaller to be CPCS certified together with a
letter of marine competency from their employer.
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken.
PPE as required by site rules and/or the risk assessment
must be worn
Evidence of having been briefed to the method statement,
risk assessments and lift plans.
DESIRABLE
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Fendering system around vessel.
Fire extinguishers onboard.
Hand railing (Combisafe or similar) together with access gates / chains around perimeter of barge.
Welfare facilities onboard.
Ladders on side of barge together with boarding / grab posts.
Snatch blocks. (When Winches on-board)
Wire guides on deck. (When Winches on-board)
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure.
Pollution due to oil spillage.
Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
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Slips trips and falls on deck.
Wire parting. (When Winches on-board)
Fire. (When Winches on-board)
Entrapment with gear mechanism. (When Winches onboard)
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving barges (with or without winches on-board) or similar plant are
encouraged to review previous risk assessments undertaken.
CRANE BARGE
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection.
MANDATORY
Plant
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation.
Vessels name to be displayed on barge.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Sufficient number of mooring bollards fitted on deck.
Lashing points / eye pads (lay-flat-type) of required
capacity, to be welded to the deck of the vessel and
tested to the appropriate test load.
Sufficient number of ropes onboard.
Life Saving Appliances onboard
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
SSOW for all activities.
Current test certificate for winches.
Winches permanently anchored to the deck of barge.
Drip trays under diesel engines.
Spill kit available onboard.
Fire extinguishers available onboard.
Fairleads.
SSOW for using winches.
Biodegradable oils.
Careen test.
Stability Calculations.
Letter of approval from manufacturers of hydraulic
telescopic cranes.
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Slinger / Signaller to be CPCS certified together with a
letter of marine competency from their employer.
Crane operator to be CPCS certified together with a letter
of marine competency from their employer. (see also
requirements for mobile cranes in HSEN-RM-0042)
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken.
Evidence of having been briefed to the method statement,
risk assessments and lift plans
PPE as required by site rules and/or the risk assessment
must be worn
Familiarisation training and competency assessment must
be carried out prior to being put to work
DESIRABLE
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Fendering system around vessel.
Hand railing (Combisafe or similar) together with access gates / chains around perimeter of barge.
Welfare facilities onboard.
Ladders on side of barge together with boarding / grab posts.
Snatch blocks.
Wire guides on deck.
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks identified when operating the machine and for people working in proximity
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Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure.
Pollution due to oil spillage.
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Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Slips trips and falls on deck.
Wire parting.
Fire.
Entrapment with gear mechanism of winch
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving crane barges or similar plant are encouraged to review
previous risk assessments undertaken.
MULTICAT VESSEL
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection.
MANDATORY
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation
Vessels name and port of register clearly displayed on
stern and vessels head.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Visibility astern from bridge.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Anchor and suitable amount of chain for area of
operation.
Lashing points / eye pads (lay-flat-type) of required
capacity, to be welded to the deck of the vessel and
tested to the appropriate test load.
Vessel must hold an Ofcom marine fixed VHF licence.
Required Life Saving Appliances onboard for ships
complement.
Appropriate number and type of Fire Extinguishers
onboard for the size of vessel.
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
VHF Communication system.
Hydraulic crane certified and tested taking into account
vessels stability when carrying loads.
Deck is strengthened to take expected loads in correlation
with the vessels load line.
Sound signals.
Main and emergency steering system fitted and regularly
Operator
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Captain to hold BML license (towing & pushing
endorsement) or STCW – appropriate to the vessel and the
area of operation.
Captain to be experienced in operating required craft,
knowing limitations of the Multicat.
Required number of trained / qualified crew onboard.
Operator of hydraulic crane to be ALLMI certified (or BB
approved alternative) certified together with a letter of
marine competency from their employer.
Slinger / Signaller of hydraulic crane to be ALLMI certified
(or BB approved alternative) certified together with a
letter of marine competency from their employer.
Crew trained and familiarised on the specific vessel.
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken.
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tested, steering system should be so designed to give the
required turning rates as per the current regulations.
Bilge pumping and alarm system sounding on the bridge.
Main engine should have sufficient horse power for the
required vessel with remote alarm system.
Fendering system around vessel.
Hand railing all around vessel to current standards.
First Aid equipment onboard to the required standard.
AIS system consisting of a Class ‘A’ transponder. (when
engaged I n towing/pushing activities)
Isophase control box for navigating through bridges.
(Specific to the River Thames)
SSOW for all activates.
Welfare facilities onboard.
DESIRABLE
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Tow hock with remote release.
Capstan
Winch automatically controlled from wheelhouse
GPS tracking system.
DSC Radio System.
Deck communication system.
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Radar.
Fresh water tanks sufficient to bunker other vessels or
installations.
Fuel oil tanks sufficient to bunker other vessels or
installations.
Electric power suitable to operate portable machinery on
deck.
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Hazards associated with using a crane.
Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure.
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Pollution due to oil spillage.
Fire.
Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Slips trips and falls on deck.
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving Multicat or similar plant are encouraged to review previous
risk assessments undertaken.
SAFETY BOAT
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection.
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation.
Vessels name and port of register clearly displayed on
stern and vessels head.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Visibility astern from bridge.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Anchor and suitable amount of chain for area of
operation.
Vessel must hold an Ofcom marine fixed VHF licence.
Required Life Saving Appliances onboard for vessels
complement.
Appropriate number and type of Fire Extinguishers
onboard for the size of vessel.
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
VHF Communication system.
Sound signals.
Steering system fitted and regularly tested, steering
system should be so designed to give the required turning
rates as per the current regulations.
Bilge pumping and alarm system sounding on the bridge.
Main engine should have sufficient horse power for the
required vessel with remote alarm system.
First Aid equipment onboard to the required standard.
SSOW for all activities.
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Skipper to hold BML license - appropriate to the vessel and
the area of operation.
Skipper to be experienced in the vessel.
Required number of trained / qualified crew onboard.
Crew trained and familiarised on the specific vessel.
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken.
DESIRABLE
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Fendering system around vessel.
Welfare facilities onboard.
AIS system consisting of a Class ‘A’ transponder.
Bow Thruster.
GPS tracking system.
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DSC Radio System.
Deck communication system.
Radar.
Davit Arm.
Jason’s Cradle.
MOB Ladder
RISKS/CONTROLS
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Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure.
Pollution due to oil spillage.
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Fire.
Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Slips trips and falls on deck.
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving Safety boat or similar plant are encouraged to review
previous risk assessments undertaken.
INSHORE TOWING VESSEL
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection
MANDATORY
Plant
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation.
Vessels name and port of register clearly displayed on
stern and vessels head.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Visibility astern from bridge.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Anchor and suitable amount of chain for area of
operation.
Vessel must hold an Ofcom marine fixed VHF licence.
Required Life Saving Appliances onboard for ships
complement.
Appropriate number and type of Fire Extinguishers
onboard for the size of vessel.
Certified tow lines onboard.
Vessel has either dedicated H post or towing hock.
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
VHF Communication system.
Sound signals.
Main and emergency steering system fitted and regularly
tested, steering system should be so designed to give the
required turning rates as per the current regulations.
Bilge pumping and alarm system sounding on the bridge.
Main engine should have sufficient horse power for the
required vessel with remote alarm system.
Operator
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Captain to hold BML license (towing & pushing
endorsement) or STCW – appropriate to the vessel and the
area of operation.
Captain to be experienced in towing required craft,
knowing limitations of the tug.
Required number of trained / qualified crew onboard.
Crew trained and familiarised on the specific vessel.
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken
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Fendering system around vessel.
First Aid equipment onboard to the required standard.
AIS system consisting of a Class ‘A’ transponder.
Isophase control box for navigating through bridges.
(Specific to the River Thames)
SSOW for towing and pushing activities.
Welfare facilities onboard.
DESIRABLE
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Tow hock with remote release.
Pushing winches automatically controlled from
wheelhouse.
Stern winch automatically controlled from wheelhouse
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Bow Thruster.
GPS tracking system.
DSC Radio System.
Deck communication system.
Radar.
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks identified when operating the machine and for people working in proximity
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Tow line breaking.
Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure.
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Pollution due to oil spillage.
Fire.
Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Slips trips and falls on deck.
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving in-shore towing vessel or similar plant are encouraged to
review previous risk assessments undertaken.
WORK BOAT
All Plant, equipment, attachments and accessories must be inspected
prior to first use and the appropriate pre-start check sheet completed.
Daily inspection records must be recorded each day immediately after
completing the inspection.
MANDATORY
Plant
Operator
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Vessel to be licensed by an approved authority with
respect to the area of operation.
Vessels name and port of register clearly displayed on
stern and vessels head.
Vessel has been surveyed out of the water within the last
5 years.
Vessel is designed to meet current stability regulations.
Vessel is to be seaworthy.
Vessel should have draft marks and load lines clearly
visible port and starboard.
Visibility astern from bridge.
Valid insurance for the vessel including Third Party
Liability Cover.
Anchor and suitable amount of chain for area of
operation.
Vessel must hold an Ofcom marine fixed VHF licence.
Required Life Saving Appliances onboard for vessels
complement.
Appropriate number and type of Fire Extinguishers
onboard for the size of vessel.
Required Navigation lights as per COLREGS.
VHF Communication system.
Sound signals.
Steering system fitted and regularly tested, steering
system should be so designed to give the required turning
rates as per the current regulations.
Bilge pumping and alarm system sounding on the bridge.
Main engine should have sufficient horse power for the
required vessel with remote alarm system.
First Aid equipment onboard to the required standard.
SSOW for all activities.
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Skipper to hold BML license - appropriate to the vessel and
the area of operation.
Skipper to be experienced in the vessel.
Required number of trained / qualified crew onboard.
Crew trained and familiarised on the specific vessel.
Daily / Pre start checks to be conducted.
Routine maintenance to be undertaken.
DESIRABLE
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Fendering system around vessel.
Welfare facilities onboard.
AIS system consisting of a Class ‘A’ transponder.
Bow Thruster.
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GPS tracking system.
DSC Radio System.
Deck communication system.
Radar.
RISKS/CONTROLS
Significant Risks identified when operating the machine and for people working in proximity
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Drowning.
Grounding.
Collision with other vessels or structure
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Pollution due to oil spillage.
Fire.
Asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Slips trips and falls on deck.
Note: All persons preparing risk assessments involving Work boat or similar plant are encouraged to review previous
risk assessments undertaken.
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