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NAME OF THE PROJECT

NUMBER OF THE PROJECT/CONTRACT

METHOD STATEMENT

EARTHWORKS

METHDSTATEMENT NO
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Table of Contents

1. Revisions Status
2. Scope/Objectives
3. Reference
4. Definitions
5. Health and Safety Hazards
6. Responsibilities
7. Procedures /Method to be Employed
8. Manpower Requirement
9. Material Requirement
10.Equipment Requirement
11.Health and Safety Provisions
12.Q.C Approvals and other Documentation
13.Supporting documentation
14.Distribution
15.Site Safety Engineers Approval
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1.0 REVISION STATUS.

Revision Date Originator Reviewed Approved Description of


Number Re-submittal

Note:-
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2.0 SCOPE & OBJECTIVES

This Method statement details the procedure for the earth works required to achieve
any raised sub grade level. And will include all the backfilling operation related to this
project.

3.0 REFERANCE

Project Technical Specification,


Section _____________, Contract Drawings,

4.0 HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS:

Specific safety measures have to follow as applicable, and all the safety measures are
covered separately in the project safety plan.

5.0 DEFINITIONS

CC - echnical Construction
MS - Method Statement
QCP - Quality Control Procedure
ITP - Inspection & Test Plan.

6.0 RESPONSIBILITIES:

6.1 Construction Manager-

The earthworks activities are carried out according to the specification and drawings.
The progressing works are carried out according to the planned program and all the
equipments required to execute the works are available as per the project planning and
are in good condition
Co-ordinate with the (CLIENT/CONSULTANT), Project Manager, Site Engineer, Safety
Engineer, and sub-contractor for the safe and proper execution of the work.
Specific attention to all safety measure and quality control in co-ordination with safety
engineer and QC engineer and in line with HSE plan and Quality plan.

6.2 Project Engineer-

Earthworks are carried out according the specification and drawings.


Provide all necessary information and distribute the responsibilities to his construction team.
Ensure and monitor that the work progress is in accordance with the required program and
report the same to the Construction Manager.
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Co-ordinate with the safety engineer to ensure that the works are carried out in a safe
working practice.
Co-ordinate with the QC engineer for the tests to be carried out and initiate for the
inspection for the finished works.
Ensure the implementation of any request that might be raised by (CLIENT/CONSULTANT)
the Rep.
Ensure that an efficient daily progress has been obtained from all the equipments and men
power engaged in the work and check the same against the daily report received from
the Forman.
Pass all the revised information to the Forman and ensure that its being carried out properly.
Co-ordinate with the surveyor and plan the survey works in advance as per the work
sequence.

6.3 QA Engineer-

Ensure that all the works are carrying out as per the specification and the related quality
procedure.
Inspect and satisfy him self the completed work and requesting for the clients approval.
Maintain inspection and test records complete for any future reference.

6.4 Safety Engineer-

Ensure the implementation of all safety measures in accordance with the HSE plan and
everybody aware of it for its proper implementation.
Ensure all the implemented safety measures are adequate to maintain the safe working on
the site
Inspect all the site activities and train the persons to prevent accidents and its proper
reporting to the project manager and the client.
Ensure that the site is maintained clean and tidy

6.5 Foreman-

Carrying out the work and the proper distribution of all the available resources in co-
ordination with the site engineer on a daily basis.
Daily reports of the works achieved and coordinate for the future planning with the Site
engineer.
Coordinate with the surveyor for the benchmarks, setting out and the markings.
Incorporate all the QC and Safety requirements as requested by the concerned Engineer.
Met with any type of unforeseen incidents or requirements and reporting to the site engineer
immediately.
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7.0 PROCEDURE / METHOD TO BE EMPLOYED:

7.1 Back filling for Buildings and Structures:-

7.1.1 Backfilling works will be done for the areas where all the construction
activites are finished and all the water proofing application are completed and
cured properly.
7.1.2 All the area will be cleaned for all type of debris before starting the backfilling.
7.1.3 All the horizontal and vertical water proofed surfaces will be covered by 1000-gauge
polythene sheet.
7.1.4 The backfill materials, which will be approved by (CLIENT/CONSULTANT),
will be stocked near site.
7.1.5 Material will be moistened as per its Optimum Moisture Content, and will be
mixed thoroughly for the uniform moisture content by means of shovel.
7.1.6 The material will be then laid in layer not more than 200mm in loose depth
for the materials compacted with heavy compaction equipment and not more than
100mm in loose depth for material compacted by hand-operated tampers.
7.1.7 Each layer will be compacted to a min. 95% MDD of the material by roller vibrators in
wider spaces and by hand tamper in narrow spaces.
7.1.8 Back filling will be done to required elevations evenly adjacent to structures, piping,
or conduits
7.2 Back filling for Trenches:-
7.2.1 Backfilling of trenches will be started only after the inspection of the laid services and
the clearance from (CLIENT/CONSULTANT)
7.2.2 Backfill will be done for trenches where trench excavation pass within 400 mm of
column or wall footings or foundation and which are carried below bottom of such
footings or foundation, or which pass under wall footings or foundations, with the
concrete of grade 20 N/mm2.
7.2.3 For piping or conduits that passes less than 750 mm below the surface of roadways, a
concrete slab with encasement of 150 mm thick will be laid before any backfilling
starts.
7.2.4 3/8 gravel will be used as sub-base to the piping conduits and granular fill will be
used over it.
7.2.5 The material will be laid in layer not more than 200mm in loose depth for the
materials compacted with heavy compaction equipment and not more than 100mm in
loose depth for material compacted by hand-operated tampers.
7.2.6 Each layer will be compacted to a min. 95% MDD of the material by roller vibrators in
wider spaces and by hand tamper in narrow spaces.
7.2.7 Back filling will
7.2.8 be done to required elevations evenly adjacent to piping, or conduits

8.0 MANPOWER REQUIRMENTS:


Charge hands
Surveyors
Driver

9.0 MATERIAL REQUIRMENTS:


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Water
Back fill materials
Concrete of grade 20 N/mm2
Warning tapes, boards, and flashlights.

10.0 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT:

Shovel. -2 No
Jcb. -1 No
Truck. -5No
Water Tanker. -2No
Roller compactor. -1No
Plate compactor. -1No
Theodlight -2No
Levels -2No

11.0 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS:

For all the backfill activities, adequate barriers, signboard, advance-warning signs, traffic
control and flashlights will be provided. Warning tape with rope will be installed all
around the back filling area. Steel bars will be used as posts with warning tape on top all
around.
Where a backfilling work crosses road or access track, permission from the appropriate
authority will be taken, and where required a stage system or a diversion will be adopted
to maintain the access. If an existing service is exposed during the excavation, the
service should be properly protected and supported during all the activities.
Ladders with handrails will give proper and safe access to the bottom of the excavation.
Water will be sprayed on dusty heaps of materials.
All the dusty materials will be covered by Tarpaulin during the transportation.

12.0 Q.C. APPORVAL AND OTHER DOCUMENTARY REQUIRMENTS:

All the quality control documentation related to the excavation should be approved before
commencing the work. And as follows.
QCP for Earthworks
ITP for Earthworks
Project Quality Plan.
Check sheets for the Earthworks.
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13.0 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

This Method Statement should be read in conjunction with the below referenced
documentations.
Contract Specification and drawings.
QCP for Earthworks
ITP for Earthworks
MS for demolition.
MS for Excavation.
Project Quality Plan.
Project HSE Plan.
Applicable Quality Control Documents from sub contractors.

14.0 DISTRIBUTION;

Copies of this method statement have also been issued to the following for information/
action/comments: -
Management Representative
Project Manager.
Construction manager.
Site Engineer.
HSE Engineer.
QA/QC Engineer.

15.0 SITE SAFETY ENGINEERS APPORVAL:

Approved

Approved Subjected to compliance with the following


notes/comments

Not Approved - Reasons

Signed: ____________________ Dated: ________________