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SOIL & PENETROMETER RISK ASSESSMENT


DATE: ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (IDENTIFIED RISKS) PREVIOUS SOIL & PENETROMETER TESTING RISK ASSESSMENT 1. Does this site have an existing soil and penetrometer testing risk assessment? The soil and penetrometer testing risk assessment must be kept on site (if available), in an accessible but secure location. The assessment must be up to date and reviewed when any significant changes occur. Soil and penetrometer testing activities work permit must be issued before commencement of any drilling work Any extra work permit that will be needed should be stated and its use enforced LOCATION: SECTION: RECOMMENDED CONTROL MEASURES

WORK PERMITS 2. 3. Are there work permits for soil and penetrometer testing activities? Are extra work permits required?

HIDDEN SERVICES & UTILITIES 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Are there electrical cables buried in the area to be tested? Are there plumbing and drainage pipes? Are there existing structural support? Do water mains and isolation valves pass through the areas to be drilled? Are there underground computer cables? Telephone cables? Do steam lines pass through the area to be The local electricity company should be contacted for electrical layout drawings Power should be turned off before the soil and penetrometer testing commences in case where cutting of power cables cannot be avoided A permit should be obtained to clear every support like foundations within the area to be tested All obstructions within the area to be tested should be cleared where necessary Never operate the penetrometer in the presence of light petroluem Naphtha Employees must be protected from loads or objects falling from lifting and or digging

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equipment. Barricades must be installed where neccessary .

PRECAUTIONS & SAFE PRACTICES 11. Are there warning notices available? 12. Are there barriers or other precautions? 13. Is there safe access into the area to be tested? 14. Is the atmosphere within the area safe? 15. Inspection of the soil testing area? 16. Are trenches left unattended to for some time? Only competent trained personnel are to operate the penetrometer and should carry out the soil testing Ensure that the guage of the penetrometer is functioning well and properly calibrated. Personnel must never work alone All testing tools must be properly maintained regularly. When cleaning the penetrometer and its accessories, avoid contact with the skin,eyes and clothing. Remove all sources of ignition and wash hands thoroughly. Emergency rescue equipment must be provided and all personnel should be trained on how to use them should there be an emergency. Warning system for mobile equipment must be in place to prevent vehicles from accidentally falling into the trench. All employees are required to stand away from equipment that is being loaded or unloaded Access to and exit from the trench is required . Trenches 4ft or more in depth should be provided with a fixed means of egress. Metal ladder should be used with caution,particularly when electric utilities are present.

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17. Are PPEs made available to all site workers and visitors? Eye protection Hand protection Foot protection Protective clothing Head protection Breathing apparatus

Durable hand gloves should be provided High visibility clothing should be provided and their use encouraged Hard hats should be provided and used regularly and the right way All appropriate PPEs should be worn while working Appropriate respirators must be provided if personnel must work in a confined space.

PERSONNEL 18. Are operators competent enough to carry out the job? 19. How often do they go on training? 20. Are supervisors assigned? Competent operators with proof of competence should be deployed Operators should be trained as required to update competence Site supervisors for various tasks are necessary Site supervisors must never allow personnel to work under a raised load. Supervisors must be a competent and trained, should carryout regular inspection before and after each shift handover. WEATHER CONDITION

21. Is the prevailing weather condition favourable


to the drilling activity? 22. How often is rain expected to fall?

Weather conditions should be considered while drilling and if there will be a significant impact and change, then activities should be suspended while drilling activities are going on. Project plan should be made in expectation of expected rainfall in the area

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23. Are the equipment tested prior to use on site to prevent failures 24. Are equipment operators competent and experienced in the use of equipment

All equipment to be used in soil and penetrometer testing must be tested and certified before use on site All equipments must be adequately maintained with maintenance records in place and verifiable All operators of equipment must be trained and competent to use the equipment Training records should be verified Where licences are required, they must be available and verified before work can be undertaken

Assessors name (please print):

Assessors signature:

Date assessment completed:

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The Manager should sign below to show that the assessment is a correct and reasonable reflection of the hazards and of the control measures and actions required. Managers name (please print): Managers signature: Date received:

ADDITIONAL MANAGER COMMENTS: (Including any additional issues identified

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE SAFETY OFFICER

ADDITIONAL MANAGER COMMENTS: (Including any additional issues identified.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE SAFETY OFFICER/REPRESENTATIVE