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Buon uso della costruzione dell'impianto e attrezzatura

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    Kulani Abner N.
    Kulani Abner N.

    As a construction plant operator, you provide a valuable service to the construction industry. You can be working on all types of construction projects, including housing, factories, offices, roads, bridges, airports and many others. As a plant operator you could be operating one type of machine or a variety of machines during your lifetime such as earthmoving, lifting, processing, access and road construction equipment. The following list gives a flavor of the potential diverse tasks you could be involved in. • Prepare building sites • Digging shallow holes and trenches • Digging Foundations • Loading dumpers and trucks • Stock pilling materials • Demolition of buildings • Lifting steel work and other products • Lifting and placing pallets and mortar tubs • Lifting roof trusses • Clearing ground and levelling • Cut and fill work • Compaction of materials • Laying of materials • Transporting equipment • Slinging loads • Crushing and screening materials • Accessing work at height • Using hand and power tools As stated your role provides a valuable service to the construction industry but in order to sustain this valuable service you will need to have received adequate training specific to your work to ensure that you work safely and without risk to yourself and others, training also keeps you up to date with current Health & Safety to ensure you follow proper recognised procedures on site. PLANT OPERATOR 7 Your health, safety and welfare at work are protected by law, your employer has a duty to protect you and keep you informed about health and safety and provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to enable you to carry out your work in a safe manner. You have legal duties too as follows. • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and of others who may be affected by your work such as other workers or members of the public • Comply with instructions or control measures such as the wearing of personal protective equipment. • Co-operate with your employer on health and safety and training requirements. • Correctly use and report any defects on work equipment provided by your employer this could be machinery, tools or personal protective equipment • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare. Self-employed persons also have duties under the law in relation to their own Health and Safety and ensure that their work does not put others at risk. If you think there is a health and safety problem on your site you should first discuss it with your supervisor, H & S adviser or person in charge. Legal Requirements in relation to Plant Several pieces of legislation apply when it comes to the use of plant, and employers and operators need to be aware of the relevant legislation from the following: HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW 8 Health and Safety at Work NI Order The Health and Safety at Work Order places duties on everyone, and states that Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision must be provided. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) cover the selection, maintenance, general use and training aspects of all work equipment. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) deal with the actual lifting operation being carried out as opposed to the selection etc. of the equipment Work at Height Regulations These Regulations require all work at height to be properly planned and organised and the risks controlled. This includes the selection and use of appropriate work equipment for work at height. The Regulations maintain existing standards with regard to the control of work at height and reiterate the provisions of PUWER and LOLER.

    Miller J.
    Miller J.



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