Pipe Hauling and Stringing Safety During Construction Activities
During construction, it may be stressful and risky when transporting the pipes to the destination when you don’t have consistent methods of loading and securement and also unloading and stockpiling. There are many ways of pipe transportation in the roadways and hauling is among the most common. You need to understand all the regulatory assessment requirements before you actually decide to start the hauling from the firm to the roadways heading to your destination. It is important for you to know the hazards that will be associated with the hauling and have ways to mitigate the dangers due to these risks. Job safety analysis is where it will come into play during this time. Such assessments are being reviewed, conducted, and updated regularly due to some constraints which you also need to know and cope up with these changes that take place.
When it comes to the responsibility aspect, it is important for you to understand the roles of each stakeholder in the task. Management or the supervisor should make sure there are all the safety guidelines implemented and be able to communicate all the design procedures that are there in the field. Also, these are the people to do the lifting plans that will be applicable here. On the other hand, it is important to make sure you are complying with all the health and safety responsibilities. The last aspects of the responsibilities come in relation to your employees that you have. PPE must be used during such projects for personal safety measures to be implemented. It is important for you to make sure you refer to the construction safety guidelines that are set for you and complying with the requirements is key in this case.
There are also some things which you need to make sure you are understanding very well when you leave the pipe yard and entering a public road when you are hauling the pipes. It is important here for the drivers to be very keen so that they assure safety and other regulatory requirements are met to avoid issues with the authorities. After you have reached the construction site, it will now be the time for unloading the pipes hauled to the site. Make sure you care for the pipes and coating during this process. You may also decide to unload using a trained vacuum unit operator and necessary procedures also need to be taken into account like following directions from the supervisors that are present in the site.
It is now the right time for you to consider the actual pipe stringing and you need to know that the equipment that was used to unload is the same for stringing the hauled pipes. It is important to make sure you are moving the pipes the right way and not dragging them along. When it comes to the location, it is important to make sure the pipes are stored in places where they are safe and free from some damages. This means that the process needs to be done professionally so as to cause minimal interference with the land.