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BOCW – Safety obligations

BOCW – Safety obligations

An employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that adequate measures are taken to protect building workers against the harmful effects of excessive noise or vibration at such construction site and the noise level in no case exceeds the limits laid down in Schedule-VI to these rules.

Fire Protection.- An employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that.

Emergency action plans.- An employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that in case more than five hundred building workers are employed at such construction site emergency action plan to handle the emergencies like,-

(a) fire and explosion,

(b) the collapse of lifting appliances and transport equipment,

(c) the collapse of buildings, sheds or structures etc.,

(d) gas leakage or spillage of dangerous goods or chemicals,

(e) drowning of building workers, sinking of vessels, and

(f) landslides getting building workers buried, floods, storms and other natural calamities is prepared and submitted for the approval of the Chief Inspector of building and other construction work.

Fencing of motors, etc.– An employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that,-

(a) all motors, cogwheels, chains and friction gearing, flywheels, shafting, dangerous and moving parts of machinery (whether or not driven by mechanical power) and steam pipes are securely fenced or lagged ;

(b) the fencing of dangerous parts of machinery is not removed while such machinery is in motion or in use:

(c) no part of any machinery which is in motion and which is not securely fenced is examined, lubricated, adjusted or repaired except by a person skilled for such examination, lubrication, adjustment or repairs;

(d) machine parts are cleaned when such machine is stopped;

(e) when a machine is stopped for servicing or repairs adequate measures are taken to ensure that such machine does not restart inadvertently