Method Statement for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System) Installation

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The Method Statement for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System) defines the documentation and responsibilities for controlling the installation of CCTV systems for the project as specified in project specifications and instructions. The method statement ensures that the specified material is installed and agreed procedures are implemented during the execution of work.

Scope

The scope of this method statement encompasses the installation of CCTV to give guidelines and ensure that the job execution complies with the requirements of the specification and requirements as approved by the concerned authority up to the highest quality level of the project specification.

References

Project Specifications (Electrical Installation)
Approved Shop Drawings
IFC Drawings
Approved Material Submittal
CCTV-Closed Circuit Television Manufacturer’s Schematic Drawings/Catalogs

Abbreviations

QC – Quality Control
HSE – Health, Safety, and Environment
ITP – Inspection & Test Plan
MST – Method Statement
CCTV – Closed Circuit Television System
MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheets
RSK – Risk Assessment
QCP – Quality Control Procedure
INR – Inspection Request
PQP – Project Quality Plan

Responsibilities

General

The Project Manager (MEP) will be responsible to manage, execute, complete and handover the construction activities within approved budgets and resources in compliance with requirements as specified in project specifications. He will be overall in charge of implementing the Method Statement for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System) Installation in accordance with QA/QC and HSE requirements.

The Construction Manager will be responsible for managing construction activities, communicate with the site supervisor, and assist the subcontractors and vendors in working to the project schedule.

HSE Manager will be responsible for plan, coordinate, and implement issues and directives within the organization. He ensures safe environmental working conditions for all staff and workers.

QA/QC Manager will be responsible for supporting the project team in implementing and maintaining Quality Management System for the project through PQP, ITP, Method Statement for CCTV, and Procedures in compliance with Project specifications, Codes, and Standards.

HSE Officer will ensure enforcement of safety procedures in accordance with the approved HSE Plan. Will be closely monitoring the site engineer’s strict implementation of the Method Statement for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System) Installation and Risk Assessment.
Maintain the safe use of proper tools and equipment.
Report any unsafe work or stopping work that does not comply with HSE procedures.

The Site Engineer will be responsible for carrying out all construction-related activities with compliance to HSE and QAQC requirements as per contract specifications, drawings/documents, codes, and standards.

QA/QC Engineer will be responsible for conducting inspections as per PQP.

Supervisor/Foreman will be responsible for coordinating all works and workers related to job.

Electrician / other tradesmen will be responsible in assisting his superiors during all installation of the electrical work.

Store In-charge receives and inspects all incoming materials and reconciles with documents; processes and distributes documentation; reports, documents, and tracks damages and discrepancies.

The security guard will be clearly visible, vigilant, respond quickly and correctly during the crisis, observing, reporting, checking, monitor, maintain order among workers, and offer safety warnings and tips.

Handling, Storage and Transportation

All materials shall be handled/transported/stored should comply with project specifications and manufacturer recommendation.

The material will be delivered at the site in undamaged condition, in the manufacturer’s packaging, with identifying labels intact and legible.

Upon receiving the material, they must be inspected and ensured that they are free from any manufacturer defects.

The material shall be handled with care and shall be stored at designated areas prior to installation.

Any discrepancies, damages etc. shall be notified and reported for future action.

Camera cable shall be with the factory packing on the flat surface.

The cabinet must be stored on a smooth and leveled surface.

CCTV equipment to be stored as per manufacturer’s recommendation.

CCTV installation-Method Statement
Installed CCTV

Each shipment must be blocked and securely fastened to avoid damages during transportation.

Unloading at the site must be controlled by site management following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Manufacturer recommendation shall be followed strictly while handling the material during installation activity.

Lay down area has to be arranged for offloading the material prior to transport to the site.

Ensure that the storage area is at a minimum height of 1 fit from the ground level.

Ensure that the proposed storage area for the material is cleaned.

A separate area in the storage zone must be marked for different materials.

Ensure that the material is stored in shaded area to protect it from exposure to direct sunlight.

All the materials have to be offloaded from vehicles using forklifts and slings. Ensure when transporting load for fork should not raise more than 8 inches from the ground and the load should be titled back, never carry loose or poorly stacked loads. Never put hands or legs in the lifting.

Whenever heavy or bulky material is to be moved, the material handling needs will be evaluated in terms of weight, size, distance, and path of movement.

Material Inspection

For materials to be inspected after receiving at site as per approved material submittal.

The following points are to be followed:

Each material item shall be allotted a distinct and separate reference number and mentioned on the material requisition. Make sure that material is approved/examined by the Consultant and QAQC and associated documents/test certificates are approved.

The Store In-charge shall ensure that all approved supplies be delivered to the site as per the approved material submittal; with the manufacturer’s seals, labels, or other proof of origin intact. These labels and seals shall not be removed until the material is required for use and shall be retained for inspection by the Consultant and QAQC.

Store In-charge shall initiate material inspection for all incoming material to QA/QC and the material shall be inspected against reference documents and as per approved material submittal. Moreover, the physical condition of the material shall be checked. Afterward, an INR shall be raised by QA/QC to the Consultant and inspection will be carried out by the Consultant.

Materials that do not conform to the given specification/approved material submittal shall be rejected. Any discrepancy or damages will be notified and reported for further action.

For any materials inspection (especially pipes, fittings, other accessories), the items shall be segregated as per their type/sizes and placed items separately in racks or on different pallets.

Each rack/pallet shall have an identification posted on a laminated paper with the description of the items clearly written on it.

There shall be appropriate spaces between the pallets so that the engineer/inspector can freely go around them and inspect the materials thoroughly.

Staking the materials all over each other & in one corner is strictly not allowed.

Resources

Tools and Equipment

The job will be carried out by manual means. The following are the types of tools identified
for works:

  1. Standard electrical and mechanical tool kits
  2. Qualified fluid tester (signal analyzer)
  3. Drill machine
  4. Crimping tool with crimping bits for all required sizes.
  5. Network MAK Address Scanner software (by axis )
  6. Multi Tester or DMM
  7. Digital Multimeter
  8. Measuring tape
  9. Electrical hand tools
  10. Marker pen
  11. Electrical tools consist of the cutter, pliers, stripper with dipped grip handle, long nose, screwdrivers, hammer, continuity tester, crimper, knife, etc.

Note:
All testing equipment and measuring tools to be used shall have a valid calibration certificate prior to usage.
All lifting equipment and machines shall be 3rd party certified with valid certificates.

Materials

Materials included but not limited to the following as per approved material submittal:

  • Approved Cameras
  • VMS (CP MER Connected Camera)
  • Network Video Recorder for FPS and SWPS
  • Monitor and workstation (CP MER connected Camera)

The material shall be used as per approved material submittal which shall conform to the project specification and authorities regulations (where required).

List of Manpower

Construction Manager
Site Engineer
QA/QC Engineer
HSE Officer
Supervisor
Foreman
Electrician/Installers
ELV Technician
Surveyor
Helpers
Trailer Driver
Mobile Crane / Crane Operator
Forklift Operator
Riggers

Methodology

Installation of CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System)

Pre-requisites

Location/area shall be ready for site installation. Prior to the installation the area where the item to be installed shall be inspected to ensure architectural work and finishing are complete. The area must be free from dust.

All personnel to have read and understand the Method Statement for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System) installation and risk assessments.

Site supervisor/foreman need to conduct toolbox talks and require explaining the related work and the cable routing location etc. to all technician requires attending regular toolbox meeting.

Arrange required material such as cameras, cable accessories, and hand tools copy of approved shop drawing to present.

Arrange and erect necessary scaffolding in the work area.

Scaffold to be fully inspected and tagged.

Protect the cables from civil work activates and keep the cable in a clean and dry safe area.

Informs the engineer of the work completed area to arrange QA/QC needful inspection for the consultant. Any comments raise by QA/QC or Consultant immediately for approval of the engineer.

Prepare all the materials, equipment, and tools that will be necessary during the execution time.

Drawing for installation shall be approved and shall be coordinated with other services.

Room clearance and proper access shall be provided as per the approved program.

Ensure that the approved shop/schematic/coordination drawings are current and available with the installation team.

Avoid installing the cameras close to sources of powerful electromagnetic radiation, such as radio or TV transmitters or close to fluorescent lamps or objects reflecting light, or under unstable light sources, which may cause flickering.

Ensure all the cables and conduits are reached to points.

Installations Details-Method Statement CCTV

Wiring Details

Visually inspect the cable sheath and connections of the cable.

Ensure that electrical connections are tight and grounded.

Ensure that the cable carries the correct circuit identification on size and stiffness of cable.

Verify the cables are appropriate separation according to signal type and level.

All connectors on input and output plates are labeled.

Confirm all labeling nomenclature for the area classification and correctly.

Verify all junction boxes are appropriate for the area classification and correctly.

Take reasonable precautions to prevent damage to the cable from severe blows with sharp instruments and pulling over sharp objects.

Do not pull cables around corners that have sharp edges, such as corner in cable trays, or other obstructions.

Make sure all equipment used during cable installation is in good operating condition.

Pre-installation inspection shall be carried out as per normal practices.

CCTV Equipment Installation

Transfer the cabinet to the workplace with the help of manpower. Enough manpower shall be deployed to avoid any transportation damages.

Location of CCTV equipment rack to be as per approved shop drawing after coordinating with other services.

Fixing holes will be marked properly keeping the backbox of the panel in place. Fix the backbox properly and fix the remaining camera accessories.

CCTV Cameras

Installation of Fixed Cameras (Dome Type-Wall Mount)

Select the location for the installation as mentioned on the drawing.

Mark the mounting hole for the wall bracket.

Drill the holes.

Remove the camera lower part enclosure and fixed into the bracket.

Push the cable into the bracket.

Fix the wall mount bracket.

Adjust the camera lens and focus.

Put the camera top cover in place.

Check that the approved cameras are installed as per the approved shop drawing locations.

Check the cameras are connected to the system using an approved type of cable.

Check proper installation of cameras.

Check that cable termination is done as required.

Verify continuity of cable.

Trials shall be carried out only after completion of the installation.

Complete the installation checklist and the trial/pre-commissioning report.

Installation (PTZ) Cameras (Fixed PTZ Dome Wall Mount)

Select the location for the installation as mentioned on the drawing, and use the alignment sticker to mark the position where holes will be drilled to secure the pendant head.

Mark the mounting holes for the wall bracket.

Drill the hole.

Secure the cameras to the wall mount with the set screws.

Mount the camera housing over the wall bracket.

Remove the camera lover part enclosure and fixed into the bracket.

Push the cables into the bracket.

Adjust the camera lens and focus.

Put the camera top cover in place.

Check that the approved cameras are installed as per the approved shop drawing locations.

Check the firmness of the installation.

Check the cameras are connected to the system using an approved type of cable.

Check the cable termination.

Check the camera are free to move about their axis.

Check the power connection is provided.

Final commissioning shall be carried out only after completion of the installation checklist for all the devices in the system, and the method statement for final testing and commissioning will be submitted separately.

Installation of Pole Mounted Cameras

Check that the cameras are installed as per the approved shop drawing locations.

Check the provision for the camera on the pole.

Fix the camera with proper screwing.

Make sure that the data and power cable both are available.

Check the firmness of the installation.

Check the cameras are connected to the system using approved type of cable.

Check the cable termination.

Check the camera are free to move about their axis.

Check the power connection is provided.

Installation Of Monitors

Check the monitors are installed as per the approved shop drawings.

Check the monitors are connected to the system using an approved type of cable.

Check the cable termination.

Check the power connection is provided.

Final commissioning shall be carried out only after completion of the installation checklist for all devices in the system (Method statement for testing and commissioning will be submitted separately).

Complete the setting for monitor.

Install The Mount

Install the camera housing wall mounting base to the smooth vertical surface or GI extension brackets.

If necessary to prevent water damage, apply sealant around the bolt holes between the mount and the mounting surface.

Install housing into the wall bracket.

Pull the UTP cable prior to camera installation. Pull the wire (data and power) through the arm starting from the bottom of the mounting plate; pull the wire out through the threaded opening at the bottom of the arm.

Adjust the monitoring direction for the camera to adjust the housing in the desired direction.

Install the camera inside housing using the appropriate hardware.

Warning: Do not terminate the original UTP cable testing and commissioning.

Install The Lens

Remove the cover from the camera lens mount.

Screw the lens onto the lens mount. Be careful to prevent dust from entering the space between the lens and the imager. If necessary, use clean, compressed air to remove any foreign matter. Make sure the lens does not touch the camera imager when installed.

Connect the auto-iris lens to the 4-pin connector located on the side of the camera.

Plug the network cable into the RJ-45 network port on the side of the camera.

Focus On The Lens

View the camera image using the service port or a web browser.

Press the auto back focus bottom once to center the focus mechanism. The button is located on the rim of the backbox.

Manually adjust the zoom and focus of the lens to the desired field of view.

Secure the camera using camera housing and tighten the nuts on the stud.

Identification to be made as per tagging the label was given in the approved shop drawing.

Warning: Do not terminate the original UTP cable testing and commissioning.

Note: Pulling and termination of the UTP cable shall be in accordance of structure cable pulling and installation.

Health, Safety and Environment

Risk Assessment

Refer to Risk Assessment/Job Hazard analysis of the method statement for CCTV system.

Protective and Safety Equipment

All workers involved shall be equipped with adequate PPE as stated below:
• Safety helmet with company logo
• Safety boots, safety goggles, hand gloves
• High visibility vest
• Twin-tail harness, max 1m long (when working on height)

All special PPE (Harness) is considered as a last resort when we cannot engineer, administratively eliminate, or guard against hazards.

Information to Personnel

• Safety Induction
• Job Training
• Superintendents
• Notices/Memos
• Toolbox Talks
• Briefings before starting work

Emergency Procedures

The contractor shall provide first aid kits on site for handling light injuries.

In the event of an emergency, all workers will be asked to evacuate and assemble at the assembly point and wait for further instruction from supervisors.

Permit Requirements

Vehicle permit for equipment

Working permit

Night Work

Driving permit

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Quality Assurance Requirements

The contractor shall provide the required documents for the Consultant’s approval prior to initiating the execution of this activity as per project specification requirements.

The quality control requirement shall include related QCP’s, ITP for method statement for CCTV, and other related documents as applicable. Refer to Inspection Test Plan.

Applicable codes and standards.

Quality Assurance Process

The contractor shall notify the engineer prior to the start of the activity and comments from the site instruction will be complied with the satisfaction of the consultant.

Follow up and Evaluation

Follow-up on quality performance shall be carried out through an in-house monitoring system such as progress reporting to the planning department, daily, weekly and monthly reports generated by the planning department to closely monitor site performance in general and reflect on quality performance in specific.

All the above shall be conducted in close coordination with the quality department to monitor any deviations from the normal quality requirement and induce corrective actions whenever required to eliminate nonconformance or quality deviations.

All remedial actions to be taken, if any, shall take into account the official schedule which is to be used as a guideline for performance and most importantly under the close supervision of the quality control department.

Records

Checklists (CKL) :
Checklist for Installation of IP CCTV
Checklist for Installation of server
Checklist for Installation of IP CCTV workstation and monitor

Note: Installation checklist from the specialist are incorporated in main checklist.

Inspection Request (INR)
Inspection and Test Record (ITR)

Attachments

HSE Risk Assessment for Installation of CCTV System
Inspection and Test Plan for Installation of CCTV System
Bill of Quantity for Installation of CCTV System
Location of Installation & Reference Drawings for Installation of CCTV System

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