Method Statement of FM 200 Fire Suppression System Installation

method statement FM 200

1. Purpose

This Method Statement of FM 200 Fire Suppression is applicable to its installation and testing system for the project as specified in specifications and manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Scope

Clean agent system methodology covers the equipment setting procedures and installation technique as well as the sequence of operation for the Fire Suppression System.

This includes brief descriptions but is not limited to the following:

  • FM 200 Clean agent extinguishing agent also known by its ASHRAE designation as HFC-227ea (Heptafluoropropane)
  • Agent storage container and accessories
  • Discharge nozzles
  • Extinguishing panel
  • Automatic fire detectors
  • Automatic and manual agent release units
  • Abort station (optional)
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • Other related hardware

Installation of FM 200 fire suppression system shall be as per NFPA 2001 & NFPA72 codes.

The specialist sub-contractor “xxxxxx” will be utilized to undertake the engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning for the FM200  system.

Note: After the system installation has been completed, the entire system shall be checked, inspected, and functionally tested by a qualified and approved 3rd Party Specialist, as per the manufacturer’s recommended procedures and NFPA 2001 guidelines.

3. System Description

What is FM 220?

FM-200 is a clean colorless and environmentally friendly fire suppression agent that is electrically non-conductive and safe for humans. It extinguishes flames through heat absorption, leaving no residue, thus minimizing downtime after a fire and making the FM 200 suppression system accepted and respected worldwide.

This system consists of the following component and their associated accessories:

  • Basic pipes and pipe fittings
  • Control panel
  • Storage cylinder
  • Discharge valve
  • Discharge nozzle
  • Pressure switch
  • Smoke detector
  • Graphic annunciators
  • Battery backup power system
  • Alarm horn
  • Abort switch
FM 200 fire suppression system
FM 200 Fire Suppression System

4. Definition

Client – xxxx

Project Management-Construction Management (PM-CM) – xxxx

Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC) – xxxx

Main Contractor – xxxx

Supplier/Vendor – Seller of material as defined in the project specification

Must – Signifies a legal or statutory requirement

Shall – Signifies a requirement made mandatory by this specification

May – Signifies a feature, which is discretionary in the context in which it is applied.

Will – Signifies feature which the supplier may assume to be already present

5. References

NFPA 2001

Project Specifications

Manufacturer Literature

Approved Shop Drawings

Approved Material submittal

Pipes & Fittings for FM 200 System

Basic Requirements (Pipes, tubes, fittings)

6. Abbreviations

NFPA-National Fire Protection Agency

HSE-Health, Safety, and Environment

MST-Method Statement

RSK-Risk Assessment

ITP-Inspection & Test Plan

QCP-Quality Control Procedure

INR-Inspection Request

PPE Personnel Protective Equipment

STARRT-Safety Task Analysis Risk Reduction Talk

MSDS-Material Safety Data Sheet

PQP-Project Quality Plan

7. Responsibilities

A. General

  1. Project Manager (MEP) will be responsible to manage, execute, complete and handover the construction activities within approved budgets and resources in compliance with Project Requirements as specified in Project Specifications. He will be overall in charge of implementing Method Statement in accordance with QA/QC and HSE requirements.

2. Construction Manager will be responsible for managing construction activities and will lead and communicate site supervision, subcontractors and Vendors to assist them in working to the Project Schedule and HSE requirements at site.

3. HSE Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing issues and directives within the organization. He ensures safe environmental working conditions for all employees.

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

5. 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 of FM 200 and risk assessment, the use of proper tools and equipment to maintain safety, certifications of equipment and their adherence to safety regulations, reporting of any unsafe work or stopping work that does not comply with HSE procedures.

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

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

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

9. Electrician/other tradesmen will be responsible for assisting his superiors during all construction work-related activities following HSE and QA/QC requirements.

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

11. Security guards will be clearly visible, vigilant, respond quickly and correctly during the crisis, observe and report, check and monitor, maintain order among workers, and offer safety warnings and tips.

8. List of Subcontractors

Subcontractors for MEP: xxxx or Specialized sub-contractor

9. Handling, Storage and Transportation

All materials shall be handled/transported/stored in an optimal way that will not cause damage to them. Pipe shipping, storage, and handling shall comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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

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.

Rubber gaskets should be kept clean and away from oil, grease, excessive heat, and the direct rays of the sun.

Pipes are to be checked on unloading. Damaged and defective pipes shall not be used at the site. The pipe shall be re-inspected just prior to installation. Possible damages are reported on the delivery note.

Pipes or fittings will not be dropped or dragged.

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

Leave sufficient space between individual pipes.

The storage area shall be cleaned and is at an appropriate height from the ground level. Separate areas in the storage zone must be marked for different materials.

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.

The pipes and fittings while unloading shall be slowly lowered and not dropped to the ground.

All piping shall be shipped to the job site with suitable end caps.

End caps should not be removed, but only just before the installation.

Store pipes and fittings in covered areas for protection.

Pipes shall be stacked on a flat surface with adequate wooden supports kept at equal distances apart.

General:

Before commencing the installation of the pipes and fittings the following shall be carried out:

  • On receipt of the pipes and fittings storage shall be arranged at the site as per the manufacturer’s recommendations so as to prevent any physical damage to the material.
  • Check that approved materials are available for installation.
  •  All materials must be offered for inspection by the consultant prior to any fabrication/installation work.
  • Check issued for approved construction drawings are used for installation.
  • Check that the work area is clean and safe for work.
  • Ensure installation work is undertaken only by trained and experienced personnel.
  • Check painting work is carried out during different stages of installation, one coat of primer and one coat red paint before installation and one coat of paint after installation.
  • Ensure threading, grooving, and fabrication of pipework are as per approved drawings and specifications.

10. Material Receiving

Deliver materials in manufacturer’s original packaging labeled to show name, brand, type, and grade.

Deliver materials in a timely manner and as per schedule sequence and priority areas.

Conduct material inspection request as per approved procedure after delivery and prior to material site usage.

Check for UL and/or FM listing in the items delivered as called for in the project specifications and applicable codes.

11. Storage and Protection

Store materials in protected dry locations off-ground in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Do not open packaging nor remove labels until the time for installation.

Storing of pipe and fittings in the desired location provided by the client.

12. Material Inspection

For materials to be inspected after receiving at the site, 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 QC inspector 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 QC inspector.

Store In-charge shall initiate material inspection for all incoming material to QC inspector 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 QC inspector the consultant, and inspection will be carried out by the consultant.

Materials, which do not conform to the given specification/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.

13. Resources

A. Tools and Equipment

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

  • Pipe wrench
  • Pipe fitter toolbox with complete hand tools
  • Spirit level
  • Marking pen
  • Masking tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Cleaning brush
  • Drilling machine
  • Threading machine
  • Mobile scaffold
  • AC Arc welding machine
  • PPE (hand gloves, face masks, safety goggles)
  • Safety Harness (for high-level work)
  • Trouble light

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 verified with valid certificates.

B. Materials

Material includes but is not limited to the following:

Pipes-Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe, Schedule-40, ASTM A-53

FM 200 System Materials

Fittings/Joints-Class 200/300 Malleable or Ductile Iron fittings up to 80mm and Class 1000 flanged joints for 100mm and larger

Agent FM-200 Clean Agent (Also known by its ASH RAE designation as HFC-227ea)

Agent Storage Container- FM 200 / HFC 227ea container, discharge assembly & accessories

Actuation & Monitoring Device-Agent Release Module, Gas Cartridge Actuator & Low-Pressure Switch

Discharge Nozzle-Engineered Nozzle

Manual Actuator- Manual Operated Actuator

Fire Detectors

Control Panel

Abort Station

Photoelectric Smoke Detectors

Conventional SHP Extinguishing Panel

Abort Switch

Notification Device -Alarm Bell & Horn/Strobe as specified or approved alternative

a. The material shall be used after being approved through Material Submittals.

b. All material to be used shall conform to the Project Specification and Authorities regulations (where required).

C. List of Manpower

Construction Manager

Site Engineer

QA/QC Engineer

HSE Officer

Supervisor

Foreman

Pipefitters/Installers

Surveyor

Helpers

Trailer Driver

Mobile Crane / Crane Operator

Forklift Operator

Riggers

Welder

Electrical Technician

Helper

14. Mobilization

A. Preparation and Planning

The contractor shall ensure that all gate passes, permits, tools, materials for safety precautions, manpower, and equipment are available before commencement of work.

The Site Team shall make sure that access roads are always clear from any obstruction and the site is always accessible.

B. Site clearance

Before commencing the work, the area shall be cleared of all debris, materials, or other obstructions.

15. Work Methodology

The installation of FM-200 system piping will be according to the following:

Methodology

Please See the Attached Manufacturer’s Method Statement at “APPENDIX F” for the Installation of FM 200 Fire Suppression System extracted from approved Material Submittals.

Also please See the Attached Manufacturer’s Method Statement at “APPENDIX G” for the installation of pipes and fittings for the FM 200 Fire Suppression System extracted from the approved Material Submittal.

A. Preliminary Works

Verify the sizes of pipe sleeves and location as shown on the approved shop drawing and are clear of any obstructions.

Whenever pipes pass through slabs, wall partitions, etc., the size of the sleeve will abide by the pipe sleeve.

Clean pipe surface and apply a coat of appropriate primer prior to installation.

B. System Installation

Check that the material size and schedule are correct and approved as per specification and/or approved alternative.

Ensure that the pipes and fittings conform to the requirements as outlined in NFPA 2001 in strict accordance with systems-approved plans.

All pipe thread connections must be free of scale and burrs before installation.

Check to ensure that all grooved coupling gaskets are lubricated per the manufacturer’s specifications.

Pipe thread sealants as approved shall be applied to the threads to ensure a water-tight seal.

Ensure that the piping system should be securely supported with due allowance against agent thrust forces, thermal expansion, and contraction.

Pipe hangers shall be spaced at intervals not exceeding 4.5 meters.

Rigid bracing shall be installed at each directional change, fitting, tee, and nozzle.

Check to ensure that the nozzle identification number is verified before Installation and each nozzle should be within 25mm to 300mm of their intended locations on systems plans.

Check to ensure that piping should be blown clear to remove chips, mill scale, metal shaving before the nozzle should be installed.

Make certain that each container has been installed in the correct mounting position and shall be located in a clean, dry, and relatively vibration-free area.

Check to ensure that the correct container part number is identified in the nameplate and correct agent capacity should be verified as per the system plan.

Verify that the container pressure gauge is within the fill pressure range of 60 psi at 70 °F.

Make sure that the container brackets must be mounted securely to a solid Bearing Surface that will support the container load.

All conduits & hardware, initiating & signaling devices, and other related electrical connections shall be done as mentioned in the specification with the approved materials and manufacturer in accordance with the minimum requirements in NFPA 72.

Check to ensure that Gas Cartridge Actuator and Agent Release Module should be the last items to be installed before the system is placed in operation.

Verify that all auxiliary functions such as door closures, damper closures, air handling shutdown, etc. are connected as specified.

On completion of the works, all elements of the installation shall be checked to ensure the installation is in compliance with the specification and manufacturer instructions.

All pipes and equipment installation works shall be monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with the quality requirements of the project.

The system shall be identified in compliance with the specifications, identifying all equipment, flow direction, and services.

C. Installation Procedure for Threaded Joints

Pipes size DN 50 and smaller will have threaded joints as per specification and approved materials.

Using threading machine, thread pipe with tapered threads according to Specification of threaded fittings approved.

Cut threads full and clean using sharp dye.

Ream threaded pipe ends to remove burrs.

Note the internal length of threads in fittings or valve ends, and the proximity Internal seat or wall, to determine how far pipe should be threaded into the joint.

Provide as sealing thread-‘JUTE’ fiber to establish satisfactory jointing technique and leak-free pipework.

Apply appropriate Teflon tape or thread compound to external pipe threads.

Align threads at point of assembly.

Tighten joint with the wrench. Apply wrench to valve end into which pipe is being threaded.

Do not use pipes or fittings with damaged or corroded threads.

Do not use pipe sections that have cracked or open weld.

D. Installation Procedure for Grooved Fittings

The installation is based on pipe grooved in accordance with a standard cut groove or roll grooved for flexible coupling.

Inspect exterior grooved and ends of the pipe to verify all debris, dirt, chips, paint, and any other foreign material such as grease are removed. Pipe and sealing surfaces must be free from projections, indentations, or other markings.

Verify that the coupling and gaskets grades are correct for the application intended. Please refer to the ‘Gaskets’ section of the Manufacturer catalog for additional information. The edges and outer surfaces of the gaskets should be covered with a fine layer of lubrication.

The edges and outer surfaces of the gaskets should be covered with a fine layer of petroleum-free silicone lubricant or equivalent – refer to the Manufacturer’s instruction.

Petroleum lubricant should not be used on Grade “E” “EPDM” gaskets to prevent deterioration of the gaskets materials. Tri-seal gaskets are recommended for freezer applications.

Install the gaskets by placing the gaskets over the pipe, which is to be fastened by the flexible coupling, and ensure that the lip of the gasket does not extend beyond the end of the pipe.

Bring both pipe ends together, ensure proper alignment and slide the gasket into position, properly centering it between the grooved portions of each pipe.

The gasket should not protrude into the grooves on either pipe segment or extend between the pipe ends.

With one nut and bolt removed, “swing around”. Verify that the housings are over the gasket and that the housing keys are fully engaged into the grooves.

Insert the other bolt into the coupling and rotate the nuts until finger tight.

Verify that the bolt heads are fully recessed in the housing.

Alternate between bolts when tightening nuts until properly torqued to bring housing in contact with the bolt pads.

Uneven tightening can cause the gasket to pinch or bind. For proper bolt torque – please refer to the Manufacturer’s instructions.

Remove tools, debris, unused materials, and clean the area after the installation has finished.

E. Inspection & Pipe Installation Tests

After the installation has been completed, the entire system shall be checked, inspected, and functionally tested by qualified and approved 3rd Party Specialists as per the manufacturer’s recommended procedures and NFPA 2001.

The test described hereunder does not include the Room Integrity Test which will be done by the Specialist, but rather, a systems test for QA/QC purposes as required by NFPA and as a preparation for further more extensive tests.

Safety will be a major factor during pressure testing to ensure a safe working environment for all on-the-site personnel and to safeguard plant and equipment.

Prior to commencing testing, a toolbox – the talk will be given to all personnel identifying the potential dangers of pressure testing and making everyone aware that testing is ongoing in the area. This method statement will be used as supporting text for the toolbox talk.

Test limits will be indicated on the drawing. The test may comprise a complete system or a part of piping within a system. Test limits shall be at flanged or similar mechanical joints.

All in-line instruments (pressure gauges, thermometers, etc.) shall be removed during testing. Temporary spades/blinds will be installed where necessary at the test limit points.

All test equipment (compressors, manifolds, gauges, etc.) will be inspected prior to use to make sure they comply with the site safety requirements. All gauges shall have a valid calibration certificate available for inspection. Generally, two gauges will be provided per test, one at the high point possible and one at the lowest point possible.

Before testing commences the client will be advised twenty-four hours in advance, by a “Request for Inspection” of the intention to proceed with such testing and the intended location of any such test. Testing will be coordinated through the main contractor so as not to affect or to interfere construction schedules of the main contractor or other related specialist sub-contractors on site.

Prior to introducing air to the system, all piping shall be checked thoroughly for tightness. A preliminary blowdown of the system should be done to remove small particles in the piping before the test.

Testing shall be in accordance with the project specifications and guidelines in NFPA 2001.

The piping shall be pneumatically tested in a closed circuit for a period of 4 hours at 50 psi. At the end of 10 minutes, the pressure drop shall not exceed 20 percent of the test pressure soap & water solution may be applied to joints for faster leak detection.

Equipment shall be omitted from tests and bypass arrangements shall be tested. Temporary spades/blinds will be installed where necessary at the test limit points.

Prior to testing, a demarcation area will be taped off and warning signs placed prominently, stating clearly that hydrostatic testing is in progress.

These demarcation areas will be no entry areas for all personnel with the exception of testing inspectors and test personnel. The demarcation area limits may vary greatly in relation to hydrostatic testing is in progress.

Pressurizing of the system will proceed on an incremental basis.

Test pressure results will be recorded on a pressure test certificate. safety.

Test pressure results will be assessed on a test-by-test basis to be agreed on-site and shall be carried without environmental contamination.

When all aspects of testing are completed the demarcation area will be removed and all barriers and signs stored in a safe/tidy manner.

Inspections and tests shall be witnessed, recorded and Inspection Test Plan (I.T.P) will be signed by the sub-contractor Quality Engineer, Contractor QC & Employer’s Representative as applicable on each form.

F. Cleaning, Painting, and Identification

All piping systems will be cleaned and duly painted with 2 layers of primer and one coat of semi-gloss acrylic-enamel red paints prior to installation of the piping system.

After Successful completion of the pressure test, all piping systems were duly painted with 1 final coat. Do not paint nameplates, labels, placards, tags, stainless steel or plated items, valve stems, motor shafts, levers, handles, trim strips, etc. Exposed and visible piping, equipment devices and apparatus in FM 200 systems shall be ANSI Standard color.

The “Identification” Stencil 40 mm high white enamel block type characters on all items of equipment for identification purposes. Also, stencil a complete system of pipe identification adjacent to each valve and branch Note: For the identification/labeling, a separate Method Statement will be submitted once the Material Transmittal has been finalized.

G. Additional Informations for the installation and testing of Clean Agent Systems as per NFPA 2001

Location of Storage Cylinder-Clean agent storage containers shall not be stored within the protected enclosure. They shall be easily accessible from the main entrance of the protected enclosure.

Mechanical Actuation-A manual mechanical means of discharging the required agent shall be provided on the storage container.

Automatic Operation-Clean agent systems shall be operated automatically by an authority/government-approved automatic detection system.

Control Panel-this this shall be located external to the protected enclosure and located near the main entrance to the protected enclosure. The control panel shall be connected to the building’s main fire alarm panel and shall provide alarm, gas discharged and fault indications on the Main Panel.

Gas Discharge delay timer to allow occupants escape – gas discharge shall only occur after a predetermined time delay to be approved by the authority. The time delay shall be interrupted by the operation of the Abort Switch and shall re-commence on the release of the Abort Switch. The minimum delay shall be 20 seconds.

Manual Release-At least one manual release push button shall be provided external to the protected enclosure and mounted within 1.5 m of the main entrance. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure, more than one manual release push button may be required. Operation of the manual push-button shall cause the instant release of the clean agent.

Abort Switch-An abort switch that interrupts the countdown delay timer shall be provided within the protected enclosure and mounted within 1.5m of the main entrance. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure, more than one abort switch may be required. Continuous operation of the Abort Switch shall be required to interrupt the countdown timer. Release of the Abort Switch shall reset the countdown timer to gas discharge.

Gas Discharge Signage-illuminated signs shall be external to the protected enclosure and mounted above all entrances so as to be visible to any person entering. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high. It shall be visible at all times of the day.

The illumination shall be activated by a pressure switch fitted to the discharge piping. “EVACUATE NOW-GAS DISCHARGE” illuminated signs shall be provided above the exits of the protected enclosure. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high. It shall be visible at all times of the day. Illumination shall be activated by on commencement of the discharge time delay.

Enclosure Considerations-All enclosures protected by clean agent systems that are required by code to be provided with an extinguisher system, in the absence of sprinkler protection, must be constructed from 2-hour fire-resistant elements. Subject to the location of the enclosure, its integrity (to be verified through testing ), and the type and nature of the clean agent used, a ventilation system to purge the gas after discharge may be required by the authority.

Due consideration shall be given to this aspect of the system. All enclosures protected by clean agents systems must be subjected to an Enclosure Integrity Test. The test shall verify the ability of the protected enclosure to maintain the minimum design concentration for 10 minutes. The enclosure test must be witnessed by the authorized representative. This is a pre-condition for the issue of the building’s fire safety certificate.

16. Health Safety and Environment

A. HSE Risk Assessment

Please refer to the attached document in Appendix A.

B. Permit and Licensing Requirements

The required permit to work shall be obtained prior to commencement of work. This shall be coordinated with HSE. Site interface permits to be taken from other contractors before placing pipe at tie-in point to reconfirm IL and coordinates.

C. PreStart Safety Briefing Arrangements

a. Protective and Safety Equipment

All workers Involved shall be equipped with adequate PPE as stated below:

  • Safety Boots
  • Safety Helmet with Company Logo
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Safety Goggles
  • Hand Gloves
  • CoverallsProper safety harness

b. Information to Personnel

Safety Induction

Job training

All the personnel involved in this task shall be provided training and only trained personnel shall be authorized to work around this area.

Toolbox talks

STARRT Card

c. Special Safety Requirements

All necessary personal/protective equipment (PPE), as well as harness, be provided.

Rigging Team, wearing distinctive vests, shall be assigned to help operators maneuver their equipment.

The equipment operators shall possess the required licenses and certificates.

The required permit to work shall be obtained prior to commencement of work.

The project safety officer is responsible along with the project zone site engineer for ensuring that all operations are carried out with due regard to the safety of all project personnel & property.

Working at height to be monitored with due care.

In case of working at night, please refer to Method Statement for Night Works.

The contractor must provide a safe place of works, with safe access and egress.

Provide a safe working environment that is without risk to health

d. Health and Welfare arrangements for personnel involved in the activities

Make the workplace safe.

Prevent risks to health.

Ensure that plant and machinery is safe to use ensure safe working practices are set up and followed.

Make sure that all materials are handled, stored, and used safely.

Provide adequate first aid facilities.

Be informed about any potential hazards from the worksite – chemicals and other substances used by the firm -and give information, instructions, training, and supervision as needed.

Set up emergency plans

Make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, toilet, washing, and rest facilities all meet health, safety, and welfare requirements

Check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained.

Prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health.

Take precautions against the risks caused by flammable or explosive hazards, electrical equipment, noise, and radiation

Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling (and if it can’t be avoided, take precautions to reduce the risk of injury).

Provide health supervision as needed.

Provide protective clothing or equipment free of charge (if risks can’t be removed or adequately controlled by any other means)

Ensure that the right warning signs are provided and looked after report certain accidents, injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences to either the health and safety guidelines or the local authority, depending on the type of business officer in charge.

e. Requirements to Protect the Environment

All unused or excess including wastes during and after any work shall be disposed of properly using designated garbage bins and to be disposed of outside the project at locations approved by the local authorities.

17. 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.

The Quality Control requirement shall include related ITP’s and other related documents as applicable.

Quality Assurance Process

The contractor shall notify the engineer 24 hours in advance prior to the start of the activity and comments from the Site Instruction will be complied with the satisfaction of the consultant.

The contractor shall consult the public utility authorities not less than one month before it is proposed to commence work to ascertain whether any underground installations will be affected by the proposed work, in which event the contractor shall make all necessary arrangements with the public utility authorities to safeguard the installation.

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.

All the above shall be conducted in close coordination with the quality department to monitor any deviations from the Quality Management System requirement and induce corrective actions whenever required to eliminate non-conformance 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 (CL)
  • Inspection Request (INR)
  • Inspection and Test Record (ITR)

18. Attachments

APPENDIX A: HSE Risk Assessment for Installation & Testing of FM 200

APPENDIX B: Inspection and Test Plan for Installation & Testing of FM 200

APPENDIX C: Checklist for Installation & Testing of FM 200

APPENDIX D: Location Drawings for the Installation of FM 200 Fire Suppression System

APPENDIX E: Bill of Quantities for FM 200 Pipes and Fittings

APPENDIX F: Manufacturer’s Method Statement of FM 200 Fire Suppression System Installation

APPENDIX G: Manufacturer’s Method Statement for the Installation of Pipes and Fittings for FM 200 Fire Suppression System