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METHOD STATEMENT FOR STRUCTURAL EXCAVATIONS


Project Number:
Project name:
Work Activity: Structural Excavation

Work Location: All locations

Date:

Reference number: MS-001-SE

Prepared by:

Checked by:

Objective:
To complete the required excavations to the lines, levels and profiles as
per Drawings and Engineers instructions.
Timescale:
The works should be completed in 30 days.
Stages:
Reducing Risks:
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Use of mechanical means where possible

Use and continual use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Continual inspection of plant and tools

Providing proper shoring if needed

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Assessment


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According to the HSE plan page.

Means of egress from excavations will be decided and made. A stairway,


ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress will be located in the
excavations.

The works will be executed during daylight or with sufficient artificial


lighting.

Supervision:
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The works will be supervised by a Structural Engineer, HSE officer and a


Surveyor.

Plant/Equipment:
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Excavators

Wheel Barrows

Pay loaders

Hand Tools

Trucks

Total station

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Work method:
General:
1. All drawings and plan will be studied and understood before works
commence.
2. Lines and levels will be set by a competent person.
3. Lines and levels profiles will be continually checked during the works.
Underground utilities:
4. There are no underground utilities passing through the worksite.
Extent of the excavation works:
5. To the lines and levels shown in the excavation plans (DWG)
Excavation:
6. The excavations will be carried out in dry conditions. There is no danger of
water entering or disturbing the excavations other than due to weather
conditions.
7. Machine excavation until reaching the levels shown on the drawings:
The excavation will continue manually until reaching the founding level.
Disposal of the excavated materials:
8. The material which is suitable for backfill will be stored on site, in a
designated place which doesnt hinder the works. Due to the expected
large amount of suitable fill material two or more places might be used if
needed.
9. The material which is not suitable for backfill will be disposed at a depot.
No documents or permits are required from the Municipality and local
authorities.
Treatment of subgrade prior to filling or subsequent construction:
10.Cleaning, grubbing and removal of unsuitable material, leveling the face to
receive fill, moisture conditioning and compacting as required in section
02210-3, Table 3-1 from the civil specifications.
11.Free of standing or running water.
Placing and compaction of fill material:
12.Backfill and fill materials will be placed in layers not greater than 200mm
loose depth when compacted by heavy machinery and 100mm loose
depth when compacted by hand-operated tampers as per the
requirements in section 02220-7, 8 from the civil specifications.
Proposal for dust and noise control:
13.Continuous moisturizing of the surfaces to lower dust forming.
14.The noise level should be within reasonable levels. If needed one or more
of the following actions may be taken: providing earplugs, rotating workers

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performing noisy tasks, shutting down noisy equipment when not needed,
substituting existing equipment with quieter equipment, retro-fitting
existing equipment with damping materials, mufflers, or enclosures or
other methods proposed by the HSE officer or the Engineer.
Emergencies:
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The supervisor and HSE officer will have mobile phones available to
summon assistance.

Hospital directions and map placed on site office wall.


Name and position:

Approved by:

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