If you reside in Canada then you will agree with me that the country has a harsh winter climate that can affect the efficiency of Project activities. Winters can be very cold with temperatures as low as -30 C, with periods of high wind speeds.
Cold weather begins in November and continues until April. In the deep winter months of December, January, February and most of March, outside work will require special precautions. The cold conditions can also hamper work inside covered areas and buildings that are either unheated or have inadequate heating.
Safety is the responsibility of each individual employed by the company. They have an obligation not only for their own personal safety but also of those around them. Everyone has a responsibility to plan their work in a manner that allocates sufficient time and resources to enable the work to be carried out safely and efficiently.
Ensure we are following Job Safety Analyses developed for all construction activities that are to be conducted in the open. Daily Foreman/Supervisor meetings are to be performed in which daily work activities are to be discussed prior to commencing with Project activities. Delegates shall be present at each meeting to provide input on pre task planning requirements necessary prior to commencing work activities.
Special problems and risks associated with work under cold conditions must be considered in the planning phase of a task. Remember to make a plan and walk the plan.
Additional/continuous surveillance assessment shall be performed throughout the course of the Project to ensure the roads, stairs and walkways/pathways and other initiatives identified and implemented by the Construction Management Team remain and continue to be maintained. The results should be stewarded by the Site Supervision Team.
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