Working in the Afternoon hours/ Hot areas /Desert TBT 7

 1. All workers deployed in desert locations must be informed of the following safety procedures preventive measures.

  • Ambulance request procedures
  • Permit to Work system
  • Explosive Ordnance Safety Awareness
  • Personal protective Equipment
  • Other safety rules & Regulations pertaining to the assigned work.

2. Before driving in the desert, the vehicle must be inspected and equipment required for travelling in the desert must be obtained.

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3. All employees must be prepared for desert weather condition and temperature. The supervisor must inform the employees for desert hazards encountered- during winter

(i.e. low temperature, high wind speed, low visibility) and summer.

4. High wind speed and sand storm may result to poor visibility and the exposure may cause eye injuries. It is advisable to drive with extreme cautions using proper eye protection or stop the vehicle and wait inside till the weather subsides.

5. There is a possibility of encountering desert animals, reptiles or insects (such as dog

packs, snakes, scorpions, etc.) that can be dangerous. Be watchful and do not attempt to catch desert animals, reptiles, or insects.

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6. If someone is bitten or stung by such insects/ reptiles/ animals- immediately inform first aid clinic for assistance. Keep the person calms, lying still. A doctor or paramedic may advice through radio for administering first aid till medical help arrives.

7. Be aware of explosive ordinance hazards. Do not touch any suspicious items. On noticing any un-identified objects, inform immediately to first aid clinic, who will arranged further actions to the concerned team.

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