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Contributing Factors for the Successful Project Management in the Construction Industry

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

Project Management
In our day today’s working life, we are completely reliant on and propped tomany things, it is quite easy to focus on only one Project work for the completion. In most business corporations, Project Managers are likely to manipulate between multiple projects, without allowing anything fall through the crashes.

Although this can be challenging, it’s not impossible.Managing multiple Projects can be possible in today’s workplace provided if they follow few steps. As companies attempt to keep costs in check, the manpower to fully and comfortably so that the staff of the projects may not exit the company, the same time, new projects are constantly being added to company’s backlog in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The mixture of these factors increases the focus on project managers, and their ability to get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner.

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General Requirement for Walking – Working Surfaces at Height

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

General Requirements for Walking/Working Surfaces
1. Housekeeping –
Facilities shall be maintained free of debris, clutter and moisturein order to eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards. Where cleaning or other temporary situations cause floors to be wet, signs or other warning devices shall be used to warn of the slip hazard.

2. Wet Process Locations – Where wet processes are used; drainage, false floors, platforms, mats etc. shall be used to provide for dry work surfaces.
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Fall Protection Equipment Requirements

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

1. Anchorages – An anchorage is a secure point of attachment for lifelines, lanyards or deceleration devices. Anchorages used for the purpose of fall arrest shall be capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee attached. Alternatively, a fall protection system may be designed, installed, and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a safety factor of at least two, under the supervision of a Qualified Person (certified anchor). Both are considered acceptable for fall protection so long as they meet the general requirements and the performance criteria specified for their type. General requirements for all fall arrest anchorages include:
i. Located as high as possible to minimize the free fall distance to and arresting forces to < 1800 pounds. (8kN).

ii. Located to prevent contact with obstructions or the ground below.

iii. Located directly over the working position whenever possible to minimize swing falls.
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General Requirements for Performing Work at Heights

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

General Requirements for Performing Work at Heights
A. Duty to provide fall protection – Where employees are required or allowed to walk or work while performing assigned tasks on a shall guard by a standard railing or the equivalent, every open-sided floor or platform 4 feet (1.2m) or more above adjacent floor or ground level on all open sides except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway, or fixed ladder. Additionally, the railing shall be provided with a toe board when beneath the open sides where; a person can pass, there is moving machinery or there is equipment with which falling materials could create a hazard. In situations where guarding requirements are not applicable because employees are exposed to falls from an elevated surface on other than a predictable and regular basis, personal protective equipment or another effective fall protection methods shall be provided.

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Working at Elevation – Portable Ladder Safety and Design Requirement

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

Introduction – Ladders are a great resource to help workers access materials or work areas that are out of reach. Additionally, ladder accidents are one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and fatalities.

The proper precautions must always be taken. Employees should be able to recognize potential hazards associated with ladder use. Additionally, they should know how select the right ladder for the task, set up, and use ladders in accordance with manufacturer and site ladder safety requirements.
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