Guarantees

TLG Gutter Guarantees

Health and Safety Policy

General Statement of Intent

  1. The Owner/Manager of TLG Gutter regards the promotion and implementation of health and safety measures as a mutual objective for management and employees at all levels.
  2. The Owner/Manager of TLG Gutter is responsible, so far as is reasonably practicable, for the health and safety at work of all employees under his control, providing them with any necessary training and keeping them informed of any relevant health and safety matters.
  3. The Owner/Manager of TLG Gutter will provide a positive lead in organising health and safety activities, using the best available knowledge and methods and providing whatever resources are necessary to achieve the required standards.
  4. The Owner/Manager of TLG Gutter will act in an advisory capacity to provide information and guidance on health and safety matters and will investigate accidents and dangerous occurrences and recommend remedial action where required.
  5. The prevention of accidents is essential to both good management and workmanship, requiring full co-operation between the owner/manager of TLG and its employees.
  6. Under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employees are under a legal obligation to cooperate fully with the owner/manager of TLG by keeping their workplaces safe for themselves and others, using personal protective equipment, following the company safety rules and regulations, by undertaking the required training and reporting any hazardous conditions to the owner/manager of TLG.

Health and Safety Structure

  1. The Owner/Manager of TLG shall:
    1. Supervise the company health and safety programme.
    2. Regularly conduct on site inspections to ensure the programme is being complied with, and make recommendations directly to the employees concerned in relation to health and safety matters, and where necessary ensure these recommendations are implemented.
    3. Monitor the action on all work necessary to ensure health and safety practices and actions are being carried out and findings reported back as appropriate.
    4. Arrange adequate material and publicity for the health and safety programme.
    5. Investigate all accidents and recommend corrective action
    6. Inspect new and unusual equipment and procedures for potential hazardous
    7. Recommend any necessary safety rules
    8. Inspect and investigate all site layouts before they are commissioned.
  2. Company Employees shall:-
    1. Make themselves familiar with the safety manual.
    2. Observe and conform to all safety rules at all times.
    3. Wear appropriate safety clothing, safety equipment and use appropriate devices at all times.
    4. Conform to all advice given by the owner/manager of TLG or other health and safety advisors employed in an advisory capacity.
    5. Report all accidents and damage to the owner/manager of TLG whether persons are injured or not.
    6. Make suggestions to improve the health and safety on any site where work has been commissioned
    7. Report all hazards to the owner/manager of TLG

Health and Safety Arrangements

  1. The Owner/Manager of TLG shall ensure:-
    1. All employees are briefed and adhere to any health and safety regulations as set out by the client.
    2. Inspection and testing of all equipment to be used on the client’s property.
    3. That all employees are trained and competent in the areas of work they will be conducting
    4. That where appropriate, records of the above are updated and Maintained on file.
Method Statement

Project: Finlock Gutter Removal and P.V.C Fascias and Aluminium Gutter Replacement
Contractor: TLG Gutters
Method Type: See Method Statement
Method Statement

All employees will comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other relevant health and safety legislation; our own safety policy, risk assessments and method statement, together with any specified site rules where applicable from the client concerned.

This method statement covers the day-to-day details of carrying out work as a Finlock Gutters removal and PVC replacement operator, and assumes that the operator is working as a principle contractor for the client. However, due to the varied nature of the site conditions, the type of work and materials to be used must be considered prior to the work commencing. A risk assessment of the site specific conditions must be conducted, and if found to be different from those included in this statement, a supplement to this statement may be added.

    1. Description of Work

Removal of concrete cast guttering (Finlock Gutters) and replacement of these with P.V.C Fascias and aluminium gutters, complete with down pipes.

  • Access

 

The area from the house front and back is to be cordoned off to 3 metres. ‘Macc’ Scaffold to be erected on the front and back of the house to the Manufacturers Specifications. ‘Youngman’ walkways (600mm wide) to be used. Safety rails and kick boards will be fitted to prevent items from falling from the scaffolding at height. Alternatively professional scaffold will be erected by a subcontractor to the clients specification.

  • Removal of Finlock Gutters

 

Safety harnesses will be attached to rafters in case of falls when using the ‘diamond cutter’. The cutting ‘diamond saw’ is to have all its guards in place and the ‘safe system of work’ for this machinery will be followed. Safety fittings are to be to the manufacturers’ specifications. Breathing apparatus is to be used when cutting, and this apparatus will be renewed every 28 days. Records of use and renewal to be kept in the on site works vehicle. Ear Muffs are to be used when using the ‘diamond cutter’, in line with the Noise at Work Regulations. All concrete removed with the ‘diamond cutter’ will be lowered to the ground in an enclosed container by means of a rope pulley. A skip will be placed on site for the waste materials to be contained and removed when the job is completed

  • P.V.C Replacement Fitting

 

Fitters are trained by Mustang in all safety requirements. P.V.C Fascias and Aluminium Gutters are passed from the ground to the fitter on the scaffolding and fitted as per their Standard Operating Procedure. Two trestles with 600mm walkways to be erected with fitted safety rails for the fitting of the down pipes. The down pipe will be screwed into the wall with brackets.

  • Supervision, Control and Monitoring

 

All work on site will be controlled by the on-site trade foreman, who will ensure that all the safe systems of work as outlined in this method statement are complied with, and that all equipment and work platforms are inspected prior to use. The foreman will liaise with the client regarding any additional health and safety issues arising whilst on the job.

  • Operator Training

 

All operators will comply with any site specific safety inductions as laid out by the client. All operators at TLG are deemed competent in the tasks they conduct through training conducted at TSM Fascia and Gutter Company, and through previous experience. No trainees will be allowed to operate on this particular site. All electrical equipment will be CE marked, and visually checked prior to being used. Scaffolding will also be checked for wear and tear and used only where deemed to be of certified standard.

  • Safety of Third Parties

 

All employees of TLG will be made aware during the site induction of any risks their work may impose on others in the vicinity they are to conduct the work. Adequate controls will be put in place prior to the commencement of work, to ensure adequate protection to the health, safety and welfare of others.

  • Environmental Controls

 

Where reasonably possible, every effort will be made by TLG to ensure that noise, dust and waste levels are kept to a minimum and do not cause a hazard or become a nuisance to others. The work area will be tidied regularly and waste will be removed from the site following completion of the work.

  • Emergency Procedures

 

Operators will always work in pairs to ensure that the buddy system is in place in the event of an emergency. All operators are aware of the emergency number to contact in the event of an accident, and all near misses and first aid incidents will be called through to the owner/manager of TLG as soon as is reasonably possible. A first aid kit is available within each operator vehicle. Additional First Aid/emergency requirement may be organised at the clients’ request.

Method Statement PRO SCAFFOLD

Project: Finlock Gutter Removal and P.V.C Fascias and Aluminium Gutter Replacement
Contractor: TLG Gutters
Method Type: See Method Statement
Method Statement

All employees will comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other relevant health and safety legislation; our own safety policy, risk assessments and method statement, together with any specified site rules where applicable from the client concerned.

This method statement covers the day-to-day details of carrying out work as a Finlock Gutters removal and PVC replacement operator, and assumes that the operator is working as a principle contractor for the client. However, due to the varied nature of the site conditions, the type of work and materials to be used must be considered prior to the work commencing. A risk assessment of the site specific conditions must be conducted, and if found to be different from those included in this statement, a supplement to this statement may be added.

    1. Description of Work

Removal of concrete cast guttering (Finlock Gutters) and replacement of these with P.V.C Fascias and aluminium gutters, complete with down pipes.

  • Access

 

The area from the house front and back is to be cordoned off to 3 metres. ‘Macc’ Scaffold to be erected on the front and back of the house to the Manufacturers Specifications. ‘Youngman’ walkways (600mm wide) to be used. Safety rails and kick boards will be fitted to prevent items from falling from the scaffolding at height. Alternatively professional scaffold will be erected by a subcontractor to the clients specification.

  • Removal of Finlock Gutters

 

Safety harnesses will be attached to rafters in case of falls when using the ‘diamond cutter’. The cutting ‘diamond saw’ is to have all its guards in place and the ‘safe system of work’ for this machinery will be followed. Safety fittings are to be to the manufacturers’ specifications. Breathing apparatus is to be used when cutting, and this apparatus will be renewed every 28 days. Records of use and renewal to be kept in the on site works vehicle. Ear Muffs are to be used when using the ‘diamond cutter’, in line with the Noise at Work Regulations. All concrete removed with the ‘diamond cutter’ will be lowered to the ground in an enclosed container by means of a rope pulley. A skip will be placed on site for the waste materials to be contained and removed when the job is completed

  • P.V.C Replacement Fitting

 

Fitters are trained by Mustang in all safety requirements. P.V.C Fascias and Aluminium Gutters are passed from the ground to the fitter on the scaffolding and fitted as per their Standard Operating Procedure. Two trestles with 600mm walkways to be erected with fitted safety rails for the fitting of the down pipes. The down pipe will be screwed into the wall with brackets.

  • Supervision, Control and Monitoring

 

All work on site will be controlled by the on-site trade foreman, who will ensure that all the safe systems of work as outlined in this method statement are complied with, and that all equipment and work platforms are inspected prior to use. The foreman will liaise with the client regarding any additional health and safety issues arising whilst on the job.

  • Operator Training

 

All operators will comply with any site specific safety inductions as laid out by the client. All operators at TLG are deemed competent in the tasks they conduct through training conducted at TSM Fascia and Gutter Company, and through previous experience. No trainees will be allowed to operate on this particular site. All electrical equipment will be CE marked, and visually checked prior to being used. Scaffolding will also be checked for wear and tear and used only where deemed to be of certified standard.

  • Safety of Third Parties

 

All employees of TLG will be made aware during the site induction of any risks their work may impose on others in the vicinity they are to conduct the work. Adequate controls will be put in place prior to the commencement of work, to ensure adequate protection to the health, safety and welfare of others.

  • Environmental Controls

 

Where reasonably possible, every effort will be made by TLG to ensure that noise, dust and waste levels are kept to a minimum and do not cause a hazard or become a nuisance to others. The work area will be tidied regularly and waste will be removed from the site following completion of the work.

  • Emergency Procedures

 

Operators will always work in pairs to ensure that the buddy system is in place in the event of an emergency. All operators are aware of the emergency number to contact in the event of an accident, and all near misses and first aid incidents will be called through to the owner/manager of TLG as soon as is reasonably possible. A first aid kit is available within each operator vehicle. Additional First Aid/emergency requirement may be organised at the clients’ request.

Finlock Comparison

TLG Gutter Finlock Comparison


Comparison of removing gutter sections of Finlocks to gutter linings:

GUTTERS REMOVED

LINING

PRICE

£3000-00 FOR 12 METRES

VARIOUS PRICES FROM £600-00 UP

+£100-00 PER ADD METRE

Requires regular replacement

SUCCESS RATE

100%

FROM 60% TO 90%

LIFESPAN

PERMANENT

10 YRS MAXIMUM

SEMI DETACH PROBLEMS

ADAPTORS FOR WATER FLOW

BOTH MUST BE DONE

VISUAL IMPACT

HUGE IMPACT

NO CHANGE

ADDED PROPERTY VALUE

£5000 TO £30000

NONE

BUILDING REGULATIONS

MEETS LATEST REQUIREMENTS

NO CHANGE TO HOUSE

Once a liner is punctured or during a long wet period when the outside of the gutter is continuously damp, water collects under the lining and then the only escape is through the bottom of the gutter down the walls.

The problem over time can be worse than not having a liner. Liners all have some sort of joints that rely on silicones to keep them watertite (outlets, neighbours, etc) which in turn have a limited life and rely on the person using them correctly.

Cutting gutters off takes the problem outside the walls and as such the only problem you can have is a blocked gutter. Even this is catered for as the gutter is designed with the back higher than the front so the water will run over the front of the gutter and not into the house. Comparison of removing gutter section of Finlocks or lining them.

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