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Document ID (ISN)59320
CIS number 92-2047
ISSN - Serial title Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bandmann M.
Title Safe construction and maintenance of pipelines
Original title Arbeitssicherheit bei Bau und Instandsetzung von Leitungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1991, Vol.103, No.10, p.684-690. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Many water supply, sewage, gas and other underground pipelines in Germany require enlargement and maintenance. Important requirements spelled out in German Ordinances (Safety Regulations for Construction Work - VBG 37 - see CIS 83-1147) and Standards (DIN 4124, see CIS 84-1126) on the safety of personnel engaged in pipelaying or in the maintenance of pipelines are discussed. During underground tunnelling operations, pipes of more than 80cm in diameter may be entered by personnel. For inspections and maintenance the minimum diameter for entry under certain conditions is 60cm and the recommendation is made here that the diameter of pipeline over 100m long be raised to 120cm. All tunnelling, shaft sinking or open-trench work requires prior assessment of soil conditions. All trench work next to roads must be adequately illuminated and marked.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; piping; work in confined spaces; civil engineering; pipelaying; construction industry; underground work
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); ducts; work on roads; district heating systems; work in sewers; law; standard; safety rules; gas distribution; water and sanitation services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering
Compressed gases and pressure vessels