The TIAA MRT project has both underground sections and elevated sections. The route passes through the urban areas, mountains and under the Taoyuan airport tower. Due to the complexity of the project, the construction difficulty and the risk, the accident occurrence rate of industrial accidents is relatively higher. In order to eliminate accidents to achieve disaster reduction objectives, project authorities had set safety and health inspection standards according to BOHSR safety and health management system and the division of powers and responsibilities, and also implemented safety and health inspection operations on the TIAA MRT project in order to supervise during the construction period and demand constructors to implement self-management of health and safety.
In accordance with the audit nature of the safety and health inspection operations, it is divided into regular inspection, random inspection and usual inspection. Among the inspections, the regular inspection is implemented by the MRT Engineering Office every three months with the main target being the supervision of units and construction companies. Inspection items are construction documents and on-scene field safety and health, and in accordance with the views of the audit committee members, auditee unit will complete improvement and missing matters within the time limit and report back to the safety and health inspection team to close the case.
Random inspection: the MRT Engineering Office will implement the inspection in accordance with the seriousness of the accident at the construction site, matters assigned by superiors, temporary tasks or contractors with lesser independency and higher risks. The inspection team shall be sent by relevant units, not limited to certain tender or section, to carry out random inspection work and start the inspection mechanism at any time according to the actual demand of the site.
Safety and health inspection operations on construction sites is mainly to strengthen the TIAA MRT project safety management, promote project risk management, implement on-the-scene safety management and timely development of the construction of standard operating procedures to effectively prevent disasters in the construction phase and enhance contract management mechanism. The inspection operations will also enhance the concept of self-management of safety and health in construction units, uphold the principle of “life is priceless, people-oriented”, value labor safety and strengthen the safety concept of all construction workers to minimize occupational hazards, create a new image of engineering safety, ensure the safety of labor construction, move towards the direction of zero-accidents in construction safety and ultimately create a win-win situation for owners and construction companies.