Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Solid barriers not less than 910 mm high or by

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Unformatted text preview: work, shall remain electrically charged during demolition operations. When it is necessary to maintain any power, water, gas, or other utility lines during the process of demolition, such lines shall be temporarily relocated and protected with substantial covering to the satisfaction of the utility company concerned. 5.1.6 All necessary steps shall be taken to prevent danger to persons arising from fire or explosion from leakage or accumulation of gas or vapor; and from flooding from uncapped water mains, sewers and/or culverts. 5.1.7 All entrances/exits to and from the building shall be properly protected so as to prevent any danger to persons engaged in the demolition work using such entrances/exits in the performance of their work. 5.1.8 5.2 Before commencing the work of demolition of a building/structure, all gas, electric, water and other meters shall be removed and the supply lines disconnected, except such as are especially provided or required for use in connection with the work of demolition. Glazed sashes and glazed doors shall be removed before the start of demolition operations. Chutes 5.2.1 Chutes for the removal of materials and debris shall be provided in all parts of demolition operations which are more than 6.00 meters above the point from which material is to be removed. Chutes shall be so situated and constructed so as not to pose any danger to the public or to workmen. 5.2.2 Chutes shall be completely enclosed and shall be equipped, at intervals of 7.60 meters or less, with substantial stops to prevent decending materials from attaining dangerous speed. Proper tools shall be provided and kept available to loosen materials or debris jammed in the chute. No materials or debris shall be dropped from any part of a building under demolition to any point outside the walls of the building except through properly enclosed wooden or metal chutes. 5.2.3 Chutes which are at an angle of more than 45° from the horizontal shall be completely enclosed on all four sides, except for openings at or about floor level at each floor, for the receiving of materials or debris. 5.2.4 Chutes at an angle of less than 45° with the horizontal may be left open on the upper side. However, where such a chute discharges into another chute steeper than 45° with the horizontal, the top of the steeper chute shall be covered at the junction point of the two chutes to prevent the spillage of materials or debris. 5.2.5 Openings into which materials or debris are dumped at the top of a chute shall be protected by a substantial guardrail extending at least 1.90 meters above the level of the floor. 5.2.6 At chute openings where materials or debris are dumped from wheelbarrows, a toe board or bumper not less than 150 mm. high and 50 mm. nominal thickness shall be provided. Any space between the chute and edges of floor openings through which the chute passes shall be solidly planked over. 5.2.7 Chutes, as well as floors, stairways and other places, shall be effectiv...
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