This rule applies to: Uniper Benelux, Maasvlakte production site
- Applicant:The party (Uniper Benelux), which places the roadblock in order to carry out the work.
- FAC: Facilities
- Traffic plan:Drawing with temporary traffic measures
- Road manager:The road manager at Uniper Benelux, represented in this by the FAC department, phone +31 181 886517
These rules apply to all temporary traffic measures on all roads at Uniper Benelux Maasvlakte, that is to say:
regardless of whether it concerns a total or partial roadblock;
- regardless of whether the workplace is on, next to, above or below the road;
- regardless of the length of time for which the roadblock is in place.
These rules only apply to temporary traffic measures.
The legal basis for these rules is the Working Conditions Act (Arbowet), which stipulates that it must be possible to enter and leave every workplace safely. Roadblocks and other temporary traffic measures can make a significant contribution in this respect. Roadblocks and diversions help road users anticipate the changed situation in good time, and to quickly understand what is going on. It safeguards the safety of both those on the road and those working behind the roadblock.
The applicant must report total roadblocks to Facilities at least 1 week before commencement of work, and partial roadblocks at least 2 working days prior to commencement of work. The application form (see above) must be used. The application form can be filled in online via Ping Site Facilities. The applicant will hear back from Facilities within 24 hours on working days.
A traffic plan is required for each roadblock. The applicant is responsible for arranging this. Facilities is responsible for the content of the traffic plan. Facilities has a standard traffic plan available, EFM-0Z9-0204-002BL000 (site map). For other situations, Facilities can assist in designing a traffic plan. Facilities checks and approves the traffic plan. In the event of a total roadblock, Facilities will consult with the fire service if necessary. Then, in cooperation with the applicant, Facilities will ensure placement of the roadblock in accordance with the traffic plan.
Before commencement of the work, the applicant must check if the roadblock has been placed in accordance with the traffic plan. In the applicant observes any discrepancies, (the applicant must change the roadblock so that it meets the design in the approved traffic plan). If this is not possible, the applicant must first contact Facilities again so that the changes in the traffic plan can be implemented after agreement. In addition, these changes must be communicated to stakeholders (security and shift leader).
After the work has been started, the applicant is responsible for the roadblock, including keeping it intact and clean. If the applicant observes damage to the roadblock, the applicant must inform Facilities immediately. The applicant is responsible for repairing damage. If the roadblock is not in accordance with the traffic plan, Facilities will point this out to the applicant and work will cease until the roadblock meets the traffic plan. In serious cases, Facilities will cease work immediately.
If it is necessary to change a roadblock, the applicant must report it directly by calling Facilities and sending an application form. If necessary, the applicant will take care of changing the traffic plan, and then change the roadblock. Before the applicant resumes work, the applicant must again check the roadblock as described under ‘Acceptance’.
After completion of the work, the applicant must ensure that all roadblocks and resources used for it are removed from the temporary work area, leaving this area clean. The applicant then uses the form to inform Facilities that the work has been completed.
In the event of emergencies, the procedure differs from the above as follows.
During office hours the applicant calls Facilities to register a roadblock. Facilities assesses the urgency of placing the roadblock. If there is no standard traffic plan applicable, the roadblock will be accepted on the spot by Facilities. Only then can the applicant begin work. Subsequently, Facilities will ensure that the roadblock, including the traffic plan, is adjusted as required in accordance with these rules. This will also be delivered immediately to the SCM (Security Center Maasvlakte). SCM will also inform the fire department about this change to the traffic plan.
After office hours the applicant calls the SMC to report the roadblock. SMC will include the change in the applicable traffic plan. If there is a roadblock in place which is not registered in advance, security on the duty round will include the roadblock in the applicable traffic plan on the spot.