Bob Carpenter Center / Catwalk Safety Procedures
Facilities Management Policy Manual
University of Delaware
No. 6-5 Rev.
Date March 17, 1997
Subject: Bob Carpenter Center/Catwalk Safety Procedures
The Bob Carpenter Center/CATWALK safety procedures are written
to provide all employees with a safe and healthful work environment.
you as an employee. It is the intent of the Facilities Management
Department to comply with all occupational health, safety and
fire regulations and recommended practices.
The Bob Carpenter Center CATWALK Safety Program is to be administered
in an atmosphere of mutual respect between the supervisor and
employee. Supervisors should make employees fully aware of this
policy a minimum of one time annually. In addition, the policy
should also be communicated, as a reminder, to employees
who provide technical and mechanical services from/around the
Before anyone ascends to the CATWALK, it is imperative to communicate
with everyone concerned of the date/time frame in which you will be
working in this area. "Secure" the area underneath the CATWALK
with safety devices, i.e., CAUTION TAPE so that no one walks directly
underneath the CATWALK while mechanic(s) are working from this area.
Take only tools that are needed while working from the CATWALK.
It is also imperative to secure tools, especially hand tools with
safety devices, i.e., a "leash", if possible, that is affixed
directly to the tool and the mechanic's wrist/person.
Any employee who is authorized to work from the CATWALK is
responsible for cleaning up any debris and removing all tools, etc.
when the tasks are completed. Practice good housekeeping habits.
During events, employees are NOT permitted to work from the CATWALK,
unless there is an emergency and/or in extreme situations by which
designated personnel from BCC with documentation that authorizes
this exception to these procedures. Annual safety training shall
be conducted at Bob Carpenter Center with designated members of
BCC, employees and their supervisors of Facilities Management
Department, as well as assistance from the Office of
Occupational Health & Safety.