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Contractor On-site Requirements

All contractors working for Facilities Operations & Management shall adhere to the following requirements:

  • The contractor shall furnish FO&M their safety guidelines/rulebook prior to the start of any work. This shall include but not be limited to procedures on lock out/tag out, confined space entry, trenching, hazardous material handling, etc. The on site supervisor shall be fully aware of these and other applicable OSHA safety regulations. If the contractor has no such manual, a discussion of safety issues MUST take place with the responsible FO&M representative. The contractor shall comply with the College's Contractor Safety Policy dated May 26, 1994.
  • The contractor shall have a designated supervisor/foreman on site anytime work is being performed. This individual shall report to the assigned FO&M representative prior to each work day to review the work, unless other arrangements have been agreed to.
  • The contractor shall provide their employees, and subcontractors if necessary, with all required safety equipment. Hard Hats are required in the Power Plant and in utility manholes. The college will not provide any safety items such as ventilators, goggles, hard hats or manhole stands.
  • The contractor shall have a suitable first aid kit on site, which is readily available to their crew.
  • Smoking by contractor personnel is not allowed in buildings, the power plant or any place where it causes a hazard or inconvenience to non-smokers. Under special exceptions, the FO&M supervisor can permit smoking in areas identified specifically for smoking.
  • The contractor shall not use college telephones except in an emergency or when authorized by the FO&M representative. If a telephone is needed for larger jobs, a temporary line can be installed at contractor expense.
  • The contractor shall not use college rest facilities on a routine basis unless authorized by an FO&M representative. In no case shall a contractor use dormitory rest facilities unless the dormitory is the building being renovated. When required, the contractor shall provide their own temporary sanitary facilities located at a mutually agreeable location.
  • The contractor shall not use college-owned tools, equipment or machine shop facilities without the agreement of an FO&M representative.
  • The contractor shall not shut-off or turn-on college utilities such as electric power, fire alarm, steam, water or communications without the approval of a FO&M representative. The contractor shall have the FO&M representative arrange for the fire alarm to be disabled at the start of a work day if they will be doing any type of work that can cause an alarm, such as welding or cutting. The contractor shall notify FO&M to enable the alarm at the end of each work day.
  • The contractor shall provide an appropriate fire extinguisher when doing such work as welding or soldering.
  • The contractor shall inform all their employees that any lewd actions, verbal or physical, and any racial or sexual comments directed towards any individual is strictly prohibited. Any confirmed incident of this type will result in the immediate dismissal of the employee (or employees) involved from the job site permanently. Repeat offenses by a contractor's employees (not necessarily the same employee) may lead to the dismissal of the contractor and/or removal of the contractor from future bid considerations at Dartmouth College.
  • The contractor shall clean up the job site on a daily basis and remove all rubbish from the site daily.
  • The contractor shall keep open access to all operating equipment so college personnel can access such equipment.
  • The contractor shall not store vehicles, equipment or material on college property without approval of the FO&M representative.
  • With the exception of minimal, necessary and approved service vehicles, the contractor's employees shall obtain permission and parking stickers to park their vehicles at perimeter college lots such as Thompson Arena. No vehicles shall be parked on grass areas unless specifically authorized by the FO&M representative.

Last Updated: 5/12/10