Testing & Commissioning of Submersible Pump Sets

Method Statement for The Testing & Commissioning of Submersible Pump Sets


This Work Method Statement (WMS) is to ensure installation of Sum Pumps Sets is correct and as per agreed procedures and that working of the system is correct and as per client requirements and to check is work is carried out as per the regulations.

The aim and /or benefits of complying with this WMS include:  Program Compliance, Health, Safety and Quality and Environmental company policy compliance.


This Method Statement describes/defines the procedures involved in the testing and Commissioning of Submersible Pump Sets and Accessories in order to confirm proper operation.


  1. Mechanical Approved Materials & Equipment (Data sheet/ Submittal)
  2. Approved Mechanical power Project Drawing
  3. Project Specification, United States Standard, IEEE Standard & Etc. Local Law 21-2011 Waste Management.
  5. Federal Law No.8 Regarding the Organization of labour Relations.
  6. Ministerial Order No.32-The Determination of Retentive method and measures for the protection of workers from the risk of the work (the ministry of labour and social affairs)
Method Statement for The Testing & Commissioning of Submersible Pump Sets
  1. OSHAD-RF & SF – Specific & Relevant COPs, Elements, and Mechanisms to be listed down based on activities and scope of work which will vary for each risk assessment.

                 OSHAD SF COP’s Version 3.1 July 2018.

  1. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 34 Safe Use of Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories

V 3.0 July 2016.

  1. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 14 Manual Handling and Ergonomics V 3.1 June 2017.
  2. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 8.0 General Workplace Amenities V 3.1 June 2018.
  3. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 2.0 Personal Protective Equipment V 3.1 June 2018.
  4. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 15 Electrical Safety V 3.1 June 2017.
  5. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 21 Permit to Work Systems V 3.0 July 2016.
  6. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 23 Working at Heights V 3.0 July 2016
  7. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 26 Scaffolding V 3.0 July 2016.
  8. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 35 Portable Power Tools V 3.0 July 2016.
  9. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 37 Ladders V 3.0 July 2016.
  10. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 15 Mechanical Safety V 3.1 June 2017.
  11. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 11 Safety in the Heat V 3.1 June 2017.
  12. Ref OSHAD-SF Cop 8 General Workplace Amenities V 3.0 July 2016.




Project Manager:

  1. Overall responsible for the implementation of this method statement
  2. Responsible for ensuring that the work is performed in accordance with the specification and with the time & constraints.
  3. Coordinate with MEP Coordinator (Contractor) for obtaining the necessary resources for the project deployed as required.
  4. Submit progress report as per contractual requirements to Main Contractor.
  5. Ensure that all required submittal are made in timely manner.
  6. Coordination with the Contractor, Company, Engineers, Safety personnel and subcontractor for the safety and quality during the execution of the project.

Site Mechnancal Engineer:

  1. Ensure that the activities are carried out according to the Specification, drawing and approved Method Statement.
  2. Ensuring Submittals and Company approval on relevant MEP drawing/ Material/ Suppliers/ Subcontractors/ Method Statement and Quality/HSE Documentation.
  3. Arrange all materials and tools required for installation as per agreed project schedule.
  4. Coordinate to MEP Coordinator & Construction Manager for obtaining the necessary resources for the project & deploy as required.
  5. Provide all necessary information and distribute the responsibilities to his construction team.
  6. Monitor that all in process tests are carried out and obtained approval from Client/ Main Contractor/ Consultant.
  7. Monitoring & ensuring that the works is performed in accordance within the time and cost constraints.
  8. Coordinate with the Safety Engineer to ensure that the works are carried out in a safe working practice.
  9. Pass all the revised information to the site General foreman and ensure that it’s being carried out properly for entire MEP System.
  10. Ensure that relevant and required Materials are requested on time in correct quantities.
  11. Provide Approved Shop drawings to site Engineer for proper site Installation.
  12. Advising Site Engineer on all Technical aspects regarding work methods, sequence of installation, testing and commissioning.
  13. Follow up site activities and ensure all relevant non-conformance issues (if any) are resolved and cleared out. Communication with QA/QC Engineer and HSE Engineer for preventive and corrective actions.
  14. Coordinate the progress of main contractor works to ensure installations of MEP works are considering preventive and corrective actions.
  15. Coordination with other Contractors/ Company to provide solutions affecting design development / Coordination matters.
  16. Responsible for the coordination of all electro-mechanical activities, coordination with other discipline and between various subcontractors on sites.
  17. Reviewing of MEP daily, Weekly & Monthly progress reports.
  18. Ensuring MEP subcontractor Payment Certificates are reviewed and approved for payment.
  19. Responsible for all related activities prior to completion of the project


  1. Carrying out the works and the proper distribution of all the available resources in coordination with the Site Engineer on a daily basis.
  2. Continuous coordination and following Site Engineers instruction to meet quality requirements during the job execution.
  3. Incorporate all the QC & Safety requirements as requested by the company’s representative.
  4. Report to Site Engineer the accomplishment and problem encountered on daily basis.

QA/QC Department:

  1. Ensure all Inspections are raised and conducted as per the Contract Specifications, PQP, & ITPs.
  2. Ensure all Inspections, proper tools & tackles and manpower are used at all stages of work.
  3. Ensure Call current issues of procedures, approved material and shop drawing and standards are available at the point of use.
  4. Ensure the works comply with the contract requirements/ approved shop drawings to serve the purpose.
  5. Ensure the Total quality for Installation work. He shall liaise with Company for Inspection of Installation works.
  6. Inspect for any damages during handling, & Storage.
  7. Monitor the quality of work and ensure that fulfillment of specified requirement and that all quality records related to work are completed.
  8. Ensure the work is completed as per quality requirements. Contractor shall inspect the same work to initiate ITR for company approval.
  9. Maintain comprehensive inspection and test records for any further references.

Safety Officer/ Engineer:

  1. Tool Box talk has to be conducted and all the hazards have to be identified before starting the work.
  2. To make sure that the Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are used by the Task Force during executions of work at site.
  3. Risks related to the activity shall be assessed and addressed as required.
  4. To provide training for the work force in order to execute the activity safely.
  5. Carry out regular and random inspection on site and record observations.



  1. None 

Equipment/ Tools:

  1. Calibrated Flow Meter
  2. Calibrated Pressure Gauge
  3. Hand Tools
  4. General Tool Box
  5. Spanner Set
  6. PPE’s

Pre-Installation Procedure:

  1. All workers to attend safety induction conducted by safety Engineer and given specific training on the safe installation methods by the site supervisor.
  2. Ensure that approved shop drawing and approved materials are available at site.
  3. Prior to commencement of work, area and access will be inspected to confirm that site is safe and ready to commence work.
  4. Ensure proper storing/ handling of the materials are without damaging the surface/ parts.
  5. All relevant documentation (drawing, checklists, method statements etc.) and material applicable to particular section of works will be checked by Site Engineer/ Supervisor prior to commencement of work.
  6. The Site Engineer/ Supervisor will give necessary instructions to tradesman (Unit Erectors) and provide necessary approved construction/ shop drawing of latest revision.
  7. The site supervisor/ Foremen will also check that proper tools and equipment are available to carry out the work and are in compliance with contract specification.
  8. The Site Supervisor will also explain to the tradesmen regarding safety precautions to be observed.

Handling And Storage:

  1. The materials received shall be offloaded in designated lay down yard store.
  2. During shifting or offloading material shall not be dropped off. Proper Lifting and transporting equipment shall be used as required.
  3. The material shall be stored according to the manufacturer’s instruction to minimize damage.
  4. All material shall be segregated accordingly to facilitate location of the
  5. Where equipment or equipment section are sealed to prevent ingress of moisture or  dust, this shall not be disturbed unless physical damages observed.
  6. Check for mechanical damages and the operation of moving parts and check for freedom of movement.
  7. Equipment received at site shall be inspected and approved in accordance with Material Approval Request form.



  1. Pump                    :        Submersible pump set
  2. Duty                       :        3.0 l/s at 6.0 mtr
  3. No. of pumps       :        2 Nos. (1duty + 1 standby)
  4. Pump model       :        HOMA model TCV 517D
  5. Motor details       :        1.2kw, 2900 RPM, 400V/3Ph/50Hz, IP 68, Class F


  1. Check pump set installation completed and cable brought up to the control panel.
  2. Check float switches installed in sump pit and levels are adjusted and cable brought up to the control panel.
  3. Check the mains voltage available.
  4. Check incoming mains for proper earthing and neutral line.
  5. Check whether water available in the sump pit.


  1. The submersible pump shall work depending upon the level of liquid in the sump pit.
  2.  The level sensors (float switches) installed in the sump pit shall determine the levels and provide a signal to the electrical control panel to start and stop the pumps.
  3.  Check if the mains power supply is available at the socket.
  4. Connect the power supply and start the trial operation.

Mode of Operation::

2 Pumps (1 Duty + 1 Stand-by system) – (4 Level Switches)

  • L1 – Position of level switch 1  :    Minimum level to operate pumps in the sump.
  • L2 – Position of level switch 2  :    At this level duty pump 1 is activated and runs until level drops to L1.
  • L3 – Position of level switch 3  :    At this level standby pump is activated and runs until level drops to L1 (This occurs if inflow into sump is more than capability of duty pump).                                           
  •  L4 – Position of level switch 4  :    At this level the high level alarm is activated and immediate attention by the operator is required.                 


  1. In first cycle, pump # 1 act as duty, Pump # 2 assist / standby. In the second cycle. ie. when liquid level reaches L2 again. Pump # 2 will act as duty and pump #1 as assist/standby. This cycle continues via a cyclic changeover relay fitted in the control panel.
  2. In the event that a duty pump trips due to a mechanical or electrical fault the stand by pump is activated and a buzzer is activated and immediate attention by the operator is required.
  3. Perform the above steps consecutively two or more times to verify the operation.
  4. Allow the pump to operate a minimum of 10 seconds for each trial operation. The trial operation must be completed within 2 minutes.
  5. The operating current and the flow are to be measured and readings noted down These are compared with the design values. The actual values should match the design values or should be within acceptable tolerance.

Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Checks:

  1. Ensure that all equipment included, should be thoroughly cleaned and checked.
  2. Ensure that all foreign debris is thoroughly flushed out from the whole pipework system.
  3. All automatic controls and safety devices shall be inspected and checked for service before the working fluid or electricity ability is applied to the system.
  4. When various installations have been completed and pre- commissioning has been done, setting of work is to be carried out in the entire installation prior to the issuance of completion certificate.
  5. Ensure that all apparatus are working as per specification.
  6. Ensure that all instruments are correctly calibrated and accurate.
  7. Ensure that all services are tested and control systems are functioning correctly and are properly set, sequenced or interlocked.

Final Acceptance Test:

  1. After the commissioning of the entire installation, final acceptance tests shall be carried out prior to the issuance of Performance Certificate in accordance with the programmed to be agreed with the Consultant.
  2. Should the results of the acceptance Test do not conform to the required performance, adjustment and modification to the system is necessary to be carried out.
  3. Prior to the issuance of Certificate of Completion, tests shall be carried out whenever required by the authorities having jurisdiction over the said performance tests. 

Health Risk Assessment:

  1. All the above operations shall be executed strictly in accordance with Project Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Plan.
  2. Prior to the commencement of any activities, the workforce will receive a safety induction on the project site safety requirements; this safety induction will include Project HSE Policy, Project details and layout, Site management team, general site HSE requirements, emergency procedure including Emergency contact numbers, Roles and responsibilities of the workers, Site discipline, general environmental awareness, PPE requirements.
  3. The HSE roles and responsibilities shall be delivered to all staff (construction manager, engineer, supervisor, foremen, and charge hand).
  4. Work will commence as per safety regulations laid in the contract specifications and project safety plan.
  5. Housekeeping shall be of good standard and debris shall be removed.
  6. All activities will be performed according to the control measures and instructions prescribed in the attached Risk Assessment Sheets.
  7. Daily JSA will be done before the commencement of each shift and each new task.
  8. All Vehicles will have valid licenses and passes before entering the site.
  9. PPE shall be issued to all personnel (Mandatory PPE’s: Hard hat, Safety glass, high visibility vest, Safety shoes and cover all. Task specific PPE; Dust mask, goggles, hand gloves).
  10. Specific training shall be given for task specific tools and equipment’s; records shall be kept in HSE department.
  11. Heat stress training will be provided during summer time, records shall be kept in HSE department.
  12. Adequate cool drinking water, shade and hydrolyte shall be placed.
  13. Plant and equipment shall have back up alarms, lights and all other applicable safety devices.
  14. Provide Banks man when operating equipment reverse and moving the equipment where pedestrian movement is exist.
  15. Work on site will be supervised by a competent person (Qualified SE)
  16. Safety Lighting

Emergency Procedures:

  1. Contact numbers of personnel concerned to be displayed.
  2. Emergency response team to be designated and on standby:
  3. All emergency contact people are posted around the project and are being discussed during site safety meeting.
  4. Emergency routes and exists to be clearly marked.
  5. 1 vehicle with one driver will be available for any emergency.
  6.  Requirement of the Project Emergency Preparedness and Response plan shall be strictly followed.
  7.  In the event of an accident, contact the area HSE Supervisor. 
  8.  In case of Diesel Spillage contact the Environmental department.
  9.  Easy means of access will be available at all time.        
  10.  Contact numbers of all emergency supervisors will be distributed to site personnel (Site engineer, Safety officer, male nurse and concerned authorities and emergency services).
  11.  Injuries will have the highest priority to be directly dealt with at once.
  12.  There are different types of situations that we need to consider under this section. These are:
  13. Basic first aid
  14. Medical
  15. Property damage
  16. Environmental releases
  17. Fatality
  18. Fire
  19.  The nominated response team will consist of:
  20. Site nurse
  21. Safety Engineer/Officer
  22. Site Superintendent/Foreman
  23. 4no of operatives
  24. Basic first aids
  25. The injured person, if mobile, can make his way to the site clinic for treatment by a qualified site nurse that is available and logged in the first aid register.


Under this section, there are two categories that we need to consider.  They are as follows:


(1)- Conscious

If the patient is feeling un-well, he will immediately inform his supervisor and go to the site clinic to be assessed by the site nurse.  The site nurse will then advise, or the patient will require further examination and he will be taken to the hospital.


(2)- Unconscious

If the patient had collapsed during his work, alarm must be raised to inform the response team.  The team will then respond accordingly by the quickest possible way arriving at the location of the incident.  Along with them, they will bring a first aid kit, an emergency stretcher and an emergency vehicle.  Once they are on the scene, the site nurse will assess the patient and the team will then take the patient on the stretcher either to the site clinic or to the local hospital.

  • Electrocution:
  • If you see someone lying unconscious or “froze on the circuit,” the very first thing to do is shut off the power by opening the appropriate disconnect switch or circuit breaker. Don’t touch another person being shocked, If the power disconnect switch cannot be located quickly enough, it may be possible to dislodge the victim from the circuit they’re frozen on to by prying them or hitting them away with a dry wooden board or piece of nonmetallic conduit.
  • Once the victim has been safely disconnected from the source of electric power, the immediate medical concerns for the victim should be respiration and circulation (breathing and pulse). Call nearest First aider to apply first aid to the electrocuted person. If a victim is still conscious after having been shocked, they need to be closely monitored and cared for until male nurse arrives.
    • Rescue from Height:
  • There will be rescue team with emergency rescue kit readily available at site in case of “Rescue from Height” is needed. The rescue team members are chosen from scaffolding team that has no acrophobia and has enough experience on working at height.
  • Emergency response drill should be conducted as per Project Emergency Drill Schedule.
  • Only the competent personnel will be allowed to install the system who has experience and trained by the supplier.
    • Environmental:
  • Working areas will be kept free as practicable from construction debris and equipment’s which are not actually in use.
  • Proper access to the work areas should be maintained all the time. Particular attention to be paid to environmental hazards such as excessive dust emission, excessive noise from equipment, unpleasant odor of material or chemical to be used, etc. Hence a corresponding control measure will be performed as below mentioned but not limited on it:
  • Water spraying for dust control
  • Noise level monitoring

Complied with the materials safety data sheet recommendation regarding environmental aspect/impact of the material to be used.


  1. Inspection & Test Plan
  2. Testing and Commissioning Checklist and inspection test report for submersible pumps set
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Quality Control Procedures
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I have done BS Electrical Engineering and Masters in Construction Management with 8+ years of working experience in UAE and Singapore. I lost my job in early 2020 during Pandemic and since then working as a Freelancer.

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