Method Statement for the Testing and Commissioning of FOAM System


This Method Statement describes/defines the procedures involved in the Testing, Commissioning of FOAM System Pre Action System to confirm proper operation


This Work Method Statement (WMS) is to describe the method of which the Foam System Testing & Commissioning is carried out for this project, to confirm system is installed as per contract agreement and as per local authority’s requirements and standards.


  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)
  7. 151 Specifications 15101: Rainwater Pipework/ Gutters
  8. 151 Specifications 15102 : Foul Drainage above ground
  9. Div151 Specifications 15103 : Drainage below ground
  10. Div151 Specifications 15104 : Pipelines Ancillaries
Method Statement For The Testing And Commissioning Of FOAM System
    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.
    13. Occupational safety & health administration.
    14. Osha ets.
    15. Occupational health and safety.
    16. Occupational safety and health administration.
    17. Osha standard.
    18. Osha emergency temporary standard.
    19. Occupational health and safety ac.
    20. Osha safety


NFPA  – National Fire Protection Association

OD      – Outer Diameter

PTFE   Polytetrafluoroethylene


Project Manager:

  1. Will have the overall responsibility on the Project execution, quality and safety.
  2. Also he will maintain the planning progress and coordination of works with Main Contractor.
  3. Overall responsible for implementation of this method statement.
  4. Responsible for ensuring that the work is performed in accordance with the specification and within the time and constraints.
  5. Coordinate with MEP coordinator (Contractor) for obtaining the necessary resources for the project and deploys as required.
  6. Submit progress report as per contractual requirements to Main Contractor.
  7. Ensure that all required submittal are made in timely manner.
  8. Coordination with the Contractor, Company, Engineers, Safety Personnel and subcontractor for the safety and quality during the execution of the project.

Site Mechanical 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 a;; 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 all Mechanical work activities are in conformance with approved shop drawings, contract requirements/ specification, and Method Statement.
  11. Ensure that relevant and required Materials are requested on time in correct quantities.
  12. Provide Approved Shop drawings to site Engineer for proper site Installation.
  13. Advising Site Engineer on all Technical aspects regarding work methods, sequence of installation, testing and commissioning.
  14. 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.
  15. Coordinate the progress of main contractor works to ensure installations of MEP works are considering preventive and corrective actions.
  16. Coordination with other Contractors/ Company to provide solutions affecting design development / Coordination matters.
  17. Responsible for the coordination of all electromechanical activities, coordination with other discipline and between various subcontractors on sits.
  18. Reviewing of MEP daily, Weekly & Monthly progress reports.
  19. Ensuring MEP subcontractor Payment Certificates are reviewed and approved for payment.
  20. 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.  The following equipment will be used for the scope of work covered under this method statement.
  2. Smoke Testing kit
  3. Hand Tools Hand Tools
  4. Pressurizing Pump
  5. General Tool Box
  6. Spanner Set
  7. PP E’s


  1. Before carrying out the commissioning activities of the Foam system, the following pre-commissioning checks shall be ensured:
  2. Prior to commencement of testing all the installation to be completed, pressure tested and approved by the Company Engineer.
  3. Check the piping layout & size of pipe as per approved shop drawing.
  4. Check for proper supporting & clearance near to nozzle, shall be as per approved   shop drawing.
  5. The Bladder Tank to be installed and full of Foam quantity as per approved shop drawing
  6. The leak test of the piping has been completed and accepted.
  7. Check system drain connected to the floor drain.
  8. The installation     of junction    boxes   and   associated     cabling   /   installation     of devices   are completed.
  9. Checks the terminations to all fire alarm   and detection   devices   pertaining to Foam system (i.e., FACP control   panel, Heat detectors, bell, sounder/   strobe) are completed.
  10. Cabling and interfacing connections    to the panel are completed.
  11. All the identification and warning   signs flow directions   are marked   as appropriate.
  12. Ensure that the electric   actuator (solenoid) is removed   from the FOAM CP to prevent   the Foam release   during testing.


  1. Operate 1 number of heat detector in the first zone using a detector tester and confirm the sequence of operation as follow:
    • Fire signal on the pre-action deluge control panel.
    • First stage alarm bell inside the protected area activate.
    • Fire indication of the corresponding zone on the control panel operated.
  2. Operate one more detector in second zone and confirm the sequence of operation:
    • Second stage sounder /strobe is activating.
    • At the end time delay period (30 Seconds), confirm that the solenoid is simulated.
    • Signal to BMS.
  3. Disconnect main power supply and operate one of each type of input device while on standby power:
    • Alarm signal should be received at the remote panel after device is operated. -Discharge stage sounder/Beacon   at entrance door of the protected room is active.
    • Disconnect main power supply and operate one of each type of input device while on standby power:

Sl. No.

Test Description

Performance Requirement


Operate 1 no. of heat detectors

in the first circuit using a detector

tester and confirm the sequence

of operations


Ø  Alarm bell   should ring.

Ø  Panel shall show fire indication.

Ø  Signal to main fire alarm panel and BMS System.

Ø  Flash light will operate.


Operate one more detector in the

second zone while first one in alarm condition and confirm the

sequence of operations


Ø  Second stage sounder /strobe are activating.

Ø  Start countdown of time delay

Ø  Signal to main fire alarm panel and BMS system.

Ø  Signal to do action for other related system.

Ø  On expiry of time delay period confirm that the solenoid is activated.

Ø  Check the solenoid valve by screw driver, should be activated.

Ø  The screw driver will hold if solenoid valve is activated.


Disconnect Switch

Ø  If disconnect switch off, solenoid valve will receive signal from panel to activate deluge valve.

Ø  If disconnect switch on; solenoid valve will receive signal from panel but deluge valve will not activate.


Manual Release;


Pull the manual release


Ø  Start countdown of time delay

Ø  Signal to main fire alarm panel and BMS system.

Ø  Signal to do action for other related system.

Ø  If the MANUAL RELEASE is pulled, by doing so, will the foam be released after on expiry of time delay period (30 Seconds)


Monitoring devices such as; Valve Supervisory Switches, Pressure Switches & Flow switches.

Ø  Once Valve Supervisory Switches, Pressure Switches & Flow switches are activated the signal to the Foam Control Panel.


Reset the panel and operate the water motor alarm Gong

Ø  It will operate and give audible ring sound.


Battery Checks:

Power the panel with AC & DC reset.


Disconnect mains power supply

and operate one of each type of

input device while on standby


Ø  Panel shall show AC only indication lamp.

Ø  Panel shall show fault status

Ø  Signal to BMS and Main FACP

Ø  Alarm signal should be received at the remote panel after device is operated.


Osha ets. Occupational health and safety.

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. Checklist
  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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