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Code of Practice For Electrical Safety Management

  • ID: 3085366
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 104 Pages
  • IET Books
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The aim of the Code of Practice is to provide good practice guidance to enable individuals and their organisations to have a level of knowledge and understanding to manage the risks associated with an electrical system. There are many technical publications that provide guidance on certain aspects of electrical safety but not in a way that provides a process for managing electrical safety.

In achieving this aim, the Code of Practice has the following objectives:

- To provide the good practice practical guidance in the form of a self-assessment so that the user can follow a systematic approach to understanding the management of various aspects of an electrical system for their organisation
- For the guidance to be understood and usable by a broad range of individuals technical and non-technical disciplines
- To enable the end user to create and implement an effective electrical safety management system where nothing is currently in place or to enhance an existing system

The Code of Practice is applicable to the buildings, facilities, equipment and environments associated with a wide range of organisations, irrespective of size, which includes the industrial, commercial and the public sectors. Example areas include:

- Central and Local Government premises
- Educational buildings and campuses
- Emergency services premises
- Healthcare establishments and estates
- Leisure, Hotel and Catering
- Manufacturing, Industrial, Construction, Warehousing and Distribution
- Offices
- Residential property management
- Retail premises
- Transport, Ports and Terminals
- Utilities
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Participants in the Technical Committee


1 Introduction

1.1 Aim and objectives

1.2 Types of organisation

1.3 What is an ‘electrical system?’

1.4 Who should use the Code of Practice?

1.5 Using the Code of Practice

2 Managing Electrical Safety

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What is electrical safety management?

2.3 Self-assessment

3 Managing ‘Policy’ Aspects

3.1 Electrical safety policy

3.2 Leadership

3.3 Planning

3.4 Design

3.5 Electrical system standards

4 Managing ‘Procedure’ Aspects

4.1 Identifying and controlling your risks

4.2 Safe working practices

4.3 Workplace precautions

4.4 Procedures

4.5 Electrical system maintenance

4.6 Electrical system documentation

4.7 Incident investigation

4.8 Measurement of performance

5 Managing ‘People’ Aspects

5.1 Appointments, roles and responsibilities

5.2 Training

5.3 Competence

5.4 Cooperation

5.5 Communication

5.6 Audits

6 Managing Specific Issues

6.1 Work undertaken on or near exposed live electrical parts

6.2 Operating electrical machinery

6.3 Using electrical contractors

6.4 Storing, handling and using flammable gases, vapours or dusts

6.5 Buried cables on your land

6.6 Overhead power lines on or near your site

6.7 Operating and maintaining high voltage electrical equipment

7 Self-Assessment Evaluation

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Self-assessment summary

8 Next Steps

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Deciding on actions and implementation

8.3 With whom should you share the results?

8.4 Review your improvement plan

Appendix - Glossary


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