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Safe work method statement - Electrical - Energizing electrical switchboard

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Energizing of an electrical switchboard

The energizing of an electrical switchboard shall only commence following the successful testing and commissioning of any associated or integrated electrical equipment.

  • Persons undertaking the energizing of an electrical switchboard shall be suitably qualified and deemed competent by the employer in the performance of the task.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the energizing of an electrical switchboard include:

  • Planning process associated with the energizing of an electrical switchboard;
  • Operation of testing equipment used in the energizing of an electrical switchboard;
  • Energizing of electrical switchboard. Testing, phasing, installing and removing grounds, switching, etc;
  • Working at heights when energizing an electrical switchboard;
  • Manual handling and ergonomic issues associated with the energizing of an electrical switchboard;
  • Personal protective equipment required to be worn and/or used when energizing an electrical switchboard;
  • Housekeeping of a workplace and work area;
  • Monitoring of control measures in the performance of the work task.

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Energizing electrical switchboard safe work method statement

Energizing electrical switchboard safe work method statement is a 14 page document compliant with statute OHS reporting requirements. It identifies known hazards and risks, and outlines the control measures to be implemented to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness as a result of energizing an electrical switchboard.
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Control measures

Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.

  • Consultation with employees.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Energizing of a switchboard without having been involved in the planning process.
  • Incorrect testing equipment used in the energizing of an electrical switchboard.
  • Energizing of an electrical switchboard.
  • Work at heights whilst energizing an electrical switchboard.
  • Manual handling issues.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for energizing of electrical switchboard.

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