Safe work method statement - Electrical - Fit-off electrical equipment
Fitting off of electrical equipment
The fitting off of an article or item of electrical equipment involves the termination of the electrical power source cable, testing and the mounting and fixing of the equipment.
- Electrical equipment would be defined as a general purpose outlet, lighting fixture, switch or control mechanism, etc.
Tasks associated with the fitting off of an article or item of electrical equipment would include:
- Job preparation and planning prior to the fit-off of an article or item of electrical equipment;
- Selection of correct article or item of electrical equipment to be fitted off;
- Fit-off of an article or item of electrical equipment;
- Drilling of materials for the fit-off of electrical equipment;
- Working at heights when fitting off electrical equipment;
- Manual handling and ergonomic issues associated with the fit-off of an article or item of electrical equipment;
- Personal protective equipment required to be worn and/or used when fitting off an article or item of electrical equipment;
- Housekeeping of a workplace and work area;
- Monitoring of control measures in the performance of the work task.
Safety procedure includes
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.
- Fit-off of electrical equipment without having been involved in the planning process.
- Incorrect or incompatible article or item of electrical equipment.
- Fit-off of an article or item of electrical equipment.
- Drilling of materials for the installation and fit-off of electrical equipment.
- Work at heights whilst erecting a cable tray.
- 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 fitting off of electrical equipment.
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