Method Statement for Electrical Testing and Commissioning

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Testing of Electrical Installation

The method statement for electrical testing and commissioning assesses risk following the identification of hazards connected with the inspection and testing of electrical installations and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risk.

  • SWMS safe work method statement requires hazard control measures be implemented per electrical installations testing and inspection guidelines and electrical health and safety requirements for testing and commissioning electrical systems.

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Electrical Installation Testing

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for the testing and commissioning of electrical equipment, e.g. procedures for testing and commissioning of electrical equipment with risk control measures developed for identified hazards per hazard control hierarchy.

  • Assess and review health & safety practices in the workplace to control risks

  • WHS consultation for the identification of hazards with the testing and tagging of electrical equipment

  • Risk assessment to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace having the potential to cause death and serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for testing of electrical installation, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. working in hazardous areas, electrical equipment hazards

  • Slip trips and falls in the workplace having the potential to cause death or serious injury

  • Implementation of controls for testing an electrical installation, e.g. isolation of hazards and services

  • Health and safety at work information and instructions for workers to manage risks

  • Electrical testing and commissioning plan for an electrical installations testing that identifies hazards and risks with the inspection and testing of electrical installations and provides electrical installations testing and inspection guidelines, e.g. electrical installation testing sequence and electrical installation testing procedures

  • Electrical testing equipment, e.g. electrical installation tester used in the inspection testing and commissioning of an electrical installation

  • Insulated tools when testing and commissioning electrical systems, e.g. electrical installation tools

  • Visual inspection of the electrical installation by an electrician to ensure it complies with electrical installation standards, e.g. safety near electrical installations

  • Switchgear testing for an electrical installation per a switchgear testing and commissioning procedure and switchgear testing requirements

  • Testing and commissioning of electrical wiring in connection with an electrical installation per electrical wiring standards and electrical wiring guidelines

  • Testing and commissioning procedure for electrical control equipment per electrical testing and commissioning guide

  • Testing and commissioning of earthing system per testing and commissioning procedure for earthing system

  • Lighting control system testing and commissioning per testing and commissioning procedure for lighting system

  • Electrical installation testing procedures require an electrical functional test per electrical functional test procedure to simulate all possible inputs, e.g. sequence of testing electrical installation

  • Recording testing and commissioning results in the electrical register for the workplace

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with testing an electrical installation

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the testing of an electrical installation

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. PPE for live electrical work, gloves for live electrical work and electrical PPE clothing

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. electrical testing and commissioning training

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. electrical codes of practice, testing and commissioning regulations and electrical testing and commissioning standards

  • Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures

  • Electrician tasks and activities in connection with electrical testing and commissioning

SWMS Electrical

Testing an Electrical Installation

Electrical commissioning SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities involved in testing electrical installations.

High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Implementing an isolation procedure for electrical installations testing to ensure electrical equipment safety

  • Testing and commissioning electrical systems, e.g. testing circuits

  • Operation of electrical installation tester for testing of electrical installation

  • Electrical pre-commissioning activities

  • Other electrical testing and commissioning hazards

Electrical Installation Testing Procedures
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