High Voltage Safety Operating Procedures for Engineers and Technician

THE WORKSHOP

Safety should be the first consideration for anyone working with electricity, especially high voltage. This workshop introduces participants to all aspects of the procedures required for ensuring safe work in any job involving high voltage.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate approved ways of operating and earthing high voltage equipment to ensure safety of personnel at all times
  • Identify safe and unsafe working conditions
  • Identify requirements for a responsible person or appointed operator
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the documentation required for Occupational Safety Acts
  • Perform live chamber and limited access procedures

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians
  • Electrical tradespersons
  • Electricians
  • Field technicians
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Plant operators
  • Project engineers
  • Staff visiting or working in hazardous areas

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • The requirements of a typical safety act with reference to employer and employee

DEFINITIONS

  • Defining terminology commonly used in the safety operating and earthing of high voltage electrical installations

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

  • Purpose of the regulations and the principles on which they are based; dangers of electricity

ISOLATION

  • Alive, dead and isolate; breakers, links and switches
  • Locking of links
  • Indoor and outdoor switchgear

REASON FOR EARTHING

  • Dead, earthing, characteristics of a safe earth connection
  • Dangers of inadequate earth connections
  • Alive, accidental livening of apparatus, livening by induction charges of isolated apparatus, residual voltage reasons for earthing

MAKING FEEDERS AND APPARATUS SAFE TO WORK ON

  • Safety testing warning notices, minimum earthing requirements, additional earths, portable earths, work on lines, work on cable feeders, indoor and outdoor switchgear (control panel labels)

THE WORK PERMIT SYSTEM

  • The work permit forms
  • Purpose of the forms, application and clearance, circumstances when a permit is required, forms in duplicate, application and permit, workman’s declaration, clearance, duration of a permit, extending of permits, cancelling of permits

LIVE CHAMBERS AND PROHIBITED AREAS

  • Live chamber, prohibited area, locking, unrestricted access, access by other people
  • Keeping and issuing of keys, responsibility of key holders
  • Surrender or loss of keys

ABNORMAL CONDITION

  • Apparatus not yet connected to the system
  • Testing of equipment

APPOINTED OPERATOR AND THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON

  • Duties and responsibilities of appointed operator, responsible person 
  • Duties and responsibilities of the responsible person

LOCAL REGULATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

  • Abnormal circumstances requiring localised operating procedures

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY REGULATIONS

  • Electrical machinery regulations and requirements of employers and employees
  • Minimum clearances

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REGULATIONS

  • Electrical installation regulations and requirements of employers and employees

FIRST AID AND ARTIFICIAL RESUSCITATION

  • Basic first aid and electrical resuscitation for victims of electrical shock

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