Electricity is a serious work place hazard, capable of causing both employee injury (shocks, electrocution, fires and explosions) as well as serious property damage. By providing maintenance personnel with proper training in safe electrical work practices, VOLTEC hopes to reduce the risk of such incidents.
VOLTEC management is responsible for providing employee safety training, conducting electrical safety inspections, correcting all electrical safety hazards, and ensuring that all new electrical equipment and components comply with codes and regulations. Employees are responsible for the immediate reporting of electrical safety hazards, for not working on electrical equipment without proper training and authorization, and for inspecting equipment prior to using it.
The following control methods will be used to prevent occurrence of electricity-related incidents:
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS
Inspect all electrical equipment for hazards that could cause employee injury or death. Consider the following factors when determining the safety of the equipment:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
VOLTEC will provide personal protective equipment for use by employees working in areas where they could be exposed to electrical hazards. Employees are required to observe the following procedures for PPE use:
An employee who is trained and authorized to perform work on electrical equipment and components. Training for those employees qualified to perform electrical work will consist of:
Employees that are not qualified or authorized to perform work on electrical equipment and components will be trained in general electrical safety precautions for hazard awareness. The following electrical safety rules also apply to unqualified employees: