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Safe Work Method Statements

(SWMS)
Field Operations

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Table of Contents
Cable Pitch Removal
Cable Spiking
Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting
Change Service Protection Device (De-Energised)
Energised Equipment Access
Excavation / Trenching and Horizontal Directional Drilling
Hendrix Spacer Cable
House Services and Metering
Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)
Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)
Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)
Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)
Install LV Spreaders (Energised)
Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles
Install Pad Mount Transformer / Ring Main Unit (RMU)
Install Silver Spring Network (SSN) Device Access Point and Relays on Distribution Poles
Insulator Washing and Siliconing
Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)
Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)
Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer
Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)
Oversize Load Vehicle Movement
Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)
Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

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Perform Underground Switching Operations


Replace Overhead Consumer Service Core at SWER Line Transformer
Restricted Access Vehicle Escort Service (RAV) Horizon Power Escort
Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)
Substation Inspection
Substation Maintenance
Wood Pole Inspection Process
Working in a Confined Space

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SWMS Field Operations Documents

CS10 #

Rev #

Rev Date

Cable Pitch Removal

2358416

November 2013

Cable Spiking

2358315

September 2013

Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning/Pole Cutting

2358899

November 2013

Change of Service Protection Device (Energised)

2358217

April 2014

Energised Equipment Access

2075076

November 2013

Excavation / Trenching and Horizontal Directional Drilling

2359302

November 2013

Hendrix Spacer Cable

2358699

November 2013

House Services and Metering

2077536

November 2013

Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

2358826

November 2013

Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

2358998

November 2013

Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

2359476

September 2013

Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

2359177

November 2013

Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

2359388

November 2013

Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

2358827

September 2013

Install Pad Mount Transformer Ring Main Unit

2077880

November 2013

Install Silver spring Network (SSN) Device Access Point and Relays on Distribution Poles

2165289

September 2013

Insulator Washing and Siliconing

2358700

September 2013

Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

2078261

September 2013

Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (Energised)

2078450

September 2013

Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

2075309

September 2013

Overhead Fault or Damage HV or LV

2078572

September 2013

Oversize Vehicle Escorts

2084695

September 2013

Perform Overhead Switching Operations HV

2079421

September 2013

Perform Overhead Switching Operations LV

2080019

September 2013

Perform Underground Switching Operations

2066428

September 2013

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SWMS Field Operations Documents

CS10 #

Rev #

Rev Date

Replace Overhead Consumer Service Core at SWER Line Transformer

2084688

September 2013

Restricted Access Vehicle Escort Service (RAV) Horizon Power Escort

2358828

September 2013

Streetlight Fault Damage (car vs pole)

2066535

September 2013

Substation Inspection

2359303

September 2013

Substation Maintenance

2066707

September 2013

Wood Pole Inspection Process

2067129

September 2013

Working in a Confined Space

2072485

September 2013

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Introduction
Purpose
This instruction describes how to comply with Horizon Power requirements for site hazard identification.
The objective is to create a safe working environment by systematically identifying and controlling hazards.
Scope
Controlling and recording hazards is a legal requirement. This instruction applies to any work performed on a Horizon Power construction site.
Horizon Power employees must use the Job Risk Assessment (JRA) and any applicable Safe Work Methods Statement (SWMS).
JRA* a site specific hazard management form that must be filled out at the start of each task on a Horizon Power construction site and
amended if the task or site conditions change.
SWMS* generic, task-specific, pre-filled hazard identification sheets that must be used for high risk tasks.
a JRA must be filled out as well, in order to capture the site-specific risks.
Contractors and subcontractors may use:
the JRA and any applicable SWMS; or
contractor supplied equivalents.
*

For the rest of this instruction, we refer only to the hazard management forms used by Horizon Power, i.e. JRA and SWMS.
If you are a contractor and choose to use an equivalent process, replace JRA or SWMS with the name of the form you use in its place.

Instructions
The on-site person responsible for the work must follow the hazard identification process before, during and after the work.
The basic hazard management approach is:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Identify all hazards.


Assess the exposure to each hazard. (What harm/damage could this hazard cause?)
Determine control measures using the hierarchy of hazard control.
Implement control measures.
Monitor and review the effectiveness of the controls.
Always leave the site in a safe state.

Planning stage
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Planned work
Complete the following before departing to the construction site.
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Refer to the work parcel and note down any hazards identified during the development stage.

If the job involves any high risk tasks, select the applicable SWMS.

If there is no SWMS for that high risk task, contact your formal leader to determine the appropriate procedure.

If there will be a safety observer for the task, they must familiarise themselves with the applicable SWMS.

Discuss the hazard controls.

Unplanned work
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Work resulting from such things as emergencies may require an immediate response to identified hazards. In these situations, it is
acceptable to conduct the hazard identification process without immediately completing a JRA. However, a JRA must be completed
without delay when the site has been made safe.

Construction site stage


Where there is more than one person involved in the task, a job briefing must be carried out before the work begins, e.g. during tool box
meeting.
All team members must contribute to any discussion about the identified hazards of a job.
Complete a JRA.
o

If there is a SWMS for the task, the JRA only needs to record the hazards and controls that are specific to the site and are not identified
in the SWMS.

Where necessary, update the form during the task. This includes:
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having any new personnel to the site sign onto the JRA;

assessing the possible hazards created when any new equipment / plant is introduced to the site and then determining the
appropriate controls.

In the event of an unexpected hazard, it is acceptable to conduct the hazard identification process without immediately updating the JRA.
However, a JRA must be completed without delay when the site has been made safe.
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The person responsible for the construction site must confirm that roles and responsibilities are delegated and understood before the work
begins.
When new members of staff or plant arrive on the construction site, review, amend and sign onto the form to identify the possible hazards this
may create
Review the job
Conduct a debriefing to discuss how well the work went and record the details of any improvements identified during the work.
File the JRA with the job parcel.

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LIKELIHOOD RATINGS
RATING

QUALITATIVE MEASURES

(5) CERTAIN

The event will occur in most circumstances, i.e. once or more in the next year

(4) LIKELY

The event will probably occur in most circumstances, i.e. within the next two years

(3) POSSIBLE

The event may occur at some time i.e. within the next ten years

(2) UNLIKELY

The event could occur at some time i.e. within the next twenty years

(1) RARE

The event may occur in exceptional circumstances i.e. within the next fifty years

Risk Assessment Process

CONTROL EFFECTIVENESS
RATING

DESCRIPTION

EFFECTIVE

The control effectively manages the identified risk


There is little scope for improvement

MARGINAL

The control covers a proportion of identified risk


The control does not consistently manage the identified risk
There is scope for improvement .

INEFFECTIVE

The control does not adequately manage the identified risk


There is significant scope for improvement.
RISK RATING MATRIX

LIKELIHOOD

(5) CERTAIN

Medium

High

High

Extreme

Extreme

(4) LIKELY

Medium

Medium

High

High

Extreme

(3) POSSIBLE

Low

Medium

Medium

High

High

(2) UNLIKELY

Low

Low

Medium

Medium

High

(1) RARE

Low

Low

Low

Medium

Medium

(1)
NEGLIGIBLE

(2)
MINOR

(3)
MODERATE

(4)
MAJOR

(5)
CATASTROPHIC

( Risk Rating =
Consequence x
Likelihood )

CONSEQUENCE

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Cable Pitch Removal

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

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Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Cable Pitch Removal

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Approved by: Field Practices
2358416
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon Power Authorisation) correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)

Date:

September 2013

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


1. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
2. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Plan trip

Failure to have correct PPE


available: shock, burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is available for all at


the workplace

Staff accreditation, training


and competencies up to
date

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency to safely do the task:
shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have undergone substation


/ site induction (if required)

Pre-start checks on
vehicles and equipment

Contact with underground utilities:


burns, injury

Valid test certificate for


EWP (if required)

Travelling to site: fatigue, injury

Consumer / landowner
notification (if required)

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Check for weather (fire)


alerts

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required)

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required)

Arrange traffic
management (if required)

Notify HPCC / issuing


officer for DNAR / permit

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment:

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving

Confirm staff have knowledge and


competency to do the task

Complete pre-start checks on vehicles,


plant and equipment

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Plan to access workplaces in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: injury

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply interruption required):
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons

Avoid planned work being done during


extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue, frustration

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all


staff know it

Communicate with land owner or consumer

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Pitch Removal

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
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FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5,


2.6
FIM section 1.2
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

to determine safe entry requirements (if


required)

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace

Vehicle / equipment movement:


impact, injury

Ensure tools and equipment are approved


and suitable for the task

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of planned interruption to supply (if
required)

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Workplace set up

Confirm correct
location/equipment

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Conduct workplace risk


assessment include all
staff

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Unclear instructions, task location


and communications

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Confirm that land owners / consumers have

Site conditions weather /


fire alerts.
Emergency procedures
and equipment in place

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Pitch Removal

FIM section 2.20


FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5,
2.6
FIM section 1.2

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

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Safe access and egress

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Obstacles, uneven surfaces: Slip,


trip, fall

Use up-to-date maps and drawings

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace

Damaged or faulty apparatus, tools


and equipment: shock, burns, injury

Conduct a team brief and workplace risk


assessment

Ensure all staff have signed on to the Job


Risk Assessment and understand their task
role
Appoint a competent safety observer with
correct authority level

Staff fit for duty

Accreditation, training and


competency

Set up vehicles and


equipment

Confirm location of all


utilities

Communicate with land


owner / consumer (if
required)

Fires: burns, injury

Manual handling / use of tools:


strain, sprain,

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood

Asbestos or hazardous material:


harm

Confirm availability of hazardous material


(e.g. asbestos) kit

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Vehicle / pedestrian movement:


injury

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply interruption required):
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons

Review site plans and


drawings (if required)
Vehicles earthed (if
required)

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

been notified before carrying out work (if


required)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


if practicable, use mechanical means

Continually review potential hazards and


application of control methods

Remove / keep to a minimum any


flammable material in work area

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it, are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

FIM section 2.4

Isolation and Permits


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Tasks involved

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Failure to test and monitor: shock,


burns, harm

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


Issuing Officer

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Operating / working on the wrong


apparatus: shock, burns, injury,
harm

Confirm switching program with Control


Centre

Excavate / expose cable to


make it accessible (if
required)

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing

Restricted access and egress:


injury, harm

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated

Chemicals / liquids: harm

Test that conductors are de-energised


before applying earths

Airborne contaminants: harm

Apply correct tags at isolation points and as


required

Flammable substances (explosion,


fire): injury.

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area

Ensure all staff are competent and


understand what they have to do and how
to do it.

Ensure all staff have signed on to the EAP


and are aware of its conditions

Ensure all staff are aware of the risk from


induced voltages and to use working earths
as required

Communicate with HPCC


and issuing officer

Electrical apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed
and tagged

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

EAP issued

Carry out the task

All staff signed onto the


EAP and know the
conditions and limitations

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

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Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

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Identify correct apparatus /


cables.

Isolated, tested and


earthed

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Use working earths (if


required)

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries:
shock, burns, injury
Failure of work team to clearly
understand the conditions of the
Confined Space Entry Permit:
shock, burns, injury

Test before touching

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Install scaffold

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

All staff understand what to do and know


how to do it

Ensure the appointed safety observer


knows the role

All staff understand the conditions of the


EAP and know the boundaries of the
working area

Test to confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated

All staff have signed on to the EAP

Use maps, plans, and test equipment to


confirm location of cables and other utilities
(if required)

All excavation work is done in accordance


with approved methods

Install fume extraction


system

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Install pitch trough and


chute

Live apparatus: shock, burns

Install heat lamps

Underground utilities: shock, burns,

Carry out required work

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Maintain minimum approach distance to all


unearthed electrical apparatus

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury

All staff are aware of the risk from induced


voltages and to use working earths as
required

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury

Perform cable work to Western Power


requirements

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Only trained and competent staff operate


tools and equipment

Apply correct manual handling techniques


use mechanical means where practicable

All staff are aware of, and rope off, any


open pits, trenches or holes

Falling objects: injury

Incorrect manual handling: strain,


sprain, fatigue, injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip,

Open pits / man holes / access way:


injury

Failure of load bearing surfaces:

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Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM section 2.25 and 2.24

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

injury

Ladders, stairs, ramps, scaffolding:


fall, injury

Restricted access and egress:


injury, harm

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Radiant heat / fumes / fire: burns,


harm

Hot substances / surfaces: burns,


harm

Chemicals / liquids: harm

Airborne contaminants: harm

Flammable substances (explosion,


fire): injury,

Confirm extraction equipment is working


effectively

Keep area around workplace clear of


flammable material

Monitor weather conditions

Ensure CO2 fire extinguishers are on site


and people competent to use them are at
the workplace

Cave in, engulfment or inundation:


harm, injury

FIM section 2.25 and 2.24

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Complete the task

Confirm work is completed

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Inspect and test work for


compliance

Failure to complete, inspect and test


work to required standards: shock,
burns, injury
Contact with live electrical
apparatus; shock, burns, injury

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
apparatus
Clean, inspect and stow
tools and equipment

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

Remove waste material

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Ensure correct PPE is worn

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Conduct final task and workplace


inspection

Maintain safe working clearances

Use correct posture and manual handling


techniques, use mechanical aids where
practicable

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Occupational Safety and
Health Regs (1996)
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Tasks involved

and reinstate site

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer

Sign off EAP (if used)

Remove all working and


program earths

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Cave-in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Correctly dispose of waste material

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

All material and equipment is correctly


stowed for transport

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip,

Make contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury

All recipients understand that work is


completed and they have signed off the
EAP (if used)

Re-energise the network

Remove tags

Unsecured loads: injury

Communicate with owner /


consumer (if consumer
substation)

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


the whole team

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


permit and understand the changed
conditions: shock, burns, injury

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggestions

Close off workplace risk


assessment

Restoring / working on incorrect


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Restoring the network

Incorrect switching technique:


strain, sprain, injury

Confirm EAP is relinquished

Conduct debrief

Update records /
documents

Plan and implement a safe approach for


switching apparatus (if required)

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences (if required)

Inspect apparatus before operation

Avoid distractions during switching (if


required)

Maintain safe working clearances

Ensure correct tags and locks are applied /


removed

Confirm network status at worksite

Maintain traffic management until all

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Missed hazards and improvements

Vehicle movement: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Pitch Removal

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Subdivision 6
Excavations and
earthworks
WorkSafe Code of Practice
Excavation (2005)

FIM section 2.16 and 2.17

FIM section 2.17

FIM section 2.20


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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

personnel and equipment have left site

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Pitch Removal

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


normal traffic flow

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Cable Spiking

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Cable Spiking

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358315
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon Power authorisation correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


3. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
4. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Plan the task

Failure to have correct PPE


available: injury

Consider site conditions


weather / fire alerts.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency to safely do the task:
shock, burns, injury

Plan an emergency
procedure for the site

Notify formal leader / office


of daily plan

Communicate with land


owner / consumer (if
required)

Contact with underground utilities:


burns, injury

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required)

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm

Lodge a DNAR for an EAP


with HPCC

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, injury, harm

Pre-start checks on
vehicles

Competencies / substation
/ site induction up to date

PPE and other equipment

Advise Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management is required)

Engage GPA accredited


traffic management
company (if required)

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

Ensure correct PPE is available at the


workplace
Staff have valid authorisations for the task
Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle
they drive
Staff have the knowledge to do the task
Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles
Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving
without a break, where possible, share the
driving
Plan travel to suit weather conditions and
terrain
Notify formal leader / office of daily plan
Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if
travelling out of mobile phone / radio range
Plan to access workplaces in congested
areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum
Avoid planned work being done during
extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue, frustration
Locate all utilities in the vicinity of the
proposed work
Have an emergency plan and all staff know
it
Communicate with consumer to determine
safe entry requirements e.g. site induction
or escort (if required)
Use approved and tested tools and
equipment
Secure all tools, equipment and materials
for transport
Appoint an accredited traffic management
company (if required)
Notify consumers of planned interruption to
supply (if required)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

FIM section 1.2, 1.3


Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
FIM section 2.9, 4.1, 4.8,
2.25, 2.16 and 6.6

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Tasks involved

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control unauthorised
access to the workplace
Control vehicle
movements around the
workplace

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Unauthorised access: injury

Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs


and barriers to prevent unauthorised
access

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM section: 2.20

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Conduct a Workplace Risk


Assessment Plan (WRAP)
include all staff

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Site conditions - weather /


fire alerts.

Unclear instructions, job location


and communications: shock, burns,
injury

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work (if
required)

Emergency procedures in
place

Lack of skills or knowledge: injury

Safe access and egress

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury

Staff fit for duty

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Live electrical apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Accreditation, training and


competency

Setup vehicles and


equipment (if required)

Damaged or faulty apparatus, tools


and equipment: shock, burns, injury

Confirm location of all


utilities

Locate all utilities in the vicinity of the


proposed work

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

Communicate with HPCC


or issuing officer for EAP

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authority level

Fires: burns, injury

Have an emergency plan in place and is


understood by

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

FIM section 1.2, 1.3


Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
FIM section 2.9, 4.1, 4.8,
2.25, 2.16 and 6.6
L

Underground Cable
Installation Manual
WorkSafe Code of Practice
- Excavation (2005)

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Communicate with
consumer (if required)

Check and clean


equipment

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Confirm vehicles are earthed (if applicable)

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks with


machinery

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where possible

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Confirm a safe workplace access and


egress

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM section 2.4, 2.25, 2.27

Carry out the task


Excavate / Expose Cable

Check for correct location


of cables from maps and
data

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer
Excavate / expose cable to
make it accessible for
testing / spiking / work

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury
Contact with live apparatus: shock,
burns

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Establish and maintain contact with HPCC

Damage to other utilities: fire,


explosion, injury

Use maps, plans, potholes and test


equipment to locate cables
Use Dial Before You Dig service

Excavation work: cave in, strain,

Staff know what they have to do and how to

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

Underground Cable
Installation Manual

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

sprain, injury
Failure of load bearing surfaces:
injury

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Working around excavations: falls,


injury

Ensure the appointed safety observer


knows their role

Obstacles / trip hazards: injury

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Uneven/slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Damaged or faulty plant, tools or


equipment

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Powered tools and equipment:


injury, harm

Noise: harm

Hydraulic pressure: injury, harm

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

do it

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Keep area around workplace clear

Monitor weather conditions

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks with


machinery as required

Use correct testing procedure on or near


live apparatus

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Wear correct PPE at the workplace

WorkSafe Code of Practice


- Excavation (2005)
L
FIM sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.4,
4.9 and 4.17

Location / Isolation / spiking


and permit issue
Cable location /

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

identification

Confirm correct location

Identify cables

Cable isolation and


earthing

Communicate with HPCC issuing officer for EAP


Switching program to
isolate and earth cable
Conduct test to confirm
correct cable isolated and
earthed

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns

Obstacles and uneven / slippery


surfaces: slip, trip injury
Working around excavations: falls,
injury

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers / ground: injury
Incorrect manual handling
techniques: injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Staff understand what to do and know how


to do it

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Use maps, plans, and test equipment to


locate cables

Appoint a safety observer who knows the


role

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Powered tools and equipment:


injury, harm

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

Damaged or faulty apparatus, tools


and equipment: shock, burns, injury

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns

Confirm switching programme with HPCC

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus; shock, burns, injury

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing

Operating / switching the wrong


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Apply correct procedure for testing


apparatus

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Mark cables immediately upon identification

Test to confirm the correct cable has been


isolated and earthed

Apply correct tags at isolation points and as


required

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
L
Underground Cable
Installation Manual

Spiking Cable
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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Apply the spiking gun to


the identified cable

Failure to correctly identify and


spike cable: shock, burns

Test and spike conductors to ensure cable


is de-energised

Contact HPCC and


operate the spiking gun at
the appropriate point in the
program

Incorrect use of tools: injury, harm

Confirm cable is de-energised before


removing spiking equipment

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Use a voltage detection


device to ensure the
spiking gun is safe to
touch
After confirming with
HPCC that no circuits
have tripped, the spiking
equipment may be
removed from the cable
Issue EAP

Apparatus isolated, tested,


earthed and tagged

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP) issued for work on
the cable

If cable was isolated and


spiked for the same team to
do work on cable:

Confirm cable is isolated


and earthed
Accept EAP
Staff aware of the
conditions of the EAP and
the boundaries of the
working area

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM section 2.25 and 2.17

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Use WP approved methods for spiking


cables

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning:

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


EAP

Confirm all conductors, including screen


has been discharged and earthed before
touching

Ensure the working team is aware of the


risk from induced voltages and to use
working earths as required

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Staff understand what they have to do and


how to do it

Ensure the appointed safety observer


knows their role

Ensure all staff understand the conditions

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries:
shock, burns, injury

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Failure to wear the correct PPE:


shock, injury

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP and the
work boundaries

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

FIM section 2.6

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus

Carry out cable work as


required

Working on the wrong cable: shock,


injury

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


EAP

Inspect and test work


when complete

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Confirm all conductors, including screen,


have been discharged and earthed before
touching them

Complete documentation

Induced voltages / capacitance:


shock, burns

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and to use working
earths as required

Perform cable work to Horizon Power


requirements

Test before touching

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

of the EAP and are aware of the


boundaries of the working area

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury

Obstacles / trip hazards: injury

Uneven/slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Use only approved and tested tools and


equipment

Failure of load bearing surfaces trench covers / ground: injury

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Keep area around work place clear

Monitor weather conditions

Incorrect use of tools: injury, harm

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Inspect and test when job is completed

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning:

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Underground Cable
Installation Manual (UCIM)

WorkSafe Code of Practice


Excavation (2005)

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Failure to inspect and test work:


shock, injury

Complete the task

Conduct final inspection


and test

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm

Clean up any debris,


reinstate workplace

Failure to inspect and test work:


shock, injury

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers / ground: injury

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Ensure all equipment and


tools are collected,
checked, cleaned and
correctly stowed

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Use a safety observer until workplace is


vacated

Conduct final workplace inspection and


testing

Make contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Ensure all recipients understand that work


is completed and to sign off the permit

Ensure correct disposal of waste and re


instatement of site

Communicate with HPCC


or issuing officer

Clearance of EAP

Communicate with
consumer (if consumer
substation)

Unsecured equipment/ / loads:


injury

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Close off JRA

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip

Use correct load and equipment restraining


devices

Conduct debrief

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggestions

Vehicle movement; impact, injury

Missed hazards and improvements

Failure to ensure all staff


understand the changed conditions:
shock, burns, injury

Failure to ensure staff sign off the


permit and understand the changed
conditions: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

FIM section 2.20 and 2.27

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Tasks involved

Relinquish traffic
management (if used and no
longer required)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Cable Spiking

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM section 2.20

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Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358899
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon Power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (VA) for Electrical Access Permit (EAP) if required

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


5. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
6. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Plan work

Check weather conditions

Accreditation, training and


competency

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / plant and
equipment

Valid licences /
competencies for vehicles
and equipment used

Fill out plant and


equipment log books

Valid test certificates for


EWP

Land owner / consumer


notification (if required)

Communicate with HPCC


for VA or EAP (if required)

Advise Main Roads and


local Council (if required)

Engage GPA accredited


traffic management
company (if required)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competencies to do their job

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, burns, injury

Submit DNAR application for a VA or EAP


(if required)

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: injury

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range

Confirm the location of all electrical


apparatus in the vicinity of the proposed
work

Clean and inspect tools and equipment

Tools and equipment are approved and


suitable for the task

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location: heat stress, harm

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety or medical reasons (if
supply interruption required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,


2.5, 2.6, 2.20 and 2.17

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Communicate with land owner or consumer


(if required)

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

IM sections

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury
Unprotected workplace: public risk
of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs


and barriers to prevent unauthorised
access

Workplace set-up

Communicate with land


owner / consumer (if
required)

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Unclear instructions, job location


and communications: shock, burns,
injury

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Maintain safe working clearances

Staff are aware of their role and what has to


be done

Staff have been trained and have


appropriate competencies

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures

Confirm safe access and


egress

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Staff fit for duty

Manual handling / using tools:


strain, sprain, injury

Accreditation, training and


competency

Failure to maintain SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,


2.5, 2.6, 2.20 and 2.17

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

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Tasks involved

Communicate with HPCC


(if VA or EAP is required)
Setup / check vehicles and
equipment
Complete daily checks /
logbook
Vehicles earthed if
required

Inspect / confirm EDD

Appoint a safety observer


trained in use of EWP and
emergency procedures

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Clean and inspect


equipment

Appoint a competent safety observer

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury

Confirm weather and fire alerts / bans

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Communicate with HPCC / issuing officer if


permits are required.

Confirm that consumers / land owners have


been notified before carrying out work (if
required)

Fires: injury
No clear access / egress plan: injury

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm
Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,
lightning: harm
Working from heights: falls, injury

Falling objects: injury

Working in high fire risk areas fires: burns, injury

Correctly handle and store hazardous


liquids (e.g. fuel)

Flammable substances: burns;


harm

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Inspect plant, tools and equipment for


suitability and condition

Hydraulic powered tools: injury

Flammable fuel: burns, harm

Cutting, chipping, grinding tools:


injury

Inspect fall arrest harness, anchor points


and EDD

Tools or equipment failure; shock,


burns, injury

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

FIM section 7.1


L
FIM sections 2.3, 2.7 and
2.15

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances

For EAP

Isolation and Permits


(if required)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Failure to test: shock, burns

The appointed safety observer is active and

Electrical Access Permit


Communicate with HPCC /
issuing officer for EAP

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

knows role

Overhead apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed
and tagged

Working on the wrong apparatus:


shock, injury
Incorrect / ineffective earthing:
shock, burns
Contact with live apparatus: shock,
burns

Work team briefed on


conditions and boundaries
of the permit

EAP issued

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Work team sign onto the


permit

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP / VA and
the work boundaries: shock, injury

Failure to observe the minimum


approach distance (MAD): shock,
burns, injury

Vicinity Authority (VA)

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
/ near

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for VA

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
workplace

Work team briefed on


conditions and boundaries
of the permit

VA issued and team sign


on

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Confirm switching program with HPCC

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing

Confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated, locked and tagged

Test that conductors are de-energised


before applying earths

Staff understand the conditions of the EAP /


VA and are aware of the boundaries of the
working area

Staff are aware of what has to be done and


how to do it

Staff have signed on to the EAP VA

The work team is aware of the risk from


induced voltages and to use working earths
as required

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
L

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,


2.5, 2.6, 2.20 and 2.17

FIM section 2.16 and 7.1

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task


Tree pruning and chainsaw
operation

Confirm correct apparatus


/ location

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Staff awareness of EAP or


VA conditions and
limitations
(if permits are used)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury,


harm

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Staff know what to do and


how to do it

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
procedures

Test before touching


(if EAP used)

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Check trees for animals, insects before


cutting

Maintain safe working clearances

Carry out task

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Keep area below workplace clear

Monitor weather conditions

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks

Earth vehicles (if required)

Operate the EWP, tools and equipment


within safe working limits

Damaged / faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury
Failure to use approved and tested
tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury

Uncontrolled movement of
vegetation: shock, injury

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Fires: burns, injury

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness

Uneven surfaces: slip, trip, fall,


obstacles: injury

Ensure that the lanyard is attached to the


anchor point

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,

Control chainsaw movement. Maintain

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Chainsaw Operation Tree Pruning / Pole Cutting

Fit for Work Standard

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
L

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,


2.5, 2.6 2.20 and 2.17

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

lightning: harm

Working at heights: fall, injury

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Manual handling: strain, fatigue,


injury

Moving machinery: injury

Hydraulic pressure: injury

Treated poles (chainsaw operation):


harm

Cutting, chipping, grinding tools:


injury, harm

Limited workspace (e.g. EWP


basket): injury

Fuel vapour: harm, nausea

Dust from wood: harm

Noise levels: harm (hearing loss)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

clearances. If second person in basket, use


the saw on the opposite side

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Check tree species before cutting. Obtain


permit if required

Inspect poles for nails, screws, etc.

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Complete the task


Clean up workplace

Inspect work for


compliance
All staff, tools and
equipment removed from
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Maintain safe working clearances

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances
L

Inspect work for completion and


compliance

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Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Remove waste material


and reinstate site (if
required)

Failure of load bearing surfaces


ground: injury

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: sprain, injury

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Sign off EAP / VA (if used)

Unsecured loads: injury

Remove all working and


program earths (if used)

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


EAP or VA (if used) and understand
the changed conditions: shock,
burns, injury

Re-energise the network


(if required)

Remove tags (if used)

Close off JRA

Conduct team debrief

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

obstacles: slip, trip

Initial
Risk
Rating

If EAP used:
Restoring / working on incorrect
apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Incorrect switching technique:


sprain, injury

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the electrical apparatus

Inspect workplace. Remove all material /


waste

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Use correct load restraining devices (if


applicable)

Work team sign off the EAP or VA (if used)


and understand it is to be cancelled

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


the team

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions

If EAP used:
Plan and implement a safe approach to
removal of earths and switching

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences

Maintain safe working clearances

Use competent safety observer

Avoid distractions during switching

Ensure correct tags and locks are applied /


removed

Confirm network status at workplace

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,


2.5, 2.6 2.20 and 2.17

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Vehicle movement: injury

Obstacles: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating
M

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left the
workplace

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Controlled
Risk
Rating
L

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
FIM section 2.20

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Change of Service Protection Device (DeEnergised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Change Service Protection Device (De-Energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358217
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon Power authorisation correct level of authorisation
Permits required:

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


7. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
8. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan: Personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment readiness

Plan staff roster


availability and fit for duty

Monitor weather conditions

Accreditation, training and


competency

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Monitor weather conditions, gear up to suit

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Ensure drivers have a valid licence for the


vehicle they are driving

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury

Vehicles / plant and


equipment readiness
Valid licences /
competencies for all
vehicles and equipment
used

Ensure vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


are checked / tested / approved and ready
for use

Avoid long periods of driving without a


break, where possible, share the driving

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dust:


injury, harm

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Maintain contact with formal leader / office

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury

L
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5,


and 2.6
FIM section 1.3

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Communicate with land


owner / consumer (if
required)

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns

FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5,


and 2.6

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

burns, injury

Conduct workplace risk


assessment include all
staff
Assess condition of the
SPD and conductors
Available work space /
access
Single phase installations
only, three phase sites
must be isolated

Site obstacles: slip, trip, fall

Failure to maintain MAD: shock,


burns

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns,

Asbestos or fibreglass material:


harm

Restricted space: strain, sprain,


cramp, fatigue

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Conduct a workplace risk assessment for


condition and hazards include all staff

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Appoint a competent safety observer (if


required)

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood by all

Confirm availability of hazardous material


(e.g. asbestos) kit

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures in
place

Damaged / faulty plant, tools and


equipment

Staff fit for duty

Tool and equipment failure

Staff trained, skilled and


competent

Fires: injury

Monitor weather conditions (if required)

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Appoint a safety observer


(if required)

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Check and clean tools and


equipment

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury,


harm

Inspect shrouding / covers for damage

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure appointed safety observer knows


there role

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

L
FIM sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5,
and 2.6 and 2.23

Carry out the task


Removal of service
protection device (SPD)
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Identify incoming supply


side of SPD

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

If possible, isolate supply


from pillar / overhead line
and apply danger label

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff are aware of what has to


be done and how to do it

Failure to isolate or working on


incorrect apparatus: shock, burns

Ensure safety observer is active (if


required)

Turn off consumer main


switch
Shroud any exposed
metalwork in the
immediate work area

Failure to test: shock, burns

Maintain safe working clearances

Working near to live electrical


apparatus

Correct tags and locks are removed /


replaced (as required)

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, injury

Use approved covers and shrouding to


maintain safe working clearances

Prepare new SPD for


replacement

Remove load side


conductor and pull SPD
clear of mounting

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: shock, injury

Customer equipment damaged

Only trained and competent staff to operate


tools and equipment

Only use tools and equipment approved for


the task

Remove SPD from line


side conductor

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Check all connects are tight

Cap line active if


required

Poor workplace access and egress:


injury

Only work on one conductor at a time

Replacement of service
protection device (SPD)

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury

Avoid distractions

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury

Cap exposed conductors

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Inspect, test and confirm connections and


supply

Connect new SPD to line


side and mount back in
SPD mounting

Connect load conductor

Reconnect supply if
applicable

Confirm supply to SPD

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Change Service Protection Device (De-Energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

WAER Requirements
section 8.3

FIM section 5.9 and 2.23

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task


Restoration

Inspect and test work for


completion and
compliance

Failure to test for compliance:


shock, burns

Turn on consumer main


switch and SPD

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip

Remove / replace tags,


locks and seals (if
required)

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Replace all covers

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, burns

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment
Reinstate site / remove
waste (if required)

Maintain safe working clearances

Continue to use safety observer until task is


complete (if required)

Inspect and test work for completion and


compliance

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements
Waste / materials left at the
workplace: environmental issues,
injury, harm

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the apparatus and aware that the task
is finished

Inspect apparatus before operation / use

Correct tags and locks are removed /


replaced (as required)

Confirm correct supply status at consumers


main board

Ensure correct disposal of waste and reinstatement of site

Discuss any issues with the team

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

L
FIM section 2.17

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Conduct a debrief

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Energised Equipment Access

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Energised Equipment Access

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
Date:
2075076
November 2013
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Qualifications/License required:
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, Motor Vehicle Licence
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) if applicable
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction to Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drug & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


9. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
10. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Sight authorisations and


licences.

Check availability and


serviceability of PPE /
PPC required for task.

Lack of competency.

Confirm competency to do task.

PPE / PPC fail to provide last


defence protection.

Inspect PPE / PPC.

Conduct tool operability tests.

Tools fail to function.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Check task specific tools.

Inability to record or document


observations.

Check functionality of camera and


availability of documentation.

Fit for Work Standard

Organise camera and


paperwork (if required).

Conduct vehicle POWER check.

Vehicle out of control (i.e. loss of


traction) unsafe driving conditions.

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

First aid equipment and competencies


available to manage a foreseeable injury.

Check vehicle
serviceability.
Check first aid facilities
and competencies.
Check amenities required
for specific climate
conditions.

Confirm fit for duty


requirements.

Communicate work plan.

Unmanaged injury /No first aid kit


available.

Include necessities required to prevent


exposure to the elements.

Exposure to extreme temperatures


or weather conditions.

Comply with Drug and Alcohol, and Fatigue


Management policies.

Persons fatigued or under the


influence of alcohol or drugs.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Carry SPOT, EPIRB or sat. phone if no


mobile phone coverage.

Verify work plan details.

Non-contactable in the event of an


emergency, vehicle accident /
breakdown or stranded at a remote
location: heat stress, harm.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Incorrect work details.

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task


Workplace set-up

Enter or access work site


(if required, notify HPCC,
worksite supervisor,
property owner or
security).

Survey work site.

Identify traffic
management strategy.

Unauthorised access to network.

No permit to work.

Exposure to fire or environmental


restrictions.

Notify all relevant people who have a direct


or indirect association with the work.

Obtain permits to work.

Comply with any work site restrictions.

Conduct a risk assessment.

Check conformance with traffic


management plan.

Failure to act on risks not identified


in this SWMS.

Pedestrian injury / traffic violation.

Confirm location and asset


details.

Access to wrong equipment.

Check location and asset particulars


against job parcel details.

Apply emergency plans.

Escape routes inadequate / persons


unfamiliar with routes.

Tools or equipment
function properly.

Check emergency plans consistent with


environmental factors related to location.

Tools or equipment fail during work


process.

Test or check tool or equipment


functionality.

Wear PPE / PPC relevant to risk.

Perform visual asset check for damage.

Use senses to identify electrical system


failure.

Where practical, avoid opening cabinet


doors or removing installation covers in the
direct line of an arc flash / blast.

Check functionality of camera and


availability of documentation.

Confirm identified faults are logged and


communicated.

Access energised
equipment

Access energised asset


per approved work
instruction / inspection
procedures.
Perform visual inspection /
take photographs, record
specific asset details
(if required).

Arc flash / blast due to equipment


fault.

Documentation unavailable to
record observations.

Camera fails.

Faults not logged exposing others to


uncontrolled risk.

Log any faults identified for


repair.

OS &H High Risk Licence


Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work
L

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances
FI 2.24 Substation Entry &
Distribution Security Key
Requirements
L

FIM Section 2.6

Complete the task


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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Close Energised Equipment

Secure energised asset


per approved work
instruction / inspection
procedures.

Inform HPCC (if required).

Perform work site


housekeeping check.

Remove any traffic control


equipment.
Before leaving the work
site, notify work site
supervisor, property owner
or security (if required).
Conducts debriefs and
sign off risk assessment.

Exposure to live apparatus.

Apply warning tags if required.

Unauthorised access to asset.

Install lock-out systems or barriers.

HPCC unaware of network status.

Prevent unauthorised access.

Other switching schedule might


include asset.

Confirm with HPCC that asset status is


back to normal or otherwise.

Trip, fall, etc, risk exposure.

Traffic signage causes an


obstruction to pedestrians an road
users.

Remove anything that may result in an


injury, harm or damage when the work site
is returned to normal.

Conduct walk-through or drive-past to


check that all traffic control devices are
removed.

Advise any relevant personnel before


leaving worksite.

Maintain the risk assessment and forward


to formal leader.

Inability to record worksite access


status.

Failure to record or communicate


any risk that might be relevant on a
similar worksite.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Energised Equipment Access

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
L

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Excavation / Trenching and


Horizontal Directional Drilling

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Excavation / Trenching and Horizontal Directional Drilling

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2359302
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon Power authorisation correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (VA) if required

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


11. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
12. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Plan trip

Failure to have correct PPE


available: shock, burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is available for all at


the workplace

Staff accreditation and


training up to date

Lack of skills / knowledge to safely


do task: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have undergone site


induction (if required)

Pre-start checks on
vehicles and equipment

Contact with underground utilities:


burns, injury

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving

Valid test certificates for


equipment (if required)

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Confirm staff have knowledge to do their


job

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required)

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Check for weather (fire)


alerts

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, injury, harm

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Locate any underground


utilities contact Dial
Before You Dig
(if required)
Notify Main Roads and
local council (if traffic
management required)

Arrange traffic
management (if required)
Notify Horizon Power
Control Centre (HPCC) /
issuing officer if Vicinity
Authority (VA) is required

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: Injury

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury

Plan to access workplaces in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum

Avoid planned work being done during


extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue and frustration

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all

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Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Underground Cable
Installation Manual
L
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
WorkSafe Code of Practice
- Excavation (2005)

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Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

staff know it

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Communicate with land owner or consumer


to determine safe entry requirements
(if required)

Use only approved and tested tools and


equipment

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Unclear instructions, job location


and communications: shock, burns,
injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Ensure HPCC is aware of the work to be


done

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Confirm correct location

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Site conditions
weather/fire alerts.

Safe access and egress

Staff fit for duty

Accreditation and training

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury
Contact with underground utilities:
shock, injury

Underground Cable
Installation Manual (UCIM),
all sections relevant to the
type of work
L

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WorkSafe Code of Practice


Excavation (2005)
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Set up vehicles and


equipment

Contact with live overhead electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Confirm location of all


utilities

Damaged or faulty apparatus, tools


and equipment: shock, burns, injury

Communicate with HPCC


or issuing officer for VA
(if required)

Communicate with land


owner / consumer
(if required)

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work (if
required)

Use up to date maps and drawings

Flammable fuel / fires: burns, injury,


harm

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace

Manual handling / use of tools:


strain, injury

Conduct workplace inspection for condition


and hazards

Working in the vicinity of


combustible gas or material: burns,
injury

Conduct a team brief and JRA

All staff understand their role and limitations


of the task

Review site plans and


drawings (if required)
Vehicles and equipment
earthed (if required)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Slip, trip, fall , obstacles; injury

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

Apply fatigue management plan

Apply drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Appoint safety observer with correct


authority level

Daily checks and log


books

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Cable laying / trenching /


drilling equipment set up

Flooding of trench: injury

Contaminated soil: harm

Have an emergency plan in place and is


understood

Mechanical movement / equipment


operation: injury, harm

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Apply correct manual handling techniques.


Use mechanical aids where possible

Confirm cable depths (if


required)

Identify soil types and


conditions

Attach 'strike alert' lead


(if required)

Noise: harm

Hydraulic pressure: injury, harm

Check and clean


equipment

Unauthorised public access to


workplace: injury

Staff are aware of hazards from mechanical


/ hydraulic equipment

Use only approved and


tested tools and
equipment

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning:

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

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Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work Standard

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Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Ensure correct procedures for storing,


handling and using flammable fuel are
followed

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Inspect the condition of plant, tools and


equipment

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Isolation and Permits


(if required)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
/ near

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the VA
and the work boundaries: shock,
burns, injury

Confirm appointed safety observer is active


and knows role

Communicate with HPCC


and issuing officer for VA

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
work place
Work team briefed on
conditions and boundaries
of the permit

VA issued

Work team sign onto


permit

Failure to observe the MAD: shock,


burns, injury

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


issuing officer

Confirm the VA conditions and apparatus


covered

Use maps, plans and test equipment to


locate cables and other utilities (if required)

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the VA and are aware of the boundaries
of the working area

Confirm staff is competent and understand


what they are to do and how to do it.

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


VA

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WorkSafe Code of Practice


- Excavation (2005)

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task

Advise control centre


(if required)

Confirm correct location

Identify any underground


utilities

Awareness of overhead
apparatus
Confirm soil type and
conditions

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the VA (if used)
and the work boundaries: shock,
burns, injury

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Failure to identify underground


utilities electricity, high pressure
gas and water mains: shock, burns,
injury

Carry out excavation,


trenching or horizontal
drilling work as required

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Correct PPE and appropriate weather


protection is used at all times in the
workplace
All work, equipment and material comply
with the documents and manuals in the
references list for this SWMS

Distribution Construction
Manual

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


and are aware of the boundaries of the
working area (if VA is used)

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


VA (if required)

Staff understand what they are to do and


how to do it

Underground Cable
Installation Manual (UCIM),
all sections relevant to the
type of work

Contact with live overhead


apparatus

The appointed safety observer knows their


role

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury

Manual handling / use of tools:


strain, fatigue, injury

Use maps, plans, and test equipment to


confirm location of cables and other utilities
(if required)

Vehicle, plant, equipment


movement: impact, injury

Dig potholes to locate underground utilities


(if required)

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury

Identify and alert staff of suspected


contaminated soil and hazardous
substances (if required)

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury

Have the appropriate MSDS and / or risk


assessment data

Moving machinery (pulleys,


winches): injury

Have 'spill kits' and acid soil neutralising


material on site and staff know how and
when to use them

Failure of load bearing surfaces /


ground: injury

All excavation work is done in accordance

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WorkSafe Code of Practice


Excavation (2005)

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
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harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

with approved methods

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Confirm 'strike alert' lead is attached (if


required)

Mechanical movement / equipment


operation: injury, harm

Use approved tools and equipment

Noise: harm

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Hydraulic pressure: injury, harm

Earth vehicles (if required)

Flammable fuel: burns, harm

Contaminated soil / hazardous


substances

Maintain minimum approach distance from


all unearthed electrical apparatus

Weather conditions rain, sun,


wind, lightning

Apply correct manual handling techniques.


Use mechanical aids where possible

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury, harm

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Complete the task


Completion of task

Confirm work is completed

Inspect work for


compliance

Connect / test work


(if required)

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Remove waste material /


contaminated soil and

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury
Failure to ensure all staff sign off
permit (if used) and understand the
changed conditions

Failure to complete / test work to


required standards: shock, burns,
injury

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Continue to use safety observer until


workplace is vacated

Maintain safe working clearances

Conduct final task and workplace


inspection and tests

Reinstate site remove any hazardous


material

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Safety Standards
L

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WorkSafe Code of Practice


Excavation (2005): all
sections
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harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

reinstate site

Communicate with
Operations HPCC / issuing
officer (if VA used)
Sign off VA (if used)
Communicate with
consumer / land owner
(if required)

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

Cave-in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Conduct debrief
Close off JRA include all
staff
Update records /
documents

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Unsecured loads: injury

Contaminated soil/hazardous
substances: harm

Weather conditions rain, sun,


wind, lightning

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury, harm

Missed hazards and improvements

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury
Unprotected workplace: public risk
of injury
Unauthorised access: injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Secure any holes or hazards from


unauthorised access

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Underground Cable
Installation Manual (UCIM)

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where possible

Correctly dispose of waste material /


contaminated soil

All material and equipment are correctly


stowed for transport

Contact HPCC / issuing officer (if required)

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

All recipients understand that work is


completed and to sign off the VA (if used)

Fit for Work Standard

Sign off the WRAP and discuss any issues


with the team

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggestions

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

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Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

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Hendrix Spacer Cable

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Hendrix Spacer Cable

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
Date:
2358699
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations / Hendrix Spacer Cable course / LV ABC course
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) or Vicinity Authority (VA) as required

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


13. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
14. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan
Plan trip
Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP /
crane
Valid test
certificates for EWP
/ crane

Failure to wear correct


PPE: injury

Confirm work teams have all the


required PPE

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns,
injury

Confirm staff have knowledge


and competency to do their task

Contact with underground


utilities: injury

Ensure that drivers have a


current licence for the vehicle
they are driving

Sufficient
specialised type
rollers, pulleys,
guides and
equipment

Travelling to site: fatigue,


injury

Complete a pre-start check on


the vehicles

Vehicles, pedestrians,
animals: injury

Staff competencies
up to date

Adverse weather
conditions: injury

Plan the trip to avoid long


periods of driving without a
break, where possible, share the
driving

Submission of
DNAR

Tools or equipment failure:


shock, burns, injury

Notify consumer /
land owner (if
required)

Inadequately secured
loads, tools and
equipment: injury

Check for weather


(fire) alerts

Site hazards slip, trip,


fall, dusts, fumes

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Hendrix Spacer Cable

Adjust driving to suit weather


conditions and terrain

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard,
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6

High Voltage Live


Work Manual
(HVLWM) section: 3
L

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Notify formal leader / office of


daily plan
Carry emergency beacon or sat
phone if travelling out of mobile
phone / radio range
Use only approved and tested
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Contact Dial Before Insects, vermin, reptiles,


You Dig (if required)
animals: injury, harm
Notify Main Roads
and local council (if
traffic management
required)
Engage GPA
Accredited Traffic
Management
Company (if
required)

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)
Control all
unauthorised
access to
workplace
Control all vehicle
movements around

Confirm the location of all


utilities in the vicinity of the
proposed work (if required)
Ensure that land owners /
consumers have been notified (if
required)

Failure to notify affected


consumers (if supply is to
be interrupted): public risk
reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical
reasons

Communicate with land owner or


consumer to determine safe
entry requirements or escort (if
required)
Confirm that an accredited traffic
management company has been
engaged (if required)

Vehicle and equipment


movement: impact, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Hendrix Spacer Cable

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Secure all tools, equipment and


materials for transport

Working / driving in high


fire risk areas: burns, injury

Unauthorised access:
injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

tools and equipment

Accident / breakdown or
stranded at a remote
location: heat stress, harm

Unprotected workplace:
public risk of injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain control of workplace


access at all times
H

Confirm traffic management


procedures and plans are at the
workplace and implemented (if
applicable)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

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Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

the workplace
Define the
workplace and
demarcate as
necessary with
lights, signs and
barriers
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6

Workplace set-up
Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct


PPE: injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at


the workplace

Advise landowner /
consumers (if
required)

PPE failure: shock, burns,


injury

Conduct a workplace risk


assessment include all staff

Unfit for work: shock,


burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue


management policy

Conduct workplace
risk assessment
include all staff
Site conditions / fire
alerts
Emergency
procedures in place
Staff trained, skilled
and competent
Confirm location of

Poor concentration: shock,


burns, injury

Comply with the drug and


alcohol policy

Lack of skills or
knowledge: injury

Apply body fit principles

Failure to observe the safe


approach distance
Obstacles on site: slip, trip,
fall, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Hendrix Spacer Cable

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Confirm staff have been trained


and have appropriate
competencies and correct
network authority levels

HVLWM sections: 2;
3; 4
(if doing work under
VA)
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Hendrix Spacer Cable


course / LV ABC course

Appoint a competent safety


observer trained in EWP
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any underground
utilities

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Manual handling / using


tools: strain, sprain, injury

Inspect electrical
apparatus (poles,
wires, hardware,
etc). Include
adjacent poles

Vehicle movement / roll


over: impact, injury

Setup / check
vehicles and
equipment

Contact with underground


utilities: shock, burns,
injury

Daily checks and


log books
Vehicles earthed
Inspect / confirm
EDD
Review site plans
and drawings (if
required)
Review specialist
manuals (Hendrix)
Clean and inspect
tools and
equipment

Electrical apparatus failure:


shock, burns, injury

Damaged or faulty plant,


tools and equipment: injury
Induced voltages: shock,
burns
Fires: injury
Weather conditions: rain,
sun, wind, lightning: harm
No clear access / egress
plan: injury
Insects, vermin, reptiles,
animals: injury, harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

emergency procedures (if


applicable)
Ensure an emergency plan is in
place and understood
Conduct workplace inspection
for condition and hazardsinclude bays, structures and
apparatus on either side of
workplace
Communicate with land owner to
determine safe entry
requirements (if required)
Use up-to-date maps and
drawings (if required)
Confirm the location of all
utilities in the workplace (if
required)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards

Inspect / check tools and


equipment to be used
Ensure tools and equipment are
approved, tested and clean
Use stabilisers, pads, wheel
chocks (if required)
Apply correct manual handling

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

techniques
Monitor weather conditions
Ensure firefighting equipment,
and people competent to use it
are at the workplace while work
is carried out
Confirm safe workplace access
and egress
Drink sufficient fluids to stay
hydrated
Continually review potential
hazards and control methods

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Isolation and permits

For EAP

For EAP

Electrical Access
Permit (EAP)

Failure to wear correct


PPE: shock, burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at


the workplace

Communicate with
HPCC / issuing
officer for EAP

Failure to test: shock,


burns

Maintain contact with Control


Centre / issuing officer

Operating the wrong


apparatus: shock, burns,
injury

Confirm switching program with


Control Centre

Overhead
apparatus isolated,
tested, earthed and
tagged
Work team briefed
on conditions and
boundaries of the
permit

Incorrect / ineffective
earthing: shock, burns

H
Avoid distractions while
switching, testing and earthing

Contact with live


apparatus: shock, burns
Induced / capacitive
voltages: shock, burns

Test that the conductors are deenergised before applying earths

Work team sign on


to permit

The work team does not


understand the conditions
of the EAP and the work
boundaries: shock, burns,
injury

Staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area

Vicinity Authority
(VA)

For VA

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be

Failure to wear correct


PPE: shock, burns, injury

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Ensure that all staff have signed


on to the EAP

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
L

Confirm correct apparatus has


been isolated, locked and
tagged

EAP issued

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Communicate with
HPCC / issuing
officer for VA

Failure of work team to


clearly understand the
conditions of the VA and
the work boundaries:
shock, burns, injury

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity
of workplace

Failure to observe the safe


approach distance (SAD):
shock, burns, injury

worked on / near

Work team briefed


on conditions and
boundaries of the
permit
VA issued
Work team sign on
to permit

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

The working team is aware of


the risk from induced voltages
and to use working earths as
required
For VA
Ensure appointed safety
observer is active and knows
role
Maintain contact with Control
Centre / issuing officer

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Confirm the VA conditions and


apparatus covered
Ensure staff understand the
conditions of the VA and are
aware of the boundaries of the
working area
Confirm staff are aware of what
has to be done and how to do it
Ensure all staff have signed on
to the VA
Carry out the task

If working under an
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

EAP
Correct location /
apparatus
Confirm apparatus
is isolated and
earthed
Work team signed
onto permit

Failure to wear correct


PPE: shock, burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at


the workplace

PPE failure: shock, burns,


injury, harm

Ensure safety observer is active


and aware of safe working
clearances and emergency
descent procedures

Poor concentration: shock,


burns, injury

Lack of skills or
knowledge: shock, burns,
Work team aware of
injury
the conditions and
boundaries of the
Failure to observe the safe
permit
approach distance (SAD):
shock, burns, injury
Test before
touching
Vehicle movement / roll
over: impact, injury
Carry out work
using approved
Unstable ground:
tools and
equipment failure, injury
equipment
Electrical apparatus failure:
Test and phase out
shock, burns, injury
(if required)
Induced voltage: shock,
burns

If working under a
VA

Damaged or faulty plant,


tools and equipment: injury

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If live work is to be
done (VA):
HVLWM: all
sections

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Confirm staff are aware of what


has to be done and how to do it
H

L
Ensure staff have signed onto
the EAP or VA and are aware of
the conditions and limitations
Confirm the location of all
utilities in the vicinity of the
proposed work (if required)
Test before touching or applying
earths to conductors (EAP)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Use approved and rated mats


and covers (if required)
Maintain safe working
clearances
Ensure fall arrest harness is
worn and lanyard attached to
anchor point

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Confirm correct
apparatus
Work team signed
onto permit

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Failure to use approved


and tested tools and
equipment: shock, burns,
injury
Contact with underground
utilities: shock, burns

Work team aware of


the conditions and
Use of power / hand tools:
boundaries of the
injury
permit
Cutting / moving
Carry out work
conductors: shock, burns,
using approved
injury
tools and
equipment
No clear access / egress
plan: injury
Test and phase out
(if required)
Fires: burns, injury
Uneven surfaces /
obstacles: slip, trip, fall
injury
Insects, vermin, reptiles,
animals: injury, harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Check the condition of poles and


electrical apparatus before
commencing work
Support poles (if required)
Confirm conductor condition
before moving them
Maintain safe clearances when
moving or installing conductors
Only work on one phase at a
time (if required)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Ensure correct service


disconnection / reconnection
procedures are followed (if
required)
Use only approved and tested
tools and equipment
Operate tools and equipment
within safe working limits

Weather conditions: rain,


sun, wind, lightning: harm

Ensure that only trained and


competent staff operate tools
and equipment

Working at heights: fall,


injury

Ensure vehicles are earthed (if


required)

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Controlled
Risk
Rating

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Objects / equipment falling:


injury

Use working earths to avoid


induced voltages (if required)

Manual handling: strain,


sprain, fatigue, injury

Keep area below work zone


clear

Moving machinery: injury

Keep workplace clear of


obstacles and trip hazards

Hydraulic pressure: injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Apply correct manual handling


techniques, use mechanical
means where practicable
Ensure firefighting equipment,
and people competent to use it
are at the workplace while work
is carried out
Continually review potential
hazards and application of
control methods
Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance to
Distribution
Construction
Standards

Failure to maintain safe


clearance: shock, burns,

Complete tests and

Failure to test consumer

Conductor failure: shock,


burns, injury

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Precaution for Field
Work

Ensure correct PPE is worn by


all at the workplace
H

Maintain safe working


clearances

Continue to use safety observer


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documentation (if
required)
All covers and
equipment removed
from electrical
apparatus
Clean, inspect and
stow tools and
equipment

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

service
(if required)
Damaged / faulty
apparatus: shock, burns,
injury
Working at heights: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Inspect / test work for


completion and compliance

Confirm staff have signed off


EAP or VA and are aware of the
changed conditions

Reinstate site (if


required)

Vehicle and equipment


movement / rollover: injury

Inspect workplace. Remove all


material and waste

Remove waste
material

Uneven/slippery
surfaces/obstacles: slip,
trip

Ensure correct disposal of waste


material

Staff aware that


work has ceased
Sign off EAP or VA
Remove all working
and program earths
(if EAP used)
Re-energise

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain,
injury
Tools or equipment failure:
injury
Unsecured loads: injury
Failure to ensure all staff
sign off the EAP / VA and
understand the changed
conditions: shock, injury

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Ref./No.
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

All staff, tools and equipment are


removed from the electrical
apparatus and aware that the
task is finished

Objects / equipment falling:


injury

Communicate with
HPCC / issuing
officer

Controlled
Risk
Rating

If live work is to be
done (VA):
HVLWM: all sections

Apply correct manual handling


techniques, use mechanical
means where practicable
Use correct load restraining
devices (if applicable)
Plan and implement a safe
approach for switching
apparatus
Confirm correct apparatus /
switch number before restoration
commences
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

network
Conduct debrief
and sign off Job
Risk Assessment
(JRA)

Restoring / working on
incorrect apparatus: shock,
burns, injury

Inspect apparatus before


operation / use
Avoid distractions during
switching

Incorrect switching
technique: strain, sprain,
injury

Ensure correct tags and locks


are applied / removed

Failure to conduct debrief:


missed hazards and
improvements

Relinquish traffic
management
(is used)

Communicate with HPCC and


confirm network status

Waste / materials left at


the workplace:
environmental issues,
injury, harm

Sign off the JRA and discuss


any issues with whole team

Vehicle and equipment


movement: impact, injury

Maintain traffic management


until all personnel and
equipment have left site

Unprotected workplace:
public risk of injury
Unauthorised access:
injury

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All staff involved in debriefs.


Document suggestions
Continually review potential
hazards and control methods

Remove all signs and barriers to


restore normal traffic flow

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

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House Services and Metering

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

House Services and Metering

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
Date:
2077536
September 2013
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent, Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid and Horizon Power
Qualifications/License required:
Authorisation
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) if applicable
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction to Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


15. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
16. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Plan trip.

Accreditation, training and


competency.

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / plant and
equipment.

Valid licences for all


vehicles and equipment
used.
Fill out plant and
equipment log books.

Valid test certificates for


EWP / crane.

Valid inspection
certificates and tags for
plant and equipment.

Land owner / consumer


notification (if required).
Notify Main Roads and
local council (if traffic
management required).

Engage GPA accredited

Failure to have correct PPE


available: shock, burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is available for all at


the workplace.

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Confirm staff have knowledge and


competency to do the task.

Travelling to site fatigue.

Valid licence for the vehicle they are


driving.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Complete pre-start checks to vehicles,


plant and equipment.

Confirm valid test certificates and tags for


plant and equipment.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of


driving. Where possible, share the driving.

Field Instructions manual

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas fires.

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain.

Electrical Safety Standards


(ESS)

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Notify formal leader / office of daily work /


location plan.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Carry emergency beacon / sat phone if


travelling remote locations.

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes.

Plan to access workplaces in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum.

Avoid planned work being done during


extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue, frustration.

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all

Adverse weather conditions.

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm.

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury.

Failure to notify affected

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Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Basic First Aid

WA Road Traffic
Requirements and FI 2.20
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Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

traffic management
company (if required).

Initial
Risk
Rating

consumers: public risk reliance on


supply for health, safety and
medical reason.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

staff understands it.

Communicate with land owner / consumer


to determine safe entry requirements
(if required).

Service Connection Testing


(SCT)
Trained/Authorised/Checklist

Ensure tools and equipment are approved


and suitable for the task.

Distribution Construction
Standards manual

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport.

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required).

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of planned interruption to their supply (if
required).

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control unauthorised
access to worksite.

Control vehicle movement


around worksite.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.
Unprotected workplace: public risk
of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear PPE: shock, burns,


injury.

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authorisation.

Review site plans and


drawings (if required).

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood by all.

Conduct workplace Job


Risk Assessment (JRA).

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Confirm that land owners / consumers


have been notified before carrying out

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Cert III Distribution Line


Worker Electrician or
equivalent

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

work (if required).

No clear emergency plan: injury.

Slip, trip, fall obstacles: injury.

Vehicles earthed (if


required).

Set up EWP (if required).

Inspect / confirm EDD.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures.

Staff fit for duty.

Accreditation and training.

Check and clean


equipment.

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required)

Electrical apparatus failure: injury.

Support pole (if required).

Vehicle, equipment or material


movement: injury.

Conduct a workplace Job Risk Assessment


(JRA) for condition and hazards.

Incorrect manual handling / use of


tools: strain, sprain, injury.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Failure to observe the SAD: shock,


burns.

Confirm correct operation of EDD


(if EWP used).

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury.

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks


(if required).

Fit for Work Standard

Communicate with HPCC


(if required).

Abnormal network integrity: shock,


burns, injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids.

OS &H High Risk Licence WP

Communicate with land


owner (if required).

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns.

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Fires: injury.

Confirm safe workplace access and


egress.

Possible exposure to asbestos and


dust: harm.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use equipment.

Accessing consumers premises


animals, obstacles.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Inspect vehicles, plant, tools and


equipment for suitability and condition.

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Ensure mats / covers have been inspected


and are rated.

Failure to notify affected


consumers: public risk reliance on
supply for health, safety and

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FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing /


PPE Requirements
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FI 2.23 Job Hazard and Risk
Assessment (JRA)

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

medical reasons.
Carry out the task
House services and
metering

Isolate consumer in
accordance with SCT
form.
Check / test for alternate
supply sources e.g.
solar PV panels.
Isolate all supply sources
(if required).

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

FI 5.5 Testing Low Voltage


Service Connections

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Unfit for work: injury, harm.

Ensure staff have had consumer service


connection training.

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury.

Trained and competent staff to operate


tools and equipment.

FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


injury.

Only use tools and equipment approved for


the task.

Failure to test: shock, burns, injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Contact with / working on live


electrical apparatus: shock, burns,
injury.

Check the condition of pole, cross arm and


electrical apparatus before working on
them.

Support pole (if required).

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
descent procedures.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness.

Attach lanyard to anchor point.

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
When Working From an
EWP

Test before touching.


Remove service cable.

Install new / replacement


equipment.

Energise and test as per


SCT form.

Failure to mark neutral: shock,


burns.

Document test results

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


injury.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Fires: injury.

Keep area below work zone clear.

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks.

Obstacles: slip, trip, fall.

Earth vehicles (if required).

Possible exposure to asbestos and


dust.

Perform tests to consumers mains before


disconnecting.

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FI 3.5 Use and Maintenance
of Ladders
FI 2.8 Pole Top Rescue

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury.

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Clearly identify and tag the neutral.

Work on one phase at a time.

Connect neutral first.

Have witness confirm connections and


tests.

Plant / equipment failure: injury.

Complete required documentation.

Failure to use approved and tested


tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where possible.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Ensure fire fighting equipment and people


competent to use it are at the workplace.

Objects / equipment falling: injury.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Manual handling: strain, fatigue,


injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 5.5 Testing Low Voltage


Service Connections
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance.
All staff, tools, covers and
equipment removed from
electrical apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead Work

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, burns, injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Ensure safety observer is active.

Inspect and test work for completion and


compliance.

Ensure all staff; tools and equipment are


removed from the electrical apparatus and
staff aware that the task is finished.

Inspect / reinstate workplace. Remove all

Failure to inspect and test work for


compliance: shock, burns, injury.

Restore supply
(if required).

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


burns, injury.

Complete tests and


documentation.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip, injury.

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FI 3.4 Testing and Use of
High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

material / waste.

Reinstate site (if required).


Communicate with HPCC
(if required).
Conduct debriefs and
signs off JRA.

Ensure correct disposal of waste material.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Plant / tools / equipment failure:


injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

Unsecured loads: injury.

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable).

Recipient In Charge Training


Course

Missed hazards and improvements.

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team.

FI 3.14 Working at Heights

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions.

Communicate with HPCC and advise


status of task (if required).

Confirm network status at workplace.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Vehicle movement: injury.

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury.

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Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


normal traffic flow.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised

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Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and


Associated Hardware (De-energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358826
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


17. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
18. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Plan trip

Accreditation, training and


competency

Pre-start checks on
vehicles, plant and
equipment

Valid test certificates for


EWP
Valid inspection
certificates and tags for
plant and equipment

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have the skills, training


and competency to do their task

Travelling to site fatigue, injury

Ensure that drivers have a current licence


for the vehicle they are driving.

Vehicular traffic / pedestrian /


animals: injury

Complete pre-start checks on vehicles,


plant and equipment

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of


driving without a break, where possible,
share the driving

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm
Working / driving in high fire risk
areas fires: burns, injury

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required)

Faulty equipment: shock, burns,


injury

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required)

Unsecured material / equipment:


injury

Notify Horizon Power


Control Centre (HPCC) /
issuing officer for DNAR /
permit

Failure to notify affected


consumers: public risk reliance on
supply for health, safety and
medical reasons

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work

Advise Main Roads and


local Council (if required)

Secure all equipment, tools and materials


in the vehicles

Engage GPA Accredited


Traffic Management
Company (if required)

Confirm switching program with HPCC

Ensure tools and equipment are approved


and suitable for the task

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Implement a traffic
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management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Unfit for work: injury

Comply with the fatigue management plan

Lack of skills or knowledge: injury

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Vehicles and equipment


checks

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury

Apply body fit principles

Manual handling / using tools:


strain, injury

Confirm staff are trained and have


appropriate competencies and correct
network authority levels

Failure to maintain MAD to live


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Appoint a competent safety observer


trained in EWP emergency procedures (if
applicable)

Set up plant and


equipment

Earth vehicles (if required)

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures

Staff fit for duty

Accreditation and training

Communicate with HPCC


or issuing officer for EAP

Communicate with land


owner (if required)

Clean and inspect


equipment

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns

Electrical apparatus failure: injury

Damaged or faulty plant, tools or


equipment

Fires: injury

No clear access / egress plan:


injury

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm
Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,

Inspect structures and apparatus on both


side of the workplace for condition and
hazards

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace

Conduct a team brief and ensure that all


staff have signed on to the JRA and
understand instructions and limitations of
the task

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

Distribution Construction
Standards Handbook

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
L

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

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Use approved and tested


tools and equipment

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Failure to notify affected


consumers: public risk reliance on
supply for health, safety and
medical reasons
Tools or equipment failure: shock,
burns, injury

Isolation and Permits

Communicate with
Horizon Power Control
Centre (HPCC) / issuing
officer

Electrical apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

lightning:

Initial
Risk
Rating

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Confirm correct operation of EDD (if EWP


used)

Fit for Work Standard

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Communicate with land owner to


determine safe entry requirements (if
required)

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of outage before carrying out work (if
required)

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

minimum

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Failure of work party to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries:
shock, burns, injury

Plan and implement a safe approach to


switching and the location of portable
earths

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing

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and tagged

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP) issued to Recipient
in Charge (RIC)
All staff sign onto EAP

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Failure to observe the minimum


approach distance (MAD): shock,
burns, injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

officer

Confirm switching program with HPCC

Operating / switching the wrong


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before switching commences

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Inspect test equipment and apparatus


before operation / use

Failure to test: shock, burns

Use a competent safety observer

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns

Avoid distractions during switching

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated

Uneven / slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Test the apparatus is de-energised before


applying earths

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury

Apply correct locks and tags at isolation


points

Apply program earths to both sides of


worksite and tag

Confirm that all staff have signed onto the


EAP

All staff understand the conditions of the


EAP and are aware of the boundaries of
the work area

All staff understand their allocated tasks


and roles

All staff are aware of the risk from induced


voltages and to use additional working
earths if required

OS &H High Risk Licence


Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances
FI 2.24 Substation Entry &
Distribution Security Key
Requirements
FIM Section 2.6

Carry out the task


Install or maintain HV
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overhead equipment deenergised


(as appropriate for the
particular task)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm
Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,
burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Confirm all staff have signed onto the EAP


and are aware of conditions and any
limitations

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Working at heights; injury from falls

Ensure all signed onto


EAP and know what to do
and how to do it

Vehicle / equipment movement;


injury

Apply covers (if required)

Failure to test before touching;


shock, burns, injury

Unlash, spread and


support conductors
(if required)

Install new overhead


equipment

Ensure overhead
equipment is installed
correctly

Maintain HV overhead
equipment

Check hardware and carry

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns

Support pole (if required)

Check conductor weight

Ensure safe crane / lifting techniques are


used (if applicable)

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury

Only trained staff are to operate tools and


equipment

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


fatigue, injury

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Conductor failure: injury

Damaged / faulty apparatus: injury

Fires: injury, burns, harm

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Testing Low Voltage


Service Connections
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Check the condition of pole, cross arm and


electrical apparatus

Replace conductors and


re-secure (if required)

Ensure all hardware is


correctly secured

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
descent procedures

Contact with live electrical


apparatus; shock, burns, injury

Identify phasing
(if required)

Remove old equipment


and hardware

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Remove old overhead


equipment

Initial
Risk
Rating

Maintain safe working clearances

Operate the EWP, tools and equipment


within safe working limits

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks (if


applicable)

Earth EWP and crane (if required)


Use working earths to avoid induced
voltages (if applicable)

Apply correct manual handling techniques,

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an EWP
FI 3.5 Use and
Maintenance of Ladders
FI 2.8 Pole Top Rescue
FI 3.15 Requirements for
Low Voltage Overhead
Work
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

out maintenance as per


instructions / manual

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

use mechanical means where possible

Keep area below workplace clear

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

OS &H High Risk Licence

Carry out tests and record


results (if required)

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance
Complete tests and
documentation (if
required)
Remove ladder(s), EWP
and crane / borer (if
applicable)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Unstable ground rollover: injury

All staff and equipment


removed from electrical
apparatus

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip, injury

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Reinstate site (if required)

Sign off EAP and

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Inspect work for completion and


compliance

Maintain safe working clearances

Remove all staff, tools and equipment from


the electrical apparatus

OS &H High Risk Licence

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Inspect workplace. Remove all material /


waste

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Use correct load restraining devices (if


applicable)

Unsecured loads: injury

Ensure the working party signs off the EAP


and understand it is to be cancelled

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


the permit and understand the

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
L

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer

Re energise network
according to switching
program

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Restoring / working on incorrect


apparatus: shock, burns, injury
Incorrect switching technique:
strain, sprain, injury

Missed hazards and improvements

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions

Communicate with HPCC / Issuing Officer

Plan and implement a safe approach to


removal of earths and switching

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences

Inspect test equipment and apparatus


before operation / use

Avoid distractions during switching

Ensure correct tags and locks are applied /


removed

Confirm network status at workplace

Carry out and document required tests to


prove compliance

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

changed conditions

Remove all working and


program earths

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle movement: injury

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (De-energised)

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances

L
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

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Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and


Associated Hardware (Energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358998
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


19. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
20. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan trip

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Check tools, PPE and


other equipment

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Confirm all staff have valid authorisations


for the task

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP / crane /
borer

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, burns, injury

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they drive

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Valid test certificates for


EWP / crane

Contact with underground utilities:


burns, injury

Staff competencies are up


to date

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required)

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Check for weather (fire)


alerts

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment

Use only approved and tested tools and


equipment

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required)

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required)

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: Injury

Engage GPA Accredited


Traffic Management
Company (if required)

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work (if required)

Notify HPCC to arrange a


Vicinity Authority (VA)

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location: heat stress, harm

Ensure that land owners / consumers have


been notified (if required)

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas

Communicate with land owner or consumer


to determine safe entry requirements (if
required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

HV Live Work
Manual (HVLWM)
Main Roads Traffic
Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Vehicle and equipment movement;


impact, injury

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Control unauthorised
access to workplace

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Control vehicle
movements around the
workplace

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Unauthorised access: injury

Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs


and barriers

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Staff unfit for work: shock, burns,


injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Apply body fit principles

Communicate with HPCC /


Issuing Officer for VA
Conduct Job Risk
Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Appoint a safety observer

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures in
place

Staff trained and


authorised

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm staff are trained and authorised


NAC

Failure to observe the MAD: shock,


burns, injury

Appoint an authorised safety observer


trained in EWP emergency procedures (if
applicable)

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Manual handling / using tools:


sprain, injury

Contact with live electrical


apparatus

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment
FI 3.4 Testing and Use of
High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Confirm location of
underground utilities

Inspect electrical
apparatus (poles, wires,
hardware, etc). Include
adjacent poles

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury

Damaged / faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Inspect the workplace for condition and


hazards include bays, structures and
apparatus on either side of workplace

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

Use up-to-date maps and drawings (if


required)

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace (if required)

Set up / check vehicles


and equipment

Vehicles earthed

Induced voltages: shock, burns

Inspect / confirm EDD

Fires: injury

Calculate conductor
weights and identify
conductor size and
condition

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks (if


required)

Apply correct manual handling techniques

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Monitor weather conditions

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Inspect and maintain PPE. Replace if


damaged or out of test date

Inspect fall arrest harness and anchor


points

Inspect vehicles, plant, tools and


equipment. Must be approved and tested
tools and equipment

Confirm plant and equipment have valid


test certificates (where required)

Continually review potential hazards and

Review site plans and


drawings (if required)

Check and clean


equipment

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

OS &H High Risk


Licence
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an
EWP
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

control methods

Permits
Vicinity Authority
(VA)

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
/ near
Communicate with HPCC /
issuing officer
Communicate with site
administration or security
(if consumer substation)
Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
workplace

VA issued

Work team signed onto


permit

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the VA
and the work boundaries:

Ensure appointed safety observer is active


and knows role

Failure to observe the minimum


approach distance (MAD): shock,
burns, injury

Establish and maintain contact with HPCC /


issuing officer

Confirm understanding with the issuing


officer of the VA conditions and apparatus
covered

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury

FIM Section 2.6

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the VA and are aware of the boundaries
of the working area
Ensure that all staff have signed on to the
VA

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task

Confirm correct apparatus

Confirm VA conditions

Ensure all staff know what


to do and how to do it

If required:

Check phasing and circuit


load capacities
Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
work

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury,


harm

Ensure safety observer is aware of MAD


and emergency descent procedures

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Staff are aware of what has to be done and


how to do it

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Staff signed onto the VA and know its


conditions and limitations

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm the location of utilities in the


worksite(if required)

Use approved and rated covers (if required)

Maintain safe working clearances

Ensure fall arrest harness is worn and


lanyard is attached to anchor point

Check the condition of poles and electrical


apparatus before commencing work

Support poles (if required)

Confirm conductor condition before moving

Maintain safe clearances when moving or


installing conductors

Failure to observe the (MAD):


shock, injury

Prepare new equipment or


hardware

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury

Apply jumpers, covers or


taps

Unstable ground: equipment failure,


injury

Unlash, spread, support


conductors

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury

Remove or maintain old


equipment or hardware

Install new equipment or


hardware

Replace and lash in


conductors
Check conductor tension
and clearances
Check all connections /

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: shock, burns, injury
Failure to use approved and tested
tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury
Contact with underground utilities:
shock, burns

Incorrect use of power / hand tools:


injury

Cutting / moving conductors: shock,

Only work on one phase at a time


(if required)

Ensure correct service disconnection /


reconnection procedures are followed
(if required)

Use approved and tested tools and

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

HVLWM: all
sections

L
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

inspect work

Complete documentation

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

burns, injury

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Fires: burns, injury

equipment

Operate tools and equipment within safe


working limits

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks


(if required)

Uneven surfaces slip, trip, fall,


obstacles: injury

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure vehicles are earthed (if required)

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Keep area below work zone clear

Working at heights: fall, injury

Keep workplace clear of obstacles and trip


hazards

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Incorrect manual handling: strain,


sprain, fatigue

Moving machinery: injury

Hydraulic pressure: injury

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
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compliance

Complete tests and


documentation (if required)
All covers and equipment
removed from electrical
apparatus

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain safe working clearances

Continue to use safety observer

Conductor failure: shock, burns,


injury

Inspect / test work for completion and


compliance

Failure to test consumer service (if


required): shock, burns, injury

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the electrical apparatus and aware the
task is finished

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, injury

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Reinstate site (if required)

Working at heights: injury

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer

Staff aware that work has


ceased

Relinquish VA

Confirm all staff have signed off the VA and


are aware of the changed conditions

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Inspect workplace. Remove all material and


waste

Vehicle and equipment movement /


rollover

Ensure correct disposal of waste material

Uneven / slippery surfaces: slip, trip,


injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury

Use correct load restraining devices (if


applicable)

Remove waste material

Tools or equipment failure: injury

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

Unsecured loads: injury

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions

Communicate with HPCC and advise status


of task (if required)

Confirm network status at workplace

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


VA and understand the changed
conditions

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements

Waste / materials left at the


workplace: injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
HVLWM all sections

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)
Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain HV Overhead Equipment and Associated Hardware (Energised)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

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Install and Maintain Poles


(Energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2359476
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (HV only)

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


21. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
22. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan trip

Check accreditation and


training

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / plant and
equipment

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, burns, injury

Valid licences for all


vehicles and equipment
used
Fill out plant and
equipment log books
Valid test certificates for
EWP / crane
Valid inspection
certificates and tags for
plant and equipment

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns, injury

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Confirm work teams have all required PPE

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury
Inadequately secured tools and
equipment: injury

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work

Land owner notification


(if required)

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required)

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: Injury

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required)

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure tools and equipment are approved


and suitable for the task

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location: heat stress, harm

Communicate with the land owner or


consumer to determine safe entry
requirements or escort (if required)

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Engage GPA accredited


traffic management
company (if required)
Submit DNAR to HPCC
(if required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice
and Field Instruction
2.20

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

High Voltage Live


Work Manual
(HVLWM)

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an
EWP
Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Control unauthorised
access to worksite

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Control vehicle
movements around the
worksite

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Unauthorised access: injury

Demarcate worksite as required with


lights, signs and barriers

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Communicate with land


owner / consumer
(if required)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Conduct a workplace risk assessment,


include all staff

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Confirm staff have been trained and are


authorised

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Site conditions / fire alerts

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Obstacles-slip, trip, fall ; injury

Manual handling / using tools:


strain, sprain injury

Appoint a safety observer trained in EWP


emergency procedures (if applicable)

Staff trained, with


authorisations

Failure to maintain SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood by all

Communicate with HPCC

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,

Emergency procedures in
place

Staff fit for duty

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

OS &H High Risk


Licence
Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

(if required)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

burns, injury

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Conduct workplace inspection for condition


and hazards include bays, structures and
apparatus on either side of workplace

Inspect poles / hardware /


conductor on both sides of
workplace

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury

Confirm location of
underground utilities

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury

Setup / check vehicles and


equipment

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns, injury

Vehicles earthed

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required)

Fires: injury

Inspect / confirm EDD

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace (if required)

Appoint a safety observer


trained in use of EWP and
emergency procedures

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Check and clean tools and


equipment

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning: harm

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks (if


required)

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Monitor weather conditions

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FIM Section 2.6

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Permits (if required)


Vicinity Authority
(VA)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the VA
and the work boundaries: shock,
burns, injury

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Confirm understanding of the VA conditions


and apparatus covered with issuing officer

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
Communicate with HPCC /
Issuing Officer

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
workplace

Vicinity Authority (VA)


issued

Work team signed on to


permit

Failure to observe the SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury

HVLWM

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the VA and are aware of the boundaries
of the working area

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


VA

Carry out the task


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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Install and maintain


poles (energised)

Confirm correct apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Confirm VA conditions
(if VA used)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury,


harm

Ensure Safety observer is aware of SAD


and emergency descent procedures

Ensure all staff know what


to do and how to do it

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

If required

Confirm staff are aware of what has to be


done and how to do it

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Check phasing and circuit


load capacities

All staff sign on to the VA and are aware of


its conditions and limitations (if VA used)

Use approved and rated mats and covers

Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
work

Maintain safe working clearances

Ensure lanyard and fall arrest harness is


attached to anchor point

Check the condition of pole, cross arm and


apparatus

Support pole (if required)

Damage to underground assets:


shock, burns, injury

Inspect conductor before spreading /


supporting

Incorrect use of power / hand tools:


injury

Maintain safe clearances when spreading /


supporting conductors

Only work on one phase at a time

Ensure correct service disconnection /


reconnection procedures are followed
(if required)

Operate tools and equipment within safe


working limits

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury
Failure to maintain SAD: shock,
burns, injury

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury

Apply jumpers, covers or


taps

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury

Unlash, spread, support


conductors

Remove or maintain old


pole

Failure to use approved and tested


tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury

Prepare new pole

Ensure correct disposal of


contaminated soil and pole
butt

Install new pole

Replace and lash in


conductors

Clashing conductors: arc flash,


burns

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Fires: burns, injury

Uneven surfaces: slip, trip, fall,

Check conductor tension


and clearances

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

OS &H High Risk


Licence
Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements
FIM Section 2.6

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

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Tasks involved

Check all connections /


inspect work

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm
obstacles; injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Ensure that only trained and competent


staff operate tools and equipment

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning: harm

Use stabilizers, pads, wheel chocks

Ensure vehicles are earthed

Keep area below work zone clear

Keep workplace clear of obstacles and trip


hazards
Use correct manual handling techniques,
use mechanical means where practicable

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury

Working at heights: fall, injury

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Incorrect manual handling: strain,


fatigue, injury

Moving machinery: injury

Firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace

Hydraulic pressure: injury

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Treated poles and soil: harm

Failure to identify and correctly


replace conductors: shock, burns

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance. Complete
tests and documentation

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure to maintain safe clearance:

Maintain safe working clearances

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

OS &H High Risk


Licence

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
apparatus

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Reinstate site (if required)

Communicate with HPCC


(if required)

Relinquish VA (if used)


Conduct debrief and sign
off Job Risk Assessment
(JRA)

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

shock, burns, injury

Ensure safety observer is active

Conductor failure: shock, burns,


injury

Inspect / test work for completion and


compliance

Failure to test consumer service


(if required): shock, burns, injury

Ensure all staff, tools and equipment are


removed from the apparatus and staff are
aware the task is finished

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm all staff have signed off the VA


(if used)

Inspect workplace. Remove all material and


waste

Ensure correct disposal of waste material

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable)

(if required)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Working at heights: injury from falls

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Vehicle and equipment movement /


rollover: injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip, fall

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury

Tools or equipment failure: injury

Unsecured loads: injury

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


VA (if used) and understand the
changed conditions: shock, burns,
injury

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
L

FIM Section 2.

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Communicate with HPCC and advise status


of task (if required)

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Confirm network status at workplace

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements

Waste / materials left at the


workplace: environmental issues,
injury, harm

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Fit for Work


Standard
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

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Tasks involved

Relinquish traffic
management (if
required)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


normal traffic flow

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Unauthorised access: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles (Energised)

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Install and Maintain Poles and Stays


(De-energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2359177
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


23. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
24. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan trip

Failure to have correct PPE


available: shock, burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is available at the


workplace

Staff accreditation and


training

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Staff have the knowledge and authorisation


to do the task

Pre-start checks on
vehicles, plant and
equipment

Travelling to site fatigue: injury

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Complete pre-start checks to vehicles, plant


and equipment

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm

Plant and equipment have valid test


certificates and tagged

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break. Where possible, share the
driving

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas fires

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Notify formal leader / office of daily work /


location plan

Valid inspection
certificates and tags for
plant and equipment
Consumer / land owner
notification (if required)

Check for weather (fire)


alerts

Locate underground
utilities contact Dial
Before You Dig (if
required)

Notify Network Operations


Control Centre (HPCC) /
issuing officer for DNAR /
permit
Advise Main Roads and
local Council (if required)
Engage an accredited
traffic management
company (if required)

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment
Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,
fumes: injury
Unauthorised workplace access:
injury

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety reasons

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Plan to access workplaces in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum

Avoid planned work being done during


extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue, frustration

Location all utilities in the vicinity of the


proposed work.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Distribution
Construction
Standards
Main Roads Traffic
Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
L

FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements
FIM Section 2.6

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Control all unauthorised


access to work place

Unauthorised access: injury

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all


staff know it

Communicate with land owner / consumer


to determine safe entry requirements (if
required)

Use approved tools and equipment suitable


for the task

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Use an accredited traffic management


company (if required)

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of planned interruption to supply
(if required)

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Define the workplace with lights, signs and


barriers

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles

WPM, section: 2.21

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear PPE: shock, burns,


injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Review site plans and


drawings if required)

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue management plan

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Awareness of
underground utilities

Apply body fit principles

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard
L

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Contact with underground utilities:


injury

Vehicles and equipment


checks

No clear emergency plan: injury

Vehicles earthed
(if required)

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Electrical apparatus failure: injury

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures

Vehicle, equipment or material


movement: injury

Incorrect manual handling / use of


tools: injury

Failure to maintain SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Staff fit for duty

Accreditation and training

Communicate with land


owner (if required)

Check and clean


equipment

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment

Abnormal network integrity: shock,


burns, injury

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Fires: injury

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and reasons

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment

Failure of apparatus / plant: shock,


burns, injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm staff have been trained and have


correct network authority levels

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authority level

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work (if
required)

Use up-to-date maps and drawings

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace

Conduct a JRA for condition and hazards


include structures and apparatus on either
side of the workplace

Ensure all staff have signed onto the JRA


and understand their task role and
limitations of the task

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Confirm correct operation of EDD


(if EWP used)

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
WorkSafe Code of
Practice Excavation (2005)
FI 5.5 Testing Low
Voltage Service
Connections
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Equipment

Confirm plant and equipment have a valid


test certificate (where required)

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an
EWP
FI 3.5 Use and
Maintenance of
Ladders
FI 2.8 Pole Top
Rescue

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment

Electrical Access
Permit (EAP)

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer
Electrical apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed
and tagged
Electrical Access Permit
(EAP) issued to recipient

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP and the
work boundaries

Appoint a safety observer who knows the


role

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Operating / switching the wrong


apparatus

Confirm switching program with HPCC

Plan and implement a safe approach to

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Recipient In Charge
Training Course
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

in charge (RIC)

Failure to test: shock, burns

All staff sign onto EAP

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Use working earths


(if required)

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

switching and the location of portable


earths

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before switching
Inspect test equipment before operation /
use

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing

Uneven / slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury

Apply locks and tags at isolation points


as required

Test the conductors are de-energised


before applying earths

Apply program earths to both sides of


worksite and tag

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area

All staff understand their allocated tasks


and roles

Ensure all staff have signed on to the EAP

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and to use working
earths as required

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements

Carry out the task

Install and maintain


poles and stays

All staff signed onto EAP


and be aware of conditions

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

and limitations

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Identify correct apparatus

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Conductors isolated,
tested and earthed. Use
working earths

Test before touching

Set up EWP/ crane / borer

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP and the
work boundaries

Failure to observe the (MAD):


shock, injury

Set up stay installation


equipment (if required)

Working on incorrect / unearthed


apparatus

Earth vehicles (if required)

Prepare, dress pole / stay


ready for installation

Cutting, moving, tensioning


conductors / stay wires: injury

Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
tasks (if required)

Release / support
conductors

Remove old pole


(if required)
Prepare hole for pole /
stay
Correct handling of
contaminated soil / pole
butt (if required)

Install pole / stay

Secure conductors / stay

Check wire tensions /


clearances

Initial
Risk
Rating

Failure to test before contact: shock,


burns

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury

Obstacles, uneven/slippery
surfaces: injury

Failure of load bearing surfaces


unstable ground, rollover: injury

Vehicle, plant, equipment


movement: impact

Uncovered holes: injury

Contaminated soil / pole butts: harm

Incorrect use of tools and

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm all staff have signed onto the EAP


and are aware of the conditions and any
limitations

Ensure the safety observer is aware of


MAD and emergency descent procedures

Maintain safe working clearances

Earth vehicles (if required)

Use working earths to avoid induced


voltages (if required)

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness

Ensure the lanyard is attached to the


anchor point

Check the condition of pole, crossarm,


conductors and associated electrical
apparatus

Support pole or structure (if required)

Confirm conductor weight and condition

Ensure safe crane / lifting techniques are


used

Use accredited dogman for crane work

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Operate the EWP, tools and equipment


within safe working limits

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Distribution
Construction
Standards
Field Instruction
3.15, 3.14, 3.6 and
3.2

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
L
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Tasks involved

Inspect and test

Complete documentation

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

equipment: injury

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


fatigue, injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where possible

Plant, equipment or tool failure:


injury

Ensure any open holes are barricaded or


covered

Working at heights: fall, injury

Keep clear of the area below the workplace

Falling objects: injury

Use correct procedures for handling


contaminated soil / butts

Fires: injury

Noise: harm

Hydraulic pressure: injury, harm

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Failure to complete, inspect and test


work to required standards: shock,
burns, injury
Contact with live electrical
apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Complete tests and


documentation (if required)
Remove ladder(s), EWP
and crane / borer
(if applicable)

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Continue to use safety observer until


leaving workplace

Inspect work for completion and


compliance

Maintain safe working clearances

Failure of load bearing surfaces /


unstable ground: injury

All staff and equipment


removed from electrical
apparatus

Ensure all staff, tools and equipment are


removed from site

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Inspect workplace. Remove all material /


waste

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Correctly dispose of waste / contaminated


material

Incorrect manual handling

Remove waste material


and reinstate site (if

Apply correct manual handling techniques,

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Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

required)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

techniques: sprain, injury

Locations

Ensure all material, tools and equipment


are secured for transport

All the working team sign off the EAP and


understand it is to be cancelled

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

Communicate with HPCC /


Issuing Officer

Plant / tools / equipment failure:


injury

Sign off EAP

Unsecured loads: injury

Remove all working and


program earths (if
required)

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


permit and understand the changed
conditions

Re energise network
according to switching
program

Restoring / switching incorrect


apparatus: injury

All staff involved in debrief. Document


suggestions

Incorrect switching technique:


sprain, injury

Communicate with HPCC / issuing officer

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA

Missed hazards and improvements

Plan and implement a safe approach to


switching

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences

Inspect apparatus before operation

Maintain safe working clearances

Avoid distractions during switching

Ensure correct tags and locks are applied /


removed

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

use mechanical means where practicable

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Update records /
documents

Confirm network status at workplace

Carry out and document required tests to


prove compliance

Retain traffic management (if used) until all


have left the workplace

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
WorkSafe Code of
Practice Excavation (2005)
FI 5.5 Testing Low
Voltage Service
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Connections
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Vehicle movement: injury

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install and Maintain Poles and Stays (De-energised)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

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Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2359388
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


25. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
26. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan trip

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Check tools, PPE and


equipment

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Confirm staff have knowledge and


competency to do their task

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving

Plant and equipment


logbooks

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Valid test certificates for


EWP

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Staff competencies up to
date

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Consumer / land owner


notification. Determine if
site is registered as a life
support / sensitive load
customer (if required)

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: Injury, harm

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Check for weather (fire)


alerts

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required)

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress, harm

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Engage GPA accredited


traffic management
company (if required)

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury

Ensure land owners / consumers have


been notified (if required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an
EWP

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Implement traffic
management plan
(if required)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Control all vehicle


movements around the
workplace

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Unauthorised access: injury

Define workplace and demarcate as


necessary with lights, signs and barriers to
prevent unauthorised access

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

WPM sections 2.2;


2.21
L

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Apply body fit principles

Confirm staff have been trained, competent


and have the correct network authority
levels

Appoint a competent safety observer


trained in EWP emergency procedures (if
applicable)

Have an emergency plan in place and is


understood

Site conditions / fire alerts


Emergency procedures in
place

Staff fit for duty

Staff trained, skilled and


competent

Inspect electrical
apparatus (poles, wire,
hardware, etc) include
adjacent poles
Daily checks and logbooks

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Failure to observe the safe


approach distance (SAD): shock,
burns, injury

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Incorrect manual handling / using


tools: sprain, injury

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

Fit for Work


Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Check and clean tools and


equipment

Use only approved and


tested equipment

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment: injury

Conduct a workplace inspection for


condition and hazards include bays,
structures and apparatus on either side of
workplace

Fires: injury

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required)

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks (if


required)

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where practicable

Monitor weather conditions

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Setup / check vehicles and


equipment

Vehicles earthed

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Inspect / confirm EDD

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Tool and equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of


test date

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Pressure test LV gloves for integrity

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
L

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Ensure plant and equipment have valid test


certificates (where required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task

Removal of old
spreader
(if required)

Inspect conductor for


damage

Secure and repair


conductor if damaged

If required, isolate line to


repair

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Correct PPE and insulated gloves worn


with protectors

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Staff trained and authorised to do the task

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Ensure safety observer is active

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Application of mats or covers as required

Maintain safe working clearances

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Keep area below work zone clear

Correct respirator (class 2) worn and


damaged rods sprayed with sealant

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Remove old spreader

Installation of
spreaders

Failure to use approved and tested


tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury

Live conductors: shock, burns

Working from heights: injury

Failure to maintain safe clearances:


shock, burns

Correct disposal of damaged rods wrap in


plastic sheeting

Clashing conductors / phase to


phase contact: burns

Inspect conductors before installation

Conductor failure: shock, burns,


injury

Ensure spreaders fitted correctly and


secure

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Firefighting equipment on site

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Correct set up of new


spreader
Install spreaders as per
requirements
All clips correctly secured

Arc flash / fire: burns, injury

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Lack of knowledge / unauthorised


for the task: shock, burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
L
Field Instruction 3.7
Install LV
Spreaders.

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Loose fibres / damaged rods: harm,


injury

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Unstable ground rollover: injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task

Inspect work on
completion

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury

All staff, tools, covers and


equipment removed from
electrical apparatus

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, injury
Conductor failure: shock, burns,
injury

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Reinstate site (if required)

Conduct debrief and sign


off the JRA

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


injury

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip, injury

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: sprain, injury

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Unsecured loads: injury

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


JRA and understand the changed
conditions: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

Ensure correct PPE is used

Maintain safe working clearances

Inspect work for completion and


compliance

Ensure staff, tools and equipment are


removed from the electrical apparatus and
are aware that the task is finished

Inspect workplace. Remove all material /


waste

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable)

Ensure correct disposal of waste material

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestions

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

L
Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards

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Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Missed hazards and improvements

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install LV Spreaders (Energised)

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20
L

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Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358827
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (VA) if required

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


27. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
28. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan work

Weather conditions

Accreditation and training

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / plant and
equipment

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE

Lack of skills/knowledge: shock,


injury

Confirm all staff have the skills, training to


do their task

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Contact Dial Before You


Dig

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment

Land owner / consumer


notification (if required)

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dust:


Injury, harm

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Communicate with Horizon


Power Control Centre
(HPCC) for DNAR
(if required)

Contact with underground utilities:


injury

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Locate all utilities in the vicinity of the


worksite

Tools and equipment are approved and


suitable for the task

Valid licenses for all


vehicles and equipment
used

Advise Main Roads and


local Council (if required)
Engage GPA accredited
traffic management
company (if required)

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress, harm
Working / driving in high fire risk
areas: burns,
Failure to notify affected consumers:
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety or medical reasons
(if supply interruption required)

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport
Communicate with land owner or consumer
(if required)
Confirm that an accredited traffic
management company has been engaged
(if required)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements
FIM Section 2.6

FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
L

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
WorkSafe Code of
Practice Excavation (2005)

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control unauthorised
access and vehicle
movements to the worksite

Control around the


workplace

Define the workplace

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury
Unprotected workplace: public risk
of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,

Control workplace access at all times

Traffic management procedures and plans


are at the workplace and implemented (if
applicable)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Demarcate, as necessary, with lights, signs


and barriers

Workplace set-up

Correct location /

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Communicate with land


owner / consumer (if
required)
Conduct Job Risk
Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

harm

Correct PPE is worn by all at the workplace

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Apply body fit principles

Incorrect manual handling / tool use:


injury

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Confirm staff have been trained and have


the correct network authority levels

Failure to maintain SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Appoint a safety observer trained in


emergency procedures

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury

Fit for Work


Standard

An emergency plan is in place and


understood by all

Conduct a workplace inspection for


condition and hazards-include bays,
structures and apparatus on either side of
the workplace

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

apparatus

Initial
Risk
Rating

Site conditions / fire alerts

Emergency procedures in
place

Staff fit for duty

Inspect poles / hardware /


conductor on both sides of
the workplace

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment:

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Location any underground


utilities

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress

Fires: injury

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Setup/check vehicles and


equipment

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Vehicles earthed
(if required)

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required)

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning:

Appoint a safety observer


trained in emergency
procedures

Locate all utilities in the workplace (if


required)

PPE failure: injury, harm

Failure of apparatus/plant: shock,


burns, injury

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Apply correct manual handling techniques

Monitor weather conditions

Ensure firefighting equipment and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Clean and inspect


equipment

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm safe workplace access and egress

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Inspect and maintain PPE. Replace if


required

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Isolation and Permits


Electrical Access
Permit (EAP)

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for EAP

Overhead apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed
and tagged

Work team briefed on


conditions and boundaries
of the permit

EAP issued

Work team sign onto


permit

For EAP / VA

For EAP / VA

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury,

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure to test: shock, burns

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


issuing officer

Working on the wrong apparatus:


shock, injury

Confirm switching programme with Control


Centre

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns

Confirm the apparatus is isolated, locked


and tagged

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns

Test before applying earths

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP / VA and are aware of the
boundaries

Staff aware of what has to be done and


how to do it

Ensure all staff have signed on to the EAP /


VA

Ensure the working party is aware of


possible induced voltages and to use

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP / VA and the work boundaries:
shock, burns, injury

Failure to observe the safe


approach distance (SAD): shock,
burns, injury

Vicinity Authority (VA)

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
/ near
Communicate with HPCC /
Issuing Officer for VA

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

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Tasks involved

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
workplace

Work team briefed on


conditions and boundaries
of the permit

VA issued

Work team sign onto


permit

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

working earths as required

Carry out the task

Installation of
reinforcing irons

Confirm correct apparatus

Positioning of the plant

Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
work (if required)

Driving the reinforcement


into the ground

Bolt or weld the


reinforcement together

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Unfit for work: injury, harm

Confirm staff are aware of what has to be


done and how to do it

Vehicle movement: impact, injury

Working near / contact with live


electrical apparatus: shock, burns,
injury

Ensure safety observer is active and aware


of MAD

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury

Visual inspection pole top for possible


falling objects

Incorrect use of tools / equipment:


shock, injury

Support pole (if required)

Incorrect manual handling: stain,


sprain, injury

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment

Maintain safe working clearances

Beware of moving machinery keep clear


of crush points

Apply correct manual handling techniques,

Welding, hammering, digging:


injury,

Noise levels: harm

Fires: injury

FI 3.2 Supporting
Poles
L

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard
Contractor Authorisation

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Pinch and cutting points: injury

Moving machinery / hand tools:


injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

use mechanical means if possible

Process FI 1.2

Keep area around workplace clear of


obstacles and trip hazards

Damage to underground utilities

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Monitor weather conditions

Contaminated worksite (treated


poles and soil)

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks to


stabilise equipment

Dust, chemical or fuel inhalation /


ingestion

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task

Uneven/slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Use correct welding, hammering and


digging techniques

Poor access and egress to assets:


injury

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Obstacles / trip hazards: injury

Objects falling from heights: injury

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Field Instruction 3.3

Complete the task

Completion of task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
pole

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


work place

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, injury

Maintain safe working clearances

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Use a safety observer until workplace is


vacated

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Inspect work for completion and


compliance

Reinstate site (if required)

Uneven / slippery surfaces /

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the pole and staff are aware that the

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
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Communicate with HPCC


(if required)

Relinquish VA or EAP
(if used)

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

obstacles: slip, trip


Incorrect manual handling
techniques: sprain

Confirm all staff have signed off VA or EAP


(if used)

Tools or equipment failure: injury

Correctly disposal of waste and


reinstatement of site

Unsecured loads: injury

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


VA or EAP (if used) and understand
the changed conditions

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable)

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

Waste / materials left at the


workplace: environmental issues

Staff involved in the debrief. Document


suggestions

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Vehicle and equipment movement;


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

task is finished

Relinquish traffic
management (is
used)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Installation of Reinforcing Irons on Wooden Poles

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Electrical Safety
Standards

WorkSafe Code of
Practice Excavation (2005)

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

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Install Pad Mount Transformer Ring Main Unit

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Install Pad Mount Transformer / Ring Main Unit (RMU)

CS10#
Approved by:
2077880
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation (applicable levels), Testing
st
& Commissioning Qualification, Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle
Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) / Sanction to Test (STT) if applicable
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction to Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


29. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
30. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Plan trip.

Ensure all equipment


available / onsite.

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP / crane.

Valid test certificates for


EWP / crane (if required).

Staff training up to date.

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required).

Failure to have correct PPE


available: shock, burns, injury.

Correct PPE is available for all at the


workplace.

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving

Travelling to site fatigue, injury.

Staff have training and accreditation to do


the task.

Vehicular traffic, pedestrian /


animals collision.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Adverse driving weather wet


slippery driving conditions, poor
visibility: injury.

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas fires: burns, injury.

Contact Dial Before You


Dig (if required).

Equipment failure: shock, burns,


injury.

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required).

Unsecured material / equipment:


injury.

Arrange traffic
management (if required).

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury.

Notify Control Centre /


issuing officer for DNAR /
permit.

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply interruption required):
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons.

Communicate with site

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Notify supervisor / office of daily plan

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling to remote locations.

Avoid planned work being done during


extremes of weather to minimise rushing,
fatigue, frustration.

Ensure tools and equipment are suitable for


the task.

Secure all equipment, tools and materials


for transport.

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work.
Ensure an approved and accredited traffic

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install Pad Mount Transformer / Ring Main Unit (RMU)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instruction
Procedures and Standards
Manual
WA Road Traffic
Requirements
Electrical safety Standards
(ESS)
L
Dial before you Dig Reqs
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA)
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

management company is used (if required).

Confirm affected consumers have been


notified of any planned interruptions.

Maintain control of workplace access,


demarcate the site with lights, signs and
barriers, and wear Hi Vis PPE.

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required).
Availability of an
accredited traffic
management company
(if required).

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning

Define workplace.

Workplace set-up

Conduct Job Risk


Assessment (JRA).

Failure to wear PPE: shock, burns,


injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/


PPE Requirements

Review site plans and


drawings.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Conduct Job Risk Assessment (JRA).

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Apply Fit for Work policy.

Awareness of
underground
utilities/cables markers.

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified.

OS &H High Risk Licence

Use up-to-date maps and drawings.

Switching Operator
Authorisation

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace (DBYD) Dial Before You Dig.

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authority level (if required).

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood.

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury.

Review traffic
management setup/plan.

Live electrical apparatus: shock,


burns, injury.

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required).

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury.

Conduct circuit location


and phase rotation checks.

Abnormal network integrity: injury.

Emergency procedures in

Accessing the wrong apparatus:


shock, burns.

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Fit for Work Standard

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

place.

Failure to test: shock, burns.

Set up vehicles and


equipment.

Induced voltages: shock, burns.

Staff fit for duty.

Training and accreditation


Use approved and tested
equipment.

Clean and inspect


equipment.

Plant and vehicle operators have valid


authority and know equipment ratings and
load limits.

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury.

Inspect and use fall arrest harness,


lanyards and anchor points (if required).

Plant, tools, equipment failure:


injury.

Earth vehicles (if applicable).

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

Fires: injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where possible.

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Failure to notify affected consumers:


reliance on supply for health, safety
and medical reasons.

Maintain clear area below workers aloft,


EWP and crane.

FI 2.24 Substation Entry &


Distribution Security Key
Requirements

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Carry out the task


Isolation and Permits
Electrical Access Permit
(EAP)

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Communicate with HPCC


issuing officer.

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP or STT:
shock, injury.

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


issuing officer.

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


EAP / STT.

Use maps, plans and test equipment to


locate all utilities.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

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FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.
Apparatus isolated, tested,
earthed and tagged.
Electrical Access Permit
(EAP) issued.
Recipient In Charge (RIC)
and all members of the
working group sign on to
EAP.

Communicate with HPCC


and issuing officer.

Confirm apparatus to be
tested.

Confirm status of
apparatus.

Sanction to Test (STT)


issued.

Ensure all members of the


work group clear of
testing.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
FI 4.4 Excavation Work

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

Recipient in Charge
Training Course

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns.

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating.

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Maintain safe working clearances.

Failure to follow the switching


program.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Operating / switching the wrong


apparatus.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns.

Test the conductors before applying earths.

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns.

Test / spike cable to prove it is deenergised (if required).

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns.

Confirm cable is de-energised before


removing spiking equipment (if required).

Cutting / moving conductors: shock,


burns, injury.

Uneven/slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Failure to observe the Safe


Approach Distance (SAD): shock,
burns, injury.

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated.

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Fit for Work Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Apply correct tags at isolation points and as


required.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

RIC and team members understand the


conditions of the EAP or STT and are
aware of the boundaries of the working
area.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury.

Ensure that all staff has signed on to the


EAP or STT.

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers / ground: injury.

WorkSafe Code of Practice


- Excavation (2005)

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury.
Poor workplace access and egress:
injury.

Ensure work team is aware of risk from


induced voltages use working earths (if
required.

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Power interruption to general public:

Keep area around the workplace clear of

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Confirm switching program with HPCC.

Sanction To Test (STT)

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Confirm the location of


cables.
Excavate / expose cable
for testing / spiking / work
(if required).

Initial
Risk
Rating

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

health/safety and medical reasons.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Isolating / working on incorrect


apparatus: injury.

Failure to ensure work site clean,


tidy and hazard free.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

obstacles, trip hazards and general public.

Monitor weather conditions.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all.

All staff understands the conditions of the


EAP or STT.

Install electrical apparatus

Set up vehicles and


equipment.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Vehicles earthed
(if required).

Failure to understand the conditions


of the EAP or STT.

Apparatus isolated and


earthed (if EAP required).

Unfit for work: injury, harm.

Test before touching.

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns.

Excavate site (if required).

Carry out work (under EAP


or STT permit).
Complete cable joints and
connections.

Ensure that all staff has signed on to the


EAP or STT.

Staff understands what they are to do and


how to do it.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns.

Test to confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated.

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns.

The appointed safety observer is active and


knows role.

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, burns.

Use maps, plans, and test equipment to


locate cables and other utilities (if required).

Connect / check earthing.

Inspect, test and phase


out.

Induced voltages / capacitance:


shock, burns.

Dig pot holes to locate underground


utilities (if required).

Complete documentation /
Testing & Commissioning.

Obstacles / trip hazards: injury.

Ensure all excavation work is done in


accordance with approved methods.

Vehicle, plant and equipment

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Utilities Providers Code of


Practice
FI 4.1 Working Adjacent to
Gas Mains

Minimum Personal
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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Use only approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Protective Clothing and


Footwear Standard

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury.

Ensure tool and equipment operators have


appropriate competencies and know
equipment ratings and limits.

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Test and spike cables before cutting.

Mark cables immediately upon


identification.

Confirm all conductors, including screen,


has been discharged and earthed before
touching.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and to use working
earths as required.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury.
Moving machinery (pulleys,
winches): injury.
Working at heights: fall, injury.

Falling objects: injury.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


fatigue, injury.

Uneven / slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Earth vehicles.

Failure of load bearing surfaces trench covers / ground: injury.

Maintain SAD from all unearthed


apparatus.

Cave-in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury.

Use qualified Dogman and tag lines for


lifting/crane work.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

movement: impact.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Failure to inspect and test work:


injury.

Inspect and test all work for compliance.

Noise: harm.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Hydraulic pressure: injury, harm.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Fit for Work Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
WorkSafe Code of Practice
- Excavation (2005)

Complete the task

Inspect work for


compliance.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Commissioning & Training

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
apparatus.

Failure to inspect and test work:


shock, burns.

Continue to use safety observer.

Use correct manual handling techniques.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

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Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Remove waste material


and reinstate site.

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer.

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury.
Vehicle and equipment movement:
injury.
Unstable ground rollover: injury.

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury.

Material and equipment are correctly


stowed for transport.

Make contact with HPCC / Issuing Officer.

All recipients understand that work is


completed and sign off EAP or STT.

M
Plan and implement a safe approach for
switching.

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences.

Inspect apparatus before operation / use.

Plant / tools / equipment failure:


injury.

Avoid distractions during switching.

Conduct tests and


complete / update
documentation.

Unsecured loads: injury.

Maintain safe approach distances (SAD).

Remove tags.

Apply / remove correct tags and locks.

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if required).

Staff does not sign off permit and


understand the changed conditions:
shock, burns, injury.

Confirm network status at worksite.

Restoring / working on incorrect


apparatus: shock, burns, injury.

Complete and document commissioning


tests.

Incorrect switching technique:


sprain, injury.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Missed hazards and improvements.

Conduct final workplace inspection.

Correctly dispose of waste material.

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


whole team.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Conduct team debrief.

Close off JRA.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used and
not required by work team)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Sign off EAP or STT.

Re-energise the network


(if required).

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk
Use mechanical aids where possible

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers / ground: injury.

Remove all working and


program earths.

Initial
Risk
Rating

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Fit for Work Standard


Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
WorkSafe Code of Practice
- Excavation (2005)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating
L

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Signs

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

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Install Silver Spring Network (SSN) Device Access


Point and Relays on Distribution Poles

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

April 2014

Next Revision Date

April 2017

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Install Silver Spring Network (SSN) Device Access Point and Relays on Distribution Poles

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
Date:
2165289
April 2014
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Qualifications/License required:
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, Motor Vehicle Licence
Permits required:
No Permits required if LV isolation not involved
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations / Permits


Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or Near chemicals
Fuel or Refrigerant lines

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


31. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
32. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment
Plan trip to get to site

Lack of skills/ knowledge,


inadequate equipment

Valid license for the vehicle they are driving


Confirm competency to do task

Sight authorisations and


licences

Check availability and


serviceability of PPE /
PPC required for task

PPE / PPC fails to provide last


defence protection

Inspect PPE / PPC

Check task specific tools

Tools fail to function

Conduct tool operability tests

Confirm if all equipment


has been picked up

Unable to complete task

Checklist of equipment and accessories to


be completed prior to leaving from depot

Organise camera and


paperwork (if required)

Inability to record or document


observations

Check functionality of camera and


availability of documentation

Check vehicle
serviceability

Vehicle out of control (i.e. loss of


traction) unsafe driving conditions

Conduct vehicle POWER check

Lack of competency

Travelling and Working in


Remote Locations
Cert III Distribution Line
Worker Electrician or
equivalent with Live LV line
Work Authorisation
FI 1.3
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard and
FI 2.6

FI 2.23 Job Risk


Assessment Procedure
(JRA)

Fit for Work Standard

Check first aid facilities


and competencies

Unmanaged injury /No first aid kit


available

First aid equipment and competencies


available to manage a foreseeable injury

Check amenities required


for specific climate
conditions

Exposure to extreme temperatures


or weather conditions

Include necessities required to prevent


exposure to the elements

Confirm fit for duty


requirements

Persons fatigued or under the


influence of alcohol or drugs

Comply with Drug and Alcohol, and Fatigue


Management policies

Communicate work plan

Non-contactable in the event of an


emergency, vehicle accident /
breakdown or stranded at a
remote location: heat stress, harm

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan


Carry SPOT, EPIRB or sat. phone if no
mobile phone coverage

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Tasks involved

Land owner / consumer


notification (if required

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury
Failure to notify affected
consumers: public risk

Initial
Risk
Rating
M

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Communicate with land owner/ consumer


to determine safe entry requirements (if
required)

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented.

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Implement a traffic
management plan

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required).

Control unauthorised
access to worksite.

Control vehicle movement


around worksite.

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury. Failure to notify affected
consumers: public risk reliance
on supply for health, safety and
medical reason.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L

Basic Traffic Management


Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Carry out the task


Isolation and Permits

Work is to be carried out


on Live LV overhead lines.
However, some of the
poles where the
installation is to be carried
out have both HV and LV
lines.

Contact with live LV / HV overhead


line: shock, burns, injury.

Work on one phase at a time.

Insulate and separate.

All crew members must be aware of the


Safe Approach distances from both HV and
LV live lines and ensure these are not
encroached.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances
L

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Workplace set-up

Confirm location and


asset details

Access to wrong equipment

Visually examine
structures on the pole

Damaged asset/fittings: Shocks,


injury

Survey work site


Conduct workplace Job
Risk Assessment (JRA)

Site conditions / fire alerts


Emergency procedures

Failure to wear PPE: shock, burns,


injury
Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury
Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,
burns, injury
Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:
injury, harm
Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,
lightning:
No clear emergency plan: injury
Fires: injury
Possible exposure to asbestos and
dust: harm
Pedestrian injury / traffic violation
Damaged or faulty plant, tools and
equipment: injury
Slip, trip, fall obstacles: injury
Vehicle, equipment or material
movement: injury
Failure to observe the SAD: shock,
burns
Induced / capacitive voltages:
shock, burns
Accessing consumers premises
animals, obstacles
Failure to notify affected consumers:
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons

Identify traffic
management strategy
Check and clean
equipment

Vehicles earthed and


stabilised (if required)

Set up EWP if required

Inspect / confirm
Emergency Descent
Device (EDD)

Communicate with land


owner (if required)

Check location and asset particulars


against job parcel details
Confirm that work can be carried out in
safety. Eg: Loose cross arm fittings that
can be dislodged during installation
Ensure all staff has signed on to the JRA.
Continually review potential hazards and
control methods
Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the
workplace, replace if damaged.
Appoint a safety observer with correct
authorisation

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing /


PPE Requirements

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood by all
Ensure firefighting equipment, and people
competent to use equipment
Include details in JRA.
Check conformance with traffic
management plan
Inspect vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment for suitability and condition
Ensure mats / covers have been inspected
and are rated

FI 2.13 Vehicle and Plant


Earthing requirements

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks (if


required)

Confirm correct operation of EDD (if EWP


used)
Apply correct manual handling techniques,
use mechanical aids

FI 2.1 Glove Protection


FI 2.23 Job Hazard and
Risk Assessment (JRA)
Fit for Work Standard
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work
OS &H High Risk Licence WP

L
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety Requirement
when working from an
EWP

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work (if
required)

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Installing equipment on
pole

Ensure all staff are


briefed and aware of
what to do and how it is
done

Support structures or
poles if required

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury
Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,
injury
Failure to test: shock, burns, injury
Contact with / working on live
electrical apparatus: shock, burns,
injury
Failure to mark neutral: shock, burns
Electrical apparatus failure: shock,
injury

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Ensure staffs are aware of the installation


requirement and Low Voltage Connection
Work.

FI 2.7 Safety Requirements


When Working From an
EWP

Trained and competent staff to operate


tools and equipment.
Only use tools and equipment approved for
the task.

FI 2.8 Pole Top Rescue


FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

Check the condition of pole, cross arm and


electrical apparatus before working on
them.
Support pole (if required).
L

Electricity Safety Standard


Section 6.2 Live Line
Low Voltage Work

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Assemble equipment/
connectors and
accessories required

Incorrect assembly : Wrong


installation, damage to equipment,
injury,

Assemble equipment according to attached


Work Instruction (CS10# 2149007).
Ensure all connectors and accessories are
as per the stock list provided.

Installing pole bracket


and Network Device

Plant / equipment failure: injury


Working at heights: fall, injury
Objects / equipment falling: injury
Manual handling: strain, fatigue, injury

Connection to be carried out as per


Construction Drawing M1/1 to 3.
Ensure safety observer is aware of safe
working clearances and emergency
descent procedures.
Inspect and wear fall arrest harness.
Attach lanyard to anchor point.
Keep area below work zone clear.

Connection to Low
Voltage Overhead line

Contact with live LV overhead line:


shock, burns, injury
In correct installation, Loose fittings :
damage to equipment, outages
Manual handling: strain, fatigue, injury

Connection to be carried out as per


Construction drawing M1/1 to 3.
Follow Low Voltage Live line Work
Procedure as described in ESS 6.2.
Clearly identify and tag the neutral.
Work on one phase at a time.
Connect neutral first.

Tasks involved

Energise and test as


per requirements form.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm
Faulty installation : Damage to
equipment, shock ,burns, injury

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Follow Work Instruction for procedure on


Switching ON and device connectivity
(CS10 # 2149007).
Have witness confirm connections and
tests.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task


Task Completion

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance.

Failure to inspect and test work for


compliance: shock, burns, injury.

All staff, tools, covers and


equipment removed from
electrical apparatus.
Complete documentation.

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


burns, injury.
Vehicle and equipment movement:
injury.
Uneven / slippery surfaces /
obstacles: slip, trip, injury.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Conduct a de-brief and


sign off JRA.

Inspect and test work for completion and


compliance

Maintain safe working clearances.


Ensure safety observer is active.
Ensure all staff; tools and equipment are
removed from the electrical apparatus and
staff aware that the task is finished.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury.
Plant / tools / equipment failure:
injury.
Unsecured loads: injury.

Missed hazards and improvements

Remove waste material.

Plan trip to get back to


depot.

See Step 1 of Plan & Prepare Section

FI 3.14 Working at Heights


Recipient In Charge
Training Course
FI 2.23 Job Hazard and
Risk Assessment (JRA)
L

Waste material left in the


workplace: injury

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.
Use correct load restraining devices
(if applicable).

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.
Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues
with the team.
All staff involved in debrief. Document
suggestions.

FI 7.10 Controlled Waste


Travelling and Working in
Remote Locations

Inspect / reinstate workplace. Remove all


material / waste.
Ensure correct disposal of waste material.

See Step 1 of Plan & Prepare Section

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install Silver Spring Network (SSN) Device Access Point and Relays on Distribution Poles

Page 7 of 8

Tasks involved

Relinquish traffic
management

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may
cause harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle movement: injury.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Maintain traffic management until all personnel


and equipment have left site.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Unauthorised workplace access: injury.


M

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


normal traffic flow.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Install Silver Spring Network (SSN) Device Access Point and Relays on Distribution Poles

Basic Traffic Management


Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 8 of 8

Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 8
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Insulator Washing and Siliconing

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358700
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


33. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
34. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Page 2 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan trip

Up to date maps / asset


list

Check tools, PPE and


equipment

Pre-start checks on
vehicles, EWP, pump,
water and silicone

Valid test certificates for


EWP and insulated sticks
Staff skills and
authorisations up to date

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE for the job

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure maps and asset lists / locations are


up to date

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, burns

Confirm staff have authorisations to do their


job

Working on the wrong apparatus:


shock, burns

Ensure drivers have a valid licence for the


vehicle they are driving

Working on live apparatus: shock,


burns

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required)

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required)

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment

Engage GPA Accredited


Traffic Management
Company (if required)

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: Injury

Notify Horizon Power


Control Centre (HPCC) to
arrange DNARs

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location: heat stress, harm

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Communicate with land owner or consumer


to determine safe entry requirements or
escort (if required)

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

HV Live Work
Manual (HVLWM)
Main Roads Traffic
Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice
FI 3.14 Working at Heights
Recipient In Charge
Training Course

FI 2.23 Job Hazard


and Risk
Assessment (JRA)
L

FI 7.10 Controlled Waste


Travelling and Working in
Remote Locations

Basic Traffic
Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 3 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Implement traffic
management plan
(if required)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Control vehicle
movements around the
workplace

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Unauthorised access: injury

Demarcate worksite with lights, signs and


barriers

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Advise landowner /
consumer (if required)

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury

Confirm maps, asset lists and locations are


up to date

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for VA

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required)

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff

Conduct a JRA include all staff

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Appoint safety observer

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Accessing the wrong apparatus:


shock, burns

Site conditions / fire alerts

Apply body fit principles

Failure to observe the SAD: shock,


burns, injury

Confirm staff have been trained and have


appropriate network authority levels

Appoint a competent safety observer


trained in EWP emergency procedures

Emergency procedures in
place

Staff fit for duty

Staff trained, skilled and


competent

Inspect electrical
apparatus (if required)

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury

Manual handling / using tools:


strain, injury

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood

HV Live Work
Manual (HVLWM)
FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing officer

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Tasks involved

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks


(if required)

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning

Apply correct manual handling techniques

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Monitor weather conditions

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2

Electricity conduction through water


/ equipment: shock, burns, injury

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Confirm water conductivity is within


acceptable limits

Inspect and maintain PPE. Replace if


damaged

Inspect fall arrest harness and anchor


points

Inspect, plant, tools and equipment for


suitability and condition

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Confirm plant and equipment have valid


test certificates (where required)

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Check water conductivity


is within approved limits

Fires: injury

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment

Check and clean


equipment
Use approved and tested
tools and equipment

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used

Inspect / confirm EDD

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Daily checks and log


books

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk
Conduct workplace inspection for condition
and hazards-include bays, structures and
apparatus on either side of workplace

Vehicles earthed

Initial
Risk
Rating

Set up vehicles and


equipment

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Fit for Work


Standard

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards

Page 5 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Vicinity Authority
(VA)

Inspect / confirm
apparatus to be worked on
/ near

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer

Confirm status of
apparatus in vicinity of
workplace

VA issued

All staff signed onto permit

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the VA and the
work boundaries

Appointed a safety observer who knows the


role

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


issuing officer

Confirm understanding with the issuing


officer of the VA conditions and apparatus
covered

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the VA and are aware of the boundaries
of the working area

Ensure that staff have signed on to the VA

Failure to observe the MAD: shock,


burns, injury

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: shock, burns, injury

OS &H High Risk


Licence
L
Recipient in Charge
Training Course

Carry out the task

Insulator washing
and Siliconing

Confirm correct location /


apparatus as described in
the VA

Confirm VA conditions with


staff

Staff know what to do and


how to do it

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

No clear access / egress plan: injury

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified

Inadequate training or poor


concentration: shock, burns, injury

Staff signed on to the VA and are aware of


the conditions

Using high pressure spray


equipment: injury,

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
procedures

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness

Ensure that the lanyard is attached to the

Confirm safe access and


egress

Failure of plant and equipment:


injury, harm

Confirm land owner /


consumer has been
advised (if required)

Electricity conducting through water


/ equipment: shock, burns, injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

HV Live Work
Manual
IEEE Std 957
1995 Guide for
Cleaning Insulators
L

Page 6 of 8

Tasks involved

Vehicles earthed

Determine wind direction

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Damaged / faulty electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Working at heights: injury from falls

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Ensure that only trained and competent


staff operate tools and equipment

Use approved tools and equipment for the


task

Objects / equipment falling: injury

Maintain safe working clearances

Obstacles / workplace conditions:


slip, trip, fall

Earth vehicles (if required)

Incorrect manual handling: strain,


sprain, injury

Take care around slippery surfaces


silicone overspray

Limited work space (e.g. EWP


basket): injury

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Keep area below workplace clear

Inclement weather, raining, heavy


mist, fog or wind velocity above
45 km/h: injury

Monitor weather conditions, only spray


when safe

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks

Ensure firefighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Animal / insect bites and stings:


injury

Fires: injury

Unauthorised access: injury

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

anchor point

Wash into wind

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Use safety observer until workplace is


vacated

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


permit and understand the changed
conditions

Reinstate site (if required)

Conduct final workplace inspection

Unsecured loads / equipment: injury

Make contact with HPCC / issuing officer

Staff aware that work has

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
L

Page 7 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

ceased

Relinquish VA

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA

Remove waste material

Relinquish traffic
management (is
used)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip,

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Plant / equipment failure: injury

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements

Vehicle and equipment movement;


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Insulator Washing and Siliconing

Ensure all recipients understand that work


is completed and to sign off the permit

Ensure correct disposal of waste and


reinstate the site

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where possible

Use correct restraining / storage devices

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team

All staff involved in debriefs. Document


suggestion

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice
Basic Traffic
Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 8 of 8

Jointing Overhead conductors HV or LV


(De-energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 9
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

CS10#
Approved by:
2078261
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Glove & Barrier, Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation
st
(if applicable), Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes
Poles

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


35. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
36. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 2 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Plan trip.

Check tools, PPE and


equipment.

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP.

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required).

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Confirm staff have the knowledge to do


their task.

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, injury.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress,
harm.

Valid test certificates for


EWP.
Staff training up to date.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns.

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required).

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Engage Accredited Traffic


Management Company
(if required).
Notify Horizon Power
Control Centre (HPCC) to
arrange Vicinity Authority
(VA) for live HV work.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.
Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,

Communicate with HPCC / issuing officer


for VA.

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving.

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport.

Ensure that land owners / consumers have


been notified / planned interruption
(if required).
Confirm that an accredited traffic

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Main Roads Traffic
Management works on
Roads Code of Conduct
Field Instruction
Procedures & Standards
Manual (FIPSM)

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA)
HV Live Work Manual
Electrical Safety Standards
(ESS)
Horizon Powers Customer
Power Outage Notification
Process (Card)

Page 3 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

fumes: Injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

management company has been engaged


(if required).

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Control all vehicle


movements around the
workplace.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Control workplace access at all times.

Traffic management procedures and plans


are onsite and implemented (if applicable).

Demarcate the work area with lights, signs


and barriers.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn / inspected by


all onsite.

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required).

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements / notification
(if required).

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury.

Conduct a workplace Job


Risk Assessment (JRA)
include all staff.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Staff fit for duty.

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for an EAP.

Staff trained and


authorised.

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.
Failure to observe the SAD: shock,
burns, injury.

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury.

Incorrect manual handling / using


tools: injury.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

Inspect structures and bays either side of


the work place.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

OS &H High Risk Licence

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Switching Operator
Authorisation

Apply body fit principles.

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated.

Staff are trained and correct network


authority levels.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)
L
Fit for Work Standard

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

Page 4 of 9

Tasks involved

Inspect electrical
apparatus. Include
adjacent poles.

Calculate conductor
weights and identify
conductor size and
condition.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Safety observer trained in EWP emergency


procedures.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood.

Fires: injury.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury.

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required).

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury.

Authorised EWP operator use


stabilisers/pads, wheel chocks (if required).

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where practicable.

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Monitor weather conditions.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire.

Inspect plant, tools and equipment for


suitability and condition.

Used approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Check phasing and circuit.

Set up vehicles and


equipment.

Vehicles earthed.

Inspect / confirm EDD.

Check and clean


equipment.

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Page 5 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task


Isolation and Permits

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Apparatus isolated, tested,


earthed and tagged.

Failure to test: shock, burns.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Operating the wrong apparatus:


shock, injury.

Confirm switching program with HPCC.

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

EAP is issued.

Staff briefed on permit


conditions.

All staff signed onto


permit.

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns.

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns.

Test that conductors are dead before


applying earths.

FI 6.1 Portable Earthing


Requirements

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries.

Apply correct tags / locks at isolation points


and as required.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Apply working earths to both sides of


isolated apparatus.

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area.

Ensure staff understands what they are to


do and how to do it.

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


EAP.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and use working
earths as required.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Switching Operators
Manual
L

Page 6 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Join HV and or LV
Conductors
(De-energised)

Confirm correct apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Confirm EAP conditions.

Unfit for work and poor


concentration.

Ensure all staff know what


to do and how to do it.

Lack of skills or knowledge,


unauthorised.

Ensure safety observer is active and aware


of safe working clearances and emergency
descent procedures.

Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
work.

Failure to observe the MAD


contact with live apparatus.

Fit mats / covers


(if required).

Prepare conductors and


connectors.

Unlash, spread, support


conductors.

Remove / replace / join


conductors.

Replace and lash in


conductors.

Vehicle movement / unstable


ground / Uneven surfaces: slip and
trip hazards.

Electrical apparatus failure /


Damaged or faulty plant, tools and
equipment and failure to use
approved and tested tools and
equipment.

Use of power / hand tools and


cutting / moving conductors.

No clear access / egress plan.

FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Ensure all staff has signed onto the EAP


and are aware of its conditions and
limitations.

Distribution Construction
Standards Manual
Reference Section/
General Notes

Use approved and rated mats and covers


(if required).

Maintain safe working clearances.

FI 2.7 Safety Requirements


When Working From an
EWP

Ensure fall arrest harness is worn and


lanyard is attached to anchor point.

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Check the condition of poles and apparatus


before commencing work. Support the
poles (if required).

Check conductor tension


and clearances.

Fires, Weather conditions: rain, sun,


wind, lightning.

Confirm conductor condition before


moving it.

Check all connections /


inspect work.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals.

Ensure conductor weight is within the safe


working load of plant and equipment.

Complete documentation.

Working at heights / objects or


equipment falling.

Maintain safe clearances when moving or


installing conductors.

Confirm the joint size and ensure the


correct dies are used.

Use approved and tested tools and

Manual handling.

Moving machinery.

Hydraulic pressure.

FI 3.10 Stringing,
Tensioning and sagging
Conductors

Staff is aware of what has to be done and


how to do it.

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 7 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

equipment.

Operate tools and equipment within safe


working limits.

Trained and competent staff operates tools


and equipment.

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks


(if required).

Ensure vehicles are earthed (if required).

Keep area below work zone clear.

Keep workplace clear of obstacles and trip


hazards.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Failure to maintain safe clearance /


Conductor failure.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Continue to use safety observer.

Inspect work for completion and


compliance.

Communicate with HPCC and advise status


of job (if required).

FI 3.14 Working at Heights


FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

All covers and equipment


removed from electrical
apparatus.

Damaged / faulty apparatus.

Working earths removed.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Working at heights / Objects /


equipment falling.
Vehicle and equipment movement /
Uneven / slippery surfaces /

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 8 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

obstacles.

Reinstate site (if required).


Communicate with HPCC /
issuing officer.
Staff aware that work has
ceased / relinquish EAP.

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA.

Remove waste material.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used and
not required by work team)

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the apparatus.

Staff signs off the EAP and are aware of


the changed conditions.

Unsecured loads.

Ensure correct disposal of waste material.

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


EAP and understand the changed
conditions.

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements.

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable).

Waste / materials left at the


workplace.

Sign off the EAP and discuss any issues


with the team.

All staff involved in debrief and document


suggestions.

Confirm network status at workplace.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques.

Tools or equipment failure.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Page 9 of 9

Jointing Overhead conductors HV or LV


(Energised)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 9
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

CS10#
Approved by:
2078261
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Glove & Barrier, Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation
st
(if applicable), Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes
Poles

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


37. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
38. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 2 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Plan trip.

Check tools, PPE and


equipment.

Pre-start checks on
vehicles / EWP.

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required).

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Lack of skills / knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Confirm staff have the knowledge to do


their task.

Failure to obtain correct permit:


shock, injury.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress,
harm.

Valid test certificates for


EWP.
Staff training up to date.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns.

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required).

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Engage Accredited Traffic


Management Company
(if required).
Notify Horizon Power
Control Centre (HPCC) to
arrange Vicinity Authority
(VA) for live HV work.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.
Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,

Communicate with HPCC / issuing officer


for VA.

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving.

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport.

Ensure that land owners / consumers have


been notified / planned interruption
(if required).
Confirm that an accredited traffic

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Main Roads Traffic
Management works on
Roads Code of Conduct
Field Instruction
Procedures & Standards
Manual (FIPSM)

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA)
HV Live Work Manual
Electrical Safety Standards
(ESS)
Horizon Powers Customer
Power Outage Notification
Process (Card)

Page 3 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

fumes: Injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

management company has been engaged


(if required).

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Control all vehicle


movements around the
workplace.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Control workplace access at all times.

Traffic management procedures and plans


are onsite and implemented (if applicable).

Demarcate the work area with lights, signs


and barriers.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn / inspected by


all onsite.

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required).

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements / notification
(if required).

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury.

Conduct a workplace Job


Risk Assessment (JRA)
include all staff.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Staff fit for duty.

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for an EAP.

Staff trained and


authorised.

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.
Failure to observe the SAD: shock,
burns, injury.

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury.

Incorrect manual handling / using


tools: injury.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

Inspect structures and bays either side of


the work place.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

OS &H High Risk Licence

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Switching Operator
Authorisation

Apply body fit principles.

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated.

Staff are trained and correct network


authority levels.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)
L
Fit for Work Standard

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

Page 4 of 9

Tasks involved

Inspect electrical
apparatus. Include
adjacent poles.

Calculate conductor
weights and identify
conductor size and
condition.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Safety observer trained in EWP emergency


procedures.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood.

Fires: injury.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury.

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required).

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury.

Authorised EWP operator use


stabilisers/pads, wheel chocks (if required).

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where practicable.

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Monitor weather conditions.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire.

Inspect plant, tools and equipment for


suitability and condition.

Used approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Check phasing and circuit.

Set up vehicles and


equipment.

Vehicles earthed.

Inspect / confirm EDD.

Check and clean


equipment.

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Page 5 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task


Isolation and Permits

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Apparatus isolated, tested,


earthed and tagged.

Failure to test: shock, burns.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Operating the wrong apparatus:


shock, injury.

Confirm switching program with HPCC.

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

EAP is issued.

Staff briefed on permit


conditions.

All staff signed onto


permit.

Contact with live apparatus: shock,


burns.

Confirm correct equipment has been


isolated.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

Induced / capacitive voltages:


shock, burns.

Test that conductors are dead before


applying earths.

FI 6.1 Portable Earthing


Requirements

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries.

Apply correct tags / locks at isolation points


and as required.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Apply working earths to both sides of


isolated apparatus.

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area.

Ensure staff understands what they are to


do and how to do it.

Ensure that all staff have signed on to the


EAP.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and use working
earths as required.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing:


shock, burns.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Switching Operators
Manual
L

Page 6 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Join HV and or LV
Conductors
(De-energised)

Confirm correct apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Confirm EAP conditions.

Unfit for work and poor


concentration.

Ensure all staff know what


to do and how to do it.

Lack of skills or knowledge,


unauthorised.

Ensure safety observer is active and aware


of safe working clearances and emergency
descent procedures.

Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
work.

Failure to observe the MAD


contact with live apparatus.

Fit mats / covers


(if required).

Prepare conductors and


connectors.

Unlash, spread, support


conductors.

Remove / replace / join


conductors.

Replace and lash in


conductors.

Vehicle movement / unstable


ground / Uneven surfaces: slip and
trip hazards.

Electrical apparatus failure /


Damaged or faulty plant, tools and
equipment and failure to use
approved and tested tools and
equipment.

Use of power / hand tools and


cutting / moving conductors.

No clear access / egress plan.

FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Ensure all staff has signed onto the EAP


and are aware of its conditions and
limitations.

Distribution Construction
Standards Manual
Reference Section/
General Notes

Use approved and rated mats and covers


(if required).

Maintain safe working clearances.

FI 2.7 Safety Requirements


When Working From an
EWP

Ensure fall arrest harness is worn and


lanyard is attached to anchor point.

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Check the condition of poles and apparatus


before commencing work. Support the
poles (if required).

Check conductor tension


and clearances.

Fires, Weather conditions: rain, sun,


wind, lightning.

Confirm conductor condition before


moving it.

Check all connections /


inspect work.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals.

Ensure conductor weight is within the safe


working load of plant and equipment.

Complete documentation.

Working at heights / objects or


equipment falling.

Maintain safe clearances when moving or


installing conductors.

Confirm the joint size and ensure the


correct dies are used.

Use approved and tested tools and

Manual handling.

Moving machinery.

Hydraulic pressure.

FI 3.10 Stringing,
Tensioning and sagging
Conductors

Staff is aware of what has to be done and


how to do it.

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 7 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

equipment.

Operate tools and equipment within safe


working limits.

Trained and competent staff operates tools


and equipment.

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks


(if required).

Ensure vehicles are earthed (if required).

Keep area below work zone clear.

Keep workplace clear of obstacles and trip


hazards.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Complete the task

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Failure to maintain safe clearance /


Conductor failure.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Continue to use safety observer.

Inspect work for completion and


compliance.

Communicate with HPCC and advise status


of job (if required).

FI 3.14 Working at Heights


FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

All covers and equipment


removed from electrical
apparatus.

Damaged / faulty apparatus.

Working earths removed.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Working at heights / Objects /


equipment falling.
Vehicle and equipment movement /
Uneven / slippery surfaces /

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Page 8 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

obstacles.

Reinstate site (if required).


Communicate with HPCC /
issuing officer.
Staff aware that work has
ceased / relinquish EAP.

Conduct debrief and sign


off JRA.

Remove waste material.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used and
not required by work team)

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the apparatus.

Staff signs off the EAP and are aware of


the changed conditions.

Unsecured loads.

Ensure correct disposal of waste material.

Failure to ensure all staff sign off the


EAP and understand the changed
conditions.

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements.

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable).

Waste / materials left at the


workplace.

Sign off the EAP and discuss any issues


with the team.

All staff involved in debrief and document


suggestions.

Confirm network status at workplace.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques.

Tools or equipment failure.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Jointing Overhead Conductors HV or LV (De-energised)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Page 9 of 9

Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP,


Auger, Borer

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 8
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

CS10#

2075309

Approved by:

Date:

Field Practices

September 2013

Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:


Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Team Leader / On site person in charge


st
Construction industry Card (White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for contractors,
OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
N/A
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration
Ultraviolet light , i.e. sun

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP, auger, borer

SWMS implementation and compliance


39. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
40. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

Page 2 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan , personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment
Tool Box meeting

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency, unauthorised
equipment use.

PPE requirements.

Valid licences, training and


competencies for all
drivers and operators.

Vehicles / plant and


equipment checks
including emergency plans
for each item of plant.

Complete pre-start checks to vehicles, plant


and equipment and confirm valid test
certificates and tags for plant and
equipment.

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress and
working / driving in high fire risk
areas, injury and adverse weather
conditions.

Avoid long periods of driving without a


break, where possible, share the driving
and adjust driving to suit weather conditions
and terrain.

Check for weather (fire)


alerts.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment.

Check loads before


journey.

Land owner / consumer


notification (if required)
access and egress.

Confirm staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task and ensure
that drivers have a valid licence for the
vehicle they are driving.

Communications
equipment check
(if required).

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


road side and workplace hazards
impact with vehicles, pedestrians,
animals.

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required) to
arrange traffic control.

Confirm staff have the required PPE.

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace.

Communication, equipment failure.

Check, test communication equipment and


maintain contact with formal leader / office.

Unauthorised entry, access and


egress, uneven terrain.

Communication with land owner, plan


access and egress route, keep eyes on the
path.

Locate all utilities in the vicinity of the


proposed work.

Failure to identify underground


utilities (Plan and prepare).

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA)
Field Instructions
Procedures and Standards
Manual (FIPSM)
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
L
Main Roads Traffic
Management works on
Roads Code of Conduct

Correct location /
apparatus contact
Dial Before You Dig (if
required) Gas, and Water.

Implement a traffic

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to the workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Maintain control of workplace access,


demarcate the site with lights, signs and
barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Field Instruction 2.15


Temporary Safety Barriers
and/or Warning Signs
L

Unauthorised access: injury.

Carry out the task


Workplace set-up

Toolbox meeting.

Fail to identify site specific hazards


and implement control measures.

Conduct a Job Risk


assessment.

PPE requirements.

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress.

Manual handling tasks,


setting up vehicle and
equipment.

Vehicle plant setup, site


movement.

Confirm the location of all


utilities in the vicinity of the
proposed work and
appoint a safety observer
(if required).

Emergency procedures in
place.

Contact relevant work


authorities (e.g. HPCC)

Conduct a work place risk assessment for


apparatus condition and workplace hazards
include all staff.

Field Instruction 2.23


Job Hazard and Risk
Assessment (JRA)

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Uneven terrain, slippery surfaces,


slip, trip, and fall hazards, obstacles.

Field Instruction 2.6


Worksite Clothing/PPE
Requirements

Assess work area, keep eyes on the path,


clear area of obstacles, use anti slip mats
(if required).

Manual handling large loads,


incorrect lifting techniques, pinch
and crush points.

Use correct lifting techniques, use


mechanical aids, or two man lift.

Failure of load bearing surfaces


unstable ground, rollover, not using
outrigger legs, stabilisers.

Ensure vehicle set up on stable surface,


use stabilisers, ensure load bearing
surfaces are sound and are of SWL.

Vehicle, plant, equipment


movement: impact.

Demarcate off work area, appoint a safety


spotter.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus and contact with
underground utilities.
Electrical apparatus failure,
damaged conductors.
Fail to follow isolation and permit
process.

Maintain safe approach distances and


confirm the location of all utilities in the
vicinity of the proposed work (dig pot holes)
and appoint a competent safety observer
(if required) confirm safe workplace access
and egress and ensure an emergency plan
is in place and understood.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

Field Instruction 2.4


Fire Precautions for Field
Work
Field Instruction 2.15
Temporary Safety Barriers
and/or Warning Signs
.
Field Instruction 2.17
Minimum Approach
Distances
FIPSM Part 9
Miscellaneous Table 3

Page 4 of 8

Tasks involved

before planned work starts


and obtain / sign onto
permits (if required).

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Working from heights, falling


objects, not using fall arrest.

Working aloft, EWP


operations.

No clear access / egress, vehicle /


pedestrian movement: injury.

Traffic and public access


management in place
(if required).

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

All understand limits of permit system, and


signed on, confirm before commencing
work, and inspect / check plant, tools and
equipment to be used, earth vehicles
(if required).

Inspect fall arrest system, in test date,


stand clear of drop zone.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Operate mobile plant and


equipment

Correct apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Awareness of what has to


be done and surrounds.

Signed onto permit and


aware of conditions and
limitations (if required).

Failure to understand the conditions


of the permit and the work
boundaries: shock, injury.

Confirm staff have signed onto the permit (if


used) and are aware of its conditions and
limitations.

Failure to observe the SAD: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
descent procedures.

Vehicles earthed
(if required).
Support structures or
poles prior to commencing
tasks (if required).
Set up / operate EWP/
crane / borer / plant as
required.

Correct handling of
contaminated soil / pole
butt (if required).

Working alone: fatigue, shock,


burns, injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Earth vehicles (if required).

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury.

Use working earths to avoid induced


voltages (if required).

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness.

Failure of load bearing surfaces


unstable ground, rollover: injury.

Ensure the lanyard is attached to the


anchor point.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

FI 2.7 Safety Requirements


when Working from an
EWP
L

Page 5 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Vehicle, plant, equipment


movement: impact, injury.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Check the condition of pole, cross arm,


conductors and associated electrical
apparatus before commencing work.

Support pole or structure (if required).

Confirm conductor weight and condition.

Ensure safe crane / lifting techniques are


used.

Contact with underground utilities:


shock, injury.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Restricted space: strain, sprain,


cramp, fatigue.

Use accredited dogman for crane work.

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Operate the EWP, crane, tools and


equipment within safe working limits.

Working from heights: fall, injury.

Falling objects: injury.

Uncovered holes: injury.

Use stabilisers, pads, wheel chocks.

Contaminated soil / pole butts:


harm.

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where possible.

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury.

Barricaded or covered open holes.

Noise, dusts, chemicals and fumes:


harm.

Keep clear of the area below the


workplace.

Hydraulic and pneumatic pressure:


injury.

Use correct procedures for handling


contaminated soil / pole butts.

Fires: injury.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task


Completion of task

Remove all staff, mobile


plant and equipment from
apparatus.
Clean, inspect and stow
boom, outriggers, tools
and equipment.

Tie down anchor points.

Remove waste material


and reinstate site
(if required).

Sign off permit (if used).

Conduct debrief and sign


off WRAP. Update records
/ documents.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used).

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus; shock, burns, injury.
H

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury.

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: strain, sprain, injury.

Plant / tools / equipment failure:


injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn.

Continue to use safety observer until


leaving workplace.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Ensure all staff, plant, tools and equipment


are removed from the electrical apparatus
before relinquishing permit (if used).

Ensure that the work team sign off the


permit and understand it is to be cancelled
(if permit used).

Inspect workplace. Remove all material /


waste. Correctly dispose of waste /
contaminated material.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Unsecured loads: injury.

Failure to ensure all staff sign off


permit (if used) and understand the
changed conditions: shock, burns,
injury.

Ensure all material, plant, tools and


equipment are secured for transport.

Sign off the WRAP and discuss any issues


with the team.

Missed hazards and improvements.

All staff involved in debrief and document


suggestions.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used and
not required by work team)

Failure of load bearing surfaces /


unstable ground: injury.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

Main Roads Traffic


Management works on
Roads Code of Conduct

Field Instruction 2.4


Fire Precautions for Field
Work

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs
L

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Operate Mobile Plant and Equipment EWP, Auger, Borer

Page 8 of 8

Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

CS10#
Approved by:
2078572
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation (applicable levels),
st
Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) if applicable
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


41. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
42. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Page 2 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm.

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Plan staff roster


availability and fit for duty.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task.

Monitor weather
conditions.

Travelling from site to site : fatigue,


injury.

Comply with fatigue management policy.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle.

Avoid long periods of driving without a


break, share the driving.

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain, appropriate vehicle for the
conditions.

Accreditation, training and


competency.
Vehicles / plant and
equipment readiness.
Valid licenses /
competencies for all
vehicles and equipment
used.

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dust:


injury, harm.
Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:
injury, harm.

Land owner / consumer


notification.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury.

Control all unauthorised


access to the workplace.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Undertake basic traffic


management.

Contact HPCC (if permits/


switching required).

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Basic Traffic Management


Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20
L

WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Monitor weather conditions on a daily basis,


gear up to suit, check local fire
warnings/alerts.

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA)

Ensure vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


are checked / tested / approved and ready
for use.

Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations

Ensure site hazards identified/controlled,


ALARP, wear correct PPE.

Maintain contact with formal leader / office.

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Field Instructions
Procedures and Standards
Manual

Page 3 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

if travelling to remote locations/out of


mobile phone / radio range.
Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required).

Availability of an
accredited traffic
management company
(if required).

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Maintain control of workplace access,


demarcate the site with lights, signs and
barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs


and barriers.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L

Unauthorised access: injury.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace, replace if damaged.

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/


PPE Requirements

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA).

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)

Communicate with HPCC.

Working alone: fatigue, shock,


burns, injury.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

Fit for Work Standard

Conduct LV/HV
emergency switching
program.

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

OS &H High Risk Licence

Apply Fit for Work principles.

If working alone; keep in regular contact


with HPCC or formal leader / office in
accordance with journey management
procedure.

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury.

Restricted space: strain, sprain,


cramp, fatigue.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Issue permits (if required).


Vehicle and portable
earthing requirements
(if required).

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus / Safe Approach

Appropriate licences / OS & H High Risk /


EWP.

Staff are trained and have appropriate


competencies and correct network authority

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Switching Operators
Manual
Switching Operator
Authorisation
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work

Page 4 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Distance (SAD).

Staff fit for duty.

Staff trained, skilled and


competent.

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress.

Check and set up


equipment / EWP.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

levels / switching / RIC.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Appoint a competent safety observer


(if required).

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Have an emergency plan is in place and is


understood.

Fires: injury.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Inspect poles, hardware and conductors.

Vehicle / pedestrian movement:


injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques.

Use only approved and


tested tools and
equipment.

Monitor weather conditions.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress.

Check and clean


equipment.

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements (if required).

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Ensure fire fighting equipment available


while switching is carried out.

Confirm correct location, use maps &


drawings.

Appoint a safety observer


(if required).

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Carry out the task


Perform overhead LV/HV
switching operations /
Isolation / Restoration /
Permits

Communicate with HPCC.

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.
Confirm apparatus to be
isolated / switched.

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Use approved and tested covers.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Vehicle, equipment or machinery

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
procedures.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Page 5 of 7

Tasks involved

Provide LV back feed


(if necessary).

Isolate streetlight circuits


(if required).

Apply barriers and danger


tags.

Test all conductors using


approved tester to prove
de-energised.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

movement / impact: injury.

Maintain contact with HPCC.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

Incorrect isolation and failure to test:


shock, burns, injury.

Confirm switching program with HPCC


(if required).

Distribution Construction
Manual

Lose of supply for general public:


health/safety and medical reasons.

Maintain safe working clearances.

FI 3.2 Supporting Poles


FI 3.4 Testing and Use of
High Voltage Insulated
Equipment

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating it.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness


(if EWP used).

Apply LV short circuit and /


or HV earthing kit.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, burns, injury.

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Issue EAP / VA to the


Recipient in Charge (RIC).

Incorrect switching procedure:


shock, injury.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Confirm EAP / VA
conditions with RIC.

Confirm apparatus and


carry out work.

Workplace clear and


reinstated (if required).

All personnel, equipment


and tools removed from
apparatus, tags and
barriers.

Confirm with the RIC that


work is complete and the
EAP / VA is to be
cancelled.

Cancel EAP / VA.


All staff aware EAP / VA is
cancelled.

Remove Shorts / earths.

Incorrect manual handling: sprain,


injury.

Support pole (if required).

Objects / equipment falling: injury.

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated, locked and tagged.

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip.

Test that conductors are de-energised


before shorting / applying earths.

Ensure that the RIC and all staff


understand the conditions of the EAP and
are aware of the working boundaries.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Tools or equipment failure: injury.

Unsecured loads: injury.

Failure to ensure all staff signs off


the EAP / VA.

All staff have signed on to the EAP.

Unauthorised access: injury.


Poor workplace access and egress:
injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and to use working
earths as required.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
when Working from an
EWP
FI 3.14 Working at Heights

Page 6 of 7

Tasks involved

Communicate with HPCC.

Ensure work site clean,


tidy and Hazard free.

Close off JRA and conduct


a debrief.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

injury, harm.

Keep area around the workplace clear of


obstacles, trip hazards and general public.

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns, injury.

Keep clear of any overhead work.

Monitor weather conditions.

Cutting / moving conductors: shock,


burns, injury.

Isolating / working on incorrect


apparatus: injury.

Failure to maintain SAD.

Tools or equipment failure.

Unsecured loads.

Failure to ensure work site clean,


tidy and hazard free.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task


Relinquish traffic
management (if used and
not required by work team)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Overhead Fault or Damage (HV or LV)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Page 7 of 7

Oversize Vehicle Escorts

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Oversize Load Vehicle Movement

CS10#
Approved by:
2084695
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
September 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Construction industry Card(White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for contractors, Motor
Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) or Vicinity Authority (VA) if required
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes
Lifting and lowering conductors

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

SWMS implementation and compliance


43. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
44. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Oversize Load Vehicle Movement

Page 2 of 5

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Plan escort

Confirm approval of High


Load Movement
Authorisation.

Non-compliance with High Load


Movement Authorisation and failure
to obtain route approval.

Sight High Load Movement Authorisation


and check conformance information and
restrictions.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Conduct a job risk


assessment (JRA) of
escort route.

Overhead conductor height change:


affects load clearance resulting in
asset damage.

Check route is suitable for High Load


Escort.

Fit for Work Standard

Check escort team authorisations and


competencies.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.

Plan rest breaks and share the driving to


avoid long periods of driving without a
break.

Check weather reports


and fire alerts for route.

Adverse weather conditions:


increased error potential.

Validate qualification and


competencies.

Lack of qualification and


competency.

Check journey time within


maximum work hours.

Driving long distances, fatigue.

No emergency procedures in place.

Prepare emergency
procedures.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Conductor lifting tool failure: load


clearance breached.

Validate PPE
requirements.

Check conductor lifting


equipment.

Check communications
equipment.

Communicate with
Network if HV switching is
required on route.

Communication failure with Pilot


and escort driver, inability to warn of
pending risk.
Failure to notify affected consumers
(if supply is to be interrupted) public
risk reliance on supply for health,
safety and medical reasons.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Oversize Load Vehicle Movement

Ensure all staff is aware of relevant on


route emergency procedures.

Check escort vehicles are equipped with


fire extinguishers and first aid equipment.

Check escort team possess required


approved PPE.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Validate communication method between


all escort personnel (police, pilots, driver,
etc).

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required).

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Field Instructions
Procedures and Standards
Manual
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA)
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Field Instruction
FI 2.12 Oversize Load
Vehicle Escorts

Page 3 of 5

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task


Carry out the task

Check High Load Vehicle


load height.

Fail to check vehicle load height,


making contact with overhead
power lines.

Check vehicle loads


regularly.

Fail to monitor Load Height, and


maintain overhead clearances.

Check adequate number


of pilots, and police escort.

Fail to check staff quantities and


brief all of roles and responsibilities.

Check Communications
equipment.

Communication failure with Pilot,


High Load Vehicle driver, inability to
warn of pending dangers.

Fail to obey traffic rules and High


Load speed.

Monitor road / weather /


traffic conditions.

Raise and remove /


replace conductors as
required.

Faulty / failure of raising and


lowering conductor lifting
equipment, not using correct lifting
techniques Fit for Work Standard.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Oversize Load Vehicle Movement

Check High Load Vehicle load height


complies with High Load authorisation.

Ensure a safety observer is observing High


Load at all times.

Ensure correct amount of staff for High


Load escort, and brief all staff of
responsibilities.

Check communications between all High


Load Vehicle escort personnel (police,
pilots, High Load Vehicle driver, etc)
confirm clear communication.

Obey traffic regulations.

Inspect poles and conductors before raising


or lowering conductors.

Stop High Load Vehicle movement if poles


or conductors are suspect.

Apply correct lifting techniques, using lifting


equipment designed for lifting conductors.

Use a safety observer when lifting or


lowering conductors.

Ensure rear pilot stops traffic until the


conductor lift is complete and lifting
equipment is stored.

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing /


PPE Requirements

Page 4 of 5

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Overhead conductor
isolation (if required)

Check High Load Vehicle


height clearance.

Stop High Load Vehicle Movement:

High Load Vehicle height clearance


requires isolation of HV or LV
supply: High Load Vehicle
movement delay, asset damage,
loss of supply, injury.

Notify HPCC and arrange an emergency


Switching Schedule.

Comply with RICs instructions.

Check earthing and/or isolation points.

Sign on and sign off EAP or VA.

Switching Operators
Manual
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances

Complete the task


Arrive at destination / return
to base

All permits cleared


(if used).

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Sign off risk assessment


document.

Conduct debriefs.

Notify formal leader /


office.

Drive long distances: fatigue, injury.

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Inadequately secured loads, tools


and equipment.
Accident / breakdown or stranded at
a remote location: heat stress,
harm.

Missed hazards and improvements.

Manage fatigue on return


journey.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Oversize Load Vehicle Movement

Take regular breaks and rotate drivers if


practicable.

Obey traffic regulations.

Confirm that all permits have been signed


off.

Use correct restraining / storage devices.

Sign off JRA form.

Involve all High Load Vehicle escort team


members in debrief.

Document suggested improvements.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Page 5 of 5

Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 8
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

CS10#
Approved by:
2079421
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation (applicable levels),
st
Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) Sanction to Test Permit (STT) Vicinity Authority (VA)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


45. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
46. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Page 2 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Plan staff roster


availability and fit for duty.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm.

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Tool Box Meeting.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task.

Monitor weather
conditions.

Travelling from site to site : fatigue,


injury.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Accreditation, training and


competency.

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Vehicles / plant and


equipment readiness.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Valid licenses /
competencies for all
vehicles and equipment
used.

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dust:


injury, harm.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Land owner / consumer


notification (if planned
outage).
Contact HPCC (if permits
required).

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required).

Availability of a GPA

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Comply with fatigue management policy.


Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for
the vehicle, avoid long periods of driving
without a break, where possible, share the
driving, adjust driving to suit weather
conditions and terrain, appropriate vehicle
for the conditions.

Ensure vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


are checked / tested / approved and ready
for use.

Monitor weather conditions on a daily basis,


gear up to suit, check local fire
warnings/alerts.

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace.

Maintain contact with formal leader / office.

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range.

Ensure customers are notified in advance


of power restrictions (Card drop, News

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Field Instruction
Procedures and Standards
Manual (FIPSM)
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA)
L

Page 3 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

accredited traffic
management company
(if required).

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Paper & Radio).

Carry out the task


Implement a traffic
management plan (if
required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: personal


injury.

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Communicate with HPCC

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm land owner /


consumer notification (if
planned outage)

Working alone: fatigue, shock,


burns, injury.

Maintain control of workplace access.

Demarcate the site with lights, signs and


barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA).
Inspect and verify LV
isolation points (NO and
NC points).

Prepare HV switching
program.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures in

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Field Instruction
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements
FI 2.23 Job Hazard and
Risk Assessment (JRA)
Fit for Work Standard

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury.

Apply body fit principles.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

If working alone; keep in regular contact


with HPCC or formal leader / office in
accordance with journey management
procedure.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

L
Switching Operators
Manual
Switching Operator
Authorisation
Field Instruction
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work

Staff have been trained and have


appropriate competencies and correct

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Page 4 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

place
Restricted space: strain, sprain,
cramp, fatigue.

Appoint a competent safety observer


(if required).

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Have an emergency plan is in place and is


understood.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Apply correct manual handling techniques.

Monitor weather conditions.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress.

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of outage before carrying out work
(if required).

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while switching is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Use approved and tested covers.

Staff fit for duty.

Staff trained, skilled and


competent.

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress.

Fires: injury.

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Vehicle / pedestrian movement:


injury.

Check and set up


equipment / EWP.

Appoint a safety observer


(if required).

Check and clean


equipment.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

network authority levels.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightening,fire.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Perform overhead HV
switching operations

Confirm apparatus to be
isolated / switched.

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Communicate with HPCC /


recipient in charge (RIC).

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
procedures.

Vehicle, equipment or machinery


movement / impact: injury.

Maintain contact with HPCC.

Incorrect isolation and failure to test:

Confirm switching program with HPCC

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.
Provide LV back feed
(if necessary).

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Field Instruction
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements
L
Field Instruction
FI 3.15 Requirements for
Low Voltage Overhead
Work
Field Instruction
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment

Page 5 of 8

Tasks involved

Apply barriers and danger


tags.
Test all conductors using
voltage tester to prove deenergised.
Apply HV program earths
and or portable work site
earth kit.
Confirm HV network has
been isolated and tested
and ready for an EAP to
be issued to the RIC.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

shock, burns, injury.


Incorrect switching procedure:
shock, injury.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, burns, injury.

Incorrect manual handling: sprain,


injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Field Instruction
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating it.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Support pole (if required).

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness


(if EWP used).

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated, locked and tagged.

Confirm EAP conditions


with RIC.

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Issue EAP.

Poor workplace access and egress:


injury.

Recipient understands
conditions of EAP,
isolation points and scope
of works and signs permit.

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Objects falling from heights: injury.

Test that conductors are de-energised


before shorting / applying earths.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Ensure that the RIC and all staff


understand the conditions of the EAP and
are aware of the working boundaries.

All staff have signed on to the EAP.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages and to use working
earths as required.

Keep area around the workplace clear of


obstacles, trip hazards and general public.

Keep clear of any overhead work.

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns, injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

(if required).
H

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Page 6 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Monitor weather conditions.

Complete the task


Cancelling EAP and restore
LV network

Workplace clear and


reinstated (if required).

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all onsite


personal and switching operator.

Switching Operator
Authorisation

All personnel, equipment


and tools removed from
apparatus.

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Maintain safety observer until restoration


work is complete.

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Establish and maintain contact with HPCC.

Field Instruction
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
when Working from an
EWP

Vehicle, equipment or machinery


movement / impact: injury.

Confirm EAP has been signed off and RIC


and work team are aware of changed
conditions.

Confirm with the RIC that


work is complete and the
EAP is to be cancelled.

Incorrect switching / restoration


procedure: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm switching program with HPCC.

All staff aware EAP is


cancelled.

Lose of supply for general public


health/safety and medical reasons.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness (if


EWP used).

Remove earths.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Communicate with HPCC.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Ensure all earths have been removed and


it's safe to reconnect the apparatus to the
network.

Confirm switching
program.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, burns, injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Confirm apparatus to be
reconnected / switched.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating it.

Support pole (if required).

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Objects falling from heights: injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:

Cancel EAP.

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.

Confirm LV network has


been restored.

Conduct tests and


complete documentation

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure

Page 7 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

(if required).

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

injury, harm.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Unsecured tools and equipment:


injury.

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements.

Close off JRA and conduct


a debrief.
.

Relinquish traffic
management (is used and
not required by work team)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Avoid distractions while switching and


testing.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


operated, locked and tagged.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while switching is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team.

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggestions.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (HV)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Page 8 of 8

Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 8
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

CS10#
Approved by:
2080019
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation Level 1, Construction
st
Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP), Vicinity Authority (VA)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


47. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
48. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Page 2 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Plan staff roster


availability and fit for duty.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury, harm.

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Tool Box Meeting.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their task.

Monitor weather
conditions.

Travelling from site to site : fatigue,


injury.

Comply with fatigue management policy.

Check if any weather (fire)


alerts.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Accreditation, training and


competency.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas: burns, injury.

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle, avoid long periods of driving
without a break, where possible, share the
driving, adjust driving to suit weather
conditions and terrain, appropriate vehicle
for the conditions.

Vehicles / plant and


equipment readiness.
Valid licenses /
competencies for all
vehicles and equipment
used.
Land owner / consumer
notification (if planned
outage).
Contact HPCC (if permits
required).

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management required).

Availability of a GPA

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment: injury.

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dust:


injury, harm.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Ensure vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


are checked / tested / approved and ready
for use.

Monitor weather conditions on a daily basis,


gear up to suit, check local fire
warnings/alerts.

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace.

Maintain contact with formal leader / office.

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range.

Ensure customers are notified in advance


of power restrictions (Card drop, News

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
Switching Operators
Manual
L
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Page 3 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

accredited traffic
management company
(if required).

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Paper & Radio).

Carry out the task


Implement a traffic
management plan (if
required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: personal


injury.

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


injury, harm.

Communicate with HPCC

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm land owner /


consumer notification (if
planned outage)

Working alone: fatigue, shock,


burns, injury.

Maintain control of workplace access.

Demarcate the site with lights, signs and


barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA).
Inspect and verify LV
isolation points (NO and
NC points).

Prepare LV switching
program.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Emergency procedures in

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Field Instruction
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements
FI 2.23 Job Hazard and
Risk Assessment (JRA)
Fit for Work Standard

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles: injury.

Apply body fit principles.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Restricted space: strain, sprain,


cramp, fatigue.

If working alone; keep in regular contact


with HPCC or formal leader / office in
accordance with journey management
procedure.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

L
FI 6.6 Switching Operator
Authorisation Level 1
Horizon Powers Customer
Power Outage Notification
Process (Card)
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work

Staff have been trained and have


appropriate competencies and correct

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Page 4 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

place

network authority levels.

Staff fit for duty.

Staff trained, skilled and


competent.

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Appoint a competent safety observer


(if required).

Restricted space: strain, sprain,


cramp, fatigue.

Have an emergency plan is in place and is


understood.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Check and set up


equipment / EWP.

Appoint a safety observer


(if required).

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Check and clean


equipment.

Fires: injury.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Vehicle / pedestrian movement:


injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightening.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20
Horizon Power Electrical
Safety Standards
Fit for Work Standard

Apply correct manual handling techniques.

Monitor weather conditions.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress.

Confirm that consumers have been notified


of outage before carrying out work
(if required).

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while switching is carried out.
Continually review potential hazards and
control methods.

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Recipient in Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Perform overhead LV
switching operations

Confirm apparatus to be
isolated / switched.

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Communicate with HPCC /


recipient in charge (RIC).

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Use approved and tested covers.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/


PPE Requirements

Page 5 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Vehicle, equipment or machinery


movement / impact: injury.

Provide LV back feed


(if necessary).

Incorrect isolation and failure to test:


shock, burns, injury.

Open LV isolators and


isolate streetlight circuits.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Apply barriers and danger


tags.

Incorrect switching procedure:


shock, injury.

Test all conductors using


voltage tester to prove deenergised.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Objects falling from heights: injury.

Apply LV short circuit and


earthing kit.

Keep clear of any overhead work.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, burns, injury.

Confirm LV network has


been isolated and tested
and ready for an EAP to
be issued to the RIC.

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Incorrect manual handling: sprain,


injury.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Support pole (if required).

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.

Confirm EAP conditions


with RIC.

Issue EAP.

Recipient understands
conditions of EAP,
isolation points and scope
of works and signs permit.

Ensure safety observer is aware of safe


working clearances and emergency
procedures.

Maintain contact with HPCC.

Confirm switching program with HPCC


(if required).

Maintain safe working clearances.

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating it.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness


(if EWP used).

Poor workplace access and egress:


injury.

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated, locked and tagged.

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Test that conductors are de-energised


before shorting / applying earths.

Induced / capacitive voltage: shock,


burns, injury

Ensure that the RIC and all staff


understand the conditions of the EAP and
are aware of the working boundaries.

All staff have signed on to the EAP.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work
L
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment
Field Instruction
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles
Recipient In Charge
Training Course
Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Page 6 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

from induced voltages and to use working


earths as required.

Keep area around the workplace clear of


obstacles, trip hazards and general public.

Monitor weather conditions.

Complete the task


Cancelling EAP and restore
LV network

Workplace clear and


reinstated (if required).

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury,


harm.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all onsite


personal and switching operator.

All personnel, equipment


and tools removed from
apparatus.

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

Maintain safety observer until restoration


work is complete

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Establish and maintain contact with HPCC.

Confirm with the RIC that


work is complete and the
EAP is to be cancelled.

Vehicle, equipment or machinery


movement / impact: injury.

Confirm EAP has been signed off and RIC


and work team are aware of changed
conditions.

Incorrect switching / restoration


procedure: shock, burns, injury.

Confirm switching program with HPCC.

All staff aware EAP is


cancelled.

Lose of supply for general public


health/safety and medical reasons.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness (if


EWP used).

Remove Shorts/earths.

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus.

Communicate with HPCC.

Ensure all earths have been removed and


it's safe to reconnect the apparatus to the
network.

Confirm switching
program.

Cancel EAP.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Objects falling from heights: injury

Maintain safe working clearances.

Confirm apparatus to be
reconnected / switched.

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


shock, burns, injury.

Check the condition of electrical apparatus


before operating it.

Carry out switching as per


prepared / approved
switching program.

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Support pole (if required).

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Field Instruction
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
when Working from an
EWP
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure FI 2.23

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Tasks involved

Confirm LV network has


been restored.
Conduct tests and
complete documentation
(if required).

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Close off JRA and conduct


a debrief.

Relinquish traffic
management (is used and
not required by work team)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

sprain, injury.

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Unsecured tools and equipment:


injury.

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques.

Avoid distractions while switching and


testing.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


operated, locked and tagged.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while switching is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team.

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggestions.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Overhead Switching Operations (LV)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Basic Traffic Management


Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 8 of 8

Perform Underground Switching Operations

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

Page 1 of 7
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Perform Underground Switching Operations

CS10#
Approved by:
2066428
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
September 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Construction industry Card(White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for contractors,
Motor Vehicle Licence, Switching Operator Authority
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) Sanction To Test Permit (STT) Vicinity Authority (VA)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms
Ladders

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

SWMS implementation and compliance


49. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
50. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

Page 2 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Tool Box meeting.

Plan route and plan


according to weather.

Plan an emergency
procedure for each site to
be visited.

Notify supervisor / office of


daily plan.

Communicate with HPCC


for DNAR (EAP), STT or
VA and Customer
notification.

Pre-start checks on
vehicle and check tools
and equipment.

PPE and other equipment.

Competencies / substation
/ site induction up to date.

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Adverse weather conditions,


vehicles movement, pedestrians,
stray animals.

Site hazards poor housekeeping,


uneven terrain, slippery surface.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health and safety and medical
reasons.

Tools or equipment failure.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment while in transit.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Advise Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management is required).

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency, unauthorised.
Contact with other underground live
utilities.
Unsecure site, no pedestrian or
vehicle, plant and equipment
control.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving and travel to suit weather conditions
and terrain.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Plan to access substations / RMUs / cables


in congested areas when vehicle or
pedestrian traffic is at a minimum.

WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range.

Field Instruction
Procedures and Standards
Manual (FIPSM)

Notify / confirm affected customers of


planned interruptions to supply.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment and secure all tools, equipment
and materials for transport.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Confirm staff has undergone substation /


site induction.

Staff has knowledge and competency to do


the task.

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required).

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

Switching Operators
Manual
Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Page 3 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to work place.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Control all vehicle


movements around the
work place.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times, by using pedestrian and traffic
control.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented.

Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs


and barriers to prevent unauthorised
access.

Unauthorised access: personal


injury.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include work party.

Fail to identify site specific hazards.

Conduct a team brief.

Unfit for work.

Staff fit for duty.

Lack of skills or knowledge.

Carry out JRA and ensure all onsite staff


have signed on to the JRA form and
understand their task role and
responsibilities.

Accreditation, training and


competency.

Notify Operating Authority


/ issuing officer.

Access substation / RMU /


workplace and
communicate with site
(if consumer substation).

Unauthorised site access.

Site conditions - entry and exit not


identified.

Pre start checks not in place.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Set up tools and

Live electrical apparatus, damaged


or faulty plant and equipment.
Failure to notify land owners
customers of power outage.

Apply fatigue management plan, drug and


alcohol policy and apply body fit principles.

Ensure trained and authorised for the task.

Conduct workplace inspection for condition


and hazards - check all tools and
equipment before use.

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work
(if required).

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authority.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place.

Ensure fire fighting equipment operational

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment
Fit for Work Standard
FI 4.4 Excavation Work

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

Horizon Powers Customer


Power Outage Notification
Process (Card)
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work

Page 4 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

equipment, check and


clean tools and equipment
and use approved and
tested tools and
equipment.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

competent staff at the ready.

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Use only approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Carry out the task


Perform switching
operations for isolation and
issue of permits
Electrical Access Permit
(EAP)

Check for correct location


and apparatus to be
isolated and PPE
requirements.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Failure to follow approved switching


and testing procedures.

Communicate with HPCC.

Failure to identify and test.

Establish and maintain contact with Control


Centre and confirm apparatus and
switching program with HPCC.

Inspect / confirm before


operating.

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus.

Use maps, plans, and test equipment to


locate cables and other utilities (if required).
Use only approved switching and testing
procedures, avoid distractions while
switching, testing and earthing.

Confirm / follow switching


program.

Switching / tagging as
required.

Accessing, operating or switching


the wrong apparatus and induced /
capacitive voltages.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing.

Apparatus isolated, tested,


earthed and tagged.

Inadvertent contact with live


apparatus.

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP) issued.

Failure of load bearing surfaces trench covers.

Work team signed onto

Cave-in or collapse of excavation /

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


isolated / earthed and confirm conductors
are de-energised before applying earths.

Test / spike cable to ensure it is de-

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

FI 6.5 Use of Equipotential


Mat for Switching

Page 5 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

permit.

Confirm location and


apparatus to be tested.

Communicate with HPCC.

Inspect / confirm before


operating.

Confirm / follow switching


program.

Switching / tagging as
required.

Sanction to Test (STT)


issued.

Work team signed onto


permit.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

trench.

Failure to follow approved permit


issuing procedures.

Failure of work team to understand


the conditions of the EAP, STT or
VA and the work boundaries.

Sanction to Test (STT)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

energised (if required) and confirm cable is


de-energised before removing spiking
equipment (if required).

Apply correct tags and locks at isolation


points and as required.

Follow approved permit issuing procedures.

Staff understand the conditions of the EAP,


STT or VA and are aware of the boundaries
of the working area and all Staff have
signed on to the EAP, STT or VA.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages use working earths
(if required).

Complete the task


Cancelling permits and
network restoration

Confirm work has been


completed and all staff,
tools and equipment
removed from apparatus.
Confirm work team have
signed off EAP, STT or
VA.
Confirm working earths, (if
used) have been removed.

Failure to observe the safe


approach distance (SAD)

Failure to follow approved switching


and testing procedures: shock,
burns, injury

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus.
Accessing, operating or switching
the wrong apparatus or inadvertent
contact with live apparatus.

Continue to use safety observer.

Confirm work has been completed and all


staff, tools and equipment are removed
from apparatus including working earths
(if used) have been removed.

Establish and maintain contact with Control


Centre, plan and implement a safe
approach for switching and confirm correct
apparatus / switch number and switching

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

Switching Operators
Manual

Page 6 of 7

Tasks involved

Communicate with HPCC


and communicate with site
administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Remove program earths


(if used).

Perform switching as per


program.

Remove tags / apply locks.

Conduct tests and


complete / update
documentation
(if required).

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Close off JRA and conduct


team debrief.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used).

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

program with HPCC, before restoration


commences.

Failure to follow approved permit


cancelling procedures: shock,
burns, injury.

Inspect apparatus before operation / use


approved switching and testing procedures.

Incorrect switching technique:


sprain, injury.

Avoid distractions while switching and


testing.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment: injury.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers.

Confirm correct apparatus has been


restored.

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Cave in or collapse of excavation /


trench: injury.

Apply correct tags and locks (as required).

Follow approved permit cancelling


procedures.

Confirm that all staff have signed off the


EAP, STT or VA and are aware that the
permit has been cancelled.

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


the team.

Document suggested improvements.

Ensure traffic management last to leave


site.

Failure to confirm that all the work


party have signed off the EAP, STT
or VA permit and are aware of the
changed conditions: shock, injury.
Missed hazards and uneven /
slippery surface and uncontrolled
site egress, vehicle and pedestrian
movement.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Perform Underground Switching Operations

Recipient in Charge
Training Course

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 7 of 7

Replace Overhead consumer Service Core at


SWER Line Transformer

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 9
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Replace Overhead Consumer Service Core at SWER Line Transformer

CS10#
Approved by:
2084688
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
November 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent / Glove & Barrier, Horizon Power Switching Operator Authorisation
st
(if applicable), Construction Industry Card (White/Blue), 1 Aid, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work on or in road or rail reserves


Road Traffic Management
Railways Guard
Pedestrian
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes
Poles

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables
Relay rooms

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Switching Operations/Permits
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Sanction To Test (STT)
Vicinity Authority (VA)

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil
Work on or near chemicals
Fuel or refrigerant lines

SWMS implementation and compliance


51. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
52. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Replace Overhead Consumer Service Core at SWER Line Transformer

Page 2 of 9

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Tool Box Meeting.

Plan trip.

Accreditation, training and


competency.
Pre-start checks on
vehicles, plant and
equipment.

Valid inspection
certificates and tags for
plant and equipment
(e.g. ladders and hot
sticks, EWP).

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: injury.

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Travelling to site fatigue, injury.

Vehicular traffic / pedestrian /


animals: injury.

Confirm all staff have the skills, training and


competency to do their job and network
authority card.

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas fires.

Complete pre-start checks on vehicles,


plant and equipment.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving.

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain.

Check for weather (fire)


alerts.

Adverse weather conditions: injury,


harm.

Faulty equipment: shock, burns,


injury.

Consumer / land owner


notification.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Unsecured material / equipment:


injury.

Failure to notify affected consumers:


public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons.

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range.

Secure all equipment, tools and materials in


the back of vehicles.

Confirm work program with HPCC.

Communicate with HPCC


confirm network
conditions, switching
program and OK to start.

Abnormal network configuration or


auto reclose operation: shock,
burns.

WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving.

Prepare switching program


(if required).

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Confirm protection set to


one shot.

Ensure tools and equipment are tested and


suitable for the task.

Advise Main Roads and

Confirm that an accredited traffic

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Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
HV Live Work Manual
L

Electrical Safety Standards


(ESS)

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

local Council (if traffic


management required).

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

management company has been engaged


(if required).

Engage GPA accredited


traffic management
company (if required).

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Control all vehicle


movements around the
workplace.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Control workplace access at all times.

Traffic management procedures and plans


are onsite and implemented (if applicable).

Demarcate the work area with lights, signs


and barriers.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Workplace set-up

Correct location /
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn / inspected by


all.

Switching Operators
Manual

Advise landowner /
consumers (if required).

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

Unfit for work: shock, burns, injury.

Communicate with land owner to determine


safe entry requirements / notification
(if required).

Conduct a workplace Job


Risk Assessment (JRA)
include all staff.

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury.

Conduct a JRA include all staff.

Site conditions / fire alerts.

Lack of skills or knowledge: shock,


burns, injury.

Inspect structures and bays either side of


the work place.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Failure to observe the SAD: shock,


burns, injury.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Slip, trip, fall, obstacles; injury.

Apply body fit principles.

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated.

Staff fit for duty.

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer for an EAP.

Staff trained and

Incorrect manual handling / using

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FI 6.1 Portable Earthing


Requirements
L

Recipient In Charge
Training Course
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

authorised.

Inspect electrical
apparatus. Include
adjacent poles.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

tools: injury.

Contact with live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury.

Electrical apparatus failure: shock,


burns, injury.

Staff are trained and correct network


authority levels.

Safety observer trained in EWP emergency


procedures.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Check phasing and circuit.

Set up vehicles and


equipment.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Vehicles earthed.

Fires: injury.

Inspect / confirm EDD.

Failure of apparatus or plant: shock,


burns, injury.

Confirm network configuration and


protection (auto reclose) is set to one shot.

Check and clean


equipment.

Vehicle movement / roll over:


impact, injury.

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required).

Use approved and tested


tools and equipment.

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Authorised EWP operator use


stabilisers/pads, wheel chocks/vehicles are
earthed (if required).

No clear access / egress plan:


injury.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical aids where practicable.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Monitor weather conditions.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire.

Inspect plant, tools and equipment for


suitability and condition.

Used approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Continually review potential hazards and

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Tools or equipment failure: shock,


burns, injury.

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

control methods.
Carry out the task
Replace overhead
consumer service core at
SWER transformer
Isolation

Confirm correct apparatus.

Identify incoming supply


side of SWER transformer.

Isolate consumer in
accordance with SCT
form.
Check / test for alternate
supply sources e.g. solar
PV panels, gen sets.
Isolate HV supply to
SWER transformer as per
switching program
(remove live line tap or
DOF).

Label and tag as required.

Record actions on
switching programme.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at


workplace.

Switching Operators
Manual

PPE failure: shock, burns, injury.

All staff know roles & responsibilities.

FI 2.17 Minimum Approach


Distances

Poor concentration: shock, burns,


injury.

Ensure safety observer is active.

Failure to isolate and earth or


working on incorrect apparatus:
shock, burns.

Failure to test: shock, burns.

Working near / contact with live


electrical apparatus; shock, burns.

Maintain safe working clearances


appropriate.

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

Treat all non-earthed conductors and


apparatus as live.

Check the condition of pole, crossarm and


electrical apparatus before working on
them.

Induced voltages: shock, burns.

Support pole (if required).

Apparatus / equipment / tool failure:


injury.

Do not climb consumer poles, EWP access


only.

Incorrect use of tools and


equipment: injury.

Confirm connections at MCB prior to


disconnecting.

Failure to use approved and tested


tools and equipment: shock, burns,
injury.

Identify and tag neutral. First ON,


Last OFF.

Confirm EWP / vehicles are earthed.

Disconnect and remove old


LV service core

Manual handling: strain, sprain,


injury.

Use working earths to avoid induced


voltages.

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury.

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where possible.

Treat as live.

FI 6.1 Portable Earthing


Requirements

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FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

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Tasks involved

Remove old LV services


core from TX.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Trained and competent staff operate tools


and equipment.

Remove old LV service


core from MCB.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm.

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness.

Remove old LV service


core from customer pole
(if applicable).

Attach lanyard to anchor point.

Keep area below work zone clear.

Use tools and equipment approved for the


task.

All staff, tools and equipment clear of


electrical apparatus on completion of task.

Check clearance height of new service for


compliance.

Inspect, test and confirm connections and


supply, record results on SCT form.

Complete all required documentation.

Ensure fire fighting equipment onsite/staff


are competent to operate and adhere to
relevant Field Instruction.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Position meter.

Attach to POA and


connect to MCB.
Attach to consumer pole
(if applicable).

Failure to mark / correctly connect


neutral.

Fires: injury.

Possible exposure to asbestos and


dust.

Vehicle movement / rollover: impact,


injury.

Working at heights: fall, injury.

Objects / equipment falling: injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Attach and connect at TX.

Re-energise transformer

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Install new service core

Initial
Risk
Rating

Ensure all work is


complete and tools
removed.

Ensure all men and


equipment are clear of
transformer.

Re-energise TX via live


line tap or DOF.

Record on switching
program.

Complete the task

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Test and re-connect


consumer to Horizon Power
network

Inspect work for


completion and
compliance.

All tools and equipment


removed from electrical
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the


workplace.

Failure to maintain safe clearance:


shock, injury.

Maintain safe working clearances.

Ensure safety observer is active until


workplace is vacated.

Inspect and test work for completion and


compliance.

Failure to inspect and test work for


compliance: shock, burns, injury.

Re-connect consumer in
accordance with SCT
form.

Damaged / faulty apparatus: shock,


burns, injury.

Witness tests.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


injury.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles: slip, trip.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: sprain, injury.

Reinstate site (if required).

Conduct debrief and sign


off WRAP.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used)

Plant / tools / equipment failure:


injury.

Unsecured loads: injury.

Missed hazards and improvements.

Vehicle and equipment movement;


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the electrical apparatus and are aware
the job is finished.

Inspect / reinstate workplace. Remove all


material / waste.

Ensure correct disposal of waste material.

Use correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Use correct load restraining devices


(if applicable).

Sign off the JRA and discuss any issues


with the team.

All staff involved in debrief, and document


suggestions.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Replace Overhead Consumer Service Core at SWER Line Transformer

FI 3.4 Testing and Use of


High Voltage Insulated
Equipment
FI 3.10 Stringing,
Tensioning and sagging
Conductors
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles

Distribution Construction
Standards Manual
Reference Section/General
Notes
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
When Working From an
EWP

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Contact HPCC applicable


when all work is complete

Restore network condition


to normal.

Confirm switching program


complete.

Network left in abnormal state.

Lack of communication.

Confirmation / report to HPCC.

Confirm network is restored to normal.

Ensure all documentation is signed off and


submitted.

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Restricted Access Vehicle Escort Service (RAV)


Horizon Power Escort

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Restricted Access Vehicle Escort Service (RAV) Horizon Power Escort

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2358828
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations correct level of authorisation
Permits required:
Electrical Access Permit (EAP) or Vicinity Authority (VA) as required

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


53. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
54. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Plan escort

Confirm approval of High


Load Movement
Authorisation

Conduct a risk
assessment of escort
route

Check weather reports


and fire alerts for route

Validate qualification and


competencies

Sight High Load Movement Authorisation

Check conformance information and


restrictions

Check route is suitable for RAV

Adjust driving time to suit weather


conditions and route

Check RAV HP escort team authorisations


and competencies

Overhead conductor height change:


affects load clearance resulting in
asset damage

Plan rest breaks and share the driving to


avoid long periods of driving without a
break

Adverse weather conditions:


increased error potential

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Lack of qualification and


competency: task performance
inadequacy

Ensure all staff are aware of relevant on


route emergency procedures

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.


Secure all tools, equipment and materials
for transport

Non-compliance with High Load


Movement Authorisation: a criminal
offence
Failure to obtain route approval: a
criminal offence, damage to assets,
injuries
Route includes densely populated
township: increased risk exposure
to pedestrians, schools

Check journey time within


maximum work hours

Prepare emergency
procedures

Validate PPE
requirements

Check conductor lifting


equipment

Driving long distances: increased


error potential, fatigue, injury

Check communications
equipment

Load mishap: supply loss, exposure


to energised conductors or fire

Check escort vehicles are equipped with


fire extinguishers and first aid equipment

Communicate with
Network if HV switching is
required on route

Escort vehicle breakdown: RAV


movement delay

Check RAV HP escort team possess


required approved PPE

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Validate communication method between


all RAV escort personnel (police, pilots
RAV driver, etc)

Failure to wear correct PPE:

Conductor lifting tool failure: load


clearance breached, asset damage,
injury

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Communication failure with Pilot


and RAV driver: inability to warn of
pending risk

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply is to be interrupted): public
risk reliance on supply for health,
safety and medical reasons

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Ensure that land owners / consumers have


been notified (if required)

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task

RAV state location


Escort preparation

Validate qualification and


competencies

Lack of qualification and


competency: task performance
inadequacy

Role confusion: failure to act


appropriately or observe unforseen
risk

Check RAV HP escort team authorisations


and competencies

Check each Horizon Power RAV escort


team member understands their role

Sight High Load Movement Authorisation


and route plan

Notify formal leader/office of route or load


height changes

RAV Escort roles


determined

Validate approved route

Check journey time within


maximum work hours

Check weather reports


and fire alerts for route

Driving long distances: increased


error potential, fatigue, injury

Check conformance information and


restrictions

Adverse weather conditions:


increased error potential, fatigue,
injury

Adjust driving time to suit weather


conditions and route

Inadequately secured loads, tools


and equipment

Plan rest breaks and share the driving to


avoid long periods of driving without a
break

Vehicle fall prevention equipment


out-of-service and anchor points
insecure: fall off moving vehicle

Escort vehicle breakdown: RAV


movement delay

Conduct vehicle pre-start


checks

Check RAV height

Check adequate number


of pilots and police escort

Correct PPE worn

RAV escort team


conversant with
emergency procedures

Failure to follow approved route: a


criminal offence, damage to assets,
injuries

Ensure all staff are aware of relevant on


route emergency procedures

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Complete a vehicle POWER check

Secure all tools, equipment and materials

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Check RAV escort team fit


for duty

RAV height change: affects load


clearance resulting in asset damage

Check communications
equipment

Inadequate management of traffic:


RAV movement delay, traffic crash

Establish contact with


appropriate Control Centre
and issuing officer for
permits (if required)

Failure to wear correct PPE

Check RAV height complies with High Load


Authorisation

Load mishap: supply loss, exposure


to energised conductors or fire

Check number of pilots and police escort


complies with Main Roads requirements

Check HP escort team possess required


approved PPE

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Check communications between all RAV


escort personnel (police, pilots RAV driver,
etc)

Ensure land owners/consumers have been


notified (if required)

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required)

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Use safety observer when raising and


lowering live overhead conductors

Maintain SAD clearances

Regularly check vehicles, tyres and loads

Inadequate judgement or actions:


RAV movement delay, damage to
assets, injuries

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

for transport
Check escort vehicles have fire
extinguishers and first aid equipment. Staff
competent to use it

Escort vehicle breakdown

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Initial
Risk
Rating

Communication failure with Pilot


and RAV driver: inability to warn of
pending risk
Failure to notify affected consumers
(if supply is to be interrupted): public
risk reliance on supply for health,
safety and medical reasons

On road RAV escort

Monitor road / weather /


traffic conditions

Contact with overhead power lines:


shock, burns, injury

Check vehicles and loads


regularly

Driving long distances: fatigue,


injury

Check fall restraint

Check fall prevention equipment

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Tasks involved

equipment and vehicle


anchor points.

Regular rest breaks

Obey traffic regulations

Raise and remove /


replace conductors as
required

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Avoid long periods of driving without a


break, where possible, share the driving

Faulty / failure of raising and


lowering conductor lifting
equipment: strain, sprain, injury

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain

Obey traffic regulations

Do not dismount from moving vehicles

Beware of moving vehicles / loads keep


clear of crush points

Inadequately secured loads, tools


and equipment:

Uneven /slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain, injury

Objects falling from heights: injury

Road side and work place hazards vehicle impact, slip, trip, fall, dusts,
fumes: injury, harm

Inspect poles and conductor before raising


or lowering conductor.

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means if possible

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Ensure rear pilot stops traffic until the


conductor lift is completed and the lifting
equipment is stored.

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport

Notify formal leader / office if plan changes

Stop RAV movement

Notify HPCC and arrange an emergency


Switching Schedule

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress, harm

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply is to be interrupted): public
risk reliance on supply for health,
safety and medical reasons

RAV height clearance requires


isolation of HV or LV supply: RAV
movement delays, asset damage,
loss of supply, injury

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

during trip

Overhead conductor
isolation (if required)
Check RAV height
clearance

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

and anchor points

Initial
Risk
Rating

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Comply with RICs instructions

Check earthing and/or isolation points

Sign on and sign off EAP or VA

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task

Arrive at destination
/ return to base

All permits cleared


(if used)

Driving long distances: fatigue,


injury

Take regular breaks and rotate drivers if


practicable

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment

Adverse weather conditions: injury

Obey traffic regulations

Inadequately secured loads, tools


and equipment

Sign off risk assessment


document

Confirm that all permits have been signed


off

Accident / breakdown or stranded at


a remote location; heat stress, harm

Use correct restraining / storage devices

Conduct debrief

Sign off JRA form

Notify formal leader / office

Missed hazards and improvements

Manage fatigue on return


journey

Involve all RAV escort team members in


debrief.

Document suggested improvements

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Streetlight Fault Damage (car vs pole)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

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Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

CS10#
Approved by:
2066535
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
September 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Cert III Distribution Linesperson or equivalent, Construction industry Card(White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon
Power Authorisation for contractors, OS&H High Risk Licence, Motor Vehicle Licence
LV Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Fit for Work


Fatigue management
Heat stress
Drugs & alcohol

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP
Crane/Digger

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

SWMS implementation and compliance


55. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
56. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan: personnel,
vehicles, plant, tools and
equipment

Plan staff roster


availability and fit for duty.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury.

Accreditation and training.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Tool Box meeting.

Vehicles / plant and


equipment readiness.

Adverse weather conditions, lighting


and rain.

Valid licences for all


vehicles and equipment
used.

Contact HPCC / issuing


officer (if EAP required).
Notify Main Roads and
local council and arrange
traffic management
(if required).

Control all unauthorised


access to workplace.

Maintain contact with formal leader / office.

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Carry emergency beacon or satellite phone


if travelling out of mobile phone / radio
range.

WA Road Traffic
Requirements

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment.

Authorisations, Lack of skills/


knowledge.
Site hazards uneven terrain,
debris and poor housekeeping.
High flow of traffic, traffic
congestion.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact.

Control vehicle
movements around the
workplace.

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving.

Adjust driving to suit weather conditions


and terrain.

Confirm work teams have all the required


PPE.

Control access to the workplace at all


times.

Traffic management procedures and plans


are at the workplace and implemented (if
applicable).

Unprotected workplace and


unauthorised site access.

Ensure all tools, equipment and materials


are secured before leaving depot or
workplace.
Confirm all staff have the skills and training
for the task.

Ensure vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


are checked / tested / approved and ready
for use.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Basic Traffic Management


Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Distribution Construction
Standards Manual

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
L

Use signs, barriers and lights, as required.

Workplace set up

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

Page 3 of 7

Tasks involved

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA), with
particular attention to any
fuel spills, danger to public
and if the streetlight
column is live.

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm
Failure to wear correct PPE.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Obstacles, uneven surfaces: Slip,


trip, fall.

Conduct a JRA for apparatus condition and


hazards include all staff.

Manual handling / using tools.


Failure to maintain minimum
approach distance (SAD).

Confirm source of supply /


isolate / test.

Assess condition and


stability of streetlight.

Electrical apparatus failure


restricted space.

Are Emergency Services


required.

Damaged or faulty plant, tools and


equipment.

Site conditions / fire alerts


and emergency
procedures in place.

No clear access / egress plan.

Staff fit for duty.

Confirm safe workplace


access and egress.

Check and clean


equipment.
Use approved and tested
tools and equipment.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Initial
Risk
Rating

Confirm staff are trained and have correct


network authority levels.

Appoint an authorised safety observer (if


required).

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


understood.

Unfit for work.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Vehicle / pedestrian movement and


failure of apparatus or plant.

Apply body fit principles.

Confirm safe workplace access and egress.

Poorly maintained equipment.

Inspect vehicles, plant, tools and equipment


for suitability and condition.

Confirm plant and equipment have valid


test certificates (where required).

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Continually review potential hazards and


control method.

Tools and equipment out of test


date.

No safety observer appointed, and


unclear of duties.

Appoint a safety observer


(if required).

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.21 Damaged and


Faulty Steel Standard
Streetlights
Fit for Work Standard
FI 2.8 Pole Top Rescue

Consider all parts of streetlight apparatus to


be live until proven otherwise.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FI 3.15 Requirements for


Low Voltage Overhead
Work

FI 5.5 Testing Low Voltage


Service Connections
FI 2.17 Safe Approach
Distances
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles
FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall
Protection Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety Requirements
When Working From an
EWP

Page 4 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Isolation and permits

Switching PPE
requirements.

Inspection of plant and


apparatus and confirm
correct apparatus.

Communicate with
(HPCC) / issuing officer (if
EAP required) all staff sign
onto EAP.
Electrical apparatus
isolated, tested, earthed
and tagged.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Ensure correct PPE is used and fit for


purpose.

Operating / switching the wrong


apparatus.

Plan and implement a safe approach to


switching and the location of portable
earths.

Maintain contact with HPCC / issuing


officer.

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment.

Fail to follow HPCC communication


protocol.

Failure to test.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing.

Failure of work team to clearly


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries.

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP) issued to recipient
in charge (RIC).

Observe and maintain


clearances to live
apparatus.

Failure to observe the MAD and


contact with live apparatus.

Induced / capacitive voltages.

Site access, and egress.

Uneven/slippery surfaces.

Confirm switching program with HPCC


(if required).
Confirm correct apparatus / switch number
before switching commences.

Inspect test equipment before operation /


use.

Test that apparatus is de-energised.

Carry out isolation, apply earths/shorts &


tags where required.

Confirm that all staff have signed onto the


EAP and understand roles &
responsibilities if and where required.

Ensure staff is aware of the risk from


induced voltages. Use additional working
earths, if required.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
(if applicable)

FI 5.4 Polarity Testing of


Steel Standard Streetlights

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Recipient in Charge
Training Course

Carry out the task


Remove / repair streetlight
fault or damage

Confirm apparatus has


been isolated and tested.

Confirm EAP conditions

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Fail to test apparatus.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Confirm streetlight apparatus is de-

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

FI 2.3 Inspection of Fall


Protection Equipment

Page 5 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

(if used).

Contact with live electrical


apparatus.

Ensure all staff know what


to do and how to do it.

Fail to confirm EAP conditions.

Unclear instructions to staff.

Working at heights, falling objects.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques.

Trained and authorised to


work at heights.
Remove damaged
hardware, pole and
streetlight.
Carry out removal,
replacement or repair of
streetlight.
Inspect work for
completion and
compliance

Poor workplace access and egress


and vehicle, equipment or
machinery movement / impact:
injury.

Fuel spills, fires, fumes.

Obstacles, slip, trip hazards: injury.

Cutting, moving or terminating


conductors.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
apparatus.

Failure to wear correct PPE: injury.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Vehicle and equipment movement


and unsecured loads.

Remove waste material


and reinstate site

Uneven / slippery surfaces /


obstacles.

Communicate with HPCC /


issuing officer (if required).

Incorrect manual handling


techniques.

Relinquish EAP (if used).

Remove all working and


program earths (if EAP
used).
Conduct debrief and sign

Inspect and wear fall arrest harness (if


EWP used) and keep clear of overhead
work.

Manual handling / use two man lift and or


use machinery, crane or mechanical
means.

Ensure work site clearly cordoned off and


controlled, use observer if required.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and staff


competent to use it are at the workplace.

Ensure spill kit available, or environmental


response personnel on site

Keep workplace clear of obstacles and trip


hazards.

Check the condition of streetlight pole and


electrical apparatus before commencing
work and support pole (if required).

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Use a safety observer until workplace is


vacated.

Inspect work for completion and


compliance.

Failure to ensure staff sign off the EAP


(if used) and understand the changed
conditions

All staff, tools and equipment are removed


from the apparatus and staff know the job is
finished

Confirm all staff have signed off the EAP


(if used)
Correctly disposal of waste and re instate
the site.

Failure to conduct debrief: missed


hazards and improvements.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

energised and safe to work on.

Conduct tests (if required).

Initial
Risk
Rating

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

FI 2.7 Safety Requirements


when Working From an
EWP
FI 3.2 Supporting Poles
FI 3.7 Removal of Poles
Embedded in the Ground
FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

Page 6 of 7

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

off JRA.

Fail to tidy up site, spills, waste


materials.

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


team.

All staff involved in debrief and document


suggestions.

Complete the task


Relinquish traffic
management (is used)

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Unauthorised access: injury.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Streetlight Fault / Damage (car vs pole)

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 7 of 7

Substation Inspection

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

November 2013

Next Revision Date

November 2016

Page 1 of 8
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details Field Operations
Work activity:

Substation Inspection

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
2359303
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
Qualifications/License required:
Valid Horizon power authorisations) correct level of authorisation
Permits required:

Date:

June 2014

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Work in an area in which there are


artificial extremes of temperature
Cool room
Boiler room

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Work in an area that may have a
contaminated or flammable
atmosphere

SWMS implementation and compliance


57. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
58. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Page 2 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare

Pre-plan

Plan route

Plan according to weather

Plan an emergency
procedure for each site to
be visited

Working alone contact


plan
Notify nominated contact /
team leader of daily plan

Failure to wear correct PPE: burns,


injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Staff have undergone substation / site


induction or arrange authorised personnel
to accompany if required

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Pre-start checks on
vehicle

Check tools and


equipment

Competencies / substation
/ site induction up to date

PPE and other equipment

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle


they are driving

Staff have knowledge and competency to


do the task

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicle

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes: injury

Notify nominated contact / team leader of


daily plan

Working / travelling alone: unable to


get assistance if injured

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Plan to inspect substations in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum

Avoid inspecting exposed substations


during extremes of weather to minimise
rushing, fatigue, frustration

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all


staff know it

Adverse weather conditions: injury


Vehicle accident / breakdown or
stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm
Tools or equipment failure: shock,
burns, injury

Training and
authorisations

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Recipient in Charge
Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

OS &H High Risk


Licence
Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
FI 2.4 Fire
Precaution for Field
Work

Page 3 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Understand and comply with approved


procedures for working alone (if applicable)

Communicate with site administration or


security to determine safe entry
requirements e.g. site induction or escort

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment (if required)

Secure equipment, tools and materials for


transport

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements

Implement a traffic /
workplace
management plan (if
required)

Control unauthorised
access to the workplace

Control vehicle
movements around the
workplace

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury
Unprotected workplace: public risk
of injury
Unauthorised access: injury

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times
Confirm traffic management procedures
and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)
Demarcate the workplace with lights, signs
and barriers to prevent unauthorised
access

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice
Basic Traffic
Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Workplace set-up

Access substation

Failure to wear correct PPE on site:

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Recipient in Charge
Page 4 of 8

Tasks involved

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA) at
each new location, include
all electrical apparatus
Notify HPCC when
entering and leaving a
substation

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation)

Clean and check test


equipment (if required)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

shock, burns, injury

Apply a fatigue management plan

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Apply the drug and alcohol policy

Apply the body fit principles

Conduct a JRA. Include all staff

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Use flashing lights and other hazard


warning devices (if required)

Notify HPCC if RMU site has proximity


switches

Unfit for work: injury

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Unauthorised access: shock, burns,


injury

Live electrical apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Obstacles, uneven/slippery
surfaces, trip hazards

Apparatus or equipment failure:


injury

Induction / capacitance: shock,


burns

Notify site admin or security before


accessing private substations

Staff have undergone substation or site


induction. Arrange authorised personnel to
accompany if required.

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers: injury

Staff are aware of the emergency


procedures for each site

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Test cable trench covers before applying


full body weight

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Use correct manual handling techniques


use two person lifts for oversize or awkward
equipment access

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Inspect for hazards before entering


enclosures or confined areas

Maintain visual and audible contact


between personnel

Inspect PPE. Replace if damaged or out of

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Training Course
Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Fit for Work


Standard

FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances

OS &H High Risk


Licence
Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6
FI 2.4 Fire

Page 5 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk
test date

Use approved and tested tools / equipment

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Precaution for Field


Work
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
FI 2.24 Substation
Entry & Distribution
Security Key
Requirements

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Page 6 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Carry out the task

Perform substation
inspection

Inspect substation assets

Failure to wear correct PPE on site:


shock, injury

Conduct measurements /
tests (if required)

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency: shock, burns, injury

Log any faults identified for


repair

Unfit for work: injury

Replace barriers, locks

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Test cable trench covers before applying


full body weight

Use correct manual handling techniques


use two person lifts for oversize or awkward
equipment access

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Inspect for hazards before entering


enclosures or confined areas

Unauthorised access: shock, burns,


injury

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Inadvertent contact with live


electrical apparatus: shock, burns,
injury

Use approved methods for testing on or


near live apparatus

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus: shock, burns, injury

Maintain visual and audible contact


between personnel

Uneven/slippery surfaces, trip


hazards

Apply correct tags and report any hazards


to alert other personnel. Document for
follow up

Apparatus or equipment failure:


injury

Enact a plan to ensure reported hazards


are acted upon in a reasonable time

Induction / capacitance: shock,


burns

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers: injury

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

FI 2.3 Inspection of
Fall Protection
Equipment
FI 2.7 Safety
Requirements When
Working From an
EWP
FI 3.5 Use and
Maintenance of
Ladders
FI 2.17 Safe
Approach Distances
Horizon Power
Electrical Safety
Standards
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Page 7 of 8

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task

Tools and test equipment


collected, cleaned and
correctly stowed

Sign off JRA

Access points secured

Communicate with HPCC

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if required)

Failure to wear correct PPE on site:


shock, burns, injury

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Apply a fatigue management plan

Sign off JRA and discuss any issues with


the team

Unauthorised access: shock, burns,


injury

Document hazards and suggested


improvements

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury

Ensure any reported hazards are acted


upon in a reasonable time

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Ensure substations are secure and relevant


authorities notified before leaving each site

Remove any traffic /


access barriers, signs, etc.
(if used)

Adverse weather wet slippery


conditions: injury

Drive to next site

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location; heat
stress, harm

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury

Unauthorised access: injury

Relinquish traffic /
workplace access
management (if used)

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Inspection

Recipient In Charge
Training Course

FI 2.23 Job Hazard


and Risk
Assessment (JRA)
L

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


normal traffic flow

FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

Main Roads Traffic


Management for
Works on Roads
Code of Practice
Basic Traffic
Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Page 8 of 8

Substation Maintenance

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

Page 1 of 6
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Substation Maintenance

CS10#
Approved by:
2066707
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Qualifications/License required:
Permits required:

Date:
Field Practices
September 2013
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Construction Industry Card (White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for Contractors
Substation Entry Authorisation, Motor Vehicle Licence
Electrical Access Permit (EAP)
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

SWMS implementation and compliance


59. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
60. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Maintenance

Page 2 of 6

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Plan route

Plan an emergency
procedure for each site to
be visited.
Notify formal leader / office
of daily plan.
Lodge a DNAR with
Horizon Power Control
Centre (HPCC) and
request an Electrical
Access Permit (EAP).

Travelling from site to site: fatigue.

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicles.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals.

Adverse weather conditions.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving.

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range.

Plan / access substations in congested


areas when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is
at a minimum.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment.

Site hazards slip, trip, fall, dusts,


fumes.

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury.

Tools or equipment failure.

Checks to tools and


equipment.

Lack of skills, knowledge,


competency.

Competencies / substation
/ site induction up to date.

Failure to wear correct PPE.

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation).
Pre-start checks on
vehicles.

PPE and other equipment.

Advise Main Roads and


local council (if traffic
management is required).

Implement a traffic

Vehicle and equipment movement:

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Maintenance

Confirm staff have undergone substation /


site induction / authorisation.

Ensure staff understand roles and


responsibilities to carry out task.

Monitor weather conditions / fatigue


management / check local fire warnings /
alerts.

Ensure correct PPE is available at the


workplace.

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Secure all tools, equipment and materials


for transport.

Confirm that an accredited traffic


management company has been engaged
(if required).

Maintain control of workplace access,

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6
L
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Basic Traffic Management
Trained / Authorised
FI 2.20

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Electrical Safety Standards
Switching Operators
Manual

Page 3 of 6

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

management plan
(if required)

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

impact, injury.

Control all unauthorised


access to the workplace.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

demarcate the site with lights, signs and


barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Carry out the task


Workplace set-up

Access substation.

Failure to wear PPE.

Notify Operating Authority


when entering and leaving
a substation.

Unfit for work.

Lack of skills or knowledge.

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Slip, trip and fall hazards, obstacles.

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy.

Live electrical apparatus.

Apply body fit principles.

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA)
include all staff.

Emergency procedures in
place.

Check EDD (if EWP used).

Set up vehicles and


equipment (if required).

Fail to identify site specific hazards,


and actions.

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment.

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers / ground.

Plant, tools, equipment failure:


shock, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Comply with the fatigue management


policy.

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)
Fit for Work Standard

Maintain minimum approach distances,


cover up, barriers and safety observer in
place.

Confirm that land owners / consumers have


been notified before carrying out work
(if required).

Conduct workplace inspection for condition


and hazards include all structures and
apparatus in the workplace.

Conduct a team brief and complete the


JRA.

Staff understand their task and the


limitations of the task.

Daily checks and log


books.

Staff fit for duty.

Accreditation, training and


competency.

Appoint a safety observer with correct


authority level.

Check and clean


equipment.

Ensure an emergency plan is in place and


is understood.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Maintenance

Field Instruction
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing/
PPE Requirements

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

Recipient in Charge
Training Course

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

FI 2.24 Substation Entry &


Distribution Security Key
Requirements

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

Inspect / check tools and equipment to be


used.

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out.

Inspect vehicles, plant, tools and


equipment.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for


Field Work

Complete the task


Isolation and permits

Electrical Access Permit


(EAP).

Communicate with HPCC


and issuing officer.

Communicate with site


administration or security
(if consumer substation).

Failure of the work party to


understand the conditions of the
EAP and the work boundaries.

Failure to observe the MAD: shock,


burns, injury.

Apparatus isolated, tested,


earthed and tagged.

EAP issued and staff sign


on.

Incorrect / ineffective earthing.

Uneven/slippery surfaces: strain,


sprain.

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment.

Failure of load bearing surfaces


trench covers.

Testing on or near live electrical


apparatus.
Operating / switching the wrong
apparatus.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Maintenance

Ensure safety observer is active and knows


the role.

Maintain contact with Control Centre /


issuing officer and confirm switching
program with Control Centre.

Failure to identify and test: shock,


burns.

Check correct location and


equipment.

Switching Operator
Authorisation FI 6.6

Recipient in Charge
Training Course

Avoid distractions while switching, testing


and earthing.
Use approved and tested tools and
equipment and confirm correct equipment
has been isolated.

Test that conductors are de-energised


before earthing and apply correct tags at
isolation points and as required.

Ensure all staff understand the conditions


of the EAP and are aware of the
boundaries of the working area and all staff
have signed on to the EAP.

Ensure the work team is aware of the risk


from induced voltages use working earths
(if required).

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances
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Test before You Touch
FI 2.25
Portable Earthing
Requirements FI 6.1

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Tasks involved

Relinquish traffic
management (is used and
not required by work team)

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow

Unauthorised access: injury.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.
Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Substation Maintenance

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Wood Pole Inspection Process

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

Page 1 of 6
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Wood Pole Inspection Process

CS10#
Approved by: Field Practices
Date:
2067129
September 2013
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:
Team Leader / On site person in charge
st
Qualifications/License required:
Construction industry Card(White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for contractors
Permits required:
N/A
Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Buildings

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous


goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic
Involves exposure to excessive dust
emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste

SWMS implementation and compliance


61. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
62. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Wood Pole Inspection Process

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Plan route

Plan according to weather.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn at the


workplace.

Plan an emergency
procedure for area to be
visited.

Lack of skills and knowledge: injury,


harm.

All staff have undergone substation / site


induction or arrange authorised personnel
to accompany (if required).

One man team contact


plan.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury.

Ensure that drivers have a valid licence for


the vehicle they are driving.

Notify formal leader / office


of daily plan.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Confirm staff have knowledge to do the job.

Communicate with land


owners / consumers
(if required).

Complete a pre-start check on the vehicle.

Plan the trip to avoid long periods of driving


without a break, where possible, share the
driving.

Pre-start checks on
vehicle.

Working / driving in high fire risk


areas fires: burns, injury.
Vehicle accident / breakdown or
stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm.

Adverse weather conditions: injury.

Site hazards uneven terrain, poor


housekeeping, dusts, fumes.

Working / travelling alone: unable to


get assistance if injured.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Wood Pole Inspection Process

Plan travel to suit weather conditions and


terrain.

Notify formal leader / office of daily plan.

Carry emergency beacon or sat phone if


travelling out of mobile phone / radio range.

Plan to inspect poles in congested areas


when vehicle or pedestrian traffic is at a
minimum.

Avoid inspecting poles during extremes of


weather to minimise rushing, fatigue,
frustration.

Ensure there is an emergency plan and all


staff know it.

Understand and comply with approved

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Fit for Work Standard

Page 3 of 6

Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

procedures for working alone (if applicable).

Communicate with landowners / consumers


to determine safe entry requirements
(if required).

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment.

Secure all equipment, tools and materials


for transport.

Maintain control of workplace access,


Demarcate the site with lights, signs and
barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable)

Implement a traffic
management plan (if
required)

Control all unauthorised


access to the workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Carry out the task


Pole Inspections
Access poles
Tool Box meeting.

Determine if traffic
management is required.
Communicate with land
owner or consumer
(if required).

Failure to wear correct PPE on site

Ensure correct PPE is worn

Lack of skills and knowledge: injury

Notify land owner / consumer before


accessing property

Unfit for work

Conduct a workplace risk assessment


include all staff

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury

Unauthorised access

Access property
(if required).

Live electrical apparatus: shock,


burns, injury

Conduct Job Risk


Assessment include all

Testing on or near live electrical

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Wood Pole Inspection Process

Confirm safe workplace access and egress


in case of fire

Comply with the fatigue management policy

Comply with the drug and alcohol policy

Field Instruction
FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing /
PPE Requirements
FI 2.23 Job Hazard and
Risk Assessment (JRA)
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FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs
FI 2.4 Fire Precaution for
Field Work
Minimum Personal

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

electrical apparatus.
Bundled pole inspection
Conduct visual inspection.

Sound test pole.

Inspect apparatus with


camera.

Excavate around pole.

Remove old plugs and


chemicals.

Drill new holes if


required.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Collect and remove any


chemicals and
contaminated residue.

Apply body fit principles

Site hazards Uneven terrain, poor


housekeeping, dusts, fumes: Injury

Confirm staff have been trained to operate


tools and equipment and have correct
network authority levels

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

Maintain control of workplace access at all


times

Job Risk Assessment


Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23

Induction / capacitance: shock,


burns

Use flashing lights and other hazard


warning devices

Fit for Work Standard

Failure of load bearing surfaces:


injury

Staff know the emergency procedures for


each site visited

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury

Incorrect use of power tools: injury

Manual work / digging, hammering:


injury

Complete documentation.

Protective Clothing and


Footwear Standard

Apparatus or equipment failure:


injury

Objects falling from heights: injury

Replace soil and leave site


tidy.

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

apparatus; shock, burns, injury

Carry out tests.


Replenish chemicals and
install new plugs.

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Inspect area around pole and inside


reinforcing for snakes, spiders, syringes

Inspect for hazards before entering


enclosures or confined areas

Use correct manual handling techniques


use two person lifts for oversize or awkward
equipment

Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20
Field Instruction
FI 2.20 Travelling and
Working in Remote
Locations
Main Roads Traffic
Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
and FI 2.20

Contaminated worksite (treated


poles and soil)

Use approved and tested tools and


equipment

Dust and chemical inhalation /


ingestion: harm

Use approved methods for inspecting near


live apparatus

Insects, vermin, reptiles, animals:


injury, harm

Avoid working outdoors during extremes of


weather

Drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated

Travelling and Working in


Remote Locations

Ensure fire fighting equipment, and people


competent to use it are at the workplace
while work is carried out

FI 2.17 Safe Approach


Distances

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Wood Pole Inspection Process

Horizon Power Electrical


Safety Standards
FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Complete the task

Tools and test equipment


collected, cleaned and
correctly stowed.

Waste material collected.

Site reinstated
(if required).

Sign off workplace risk


assessment.

Access points secured


(if required).

Remove any traffic /


access barriers, signs, etc.
(if used).

Drive to next site.

Failure to wear correct PPE: shock,


burns, injury.

Incorrect manual handling


techniques: injury.
Unauthorised access: shock, burns,
injury.

Ensure correct PPE is worn.

Conduct final workplace inspection.

Ensure correct disposal of waste and


reinstate site.

Use correct manual handling techniques.

Travelling from site to site: fatigue,


injury.

Use load and equipment restraining /


storage devices.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals:


injury.

Sign off Job Risk Assessment and discuss


any issues with the team.

Adverse weather wet slippery


conditions: injury.

Document hazards and suggested


improvements.

Vehicle accident / breakdown or


stranded at a remote location: heat
stress, harm.

Ensure site is secure when leaving


e.g. gates closed.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Remove all signs and barriers to restore


traffic flow.

Unauthorised access: injury.

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Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard
Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,
2.5 and FI 2.6
Job Risk Assessment
Procedure (JRA) FI 2.23
Fit for Work Standard
Contractor Authorisation
Process FI 1.2
Field Instructions 2.25,
2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

Implement a traffic
management plan (if
required)
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Wood Pole Inspection Process

Page 6 of 6

Working in a confined space

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement

Rev #

Rev Date

September 2013

Next Revision Date

September 2016

Page 1 of 6
Uncontrolled when printed

Safe Work Method Statement


Task Details
Work activity:

Working in a Confined Space

2072485
CS10#
Approved by:
Person responsible for ensuring Compliance with SWMS:

Field Practices
Team Leader / On site person in charge

Date:

September 2013

st

Qualifications/License required:

Construction industry Card(White card/Blue card) Current 1 Aid, Horizon Power Authorisation for contractors (Correct level of
authorisation)

Permits required:

Confined Space Entry Permit or Electrical Access Permit (EAP) if required

Potential high risk activities identified

Risk of falls from greater than 2 metres


Working at heights
Stairs/platforms

Work in confined spaces


Cable pits
Storage tanks

Involves exposure to
excessive noise or vibration

Work on temporary load-bearing


support structures
Xarm changes
Pole/TX changes

Involves excavation at a depth


greater than 1.5 metres
Cable/pipe trenches
Restricted work area

Involves the disturbance or


removal of asbestos
Meter panel removal
Old lagging

Involves removal of hazardous


substances
Transformer/engine oil

Involves movement of
powered mobile equipment
Forklift
EWP

Work on or adjacent to roadways or


railways used by road or rail traffic

Involves exposure to excessive dust


emissions from work activities, plant &
traffic
Involves the generation, storage,
handling and disposal of solid/liquid
waste
Pitch removal

SWMS implementation and compliance

Involves demolition
Pole changes
Line dismantle

Work on or near pressurised gas pipes or mains


Compressed gases/air/high pressure steam
Hydraulic

Work on or near energised electrical installations or


services
Live LV and/or HV
Underground cables, LV and or HV

Work on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines


Vapour/fumes/most (e.g. SF6 Gas)
Flammable gases
Involves the storage and/or use of dangerous
goods or chemicals including refuelling of plant

63. Brief each team member on the SWMS before commencing work. Ensure team knows work is to stop if the SWMS is not followed
64. Observe the work being carried out and monitor compliance with the SWMS. Review risk controls regularly:
If a new hazard associated with the work is identified
When new or additional information about the hazard becomes available
When risk controls are inadequate or the SWMS is not being followed

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Working in a Confined Space

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Plan and prepare


Pre-plan

Pre-start checks on
vehicles.

Valid licences for vehicles


and equipment used.

Notify Main Roads and


local council (if required).

Specialist monitoring
equipment (if required).
Staff training and
accreditation for working in
a confined space.
Notify appropriate Control
Centre / issuing officer.

Travelling to site: fatigue.

Complete pre-start checks on vehicles.

Inadequately secured tools and


equipment.

Notify supervisor / office of daily work /


location plan.

Tools or equipment failure.

Secure all equipment, tools and material for


transport.

Vehicles, pedestrians, animals.

Lack or inappropriate monitoring of


rescue equipment.

Lack of skills/knowledge to safely do


task.

Unauthorised workplace access.

Failure to notify affected consumers


(if supply interruption required):
public risk reliance on supply for
health, safety and medical reasons.

Consumer / land owner


notification (if required).
Check weather (fire/flood)
alerts.

Locate any underground


utilities - contact Dial
Before You Dig
(if required).

Confined space.

Contact with underground utilities.

Site hazards poor housekeeping.

Cave in, engulfment or inundation.

Chemicals / liquids.

Air borne contaminants.

Failure to have correct PPE


available.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Working in a Confined Space

Main Roads Traffic


Management for Works on
Roads Code of Practice
Australian Standard: AS
2865-2009; Confined
Spaces

Use an accredited traffic management


company (if required).

Ensure correct PPE is available at


workplace.

Confirm staff has the authorisation to enter


and work in a confined space.

Confirm staffs are trained in CPR and


emergency life support.

Occupational Safety and


Health Regulations (1996)

Contact issuing officer for a Confined


Space Entry Permit.

Subdivision 6-Excavations
and earthworks

Ensure suitable communication and


enclosed space monitoring equipment is
available at the workplace.

Work Safe Code of


Practice Excavation 2005

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


vicinity of the proposed work. Notify if
required.

Notify land owners and consumers of


intended work (if required).

Appoint a safety observer.

Ensure the correct approved atmospheric

Minimum Personal
Protective Clothing and
Footwear Standard

Field Instructions, 2.1, 2.2,


2.5 and FI 2.6

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

test methods are followed and results


documented.

Confined space register available.

Maintain control of workplace access,


demarcate the site with lights, signs and
barriers, wear Hi Vis PPE.

Confirm traffic management procedures


and plans are at the workplace and
implemented (if applicable).

Implement a traffic
management plan
(if required)

Control all unauthorised


access to the workplace.

Vehicle and equipment movement:


impact, injury.

Unprotected workplace: public risk


of injury.

Unauthorised access: injury.

FI 2.15 Temporary Safety


Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

Carry out the task

Conduct a Job Risk


Assessment (JRA).

Accessing the wrong apparatus or


work space.

Confirm correct confined space /


workplace, as per permit.

Standard Forms - Confined


Space Entry Permit

Identify correct confined


space / apparatus.

Inadequate / incomplete testing.

Failure to wear PPE.

Ensure all staff have signed onto the permit


and understand the conditions and any
limitations.

FI 2.23 Job Hazard and


Risk Assessment (JRA)

Contact with live electrical


apparatus.

Test / earth apparatus before touching


(if required).

FI 2.6 Worksite Clothing /


PPE Requirements

Atmospheric test results


from confined space within
limits.
Apparatus isolated, tested
and earthed (if required).
All staff signed onto
Confined Space Entry
Permit and aware of
conditions and limitations.

Safety observer appointed.

Staff trained, competent


and accredited in confined

Unfit for work.

Lack of skills or knowledge.

Open pits / man holes / access way


/ obstacles.

Damaged or faulty plant and


equipment.

Vehicle, equipment and material


movement.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Working in a Confined Space

L
H

Use up-to-date maps and drawings


(if required).

Confirm the location of all utilities in the


workplace.

Appoint a competent safety observer to


monitor the confined space entry and be
the coordinator in the event of an
emergency, Confirm all staff know access
and egress points.

Ensure correct PPE is worn by all at the

Field Instructions 2.25,


2.26, 2.27, 6.1, 6.6 and
6.20

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Initial
Risk
Rating

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

space access and egress.

Communications set up
between confined space
personnel and safety
observer.
Emergency procedures in
place and all staff aware of
them.

Emergency equipment
available.

No ignition sources.

Inspect and test completed


work.

Complete documentation.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

workplace.

Manual handling / use of tools.

Induced voltage / capacitance.

Cave in, engulfment or inundation.

Chemicals / liquids.

Air borne contaminants.

Lack of oxygen.

Ensure clear communication is established


and maintained between safety observer
and work team.

Ensure the confined space atmospheric


conditions are measured and continuously
monitored.

Ensure only approved tools and equipment


are used.

Flammable substances (explosion,


fire).

Apply correct manual handling techniques,


use mechanical means where practicable.

Weather conditions: rain, sun, wind,


lightning.

Ensure all excavation work (if required) is


done in accordance with approved methods
and codes of practice.

Continually review potential hazards and


control methods.

Complete the task

Confirm work is
completed.

Failure to complete, inspect and test


work to required standards.

Inspect work for


compliance.

All staff, tools and


equipment removed from
confined space.

Failure of work team to sign off the


Confined Space Entry Permit / EAP
and understand the changed
conditions.

Clean, inspect and stow


tools and equipment.

Remove waste material


and reinstate site.

Failure to test and monitor confined


space atmosphere until permits
signed off.

Failure to debrief: missed hazards


and improvements.

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Working in a Confined Space

Continue to use safety observer.

Continue workplace monitoring until


permits are relinquished.

Confirm all recipients understand that work


is completed and have signed off the EAP
and to sign off Confined Space Entry
Permit.

Correctly dispose of waste / contaminated


material.

Make contact with Control Centre / Issuing


Officer.

FI 6.6 Switching Operator


Authorisation
FI 7.10 Controlled Waste

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Tasks involved

Hazards
Identify hazards & risks that may cause
harm

Communicate with control


centre / issuing officer.

Restoring / switching incorrect


apparatus.

Sign off Confined Space


Entry Permit.

Contact with live apparatus.

Sign off EAP (if required).

Plant / tools / equipment failure.

Remove all working and


program earths
(if required).

Untidy site, poor housekeeping.

Re-energise the network.

Conduct debrief.

Update records /
documents.

Relinquish traffic
management (if used).

Vehicle movement: injury.

Unauthorised workplace access:


injury.

Initial
Risk
Rating

Horizon Power Safe Work Method Statement - Working in a Confined Space

Controls
Describe what will be done to control the risk

Involve all staff in debrief. Document


suggested improvements.

Plan and implement a safe approach for


switching.

Confirm correct apparatus / switch number


before restoration commences.

Inspect apparatus before operation / use.

Ensure correct tags and locks are applied /


removed.

Confirm network status at workplace


continually review potential hazards and
application of control methods.

Maintain traffic management until all


personnel and equipment have left site.

Remove all sign/ barriers to restore traffic


flow.

Controlled
Risk
Rating

FIM / GIM
Ref./No.

Field Instruction
FI 2.15 Temporary Safety
Barriers and/or Warning
Signs

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