The root cause of 44% of safety system problems is that the needed functionality is missing or incorrect. The benefits of a well-designed SRS and periodic testing include:
The purpose of the program is to ensure that employees who face a risk of electrical shock or related injuries are trained in appropriate electrical safety work practices. In addition, employees that work around—but not on—electrical systems must be trained in the hazards associated with electricity.
The level of electrical safety training provided is dependent on whether the employee is classified as a “qualified person” or “unqualified person.” Individuals may receive training for specific tasks and be considered “task qualified”. A person can be qualified for some equipment but still be unqualified for other.
Your Electrical Safety Program should include procedures necessary to address the electrical design and installation. From equipment labeling to guarding of live parts, the program should help you recognize the hazards and enable you to deal with them in the appropriate and safe manner.
The purpose of this form is to summarize the details BEFORE each energized work activity takes place. The briefing must cover such subjects like hazards associated with the job; work procedures involved; special precautions; energy source controls; personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements; etc.