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1 Welcome Section 01 (Click to advance through presentation) Link to online assessment
2 BenchmarkingDuring this induction we will take 3 breaks and ask you to complete a survey containing 5 questions eachYour responses will provide us with benchmark data that will indicate how successful we have been in inducting you.Periodically, we will conduct a random survey on 10% of employees to identify if there is drift from the overall benchmarkThis will allow us to refine our methods of inductionAt the end of the induction you will be provided a feedback form for any suggestions/comments you may have
3 About the Electrical Safety Management Plan Section 02
4 Three Levels of Safety Management The QNP Safety Management SystemIncludes the Safety Manual, Procedures and Forms that ensure compliance with current legislation – The owners of these documents are the QNP ManagementElectrical Safety Management PlanThe Electrical Safety Management Plan is tailored to meet site needs that includes extracts from the Electrical Safety Act, relevant Australian Standards and from the QNP Safety Management System. The Electrical Safety Plan is owned by the Site Electrical EngineerWork Method StatementsAre based on the both of the above and are owned by Employees
5 Electrical Safety Vision “To be a recognised by our: employees, contractors, peers and customers as a Leader in Electrical Safety”
6 Objective of WH&S Management Plans The objective of the Electrical Safety Management Plan is to ensure that an ‘electrically safe’ working environment is maintained on the site for the mutual benefit of a QNP Stakeholders including: employees, contractors, the public and customersZero Incidents
7 Zero Incident Philosophy In adopting the concept that all injuries are intolerable and preventable we must constantly strive for Zero Incidents.If an injury does occur we are obligated to identify how and why the injury happened and then make positive changes to work methods in an endeavour to avoid any repeat episodes.However, the goal of Zero Incidents remains our constant target.
8 Why Zero Incidents? Gives us more opportunity to prevent injuries Not hereIncidents with No Visible Injury or Damage600Property DamageAccidents30Minor Injuries10Seriousor Major Injury1Focusing our attention hereGives us more opportunity to prevent injuries
9 The Scope of WH&S Management Plans Clause 4The Scope of WH&S Management PlansThe scope of this plan includes all areas of the site that electrical work is undertaken by QNP and/or QNP contractors and their employees
10 Clause 5Definitions usedWork Method Statement also means JSEA, (Job Safety and Environment Analysis).Shall also means mandatoryShould suggests there is an opportunity for optionsSafety has the same meaning as safety and healthAssessed/authorised means assessed/authorised ON THIS SITEInitial the Induction Check Sheet
12 The General Manager & Site Electrical Engineer Clause 6The General Manager & Site Electrical EngineerThe General ManagerThe General Manager’s role is to commit to this Electrical Safety Management Plan by ensuring QNP staff and Contractors are made aware of the content of this plan and that this plan is regularly reviewed for effectiveness and/or complianceThe Site Electrical EngineerThe Site Electrical Engineer’s role is to commit to this Electrical Safety Management Plan by periodically reviewing and updating the plan for effectiveness and/or compliance.Note: when the above positions are off-site or unavailable for an extended time; they must assign a Deputy for the position
13 Electrical Workers & Contractors Electrical Workers QNP and ContractorsElectrical workers have clearly defined obligations under the Electrical Safety Regulations This Electrical Safety Plan is in place at QNP to assist all parties meet many of these obligationsElectrical Contractors RepresentativesElectrical Contractors engaged on this site are in their own right responsible for compliance with the Electrical Safety Regulations thus providing a workplace that is electrically safe as defined in the Electrical Safety Regulations
14 All EmployeesAll employees have a responsibility for their own Health and Safety and thus, are encouraged to PARTICIPATE in all aspects of this Electrical Safety Management plan, for their own safety and the safety of their co-workersAll employees have the authority to stop work when it’s unsafe to continue
15 Fitness for workEvery Employee shall be responsible for ensuring they are fit for work at the start and throughout each work period. This includes taking responsibility to ensure their fitness is not impaired through health reasons including the effects of fatigue, stress, alcohol or other drugsAny employee that believes that he/she is ‘NOT FIT’ for work and/or any particular given task, has a responsibility under the Work Health & Safety Act to report to his/her immediate Supervisor BEFORE proceedingInitial the Induction Check Sheet
17 Clause 7.1QNP Safety ProceduresDuring all QNP operations the requirements of all applicable QNP Procedures and all applicable statutory legislation shall be met.The legislation generally covering this Electrical Safety Management Plan is :The Electrical Safety Act, Regulations & Codes of PracticeThe Workplace Health and Safety Act & Regulations
18 The Electrical Safety Act You can meet your obligations under the Act by:Complying with the Electrical Safety Act & RegulationsComplying with Ministerial NoticesComplying with the Codes of Practice
19 DefencesIf charged with a breach of an obligation, you would be able to provide a valid defence by establishing that the offence was due to causes beyond your control.Where there was no regulation, code of practice or ministerial notice that told you how to meet your electrical safety obligation under the circumstances, you could provide a valid defence by establishing that you chose an appropriate way, took reasonable precautions and exercised proper diligence to discharge the safety obligation.You would not be able to claim as a defence sections 23 and 24 of the Criminal Code dealing with accidental acts or omissions, or a mistaken belief.
20 Penalties Failing to meet your obligations under the Act: Maximum penaltiesIf the breach caused multiple deaths: 2000 penalty units ($150,000 for an individual, $750,000 for a corporation) or three years’ jail.If the breach caused death or grievous bodily harm: 1000 penalty units ($75,000 for an individual, $375,000 for a corporation) or two years’ jail.
21 Penalties Failing to meet your obligations under the Act: Maximum penaltiesIf the breach caused bodily harm: 750 penalty units ($56,250 for an individual or $281,250 for a corporation) or one year’s jail.Otherwise: 500 penalty units ($37,500 for an individual or $187,500 for a corporation) or six months’ jail.
22 Safe Work ProceduresThis Electrical Safety Management Plan has been prepared to assist QNP, its employees and Contractors to jointly meet obligations under the Electrical Safety Act 2002This Electrical Safety Management Plan is based on the risk management process outlined in the Code of Practice 2010 – Electrical Work. Therefore, for QNP, its employees and contractors to meet combined obligations under the Act, compliance with this Electrical Safety Management Plan is mandatory
23 Safe Work Procedures …2Many of the Safe Work Procedures used by QNP employees relating to electrical safety compliance have been prepared as Generic Work Method Statements.A library of these work method statements is available at the Site Electrical Engineers office and in QNP’s Document Management SystemWe will go through these Generic work Method Statements laterInitial the Induction Check Sheet
24 Online Assessment Part 1 Complete all questions in blue and continue when ready
26 What is the level of Risk? The ProcessWhat are the Hazards?What is the Likelihood of an event?How severe will the consequences be?What is the level of Risk?Is the level of Risk Acceptable?Implement ControlsYesEliminate RiskYesCan the Risk be reduced?NoCan the Risk be eliminated?NoDo not StartNoStart/Continue WorkYes
27 Risk RatingRisk rating is determined by the intersection of Likelihood and Consequence coordinatesModerateLegend
28 Select Controls that will reduce the Likelihood and/or Consequence Residual RiskIs the remaining level of risk after controls have been selectedIf the residual risk level remains at moderate, high or extreme, activity cannot commence, review selection of controlsOnly When the residual risk level is low can activity commenceSelect Controls that will reduce the Likelihood and/or ConsequenceXResidual Risk
29 Hierarchy of Controls Hierarchy of Controls, in order of precedence: Eliminate the HazardSubstitute with a less hazardous material, process or equipmentRedesign equipment or work processIsolate the hazardIntroduce administrative controls; thenUse appropriate personal protective equipment PPELast line of DefenceInitial the Induction Check Sheet
31 Work Method Statements (JSEA) Clause 7.4Work Method Statements (JSEA)A Work Method Statement (WMS) will be prepared where there is a risk of bodily harm, damage to plant or equipment.The task specific WMS will examine the safety needs and requirements in a pro-active manner.Depending on the complexity of a particular WMS the relevant people selected from engineering, production, safety department and the work crew may also be involved to develop it.All workers assigned to the task will review and sign onto the WMS prior to starting the work.
40 Managing Electrical Safety Policy PrinciplesTo ensure Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd (QNP) provide an ‘electrically safe’ workplace defined by the Electrical Safety Act 2002To ensure direct employees of QNP meet their own obligations under the Electrical Safety Act in sustaining the ‘electrically safe’ workplace provided by QNPTo ensure Contractors engaged by QNP meet their own obligations defined by the Electrical Safety Act whilst working on the QNP site
41 Managing Electrical Safety Policy …2 ResponsibilitiesGeneral Manager – is responsible for making sure that this Policy and associated Procedures are implemented as appropriate by those listed below and that an effectiveness review of this Policy is untaken regularly (at least every 12 months)Site Electrical Engineer – is generally the Person in Control of the electrical installation as defined by the Electrical Safety Act in most cases, unless that role is partially contracted to another party e.g. an Electrical ContractorIs responsible for ensuring that QNP employees and Contractor Representatives are trained on the use and implementation of this Policy and associated procedures
42 Managing Electrical Safety Policy …3 ResponsibilitiesQNP Employees – are responsible for compliance with this Policy and associated procedures and/or any other direction given by the above in relation to Electrical SafetyContractors – are responsible for compliance with this Policy and associated procedures AS A MINIMUM. This Policy does not remove the obligation of a Contractor to provide an ‘electrically safe’ workplace for its employees and others in the vicinity of ‘electrical work’ being conducted by the Contractor on the QNP site.
43 Working Live PolicyTo ensure Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd (QNP) provide an ‘electrically safe’ workplace defined by the Electrical Safety Act 2002 for the safety of QNP & Contractor employees and others that may enter the siteLive electrical work (including testing) is not permitted is on the QNP site unless this policy is strictly adhered to.For the purpose of this Policy Live-Work is divided into two types:Fault Finding & Testing that can only be done live only when it complies with the requirements belowAll other instances of live work are expressly forbidden unless a Work Method Statement is prepared based on the Flow Chart shown at Appendix A of the Policy, then reviewed and approved by the Site Electrical Engineer or the General Manager
44 Working Live Policy …2 Responsibilities General Manager – is responsible for making sure that this Policy and associated Procedures are implemented as appropriate by those listed below and that an effectiveness review of this Policy is untaken regularly (at least every 12 months)Site Electrical Engineer – is generally the Person in Control (unless otherwise noted) of the electrical installation and is responsible for the review and approval of ALL Work Method Statements (whether Generic in nature or not) before any live work can commence
45 Working Live Policy …3 Responsibilities QNP Employee – is responsible for implementing the proposed risk controls detailed on the APPROVED work method statement prior to commencing any live work in accordance with the procedures noted belowContractors – are responsible for compliance with this Policy and associated procedures AS A MINIMUM. This Policy does not remove the obligation of a Contractor to provide an ‘electrically safe’ workplace for its employees and others in the vicinity of ‘electrical work’ being conducted by the Contractor on the QNP site
46 Included in the Electrical Safety Management Plan Clause 8.1Included in the Electrical Safety Management PlanQNP is an operational plant. As such, the requirements detailed in this Electrical Safety Management Plan relate to an operational plant and the electrical workers that maintain the plant either directly or via contracted servicesHowever, on the occasion that installation work is to be carried out by electrical contractors, particularly on larger scale works, some of the requirements detailed in this plan may have to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If in doubt about anything contained in this plan you must contact the Site Electrical Engineer before proceeding.
47 What is NOT includedThis plan does not include High Voltage installation or testing activities these are covered under QNP’s High Voltage Isolation and Access procedures
48 About Electrical Work at QNP The majority of electrical work undertaken by QNP employees on the site is the performance of electrical testing, fault finding, repair work and minor repairs associated with the on-going maintenance of the plantIt is the policy of QNP and requirement of the Electrical Safety Act that employees and contractors DO NOT carry out live work unless the work complies with QNP procedures and the requirements of the Act.
49 Working on Live Equipment If live work is unavoidable the following requirements from the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002, Section 12, is strictly adhered to:
50 Working on Live Equipment … 2 The following circumstances are required for the performance of live work –it is not practicable to perform the electrical work other than by live work because of 1 or more of the following –it is necessary in the interests of safety, whether or not electrical safety, for the work to be performed while the electrical equipment the subject of the electrical work is energised;a supply of electricity is necessary for the proper performance of the electrical work;there is no reasonable alternative to performing the electrical work by live work;
51 Working on Live Equipment … 3 Before live work can commence, the following conditions also apply:QNP and/or Contractor has prepared a written risk assessment of the performance of the live work (including testing and fault finding);the Site Electrical Engineer or General Manager authorises the performance of the live work;the employee who performs the live work has appropriate qualifications and training for the performance of the live work;testing equipment appropriate to the performance of the live work has been given to the employee performing the electrical work, the testing equipment has been properly maintained, and the employee performing the electrical work makes proper use of the testing equipment in performing the work;
52 Working on Live Equipment … 4 Before live work can commence, the following conditions also apply:clothing and personal protective equipment appropriate to the performance of the live work has been given to the employee performing the electrical work and the employee performing the electrical work makes proper use of the clothing and equipment in performing the work;the isolation point of the electricity supply for the electrical equipment the subject of the electrical work has been clearly identified and, except for electric line work, is able to be reached quickly without the need to climb over or shift obstructions;
53 Working on Live Equipment … 5 Before live work can commence, the following conditions also apply:the area where the electrical work is performed is clear of obstructions to the extent necessary for easy access to and from the area;there is a safety observer observing the performance of the electrical work, unless the work involves testing or fault finding of electrical equipment;the performance of the electrical work is in accordance with a safe system of work.
54 Meaning of a Safe System of Work Safe system of work, for live work on a low voltage electrical installation, includes, but is not limited to, a system of work that complies with the provisions of AS-4836 (Safe working on low voltage electrical installations) about ensuring the safety of persons while performing live work.
55 Meaning of a Safety Observer Safety observer, in relation to the observing of the performance of electrical work, means a person –who is competent to help with the electrical work; andwho is competent to rescue the person performing the electrical work and to provide resuscitation; andwhose competence for paragraph (b) has been assessed in the last 6 months by QNP or Contractor.
56 Clause 8.7Testing LiveThere are times when Live Testing is necessary; when fault finding, polarity testing etc. Live testing can only be carried out by employees that meet the following criteria:Have completed an Electrical Refresher course approved by QNP and have their names listed on the Register for Work Permit System AuthorisationsHave been instructed by QNP to perform the testsComply with the Selection and Safe Use of Low Voltage Test Equipment - Procedure that includes:testing the equipment is working properly before (and after) the testsusing equipment with a current calibration certificate
57 Testing Live … 2Have taken all necessary steps to make sure they are electrically safe before testing commencesHave remove/cover any Jewellery before testing commences, see Jewellery clause belowWhere the correct PPE, including the appropriate gloves, referring where necessary to the Arc Flash Protection MatrixReview the WMS before starting to make sure all risks have been properly controlled to a low – negligible residual riskUse a safety observer when the risk of electrical contact is above low – negligible e.g. when testing in a busbar chamber of a MCC as apposed to checking the polarity of a GPOProperly record the test results and submit in a timely manner to QNP for filing as per the Testing for Electrical Safety Procedure
58 Low Voltage Isolating and Energisation The only QNP employees that are authorised to carry out low voltage isolating and energisation functions are those nominated and deemed competent by the Site Electrical Engineer and names listed on the Register for Work Permit System Authorisations. These employees may/may not be licensed electrical workers providing they have been properly trained and deemed competent to do the function in an electrically safe manner.The Register for Work Permit System Authorisations is maintained by the Safety Coordinator.
59 Non-electrical or untrained electrical personnel Where non-electrical or untrained electrical personnel are required to work adjacent to exposed live equipment (including testing), their work and actions need to be closely supervised by trained persons at all times.Prior to any work commencing near exposed live electrical parts (other than testing or fault finding), Work Clearance Recipient must conduct pre-start meeting and run through the ‘approved’ Work Method Statement to ensure all participants, trained and non trained are completely sure of their individual roles, responsibilities and obligations.The following matrix is an extract of pertinent Exclusion Zones – from Appendix C of the Code of Practice 2010 – Electrical Work.
60 Non-electrical or untrained electrical personnel Exclusion Zones for exposed parts for UNTRAINED PERSONSNominal phase to phase voltage of exposed partUntrained person for the exposed part (mm)Operating plant operated by untrained person for the exposed part (mm)Vehicle operated by untrained person for the exposed part (mm)Low voltage (with consultation with the person in control of the exposed part)10003000600Low voltage (without consultation with person in control of exposed part)Above low voltage, up to 33kV (with consultation with person in control of exposed part)2000900Above low voltage, up to 33kV (without consultation with person in control of exposed part)Above 33kV, up to 66kV (with or without consultation with person in control of exposed part)2100Meaning of person in control of electrical equipmentThe person in control, of electrical equipment, is the person who controls the electrical equipment. Usually this is the General Manager or in some cases it could be the Site Electrical Engineer and/or Contractor
61 JewelleryThe wearing of jewellery, and the associated hazards, must be considered when carrying out WMS for tasks.Examples from the Code of Practice 2010 – Electrical Work, Section of metal objects that should not be worn when performing electrical work include:Neck chains,Rings,Bracelets,Earrings, body piercing, andMetal spectacle frames.
62 Pre-start Safety Talks Whenever there is a requirement to carry out live work, other than routine testing/fault finding, the Work Clearance Recipient must conduct a pre-start safety meeting to discuss the planned activities and Work Method Statement with the entire team to ensure all participants understand their roles and responsibilities. You will be required to sign a Pre-Start attendance registerCheck you PPE and Test Equipment before the TalkInitial the Induction Check Sheet
63 Online Assessment Part 2 Complete all questions in brown and continue when ready
65 Clause 9.1BarricadesIt is the responsibility of the work group creating a hazard to erect and maintain barricades as required for the protection of personnel.Orange Barricading shall be used for floor openings, stairwells, platforms and walkways, or trenching where a person can fall any distance.An appropriate sign and information tag must also be attached to the barricade on all sides where entry to the area is likely.
66 BarricadesYellow and Black Barricade Tape will be used to prevent personnel entering a Hazardous area where risk of injury is high eg. People working above, when cranes or lifting equipment are in use or during electrical testing etc.All Barricades will be erected at a height of 1100mm, be adequately supported and clearly visible to all persons approaching from any direction.The reason for the barrier should be attached by means of a tag, label or sign.
67 BarricadesIt is the responsibility of the person creating the hazard to erect and maintain barricades as required for the protection of workers and personnel.The person/team that erects a Barricade MUST also ensure the Barricade is removed immediately upon completion of the works.Initial the Induction Check Sheet
69 Safety Tag SystemAll isolation, tagging and lockout will be done strictly in accordance with the QNP Plant Lockout and Safety Tag System detailed in the Work Clearances Manual.Initial the Induction Check Sheet
71 PPEQNP will provide appropriate personal protective equipment for QNP employees in all work situations. Contractor PPE will be provided by the Contractor’s employerPPE provided will be as per company procedure, and/or as determined by any risk assessment and nominated on a Work Method Statement
72 General PPE requirements Look, on an on-going basis, for more effective control measures to reduce the need for PPEOnly used approved PPE, do not bring other types of PPE to the siteVisually check the condition of the PPE before each shift, prior to each use, or if you suspect it may be have been damagedDefective PPE shall be disposed of properly, replaced, or repaired by qualified personnelEmployees of subcontractors and visitors shall comply with these PPE requirementsThe PPE supplied will comply with all appropriate Australian Standards and is to be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and/or as instructed by qualified persons
73 Minimum PPE Requirements Safety glassesHard HatSafety footwearLong trousers and long sleeve shirtGloves suitable for the type of work being undertaken for work on or in proximity to live parts.When working in areas where the noise level exceeds 85 dB, hearing protection will be worn.
74 PPE SummaryPrior to each working day, and before each time you use it, you must inspect your PPE and confirm its condition.You will be provided with instruction on other PPE such as harnesses and lanyards etc. when appropriateIf you have not received instruction on PPE do not use it until your Supervisor has provided you specific instructions for its safe useInitial the Induction Check Sheet
78 Clause 9.5WeldingOnly qualified and tested welders can perform welding duties on this site. Only those employees that have welding duties included in their site job description will be authorised to perform welding.All Electrical Welding processes and welding equipment shall be in accordance with AS Safety in welding and allied processesInitial the Induction Check Sheet
80 Confined Space Procedure Clause 9.6Confined Space ProcedureQNP will provide training for all persons required to work within a CONFINED SPACE as defined in AS-2865 Safe Working in a Confined SpaceDo not work in confined Spaces if you have not had this training
81 Electrical Safety Management Plan Distribution Section 13
82 Safety Plan Distribution Clause 8.0Safety Plan DistributionThe Policies and Procedures the make up Electrical Safety Management Plan are available on QNP’s Document Management System.Copies will be provided to employees and contractors on request.Initial the Induction Check Sheet
83 Review of the Electrical Safety Management Plan
84 Review of this WH&S Management Plan QNP will conduct a complete review of Electrical Safety Management Policies and Procedures every 12 months. The purpose of the review; to evaluate its effectiveness and, to ensure the evolution of the site is embraced within the plan.The Site Electrical Engineer shall ensure any changes to this plan will be explained to employees in a timely manner via Toolbox meetings or other appropriate means.Initial the Induction Check Sheet
85 Questionnaire No 3Complete all questions in green. On completion, press submit.If you have passed, you will be prompted to download your certificate.