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Electrical Safety Management

 
A structured approach to assessing and controlling your own risk

13 - 14 May 2020 | Manchester

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Programme

Day one

08:30

Registration and refreshments

1

09:00

Introduction - Bill Tubey

2

09:20

Basics of Electricity - Bill Tubey

3

10:00

Why good electrical safety management matters - Bill Bates

  • The dangers of electricity
  • What goes wrong and why - incidents and case studies 

11:00

Refreshment break

4

11:15

Managing Risk - Bill Bates

  • Effects of failure
  • Incident statistics
  • Typical faults and incidents
  • Risk management

5

11:45

Reduce risks in the workplace and how the Code of Practice was developed – Bill Tubey

  • Who should use the Code?
  • What is the Code’s purpose and structure?
  • Where is the Code applicable?
  • When should the Code be used?
  • Unilever’s case study example of self-assessment

12:30

Lunch

6

13:15

Managing ‘Policy’ - Bill Tubey

  • Electrical safety policy
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Electrical system standards

7

14:15

Case Study 1 Managing Policy

Practical application of the Code of Practice

15:15

Refreshment break

8

15:30

Case Study 2 Managing ‘Procedure’ – Bill Bates

  • Identifying and controlling your own risks
  • Safe working practices
  • Workplace precautions
  • Procedures
  • Electrical system maintenance
  • Electrical system documentation
  • Incident investigation
  • Measurement of performance

17:00

End of day one

 
Day two

08:30

Registration and refreshments

9

09:00

Case Study 3 Managing ‘People’ – Bill Tubey

  • Appointments, roles and responsibilities
  • Training
  • Competence
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Audits

10

10:00

Case study 4 – Incident investigation

Three incidents for investigation

11:00

Refreshment break

11

11:15

Case Study 5 Managing Specific Issues – Bill Bates

  • Work undertaken on or near exposed live electrical parts
  • Operating electrical machinery
  • Using electrical contractors
  • Storing, handling and using flammable gases, vapours or dusts
  • Buried cables on your land
  • Overhead power lines on or near your site
  • Operating and maintaining high voltage electrical equipment

12

12:15

Self-Assessment Evaluation - Bill Bates & Bill Tubey

  • Self-assessment summary
  • Deciding on actions and implementations
  • With whom should you share the results?

Review your improvement plan

12:45

Lunch

13

13:30

Legal consequences of failure to manage risk – Michael Appleby, Partner, Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP Solicitors

Michael specialises in defending directors, senior individuals and companies facing investigation or prosecution for health and safety offences or manslaughter arising from work related incidents.

This session will provide insights and advice as follows:

  • The role of hindsight when a criminal investigation starts
  • Brief outline of the law – manslaughter, s37 HSWA, s7 HSWA
  • Case study of actual criminal trial concerning an electrocution of a subcontractor at a data centre during a resilience upgrade

Some practical issues if an individual is involved in an incident – i.e. if you are asked to give a statement by police/HSE find out if you are a witness or a suspect

14

14:45

Case Study 6 - Interview Under Caution

15:15

Refreshment break

15

15:30

Using the IET Code of Practice

  • Bringing together Policy, Procedure and People aspects.
  • Considering the ESM CoP structure and how you can produce your improvement plan with its prioritised actions.
  • How will you take this forward?

Implementing the IET code in your workplace

  • Self-assessment
  • Reporting results
  • Identifying priorities for change
  • Implementing change
  • Review

15:45

Closing remarks and end of course

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

 
Presenters:

Bill Bates worked for 20 years in the electricity utility, Manweb, followed by 20 years as a Principal Electrical Inspector at the Health and Safety Executive. He was also a contributor to the IET Code of Practice for Electrical Safety Management and has practical experience applying the Code with clients.

Bill Tubey worked for Manweb which was acquired by Scottish Power in 1996. His operational engineering background in the electricity industry and extensive experience of the leadership and effective management of large multi-disciplined teams makes him ideally suited to share his knowledge on electrical safety management.

Michael Appleby is a partner with Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP Solicitors. Michael specialises in defending directors, senior individuals and companies facing investigation or prosecution for health and safety offences or manslaughter arising from work related incidents.

This includes representing clients at inquests, in appeals against prohibition and improvement notices and challenging notifications under Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention scheme. He has also acted in investigations by the Environmental Agency and Fire and Rescue Authorities.

Mike acts for clients in the rail and bus sectors, construction, ports, manufacturing, facilities management sector, waste industry and the lift industry.

Pricing

Member - £839

Non-member - £949