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Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards

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  1. Electrical Hazards

  2. The Silent Killer!

  3. Primary Duty of Care • Section 19 WHS Act

  4. Does this meet the Threshhold

  5. Case Histories

  6. The Regulations

  7. The Regulations

  8. The Regulations

  9. The Regulations

  10. The Regulations How Do we prevent untested equipment being used?

  11. The Law • Is it clear • Do you feel confident that you can meet your legal obligations

  12. Code of Practice

  13. What is a Code of Practice • Guide to Assist with compliance • Prepared by experts • Workcover

  14. Codes of Practice – SAFE WORK OZ

  15. Codes of Practice – SAFE WORK OZ

  16. Codes of Practice It is the Primary Responsibility of the PCBU To ensure it is suitable

  17. Codes of Practice Just in case you thought it is open season to Do your own thing

  18. Where Do You get them From?

  19. Where Do You get them From? • Your Primary Source for any Workplace Safety data • Workcover NSW

  20. The Regulations

  21. The Code of Practice

  22. The Regulations

  23. Code of Practice • Electrical Equipment should be disconnected • Labelled & Tagged

  24. The Regulations

  25. Code of Practice • Code of Practice describes hostile environments • A Building Site would be Classified as such • RCD required

  26. Code of Practice • Code of Practice describes hostile environments • A Building Site would be Classified as such

  27. The Regulations How Do we prevent untested equipment being used?

  28. Case Histories

  29. Distance From Power Lines • 4.0m up to 33000 volts

  30. The Regulations

  31. AS 3012 • Construction Wiring must • Separate from the permanent wiring • Not fixed to temporary fencing • Protected form Mechanical Damage • Marked as Construction Wiring

  32. AS 3012 • Construction Wiring must • Avoid Crossing Roads or places that vehicles & plant cross • If not possible it must be protected by insulated & flagged 6 meters each side

  33. Switchboards • Must be positioned to avoid being damaged • Safely Accessible • Mounted on a pole, wall, floor or other stable structure • Supply must be marked • Services only 1 Floor

  34. Switchboards • Energised parts must be secured • Insulated Tie Bar required and holes to access • Doors must not be removable & locked overnight • Must have hold open device for door

  35. Switchboards • Warning Signs

  36. Switchboards • Must have Isolating Switch • Must have IDENTIFIER • Circuit Breakers must be identified

  37. RCD • What are they?

  38. RCD • What are they? • Are they fool proof?

  39. RCD • Sub-circuits must be protected where they originate from • All tools, lighting & appliances must be fed from RCD protected circuit

  40. Power Sockets • 10amp min • Double poled

  41. Portable Devices • Must be marked as Class H • Overload & RCD protection • Max 2m Cord

  42. Extension Leads • Not allowed to be Green! • May be joined to maximum chord lengths

  43. Inspection & Testing • Construction Wiring every 6 Months • Portable Devices must be trip tested every time they are set up

  44. Inspection & Testing

  45. Checklist