Effective due diligence against Occupational Health & Safety Codes, Acts and Regulations in Canada and the United States is the development and implementation of a Safety Management System that allows for identification of hazards, quantification of hazard and risk and implementation of appropriate preventive and protective control measures to mitigate or reduce risk to workers. For electrical hazards this management system is called an Electrical Safety Program.
By ensuring you have a comprehensive Electrical Safety Program consistent with accepted Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standards and Industry Best Practice Standards you will maximize your due diligence with respect to management of the electrical hazards of arc flash & shock.
What is your current Electrical Safety performance? A key element of workplace safety is the ability to monitor and measure the performance of the Safety Management System, in this case the Electrical Safety Program. In order to measure, you must audit. Section 12.0 of the ESPS Electrical Safety Program outlines recommended options for completing an Internal Electrical Safety Audit of the Electrical Safety Program on at least an annual basis. Appendix W provides you with the tools necessary to conduct an annual Internal Electrical Safety Audit. It is recommended that Supervisors of Qualified Electrical Workers should be completing Supervisory Level Audits on an adhoc or scheduled basis at least once per year. External Electrical Safety Audits are recommended to be completed every 3 years.
A licensed product solution comprised of several documents and resources, which as a complete package will provide an Electrical Safety Program (ESP) that is consistent with Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standards such as CSA Z1000 Occupational health and safety management and ANSI Z10 Occupational Health and Safety Management. The “Product in a Box” description relates to the self-directed, self-adapted method upon which your company will manage the implementation of the Electrical Safety Program within their existing Management System. The Electrical Safety Program documents are provided in their native formats to allow for further customization by your company. All logo’s and text can be modified to suit the Client’s needs. As provided the Electrical Safety Program will compliment an existing Occupational Health & Safety Management System or remain effective as a standalone safety management system for electrical hazards.
The “Product in a Box” includes comprehensive user instructions. We designed the licensed documentation package to be a do-it-yourself solution. Your company is recommended to follow the ESPS instructions including the Pre-Work assignments. The “Product in a Box” instructions also include guidance on how workers should use the provided Energized Electrical Job Hazard Analysis Form (EEJHA). Consulting tools like our Project Execution Plan are included. In whole, the instructions form a comprehensive implementation guide that explains a step-by-step project management based approach for review, customization and implementation of the Electrical Safety Program “Product in a Box”.
Three different licensing options are available; Single (one location only), Contractor (one office) or Enterprise (multiple office or site locations). The perpetual license agreement is required to protect the information as provided within the Electrical Safety Program and all associated resources. Clients have the ability to start with one location (Single) and upgrade to the multiple location (Enterprise) option.