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Programme

08:30

Day 1 - Registration

09:00

Introduction – Bill Tubey

09:20

Basic Electricity - Bill Tubey

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

11:15

Managing Electrical Risk - Bill Bates

  • Incident statistics
  • Effects of failure
  • Risk management
  • Competence

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

13:15

Incident investigation

Three incidents for investigation

14:15

Case Study 1 Managing ‘Policy’ - Bill Tubey

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

15:15

Refreshment break

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

16:30

End of day one

08:30

Day 2 - Registration

09:00

Case Study 3   Managing ‘People’– Bill Tubey

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

10:00

Case Study 4   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       

11.00

Refreshment Break

11:15

 

 

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

12:00

Lunch

12:45

 

 

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

14:00

Case Study 5 - Interview Under Caution

14:45

Refreshment Break

15:00

 

 

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?

15:30

Closing remarks and end of course