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Day one - Tuesday 26 October 2021


Welcome and introductions – Bill Tubey + polls

An introduction to managing electrical safety



Electrical Risk Management - Bill Bates

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


Incident investigation - Bill Tubey

Delegates break into groups to discuss 3 real incidents:

Incident 1

Incident 2


Comfort Break 10 mins


Incident 3


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


End of Day 1

Day two - Wednesday 27 October 2021

Self-Assessment (sections 3-6 of Code of Practice)

How a structured approach to managing electrical safety can be achieved


Case Study 1 - Managing Policy - Bill Tubey

Practical application of the Code of Practice

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


Case Study 2 Managing ‘Procedure’ Aspects – 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


Comfort Break 10 mins


Case Study 3 Managing ‘People’ Aspects – Bill Tubey

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


Case Study 4 Managing Specific Aspects – 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


End of Day 2

Day 3 - Thursday 28 October 2021


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



Guest speaker - Michael Appleby, Partner, Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP Solicitors

Legal consequences of failure to manage risk

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


Comfort Break 10 mins


Interview under caution – Case study


Legal questions for Mike Appleby


Evaluation of self-assessment and next steps (sections 7-8 of Code of Practice)


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


Closing remarks and end of course