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Virtual programme

Day one - Tuesday 20 April 2021

09:00

Welcome and introductions – Bill Tubey

An introduction to managing electrical safety

09:20

 

Managing Risk - Bill Bates

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

10.05

Incident investigation - Bill Tubey

Delegates break into groups to discuss 3 real incidents:

  • Incident 1
  • Incident 2

11.05

Comfort Break

11.15

Incident 3

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

End of Day 1

Day two - Wednesday 21 April 2021

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

How a structured approach to managing electrical safety can be achieved

09:00

 

Case Study 1 - Managing Policy - Bill Tubey

Practical application of the Code of Practice

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

09:25

 

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

10.30

Comfort Break

10:40

Case Study 3 Managing ‘People’ Aspects – Bill Tubey

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

11:20

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

12.30

End of Day 2

Day three - Thursday 22 April 2021

09:00

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

09:35

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

10:40

Comfort Break

10.50

Interview under caution – Case study 5

11.25

Legal questions for Mike Appleby

 

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

12.10

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

12:30

Closing remarks and end of course

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