IOSH Managing Safely in the Electrical Alliances
In an effort to continually improve standards regarding Health and Safety on Electrical substation sites in the South East of England, a recent ‘pilot’ electrical training course took place. In conjunction with The South East Electricity Substation Alliance (SEESA), which is part of National Grid’s Electricity Alliance in England and Wales and includes AREVA T&D, Mott MacDonald and Skanska as alliance partners; OEL – Apix Consulting launched a new IOSH product: –
“IOSH Managing Safely in Electrical Alliances”
The course was designed and developed by OEL-Apix consulting. It is based on the highly successful IOSH Managing Safely course. SEESA required a specific course which not only satisfied National Grid expectations regarding health and safety competence, but modules associated with Electrical Hazards, and the control measures that can be put in place, as SEESA personnel work predominately with/near High and Low voltage plant and equipment.
This course relates directly to the industry sector that the employees are working in and therefore looks at specific industry hazards and the legislation that applies to this sector. Appropriate Incident case studies are also discussed as part of the training to determine immediate and underlying causes, therefore learning from these could prevent potential reoccurrence.
On completion of this course delegates who work within an electrical environment for SEESA are now fully aware of best practices and Health and Safety standards when implementing their responsibilities.
Mark Stone – SEESA Construction Manager said “.Safety is paramount within our Alliance, with help of OEL-Apix we now a have bespoke course, for our engineers and managers, that combines both the solid foundations laid by IOSH and the specifics of the potential hazards of working in an electrical environment.”
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