Electrical Safety Program “Product in a Box”
A licensed product solution comprised of several documents and resources, which as a complete package will provide an Electrical Safety Program (ESP). 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. This “off-the-shelve” solution includes instructions for a complete do it yourself project. The Electrical Safety Program documents are provided in their native formats for customization by your company following a step-by-step implementation guide. 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.
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Electrical Safety Program –Why you need it
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.
Measurable Electrical Safety Performance & Sustainability
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.
Who benefits from this solution?
- Employers that currently do not have an Electrical Safety Program. Follow the provided instructions, customize the documentation, adopt the program, roll it out to workers then audit for results.
- Employers with an Electrical Safety Program that is overdue for an internal audit. Use the provided resources in Section 12 of the Electrical Safety Program and Appendix W to perform a document audit gap analysis. Use the licensed documentation to immediately remedy identified gaps.
- Employers interested in updating and improving their Electrical Safety Program as per the 2015 Standards. Easily review and adopt sections of the ESPS Electrical Safety Program such as defined Roles & Responsibilities, Hazard Identification, Assessment & Controls, supporting appendices, forms, flow charts, etc.
What is an Electrical Safety Program “Product in a Box”?
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.
Project Implementation Guide – User Instructions
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”.
"Product in a Box" License Process
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.
The Electrical Safety Program “Product in a Box” is available as multiple versions to suit your needs. These versions include NFPA 70E (USA), CSA Z462 (Canada) and High Voltage (>15 kV). Let us know more about your business and we’ll help you determine what version of the documentation is most appropriate.
Annual Update Maintenance Package
Within the License Agreement a 15% Annual Maintenance Fee is outlined that provides Clients with updated documentation that will be required to be reviewed by the Client Electrical Safety Program Manager and Electrical Safety Steering Committee (ESSC) for inclusion in the Electrical Safety Program. Clients would review and under a Management of Change process accept the changes as identified for inclusion in the approved ESP.
How to buy your Electrical Safety Program "Product in a Box"
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Additional Consulting and/or Customization Support
Many Clients choose to have ESPS provide consulting support in addition to the “Product in a Box” license fee. In most cases the consulting is used to help facilitate the beginning stages of the project and support the electrical safety steering committee meetings to help the Client kick-off the project. As is, the “Product in a Box” licensed documentation package includes a comprehensive implementation guide and no consulting support hours. Additional consulting support can be added at any time allowing Clients time to digest the documentation and decide if any help is necessary.
LinkedIn Electrical Safety Program Users Group
This Client-only group on LinkedIn was recently launched to provide additional support for all ESPS designed or influenced Electrical Safety Programs. The User Group is an open forum for ESPS Clients to ask questions to ESPS Consultants that directly relate to their Electrical Safety Program.
Integral to the overall success when implementing an Electrical Safety Program is training your workers. Training solutions are available that are fully aligned with the Electrical Safety Program Product in a Box. These services include bilingual online electrical safety training solutions (www.arctested.com) for both Qualified Electrical Workers and Non-Electrical Workers, and offline classroom based/Instructor led on site. We find that blending both online and offline course options is the most effective way to train Electrical Workers.
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