LUL - S1114
Safe Systems of Work on or near electrical equipment
|Publication Date:||1 March 2021|
This standard is mandatory for all TfL staff, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers working on behalf of TfL when planning or engaged in activities working on or near all LU electrical equipment, including working adjacent to HV cables, LV cables or DC traction cables.
This Standard defines the requirements for the planning and implementation of work on TfL premises, the assessment and recording of the competence of persons involved in such activities and audit of compliance
This Standard sets out requirements for ensuring that Safe Systems of Work (SSoW), Work Instructions, risk assessments and method statements are in place for all work on or near electrical equipment and cables.
The HSE has published guidance setting out how compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations should be ensured and to help dutyholders meet the requirements including:
HSE Guidance on Regulations HSR25 - The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
HSE Guidance HSG85 - Electricity at Work, Safe Working Practices.
The purpose of this standard is to ensure that all work on or near electrical equipment is carried out in compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAW Regulations) and to eliminate the risk of injury or damage to property from electric shock, or arcing, overheating, fire or explosion associated with electrical accidents.
Most electrical accidents occur because people are working on or near equipment that is:
- thought to be dead but which is live
- known to be live but those involved do not have adequate training, or appropriate equipment to prevent injury, or they have not taken adequate precautions.