Compliant safe power boards for use on construction sites
Are you a Tradie working on a Job Site?
Then you need to be aware of the Risks to avoid Electrocution!
Are your current power boards compliant for use on construction sites? – The Guardian is!
“My Duty as a Safety Advisor is to inform you as to what is the safest and most practical device to work with portable power tools in a range of weather conditions on construction sites.” Ross Broadfoot
What you need to have currently in addition to your general Safety Policy are these documents:
- S.W.M.S. (Safe Work Method Statement): That shows the work steps on site that involve the use of tools that you will use to complete contracted work.
- S.O.P.s (Safe Operating Procedures): That explains the use of an individual tool and knowledge of basic operation of how the tool works.
- Additional tutorial information /training pitched at the User Level to help Worker Safety.
- As the ‘PCBU’ /Owner/Director/Site Supervisor, you have to have instructed your ‘Workers’ on the basics of understanding hazards and writing & recording ‘Site Specific’ risk analysis that forms part of your S.W.M.S. (Safe Work Method Statement):
Did you know that older RCD boards will not protect you on most portable generators?
The following electricity related serious accidents and fatalities were reported to Energy Safety during the year 2010-11.
Electric Shocks -1053 Serious Electrical accidents – 12 Fatalities – 4