OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition

Rule 4-010 Visitors

The employer is required to ensure the safety of all workers, visitors and employees who enter restricted areas. Examples are any area considered restricted by the employer. This includes locked areas such as substations, generating stations, fenced areas, and underground vaults, and unlocked areas such as transmission towers. A person authorized by the employer who is familiar with the hazards must accompany workers, visitors and employees who are unfamiliar with the hazards.

“Continuously supervised” is understood to mean the same as “direct supervision” as defined in the OHS Code i.e. that a competent worker is personally and visually supervising the worker, visitor or other employee in the restricted area, and that the competent worker is able to communicate readily and clearly with the worker, visitor or other employee in the restricted area.