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 4-032 Instruction

A utility employee who is not competent to perform work must not perform the work unless he or she is under the direct supervision of a competent worker. For more information about competency, readers are referred to the explanation for the term “competent” appearing in Part 1 Definitions of the OHS Code Explanation Guide.

The term “direct supervision” is defined in Part 1 Definitions of the OHS Code. Specifically, it means that a competent worker is personally and visually supervising the worker who is not competent and is able to communicate readily and clearly with the worker who is not competent.