OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 802 Coordinated work

This section applies to situations where two or more sets of workers perform potentially dangerous work requiring coordination such as isolating equipment, energizing equipment, switching, and tagging. It is vital that all workers involved in the work follow the same safe work procedures.

When such coordinated work takes place, the employers involved i.e. electrical utility, industrial power producer, or rural electrification association, must jointly develop and follow one agreed upon set of safe work procedures for isolating electrical equipment and lines or blocking reclosing devices.