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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:47 am 
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Who developed your electrical safety program?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:33 am 
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Would generally be a group effort with input from many directions


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:23 am 
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An Electrical Safety Steering Committee should be established underneath a company's Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee. The Electrical Safety Program Manager is the Chair of the ESSC.

Follow a Project Management process to then develop the ESP, meetings of the ESSC are schedule and a Phase approach can be used to review requirements with the ESSC, educate the members so everyone is on the same page and make consensus based decisions that will be included in the Electrical Safety Program.

The Table of Contents of the ESP is structured in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Management system Standards like ANSI Z10 or CSA Z1000.

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Terry Becker, P.Eng.
[url="http://www.esps.ca"]www.esps.ca[/url]


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:19 am 
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How much do consultants charge for an "electrical safety program"? Is the fee based on the size of the facility, or number of employees, or is it a flat charge regardless?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:19 pm 
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MattB wrote:
How much do consultants charge for an "electrical safety program"? Is the fee based on the size of the facility, or number of employees, or is it a flat charge regardless?

Hourly, based on how much input the customer desires. I have a small office that accomplishes much with little need for meetings and bureaucracy, however; without customer input on how things are done; any "standard program" can look very foolish.

As an example of how things might differ, a waste water treatment plant might be able to sustain short outages depending on holding pond capacity; so the safety program could be written mostly around LOTO. A refinery can sustain outages on equipment that has "spares", but also cannot sustain outages on certain critical process equipment so the program is split between LOTO (which they teach) and NFPA hot work requirements which we have worked out many details on as a team. A tanker (ship) must have power to critical systems so the hot work requirements have much to do with reducing arc flash energy available, while maintaining power. Any one of these programs would look very stupid to any one of the other agencies; about $10k in fees gets us a long way down the road, but that can grow exponentially if there is much corporate review and input desired.


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