WE-05: Housekeeping & Welfare

  • Are all work locations and work areas clean, orderly, and free from known hazards ?

  • Are floor areas free from obstructions and protrusions (nails, splinters, holes, loose boards) which could present a tripping hazard ?

  • Is there a Waste Management Plan which ensures that all waste materials are being segregated and stored in suitable containers ?

  • Are all areas adequately lit by permanent or temporary lighting ?

  • "Floors and Traffic Routes: Are the floors and surfaces of every traffic route fit for purpose, and maintained in an acceptable state - i.e. clean, free from potholes or obstruction, and not uneven or slippery ?"

  • "Floor Openings: Are all floor openings guarded on all exposed sides (except access to stairways) by a suitable railing ?"

  • Does the induction training include sufficient information on housekeeping requirements ?

  • Are work areas checked at the end of each day / shift to ensure all waste has been removed or stored in the containers provided ?

  • Does the supervisor formally monitor and record the standard of housekeeping and general cleanliness routinely ?

  • There are sources of fresh clean drinking water available to all persons in the workplace? (this may be by bottled water source).

  • There are suitable toilet facilities on site or available to all persons in the workplace? (these may be shared facilities)

  • There is suitable provision available to be able to wash? (i.e. hands/face) This may be by sanitary wipes or clean water.

  • Lighting is suitable in the workplace to be able to work and walk around safely?

  • Ventilation is suitable? (i.e. fresh air available, no build up of industrial smog or fumes generated by the work activity)

  • WE-07 - Hand and Power Tools

  • Are the correct tools being used for the type work to be performed and are they in good condition ?

  • Are workers using the correct body position whilst also keeping themselves out of the "line of fire" and wearing appropriate cut-resistant PPE ?

  • Are portable tools inspected in line with manufacturers recommendations and tagged to indicate that they have been checked ?

  • Are tools that are damaged removed from service immediately and tagged "Do Not Use" and turned over for repair or replacement ?

  • Are the guards for all tools in place, in good condition, and operating in line with the manufacturers manual ?

  • Are portable grinding wheels rated appropriately (RPMs) for the grinder in use ?

WE-08 - Inspection of Plant and Equipment

  • As a minimum, are the required inspections being carried out as indicated in Table 1 of WE-08 ?

  • Are records or inspections being kept for a predetermined duration ?

  • Are all temporary working platforms or scaffolds being inspected prior to first use and tagged to indicate it is safe for use ?

  • Are all temporary platforms / scaffold inspections repeated every 7 days or when it is altered ?

  • Have people who are responsible for checking and inspecting items of plant and equipment been specifically trained in how to carry out such inspections and examinations ?

  • Are people inspecting lifting equipment and scaffolding able to provide documentary evidence (training certificates ?) of their competence to undertake such inspections ?

WE-09 - Machine & Equipment Safety

  • All operators are trained on machine guarding (awareness & specific to their job) and has training been documented?

  • Suitable machinery risk assessments have been performed and reviewed within past 2 years?

  • Risk assessments include all required elements (machinery & equipment, the hazards, the effectiveness of the guards, guarding deficiencies, & a corrective action plan)?

  • Visual inspections are performed by the operators before each shift?

  • Documented machine inspections are performed monthly?

  • Guards are in place and working on all operating equipment?

  • All equipment is fitted with emergency stops which can be operated from any part of the machine by the operator?

  • All belts, pulleys, gears, shafts, fan blades and moving parts that are less than 7 feet (200 cm) from the working surface (and within reach of workers) are guarded?

  • All applicable stationary equipment is securely fastened to the floor or table (I.e., drills, pedestal grinders, etc.)?

  • All grinding wheels are properly maintained (No evidence of side grinding or soft metals being used, etc.)?

  • There is a written program that is specific to the safe use of robots used at the facility?

  • All machinery is regularly maintained in accordance with legal, manufacturer and/or other requirements?

  • There are clear instructions, information and training available and given to all operators of the machinery? (including maintenance personnel)

  • All machinery meets the relevant minimum legal or other standards? (i.e. EC marked, ANSI etc.)

ES-01, ES-02 & ES-05 - Electrical Safety: General Requirements <1KV< and Electrical Safety Management

  • Is all work on LV switchboards carried out de-energized ?

  • "Arc flash protection: Have all electrical workers been provided with, and do they wear the specified personal protective equipment where there is a potential for arc flash ? This shall include the provision of any or all of the following:"

  • • Suitable head protection EN 50365, CSA, ANSI

  • • Eye/face/neck protection EN 166 or ASTM F2178-12

  • • Suitable voltage rated gloves EN 60903 or ASTM equivalent

  • • Whole body clothing EN ISO 11612 (flame proof) - IEC class 1 or class 2 if required equivalent to NFPA 70E hazard category 2 and 4 respectively for arc-rated clothing. ASTM F1506-10a and ASTM F1959 and F1959M-14. Minimum standard must be 8cal/cm2 in line with PPE03.

  • • Safety footwear EN531, ASTM F117-03(2013) and ASTM F2413-11

  • • Hearing protection - NIOSH, BSEN

  • • Voltage rated tools VDE EN 60900, ASTM, CSA, OSHA, EN/IEC, NFPA

  • All those at risk from arc flash are suitable identified and protected by PPE?

  • Is it fully understood that low voltage work on high voltage switchgear is defined as ‘HV Work’ and must be carried out under the rules applicable to HV systems?

  • Do employees and contractors wear the properly rated insulated gloves and leather protectors when connecting and disconnecting test leads, battery banks, or protective grounding or earthing, conducting touch testing or the verification of the absence of voltage, working within the restricted approach boundary to energized lines, equipment, and systems, and performing any other task that requires shock protection?

  • Before work commenced on site the first day, were the specific H&S requirements validated by the ABB Nominated Person in Control of the Work Activity on site in consultation with the Nominated Person in Control of the Installation (e.g. the customers’ representative)?

  • Are all electrical tasks subject to a risk assessment which applies the 7 steps of Electrical Safety or 5+5 vital rules for working with electricity?

  • STEP 1: Is adequate labelling in place to enable the location and equipment to be worked on to be clearly identified ?

  • STEP 1: Are suitable gaps made across all points where the apparatus may be energized, including potential in-feeds from LV apparatus ?

  • STEP 1: When equipment is being worked on, are notices or labels fitted on the energy isolation device and also on the conductor to indicate it is being worked on ?

  • STEP 2: Has the apparatus been de-energized by disconnecting the equipment from supply and ensuring that the energy isolation device is locked in the OFF position ? If a number of people are working on the system, is a multiple locking hasp or group lock box and warning notice used so that each person can apply his personal lock ?

  • STEP 2: If isolation has been achieved by removing a fuse, is the removed fuse cabinet is locked and the key retained by the supervisor ?

  • STEP 3: Where necessary, are additional screening measures in place to prevent contact with adjacent live conductors or buss bars ?

  • STEP 4: Are people in the work area wearing relevant personal protective equipment including arc-rated work wear, insulated gloves rated at the correct voltage and face & neck protection ?

  • "STEP 4: Are all tools insulated and rulers and tape measuring devices shall be of non-conducting material? NOTE: All such tools shall be to an acceptable national standard EN, IEC, ANSI"

  • "STEP 5: Have the circuits to be worked on been proven as de-energized by testing, at the point of work ? Was the testing device itself tested immediately before and after testing? NOTE: Voltage testing devices shall be rated category III or higher and calibrated within the past year"

  • STEP 6: Have properly designed earthing or grounding devices been applied to the conductors or buss bars being worked on?

  • STEP 6: Are earths or grounds of an approved design and flexible aluminium earths or grounds with a clear or translucent protective coverings?

  • STEP 6: Do Earths or grounds applied have an assigned rating with both conductor and earth end clamps designed to prevent “blow off”?

  • If working on transformers, have both sides of the transformer been isolated and earthed or grounded?

  • STEP 7: Is there a written permit to work linked to the lock off device, issued by the supervisor who witnessed the testing of the conductors to ensure that they are de-energized and that they cannot be made energized once work has started ? Was the permit issued to the nominated person in charge of the work activity?

  • STEP 7: Does the supervisor or lead person check on the work periodically to ensure that there is total compliance with the safety requirements?

  • Where overhead power lines have the potential to cause induced voltages, is equipment grounding or earthing applied to equipment such as trailers, ROLT's, MEWP's, mobile crane's, or any other equipment that is conductive?

  • When working within a sub-station or switchyard on equipment where adjacent equipment is energized, has the area been zoned or cordoned off or demarked according to the minimum approach distances creating a safe work zone? This is particularly important when civil works are being undertaken and those carrying out the work do not fully understand the risk.

  • For working on customers sites involving HV work, is the Nominated Person in Charge of the Work Activity conducting documented pre-job briefings of the persons who will undertake the work on the required safety measures? These safety measures will have been identified in the risk assessment and should also be formalized in the method statement and the permit to work (PTW).

Communication and Consultation

  • Has an ABB Person who is competent been nominated as the Person in Control of the Work Activity and has this person undergone the PICW training?

  • Did the safety brief include documented details of the safety arrangements as set out in the permit, together with any information contained in the schematics or circuit diagrams of the installation ?

Training and Competence

  • Have all ABB personnel who are required to work on electrical installations been instructed and trained to ensure that they are competent to work safely at the relevant voltage range?

  • Is evidence of competence provided by either certification in respect of qualification from a recognized institution, confirmation of practical experience and skill in respect of work undertaken previously, or actual assessment, or a combination of them ?

Monitoring and Checking

  • Is testing and metering equipment used by electrically qualified persons checked for functionality and calibrated at least annually ?

Documentation and Records

  • Are up to date records for electrical and other relevant safety training carried out available?

  • Are records of the PPE personally issued to the workers kept for a minimum of five years ?

  • Are the health and safety plans, risk assessments and any permits to work retained in accordance with local QA requirements and in any case for 12 months from the end of the project or service job?

ES-03 - Electrical Testing and Commissioning

  • Suitable competent persons available when conducting tests or measurements on equipment in service

  • As in all cases, are the control measures required to mitigate any risks that arise from electrical testing activities identified from the risk assessment and the measures applied accordingly?

  • Is PPE for test personnel appropriate for the tasks? For example insulated gloves, arc flash clothing and PPE on high power systems.

  • Is there a labelled restriction into the general area around the prohibition zone? This is where tests are controlled from.

  • Does the test installation have an emergency control or stop, which when operated will automatically isolate all power to the test object and associated equipment? NOTE: E-Stops shall comply with ISO 13850.

  • Does the tests leader have and use physical control of the test supply before anyone enters the prohibition zone. For example a lockout key on the test set controller?

  • Is there clear indication that connections are safe before touching - portable earths >1kV, or proving dead instruments <1kV?

  • Is there written safe test procedure on site

  • Are there arrangements for the safe discharge of stored energy? i.e. Capacitors or rotating machinery.

  • Are there routine inspection and maintenance of all test equipment including barriers and interlocks and are these activities included in a preventative maintenance program?

Communication and Consultation

  • "Is work initiated by the nominated person in charge of the electrical Installation at all times ? NOTE: Where there are a number of work parties on the same circuit, a control person must be nominated and be responsible for safety co-ordination"

ES-04 - Portable Electric Tools and Equipment

  • Are portable power supply leads in good condition ?

  • a) Are there any bare wires visible in any flexible leads or connectors ?

  • b) Are plugs and sockets in good condition ?

  • c) Are there any taped joints in any cables and leads ?

  • "Are all portable, handheld electrical tools and equipment connected to a Residual Current Device (RCD), Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) or Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)? NOTE: These devices are designed to protect the user from an electrical shock."

  • Where a mains voltage system has been used to supply the site offices and general welfare facilities, has a RCD, GFCI, or ELCB been used ?

Training and Competence

  • Is evidence of competence provided by either certification in respect of qualification from a recognized institution, confirmation of practical experience and skill in respect of work undertaken previously, or actual assessment ,or a combination of them ?

Monitoring and Checking

  • Are portable electric tools and equipment labelled with inspection dates and is there a register kept?

Documentation and Records

  • Is there an effective system in place for the inspection, testing and maintenance of portable electric tools and devices (e.g. for testing) ?

WP-01 - Lock Out Tag Out Requirements

  • Is a Lock Out / Tag Out program or local energy control instructions in place ?

  • "Process of Isolation: Have been all the hazards associated within the plant or equipment to be worked on identified ? "

  • Does every worker in the work crew fit their personal lock ?

  • Are checks done to ensure all residual energy has been removed from the system prior to work commencing ?

  • "General Isolation of Equipment: Where locks are used to isolate equipment, are tags also fitted to the lock identifying who is working on the equipment and their contact number ?"

  • If the isolation is applied to equipment >600 volts, is earthing / grounding also provided ?

  • Are multi-lock hasps provided to allow several people to fit their personal locks where necessary ?

  • Are personal locks fitted by all working on the equipment if the isolator is remote from the work location ?

  • Is Lock Out / tag Out required for all sources of energy work ? E.g. electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, etc.

  • Is the effectiveness of the isolation confirmed (tested) prior to starting work ?

  • "Control of Locks. For Service engineers, have they been issued with a personal lock, tags and hasps ?"

Training and Competence

  • Have all persons who are required to isolate plant or equipment been instructed in the lockout tagout and isolation procedure applicable where they work ? Did this training include:

  • a) Isolation and application of lock out and tag out of electrical equipment in accordance with ABB 7 Steps principles;

  • b) General isolation requirements in respect of entry into confined spaces;

  • c) Intrusive isolation of chemical and other process plant;

  • d) Isolation requirements for pipelines and pigging operations

  • Are the isolation and lockout tagout precautions part of a wider permit to work system and procedure ? Are they included in the Permit to work training requirements ?

  • Do people who are required to carry out isolation of equipment have the following competences:

  • a) General awareness and understanding of the hazards associated with the work activity and the plant and equipment generally;

  • b) Ability to interpret P&I diagrams and circuit drawings;

  • c) Understand the requirement and the process for isolation and lock out tag out and any associated requirement for permit to work;

  • d) Understand the requirements for isolation of electrical circuits and the need for testing to prove that they are dead and any additional requirements in accordance with ABB 7 Steps.

  • e) Understand the requirements in respect of intrusive isolations on chemical and process plant and the need for draining, venting and purging in addition to any isolation of the power supply.

Monitoring and Checking

  • "General: Have been the people who are to undertake the work issued with the appropriate isolation and lock out tag out equipment ? "

  • "Examination and checking of equipment: Prior to restoring the equipment or item of plant to operational service, does the supervisor check to ensure that all persons have been accounted for and that all locks etc. have been removed and that it is safe to proceed ?"

  • "Documentation & Records: Is the following documentation / records available?:"

  • a) A tag filled in with the ID number and the name of the person working on the equipment including contact telephone number and the date

  • b) Any permit to work associated with the work being carried out.

  • c) Piping & instrumentation diagrams and circuit diagrams.

WP-02 - Permits to Work

  • Has the facility/site implemented an effective permit to work (PTW) system to control identified high risk activities, i.e. hot work, process/system break, electrical system, confined space, excavation, working at height, exposure to atmosphere, critical lifting operations, fumigation operations using gas,?

  • "Process for Permit to Work: Does the permit to work clearly define the work scope and the plant or equipment to be worked on, together with any plant or equipment that will remain in operation ?"

  • Are the people carrying out the work under the permit complying with the requirements of the permit ?

  • "Upon completion of the work, does the permit require handback signatures from both parties to confirm completion of the work? NOTE: In the case of ABB undertaking the work does the supervisor check before removing the lock out tag out equipment?"

Suspension of Permits

  • Are permits suspended for following reasons

  • a) General alarm, e.g. fire evacuation

  • b) Change to scope of work

  • c) At completion of the shift (permits only valid for 1 shift)

  • d) If PTW receiver leaves the site.

  • e) Breach of agreed control measures.

  • Are permits required to be closed out by both the issuer and acceptor when the job is complete, or at the end of each shift if sooner ?

  • "Other Considerations

  • Are permits available at all times at the work area i.e. displayed at the work site?"

  • "Has the supervisor or lead engineer communicated the content of the released PTW document to the workers involved i.e. "Walking the Permit"? NOTE: Prior to work execution, the hazards and necessary precautions or controls shall be discussed with involved persons through toolbox talks. Records of the toolbox talks shall be maintained."

  • Training & Competence

  • Are all employees or any contractors working under a permit to work briefed on the permit requirements at the point of its issue, including the work scope, location and precautions to be taken or applied ?

Monitoring & Checking

  • "Are controls in place to prevent unauthorized people in the work area from entering? NOTE: If people enter the area where they could be exposed to the hazards, the job shall be stopped until they are clear of the area) "

  • Has permit to work training been delivered to all who are required to implement or work under a permit system ?

  • On a project or customer site, does the ABB supervisor on site, as acceptor of any permit, monitor and check that ABB is in full compliance with the requirements of the customers’ permit requirements. This is particularly important in respect of any sub-contractors.

  • Is an effective PTW system implementation confirmed during regular SOT's and site/facility inspections?

Documentation & Records

  • Are all issued permits present at work location for duration of work?

PPE-01 - Personal Protective Equipment

  • Is the PPE being used suitable for the risks present ?

  • Is the PPE requirement for visitors clearly defined with suitable stocks available?

  • Is there adequate PPE signage in place to inform persons entering the work area of the required PPE ?

  • Are adequate PPE storage arrangements available to ensure that PPE is stored in a clean and sanitary manner, undamaged and not altered for use ?

  • Where protective clothing is provided on a personal basis, is there a system in place for ensuring that the clothing is laundered on a regular basis ?

  • In cases where certain PPE is provided on a disposable basis, are there suitable arrangements for storage and dispensing this PPE ?

  • In the case of service engineers, have suitable carry bags been provided to enable all the required PPE to be stored safely and in a clean and orderly condition ?

Training & Competence

  • Do people on site understand the risks that are present in the work area and the PPE provided to protect them and how it should be used?

  • Has training been carried out in the use of PPE which includes examination, testing, cleaning and repair ?

  • In the case of fall arrest equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, has formal training in its use and how to care for it been given to those required to use it ?

  • In the case of fall arrest equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, did the training include what action to take if the PPE becomes damaged or is not in good repair, and the process in place to obtain a replacement ?

Monitoring

  • Does the supervisor check periodically that all persons working within the area are wearing the required PPE ?

  • "Do supervisor periodically check that PPE that has been issued is in good order? NOTE: In the case of certain items of PPE such as fall arrest equipment then this shall be formally checked to ensure that it is not damaged and that it remains fit for purpose."

  • Where disposable equipment is provided, are checks done to ensure that there are adequate supplies available ?

  • Do managers check on the general level of compliance with the wearing of PPE as part of their routine safety tours ?

Records

  • Are records of PPE issued on a personal basis retained ?

  • Are records of training related to PPE available ?

PPE-03 - Arc-Rated Clothing & PPE

  • Has a risk assessment been carried out to determine who needs to wear Arc-rated clothing ?

  • Has appropriate PPE and clothing been provided to employees together with instruction for its use, care and replacement ?

  • If necessary, is the outer layer of clothing also FR or AR rated ?

Does clothing meet one of the following minimum standards ?

  • a) Where an ATPV rating > 8 cal/cm2 is required, do the garments meet standards equivalent to IEC 61482 -1 or NFPA 70 E Hazard Category 2 ?

  • b) Where an ATPV rating > 25cal/ cm2 is required, (tasks on equipment >1kV)) are the garments manufactured and tested to the equivalent to IEC 61482-1 or NFPA 70 E Hazard Category 3, meeting the requirements of ASTM F-1506, ASTM F-1959: OR Class 2 Garments to IEC 61482-1-2 - formerly ENV 50354 and CLC/TS 50354 ?

Does the clothing provided contain the following features:

  • i. Jackets shall be long enough to cover the top of the trousers even when the wearer is bending over;

  • ii. Trouser bottoms shall be long enough and wide enough to overlap the top of the footwear and shall have no turn ups;

  • iii. External pockets on jackets and overalls, where provided, shall be covered by flaps of at least 20mm wider than the pockets to avoid the flaps being tucked into the pocket;

  • iv. Overlapping seams on the outside of the garments shall be downward facing and over locked;

  • v. Any metal fasteners on the outside of the garments shall be covered or treated to avoid adhesion of molten metal;

  • vi. Quick release fastenings shall be provided to enable rapid removal in an emergency;

  • vii. Reinforced protection should be considered for the crotch area, shoulders and collar.

  • viii. Protection of the neck area shall be included i.e. a balaclava.

  • Do contractors risk assessments positively identify the PPE to be issued to their employees to protect against the dangers of arc flash ? Is the appropriate PPE being worn ?

Training & Competence

  • Have all persons who are required to work on electrical equipment at voltages >49 volts been briefed on the high hazard nature of arc flash and on the requirements of Hazard Control Sheet PPE-03 ?

  • Have all persons who are required to work on electrical equipment at voltages >49 volts been instructed on the proper use and maintenance of arch flash protective clothing and equipment and for any subsequent replacement ?

  • Are Supervisors and/or nominated persons competent in respect of understanding the hazard of arc flash at both high and low voltage and the requirements for personal protective equipment ?

Monitoring

  • Do all people who have been issued with arc flash PPE inspect it periodically to check for any damage ?

  • Do Supervisors and/or nominated persons check to ensure that all persons who are working on high or low voltage equipment are wearing the correct arc flash PPE ?

Records

  • Are records of all PPE that is issued on a personal basis kept and maintained ?

CC-03 - Control of Visitors and Others

  • Visitors and others cannot gain access to ABB controlled areas without ABB authorisation and HSE induction?

  • Visitors and others are suitably briefed on key risks and controls (i.e. fire and emergency evacuation, raising alarm measures)?

  • Visitors and others are protected from risks generated by ABB activities or controlled activities?

  • Visitors and others are escorted, where required, by ABB or approved personnel at all times whilst in ABB controlled areas?

  • Visitors are made aware of ABB incident reporting procedures?

SU-02 - Training & Competence

  • There is evidence that there is a suitable system in place to ensure competence at all levels for people to undertake all activities to fulfil their HSE responsibilities?

  • Suitable competence criteria is applied in the recruitment, selection and placement process ensuring people are competent and fit for the job?

  • New employees, contractors and others under the control of ABB are inducted and trained in relevant processes where required?

  • Training requirements and competencies are regularly reviewed (i.e. annually)?

  • Training records are documented to include critical information (i.e. trainee name, course, date of training, pass, fail etc.)

RM-01 - Risk Assessment

  • There is a process in place to identify HSE hazards and assess HSE risks & all employees and contractors are trained in the process?

  • Are risks assessed in terms of a defined criteria? (i.e. severity x likelihood - low, medium, high etc.).

  • Findings from risk assessments (especially controls measures and how they are correctly adopted) are communicated to all who may be affected?

  • There is evidence that actions identified from risk assessments consider reduction of risk using a hierarchy of control?

  • HSE risk assessments are regularly reviewed?

  • Have suitable risk assessments (and method statements where appropriate) been provided and being adhered to by employees and contractors for any work activities? Do these documents also consider ABB and customer specific HSE requirements?

  • Those who are competent in management of the risks (i.e. operators and managers/supervisors) are involved in the risk assessment process?

  • Where appropriate "last minute / point of work risk assessments" (e.g. STOP, Take 5) which take account of the specific work environment are completed immediately prior to the work commencing ?

EM-01 - Emergency Preparedness

  • Have ABB employees, contractors and visitors been given suitable instruction in the actions to take in the event of an emergency. In the case of first aid, did this include precautions regarding bloodborne pathogens ?

"Emergency plans consider all relevant emergency situations, including but not limited to:

  • • Serious personal injury including electric shock

  • • Major fire or explosion

  • • Bomb or terrorist threat

  • • Significant loss of containment of chemical substances likely to cause environmental impairment;

  • • Major impact from an emergency situation from an adjacent undertaking

  • • Threat of earthquake, flood or other major weather event e.g. hurricane etc.;

  • • Health pandemic;

  • • Employees working in high risk countries and potential for kidnap & hostage taking;

  • • Effects of civil unrest in countries where there is political instability;

  • • Transportation incidents involving ABB products;

  • • Medical emergencies on project sites in locations with poor incident and emergency medical support.

  • • Major loss of power and/or loss of IT systems."

Operational Controls - ABB Facilities and Sites

Is there a Specific Emergency Preparedness Plan containing the following information:

  • a) Floor plans, maps for emergency exits and means of egress including the location of fire extinguishers, first aid supplies and AED

  • b) Emergency numbers posted throughout the site for police, fire & ambulance

  • c) A system to account for employees, contractors and visitors

  • d) Instructions required for resuming normal operations after an emergency.

  • e) v. A written inventory of emergency equipment such as first aid supplies, spill kits, rescue equipment and emergency personal protection equipment available.

  • f) Requirement for communication equipment.

  • "g) A written communication procedure that includes:

  • • Designated spokesperson to address issues to outside personnel and the media.

  • • Written names’ contact numbers and location of ABB Group management, as well as appropriate state, provincial, Country and local officials."

  • h) Consideration of the need for temporary or emergency accommodation.

  • i) Location of emergency supplies including first aid supplies and location of AED’s (Automated External Defibrillator) where applicable.

Training and Competence

  • Has emergency preparedness training been carried out initially for all workers ? Is it also carried out annually for supervisors and lead persons?

Monitoring

  • Have annual evacuation drill been carried out ? Are they documented, critiqued, and included in the HSE Management system audits ?

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