Our operational work practice standards team is responsible for developing work practices and procedures. They assess and coach our operational field crews to improve compliance and safety, ensuring they have valid authorisations to carry out work required.
- Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) (PDF 2.0 Mb - updated 21 March 2012)
SWMS details the key steps involved with high risk tasks, including the generic hazards and risk controls. SWMS form part of the job briefing process and are reviewed by operational staff prior to commencing a job.
- Work Practice Manual (PDF 12 Mb - large file - updated 14 December 2011)
This manual outlines the roles and responsibilities of our personnel and contractors for creating and maintaining a safer, more efficient working environment. It sets out the minimum standards that must be followed except in life threatening situations that dictate alternative action, or when written authorisation for an alternative practice has been obtained.
We are progressively reviewing and updating field instructions and procedures covering specific work practices. If you have suggestions for improvement in this area, we encourage you to discuss them with your supervisor and ask them to notify us.
- High Voltage Live Work Manual (PDF 7 Mb - large file - updated 21 June 2012)
The purpose of the High Voltage Live Works Manual is to ensure the: safety of all high voltage (HV) live workers, safety of the general public and security of the network. It is the responsibility of Operational Standards (Western Power) to control the contents of this document.
- Transmission Substation Work Practice Manual (PDF 5.5 Mb - large file - updated 24 September 2012)
This Transmission Substation Work Practice Manual supersedes all other documentation covered in the manual for Transmission Substation Work Practices and Procedures.
The new manual now includes referenced instructions applicable to Secondary Systems.
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