EWT - Substations

Learning objectives

  • Safely and compliantly enter a substation – reporting in to the employee-in-charge, and checking for any unusual conditions.
  • Work safely within substations, including: maintaining adequate access; clearly marking (flagging) energized versus de-energized areas; reviewing and field-checking written switching orders; and managing breakers and breaker circuits for safe removal and insertion.
  • Comply with mandated fencing/signage to block unauthorized entry to substations' rooms and spaces.
  • Comply with mandated physical guards/barriers to isolate substations' energized lines and equipment.

Course overview

The lesson covers compliance with: entry/reporting-in procedures; maintaining a safe work space (ensuring access, marking energized and de-energized areas, and managing breakers); using fencing/signage to restrict access; and using physical guards or barriers to isolate lines and equipment.
  • 20 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Entry Requirements
  • Working Safely
  • Preventing Unauthorized Access
  • Guarding Lines and Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • 29 CFR 1910.269 Subpart R: Special Industries - Section (u)
  • 29 CFR 1910.333 through .335 Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • 29 CFR 1910.333 Subpart S, Electrical - Selection and use of work practices
  • 29 CFR 1910.334 Subpart S, Electrical - Use of equipment
  • 29 CFR 1910.335 Subpart S, Electrical - Safeguards for personnel protection
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