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Electrical Safety Project (ESP) uploads draft SWP to online site for public review and feedback

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Following on from the previous News Service, an additional series of Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) have been drafted for public review and feedback, and uploaded to the Electrical Safety Project (ESP) website at:  We invite you to visit the ESP project website and download and review and provide feedback on those of interest to you.

We have made them publicly available in draft form, with the aim of getting the message to a wider stakeholder group of their importance and usefulness and validity of having a set of basic SWPs available to use as a base guide resource.  These are only drafts, and they will need amending and modifying as we learn more and get more feedback.

As a reminder, we are not trying to replace, replicate or usurp any other organisation’s or association’s services in this regard but to put in the market a minimum procedure that micro-business or self-employed, or for that matter RTOs can look to, as guidance materials to adapt or develop their own, or decide in the end it would be better to join an association or organisation to use their resources than do it themselves.

If you would like to download and review visit the site at: and go to the Safe Work Procedures tab.  The following list provides a summary of what we are developing and have developed.  Those marked with a tick, are current and have been uploaded to the site:

1.01Selection and use of test instruments
1.02Test for de-energised
1.03Low voltage electrical isolation
1.04Commissioning and fault finding
1.05Live work
1.06Safe Approach Distances (SADs)
1.07Arc Flash Protection
1.07.1 ✔Arc flash PPE table
1.08Installation of mains & cable
1.09Installation of Pyrotenax cables
1.1Heat shrinking cable joints
1.11Installation of conduits in walls and ceilings
1.12Installation of cables in concrete floors
1.13Installation of buried conduits
1.14Cutting conduits and cables
1.15Lamps and outlets:
1.16Fluoro lamps replacement and disposal
1.17Removal of PCBs
1.18Disconnection/reconnection of equipment
1.19Current transformer electrical installations
1.2Removal of out-of-service equipment
1.21High voltage work
1.22High voltage switching
1.23Connection generators to distribution mains
2.01Manual handling
2.02Use of hand and power tools
2.03Use of pedestal drills
2.04Hot work – welding and cutting
2.05Grinding and abrasive wheels
3.01Asbestos Minor Works
3.02Hazardous & dangerous materials
4.1Height Work
4.11 ✔Step ladders
4.12 ✔Straight/extension ladders
4.13 ✔Fixed ladders
Passive protection
4.14 ✔Mobile scaffolding
4.15 ✔Fixed scaffolding
4.16 ✔Elevated work platforms
4.17 ✔Work on roofs – restraint technique
4.18 ✔Fall arrest equipment
4.2Other environments
4.21 ✔Work in confined spaces
4.22Work in restricted/ceiling spaces
4.23Work in excavations/trenches
4.24Heat and UV radiation
4.25Cold conditions
4.26Work with lasers
4.28Buried services
4.29Work near high pressure gas lines
4.3Hazardous areas
4.31Battery rooms
5.01Personal competence
6.01First aid
6.03Fire fighting – portable extinguishers

Please feel free to let us know your thoughts and feedback on those now available for consideration. Contact or visit the ESP website: