Site Specific Induction
Site Specific
Induction
Part A

Preface
Transpower requires its assets to be maintained and tested to high standards of skill,
professionalism and safety to ensure the satisfactory operation of the National Grid. To
achieve the required quality standards, and to prevent injury to team members or other
adverse events, the work must be carried out by individuals with competencies that
are both appropriate and current.
Acknowledgment
This document is the responsibility of Grid Skills. If you would like to make suggestions
to improve this document, please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions
you may have:
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[email protected]
Further information about Grid Skills is available at:
www.transpower.co.nz/gridskills
Disclaimer
This resource has been developed for training purposes only and is produced for
and contextualised to the relevant training course attended. It is not to be used as a
replacement for any policy or industry doctrine representative of any part of the New
Zealand power system.
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Contents
Using this resource
4
Section 1: Understand Policy
5
Introduction6
Working on a Transpower Substation
7
Health and Safety / Keys to Life
8
Partnering Charter
10
Site Security (Entry)
11
Emergency Procedures
12
Section 2: Managing Risk
13
Minimum Approach Distance (MAD)
14
Worksite Safety Plans (WSP)-Tailgates 15
Mobile Risk Slider
16
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
17
Section 3: Work Management
19
Incident Reporting Requirements
20
Ground Disturbance (Permit to Dig)
21
Working Environment
22
Test and Tag Electrical Equipment 23
Chemicals and Hazardous Substances
24
Vehicle Use and Operation of Mobile Plant
25
Housekeeping26
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Policy
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Part A
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Using this resource
About this resource
This booklet is Part A of your Site Specific Induction (SSI), designed to give you the
general information you need to work on Transpower Assets. The Part B Checklist will
provide you with all the site-specific information you need.
After completing both parts of this induction you will be able to enter a Transpower
substation and access controlled and restricted areas for work only under the close
supervision of a Substation Entry competent person.
Warning and Information Boxes
You will come across the warning and information boxes listed below as you work
through this booklet. These boxes are to aid you:
The Warning icon indicates information important for your safety. We
strongly recommend you follow these recommendations.
The Reference icon indicates a reference to an external document or
resource. Refer to these documents for more information on a topic.
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Section 1:
Understand
Policy
Introduction
Transpower puts safety first. Anyone working on, or around Transpower assets is
required to take personal responsibility for their safety and the safety of others.
This handbook introduces the minimum requirements for working on Transpower
assets in substations and promotes safer working environments. It should be used in
conjunction with your company’s specific Health and Safety Management Plan and
Worksite Safety Plan approved for the scope of work you will be undertaking. The
topics described are generic to all Transpower sites.
Fig. 1:  Transpower puts safety first
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Working on a Transpower
Substation
No one is permitted to enter a Transpower substation environment unsupervised
without Substation Entry (SE) competence. All short-term workers and sub-contractors
working on a single site for a set duration are required to complete this Site Specific
Induction (SSI) before commencing work. The SSI and safety briefing will be carried
out by a person with a minimum of SE competency. The Site Supervisor is responsible
for site security and safety, including management of hazards found in the substation
environment.
You will need to work through this resource (Part A ) and complete the SSI Checklist
(Part B) with the person inducting you. Once you have completed this process, you
will be able to work on site while under close supervision at all times.
Levels of supervision:
1.
Direct and Continuous.
2.
Close supervision (6:1 ratio), within easy talking distance and in direct line of
sight.
3.
General supervision (as required).
No one is permitted to enter a substation environment unsupervised
without SE competence.
Part A
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Health and Safety / Keys to Life
Please read the following and ensure that you understand and comply with these
requirements:
•
You must comply with our “Keys to Life”.
•
You have a personal responsibility to act safely to prevent harm to yourself or
any other person while at work on Transpower sites.
•
You must participate in identifying hazards in the workplace and contribute to
the management of the associated risks.
•
You must report any incidents and near misses immediately to the person
supervising you (including any unsafe conditions).
•
You must comply with all safety notices/signs.
•
You must always observe safe working practices before, during, and after any
task.
•
You must ensure that you are familiar with the emergency evacuation
procedures and your role within them.
•
You are responsible for keeping your work area and the general workplace
tidy and free from debris, rubbish, and unsafe conditions.
All Transpower staff and contractors are responsible for working
safely and encouraging safe behaviours in others.
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Health and Safety / Keys to Life
TRANSPOWER
KEYS TO LIFE
TRANSPOWER “KEYS TO LIFE” ARE
OUR KEY SAFETY EXPECTATIONS FOR
TRANSPOWER STAFF AND CONTRACTORS.
THEY ARE CRITICAL TO INDIVIDUAL
SAFE WORK PRACTICES.
TRANSPOWER “KEYS TO LIFE”:
1 Basic Rule – Live unless proven dead
2 Hazard Identification
3 Job Briefing
4 Minimum Approach Distance (MAD)
5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
6 Safe Vehicle Operation
Part A
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Partnering Charter
The Transpower Partnering Charter is used to discuss, monitor, measure and improve
partnering between Transpower and it’s service providers, divisions within Transpower,
and teams within divisions.
BILATERAL TRUST + VALUE = PARTNERSHIP
PARTNERING
CHARTER
What makes a good ustainable Relationship
Common Ground
Sustainable
arrangements
that work for
both parties
Enjoy engaging
with each other
Look for new
value in the
relationship
Continually
strive to
improve
Commitment
Positive intent to
work things out
Consistency
Keeping things
confidential where
we agree
Demonstrate
‘right
behaviours’
across all
levels of the
organisation
Got each others
back
Deliver against
promises
Accountability –
understand each
other’s role and
‘calling out’ what/
where we need to
improve
Always follow
through on our
commitments
to each other
Empathy
Safety First
Understand
what ‘KTLO’
really means
Understand
where there is
value created
for both parties
Look through
the lens of the
National Grid
Actively listen to
each other
Capability
Understand what
it takes to deliver
projects, support
operations & create
strategic value
Retain the ‘right’ and
sufficient ‘IP’ to do
the job
Take a whole of life
(lifecycle) view of
capability
Understand and
acknowledge
respective strengths
& weaknesses
Fig. 2:  The Transpower Partnering Charter poster
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Transparency
Share forward
strategies &
plans
Demonstrate
how the
numbers work
Acknowledge
issues – don’t
ignore them
& don’t blame
others
Site Security (Entry)
All practicable steps are taken to prevent Transpower assets from being a significant
risk of harm to any member of the public or damage to any third party owned property.
Restricting public access to Transpower substations is critical in limiting the risk of
harm or damage. All access ways need to be secured, especially if vehicles are used
or brought on site. Your supervisor will be responsible for the entry and exit process to
the site, as well as to restricted areas such as the outdoor switchyard (ODS).
When you enter or exit this site there is a signing on/off process to follow, the person
inducting you will show you how when going through the site checklist with you. This is
important because in an emergency the site supervisor / emergency services will need
to know who actually is on site.
Fig. 3:  Substations are restricted areas
Part A
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Emergency Procedures
In an emergency – stay calm.
Please make sure that you stay familiar with the emergency procedures. While you
are working on site, make sure that you know the location of the nearest emergency
exit point to where you are working, as well as the emergency assembly area.
Emergency preparedness and response applies to all employees, contractors and
visitors to the site. It covers the following:
•
electric shock
•
serious accident/serious harm
•
medical emergency (e.g. heart attack)
•
earthquake
•
fire
•
spill or uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance
•
extreme weather event
Where can I go for further information?
Site specific Emergency Plans will be included in the Project - Health and Safety Management Plan.
Stay familiar with the site Emergency Plan and know where your
nearest exit gate is. In an emergency, you may not be able to use
normal exit points if they are blocked.
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Section 2:
Managing Risk
Minimum Approach Distance
(MAD)
At high voltages, electricity can ‘jump’ to you if you get too close. Therefore, minimum
approach distances (MAD) have been established to keep you out of harm’s way.
The distances change with operating voltages of equipment, and as there are many
different voltages in a substation, your supervisor will identify the nearest live point(s)
and inform you of the relevant MAD.
Always maintain 4 meters between you and any live conductors unless instructed
otherwise by your supervisor. These distances apply to any part of your body or
clothing and to anything in contact with you e.g. tools, ladders and scaffold poles. Your
supervisor will ensure the correct MAD’s are maintained.
Keep your hands below your shoulders
Use two people to carry long objects
Where can I go for further information?
SM-EI 1.602 Minimum Approach Distances
SM-EI 2.1201 Minimum Approach Distances for employees near exposed live conductors
Fig. 4:  Remember MADs
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Worksite Safety Plans (WSP)Tailgates
Worksite Safety Planning (WSP) meetings (or Tailgates) are held before starting any
work activity and as the work progresses throughout the day. These meetings are
critical to pre-work planning to ensure that all risks associated with your work activities
have been identified and control measures discussed and understood by everyone.
A Worksite Safety Plan (WSP) form is completed during the meeting. You will be
required to sign the WSP to acknowledge you understand its contents.
The meetings should focus on:
•
the work that is about to be done
•
hazard identification and risk management including controls where changes
in tasks/ activities occur as a result
•
how your work party will eliminate or minimise the risk of harm to other work
parties that may be impacted by the work
•
coordinating with other work parties to maintain a safe working environment
Your contribution and participation in these meetings is important.
The WSP is a living document and will need to be revisited if new
hazards are identified during the work day.
Participate in pre-work meetings (WSP).
Where can I go for further information?
Project - Health and Safety Plans will be included in the Project – identified hazards and risks controls
SM-EI 1.110 Hazard identification and control
SM-EI 1.304 Worksite Safety Plan
SM-EI 3.301 Control of Entry
Part A
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Mobile Risk Slider
You and your workmates can also be hazards, so take time to think about and prompt
each other:
•
How is your head-space?
•
How is the team performing?
•
Is fatigue a factor for you or your workmates?
•
Are you aware of any late changes to the work plan?
The mobile risk slider is carried out as part of the WSP to complement the hazard
identification process and highlights the risks associated with the ‘human factors’ and
is used to help reduce the number of Human Element Incidents (HEI’s).
Fatigue is relative, if you feel tired or not alert, tell your supervisor.
Stop work and take a break. If you feel at all unsafe, you can choose
to opt out and not carry out the work.
Where can I go for further information?
TP.SS 06.25 Minimum requirements for Transpower Field work
- Appendix D.
Project Health and Safety Management Plan
SM-EI 1.409 Fatigue management
Fig. 5:  Mobile Risk Slider
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Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE)
PPE acts as the last line of defence in keeping you safe and uninjured. It is important
to ensure that:
•
the PPE is appropriate for the hazards and risks while undertaking the work
•
you are trained to understand the correct PPE to be used in each work
situation and how to wear the PPE correctly
•
all PPE is purchased, tested, inspected and maintained to Transpower
standards
•
you comply with Transpower’s mandatory PPE requirements
PPE is mandatory on all sites and is to be used at all times.
Where can I go for further information?
TP.SS 06.01 Requirements for personal protective equipment
TP.SS 06.25 Minimum requirements for Transpower field work
SM-EI 1.502 Use of personal protective equipment, tools and portable equipment
Part A
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Managing Risk
RIGHT
GEAR
RIGHT
TIME
MINIMUM PPE POLICY:
 FULL BODY OUTER LAYER FIRE
RETARDANT COVER
 HIGH VISIBILITY VEST
 NATURAL FIBRE UNDERGARMENTS
 SAFETY FOOTWEAR
 PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR
 NO JEWELLERY
 HARD HAT
 PROTECTIVE GLOVES
WORK PLAY
HARD HAT
HEADGEAR
PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR
MOUTHGUARD
JERSEY
FULL LENGTH
FIRE RETARDANT
CLOTHING
MATCH BALL
PROTECTIVE
GLOVES
NATURAL FIBRE
UNDERGARMENTS
WHERE REQUIRED:
 HEARING PROTECTION
 OTHER PROTECTION AS NECESSARY
RUGBY SOCKS
RUGBY BOOTS
SAFETY
FOOTWEAR
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Section 3: Work
Management
Incident Reporting
Requirements
All incidents and near misses must be reported to your supervisor immediately. The
Project Manager/Transpower Representative or Site Supervisor will need to know as
soon as possible after the event.
If the incident involves a serious harm injury requiring medical treatment or emergency
services are called, Transpower must be informed immediately after arrangements are
in hand for the injured person.
Your supervisor will also be responsible for ensuring that all incidents and near misses
are formally recorded in Transpower’s health and safety reporting system, Maximo
HSE.
Reporting all incidents and near misses is vital to Transpower. Reporting incidents
enables us to investigate them to prevent similar events. More importantly, reporting a
near miss may prevent an injury to a colleague or another worker on site.
A positive reporting culture supports a safer work environment for everyone to
go home safe.
Report all incidents and near misses to your supervisor immediately.
Where can I go for further information?
TP.SS.01.01 Reporting: by service providers, contractors and consultants for further information on reporting requirements
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Ground Disturbance
(Permit to Dig)
Always find out the whereabouts of underground and embedded services before
starting work.
Transpower substations are a minefield of underground services. Before you carry out
ground disturbance of any kind be sure that your supervisor is aware of the activity.
No excavations or drilling should be undertaken before:
•
the site has been
inspected and all cables/
services located and
marked out
•
site cable, line, and
services diagrams and
plans have been checked
•
all work to be undertaken
has been approved (via
a Permit to Dig process)
for ground excavation/
disturbance work
•
ensure all excavations over 1m deep are shored to prevent a collapse on
anyone working in the excavation (highlight)
•
barriers are erected to prevent anyone falling in exposed excavations
The person supervising you will be competent to action the ‘Permit to Dig’ procedure
and implement the controls required.
Always check first and proceed with caution.
Even driving a stake into the ground is considered ground
disturbance, and can be dangerous.
Where can I go for further information?
Project Health and Safety Management Plan
SM-EI 2.1204 Work in excavations
TP.SS 06.19 SA2 Permit to Dig requirements for Transpower ground disturbance work
TP.SS 06.56 Work authority procedure
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Working Environment
While on Transpower sites you may come across some of these hazards in your
working environment. These may be encountered either getting to the worksite or
where the work is to be carried out.
Guard Rails and Fencing
Guard rails, fencing or barriers (as appropriate) must be provided where there is
potential for harm caused by falling or tripping. Perimeters, exposed sides and ends
of working platforms, and openings in floors and walls are examples of this. If you
see a guard rail missing or damaged, fix it if possible. If not report it promptly to your
supervisor– do not leave it for someone else to take the action.
Uneven and slippery surfaces
One of the most common trip hazards comes from uneven surfaces, e.g. gravel,
rock, tower concrete footings. Duct covers are another common hazard: they may be
slippery when icy or wet. They are not to be used as a pathway.
Take care on stairs and steps, always use the handrail where
installed.
Where can I go for further information?
Project Health and Safety Plan
SM-EI 2.1205 Fencing of physical hazards
Falling Objects
Cordon off or use barriers to ensure that no one can enter an area where objects
could fall and hit them.
When working from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) or scaffolding, make
sure toe boards are in place, especially around access ways.
Do not walk under suspended loads.
Keep out of drop zones.
Do not allow anyone access where they could be struck by an object.
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Test and Tag Electrical
Equipment
If you are going to be working
with electrical equipment make
sure it has been tagged, tested
and is current. If it is defective,
tag it to prevent further use.
Only use electrical equipment if
you have been trained and are
deemed competent to use it.
PASSED
Electrical Safety
Test to AS/NZS 3760
Test date
16/08/2017
Next test date
16/08/2018
Avoid running leads and hoses
across access ways where they
can be run over or tripped over.
Do not run leads where they can
be crushed (doorways or around plant and equipment).
Try and keep electrical leads out of wet areas if possible.
Disconnect from power source before checking equipment.
Powered tools and equipment must have proper guards in place when in use.
When checking and maintaining electric and portable powered tools
and equipment, make sure they have been isolated from their power
source.
Where can I go for further information?
SM-EI 1.601 Precautions with electrical equipment
SM-EI 2.1405 Hand-held electrical appliances
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Chemicals and Hazardous
Substances
All chemicals and hazardous substances
must have the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
available in the Site Register on site. This
will set out the requirements for handling /
storage and emergency procedures while
working with the substances. If there is
any work involving asbestos, then this
must be identified and carried out under
the supervision of a person with the
correct certificate of competence.
You must:
HAZCHEM
NON-FLAMMABLE
COMPRESSED
GAS
2
FLAMMABLE
LIQUID
3
CORROSIVE
8
MISCELLANEOUS
DANGEROUS
GOODS
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•
be competent to handle and use
all chemicals and hazardous
substances
•
understand and comply with the safety information on the SDS
•
ensure that you are aware of any emergency plan requirements related to the
chemical or hazardous substance
•
ensure any chemicals or hazardous substances used on the project are
stored in an approved place or manner.
Only store and use any chemicals and hazardous substances in the
correct manner as per the SDS.
Where can I go for further information?
Project Health and Safety Management Plan
TP.SS 06.40 Hazardous substances inspections
SM-EI Part 1 Section 7 – Potentially hazardous substances other than gases
SM-EI Part 1 Section 8 – Toxic, explosive and asphyxiate gases
SM-EI 3.736 Work on or near hydrogen cooled machines
SM-EI Part 3 Section 9 – Work on or near flammable gas installations
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Vehicle Use and Operation of
Mobile Plant
Transpower requires that all mobile plant
and vehicles are operated in a safe and
appropriate manner.
All drivers/operators shall be competent
to operate the equipment. All plant
movement in the yard will take place under
the supervision of an appointed safety
observer.
MAD also applies to vehicles and mobile
plant. When clearance will be less than
4 meters, a minimum approach request
(MAR) process will be managed by your
supervisor.
While on site, you may be asked to help secure loads and check for equipment
stabilization. Ensure that you take all precautions and always check for the safety of
others working around you and the vehicles/plant.
Where can I go for further information?
TP.SS 06.26 Mobile plant, vehicles and powered equipment
Also refer to:
SM-EI 1.602 Minimum approach distances
SM-EI 2.1201 Minimum approach distances for employees near exposed live conductors
SM-EI 3.703 Reduced minimum distances for certain employees near exposed live conductors
SM-EI 2.901 Motor Vehicles
SM-EI 2.905 Mobile plant & vehicles in the vicinity of live conductors
SM-EI 3.712 Mobile plant & vehicles in the vicinity of live conductors – Reduced distances
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Housekeeping
While you are working on a Transpower site, you are expected to keep the work site
clean and tidy.
Do not leave any materials lying around and unsecured where they could blow into
substation equipment especially when strong winds are present. This could cause a
flashover.
Objects, cables and other loose materials all have the potential to become tripping
hazards, so make sure you remove all potential tripping hazards in your own work
area.
If you are unpacking anything, flatten the material to prevent someone stepping on it
and remove any nails. All packing material should be kept tidy and removed from site
as soon as practicable
If the works are going to be dusty, then you need to make sure that the correct PPE
gear is used e.g. use a respiratory mask.
Cell phones are not to be used while in the ODS or restricted areas unless prior
approval has been gained.
If your work creates dust (e.g. concrete drilling) think about drift and potential
contamination of sensitive equipment.
A tidy site is a safe site – take personal responsibility.
Where can I go for further information?
Project Health and Safety Management Plan
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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
Policy
Drugs and Alcohol
While you are on a Transpower site you must comply with Transpower drug and
alcohol requirements.
You must report for work free from the influence of any drugs and alcohol.
Tell your supervisor if you are taking any prescription medication from a doctor.
Please note Transpower reserves the right to:
•
conduct post-incident drug and alcohol testing
•
test for drugs and alcohol where there has been justified cause
•
conduct random testing as a condition of entry to site – this also applies to site
visitors.
Anyone who is found or reasonably believed to be under the influence of alcohol or
drugs will be removed from the worksite for additional testing and may be refused
further entry to the site.
Transpower maintains Drug & Alcohol free sites.
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Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Where can I go for further information?
Project Health and Safety Management Plan Transpower Project Site Specific Rules
TP.SS 07.40 Station Security s.4, Part H
SM-EI 2.709 Cleaning solvents (other than water solutions)
SM-EI 2.1113 Maintenance of batteries
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