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This category is open to organisations that are committed to sound procedures, controls, reporting, design and education systems that maximise the Electrical Safety of their workplaces and services.
Describe your business operations, services and customers, indicating:
Describe the key objectives you have set for your business relevant to this award and outline what you have done to address these objectives over the past 12 months.
Describe how your organisation has identified an issue relating to electrical safety that affects the people who work or visit your workplace/s. Explain the assessment process undertaken, the electrical safety issue, including application of the hierarchy of controls and consultation undertaken with people affected by the matter. (Issues could range from having no wiring inspection regime in place, no testing and tagging regime in place, having no Residual Current Devices or safety switches installed on wiring, no policy for growing or maintaining vegetation safely near powerlines or having gaps in the safety management system when working near underground or overhead lines. Visit Safe Work Australia’s website, WorkSafe Tasmania website and TasNetworks website for information about how to identify electrical risks.)
Describe the objectives and management plans you have delivered to address the issue. Solutions within the planning may include one or more of the following: a design/engineering innovation; a training program; development of procedures or instructions; an awareness-raising activity or other risk control measure that reduces the risk of work-related injury. (Visit Safe Work Australia’s website, WorkSafe Tasmania website and TasNetworks website for information about how to manage electrical risks and Australian Standard 4801 for information about setting objectives and management plans.)
Summarise the impact and effectiveness of the management plans. Describe any demonstrated improvement in health and safety in the workplace as a result of the solution implemented. This could include: improvements in ways of working; improvements in incident reporting and incident rates; or transferability to other areas of your business and/or your community. Support statements with information ie incident data, performance data, procedures, photos and other records.